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A view of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dham and Gyanvapi Masjid complex, in Varanasi. The mosque is located close to the iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Varanasi court is hearing a plea to allow daily prayers before the idols on its outer walls. (PTI File Photo)

Found stone carvings of gods in Gyanvapi complex, says Mishra report

LUCKNOW: Possible remnants of an old Hindu temple with several stone carvings of gods and goddesses were found in the Gyanvapi Masjid complex in Varanasi during a two-day survey by former advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra on May 6 and 7, said people aware of developments on Thursday. A person with direct knowledge of Mishra's report said it cited the presence of four idol-like structures with 'Sinduri' and a possible arrangement for lighting diyas.

File photo of the Delhi high court.

Centre's grain, no L-G nod: HC sets aside Delhi govt's doorstep delivery scheme

The Delhi high court on Thursday set aside the Aam Aadmi Party-led government's doorstep delivery of ration scheme, stating that the Centre's grain cannot be used for this scheme. The judgment came on a plea by the Delhi Sarkari Ration Dealers Sangh challenging the doorstep ration delivery scheme of the government, headed by Arvind Kejriwal. The high court interim order also effectively gave a go-ahead to the state government scheme.

40-year-old Sriram P was electrocuted after he came in contact with a damaged wire from a cleaning machine at his workplace.

40-year-old Bengaluru man gets electrocuted at butcher shop; 4th case in just over 1 month

In a tragic incident, a 40-year-old man who worked in a butcher shop died after being electrocuted on Wednesday morning in Doddaballapura. The deceased has been identified as Sriram P, who was working at the HAJ Chicken Centre on Court Road. Sriram was reportedly cutting chicken using a cleaning machine at around 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday when the incident occurred. This is the fourth case of electrocution in just over a month in Bengaluru.

The Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year in jail in the 1988 road rage case. (HT file photo)

SC sentences Sidhu to one-year jail in 1988 road rage case: Timeline

The Supreme Court on Thursday imposed a one-year jail sentence on cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in a 1988 road rage case. Also read: Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar joins BJP A bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and SK Kaul allowed the review plea filed by the victim's family on the issue of the sentence awarded to a former Punjab Congress president, Sidhu. Friends took 65-year-old Gurnam Singh to the local Rajindra Hospital in a rickshaw.

Restaurateurs say they are also delighted to reintroduce the concept of Ladies’ Night (Photo: Shutterstock)

Ladies, it’s party time again!

Put on your dancing shoes, it's girls night out! One such step is the revival of popular ladies night with free cocktails and shots to engaging entertainment on an otherwise dull weekday. Many newly opened eateries are also adopting the concept. Going beyond the traditional idea of ladies night, 1 Oak, has introduced offers every day of the week for female patrons.

Bengaluru was on the pricier side for petrol but had a relatively cheaper diesel price compared to other metros on Thursday. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Petrol expensive in Bengaluru, diesel cheaper; Check prices here

Oil marketing companies in Bengaluru maintained the city's petrol prices at Rs. 111.09 per litre on Thursday for the seventh consecutive week. Petrol price in Delhi was at 105.41, while Chennai was at 110.85 per litre, while Mumbai and Kolkata had petrol prices of 120.51 and 115.12. Agra's petrol price stood at 105.03 per litre, and Ahmedabad's was at 105.08.

A worker stands on a temple rooftop adjacent to the Gyanvapi Mosque in the northern city of Varanasi, India, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (REUTERS File Photo)

Gyanvapi masjid case: Survey report to Varanasi court has 1,500 photos, videos

Vishal Singh, who was appointed special court commissioner by a Varanasi judge, on Thursday submitted his survey report of the Gyanvapi complex, people familiar with the development said. Advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra, who was removed from the position by the judge, submitted his two-page report on Wednesday. It was a huge effort, Madan Mohan Yadav, who is appearing for the Hindu side said. Vishal Singh's report covers the the proceedings of the remaining three days, May 14, 15 and 16.

AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi's recent visit to Aurangzeb's tomb in Aurangabad stoked a major controversy. (File Photo/ANI)

ASI shuts Aurangzeb's tomb in Maharashtra for 5 days after row over AIMIM leader's visit

Amid massive controversy in Maharashtra over AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi's recent visit to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's tomb in the state's Aurangabad, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which protects the monument, announced on Thursday the monument was being closed for five days.

The accident spot on the Kundli Manesar Palwal (KMP) Expressway near Asoda toll plaza in Jhajjar’s Bahadurgarh area where three labourers were run over and killed by a truck early on Thursday. Eleven labourers were injured in the accident. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)

3 labourers killed, 11 injured as truck runs over them on KMP e-way

Three labourers were killed and 11 injured when a truck ran over them on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway near Asoda toll plaza in Jhajjar's Bahadurgarh area early on Thursday, police said. Eleven of them were rushed to the civil hospital in Bahadurgarh from where 10 workers were referred to Rohtak's Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, where their condition is stated to be critical. Four labourers escaped unhurt.

Bengaluru received around a 100 mm of rains that inundated the city when compared to other cities like Chennai and Mumbai, where it takes almost double the amount of downpour. (PTI)

Bengaluru rains: Schools declare holidays, hungry citizens await food packets

Several schools across Karnataka have declared holidays with the state lashed by heavy rains this week; capital Bengaluru is on 'yellow alert' for Thursday. Bengaluru reeled under heavy downpours on Tuesday and Wednesday, when more than 3,000 houses flooded and properties worth lakhs of rupees was damaged. Districts like Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Mandya and Mysuru have also announced holidays for their schools and sent those who attended back home.

In a push towards medical education in Karnataka, an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) will soon be established in the state.

Karnataka to get an AIIMS: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

In a move that will greatly boost Karnataka's Health and Medical Education sector, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya gave a green signal for establishing an All India Institute Of Medical Science in Karnataka. The assurance was given during a meeting between Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and Union Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in New Delhi on Wednesday.

SSLC students dealing with results stress can now contact a helpline designed to address mental health issues.

Karnataka opens mental health helpline for SSLC students to cope with stress

For the first time in the history of Karnataka, the state has opened a mental health tele-helpline for students who are in distress as they await their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) for Class 10 results on Wednesday. "Success and failure are a part of life and they are like two faces of the same coin. SSLC students expecting results must not lose hope at all costs," said Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar today.

The HC cited the General Finance Rules 2017 which does not permit unregistered entities from participating in tenders if the bidder is from a country which shares a land border with India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

HC shelves tender from Karnataka health dept on national security concerns

The Karnataka High Court has stayed all further proceedings in relation to a tender issued by the state Department of Health and Family Welfare in favour of a firm that is an agent of a Chinese company. Philips India Limited had filed an intra-court appeal after its request for a stay on the tender issued to Foress Healthcare LLP was not considered by the court earlier.

A mega flower show is being organised by the floriculture department wherein hundreds of growers from across the Valley will be displaying flowers, cut flowers, pot plants, novelties and ornamental plants at the Srinagar’s picturesque Botanical Garden. (ANI Photo for representational purpose)

Prep in full swing at Srinagar’s botanical garden for flower show starting May 20

Apart from serene lakes, magnificent Mughal Gardens, vast meadows, deciduous forests and Himalayan peaks, people in Kashmir and visitors from outside this year will also be mesmerised by a festival of flowers starting May 20. “The festival is being organised on May 20 and 21 for which, our preparations are in full swing,” said Shayiq Rasool, deputy director, floriculture.

Body of Ranjit Singh, who was killed in a grenade attack in Baramulla, being cremated in Rajouri on Wednesday. (PTI)

Baramulla wine shop attack: Protesters block Rajouri-Poonch highway

Hundreds of villagers -- including family members, relatives and friends of 52-year-old Ranjit Singh, who was killed in a grenade attack inside a wine shop in Baramulla on Tuesday -- blocked Rajouri-Poonch highway at Sunderbani on Wednesday morning for over three hours to protest against his killing. Ranjit hailed from Bhakar village in Sunderbani and had recently gone to Baramulla to work at the wine shop.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022