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       HEADLINES: Fisherman dies after boat falls over his head                                              LDF campaign vehicle attacked in Chengannur                                              Netherlands PM to arrive in India today                                              Nipah Virus not an epidemic: Centre                                              Allahabad's name likely to be changed to Prayagraj                                              Star Book Media and Indywood Talent Hunt join hands to promote young talents                                              Rahul gives PM Modi fuel challenge                                              Four Nepali woman journalists scale Mount Everest                                              Trump-Kim meeting set to take place on June 12: Pompeo                                              Corruption cases result of high treason case instituted against Musharraf: Sharif                                              China urges Pak to relocate Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country                                              Saddam Hussein's 30 million dollars yacht repurposed as a hotel                                              Ode to ABD: When 360 degree was not geometry but joy                                              AFI names 51-member team for Asian Junior Athletics                                              'Tired' AB De Villiers retires from international cricket                                              Injured Kohli ruled out of Surrey county stint                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Anti-Sterlite protest: 13 dead, vehicles worth Rs. 1.27 cr burnt    
THOOTHUKUDI: As many as 13 people have been killed and 102 people have been injured in the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi.

         India seeks Australia's help to combat Nipah virus    
NEW DELHI: In the wake of Nipah virus cases in Kerala, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has written to the Queensland government in Australia asking it to provide an antibody developed there to test if it can "neutralise" the virus in humans

         Rahul gives PM Modi fuel challenge    
NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a fuel challenge. Rahul took a jibe at the Prime Minister after he accepted an online fitness challenge posed by Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli.

         Parameshwara accuses BJP of EVM tampering    
BENGALURU: Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka G. Parameshwara on Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of manipulating the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the recently culminated assembly polls.

         70-year-old digs well to solve water crisis in MP village    
CHHATARPUR: A 70-year-old man, Sitaram Rajput, is single-handedly digging out a well since last three years to help solve the water crisis in Hadua village in Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur.

         Star Book Media and Indywood Talent Hunt join hands to promote young talents    
Hyderabad (24-05-2018): With an aim to provide more opportunities for youngsters to showcase their talents, Bangalore-based Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading casting, media and infotainment companies in the country, has joined hands with Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH), a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains.

         Huge cache of arms, ammunition seized in Meghalaya    
TURA: A massive stockpile of arms and ammunition were seized by the Meghalaya police in the East Garo Hills district. The arms were discovered on Wednesday near the Simsang River and were reportedly left behind by GNLA chief Sohan D Shira. The arms that were recovered included a one 303 light machine gun, 2 AK rifles, 1 H and K rifle, 4 SBML barrels, 5 UBGL shells, 2 rockets (RPG), one 9mm magazine, one 9mm carbine, 5 AK rifle magazines, one remote control, one signal booster, 30 AK rifle bullet

         Pune men reforming tea game with 'Tandoori tadka chai'    
PUNE: One might have heard of tandoori chicken or tandoori roti but these Pune-based tea sellers are attracting people with their unique 'tandoori chai'.

         Allahabad's name likely to be changed to Prayagraj    
ALLAHABAD: Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government may rechristen Allahabad as Prayagraj and a decision in this regard could be taken before next year's Kumbh Mela in the holy city.

         Nipah Virus not an epidemic: Centre    
NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Thursday, said that the rare Nipah Virus (NiV) is not an epidemic.

         Nipah virus may have reached Karnataka; Two patients in Mangalore Under Observation    
MUMBAI -- Two people suspected to be infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus are under treatment in Karnataka, a health official said on Wednesday, after an outbreak of the rare virus in neighbouring Kerala state killed 10. Symptoms of the virus were seen in a 20-year old woman and a 75-year-old man in Karnataka's port city of Mangalore after they travelled to Kerala and came into contact with infected patients there, Rajesh B.V., a district surveillance officer said by phone.

         PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli's fitness challenge    
NEW DELHI: Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon. @imVkohli #HumFitTohIndiaFit This was Prime Minister Modi's acceptance of challenge thrown by Cricketer Virat Kohli to post a video of fitnees challenge video Taking Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign forward, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had on Wednesday given a fitness challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, star cricketer Mahen

         Netherlands PM to arrive in India today    
New Delhi: Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands Mark Rutte will arrive in India on Thursday for a two-day official visit. On May 24, he is expected to arrive in India at around 9 am. Rutte will then meet a Business Delegation at Hotel Taj Diplomatic and then participate in the Clean Ganga Event at Hotel ITC Maurya.

         18 dead bats in HP's Nahan causes Nipah virus scare    
Nahan (Himachal Pradesh): Amidst the news of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, more than 18 dead bats were discovered on Wednesday in the premises of a government school in Himachal Pradesh's Nahan, triggering a panic among locals.

         Is centre planning another disruption by proposing changes in UPSC rules: Chidambaram    
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today termed as unconstitutional the proposed changes in the cadre allocation of civil services and wondered whether the Centre was planning another "disruption" by bringing about such changes in the UPSC rules.

         SIT to probe extortion threats to UP MLAs    
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police today set up a special task force to probe extortion threats to at least 12 MLAs from a person who seems to be claiming a past link with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The MLAs, most of them from the ruling BJP, got text and WhatsApp messages asking them to pay Rs 10 lakh or their families will be eliminated within three days.

         Rahul to hold rally on farmers' death anniversary in Mandsaur in June    
Mandsaur (MP): Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Piplya Mandi village near Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh on June 6, the first death anniversary of six farmers who were killed in police firing during a protest there last year. During his visit, Gandhi is will hold a condolence meeting-cum-rally, the Congress said today. The party, however, alleged that the district administration has given permission to the event by imposing 19 different conditions, one of which asks Gandhi not to mak

         J-K CM asks women to promote peace in state    
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti asked women of the state to promote peace and prosperity. While addressing a gathering of women employees here today, the chief minister said women have been the worst victims of situational uncertainties and they should play their role to promote peace process in the state.

         HC restrains SCB college HoD from exam duties    
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has restrained the SCB Medical College's Urology department head Dr Datteswar Hota from supervising any examination of the department and also directed the state government to appoint a new head in place of Hota within 10 days. A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Vineet Saran taking up a joint petition filed by at least 10 PG students of the Medical College last week, directed the state government to remove Hota from all administrative duties, including ex

         Modi returns to India only during elections: Uddhav    
Modi Mumbai: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said the PM remained in the country only during elections and left as soon as they were over. "Our prime minister keeps travelling abroad and they (BJP) say the country is changing...He comes back only during election times. But once the polls are over, he is out again...," Thackeray said, while addressing a rally at Vasai in support of his party's candidate, Shrinivas Wanaga, for the May 28 P

         H D Kumaraswamy swears in as K'taka CM    
Bengaluru: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn-in as Karnataka chief minister at a grand ceremony attended by a galaxy of top leaders and regional satraps in a rare public show of unity perceived as a possible harbinger of a broad-based anti-BJP alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha polls next year.

         Kamal Haasan demands Sterlite industry to be shut    
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu): Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday demanded that the Sterlite industry must be shut. "We must know who ordered this firing. It is not me, but the victims who are demanding this. Merely announcing compensation isn't a solution. This industry must be shut and this is what people demand," Haasan told reporters outside the General Hospital in Thoothukudi, where he met those who were injured in the clashes.

         DMK calls for all-party protest over anti-Sterlite clashes    
Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday called for an all-party protest on May 25 over the anti-Sterlite uprising that claimed 11 lives.

         BJP MP Bandaru Dattatreya's son dies of heart attack    
HYDERABAD: Former Union Minister and BJP parliamentarian Bandaru Dattatreya's only son Bandaru Vaishnav, 21, died of a massive heart attack on Wednesday, family sources said.

         KCR greets Kumaraswamy ahead of swearing-in    
Bengaluru (Karnataka): Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday met and extended his greetings to Karnataka Chief Minister designate HD Kumaraswamy.

         Fuel price hike: Amit Shah says govt taking matter seriously    
With the prices of petrol and diesel touching a record high, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said the government is working out a formula to bring down the prices and ease the burden on consumers. Briefing the press on the BJP’s four years in power at the party headquarters in New Delhi, Amit Shah said the matter of rising oil prices is being pursued “seriously” by the government. “The government is taking the matter of oil prices seriously. Petroleum minister will have a meeting with

         G. Parameshwara to take oath as K'taka Dy CM    
Bengaluru (Karnataka): Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President G. Parameshwara will take oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, on Wednesday. After a meeting between the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) over cabinet formation, Congress General Secretary and Karnataka in-charge K.C. Venugopal told reporters that only one deputy chief minister will be appointed. Decisions regarding the distribution of the ministries and other portfolios between the allies were also take

         Delhi Archbishop's appeal turns controversial    
The Archbishop of Delhi has set off a political controversy with a letter that refers to a "turbulent political atmosphere" threatening democracy and secularism and urges all priests to "pray for the country" ahead of the 2019 national election. "It is wrong to try and instigate castes or communities. You can tell them to vote for right candidate or party but to suggest voting for one party and not another and term yourself as secular vs pseudo-secular is unfortunate," BJP spokesperson

         India's youngest woman to scale Mt. Everest has a message for women    
KATHMANDU: Sixteen-year-old Shivangi Pathak, who has become the youngest Indian woman to climb Mount Everest, has a message for women.

         India's first father-daughter duo to scale Everest has a special message on girl child    
KATHMANDU: Ajeet Bajaj and Deeya Bajaj, India's first father-daughter duo to conquer Mount Everest, have recently returned back to Nepal's capital here with a special message about girl child.

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