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Evening brief: PM Modi's meditation break in Kanyakumari, Pune crash accused's kin remanded to police custody & more

May 28, 2024 06:32 PM IST

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Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit Kanyakumari from May 30 to June 1. During his trip, he will pay homage at the Rock Memorial and engage in meditation at the Dhyan Mandapam, the same place where Swami Vivekananda once meditated. After the final leg of his election campaign, this visit to Kanyakumari will be for for a spiritual sojourn and will have no political events. After wrapping up election campaigns, the prime minister often goes on spiritual trips. In 2019, he visited Kedarnath, and in 2014, he went to Shivaji’s Pratapgarh. The next and last phase (Phase 7) polling is scheduled on June 1 in 57 parliamentary constituencies in 8 States/UTs. PM Modi is also in the contest from Varanasi against Congress Ajay Rai. Dig Deeper

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Pune district court on Tuesday extended the police custody of the father and grandfather of the minor accused involved in the Porsche crash, till May 31. Earlier on Saturday, a court in Pune had remanded the grandfather of the teenager involved in the Porsche crash case in police custody till May 28. Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar had said that the juvenile's father, who is already in judicial custody, and grandfather had offered cash and gifts to their family driver to take the blame for the accident. They also threatened the driver. The teen's grandfather and his father Vishal Agarwal, a real estate developer, were booked under IPC sections 365 (kidnapping with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person) and 368 (wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement). Dig Deeper

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