The Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested an official of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000. Deputy Executive Engineer Ganesh Shriram Chavan (41), attached to the Digras Sub Division of MSEDCL, had allegedly sought the bribe from the complainant for certain official approvals. After the complainant approached the ACB, a trap was laid and Chavan was arrested red-handed in his office on Friday, said inspector Nitin Levharkar. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered and Digras police were conducting a further probe, he said. For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

May 19, 2018 12:22 UTC

Developed by the DRDO, the Akash missile system has the capability to neutralise aerial targets such as fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles. Photo: AFPCoimbatore: Several countries have evinced interest in procuring the indigenously developed Akash missile, a top Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official said on Saturday in Coimbatore. There is a growing demand for the Akash, an all-weather medium-range surface-to-air missile, and many nations have shown interest in it, DRDO chairman S Christopher told reporters here. Developed by the DRDO, the Akash missile system has the capability to neutralise aerial targets such as fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles. Christopher, who was here to participate in a function, also said there were export inquiries for the BrahMos missile.

May 19, 2018 12:22 UTC

Rahul Gandhi addressing presser in New Delhi after BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Karnataka CM. (Express photo by Amit Mehra) Rahul Gandhi addressing presser in New Delhi after BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Karnataka CM. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)Minutes after the BS Yeddyurappa’s three-day-old government collapsed in Karnataka, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the Narendra Modi-led central government and congratulated the opposition for standing together to defeat the BJP. “I am proud that opposition stood together and defeated the BJP and we will continue to do so,” Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a press conference at the AICC Headquarters in New Delhi. On Friday, the Supreme Court had ordered a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 PM today by truncating the 15-day window given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to BJP Chief Minister Yeddyurappa to prove his majority.

May 19, 2018 12:20 UTC

Kolkata Knight Riders were boosted by an aggressive fifty from Chris Lynn as they secured a five-wicket win against table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad to seal a spot in the IPL 2018 play-offs. Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad were boosted by a splendid fifty from Shikhar Dhawan but a collapse of seven wickets for 44 runs in seven overs meant they were restricted to 172/9. So, Dinesh Karthik’s side join Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings in the knock-out stages. Get full cricket score of SRH v KKR, IPL 2018, here. (Streaming | Highlights)If you can’t view the full scorecard of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018 match, then click here.

May 19, 2018 12:16 UTC

(Live scorecard | Live streaming)23:44 hrs IST: That’s It, KKR win by five wickets against SRH, qualify for IPL playoffs. 147/2 after 1623:13 hrs IST: KKR have the run rate well in control as long as they keep their heads they should be home and dry. 22:33 hrs IST: Good over by Kaul, six come off it and the powerplay ends, game interestingly poised. 20:04 hrs IST: Good first over by Nitish Rana! 19:22 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of a crucial IPL encounter between leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders.

May 19, 2018 12:01 UTC





The US President joined the ‘Yanny or Laurel’ debate and his reply is hilarious. (Source: The White House/Twitter) The US President joined the ‘Yanny or Laurel’ debate and his reply is hilarious. (Source: The White House/Twitter)The Yanny and Laurel debate has drawn a battle line across the social media platforms. And now, the widespread argument seems to have reached the White House as well. In a cheeky clip posted on Twitter, the White House staff argued over Yanny and Laurel and many officers could be seen trying to keenly guess the word in the audio clip.

May 19, 2018 12:01 UTC

Prince Charles accompanies Meghan Markle to the altar. Royal Wedding: Harry & Meghan Exchange Rings; Priyanka And 'Suits'... of 13 Next PrevPlay Slideshow Just Married! Till Death Do Us Apart 19 May, 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave major relationship goals at their fairytale wedding. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave major relationship goals at their fairytale wedding. After Meghan Markle confirmed her father Thomas won't attend the wedding, Prince Charles offered to walk the bride down the aisle.

May 19, 2018 11:54 UTC

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday described the fall of the three-day-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka as a victory of democracy and the “regional front”. Congratulations DeveGowda Ji, Kumaraswamy Ji, Congress and others. Victory of the ‘regional’ front,” she tweeted within minutes after B.S. Ms. Banerjee, who has been in contact with Janata Dal(S) leaders over the developments in Karnataka, said she spoke to H.D. In March, the Trinamool Congress chairperson, along with Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, had floated the idea of a “federal front” or “regional front” for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

May 19, 2018 11:53 UTC

Vishnu Vardhan and Sriram Balaji who won the doubles title in the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Saturday. more-inTop seeds Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan clinched the doubles title in the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament at Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Saturday. Earlier, Balaji and Vishnu defeated fourth seeds Timur Khabibulin and Vladyslav Manafov. Balaji and Vishnu had won nine titles last season, including three Challengers, and have been training to make the Grand Slam stage. The results:$75,000 Challenger men, Samarkand (Uzbekistan): Doubles, final: Sriram Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan w/o Mikhail Elgin (Rus) & Denis Istomin (Kaz); Semifinals: Balaji & Vishnu bt Timur Khabibulin (Kaz) & Vladyslav Manafov (Ukr) 7-6(1), 6-3.

May 19, 2018 11:48 UTC

Former diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who had served at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, was today sentenced to three years in jail by a Delhi court which convicted her for passing on sensitive information to Pakistan's ISI. Gupta, who was the Second Secretary (Press & Information) at the high commission, was held guilty yesterday under various provisions of the Official Secrets (OS) Act. Gupta was convicted under Sections 3 and 5 of the Official Secrets Act which attract a maximum sentence of three years and fine or both. She was also charged with the breach of trust, criminal conspiracy and various other provisions of the Official Secrets Act. Here are 9 facts about her:1) She worked in the media section of India’s high commission in Pakistan’s capital.

May 19, 2018 11:48 UTC

David Beckham and wife Victoria arrive for the Royal Wedding. (Source: Reuters) David Beckham and wife Victoria arrive for the Royal Wedding. (Source: Reuters)David Beckham and Serena Williams arrived at the Royal Wedding and are among the numerous celebrities in attendance at Windsor Castle. The former footballer walked in hand-in-hand with fashion icon wife Victoria Beckham for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. This isn’t the first time that one of the most popular couples have attended the royal wedding.

May 19, 2018 11:43 UTC

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May 19, 2018 11:37 UTC

Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on May 19 termed the resignation of B.S. Yeddyurappa without facing the floor test as “a victory of the Constitution of India and rule of law”. “I am very proud that our MLAs did not fall prey to them and did not let communal forces capture power in the State.”“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is clearly behind this. He is responsible for all the illegal and immoral acts that followed this statement and is strongly condemnable,” he said. Speaking of the BJP and the Prime Minister for the first time since he resigned as Chief Minister, Mr. Siddaramaiah came down heavily on the BJP campaign in the run up to the polls as well.

May 19, 2018 11:37 UTC

China has for the first time landed strategic bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea, drawing sharp reaction from the US which said that the move will "raise tensions and destabilise the region". A spokesman at the Pentagon, Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, called the exercise an act of "China's continued militarisation of disputed features in the South China Sea", the Post report said. China had established Sansha City, a prefecture-level city of Hainan Province, in 2012 to administer the South China Sea islands identified by China as Xisha, Zhongsha and Nansha island groups and their surrounding waters. "I believe this is the first time a bomber has landed in the South China Sea. China claims almost all of the South China Sea but Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have counter claims.

May 19, 2018 11:37 UTC

Priyanka Chopra keeps it classy in a Vivienne Westwood ensemble at the Royal Wedding 2018. (Source: Reuters) Priyanka Chopra keeps it classy in a Vivienne Westwood ensemble at the Royal Wedding 2018. (Source: Reuters)The Royal Wedding 2018 is going on with much pomp and enthusiasm. Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra arrive at the Royal Wedding. ALSO READ| Meghan Markle-Prince Harry wedding: All you need to know about the royal wedding decorWe think Chopra’s look exuded royalty.

May 19, 2018 11:32 UTC