Wrestlers Protest News LIVE: Khap leaders at Jantar Mantar, hold talks with grapplers


05:18 PM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Doddaballapura ahead of Karnataka Assembly Election

05:06 PM

BJP demands resignation of Punjab minister Lal Chand Kataruchak, impartial probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against him

05:06 PM

Security guard of residential building arrested for allegedly tying stray dog with wires, dragging it to death in Chhattisgarh’s Durg city: Police

05:05 PM

Congress alleges amount spent on Delhi CM Kejriwal’s residence is Rs 171 crore and not Rs 45 crore reported earlier as his govt had to buy additional flats for officers whose houses had to be either demolished or vacated for expansion of CM’s residential complex

05:01 PM

Andhra Pradesh govt arranges special flight to evacuate more than 100 students from state stranded in violence-hit Manipur

05:01 PM

Maharashtra: NCP leader Ajit Pawar says Maha Vikas Aghadi will remain intact, necessary steps being taken

04:49 PM

“Congress inflating balloons of lies, but won’t get any benefit”: PM Modi in Karnataka

04:42 PM

I am really happy that there is a lot of buzz in by-election: Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister

Normally there is no hue & cry during by-elections. The results of election which was held 13 months back were rejected by most of the voters. we were having expectations from AAP. But now 2 leaders of AAP have been prisoned. Their (AAP) political credibility has eroded.

04:35 PM

Avalanche with Low Danger Level is likely to occur above 3000 metres above sea level over Baramulla district in the next 24 hours: Jammu Kashmir Disaster Management Authority

04:34 PM

Manipur Violence

Nagaland Govt and Assam Rifles evacuated Nagaland students/locals from Imphal, Manipur. A total of 676 civilians of Nagaland were safely evacuated till this afternoon: Indian Army.

It happened last night around 11.30pm. The window panes were shattered due to the (explosion). We are waiting for the FSL team from Mohali to collect particles from here. Bomb squad team was called and the area was searched but nothing has been found. We can’t say about the injuries. An investigation is being done

– Mehtab Singh, ADCP, Amritsar

03:56 PM

Manipur Violence

Violence in Manipur is very unfortunate. The violence is being taken place between two castes. We have been talking to them. The curfew was lifted by state government for three hours today, situation is under control & we wish peace recovers in the area. Home minister Amit Shah is continuously reviewing the situation. Nothing can be achieved through violence. I urge people to come forward & peacefully solve issues, said Union Minister G Kishan Reddy.

03:36 PM

Wrestlers Protest: Khap leaders at Jantar Mantar, hold talks with grapplers

03:33 PM

‘Sanjay Raut a “snake”, will ditch Uddhav, join NCP’: BJP’s Nitesh Rane

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Nitesh Rane on Sunday described Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut as a “snake” and claimed that he will ditch Thackeray and join Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on June 10.

03:13 PM

Special aircraft to evacuate 22 Maharashtra students stranded in Manipur: CM Shinde

03:05 PM

BJP national president JP Nadda will attend the screening of the movie ‘The Kerala Story’, today in Bengaluru

02:52 PM

Finance minister Sitharaman to review state of economy at FSDC meeting on Monday

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) arrested Anwar Dhebar yesterday under the provisions of PMLA 2002 in the liquor scam in Chhattisgarh. ED had earlier conducted searches at multiple locations in March and has recorded the statements of various persons involved in the process and collected evidence of unprecedented corruption and money laundering to the tune of Rs 2,000 crores between 2019-2022

– ED

02:36 PM

Myanmar Airways International launches Chennai-Yangon direct flights

Private airline Myanmar Airways International (MAI) has commenced direct non-stop flights between Chennai and Yangon, boosting connectivity between the two countries, the airliner said on Sunday. An Embraer E190LR aircraft would be operated between the two cities, with Chennai being the latest city to be served by MAI after Delhi, Kolkata and Gaya.On its arrival at Chennai airport on Saturday, the maiden flight was welcomed with a traditional water salute by officials of the Airports Authority of India, among others, a press release said.

Being the LoP, I have written to CM and Dy CM to make sure that we are able to bring back the students stranded in Manipur. As soon as possible, the central government should intervene and try to bring the violence under control

– NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Manipur violence

NCP chief Sharad Pawar is our top leader. His resignation issue is over now, there is no point discussing that again and again… MVA will remain united always

– NCP leader Ajit Pawar

There are many things that the centre should not have done here like removing Article 370, it was not in the interest of the people here but one thing is for sure, it has ended terrorism and stone pelting. The incidents that happened in Rajouri, Poonch are a matter of concern. Terrorism is not in anyone’s interest

– Democratic Progressive Azad Party chief Ghulam Nabi Azad

01:50 PM

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the repatriation of Vineet Joshi, Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education to his parent cadre on the request of the Government of Manipur.

National Commission of Schedule Caste has issued a notice to the Punjab govt and DGP against state minister Lal Chand Kataruchak for sexually exploiting a young boy from the SC community. The victim came on camera and said that he has been subjected to sexual misconduct luring him to provide a job

– BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala

01:26 PM

Pulwama Police apprehended a terrorist associate, identified as Ishfaq Ahmed Wani, a resident of Arigam Pulwama and recovered an IED (approx 5-6Kgs) on his disclosure. Case registered and investigation underway: Kashmir Zone Police

PM is busy doing campaigns in Karnataka. Northeast is burning, soldiers are dying, but PM is not saying anything. There is no discussion on what they will do in the interest of the people of Karnataka, they are just campaigning and seeking votes

– Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel in Bengaluru

12:14 PM

Wrestlers protest: Activists gear up to block highways

If any action is taken against protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, various farmer activists and khap representatives might block the highways leading to the national capital, Chandigarh and Punjab, warned unionists.On Saturday, farmers and khap representatives marked several points in Haryana to block highways leading to Delhi, Chandigarh and Punjab if action is taken at Jantar Mantar.Khap panchayats and farmers also started a sit-in protest at Danoda village, where they will take over roads leading to Chandigarh, Hisar, Rajasthan and other routes. Farmers also marked a point at Uchana town, which falls on the Jind-Patiala national highway and connects Punjab and Delhi.The Kandela and Majra khaps of Jind district also planned to block the national and state highways if any action is taken against the wrestlers. The khap representatives have been visiting the protest site and are seeking strict action against BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

11:44 AM

Manipur Violence

Total 23,000 civilians have been rescued till now & were moved to own operating bases/military Garrisons, with the help of Army & Assam Rifles. Past 24 hrs also witnessed Army significantly enhancing surveillance efforts through aerial surveillance, movement of UAVs & redeployment of Army Helicopters within Imphal Valley.

11:37 AM

Security increased at the Delhi-Tikri border as farmers likely to march towards Jantar Mantar to join wrestlers’ protest

11:20 AM

Manipur Violence

People come out of their houses to buy essentials during the curfew was lifted for a few hours.Around 28-30 people have lost their lives in the violence.

Bhiwandi police detained a minor for his derogatory social media posts against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. A case under relevant sections of the IPC was registered by the police and the minor was taken into custody

– Thane police

A PCR call was received regarding fire in a laptop cell factory in the basement of E-9, Chand Bagh. Fire tenders took about three hours to bring the fire under control after which a body of a woman, Maya age 30 yrs was found in the bathroom of the basement. She was working as a labour in the laptop cell factory. Case registered u/s 285/304A IPC. Further investigation is in progress

– Delhi Police

09:41 AM

COVID-19: India logs 2,380 fresh Covid cases

India on Sunday logged 2,380 fresh COVID-19 infections, while the number of active cases came down to 27,212 from 30,041 the day before, according to Union health ministry data. With the fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally increased to 4.49 crore (4,49,69,630). The death toll climbed to 5,31,659 with 15 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.At 27,212, the active cases comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,10,738, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.18 per cent.According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

09:34 AM

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to address public meeting in Telangana on May 8

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will arrive in the city on Monday to address a public meeting to highlight the issue of unemployment in Telangana, her first ever rally in the state after assuming charge as the AICC General Secretary.She will also release the ‘Hyderabad Youth Declaration’ at the ‘Yuva Sangharshana Sabha’ scheduled to be held at Saroor Nagar stadium here on Monday evening, the party has said.

09:31 AM

Congress, CPI(M) always want to project Mamata in bad light: Abhishek Banerjee

TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee alleged that opposition Congress and CPI(M) are only interested in projecting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a bad light.Addressing a public meeting at Raninagar in Murshidabad district late on Saturday evening, he said the two parties “do not utter a single word” against the BJP and its “discrimination” against the people of West Bengal.

09:30 AM

Searches continue, no fresh contact with terrorists in J-K’s Rajouri

No fresh contact was established with holed up terrorists in the forested Kandi area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, where a massive search operation to track ultras entered the third day on Sunday, officials said.Five Army personnel and a terrorist, who is said to be part of the group that carried out an attack on civilians in Dhangri village of Rajouri early this year, were killed, while a major-rank officer was injured in the operation so far.

09:29 AM

India seeks report from Australia on recent vandalism of Hindu temple

India has strongly raised with Australia the issue of temple vandalism by Sikh radicals and has sought a report on this ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s Sydney trip later this month. The matter was raised at the highest diplomatic levels including with the Australian diplomatic mission here. A prominent Hindu temple in Sydney was defaced by “anti-social elements” on Friday with anti-India graffiti at the walls, in the latest incident of vandalism against Hindu temples in Australia. Rise of vandalism by Sikh radicals is on the rise in Australia much to the discomfort of the Indian govt.

09:04 AM

Samyukta Kisan Morcha to hold nationwide protests in support of wrestlers, Delhi Police beefs up security

Security was beefed up at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Sunday after Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced that it will hold nationwide protests including in Delhi in support of the protesting grapplers.Wrestlers have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for over 10 days demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh and his sacking from the post in the light of allegations of sexual harassment by the wrestlers.

08:53 AM

Ukraine launches more than 10 drones on Crimea: Russia-installed official

Ukraine launched more than 10 drones overnight on the Crimean Peninsula, including three on the port of Sevastopol, a Russian-installed official said early on Sunday, adding that air defence systems repelled all the attacks on Sevastopol.”No objects (in Sevastopol) were damaged,” Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Moscow-installed governor of Sevastopol, said on the Telegram messaging app.

08:38 AM

PM Modi’s family performs ‘pind daan’ for parents in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi and other family members, performed the ‘Pind Daan’ rituals of their late mother Heeraben and father Damodar Das Modi at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.The Prime Minister’s mother died on December 30 last year. His brother and other family members completed the rituals on the banks of the Ganga.

08:23 AM

77 elected unopposed in second phase of ULB polls in UP

Candidates for a total of 77 posts, including one Nagar Panchayat president, have been elected unopposed in the second phase of the ongoing urban local body elections in Uttar Pradesh, the State Election Commission said.The election of Rabupura Nagar Panchayat president of Gautam Buddha Nagar district has been held unopposed. Apart from this, five councilors from Aligarh, three from Meerut, one councilor from Ghaziabad have been elected unopposed.

08:20 AM

Club at Goa beach raided as part of drug probe

“Incriminating materials” have been recovered from a club at Anjuna beach in North Goa during a probe into a drug case, police said.The club was raided on Saturday after two drug peddlers arrested recently claimed during interrogation that drugs were sold there, Deputy Superintendent of Police Jivba Dalvi said.

08:00 AM

Only women contingents to be part of 2024 Republic Day parade: Defence Ministry

In an effort to encourage female participation in various sectors, the government has decided that the Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path will see participation only by women in march pasts, tableaux and other performances.The Defence Ministry, in this regard, has written a letter to the armed forces and other government departments associated with the parade, stating that the marching contingents, military bands accompanying the marching contingents and tableaux will have only women participants.

07:33 AM

Girl killed, 5 wounded in California shooting

A 17-year-old girl was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting in Chico, the US’ California state, police said.The girl was taken to a hospital and died there. Five others were wounded with non-life-threatening injuries, the police was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

07:32 AM

Royal Palace removes ‘consort’ from Camilla title on website, replaces with ‘Queen’

The coronation day has marked a historical moment for the royal family as it kicks in a lot of changes in the titles and duties of royals. One such change is reflected on the royal family’s website, which finally addressed Camilla as ‘Queen’ and not ‘Queen Consort’ anymore.According to People Magazine, Buckingham Palace has refreshed the biography page of King Charles III’s wife. The profile now reads ‘Her Majesty The Queen’, which was ‘Queen Consort’ earlier.

07:03 AM

Biden, Republicans meet Tuesday to thwart default disaster

Washington’s power brokers love playing chicken. But the rest of the world will watch in dread Tuesday when President Joe Biden and Republican leaders meet to negotiate the US debt ceiling — praying that one side finally blinks.The White House summit between Biden, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell sets in motion the deciding round of a power struggle whose outcome will impact the global economy and could upset the 2024 US presidential election.

07:02 AM

Japan PM Kishida visits Seoul to forge closer ties amid North Korea threats

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visits Seoul on Sunday to meet South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, facing a sceptical public there as the leaders seek deeper ties amid nuclear threats from North Korea and China’s increasing assertiveness.Kishida’s bilateral visit, the first by a Japanese leader to Seoul in 12 years, returns the trip Yoon made to Tokyo in March, where they sought to close a chapter on the historical disputes that have dominated Japan-South Korea relations for years.

06:47 AM

Pakistan: Police arrests several workers of Imran Khan’s party from rally in Islamabad

Several workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have been arrested by the Islamabad Police from the rally in solidarity with the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of Pakistan.According to details, a large number of police personnel along with the prisoner van were deployed at F9 Park Islamabad. The Islamabad Police started arresting PTI workers as the rally approached the F9 park.

06:45 AM

Jharsuguda bypoll: Dharmendra Pradhan to campaign for party candidate today

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan will hold a roadshow on Sunday and campaign for BJP candidate Tankadhar Tripathy for forthcoming Jharsuguda by-election on May 10.Bypolls are scheduled to be held in Punjab’s Lok Sabha constituency of Jalandhar (SC) and Odisha’s Assembly constituency of Jharsuguda on May 10, the results of which will be declared on May 13.

06:30 AM

Manipur: Curfew partially relaxed in Churachandpur for few hours today

The Government of Manipur will partially relax the curfew from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Sunday to allow people to buy essential items.The decision was taken after the law and order situation improved in the Churachandpur district and after talks were held between the state government and various stakeholders, a notification stated.

06:22 AM

“I have not threatened anyone…”: BJP leader on hatching plot to kill Kharge

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Manikanta Rathod on Saturday termed the allegations made by the Congress as “false” after the grand old party alleged that a plot is being hatched to murder their party chief Mallikarjun Kharge and his entire family.While talking to reporters, Rathod said, “I was very surprised. Congress is scared of losing the election. So that’s why they’re making such false allegations. I have registered a complaint against Congress.”

06:19 AM

J-K: Special Investigation Unit raids house of active Hizbul commander in Kulgam

Continuing its crackdown on terror elements, Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Kulgam conducted searches in the residential premises of Abdul Gani Bhat, father of active terrorist Farooq Ahmad Bhat, at Chek Desen Yaripora on Saturday.Farooq Bhat is an active terrorist of the proscribed terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and is wanted in many terror-related cases.

06:19 AM

IPL 2023: Mohammed Siraj gets into argument with Phil Salt

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Mohammed Siraj lost his cool at Delhi Capitals wicketkeeper-batter Phil Salt and both were involved in a heated exchange during Match No. 50 of IPL 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, here on Saturday.The incident happened in the penultimate over of the Power-play during Delhi’s run chase. Salt, who was in sublime touch, hit Siraj for 6,6 and 4 on the trot, which rattled the pacer.

06:18 AM

Buffett faults US government handling of banking crisis

Investment tycoon Warren Buffett said Saturday that messaging from the US government over the regional banking crisis had been “poor,” suggesting that is why confidence has not returned among consumers.Four regional banks have been caught up in crisis since the beginning of March in the United States, three of them subsequently taken over by other institutions with the help of authorities.

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