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Today’s News Articles – May 1st, 2019

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ASI unearths treasure at U.P. site

The Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) ongoing excavation of 4,000-year-old burial sites in Uttar Pradesh’s Sanauli has unearthed underground “sacred chambers”,

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‘Progress’ in U.N. listing of Azhar, says China

Masood Azhar could be placed on the UNSC’s 1267 Committee’s list of sanctioned individuals and entities very soon.

Ex­SC staffer walks out of Bobde panel hearing

The former Supreme Court staffer who alleged sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi issued a statement stating that she will not further participate in the Justice S.A. Bobde in-house inquiry committee proceedings into her accusations.

Madras HC curbs L­G role in Puducherry

The Madras High Court has ruled that the Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) of Puducherry could not interfere with the day-to-day administration of the Union Territory when an elected government was in place.

Assam deportation figure given to Supreme Court doesn’t add up

Bangladesh diplomat has said that its government is apparently at a loss trying to figure out why the Assam government told the Supreme Court that only four Bangladeshi nationals have been deported to the country since 2014.

Sushma asks U.S. for Iran oil import waiver

External Affairs has asked USA for a waiver for continued import of Iranian crude after the May 2 deadline imposed by the U.S. administration

Muslim Brotherhood may be put on terror list

USA is pushing to issue an order that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organisation

China defends crackdown in Xinjiang

China has rejected “any interference” in its internal affairs after U.N. chief Antonio Guterres raised the plight of ethnic Uighurs in the restive Xinjiang region during a visit to Beijing

Sri Lanka lifts social media blockade imposed after blasts

The Sri Lankan government has lifted a nationwide blanket ban on social media imposed to curb the spread of misinformation and maintain communal harmony soon after the devastating Easter Sunday bombings

Now, a portal to register e­vehicles

Maharashtra government has opened a new portal for the registration of battery-operated vehicles

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Army claims climbers sight Yeti footprints

The Indian Army has claimed that one of its mountaineering teams had sighted the footprints of Yeti, a legendary snow being believed to reside in the Himalayas.

Summer ploughing’ to reap multiple benefits

The A.P. Agros has been promoting the concept of ‘summer ploughing’ by bringing their deep ploughing equipment and organising three demonstrations in Andhra Pradesh.

Fani is country’s strongest April cyclone in 43 years: IMD data

Cyclonic storm Fani, is the first severe, cyclonic storm to have formed in April in India’s oceanic neighbourhood since 1976.

India’s ASAT test a response to growing space threats: France

French Envoy in India Alexandre Ziegler has supported India’s Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile test as a response to growing space threats.

68 carcasses of painted stork buried in T.N.

carcasses of 68 painted storks, including 65 juveniles were burried at Koonthankulam birds’ sanctuary

Assam Rifles, NSCN(IM) agree to withdraw from Manipur villages

Assam Rifles personnel and members of the Isak-Muivah faction of the extremist National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) have after almost a week of stand-off agreed to withdraw from two remote villages of Ukhrul in Manipur.

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