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Updated on May 19, 2022 07:05 PM IST

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  • May 19, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    Taliban orders women TV anchors to cover their faces on air

    Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers ordered all female presenters on TV channels to cover their faces on air, reported AP.

  • May 19, 2022 06:40 PM IST

    Prosecutors request life sentence for Russian soldier in Kyiv war crimes trial

    Prosecutors request life sentence for Russian soldier in Kyiv war crimes trial, reports AFP. 

  • May 19, 2022 06:34 PM IST

    Indonesia to lift ban on palm oil exports

    Indonesia announced lifting a month-long ban on palm oil export, citing improvements in the supply and domestic price of bulk cooking oil.

  • May 19, 2022 06:13 PM IST

    Delhi reports 520 new Covid cases in 24 hours

    Delhi reports 520 new Covid cases, 817 recoveries, and one death in the last 24 hours.

  • May 19, 2022 06:01 PM IST

    PM Modi to attend Quad summit in Tokyo on Tuesday, bilateral meets with leaders of US, Japan planned, says MEA

    PM Modi to attend Quad summit in Tokyo on Tuesday, bilateral meets with leaders of US, Japan planned, says MEA

  • May 19, 2022 05:51 PM IST

    Over 3,000 Char Dham yatra pilgrims stranded after Yamunotri highway caves in

    Over 3,000 Char Dham yatra pilgrims stranded after Yamunotri highway caves in

  • May 19, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    Centre to send 10 companies of paramilitary forces to Punjab by evening, 10 sent earlier: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

    Centre to send 10 companies of paramilitary forces to Punjab by evening, 10 sent earlier: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

  • May 19, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    Centre to review COVID vaccination program with States, UTs tomorrow: Report

    With India witnessing a decline in COVID-19 cases and following the administration of 191.79 crore vaccine doses, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will review the coronavirus vaccination program with all the states and union territories on Friday, ANI reported.

  • May 19, 2022 04:57 PM IST

    ‘They not only insulted…’: Sunil Jakhar tears into Cong after joining BJP

    Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. The induction into the saffron fold took place less than a week after he resigned from the grand old party. After joining the saffron party, Jakhar said, “Three generations of my family served the Congress party over the last 50 years. Today, I have broken the 50-year-old tie with Congress over issues of nationalism, unity and brotherhood in Punjab. Full report

  • May 19, 2022 04:35 PM IST

    Tripura ministers get portfolios; chief minister Manik Saha keeps key depts

    Tripura ministers get portfolios; chief minister Manik Saha keeps key depts

  • May 19, 2022 04:10 PM IST

    Sculptures of gods, Sheshnag like structures found in Gyanvapi Mosque, claims sacked advocate commissioner

    Several sculptures of gods and goddesses alongwith other structures related to Hindu belief were seen in the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, said advocate Ajay Kumar Mishra, who was appointed commissioner by Varanasi court to survey the Gyanvapi-Gauri Shringar complex but was later removed for leaking the information.

  • May 19, 2022 04:07 PM IST

    CBI gets 4 days remand of Karti Chidambaram’s CA in alleged visa scam case

    Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) gets 4 days remand of S Bhaskar Raman, chartered accountant of Congress MP Karti Chidambaram in an alleged visa scam case.

  • May 19, 2022 03:30 PM IST

    Mumbai court allows Indrani Mukerjea to be released on provisional cash bail of 2 lakh.

    Special court allowed release of Indrani Mukerjea on provisional cash bail of 2 lakh. Time of two weeks granted to her to furnish solvent surety in the sum of 2 lakh.

  • May 19, 2022 03:11 PM IST

    Will submit to the majesty of law, tweets Sidhu after SC sentences him to 1 year in jail

    Former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu tweets after Supreme Court sentenced him to 1 year in jail in the 1988 road rage case. “Will submit to the majesty of law ….,” he said.

  • May 19, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    Delhi HC sets aside Kejriwal’s doorstep ration delivery

    Delhi HC sets aside Kejriwal govt’s doorstep ration delivery, says scheme did not have LG’s nod.

  • May 19, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    School shooting in Northern Germany

    One injured in school shooting in northern Germany, suspect arrested.

  • May 19, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    Japan to double Ukraine aid to $600 million

    Japan will double its financial aid for Ukraine to USD 600 million in support of the war-torn country.

  • May 19, 2022 02:09 PM IST

    Congress leader Navjot Sidhu sentenced to one year in jail

    In 1988 road rage case, Navjot Sidhu sentenced to one year in jail by SC, earlier let off with 1000 fine

  • May 19, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    Ex-Punjab Cong President joins BJP

    Ex-Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar joins BJP at party headquarters in New Delhi.

  • May 19, 2022 12:50 PM IST

    Sri Krishna Janambhoomi case update

    Mathura court allows petition over maintainability of case.

  • May 19, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    Ex-Punjab Cong President may join BJP today

    Ex-Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar likely to join BJP at 1.30 pm.

  • May 19, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    Haryana: 3 dead as truck runs over sleeping labourers

    3 died and 14 others were injured after truck ran over sleeping migrant labourers at Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway in Bahadurgarh earlier this morning. Police says it is possible that the driver was intoxicated or sleepy and lost control of the vehicle.

  • May 19, 2022 11:14 AM IST

    Gyanvapi mosque hearing update

    Supreme Court adjourns case to Friday 3pm; Varanasi court asked to desist from taking up matter today.

  • May 19, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    SC’s remark on recommendations of GST council

    Recommendations of GST council not binding on Centre and states, only has persuasive value: Supreme Court

  • May 19, 2022 10:06 AM IST

    Sensex dives 1,155 points in early trade amid weak global markets

    Sensex on Thursday dropped 975 points to open at 53,232; Nifty started session at 15,977. Yesterday, the equity benchmarks surrendered early gains to close with modest losses, snapping their two-day winning streak.

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  • May 19, 2022 09:01 AM IST

    India reports 2,364 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours

    India on Thursday reported 2,364 new cases of Covid-19. 10 new deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours taking the total toll to 5,24,303. The number of active cases in the country now stand at 15,419 – down by over 200 against the previous day. 

    Over 13 Lakh vaccine doses were also administered in the last 24 hours in India.

  • May 19, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Domestic LPG prices hiked again, cross 1,000-mark in Delhi: report

    Cooking gas LPG prices on Thursday rose for the second time this month by 3.50, taking LPG cylinder prices across the country over the 1,000-mark.

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  • May 19, 2022 07:27 AM IST

    ED files money laundering case against Raj Kundra

    The Enforcement Directorate has registered a money laundering case against businessman Raj Kundra in connection with the pornography case, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. Mumbai Police also registered a case against him in 2021.

  • May 19, 2022 07:15 AM IST

    US to fly in baby formula on military contracted planes

    The US government will fly in baby formula on commercial planes contracted by the military in an airlift aimed at easing the major shortage plaguing the country, the White House said on Wednesday.

  • May 19, 2022 06:03 AM IST

    Flood situation is terrible, says Assam MLA

    Situation is terrible. Our constituency is low-land. All the harvest has gone and people don’t have a place to live. Water levels rose so much that we can’t go there; routes closed. Our party workers are working with NDRF for relief to locals: Sashi Kanta Das, MLA from Assam’s Raha

  • May 19, 2022 05:26 AM IST

    President Kovind arrives in St Vincent and the Grenadines

    President Ram Nath Kovind, First Lady Savita Kovind arrive in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, welcomed by school students upon arrival.


PM Modi to attend Quad summit in Tokyo on Tuesday, bilateral meets on agenda

During the visit, PM Narendra Modi will participate in a business event with Japanese business leaders. He will also address and interact with the Indian community in Japan. 



Leaders of Quad member countries: Japan PM Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison.
Leaders of Quad member countries: Japan PM Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison.

Updated on May 19, 2022 07:05 PM IST


Help us to get global support for economic recovery, Lankan envoy asks NSA Doval

This is the first meeting between senior officials of India and Sri Lanka after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on May 9 in the island nation grappling with its worst economic crisis in decades.



Sri Lankan high commissioner Milinda Moragoda thanked national security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval for the support extended by India to manage Sri Lanka’s crisis situation. (Twitter/Sri Lanka in India)
Sri Lankan high commissioner Milinda Moragoda thanked national security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval for the support extended by India to manage Sri Lanka’s crisis situation. (Twitter/Sri Lanka in India)

Published on May 19, 2022 06:52 PM IST


Delhi HC directs Umar Khalid’s bail plea in 2020 riots case to another bench

The former JNU student, along with several other students were booked under UAPA for allegedly being the ‘masterminds’ of the February 2020 communal riots in Delhi.



Former JNU student Umar Khalid(PTI photo)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid(PTI photo)

Published on May 19, 2022 06:32 PM IST

Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Aryan Prakash


India ships wheat to Egypt post ban, gets diplomatic requests from 12 nations

India, which banned all private export of wheat on May 13 to manage the country’s food security, has kept a window open for overseas shipments on the specific request of a foreign government to meet their food-security needs.



India will consider shipment requests by foreign governments which face a dire food crisis and fulfill the country’s global commitments, an official said. (REUTERS/File Photo)
India will consider shipment requests by foreign governments which face a dire food crisis and fulfill the country’s global commitments, an official said. (REUTERS/File Photo)

Updated on May 19, 2022 06:23 PM IST


Assam floods: BJP MLA on a piggyback ride to review relief work | Video here

  • Assam has been plagued with flooding and landslides due to torrential rainfall over the past few days. Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Dima Hasao is the worst-hit as rail and road connectivity have been disrupted in the region due to erosion from floods and landslides.


BJP MLA Sibu Misra gets piggyback ride from flood rescue worker in Assam's Hojai district. (Screengrab/ANI video)
BJP MLA Sibu Misra gets piggyback ride from flood rescue worker in Assam’s Hojai district. (Screengrab/ANI video)

Published on May 19, 2022 05:53 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi


Heavy rains lash Kerala, IMD issues ‘orange’ alert in 12 districts

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority said cyclonic circulation over northern Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas would lead to isolated very heavy rainfall.



Heavy rains lash Kerala, IMD issues ‘orange’ alert in 12 districts(REUTERS)
Heavy rains lash Kerala, IMD issues ‘orange’ alert in 12 districts(REUTERS)

Published on May 19, 2022 05:30 PM IST

Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan


Kerala Congress chief K Sudhakaran booked for his remarks against chief minister

Kerala Congress chief K Sudhakaran’s remark on chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has triggered a political controversy in the state ahead of the upcoming Thrikkakara by-election.



The Congress said the case against its Kerala chief K Sudhakaran is a politically-motivated move and the party will deal with it legally. (PTI)
The Congress said the case against its Kerala chief K Sudhakaran is a politically-motivated move and the party will deal with it legally. (PTI)

Updated on May 19, 2022 05:00 PM IST


Maruti’s new Sonipat plant to produce one million cars annually in 8 years

  • Maruti Suzuki formally signed a deal today with the Haryana government to set up its third manufacturing facility in the state. Maruti will invest 11,000 crore and aim to produce 2.5 lakh cars when production starts from 2025.


Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala seen with Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa at the signing of an agreement by Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) for the allotment of 800 acres and 100 acres of land at Industrial Model Township (IMT) Kharkhoda, near Sonipat,
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala seen with Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa at the signing of an agreement by Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) for the allotment of 800 acres and 100 acres of land at Industrial Model Township (IMT) Kharkhoda, near Sonipat,

Published on May 19, 2022 04:22 PM IST

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