New Delhi, May 11: Ahead of the phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Congress has landed in soup due to a controversial statement by party veteran Sam Pitroda. The former Rajiv Gandhi aide sparked a row with his "hua to hua" remark in reference to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The statements were rebuked by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who asked him to apologise for his insensitive words. Stay tuned here for the live breaking news and updates from India and across the world.
Meanwhile, tensions have also soared up in Assam, where communal clashes were reported in Hailakandi town on Friday. At least 15 were left injured in the violence, while no deaths were reported. The administration has clamped down Section 144 of CrPC to maintain strict vigil. India, China to Cooperate Closely on Afghanistan's Peace Efforts
On the international front, India and China have agreed to join hands and work closely for the Afghanistan rehabilitation programme. The announcement comes amid the ongoing peace deal between the United States and the Taliban.
In sports, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has sealed its position for the IPL 2019 final, with a victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) in the second eliminator played in Visakhapatnam on Friday. The final match of the tournament will be held on Sunday in Hyderabad.