Monday, 23 May, 2022

International

BJP names Manik Saha as Tripura CM

The BJP named state president and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Manik Saha as the new Chief Minister of Tripura after Biplab Kumar Deb submitted his resignation to Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya at the Raj Bhawan in Agartala on Saturday. Deb, who had been to Delhi on Friday, said he would work in

Tripura CM Biplab Deb resigns a year ahead of elections

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has submitted his resignation to Governor SN Arya ahead of state polls next year. Mr Deb made the announcement after meeting the governor at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday. "Party wants me to work to strengthen the organisation," news

Sheikh Mohamed bin Al Zayed elected UAE president

The UAE’s long-time de facto ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected as president on Saturday a day after the death of its former leader. Sheikh Mohamed was elected by the Federal Supreme Council, the state-run WAM news agency said, after years of calling the shots

Covid outbreak a great disaster, says Kim Jong-un

North Korea's rapidly spreading Covid-19 outbreak is a "great disaster" for the country, its leader Kim Jong-un has said, according to state media. Mr Kim called for an all-out battle to tackle the spread of the virus during an emergency meeting on Saturday. It comes

UN Security Council condemns killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously condemned the killing of Palestinian American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank, according to diplomats. The statement, a rare case of Security Council unity on an issue related to Israel, also called

Ukraine wins battle for city of Kharkiv – reports

Summary:  Respected military analysts say Ukraine has "likely won the battle" for Kharkiv, Ukraine's second city Russia has given up trying to encircle the north-eastern city, the Institute for the Study of War says Ukraine says Moscow's efforts in the area

27 die in massive fire in Delhi building, 12 injured

Twenty-seven people have been killed in a fire that broke out in a three-storey commercial building near the Mundka Metro station in west Delhi on Friday afternoon, police said. The fire was brought under control after more than seven hours but there was still smoke coming out from the

New Zealand PM tests positive for Covid-19

The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has tested positive for Covid-19 and will have to isolate for another week in what she called a “very Kiwi experience”. Days after announcing the relaxation of the country’s tight border controls, Ardern developed symptoms

Delhi University Revises Admission Eligibility for BA Mass Communication

The University Of Delhi has revised the eligibility criteria for the BA (Hons) Multimedia and Mass Communication. The university in its notification on May 13 informed that merit will be calculated on the basis of CUET scores obtained from the above mentioned combination of subjects.

Ukraine begins first war crimes trial of Russian soldier

Ukraine has started its first war crimes trial since the beginning of Russia's invasion, with a 21-year-old soldier appearing in the dock accused of killing an unarmed civilian. Vadim Shishimarin appeared at a preliminary hearing in Kyiv. He faces life in prison if convicted.

‘BJP brutalising minorities and glorifying Gandhi Ji's killers’: Sonia Gandhi

Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday accused the ruling BJP of brutalising minorities and glorifying Mahatma Gandhi Ji's killers” while addressing the three-day Chintan Shivir being held in Udaipur. "BJP is brutalising minorities and glorifying Gandhi

Twitter deal temporarily on hold

Elon Musk puts his $44 billion deal with Twitter "temporarily on hold," saying that he wants more details about how many fake or spam accounts there are on Twitter. Musk is checking if the number of fake or spam accounts is less than 5 per cent of the total Twitter users,

Finland Nato: Russia threatens to retaliate over membership move

Russia has said it will be forced to take "retaliatory steps" over its neighbour Finland's move to join Nato. A foreign ministry statement said the move would seriously damage bilateral relations, as well as security and stability in northern Europe. Earlier,

Sri Lanka economy crisis to get worse before it gets better: PM

Sri Lanka's new prime minister has told an economic crisis that has brought misery and unrest is "going to get worse before it gets better". The country is facing fuel shortages and soaring food prices, with some Sri Lankans forced to skip meals. Anger over the

UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan dies

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died, state news agency WAM reported on Friday.  The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced official mourning and flags at half-mast for a period of 40 days, starting Friday. Work will also be suspended

North Korea confirms first COVID-19 death

North Korea has confirmed its first death from Covid-19, with state media adding that tens of thousands more are experiencing fever symptoms. Six people died after suffering a fever with one testing positive for Omicron, state media reported on Friday. It said 187,000 people with a

Chopper crash kills two pilots in Raipur

A helicopter owned by the Chhattisgarh government crashed at Raipur’s Swami Vivekanand Airport on Thursday night, killing both the pilots. According to an official statement from the government, the incident occurred around 9.10 pm and technical malfunction appears to be the

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lanka’s new PM 

Sri Lanka's veteran political leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed the next Prime Minister of the crisis-hit island nation by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The 73-year-old has taken the oath of office according to the media office of the President, who in an address to the

Taj Mahal's 22 Doors Stay Locked, "Issue Should Be Left With Historians": Court

The Allahabad High Court today rejected the petition seeking an inquiry into the "history" of Taj Mahal. The court dismissed the petition which asked for opening of the doors of its 22 rooms to see "the truth, whatever it is." "The issues lie outside court and

Sri Lanka court bans former PM Rajapaksa, allies from leaving country

Mahinda Rajapaksa, his politician son Namal and 15 allies have been barred from leaving the island over violence against anti-government demonstrators. A Sri Lankan court has banned former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his politician son Namal and 15 allies from leaving the country