Landslides halt ChardhamYatra in Uttarakhand, pilgrims stuck

New Delhi: In Uttarakhand, Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway has been blocked due to landslide near Vishnuprayag in Chamoli district on Friday evening. 
Border Road Oorganisation personnel have been pressed into service to clear the debris. According to BRO,  road will be cleared by Saturday afternoon. District Administration has adviced Char-Dham pilgrims to stay at safer places.


Live demo of EVMs and VVPATs by EC tomorrow

Election Commission will hold a live demo of Electronic Voting Machines, EVMs, and VVPATs tomorrow. The Commission will also hold a press conference on EVM Challenge. 
Last week, the poll body had formally thrown a challenge to political parties to prove EVMs used in the recent assembly polls were tampered-with, after several Opposition parties questioned their reliability and demanded going back to the paper ballot system.


Justice Karnan’s lawyers approach Prez for suspension of SC order

The lawyers representing Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan have claimed that a representation has been made to the President seeking suspension of the Supreme Court order sentencing him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court. 
The lawyers said a representation under Article 72 of the Constitution was sent through e-mail on behalf of Justice Karnan seeking suspension of his sentence imposed by a seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar.


OPPO launches smarphoneA77 with 16MP front camera, 4GB RAM, Octa-core SoC in Taiwan

New Delhi:Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has launched its OPPO A77 smartphone in Taiwan featuring an impressive 16-megapixel selfie camera and 4GB of RAM at 10,990 Taiwanese dollar which translates to approximately Rs 23,400. According to DipankarGanguly in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps', the smartphone is listed on the company's Taiwanese website and will be available for pre-orders starting May 19 while the shipments will be done after the official availability from May 26.


HC puts spokes in Yogi’s wheels to come clean in 2007 hate speech cases

New Delhi:In a setback to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, an Allahabad High Court bench comprising Justices Umesh Chandra Srivastava and Ramesh Sinha has restrained a Gorakhpur court from passing any order on the closure report submitted by state government in a 2007 hate speech case. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been named among others in the case.