News in Short 1st May Evening


Nepal government in crisis as ruling partner quits

The Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government in Nepal on Monday received a major blow after one of the ruling coalition partners, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, decided to withdraw from the government over the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.

Rajnath chairs meet on Kashmir, Maoists

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting on Monday to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as well as Maoist-affected areas following the killing of 25 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh.

SC orders Justice Karnan’s medical check

The over-three-month standoff between the Supreme Court and Justice C.S. Karnan entered a new stage on Monday, with the apex court ordering his medical examination and the Calcutta High Court judge hitting back by ordering Delhi Police to produce the seven judges before a psychiatric board.

HC to start hearing on re-opening of anti-Sikh riot cases in July

The Delhi High Court on Monday said it will start hearing arguments from July 11 on re-opening of trial in five cases relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The court had earlier indicated that it is inclined to re-open trial in these cases.

A division bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra said arguments in all the five cases would be heard separately.

UP CM cracks whip on absentee school teachers

In a bid to improve the quality of education and check truant teachers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wants images of faculty members pasted on walls of state-run schools.

This will be done to verify and then cross-check from the students whether those whose pictures are displayed attend schools regularly and teach or not.

Adityanath took the decision at a meeting in Gorakhpur late on Sunday.

LPG hiked by Rs 2, kerosene by 26 paise 
State-run oil marketing firms (OMCs) on Monday hiked the prices of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) by about Rs 2 per cylinder and of kerosene by 26 paise per litre.

Delhi metro procuring 420 additional coaches 
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is procuring 420 additional coaches, the transport agency informed Delhi’s Lt. Governor on Monday.

Fine slapped on 4 UP sugar mills for damaging environment, killing animals 

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on four sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh for causing damage to the environment, contaminating ground water and releasing effluents leading to the death of animals and birds

 IPL: Delhi’s Zaheer Khan ruled out of Hyderabad game 
Delhi Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan was on Monday ruled out of Tuesday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Sunrisers Hyderabad with a hamstring strain.

Police official among three killed in Delhi shoot-out


An Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Delhi Police and two other men were shot dead and a constable was injured in an apparent case of gang shootout, the police said on Monday.

ASI Vijay, Bhupendra Sherawat alias Monu Dariyapur and Arun died on the spot in West Delhi’s Mianwali Nagar area when a total of 39 rounds were fired in the attack. 

Constable Kuldeep sustained critical injuries, a police official said.

“The incident happened on Sunday night around 11.15 p.m. in the National Market of Mianwali Nagar, when bike-borne assailants fired at all four persons sitting in a sedan,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) M.N. Tiwari told IANS. 

“Prima facie, it seems to be a case of gang rivalry. We are examining the CCTV footages to identify the assailants and an investigation is on,” he said. 

Both Vijay and Kuldeep were provided as security men to Sherawat, who is alleged to be involved in many cases of attempt to murder, murder, extortion, ransom and property disputes in Bawana area.

Feels like yesterday: Vinod Khanna’s son gets emotional

Actor Rahul Khanna went down memory lane and cherished the happy moments spent with his late father Vinod Khanna, who died on April 27.

In his first social media post since his father’s death, Rahul took to Twitter on Monday to share a photo from his childhood days.

In the black and white photo, Vinod Khanna, sporting a smile on his face, is seen holding Rahul and his brother Akshaye and swinging them on a beach.

Rahul captioned it: “Feels like yesterday.”

The late actor and BJP politician, 70, passed away after battling bladder cancer.