Princess Kate Briefed on Early Years Report After Ongoing Cancer Recovery

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:51pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday International

In an update on Princess Kate's health condition, a Kensington Palace spokesman revealed that the Princess of Wales continues to prioritize her recovery after a cancer diagnosis earlier this year. While the princess received briefings on a report by her Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, which calls for increased business investment in children's early years, she is not expected to return to public engagements until cleared by her medical team. Kate's dedication to her early years campaign remains unwavering, as the report highlights the potential £45.5 billion annual economic gains from a successful approach to childhood development.

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Arvind Kejriwal Breaks Silence on His Aide's Alleged Assault of Swati Maliwal, Seeks Fair Probe

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:45pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday Politics

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has broken his silence on the alleged assault of AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal by his aide Bibhav Kumar. Kejriwal expressed his expectation of a fair investigation, acknowledging the conflicting versions of the incident. However, he refrained from further comments, citing the matter's sub-judice status. Maliwal, meanwhile, has alleged mounting pressure within the party to malign her, claiming instructions to leak personal photos and tarnish her image. As the case sends shockwaves through AAP's ranks, Kejriwal's cautious stance reflects the delicate balance between ensuring justice and preserving party unity.

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Rapper Diddy Faces New Sexual Assault Allegations from Former Model

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:41pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday Entertainment

rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former model, Crystal McKinney, in 2003. McKinney alleges that Combs invited her to his New York studio, where he laced her drink, forced her to perform oral sex, and left her unconscious in a taxi after the assault. This is the sixth lawsuit against Combs since his ex-girlfriend Cassie accused him of rape and abuse last year. Combs' representatives have not commented on the latest allegations, although he has previously denied accusations of misconduct, calling the complainants opportunists seeking financial gain.

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Citizenship Doubts Bar Thousands from Voting in Assam

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:38pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India

In the state of Assam, thousands of people were not allowed to vote in India's recent election. The reason? Questions about whether they are really Indian citizens. The government has a list called the "D-voters" list that marks certain people as "doubtful" citizens. These people, like 47-year-old Laxmi Das, had to watch their neighbors go vote while they stayed home. Laxmi says "The whole country votes, but I can't." Officials are worried that immigrants from nearby Bangladesh are a threat to Assam's culture. But the process to prove citizenship is messy and has left many in legal limbo for years, unable to vote or get welfare.

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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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