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No Aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras If They Don't Stop the Migrants: US

The United States said it would not offer any more aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras unless they take "concrete actions" to deter undocumented migrants from heading for the US.

(Source: AFP)

Tibetans Offer Prayers on 15th Day of the Holy Month 'Saka Dawa'

In Dharamshala, Tibetans offered prayers on the 15th day of the holy month 'Saka Dawa', which is the 4th month of Tibetan Lunar calendar. It is during this month that they observe Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. (17-06-2019)

(Source: ANI)

Security Forces & Terrorists Clash in Anantnag, J&K

In Jammu and Kashmir, an exchange of fire underway between security forces and terrorists in Anantnag. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

US Deploys 1,000 More Troops to Middle East Amidst Iran Tensions

US has said that it is deploying 1,000 more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions.

(Source: AFP)

Will Host the 14th Conference of Parties under UN to Combat Desertification: Javadekar

Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Prakash Javadekar at an event in Delhi, yesterday to mark ‘World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought’ said, “In combating desertification, India will lead by example and will cooperate with world. We will contribute whatever is possible from India's side.”

“We will host the 14th Conference of Parties (COP - 14) under the United Nations' Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), this year.”

(Source: ANI)

4 Shot, 3 Arrested at Raptors Rally; Celebration Continues

Four people were shot and wounded at a rally for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors that turned into a stampede. Police said there were three arrests.

(Source: AP)

At Least 6 Dead, 75 Hurt in China Earthquake

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern Sichuan province, leaving at least six people dead and 75 others hurt, officials and state media said.

(Source: AFP)

6 Dead, 7 Injured in a Tanker-Tractor Collision in Sitapur

In Sitapur, 6 people died and at least 7 were injured in a collision between a tanker and a tractor, late last night yesterday.

SP Sitapur LR Kumar says, 'Injured have been referred to Lucknow, some are being treated here.'

(Source: ANI)

Taiwan Achieves Guinness World Record for 'the Most People Making Sand Sculptures Simultaneously'

Taiwan has achieved a new Guinness World Record for 'the most people making sand sculptures simultaneously' when amateur artists carved 287 bottlenose dolphins in a span of 90 minutes.

(Source: AFP)

Boeing Apologises for 737 Max Crashes as Paris Air Show Opens

A top Boeing executive, Kevin McAllister apologised for two crashes of 737 MAX jets that together killed 346 people, disasters which have pushed safety to the top of the agenda as aerospace firms gathered for the opening of the Paris Air Show.

(Source: AFP)

People Continue to Protest Against Thrashing of Auto Driver in Delhi

In Delhi, people continue to protest in Mukherjee Nagar against the thrashing of auto driver Sarabjeet Singh and his son by Police, yesterday. Heavy security at the spot.

(Source: ANI)

J&K Crime Branch Arrests Man Impersonating as Official in Chief Secretary's Office

Ashwani Bhardwaj who was impersonating as an official of the office of Chief Secretary and duping several officers of lakhs of rupees was arrested, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa Manhandled by Protestors

Shiromani Akali Dal MLA, Manjinder Singh Sirsa was manhandled by protesters in Mukherjee Nagar during a protest against the thrashing of auto driver Sarabjeet Singh and his son by Police.

(Source: PTI)

British Air Force Jets in Estonia Intercept Russian Jets

Britain's Royal Air Force said that two of its jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft.

(Source: AP)

TN to Form Monitoring Committee to Address Water Supply Related Issues

With acute water shortage prevailing in the state, the Tamil Nadu government will set up a monitoring committee to take up water supply related issues, Municipal Administration and Rural Development Minister SP Velumani said.

(Source: PTI)

7 Drug Peddlers Arrested in Jammu Region

Seven suspected drug peddlers were arrested and narcotics seized from them in Poonch and Jammu districts, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Cricket Betting Racket Busted in Hyderabad

In Hyderabad, Commissioner’s Task Force (North Zone Team) conducted a raid at a residence in Chudi Bazaar and busted a cricket betting racket.

One man has been arrested in the case and Rs 20,000, 3 mobile phones among other things have been seized.

(Source: ANI)

World Must Not 'Yield to Nuclear Extortion' by Iran: US

The United States warned the world must not give in to Iranian "extortion," after Tehran said it would surpass the uranium stockpile limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.

(Source: AFP)

Man Held for Supplying Illegal Guns in Delhi

A 36-year-old man was arrested for allegedly supplying illegal guns in the national capital after procuring them from Rajasthan, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Foreigner Arrested for Using Cloned Debit Card

A Nigerian national was arrested from Greater Noida for allegedly using a cloned debit card for purchasing 450 kilogram of ghee, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Iraq Lifts Nearly 30 KM of Blast Walls from Baghdad: Official

Iraqi authorities have removed nearly 30 kilometres of concrete blast walls across Baghdad in the last six months, mostly around the capital's high-security Green Zone, a senior official said.

(Source: AFP)

Man Hacked to Death in Ulhasnagar

A 37-year-old man from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra's Thane district was allegedly hacked to death by three persons, police said.

The victim, Vashisht Yadav, was attacked with a sword near the Jhulelal temple around 7:30 pm by the trio, including two brothers, a police official said.

(Source: PTI)

Damage was Minimised, Operation Underway: Army on Pulwama IED Attack

Army on IED attack by terrorists on a mobile vehicle patrol of 44 RR in Arihal, Pulwama said, “Driver is injured and under special care. Other soldiers, brought to the hospital with minor bruises & concussion are stable. Damage was minimised due to swift action of driver. Operation is underway.”

(Source: ANI)

60 Tourist Vehicles Stranded as Cloudburst Brings Torrential Rain in North Sikkim

As many as 60 tourist vehicles have been stranded in North Sikkim after a cloudburst triggered torrential rain in several areas of the district, an official said.

(Source: PTI)

Indian Students Pay Tribute at War Memorial in Seoul

Two Indian students, who visited South Korea as part of an exchange programme, paid tributes at a ceremonial pillar built in memory of the Indian soldiers who had participated in the Korean War, at the War Memorial in Seoul, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

3 Policemen Suspended Misbehaving With Cops, Tempo Driver

Three policemen have been suspended for "unprofessional conduct" during a clash with a tempo driver, who chased their colleagues with a sword after his vehicle collided with a police van in northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar, a senior officer of the Delhi Police said.

(Source: PTI)

Amit Jogi Lodges FIR Against Bhupesh Baghel for 'Insulting' His Mother

Janata Congress Chhattisgarh's Amit Jogi has lodged an FIR against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, alleging that he made “objectionable remarks” against his mother.

(Source: ANI)

Cop Injured as Absconder's Kin Attack Police Team in Rajasthan

An assistant sub-inspector of the Rajasthan police was injured severely when the relatives of an absconding criminal attacked a police team with which he had gone to arrest the absconder, an official said.

ASI Mahendra Singh of Kota's Gumanpura police station sustained head injuries and had to be administered five stitches, said Gumanpura police station SHO Manoj Singh Sikarwal.

(Source: PTI)

2 Workers Die After Falling From 10th Floor of Building in Delhi

Two workers died allegedly after falling from the tenth floor of Videocon Tower in Central Delhi's Jhandewalan while cleaning the building's glass, police said.

The deceased were identified as Raju (24) and Ishtiyaq Khan (25), both residing in a labour colony near Vasant Kunj, they said.

(Source: PTI)

15 Injured in Bus Accident in J&K's Poonch

15 people were injured in a bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch earlier today. “We are being told that it happened due to driver’s negligence,” District Development Commissioner Rahul Yadav said.

(Source: ANI)

Southwest Monsoon to Hit Maharashtra by 21 June: IMD

The southwest monsoon is expected to arrive in Maharashtra by 21 June due to cyclone Vayu, the IMD said.

The monsoon is expected to reach southern Konkan and Goa by 21 June, and is likely to cover the entire Maharashtra by 24 June, IMD said.

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Dies

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a session in court, judicial and security sources said.

“He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died,” a judicial source said.

The official Al-Ahram news website also reported the death of Morsi (67), who was Egypt's first democratically elected president but spent just one turbulent year in office after the 2011 uprising before the army toppled him in 2013.

(Source: AFP)

Indian-American Family Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds in Iowa

A 44-year-old Indian-American IT professional, his wife and two minor sons were found dead in mysterious circumstances with gunshot wounds inside their home in the US state of Iowa.

Autopsies were pending to determine the official causes of death, but police said all four had gunshots wounds.

(Source: PTI)

Grenade Hurled at CRPF Headquarters in J&K's Tral

Terrorists lobbed a grenade at CRPF 180 Battalion's Headquarters in Tral, Pulwama earlier this evening. No injuries or casualties have been reported. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Indiabulls Housing Finance Appoints Naveen Uppal as Chief Risk Officer

Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd said it has appointed Naveen Uppal as Chief Risk Officer in compliance with regulator National Housing Bank's direction.

His appointment is for a period of three years with effect from 17 June 2019, Indiabulls Housing Finance said in a regulatory filing.

(Source: PTI)

French Billionaire Drahi Acquires Sotheby's in $3.7 Bn Deal

French-Israeli telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby's auction house, one of the world's biggest art brokers, in a 3.7 billion dollar deal, the British-founded company announced.

(Source: AFP)

Man Killed, 5 Wounded in Shooting at Graduation Party in Philadelphia

A shooting at a graduation party in Philadelphia has left a man dead and five other people wounded, authorities said.

It's not yet known what sparked the shooting, which occurred around 10 pm on Sunday. Police say about 60 people were attending the party in an isolated area at the end of a road when the shots rang out.

(Source: AP)

Cong Parliamentary Strategy Group Meeting at Sonia Gandhi's Residence Tomorrow

Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group meeting to be held at UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's residence tomorrow.

(Source: ANI)

JP Nadda Appointed as the BJP National Working President

JP Nadda has been appointed as the BJP National Working President.

(Source: ANI)

2 Die After Being Struck by Lightening in J&K

Two persons, including an 18-year-old woman, were killed due to lightening in separate incidents in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

PM Modi Arrives for BJP Parliamentary Board Meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

(Source: ANI)

Israel PM Netanyahu Calls for Sanctions If Iran Violates Nuclear Deal

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu calls for ‘snapback sanctions’ if Iran violates nuclear deal.

(Source: AFP)

Six Killed as Car Falls Into Gorge in Dehradun District

Six people, including two children, were killed when their car fell into a deep gorge in Tuni area of Dehradun district, police said.

While three of those killed were members of a family, the other three were their relatives, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh Arrive for BJP Parliamentary Board Meeting

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Thawar Chand Gehlot arrive for BJP Parliamentary Board meeting in Delhi.

(Source: ANI)

At Least 5 Injured in IED Blast on Army Vehicle in Pulwama

At least five injured in an IED blast on special forces vehicle in South Kashmir’s Pulwama.

‘Suspected Explosion’ Near China-North Korea Border Causes Small Quake

‘Suspected explosion’ near China-North Korea border caused small quake, authorities said.

(Source: AFP)

3 Workers Killed, 11 Injured as Scaffolding Collapses at Construction Site in Bengaluru

Three labourers were killed and 11 others injured when a scaffolding put up for the construction of two giant water tanks for a sewage treatment plant collapsed in Bengaluru on Monday, the police said.

A total of 20 labourers were engaged in the construction work when the scaffolding for the centering work at one of the tanks came crashing down around noon, they said.

Three workers died in the collapse while 11 injured had been admitted to two hospitals. Six others escaped with minor injuries, police said.

(Source: PTI)

SBI to Refer Jet Airways for Insolvency Proceedings

SBI to refer Jet Airways for insolvency proceedings. SBI met with the lending consortium on Monday, 17 June, to discuss Etihad-Hinduja offer.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

Fitch Cuts India FY20 GDP Growth Forecast to 6.6%

Rating agency Fitch cuts India FY20 GDP growth forecast by 20 basis points to 6.6 percent.

(Source: CNBC-TV18)

MHA Seeks Report on Delhi Police Publicly Thrashing Gramin Seva Driver

MHA seeks report from Commissioner of Police Delhi after videos of Delhi policemen publicly thrashing a Gramin Seva driver in Mukherjee Nagar area went viral on social media.

(Source: ANI)

Pragya Singh Thakur Takes Oath as Lok Sabha MP

BJP winning candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur takes oath as Lok Sabha MP.

(Source: ANI)

Death Toll Due to Heatstroke in Gaya Rises to 35

Death toll due to heatstroke at Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College in Gaya rises to 35. 28 of them died while undergoing treatment while seven were brought dead. 106 patients are currently undergoing treatment. Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey visited the patients today.

(Source: ANI)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Calls for an Internal Meeting Today

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called an internal meeting today. Health department senior officials to be present in the meeting.

(Source: ANI)

Army Major Injured in Encounter Succumbs to His Injuries in J&K

Army Major injured in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag has succumbed to his injuries. The injured soldier is undergoing treatment.

(Source: ANI)

Kenya Investigates Patient With Ebola Symptoms

A Kenyan official said, health experts are investigating a hospital patient who has Ebola-like symptoms.

Kericho County spokesman Timothy Kimei issued a statement saying the patient is in isolation and the hospital in western Kenya took precautions to ensure minimal contact with staff.

(Source: AP)

Local Political Leader Injured in Roadside Blast in Pakistan

A local political leader and prominent religious scholar in northwest Pakistan is battling for his life after he was injured in a roadside bomb blast in the restive province, an official said.

Maulana Gul Dad Khan of the Awami National Party (ANP) was travelling when his vehicle was hit by the roadside blast in the tribal Bajaur district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan.

(Source: PTI)

Teachers Hold Protest at Kolkata's Bikash Bhavan, Demand Higher Wages

Teachers are holding a protest at Bikash Bhavan, Kolkata asking for higher wages, among other demands.

(Source: ANI)

Longer Flights to Continue as Pakistan Extends Airspace Restrictions

Flights from India to Europe and the US will continue to be longer after Pakistan extended the restrictions on its airspace for flights to and from India until 28 June.

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had earlier extended the airspace restrictions until 15 June.

Pakistan had imposed the restrictions after the Indian Air Force carried out air strikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) facility in Balakot on 26 February.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

Govt, Govt-Aided Schools in Bihar to Remain Closed Till 30 June Due to Heatwave

All government and government-aided schools in Bihar will remain closed till 30 June in view of the prevailing heatwave conditions.

(Source: ANI)

One TMC MLA, 12 Councillors to Join BJP in Delhi Today

TMC Nowpara MLA Sunil Singh along with 12 councillors will join BJP on Monday in Delhi.

(Source: ANI)

DM of Gaya Issues Order in View of Scorching Heat

The District Magistrate of Gaya, Bihar has issued an order in view of the scorching heat under section 144 (prohibiting unlawful assembly), banning governmental/non-governmental construction works, MGNREGA labour work, and any cultural programme or gathering in open spaces, between 11 am to 4 pm.

(Source: ANI)

Triple Suicide Bombing in Nigeria Kills 30

Thirty people were killed in a triple suicide bombing attributed to Boko Haram jihadists in northeast Nigeria late on Sunday, emergency services reported.

"The death toll from the attack has so far increased to 30. We have over 40 people injured," Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said on Monday, raising the tally from 17 dead and 17 wounded.

Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV.

(Source: AFP)

Jodhpur Court Acquits Salman Khan for Submitting Fake Affidavit in Black Buck Poaching Case

Jodhpur Court on Monday acquitted Salman Khan in the case against him for submitting a fake affidavit in the black buck poaching case stating that he had lost the license documents of his weapons, when the licenses were sent for renewal.

Salman's counsel argued his intention wasn't to submit a false affidavit.

(Source: ANI)

Boeing Vice President Says 'Sorry' over Crashes

A Boeing executive is apologising to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Vice President Randy Tinseth told reporters at the Paris Air Show on Monday that “we are very sorry for the loss of lives” in the Lion Air crash in October and Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. A total of 346 people were killed.

Tinseth also said “I’m sorry for the disruption” to airlines from the subsequent grounding of all Max planes worldwide, and to their passengers.

(Source: AP)

Court Adjourns Nirav Modi Matter for 25 June After Counsel Files Application

The matter of Nirav Modi in which he was to be declared a fugitive was fixed for hearing on Monday, 17 June at City Civil and Sessions Court, Mumbai. However, Modi's counsel filed an application that the case can only be tried by a court designated under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act & Prevention of Corruption Act.

The court has now issued a notice on the application, adjourning the matter on 25 June for reply and hearing on the application.

Meeting of State In-charges of BJP Membership Drive Underway at Party Headquarters

A meeting of State In-charges of "BJP Membership Drive" is underway at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. President of membership committee, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and senior BJP leader Ramlal are also present at the meeting.

Party president Amit Shah will be addressing the meeting later on Monday.

Mumbai Court Acquits Actor Vidyut Jamwal in 2007 Assault Case

Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Bandra, has acquitted actor Vidyut Jamwal in a 2007 assault case. He was accused of smashing a bottle on a Juhu resident’s head.

(Source: ANI)

Oppn MLAs Protest Against Maharashtra Govt Ahead of Monsoon Session

Opposition MLAs staged a protest outside the Maharashtra legislature ahead of beginning of the monsoon session in Mumbai on Monday and criticised the BJP-led state government for being "anti-people" and over the cabinet expansion.

The MLAs, including NCP leader Ajit Pawar and Congress' Balasaheb Thorat, raised slogans against the government for allegedly not keeping the promise of development.

They alleged that the government was instead busy in inducting into the Fadnavis cabinet those who switched loyalties from the opposition to the ruling party.

(Source: PTI)

PV Rama Shastri Takes Charge as New ADG of Law and Order, UP

PV Rama Shastri on Monday took charge as the new Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order of Uttar Pradesh.

(Source: ANI)

ICICI Bank Moves NCLAT Over Expediting Insolvency Plea Against Jaiprakash Associates

ICICI Bank has moved NCLAT, seeking direction to NCLT Allahabad for expediting its insolvency plea against Jaiprakash Associates.

(Source: PTI)

Fire Breaks Out in Coach Inside Howrah Railway Museum

A fire has broken out in a coach inside the Howrah Railway Museum. The fire is yet to be doused.

(Source: News18.com)

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Eastern Indonesia: Monitoring Agency

An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude has struck eastern Indonesia, according to an European monitoring agency.

(Source: Reuters)

SC Declines Urgent Hearing for PIL Against Holding LS Polls Via EVMs

The Supreme Court on Monday once again declined giving an urgent hearing to advocate ML Sharma’s PIL against Lok Sabha elections being held via EVMs. The Court said, “The matter will be listed in due course after vacation.”

(Source: ANI)

Met Department Predicts Light Rain in Delhi on Monday

The weatherman has forecast generally cloudy sky with light rain and thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds in Delhi on Monday.

The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 37 degrees Celsius on Monday, a meteorological department official said.

According to the Safdarjung observatory, the city received 0.6mm rainfall during the past 24 hours.

(Source: PTI)

One BSF Jawan Injured in Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan in Poonch

One BSF jawan has been injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Death Toll Due to AES in Muzaffarpur Rises to 96

The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur has risen to 96.

(Source: ANI)

Fire in Yelahanka, Bengaluru

A fire broke out in Attur layout of Yelahanka area, Bengaluru on Sunday night. Fire tenders are present at the spot and no casualties have been reported.

Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Released from Prison

Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, has been released from prison. Wong's release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility on Monday came as student demonstrators and police faced of downtown following a massive protest on Sunday.

(Source: AP)

Exchange of Fire Underway Between Militants, Security Forces in Anantnag

An exchange of fire is underway between security forces and militants in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. The area is under cordon.

(Source: ANI)

791 American Migrants Detained in Mexico's Veracruz

A total of 791 Central American migrants, including 368 children under the age of eight, have been detained in the Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said .

(Source: AFP)

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