1. Supreme Court to Decide LK Advani’s Fate Today
The Supreme Court will today decide if LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and other leaders should be convicted of criminal conspiracy for the demolition of Babri Masjid. The CBI had sought the apex court’s directive, confirming that it has evidence that Advani and his colleagues were part of the plan to bring down the mosque in 1992.
2. 8 States to Shut Down Petrol Pumps on Sundays
Following PM Modi’s call to conserve oil, petrol pumps in eight states will be shut on Sundays in 8 states, said the Consortium of India Petroleum Dealers. As per the new decision, about 20,000 outlets in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, and Haryana will be shut for 24 hours on Sundays starting from May 14.
3. Amitabh’s Movie “Aankhen 2” Shelved
Amitabh Bachchan’s mega project “Aankhen 2” has reportedly been shelved as the film’s budget went out of hand. “The film has all the stars on board and had even locked some exotic locations to shoot, which apparently threw the film’s budget out of the window. The makers were planning to release the film during Diwali but from the looks of it, it won’t take off anytime soon. Chances are it won’t take off at all,” the source revealed.
4. AIADMK Dumps VV Sasikala, Dhinakaran
Four months after the demise of Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK on Tuesday had decided to save the party from the clutches of one family by booting out party general secretary VK Sasikala and her nephew and deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran from the party.
4. This Country Provides Visa-Free Entry for Indians
Even as the US prevents foreigners from entering its lands, by imposing the ban on immigrants from several Muslim countries, and announcing H-1B visa restrictions, Russia had announced that Indian citizens are now eligible to visit its country without visas.
5. US Photographer Records Clearest Pictures of UFO’s
A photographer in the USA, Mauricio Morales, has captured some stunning pictures of multiple UFOs hovering in daylight above Arizona desert. The pictures set social media on fire soon after he uploaded them on his Facebook page.
6. New Delhi Experiences Hottest Day in 7 Years
Delhi on Tuesday experienced its hottest day in seven years, with temperatures reaching 48 degrees celsius. Sriganganagar in Rajasthan was the hottest area in the state with a maximum temperature of 45.8 degrees Celsius.
7. Uttarakhand CM Imposes Restriction on the Sale of Liquor
Uttarakhand CM, Trivendra Singh Rawat has announced that liquor in the state will be available only from 3 PM to 6 PM. This ends the earlier practice of liquor shops doing business for 14-15 hours a day.
8. SBI will Now Impose Fees on Payments
State Bank of India has announced that it’ll start imposing fine of Rs. 100 on payments below Rs 2,000 made through cheques. SBI CEO, Vijay Jasuja said that the move was made on the back of ‘large number of cheques in drop box’. However, SBI customers who clear the cheques over the counter will not be charged.
9. Sushant is as Cheesy as His Character in “Raabta”: Kriti Sanon
Talking about her alleged boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon said that the actor is as cheesy as his character, Shiv, in Raabta. “Probably this is one character that is like him as even after the film got over he was behaving like that,” said Kriti Sanon.
10. IPL 10: RCB Wins By 21 Runs Against Gujarat Lions
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in their Indian Premier League match in Rajkot. RCB scored 213/2 thanks to Chris Gayle’s 38-ball 77 while Virat Kohli hit a 50-ball 64. Brendon McCullum scored 72 but Gujarat Lions fell 21 short of the RCB’s score.
These were the top headlines of the day, we’ll be back with more tomorrow!