64 die as thunderstorms wreak havoc in 4 states
Thunderstorms and dust storms wreaked havoc last evening in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi NCR and West Bengal killing at least 64 people and leaving behind a trail of destruction. High-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services in north India.
WB Panchayat polls: Violence in several places, 12% voting in first 2 hours
Voting is being held in West Bengal for elections to the state’s three-tier panchayat system. The state election commission has received complaints of violence from at least four districts. Allegations of ballot boxes being tampered with have also emerged from certain areas. The overall voting in the first two hours of polling was recorded to be 12.2 per cent.
Bengal Left activist, wife killed in fire; CPI-M blames Trinamool
In the wake of violence surrounding the West Bengal rural polls, a CPI-M activist Debu Das and his wife were burnt to death in their house allegedly by a group of miscreants backed by the Trinamool Congress in South 24 Parganas district’s Namkhana. The CPI-M has alleged that Das was threatened by Trinamool Congress candidate Amit Mondol and his associates of dire consequences earlier on Sunday.
Petrol and diesel prices hiked 2 days after Karnataka election
Petrol and diesel prices were revised today after a gap of nearly 21 days. The new Petrol rates for metro cities are as high as Rs 82.65 in Mumbai while Diesel prices were as high as Rs 70.43. With this, diesel prices have touched a record high while petrol is at a 56-month peak.
Haryana FM wants AMU renamed after Jat king Mahendra Pratap
Amid a row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait on Aligarh Muslim University campus, Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu has now demanded that the university be named after Jat king Mahendra Pratap Singh. The minister said that King Mahendra “donated land for the university for the education of Hindus as well as Muslims”.
India’s wholesale inflation rises to 3.18% in April
According to latest official data, wholesale price-indexed inflation in India during April stood at 3.18 per cent from 2.47 per cent in the previous month. According to the Commerce Ministry data, the WPI inflation in April 2017 was at 3.85 per cent.
Barcelona’s unbeaten run in La Liga ends on penultimate game of season
Barcelona’s hopes of completing an unbeaten La Liga season ended in thrilling fashion as the champions suffered a shock 5-4 defeat at Levante in their 37th and penultimate game of the campaign after resting talisman Lionel Messi.
Buttler equals Sehwag’s record with 5th straight IPL fifty
Jos Buttler smashed another fifty last night in Indian Premier League to become only the second batsman after Virender Sehwag to score five consecutive half-centuries in the history of the league. Buttler made unbeaten 94 against Mumbai Indians to equal Sehwag’s record as Rajasthan Royals won the match by seven wickets.
Raazi BO collection Day 3: Alia’s film continues its dream run
After earning Rs 18.83 crore in the first two days of its release, Alia Bhatt-starrer has shown an upward trend in its collection on Sunday. According to early estimates, Raazi earned approximately Rs 13.80 crore on Sunday, thus taking the total to approximately Rs 32.63 crore.
Jio files complaint against Airtel eSim
Jio has filed a complaint with the Department of Telecommunications alleging that Airtel has located the network node, crucial to provide eSIM service on Apple Watch Series 3, outside India which is against the terms and conditions of Unified License rules. Airtel, however, has denied the charge saying the department was duly notified prior to the launch of Apple.