Sadhvi Pragya banned from campaigning for 72 hours: Election commission cracks the whip on errant leaders; bans BJP’s Bhopal nominee Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours for her remarks on former ATS chief Hemant Karkare and Babri mosque demolition; concludes that PM’speech in Latur not violative of its instructions on invoking armed forces in poll campaigns.
Meghalaya govt files affidavit in SC to call off rescue operation at Ksan: Meghalaya Government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court to call off the ongoing rescue operations at Ksan coal mine in East Jaintia Hills.
SC: Any relative of a victim can file complaint against cruelty and dowry harassment: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court ruled that any relative of a woman can file a complaint of cruelty and dowry harassment by husband or in-laws.
Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Electioneering in full swing for remaining phases: Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan; lashes out at political opponents; accuses Congress of harbouring dreams to harm him; Rahul Gandhi holds rallies at several places in UP; canvasses for votes on Nyay scheme; In joint rally in UP, Mayawati and Akhilesh take on Congress and BJP.
Cyclone Fani: NCMC reviews preparedness; NDRF teams kept ready: Odisha, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh brace for Cyclone Fani’s landfall on Friday afternoon; National Crisis Management Committee reviews preparedness for Fani for the third straight day in a row; 17 coastal districts of Odisha on high alert.
Deadly Naxal attack in Gadchiroli; 16 martyred, including 15 police personnel: Naxals strike again; 16 martyred including 15 jawans of Quick reaction Team of Maharashtra Police and their driver in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra; Condemnation pours in from the President, Prime Minister, among other top leaders; PM assures the perpetrators of the violence will not be spared.
EC withdraws MCC in view of cyclone “Fani” in Odisha: Election Commission has approved a proposal of lifting of provisions of Model Code of Conduct from the areas which are expected to be affected by Cyclone Fani in Odisha.
1 Indian, 3 Indian-origin persons killed in US: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj: An Indian national and three persons of Indian-origin have been killed in Cincinnati in the US and the matter is being investigated by police there, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.
EC imposes fresh ban on SP leader Azam Khan from campaigning: The Election Commission on Tuesday imposed a fresh ban on Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan from campaigning for 48 hours for his provocative speeches against the local poll machinery and also making inflammatory communal remarks.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Battleground Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow has traditionally been a BJP stronghold and the party has been winning this seat since 1991. BJP stalwart and former Prime Minister late Atal Behari Vajpayee represented this seat a number of times, making this seat a keenly watched seat across the country.
Jana Sena Party candidate S P Y Reddy dies after prolonged illness: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, in a statement, expressed grief over the MP’s death. Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan also expressed grief over S P Y Reddy’s death and hailed him as a dignified leader.
Cyclone ‘Fani’ intensifies into extremely severe cyclonic storm: Cyclone ‘Fani’ has intensified into an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ and it will cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali by Friday afternoon.
Campaigning is on in full swing for the remaining phases of Lok Sabha polls: Top leaders of several political parties are holding public meetings at various places across the country to woo voters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold rallies in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Ambedkar Nagar, and Kaushambi in Uttar Pradesh and in Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh.
Lankan Police release photos of suicide bombers involved in Easter attacks: Sri Lankan police on Wednesday released the names and pictures of nine suicide bombers involved in the Easter day attacks which killed at least 253 people including 42 foreigners.
Big diplomatic win for India; Masood Azhar designated global terrorist by UNSC: India scores a big diplomatic victory; JeM Chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist at the UN; Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks participating countries for their support to India’s stand against terror; US, France, and other countries welcome UNSC decision.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gets 50 weeks in jail: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sentenced by London court to 50 weeks in jail for skipping bail; he was evicted by Ecuador on April 11.
Zakir Naik’s Peace TV banned in Sri Lanka in wake of bombings: Sri Lankan government has issued orders preventing any person from preaching religious, extremist or radical ideologies who encourages or glorifies terrorism.
Naruhito becomes emperor of Japan; new Reiwa era begins: A new era dawned in Japan on Wednesday as Naruhito officially became emperor at midnight following his father’s historic abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne, the world’s oldest monarchy.
State Bank of India links interest rates to RBI’s repo rate: India’s largest bank State Bank of India has moved to a new interest rate regime on large savings account deposits as well as short-term loans.
Goods and Services Tax collection at all-time high: Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection scales record high of Rs 1.13 lakh crore in April, highest ever collection since GST implementation.
Delhi High Court issues notice to Jet Airways: The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Jet Airways on a plea seeking direction to the Civil Aviation Ministry and DGCA to ensure refunds or provide alternative travel mode for passengers who have booked tickets with the airlines.
BFI set to launch inaugural Indian Boxing League: Boxing Federation of India will be launching the Indian Boxing League (IBL) this year in the month of July or August.
ISRO: Chandrayaan-2 to be launch between July 9-16: All the modules are getting ready for Chandrayaan-2 launch during the window of July 9 to July 16, 2019, with an expected Moon landing on September 6, 2019.
International Labour Day being observed today: International Labour Day also known as May Day is being observed today.