News Wrap: May 21, 2020 - Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in Bengal, Govt releases flight norms and more

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Here are the most significant news items of Thursday which made a splash across various media publications and platforms. Do scroll through:

Cyclone Amphan
Cyclone Amphan

Cyclone Amphan: 72 die in Bengal in deadliest storm in a decade

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal and no stone will be left unturned in helping the affected. Read More

Full list of India’s new flying guidelines for passengers

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has laid out detailed plan for resuming domestic flight services in India. Here is the complete list of SOPs laid out by the Government of India for flyers before resuming the flight services in a staggered manner: Read More

PHOTOS: Bengal in tatters after Cyclone Amphan

The first tropical cyclone of 2020 lashed West Bengal and Odisha with heavy rain and winds. At least 72 people were killed in West Bengal, and up to 13 people have lost their lives in Bangladesh. GALLERY

FIR against Sonia Gandhi for Congress’ tweets on PM-CARES fund

The FIR identifies Gandhi as the handler of the social media account and has been filed under sections 153 and 505 of the Indian Penal Code, reports said. The probe is underway. Read More

Nirmala Sitharaman says Centre has no more announcements to make

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday poured cold water over expectations of any more economic relief measures in the near future. Read More

Rajiv Gandhi: The Prime Minister who only wanted to fly

May 21, 2020 marks the 29th death anniversary of the former Prime Minister and Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi. See Pics

QUIZ: How much do you know about tea?

On International Tea Day, which falls every year on May 21, here’s a quiz to test you on your favourite beverage. Take A Shot

Your view: Do you think you are ready to board domestic flights again from Monday?

The government has confirmed that domestic flight services in India will resume from May 25 in a calibrated manner. Have Your Say

India likely to play T20 series in South Africa in August: Report

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and South Africa’s new Director of Cricket Graeme Smith made the final decision over a teleconference on Wednesday. However, a final call will be made only once Government clearances have been provided. Read More

International Tea Day: The most expensive teas in the world

On International Tea Day, here’s a look at some of the most expensive teas around the world. Would you pay so much for them? We recommend this as a topic for ‘chai pe charcha’ (tea-time discussions). Full List

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