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Cyclone Tauktae Weakens After Hitting Gujarat, 6 Dead In Maharashtra

Cyclone Tauktae Weakens After Hitting Gujarat, 6 Dead In Maharashtra

Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

Six people died and nine were injured in Maharashtra as Cyclone Tauktae swept past Mumbai on its way to Gujarat on Monday night. The storm made landfall at 8.30 pm with 190 km per hour gusts that damaged houses and trees, and forced people to flee.

Watch: How Navy Warship In Dramatic Op Rescued People Stranded At Sea

Watch: How Navy Warship In Dramatic Op Rescued People Stranded At Sea

Edited by Swati Bhasin | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Mumbai/ New Delhi

Extremely severe Cyclone Taukate, which made landfall on Gujarat coast on Monday night, affected people across five states - Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharahtra, Gujarat and Goa - since its origin in Arabian sea last week.

World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021: Here Are 10 Important Facts

World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021: Here Are 10 Important Facts

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Tuesday May 18, 2021

World AIDS Vaccine Day: Today is World AIDS Vaccine Day. Here are 10 important facts to know about AIDS Vaccine Day. According to the WHO, there were an estimated 38 million people living with HIV at the end of 2019. Here are 10 facts

Manipur Journalist, Activist Charged Under Anti-Terror Law NSA For Posts

Manipur Journalist, Activist Charged Under Anti-Terror Law NSA For Posts

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Imphal

Manipur-based journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem, who is in police custody for a social media post earlier last week alluding the death of a senior BJP leader due to to COVID-19, has been charged with the stringent National Security Act (NSA).

In Bihar, Court Slams Glaring Discrepancies In Covid Death Numbers

In Bihar, Court Slams Glaring Discrepancies In Covid Death Numbers

Written by Manish Kumar | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Patna

Days after floating corpses washed up on the banks of the Ganga at Bihar's Buxar, the Patna High Court has slammed glaring discrepancies in the number of dead reported by different official agencies.

Mamata Banerjee's 2 Ministers Spend Night In Jail, 2 Leaders In Hospital

Mamata Banerjee's 2 Ministers Spend Night In Jail, 2 Leaders In Hospital

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

Four leaders including two Bengal ministers were moved to jail in Kolkata late last night after a day of dramatic developments that started with their early morning arrest in the Narada bribery case, followed by bail.

India Records Highest One-Day Covid Deaths (4,329); 2.63 Lakh Fresh Cases: 10 Points

India Records Highest One-Day Covid Deaths (4,329); 2.63 Lakh Fresh Cases: 10 Points

Reported by Parimal Kumar, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

India saw another grim record with 4,329 Covid patients dying in the last 24 hours even as daily cases dropped to 2.63 lakh. This is the second consecutive day that the country reported less that 3 lakh cases.

'We Are Bad Men But Not Those Two': Arrested Trinamool MLA Targets BJP

'We Are Bad Men But Not Those Two': Arrested Trinamool MLA Targets BJP

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Kolkata

Two arrested Trinamool Congress ministers, an MLA and a former party leader, who were arrested by CBI in the Narada sting tape case, were taken to Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata late on Monday night, sources in the central probe agency said.

Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: Cyclone Tauktae Weakens After Making Landfall On Gujarat Coast

Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: Cyclone Tauktae Weakens After Making Landfall On Gujarat Coast

Edited by Aditi Ghosh | Tuesday May 18, 2021

The landfall process of the eye of extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae, which hit the Gujarat coast in Saurashtra region between Diu and Una, ended around midnight, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

Dr KK Aggarwal, Ex-Chief Of Indian Medical Association, Dies Of COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, Ex-Chief Of Indian Medical Association, Dies Of COVID-19

NDTV News Desk | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

KK Aggarwal, a former president of the Indian Medical Association and a prominent face of the medical fraternity in the country, died last night of Covid.

International Museum Day 2021: Know About The Famous Museums Of India

International Museum Day 2021: Know About The Famous Museums Of India

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Tuesday May 18, 2021

International Museum Day 2021: Today is International Museum Day. The theme of International Museum Day is - The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine. The museum day is being celebrated since 1977.

Will Keep Providing Assistance To India In Fight Against Covid: US

Will Keep Providing Assistance To India In Fight Against Covid: US

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Washington

The United States will continue to provide a range of assistance to India, as its "important partner" continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House said Monday.

Wrestler Murder Case: Delhi Police Announces Rs 1 Lakh Reward For Info On Sushil Kumar

Wrestler Murder Case: Delhi Police Announces Rs 1 Lakh Reward For Info On Sushil Kumar

ANI | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi Police has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for any information that leads to the arrest of wrestler Sushil Kumar, who is on the run in connection with Chhatrasal stadium murder case.

Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: India Records 2,63,533 New Infections, 4,329 Deaths In 24 Hours

Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: India Records 2,63,533 New Infections, 4,329 Deaths In 24 Hours

Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

India's COVID-19 death count climbed to 2,78,719 with a record 4,329 fresh fatalities, while the single-day rise in coronavirus cases stood at 2.63 lakh, the lowest in 28 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

Cyclone Tauktae: Indian Coast Guard Rescues 15 Fisherman Off Goa Coast

Cyclone Tauktae: Indian Coast Guard Rescues 15 Fisherman Off Goa Coast

ANI | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

Indian Coast Guard Ship Samarth responded to a distress call and rescued 15 crew from a fishing boat named Milad, off Goa coast on Monday as a very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae with winds gusting up to 185 km per hour began making landfall.