Maharashtra: A car caught fire on Pune-Bengaluru highway near Dari Bridge; no casualties repors Pune Fire Department
Tigress captured after it killed two persons and injured another in Chhattisgarh’s Surajpur district released into Achanakmar Tiger Reserve in Bilaspur district: Official
Delhi reports 564 fresh COVID cases & one death in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate stands at 14.93%
At Kashi-Telugu Sangamam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, “…I had said that this Azadi ka Amrit Kaal will be the ‘Sangam Kaal’ of the diversities of the country…”
Woman mauled to death by pack of stray dogs at village in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district: Police
It’s like ‘sangam’ (confluence) of Ganga and Godavari, says PM Modi in his virtual address to Kashi Telugu Sangamam in Varanasi
Gujarat Titans beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in IPL
Indian community to host special broadcast of 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat
Union Minister Jitendra Singh says, “Mann Ki Baat is an iconic feature in itself. I think, it’s for the first time in the history of our memory that any Head of Govt had chosen to address his countrymen regularly month after month without break. He did so far 100 episodes…”
Four drug peddlers arrested in Mumbai
Mumbai Police’s anti-narcotic cell arrested 4 drug peddlers from Malad & Mumbai Central Station bridge. Drugs worth Rs 27 lakhs recovered. Case registered, further probe underway: Mumbai Police
IPL 2023: Sunrisers Hyderabad win toss, opt to bat first against Delhi Capitals
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bat first against Delhi Capitals in Match No. 40 of IPL 2023 at Arun Jaitley Stadium. West Indies spinner Akeal Hosein is making his debut for SRH while Abdul Samad is making his comeback to the side. “We are going to bat. Wicket looks on the drier side, there shouldn’t be much dew tonight. Hopefully, we bat well and put in a good total. All experimentation is finished, time to get results. Time for the guys to express themselves and enjoy,” said SRH skipper Aiden Markram at the toss. “We lost Washi, that’s a big loss for us. It’s an opportunity for someone to cement a spot. We are letting ourselves down with the bat. We haven’t been up to par, haven’t posted good totals. Akeal makes his debut, Samad also comes back,” he added.
Russian official: Ukrainian drones strike Crimea oil depot
A massive fire erupted at an oil depot in Crimea after it was hit by two of Ukraine’s drones, a Russia-appointed official there reported, the latest in a series of attacks on the annexed peninsula as Russia braces for an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive. Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Moscow-installed governor of Sevastopol, a port city in Crimea, posted videos and photos of the blaze on his Telegram channel. Razvozhayev said the fire at the city’s harbor was assigned the highest ranking in terms of how complicated it will be to extinguish. However, he reported that the open blaze had been contained. Razvozhayev said the oil depot was attacked by “two enemy drones,” and four oil tanks burned down. A third drone was shot down from the sky, and one more was deactivated through radio-electronic means, according to Crimea’s Moscow-appointed governor, Sergei Aksyonov.
Cheteshwar Pujara scores second century in ongoing County Championship Division Two 2023 for Sussex
Indian cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara clinched his second test hundred for Sussex in the ongoing County Championship Division Two 2023 at Bristol in England. On the third day of the test match between Sussex and Gloucestershire, Pujara scored 151 in 238 balls, comprising 20 fours and two sixes in the first innings. Till he was in the crease, Sussex had reached 408 runs losing four wickets. Tom Alsop (67) and James Coles (74) also played a helping hand from the other side. Earlier Pujara had scored Pujara scored 115 off 163 balls against Durham in the first innings. His knock consisted of 13 fours and a six. This is his seventh century in county cricket. He has been able to convert all his fifty-plus scores into centuries.
Air India flight AI346 diverted from Singapore to Malaysia due to weather conditions
Due to weather conditions and congestion in Singapore, AI346 was diverted to Malaysia. The flight is now departing for Singapore since the weather has improved and flights are allowed to operate now: Air India official
Reduce logistics, supply chain costs to boost economic development, says Union Minister Danve
Industries must reduce logistics and supply chain costs in order to facilitate economic growth and development in the country, Union Minister Raosaheb Danve said in Jalna in Maharashtra on Saturday. The Union Minister of State for Railways, Coal and Mines was speaking at a scrap recycling and waste utilisation awareness conference organised by the Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI) and Steel Manufacturers Association of Maharashtra (SMAM).
Russian court fines war critic who asked for prison instead
A court in Russia convicted a woman from a Siberian city over social media posts condemning the war in Ukraine and punished her with a steep fine even though both she and the prosecution asked for a prison sentence. Marina Novikova, a 65-year-old lawyer, was found guilty of “spreading false information” about the Russian army, which was made a criminal offense after President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine more than 14 months ago.
Tripura sets up Special Task Force to tackle organised crime
Tripura has set up a Special Task Force (STF) to tackle organised criminal groups, Chief Minister Manik Saha said on Saturday. The STF will have statewide jurisdiction and function under the Crime Branch of Tripura Police with a Superintendent of Police as its chief, he said. “The Special Task Force has been constituted to take focused action against organised criminal groups, criminal syndicates, extortion gangs and such other crimes,” said Saha, who also holds the Home portfolio, in a Facebook post.
PM Modi sanctioned Rs 5 Lakh for medical expenses to 65 lakh families every year but Siddaramaiah stopped it & now it is your time to stop him..
– JP Nadda, BJP chief ahead of Karnataka elections
Karnataka Elections: PM Modi waves at crowd, people shower flower petals at a roadshow in Bengaluru
ChatGPT shows better empathy to patients than doctors: Study
ChatGPT outperforms physicians in providing high-quality, empathetic advice to patient questions, according to a study. There has been widespread speculation about how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) assistants like ChatGPT could be used in medicine. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, compared written responses from physicians and those from ChatGPT to real-world health questions. A panel of licensed health care professionals preferred ChatGPT’s responses 79 per cent of the time and rated ChatGPT’s responses as higher quality and more empathetic.
Claims that Darwin’s theory dropped from NCERT are misleading: Edu Min
MoS Education Dr. Subhas Sarkar says, “Claims that Darwin’s theory has been dropped from NCERT curriculum are misleading. When rationalisation of courses was being done due to COVID to reduce the burden on students, there was no Darwin’s theory upto class 10th. If any student, upto class 10th wants, he/she can study the same. Darwin’s Theory still exists in the class 12th curriculum. Such misleading claims should not be made.”
Karnataka Elections: Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah holds a road show in Mangaluru
Delhi: One dead and 4 injured after a scuffle broke out between 2 groups
One dead and 4 injured in Zakir Nagar after a scuffle broke out between 2 groups of teenagers over girlfriend of one of the youth. Accused fled the spot after the incident. FIR registered and CCTV footage being checked. Efforts to arrest the accused underway: Delhi Police
West Bengal Special Task Force arrests suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist
The West Bengal Special Task Force (STF) arrested a suspected terrorist of the Al-Qaeda outfit from Howrah, officials said. “Today one male person aged 40 years named Nannu Mia of Dinhata, Coochbihar has been arrested by West Bengal STF from Howrah in connection with an ongoing case,” the official said. “Nannu Mia was arrested in connection with an investigation of the Shashan Police Station case. The case is currently being investigated by the West Bengal STF under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA),” the official added.
‘Evidence speaks volumes..’: Court denies Sisodia bail in ED’s excise policy case
A Delhi court on Friday denied bail to AAP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with the Delhi excise policy case being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), holding that that the evidence, prima facie, “speaks volumes” of his involvement in commission of the offence. Special Judge M. K. Nagpal denied the relief, noting the “serious nature of allegations made and role played by Sisodia in the criminal conspiracy, his connection with the activities relating to generation or acquisition and use etc of the proceeds of crime and the oral and documentary evidence collected in support of the same”.
“Modiji won’t be able to stop work of Kejriwal ji in Delhi”: Manish Sisodia
Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia while being produced in Rouse Avenue Court for extension of judicial remand in an Enforcement Directorate (ED) case related to the Excise scam told reporters that “Modi ji won’t be able to stop the work of Kejriwal ji in Delhi”. “Modi ji may try as much as he wants, but he won’t be able to stop the work of Kejriwal ji in Delhi. Modi ji may conspire as much as he wants,” said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader on Saturday as he left the Rouse Avenue Court.
CM Kejriwal stands with protesting wrestlers against WFI Chief Brij Bhushan Singh
Excise ‘scam’: AAP leader Manish Sisodia’s judicial custody extended
A Delhi court on Saturday extended till May 28 the judicial custody of AAP leader Manish Sisodia in a money laundering case related to alleged excise scam. Sisodia, who was produced before the court on the expiry of his judicial custody, said before the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be able to stop Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s work in Delhi.
WFI Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on the protests against him by the wrestlers at Jantar Mantar in Delhi
JEE Mains results announced, 43 candidates bag perfect 100 score: NTA
IWL 2023: Odisha, Kickstart FC gear up to face each other
In their second fixture of the Indian Women’s League (IWL) 2023 season, Odisha FC and Kickstart FC Karnataka face off against each other at the Shahibaug Police Stadium, on Sunday. After winning their first match against the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) FC, the Juggernauts climbed to the joint top of the Group B table. Skipper Bala Devi was pivotal in the attack as the team displayed some quality brand of football.
IDBI Bank logs Rs 3,645 cr PAT, dividend Re 1 per share
IDBI Bank on Saturday said that it had closed FY23 with a net profit of about Rs 3,645 crore and the Board of Directors have recommended a dividend of Re 1 per equity share.In a regulatory filing, the IDBI Bank also said its Board has granted approval for divestment of an additional stake of 0.01 per cent of the paid up share capital of National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL). With this the total divestment of Bank’s stake up to 11.11 per cent of NSDL’s paid-up share capital. Last fiscal IDBI Bank had earned a total income of about Rs 24,941.76 crore (FY22 Rs 22,981.80 crore) and a net profit of about Rs 3,645 crore (Rs 2,439.27 crore).
Pope, meeting Ukrainian refugees, says better future possible
Pope Francis on Saturday met Ukrainians who fled the war on Hungary’s eastern border, telling the refugees that a different future is possible.Francis met with about 600 refugees, poor and homeless people in a visit to St. Elizabeth’s church in Budapest on the second day of his visit, which began on Friday when he pointedly warned of the dangers in Europe. Francis was serenaded by a singing band of Hungarian Roma wearing flower-patterned clothing and seemed to enjoy the music as they hovered around him as he sat in his wheelchair.
Japan approves abortion pill for the first time
The abortion pill will become available in Japan for the first time after the health ministry approved the drug used to terminate early-stage pregnancy. Abortion is legal in Japan up to 22 weeks but consent is usually required from a spouse or partner, and until now a surgical procedure had been the only option. The ministry said in a notification to healthcare officials on Friday it had approved the drug made by British pharmaceutical company Linepharma.
Twitter locks India’s largest news agency ANI
Asian News International (ANI), India’s largest news agency with 7.6 million followers on the social media platform Twitter, is locked out for absurd reasons on Saturday. In a mail sent from Twitter to ANI, it was quoted that the account does not fall under the age category- the user should be at least 13 years old. “In order to create a Twitter account you should be at least 13 years old. Twitter has determined that you don’t fall under the age requirements, so your account has been locked and removed from Twitter” the mail statement read.
India to join international climate action in civil aviation from 2027
India will start participating in the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) and the Long-Term Aspirational Goals (LTAG) from 2027. This was announced at a meeting of the Parliament’s Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation held in New Delhi yesterday. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Twitter locks news channel NDTV twitter account
Congress has again started abusing me, so far, Congress has given me 91 times abusive slur: PM Modi
Congress should have used this time to encourage their workers and their governance said, PM Narendra Modi during a Karnataka rally.
On Monday, MVA’s big rally in Mumbai as run-up to civic polls
On Maharashtra Day May 1, the Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) will organise its ‘Vajramuth’ series of rallies in Mumbai which is billed as a run up to the civic bodies polls and the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The Mumbai rally is expected to be a tester for the MVA’s internal differences that keep bursting in the open at regular intervals, though the partners – Congress-Nationalist Congress Party-Shiv Sena (UBT) swear that all is well among them. Putting up a united show, the three allies have got into the act with teasers for the rally planned in the Bandra Kurla Complex on Monday, which is also International Labour Day.
Two students end life in Andhra Pradesh post exam results
Two students allegedly died by suicide in the last two days after the Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education (AP BIE) results were declared, police said. According to Railway Police, B Tarun, a first year intermediate student who failed in the recent board examinations threw himself in front of a train and died near Tekkali in Srikakulam district on Thursday.
Galwan Valley hero’s widow becomes Army officer
Rekha Singh, the widow of Galwan Valley clash hero Naik Deepak Singh, was inducted into the Indian Army on Saturday after the successful completion of training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai. Rekha Singh, wife of Naik Deepak Singh who was killed in the clash in 2020 and was awarded Vir Chakra (Posthumous), has been commissioned into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant and has been posted to a frontline base along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
Assam: Hundreds of families under existential crisis as Brahmaputra engulfs entire village
A 50-year-old Niranjan Mandal and his four-member family are now living near an embankment after the mighty Brahmaputra river swallowed his home and lands. Niranjan is a resident of 1 no Murkata village under the Mayong revenue circle in central Assam’s Morigaon district, but the entire village was swallowed by the Brahmaputra river 7 months ago.
“I welcome the inquiry ordered,” says BJP leader Harshdeep Malhotra
“I welcome the inquiry ordered by the L-G of Delhi in this matter, said BJP leader Harshdeep Malhotra on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s allegations on BJP MP Manish Tiwari for ‘spending Rs 45 crore of public funds on his bungalow’.
Poland school seizure violates diplomatic norms: Russia
Russia said that Poland impounding a school run by the Russian embassy in Warsaw was a “blatant violation” of international agreements and warned of “harsh” consequences. “We regard this as yet another hostile act by the Polish authorities and a blatant violation of the Vienna Convention of 1961,” the Russian foreign ministry said.
CM Yogi seeks to make UP hub of medical device manufacturing
The state of Uttar Pradesh is making rapid strides toward becoming the ‘hub’ of manufacturing medical devices and medicines in the country, said a press release.The Medical Device Park, set to be built on an area of 350 acres in Gautam Budh Nagar, will not only manufacture medical devices but also create employment opportunities on a large scale, added the press release. According to the data released by the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), a total of 59 plots with each plot having an area ranging from 4,000 square meters to 1000 square meters have been allotted to companies manufacturing medical device equipment. These companies will be investing more than Rs. 415 crores to set up their own factories, which will create employment opportunities on a massive scale and contribute to the growth of the medical industry in the area.
Amartya Sen’s lawyers move court over eviction notice
Noted Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen’s lawyers have moved Bengal’s Birbhum district court challenging a fresh eviction order by Visva Bharati asking the celebrated economist to vacate a portion of “encroached land” within his ancestral property situated on the university campus by May 6. In the order, the central varsity asked Sen to vacate by May 6 or within 15 days of the publication of the last order on April 19, the land allegedly occupied in an unauthorised manner.
Maha: Godown collapses in Bhiwandi; several feared trapped, four rescue
A ground-plus-two-storey godown collapsed on Saturday in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra’s Thane district, trapping several people living and working on the premises, four of whom have been rescued, a civic official said. Massive rescue and relief operations are underway at the site in Valpada in Mankoli, with one team each of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Thane Disaster Response Force having arrived and another NDRF team on the way, District Disaster Control Cell chief Anita Jawanjal told PTI.
Cricket for visually challenged: Nepal women beat India by 10 wickets to clinch series 3-1
An unbeaten 209-run opening partnership between Mankeshi Chaudhary and Binita Pun helped Nepal beat India by 10 wickets to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in a five-match Women’s T20 series for the visually challenged. Nepal had won the first match, while India levelled the series in the next match only for Nepal to take the lead in the series in the third match.
Expert team to be set up in Andaman to uplift PVTG
A central team of experts will be set up soon for extensive research of tribal communities for better communication to uplift the socio-economic conditions of the particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG) in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Union Tribal Minister Arjun Munda said.The team will be set up under Pradhan Mantri PVTG Mission and will find out what approach should be adopted while venturing into territories inhabited by the tribal groups without disturbing their sanctity, he told PTI
Russia says Poland seizing embassy school ‘blatant violation’ of international agreements
MCD ‘lacks comprehensive data’ on dairy farms, NGT
MCD ‘lacks comprehensive data’ on dairy farms and ‘gaushalas’ in areas under its jurisdiction, NGT panel says, asks civic authorities to carry out complete inventory of dairy farms by June 30.
5 Dead in Texas shooting, suspect armed with AR-15 is on the loose- ABC news, citing police
Education and information about India’s grassroots innovators ranked among most influential topics raised by PM Modi in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, a survey by Indian Institute of Mass Communication finds
Two-storey godown Maharashtra’s Thane district collapses, several people living and working on premises trapping: Civic official
Assam: Morigaon villagers face erosion threat from Brahmaputra, urge govt to complete embankment work
Gujarat Titans win toss, opt to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders
“Everyone should respect the judiciary,” says UP Fisheries Minister Sanjay Nishad after Jailed mafia Mukhtar Ansari convicted in a kidnapping and murder case
BSP MP from Ghazipur Afzal Ansari sentenced to 4 years imprisonment under Gangsters Act. Stands to lose membership.
Twitter has locked out India’s largest news agency which has 7.6 million followers and sent this mail – under 13 years of age! Our gold tick was taken away, substituted with blue tick and now locked out
Court to conclude hearing on May 2 in opposition leader Rahul Gandhi’s plea for suspension of conviction in defamation case – reuters
NCB busts international drug racket in Goa, two foreign nationals arrested
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