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Man amputates finger after voting
for wrong party
An Indian man chopped off his index
finger in desperation after voting for the
wrong party in the country’s national
Mr Pawan Kumar, 25, became
confused by the symbols on the
electronic voting machine and voted for
the Bharatiya Janata Party instead of its
regional rival in Uttar Pradesh state, his
brother told AFP.
Distraught, Mr Kumar went home
and chopped off his finger with a meat
cleaver. Even though votes are cast
electronically at polling stations, the
index finger of every voter is marked
with indelible ink after they cast ballots
– to make sure they do not vote again.
The family rushed him to a hospital,
and videos circulating online showed
the first-time voter sporting a bandaged
hand standing over a butcher’s knife
outside a toilet.
Earthquake rocks Arunachal
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake
struck the north-eastern state of
Arunachal Pradesh early on
Wednesday, the US Geological Survey
The epicentre of the shallow quake
was about 180km south-west of the
state capital Itanagar. Chief Secretary
Satya Gopal told IANS that there were
no immediate reports of casualties or
damage to property.
The tremors were felt in some parts
of Assam, Nagaland and neighbouring
China, Myanmar and Bhutan.
Top judge faces sexual
India’s top judge is enduring a sexual
harassment storm after a former
Supreme Court staff member accused
him of making unwanted advances and
Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said the
accusations made by a 35-year-old
former court assistant were
“unbelievable” and an attempt to stop
him hearing important cases.
Saying judicial independence was at
stake, Gogoi, 64, called a special
session of the apex court after the
woman wrote to 22 Supreme Court
judges alleging that he twice made
sexual advances in the office of his
official residence in October last year.
Spotify loses access to songs from
Music streaming service Spotify will
remove all songs belonging to one of
India’s oldest record labels from its app
after they failed to agree on licensing
According to a court document,
Saregama filed a petition with the Delhi
High Court seeking an injunction to
stop Spotify from using its songs.
The move comes two months after
Spotify launched in India, a price
sensitive market already crowded by
well-funded local players such as
JioSaavn and Apple Music.
Spotify said last month it had more
than one million unique users in India
across its free and premium categories.
Officials travel into jungle so
temple priest can vote
Indian officials travelled nearly 70km
through lion-infested jungle this week
to ensure a 69-year-old priest got his
chance to take part in the world’s
biggest democratic exercise.
A four-member team of election
officials, accompanied by a policeman,
set up a special polling station deep in
the Gir wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat so
that Mr Bharatdas Darshandas could
cast his ballot in the general elections.
Mr Darshandas is a priest who has
lived at his remote forest temple for two
He has not missed an election since
2002, and cast his vote on Tuesday by
walking nearly a kilometre to the
special polling station.
Wife arrested for death of former
UP chief minister’s son
Rohit Shekhar, the son of former Uttar
Pradesh chief minister N.D. Tiwari, was
reportedly killed by his wife Apoorva
Shukla Tiwari. The police said she
strangled her husband and choked him
with a pillow after a fight.
Ms Tiwari, a lawyer, was questioned
for three days as the police investigated
Mr Shekhar’s death on April 16.
“She confessed that she murdered
her husband and said their marriage
was unhappy. She said her hopes and
dreams were all dashed,” said senior
police officer Rajiv Ranjan.
Chitra new Asian 1,500m champion
P.U. Chitra defended her 1,500m title to give India
its third gold medal on the final day of the Asian
Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, on
She won the race by beating Bahrain’s Gashaw
Tigest and Yavi Mutile.
Chitra overtook Tigest a few metres before the
finishing line to win the race in 4 minutes and
14.56 seconds at the Khalifa Stadium.
“The idea was to hang in till the last 50m and I
realised I had the strength to take them on,” said
Chitra. “In the last 20m, they got weaker and I
was able to beat them to the line.”
This was India’s third gold of the
championships, after Gomathi Marimuthu
(women’s 800m) and Tejinder Pal Singh Toor
(men’s shot put) won titles on Monday.
April 26, 2019
Who became the first Indian to cross 8,000 runs in
a) Rohit Sharma b) Suresh Raina c) Virat Kohli
According to Greek mythology, which of these is a
symbol of the oneness of horse and rider?
a) Dragon b) Centaur c) Unicorn
Who was awarded Best Performance by an Actress in a
Motion Picture – Drama at the 76th Golden Globe
a) Glenn Close b) Lady Gaga c) Nicole Kidman
Every year the UN observes April 30 as International
a) Jazz b) Tango c) Ballet
Japanese monarch, paper, water and silver are species
of which tree?
a) Birch b) Oak c) Maple
Ashmore and Cartier islands are part of which country?
a) France b) Australia c) United States
The Latin name of which element means the first sons
of the earth?
a) Plutonium b) Titanium c) Selenium
Jerusalem artichoke derives its name from the Italian
word for which of these flowers?
a) Marigold b) Jasmine c) Sunflower
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is whose
autobiography among these people?
a) Aung San Suu Kyi b) Hillary Clinton c) Maya Angelou
Which country re-elected Muhammadu Buhari as
president for a second term?
a) Nigeria b) Israel c) Zimbabwe
Shree Lakshminarayan Temple
celebrates its 50th anniversary along
with Shri Ram Katha.
Till April 28
Temple, 5 Chander Road
6293-0195 or log on to
Festival of Indian Arts & Ideas –
converse and celebrate with some of
India’s most influential artists, thinkers
and writers in an exciting weekend
$110, $100, $80
April 27, 7pm to 9.30pm &
April 28, 11am to 5pm
Victoria Theatre & The Arts
House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Log on to
Indian Cultural Fiesta 2019.
Poli Site at Clive Street will be
transformed into a mini-cultural
carnival showcasing the traditions of
different Indian ethnic associations.
There will be performances and
interactive activities. Free but need
April 27, 2pm to 10pm
Poli Site, Clive Street
Log on to
Kala Singapore Vishu Nite 2019 –
a night of music, dance and comedy.
Featuring artistes Stephen Devassy,
Shweta Mohan, Diya Menon and
$100, $80, $50, $30
April 27, 5.30pm
1A Stadium Walk
9635-3072 or 8200-4085
Heartfulness Day – relaxation and
meditation training sessions jointly
presented by Heartfulness and
Sports Hub Library.
April 28, 10am to 6pm
Sports Hub Library,
4 Stadium Walk
9488-5615 or log on to
Kathakali Painting Workshop – in
collaboration with the Singapore
Malayalee Association. A colourful
workshop which will impart
knowledge about the interesting art of
Kathakali. Free but need to register.
May 4, 2pm
Indian Heritage Centre,
5 Campbell Lane
Log on to
Bone Health – health talk at the Health
Education Hub. Need to register.
May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 1pm to
Health Education Hub,
National University Hospital,
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road,
Main Building 1, Level 1
The Language of Love – Shreya
Ghoshal live in Singapore.
$68, $98, $128, $158, $188,
May 19, 7pm
1 Venture Avenue
9185-2251 or log on to
Stand-up comedian Atul Khatri live in
S$75, S$60, S$50
May 2, 8 pm
SOTA Concert Hall
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