Members of the World Health Organization’s European region passed a resolution on Tuesday that could result in the closure of Russia’s regional office and the suspension of meetings in the country in response to its invasion of Ukraine. The special session of the European region passed the resolution, supported by Ukraine and the European Union, with 43 in favour and 3 against and 2 abstentions. Russia’s envoy Andrey Plutnitsky opposed the resolution and said he was “extremely disappointed”.
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Bitcoin falls below $30,000, lowest since July 2021
Bitcoin slumped below $30,000 for the first time since July 2021 on Tuesday as cryptocurrencies track sinking markets with investors spooked by aggressive US monetary tightening and surging inflation. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value fell as low as $29,764 in Tuesday trade, before recovering above $30,000, extending a recent collapse in price as investors desert assets viewed as risky. Bitcoin’s value has more than halved since a November surge that sent the token to a record of nearly $69,000.
CBI searches 8 locations in J-K, Mumbai in J&K Bank building purchase irregularities case
The CBI on Tuesday searched eight locations in Jammu, Srinagar and Mumbai, including premises of then J&K Bank chairman Haseeb Drabu, in connection with alleged irregularities in purchase of a building by the bank for its integrated office in Mumbai in 2010, officials said. The Akruti Gold Building was purchased for around Rs 180 crore, they said. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered the case on November 11 last year on a reference from the Jammu and Kashmir government, the officials said.
- Asani is moving towards the Andhra coast. A red alert has been issued for Andhra. It is expected to reach the west-central Bay of Bengal close to Kakinada or Vishakhapatnam by morning, says Sanjeev Dwivedi, Scientist IMD on cyclone Asani
- Its recurve is possible after morning. It will then come towards the Odisha coast. Heavy to very heavy rainfall over Odisha is expected, adds Sanjeev Dwivedi
Maharashtra | A third case registered against a mosque in Mumbai in connection with the violation of Supreme Court order over loudspeaker. The third case has been registered at Parksite Police Station. Earlier two separate cases were registered at Bandra and Santacruz.
Tesla recalls U.S. 130,000 vehicles over touchscreen display malfunction
Tesla Inc is recalling about 130,000 vehicles in the United States following an overheating issue that may cause the center touchscreen display to malfunction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Tuesday. The recall covers Tesla’s S and X from the 2021 and 2022 model years and its 3 and Y from the 2022 model year. The electric vehicle maker will provide an over-the-air software update to resolve the issue, according to the NHTSA.
Visuals: Sri Lanka crisis
Sri Lanka | Visuals of burnt buses and damaged vehicles after clashes between govt supporters and anti-govt protest… https://t.co/Ua1Qi4tRe0
— ANI (@ANI) 1652182398000
Char Dham Yatra
Due to heavy inflow of devotees for Char Dham yatra, the govt has increased pilgrim registration by 1000 each in 4 dhams. Registrations are compulsory. Its checking would be conducted strictly and regularly at all police posts for verification, says Pushkar Singh Dhami, CM Uttarakhand
Xi asks Chinese communist youth league to cultivate trust in Marxism, CCP
Chinese President Xi Jinping advised Communist Youth League (CYL) to help the youth cultivate their trust in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Marxism “from the bottom of their heart”. Addressing a grand gathering in Beijing to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League (CYL) of China, Xi Jinping on Tuesday asked the organisation to always lead the “ideological progress of young people.”
Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande to receive Param Vishisht Seva Medal today from President Ram Nath Kovind today
Capt Ashutosh Kumar (18 Madras), Nb Subedar Sreejith M (17 Madras) Hav.Anil Tomar (44 RR), Pinku Kumar (34 RR), Kashiray Bammanalli (44RR) & Sepoy Jaswanth Reddy (17 Madras) to be awarded Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) today at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for their acts of gallantry
Pfizer to buy migraine drug maker Biohaven Pharmaceutical in $11.6 bn deal
In November, Pfizer acquired overseas marketing rights to two migraine drugs from Biohaven for up to $1.24 billion, with Pfizer taking a 2.6% equity stake in the smaller company.
Russia pounds Ukraine’s vital port of Odesa, Mariupol plant
The strikes come as the grisly toll of the war continued to take shape, with the Ukrainians saying they found the bodies of 44 civilians in the rubble of a building in the northeast that was destroyed weeks ago.
Demand for renaming half a dozen Delhi streets bearing Mughal emperors’ names
Shall all sedition cases be on hold while govt reconsiders Section 124(A), SC asks Centre
Have sought four-week extension from EC to reply to notice over mine lease: Hemant Soren
Adopting non abandoned or non orphaned child directly from parents not offence: HC
Uttarakhand Health Department reports 20 deaths during Chardham Yatra 2022
According to the information received from the administration of the Chardham Yatra, 14 passengers, including one Nepali labourer have died in Yamunotri and Gangotri Dham, till Monday; whereas five devotees have been reported dead in Kedarnath and one has died in Badrinath Dham.
Shanghai disinfects homes, closes all subways in COVID fight
The latest measures come as Shanghai has ordered people in some districts to stay in their homes again after letting some out for limited shopping in recent weeks.
“It’s all in our military doctrine”: Russia says on possible nuclear strike
Russia’s official military deployment principles allow for the use of nuclear weapons if they – or other types of weapons of mass destruction – are used against it, or if the Russian state faces an existential threat from conventional weapons.
ArcelorMittal is evaluating possibility of bidding for ACC, Ambuja (ET Now)
Hold consultations with states on issue of identification of minorities, SC tells Centre
In supersession of its earlier stand, the Centre had on Monday told the apex court that the power to notify minorities is vested with the Union government and any decision in this regard will be taken after discussion with states and other stakeholders.
Confident that Congress will form government in Gujarat after state elections: Rahul Gandhi
Dalmia Bharat Q4 profit down 6% to Rs 600 cr
It had clocked a net profit of Rs 639 crore in the year-ago period, Dalmia Bharat said in a regulatory filing.
Nifty nears 16,400; bank, FMCG stocks top contributors
This comes amid a bout of risk-off sentiment across Asian markets.
Sri Lanka: Attorney General tells police chief to launch investigation on violence in country
Violence erupted in Sri Lanka on Monday after supporters of former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa attacked peaceful anti-government protesters demanding his ouster over the country’s worst economic crisis that led to acute shortages of staple food, fuel and power.
Protestors defy nationwide curfew in Sri Lanka
Several hundred protesters defied a nationwide curfew in Sri Lanka to chant slogans against the government, a day after violent clashes saw the resignation of the prime minister.
Ukraine: 44 dead bodies found in rubble
Ukrainian official says bodies of 44 civilians found in rubble of building in Izyum destroyed by Russians in March, reports AP
PM Modi on Shivkumar Sharma’s demise
Our cultural world is poorer with the demise of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Ji. He popularised the Santoor at a global… https://t.co/WQmfkbftt0
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1652167721000
Santoor maestro Shivkumar Sharma passes away at 84
Modi creating an India for rich and another for commoners: Rahul
As PM, Narendra Modi doing in country what he did as CM in Gujarat, creating one India for rich and another for common people: Rahul Gandhi
Election Commission of India announces a by-election for seven seats in Karnataka Legislative Council
The Election Commission of India announces a by-election for seven seats in Karnataka Legislative Council that are going to fall vacant on 14th June. Voting to be held on 3rd June, counting of votes on the same day at 5 pm.
Gay dating app Grindr to go public
Gay dating app Grindr to go public in $2.1 bln SPAC deal
India, Iran and Bangladesh keen to do barter trade with Malaysia for Palm Oil
Assam Police has successfully tackled insurgency: Shah
Assam Police has successfully tackled insurgency, border issues, rhino poaching to emerge as one of foremost police forces in India: Amit Shah
Improved law and order in Assam: Amit Shah
Improved law & order, peace accords led to partial withdrawal of AFSPA in Assam, confident it will soon be revoked from entire state: Amit Shah in Guwahati.
Closure of all sea beaches in Ganjam
In view of the impending Cyclone Asani, Ganjam Administration has announced the closure of all sea beaches in Ganjam including the Gopalpur Sea Beach for today and tomorrow.
NIA conducted raids linked to Dawood Ibrahim
NIA conducted raids at 29 locations linked to Dawood Ibrahim associates yesterday. A total of 15 people were questioned by the Agency yesterday. NIA has called him for questioning again today. No arrest made in the case yet.
Facebook to discontinue several services
Due to “low usage”, Facebook is reportedly discontinuing several services that tracked your real-time location, including Nearby Friends, location history and background location: IANS
NDRF and SDRF teams on standby in coastal Andhra
Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were on standby for rescue and relief operations in coastal Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday as severe cyclonic storm Asani’ in the Bay of Bengal was heading closer to the coast. (IANS)
Man arrested for commenting on PM Modi
Man arrested for allegedly making objectionable comments against PM Modi on social media in UP’s Sambhal
Singapore bans Kashmir Files
Singapore bans controversial Kashmir film praised by India’s Modi
Kejriwal calls the explosion “a cowardly act”
AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal terms explosion in Mohali “a cowardly act” of those who want to disturb peace in Punjab, says his party’s govt in state will ensure culprits get “strictest punishment”
PM Modi tweets about the First war of Independence
On this day in 1857 began the historic First War of Independence, which ignited a spirit of patriotism among our fe… https://t.co/7y8cEKhb9N
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1652157372000
SDMC to carry out demolition drive at New Friends Colony
Security personnel have arrived at Delhi’s New Friends Colony where the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) plans to carry out a demolition drive. SDMC is carrying out the first phase of the demolition drive from May 4 to May 13 in several parts of South Delhi.
Demolition drive in North Delhi
#WATCH Anti-encroachment demolition drive underway in Delhi's Mangolpuri by North Delhi Municipal Corporation https://t.co/8Y9oU8NHeU
— ANI (@ANI) 1652160737000
Assam govt’s monthly newspaper
Union Home Minister Amit Shah to launch Assam govt’s own monthly newspaper this evening
Severe cyclonic storm Asani is over west-central region & adjoining southwest region of Bay of Bengal. It is 330 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam Likely to move further northwest till tonight, thereafter it’ll recurve: Kumar, Duty Officer, Cyclone Warning Center Visakhapatnam (ANI)
#WATCH Andhra Pradesh | Visuals from Visakhapatnam coast as rough sea conditions increase with strong winds due to… https://t.co/RCld4AavKr
— ANI (@ANI) 1652158038000
State police investigating explosion at Intelligence Wing headquarters of Punjab Police in Mohali. Anyone trying to disturb peace in Punjab will not be spared: CM Bhagwant Mann
Cyclonic storm Asani
Stormy waters on the shores of Puri beach amid rough sea conditions and gusty winds due
Sensex & Nifty
Sensex jumps 173.39 points to 54,644.06 in early trade; Nifty gains 50.65 points to 16,352.50
Rupee vs Dollar
Rupee surges 20 paise to 77.24 against US dollar in early trade
India logs 2,288 fresh cases
India reports 2,288 fresh cases, 3,044 recoveries, and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total active cases 19,637. Daily positivity rate at 0.47%
More than 3 crore children jabbed
Over 3 cr children between 12-14 years age group administered COVID-19 vaccine first dose
Police investigating the matter. Culprits won’t be spared, tweets Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann
Russia not planning to close embassies in Europe
Russia is not planning to proactively close its embassies in Europe in response to unfriendly measures by the West and expansion of sanctions against Moscow, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday, citing a deputy foreign minister.
‘Complete denuclearisation’ of N. Korea
South Korean President Yoon calls for ‘complete denuclearisation’ of North Korea
Musk would comply to EU rules if:
Elon Musk said Twitter would comply with the EU’s rules on content if he completes his proposed takeover
Yoon sworn in as President
Yoon Suk-yeol sworn in as South Korean president
Tesla halts production at Shanghai plant due to supply issues: Sources
Tesla Inc halted production at its Shanghai plant on Monday due to issues with supplies, two people familiar with the matter said. The suspension comes just three weeks after the U.S. automaker partially resumed production at the Shanghai plant on April 19 following a 22-day closure caused by the city’s COVID-19 lockdown, reflecting the complexity and uncertainties of keeping manufacturing going as China battles the coronavirus.
Rocket-propelled grenade hits Punjab Police Intelligence wing HQ in Mohali
Punjab | Morning visuals from outside Punjab Police Intelligence headquarters in sector 77, SAS Nagar where an expl… https://t.co/6Ep99hpQTI
— ANI (@ANI) 1652146327000
Cyclonic Storm Asani
Severe Cyclonic Storm Asani moved with a speed of 12kmph in west northwest direction during last 6 hrs & is about 590 southwest of Puri & about 510 km south southwest of Gopalpur, Odisha: Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar