Nation Current Affairs 11 May 2019 News Digest: A smart ...

News Digest: A smart, speedy recap of the day's headlines

Published May 11, 2019, 3:47 pm IST
Updated May 11, 2019, 9:04 pm IST
Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
(Photo: File)
 (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.

Andhra bus accident: Fourteen people travelling in a jeep were killed when a speeding private bus collided with the vehicle in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh Saturday. Another six passengers in the ill-fated jeep sustained injuries and have been hospitalised, police said.


Read: Andhra Pradesh: 14 Killed, several injured after bus collides with jeep

Terror attack on Pak hotel: At least three heavily-armed militants on Saturday stormed a five-star hotel in Pakistan's port city of Gwadar in the restive Balochistan province, leading to a shootout with security personnel, police said.

A guard at the entrance challenged them after which the terrorists opened fire and killed him, the army's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Read: Terrorists storm 5-star hotel in Pakistan's Gwadar port, 1 killed


AAP seeks apology from Gambhir: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday sent a legal notice to BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir, seeking apology for his tweet against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Read: AAP sends legal notice to Gambhir, seeks apology for tweets on Kejriwal

Mamata dares PM Modi to harm her: Launching a ferocius attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday claimed that his "death knell" has started tolling.

Read: 'Kill, slit my throat, send to jail, yet I will speak against you': Mamata to Modi


AAP’s candidate son unfolds controversy: Aam Aadmi Party’s West Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jakhar's son Uday Jakhar said that his father joined politics about three months ago and had given Rs 6 crore for the ticket.

Read: My dad paid Rs 6 cr to Kejriwal for ticket: AAP's West Delhi candidate son

Brawl between Congress leaders in Telangana: A scuffle broke out between Congress leaders V Hanumantha Rao and Nagesh Mudhiraj during a protest held here on Saturday by opposition parties, against the alleged goof-up of the state government in the intermediate results of Telangana state board.


Read: Telangana: Two Cong leaders get into scuffle during exam result protest; see video

N Chandrababu Naidu’s dig at Modi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu fired a fresh salvo against Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that he is a person who can "kill or bring back dead political leaders" into politics for his political gains.

Read: Modi can kill or bring back dead leaders for political gain: Andhra CM

Mamata face on Priyanka Chopra's MET Gala look: Priyanka Sharma, a West Bengal BJP youth leader, has been arrested for posting a meme mocking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Facebook timeline on May 9.Sharma superimposed Mamata’s face on Priyanka Chopra’s MET Gala 2019 look. Later, she was arrested and produced in Howrah Court.


Read: Bengal BJP leader held for pasting Mamata face on Priyanka Chopra's MET Gala look

Oops moments in 2019 polls: The world's largest democratic exercise did not limit itself to the usual fiery rhetoric, chopper-hopping campaign trails or unabashed mud-slinging at each other.

There were shoes, slaps, snakes and more to add more flavour to these unbearably long elections.

Read:  What are India polls without a few snakes, slaps and kisses?

Alwar rape case:  Attacking the Congress government in Rajasthan over its failure to timely act on the rape case in Alwar, the chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party Mayawati said that the state government deliberately suppressed the news as elections were around.


Read: Mayawati blames Rajashtan's ruling Cong for delayed action on Alwar rape

India’s first Apache Guardian attack helicopter: The first Apache Guardian attack helicopter was formally handed over to the Indian Air force at its production facility in Arizona; the Indian air Force tweeted on Saturday.

India has signed a contract with the United States for 22 of these choppers.

Read: IAF gets its first Apache Guardian attack helicopter at US’s Boeing plant

Pakistan eyeing closely on social networks censor: Pakistan's government and its spy agency ISI have started snooping on its own people. Threats, arrests, blocked accounts and restricted posts – Big Brother is watching more closely than ever across Pakistan, as authorities accelerate efforts to censor social networks, further reducing an already shrunken space for dissent in Pakistan.


Read: To curb social media, Pakistan's ISI spies on its own citizens

TIME Magazine: The BJP on Saturday slammed a Time magazine article, which called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "divider in chief", as an attempt to malign Modi's image, accusing its author of pursuing Pakistan's agenda.

Read: He is Pakistani, wants to malign Modi's image: BJP slams author of 'divider in chief'

Jet Airways crisis: Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways has submitted a bid for a stake in India’s Jet Airways, the unit of State Bank of India (SBI) overseeing the sale of the stricken airline said on Friday.


A flight steward of Jet Airways stands next to a banner during a protest demanding to "save Jet Airways" in New Delhi, India, April 18, 2019.

Read: Etihad submits bid for Jet Airways, eyes minority stake

Namrata Shirodkar shuts down hater with this epic reply: Mahesh Babu's wife and former actress Namrata Shirodkar shared a selfie with her hubby to congratulate him for the success of Maharshi. However, a social media user trolled her for a de-glam look.

Read: Mahesh Babu's wife Namrata slams troller for criticising her pic with 'Maharshi' star



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