Breaking News, Latest Updates, Highlights of May 18 – Jagran English

Breaking News, Latest Updates, Highlights of May 18
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Here are the Highlights of May 18:
3:45 pm: Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, RK Singh has written to states that state Gencos may be asked to take immediate steps to import coal for blending in order to meet their requirement during Monsoon season: Ministry of Power
3:30 pm: Ministry of Power earlier advised State Gencos to import 10% of coal requirement for blending purposes. States were advised to place order by 31.5.2022 such that delivery of 50% quantity is ensured by 30.6.2022, 40% by 31.8.2022 and remaining 10% by 31.10.2022: Ministry of Power
3:20 pm: Punjab | Fire broke out in a scooter market located in Subhani Building area of Ludhiana. Fire has been brought under control. A total of 5 fire tenders were used to douse the fire. No one was reported injured. Cause of the fire is not known yet: Maninder Singh, Fire Officer
3:10 pm: Bihar | Some miscreants set a petrol pump and two vehicles ablaze under Bankey Bazar PS limits in Gaya Two people came & got the vehicle filled with fuel.They showed pistol & left without paying. We complained to police. Later they came &did this: Vijay Prasad, Petrol Pump Owner
2:50 pm: SSC recruitment irregularities | West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee approaches the Division bench against the order of the Single Bench. Today Calcutta High Court had directed him to appear before CBI at 6 pm. Matter to be heard today at 3.30 pm.
2:30 pm: If we come out of railway station in Mumbai & look around we’ll find stories everywhere, it’s so full of people doing different things but if we walk in, say, London we don’t see many stories. India is a land of stories: Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. 
2:10 pm: Gyanvapi Mosque row: No hearing in Varanasi court today due to lawyers’ strike
1:20 pm: France | It (Prime Minister Modi’s message) is a perfect one because narratives have to come from this part of the world. International films have always been about the West mostly. The past 20 years have been changing: AR Rahman, Music Composer
1:14 pm: Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao felicitated a 111-year-old woman Saalumarada Thimmakka popularly known as ‘Vruksha Mathe’ in Hyderabad
1:00 pm: Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel announces Rs 4 lakhs each from CM Relief Fund to the next of kin of each worker who died in wall collapse incident at a salt factory in Morbi. CM has given instructions to Morbi Dist Collector & system operators for immediate rescue & relief operations.
12:20 pm: Hanuman Chalisa outside Maharashtra CM’s house row | Mumbai Sessions Court had directed MP and MLA Navneet Rana-Ravi Rana to appear before them today but they failed to do so. Their lawyer Rizwan Merchant sought exemption from Court. Next date of hearing is on 15th June
12:08 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah & Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to attend an international seminar on revisiting ideas of India from ‘Swaraj’ to New India’ at 12 pm tomorrow, May 19; event organized by Department of Political Science, DU
11:58 am: SC gives green signal to OBC reservation in local elections in Madhya Pradesh; directs MP Election Commission to notify local body election in one week
11:46 am: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, along with state cabinet ministers R Ashoka and Munirathna, BJP national general secretary CT Ravi and other officials, visited rain-affected areas near Hosakerehalli, south Bengaluru while he was on his way to Chikamagalur.
11:38 am: Years after independence, the manner in which religious sentiments of people are being instigated under a conspiracy, under the pretext of Gyanvapi, Mathura, Taj Mahal and other places will not strengthen the country. BJP needs to take note of it: BSP chief Mayawati, in Lucknow
11:28 am: Religious places here are being targeted by BJP and its associates to divert attention from unemployment, skyrocketing inflation, and other issues. This is not hidden from anyone. This can affect the situation here at any time: BSP chief Mayawati, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
11:15 am: Supreme Court grants bail to Indrani Mukherjea, prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case.
11:00 am: Congress discussed reviving their party…Our country is reeling with unemployment & communal disharmony…They expressed anguish about success of regional parties. We’re successful because we perform. (Un)like Congress, we don’t have leadership crisis…:TRS MLC K Kavitha
10:48 am: Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen RP Kalita visited IIT, Guwahati on 17 May, interacted with Prof TG Sitharam, Director IIT & examined R&D projects.The visit established a coordination mechanism to harness technology for military with a focus on Atmanirbhar Bharat: Indian Army officials
10:40 am: Varanasi, UP | Gyanvapi row hearing likely to not take place today following protests by advocates
10:35 am: Gujarat | Hardik Patel resigns from Congress membership.
10:26 am: Karnataka | 2 labourers from Bihar & UP found dead in the pipeline works site, following heavy rains last night near Ullal UppanagarUpkaar layout bus stand. 3 persons had entered the site of which one survived; 2 bodies have been removed from site:Sanjeev Patil,DCP West Bengaluru
10:18 am:  I am ready to meet them (farmers), but ‘Murdabad’ (sloganeering) is not the way… I myself am a farmer’s son… When I am saying basmati and moong dal will be on MSP…At least put in efforts… Not everything can be ‘Murdabad’: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann
10:08 am: COVID-19 | India reports 1,829 fresh cases, 2,549 recoveries, and 33 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total active cases are 15,647. Daily positivity rate 0.42%
9:56 am: Uttarakhand | Rudraprayag district administration issues a yellow alert for the ongoing Kedarnath Yatra. IMD has issued a forecast of lightning, strong rain with winds in Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh, till May 20
9:37 am: The state govt has also moved an application to protect the fish and ensure that they don’t die. Hearing to take place today. Whether or not, the hearing will be adjourned further, we will find out: Advocate Vishnu Jain, in Varanasi, UP
9:35 am: Court y’day ordered to remove Adv Commissoner Ajay Mishra. Besides, we’ve moved an application in the court that wall beneath ‘Wazu Khana’ (of Gyanwapi Masjid) be demolished and we should be allowed to go there. Court will pronounce its verdict today on the same: Adv Vishnu Jain
9:20 am: Every year Kaziranga National Park faces floods. We are completely prepared including food materials for the officials who are on duty in the park. Our boats are also ready too. Work on 40 islands done for animals to take shelter: Assam Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya
9:05 am: In a cabinet decision on May 17, UP govt accepted the proposal to exclude new Madrasas from grant list
8:50 am: Madhya Pradesh | Guna Police said, “Father of Shikari Shahzad and Naushad’s father Nisar Khan was arrested in connection with an incident where 3 cops lost their lives in firing by poachers in Guna. Shikari Shahzad and Naushad were killed during an encounter.”
8:35 am: Delhi govt seeks a detailed report from MCD over bulldozer action in the national capital starting from April 1
8:25 am: CBI has arrested S Bhaskar Raman, a close associate of Congress leader Karti P Chidambaram in an ongoing visa corruption case following questioning late last night: CBI sources
8:15 am: Punjab | Morning visuals from Chandigarh-Mohali border where farmers are sitting on a protest against the state government over various demands. They were stopped by the state police from entering Chandigarh, yesterday, May 17

7:50 am: President Ram Nath Kovind along with his wife Savita Kovind and daughter Swati Kovind arrives for state dinner hosted by Jamaican Governor-General Patrick Allen at King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica
7:35 am: Maharashtra | A tanker filled with Ethyl Benzyl Aniline (EBA) chemical capsized on Ghodbunder Road in Thane as the driver lost balance on its way to Ratnagiri last night. 2 people got injured. After 3hrs, the tanker was removed: Thane Municipal Corporation
7:30 am: Jammu & Kashmir | Special arrangements for deers in Udhampur’s Tanday Park to the battle heatwave. With the prolonged dry spell & forest fires, we ensure to enrich their diet; provide watermelon, cucumber, agro-feed, green fodder & a 24-hour water supply: Sunil Bhardwaj, forest guard
7:24 am: Chhattisgarh | A loot incident took place in the Mana area of Raipur. A grain businessperson was travelling in a scooty & had Rs 50 lakh with him. A few robbers hit him with a stick from behind & looted the amount. Probe underway: Raipur SP Prashant Kumar Agrawal
7:16 am: Punjab | Stopped from entering Chandigarh, Punjab farmers begin protest at Chandigarh-Mohali border; CM says open for talks
7:10 am: Himachal Pradesh: On being asked about Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia’s remarks on the state’s education system, CM Jairam Thakur said, “He has come here with a political purpose. Improvement in any sector is good but that’s not their aim. Delhi& HP’s situation is very diff.”
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