5 things to watch out for the weekend

Nivedita V_11037 | Updated on January 12, 2019 Published on January 12, 2019

Samajwadi Party supporters celebrate with the poster of party chief, Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief, Mayawati after both the Parliamentary seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Mayawati Akhilesh presser: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati will address a joint press congerence on Saturday. The two parties have agreed to form an alliance to contest the general elections later this year. Will the parties share details of their seat sharing agreement in this meet?

BJP conclave: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to close the two-day National Council Meet of the BJP. In his address to party workers, Modi is likely to list the party's achievements in the last five years. He is also expected to outline the BJP's strategy in the upcoming general election.

India-Australia ODI series: The ODI leg of India's tour of Australia will begin on Saturday. The first match will be held in Sydney. The visitors have added former captain MS Dhoni and batsman Ambati Rayudu to their squad. In this tour, India had won its first-ever test series in Australia, after beating the hosts 2-1 to retain the the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

India- Central Asia meet: The first joint foreign ministerial meeting between India and five Central Asian states will take place over the weekend in the historic city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan. MEA Sushma Swaraj will engage with her counterparts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan at the meeting. Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani is also expected to join the meeting. The main task is the expansion of cooperation and development in the political, trade-economic, scientific, technological and humanitarian spheres.

Goan miners meet Shah: Members of the Goa Mining People's Front will meet BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday. They are expected to raise the ban on mining in the state after the Supreme Court quashed 88 leases and prohibited extraction of fresh iron ore last year. They want the Central government to amend the mining laws to allow the sector to restart operations in the state.

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Published on January 12, 2019
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