HEADLINES:

  • BJP leader Manohar Parrikar sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Goa; Nine MLAs, including two from MGP, three from Goa Forward Party and two Independents, take oath as ministers;  Supreme Court orders floor test on Thursday.
  • Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla invites BJP to form government in the State; swearing-in ceremony at 1 PM tomorrow.
  • Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi says, his party needs structural and organisational changes after Assembly poll debacle.
  • Sensex jumps about 500 points to reach a two-year high; Rupee strengthens 78 paise to a nearly 18 months high  against the dollar; retail inflation rises to a 4-month high in February. 
  • In US, New York and New Jersey states hit by huge snowstorm; Schools closed, thousands of flights cancelled; emergency declared. 
  • European Union top court rules employers are entitled to ban wearing of visible religious symbols like Islamic headscarves, turban and Cross at the work place.
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