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Latest News Today Live Updates May 21, 2024: Eastern India suffered in past due to freight policy; now engine of growth: Nirmala Sitharaman

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Latest news on May 21, 2024: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (HT_PRINT)

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21 May 2024, 10:14:46 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Eastern India suffered in past due to freight policy; now engine of growth: Nirmala Sitharaman

  • The finance minister said the eastern region, which once suffered because of the freight equalisation policy, is now at the core of the NDA government’s development strategy.
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21 May 2024, 09:57:46 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Pune Porsche accident: Father of minor placed under arrest; Cosie and Blak bar sealed | 10 latest updates

  • Pune officials seal bars visited by juvenile in fatal Porsche accident; father of 17-year-old arrested. Two IT engineers killed by allegedly drunk minor driving Porsche in Kalyani Nagar.
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21 May 2024, 09:27:03 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Delhi's power demand touches all-time high of 7,717 MW amid heatwaves, no relief in sight

  • Delhi's peak demand broke all previous records, according to the data shared by the SLDC. At 3.33 pm on Tuesday, the power demand reached 7,717 MW – recording the peak demand which was the highest ever in the history of the national capital.
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21 May 2024, 08:58:11 PM IST

trends Live Updates: ‘Ended up better than I imagined': Here's why netizens are lauding the viral dowry calculator on Shaadi.com

  • Shark Tank India judge Anupam Mittal-led Shadi.com surprises users with a 'Dowry Calculator' feature, redirecting to statistics on dowry deaths in India, promoting a dowry-free society.
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21 May 2024, 08:57:55 PM IST

India News Live Updates: 'Swati Maliwal working for BJP': AAP after Delhi L-G VK Saxena says AAP MP called him

  • Reacting to Lt Governor's statement in Swati Malliwal's alleged assault case at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s official residence, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said V.K. Saxena's statement proves that Swati Maliwal is working for the BJP
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21 May 2024, 08:26:15 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Govt revisiting the standards for medical devices considering evolving technology in medical sciences

  • The new norms will ensure harmonized regulation in the medical device sector. Discussions are going on with the Department of pharmaceuticals, NITI Aayog and the Union health ministry.
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21 May 2024, 07:58:06 PM IST

World News Live Updates: Videos show 'severe turbulence' on Singapore Airlines flight: 'Blood everywhere, flight attendant thrown off'

  • 'Severe turbulence' on Singapore Airlines flight: In a purported video, flyers aboard the Singapore Airlines flight could seen experiencing a sudden and violent jolt as the turbulence hit the plane earlier in the day. The flight made an emergency landing later.
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21 May 2024, 07:23:49 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Global Cities Index 2024: Delhi better than Mumbai in economy, quality of life; UP's Sultanpur grabs last spot on list

  • Global Cities Index 2024: The city of Sultanpur, located in India's Uttar Pradesh, ranked the lowest – at the 1,000th spot. Here's a look at the first 10 India cities and their spot at the Global Cities Ranking:
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21 May 2024, 07:22:02 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Govt seeks proposals for coal gasification under VGF scheme

  • Under PSU category, viability gap funding of 1,350 crore per project would be provided.
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21 May 2024, 07:17:58 PM IST

World News Live Updates: Schengen Visa fees hike: Europe trips to get costlier as European Commission hikes fee by 12%

  • If you are planning a short trip to Europe, specifically in the Schengen Zone countries, your visit is going to cost you more as the European Commission has announced a global increase in visa (type C) fees by 12% for the area, effective from June 11, 2024
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21 May 2024, 07:11:00 PM IST

India News Live Updates: 'Manish Sisodia powerful, witness influencing can't be ruled out': Delhi HC rejects AAP leader's bail plea

  • The Delhi HC said Manish Sisodia allegedly indulged in destruction of crucial evidence, including electronic evidence.
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21 May 2024, 06:44:38 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Pune Porsche accident: Devendra Fadnavis questions 'leniency', says pubs violating rules to be closed

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis have instructed for stringent action in the case of a car accident allegedly involving a 17-year-old boy that killed two persons, Pune police chief said on Tuesday.
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21 May 2024, 06:22:34 PM IST

Today News Live Updates: Uber shuttle buses to hit Delhi roads: Commuters can book seats via app, track trips in real time— all you need to know

  • Uber is licensed to run shuttle buses in Delhi. The buses offer advance seat reservations and real-time tracking, aim to cut traffic congestion and air pollution in the capital city.
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21 May 2024, 06:13:30 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Stampede-like situation at Akhilesh Yadav's Lok Sabha election rally again | Video

  • The Samajwadi Party supporters and Uttar Pradesh Police entered into a scuffle on Tuesday, following which a stampede-like situation arose. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav were on stage when the stampede happened
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21 May 2024, 06:01:29 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Porsche teen driver served 'pizzas, burgers' at police station after accident, says Congress leader: Report

  • Congress leader Atul Londhe reportedly said the teen allegedly involved in the Pune accident was served “pizzas and burgers" at the police station.
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21 May 2024, 05:36:13 PM IST

trends Live Updates: New driving license rules in India makes driving tests at RTO optional. Here's what will change from June 1

  • To tackle deficiencies of obtaining the driver's license process, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways introduced major changes to regulations in India
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21 May 2024, 05:08:27 PM IST

World News Live Updates: Prince Harry’s reconciliation efforts with family face renewed opposition from two royals, says report

  • Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond reveals that there is a change of heart in Harry's willingness to forgive and reconnect with his family. However, Charles and William appear hesitant to mend relationships at this point.
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21 May 2024, 04:12:50 PM IST

World News Live Updates: Singapore Airlines Boeing flight makes emergency landing in Bangkok, one dead, 30 injured

  • Singapore Airlines Boeing flight makes emergency landing in Bangkok, one dead, 30 injured
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21 May 2024, 04:02:17 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Heatwave alert: Jodhpur, Bikaner on red alert, IMD predicts 48 degrees temp in Rajasthan's Pilani in next 48 hours

  • Issuing a heatwave red alert for Jodhpur and Bikaner, the Met Department said Pilani may witness above 48 degrees Celsius temperature in the next 48 hours
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21 May 2024, 03:35:22 PM IST

India News Live Updates: Pune Porsche accident: Minor accused caught on camera drinking in pub before accident | Watch

  • Pune Porsche accident: While sharing the video, Vijay Wadettiwar questioned the investigation by Pune Police and how the minor accused got access to the alcohol
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21 May 2024, 02:57:48 PM IST

India News Live Updates: 'Galti kiye hi nahi hain': Ex-WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh pleads 'not guilty' in wrestlers sexual harassment case

  • When the judge asked Ex-WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh if he pleads guilty to the charges or not, Singh reported told court, “Iska koi sawal hi nahi. Galti kiye hi nahi hain [There's no question in this. I haven't done anything wrong]."
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21 May 2024, 02:04:26 PM IST

World News Live Updates: What's on horizon for Iran's government after Ebrahim Raisi's death?

  • Under Raisi's presidency, Iran focused on improving relations with Middle Eastern countries.
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21 May 2024, 01:46:06 PM IST

trends Live Updates: 'Have you met next PM?' Industrialist Harsh Goenka makes a big statement

  • RPG Enterprises Chairman Harsh Goenka shares an old photo of him with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also lists out achievements of the veteran leader on social media
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21 May 2024, 01:08:20 PM IST

India News Live Updates: ‘Is Cricket Fully Priced In?’ Nikhil Kamath takes nostalgic look at changing trends, ‘franchise valuation’

  • Nikhil Kamath questions the current value of cricket franchises and notes a change in youth preferences towards diverse sports and entertainment options.
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21 May 2024, 11:44:41 AM IST

Today News Live Updates: China is winning the minerals war

  • Despite years of efforts by the West to make a dent, Chinese mining companies are becoming more dominant, not less.
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21 May 2024, 11:36:14 AM IST

India News Live Updates: Delhi excise policy case: Court extends Manish Sisodia's custody till May 31

  • Former Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's judicial custody extended till May 31 in Delhi liquor excise policy case.
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21 May 2024, 10:21:36 AM IST

India News Live Updates: Heatwave grips North India: Delhi's Najafgarh hits record high of 47.4°C, schools declare holidays

  • North India, including Haryana and Delhi, faced severe heatwave conditions with temperatures exceeding 45 degrees Celsius. Schools in Delhi and Punjab declared summer holidays due to the extreme weather. Delhi's peak power demand reached a record high for May, hitting 7,572 MW.
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21 May 2024, 09:50:04 AM IST

India News Live Updates: Delhi excise policy case: High Court to hear bail plea of Manish Sisodia today

  • Delhi High Court to give judgment on Manish Sisodia's bail plea in ED and CBI cases related to excise policy. Sisodia's bail plea reserved by Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma. Rouse Avenue Court rejects Sisodia's bail plea for the second time in the case.
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21 May 2024, 09:42:19 AM IST

trends Live Updates: Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani to host Anant-Radhika's 2nd pre-wedding bash? Check date, venue, guest list here

  • Mukesh and Nita Ambani are hosting a second pre-wedding bash for Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant.
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21 May 2024, 08:25:27 AM IST

trends Live Updates: Buddha Purnima 2024: Date, quotes, best places to observe celebrations in India, and more

  • Temples and homes are decorated with colourful lanterns and lights to create a festive atmosphere. Illuminated displays depicting Buddha's life scenes are set up in public places.
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21 May 2024, 07:42:33 AM IST

India News Live Updates: Weather update: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in THESE states till May 24. Check details here

  • South India to experience heavy to heavy rainfall in various regions till May 24, with Coastal Karnataka expecting rain on May 21-22 and South Interior Karnataka till May 21.
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21 May 2024, 07:20:18 AM IST

India News Live Updates: Top events on May 21: PM Modi's rally in Kashi, India declares state mourning after Iran President's death and more

  • Top events of May 21: India observes state mourning after Iran President's death; PM Modi to campaign in Varanasi, BHEL Q4 result; Registration window for marks verification application closes for CBSE Class 12 results and more
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21 May 2024, 07:10:58 AM IST

World News Live Updates: Joe Biden calls ICC's arrest warrants against Israeli PM ‘outrageous’, says ‘What's happening in Gaza is not genocide’

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21 May 2024, 06:27:37 AM IST

trends Live Updates: On this day: Events on May 21, From Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, 1991 to Commune of Paris, 1871

  • May 21 marks significant events in history including the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the observance of National Anti-Terrorism Day in India, the birth of nuclear physicist Andrey Sakharov, and the founding of the American Association of the Red Cross.
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21 May 2024, 06:00:05 AM IST

World News Live Updates: Mint Primer : India’s ties with Iran: What after Ebrahim Raisi?

  • Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, 63, and foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, 60, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. Mint looks at the implications of Raisi’s death for India and the wider region.
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