The MHA central team reached flood-affected Assam's Guwahati region to take the stock of the situation, on May 26. Two Inter-Ministerial-Central Team (IMCT) comprising Ravinesh Kumar, Anjali Maurya, Adelbert Sungi, P Vijay Bhaskar Reddy and others will be visiting Assam's flood-hit-areas in the next two-days. Furthermore, approximately 5.61 lakh people are said to be affected in 12 districts of Assam, and the death toll increased to 30, till May 27.
Former minister and Congress leader Karti Chidambaram is being grilled in the Chinese Visa Scam case, for the second consecutive day, on May 27. The CBI called Chidambaram for interrogation in 2011 matter, where Karti allegedly issued visas to 263 Chinese nationals illegally and took bribe of Rs 50 lakhs. Moreover, distressed with the investigation, Chidambaram wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and alleged national agencies of targeting him.
PM Modi inaugurated the country's biggest drone festival, on May 27, and said that India has the potential to become a global drone hub. PM Modi highlighted the importance of making technology available to the masses. According to union aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, there are over 270 drone startups in India and the drone industry will reach Rs 15,000 crore turnover by the year 2026.
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Uttarakhand Health DG Dr. Shailja Bhatt informed that approximately 91 pilgrims lost lives during the 2022 Char Dham Yatra. On May 27, Bhatt said, "Most of the pilgrims died due to heart-attacks". Furthermore, highlighting the strengthened medical services compared to earlier, Shailja Bhatt said, for the Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand, nearly 169 doctors were deployed to treat patients in the course of the yatra, which started on May 3.
Rajasthan Minister Ashok Chandna took to Twitter and appealed to state CM Ashok Gehlot, asking for him to be relieved of all his duties. He further asked Gehlot to assign all his duties to principal secretary Kuldeep Ranka. "Free me from this cruel ministerial post," wrote Chandna. He then indicated that Ranka is unofficially the "minister of all departments", due to which, he feels he has no voice.
In a latest development in the Kolkata coal smuggling case, TMC MLA Saokat Molla has been summoned by CBI for investigation. CBI has asked Molla to bring documents related to bank transactions, passbooks, passport, identify proofs and other documents related to his business. CBI stated that Molla's name emerged during the interrogation of other suspects. Reportedly, several arrests have been made in the coal scam case which originated in Asansol.
Uttar Pradesh policemen Vinay Tiwari and KK Sharma have been terminated from service after being convicted for tipping off Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey about the raid, which led to the death of eight police personnel in 2020. Reportedly, the officers informed Dubey about the impeding raid against him, giving him a leverage to plan an ambush against the police. Dubey and his alliances were all killed in police encounters later.
India reported 2,710 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 14 fatalities in the last 24 hours, on May 27. A recovery rate of 98.75% was recorded, taking the active caseload to 15,814 in the country. India's daily positivity rate stands at 0.58% and weekly positivity rate at 0.52%. Furthermore, India has administered over 192.97 cumulative doses of COVID vaccine so far.
After diesel prices were reduced in Odisha from Rs 102.22 to Rs 94.74 per litre on May 26, the state government has cut the bus fares, reducing the burden of daily commuters. The reduced rates apply to the stage carriages and not the town buses plying within the state of Odisha. For regular, delux and premium buses, the fare is reduced by three paise, six paise and nine paise, respectively.
In Kashmir's Avantipora, two terrorists involved in the murder of Kashmiri TV actress Amreen Bhat, have been neutralized, on May 27. The terrorists identified as Shakir Ahmed Waza and Afreen Aftab Malik have been killed withing 24 hours of Amreen's death, said IGP Vijay Kumar. Furthermore, 10 terrorists including three from three from Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and seven from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have been killed in three days, in Kashmir Valley.