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Afternoon briefing: SC criticises disparaging BJP ads; Cyclone Remal kills 2 in Bengal, and more

May 27, 2024 01:55 PM IST

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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a petition filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against a Calcutta high court order that refused to interfere with a single-judge verdict directing the party not to publish any advertisement violating the Model Code of Conduct during the Lok Sabha election. A vacation bench of Justices JK Maheshwari and KV Viswanathan refused to interfere with the high court order. Dig deeper.

The Supreme Court building is seen in New Delhi.(AP)
The Supreme Court building is seen in New Delhi.(AP)

Severe cyclone Remal, which crossed Bangladesh and the adjoining West Bengal coast on Sunday night, left a trail of destruction in three coastal districts of the eastern Indian state, killing two people and displacing around 200,000 people. One Md Sajid, 50, was killed when a concrete chunk fell on him at Entally in Kolkata as the storm battered the region with winds speeding up to 110-120 km per hour and reaching up to 135 km per hour when the landfall started around 9:30pm. An 80-year-old woman identified as Renuka Mondal died at Frazerganj in South 24 Parganas when an uprooted tree fell on her. Dig deeper

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Virat Kohli was not the only one not to be on that Saturday flight to New York from Mumbai that had captain Rohit Sharma along with a few other Indian players and coaching staff for the T20 World Cup, which begins from June 1 onwards in the USA and the West Indies. Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya, who incurred a horrendous IPL season, both as a leader and a player, was absent as well. Dig deeper.


As spring blossoms into summer, bohemian fashion takes centre stage, blending comfort, style, and breezy vibes. The essence of boho chic is captured through flowy printed dresses, vibrant designs, and relaxed attire perfect for sunny days. Retro-inspired flares, ruffled skirts and frilly lace tops are making a spectacular comeback, as you may already know if you've been keeping a close eye on the runways. From fashion shows to red-carpet events, romantic dresses, skin-flattering lace and cool girl-approved patchwork denim are sweeping the fashion world. The biggest boho looks are a little different this time around, so avoid having flashbacks to costumed looks from the early 2000s. Incorporating understated components in an elevated way is key for 2024. Dig deeper.

That’s all we have at this hour in our afternoon briefing. Catch you in the evening.

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