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Water level in Yamuna was recorded at 669 feet on Tuesday at Delhi's Wazirabad barrage. This is 5.5 feet below the desired level of 674.5 feet. Delhi Water Minister Satyendar Jain carried out an on-site review of situation on Tuesday. "Due to...Haryana government's insufficient water release...water level at Wazirabad barrage has dropped from...its typical 674.5 feet to...669 feet," Jain said.
short by Ria Kapoor / 11:21 am on 18 May
Elon Musk has responded after a journalist shared a video in which a Twitter employee calls the Tesla CEO "special needs" and says that he has Asperger's. "Twitter exec trashing free speech & mocking people with Asperger's," Musk wrote. "I can't even take what Musk says seriously," the employee can be heard saying in the video.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:49 am on 18 May
The Supreme Court has granted bail to Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the case involving her daughter Sheena Bora's murder, saying that she has "already spent 6.5 years in jail". In December 2021, Mukerjea wrote a letter to the CBI claiming that Sheena is alive and is in Kashmir. The CBI had refuted the former media executive's claim.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:00 pm on 18 May
The Supreme Court today ordered the release of AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts in former PM Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai and AS Bopanna passed the order on Perarivalan's plea seeking the suspension of his life sentence. AG Perarivalan had been behind bars for around 31 years.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:20 am on 18 May
Europe ditching Russian oil is economic suicide: Putin
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the EU wouldn't be able to impose a ban on Russian oil imports. "Some EU states, in whose energy balance the share of Russian hydrocarbons is especially high, won't be able to do this for...long time, to ditch our oil," Putin said. Europe would be committing an "economic suicide" by banning Russian oil, he added.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 11:11 am on 18 May
Is this legit: Musk on Twitter engineer's 'free speech' leaked recording
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacted to the leaked recording of a top Twitter engineer saying the platform does not believe in free speech, saying, "Is this legit?" The video also showed Siru Murugesan saying Twitter employees "hated" Musk's $44 billion takeover bid. Responding to Musk, American columnist Benny Johnson claimed Twitter has acknowledged that the video is authentic.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 11:42 am on 18 May
Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who quit Congress on Wednesday, said, "Whenever our country faced challenges and when the Congress needed leadership, Congress leaders were enjoying abroad." He added, "Whenever I met with the senior leadership, I always felt leaders were...more engrossed in what messages they had received on their mobile."
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:58 am on 18 May
Centre pressuring states to purchase imported coal: Raj CM Gehlot
short by Atul Mishra / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
Centre is pressuring states to purchase imported coal, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot alleged. The price of imported coal is more than three times the price of coal being given by Coal India Limited, he added. "Centre had issued an advisory in 2021 to Rajasthan for 4% imported coal April, it has been made mandatory to buy 10%," Gehlot added.
short by Atul Mishra / 11:11 am on 18 May
Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel has resigned from the primary membership of Congress party. He said, "Be it the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, implementation of GST - India wanted solutions...Congress only played the role of roadblock." He added, "I believe after this step, I'll be able to work positively for Gujarat's people."
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:20 am on 18 May
I don't believe I'm hated; people are obsessed with me: Kangana on trolls
short by Mahima Kharbanda / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
When asked about dealing with trolls and hatred, actress Kangana Ranaut said that she doesn't feel she is hated at all. "I find it very hard to believe that I might be hated," she said. "It's...difficult for me to believe. Either they love me, or they are obsessed. I don't think I'm hated as such," she added.
short by Mahima Kharbanda / 11:33 am on 18 May
It's up to Tilak now to prove Rohit Sharma right: Gavaskar
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
Ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar has said it's up to Tilak Varma to prove Rohit Sharma right in saying that the 19-year-old could be an all-format player for Team India. "It's up to Tilak to work that little bit extra, get his fitness going, get a little tighter as far as the technique is concerned and prove Rohit right," stated Gavaskar.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 11:53 am on 18 May
New York City raises COVID alert from 'medium' to 'high' as cases rise
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
Amid rising COVID-19 cases, New York City has raised its COVID-19 alert level from "medium" to "high". The rating means there is a high COVID-19 community spread in the city and pressure on the health care system is substantial. Health authorities have advised New Yorkers to wear a face mask in all public indoor settings and crowded outdoor spaces.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 11:29 am on 18 May
Till the second last over, I thought we had it: Rohit Sharma
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
MI captain Rohit Sharma said he thought they had the game till about the second last over of their chase of SRH's 193-run total. He added, "Credit to Sunrisers, they held their nerve pretty well at the back end." MI were 175/6 after 18 overs and needed 19 runs to win the game when Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a maiden over.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:59 am on 18 May
Understand Himachal before commenting: CM on Sisodia's 'education' remark
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
Soon after AAP's Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said the education system in Himachal Pradesh is "in shambles", CM Jai Ram Thakur told Sisodia to understand the Himalayan state before making any comment on its people or education system. Sisodia said the government schools in the state lack basic infrastructure. He added that 47% of those schools don't have a principal.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 10:58 am on 18 May
Send sweets to Mohan Bhagwat during his stay in WB: Mamata to police
short by Subhangi Singh / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
Ahead of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's West Bengal visit, CM Mamata Banerjee directed the police to remain vigilant and ensure that no riots break out during his stay. "Send him sweets and fruits on behalf of the administration. He should feel that we welcome our guests," Banerjee further said. Bhagwat will be staying in West Bengal's Keshiary for four days.
short by Subhangi Singh / 11:46 am on 18 May
A tanker that was carrying 10 tonnes of chemical overturned in Thane after the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The tanker then rammed into a divider. Two people were injured in the incident. Reports said that after the vehicle overturned, the chemical spilled over the road, causing traffic congestion on the Western Expressway Highway.
short by Ria Kapoor / 11:32 am on 18 May
1 dead after fire breaks out at banquet hall in Delhi's Ashok Vihar
short by Atul Mishra / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
At least one person died after a fire broke out at a banquet hall in Delhi's Ashok Vihar on Tuesday, police said. The victim was found unconscious and was declared dead at a hospital. "A fire that started at the ground floor of the banquet hall in PS Bharat Nagar area has been contained promptly," Delhi Police tweeted.
short by Atul Mishra / 11:49 am on 18 May
Hoax bomb call delays Gorakhpur-Bandra Humsafar Express by over 3 hours
short by Swati Dubey / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
The Gorakhpur-Bandra Humsafar Express (19092) was delayed by three and a half hours on Tuesday after it received a hoax bomb call on Twitter. A person identified as Milan Rajak tweeted that terrorists have planted a bomb inside the train to blow it up. However, after a thorough search, nothing incriminating was found on the train, the railway police informed.
short by Swati Dubey / 11:58 am on 18 May
Burqa-clad terrorist attacks newly opened wine shop in J&K's Baramulla
short by Swati Dubey / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
A burqa-clad terrorist riding pillion on a bike that stopped near a newly opened wine shop in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla walked towards the shop and threw a grenade inside through the porthole window. The explosion killed one employee, leaving three others injured. They were rushed to a hospital. Police have cordoned the area and a search is on.
short by Swati Dubey / 11:33 am on 18 May
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader, Sangram Jagtap, whose car hit a state transport bus on the Pune-Mumbai expressway on Tuesday, said that the car was "badly damaged". "Seat belts and airbags saved us," Jagtap, who was travelling with driver and two others in the car, said. He added that it was bus driver's fault but no case has been filed.
short by Ria Kapoor / 11:02 am on 18 May
Racket providing fake educational certificates busted in Panipat, 1 held
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
A racket providing fake educational certificates was busted in Panipat, following which one member of the gang was arrested by the Crime Investigation Agency of the Panipat Police. The accused told the police that he was running this racket for the past five years. The gang members used to get a certificate for classes 10 and 12 at ₹5,000.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 11:46 am on 18 May
Indian Army launches rescue operations in flood-hit Assam
short by Swati Dubey / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
The Indian Army on Tuesday launched rescue operations in various parts of Assam's flood-hit Cachar and Hojai districts. "Security forces comprising of Army & Assam Rifles of Masimpur launched...rescue operations...on 17 May. Approximately, 500 villagers were rescued by the forces," Guwahati's Defence PRO tweeted. Meanwhile, around 100 people were rescued from the Hojai district by Gajraj Corps.
short by Swati Dubey / 11:29 am on 18 May
What will we eat, if we won’t work: Delhi labourers amid heatwave
short by Subhangi Singh / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
Amid the unprecedented heatwave condition in Delhi, the construction workers working in the national capital said that they have no other option except to work for their livelihood. "If I take a day off then people at home will starve. We don't have any other options except to work. I have to look after my children," a construction worker said.
short by Subhangi Singh / 11:19 am on 18 May
Spain Cabinet clears Bill to grant paid leave during menstruation
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
The Spanish Cabinet has cleared a Bill that seeks to grant paid sick leave to women experiencing pain during menstruation. "We are advancing feminism. Women should be able to decide freely about their lives," said Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez. Spain would become the first country in Europe to bring such a law, provided the Bill passes in the Parliament.
short by Saurabh Sinha / 11:07 am on 18 May
‘Return empty beer bottles’: Brewers in Germany flag shortage
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 18 May 2022,Wednesday
Germany is facing a shortage of beer bottles, brewers in the country have warned. The chief executive of a German brewers' group, Holger Eichele, said the situation is extremely tense and that "we will see shortages by summer at the latest". Eichele advised the consumers to return the empty beer bottles as soon as possible to ease the situation.
short by Saurabh Sinha / 11:59 am on 18 May
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