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Election Commission’s updated voter turnout data without total voter count leads to row

More than 10 days after Phase 1 and four days after Phase 2 of polling for the ongoing general elections, the Election Commission of India (EC) released the final voter turnout figures for the two rounds on April 30. While Phase 1 saw a turnout of 66.14%, for Phase 2, it was 66.7%.

AstraZeneca’s submission in U.K. court nothing new, say doctors over Covishield’s potential to cause blood clots

Following pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca’s admission in U.K. court documents that its vaccine against COVID-19 has the potential to cause Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS), a rare side effect associated with blood clotting, doctors in India said this is not new information and that they are “well aware of the warning which has been available in India as an insert with the vaccine since the time it was introduced for general public here”.

Court takes cognisance of charge sheet against NewsClick founder

A Delhi court on Tuesday took cognisance of a charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell against news portal PPK NewsClick Studio Private Limited and its editor-in-chief, Prabir Purkayastha, who has been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, following allegations that his organisation promoted pro-China propaganda in return for money.

Women block Army contingent carrying weapons seized from armed group in Manipur

Eleven armed miscreants dressed in police uniforms who were intercepted by the Army in Manipur’s Bishnupur district in the early hours on Tuesday were “snatched by womenfolk during an aggressive confrontation” with the security forces, the Manipur Police said. Later in the day, around hundred women blocked the Army contingent carrying the weapons seized from the armed miscreants.

South Asian diaspora group starts mobilizing for Biden-Harris 2024

With just over six months left for the American general elections, some South Asian election activists are mobilizing to re-elect U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to the White House. The all-volunteer group, South Asians for Mr. Biden, kicked off its activities for the election season with a virtual event held on April 25 that featured messages from lawmakers and functionaries of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and focused on issues such as reproductive rights and gun control.

Judge holds Donald Trump in contempt, fines him $9,000 and raises threat of jail in hush money trial

Donald Trump was held in contempt of court on April 30 and fined $9,000 for repeatedly violating a gag order that barred him from making public statements about witnesses, jurors and some others connected to his New York hush money case. If he does it again, the judge warned, he could be jailed.

King Charles III resumes public duties as he fights cancer

King Charles III on April 30 reportedly told fellow cancer patients “I’m well”, as he carried out his first official public engagement since being diagnosed with the condition .The British head of state appeared relaxed as he and his wife Queen Camilla met patients and staff at the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre in central London.

UNRWA chief says $267 million in aid still suspended

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on April 30 that $267 million in its funding was still suspended over allegations some UNRWA staff participated in the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. The accusations in January led to many donors freezing some $450 million in funding at a time when Gaza’s 2.3 million people are in dire need of food, water, shelter and medicine.

Pannun case | Unwarranted, unsubstantiated imputations, says India on media report

A day after The Washington Post named an Indian official for allegedly plotting to eliminate Sikh separatist leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the External Affairs Ministry on April 30 said the report made “unwarranted and unsubstantiated” imputations on a serious matter. The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, named a RAW officer in connection with the alleged plot to assassinate Pannun.

Supreme Court questions the ‘timing’ of the Delhi CM’s arrest, ED to respond on May 3

The Supreme Court on April 30 underscored that life and liberty are exceedingly important while hearing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case stemming from the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. A Bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta also asked the central agency to address arguments on the “timing” of the APP supremo’s arrest right before the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The Bench will hear the matter next on May 3.

Two Congress and AAP functionaries arrested for posting doctored video of Amit Shah

Two more persons, political functionaries from the AAP and the Congress party, were arrested on April 30 in Gujarat for allegedly posting a doctored video of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s April 23 speech in Telangana regarding reservation. A day ago, Assam Police arrested Reetam Singh, a lawyer at the Gauhati High Court currently working as the Congress’ Assam war room coordinator. Mr. Shah appealed for information on the people who were disseminating the doctored video. “If you come across any such fake video anywhere, please inform us about the details of the disseminator. We will take strict action against the culprits,” the Minister said in a post on X.

SIT summons H.D. Revanna and Prajwal Revanna in sexual harassment case

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the alleged sex scandal involving several explicit videos of Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna has now issued notices to him and his father and former Minister H.D. Revanna. The father and son have been asked to appear before the SIT for questioning.

Prajwal Revanna ‘sex scandal’ | Former driver of family releases video statement, says he will submit video documents of case to SIT

A person, said to have worked for former minister H.D. Revanna’s family as a driver, has said that he will submit video documents with regard to allegations against Lok Sabha member Prajwal Revanna to the Special Investigation Team, constituted by the State government. In a video statement that he released from an unknown place on April 30 Karthik said that he had worked as a driver for Revanna’s family for over 15 years. He left the job last year following differences with the former minister’s family after he was forced to sell off his land. He and his wife were allegedly assaulted in that case.

Manipur Police personnel drove two Kuki women to mob that paraded them naked, says CBI charge sheet

The Manipur Police personnel allegedly drove the two women from the Kuki-Zomi community, who had sought refuge in their official gypsy, to a mob of around 1,000 Meiti rioters in Kangpokpi district, the CBI charge sheet has said. The two women were subsequently stripped naked and paraded before being sexually assaulted during the ethnic violence in the State, the charge sheet added.

U.S. military ships work to build pier for Gaza aid, could cost at least $320 million

A U.S. Navy ship and several Army vessels involved in an American-led effort to bring more aid into the besieged Gaza Strip are offshore of the enclave and building out a floating platform for the operation that the Pentagon has said will cost at least $320 million. Sabrina Singh, Pentagon spokeswoman, told reporters the cost is a rough estimate for the project and includes the transportation of the equipment and pier sections from the United States to the coast of Gaza, as well as the construction and aid delivery operations.

London stabbing: 13-year-old boy killed in sword attack, four others injured

A man wielding a sword attacked members of the public and police officers in a east London suburb on April 30, killing a 13-year-old boy and injuring four others, authorities said. A 36-year-old man was arrested in a residential area near Hainault underground station, police said. The incident is not being treated as terror-related or a “targeted attack.” Two police officers were in hospital being treated for stab wounds. Two other people were also injured. Chief Supt. Stuart Bell described the incident as “truly horrific.”

Turkish national stabs Israeli policeman in Jerusalem, shot dead: Police

A Turkish national on April 30 stabbed an Israeli border policeman in Jerusalem and was then shot dead by officers at the scene, Israeli police said. The border policeman was moderately wounded. Police identified the attacker as a 34-year-old Turkish citizen. Israeli security forces have been on high alert since the October 7 Hamas attacks that sparked the six-month-old war in Gaza.

At least 45 people die in western Kenya as floodwaters sweep away houses and cars

Flash floods and a landslide swept through houses and cut off a major road in Kenya, killing at least 45 people and leaving dozens missing on April 29, the Interior Ministry said. Police official Stephen Kirui initially told The Associated Press that the Old Kijabe Dam, located in the Mai Mahiu area of the Great Rift Valley region that is prone to flash floods, had collapsed, carrying with it mud, rocks and uprooted trees. But in a statement late April 29, the Nakuru County said that the water mass that caused the flash floods was a clogged railway tunnel.

Indian women blanked 0-5 by China in Uber Cup

Teenage sensation Anmol Kharb left the badminton court in tears owing to an ankle injury as an under-strength Indian women’s team suffered a 0-5 defeat to the mighty China in its final group A fixture of the Uber Cup here on April 30. Having already qualified for the quarterfinals by picking up successive wins against Canada and Singapore, Ashmita Chaliha sat out the contest against the 15-time champions. The team is competing without double Olympic-medallist P V Sindhu, who opted out of the tournament.

IPL-17: LSG vs MI | LSG compounds MI’s misery with four-wicket win

A no-show by Mumbai Indians (MI) batters nudged the side closer to the brink of elimination and gifted a four-wicket victory to Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in their Indian Premier League match at the Ekana Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday .On a day when India announced the T20 World Cup side, its captain, vice-captain, and No. 4 fell for only 14 runs in Mumbai’s meagre display with the willow.

India’s T20 World Cup squad: Pandya to be Rohit’s deputy; no place for Rinku, Gill in 15; Rahul dropped

The BCCI has announced the provisional Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the U.S.A. and West Indies. Star batsman K.L. Rahul has been dropped, while Hardik Pandya has been named vice-captain to skipper Rohit Sharma. Wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal were also included. Star batter Shubman Gill and the big-hitting Rinku Singh found themselves relegated to the reserves group. Rishabh Pant makes a return to the national team after recovering from a car accident in 2022.

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