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Mamata Banerjee announces that as soon as Haji Nurul wins Basirhat, her first visit will be to Sandeshkhali within a few days.

Breaking News UPDATES, 21 May 2024 Latest News Today:  The United States said Monday that Russia last week launched a satellite that could be part of weaponizing space, a possible future global trend that members of the United Nations Security Council condemned even as they failed to pass a measure against it. The Security Council resolution drafted by Russia rivalled one backed by the U.S. and Japan that failed last month. The rival drafts focused on different types of weapons, with the U.S. and Japan specifying weapons of mass destruction. The Russian draft discussed all types of weapons.

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  • 21 May 2024 04:07 PM (IST)

    Delhi LG VK Saxena issues statement on Swati Maliwal issue

    Delhi LG VK Saxena has issued a statement on Swati Maliwal assault case. Here is the letter of the Delhi LG.

  • 21 May 2024 03:20 PM (IST)

    I will soon visit Sandeshkhali: Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee announces that as soon as Haji Nurul wins Basirhat, her first visit will be to Sandeshkhali within a few days. “I will go to meet the people there,” she said.

  • 21 May 2024 02:42 PM (IST)

    Rouse Avenue court hearing in sexual harassment case against Brij Bhushan

  • 21 May 2024 02:15 PM (IST)

    Election Commission bars BJP’s Abhijit Gangopadhyay from campaigning

    The Election Commission today prohibited BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Abhijit Gangopadhyay from campaigning for 24 hours citing his recent remarks as a “low-level personal attack”.


  • 21 May 2024 02:03 PM (IST)

    Amit Shah attacks Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha

    Home Minister Amit Shah today claimed Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government is destroying the culture and tradition of the revered Jagannath Temple in Puri by turning it into a commercial hub under the garb of tourism.

    Shah made the remarks while addressing a rally in the temple town of Puri.


  • 21 May 2024 01:26 PM (IST)

    Maliwal assault case: Kejriwal aide Bibhav being taken to Mumbai for retrieval of phone data

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar, arrested for allegedly assaulting AAP MP Swati Maliwal, is being taken to Mumbai for the retrieval of data from his formatted iPhone, police said on Tuesday.

    Kumar is under a five-day judicial custody in connection with the alleged assault on Maliwal, a Rajya Sabha MP, at the CM’s Delhi residence.

  • 21 May 2024 01:24 PM (IST)

    One dead after consuming contaminated water in village in Karnataka

    One person is suspected to have died and many others fell ill after drinking contaminated water in a village in this district on May 20.

    The affected persons were admitted to the hospital, police said on Tuesday.

    Taking serious note of the incident, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today directed authorities concerned to investigate the matter and ensure proper treatment to those in the hospital.

  • 21 May 2024 12:51 PM (IST)

    Raut slams EC over slow voting pace in Maharashtra, claims poll panel ‘extended branch of BJP’

    Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday claimed the Election Commission was an “extended branch of the BJP” and the voting process in Maharashtra’s 13 Lok seats was slow wherever the MVA candidates were expecting a good turnout.

    Talking to reporters, Raut also claimed the election was seamless in areas where the possibility of the ruling BJP or its allies getting votes was more.

  • 21 May 2024 12:50 PM (IST)

    Village head, 7 others booked for distributing sarees amid polls in UP’s Ballia

    A village head and seven others were booked here allegedly for trying to influence the voters by distributing sarees, police said on Tuesday.

    The incident came to light when a video of the alleged distribution turned up on social media.

    The video showed sarees being distributed to a several women gathered in the courtyard of a house in Haibatpur village on the night of May 18, Deputy Superintendent of Police Gaurav Kumar said.

  • 21 May 2024 12:16 PM (IST)

    Funeral procession for Iran president starts

    Thousands of Iranians walked sombrely through the streets on Tuesday for the funeral procession of President Ebrahim Raisi and seven members of his entourage who were killed in a helicopter crash.Waving Iranian flags and portraits of the late president, the mourners set off from a central square in the northwestern city of Tabriz, where Raisi was headed when his helicopter crashed on Sunday.

  • 21 May 2024 11:46 AM (IST)

    BJP-led NDA has won 270 seats, will cross 400 in next phases: Amit Shah in Delhi

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday urged voters in Delhi to press the EVM button for the BJP’s lotus symbol with such “aggression” that Arvind Kejriwal remembers that he has to go back to Tihar jail.

    Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, who was arrested in a case related to the alleged excise scam, has been granted interim bail till June 1 by the Supreme Court to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections.

  • 21 May 2024 11:32 AM (IST)

    INDIA bloc is coming to power on June 4: Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janta Party saying that “with the completion of each poll phase, it is getting clear that the Modi govt is going, INDIA bloc is coming to power on June 4”.

  • 21 May 2024 11:11 AM (IST)

    INDIA bloc will form next government with over 300 seats, says Delhi CM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday attacked BJP and Amit Shah for calling the AAP workers “Pakistanis” saying that the INDIA Bloc will form the next government in the Centre with over 300 seats.

  • 21 May 2024 10:25 AM (IST)

    AAP launches ‘Jail ka Jawab Vote Se’ signature campaign against arrest of Delhi CM

  • 21 May 2024 10:04 AM (IST)

    INDIA bloc confident of stopping BJP from getting majority in polls, people fighting for us: Kharge

    Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday asserted that the response of the people towards his party and INDIA bloc has changed significantly and there is a big undercurrent in favour of the alliance which will be able to stop the BJP from getting the majority numbers in Lok Sabha polls.

    In an interview with PTI, he said it is the people who are now fighting for them and against the ideology of the BJP and the RSS which spreads “hatred and division” in society.

    The Congress chief said people feel the fight is now to save democracy and the Constitution and have extended support to the party.

  • 21 May 2024 10:04 AM (IST)

    Amritsar traders say trade revival with Pakistan key poll issue; will benefit farmers, transporters

    For the traders and industry in Amritsar, resumption of trade with Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah land route is a key poll issue. They say reviving cross-border trade will also benefit farmers, transporters and labourers.

    The volume of trade between India and Pakistan through the land route used to be around Rs 5,000 crore per annum before the bilateral trade ties were suspended in 2019.

    Resuming trade with Pakistan will not only boost the economy of Amritsar but it will also create more employment opportunities, the traders said.

  • 21 May 2024 09:07 AM (IST)

    Wave of support for NDA getting stronger and stronger: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asserted that people have decided they want a strong BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, saying the wave in its support is “getting stronger and stronger”.

    He posted on X following the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls a day earlier, expressing gratitude to those who voted.

    “INDI Alliance can try any sort of votebank politics, the people will not believe them. They are totally discredited and dejected,” the prime minister said in the post.

  • 21 May 2024 08:21 AM (IST)

    Haiti’s main international airport reopens nearly three months after gang violence forced it closed

    Haiti’s main international airport reopened Monday for the first time in nearly three months after relentless gang violence forced authorities to close it.

    The reopening of the Toussaint-Louverture airport in the capital of Port-au-Prince is expected to help ease a critical shortage of medications and other basic supplies. The country’s main seaport remains badly affected. Gangs control 80% of the capital.

  • 21 May 2024 08:21 AM (IST)

    Indian-origin delivery driver jailed in Singapore for stealing meat products

    An Indian-origin delivery driver was on Monday sentenced to 30 months in jail for stealing meat products worth more than SGD 170,000 while working with a wholesale distributor.

    Sivam Karuppan (42) sold the stolen meat to a customer and pocketed the sales proceeds for himself and another colleague working with the distributor, Chee Song Foods, TODAY newspaper reported.

    A case against his colleague is yet to go to court. The duo’s nationality was not stated in the report.

  • 21 May 2024 07:45 AM (IST)

    US imposes sanctions on former Bangladeshi Gen over corruption

    The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a former Bangladeshi general over his alleged involvement in corruption, saying his actions have contributed to the undermining of country’s democratic institutions and the people’s faith in public institutions and processes.

    “The US Department of State announced today the public designation of former General Aziz Ahmed, previously Chief of the Bangladesh Army Staff, due to his involvement in significant corruption,” State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said.

  • 21 May 2024 06:49 AM (IST)

    “Will take you to court for every lie you spread”: Swati Maliwal lashes out at AAP

    AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, who has charged assault allegations against Delhi Chief Minister’s aide Bibhav Kumar lashed out at Delhi ministers and AAP leaders for “spreading lies” about “corruption FIR” against her and threatened to file a lawsuit against them.In a post on X, Swati Maliwal claimed that her status in the party changed from “Lady Singham” to “BJP agent” right after she filed a complaint against now-arrested Kumar.

  • 21 May 2024 06:45 AM (IST)

    BJP’s Hazaribagh MP gets show cause notice for not participating in election campaign

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a show cause notice to sitting Hazaribagh MP Jayant Sinha for not participating in the election campaign after the selection of a new candidate. According to the sources, Jayant Sinha did not even vote and is not participating in the organizational work of the party. His behaviour irked the party and has been asked to reply within two days

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