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2 Dead, 29 Injured as Tornado Touches Down in Oklahoma

At least two people were killed and over dozen others injured after a deadly tornado touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma, on late Saturday night, authorities said.

(Source: ANI)

Nobel-Winning Physicist Murray Gell-Man Dies at 89

Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died at the age of 89.

His death was confirmed by the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, and the California Institute of Technology, where he taught for decades. The cause of death was not disclosed.

(Source: AP)

Spain's Ruling Socialists Win EU Polls

Spain's ruling Socialists win EU polls, says government.

(Source: AFP)

Lithuania's Nauseda Wins Presidential Election

Former central bank board member and economist Gitanas Nauseda won Lithuania’s presidential election on Sunday after his opponent Ingrida Simonyte conceded.

(Sources: Reuters)

Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped in Rajasthan

A woman was allegedly gang-raped on 3 March in Rajasthan’s Kukrod. “Her tea was spiked and then she was taken away on a motorcycle and was allegedly gang-raped, at multiple locations. Case filed against eight accused, two of them unnamed. The three named accused arrested,” the police official said.

(Source: ANI)

Local Train Derails in Mumbai

Suburban train services of the Central Railway (CR) were affected in Mumbai on Sunday evening after a coach of a Kalyan-CSMT local train derailed between Vidyaviharand Kurla stations, an official said.

Before the derailment, a short circuit was spotted in a ladies compartment around 7 pm when the train was approaching Vidyavihar on the slow track, the official added.

(Source: PTI)

Five Dead, Eight Wounded by Car Bomb in Iraq

As per Iraq's military, a car bomb has killed five people and wounded eight in a northwestern village near the Syrian border, reported The Associated Press.

A military statement said that the car was parked near a market in the village of Oweinat in Nineveh province. The area was once held by the Islamic State group that controlled large parts of Iraq and Syria.

Four Killed, Seven Injured in Nepal's Blasts

As many as four people were killed and seven were left injured in three different blasts that took place in Kathmandu’s Sukedhara, Ghattekulo and Nagdhunga areas on Sunday, 26 May. Till now, nine people have been arrested in connection with the blasts.

(Source: ANI)

AMMK Functionary Hacked to Death by Gang

An AMMK functionary was hacked to death by an unidentified gang in Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga district on Sunday, 26 May, police said, reported PTI.

Saravanan, AMMK's Manamadurai West Union Secretary was murdered when he went for his morning walk. The police further said that the motive behind the crime, as of now, is unknown.

Several party cadres staged a demonstration near the government hospital demanding the arrest of those involved in the murder and refused to accept the body. District Superintendent of Police Jayachandran held talks with the protesters and assured that action will be taken, following which they dispersed.

Anuj Sharma Named as Kolkata Commissioner of Police

Anuj Sharma, who is currently posted as AGD & IGP Operation, has been appointed as the Commissioner of Police, Kolkata.

(Source: ANI)

Murder Accused Evading Arrest for 9 Years Held in Jammu

Murder accused Jarnail Singh who was evading arrest for nine years was arrested in Jammu, while a differently abled boy was reunited with his family in separate incidents, police said on Sunday, 26 May, reported PTI.

Singh was wanted in connection with an FIR registered against him under various sections of Ranbir Penal Code including murder and criminal conspiracy, a police officer said.

Meanwhile, the 13-year-old differently abled boy, had gone missing from his home in Bachyal on 20 May and a complaint was lodged by his father Jagga Ram at the Kanachak police station on 22 May, the officer said.

Monsoon Progress Hindered

Unfavourable cross-equatorial flow over the Arabian Sea that aids in the progress of the monsoon is one of the reasons for its delay, the national weather agency said on Sunday, news agency PTI reported.

Monsoon reached the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 18. But it is yet to cover the entire region, the India Metrological Department said.

Conditions are likely to become favourable for the movement of the southwest monsoon into some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, Andaman Islands and north Andaman Sea during Wednesday-Thursday, the IMD said.

Air Asia Flight Cordoned Off in Kolkata After Threat Call

Air Asia I5 - 588 flight has been cordoned off by the CISF at the Kolkata airport after a threat call was received at the Bengaluru Airport. All 179 passengers have deboarded, aircraft is in isolation bay.

More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Three Killed After Pak MPs-Led Group Attacks Army Check Post

At least three persons were killed and 15 others, including five soldiers, injured as members from the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, led by two MPs, allegedly attacked an army check post in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan region on Sunday, reported news agency PTI.

MPs Ali Wazir and Mohsin Javed attacked the Kharqamar check post in North Waziristan tribal district.

“Due to firing of the group, five army soldiers got injured. In exchange of fire, three individuals who attacked the post lost their lives and 10 others got injured,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistani military's media wing, said.

Reports of Deteriorating Health of Jaitley False, Baseless: Govt

The government Sunday said reports on the deteriorating health of outgoing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are false and baseless, and media should stay clear of rumour mongering, news agency PTI reported.

Amid speculations on the state of Jaitley's health, government spokesperson Sitanshu Kar took to Twitter to clear the air.

"Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley's health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering," he tweeted.

While Jaitley remained unreachable despite several attempts, his office said he is resting at home.

Sources aware of his condition had on Friday stated that Jaitley is unlikely to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet in the BJP government's second term due to his ill health, which may require him to travel to either the UK or the US for treatment.

Lt Gen PJS Pannu to Take Over as Dy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations)

Lt Gen PJS Pannu will take over as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) from June 1, reported news agency ANI. He will look after the raising of Defence Cyber and Space agencies along with the Special Forces Division.

One Naxal Killed in Chhattisgarh's Hiroli

One Naxal has been killed in exchange of fire with District Reserve Guard near forest area of Hiroli in Chhatisgarh, news agency ANI quoted, Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav, as saying. The Naxal was an accused in BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi’s killing, Pallav said.

Imran Khan Speaks to PM Modi, Expresses Desire to Work Together

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and expressed his desire for both the countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples, the Foreign Office said.

Khan also congratulated Modi on his party's electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said in a tweet.

Reiterating his vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia, Prime Minister Khan said he looks forward to working with Prime Minister Modi to advance these objectives, he said.

Woman Abducted, Gang-Raped in Rajasthan

A married woman was allegedly abducted and raped by six men in Rajasthan, police said Sunday.

The woman, who was reported missing for over a month, on Saturday filed a complaint against six men -- Vikas Kumar, Rajuram, Deshraj, Balveer, Motaram and Vidhyadhar -- at Ladnu police station in Nagaur district, alleging that she was kidnapped by them and then taken to different places in Sikar and Churu districts where she was raped, they said.

(Source: PTI)

Chinese Vice President Arrives in Pak on Three-Day Official Visit

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan arrived in Islamabad Sunday on a three-day official visit to Pakistan during which he will hold talks with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on a host of bilateral issues including the smooth development of the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

(Source: PTI)

PM Modi Likely to Visit Maldives in June

On his first foreign trip in the second term, PM Modi is expected to visit Maldives on 7-8 June.

(Source: CNN-News18)

Gunfire in Virginia Leaves 8 People Injured

A gunfire broke out at a neighborhood gathering in Virginia, leaving at least eight people hospitalised with injuries, CNN reported, citing authorities.

10 Killed in Gas Leak in Cargo Ship in China

At least 10 people died and 19 others were injured after carbon dioxide leaked from a cargo ship's fire preventing system at Longyan Port in eastern China's Weihai city.

The accident happened on Saturday, when the ship owned by the Fujian Shipping Company was being repaired.

(Source: PTI)

8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern Peru

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter scale hit northern Peru. More details awaited.

(Source: AP)

Four Killed in Tamil Nadu Road Mishap

Four people were crushed to death when their mini truck was involved in a road mishap early on Sunday, police said.

The truck rammed into a lorry ahead of it while another lorry hit it from the rear side, killing three people on the spot at Kandampatti flyover on the Salem-Coimbatore section of national highway.

(Source: PTI)

CBI Issues Look Out Circular Against Ex-Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar

CBI has issued look out circular (LoC) against former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Saradha chit fund scam probe.

The notice is valid till May 23, 2020.

(Source: News18)

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits WB's Bankura

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter Scale hit Bankura region in West Bengal at 10:39 AM on Saturday.

(Source: ANI)

Cong Worker Killed by Suspected Naxals in Chhattisgarh

A local Congress worker was brutally killed by suspected Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.

Sahdev Samrat (30), a native of Thothapara area, was attacked with sharp-edged weapons on 25 May when he went to attend a wedding in the nearby Kostapara area in Bhairamgarh town.

(Source: PTI)

Kerala Coast on High Alert After Intel Report on IS Boat

Authorities in coastal areas of Kerala have been put on high alert after an intelligence report said 15 Islamic State terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka for the Lakshadweep islands on boats.

Coastal police stations and police chiefs have been alerted about suspicious vessels.

(Source: PTI)

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nicobar Islands

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the hit Nicobar Islands on Saturday at 7.49 AM.

No reports on casualties and damages so far. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Ex-UP Village Head Surendra Singh Shot Dead at Residence

Former village head of Uttar Pradesh's Baraulia village, Surendra Singh, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at his residence on Saturday. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Flash Flood Hits Tripura, Families Take Shelter in Relief Camps

Over 300 families were left homeless and forced to take shelter in relief camps across Tripura after heavy rains led to flash flood in several parts of the states on Saturday, 25 May.

Rescue operations are underway.

(Source: ANI)

10 Wounded as Gunmen Open Fire Outside New Jersey Bar

Authorities said at least two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a bar in New Jersey's capital city, wounding 10 people.

They said two are critically injured adding that the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Mercer County Prosecutor, Angelo Onofri said a vehicle pulled up to the corner outside Ramoneros Liquor and Bar in Trenton and fired more than 30 shots before fleeing.

Five men and five women were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds.

(Source: AP)

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