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News of the day: Violence, arson rock Nandigram; Deve Gowda 'warns' grandson Prajwal to return

Our Web Desk Published 23.05.24, 06:58 PM
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A low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal will intensify and reach Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts as a severe cyclonic storm by May 26 evening, the IMD said. According to the IMD, the cyclone could reach a wind speed of 102 kilometres per hour on May 26.

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Pune police are questioning the grandfather of the 17-year-old boy, who allegedly crashed his high-end car into a motorbike killing two persons in the city, an official said. A Porsche car, allegedly driven by the 17-year-old, who the police claim was drunk at the time, fatally knocked down two motorbike-borne software engineers at Kalyani Nagar in the city in the early hours of May 19.

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The murder of a woman BJP supporter on Wednesday night in East Midnapore’s Nandigram led to widespread violence and arson, two days before voting is scheduled in the area known for a sustained anti-land acquisition stir that acted as a catalyst for Mamata Banerjee to become chief minister by unseating the Left Front government in 2007. Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari accused the Trinamul of indulging in violence since it was certain of defeat in the Tamluk constituency, where the BJP has fielded the former Calcutta high court judge, Abhijit Ganguly.

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JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda issued a 'stern warning' to his grandson and suspended party MP, Prajwal Revanna, asking him to return to the country and face probe into sexual abuse allegations, while asserting there will be no interference from him or other family members into the enquiry. The JD(S) supremo reiterated that his grandson should be given the harshest punishment under the law "if found guilty".

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the INDIA bloc is talking about having five PMs over the next five years and said the fight over 'ghee' has broken out in the alliance, even before the cow has given milk. In this election, "you will not only choose the country's PM but also decide the country's future", the prime minister told the gathering.

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Delhi Police may not visit Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence to question his parents in connection with AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal "assault" case, sources said. Kejriwal's close aide Bibhav Kumar was arrested by police in the case.

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At least four persons were killed and 56 injured following an explosion and major fire at a chemical factory in Maharashtra's Thane district, officials said. The four bodies recovered so far from the site were charred beyond recognition, said Kalyan tehsildar Sachin Shejal.

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The Israeli military said it has completed a two-day operation in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinian Health Ministry says killed 12 Palestinians and wounded 25. More than 400 people have been killed in Lebanon since Israel and Hezbollah began exchanging fire the day after the latest war in Gaza began.

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was admitted to a private hospital in Ahmedabad after suffering from a heat stroke, was discharged from the facility, a police official said. The private hospital has not yet issued any statement on Khan's health condition.

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Boeing’s Starliner first crewed spacecraft to be piloted by Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is expected to be launched between June 1 and June 5 after the flight was postponed earlier this month due to a technical snag. A statement from NASA said: "Mission managers from NASA, Boeing, and ULA (United Launch Alliance) continue to evaluate a path forward toward launching the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test to the International Space Station. The teams are now working toward a launch opportunity at 12:25 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, with additional opportunities on Sunday, June 2, Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6."

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