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Hanuman Chalisa Line

Mumbai court grants bail to MP Navneet Rana, husband MP Ravi Rana

Rally for the right to abortion

Abortion rights protesters rally across US, spurred by Supreme Court draft opinion

Twitter’s Core Ads Business Could Be Threatened by $44 Billion Takeover

Twitter has acknowledged for the first time that its core advertising business could be threatened by Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover, as well as the loss of key personnel in the process.

Beijing limits public transport

Beijing limits public transport as COVID spreads in China

Hong Kong’s press freedom ranking plummets

Hong Kong’s press freedom ranking dropped to 148th place amid a crackdown on free speech by authorities. Norway, Denmark and Sweden took the top three spots, while the UK and the US moved up slightly.

Markets Update

Sensex jumped 208.22 points to 57,184.21 at the start of the trade; Nifty climbs 63.75 points to 17,132.85.

South Korea claims North Korea fired an unidentified projectile, AP reports.

Covid update

India reports 3,205 new cases, 2,802 recoveries and 31 deaths in the past 24 hours. Active cases 19,509

GMR infrastructure update

GMR Infrastructure indicates that the unit has received a confirmation letter from the Ministry of Civil Aviation extending the duration of the concession agreement

Row of loudspeakers

Maharashtra | In Kalyan, the first morning azaan was performed in mosques without using loudspeakers. A large number of security personnel have been deployed outside the mosques since the morning.

Anurag Thakur asks Ashok Gehlot to ensure communal harmony in Rajasthan

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday called on the Rajasthan government to maintain communal harmony in the state following the past two months of violence between the groups. “The state government must ensure that no one can play with the feelings of others, and every effort must be made to ensure community harmony. In the past two months, there have been instances of communal clashes in Rajasthan, and necessary steps must be taken for peace,” Thakur told ANI. The minister’s remarks came in the wake of the Jodhpur and Karauli violence that erupted in Rajasthan over the past two months.

Maharashtra: Play Hanuman Chalisa if you hear azan on loudspeakers today, says Raj Thackeray

Continuing his May 4 ultimatum to remove loudspeakers from mosques, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray on Tuesday appealed to all ‘Hindus’ to play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers. -speakers “in those very places where they hear loudspeakers shouting azan”. Raj, in the appeal letter uploaded to Twitter, also urged citizens to dial 100 and file a complaint if they hear masjids use loudspeakers and asked local mandals and “vigilant” citizens to start a signature campaign against loudspeakers and submit them to the local police station. He also asked the police “to show that this country is governed by law and order” and said that “unauthorized masjids, loudspeakers and prayers held in the middle of the roads must be duly dealt with by law”.

New Omicron sub-variant takes hold in US as Covid cases rise

A new, highly transmissible subvariant of Omicron is spreading rapidly in the United States, as cases of Covid-19 in the country rise again. The new strain, called BA.2.12.1, accounted for 36.5% of new Covid-19 cases in the country in the week ending April 30, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CDC) of the United States, The Xinhua News Agency reported. The data rose 26.6% a week ago and 16.7% two weeks ago, according to CDC data.

Defense chiefs say Russia is learning from its mistakes in Ukraine

The United States learned a lot about Russian military shortcomings and capabilities in the first two months of the war in Ukraine, senior Pentagon officials told Congress. But they warned that Moscow is learning from its mistakes as the war moves into a new phase, and that will shape the artillery and other weapons systems the United States will supply.

Blinken: War worsens problems in the Americas

Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees are camping in Mexico City and waiting for the US government to allow them to enter the country. About 500 evacuees waited Tuesday in large tents under the scorching sun on a dusty field east of Mexico’s sprawling capital. The camp has only been open for a week and 50 to 100 people arrive every day.

UN chief hails evacuation of civilians from Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the safe evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine. “I am pleased that more than 100 civilians have been successfully evacuated from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, in an operation successfully coordinated by the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross,” he said. said the senior UN official. “I hope continued coordination with Kyiv and Moscow will lead to more humanitarian pauses that will allow civilians to flee the fighting safely and help reach people where they are most needed,” he said. said Antonio Guterres.

Prime Minister Modi to attend India-North Summit and visit France today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the second Indo-Nordic summit in Denmark, before departing for Paris to meet newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron on the final day of his three-day visit to Europe on Wednesday.

UP government to reactivate Covid command center in Meerut

The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to activate the Integrated Covid Command Center (ICCC) in Meerut after ten people from a family tested positive for Covid in the district. Health officials said surveillance teams have also been told to prepare and an intensive control campaign will be carried out across the district. Meanwhile, passengers from other states will also be screened at train stations and bus stops.

Shanghai residents turn to NFTs to register COVID lockdown and fight censorship, Reuters reports

Shanghai residents are turning to blockchain to preserve memories of the city’s month-long COVID-19 lockdown, minting videos, photos and artwork capturing their ordeal as non-fungible tokens to ensure they can be shared and avoid deletion. Unable to leave their homes for weeks at a stretch, many of the city’s 25 million residents vented their frustrations online, citing draconian lockdown restrictions and difficulties getting food, and sharing stories of hardship, such as patients unable to seek treatment.

Visuals: Tears and relief as Mariupol evacuees reach safety

Russian strikes hit Ukraine on eve of new EU sanctions, Reuters reports

Russian forces pounded targets in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, launching rockets at a steelworks that is Ukraine’s last redoubt in the port city of Mariupol as the European Union prepared to impose sanctions oil companies in Moscow. Dozens of evacuees who managed to leave the city under United Nations and Red Cross auspices over the weekend reached the relative safety of Ukrainian-controlled Zaporizhzhia after hunkering down for weeks under the sprawling Azovstal steelworks.

UNSC condemns continued attacks on civilians in Afghanistan

The UN Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” the continuing heinous terrorist attacks targeting civilians in Afghanistan. The council issued a press statement condemning the terrorist attacks, including the attack on the Mawlawi Sekander mosque in Kunduz on April 22 which killed more than 25 people, and the attack on the Khalifa Sahib mosque in Kabul on April 29 April which initial reports indicated at least 30 people were killed and many more were injured, Xinhua news agency reported.

Musk says Twitter could charge small fees for business and government users

Airbnb says bookings hit a new high in the first quarter of this year – a fresh signal that travel demand stifled by the Covid-19 pandemic is running wild, AFP reports

Oil gains 1% after U.S. crude inventories signal tighter supply

Oil prices rose at the start of Asian trading on Wednesday after industry data showed drawdowns on U.S. crude and fuel inventories, raising supply concerns. The gains come on the heels of news on Tuesday that the European Union is working on new sanctions against Russia for waging a war against Ukraine that will target Moscow’s oil industry. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is expected to outline the plans on Wednesday, officials said. Brent crude futures rose 90 cents, or 0.9%, to $105.87 a barrel at 0001 GMT. WTI crude futures rose $1.00, or 1%, to $103.41 a barrel.

Madhya Pradesh: Two tribal men lynched on suspicion of cow slaughter in Seoni, one arrested

One person is arrested while three suspects have been detained in connection with two tribal men who were beaten to death by a suspected cow slaughter mob in Simaria village of Seoni district in Madhya Pradesh.

Since Russia attacked Ukraine just over two months ago, we have sent over $3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine. This money is a direct investment in the defense of freedom and democracy itself: US President Joe Biden

Ukraine demands full restoration of the territory, including Crimea. Our goals are to stop Russia’s advance, reclaim territory and restore all of Ukraine through diplomacy, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says at WSJ CEO Council summit: The Kyiv Independent

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