Sunni Waqf Board accepts five­-acre land for mosque

  • The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Monday decided to accept the five acres of land allotted to it for building a mosque following the Supreme Court verdict in the Babri Masjid­Ram Janmabhoomi title suit.
  • The State government had earlier in February allotted the land in Dhannipur village in Sohawal tehsil of Ayodhya, around 25 km from the site where the Babri Masjid once stood.
  • Waqf Board chairperson Zufar Faruqi, after a meeting, said the board had accepted the five­acre land and would constitute a Trust to construct a mosque at the site.


Banks’ profitability remains fragile, says Das

  • While the Indian banking sector may be slowly turning around on the back of improvement in asset quality, its profitability remains fragile, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das said.
  • “In terms of recent progress, the Indian banking sector is slowly turning around on the back of improvements in asset quality with enhanced resolutions through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). Despite the recent decline in impaired assets and a significant improvement in provisioning, profitability of the banking sector remains fragile,” Mr. Das said at an event.


Is Trump doing a balancing act on Pakistan?

  • Addressing a huge crowd at the Motera stadium on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump lauded India’s democratic traditions and values, promised to provide the country the “bestand most feared military equipment” and reaffirmed the commitment to fight terror together.
  • The President also referred to Washington’s relationship with Pakistan, which he described as “a very good one”. “…We are beginning to see signs of big progress with Pakistan,” he said.