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Took too long to evacuate Metro: Delhi government
  • Took too long to evacuate Metro: Delhi government(23:48)
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday said Delhi Metro authorities took a long time to evacuate one of the two trains that stopped at Chhatarpur and Sultanpur metro stations due to a major technical glitch.
SC takes exception to stir by Bengal lawyers
  • SC takes exception to stir by Bengal lawyers(23:46)
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court has taken exception to the strike called by lawyers in West Bengal since April 29. Terming the strike extraordinary, the court observed that it is having major implication on the fundamental right of life and liberty of citizens, many of whom want to move court seeking bail.
Train services disrupted as post-poll violence continues in Bhatpara (Lead)
  • Train services disrupted as post-poll violence continues in Bhatpara (Lead)(23:46)
    Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Train services were disrupted, houses and shops set ablaze and workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress fought pitched battles as violence continued to scald the Bhatpara assembly constituency on Tuesday, two days after the by-poll for the seat in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
Former Union minister Kushwaha tells supporters to pick up arms to protect EVMs
NDA allies express faith in Modi, say India no more a soft state
  • NDA allies express faith in Modi, say India no more a soft state(23:42)
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The constituents of BJP-led NDA allies on Tuesday expressed full faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of results of Lok Sabha elections, saying the past five years have brought about a change in Indias perception that it was a soft state.
Nobel Peace laureate Yunus urges new approach to hunger, conflict
  • Nobel Peace laureate Yunus urges new approach to hunger, conflict(23:40)
    Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Bangladeshi Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus on Tuesday called on nations to revolutionise the way they address the frequently interconnected issues of hunger and conflict, urging initiatives to foster social cohesion and rural entrepreneurship especially among the young.
  • Venezuela's envoy to Italy resigns over lack of funds(23:38)
    Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Venezuela's Ambassador to Italy, Isias Rodriguez, has written a resignation letter to President Nicolas Maduro after US sanctions against the socialist government left the embassy in Rome unable to pay staff salaries and rent.
'Few banks have't released funds to IL&FS firms despite NCLAT orders' (Lead)
  • 'Few banks have't released funds to IL&FS firms despite NCLAT orders' (Lead)(23:32)
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has told the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that a few lenders of the IL&FS Group and its group companies have not released payments to meet the "going concern" status of the companies, which is against the tribunal's directive for release of payments in such matters.
Fake coin minting rackets run rampant in Delhi-NCR
  • Fake coin minting rackets run rampant in Delhi-NCR(23:26)
    Faridabad, May 21 (IANS) Instead of waging a war against cross border smuggling of fake Indian currency notes, the police and intelligence agencies are now focussing on fake coin minting dens operating in Delhi-NCR and adjoining states.
No wrong transportation of EVMs: Poll officials (Lead)
Hyundai launches connected compact SUV Venue
  • Hyundai launches connected compact SUV Venue(23:10)
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India on Tuesday launched India's first "fully connected" SUV - Hyundai Venue -- in both petrol and diesel variants.
PNB may lead next round of PSU bank merger in Sept
Traffic restrictions on Jammu-Srinagar highway to end next week
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire on IB, firing on(23:00)
    Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector on Tuesday evening, sparking off a gunfight which was still on, police said.
  • Bangladesh halts visas to Pakistan nationals(22:58)
    Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has halted issuance of visas to Pakistani nationals and reportedly refused to accept the 'agrement' from Islamabad for appointment of a new High Commissioner to Dhaka after a visa-extension application of its diplomat was kept pending.
  • Bosch India net down quarterly, up yearly(22:54)
    Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) German auto component behemoth Bosch India on Tuesday reported Rs 412 crore net profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 5 per cent annual decline from Rs 434 crore in the same period of 2017-18.
Over 60 arrested in Bengal's Bhatpara, political blame-game on
  • Over 60 arrested in Bengal's Bhatpara, political blame-game on(22:42)
    Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday continued to blame each other over the violence in Bhatpara Assembly constituency - that voted in a bypoll last Sunday - while over 60 people have been arrested.
Honor 20 series announced; to launch in India in June
Metro commuters have harrowing time after breakdown (Roundup)
  • Metro commuters have harrowing time after breakdown (Roundup)(22:40)
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters on Tuesday had a harrowing time during the morning rush hours and around 5,000 had to be evacuated from stuck trains as the services on the Yellow Line between Haryana's Huda City and Samaypur Badli in Delhi were stalled for over four hours due to a technical snag.
Stimac want us to play as a unit: Rahul Bheke
  • Stimac want us to play as a unit: Rahul Bheke(22:32)
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Igor Stimac, newly appointed coach of the Indian national football team, made his mark during the very first practice session at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here on Tuesday, by creating a positive spirit and setting high goals and standards for the players to achieve.
  • Shocking Gujarat exam results: 63 schools score a zero(22:32)
    Gandhinagar, May 21 (IANS) Not a single student from as many as 63 schools managed to clear the Secondary School Certificate examinations conducted by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, the results of which were declared here on Tuesday.
Airtel, Vodafone lose 30 mn users in March, Jio adds 9.4 mn
  • Airtel, Vodafone lose 30 mn users in March, Jio adds 9.4 mn(22:32)
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Mobile subscriber base of Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel declined by nearly 14.5 million and 15.1 million respectively, totalling nearly 30 million subscribers as of March over the previous month, while Reliance Jio added 9.4 million users, according to the TRAI data.