Evening briefing: Amit Shah on interim bail to Arvind Kejriwal; India Tops Global Internet Shutdowns, More News | Latest News India

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said the interim bail granted to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was not a “routine sentence” and claimed that many people believe the AAP leader has been given “special treatment”. Asked if Arvind Kejriwal’s narrative in the election campaign has turned aggressive after coming out of jail, Amit Shah in an interview with ANI said, “Right now he (Arvind Kejriwal) is stuck in another case,” referring to the ongoing controversy surrounding the alleged assault of AAP MP Swati Maliwal. “Let him off the hook and let’s see what happens.” The home minister, however, refused to comment on the matter and said that the police will look into the issue if a complaint is lodged. You deeper

Union Home Minister Amit Shah (ANI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (ANI)

India recorded 116 cases of internet shutdowns in 2023, accounting for 41% of the 283 globally, according to data analyzed by Access Now, a non-profit group that focuses on digital rights. As a result, India now leads the world in such attacks for the sixth consecutive year. Of the 1,458 shutdowns Access Now has recorded since 2016, India has accounted for 773 (53%) of them. In 2023, the number of internet shutdowns increased by 41% from 201 in 2022 to 283 in 2023. Access now noted that internet shutdowns also have an impact on India’s economy. “Shutdowns reportedly cost the country (India) $1.9 billion and a loss of $118 million in foreign investment in the first half of 2023 alone,” the report said. Citing the Internet Society’s NetLoss Calculator, the report stated that a single-day shutdown could push up to 379 people into unemployment in the country. You deeper

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A businessman from India took his Range Rover to Dubai and parked it outside the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. A video of the same has gone viral on social media. Also, the luxury car has a Kerala number plate and it has impressed people. Dileep Heilbronn shared the video on Instagram with the caption “A long journey from home.” He added, “Our old Range Rover from Kerala is visiting us and we are busy showing her around.” Heilbronn also said he bought the car in 2011. The video opens to show a Range Rover with a Kerala number plate. The camera then pans to show the Burj Khalifa outside where the car was parked. You deeper

Business news

State Bank of India (SBI) raised its fixed deposit rates for certain tenures on retail deposits (up to 2 crore). The new FD rates apply from today (May 15). SBI raised the 46 to 179 day, 180 to 210 day and 211 to less than one year rates by 25-75 basis points. The bank last raised the interest rate on FDs on December 27, 2023. You deeper

Global Affairs

The Archewell Foundation received a “crime notice” from the California State Attorney General’s office on May 3. Amid the latest controversy, a spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s charity confirmed in an email to HindustanTimes.com that “The Archewell Foundation remains fully compliant and in good standing.” The non-profit, which was founded by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was deemed delinquent due to unpaid fees. The letter issued by Attorney General Rob Bonta said Archewell had failed to pay the $200 annual fee after a May 2023 deadline. You deeper

Entertainment focus

Director Puri Jagannadh and actor Ram Pothineni reunite for Double iSmart, a sequel to their 2019 hit film iSmart Shankar. The filmmakers released the teaser on Wednesday, which shows Ram’s titular character once again finding himself in trouble. The teaser opens with a voiceover using expletives to describe the main character, who now appears to have been imprisoned in a laboratory. We also get to see how Ram flirts with girls (more like harassing them), dances his heart out and just generally bides his time until he has to meet Sanjay Dutt’s (in his Telugu debut) Big Bull. The teaser shows Sanjay as a gangster who ends the video with a fight that takes place near a Shiva linga. Kavya Thapar, Bani J, Getup Srinu and Ali also feature in the teaser. You deeper

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As the Covid-19 curve flattens, experts warn of the worrying rise in drug-resistant superbugs that pose a greater risk to the coronavirus and cause negative health outcomes as the bacteria evolve and become resistant to existing antibiotics. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified this antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the biggest global health threats facing humanity, and Professor Dame Sally Davies, the former Chief Medical Officer of England who is now the UK’s Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, also warned . of the consequences if the world fails to tackle the problem within the next decade. You deeper

Sports events

Ever since the inception of the Indian Premier League, legendary former India star MS Dhoni has been synonymous with Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni has been associated with CSK since the first season, leading them to five IPL titles during his reign as the team’s captain. Naturally, Dhoni is revered by the franchise’s fans and over the past few years, thunderous applause and fervent support from the CSK fans has been primarily reserved for the wicketkeeper-batsman. Ambati Rayudu, the former Chennai Super Kings and Team India star, has shed light on this long-standing phenomenon in the CSK fanbase. In a candid discussion on Star Sports ahead of CSK’s final group stage match of the 2024 season, Rayudu revealed that the side’s fans are “Dhoni fans” first. He added that he often played in the shadow of Dhoni’s immense popularity during his time at CSK. You deeper

That’s all we have at this point in our evening briefing. Catch you tomorrow morning.

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