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This was the first pre-induction night launch conducted by the users after three successful developmental trials of 'Agni Prime' missile.

DRDO successfully flight-tests 'Agni Prime' ballistic missile off Odisha coast

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested its new generation ballistic missile, Agni Prime, from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. Range instrumentation, including radar, telemetry and electro-optical tracking systems were deployed at different locations to capture flight data covering the entire trajectory of the vehicle. This was the first pre-induction night launch conducted by users after three successful developmental trials of the missile, and it validates the accuracy and reliability of the system.

Kejriwal turned Punjab into 'ATM of corruption' to pay his legal fees: Shah

Kejriwal turned Punjab into 'ATM of corruption' to pay his legal fees: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah accused Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of turning Punjab into an "ATM of corruption" to pay his legal fees. Shah criticized the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party for conflicting alliances in different states. He urged Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to stop corruption in the state. Kejriwal was granted interim bail till June 1 by the Supreme Court to campaign in the Lok Sabha elections.

Man strangles another in fit of rage during party in south Delhi, arrested

Man strangles another in fit of rage during party in south Delhi, arrested

Man arrested for strangling another during a party in south Delhi. The accused had a relationship with the victim's mother. The victim challenged the accused's masculinity at a party, leading to the murder. Police conducted raids and arrested the accused who confessed to the crime. The incident took place on April 11 in Khirki Extension area.

Gujarat game zone fire: Family loses five members, newly-married couple among victims

Gujarat game zone fire: Family loses five members, newly-married couple among victims

A weekend outing turned tragic for the Jadeja family in Rajkot as five members died in a fire at TRP game zone. Virendrasinh Jadeja went missing while trying to rescue family members. Authorities sent DNA samples of victims for confirmation. Families of missing persons await closure. NDRF team deployed for debris removal. 27 people lost their lives in the tragic incident.

Train accident averted on Konkan Railway route as vigilant staffer notices defect on track

Train accident averted on Konkan Railway route as vigilant staffer notices defect on track

A disaster was averted on the Konkan Railway route near Udupi, thanks to track maintainer Pradeep Shetty's vigilance. Shetty discovered a track weld failure between Innanje and Padubidri, promptly reporting it and preventing a potential train mishap. Konkan Railway Corporation Limited Chairman awarded Shetty 25,000 for his quick action. Train services resumed with speed restrictions after the track was fixed. The cause of the defect remains undisclosed.

Prof Eqbal Hussain moves Delhi HC challenging order quashing his appointment as Jamia officiating VC

Prof Eqbal Hussain moves Delhi HC challenging order quashing his appointment as Jamia officiating VC

Delhi High Court to hear Prof. Eqbal Hussain's appeal challenging quashed appointment as Jamia Millia Islamia's Pro Vice Chancellor and Officiating VC. Single judge order deemed appointments not in line with relevant statute, directing new officiating VC appointment within a week. Visitor (President of India) asked to initiate regular VC appointment process. Initial appointment as Pro VC and subsequent as Officiating VC found invalid. No emergent situation for latter's appointment cited.

The road safety activist also raised concerns over the "snail pace" of claim settlements

Over 10 lakh motor accident claims worth 80,455 crore pending nationwide, reveals RTI

As per RTI information, over 10 lakh motor accident claims worth Rs 80,455 crore are pending in India, increasing yearly. IRDAI data shows a rise from 2018-19 to 2022-23. Lawyer K C Jain demands faster claim settlements, citing delays and advocating for an interim payment scheme for accident victims.

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh

Heard of work from home, first time hearing about work from jail: Rajnath in dig at Kejriwal

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh criticized Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at an election rally, mocking his ability to "work from jail" following his arrest in a money-laundering case. Singh also attacked Kejriwal for forming AAP despite warnings from Anna Hazare and for his handling of the assault on a party MP. The veteran BJP leader questioned Kejriwal's right to continue as chief minister.

Prajwal Revanna

No official response from Centre yet on request to cancel Prajwal's passport: K'taka Minister

Bengaluru Home Minister G Parameshwara questions delay in response from Centre on cancelling Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna's diplomatic passport amid sexual abuse allegations. MEA serves show-cause notice to Prajwal. Prajwal faces arrest warrant, Interpol notice. State govt committed to protecting victims. SIT investigating pen drive case. Parameshwara warns against lawlessness, cites recent incidents. BJP criticizes state govt; Parameshwara asserts maintaining law and order.

Locals protest near site of blast at explosives unit in Chhattisgarh; claim kin missing

Locals protest near site of blast at explosives unit in Chhattisgarh; claim kin missing

A tense situation arose near the Pirda explosives factory blast site in Chhattisgarh as villagers protested, claiming missing relatives. One person died, six injured in the explosion. Rescue operation ongoing, with officials yet to confirm missing workers. Protesters obstructed rescue efforts. Government orders inquiry, offers financial aid to victims' families. Gases leaking from debris pose risk. Shopkeepers felt blast impact in 4-km radius.

Cyclone 'Remal' intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to hit Bengal, B'desh coasts Sunday night

Cyclone 'Remal' intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to hit Bengal, B'desh coasts Sunday night

Cyclone 'Remal' has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and is set to hit West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts with wind speeds of 110-120 kmph, gusting to 135 kmph. The IMD issued warnings of heavy rainfall, storm surges, and potential damage to vulnerable structures. The Sundarbans mangrove forest, home to diverse fauna, is at risk. Experts attribute the storm's intensity to warmer sea surface temperatures due to climate change.

Selfie points, pink booths, creche facilities elevate voting experience

Selfie points, pink booths, creche facilities elevate voting experience

The specially designed pink and model booths in Delhi were a hit among voters, offering a vibrant and enhanced voting experience with selfie corners, decorations, and comfortable facilities. Voters appreciated the effort and found the process smooth and convenient. The polling stations also featured special arrangements for disabled voters and children, contributing to a positive voting atmosphere.

Four years on from riots, northeast Delhi voting on day-to-day issues for better services

Four years on from riots, northeast Delhi voting on day-to-day issues for better services

Residents of northeast Delhi, voting post-riots, focus on daily issues like inflation and law and order for Lok Sabha elections. Some have moved on, seeking better amenities, while others still remember the "black event." Candidates prioritizing citizens' concerns are favored. Voter turnout was 53.73% in Delhi, with BJP's Manoj Tiwari facing Congress's Kanhaiya Kumar in North East Delhi.

Good samaritans lend a helping hand to voters and officials on polling day

Good samaritans lend a helping hand to voters and officials on polling day

Good samaritans in Delhi provided tea, snacks, water bottles, and phone holding services to voters and officials on election day. Ashok Randhawa distributed water bottles, snacks, and tea outside a polling booth, inspired by his mother's social work. Rajendra Singh provided lunch to voting center employees, and a man held voters' phones outside a polling center. Over 50 phones were returned to their owners.

Three Naxalites killed in encounters with security forces in Chhattisgarh

Three Naxalites killed in encounters with security forces in Chhattisgarh

Three Naxalites were killed in encounters with security forces in Chhattisgarh's south Bastar region. Two were killed in Bijapur and one in Sukma district. The operations were based on intelligence about Maoist presence. Weapons, explosives, and Maoist materials were recovered. Maoists have called for a bandh on May 26 in protest. So far, 116 Naxalites have been killed in separate encounters this year.

Liquor policy row in Kerala: UDF demands resignation of excise, tourism ministers

Liquor policy row in Kerala: UDF demands resignation of excise, tourism ministers

The United Democratic Front demands resignation of Excise and Tourism ministers in Kerala over alleged corruption in liquor policy. UDF calls for judicial probe, accusing ministers of taking bribes. Opposition claims government sought 20 crore from bar owners for favorable policy. Left government denies allegations, stating no discussions held on liquor policy. Youth Congress activists protest in Palakkad. Minister Rajesh denies accusations.

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