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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot on Monday announced that they would be fighting the upcoming Assembly elections in the state as a united front. "We have decided to fight elections unitedly. Both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have unanimously agreed with the proposal," Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal said after Congress chief Kharge and Rahul Gandhi held a four-hour long discussion with the Rajasthan leaders. Venugopal also expressed his faith in the decision, reiterating that the party would emerge victorious in 2023. "Definitely, we will win the elections in Rajasthan," added Venugopal. On the matter of the leadership disagreements within the Rajasthan Congress, the General Secretary said that both parties have left it up to the party to resolve the issue. "Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot have left it to Congress high command to take decision," Venugopal said.

If things go as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation would launch its ambitious Chandrayaan-3 mission aimed at demonstrating critical technologies to land the spacecraft on the south pole of the moon in less than two months. Chandrayaan-3 mission carries scientific instruments to study the thermo-physical properties of the lunar regolith, lunar seismicity, lunar surface plasma environment and elemental composition in the vicinity of the landing site.

HM King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia arrives in New Delhi on his maiden State visit to India. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the state-of-the-art Vande Bharat train through video conferencing. The premium semi-high speed and fully air-conditioned train will connect Guwahati in Assam and New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. It will cover a distance of 411 km in 5 hours 30 minutes and operate six days a week. The train will stop at Kamakhya, New Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, New Alipurduar, and New Coochbehar. 
Air Force's Apache helicopter made an emergency landing in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind on Monday. According to officials the pilot noticed a technical fault in the chopper, and decided to make a precautionary landing averting any major accident, according to news reports. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off Assam's first Vande Bharat Express today at 12 noon.  
"I am delighted to flag off Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express tomorrow, 29th May, at 12 noon. This state-of-the-art train embodies our commitment to providing speed, comfort and enhanced connectivity. It will also boost tourism and enrich socio-economic development." PM Modi tweeted on Sunday. 

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy responds to the largest Russian drone attack. He said, almost all of the drones were shot down. "Unfortunately, there were some hits in the Zhytomyr region. We will do everything to help restore what has been destroyed." he added. 

Zelenskyy further asserted that "Kyiv and all our cities, our entire Ukraine will put an end to the history of Moscow’s despotism, which has been bringing enslavement to many different peoples for a very long time. Neither Shaheds nor any other means of terror that it humiliatingly seeks around the world will save it." 

"During this terrorist attack, the most powerful strike was aimed against the Kyiv region. Within the city of Kyiv and the region, 36 drones were shot down. This is how Russia celebrates the day of our ancient Kyiv" he added. 

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Periodic Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate declined further to 6.8 per cent in January-March 2023 from 7.2 per cent in the previous quarter, according to the latest PLFS report.Female labour force participation in Q4 FY 23 increased marginally to 22.7 per cent from 22.3 per cent in the previous quarter.
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Opposition misused wrestlers, tarnish the image of the country, says Yogeshwar Dutt

Yogeshwar Dutt, a former wrestler in a scuffle between protesting wrestlers and Delhi police yesterday, said, "Opposition parties misused the wrestlers and tried to tarnish the image of the country. Wrestlers' demand was to register an FIR and it has been registered and police are investigating the matter."
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Indian Naval Ship Delhi arrives at Port Klang, Malaysia

Indigenously designed and built Indian Naval Ship Delhi arrived at Port Klang, Malaysia. The port call from 29-31 May 23 is part of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet deployment to ASEAN countries. The visit will see personnel from both navies engaging in professional & social interactions consolidating the strong bonds of friendship between India and Malaysia.
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Sahil, accused of the 16-year-old girl murder case in Delhi has been arrested near Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh

On camera, a girl is stabbed multiple times and struck with a stone slab by a man, as people pass them by, staring in alarm but doing nothing to stop the attack.
The 16-year-old girl goes still but the frenzied attack doesn't stop, shows extremely disturbing footage captured on a security camera in north Delhi's Rohini yesterday.
The girl was killed, allegedly by her boyfriend Sahil, on a busy lane in a dense neighbourhood but no one could save her.
The man was arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr today.
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16-year-old Girl Murder Case: NCW calls for fair and time-bound investigation

National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to the Commissioner of Police, Delhi to conduct a fair and time-bound investigation into the matter and to arrest the accused at the earliest. The Commission has formed a three-member team headed by Member Ms Delina Khongdup to look into the matter: NCW
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Union Minister Gen VK Singh on scuffle between protesting wrestlers and police:

"If you (protesting wrestlers) have already decided that 'my way is the only right way', then there is no answer to that," said Union Minister Gen VK Singh on scuffle between protesting wrestlers and police in Delhi on Sunday.
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BJP will get more than 200 seats in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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Delhi NCR to see thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain, gusty winds

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Kejriwal to meet Yechury for CPM's support against Centre's Ordinance on Delhi

AAP national convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday to seek support against the Centre's Ordinance on control over administrative services in Delhi. Kejriwal has been reaching out to opposition leaders to garner their support against so that the Centre's bid to replace the Ordinance with a law is defeated when the corresponding bill is brought in Parliament.

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Andhra Pradesh Governor, CM congratulate ISRO for successful launch of NVS-01 navigation satellite

Andhra Pradesh Governor S Abdul Nazeer and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday congratulated ISRO scientists for successfully launching the NVS-01 satellite aboard the GSLV-F12 and managing to place it into geosynchronous transfer orbit. ISRO scientists launched the satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Tirupati district of the state.
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We will get 150 seats in Madhya Pradesh, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

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One more cheetah has been released into wild at Kuno National Park

One more cheetah has been released into the wild at the Kuno National Park (KNP) in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district, taking the count to seven, an official said on Monday. Neerva, a female cheetah from South Africa aged 3-4 years, was released into the wild from a larger enclosure at the KNP on Sunday evening, the national park's Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Prakash Kumar Verma said.

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In 65 years there were 74 airports in India but in last 9 years we've built 74 airports: Scindia

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King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia arrives in New Delhi

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Vande Bharat Express will boost business and tourism by connecting key destinations: PM Modi

The Vande Bharat Express will boost business and tourism by connecting key destinations such as Kamakhya Temple, Kaziranga Sanctuary, Manas Tiger Reserve in Assam, Shillong and Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, PM Narendra Modi said on Monday.

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First Published: May 29 2023 | 7:55 AM IST

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