11 May, 2021


In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on “moral grounds” after the Bombay high court ordered a CBI probe into corruption allegations made against him by former Mumbai ­police commissioner Param Bir Singh. NCP’s Dilip Walse Patil has been named the new home minister. The Maharashtra government later moved the Supreme Court challenging the lower court’s order.

Twenty-three security personnel were killed and 33 injured on Saturday in one of the deadliest Maoist attacks in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. A CoBRA commando is missing, presumed to be abducted. Police said wounded troops were shot and hacked to death.

Amid a surge in Covid cases, the Indian Medical Association has suggested to the Centre that vaccination be allowed for all people above 18 years. The daily rise in new coronavirus...

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