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From Labour Day To Elections Leave; Check Complete List Of Bank Holidays In May 2024
From Labour Day To Elections Leave; Check Complete List Of Bank Holidays In May 2024

Banks in major cities are closed on May 1st in observance of Labour Day or Maharastra Day. If you are planning to visit bank this month, be prepared for approximately 10 non-working days and plan accordingly.

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  • Wednesday, 01 May 2024
AstraZeneca Reveals Covishield Can Have Rare Side Effects; What It Means For Vaccine Takers In India
AstraZeneca Reveals Covishield Can Have Rare Side Effects; What It Means For Vaccine Takers In India

In a big update, several health experts have questioned the side-effects caused by Covishield Vaccine.

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Delhi schools receive bomb threats
At least 80 schools receive bomb threats in Delhi NCR, found nothing after checks, say police

Five schools in Delhi received bomb threats via email, causing evacuations and a thorough search by bomb squads and fire services. Officials suspect these threats are linked by a single perpetrator.

  • Wednesday, 01 May 2024
PM Modi
Congress creating tensions in society through fake videos: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a Telangana rally, accused Congress of creating fake videos and undermining democracy. He emphasized protecting the constitutional reservation rights for Dalits, STs, and OBCs against religious allocations. Modi criticized past Congress actions regarding reservation policies and constitution respect.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024
Accident
4 killed, 35 hurt in bus-truck collision on Mumbai-Agra highway in Nashik

A severe collision between an MSRTC bus and a truck on the Mumbai-Agra Highway near Chandwad, Nashik, resulted in four fatalities and 35 injuries, including nine critical. The incident caused significant traffic delays.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024
Delhi court
Delhi court dismisses Sisodia's regular bail pleas in excise policy cases by CBI and ED

A Delhi court has refused to grant regular bail to AAP leader Manish Sisodia, involved in a money laundering case tied to an alleged excise policy scam. The decision comes amid claims of his potential influence and the ongoing investigations by CBI and ED.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024
PM Modi
Cong has only one identity, betrayer: PM Modi in Dharashiv

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a campaign rally, criticized the Congress party as a betrayer and questioned its ability to strengthen India. He highlighted his government's agricultural achievements and condemned Congress for threatening citizens' wealth and neglecting national heritage.

First Dalit seer to be ordained as 'Jagadguru'
First Dalit seer to be ordained as 'Jagadguru'

Juna Akhara, one of the 13 Akharas of the country, conferred this title on Mahamandaleshwar Mahendranand Giri.

Unwarranted & unsubstantiated imputations on serious matter: India on US media report on Pannun plot
Unwarranted & unsubstantiated imputations on serious matter: India on US media report on Pannun plot case

India dismissed claims by the Washington Post about an alleged plot to assassinate Khalistani separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, citing ongoing investigations into security concerns involving organized crime and terrorism.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024
License of 14 Patanjali products cancelled, criminal complaint filed against Ramdev, Balkrishna, Utt
License of 14 Patanjali products cancelled, criminal complaint filed against Ramdev, Balkrishna, Uttarakhand govt tells SC

The Uttarakhand government has authorized legal action against Divya Pharmacy and Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., citing violations of the drug advertisements law, leading to the suspension of manufacturing licenses for 14 products.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024
President Droupadi Murmu to visit Ram temple in Ayodhya on May 1
President Droupadi Murmu to visit Ram temple in Ayodhya on May 1

President Droupadi Murmu is set to visit the Ram temple in Ayodhya, with Uttar Pradesh's top officials present. Despite her visit, devotee access will remain largely unaffected, and extensive traffic plans are in place.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024
Amit Shah
Home Minister Amit Shah’s doctored video: Special Cell writes to X, other social media platforms

Delhi Police's IFSO unit is investigating a doctored video featuring Union Home Minister Amit Shah, which falsely portrays his stance on reservation quotas. The video has prompted actions including FIRs and requests for social media cooperation to trace its origin and spread.

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Centre likely to deploy CISF personnel at all ED offices amid growing security concerns

The Ministry of Home Affairs plans to deploy CISF personnel at all Enforcement Directorate offices nationwide following a threat assessment. Initial focus cities include Mumbai, Kolkata, and Jaipur among others. This response comes after recent attacks on ED officials.

  • Monday, 29 April 2024
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INS Kochi Responds To Houthi Attack, Crew Including 22 Indians Safe
'Destroyer' INS Kochi responds to Houthi attack, crew including 22 Indians safe

The Indian Naval Destroyer INS Kochi responded to an attack by Houthi rebels on the Panama-flagged tanker MV Andromeda Star PM in the Red Sea, ensuring the safety of all 30 crew members including 22 Indians. The Navy conducted aerial recce and deployed an EOD team for a residual risk assessment.

  • Monday, 29 April 2024
Indian Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani boat with huge consignment of narcotics
Indian Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani boat with huge consignment of narcotics

The Indian Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Gujarat ATS and NCB, seized a Pakistan boat in the Arabian Sea, capturing 14 crew members and 86 kg of narcotics worth Rs 600 crore.

  • Sunday, 28 April 2024
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