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On Hardik Patel's Exit, Congress' "Opportunist" Jab

On Hardik Patel's Exit, Congress' "Opportunist" Jab

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, New Delhi/Ahmedabad

Soon after Hardik Patel quit the Congress on Wednesday, the opposition party alleged that the BJP has "lured" the Patidar leader by promising to get cases against him withdrawn and has "scripted" his resignation letter.

5 Houses Burnt In Fire At Srinagar's Dal Lake

5 Houses Burnt In Fire At Srinagar's Dal Lake

Reported by Nazir Masoodi, Edited by Abhimanyu Kulkarni | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Srinagar

Five houseboats at Dal Lake in Srinagar were burnt after they caught fire today evening, officials said. Locals rushed to the spot to control the fire and stopped it from spreading to other houseboats.

Released By Supreme Court, Rajiv Gandhi's Killer, Mother Meet MK Stalin

Released By Supreme Court, Rajiv Gandhi's Killer, Mother Meet MK Stalin

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Chennai

AG Perarivalan -- one of the seven convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case whose release was ordered by the Supreme Court today -- and his mother Arputhammal met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin in Chennai this evening.

9 Die In Assam Floods, Over 6 Lakh Affected Across 27 Districts: 10 Facts

9 Die In Assam Floods, Over 6 Lakh Affected Across 27 Districts: 10 Facts

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Guwahati

More than 6.6 lakh people spread over 27 districts of Assam, have been hit by the floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains in the state. Nine people have died.

Uttarakhand Woman Given Electric Shocks At Police Station, Family Alleges

Uttarakhand Woman Given Electric Shocks At Police Station, Family Alleges

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Dehradun

A woman was hospitalised here after she was brutally beaten up and given electric shocks at a police station where she was taken for interrogation on suspicion of theft, according to her family members.

"Centre Is Looting Common People": Mamata Banerjee On Hike In Fuel Prices

"Centre Is Looting Common People": Mamata Banerjee On Hike In Fuel Prices

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Midnapore, West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the BJP government in the Centre and said they are looting common people after a hike in fuel and domestic gas prices. She accused the BJP of creating communal disturbances in the country.

Student Killed, Another Injured As School Gate Falls On Them

Student Killed, Another Injured As School Gate Falls On Them

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Pratapgarh (UP)

A student was killed and another seriously injured here after the gate of their school fell on them on Wednesday, police said.

Hot Weather Conditions Continue Unabated Over Punjab And Haryana

Hot Weather Conditions Continue Unabated Over Punjab And Haryana

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Chandigarh

Hot weather conditions continued unabated in Haryana and Punjab today, with maximum temperatures hovering above normal limits at most places. Gurugram recorded a high of 44.7 degrees Celsius

Anurag Thakur Offers Incentives For Shooting Foreign Films In India

Anurag Thakur Offers Incentives For Shooting Foreign Films In India

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, New Delhi

India today rolled out the red carpet for foreign filmmakers to make movies in the country by offering incentives up to Rs 2.5 crore for co-production and hiring local manpower in such ventures.

Telangana Chief Minister's "Don't Worry" Message To Paddy Farmers

Telangana Chief Minister's "Don't Worry" Message To Paddy Farmers

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Hyderabad

The Telangana government would purchase paddy that turned wet due to recent rains and the farmers need not worry about it, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Wednesday.

If Parents Renounce Citizenship, Child In Womb Entitled To It: High Court

If Parents Renounce Citizenship, Child In Womb Entitled To It: High Court

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Chennai

Even though the parents renounce their Indian citizenship and opt for citizenship elsewhere, their unborn child at the time of renunciation is entitled to claim Indian citizenship, the Madras High Court has ruled.

Death Penalty For Bangladeshi Couple Over "Selling" Teen In India: Report

Death Penalty For Bangladeshi Couple Over "Selling" Teen In India: Report

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, Dhaka

A Bangladeshi couple was sentenced to death by a tribunal today for selling a 17-year-old girl to a brothel in India, according to media reports. Khulna Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal pronounced capital punishment for the couple.

India Plans To Launch 20% Ethanol-Mixed Gasoline Next Year: Report

India Plans To Launch 20% Ethanol-Mixed Gasoline Next Year: Report

Reuters | Wednesday May 18, 2022, New Delhi

India plans to introduce 20% ethanol blending with gasoline in some parts of the country from April next year. India's gasoline demand is already rising at a high as people prefer to travel in their own vehicles to avoid a heatwave.

Rajnath Singh Undertakes Sortie In P-8I Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft

Rajnath Singh Undertakes Sortie In P-8I Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 18, 2022, New Delhi

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flew a sortie in the P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy during his visit to Mumbai.

Delhi's 3 Civic Bodies Merged Into One- Municipal Corporation Of Delhi

Delhi's 3 Civic Bodies Merged Into One- Municipal Corporation Of Delhi

Written by Neeta Sharma | Wednesday May 18, 2022, New Delhi

Delhi's three civic bodies will become a single entity as Union Home Ministry issued a notification for the unification of the three municipal corporations that were trifurcated in 2012.