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NATION

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Cyclone 'Amphan' makes landfall

Kolkata: Extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Amphan' made a landfall at 2:30 pm on Wednesday between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh, the meteorological department said.

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Cyclone Amphan uproots trees, flattens houses in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone "Amphan" left a trail of destruction in Odisha as it triggered heavy downpour coupled with high-velocity winds while hurtling towards the West Bengal coast on Wednesday, uprooting trees and flattening fragile structures, officials said.

DEL10 VIRUS-LD CASES

Record 5,611 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs, tally rises to 1,06,750; death toll touches 3,303

New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,303 and the number of cases climbed to 1,06,750 in the country on Wednesday, registering an increase of 140 deaths and a record spike of 5,611 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

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Cyclone Amphan to completely enter land by 7 PM: IMD

New Delhi: Cyclone Amphan is currently crossing the West Bengal coast near the Sunderbans and will reach near Kolkata by evening, IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said on Wednesday as the storm was making a landfall.

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'Thundering' sound creates flutter in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A loud 'thundering' sound in several parts of Bengaluru on Wednesday afternoon triggered panic among the residents, while the officials ruled out the possibility of it being an earthquake.

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This is not time to play politics; allow Congress to ply buses to ferry migrants: Priyanka to UP CM

New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath once again on Wednesday to allow her party to ply buses to ferry migrants to their homes amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, without playing politics over the issue.

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UP Cong chief Ajay Kumar Lallu arrested after dharna over buses for migrant workers

Agra: Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu was arrested here after he sat on a dharna for grant of permission to the buses arranged by the party to enter the state, police said on Wednesday.

DEL13 HEALTH-VIRUS TEST

Machines used for testing drug-resistant TB can be now used for confirmation of COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: Diagnostic machines used for testing drug-resistant tuberculosis can now be used for screening and confirmation of COVID-19 cases, the apex health research body, ICMR, said.

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BJP cites Kerala's COVID performance, slams Maha for 'failure'

Mumbai: Claiming the Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra has "failed" to check the spread of coronavirus and the rising fatalities unlike Kerala, the BJP on Wednesday appealed to people to register a protest on May 22.

LEGAL

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Plea in SC seeks mechanism to check content on Twitter

New Delhi: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a mechanism to check Twitter content and advertisements spreading hatred through fake and instigative messages via bogus accounts.

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JNU violence case: Only urgent matters to be taken up due to COVID-19, says court

New Delhi: A Delhi court has refused to grant early hearing on a plea seeking registration of FIR in a matter related to an attack on students and teachers on the JNU campus on January 5, saying only urgent matters" were to be taken up during the present condition posed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Plea to strike down Delhi Minorities Commission Act; HC seeks AAP govt stand

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought the AAP government's response to a plea claiming that the Delhi Minorities Commission Act was invalid and seeking the removal of DMC chairperson Zafarul Islam Khan.

FOREIGN

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Cyclone Amphan: Bangladesh shifts over two million people; armed forces put on alert

Dhaka: Bangladesh has shifted over two million people to storm shelters and deployed the military to deal with the powerful cyclone 'Amphan' which is set to make a landfall on the costal districts, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday. By Anisur Rahman

SPORTS

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SFI requests ministry to allow opening pools for training, says it's not "recreational" swimming

New Delhi: The Swimming Federation of India has requested the sports Ministry to seek the home ministry's explicit consent for reopening of pools inside sports complexes so that elite swimmers can resume training.

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 17:23 IST
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