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LIVE: Prime Minister Modi says people in Telangana yearn for ‘dual engine’ growth

Latest live news updates: India recorded 16,103 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, taking its case tally to 43,502,429. With 31 new deaths linked to Covid-19 infection, the toll rose to 525,199. The number of India’s recovered Covid cases reached 42,865,519 after 13,929 new recoveries in the past 24 hours.

The two-day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meeting in Hyderabad will end on Sunday as party leaders discussed the upcoming state elections on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public meeting on Sunday after the conclusion of the national executive.

Rebellious MPs Shiv Sena, who were camped in Guwahati and then Goa, returned to Mumbai on Saturday on the eve of a two-day special session of the state legislature which will see an election for the post of Speaker of the Assembly on Sunday, and a ground test of newly sworn in chief minister Eknath Shinde on Monday. As many as 50 MPs who support Shinde, including 39 rebel Shiv Sena lawmakers, flew to Mumbai from Goa on a chartered flight on Saturday night. Shinde, who had flown to Goa in the morning, accompanied them.

A mob outside the Jaipur court attacked the four accused in the murder of a Udaipur tailor, who allegedly supported suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma on social media following his controversial remark on the Prophet. The clothes of one of the four defendants were torn as agitated lawyers demanded the death penalty for them. Meanwhile, the Udaipur district administration on Saturday eased a curfew imposed on seven police stations for four hours, but internet services remained suspended.

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