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Eid-Ul-Fitr to be celebrated on May 25 as moon could not be sighted today. It’s important that we maintain social distancing. We should follow govt’s guidelines: Delhi’s Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam

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23 May 2020, 7:59 PM

Eid-Ul-Fitr to be celebrated on May 25, says Delhi’s Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam

Eid-Ul-Fitr to be celebrated on May 25 as moon could not be sighted today. It’s important that we maintain social distancing. We should follow govt’s guidelines: Delhi’s Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam

23 May 2020, 8:03 PM

Cyclone Amphan has affected over 44.45 lakh people in 9833 villages: Odisha Govt

Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Khordha, Puri districts. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada&Jagatsinghpur have been affected severely: Odisha Govt

23 May 2020, 8:02 PM

Gujarat: Fire breaks out at a chemical factory in Surat

Gujarat: Fire breaks out at a chemical factory in the Sachin GIDC area of Surat. 12 fire tenders present at the spot. More details awaited.

23 May 2020, 7:18 PM

Fire breaks out at Cygnus Hospital in South Delhi, 8 fire engines rushed

Fire broke out on the third floor of Cygnus Orthocare Hospital in Hauz Khas area

23 May 2020, 7:00 PM

Army deployed in cyclone-ravaged Kolkata, neighbouring districts for restoration work: Defence sources

23 May 2020, 6:36 PM

Why was there no contingency plan? WB Governor asks state govt on Cyclone Amphan tragedy

Why could they not anticipate? Why was there no contingency plan? Why were arrangements not done beforehand? asks state govt on Cyclone Amphan tragedy

23 May 2020, 5:59 PM

Mortar shell defused near LoC in J&K's Rajouri

A mortar shell, which had remained unexploded during Pakistani shelling, was detected in a farm near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

23 May 2020, 5:58 PM

Army support has been called for; NDRF and SDRF teams deployed: West Bengal Home Department

Govt of West Bengal mobilizes maximum strength in unified command mode on 24×7 basis for immediate restoration of essential infrastructure & services asap. Army support has been called for; NDRF and SDRF teams deployed: West Bengal Home Department

23 May 2020, 5:57 PM

Assam: Water level of Brahmaputra river rises after incessant rainfall in Guwahati

Assam: Water level of Brahmaputra river rises after incessant rainfall in Guwahati. SC Kalita, Central Water Commission, says, “The water level is rising gradually since 16th May due to continuous rain in the region, it is increasing 1-2 cm every 2-3 hours."

23 May 2020, 5:20 PM

40-ft whale carcass washes ashore in Odisha

The carcass of a 40-feet-long critically endangered whale washed ashore in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary area in Odisha's Kendrapara district, a senior forest official said on Saturday.

The gargantuan mammal that weighed around 10 tonne was spotted on the coast at Agarnasi Island, he said.

"The mammal's body bore injury marks. The species figures in the list of IUCN Red list of threatened marine species. The forest department will conduct the post mortem examination of the endangered marine animal," Rajnagar Mangrove (wildlife) Forest Division DFO Bikash Ranjan Dash.

23 May 2020, 4:42 PM

Congress helped 67 lakh people, anxious UP govt put our state chief in jail, says Priyanka

From the last 60 days, UP Congress workers are serving migrant labourers and needy day and night. Congress workers are providing ration, food and medicine, providing food and water to the workers and facilitating them back home with full dedication. So far, 67 lakh people have been helped by the activism of the UP Congress. Strangely, anxioused UP government from this service work has put our state president in jail. Our workers have been prosecuted in different districts. A day before yesterday, around 50,000 UP Congress workers and the leaders showed their solidarity on Facebook Live, yesterday gave a memorandum to the government in all the districts. UP government may have forgotten that it is Mahatma Gandhi's party. Service is at our core and fear is not our tendency. Will intensify service functions, says Priyanka Gandhi.

23 May 2020, 3:29 PM

Minor UP girl hangs herself after being scolded for talking on phone

A 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her house after her mother scolded her for talking to someone on the phone, the police said on Saturday. The incident took place in Majhauan village under Haldi police station in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia district.

23 May 2020, 3:22 PM

Two Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district: Police

23 May 2020, 3:22 PM

Parents of students protest against fee hike by a private school in Ludhiana

Punjab: Parents of students protest against fee hike by a private school at Golf Link Road in Ludhiana. Sunny Sabrwal, a protester says, "The school has increased tuition fee by Rs 600 per month despite the high court's order that schools can charge only 70% of total school fee".

23 May 2020, 3:22 PM

Death toll rises to 86 due to Amphan Cyclone: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

23 May 2020, 2:26 PM

We are doing whatever possible to restore electricity, I request ppl to have patience, says WB CM

We are doing whatever possible to restore electricity. Cyclone Amphan was a disaster. It is not the right time to do politics.We have spoken to Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) for restoration.I would like to request ppl to have patience: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

23 May 2020, 1:34 PM

Cyclone Amphan’s death toll in Bengal reaches 85, protests over failure to restore normalcy

The death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration’s failure to restore normalcy even after three days.

23 May 2020, 1:00 PM

SHO commits suicide in Churu

The SHO of Rajgarh Police Station in Churu district allegedly committed suicide on Saturday, a senior officer said.

Vishnu Dutt was found hanging inside his quarter, he said.

Senior officers including Churu Superintendent of Police Tejaswani Gautam have reached the spot and the matter is being probed.

23 May 2020, 12:38 PM

Mother poisons 2 kids, commits suicide in UP

A woman allegedly committed suicide after administering poison to her two children here as she was upset over a family dispute, police said on Saturday.

Luxmi gave poison to her son Rudraksh (5) and daughter Mahi (7) before consuming it herself at Dudhaheri village under Mansurpur Police Station in the district on Friday, they said.

The three were taken to a hospital where the woman was declared brought dead by the doctors and the children are in a serious condition, they said.

The woman had married Pravesh Kumar nine years ago, they added.

23 May 2020, 11:54 AM

Eid to be celebrated in Ladakh today

Eid to be celebrated in Ladakh today. A local from Leh says,"the moon was sighted in Kargil yesterday so we are celebrating Eid in Ladakh today. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, we will be offering prayers at our homes."

23 May 2020, 10:05 AM

Man arrested for raping woman lawyer in Delhi

A 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly barging into the house of a lawyer in southeast Delhi's Nizamuddin area and raping her, police said on Friday.

The accused has been identified as Sonu. He also tried to strangulate the woman, they said.

23 May 2020, 9:24 AM

Rahul Gandhi concludes by saying govt should transfer ₹7,500 directly to the accounts of the poor migrants

23 May 2020, 9:24 AM

Migrant workers are the backbone of this country, says Rahul Gandhi

23 May 2020, 9:20 AM

Rahul Gandhi helped us, says a migrant who reached his home

23 May 2020, 9:19 AM

We dint receive any help all the promises were false, says a migrant

23 May 2020, 9:18 AM

We have not received any money as promised by the PM, says a migrant

23 May 2020, 9:18 AM

Poor is one who suffers no rich suffers from any epidemic, says a migrant

23 May 2020, 9:14 AM

We are not suffering from coronavirus but from hunger, says a migrant

23 May 2020, 9:14 AM

Rahul Gandhi says migrant workers have been hit the hardest

23 May 2020, 9:13 AM

Government dont think of poor, says one of the migrants

23 May 2020, 9:12 AM

Rahul Gandhi releases video of his interaction with migrant workers in Delhi

23 May 2020, 8:35 AM

Markets in Ghaziabad to open from May 25

The Ghaziabad administration in Uttar Pradesh on Friday said markets in the district will open from May 25 on alternate days from 10 am to 5 pm.

Two days' time has been given to shopkeepers to make arrangements to ensure social distancing, it said.

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