There is nothing stronger than our love for motherland
– Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin: We remember the role the United States, UK and China played in WWII
“There is no cause stronger in the world than our love for our armed forces,” Putin says as he ends his speech.
Russia’s statehood and future depends on soldiers: Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin in his speech at Victory Day parade, says he is proud of soldiers who are participating in what he calls Russia’s “special military operation”. He says Russia’s statehood and future depends on these people. He adds that everyone is united to support our “heroes”.
‘To Russia, to our armed forces’: Vladimir Putin
“There is no cause stronger in the world than our love for our armed forces,” Putin says as he ends his speech. “To Russia, to our armed forces,” he concludes.
Excise policy case: Delhi HC grants bail to bizman Sarath Reddy on medical grounds
The Delhi High Court has granted bail to businessman P. Sarath Chandra Reddy, accused in a money laundering case in connection with the alleged excise policy scam, on medical grounds. On granting bail, Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma said that the sick and weak holds the right to proper and effective treatment.
President Vladimir Putin addresses parade on Red Square, says “a real war” has been unleashed against Russia.
Russia’s Putin: Western elites are sowing hatred and Russophobia
The high court has rejected the appeal and has given clear directions that a hearing will be held from 3rd July and no adjournment will be given: Dinu Kumar, petitioners’ advocate on Bihar government’s appeal in Patna High Court on caste-based survey.
Putin hosts Victory Day military parade on Moscow’s Red Square
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened Russia’s Victory Day parade on Red Square in Moscow, a bombastic celebration of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany, overshadowed by military setbacks in Ukraine. State television showed Putin positioned next to World War II veterans on Red Square where thousands of Russian army personnel in ceremonial uniform gathered to march to the accompaniment of a military brass band.
3 Maoists killed, policeman injured during exchange of fire in Odisha’s Kalahandi district: Official
Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric to build India plant for $231 mn
The Indian arm of Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric Corp said on Tuesday that it will invest 18.91 billion rupees ($231.2 million) to set up a manufacturing facility in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Pilot hits out at Gehlot: After listening to CM’s speech, I understand why no action was taken against issues of corruption I raised.
Assets of over Rs 51 cr belonging to Cong MLAs Devender Yadav, Chandradev Prasad Rai, IAS Ranu Sahu attached in coal levy PMLA case: ED.
Toll of northeast India clashes now 60 dead, 35K displaced
Security measures are keeping the peace in a remote northeast Indian state where 60 people were killed and 35,000 civilians were displaced in rioting and ethnic clashes last week, officials said. Manipur state’s chief minister, N Biren Singh, told reporters late Monday that around 230 people were injured and about 1,700 houses were burned by protesters after fierce fighting broke out when members of tribal groups clashed with a non-tribal group over demands of economic benefits and reservation status.
I will hold a five-day-long ‘Jan Sangarsh Yatra’ from Ajmer to Jaipur starting May 11: Sachin Pilot
Going all-guns blazing against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Congress leader Sachin Pilot today alleged that Gehlot’s real boss is Vasundhara Raje. He alleged that it is the primary reason why Gehlot is not taking any action on corruption charges. Pilot also announced that he will start a five-day Jan Sangharsh Pad Yatra from Ajmer to Jaipur on May 11 to raise the issues of youth like paper leaks, corruption.
I will hold a five-day-long ‘Jan Sangarsh Yatra’ from Ajmer to Jaipur starting May 11. This yatra is against corruption. I will take any decision after this yatra
– Congress leader Sachin Pilot, in Jaipur
“Chief Minister’s (Ashok Gehlot) leader seems to be Vasundhara Raje, not Sonia Gandhi,” says Sachin Pilot in all-out attack.
BJP files criminal defamation case against Rahul Gandhi, DK Shiva and Siddharsmiah
Kerala High Court expresses shock over the boat tragedy in Tanur that claimed 22 lives and directs the Registry to file a suo moto writ petition in the public interest. A Division Bench headed by Justice Devan Ramachandran has sought the details from the port officer in charge of the area.
Under the name of ‘The Kerala Story’, a state and its women were defamed. The official figure of three was projected as 32,000. The person who produced this fictional movie should be hanged in public: NCP leader Dr Jitendra Awhad.
Indian rupee drops below 82/USD, hits 2-week low
The Indian rupee on Tuesday fell below 82 per U.S. dollar on Tuesday, likely due to dollar outflows and position squaring, traders said. The rupee was quoted at 82.01 per U.S. dollar by 11:42 a.m. IST, down from 81.7950 in the previous session. There was a likely dollar outflow via a large foreign bank, traders said. The fall in other Asian currencies further weighed on the rupee, alongside short USD/INR positions squaring off, traders said.
Kerala HC terms accident shocking, haunting and says it will not allow the tragedy to be forgotten.
Where are the authorities? What were they doing, Ker HC asks state government regarding Tanur boat accident which claimed 22 lives.
Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on the Tanur boat accident.
Anupam Rasayan renews long-term contract worth revenue of Rs 436 crore with German co for supply of patented life science speciality chemical for the next 3 years.
Govt bailout of India’s Go First unlikely unless engine issue resolved: Deputy Aviation Minister V.K. Singh
An Indian government bailout of cash-strapped Go Airlines (India) Ltd was unlikely unless something could be done about the supply of engines to the airline, which sought bankruptcy protection last week, a minister has said. The low-cost carrier, widely known as Go First and which until recently was India’s fourth-largest airline by passengers flown, filed for bankruptcy protection, blaming “faulty” Pratt & Whitney engines for the grounding of about half its 54 Airbus A320neos. Deputy Aviation Minister V.K. Singh said the government has offered help to U.S.-based Pratt & Whitney.
Russia launches new attack on Ukraine on Moscow’s ‘sacred’ day
Russia launched a new attack on Ukraine on Tuesday as Russia celebrated the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, with Ukraine’s air defences destroying 23 of 25 missiles fired, chiefly at the capital Kyiv, officials said. The attack – the fifth in May – came a day after Russia launched its biggest drone swarm yet in a renewed air campaign unleashed 10 days ago after a lull since early March. Military officials said there were no casualties in Tuesday’s attack and not much damage.
National Investigation Agency is conducting searches at 15 locations in Jammu and Kashmir, in the Pakistan-backed terrorist conspiracy case.
EU chief Von der Leyen arrives in Kyiv for ‘Europe Day’
Saudi Aramco intends to introduce a mechanism for performance-linked dividends
China announces tit-for-tat expulsion of Canadian diplomat amid dispute over alleged threats against Canadian lawmaker
15 people killed, 25 injured as bus falls from bridge in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district: Officials.
Shraddha Walkar murder: Delhi court says prima facie case for murder, disappearance of evidence made out against accused Aaftab Poonawala.
UBS says Credit Suisse CEO Koerner to join leadership of combined group
The leadership reshuffle follows the government-orchestrated rescue of Credit Suisse, which UBS agreed in March for 3 billion Swiss francs ($3.4 billion) and said it would assume up to 5 billion francs in losses, as part of a rescue that is backed by as much as 250 billion francs of state support.
Dubai main airport sees over 21.2M passengers in early 2023
Dubai International Airport had over 21.2 million passengers pass through its terminals in the first quarter of the year, potentially nearing numbers it saw before the coronavirus pandemic grounded air traffic around the world. The Dubai airport, the home of the long-haul carrier Emirates, is the world’s busiest for international travel and serves as a bellwether for the global aviation industry.
Social security schemes safeguard underprivileged from financial vulnerability: FM
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said three social security schemes, including PMJJBY and PMSBY, aim to provide essential financial services to citizens especially underprivileged and safeguard them against unforeseen risks, losses, and financial uncertainties. Three social security (Jan Suraksha) schemes — Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) — were launched on May 9, 2015.
Auckland declares state of emergency due to floods, heavy rain
New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland on Tuesday declared a local state of emergency due to floods and torrential rainfall. Traffic was at a standstill in Auckland, as the city entered its third state of emergency due to severe weather this year, reports Xinhua news agency. The meteorological agency has issued weather warnings and watches for many parts of the North Island. The North Island was affected by severe floods in January and Cyclone Gabrielle in February which killed at least 11 people.
A team of National Security Guard (NSG) conducts investigation at the spot near Amritsar’s Golden Temple where a suspected bomb explosion was reported yesterday.
Delhi: 3 arrested in Seelampur firing case
Three men have been arrested for fighting and firing in the open in the Seelampur area, Delhi Police said on Tuesday. Police have recovered two firearms from the possession of the accused in the incident that took place last night. “Three men were arrested for fighting over a petty issue and firing in the open last night in the Seelampur area. Two firearms have been recovered,” the police official said.
UK official visits Hong Kong in years after strained ties
The first British minister visiting Hong Kong in five years said his country will not “duck” its historic responsibilities to people living in its former colony while engaging with China in areas they share common interests. The remarks by Dominic Johnson, minister of state in the Department for Business and Trade, were published in an opinion piece in the South China Morning Post on Tuesday. He wrote that the U.K. will be clear about its right to act when China breaks its international commitments or abuses human rights.
Former Mayor of Mumbai Vishwanath Mahadeshwar passes away
Senior Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and former Mayor of Mumbai Vishwanath Mahadeshwar passed away on Tuesday after being unwell for a few days, said party officials. The former Mayor of Mumbai was 63 years old and suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. His mortal remains will be kept at Raje Sambhaji Vidyalaya, SantacruzEast, for the last darshan. After that, the funeral procession will leave for the crematorium at Teachers Colony Bandra Crematorium, the officials said.
Financial sector stability is a shared responsibility of regulators: Sitharaman
Regulators should maintain a constant vigil as ensuring financial sector stability is a shared responsibility of the regulators, said Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the 27th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC). During the meeting held on Monday, Sitharaman said regulators must take appropriate and timely action to mitigate any vulnerability and strengthen financial stability.
Making ‘The Kerala Story’ tax-free is a very good decision. I want the people of Uttar Pradesh to watch this film and understand how our sisters have suffered. We will also go and watch the film. The people in West Benegal will not accept the ban on this film
– UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak
‘The Kerala Story’ to be made tax-free in Uttar Pradesh, tweets CM Yogi Adityanath.
Rupee falls 8 paise to 81.86 against US dollar in early trade.
Manipur Violence: People scurry to buy essentials as curfew is relaxed for a few hours
People come out of their houses to buy essentials in Imphal, during curfew relaxation hours. According to Manipur CM N Biren Singh, around 60 people have lost their lives in the violence.
EU ambassador to China says very positive step Xi finally spoke with Ukraine president
The European Union ambassador to China on Tuesday said it is a very positive step that President Xi Jinping finally spoke with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “We would like China to go further and help more to reach a just peace, which involves withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine,” said Jorge Toledo Albinana in Beijing.
Fitch affirms India’s sovereign rating on robust growth outlook
Fitch Ratings on Tuesday affirmed India’s sovereign rating with a stable outlook saying the country has a robust growth outlook and resilient external finances. “Fitch Ratings has affirmed India’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘BBB-‘ with a Stable Outlook,” it said in a statement, adding strong growth potential is a key supporting factor for the sovereign rating.
Russia marks Victory Day under shadow of Ukraine setbacks
President Vladimir Putin is set to preside Tuesday over Victory Day celebrations overshadowed by Russia’s battlefield failures in Ukraine, confrontation with the West and fear of new attacks at home. But in a major coup for the Kremlin, at least six post-Soviet leaders including the prime minister of Armenia and the president of Kazakhstan are expected to attend the military parade that fetes the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.
Former Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar passes away
Former Mumbai Mayor and Shivsena (UBT) Leader Professor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar died due to a cardiac arrest last night, said party officials. His funeral will be done today at the Teachers’ Colony Bandra Crematorium in the afternoon, the officials added.
Air raid alerts issued for Kyiv, about two-thirds of Ukraine – emergency services
Ukrainian emergency services issued air raid alerts for Kyiv and most of central and eastern Ukraine early on Tuesday, extending from Vynnitsya in the west to all eastern regions and south to Kherson and the Odesa region on the Black Sea.
Manipur violence: Haryana students from Manipur arrive at Delhi airport in special flight
Amid the heightened tensions over the violence in Manipur, the students from Haryana who were studying in the state were brought to Delhi by special flights on Monday. Meanwhile, students from Maharashtra and Telangana were also brought back to Mumbai and Hyderabad, respectively by special flights on Monday. Meanwhile, Air India extended a full fee waiver on rescheduling or cancellation of tickets for all flights to or from Manipur till Monday. The decision was taken in view of the situation in the northeastern state. The airline started to offer the concession on May 4.
China says Canada ‘sabotaged’ relations, vows ‘resolute countermeasures’
China said Canada had “sabotaged” relations between the two nations by expelling a Chinese diplomat Ottawa had accused of seeking to intimidate a lawmaker critical of Beijing. “The Chinese side will take resolute countermeasures and all consequences arising therefrom shall be borne by the Canadian side,” a statement from the Chinese embassy in Canada said Monday, calling on Ottawa to “step back from the brink.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Assam on May 26: CM Sarma
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit the state on May 26. Addressing a press conference held at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati, the Assam Chief Minister said, “Earlier his (Union Home Minister) schedule was May 11, but due to the situation in Manipur, the Union Home Minister has postponed his scheduled Assam visit till May 26.”
Nine dead after Israeli air strikes: Gaza health ministry
Israeli air strikes killed nine people before dawn on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, according to the health ministry of the Hamas-controlled territory. The Israeli military announced it had carried out strikes against Palestinian “Islamic Jihad targets” in the area, without giving further details. An AFP journalist in Gaza saw the top of a building on fire after the strikes and ambulances evacuating victims.
Assam to celebrate second anniversary of BJP govt from May 9-11: CM Sarma
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that his government has decided to celebrate the second anniversary of the current state government from May 9-11. Addressing a press conference held at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on Monday the Assam Chief Minister said, “Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Assam on May 26 to attend an event to distribute jobs appointment letters and lay the foundation stone of the National Forensic Science University.”
LinkedIn to cut 716 jobs, phase out China local jobs app
LinkedIn, the social media network owned by Microsoft Corp that focuses on business professionals, said on Monday it would cut 716 jobs as part of broader changes that would also result in it phasing out its local jobs app in China. In a letter to employees, LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky said the move to cut roles in its sales, operations and support teams was aimed at streamlining the company’s operations.
Biden urges ‘fair deal’ for striking Hollywood writers
US President Joe Biden said Monday he wants to see striking movie and television writers in Hollywood get a “fair deal” on contract negotiations quickly. “I sincerely hope the writers’ strike in Hollywood gets resolved and writers are given the fair deal they deserve as soon as possible,” he said during a film screening at the White House in honor of the Asian-American community.
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