Indicted by Lokayukta, Kerala minister quits

Thiruvananthapuram: In a setback to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in Kerala, Higher Education minister KT Jaleel resigned on Tuesday, days after the Lokayukta indicted him for nepotism, abuse of power and breach of oath of office. — PTI

Goa Forward Party withdraws from NDA

Panaji: The Goa Forward Party walked out of the NDA on Tuesday, citing “anti-Goan policies” of the state government. The move of the GFP, which has three MLAs, won’t impact the stability of the government since the GFP is not a ruling constituent. — PTI

SC defers hearing on Zakia Jafri’s plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred hearing on Zakia Jafri’s petition challenging a clean chit to then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in the 2002 post-Godhra riots in which her husband and former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was killed. — TNS

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