Morning Summary | Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead; Hardik Pandya-inspired Gujarat Titans lift the IPL trophy, and more
Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala shot dead
Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, known as Sidhu Moosewala, was gunned down in Jahawarke village in Punjab’s Mansa district on Sunday, a day after his security blanket among several others was removed by police in ‘State. Police said the incident appeared to be the result of gang rivalry.
IPL Final 2022 | Hardik Pandya-inspired Gujarat Titans cap remarkable campaign with title
In front of a raucous home crowd, Gujarat Titans outscored Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to win the Indian Premier League title on Sunday. The sold-out Narendra Modi Stadium, which held just over 1,00,000 spectators overnight, brought the roof down when Shubman Gill hit the winning runs.
BJP announces first list of 16 candidates for Rajya Sabha elections
The BJP on Sunday announced two lists of 18 candidates from different states for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections necessitated by the retirement of 57 members. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was reiterated as Karnataka’s candidate, as was Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal of Maharashtra.
When High Court bail conditions border on absurd
The Supreme Court continues to face bail conditions, ranging from unreasonable to eccentric, imposed by high courts, raising the question of whether personal liberty depends on the whims of individual judges. The Supreme Court recently suspended an order from the Allahabad High Court which insisted that Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan would only be granted regular bail in a land grabbing case if he cooperated fully with the measuring, walking and barbed wire of property disputed by local tax authorities.
NGOs protest Commerce Department’s inaction on WTO’s COVID-19 vaccine proposal
A group of non-governmental organizations have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging the Union Trade Department to “engage proactively” with a draft proposal at the World Trade Organization-TRIPS in Geneva to waive intellectual property rights, mostly controlled by corporations in the West, governing COVID vaccines, drugs and diagnostics.
PM Modi to release allowances for children orphaned by COVID-19
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unlock the benefits of the PM Cares for children program for more than 4,000 Covid-19 orphans via video conference. The ceremony is being held to coincide with the completion of a year since the Covid-19 orphan scheme was announced on May 29 last year.
Afghan women demand education and jobs during a demonstration in Kabul
About two dozen Afghan women chanting “bread, work, freedom” demonstrated in the capital on May 29 against the Taliban’s severe restrictions on their rights. Since taking power in August 2021, the Taliban have reversed the marginal gains made by women during the two decades of US intervention in Afghanistan.
Left sees historic presidential victory as Colombians vote for ‘change’
Colombians head to the polls on May 29 in the first round of presidential elections with a leftist poised to claim victory for the first time ever, as voters demand “change”. Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. (1300 GMT) in a tense atmosphere, a year after a brutal security crackdown on street protests fueled by worsening socio-economic problems.
One dead, 7 injured in Oklahoma festival shooting
Authorities said one person was killed and seven others injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, with one witness describing frantic people running to get to shelter when the shots rang out. Two minors were among those shot during the Memorial Day event near Taft, about 10 miles southeast of Tulsa, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. .
Asian Cup Hockey | Malaysia prevent India from drawing but Sardar Singh’s men close in on final
India nearly clinched the title round berth before Razie Rahim proved Malaysia’s savior with a hat-trick in a thrilling 3-3 draw in a tournament ‘Super 4’ encounter Asian Cup Hockey in Jakarta on Sunday.