Santoor musician Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
News Digest

News Digest: May 9-15, 2022

of Top 10 Important News Events

May 9

• Indian photographers Adnan Abidi, Sana Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave, and late Danish Siddiqui win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for covering the coronavirus crisis in India.

May 10

Santoor musician Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

• Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away aged 84.

May 11

• Supreme Court says all pending cases, appeals and proceedings with respect to charges framed for sedition should be kept in abeyance.

May 12

• Allahabad High Court dismisses petition seeking to open the locked rooms of the Taj Mahal.

• Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed as Sri Lanka’s new prime minister.

May 13

• A massive fire in a building near Delhi’s Mundka metro station leaves 27 dead.

May 14

• Officials conduct videography survey of Gyanvapi Masjid complex in Varanasi.

May 15

• Indian men’s badminton team defeats Indonesia 3-0 to win the Thomas Cup.

• Rajya Sabha MP Manik Saha replaces Biplab Kumar Deb as Tripura Chief Minister ahead of the state polls next year.

• Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in a car accident.

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