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Rs 10L recovered from deceased beggar's home in Tirumala
Tirupati, May 17 (IANS) A curious case of a deceased beggar amassing Rs 10 lakh surfaced on Monday in the temple town of Tirumala.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Delhi WCD Minister inspects childcare home
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister in the Delhi government, Rajendra Pal Gautam, made a surprise visit to the Nirmal Chhaya childcare home on Jail Road on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal cabinet approves setting up of state Legislative Council
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The West Bengal cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Monday approved formation of the upper house of the state legislature, in its second meeting on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
News channel moves SC for quashing of sedition case FIR in Andhra
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A media outlet has moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of an FIR in a sedition case in Andhra Pradesh.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Patna HC seeks fresh affidavit on bodies found in river Ganga
Patna, May 17 (IANS) Flagging discrepancy in the government's death toll, the Patna High Court on Monday directed the Chief Secretary and the Divisional Commissioner of Buxar to file a fresh affidavit on the bodies that were found in river Ganga last week.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bihar BJP leaders write to CM against pilot water channel from UP
Patna, May 17 (IANS) The leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar have written to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, urging him to stop the ongoing construction work of a pilot channel in Uttar Pradesh that is currently underway in some districts of eastern UP to divert the flow of rivers towards the West Champaran district in Bihar.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Centre opposes PIL to stall Central Vista project, Delhi HC reserves verdict
Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its verdict on a plea seeking to halt the construction of Central Vista redevelopment project against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi begins walk-in vaccination for 45+ at govt schools (Ld)
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Walk-in vaccination for those aged 45 and above kicked off at 97 Delhi Government-run schools on Monday. Those without any smartphones or unable to register online for vaccination will also be able to get jabbed at these centres.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
200-bed SidDha centre for Covid patients opened in Madurai
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The Municipal Administration Minister in the Tamil Nadu government, K.N. Nehru, on Monday inaugurated a 200-bed Siddha treatment centre for Covid-19 patients at the premises of the American College in Madurai.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
After day-long drama, 4 Trinamool leaders granted bail in Narada sting case
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) After a day-long drama, four top Trinamool Congress leaders, who were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Narada sting operation case on Monday morning, were granted interim bail by a special CBI court here. The Central probe agency is likely to move the higher court in this matter.
2021-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Every 5th person suspected Covid infected: T'gana Guv
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday called for strict compliance with preventive guidelines saying every fifth person is a suspected Covid infected.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ex-Mumbai CP moves SC alleging witch-hunt, cites threats to withdraw complaint against Anil Deshmukh
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court for transfer of all inquiries ordered against him outside the state of Maharashtra. Singh has alleged a witch-hunt after he accused then home minister Anil Deshmukh of adopting corrupt practices in posting or transfers in police in addition with extortion of Rs 100 crore per month from various establishments.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajnikanth donates Rs 50 lakh to CM's Public Relief Fund
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the state secretariat here on Monday and donated Rs 50 lakh to the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF).
2021-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN skips NEP meet called by Union Education Minister
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The officials of the Higher Education Ministry of the Tamil Nadu government on Monday skipped a virtual meeting called by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to discuss the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
BJP slams Cong as woman commits suicide at MLA's bungalow in Bhopal
Bhopal, May 17 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh launched a blistering attack on the Congress after the alleged suicide by a woman at the bungalow of Umang Singhar, a Congress MLA and former Minister in the Kamal Nath government, in Bhopal. It is being alleged that Singhar was about to marry this woman but the reason behind her death is being investigated by the police.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Swearing-in on Thursday with 500 invitees, says Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) Deflecting criticism of the arrangements of the swearing-in ceremony of his second government, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said it will be held at the Central Stadium on Thursday at 3 p.m. with only 500 attendees.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Walk-in vaccination for 45+ in Delhi, stock to last 3 days
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Delhi will receive 3.83 lakh doses of vaccines in May but as on Monday, it has vaccines for the 45 and above age group categories for the next three days and for the 18 to 44 age group for only two days.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Allegations fly thick and fast as political drama deepens in Bengal
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Amid allegations and counter allegations being levelled against each other by the leaders of both the ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition BJP inn West Bengal, Trinamool Youth Congress President Abhishek Banerjee on Monday asked all the supporters and party workers to maintain peace and have faith in the judiciary.
2021-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Plea in SC against FIRs for posters questioning PM for Covid vax exports
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking quashing of multiple FIRs registered by Delhi Police for putting up posters criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for exporting Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress taskforce on Covid-19 to meet on Wed
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The newly-constituted Congress taskforce on Covid-19 under Ghulam Nabi Azad will meet virtually on Wednesday to prepare the party workers to help the people in distress.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Govt releases Rs 5,968 crore to 15 states under Jal Jeevan Mission
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Government has released Rs 5,968 crore to 15 states for the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission in the financial year 2021-22.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid medicines case: Delhi HC questions police's clean chit to politicians
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday expressed its displeasure with the Delhi Police clean chit to nine politicians, including city MP Gautam Gambhir and Indian Youth Congress (IYC) President B.V. Srinivas, in a matter connected with alleged hoarding of Covid medicines.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fixed deposit accounts for children orphaned by Covid in Andhra
Amaravati, May 17 (IANS) In a bid secure the future of children rendered orphans by the pandemic, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to open fixed deposit accounts in their names.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Chandigarh extends curfew till May 25
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration on Monday decided to extend the curfew in the city till May 25 morning to further contain the coronavirus.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
AIADMK to donate Rs 1 crore to CM's public relief fund
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The AIADMK has said it will donate Rs 1 crore to the Tamil Nadu Chief minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) for Covid-19 relief work and to boost the health infrastructure in the state.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
People of Israel stand with family of Indian killed in Hamas strike: Israeli diplomat
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The Consul General of Israel to south India, Jonathan Zadka, has said that the people of Israel stand with the family of Soumya Santosh, a Kerala woman who lost her life during the Hamas strike in Israel.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Shah urged to drop sedition charges against 3 Kashmiri students
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) The J&K students association on Monday appealed to Union Home Minister, Amit Shah and Karnataka Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa to drop sedition charges on 3 Kashmiri students and revoke their suspension.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Notice to Punjab govt in 'MeToo' allegations against minister
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Trouble seems brewing for Punjab Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who has been facing charges of sending "indecent" messages to an IAS officer on her mobile phone more than two years ago, with the state women panel issuing notice to the government on the issue.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Gujarat bizman sets up firewood bank for cremations in UP
Ghazipur, May 17 (IANS) Gujarat-based businessman Sanjay Rai has set up a firewood bank at the cremation grounds on the banks of the Ganga to help poor people perform the last rites of their kin, instead of dumping the bodies in the river.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Transparency should be maintained on vax supply: Sisodia
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Amid the shortage of anti-Covid vaccines, the AAP-led Delhi government on Monday wrote to the Centre and demanded full transparency in the vaccine allocation system.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Govt has failed but gratitude to heroes serving others: Rahul
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hailed the heroes who are continuously serving the people even though the government has failed.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM speaks Maha, Guj, Goa CMs over Tauktae preparation, impact
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa and the Lt Governor of Daman and Diu over their preparedness to deal with severe cyclonic storm Tauktae.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Covid positive Mizoram minister mops hospital floor, shares meal with others
Aizawl, May 17 (IANS) Mizorams Power and Electricity Minister, R. Lalzirliana (71), has been captured in a video where he could be seen mopping floors at the Zoram Medical College and Hospital (ZMCH), where he, his wife and son are undergoing treatment for Covid-19 since last week.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Drink cow urine to be safe from corona, says BJP Bhopal MP
Bhopal, May 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal, Pragya Thakur has claimed that she was not infected with the coronavirus because she regularly drinks cow urine. She said she will continue to be safe as long as she consumes 'gomutra'. The Congress has taken a dig at the MP's statement.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chhattisgarh CM proposes to allow 20% oxygen for industrial use
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A day after Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow oxygen for industrial use in the state, the CM on Monday wrote to Union Minister for Industries and Commerce Piyush Goyal demanding that steel industries be allowed to use 20 per cent of the oxygen produced in Chhattisgarh.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Governor asks Mamata to follow rule of law
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) As protests and violence erupted in several parts of the city demanding the release of the Trinamool Congress leaders and the ministers arrested by the CBI in the Narada sting operation case, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to follow 'constitutional norms' and 'rule of law'.
2021-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
UP women manufacture solar lamps for kids
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has launched a project to manufacture solar lamps and distribute them to children in rural areas of the state at a reasonably low cost.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa O2 deaths: Congress files complaint against CM, Health Minister
Panaji, May 17 (IANS) The Congress on Monday filed a police complaint against Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Viswajit Rane, claiming that their "sheer incompetence, mismanagement and criminal negligence" led to the "deaths of hundreds of Covid patients due to oxygen shortage".
2021-05-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UK further eases Covid-19 restrictions
London, May 17 (IANS) People in England, Scotland and Wales can now sit indoors in pubs and restaurants and can hug each other again, in the biggest single lifting of coronavirus restrictions since the start of the UK's successful vaccination campaign.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
TN govt warns people against inhaling steam to prevent Covid-19
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Monday warned the people of the state not to inhale steam without following proper medical advice. The Minister said here that people in large numbers were inhaling steam as a preventive measure against Covid-19 infection, adding that inhaling steam without proper advice would damage the lungs.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
UP MLA worries about sedition charge if he talks too much
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Rakesh Rathore, a BJP MLA from Sitapur district, has hit out at his own government in Uttar Pradesh, saying that lawmakers like him do not have any freedom to speak the truth.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Day after Cyclone Tauktae, Goa without power
Panaji, May 17 (IANS) A day after Cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc in the state, claiming two lives, large parts of Goa on Monday continued to be without electricity and water supply, after heavy winds and rain uprooted hundreds of trees and damaged electrical infrastructure including electricity poles and transformers.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Mamata starts dharna in CBI's Kolkata office, violence erupts (Ld)
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Violence has erupted outside CBI's Kolkata office, where West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is sitting in dharna to protest the arrest of four of her Trinamool Congress leaders.
2021-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Colombian protest leaders present demands to govt
Bogota, May 17 (IANS) After more than two weeks of violent protests in Colombia, national strike leaders have presented a list of demands to the country's government.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Looking at the Tauktae threat, Remdesivir stock sent to coastal hospitals: Rupani
Gandhinagar, May 17 (IANS) Looking at the severe cyclonic storm Tauktae, which is about to hit Gujarat in the evening, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday announced that the state government had procured 3 days supply of Remdesivir injections and dispatched it to the covid hospitals on the coastal areas in the state.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
S'pore, HK again postpone travel bubble launch
Singapore, May 17 (IANS) Singapore and Hong Kong are for the second time postponing the start of their quarantine-free travel bubble, the Transport Ministry here said on Monday, citing "the evolving Covid-19 situation" in the city-state.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Aid ship rescues over 300 people in Mediterranean
Rome, May 17 (IANS) The aid ship Sea-Eye 4 has rescued about 330 migrants attempting to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean in the past few days, the private vessel's German operator announced on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Vijayan cuts cake ahead of the beginning of second term
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) Taking full credit for leading the ruling CPI-M led LDF to a second term, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ahead of the first meeting of the Left Democratic Front after the election results, celebrated the occasion by cutting a big cake here on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Taiwan bars entry to non-nationals after Covid spike
Taipei, May 17 (IANS) Taiwan is banning the entry of non-nationals without a resident permit and the transit of international airport passengers, after reporting a new daily record of 333 locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics
Turkey eases strict lockdown
Ankara, May 17 (IANS) Turkey emerged from its strictest nationwide shutdown on Monday aimed at containing the coronavirus, but weeknight and weekend curfews will remain in place.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics