1. Fourth Phase Voting Underway
Voting is underway across 72 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over nine states as the fourth phase of the elections kicks in. The Lok Sabha election results will be out on May 23.
2. Cyclone ‘Fani’ To Become Severe
Cyclone 'Fani' is very likely to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" today. The Indian Meteorological Department has advised fishermen along the coasts of Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry not to venture into the sea.
3. RGV Detained In Airport
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma was detained in Vijayawada International Airport in Gannavaram and sent back to Hyderabad. The police also said that prohibitory orders were in force in view of the Model Code of Conduct for ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
4. YSRCP Expresses Solidarity With Amaravati Farmers
YSRCP leaders extended solidarity with farmers who have been protesting at Secretariat. The farmers are against the TDP government’s decision to acquire their land for construction of new capital city Amravati.
5. TSBIE Postpones Advanced Supplementary Exams
The Telangana Board of Intermediate Education has postponed Advanced Supplementary Exams from May 16 to May 25.
6. TSBIE Suspends Teacher
Telangana Board of Intermediate suspended a teacher and imposed fine on another for giving a student '0' marks instead of '99'.
7. CBI Raids Nandyal MP’s Residence
The residence of sitting Nandyal MP and Jana Sena Party leader S P Y Reddy was raided by the CBI for allegedly defaulting on loans worth Rs 500 crore.
8. Mercury Soars In Hyderabad
Hyderabad recorded the season’s highest temperature on Saturday at 41-degree celsius, the Indian Meteorological Department reported. There is also a cyclone warning in the state.
9. Telangana Girl Raped, No Arrests Yet
Police has confirmed that the 14-year-old-girl in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana was raped, although no arrests have been made so far.
10. Daughter-in-law of Ex-Ap Judge gets Child’s Custody
The daughter-in-law of a retired Hyderabad High Court judge Justice Rammohana Rao succeeded in getting custody of one of her two daughters. Her in-laws and husband were booked by for subjecting her to dowry harassment and domestic violence.
11. GoT Finale Season Premiere
Game of Thrones fans are already hooked to the third episode of the Final Season following its Sunday night premiere. With close to 17.5 million viewers this season of the Game of Thrones notched up a record.
(Arpita Ghosh: Lead Writer | Johnson D’Souza: Narrator | Laxmikanth Patwari: Video Editor)