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News18 Afternoon Digest: Father of Pune Porsche Accident Accused Arrested, Swati Maliwal Row and Other Top Stories – News18

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After knocking down the duo, the car crashed into the roadside pavement railings. (Photo: News18)

After knocking down the duo, the car crashed into the roadside pavement railings. (Photo: News18)

We are also covering: Chopper Carrying Iran President Raisi Did Not Turn On Signal System, Or Lacked It Altogether: Turkey; Katrina Kaif’s London Video Sparks Pregnancy Rumours, Leaves Internet Divided: ‘Breach Of Privacy’ and more

In today’s digest, News18 brings you the latest updates on the recent arrest made by Pune police in the Porsche accident case, Swati Maliwal’s ‘relatives life in danger’ claim and other top stories.

Pune Porsche Accident: Father Of 17-Year-Old, Who Ran Over Two While Driving Drunk In Pune, Arrested

Pune Police has arrested the father of the 17-year-old boy whose car allegedly knocked down and killed two people in the Kalyani Nagar area. The father had been absconding after a case was registered against him. An officer said that he was held in Maharashtra’s Sambhajinagar, and will be brought to Pune soon. READ MORE

‘Relatives’ Lives In Danger’: Swati Maliwal Slams AAP Leaders For Trolling Her, Says ‘Lies Don’t Last Long’

Amid the ongoing probe on Arvind Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar, AAP MP and former Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal on Monday accused the Delhi ministers and Aam Aadmi Party leaders of “putting her relatives’ lives in danger by tweeting their details using their car numbers.” READ MORE

Chopper Carrying Iran President Raisi Did Not Turn On Signal System, Or Lacked It Altogether: Turkey

The Bell-212 helicopter that was carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and its foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian “did not have its signal system turned on or did not possess such a system”. The assessment was made by Turkish transport minister Abdulkadir Uraloglu, according to a report by the BBC. READ MORE

Katrina Kaif’s London Video Sparks Pregnancy Rumours, Leaves Internet Divided: ‘Breach Of Privacy’

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif are currently enjoying a holiday in London, and there’s proof on the internet. A video was posted on X showing Vicky and Katrina strolling on the streets of London, dressed in their winter attire. Vicky is seen walking with Katrina along the pavement. READ MORE

Bengaluru Airport Revokes New Parking Fees Just Hours After Announcement

Bengaluru airport has swiftly cancelled its newly introduced parking fees for private and commercial vehicles, just hours after putting the policy in place, as reported by Business Today. READ MORE

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Money laundering case: SC to continue hearing bail plea of Hemant Soren on Wednesday | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will resume hearing the interim bail plea of ex-Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday. Soren was arrested on January 31 in a money laundering case relating to forcible acquisition of 8.86 acres of land in Ranchi.
The bench, comprising Justices Dipankar Datta and Satish Chandra Sharma, will consider the question of interim bail.
The ED on May 20 opposed former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren’s plea for interim bail in the top court. Soren, who has been held in connection to a money-laundering case linked to an alleged land scam, sought bail to campaign in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
In its affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the ED argued that evidence establishes Soren’s involvement in the illegal acquisition and possession of properties, which are deemed proceeds of crime. The agency highlighted that statements recorded under section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, indicate that an 8.86-acre property in Shanti Nagar, Bariyatu, is illegally acquired and possessed by Soren.
The ED, opposing Soren’s request for interim bail to campaign, said that the right to campaign is neither a fundamental, constitutional, nor legal right.
The agency also noted Soren’s alleged attempts to subvert the investigation by misusing state machinery and projecting the proceeds of crime as untainted through intermediaries.
Soren was arrested on January 31 in connection with the money-laundering case after resigning as Jharkhand’s chief minister.
The former Jharkhand CM has challenged a May 3 order from the Jharkhand high court, which dismissed his petition against the ED’s arrest. He is also seeking interim bail to campaign in the Lok Sabha elections until the Supreme Court rules on his plea against his arrest.
On May 13, Soren referenced a recent Supreme Court order in a money-laundering case involving Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, seeking interim bail for election campaigning.
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Mysore Siblings Shine In Boxing And Wushu, Fulfill Father’s Dream – News18

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Mysore's Ayaan Ali and Afza Ali clinched medals at a very young age.

Mysore’s Ayaan Ali and Afza Ali clinched medals at a very young age.

Often, we come across various news where kids of poor families emerge as winners in local sporting competitions.

India has been a dominant name in the world of Boxing. Hundreds of Boxers emerge as winners in various global platforms taking place around the world. The Khelo India Scheme has recently encouraged more young citizens of our country to join the world of sport. Often we come through various news where kids from poor families emerge as winners in local sporting competitions. Today, we are going to talk about two such children who emerged as winners in a local competition making their father proud.

According to a report, the father of the two children earlier aspired to be a boxer. He failed to follow his dream due to several financial and family issues. The father who once dreamt of being a great athlete is now fulfilling his dream through his children. Following their father’s footsteps, the two siblings started their boxing practice at a very young age. With some impressive performances in boxing and wushu (a Chinese Martial art), the two children have already clinched several gold medals.

Ayaan Ali and Afza Ali children of Amir Jan and Kairunnisa, a resident of N R Mohalla in Mysore, Karnataka, have amazed people with their impressive skill in boxing. In an Interview with Local 18, Ayaan said that he started taking his boxing training at just the age of five.

Ayaan is presently 11 years old and studies in 6th Grade. At this young age, he brought glory to his state by securing the first position at a multi-martial arts competition held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. In Addition, the boy from Mysore has showcased some exceptional skills in various other sports like kickboxing, wrestling, and multiple other extracurricular activities.

On the other hand, Afza Ali has also left her mark in the competition. The 14-year-old girl is presently studying in the 9th grade. With her sheer dominance in Wushu, the girl from Mysore outclassed all her opponents to clinch the gold medal.

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Bengaluru firm GalaxEye tests SAR technology on NAL’s pseudo satellite | India News – Times of India

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BENGALURU: GalaxEye, a space-tech startup based in Bengaluru, Tuesday said it has successfully tested its cutting-edge Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology on a high altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) platform developed by the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL).
“This feat positions GalaxEye as the world’s first private entity to conduct SAR trials on a HAPS system,” the firm said.
HAPS are stratosphere-operating, solar-powered drones capable of extended aerial surveillance missions. By integrating its novel SAR sensor, GalaxEye has overcome a major challenge faced by traditional electro-optical cameras – the inability to capture clear imagery through cloud cover.
“The company’s SAR technology enables high-quality, all-weather, day-and-night imaging capabilities. The successful trials mark a significant milestone in the partnership between GalaxEye and NAL, formalised through a recent MoU,” the firm said.
It added that the collaboration underscores both organisations’ commitment to advancing India’s aerospace capabilities and bolstering the self-reliant India initiative.
“We are grateful for NAL’s support. The rigorous test flights have provided crucial insights, paving the way for further R&D endeavours focused on optimising SAR with low size, weight, and power characteristics,” Suyash Singh, Co-founder and CEO, GalaxEye, said.
Historically, SAR technology for HAPS has been primarily confined to a few countries’ govt space agencies, with limited operational implementation.
“Our breakthrough positions India at the forefront of SAR innovation, aligning with the nation’s drive towards technological self-reliance. Beyond its implications for defence operations, GalaxEye’s SAR technology holds immense potential for environmental monitoring and disaster management applications, contributing to societal well-being,” the firm said.
Last year, the firm had done work in radar imaging through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in collaboration with Isro and DRDO.





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Arvind Kejriwal Promotes Wife Sunita Kejriwal, Calls Her “Jhansi Ki Rani”

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Arvind Kejriwal Promotes Wife Sunita Kejriwal, Calls Her 'Jhansi Ki Rani'

Arvind Kejriwal held a joint rally with his wife Sunita Kejriwal, callng her “Jhansi ki Rani”.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday tweaked the BJP’s 2014 poll slogan to take a swipe at the Prime Minister, saying “Acche din aane waale hain, Modi ji jaane waale hain” as he exuded confidence that the INDIA bloc will emerge victorious in this Lok Sabha election.

The Aam Aadmi Party chief, who was accompanied by his wife Sunita Kejriwal for the first time in election meetings on Monday, praised her for taking command of the poll campaigning in his absence and described her as “Jhansi Ki Rani”.

“Today I have brought my wife also with me. She took charge of everything in my absence. When I was in jail, she used to come to meet me. I used to inquire about the well-being of my Delhiites through her and send my messages to you. She is like Jhansi ki Rani,” Mr Kejriwal said at a street corner meeting in East Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar constituency.

Sunita Kejriwal also addressed the people and appealed to them to vote for AAP so that her husband is “not sent to jail again”.

“It is because of your blessings that my husband is here with us today. God helps those who do the right thing. Now if you don’t want my husband to go back to jail, vote for AAP on May 25,” she said.

Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on March 21 in a money-laundering case linked to the ‘liquor scam’ in Delhi. The top court has granted interim bail to the AAP leader till June 1, the last day of the seven-phase Lok Sabha election, and asked him to surrender and go back to jail on June 2.

Arvind Kejriwal again repeated his promise of full statehood for Delhi if elected to power.

“I am telling you on June 4, Modi ji’s government will not be formed. Everywhere people are angry with them (BJP) due to inflation and unemployment during their rule,” he claimed.

“People have made up their mind to oust them…On June 4, acche din aane waale hain, Modi ji jaane waale hain (good days are on their way, Modi is on his way out),” he claimed.

In 2014, Narendra Modi stormed to power on the popular slogan of ‘Acche din aane waale hain’ (good days are on their way).

At another poll meeting in Shahdara, Mr Kejriwal attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of using foul language for his political opponents including NCP (SP) chief Sharad Pawar.

“This is not a good thing. He (Sharad Pawar) is an 84-year-old person. Modi ji is 74 years old. One should respect elders,” he said.

Mr Kejriwal also addressed roadshows in Kondli, Trilokpuri and Jangpura assembly segments of the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency in support of AAP candidate Kuldeep Kumar.

Mr Kejriwal appealed to the Congress supporters to vote for AAP in the constituencies where its candidates were in the fray while asking his party supporters to do the same for Congress candidates.

Polling for all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi is on May 25. The result will be declared for all on June 4.
 

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)



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“What Are They In BJP?”: M Kharge On Rahul Gandhi Aides Who Defected

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'What Are They In BJP?': M Kharge On Rahul Gandhi Aides Who Defected

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge spoke to NDTV in an exclusive interview

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Hitting out at prominent leaders who switched to the BJP, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has said the ones who left were not rooted in the party’s ideology. In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Mr Kharge said, “They would move around with Rahul Gandhi. He ensured that they get ministerial berths, helped them create a political identity. Now suddenly, they remember Ram Temple?”

Asked about these leaders’ claim that they were not growing within the Congress organisation, Mr Kharge said, “Those who were not rooted in our ideology have switched sides. They say they did not get importance here. Are they getting it in BJP? What is their identity there? They switched because they were scared.”

Mr Kharge said the Congress is hopeful of a good show in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls and that the BJP tally reached its high point in the last election. “We will do well in Rajasthan, we won’t score a zero this time. In Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, too, we will get some sears. Last time, we won just one seat in Maharashtra. But this time, the Maha Vikas Aghadi is fighting strongly and will win at least 30 seats. The BJP’s tally is decreasing. They reached their peak, they cannot go beyond that. But we are scoring where we lost,” he said.

Asked how many seats the INDIA Opposition bloc may win, Mr Kharge said that he does not want to mention an exact figure, but “we will stop the BJP from returning to power”.

On Nitish Kumar’s surprise switch back to the NDA, Mr Kharge said, “Such people would have gone at some point anyway. He called people to his home and spoke about an (Opposition) alliance. And then he switched as per his convenience. We are not worried. Those who are ideologically committed are important. If he left after winning, that would have been bad,” he said. Asked if the Congress will be open to accept Mr Kumar back into the INDIA fold if he wants to return, Mr Kharge said, “Such people do not stay. Now he has sworn that he won’t come to this side. They are hungry for power.”

The Congress chief was also asked about Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose ties with the Congress have been rocky. The Congress and Trinamool are contesting separately in Bengal. Ms Banerjee recently accused the Congress and its ally CPM of being hand-in-glove with the BJP.

Evading a direct reply, Mr Kharge said, “It is not right to talk repeatedly about her. It will be good if she joins forces with us after we win. If she doesn’t, we will strategise accordingly.”

On Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s political role within the Congress, Mr Kharge said she has huge popularity and mass appeal. “Wherever she goes, people come out. People like her a lot, but she cannot campaign everywhere. She has worked very hard. Both Rahul and Priyanka are very hardworking,” he said.

Countering Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “shehzada” jab at Rahul Gandhi, Mr Kharge said, “Modi Sahab is the prince, he changes a kurta every hour and a jacket every two hours. Such people are calling Rahul Gandhi prince.”

Asked who will be the INDIA bloc’s face if it wins the election, the Congress chief replied that the alliance will decide this. “How can we measure the baby’s head before its birth?”



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Pune Porsche Accident: Owner of Pub Where Teen Driver Partied Held, ‘Father Knew Of His Late-Night Binge’ – News18

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Two persons were killed when the speeding luxury car hit their motorcycle, in Pune on May 19. (Image: News18)

Two persons were killed when the speeding luxury car hit their motorcycle, in Pune on May 19. (Image: News18)

The youngster, son of a real estate developer, was drunk when the car he was driving hit two people, killing them.

The Pune Police Police have arrested the manager and owners of two pubs in the city after a Porsche car being driven by a 17-year-old boy allegedly hit and killed two people in Kalyani Nagar area. Sources said that these two pubs and restaurants are under the radar for breaking the laws and serving liquor to minors. Those arrested are Cosie Hotel owner Pralhad Bhutada, manager Sachin Katkar and BLAK manager Sandeep Sangle.

Sources said that Pune Municipal Corporation and Pune Police will start taking action against bars, pubs and restaurants which operate beyond permissible time limit.

The youngster, son of a real estate developer, was drunk at the time of the accident, the police claimed. Sources said that the accused had in his statement mentioned that his father was aware that he had gone partying and drinking and he had the car along. Sources said that the police will question the father, who has been arrested.

A group of friends were returning on motorbikes around 3.15 am on Sunday after a party when a speeding luxury car hit one of the motorcycles at Kalyani Nagar junction. The two riders — Anis Awadhiya and Ashwini Costa — died of their injuries.

The Juvenile Justice Board’s had granted the youngster bail on the same day while asking him to write an essay on road accidents. The decision has drawn criticism.

Pune police commissioner Amitesh Kumar said, “Police have taken the incident seriously, and have taken action under IPC section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). We moved two applications in this case. We also took action under sections 75 (punishment for cruelty to child) and 77 (penalty for giving intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug or psychotropic substance to a child) of Juvenile Justice Act against the father of the accused.”

“Any misconception of soft peddling by the police is not correct. Any one found supporting the accused shall be dealt with severe punishment. Have faith in us. Guilty shall be punished irrespective of his economic strata,” Pune police further said.

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Surveys indicate INDIA bloc will form government: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal said that the INDIA bloc will form a government at the centre by winning over 300 seats on June 4, citing surveys.
Kejriwal said, “The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha Elections has been conducted. As elections are being held and we are approaching June 4, I can say that BJP will be defeated.As per the survey findings, the INDIA alliance is getting more than 300 seats”
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Exclusive: PM Modi Reveals “Surprise” Element In Election-Year Interim Budget

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Exclusive: PM Modi Reveals 'Surprise' Element In Election-Year Interim Budget

PM Narendra Modi talks to NDTV in an exclusive interview

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an exclusive interview to NDTV explained his model of social welfare schemes, which, while keeping a check on fiscal deficit, can also empower the poor to climb out of poverty.

He compared how the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government never gave attention to fiscal deficit, resulting in severe side effects on the economy and citizens.

“Those who have seen my governance in Gujarat have seen that I have been a big supporter of financial discipline. Otherwise, no country can be run. Fiscal deficit is one of the criteria of financial discipline,” PM Modi told NDTV Editor-In-Chief Sanjay Pugalia in the exclusive interview.

The Prime Minister pointed at the Budget announcement in an election year, which took everyone by surprise due to its non-populist nature.

“Before the pre-election Budget was presented, if you see all the media reports, they said, ‘This is an election year Budget, Modi will distribute freebies, and win elections. When the Budget came, people were surprised to see it was not a Budget aimed at the elections,” PM Modi said.

“I wanted to spend on development… I needed to empower the poor. The poor do not want to remain poor. They want to get out of it. They need someone to hold their hand. During the UPA government, they never accepted fiscal deficit. But the side effects were so bad. One must follow fiscal discipline religiously,” PM Modi told NDTV.

“I have noticed revenue keeps growing whenever taxes become lower. The number of taxpayers has doubled. GST enrolments are increasing. People willingly pay taxes. They trust their money will go towards nation-building,” he said.

Explaining his government’s position on social welfare schemes, the Prime Minister said simply launching populist schemes without a clearly defined objective will not help the poor come out of poverty.

The difference, he said, is in empowering the poor through social welfare schemes.

“Welfare is a big component of Bharat’s social infrastructure. If we implement targeted welfare schemes and connect them with quality of life, then they become assets. You will see that all the welfare schemes of my government are connected with a guarantee for better quality of life. If people get a habit of living better quality lives, they also aspire to live in a better way,” PM Modi said.

“Capex (capital expenditure) was Rs 2 lakh crore earlier. We have brought it to Rs 11-12 lakh crore. Many people have got employment. Many people have come out to work,” the Prime Minister said.

PM Modi is looking to win a third term. His party, the BJP, has expressed confidence in winning over 400 seats in the Lok Sabha.



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Alert! IRS Officer Falls Victim to Online Reward Points Fraud via Deceptive Messages

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INR 48,902 Loses By I-T Officer in Online Reward Points FraudINR 48,902 Loses By I-T Officer in Online Reward Points Fraud

A 48-year-old IRS officer with the Income Tax Department fell victim to an online reward points fraud, resulting in a loss of Rs 48,902. The victim, Nishi Padma, reported the incident to the Central Division Cyber Crime Police, leading to the registration of a case under various sections of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Under the complaint of Padma, she received a message from an unknown number claiming that the reward points from her bank had lapsed shortly. As per the message it seeks to click a link and fill in her information to claim the reward. Padma followed the steps and entered the OTP she obtained into the form on the furnished link.

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After that on her phone, a debited message of money from her savings bank account was prompted. Subsequently, the number was unreachable when she tried contacting the sender of the link. After learning that she had been fooled, approached the police and filed a complaint, furnishing them with the number from which she obtained the bogus message.

To trace the perpetrator the Cyber Crime Police are now actively working via the furnished mobile number and to recover the funds transferred to distinct bank accounts. Remarking on the case, a senior cyber crime police official emphasized the prevalence of these online frauds even after furnished warnings and awareness campaigns through the banks and law enforcement agencies.

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Before the public, the official requested to practice caution and avoid unknown numbers or prevent tapping on unknown links to refrain the falling victim to identical scams in the future.

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