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Former Punjab chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Parkash Singh Badal passed away at the age of 95 on Tuesday. The 95-year-old veteran politician was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Mohali more than a week ago after he complained of uneasiness while breathing. The five-time former chief minister of Punjab was hospitalised in June last year also following complaints related to gastritis and bronchial asthma.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed supplementary charge sheet against former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in connection with excise policy case. The Special Judge MK Nagpal had earlier decided to reserve the order on the bail plea of Sisodia and fixed April 26 for the pronouncement of the order. Appearing for Manish Sisodia, Senior Advocate Dayan Krishnan submitted that it is not the job of the ED to tell what happened in the GoM and the cabinet, the job of the ED should be to tell that if any crime was committed, and who benefited from it.

First batch of stranded Indians leave Sudan under Operation Kaveri, INS Sumedha with 278 people onboard departs Port Sudan for Jeddah.

PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of Digital Science Park in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. 

A strong undersea earthquake of 7.1 magnitude on early Tuesday sent streams of people fleeing to higher ground in eastern Indonesia before the Tsunami danger passed.

Footage released by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency showed streams of people in a village on Mentawai Island fled to the highlands by foot and motorcycles under the rain in darkness, while some patients at the village's hospital were evacuated to its yard as cracks showed in the facility's floor.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar delivered the keynote address at the India-Latin America Business event, highlighting ten important reasons why the India-Panama business collaboration has strong prospects and merits-focused endeavours.

EAM Jaishankar is on a visit to Latin America and arrived in Panama City for a two-day visit.


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First Published: Apr 25 2023 | 8:52 AM IST

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