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1 Saudi rejects Pakistan’s request to skip the G20 summit in Srinagar while supporting India on Kashmir | Details
Saudi Arabia has made the decision to send representatives to the G20 meeting in Srinagar, J&K, the following week. Despite Pakistan’s efforts to prevent its friends from attending the Kashmir meeting, Saudi Arabia has taken this action. According to information obtained by HT, Delhi-based diplomats rather than representatives from Riyadh will represent the monarchy. Mexico will also have a low-key presence at the G20 summit in Srinagar.
2- “Russia To India In 10 Days”: Putin announces a rail connection; Moscow and Tehran sign an agreement to shorten the distance
On Wednesday, Russia and Iran signed a contract to fund and build a railway line that will be a component of a developing international cargo route that both nations hope will become a major role in world shipping. The Gulf and India will both be connected by the rail network. This will significantly strengthen trade links between Russia and India.
3-Why was Kiren Rijiju sacked by PM Modi from the Law Ministry? | Details
Kiren Rijiju has been replaced as the new law minister by Arjun Ram Meghwal. The earth sciences ministry portfolio has now been transferred to Rijiju.
4-Sidda is the Karnataka chief minister; details on how Cong handled DK Shivakumar’s ambitions
The next chief minister of Karnataka will be Siddaramaiah, and DK Shivakumar will serve as his deputy, according to the Congress. Following an overwhelming victory of 135 seats, the Congress has decided on a rotating tenure of two and a half years for both leaders, putting an end to days of suspense about who will be the new chief minister of Karnataka.
5-PM Modi Launches First Vande Bharat Train in Odisha
On May 18, the Vande Bharat Express between Puri and Howrah was officially launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conference.
6-Amitabh Bachchan Clarifies Helmet-Less Photo, Claims Was ‘Fooling Around’
Amitabh Bachchan recently rode his bike to work to avoid traffic while travelling to a shooting site. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, though. The actor claimed that he was “just fooling around by getting on the bike of a crew member” when Mumbai Police issued a challan to the rider.
7-You can now book Chennai Metro Rail tickets via WhatsApp.
In Chennai, purchasing a metro rail ticket has recently became much simpler. For an instant QR ticket and to skip lines, all you need to do is use WhatsApp—no additional app is required. Sam Daniel of NDTV speaks with a few commuters and the managing director of Chennai Metro Rail.
8-Supreme Court upholds Tamil Nadu law allowing jallikattu
The Supreme Court upheld a statute today that permits the bull-taming sport of “Jallikattu” in the state of Tamil Nadu. The five-judge constitution bench, presided over by Justice KM Joseph, ruled that the judiciary could not have a different position in light of the legislature’s declaration that “Jallikattu” is a component of Tamil Nadu’s traditional heritage.
9-TCS Will Apply To Credit Cards Used Abroad, 20%
Travelling expenses made in any other method than cash will be different from now on. We can better comprehend the effects of the new regulations thanks to Sakshi Bajaj’s conversation with FinTech influencer Ravisutanjani.
10-“They Looked Nervous”: Cabbie Recounts Wild Ride With Meghan And Harry
According to a spokesman for the pair, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engaged in a “near catastrophic car chase” with paparazzi in New York.
However, the danger and length of the alleged pursuit were downplayed by police, the mayor of New York City, a taxi driver who briefly conveyed the couple, and even the newlyweds.
11-Arrival in Japan of Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata for the G7 summit
Rishi Sunak, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, and his wife Akshata Murty arrived in Tokyo for the G7 Summit in Hiroshima. There will be a G7 Summit from May 19 to May 21.
12-Supreme Court Orders Disclaimer and Pauses Bengal Ban on “The Kerala Story”
The Supreme Court ordered the filmmakers to ensure that the film carries a disclaimer stating that it is a fictionalised account of events and there is no evidence to support its claim that 32,000 women in Kerala were forced to convert to Islam and join ISIS. On Thursday, the West Bengal government’s ban on the film “The Kerala Story” was temporarily suspended.
13-US Court Approves Tahawwur Rana’s Extradition to India as a 26/11 Suspect
A US court in California has decided that Tahawwur Rana, a Canadian businessman of Pakistani descent who is now in prison and wanted for his alleged role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, can be extradited to India.
14-Cannes 2023: Urvashi Rautela on the crocodile necklace: “Lot Of History Behind It”
In reference to the Cartier necklace from her red carpet ensemble that the Internet is ogling, actress Urvashi Rautela claimed that she wore it to stand out at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Anupama Chopra also discussed being a Black actor in Hollywood with Viola Davis.
15-Prince Harry’s ‘almost disastrous’ automobile chase with Meghan is reminiscent of Princess Diana.
Following a paparazzi pursuit, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and her mother Doria Ragland got into a “near catastrophic” automobile chase. According to the couple’s representative, the incident was a “near catastrophic car chase” that lasted for more than two hours and resulted in “multiple near collisions.” The incident brings to mind the tragic vehicle accident that killed Princess Diana. Let’s review Princess Diana’s incident and see how it compares to the current one.
16-CBI summons Sameer Wankhede in the Aryan Khan Bribery Case over a Rs 25 billion extortion case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Sameer Wankhede, a former anti-drug officer. On May 18, Wankhede must appear at the agency’s Mumbai office. Aryan Khan, the son of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was detained in 2021 in connection with an alleged narcotics offence by Wankhede, who oversaw the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the Mumbai zone. According to NDTV, Sameer Wankhede has asked the Delhi High Court to quash the summons. He was given temporary protection from arrest by the court. Shah Rukh Khan allegedly received a Rs 25 crore bribe demand from Sameer Wankhede and others in exchange for not implicating Aryan Khan in the purported narcotics case. Aryan Khan had been imprisoned for about a month.
17-All flights till May 26 have been cancelled by Go First, which cites operational factors.
All of Go First Airlines’ flights have been cancelled till May 26. The airline said that operational considerations were behind the decision. Prior to this, Go First cancelled all flights till May 19. The airlines said that operational considerations were behind the decision. Go First recently submitted a request for immediate resolution of its financial difficulties and a rebirth of its business. We will soon be able to resume bookings, the airline promised. We appreciate your patience.
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