BJP vs AAP
Security heightened outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence ahead of BJP protests today against alleged ‘beautification’ of CM residence during peak COVID.
Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam closing ceremony
We are the people who celebrate diversity, different languages, dialects and different arts: PM Narendra Modi
Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam closing ceremony
You have come from Tamil Nadu to the land of your forefathers in such large numbers. I can say you will take back several memories and emotional experiences with you, says Prime Minister Modi
Same sex marriage hearing so far
DAY 1: Notions of man, woman, genitals do not define gender in absolute sense, Supreme Court says
DAY 2: Argument that children of same-sex married couple will be impacted incorrect; gay, lesbian persons can already adopt individually: Supreme Court
DAY 3: Supreme Court flags trolling based on oral observations, questions raised during hearings
DAY 4: Recognition of same-sex marriage would require re-enactment of other laws; is this our job? Supreme Court asks
Same Sex Marriage Hearing
Petitioners are expected to complete arguments by 12 pm and thereafter Solicitor General Tushar Mehta begins submissions for the Union of India
BJP stages massive protest against Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi; calls him ‘chor,’ demands resignation
CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao is more dangerous than gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed
– Telangana BJP Chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar
If SC feels FIR has to be lodged straightaway it will be done: Delhi Police on sexual harassment allegations against WFI president
Same sex marriage
Day 5: Five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud begins hearing a batch of petitions seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage
Preliminary probe needed before FIR is registered on sexual harassment allegations of women wrestlers: Delhi Police to SC
Uttar Pradesh government files caveat application in Supreme Court on a petition seeking to constitute an independent expert committee under the chairmanship of a former Supreme Court judge to inquire into the killing of mafia brothers Atiq and Ashraf amid police presence
Parkash Singh Badal no more
Mortal remains of former Punjab CM and Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal being taken to Shiromani Akali Dal party office in Chandigarh
PM Narendra Modi will pay final tributes to Parkash Singh Badal at the party office at 12 pm, as per sources.
Karnataka Assembly Elections
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee has filed a complaint with State Chief Electoral Officer seeking appropriate action against Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai for “exerting influence” on officers on election duty in the state
Two military transport aircraft of IAF evacuated over 250 Indians from Sudan after a naval ship rescued another 278 citizens from the strife-torn country. The total number of Indians evacuated so far from Sudan stands at around 530, according to official data
Delhi Public School Update
There is no threat as no suspicious object found on the school premises yet. The situation is normal. Bomb Disposal Squad, Dog squad and SWAT team sanitising the school buildings: DCP South East, Rajesh Deo, at DPS, Mathura Road
BJP lashes out at Kejriwal
- BJP says over Rs 45 crore spent on renovating Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, calls him ‘maharaj’
- Most ‘pathetic’ aspect of Rs 45-cr renovation on CM Kejriwal’s residence is money was sanctioned when Delhi was in Covid grip: BJP
Sensex vs Nifty
Sensex declines 54.08 points to 60,076.63 points in early trade; Nifty falls 24 points to 17,745.25 points
PM Modi to pay final tributes to Parkash Singh Badal
PM Narendra Modi will reach Chandigarh at 12 noon to pay final tributes to Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal: Sources
Rupee vs US dollar
Rupee falls 6 paise to 82.01 against US dollar in early trade
Delhi Public School receives bomb threat
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road receives bomb threat via e-mail; investigation underway, says Delhi Fire Service.
Kerala: An eight-year-old girl died after her mobile phone exploded while using it in Thiruvilwamala of Thrissur district on 24th April. Case registered, the forensic examination being conducted
Kochi Water Metro begins operation today
- Kochi’s Water Metro, which was formally inaugurated by PM Modi yesterday, begins operation today
- The boat services have started between High Court and Vyppin Water Metro terminals and on the Vyttila-Kakkanad route
Operation Kaveri: Two IAF C-130 J aircraft have evacuated more than 250 personnel from Port Sudan, says IAF
WHO issues product alert over contaminated syrup by Indian manufacturer
World Health Organisation has issued ‘WHO Medical Product Alert’ after “Substandard (contaminated)” Guaifenesin Syrup TG Syrup was found in the Marshall Islands and Micronesia.The manufacturer of the affected product is QP Pharma Chem Limited in Punjab, India. The marketer of the product is Trillium Pharma in Haryana, says WHO.
GMR Airports gets Rs 631.24 cr from National Investment & Infrastructure Fund on subscription of 63,124 debentures
Taliban kill IS ‘mastermind’ of Kabul airport attack
The Taliban government has killed the alleged mastermind of a devastating suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport during the chaotic withdrawal of US forces in 2021, the White House said.The bomber detonated among packed crowds at the airport’s perimeter as they tried to flee Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. The blast killed some 170 Afghans and 13 US troops who were securing the airport for the traumatic exit.
In the last elections, I won with the support of the people of this constituency. I am now contesting for the 7th time and the kind of support I am seeing shows that even the people of this area were hurt by the way BJP treated me
– Jagadish Shettar, Congress candidate from Hubli-Dharwad Central in Karnataka
Pak drone intercepted in Amritsar
A rogue drone entering from Pakistan side was intercepted with firing by alert BSF troops in Amritsar Sector. On being fired, the drone returned back to Pakistan side. Search operation underway. More details follow: BSF Punjab Frontier
IAF takes part in multinational wargame Exercise Orion
Indian Air Force contingent taking part in the multinational wargame Exercise Orion in France. The Indian contingent includes both male and female fighter pilots.
Singapore hangs prisoner over 1 kg of cannabis
Singapore hanged a prisoner convicted of conspiracy to smuggle one kilogram of cannabis, authorities said, ignoring international calls for the city-state to abolish capital punishment.
Joe Biden to attend G7 Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima
US President Joe Biden will attend the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima, Japan on May 19-21. On May 24, President Biden will attend the third in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit in Sydney, Australia, with Japan PM Kishida Fumio and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hosted by Australian PM Anthony Albanese: The White House
Parkash Singh Badal demise: State mourning on April 26 & 27
The Government of India has decided that there will be state mourning for two days on 26 & 27 April throughout the country, following the demise of former Punjab CM and Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal: Ministry of Home Affairs
Sydney to host Quad leaders’ summit on May 24
Australia will be hosting the Quad Leaders’ Summit for the first time on May 24 in Sydney,” announces Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia
Himangshu Mohan Chowdhury passes away
Tripura’s first Padma Shri awardee, Himangshu Mohan Chowdhury, passes away at 84
Admired him for his simplicity and commitment for welfare of farmers, weaker sections
– LK Advani mourns Parkash Singh Badal
Ex-New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to join Harvard
- Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who helped lead her country through a devastating mass shooting, will be joining Harvard University later this year, Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf said.
- Ardern, a global icon of the left and an inspiration to women around the world, has been appointed to dual fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Japan lunar lander likely crashed on Moon: Company
An attempt by Japanese start-up ispace to become the first private firm to put a lander on the Moon has ended in failure, the company said.