Highlights: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar visits Kerala's Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple

May 21, 2023 10:28 PM IST

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  • May 21, 2023 10:27 PM IST

    Wrestlers' protest: ‘Ready for polygraph test,’ says WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

    Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Sunday, said he is ready to undergo a polygraph test if the same is conducted on star wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia, ANI reported.

    India's top wrestlers including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshee Mallik have been protesting at the Jantar Mantar accusing the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and demanding his arrest.

  • May 21, 2023 09:22 PM IST

    Bengaluru rain: CM Siddaramaiah meets kin of 23-year-old woman died in waterlogged underpass

    Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday met the family members of 23-year-old woman Bhanurekha who died after drowning in the waterlogged underpass in KR Circle area in Bengaluru amid rainfall.

  • May 21, 2023 08:50 PM IST

    Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar visits Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram

  • May 21, 2023 08:11 PM IST

    Man dies in Delhi's Moti Nagar after being hit by woman driving BMW car

    A man died after he was hit by a woman driving a BMW car in West Delhi's Moti Nagar area earlier on Sunday. ANI reported citing police that an FIR has been registered and the accused has been arrested.

  • May 21, 2023 07:36 PM IST

    Bengaluru rain: Old building collapses after heavy rain lashes city, no casualties reported 

    An old building collapsed in Vidyaranyapura in Bengaluru after heavy rains lashed the city, ANI reported. 

    No casualties were reported.

  • May 21, 2023 07:08 PM IST

    Karanataka CM Siddaramaiah orders to take back ‘Zero Traffic protocol’ in Bengaluru

    Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said that he asked Bengaluru police to take back the 'Zero Traffic' protocol for his vehicular movement citing to the problems faced by the people travelling along the stretch.

  • May 21, 2023 06:53 PM IST

    Papua New Guinea PM Marape touches PM Modi's feet on his arrival

    Upon PM Modi's arrival in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister James Marape humbly touched Modi's feet, a gesture that BJP leaders hailed as “remarkable”. Read more

  • May 21, 2023 06:19 PM IST

    Karnataka rain: Parts of Bengaluru witnessed waterlogging after heavy rain lashed 

    Heavy rainfall on Sunday lashed several parts of Bengaluru city, resulting in waterlogging and uprooted trees.

  • May 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

    PM Modi arrives in Papua New Guinea

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Papua New Guinea on second leg of his three-nation visit

  • May 21, 2023 05:32 PM IST

    G20 meet in Srinagar ‘historic’ opportunity for locals to promote culture: LG Manoj Sinha

    “G20's 3rd tourism working group meeting in Srinagar historic opportunity for 13 million citizens of Jammu and Kashmir to showcase their priceless culture, heritage, tourism and warm hospitality,” said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to news agency PTI.

  • May 21, 2023 04:48 PM IST

    Zelensky denies Moscow's claims over controlling Bakhmut

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday at G7 meet in Japan that Bakhmut is not occupied by the Russian Federation, contesting Moscow's claims that it controls the city.

  • May 21, 2023 04:26 PM IST

    Biden says Zelensky assures Ukraine won't use F-16 jets to attack Russian territory

    Joe Biden said Sunday that Ukraine head Zelenskyy has given US a 'flat assurance' that Ukraine won't use F-16 jets to attack Russian territory, reported AP.

  • May 21, 2023 04:01 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal to meet Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar next week

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will meet ex-Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on May 24 and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on May 25 in Mumbai.

  • May 21, 2023 03:41 PM IST

    BSP chief Mayawati holds meeting of party cadre from Delhi, J&K, HP

    BSP chief Mayawati here on Sunday held a meeting of senior party functionaries from Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, and Jharkhand, news agency PTI reported.

  • May 21, 2023 03:16 PM IST

    Govt to geo-tag drains along Ganga to prevent discharge of solid waste into river

    All drains carrying discharge from villages located on the banks of the Ganga river will be geo-tagged to prevent solid waste flowing into the river, according to an official document.

  • May 21, 2023 03:06 PM IST

    Ukraine says its troops have 'semi-encircled' Bakhmut

    Ukrainian troops have "semi-encircled" Bakhmut and will make a Russian presence there "very difficult", Ukraine's deputy defence minister said Sunday, following Russian claims to have captured the city.

  • May 21, 2023 02:53 PM IST

    Security forces arrest three naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kanker

    Three naxals were arrested in a joint action by police and security forces in the Kanker district of Chhatisgarh, news agency ANI reported quoting police officials.

  • May 21, 2023 02:41 PM IST

    As many Oppn parties not invited to Karnataka ceremony, Mehbooba Mufti gives advice to Congress

    On the Congress party not inviting many Opposition parties for the swearing-in ceremony in Karnataka on Saturday, Mehbooba Mufti said Congress must sacrifice more, or else there are other options.

  • May 21, 2023 02:04 PM IST

    No ID proof required to exchange 2,000 notes

    No ID proof required to exchange 2,000 notes, says State Bank of India.

  • May 21, 2023 01:30 PM IST

    SEBI proposes curbs on derivative-linked share moves

    India’s market regulator proposed measures to contain extreme price movements in shares on which futures and options trade, including longer trading suspensions and restricting price movements, reported Reuters. 

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) proposed in a consultation paper late on Sunday that if a share in the futures and options segment falls or rises by 10% a day, trading would be suspended for an hour, up from the current 15 minutes, and then allowed to move only a further 2%, down from the current 5%.

  • May 21, 2023 11:46 AM IST

    BJP to organise rallies of top leaders in every Lok Sabha constituency of Uttarakhand

    Ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is likely to organize rallies of star campaigners Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in five parliamentary constituencies in Uttarakhand, said BJP's state in-charge Dushyant Gautam on Sunday, ANI reported. 

    Uttarakhand has five Lok Sabha seats-- Almora, Garhwal, Nainital, Haridwar, Tehri Garhwal.

    The rallies will be organized with the goal of winning the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand by 51 per cent votes.

  • May 21, 2023 11:44 AM IST

    Ukraine prez Zelensky appears to confirm loss of Bakhmut

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appeared to confirm the loss of the city of Bakhmut to Russia on Sunday, saying "I think no" when asked if it remained in Kyiv's control.

    "I think no," he said ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Japan. “For today, it is only in our hearts.” (Reuters)

  • May 21, 2023 10:31 AM IST

    With 756 new Covid infections, active cases in country decrease to 8,115

    India has recorded 756 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases have dipped to 8,115 from 8,675, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. Read more

  • May 21, 2023 09:43 AM IST

    Over 14 lakh candidates to appear for CUET exam today

    The second edition of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) began on Sunday, with over 14 lakh candidates set to appear for the crucial exam for undergraduate admissions, reported PTI.

    Unlike last year, the exam is being conducted in three shifts this time. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be held from May 21 to May 31 but the National Testing Agency (NTA) decided to extend the schedule by at least four days to accommodate the higher number of candidates.

  • May 21, 2023 08:51 AM IST

    Water samples near ethanol plant in Punjab's Ferozepur found unfit for drinking: CPCB report

    Water samples drawn from 29 borewells near an ethanol plant in the district were found unfit for drinking and had an unpleasant odour, a report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said.

    Total dissolved solids (TDS), boron and sulphates were found in high concentrations beyond acceptable limits in the water samples, according to the report submitted to the National Green Tribunal, reported PTI.

  • May 21, 2023 08:23 AM IST

    3 Pak soldiers killed, terrorist gunned down in Balochistan

    Three soldiers were killed and a terrorist gunned down when militants attacked a security post in the Zarghoon area of the restive Balochistan province on Saturday, the Pakistan military's media affairs wing has said.

    In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists attacked the check post that was recently set up to help check extortion efforts targeting coal mines in the area," reported PTI.

  • May 21, 2023 07:11 AM IST

    Private mission carrying first Saudi astronauts to visit ISS set for launch

    A private mission to the International Space Station (ISS) organized by Axiom Space is due to blast off from Florida on Sunday, carrying the first two Saudi astronauts to go to the orbiting laboratory, reported AFP. 

    Rayyanah Barnawi, a breast cancer researcher, will become the first Saudi woman to voyage into space and will be joined on the mission by fellow Saudi Ali Al-Qarni, a fighter pilot. 

  • May 21, 2023 06:25 AM IST

    "Congress has nothing to do with it": Sukhjinder Randhawa on Sachin Pilot's 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra'

    Amid Gehlot-Pilot tussle, Congress Rajasthan in-charge Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Saturday said that the grand old party has nothing to do with Sachin Pilot's Jan Sangharsh Yatra which culminated on May 15.

    "It's his Yatra. Congress has nothing to do with it. Discussions on the state level should be done, in front of the CM and other senior leaders. But conducting the Yatra before the Karnataka elections is not good to do," Randhawa told ANI.

  • May 21, 2023 05:32 AM IST

    Russia claims Wagner group seized Ukrainian city Bakhmut; Kyiv denies

    Russia said that the Wagner private military force has taken the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, where Ukrainian officials said earlier “fierce fighting” was still raging.

    Wagner forces “completed the liberation of the city,” the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday, reported Bloomberg citing state-run Tass. 

    Ukraine denied a claim earlier in the day from Wagner that it had taken the city, fought over for eight months. There was no immediate comment after the latest Russian claim.

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