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News of the day: PM Modi targets Mamata Banerjee, Court issues arrest warrant against Prajwal Revanna and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 19.05.24, 05:13 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while campaigning in Purulia on Sunday, said chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s threats at a section of Hindu monks was made to appease her “vote bank.” “Their only mission is to serve people. But the Bengal government points fingers at them. The country won’t tolerate their insult. You have to punish the Trinamul in this election,” he added

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A Delhi Police team reached the official residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Sunday in connection with its investigation in the alleged assault on AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, sources said. Maliwal has alleged that the CCTV footage of the CM's residence was being tampered with.

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A special court for MPs and MLAs in Bengaluru has issued an arrest warrant against JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna in the sexual assault case. Revanna, son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, is on bail after spending seven days in jail after four-day police custody for allegedly kidnapping a woman.

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A TMC worker has been detained for allegedly molesting a minor girl in West Bengal’s Sandeshkhali area, police said. The riverine Sandeshkhali area — situated on the borders of the Sundarbans, about 100 km from Calcutta — had been on the boil in February with protests over allegations of sexual abuse and land grab against now-arrested TMC leader Shajahan Sheikh and his supporters.

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An elderly Dalit couple has been allegedly beaten up and made to wear garlands of shoes in Madhya Pradesh's Ashok Nagar district, police said. A case has been registered against 10 persons who were at large in connection with the incident of thrashing the couple which took place in Kilora village under Mungaoli police station limits, an official said. 

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has urged people to "exercise our right to vote" as Maharashtra goes to polls as part of the Lok Sabha elections on May 20. Previously, superstar Salman Khan also called on the people of the country to cast their vote.

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Elon Musk and Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin launched SpaceX's satellite internet service for the nation's health sector, aiming to improve access in remote parts of the sprawling archipelago. Musk, wearing a green batik shirt, said the availability of the Starlink service in Indonesia would help millions in far-flung parts of the country to access the internet.

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A teacher of a private school in Ballia has been booked for allegedly thrashing a Class 10 student, leading to partial loss of hearing, the police said. Prateek's father Praveen Kumar Madhukar lodged a complaint alleging that his son was beaten up by his mathematics teacher Raghavendra after he found the boy talking to another student during the class, Vipin Singh, SHO of Ubhaon police station said.

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An Air India Express flight from Bengaluru to Kochi made an emergency landing at Bengaluru after a fire was noticed in one of the engines, the Bangalore International Airport Limited said. According to sources, the fire was noticed minutes after the take off.

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In a confidence-boosting performance ahead of Paris Olympics, star Indian shuttlers Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Sunday won the Thailand Open Super 500 badminton tournament with a straight-game win over Chen Bo Yang and Liu Yi of China. It was also the second title of the season for the Asian Games champions following their triumph at the French Open Super 750 in March.

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