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

Published May 15, 2019, 3:49 pm IST
Updated May 15, 2019, 9:18 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.

EC on Bengal campaign:  The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies to end at 10 PM on Thursday night, a day before its scheduled deadline, in the wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata.


Read: Bengal campaign to end tomorrow at 10 pm after BJP, TMC violence

Mamata's protest march: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a 7 kilometre-long march in North Kolkata to protest against Amit Shah's roadshow which turned violent as clashes erupt between the workers of the BJP and the TMC.

Read: Mamata Banerjee holds 7-km protest march against Amit Shah

Modi campaigns in Bengal: PM Modi has hit out at Mamata Banerjee and called her "power drunk" and accused her of "throttling democracy".  He said “didi was afraid at the rise of BJP in Bengal”.


Read: 'Power-drunk’ Mamata afraid of BJP’s rise in Bengal: Narendra Modi

Priyanka's Varanasi roadshow: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi held a mega roadshow in PM Modi's constituency Varanasi. She began her march by garlanding the statue of Late Madan Mohan Malviya at the gate of the Banaras Hindu University.

Read: Priyanka Gandhi holds mega roadshow to strength Congress in Varanasi

Yogi Adityanath in Kolkata: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has accused the Trinamool Congress for breaking the bust of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. He addressed a press conference in Kolkata.


Read: TMC broke Vidyasagar's bust, Mamata trying to divert attention: Adityanath

TMC's video proof: The Trinamool Congress released a video to claim that "BJP goons" damaged the statue of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar during violence in Kolkata. They would submit this video to the Election Commission.

Read: Amit Shah lying, BJP hired goons to destroy Vidyasagar statue: TMC

Amit Shah's bare escape: Shah has hit out at the Trinamool Congress accusing the party for the violence during his roadshow. Speaking on violence during roadshow, Shah added that had CRPF not been there, it would have been difficult for him to escape.


Read: Barely escaped, says Amit Shah after roadshow violence; Mamata files FIR

Mamata meme: Addressing a press conference, BJP youth wing convenor Priyanka Sharma who was released on Wednesday said, “My bail was granted yesterday (Tuesday), but still wasn't released for another 18 hours. They didn't allow me to meet my advocate and family.”

She said she would fight this case and would not apologise.

Read: Won't say sorry, says Bengal BJP leader after SC slams arrest

Priyanka Gandhi surprises crowd in Punjab: After surprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s supporters with impromptu handshakes and selfies in Madhya Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi tried to charm the crowd in Punjab by speaking few lines in Punjabi language at a rally.


Read: Watch: Priyanka Gandhi gives another surprise, this time in Bhatinda

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'neech' remark: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday pushed aside a microphone, made fists and used an expletive at reporters who questioned him about his "neech" (vile) jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He also called the Prime Minister a coward.

Read: Mani Shankar Aiyar abuses reporters, says PM Modi a ‘coward’

Monsoon update: Monsoon rains are likely to enter India through the southern coast on June 6, the weather office said on Wednesday, marking the start of the four-month rainy season that is crucial for the country’s farm-dependent economy.


Read: Monsoon to be delayed by five days; to hit Kerala on June 6: IMD

Poll on Instagram leads to death: Police in Sarawak, on Malaysia's east, said a 16-year-old girl, who was not named, had run a poll on photo-sharing app Instagram with the question "Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L", hours before jumping off the roof of a building on May 13, media reported on Tuesday.

Read: ‘Help me choose death or life’: Malaysian teen asks on Instagram, jumps to death


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