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Supreme Court dismisses pleas seeking review of its judgement where it upheld the validity of the Union government's 2019 decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution which conferred the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Vedanta says suspension of mining operations at iron ore mine in Chitradurga district have been revoked, reports Reuters.

One person died and several others were injured after a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore was hit by severe turbulence. The flight, en route to Singapore, was forced to make an emergency landing at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport. The aircraft was carrying a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew, the airline said in a statement.

The Delhi Police has taken Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar - taken into custody for allegedly assaulting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal - to Mumbai for the retrieval of data from his formatted iPhone.

The Central government has reaffirmed restrictions on the import of unregistered or non-compliant electronics products, an order that has been in place since 2021, according to a government order dated Monday.

The father of the 17-year-old teenager involved in a fatal car accident that killed two people has been taken into custody by Pune Police. According to police reports, a luxury Porsche, driven by the 17-year-old, rammed into a  two-wheeler on Sunday, instantly killing Aneesh Awadhiya, and his partner  Ashwini Costa, who were on it. The teen driver of the Porsche was detained and produced in a juvenile court, where he was granted bail with certain conditions, including assisting traffic police for 15 days and writing a 300-word essay on the "effect of road accidents and their solution".

BJP leader Sambit Patra courted controversy on Monday when stated that Lord Jagannath, the revered icon of Puri, is a devotee of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while giving sound bites to journalists.  Patra is the saffron party's candidate from Puri. The political gaffe has led to a huge backlash from political opponents, especially from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal (BJD). The resulting furore has prompted the BJP leader to undertake a period of fasting in atonement.

Speaking at his farewell after retiring as a judge of the Calcutta High Court on Monday,  Justice Chitta Ranjan Dash  he was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and  was "ready to go back to the organisation" if they called him for any assistance or for any work that he was capable of doing. "To the distaste of some persons, I must admit here that I was and I am a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)," he stated.

11:14 PM

SC dismisses pleas seeking review of Article 370 verdict

Supreme Court dismisses pleas seeking review of its judgement where it upheld the validity of the Union government's 2019 decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution which conferred the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
9:47 PM

Spain withdraws its ambassador to Argentina over comments made by President Milei

Spain on Tuesday said it was pulling its ambassador from Argentina in response to comments made by Argentine President Javier Milei, who accused the Spanish prime minister's wife of corruption and described socialism as “cursed and carcinogenic.” Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares told reporters Tuesday that the Spanish ambassador to Argentina “will definitely stay in Madrid.” “Argentina will continue without an ambassador,” he said.
 
Milei responded angrily to the move, saying the withdrawal was “nonsense typical of an arrogant socialist." “Socialists are capable of doing anything,” he added.
9:42 PM

Mercury eases to 42.2 deg C in Delhi

The maximum temperature in the national capital eased slightly on Tuesday settling at 42.2 degrees Celsius, 2.2 notches above the season's average, but still in the 'Yellow' alert zone, the weather office said.
 
The weather department has four colour-coded warnings -- green (no action needed), yellow (watch and stay updated), orange (be prepared) and red (take action).
 
The maximum temperature in Mungeshpur settled at 44.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Palam (44.4 degrees), Najafgarh (43.9 degrees), Pusa and Pitampura (both 43.4 degrees), and Aya Nagar (42.4 degrees).
 
Light to moderate rain is expected in Jafarpur, Najafgarh, Dwarka, Palam, IGI Airport, and Aya Nagar in Delhi and some parts of NCR, including Gurugram at night, the Met office said.
9:03 PM

Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankar to visit Iran

Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankar will visit Iran on 22 May to attend official ceremony to pay condolences on the demise of President Dr. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other Iranian officials in a helicopter crash on 19 May.
6:30 PM

Pune Porche accident: Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis holds meet

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis says, "The incident that happened in Pune where two youths died is disturbing. I took a meeting with the police officials and took stock of what has happened till now and what action will be taken..."
6:28 PM

Vedanta says suspension of mining operations at iron ore mine have been revoked

Vedanta says suspension of mining operations at iron ore mine in Chitradurga district have been revoked, reports Reuters.
6:21 PM

Standby passenger boards IndiGo flight in place of confirmed ticket holder; later deboarded

n an apparent security lapse, a standby passenger in place of a confirmed ticket holder boarded the Varanasi-bound IndiGo flight at the Mumbai airport on Tuesday and was later deboarded before the plane took off.
Generally, an airline staff who can take a flight in case there is a vacant seat is referred to as a standby passenger.
5:53 PM

Pune Car Accident Case: Three arrested accused sent to police custody

Pune Car Accident Case: Three arrested accused - Naman Bhutada, Sachin Katkar and Sandip Sangale -have been sent to police custody till 24th May by the special court in Pune.
4:51 PM

WFI exempts Olympic quota winners from trials; will assess them in Hungary

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) today decided to exempt all six Olympic quota winners from selection trials but their form and fitness will be assessed at the upcoming Ranking Series event and the subsequent training camp in Hungary.
 
The WFI said the decision to not hold trials has been taken under peculiar circumstances and should not be used as a precedent in future.
4:50 PM

Greek judge quashes case against 9 Egyptians accused of causing a deadly shipwreck

A Greek judge dismissed charges against nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants last year and sent shockwaves through the European Union's border protection and asylum operations, after a prosecutor told the court Greece lacked jurisdiction. Shortly after the trial opened in the city of Kalamata, public prosecutor Ekaterini Tsironi recommended that the charges be dismissed, saying that Greek jurisdiction could not be established because the overcrowded trawler sank outside Greek territorial waters.
4:41 PM

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena hits out at Arvind Kejriwal in Swati Maliwal Row

Delhi's Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has issued a statement in support of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Swati Maliwal, who is caught in a political row over an incident in which she was allegedly assaulted by a close aide of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence. "Yesterday, she (Ms Maliwal) called me out of sheer anguish, describing at length her traumatic experience, and the subsequent intimidation and shaming that she is being subjected to by her own colleagues. She also expressed concerns over reported tampering of evidence and coercion against her," the Lieutenant Governor said.
4:14 PM

1 dead, several injured after London-Singapore flight affected by severe turbulence

One person died and more than 30 sustained injuries after a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore was hit by severe turbulence due to bad weather conditions. The flight, en route to Singapore, was forced to make an emergency landing at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
3:52 PM

Sri Lanka begins investigation after 4 Lankan nationals with IS links arrested in India

Sri Lanka has launched a probe to obtain information on four of its citizens with links to the banned Islamic State, who were arrested in India when on an alleged mission to carry out terror activities in the country. Acting on a tip-off, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday caught four Sri Lankan nationals at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel airport in Ahmedabad after they travelled from Colombo via Chennai.
3:39 PM

HC reserves order on cognizance point related to the supplementary chargesheet against K Kavitha

The Delhi High Court has reserved its order on cognizance point in regards to the supplementary chargesheet filed against K Kavitha and four others in the Enforcement Directorate case. 
3:28 PM

Karnataka govt has written to MEA to cancel diplomatic passport of Prajwal Revanna

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Tuesday said the state government has written to the Ministry of External Affairs to cancel the diplomatic passport of Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of sexual abuse, on the basis of an arrest warrant issued against him by a court.
The 33-year-old Prajwal, who is the grandson of JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and is the NDA's candidate from Hassan Lok Sabha segment, is facing charges of multiple instances of sexually abusing women.

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First Published: May 21 2024 | 8:40 AM IST

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