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Top news of the day: Islamic State claims 'province' in India, CBI examines Tamil Nadu DGP in Gutkha scam, and more

Islamic State claims 'province' in India for first time after clash in Kashmir

Islamic State (IS) has claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group. IS's Amaq News Agency late on Friday announced the new province, that it called “Wilayah of Hind”, in a statement that also claimed IS inflicted casualties on Indian army soldiers in the town of Amshipora in the Shopian district of Kashmir.

Gutkha scam: CBI examines Tamil Nadu DGP (Elections)

The CBI has questioned DGP (Elections) Ashutosh Shukla in connection with the sensational gutkha scam. The quizzing followed an entry of payment made to the Commissioner of Police when Mr. Shukla headed the Chennai Police for 25 days in May 2016 during the then Assembly elections.

Cyclone Fani: Death toll rises to 43 in Odisha

The death toll in Odisha due to Cyclone Fani rose to 43 on Saturday, even as people staged a road blockade and assaulted a State official in protest against water shortage and power cuts in the coastal belt ravaged by the severe storm a week ago.

 

I belong to the caste of the poor: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 11 came down heavily on the Opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh for raising questions on his caste, asserting that he belongs to the caste of all poor countrymen. Addressing an election rally at Sonebhadra in Uttar Pardesh, Mr. Modi continued to attack the Congress over its leader Sam Pitroda’s hua to hua remark on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

 

IPL 2019 final: MI vs CSK | Clash of titans at Hyderabad

Familiar foes and the two most successful teams of the IPL — Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings — clash in a mouth-watering final in Hyderabad on Sunday, following a rather eventful season that produced some unprecedented moments on the field. It can’t be disputed that Mumbai go into the final as the favourites, having beaten CSK as many as three times earlier in the tournament including in the Qualifier 1 at Chennai on Tuesday.

IAF receives first AH-64E Apache attack helicopter

The first AH-64E Apache attack helicopter built for India was formally handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona in USA on Saturday.

ITC Chairman Y.C. Deveshwar passes away

Noted industry leader and ITC Chairman Y.C. Deveshwar passed away on Saturday morning after a brief illness. Deveshwar (72), who stepped down from executive role in 2017 but remained as a chairman in non-executive capacity, was admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram.

 

Fire in Bhubaneswar-bound Rajdhani Express, none injured

A fire broke out on Saturday in Bhubaneswar-bound Rajdhani Express between Balasore and Soro railway stations of Odisha, official sources said. The fire broke out between 12.50 p.m. to 1 p.m. and severely damaged the power car in the rear of the train, but did not spread to any other coach, an official said.

You cannot curtail natural instincts of a player like Rishabh, says Pravin Amre

Rishabh Pant often cops flak for not being able to take his team past the finishing line but Delhi Capitals scouting head Pravin Amre feels the criticism is uncalled for as “you cannot curtail the natural instincts of a special player like him”.

Lok Sabha elections 2019 phase 6 in numbers

In phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 to be held on May 12, a total of 59 parliamentary seats are going to the polls. Voting will take place in seven States across the country. Some of the key candidates who are in the fray in this phase are Maneka Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav, Atishi, Gautam Gambhir, Sadhvi Pragya and Digvijaya Singh.

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