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Which states saw highest & lowest voter turnouts in Lok Sabha polls today?
short by Deepika Bhatt / on Monday, 20 May, 2024
West Bengal saw the highest estimated voter turnout of 73% in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Monday. Ladakh recorded 67.15% voter turnout, followed by Jharkhand 61.90%, Odisha 60.55%, Uttar Pradesh 55.80%, Jammu and Kashmir 54.21% and Bihar 52.35%. Maharashtra recorded the lowest voter turnout at 48.66% in this phase.
India declares 1-day state mourning after Iran's President Raisi's death
short by Arshiya Chopra / on Monday, 20 May, 2024
The Centre has declared one-day state mourning on Tuesday as a mark of respect after Iran's President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi's demise in helicopter crash. "On the day of mourning, the National Flag will be flown at half-mast on all buildings where the National Flag is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment on the day," government said.
read more at DD News
Iran President Raisi's helicopter seen broken into pieces after crash
short by Sakshita Khosla / on Monday, 20 May, 2024
First visuals of wreckage of the helicopter that was carrying Iran President Ebrahim Raisi were shared online after it crashed into a hillside on Sunday, killing Raisi and eight others. The footage showed the helicopter's tail lying next to an area of scorched Earth. Rescuers had earlier reported that there were "no signs of life" at the crash site.
read more at NDTV
Who will play whom in IPL 2024 playoffs?
short by Anmol Sharma / on Monday, 20 May, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders and SunRisers Hyderabad finished as top two teams on the IPL 2024 points table and will play the Qualifier 1 on Tuesday. The winner will reach the final while the loser will play the winner of Wednesday's Eliminator between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru. The winner of the Qualifier 2 will qualify for the final.
read more at IPLT20
Why was Iran President Ebrahim Raisi called 'The Butcher of Tehran'?
short by Sakshita Khosla / on Monday, 20 May, 2024
Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash aged 63, was known as 'The Butcher of Tehran' for his role on the 'death committee' during the 1988 executions of around 5,000 political prisoners. Raisi was deputy prosecutor of the Revolutionary Court during the time. The political dissidents were allegedly subjected to enforced disappearance in Iranian prisons and executed.
read more at NDTV
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