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Priyanka Gandhi's 10-Year Response to PM's Religious Note

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent clarification on his remarks about Hindus and Muslims, stating that he has been engaging in such divisive rhetoric for a decade and cannot now deny it. Campaigning for Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in Raebareli, she accused the ruling BJP of playing politics with religion. This comes after PM Modi's speech in Rajasthan, where he mentioned Muslims in the context of Congress' economic plans. The Congress has filed complaints against the BJP with the Election Commission, while the PM has expressed shock at the backlash to his comments. The EC has also held party leaders accountable for violating the Model Code of Conduct during campaign events. PM Modi filed nomination papers this week to defend his Varanasi Lok Sabha seat for a third term. sources

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May 15 2024, 6 pm

Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav Exit Rally Without Speaking. Find Out

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav were forced to leave a joint election meeting in Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh, without giving their speeches due to an unruly crowd. Supporters broke through barricades at the INDIA bloc rally in Padila Mahadev, creating a chaotic situation. Congress leader Rewati Raman Singh attributed the disturbance to the large crowd and lack of police officers to control the situation. Security officers advised the two leaders to leave the spot for their safety. The incident occurred as Akhilesh Yadav arrived at the venue, with supporters rushing the stage in a "stampede-like" situation. The Congress candidate in Prayagraj, Ujjwal Raman Singh, is contesting against the BJP's Neeraj Tripathi in the upcoming elections on May 25. sources

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May 19 2024, 11 pm

Pune Teen Granted Bail After Car Crash Counseling

A teenage boy involved in a fatal car crash in Pune has been granted bail by the Juvenile Justice Board, with conditions including working with traffic police, writing an essay on the accident, seeking treatment to quit drinking, and undergoing psychiatric counselling. The incident resulted in the deaths of two individuals, Anis Awadhiya and Ashwini Costa, after a luxury car collided with their motorcycle in Kalyani Nagar. The police have charged the minor with rash and negligent driving, while also booking his father and the bar that served him alcohol. The father and the bar face charges under the Juvenile Justice Act. The investigation is ongoing, with the police verifying the accused's age as he claims to be a minor. sources

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May 19 2024, 11 pm

First Indian tourist in space on Blue Origin flight

Blue Origin, backed by Jeff Bezos, successfully completed its seventh crewed mission with a group of six adventurers, including 30-year-old Gopi Thotakura from Andhra Pradesh, who became the first Indian to travel into space as a tourist on the return flight. The crew also included 90-year-old Ed Dwight, who became the oldest person to travel into space, surpassing Star Trek star William Shatner. Dwight, the first American Black man trained as an astronaut, expressed his overwhelming emotions before and after the 11-minute space flight. Blue Origin hailed the crew members on social media, emphasizing the significance of the mission. Dwight, reflecting on his past failure to become an astronaut, described the experience as life-changing and encouraged everyone to embark on a similar journey. sources

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May 19 2024, 10 pm

PM Modi Reveals 1,000-Year Vision, Predicts BJP Victory

In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of thinking big and planning for the future to secure India's success for the next thousand years. He highlighted the need for a reevaluation of the bureaucracy, focusing on more than just promotions, and outlined his vision for a brighter future by combining heritage and development. PM Modi discussed the government's advanced preparations and detailed planning, breaking down the blueprint into achievable stages. He also expressed confidence in a historic victory for the NDA in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, dismissing claims of constitutional changes with a 400-seat majority. The interview covered a wide range of topics, from harnessing the energy of youth to the country's future at 100 years of Independence. sources

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May 19 2024, 9 pm

Markets Post-June 4: PM Modi's Predictions

In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted his government's commitment to economic reforms and pro-entrepreneurship policies, expressing confidence that the financial markets will thrive after June 4, post the Lok Sabha elections. PM Modi emphasized the success of public sector undertakings like Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), which reported a significant increase in profits. He dismissed opposition attempts to create fear among workers, pointing to HAL's success as evidence. Modi reiterated his dedication to comprehensive governance and efficiency, stating that this is India's time and urging citizens to seize the opportunity for progress. The Prime Minister's comments come amidst the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, where he is seeking a third term in office. sources

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May 19 2024, 9 pm

PM Modi: Bureaucracy Must Change, Promotions Not Targeted

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized the need for significant changes in the bureaucracy, focusing on training, recruitment, and citizen-centric governance. In an interview with NDTV, PM Modi highlighted the importance of technology in training institutions and the elimination of lower-level interviews in recruitment to combat corruption. He also outlined his 'four-S' mantra for the country's progress, emphasizing scope, scale, speed, and skill. PM Modi aims for a historic mandate in the upcoming elections, with a target of winning over 370 Lok Sabha seats. He stressed the importance of global standards in legislation and the need for a shift in the bureaucratic mindset from self-interest to public service. The interview comes amidst the ongoing general elections, with the final results to be announced on June 4. sources

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May 19 2024, 9 pm

PM Modi criticizes Congress for disrespecting the Constitution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has criticized the Congress party for their alleged disrespect towards the Constitution, stating that those who have insulted the Constitution are now hypocritically dancing with it on their heads. In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Modi dismissed claims that the BJP aims to alter the Constitution if they secure over 400 seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. He accused the Congress of disregarding the party's own Constitution in the past, highlighting instances where leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi allegedly undermined the spirit of the Constitution. Modi also took aim at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and RJD patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav, questioning their credibility to speak about the Constitution given their controversial actions and legal troubles. The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of upholding the Constitution and criticized those who have undermined its principles in the past. sources

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May 19 2024, 8 pm

PM Modi's Focus on Governance, Infrastructure, 2024 Elections Highlights

In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed a wide range of topics including development, infrastructure, governance, and the stock market. With the 2024 elections looming, PM Modi reflected on the last 10 years of his government and outlined his plans for the future. He emphasized the importance of youth engagement, India's progress in various sectors, and the need for continued focus on welfare and fiscal discipline. PM Modi also highlighted his government's achievements in job creation, investment, and attracting global investments to India. He expressed confidence in a big win in the upcoming elections and outlined his vision for the country's future, focusing on a comprehensive and integrated approach to governance. sources

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May 19 2024, 8 pm

Delhi's Hottest Day Yet, More Heat Expected Ahead

Delhi has recently faced its hottest day of the season, with temperatures reaching a scorching 44.4 degrees Celsius, prompting a 'red alert' warning from the weather department for the next two days. The India Meteorological Department has highlighted the risks of heat-related illnesses, particularly for vulnerable individuals such as infants and the elderly. Experts attribute the increasing frequency and severity of extreme heat spells to climate change, with Delhi experiencing over 150 days of temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in eight of the last 10 years. Despite the city's heat action plan aiming to mitigate the impact of extreme heat, it has yet to be implemented, leaving around 3.4 million unorganised workers in Delhi vulnerable to the harsh conditions. This comes as large parts of north India continue to face extreme heatwaves, raising concerns about the health and safety of residents. sources

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May 19 2024, 7 pm

Rajasthan Ex Minister Claims Torture by Wife, Seeks Maintenance

Former Rajasthan Minister and member of the royal family of Bharatpur, Vishwendra Singh, has accused his wife and son of torture and demanded maintenance from them. Singh alleges that he has been beaten, denied sufficient food, and prevented from meeting people by his family. His wife and son deny the allegations, claiming to be the real victims in the situation. Singh has filed an application in the Subdivision Officer Tribunal, seeking Rs 5 lakh per month from his wife and son, and accusing them of conspiring to kill him to seize his property. He also claims to be a heart patient unable to bear the stress caused by his family's actions. Singh demands the return of properties including the Moti Mahal Palace. However, his son, Anirudh Singh, refutes the allegations and threatens to present evidence of financial fraud and property mismanagement by his father in court. sources

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May 19 2024, 5 pm

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