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May 15, 2022 10:46 PM IST
Delhi records 613 fresh Covid-19 cases
Delhi records 613 fresh Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths; positivity rate at 2.74%/
May 15, 2022 09:43 PM IST
Five killed in Bihar as car falls into deep gorge
Five youths were killed here on Sunday when their car skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge, a police official said.
According to Aurangabad Deputy SP Gautam Sharan Omi, the deceased, all in the age group of 18-19 years, were residents of Chhatarpur in adjoining Jharkhand. They were returning home after attending a wedding in Nabinagar block of Aurangabad. Two other occupants of the car have survived and were undergoing treatment at a hospital for injuries, said the official.
May 15, 2022 09:03 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party forays into Kerala, announces alliance with Twenty20 party
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party’s National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced ‘People’s Welfare Alliance’, which is an alliance of AAP with Kerala’s Twenty20 party, ahead of Thrikkakkara assembly byelection. Read more
May 15, 2022 08:24 PM IST
India registers protest over ‘brutal killing’ of Sikh traders in Pak
India on Sunday called upon Pakistan to take strict action against those responsible for the brutal killing of Sikh traders in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, news agency ANI reported.
Two Sikh shopkeepers were gunned down by unidentified assailants in the Bata Tal bazaar in Peshawar. Media reports said the assailants escaped after the target killing.
May 15, 2022 07:57 PM IST
Assam floods: 3 people dead due to landslides, reports ANI
Around 25,000 people across six districts of Assam have been affected by the first wave of floods in the state this year. Three people including a woman died in landslide incidents in Haflong area in Dima Hasao district on Saturday.
Assam State Disaster Management Authority today afternoon informed that “Till now, a total of 24,681 people of 94 villages in six districts – Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup (Metro) have been affected due to floods.”
May 15, 2022 06:42 PM IST
Mercury crosses 49 degreed in Delhi
The maximum temperature recorded in Delhi’s Mungeshpur today is 49.2 degree Celsius.
May 15, 2022 05:59 PM IST
Cargo boat sinks off Ballard Pier in Mumbai, three rescued
A cargo boat sank into the Arabian sea off Ballard Pier in south Mumbai, and three persons on board were rescued soon after they jumped off when it started sinking, a police official said on Sunday as per news agency PTI.
May 15, 2022 05:19 PM IST
Anti-encroachment drives: Delhi CM to chair meet with AAP MLAs tomorrow
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair a meeting with all the MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party on the ongoing anti-encroachment drives in Delhi at 11am tomorrow, May 16th.
May 15, 2022 05:02 PM IST
Centre extends wheat procurement season till May 31, says Piyush Goyal
“To ensure that no wheat farmer faces inconvenience, Modi Sarkar extends wheat procurement season till 31 May 2022. We are committed to ensuring farm prosperity,” Piyush Goyal tweeted.
May 15, 2022 04:40 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi speaks at Chintan Shivir
Congress president to set up advisory group from among Congress Working Committee members to deliberate on political challenges.
May 15, 2022 04:30 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi speaks at Chintan Shivir
At Chintan Shivir, Sonia Gandhi says Congress will launch a ‘National Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo Yatra’ on Gandhi Jayanti this year.
May 15, 2022 03:54 PM IST
BJP destroying the future of Indian youth: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi, during the ongoing Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party on issues of unemployment and inflation; and accused the party of “destroying the future” of Indian youth.
“The government has destroyed the future of the youth of India. Unemployment on the one hand, inflation on the other, there has been a war in Ukraine, it will have an impact on inflation in the coming times,” the Congress leader said.
May 15, 2022 03:27 PM IST
PM Modi congratulates shuttlers on Thomas Cup win
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Indian ace shuttlers on their Thomas Cup victory and wrote, “The Indian badminton team has scripted history! The entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our accomplished team and best wishes to them for their future endeavours. This win will motivate so many upcoming sportspersons.”
Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history as the Indian men’s badminton team defeated Indonesia 3-0 to win their first-ever Thomas Cup gold.
May 15, 2022 03:24 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks at Chintan Shivir in Udaipur
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, speaking at Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, said: “Which other political party in this country would allow this type of conversation? Certainly, the BJP, and RSS would never allow such a thing. India is a union of states, people of India come together to form the union.”
May 15, 2022 03:20 PM IST
Mundka fire incident: Roles of civic agencies will be probed, says DCP
DCP (Outer) Sameer Sharma said roles of civic agencies will be probed. “We’ll write to them to get necessary details in connection with the building. Responsibility will be fixed,” he said.
A four storey building housing an assembling unit caught fire in Mundka claiming 27 lives on Friday.
May 15, 2022 02:28 PM IST
Kerala: Water-logging in several parts, IMD sounds orange alert
The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy rainfall in the state of Kerala for the next five days due to strong westerly winds in the Arabian Sea. An orange alert has been issued by IMD in six districts of the state.
May 15, 2022 01:54 PM IST
Two members of the Sikh community shot dead in Pakistan
Two people belonging to the Sikh community were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Sarband area in Pakistan on Sunday.
May 15, 2022 01:46 PM IST
PM Modi congratulates Manik Saha for swearing-in as 11th CM of Tripura
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Manik Saha for swearing-in as 11th CM of Tripura. “Congratulations to Shri @DrManikSaha2 on taking oath as Tripura’s CM. Best wishes to him for a fruitful tenure. I am confident he will add vigour to the development journey of Tripura which began in 2018,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
May 15, 2022 01:37 PM IST
South Korea to hold dialogue with North Korea over Covid-19 support: Reports
Reports suggest South Korea to hold dialogue with North Korea over Covid-19 support.
May 15, 2022 12:12 PM IST
Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex completed for 2nd day
Survey of Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex completed for the second day.
May 15, 2022 11:40 AM IST
Manik Saha takes oath as 11th chief minister of Tripura
Manik Saha on Sunday took oath as 11th chief minister of Tripura.
May 15, 2022 11:28 AM IST
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka lifts curfew for Buddhist festival
Sri Lankan authorities lifted a nationwide curfew Sunday for an important Buddhist festival.
May 15, 2022 10:56 AM IST
Delhi Mundka fire: Manish Lakra, owner of building, arrested by police
Delhi Mundka fire: Police arrests owner of building – Manish Lakra.
May 15, 2022 10:29 AM IST
Delhi police to arrest Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi’s son
A team of Delhi Police conducted a raid at Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi’s house in Jaipur to arrest his son Rohit Joshi but he was found to be absconding. Delhi Police has filed an FIR against Rohit after a 23-year-old woman alleged that he raped her.
May 15, 2022 10:19 AM IST
Incessant rains, landslides hit Assam
Landslides reported so far from 12 villages in Dima Hasao district. Around 80 houses are severely affected, 3 people dead in Haflong area: Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ANI)
May 15, 2022 09:45 AM IST
Sri Lanka: New PM appoints Ruwan Wijewardena to protect Gota Go Gama
Newly-appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that he has entrusted the Sri Lankan State Minister of Defense and Deputy Leader of the UNP, Ruwan Wijewardena with the responsibility to give protection to the protest site at Galle Face area.
May 15, 2022 09:02 AM IST
Punjab cops seek more security for Kejriwal
The police in Punjab have written to the Delhi Police about an increased threat to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal from Khalistani elements, proposing to provide additional security cover to the Aam Aadmi Party convener. Read more
May 15, 2022 08:37 AM IST
India sees drop in daily Covid-19 tally with 2,487 case
India records 2,487 Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths in 24 hours.
May 15, 2022 08:18 AM IST
Manik Saha to take oath as Tripura CM today
Manik Saha will take oath as the eleventh chief minister of Tripura on Sunday at the Raj Bhawan in Agartala. A report by news agency ANI said that the swearing-in ceremony of the council of ministers will take place at 11:30 am.
May 15, 2022 07:35 AM IST
Protests against Kashmiri Pandit staffer’s killing intensify in J&K
Protests escalated in Kashmir against the Thursday’s killing of a government employee belonging to the migrant Kashmiri Pandit community by militants. Read more
May 15, 2022 06:45 AM IST
North Korea confirms 15 more deaths amid Covid outbreak
North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with flu-like symptoms amid the country’s first Covid outbreak.
May 15, 2022 06:33 AM IST
IGL price hike in Delhi: CNG to cost ₹71.61/kg, piped cooking gas ₹45.86
Prices of CNG in the national capital on Thursday were hiked by ₹2.50 per kg and that of piped cooking gas by ₹4.25 per unit to record levels on the back of surge in raw material cost. Read more
May 15, 2022 05:43 AM IST
Former test cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in auto accident
Former Australian test cricketer Andrew Symonds has died after a single-vehicle auto accident near Townsville in northeast Australia.
May 15, 2022 05:42 AM IST
10 dead, suspect arrested in mass shooting at supermarket in New York
A gunman wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket, killing 10 people.
Modi heads to Nepal today with focus on boosting ties
- Modi will be meeting Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Lumbini, the birthplace of Prince Siddhartha who became Buddha after enlightenment, on Monday after taking a short helicopter ride from Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Published on May 16, 2022 02:26 AM IST
1 dead, 1 missing as goods truck plunges into gorge in Manipur
Four houses have been washed away while many houses in Manipur’s Jiribam district which borders Assam’s Silchar were submerged in the early hours of Sunday when the Jiri River overflowed due to incessant rain for the last five days leading to flash floods.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:57 AM IST
Kejriwal ties up with Twenty20 in Kerala
While attending a public meeting organised by Twenty20 that is promoted by the Kitex Group, Kejriwal said the political parties here won’t give jobs to the children of this State as they want people who can riot and can spread hooliganism.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:49 AM IST
18th century Indian man who fought for equality declared saint by Pope
This process was recommended by the Kottar diocese, Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Council and the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:38 AM IST
Modi lauds Telangana BJP president over his padayatra
The TRS government has not been implementing various Central schemes thereby depriving the people of the benefits, Sanjay Kumar told Modi, according to a release from Telangana BJP.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:36 AM IST
Ready for early assembly polls if BJP does so at Centre: TRS
Reacting to the TRS leaders’ comments, state BJP president Bandi Sanjay said the ruling party leaders had lacked basic courtesy.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:34 AM IST
‘Trishul a religious symbol not a weapon’: Bajarang Dal on training camp in Kodagu
The development comes at a time when the Basavaraj Bommai-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka has been accused of turning a blind eye on similar activities carried out by right-wing groups.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:34 AM IST
BSY’s son on list for MLC poll candidates
Biennial elections to four Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka — two each in graduates and teachers constituencies of the state legislative council will be held on June 10 and 13 respectively.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:32 AM IST
‘All temples demolished by Mughals should be reclaimed legally’
The former state minister’s statements come at a time when there has been growing clamour by right-wing groups who have been demanding survey of several mosques to find traces of Hindu temples, if any.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:32 AM IST
Set aside internal differences, focus on exposing Gehlot govt: BJP to Rajasthan unit
The BJP has urged its leaders in Rajasthan to set aside their differences and focus on “exposing deficiencies” of the ruling Congress ahead of next year’s assembly elections.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:30 AM IST
2 poachers linked to killing of 3 cops shot at as they tried to flee, say MP police
Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were injured while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday, police said, adding that two policemen were also injured in the incident.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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Civilian killed as forces, terrorists exchange fire in Kashmir
A 20-year-old civilian on Sunday was killed in an ‘exchange of fire during a chance encounter’ between security forces and terrorists in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.
Published on May 16, 2022 12:09 AM IST