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Virat Kohli. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 15, 2019, 06.59 PM (IST)

KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik in, Rishabh Pant out as India's ICC World Cup squad announced

The BCCI Selection Committee, along with India captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri, met in Mumbai on Monday to select India's 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup to be played in England and Wales.

In a press conference, BCCI announced that Virat Kohli will be the captain and Rohit Sharma the vice-captain of Team India. Shikhar Dhawan is also in the squad.

Election Commission bars Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 3 days, Mayawati for 2 days

The Election Commission of India on Monday banned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP supremo Mayawati from election campaigning for 72 and 48 hours respectively. As per reports, the ban will come into effect from Tuesday 6 am. 

India successfully test fires 'Nirbhay' missile capable of deceiving enemy radars

India on Monday successfully test fired its 1,000-km strike range sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' off the coast of Odisha.

"All the mission objectives of the test have been achieved and the missile performed very well during the entire flight duration," officials in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said.

Monsoon likely to be near normal this year: India Meteorological Department

Monsoon is likely to be "near normal" this year, the India Meteorological Department(IMD) said on Monday.

Monsoon is likely to be 96 per cent of the long period average (LPA), M. Rajeevan, secretary at the Ministry of Earth Sciences, said.

'Time's running out; ready to give 4 seats,' says Rahul Gandhi on alliance with AAP

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday tweeted out saying that although he is ready for an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party and can give 4 Lok Sabha seats for the party, "Mr Kejriwal has done another U turn!"