We are a united family of South Asian countries, united in our pursuit of peace, progress and prosperity of our region and the entire humankind.
—PM Narendra Modi, on ISRO successfully launching Geostationary Communication Satellite-9
Where a crime is committed with extreme brutality and the collective conscience of society is shocked, courts must award death penalty, irrespective of their personal opinion as regards desirability of death penalty.
—Justice R Banumathi, on pronouncing death sentence to the convicts of the Jyoti Singh gang rape-murder
There is no remedy if someone makes up his mind that he has to blame a particular outfit… you will have to take this into consideration that the victims have already stated that not any outfit but dispute among themselves was the cause of incidents.
—UP CM Yogi Adityanath, responding to the lynching of a Muslim man in Bulandshahr allegedly by Hindu Yuva Vahini activists
For social justice, the Samajwadi Secular Morcha will be formed and Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) will be its national president.
—Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav, on forming a new front
Slowly but surely, English is losing importance in Europe.
—European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, post the war of words between Brussels and London over Brexit negotiations
We let ourselves down with the bat once again. I have not seen so many collapses for a team in one season.
—Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, after RCB suffered its ninth defeat in 12 matches