Top news stories – Everything you need to know on: May 5 2021

24,965,463
India total cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
274,411
India deaths
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
21,174,076
India total recovered
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
3,516,976
India total active cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm

India Covid 19 Stats:

24,965,463
Total cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
21,174,076
Recovered
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
3,516,976
Active
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
274,411
Total deaths
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm

PM Modi dials WB Governor, expresses serious anguish & concern at post-poll violence. Plus other top 33 news stories you need to know on May 5.

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Top News# 1 #KanganaRanaut Permanently Removed From Twitter After Controversial Post:

She was reacting to a tweet by journalist-BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta on the violence in Bengal since election results were announced on Sunday; Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress – which won a landslide victory – and the BJP have blamed each other for the clashes and arson. © ndtv. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 2 #KanganaRanaut has responded to #Twitter suspending her account in a statement: Twitter has only proved my point they are Americans and by birth, a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, they want to tell you what to think, speak or do.:

Twitter on Tuesday permanently suspended actor Kangana Ranaut’s account following a series of controversial tweets over the prevailing situation in West Bengal, which triggered sharp reactions on social media. © the_hindu. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 3 ’14 killed’ in Bengal as houses, party offices are torched, Governor says spoke to CM & PM

Madhuparna Das @madhuparna_N reports for ThePrint:

Derek O’ Brien, Trinamool MP and the party’s chief national spokesperson, in a statement Monday, said that these were factional clashes of BJP. © ThePrintIndia. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 4 Smriti Irani lends support to Priyanka Chopra, Sonu Sood’s free education for kids appeal:

Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment. © republic. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 5 Twitter has permanently suspended actor Kangana Ranaut’s account for repeated violations of rules, specifically its “Hateful Conduct and Abusive Behaviour policy”, the microblogging site said in a statement on Tuesday.:

On Monday, writer-lyricist Hussain Haidry had shared two tweets of the actor and urged people to report the account. © thewire_in. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 6 Experts say the new prevalent #COVID19 variant, which is being called the AP strain as it was first discovered in Kurnool, is at least 15 times more virulent than the earlier ones, and may be even stronger than the Indian variants of B1.617 and B1.618.:

While it is too early to state whether the new coronavirus variant discovered by CCMB (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology) N440K, is the variant that is creating havoc in Visakhapatnam and other parts of the State, experts say the new prevalent variant, which is being called as the AP variant as it was first discovered in Kurnool, is at least 15 times more virulent than the earlier ones, and may be even stronger than the Indian variants of B1.617 and B1.618. © the_hindu. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 7 Bollywood actor #KanganaRanaut’s Twitter account has been #suspended. The actress had tweeted about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after her account was suspended from the microblogging platform.
@KanganaTeam:

She added: Fortunately, I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice including my own art in the form of cinema but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still there is no end to the suffering. © indiatvnews. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 8 After BJP & Left, Congress alleges victory violence by TMC and ‘Jungle Raj under Mamata’:

After a hard-fought election campaign, TMC sprung a surprise by decisively winning the West Bengal election by bagging 213 seats whereas BJP could win in only 77 constituencies. While the JP Nadda-led party won 74 more seats than the previous election, its vote share of 38.13% could not pose a challenge to TMC which garnered a vote share of 47.94%. © republic. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 9 PM Modi dials WB Governor, expresses serious anguish & concern at post-poll violence:

He extended solidarity with BJP workers and the 2.28 crore people who have voted for the party in the 2021 Assembly election.  © republic. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 10 We need a government. Desperately. And we don’t have one. We are running out of air. We are dying.

An appeal to PM Modi: Please step aside, writes Arundhati Roy.:

If you don’t do this now, as this outbreak is increasingly viewed as an international problem, as a threat to the world, which it is – your incompetence is giving other countries a legitimate excuse to try and interfere in our affairs, try and take charge. © scroll_in. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 11 The Congress asked the Narendra Modi government to make public details of all relief material received from abroad and demanded that it should be transparent in its distribution.:

Addressing an online press conference, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said the party that wanted to make India Congress-free would now strive to make the country corona free. © the_hindu. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 12 Fashion designers Anand Bhushan and Rimzim Dadu took to their respective social media pages today to announce that they are banning all future projects with Kangana Ranaut
#KanganaRanaut #Bollywood #RE:

She shared the screenshots of their statement with the caption, “Pleasantly surprised to see this! © IndiaToday. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 13 Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account suspended, more details awaited:

Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment. © republic. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 14 JP Nadda back in Kolkata; BJP’s Gaurav Bhatia moves SC over West Bengal post-poll violence:

Violence broke out in parts of West Bengal on Sunday evening even as trends and results poured in from the assembly election. © republic. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 15 #Analysis | A series of decisions within a week since Justice N.V. Ramana took over as the 48th Chief Justice of India shows a rejuvenation happening within the #SupremeCourt in its role as the guardian of rights of ordinary people.:

Following Justice Bobde’s exit, the suo motu case went to a new Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. © the_hindu. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 16 “You can put your head in sand like an ostrich, we will not,” the High Court told the central government.:

“We, therefore, direct the Central government to show cause why contempt be not initiated for not only non-compliance of our order of May as also of order of the Supreme Court dated April 30. © the_hindu. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 17 Twitter on Tuesday suspended the account of actor #KanganaRanaut

The actor had urged PM Modi to tame #WestBengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee using his ‘viraat roop’ from ‘early 2000s’.:

“As explained in our abusive behaviour policy, you may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so,” the social media platform said. © scroll_in. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 18 In an interview to @MitaliLive, @srinivasiyc said his volunteer team of 1,000 people is helping people with oxygen cylinders, refills and admission in hospitals.

He also said that the same team had helped migrant labourers through the first COVID-19 wave.:

Srinivas said other parties have also reached out for help and the aim of the support group is to save lives and rise above politics. © thewire_in. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 19 #Opinion | We need a government. Desperately. And we don’t have one, writes Arundhati Roy.

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If you don’t do this now, as this outbreak is increasingly viewed as an international problem, as a threat to the world, which it is – your incompetence is giving other countries a legitimate excuse to try and interfere in our affairs, try and take charge. © scroll_in. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 20 Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account permanently suspended after she calls on Modi to ‘tame’ Mamata

Taran Deol @tdeoll reports for ThePrint:

We enforce the Twitter Rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service,” a statement released by the social media giant stated. © ThePrintIndia. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 21 #AdarPoonawalla To Invest Over $300 Million In UK:

Talks are due to resume between India and the EU on a free-trade deal later this month, eight years after 16 rounds of talks broke up in deadlock. © ndtv. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 22 The Delhi high court on Tuesday posted to May 17 a petition which sought a halt to the Central Vista redevelopment project.

The petition argued that the project did not constitute an “essential service” and could prove to be a COVID-19 “superspreader”.:

Luthra submitted that petitioners are concerned with the ongoing construction activity in part of the Central Vista Redevelopment Project designated as ‘Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment Project’ and seeks to challenge the Union of India and Central Public Works Department’s relentless, unmindful and reckless act of carrying on this project in a manner that poses a threat to the lives of the citizens of Delhi and beyond. © thewire_in. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 23 Twitter has revealed why Kangana Ranaut’s account has been ‘permanently suspended’:

Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment. © republic. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 24 Raghuram Rajan said lack of leadership, complacency behind India’s Covid-19 crisis

#ExpressBiz:

Meanwhile in the US, a massive fiscal stimulus program and economic recovery may force the Federal Reserve to “rethink” its policies of staying on hold for the foreseeable future and waiting for a sustained rise inflation above its 2% target. © IndianExpress. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 25 Breaking now: IPL 2021 has been suspended for the time being as a SRH player tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of match against Mumbai Indians:

The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect. © IndianExpress. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 26 An opportune moment for Opposition parties to come together and take on BJP at the national level, says ex-Finance Minister.:

“Well, I can’t really pinpoint the reason why West Bengal election results turned out the way they are but I know that travelling the length and breadth of Tamil Nadu and being in close touch with the people over the last five months in preparation for elections, the pandemic and the sharp deterioration in the last two months has completely dented the image of the BJP as a doer, as fit and proper to run a Central government,” he said. © the_hindu. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 27 Instead of spending Rs 13,000 cr on PM’s new house, Centre’s focus should be #Covid relief, says #PriyankaGandhi:

Gandhi was referring to the new residence of the Prime Minister which is a part of the Central Vista revamp project and will be ready by December 2022. © IndianExpress. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 28 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday confirmed that her country’s high commission in New Delhi had a “very unwell” local staff member on the premises when an SOS tweet for oxygen was posted to the Indian Youth Congress on Sunday.:

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday confirmed that her country’s high commission in New Delhi had a “very unwell” local staff member on the premises when an SOS tweet for oxygen was posted to the Indian Youth Congress on Sunday. © ttindia. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 29 We need a government. Desperately. And we don’t have one. We are running out of air. We are dying.

An appeal to PM Modi: Please step aside, writes Arundhati Roy.:

If you don’t do this now, as this outbreak is increasingly viewed as an international problem, as a threat to the world, which it is – your incompetence is giving other countries a legitimate excuse to try and interfere in our affairs, try and take charge. © scroll_in. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 30 ‘BJP trying for President’s rule?’: TMC MP Mahua Moitra questions Nadda’s Bengal visit:

In yet another tweet, Moitra denied all the allegations of violence by the TMC in the state and asked BJP to stop spreading fake news, © republic. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 31 MBBS students on COVID duty in Himachal to receive Rs 3,000 per month:

The CM has directed officials to ensure smooth supply of oxygen and to enhance the availability of ICU beds in Kangra. © IndianExpress. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 32 PM Modi-Boris Johnson Virtual Summit Brings In Deals Worth 1 Billion Pound:

This includes a 240 million British pounds investment by the Serum Institute of India (SII) in the UK into its vaccine business and a new sales office in the country, expected to generate new business worth over $1 billion. © ndtv. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 33 Hospital beds being allocated to Covid patients in exchange for bribes, alleges Bengaluru BJP MP Tejasvi Surya:

Meanwhile, Karnataka Congress chief D K Shivakumar “congratulated” Surya, and MLAs Satish Reddy, Ravi Subramanya and Uday Garudachar for “exposing the corruption” in the allocation of beds to Covid patients. © IndianExpress. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


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