LIVE News Updates: Thick smoke emanates from Crude Distillation Unit plant at HPCL refinery in Visakhapatnam

Thick smoke emanated from a Crude Distillation Unit plant at Hindusthan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) refinery in Visakhapatnam

LIVE News Updates: Thick smoke emanates from Crude Distillation Unit plant at HPCL refinery in Visakhapatnam
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21 May 2020, 7:35 PM

Man arrested for killing wife

A 42-year-old man allegedly killed his wife since he doubted her character, here in Maharashtra, police said on Thursday.

The accused, Rupji Ahadi, a resident of Gholwad in Dahanu taluka in Palghar district, has been arrested and booked for murder, local police PRO Hemant Katkar said.

The man and his 40-year-old wife would have frequent quarrels as he suspected her character, Katkar said.

21 May 2020, 7:23 PM

Thick smoke emanated from a Crude Distillation Unit plant at HPCL refinery in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam: Thick smoke emanated from a Crude Distillation Unit plant at Hindusthan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) refinery, earlier today. As per HPCL PRO,"Due to a technical snag, the crude distillation unit plant restarted.The situation was immediately brought under control".

21 May 2020, 7:00 PM

Fire breaks out in office complex in west Delhi, four men rescued

Four men were rescued from a fire that broke out at an office complex in west Delhi's Furniture Market area on Thursday, a Delhi Fire Service official said.

The fire department said a call about the blaze was received at around 2 pm after which 12 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

Four people were in the office complex when the fire broke out. However, they were rescued on time by the fire personnel and the blaze was also brought under control, a senior fire officer said.

21 May 2020, 7:00 PM

Cyclone Amaphan: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took an aerial survey

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took an aerial survey of districts affected by the Cyclone Amaphan in the state.

21 May 2020, 6:27 PM

Cabinet Secretary today held a meeting with Odisha Chief Secretary through video conference, to review the immediate post-cyclone scenario in the state

21 May 2020, 6:18 PM

2 naxals, carrying cash rewards on their heads, gunned down in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada: Police

Two naxals, carrying cash rewards on their heads, gunned down in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada: Police

21 May 2020, 6:18 PM

Both sides remain engaged with each other to address any immediate issues; MEA on face-offs between Indian and Chinese troops

21 May 2020, 6:17 PM

India is deeply committed to ensure its sovereignty and security: MEA on border skirmishes between Indian and Chinese troops

21 May 2020, 6:17 PM

Indian troops are familiar with border; Chinese troops have hindered patrols by Indian forces: MEA on skirmishes between two sides in Ladakh

21 May 2020, 6:16 PM

Revised map by Nepal is a unilateral decision, will be dealt with through talks, says MEA

Revised map (by Nepal) is a unilateral decision. All matters related to border issues with Nepal will be dealt with through talks, says MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava

21 May 2020, 5:33 PM

Cyclone Amphan: Kolkata airport back to operation from 12 PM today

Kolkata airport back to operation from 12 PM today after Cyclone Amphan ravaged at wind speed of 130 kmph. First flight, a chartered plane landed at 1431 hrs for evacuation of stranded Russian nationals. First departure was SpiceJet cargo flight for Delhi:Kolkata airport statement

21 May 2020, 5:25 PM

Declare cyclone Amphan national calamity, says CPI(M)

Cyclone Amphan' should be declared a national calamity, the CPI(M) demanded on Thursday and said people in West Bengal and Odisha need the support of the Centre.

The extremely severe cyclone 'Amphan' has left at least 12 people dead and ravaged Kolkata and several parts of West Bengal and Odisha.

21 May 2020, 5:20 PM

IMD used latest technology to give accurate forecast on Cyclone Amphan: DG M Mohapatra

21 May 2020, 5:19 PM

An encounter between Dantewada DRG & Naxals took place near Tumnar: Dantewada SP

An encounter between Dantewada DRG & Naxals took place near Tumnar today afternoon. In exchange of fire, 2 Naxals were killed. Bodies recovered along with 2 country made weapon,5 kg IED, 2 bags from spot: Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallav, Chhattisgarh

21 May 2020, 4:51 PM

It has no adverse impact over West Bengal now: DGM, IMD on Cyclone Amphan

It has no adverse impact over West Bengal now. Very to very heavy rainfall is expected in Assam especially in western part and in Meghalaya. Arunachal Pradesh will also receive some rainfall at isolated places: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DGM, IMD on Cyclone Amphan

21 May 2020, 4:49 PM

2 police personnel got injured, one of the injured succumbed in Pulwama terrorists attack: Kashmir Zone Police

Terrorists fired upon a joint naka party of police and CRPF at Prichoo, Pulwama. 2 police personnel got injured in the incident, however, one of the injured succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. Further details shall follow: Kashmir Zone Police

21 May 2020, 4:49 PM

3 men were arrested today in Kupwara: AS Dinkar, SSP Kupwara, J&K

The contacts of the 3 men were analyzed & their movement was traced. It was found that they are hiding in the forest area of Sogam Lolab area. The area was cordoned off & they were arrested today in Kupwara. Arms&ammunition recovered. Probe underway: AS Dinkar, SSP Kupwara, J&K

21 May 2020, 4:38 PM

NDRF teams are operational. We will continue to provide services: NDRF Chief on Cyclone Amphan

NDRF teams are operational. We will continue to provide services till states (Odisha & West Bengal) require services that are expected to be required for a longer time in West Bengal: NDRF Chief SN Pradhan

21 May 2020, 4:36 PM

IMD's prediction regarding cyclone Amphan was accurate: NDRF Chief SN Pradhan

India Meteorological Department's prediction regarding cyclone Amphan was accurate. All agencies working on the ground are grateful for it. Damages have been minimized due to the accurate prediction by the IMD: NDRF Chief SN Pradhan

21 May 2020, 4:35 PM

Four additional teams airlifted to Kolkata: NDRF DG SN Pradhan on Cyclone Amphan

21 May 2020, 4:33 PM

Normalcy will return in next 24 to 48 hours in Odisha, says NDRF Chief on aftermath of Cyclone Amphan aftermath

The Union Cabinet Secretary held a meeting with the West Bengal & Odisha Chief Secretaries to estimate the damage & response, earlier today. Normalcy will return in the next 24 to 48 hours in Odisha: NDRF Chief SN Pradhan

21 May 2020, 4:24 PM

Delhi: Fire breaks out at jewellery showroom near Rajendra Place

Delhi: Visuals from the jewellery showroom near Rajendra Place, where fire broke out today. 12 fire tenders are present at the spot and trying to extinguish the fire. More details awaited.

21 May 2020, 4:21 PM

IMD and NDRF briefing on cyclone Amphan

21 May 2020, 4:20 PM

72 deaths have been reported due to Cyclone Amphan: WB CM

So far, 72 deaths have been reported due to Cyclone Amphan: WB CM Mamata Banerjee.

I would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come and visit Cyclone Amphan-affected areas: WB CM.

21 May 2020, 3:46 PM

1 policeman killed, another injured in Pulwama terrorists attack

One policeman was killed and another injured after terrorists attacked a joint party of Jammu & Kashmir Police and CRPF in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

According to details terrorists attacked the joint team of police and 182 bn of CRPF at Sirnou crossing in Pulwama resulting in the injuries to two security forces personnel of which one succumbed to his injuries.

Additional reinforcements have reached the spot. Police have cordoned off the area and an operation has been launched to nab the attackers.

This is the second terror attack in Kashmir in last two days. On Wednesday two BSF jawans were killed after terrorists fired at them and snatched their weapons in Srinagar.

21 May 2020, 3:21 PM

Terrorists attack joint team of police, CRPF in Pulwama, 2 jawans injured

Terrorists attacked a joint team of police and CRPF in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir. Two jawans injured in the attack, area has been cordoned off and search is on: CRPF sources

21 May 2020, 2:49 PM

Rupee settles 19 paise higher at 75.61 (provisional) against US dollar

21 May 2020, 2:14 PM

In a first, President Ram Nath Kovind accepts credentials from envoys of seven countries through video-conference

21 May 2020, 2:04 PM

NDRF teams are working in Cyclone Amphan affected parts, says PM Modi

NDRF teams are working in the cyclone affected parts. Top officials are closely monitoring the situation and also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government, says PM Modi.

21 May 2020, 1:02 PM

Rahul Gandhi remembers father on his death anniversary

In memory of my beloved father, Shri Rajiv Gandhi, who was martyred this day in 1991. He was a wonderful father; gentle, kind, compassionate & patient. I miss him. But he will always stay alive in my heart & in the wonderful memories I have of him.

21 May 2020, 12:59 PM

Prayagraj: Fire breaks out at electronic market in Johnston Ganj

Prayagraj: Fire breaks out at electronic market in Johnston Ganj. Police and fire tenders are present at the spot. Fire fighting operations are underway. More details awaited.

21 May 2020, 12:45 PM

Priyanka Gandhi pays homage to father Rajiv Gandhi, shares last photo with him

To be kind to those who are unkind to you; to know that life is fair, no matter how unfair you imagine it to be; to keep walking, no matter how dark the skies or fearsome the storm.

To nurture a strong heart, and fill it with love no matter how great it’s sorrows; these are the gifts of my father’s life. (last photo with father)

21 May 2020, 12:42 PM

1,49,025 tickets booked for first set of 73 special passenger trains in 2 hrs: railways

Within 2 hrs of opening, 1,49,025 tickets booked for first set of 73 special passenger trains to be operationalised from June 1: railways

21 May 2020, 12:26 PM

Congress launches Rajiv Gandhi Kisan NYAY Yojana in Chhattisgarh

21 May 2020, 11:45 AM

Three women killed as house catches fire

Three members of a family, all women, were killed after their house caught fire in Paras village under Baberu Kotwali police station area here, police said on Thursday.

21 May 2020, 11:24 AM

Seven killed as cyclone Amphan batters Bangladesh

At least seven persons, including a six-year-old boy, were killed as a powerful cyclone battered Bangladesh, inundating many areas and damaging scores of houses, authorities said on Thursday.

21 May 2020, 10:25 AM

Rupee rises 13 paise to 75.67 against US dollar in early trade

21 May 2020, 10:23 AM

Three newly recruited terrorists arrested by joint forces at Sogam of Kupwara district

Three newly recruited terrorists have been arrested by joint forces at Sogam of Kupwara district. Further investigation underway, says Jammu and Kashmir Police

21 May 2020, 10:05 AM

BJP leader shot dead in UP

Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Rampur councillor's husband Anurag Sharma has been shot dead in Aghapur area.

Late on Wednesday, Sharma was returning to his Jwala Nagar home on his scooty when unidentified assailants, who came on a motorbike, sprayed him with bullets. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died on the way.

According to reports, Sharma had a criminal background and several cases were registered against him. His supporters vandalized the district hospital requiring more force to be deployed.

His wife Shalini Sharma is a BJP councilor in Rampur.

Inspector General Ramit Sharma is leading the probe. He has visited the spot and ordered three teams to be set up to track the assailants.

"We will arrest the accused at the earliest. The matter is being investigated," he told reporters.

21 May 2020, 9:52 AM

Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary

21 May 2020, 8:53 AM

Cyclone Amphan leaves behind trail of destruction in West Bengal, 12 dead

Extremely severe cyclone 'Amphan' has killed at least 12 persons and ravaged Kolkata and several parts of West Bengal as it left behind a trail of destruction by uprooting trees, destroying thousands of homes and swamping low-lying areas of the state.

While a man and a woman were killed when trees came crashing down on them in North 24 Parganas district, a 13-year-old girl died in a similar incident in adjoining Howrah, officials said.

Three persons were killed in Hooghly and North 24 Paraganas districts due to electrocution, they said.

A woman and her seven-year-old son were killed in the Regent park area of Kolkata after a tree fell on them, the officials said.

They said a person was killed in Kolkata after being hit by a flying object during the storm.

Senior state officials said it was too early to estimate a toll on life or damage to property as the hardest hit areas were still not accessible.