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News of the day: ED tells court Kejriwal eating food high in sugar, Israel will defend itself says Netanyahu and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 18.04.24, 06:15 PM
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested in an excise scam case, is eating food high in sugar like mangoes and sweets every day despite having type 2 diabetes to create grounds for medical bail, the ED claimed. Kejriwal has moved the court seeking permission to consult his regular doctor via video conference because of fluctuating sugar levels.

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Ann Tessa Joseph, a woman cadet who was among the 17 Indians onboard container vessel MSC Aries that was seized by Iranian military over the weekend, returned to Cochin. "The Indian mission in Tehran remains seized of the matter and is in touch with the remaining 16 Indian crew members of the container vessel," the MEA said.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the BJP instigated violence during Ram Navami celebrations in the state. A blast happened near a procession in Murshidabad's Shaktipur area on April 17, injuring a woman, police said.

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Enforcement Directorate said it has attached assets worth Rs 98 crore, including a bungalow in Pune and equity shares, of actor Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra as part of a money laundering investigation. The attached properties include residential flat in Juhu (Mumbai) presently in the name of Shetty and residential bungalow in Pune and equity shares in the name of Kundra, the federal agency said in a statement.

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Israel will make its own decisions about how to defend itself, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, as Western countries pleaded for restraint in responding to a volley of attacks from Iran. Iran attacked in retaliation for a suspected Israeli airstrike on its embassy compound in Damascus on April 1.

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West Bengal government preponed the summer vacation of state-run and aided schools from April 22 in view of the prevailing heatwave conditions. Earlier in view of the ensuing elections and keeping in mind many schools in northern parts of Bengal have already been turned into camps of security forces as also booths, the summer vacation had been scheduled from May 6.

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A day after the Pakistan government told a high court that the popular microblogging website X has been banned in the country due to national security issues, the social media platform for the first time said that it continues to work with the relevant authorities on their concerns. On April 17, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) heard a petition by journalist Ehtisham Abbasi against the disruption in the access to X.

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An Indian national awaiting deportation because of his illegal entry into the United States has died at a hospital in Atlanta, federal authorities said. On June 29, 2023, Jaspal Singh, was arrested by US Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol officers while illegally reentering the United States at the US-Mexico Border.

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Google fired 28 workers after dozens of employees participated in sit-ins at the company’s New York and Sunnyvale, California, offices to protest the company’s cloud computing contract with the Israeli government. “Physically impeding other employees’ work and preventing them from accessing our facilities is a clear violation of our policies, and completely unacceptable behavior,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement.

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United Arab Emirates struggled to recover from the heaviest recorded rainfall ever to hit the desert nation, as its main airport worked to restore normal operations even as floodwater still covered portions of major highways and roads. The UAE, a hereditarily ruled, autocratic nation on the Arabian Peninsula, typically sees little rainfall in its arid desert climate.

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