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Dust storm hits Delhi: Schools partially closed, 6 arriving flights delayed

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New Delhi:

A high-velocity dust storm with a wind speed of 70 kilometres per hour followed by a gust hit the national capital New Delhi on Monday night. This has happened just a week after dust storm that wreaked a destruction in west Rajasthan and parts of Uttar Prades. This dust storm led to the death of 124 people and left 300 injured. On Monday the India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave an alert forecasting that various parts of north India could witness thunderstorm and gust on Tuesday with a wind speed of  50-70 kilometres per hour.

Six arriving flights got delayed due to the dust storm in Delhi. The high-intensity dust storm hit New Delhi and neighbouring areas like Gurugram, Noida, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Jhajjar Gurugram, Bagpat, Meerut and Ghaziabad. Manmohan Singh, the Director of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heavy rains will occur in the next 24 hours. The temperature in Shimla dropped to 4-5 degrees below than the normal temperature.

A senior scientist Kuldeep Srivastava said the actual storm is supposed to hit today afternoon and evening. The squall winds could reach up to 70 km per hour. Officials said many houses collapsed due to the storm. In Tripura, nearly 1000 houses damaged due to storms. Many trees uprooted and several electric poles damaged.

Schools closed:

Delhi government issued an order to close all the evening schools on Tuesday. The government also ordered other schools to not to organise any outdoor activities and extracurricular activities between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Because the gusty wind speed will be higher during this time. Meanwhile, Haryana government ordered all the government and private schools to close for two days due to the storm.

The government also asked the people to take precautionary measures while they are travelling during the heavy rains and thunderstorms. The government advised the people to see that their children and animals are inside.

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Sushmita Sen recalls a incident of 15 year old boy Misbehaving with her

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Mumbai:

Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen has shared a shocking experience that a 15-year-old boy misbehaved with her at an award ceremony. This incident of being harassed by a teenager happened to her a six months ago. Sushmita Sen have may not done many Bollywood films, But she has been always in the limelight through Instagram. She said about this incident when she was asked to comment on the women safety in the country.

When Sushmita addressing a press conference she said “So many time people think that we don’t come across with the things like misbehaviour because we have bodyguards around. But let me tell we as women in the public eye even with 10 bodyguards around are dealing with hundreds of men who have often managed to misbehave with us”. Six months ago when I was at an award function a fifteen-year-old boy misbehaved with me and he thought that I would not realize it because of the crowd. I grabbed his hand and pulled him up. I was so shocked he was so young he was a just 15-year-old boy,

She said “I held him by his neck and took him for a walk and I told him if I make a hue and cry, his life would be over. First, he denied that having misbehaving with me. But I seriously told him to acknowledge. I did not take any action against him because he was just a 15-year-old boy. I understood he has not been taught this kind of things are not entertainment.

Sushmita reminisces her Miss Universe title:

Its been 24 years since Sushmita won the Miss Universe title for the first time from India. She wrote on Instagram “I was 18-years-old when India won Miss Universe for the very first time on May 21, 1994. I am 42 now, still a ‘miss’ with a ‘universe’ inside me. Nothing has changed except the years.”

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Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka CM before facing trust vote

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Bengaluru:

The three-day-old B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned as Karnataka chief minister on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the assembly. B.S. Yeddyurappa resignation opened the door for the Congress and JDS to form the government in Karnataka.  Yeddyurappa gave his emotional speech on the floor of the House before he quits as Karnataka Chief Minister. Though the BJP has won the 104 seats in the recent election it has failed to form the government in Karnataka as it requires 8 more seats to get the majority. After his emotional speech, Yeddyurappa walked away from the assembly while the national anthem was being played.

“I am going to resign as chief minister… I will go to Raj Bhavan and submit my resignation, said Yeddyurappa in his emotional speech. Till my last breath of life I will work for the people, he said. BJP has failed in getting the support of Congress and JDS MLAs to form the government.

The Supreme court has ordered on Friday that a floor test in the Karnataka assembly at 4 pm today. The Supreme court has also ordered the total proceeding to be live telecasted on local Tv channels.

Congress and JDS accused BJP of trying to buy their MLAs to form the government in Karnataka. Congress and JDS have shifted their MLAs to Hyderabad on Friday as that BJP was trying to buy their MLAs and trying to prevent them from voting. The MLAs have returned to Bengaluru on Saturday morning. The Congress has already released an audio tape that showed Yeddyurappa and other BJP leaders purportedly influencing the Congress MLAs.

Rahul Gandhi response:

In India power is not everything. Money is not everything. Corruption is not everything. In India the will of people everything. He thanked the people of Karnataka, Rahul said at the press conference.

 

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BJP’s Yeddyurappa takes oath as a CM of Karnataka

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KARNATAKA:

BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the Karnataka chief minister on Thursday morning. He took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of the state Karnataka. This comes after the Supreme court refused the plea by the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) to stop the ceremony. The Supreme court has said the petition will be heard on Friday. The Supreme court took the hearing late on Wednesday night. This comes after the Congress and ally JD(S) challenged Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite the BJP to form the government in the state. But the formation of government in the state would be “subject to the outcome of the case”. Within hours after becoming a Chief Minister Mr Yeddyurappa has ordered the transfer of four IPS officers and one IAS officer.

Congress filed a petition against governor Vala’s decision at around 10pm. The court has started hearing at 2 am and it is ended at around  5.30 am. The bench said it would not stop the BS Yeddyurappa oath ceremony today. The bench has formed with three judges. Bench constituted with Justices Ashok Bhushan, SA Bobde and AK Sikri. In the recent Karnataka elections, BJP has emerged as the largest party with 104 seats in the 224-member assembly. The Congress has won 78 seats and the Janata Dal (Secular) 37.

Both Congress and BJP parties have raised their effort to achieve the power. But the governor Vajubhai Vala has invited the Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state. The governor gave Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove his majority. BJP requires eight more seats to get the majority.

Congress has decided to conduct state-wide dharnas at district headquarters and in all the state capitals on May 18 to protest against the governor Vala’s decision to invite Yeddyurappa to prove majority. Congress spokesperson Randeep said that Mr Yeddyurappa would be a Karnataka CM for one day.

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Forbes most powerful list: Narendra Modi 9th on the list

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Newyork:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just added another achievement to his bag. According to the American business magazine, Forbes Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the 9th most powerful person in the world. For the first time, the Forbes most powerful people list is topped by Chinese President Xi Jinping.  Russian Premier Vladimir Putin second on the list.

F0rbes quoted the Narendra Modi decision of demonetisation of 1000 and 500 n0tes to reduce the corruption and money laundering. Forbes also said in the recent years Modi is raising as a global leader during the visits with U.S. President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Forbes said Modi is “remains hugely popular” in the second most populous country on earth.

American business magazine, Forbes has released the 2018  list of 75 of the most powerful persons in the world. Nearly there are 7.5 billion humans have been living on the planet Earth. But these 75 men and women make the world turn. It means Forbes is identified that there is a one most powerful person out of every 100 million people.

US President Donald Trump, who was stood in the second position in the last year’s list now dropped to third place. Modi is ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg 13, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May, 14, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, 15, and Apple CEO Tim Cook (24).

India’s richest person Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has been ranked at the 32nd position with a net worth of 41.2 billion dollars. He sparked a price war in India with the launch of 4G phone service Jio in 2016. Jio has signed on 160 million customers by offering free domestic voice calls, dirt-cheap data services and virtually free smartphones,” Forbes said.

Forbes said there are 17 new names on the list this year. The new names include Mohammad bin Salman. Indian-origin Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in 40th place.

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