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Bus Carrying Wedding Guests Overturns in Bihar

At least 20 people were injured after the bus they were in, overturned in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. They have been referred to Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital. The bus was carrying people to a wedding ceremony.

Helicopter Crashes on a Building in Manhattan

A helicopter crash-landed on top of a building in midtown Manhattan, authorities said, with local media reporting at least one person was injured. More details are awaited.

Man Stabbed to Death in Gorakhpur

Tension prevailed in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district after a man was allegedly stabbed to death, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

If SC Upholds Validity of Article 35A, Centre Will Repeal It Through Presidential Order: J&K BJP

The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP said if the Supreme Court upholds the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution, which provides special privileges to the trouble-torn state, the Centre will repeal the provision through a presidential order.

(Source: PTI)

Raj Govt Approves Salary Increment Proposal for Edu Faculty Who Missed Benefits of 6th Pay Panel

The Rajasthan government approved a proposal to provide a salary increment to the category of lecturers, physical education teachers and librarians who did not receive the sixth pay commission benefits.

(Source: PTI)

Pak Decides to Let PM Modi's Aircraft Fly Over Its Airspace to Bishkek

Pakistan has decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on 13-14 June, a senior official said.

(Source: PTI)

Cops Seal Office Premises of Private TV News Channel After Arrest of Its Head and Editor

The Noida office premises of private television news channel Nation Live has been sealed and the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration reported the matter to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

2 Arrested in Gorakhpur for 'Objectionable' Social Media Post

Two persons have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district for allegedly posting objectionable comments on social media, police said.

Peer Mohammad, a scrap dealer and a resident of Gola area, had shared an "objectionable post" on social media and made it viral. The post was initially posted by Dharamveer Bharti, who currently works in Muscat, Oman, the police said.

Another person, Ram Prasad, who is a manager of a nursing home and lives in Shahpur, was also sent to jail

(Source: PTI)

PM Modi Asks Top Officials to Prepare 5-Year Plan for Each Ministry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked top bureaucrats to prepare a five-year plan for each ministry with well-defined targets and milestones in sync with the people's mandate in the election to change the status quo and improve quality of life, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

France to Provide up to 7 Lakh Euros for India's Railway Station Development

Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) entered into a tripartite agreement with French National Railways (SNCF) and French Development Agency (AFD), under which a grant of up to 7 lakh euros will be provided to boost capacity building for railway station development program in India.

(Source: PTI)

Cleric Arrested Over Alleged Rape of 12-Yr-Old

A madrasa cleric was arrested on for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Sisodia Visits 4 Govt Schools in South Delhi to Inspect Under-Construction

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited four government schools in the city to inspect under-construction in classrooms.

(Source: PTI)

Sanjay Raut Meets up CM Ahead of Shiv Sena Chief's Ayodhya Visit

Ahead of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's proposed visit to Ayodhya, senior party leader Sanjay Raut called upon Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

"Met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today regarding the proposed Ayodhya yatra of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. The talks were held in a positive atmosphere, and Yogiji welcomed the yatra of Uddhavji," Raut tweeted.

(Source: PTI)

Woman, 3 Children Died in Jaisalmer

A woman and her three children allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a water tank in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

BSF Jawan Injured in Mine Blast Along LoC

A BSF jawan was injured in a mine blast along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.

The injured is hospitalised and out of danger, they said.

(Source: PTI)

PM Modi Invited to Outreach Session at G-7 Summit by French Prez Macron

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received an invitation from the President of France, Emmanuel Macron to attend the Outreach Session at the G-7 Summit in Biarritz as a Special Invitee.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi's Social Welfare Minister Reviews Pending Projects

Delhi's Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam reviewed pending projects of his department and issued direction for expediting the work.

(Source: PTI)

50-Yr-Old Gets Life Imprisonment for Raping Minor in Dausa

A 50-year old man was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a minor girl in Dausa district of Rajasthan.

(Source: PTI)

16 Police Teams Formed to Nab Those Involved in TV Crew Attack: Delhi Police

Sixteen police teams have been conducting raids across Delhi-NCR to nab the two bike-borne assailants who reportedly fired at the crew of a news channel when they were going on an assignment in south Delhi, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Rajasthan Guv Condemns Minor's Killing in Aligarh

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has condemned the brutal murder of a two-and-a half-year-old girl in Tappal area of Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh.

(Source: PTI)

4 Grenadiers Killed in Ceasefire Violation in Poonch, J&K

A personnel of 4 Grenadiers killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Poonch sector of Jammu & Kashmir. The jawan was critically injured in firing and later succumbed to his injuries.

(Source: ANI)

Nearly 100 Killed, 19 Missing in Central Mali Village Massacre

Nearly 100 people were killed in a gruesome overnight attack on a village in central Mali, in the latest violence to strike the fragile region, officials said.

(Source: AFP)

100 Hours On, Toddler Still Stuck in Punjab Borewell

A two-year-old boy remained stuck in a 150-foot-deep borewell in Punjab's Sangrur district, amid mounting anger over the delay in retrieving him even after over 100 hours since he fell into it.

(Source: PTI)

3 Killed, 27 Injured as Tractor-Trolley Overturns in Rajasthan's Baran

Two women and a boy were killed and 27 others injured when a tractor-trolley overturned in Rajasthan's Baran district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Credit for Pro-Incumbency Goes to Entire Team of Officials: PM Modi

PM Modi met Secretaries of Government of India at his residence. PM said, "Recent General Elections were marked by pro-incumbency, for which credit must go to entire team of officials,which worked hard, conceived schemes, and delivered excellent results on the ground, over the last five years."

Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman and Dr. Jitendra Singh, were present at PM Modi's meeting with Secretaries of Government of India. PM Modi said during the meeting, "All Ministries must focus on steps to improve 'Ease of Living'."

(Source: ANI)

Russia 'Regrets' IAAF Doping Ban Vote

The head of the Russian Olympic Committee insisted his country had fulfilled conditions set by the IAAF after the federation voted to maintain its track and field doping ban.

(Source: AFP)

2 Chinese Engineers Among 3 Killed in Boiler Blast at Haryana Factory

Three persons, including two Chinese nationals, were killed when a boiler exploded at a pharmaceutical raw material manufacturing unit in Rojka Meo Industrial Area in Haryana's Mewat, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Pune: 4 Army Men, Including Major, Booked for Assaulting Jawan

Four army personnel, including a major, were booked on charges of attempt to murder and wrongful confinement after a soldier alleged they assaulted him for refusing to drink liquor, police said.

(Source: PTI)

2 Dead in Mishap as Pre-Monsoon Rain Turns Road Slippery

Two people were killed in an accident involving a concrete mixer truck, an autorickshaw and a bus in the early hours in Chembur after pre- monsoon rains made the road slippery, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Maha Farmers Protest GM Crop Ban, Sow BT Cotton, Brinjal

Several hundred farmers sowed genetically modified BT (Bacillus Thuringiensis) cotton and brinjal in Maharashtra's Akola district in protest against the Union government's ban on their use in agriculture, a farm outfit functionary said.

(Source: PTI)

Two Sisters Die in Fire in Gujarat

A two-year-old girl and her 15-day-old sister were burnt alive in a fire that occurred in their thatched hut in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, police said.

The incident occurred Sunday evening in tribal-dominated Bhedla village, an Amirgadh police station official said.

(Source: PTI)

Arunachal Governer Urges Shah to Modernise State Police Force

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to initiate measures to modernise the state police force to tackle insurgency problem in three districts of the state.

(Source: PTI)

Man Held for Killing Elderly House Owner in 2015

A man, carrying a reward of Rs 50,000, was arrested for allegedly killing an elderly man and robbing him in Shahdara four years ago, police said.

(Source: PTI)

HC Directs TN Govt to Take Action Against Illegal Toll Collection in Local Bodies

The Madras High Court directed the Tamil Nadu Government to take action against those indulging in unauthorised collection of toll and parking fee in all municipal and other areas.

(Source: PTI)

Rahul's Home on LS list of Vacant Bungalows

The Lok Sabha Sectretariat has circulated a list of vacant bungalows for MPs that interestingly includes 12, Tughlaq Lane, the official residence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi since 2004 when he first became a Member of Parliament after winning from Amethi Lok Sabha seat.

(Source: ANI)

Southern Africa's Botswana to Rule on Scrapping Anti-Gay Laws

Botswana could decriminalise gay sex on 11 June when its high court is due to rule in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya recently upheld its own anti-homosexuality laws.

Homosexual acts are outlawed in Botswana – one of Africa's most stable, democratic nations – under the country's penal code of 1965.

(Source: AFP)

Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastics From 2021: PM Trudeau

Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced, declaring it a "global challenge" to phase out the bottles, straws and plastic bags clogging the world's oceans.

(Source: AFP)

Assam State Transport Corp to Deploy 15 Electric Buses

In Guwahati, Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) to deploy 15 electric buses in the city under govt's FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric vehicles) scheme. Anand Prakash Tiwari, MD said, "Buses to be operational within this month, they will be emission free."

(Source: ANI)

Rajasthan Touches a Temperature of 50.3°C: IMD

India Meteorological Department (IMD): Maximum temperature of 50.3°C recorded in Churu, Rajasthan.

(Source: ANI)

Plea in SC for Action Against Indiabulls for Misappropriating 98k CR Public Money

A plea was filed in the Supreme Court seeking legal action against Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited (IHFL), its Chairman and directors for alleged misappropriation of Rs 98,000 crore of public money.

(Source: PTI)

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Poonch, J&K

In Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has violated ceasefire in Poonch sector.

(Source: ANI)

Spoke to US Sec of Energy, Perry to Bolster Strategic Energy Partnership: Union Min Pradhan

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “I had a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry and discussed ways to work together to enhance energy security, further develop gas-based economy in India and expand energy and innovation linkages to bolster India-US Strategic Energy partnership.”

(Source: ANI)

Congress Demands Compensation and Protection to Family of the Aligarh Toddler

A complaint was filed by the Congress's Delhi unit with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), demanding compensation and protection to the family of a toddler who was brutally murdered in Aligarh in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

(Source: PTI)

Three Auto-Lifters Arrested From West Delhi's Inder Puri

Three men have been arrested from west Delhi's Inder Puri for allegedly stealing motor vehicles in the national capital after learning theft techniques from online platforms, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Two Arrested With Illegal Weapons in Delhi's Dwarka

Two friends who wanted to become "satta" operators have been arrested in Dwarka area of the city for allegedly carrying illegal weapons, police said.

(Source: PTI)

K'Taka Delays Cabinet Expansion in Light of Veteran Actor Girish Karnad's Demise

In the Karnataka cabinet expansion, swearing-in-ceremony of new state ministers scheduled for 12 June postponed to 14 June, due to the demise of veteran actor & screenwriter Girish Karnad.

(Source: ANI)

Malaysia Has the Right to Not Extradite Zakir Naik: PM Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysian media has reported, “Malaysia has the right not to extradite Dr Zakir Naik if he is not going to be accorded justice. Zakir in general feels that he is not going to get a fair trial (in India), says Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

(Source: ANI)

19 Killed in Burkina Faso's North Ouagadougou

Nineteen people died in an attack on a village in the troubled north of Faso, a security source said.

"Several dozen armed men carried out an attack on the district of Arbinda, shooting several people dead," on 9 June, a local official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

(Source: AFP)

Trump Says Xi Meeting at G20 'Scheduled'

President Donald Trump said he still expects to talk with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit, warning he will impose new tariffs if there is no meeting.

(Source: AFP)

Only Time Will Decide If AIADMK Needs Single/Dual Leadership: Minister

Only time will determine if AIADMK needs single or dual leadership, senior leader and fisheries minister D Jayakumar said, as he advised workers to toe the party line by remaining silent and not give a handle to "enemies" to break the ruling party.

(Source: PTI)

12 Senior Officers of IT Dept Retire Under Rule 56 of FM

Finance Ministry Sources have stated that 12 senior officers of ranks of Chief Commissioner, Principal Commissioners & Commissioner of Income Tax Department compulsorily retired under Rule 56 by the Finance Ministry.

(Source: ANI)

Tripura Appoints New Chief Sec to the Govt, Sec to Governor

U Venkateswarlu, Additional Chief Secretary to Governor, Tripura appointed as Chief Secretary to Government of Tripura. TK Chakma, Secretary, Government of Tripura to also hold charge of Secretary to Governor, Tripura.

(Source: ANI)

US May Pursue Legal Action Against Sri Lankan Easter Sunday Bombers: Report

The US may initiate legal action against the Sri Lankan Islamist group linked to the Easter Sunday bombers since American nationals, including an official from the Department of Commerce, were among those killed in the carnage, according to a media report.

(Source: PTI)

Former Aviation Minister Praful Patel 'Dear Friend' of Lobbyist Deepak Talwar: ED

Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel was a "dear friend" of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, who used his close proximity with ministers and others to get the work done for his clients, as per the charge sheet filed in a Delhi court by the ED, which quizzed the NCP leader.

(Source: PTI)

John Dean to Compare Mueller, Watergate Probes

Former White House counsel and Watergate star witness John Dean says he'll be providing a House panel "some context" and comparison between investigations during President Richard Nixon's administration and that of President Donald Trump.

(Source: AP)

Gopal Rai Inspects GTB Hospital

Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai inspected state-owned GTB Hospital and directed authorities to ensure contractual employees get notified minimum wages.

(Source: PTI)

Internet Services Suspended as Tension Prevails in Aligarh's Tappal

Authorities maintained a tight vigil in Tappal suspending internet services and deploying additional forces, a day after police thwarted attempts by right-wing groups to hold a "mahapanchayat" in the town against the brutal murder of a toddler.

(Source: PTI)

3 Special Police Posts Established For Tourists' Security: Police

On the huge rush of tourists in Nainital. Police said, "3 special police posts have been established for security of tourists. To prevent traffic jams, we've established 2 parking spaces outside the city at Char Khet & near Rusi bypass on the Nainital-Haldwani highway."

(Source: ANI)

US Envoy Launches New Push on Afghan Talks With Taliban

Renewed efforts are underway to jumpstart stalled peace talks with the Taliban as a US envoy is in Kabul and Pakistani and Afghan officials are meeting in Islamabad.

(Source: AP)

Malegaon Blast Case: Pragya Thakur Gets Day's Exemption From Appearance for Ill Health

A special court in Mumbai granted a day's exemption from appearance on health grounds to BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused of conspiring the September 2008 Malegaon bomb blast.

(Source: PTI)

Sanjeev Dikshit, Tappal Circle Officer: UP DIG Bhushan

Vijay Bhushan, UP DIG (Law & Order) on Tappal, Aligarh 2 and-a-half-year-old murder case: Sanjeev Dikshit has been made Tappal Circle Officer in place of Pankaj Srivastava.

(Source: ANI)

Prince Philip Marks 98th Birthday in Private

Senior royals are congratulating Prince Philip as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II celebrates his 98th birthday in private.

(Source: PTI)

Nation Can Only Develop When There Is Gender Equality: Shabana Azmi

Veteran actor-activist Shabana Azmi said that equal opportunities should be given to both men and women for the nation to progress.

(Source: PTI)

Transgenders Lathi-Charged by Police in Meerut

Transgenders lathi charged by police allegedly after they created ruckus in Lalkurti police station, Meerut. SSP said, “Things have come to the fore, transgenders misbehaved, but force was used to control them. If force used was more than required, probe to be conducted.”

(Source: ANI)

Ex-Civil Aviation Min Praful Patel Questioned by ED for 8 Hours

In Delhi, former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel leaves from Enforcement Directorate office. He was questioned by the agency for nearly 8 hours today, in connection with multi crore airline seat sharing scam. He has been called on 11 June to complete his statement.

(Source: ANI)

BJP Observes 'Black Day', Holds Rallies Against WB Violence

The BJP took out rallies in Kolkata and elsewhere, and held a shutdown in Basirhat, as they observed a "Black Day" to protest against the killing of its workers and the "deteriorating" law-and-order situation in West Bengal.

(Source: PTI)

Man Bludgeoned to Death in NW Delhi's Jahangirpuri: Police

A 24-year-old man was allegedly bludgeoned to death following a quarrel in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri area, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Payal Tadvi Case: Bail Plea Hearing Adjourned, Accused Break Down in Court

A special court extended till 24 June the judicial custody of three women doctors, arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a junior colleague and passing racist slurs against her, and adjourned the hearing on their bail pleas.

(Source: PTI)

Two Men Held for Smuggling Gold, Forex Worth Lakhs by Concealing in Rectum at Delhi Airport

Two men have been arrested by customs officials at Delhi airport for allegedly smuggling gold and forex worth lakhs by concealing them in rectum in two separate cases, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Fire Breaks out at Jabalpur HC

In Madhya Pradesh, fire breaks out at Jabalpur High Court; more details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi Records All-Time High of 48 Deg C

The mercury shattered all records in Delhi with parts of the national capital recording an all-time high of 48 degrees Celsius.

The city's previous high of 47.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Palam on 9 June, 2014.

(Source: PTI)

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Shah to meet BJP national office bearers, state unit chiefs on June 13

BJP president Amit Shah will hold a meeting with the chiefs and general secretaries (organisations) of the party's all state and Union Territory units, besides its national office bearers on 13 June, setting in motion the process for organisational polls which may culminate in the election of his successor.

(Source: PTI)

Head of UN Labour Agency Backs Anti-Harassment Measures

The head of the International Labour Organization urged the agency to approve new rules to stop violence and harassment in the workplace, despite some concerns from employer representatives.

(Source: PTI)

95 Killed in Attack in Central Mali Village

Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community were killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said, giving a provisional toll.

(Source: PTI)

Britain Agrees Brexit Trade Deal With S Korea

Britain said it had concluded a trade deal with South Korea to maintain links after Brexit.

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has agreed a preliminary deal with Korean Minister of Trade Yoo Myung-Hee in Seoul, the UK government said in a statement.

(Source: AFP)

Retired Forest Guard Killed by Elephant

A 72-year old retired forest guard man was trampled to death by a wild elephant, forest official said.

Thavasiappan, living in Arepalayam forest area of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, entered the forest Sunday to search for his cattle which had strayed and saw the lone elephant, the officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Will See If There Are Curbs to Prevent Infiltration of Terrorists: Army Chief Gen Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said, “We will wait to see the results on ground which will become evident in case there is major drop in infiltration into our territory, and there are curbs to prevent physical and financial support to terrorists.”

India Extends Rs 1.6 Billion Aid to Nepal for Rebuilding Earthquake-Hit Houses

India extended a financial aid of 1.6 billion Nepalese rupees to Nepal to help 50,000 people in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts rebuild their houses damaged in the devastating earthquake in 2015.

(Source: PTI)

CPI (M) to Mobilise Opposition for EC Reforms: Yechury

CPI(M) general-secretary Sitaram Yechury said that the party will mobilise the Opposition to ensure that election commissioners are appointed by a collegium-led by the President rather than by the government.

(Source: PTI)

Indian Aerospace Firm Delivers 1000th Electrical Panel for Beoing's Apache

An Indian aviation firm has achieved dual milestone with Boeing by delivering the 2000th harness for the Osprey and the 1000th electrical panel for the Apache of the global aerospace major, the company.

(Source: PTI)

Traffic Policeman Composes Songs to Spread Awareness About Crime in Hyderabad

In Hyderabad, A Nagamallu, a traffic police personnel composes songs based on crimes, says, "I have been doing this since 2012. The present generation is attracted towards entertainment, therefore I thought this was the best way to create awareness.

(Source: ANI)

Shepherd Killed in Suspected Tiger Attack in Chandrapur, Maharashtra

A shepherd was killed in what officials suspect was a tiger attack in the Brahmapuri forest division of Maharashtra's Chandrapur district.

(Source: PTI)

Guj BJP MLA-Backed Panel Wins Unjha APMC Polls

A panel of directors backed by newly-elected Unjha BJP MLA Asha Patel wrested the local Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) from former BJP MLA Narayan Patel who controlled the Asia's largest spice market for the last 25 years.

(Source: PTI)

New NPA Norms Balanced, Offer Banks, Borrowers a Big Breather

Analysts at rating agency Crisil and American brokerage BofA-ML termed the new bad loan resolution framework issued over the weekend as "balanced" as it gives a big breather to both banks and stressed companies.

(Source: PTI)

Hundreds Gather in Kashmir for Annual Kheer Bhawani Mela

Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit devotees prayed at the famous Ragnya Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district as the Kheer Bhawani mela was celebrated amid chants of religious hymns and ringing of temple bells.

(Source: PTI)

Not Demanding Prez Rule in Bengal, but Will Defy Bar on Our Programmes: BJP

On a day West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid political violence in the state, the BJP said it is not demanding President's rule there but asserted that it will "defy" the Mamata Banerjee government's bar on its political programmes, including victory processions.

(Source: PTI)

Aerial & Rescue Operations During the Day: IAF on AN-32

IAF on AN-32 Aircraft search update: “Aerial search and rescue operations (SAR) were carried out by helicopters and C-130s during the day. Missions by UAV and C130 have been planned in the night to locate the missing aircraft. No sightings as yet.”

(Source: ANI)

NAB Arrests Pak's Ex-Prez Asif Ali Zardari

Pakistan's former president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on Monday from his residence here in the fake bank accounts case by the country's top anti-corruption body, officials said.

A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team accompanied by police, including female officials, entered the PPP co-chairman's house in F-8 sector here after the Islamabad High Court rejected an application seeking extension in the pre-arrest bails of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the case

(Source: PTI)

Journalists, Activists Hold March to Protest Arrest of Kanojia, Two Others

A group of journalists and activists held a protest in New Delhi over the arrest of scribe Prashant Kanojia and the editor and the head of a Noida-based TV channel by the Uttar Pradesh police, alleging that it is an attack on the freedom of expression.

They demanded the immediate release of Kanojia, Ishita Singh, who is the editor of Noida-based TV channel Nation Live, and its head Anuj Shukla, who have faced police action over release of alleged objectionable content against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

(Source: PTI)

IHC Rejects Bail for Zardari, His Sister in Fake Bank Accounts Case

A Pakistani court rejected a plea for pre-arrest bail for former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister in the fake bank accounts case, a ruling that paves the way for the country's top anti-graft body to arrest the accused duo.

(Source: PTI)

Xi, Modi May Discuss US 'Trade Protectionism' at SCO Summit: China

China hopes that President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would discuss their respective trade frictions with the US and the two "good friends" could reach a consensus on opposing "trade protectionism" during their very important meeting during the SCO summit in Bishkek this week.

(Source: PTI)

Japanese Experts Inspect AIIMS Site in TN's Madurai

A team of experts in hospital architecture, including eight from Japan, visited the site of proposed All India Institute of Medical Science at Thoppur in the district.

(Source: PTI)

UN Labour Organisation Celebrates 100 Years of Unity

The UN's labour organisation is touting its 100-year anniversary as a symbol of multilateral cooperation, as key world leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron prepare to join the celebration.

(Source: PTI)

Pope Wants to Visit Iraq in 2020

Pope Francis said that he wants to visit Iraq as early as next year in spite of the security conditions.

"An insistent thought accompanies me when I think about Iraq, where I want to go next year, so that it can look to the future through peaceful and shared participation in the construction of the common good," Francis told a Vatican audience.

(Source: AFP)

SC Declines Pleas to Modify Directions on PG Medical Courses Admission in Maharashtra

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain applications seeking modification of its 4 June directions related to admissions to post graduate medical and dental courses in the 2019-20 academic year in Maharashtra.

(Source: PTI)

Zimbabwe Court Releases Two More Rights Activists

Two Zimbabwean rights campaigners, Rita Nyamupinga and Stabile Dhewa arrested last month and charged with subversion were released on bail, the lawyers said.

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Govt Appoints Panel of 69 Lawyers for District Courts

The Delhi government has appointed a panel of 69 advocates to conduct cases on its behalf before the district courts of the national capital.

(Source: PTI)

Man Shot in Leg Following Quarrel Over His Jailed Brother

A 21-year-old youth was shot by some persons after a quarrel over the victim's jailed brother in east Delhi's Kalyanpuri, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal Demands Death Sentence in Murder Case of Minor in Aligarh

Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson, Swati Maliwal has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding death sentence for the accused in the case of murder of a 2 and a half year year old girl in UP's Aligarh.

(Source: PTI)

C'Garh: Naxal Involved in Attacks on Security Forces Held

A Naxal "militia commander" involved in several attacks on security personnel was arrested in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on the evening of 9 June, an official said.

(Source: PTI)

MHA Advisory Deep-Rooted Conspiracy by BJP to Grab Power in Oppn-Ruled States: TMC

The Trinamool Congress Monday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleging that the MHA advisory to the West Bengal government is a "deep-rooted conspiracy" by the BJP and an "evil ploy to grab power" in opposition-ruled states.

(Source: PTI)

Committee Probing Easter Attacks Submits Its Final Report to Lankan Pres Sirisena

A three-member committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 258 people, including 11 Indians has submitted its final report to President Maithripala Sirisena.

(Source: PTI)

MLA Marries Woman Who Had Lodged Rape Case Against Him

MLA Dhananjoy Tripura of Tripura's ruling party IPFT has married a woman who had accused him of raping and deceiving her.

(Source: PTI)

Mauritian Woman and Friend Looted on Yamuna Expressway

A Mauritian woman and her Indian friend were allegedly looted by three motorcycle-borne men on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Court Frees 76-Yr-Old Woman Tortured by Daughter, Detained in Old Age Home

Torture, abuse, confinement by daughter and "forceful" detention in an old age home is the unfortunate story of a 76-year-old woman who has now been set free with a Delhi court's intervention.

(Source: PTI)

UP CM Yogi Adityanath Meets SP Leader Mulayam Singh Yadav at His Residence

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence. MS Yadav was admitted to hospital yesterday due to high levels of blood sugar. SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav and Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Chief Shivpal Yadav also present.

(Source: ANI)

Three Convicts Get Life Imprisonment in Kathua Rape & Murder Case

In the Kathua rape & murder case, three have been sentenced to life imprisonment; Sanji Ram, Parvesh Kumar & Deepak Khajuria.

(Source: ANI)

Noisy Scenes in Kerala Assembly Over Farmer Suicides

The Congress-led UDF opposition created a ruckus in the Kerala Assembly over farmer suicides and urged the Pinarayi Vijayan government to waive agricultural loans on the lines of the party-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

(Source: PTI)

Former Puducherry CM RV Janakiraman Dead

Former Puducherry chief minister and senior Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader R V Janakiraman died at a private hospital in Puducherry after a brief illness, his family said.

Janakiraman, 79, was undergoing treatment for age-related illness for sometime and his end came this morning.

(Source: PTI)

Democrats Push Ahead With Hearings on Mueller's Russia Probe

Top Democratic leaders may be in no rush to launch an impeachment inquiry, but the party is launching a series of hearings this week on special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

(Source: AP)

Top Iran Diplomat Warns US It Cannot 'Expect to Stay Safe'

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned the US that it "cannot expect to stay safe" after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran, taking a hard-line stance amid a visit by Germany's top diplomat Heiko Maas seeking to defuse tensions.

(Source: AP)

'No Meeting Between PM Modi and Pak PM Imran Khan at SCO Summit,' Says Raveesh Kumar

Raveesh Kumar, MEA said, “There is no meeting which is being organised between Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan at SCO Summit. There is nothing more that we can add at this stage.”

(Source: ANI)

Tribals Continue Protest Against Mining on Hill in C'Garh

Hundreds of tribals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district continued their agitation for the fourth day on against mining on a hill which they worship as a deity.

(Source: PTI)

France Welcomes PM Modi's Call for Global Conference on Terrorism

France welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal for a global conference to tackle the threat of terrorism, saying the fight against terror is at the heart of its priorities.

(Source: PTI)

Centre, BJP Trying to Incite Violence in Bengal: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Centre and the cadres of the ruling BJP were trying to incite violence in the state and conspiring to bring down her government.

(Source: PTI)

Bilateral Meetings Between Modi-Putin, Modi-Xi Jinping to Be Held: MEA Sec (West)

Gitesh Sharma, Secretary (West), MEA said, “There will be a bilateral meeting between PM Modi and President Putin, and between PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.”

(Source: ANI)

11 Killed, 22 Injured in Road Accident in Hazaribagh

Eleven persons, including three women and a child, were killed and 22 others injured when a Patna-bound bus hit an iron-laden stationary trailer-truck on NH-2 in Hazaribagh district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Mother Collects USD 50,000 by Begging Online in UAE

An European woman in the UAE has been arrested for conning people into giving her USD 50,000 on various social media platforms by posing as a victim of a failed marriage who was trying to support her children, according to a media report.

(Source: PTI)

Governors of 5 States Meet HM Amit Shah

Governors of five states including West Bengal met Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed various issues concerning their respective states, an official said.

(Source: PTI)

All 3 Accused in Payal Tadvi Case Sent to Judicial Custody Till 21 June

In another development to the Medical Student Payal Tadvi suicide case, all the three accused in the case have been sent to judicial custody till 21 June.

(Source: ANI)

Giving Tickets to Bomb Blast Accused, Attack on Democracy: Sharad Pawar

Giving ticket to a person accused of triggering bomb blasts is an attack on democracy, said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, talking about Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi HC Allows AgustaWestland Case Accused, Rajiv Saxena to Travel Abroad

Delhi High Court has allowed Rajiv Saxena, accused-turned-approver in money laundering case relating to AgustaWestland deal, to travel abroad for medical treatment for a month.

Court has imposed conditions on Rajiv Saxena for his travel abroad and has asked him to provide to ED his travel details including details of hotel, hospital, schedule of his treatment by 13 June. HC allows Saxena to travel to UK, UAE and Europe for treatment from 25 June to 24 July.

(Source: ANI)

No Way to Verify if Pak Has Closed Down Terrorist Camps: Army Chief Gen Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on reports about Islamabad shutting down terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK): “No way to verify whether Pakistan has closed down terrorist camps or not. We will continue to maintain strict vigil along our borders.”

(Source: ANI)

Kushinagar, Hamirpur, Aligarh Cases Reviewed by CM Yogi Adityanath: UP DGP

UP DGP after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting with Chief Secretary and Senior police officials: Kushinagar, Hamirpur and Aligarh all cases were reviewed by CM, it was decided to identify and take strict action against criminal elements. Foot patrolling will be increased&anti-romeo squads will be made more active.”

(Source: ANI)

Colombo Catholic Church's Head Skeptical over Probe on Easter Bombings

The head of Colombo's Catholic church in Sri Lanka Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has expressed dissatisfaction over the ongoing probe in the 21 April Easter Sunday bombings, saying it will "end up in nothing" like all the previous investigations.

(Source: PTI)

Car Rams into Group of People in UP's Mathura, 4 Killed

Four persons were killed and three others injured when a speeding car rammed into a group of people standing along the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Heavy Police Deployed in Aligarh's Tappal After Town Witnessed Tense Moments

An uneasy calm prevailed in Tappal with a heavy police deployment in the town, a day after it witnessed tense moments.

Police struggled to keep the situation under control throughout the day on Sunday when protestors kept mounting pressure on the authorities for meting out "instant justice" in the murder case of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, which has sparked a nationwide outrage.

(Source: PTI)

UP Police Handling Rape Cases with Full Sensitivity, Acting Promptly: DGP

Amid a spate of rape incidents involving minors reported from Uttar Pradesh recently, the state police said it was dealing with such cases with "full sensitivity" and "acting promptly".

(Source: PTI)

France Welcomes PM Modi's Call for Global Conference on Terrorism

France on Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal for a global conference to tackle the threat of terrorism, saying the fight against terror is at the heart of its priorities.

Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean Baptiste Lemoyne made the remarks on the sidelines of an interaction with Indian alumni of French institutions in the fields of business administration, engineering and design.

(PTI)

Tamil Actor, Comedian Crazy Mohan Passes Away

Tamilian Actor, writer, director, and play wright and comedian Crazy Mohan passed away on Monday, 10 June.

Man Arrested for Raping, Killing Minor Girl in Madhya Pradesh

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing an eight-year old girl in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bala Bachchan said Monday.

The girl went missing after she came out of her house in Kamla Nagar area of Bhopal on Saturday evening to buy something. Her body was found near a drain in the area Sunday morning.

(PTI)

Fire Breaks Out in Shastri Bhavan

A fire broke out in the D-wing of Shastri Bhawan, 4-5 fire tenders at the spot. More details awaited.

(ANI)

French President Macron Invites PM Modi to Join G7 Meet in August

Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, on Monday 10 June said that French President Macron and PM Modi have a strong relationship personally and that is why President Macron was happy to invite PM Modi to join the G7 leaders meeting at the end of August.

He also said that the investigation is going on in the case of a break-in at the Rafale facility. He said that the investigations are going on and the Indian authorities would be updated when new details would be provided.

(ANI)

Body of Woman, Daughter Found in Bikaner

Bodies of a woman and her 2-year-old daughter were found in a water tank in Bikaner on Sunday, 9 June. The city CO, Subhash Sharma said that "the woman's parents have alleged that they have been killed over dowry demands. FIR registered. Investigation underway".

Madrasa Teacher Booked for Raping Minor Student in Kanpur

A madrasa teacher allegedly raped a 15-year-old Class 9 student inside a seminary in Kanpur on Sunday, 9 June. The accused was arrested after the victim's parents lodged an FIR. The accused has been charged under POCSO act, apart from charges of rape, the police said.

(India Today)

Balakot airstrikes took place in Kashmir, not Pakistan, claims Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday claimed that the strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force in Balakot, Pakistan, actually took place in Kashmir.

During a live chat on Facebook, Pawar raised doubts about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims of “hitting the enemy in his home”. He said, “People do not have information about the Line of Control and the situation there. So, they felt some action had been taken against Pakistan.”

DCW Chairperson Demands Death Sentence for Aligarh Murder Accused

Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson, Swati Maliwal has written to PM Modi demanding death sentence for the accused in rape case of a 2-and-a-half year old girl in Aligarh's Tappal.

(ANI)

Delhi HC Seeks Centre's Stand on Plea Challenging DU's New Admission Norms

The Delhi High Court has sought stand of Centre and DU on plea challenging its recent admission norms for under-graduate courses. “There is arbitrariness in how criteria were amended just a day before opening of registration,” the Delhi High Court said.

(PTI)

Three-Day State Mourning Declared in K'Taka Over Girish Karnad's Death

Three-day state mourning declared in Karnataka by CM HD Kumaraswamy after death of veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad. One-day public holiday also declared.

(ANI)

WB Governor Meets PM Modi, Says Its Courtesy Visit

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi arrives to meet PM Modi says, 'I had asked to meet the PM either on 9-10 June or 14-15 June since I couldn't wish him personally on the swearing-in day, it's a courtesy visit.'

(ANI)

Amit Shah Holds Internal Security Meeting

Home Minister Amit Shah holds a meeting on internal security at Ministry of Home Affairs. NSA Ajit Doval also present.

(ANI)

11 Dead in National Highway 2 Accident

11 dead and 25 injured after the brakes of a bus failed on National Highway 2 in Danuwa Ghati.

(ANI)

Praful Patel Joins ED Investigation in Money Laundering Case

Praful Patel has joined ED investigation in a money laundering case. His statement is being recorded. He is accompanied by his lawyers.

(ANI)

DMK Leader, Former Puducherry CM RV Janakiraman Passes Away

DMK leader and former Chief Minister of Puducherry RV Janakiraman passed away in Puducherry on Monday, 10 June at the age of 79.

(ANI)

Four Dead After Being Hit by Kanpur-Delhi Rajdhani

4 persons killed and 6 injured after being hit by Kanpur-Delhi Rajdhani Express on Monday, 10 June morning at Balrai station on the Delhi-Howrah rail route. Those injured have been taken to a nearby hospital. More details awaited.

(ANI)

Noted Playwright, Actor Girish Karnad Passes Away

Noted playwright, actor, filmmaker and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away this morning at the age of 81. He was suffering from a prolonged illness.

(ANI)

Nine Killed, 10 Injured in Coal Mine Accident in China

Nine people were killed and 10 others injured in a coal mine accident caused by a tremor in northeast China's Jilin province.

The workers were trapped in a shaft after the tremor jolted the coal mine under the management of Jilin Longjiabao Mining Co in Jiutai city in Changchun New Area Sunday night, state-run China Daily reported Monday, 10 June.

(PTI)

Record 2,500 Register for International Yoga Day Event at Washington

The iconic Washington Monument is set witness a record of sorts on Sunday, 9 June when more than 2,500 people will gather in the US capital to meditate and celebrate the fifth International Day of Yoga by flexing their body in multiple complex postures.

For the third time, the Washington Monument – that faces the National Mall overlooking the US Congress – would host the International Yoga Day celebrations. This would be possibly the largest gathering of a free yoga event in Washington, given the enthusiasm of health-conscious people.

(PTI)

Monsoon Likely to Delayed in Odisha

Southwest monsoon, that hit Kerala after a week-long delay on Saturday, 8 June is likely to make a late arrival in Odisha as well, the IMD's regional centre said.

The monsoon is unlikely to hit Odisha in the next four -five days and no specific date has been announced about its arrival, HR Biswas, Director of the Meteorological Centre here said.

The monsoon usually makes an onset in Odisha by 10 June, he said.

(PTI)

Khar Police Arrests Three for Performing Car Stunts on Open Roads

Khar police arrested three persons on 8 June for performing stunts by bending out of the windows of a moving car on Carter Road on 7 June. A case has been registered and a car has been seized.

(ANI)

Cyclone Likely To Hit Arabian Sea On June 11-12, Warns IMD

A cyclone is most likely to occur in the Arabian Sea some 300 kilometres off the country's west coast between June 11-12, a Maharashtra government advisory said on Sunday.

The cyclone, while not hitting the state, is likely to result in gusty winds and a turbulent sea, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said while speaking to news agency PTI.

(PTI)

Eight Die as Ambulance Collides with Lorry in Palakkad

Eight people died in Thanissery of Palakkad in Kerala on 9 June after the ambulance they were in, collided with a lorry. The people were being taken to a hospital when they got injured, after the car they were earlier travelling in, met with an accident.

(Source: ANI)

Four and a Half Year Old Alleges Rape by a Minor Boy

A four and a half year old girl was allegedly raped by a minor boy in Barhi village of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh on 9 June. Jabalpur ASP-rural RS Narwariya said, “The accused has been apprehended after registering the FIR.”

(Source: ANI)

Tiger Hide Seized in Assam, Three Held

In a joint operation by Jonai Police, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and District Forest Department of Dhemaji district in Assam on 9 June, three people were arrested and a tiger hide, its teeth and bones were seized from their possession on 9 June. The three people who were arrested, are residents of Arunachal Pradesh.

(Source: ANI)

Four Men Thrashed Allegedly for Cow Smuggling

Four men were allegedly thrashed on 9 June by locals in Dayor village of Fatehabad in Haryana on the suspicions of cow smuggling. Police said, "We had received a phone call. When we reached there, we found carcass of a cow and a calf and a cow hide, we also found 4 men along with these."

(Source: ANI)

Fire Breaks out in East London, No Casualities Reported

100 fire fighters were present at the spot after fire broke out at Samuel Garside House by Riverside Barking in East London on 9 June. London Fire Brigade confirmed that there are no casualties. The fire was doused within an hour.

Peter Mason, Chairman of the Riverside Barking Housing Association reportedly said, “We understand that there was a fire in one of the balconies and the result of that was that it spread from that balcony all the way up to 5 floors and then spread across at least 4 floors.”

(Source: ANI)

Man Arrested for Possession of Elephant Tusk in Siliguri

41st Battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Ranidanga in Siliguri arrested a man and seized an elephant tusk weighing about 4 kg from his possession on 9 June.

(Source: ANI)

Kanpur: Minor Girl Alleges Rape by Her Teacher

A minor girl was allegedly raped by her teacher at a madarsa in Kanpur. CO, Govind Nagar said, “Received info this afternoon, a girl accused her teacher at madarsa of raping her, a case has been registered. Accused has been arrested and girl has been sent for medical check-up. The probe is on.”

(Source: ANI)

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