Shah Rukh Khan Hospitalised in Ahmedabad After IPL Match

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:04pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday Entertainment

Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan was hospitalized in Ahmedabad's KD Hospital after suffering a heatstroke following the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Discharged after primary treatment, doctors attributed his condition to dehydration caused by extreme heat at the stadium. Khan, co-owner of KKR, reportedly complained of worsening health the day after the match. He received treatment and was advised rest. Currently stable, Khan's health incident raises concerns over player well-being amidst intense sporting events.

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North and Northwest India to Face Heatwaves; Reservoir Water Levels Stay Low

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:43pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

Severe heatwaves are forecasted in north and northwest India, including Delhi and Haryana, during the upcoming elections on May 25. The India Meteorological Department warns of extreme heat conditions lasting five days. Additionally, government data reveals that water levels in 150 reservoirs are at a five-year low. The reservoirs are now at only 25% capacity, affecting drinking water, irrigation, and hydro-power generation. Voters in the affected regions will face challenging conditions due to the intense heat. Authorities are urged to ensure adequate cooling and water facilities at polling stations.

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LA Police Open Investigation into "Friends" Star Matthew Perry's Death

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:28pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday Entertainment

Los Angeles police have launched an investigation into the death of "Friends" star Matthew Perry. Perry, 54, was found unresponsive in his pool in October. His death was ruled an accident, caused by drowning and the acute effects of ketamine. The police are investigating how Perry obtained the drug. Other factors in his death included coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine, used to treat opioid addiction. Perry had been receiving ketamine treatments for depression and anxiety. The investigation is ongoing, and it is unclear who has been interviewed so far.

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Pune Porsche Case: Court Orders Minor's Father Vishal Agarwal to 2-Day Police Custody

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:20pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India

Pune court has ordered Vishal Agarwal, father of the 17-year-old who crashed his Porsche, into two days of police custody. The accident killed two tech professionals, Anish Awadhia and Ashwini Kosta. The teen, who had no driving license and had been drinking, was speeding at 160 km/h when the crash occurred. Agarwal is accused of letting his son drive the high-end car. The minor was granted bail, leading to public outrage. Several pub staff were also arrested for serving alcohol to the underage driver.

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Bomb Threat Email Targets Home Ministry Office in Delhi's North Block

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:18pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India

The Ministry of Home Affairs office in Delhi's North Block received a bomb threat via email, prompting a response from the Delhi Police bomb disposal squad and fire tenders. No suspicious items have been found yet. This incident follows a series of hoax bomb threats targeting schools, airports, and hospitals in Delhi and other cities. Investigations into the source of the threats have led to suspicions of origin from Budapest, with authorities seeking Interpol's assistance. The Union home ministry has stressed the need for enhanced security measures and coordination between police and educational institutions to prevent panic.              

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Ireland, Norway, and Spain to Recognize Palestinian State in a Historic Moment

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:49pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday International

Ireland, Norway, and Spain announced they will formally recognize a Palestinian state on May 28, aiming to support peace and the two-state solution. This coordinated move is not intended against Israel or in favor of Hamas. Israel reacted strongly, recalling its ambassadors and warning of further consequences. Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority welcomed the recognition. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre emphasized the decision supports moderate forces for lasting peace. Ireland and Spain echoed this sentiment, stressing the need for equal rights and dignity for both Palestinian and Israeli peoples.

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Pakistanis Arrested for Kidnapping Indians in Turkey and Cambodia for Ransom

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:31pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India Global

Pakistani nationals were arrested in Turkey and Cambodia for kidnapping Indians and demanding ransom. In Turkey, three Pakistanis abducted Radhakrishnan from Istanbul, seeking Rs 20 lakh from his family. Police rescued him and arrested the kidnappers. In Cambodia, two Pakistanis held Mohammad Saad and Sudit Kumar for three weeks, demanding $20,000 total ransom. The victims were tortured and only rescued after alerting condominium staff. These incidents are part of a troubling trend of Pakistanis kidnapping foreigners for ransom, prompting tighter visa policies and increased law enforcement action in affected countries.

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Indian-Born Nikesh Arora Becomes Second-Highest Paid CEO in the US

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:55am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India Global

Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, ranks as the second-highest paid CEO in the US, earning $151.43 million in 2023. Born in Ghaziabad, India, Arora studied at The Air Force School and IIT (BHU) Varanasi before moving to the US for an MBA. He held significant roles at Fidelity Investments, T-Mobile, Google, and SoftBank before joining Palo Alto Networks in 2018. Arora's compensation surpasses those of major tech leaders like Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai. His illustrious career has earned him recognition, including the Global Indian award in 2015.

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Protesters Throw Ink at Police Van Carrying Father of Minor in Pune Porsche Accident

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:47am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India

Protesters threw black ink at a police van transporting the father of a 17-year-old involved in a fatal Porsche crash in Pune. The incident occurred as the father, a prominent builder, was being taken to court, leading to his police custody until May 24. The crash killed two software engineers. The father faces charges under the Juvenile Justice Act for neglect and providing alcohol to a minor. Members of Vande Mataram Sanghatana led the protest. The teen’s legal status will be addressed in Juvenile Court. Several protesters were detained by police.

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Calcutta High Court Scraps All OBC Certificates Issued in Bengal Since 2010, Mamata Banerjee Reacts

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:36am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India

The Calcutta High Court invalidated all OBC certificates issued in West Bengal since 2010, declaring sections of the 2012 Act unconstitutional. The court ordered a new OBC list based on the 1993 Act. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rejected the verdict, accusing the BJP of political interference and pledging to continue OBC reservations. The ruling will not affect those already benefiting from OBC status. The decision impacts OBC certificates issued between 2010 and 2024, necessitating a reassessment of eligibility.              

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