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BRS Praveen Kumar condemns Telangana Police favoritism for Congress

BRS Praveen Kumar condemns Telangana Police favoritism for Congress

RS Praveen Kumar, BRS party’s Nagarkurnool Lok Sabha candidate and former IPS officer, urged DGP Ravi Gupta to take action against two police officers who allegedly did nothing during an attack on a BRS councillor. The attack, reportedly by Congress supporters, left councillor Balaraju injured.

BRS Praveen Kumar condemns Telangana Police favoritism for Congress

Praveen Kumar criticized the police for arriving late and not intervening during the attack, as well as failing to apprehend the culprits afterward.

He accused the police of favoritism toward the ruling party and questioned their training and silence during such incidents.

Praveen Kumar shared videos of the attack and expressed concern over the police’s apparent inaction and possible collusion with the attackers.

Revanth Reddy calls for key cabinet meeting on May 18

Revanth Reddy calls for key cabinet meeting on May 18

Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy called for a state cabinet meeting on May 18 to discuss key issues regarding Greater Hyderabad becoming Telangana’s sole capital after 10 years and unresolved disputes with Andhra Pradesh under the AP State Reorganisation Act. The meeting will also address a Rs 2 lakh crop loan waiver, paddy procurement, and plans for the upcoming kharif crop season.

Revanth Reddy calls for key cabinet meeting on May 18

Revanth Reddy, shifting focus to governance post-elections, instructed officials to submit comprehensive reports on bifurcation-related matters before the meeting. Discussions will cover asset division, employee allocation, debt, and institution distribution issues. Revanth Reddy highlighted timely completion of agreements and effective resolution of disputes.

After June 2, Hyderabad will solely be Telangana’s capital, leading to the possession of properties allocated to AP. Efforts to solve disputes with AP were reviewed, stressing on mutual consent where possible and decisive action where consensus lacked, ensuring Telangana’s interests.

IMD predicts an early monsoon in Kerala

IMD predicts an early monsoon in Kerala

The annual southwest monsoon is expected to start in Kerala around May 31, with a possible variation of four days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the IMD’s director general, noted that this timing aligns with the usual onset date of June 1.

IMD predicts an early monsoon in Kerala

The monsoon’s arrival is crucial for India’s agricultural sector, especially for sowing the kharif crop during June and July.

The IMD had previously forecasted above-normal rainfall for the June to September period, indicating promising conditions for agriculture.

Slovak PM Robert Fico was shot; details here

Slovak PM Robert Fico was shot

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot multiple times after a meeting. He’s known for his pro-Russian views and controversial comments on Ukraine.

Slovak PM Robert Fico was shot

Robert Fico, aged 59, is married but reportedly separated. Fluent in English, he likes fast cars, football, and expensive watches.

He resigned in 2018 due to corruption allegations but returned. His changes, like a media law, sparked protests. His favorite saying is “patience always brings red roses.”

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Why did Rangeela’s bid against Modi get cancelled?

Why did Rangeela's bid against Modi get cancelled?

Comedian Shyam Rangeela’s bid to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat was thwarted as his nomination affidavit was rejected by the Election Commission.

Why did Rangeela’s bid against Modi get cancelled?

Rangeela claimed unfair treatment during the filing process, alleging that he was hindered from submitting his papers on time and not given proper assistance. The District Magistrate’s office countered, stating that his affidavit was incomplete and he didn’t take the required oath.

Rangeela, once a Modi supporter, decided to run independently due to changing circumstances.

Varanasi has been a BJP stronghold, with Modi winning decisively in 2014 against Arvind Kejriwal. The seat has seen BJP-Congress rivalry, with the BJP winning seven times since 1991. Other parties like SP and BSP haven’t secured victories here.

Tesla: Better in India or China? Vivek Wadhwa criticizes Elon Musk

Tesla: Better in India or China? Vivek Wadhwa criticizes Elon Musk

Indian-American entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa criticized Elon Musk for choosing China over India for Tesla’s manufacturing.

Wadhwa advised Musk against China due to the risks and suggested India, where he believed Tesla would have excelled.

Tesla: Better in India or China? Vivek Wadhwa criticizes Elon Musk

Musk postponed his India visit and instead went to China, gaining favorable terms for Tesla. He was set to meet PM Modi for a significant investment announcement but canceled, citing Tesla commitments.

Musk’s visit to China led to progress in rolling out advanced driver assistance in the auto market. While Tesla’s ties with India seemed promising, official announcements were delayed.

Indian officials hope for future investments due to policy changes. Foreign automakers, including Ford and Toyota, have faced challenges in India, with some reconsidering their manufacturing strategies.

PoK belongs to India: Amit Shah in the West Bengal Rally

PoK belongs to India: Amit Shah in the West Bengal Rally

Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, mentioned during a rally that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to India and will be reclaimed. He noted that after the removal of Article 370 in 2019, peace has returned to Kashmir, but protests are now seen in PoK with slogans for freedom.

PoK belongs to India: Amit Shah in the West Bengal Rally

Amit Shah criticized Congress leaders for not supporting the idea of reclaiming PoK, citing Mani Shankar Aiyar’s remarks about Pakistan having nuclear weapons. However, Shah affirmed that PoK is an integral part of India and will be brought back.

He highlighted the current elections as a choice between corrupt leaders and Narendra Modi, highlighting Modi’s clean record. Shah urged Bengal to choose between supporting infiltrators or the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) for refugees, and between jihad and development (Vikas).

Shah also criticized Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal’s Chief Minister, for opposing the CAA and organizing rallies in favor of infiltrators to please her voter base.

IPL 2024: Ravi Shastri backs the Impact Player Rule 

IPL 2024: Ravi Shastri backs the Impact Player Rule 

Ravi Shastri, former India head coach, supports the controversial impact player rule in the IPL, despite facing criticism from fans and experts. According to him, this rule has made the T20 league more competitive and exciting. Shastri believes that as time goes on, critics of the impact player rule will reconsider its benefits.

IPL 2024: Ravi Shastri backs the Impact Player Rule

Ravi Shastri mentioned, “The impact player rule is a positive change. Adaptation is key, and this rule has led to thrilling matches. Despite initial skepticism, the rule has proven its worth with close matches and players seizing opportunities.”

Introduced by the BCCI in 2023, the impact player rule lets teams swap an existing player with one from a list of five, enhancing tactical flexibility during matches. Although controversial, Shastri highlights its role in making IPL matches tighter and more engaging.

Ganguly trusts Pant’s captaincy skills despite Delhi’s performance

Ganguly trusts Pant's captaincy skills despite Delhi's performance

Sourav Ganguly, Delhi Capitals’ cricket director, believes Rishabh Pant is a natural leader whose captaincy skills will grow with experience. Pant’s return from a serious accident in 2022 was impressive, and Ganguly praises his resilience throughout the IPL season.

Ganguly trusts Pant’s captaincy skills despite Delhi’s performance

Ganguly mentioned, “Pant is young and will learn as he goes. Despite doubts after his injury, he played a full season. It’s crucial for Indian players in the expanded IPL. He has my best wishes for the future.”

Pant showed leadership but made mistakes too. Ganguly believes, “With time, he’ll improve. No one starts as a great captain, but he’s instinctive and learns from on-field decisions.”

DC’s chances for the playoffs depend on results.

Single-screen theaters to shut down in Telangana

Single-screen theaters to shut down in Telangana

This summer hasn’t been great for Tollywood in terms of film releases. Only Tillu Square managed to succeed, somewhat saving the exhibition industry.

Due to the lack of new films and the election period, about 70% of screens remain closed.

Single-screen theaters to shut down in Telangana

The Telangana Exhibitors Association even decided to shut down single screens for ten days. They plan to reopen on May 31st, as new releases are expected. However, multiplexes will continue to operate.

This Friday, the only Telugu film releasing is comedian Getup Srinu’s Raju Yadav. Other films like Vishwak Sen’s Gangs of Godavari and Karthikeya’s Bhaje Vayu Vegam are set for release on May 31st, with more films lined up for June and July.

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