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Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs Meeting Concludes

Meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's residence has concluded. Union Ministers Amit Shah, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi were part of the meeting.

(Source: ANI)

Imran Writes to Modi, Says Pak Wants Talks With India to Resolve Disputes

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and said Islamabad wants talks with New Delhi to resolve all reconcilable problems, including the Kashmir issue, according to a media report, a day after India said there will be no bilateral meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Bishkek.

(Source: PTI)

9 IPS Officers Transferred in Karnataka

IPS officers CS Rathor, RK Sepat, B Ramesh, Karthik Reddy, DK Meena, DK Babu, CB Vedamurthy, AN Prakash Gowda, HD Ananda Kumar were transferred in Karnataka.

(Source: ANI)

35-Year-Old Man Shot Dead at His Jewellery Shop in Delhi

A 35-year-old man was shot dead by unknown assailants at his jewellery shop in Delhi’s Ranhola area. One licensed revolver and two empty cartridges were recovered. A murder case has been registered at PS Ranhola and investigation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

Election Commission Grants Recognition to JD(U) in Arunachal Pradesh

The Election Commission has granted recognition to Janata Dal (United) as a recognised state party in Arunachal Pradesh and the symbol 'Arrow' has been allotted as reserved symbol for the party in the state.

(Source: ANI)

Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs Meeting Underway

Union Ministers Amit Shah, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi have arrived at the residence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA).

(Source: ANI)

NASA to Open International Space Station to Tourists From 2020

NASA will open the International Space Station to tourists from 2020.

(Source: AFP)

Nine People Dead, Five Injured in Accident in Gujarat

Nine people have been killed and five injured after brakes of the vehicle they were travelling in failed, near Ambaji's Trisulia Ghat, Gujarat on Friday.

Six Pakistani Prisoners Lodged in Indian Jails Released, Return Home

Six Pakistani prisoners, including one minor, lodged in Indian jails, crossed over to Pakistani via Attari-Wagah border on Friday, after being released by India.

(Source: ANI)

26 Dead, over 50 Injured in UP Dust Storm, Lightning

A severe dust storm and lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh claimed at least 26 lives and left 57 people injured as houses and walls collapsed and trees were uprooted, prompting authorities to launch large-scale relief operations on Friday.

(Source: PTI)

NIA Arrests Two Men Belonging to ULFA for Alleged Murders

NIA has arrested two men belonging to banned terror group- ULFA for allegedly killing five Bengali men in Assam's Tinsukia district last year. The accused have been identified as Corporal Tiger Asom alias Bubul Moran (26) and Binanda Dahotiya (24).

(Source: The Hindu)

Monsoon Session of MP Assembly From 8 July-26 July

The Monsoon session of the Madhya Pradesh assembly will be from 8 July to 26 July.

(Source: ANI)

Extension for Pradeep Kumar Sinha as Cabinet Secretary

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved an extension in the service to Pradeeep Kumar Sinha as Cabinet Secretary for a further period of three months.

Miscreants Fire at Houses of NDPP Leaders, No Casualties

Unidentified miscreants are creating a fear psychosis by indiscriminately firing at the residence of ruling the National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) legislators and party leaders in Nagaland's Dimapur district, police said on Friday.

The miscreants fired several blank shots from sophisticated weapons in the past two nights, a police officer said, adding, there was no casualty.

(Source: PTI)

Fire Breaks Out in Jeevan Deep Building Near Parliament Street

A fire broke out at a store room on the fourth floor of the Jeevan Deep building near Parliament Street. Seven fire tenders have been rushed to the site, while around 50 people have been evacuated from the building. No injuries or casualties have been reported.

(Source: ANI)

Vandalised Statue of Vidyasagar to be Replaced on 11 June

On 11 June at 1:30 pm, the vandalised statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar will be replaced, Mamata Banerjee said, reported ANI.

Defence Sources on Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir

In 2019, the security forces have killed 103 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. In 2018, 254 terrorists were killed. Ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the year 2019 (till 6 June) are 1170 while in 2018, Pakistan violated ceasefire 1629 times, defence sources said.

(Source: ANI)

RBI Issues Revised Guidelines for NPA Recognition

RBI issues revised guidelines for NPA recognition, replacing the 12 February, 2018 circular. The new NPA resolution norms replace all the previous models, says RBI.

(Source: PTI)

Meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to be Held Today

A meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs is scheduled to be held at the residence of Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh on Friday evening.

(Source: ANI)

EAM Jaishankar Calls on Bhutan PM

External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar, on his first overseas trip to Bhutan after taking over the post, called on Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering on Friday.

(Source: ANI)

Actor Karan Oberoi Gets Bail in Rape Case

Actor Karan Oberoi has been granted bail by the Bombay High Court. Oberoi is accused in a rape case. The court observed that the complainant has filed a second FIR to deny him bail and the police investigation has shown that the FIR of assault was false and staged.

(Source: Mirror Now)

Army Chief Approves Plan for Increased Intake of Jawans as Officers

The Army Chief has approved a plan for increased intake of jawans as officers.

(Source: ANI)

Himachal Pradesh Government Transfers 20 IAS Officers

The Himachal Pradesh government has transferred 20 Administrative Service Officers which include 13 HPAS and 7 IAS officers.

(Source: ANI)

SC Allows Janardhana Reddy to Visit Ballari to See Ailing Father-in-Law

The Supreme Court has allowed the former Karnataka Minister G Janardhana Reddy to visit Ballari (Karnataka) to see his ailing father-in-law for two weeks.

(Source: ANI)

Arvind Keriwal Writes to Health & Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan

“A good health scheme is already implemented in Delhi. Stopping it and implementing another won't benefit anyone. If Delhi's Health Scheme is stopped and Ayushman Bharat Yojana implemented, residents will be affected,” Kejriwal wrote in his letter.

Kejriwal also statds in his letter that if the Union Health Minister sees something in Ayushman Bharat Yojana which is missing in Delhi's health scheme then he can tell him. It will be included in Delhi's health scheme.

Monsoon Likely to Set in Over Kerala in Next 24 Hours

Monsoon is likely to set in over Kerala during next 24 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department.

(Source: ANI)

Court Directs Withdrawal of Look out Circular Against Chanda Kochhar's Brother-In-Law

A Delhi court on Friday directed the authorities concerned to withdraw the look out circular (LOC) against Rajiv Kochhar, brother-in-law of former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, in an alleged bank loan fraud and money laundering case.

Special Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna allowed Rajiv, a non-resident Indian, to return to Singapore where he is currently based.

(Source: PTI)

Terrorists Lob Grenade at Sopore Police Station, Two Policemen Injured

Terrorists have lobbed a grenade at the Sopore Police Station. Two policemen have been injured in the incident. The area has been cordoned off. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Yogi Adityanath Unveils Lord Ram's Statue at Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has unveiled a statue of Lord Ram at Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, reports ANI.

Justice Dhirubhai Patel Takes Oath As Chief Justice of Delhi High Court

Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court today.

Lt Governor Anil Baijal administered the oath of office to Justice Patel at a function held at Raj Niwas in New Delhi.

Earlier, Justice Patel was posted at the Jharkhand High Court.

(Source: PTI)

Govt Will Provide All Help to Farmers: Maharashtra CM

“We are working towards providing timely help to the farmers. Banks have been directed to provide loans to farmers. The government will stand by the farmers and provide them all help even if there is normal rainfall,” ANI quotes Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as saying.

Blast in Two Apartments in Sweden

Swedish police say a blast ripped through two adjacent apartment buildings in a southern city. It isn't immediately clear if there are casualties.

The explosion has blown out windows and destroyed balconies in the buildings in central Linkoping, about 175 kilometers (110 miles) southwest of Stockholm. One of the buildings had five stories, while the other had four floors.


Uddhav Thackeray to Visit Ayodhya on 16 June with Party MLAs

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, along with all 18 party MPs will visit Ayodhya on 16 June.


CRPF Jawans in Chhattisgarh Rescue Severely Injured Boy

While patrolling on 6 June, troops of 231 battalion CRPF found a severely ill 13-year-old boy in Gumodi village. The troops carried the boy on a cot for 8 km and got him treated in their camp Kondasavli in Sukma. He was found to be suffering from jaundice; is stable now.


2 Killed, 99 Injured in Nepal Storm

Two persons were killed and at least 99 others injured after a strong wind storm hit several places in Nepal's far-western Sudurpaschim province, according to a Himalayan Times report.

The storm hit areas in the two adjoining districts of Kailali and Kanchanpur districts on Thursday, damaging hundreds of houses. Roads were blocked as trees and utility poles were uprooted. Power too was disrupted following the strong winds.

Security personnel from Nepal Police, Army and Armed Police Force have been mobilised for rescue and relief operations.

(Source: PTI)

Foreign Minister Jaishankar Arrives in Bhutan on First Overseas Visit

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Bhutan on Friday on a two-day visit, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry, during which he will hold talks with his Bhutanese counterpart and call on Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.

Jaishankar, who assumed charge on 30 May, is expected to receive an audience with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

He was received by his Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji on his arrival in country.

"Great to be back in Bhutan! Touched by the warm and sunny welcome!," Jaishankar tweeted.

(Source: PTI)

Malegaon Blast Case: Pragya Singh Thakur Arrives At Special NIA Court in Mumbai

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur, has arrived at Special NIA Court in Mumbai, to appear for hearing in the Malegaon blast case.

(Source: ANI)

ICICI-Videocon Loan Case: Court Sets Aside LOC Issued Against Rajiv Kochhar

Rouse Avenue Court has set aside Look Out Circular (LOC) issued against Rajiv Kochhar, brother-in-law of former ICICI CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar, in connection with the ICICI-Videocon loan case. The court has allowed Rajiv Kochhar to travel to Singapore and asked him to deposit Rs 25 lakh as security bond.

(Source: ANI)

'Khoon Ki Dalali' Remark: Court Adjourns Passing of Order Against Rahul Gandhi

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court has adjourned passing of order on a complaint seeking lodging of an FIR against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his alleged 'khoon ki dalali' remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016. The court is expected to pass the order on 19 July, reports ANI.

Andhra Cabinet to Have 5 Deputy Chief Ministers, Says YSRCP's Mustafa Shaik

“There will be five Deputy Chief Ministers in Andhra Pradesh cabinet. The Deputy CMs will be one each from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Backward Castes, Minority and Kapu community,” ANI quotes YSRCP MLA, Mohammed Mustafa Shaik, as saying.

13 Killed, 21 Injured Due to Dust Storm & Lightning In UP

At least 13 people have been killed and 21 have been injured due to dust storm and lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh, reports PTI, citing State Relief Commissioner office.

EWS Reservation Case: SC To Hear Students' Plea on 10 June

Economically Weaker Section reservation case: The Supreme Court will hear on 10 June, petitions filed by medical students seeking modification of the Court's earlier order that had restricted students from changing their original options. The court had also directed the Maharashtra government to conduct fresh counselling this year.

(Source: ANI)

Kejriwal to Appear Before Court on 16 July in Connection With Defamation Case Filed By BJP's Rajiv Babbar

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court has asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it on 16 July in connection with a defamation case filed by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar over his reported remark of tampering voters' list.

The Court has granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Sushil Gupta, Manoj Kumar and Atishi Marlena on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each in connection with the case.

(Source: ANI)

Saradha Scam Investigation: Rajeev Kumar Reaches CBI Office in Kolkata

Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar arrives at the CBI office in Kolkata for questioning in connection with the Saradha chit fund case, reports ANI.

Pak Foreign Minister Congratulates S Jaishankar On His Appointment as EAM

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written to Dr. S Jaishankar, congratulating him on his appointment as External Affairs Minister.

(Source: ANI)

Three Indian-Origin Women Among America's Richest Self-Made Women: Forbes

President and CEO of computer networking firm Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal, cofounder of IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel Neerja Sethi and CTO and cofounder of streaming data technology company Confluent Neha Narkhede are in the Forbes list of 'America's Richest Self-Made Women 2019'.

The list has been topped by Diane Hendricks, who chairs ABC Supply, one of the largest wholesale distributors of roofing, siding and windows in America. The 72-year old has a net worth of USD 7 billion.

(Source: PTI)

'Scorpion on Shivling' Remark: Court Grants Bail to Shashi Tharoor

A Delhi court has granted bail to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on a complaint against him for his alleged 'scorpion on Shivling' remark.

Tharoor has been granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 20,000. The matter will now be heard on 25 July for recording of statement of complainant and BJP leader Rajeev Babbar.

UK Foreign Office Board Gets First Indian-Origin Member

Kumar Iyer has been appointed by the UK government as the Chief Economist of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), making him the first Indian-origin member of the department's management board.

Iyer, who was born in London and spent his early years in India, has previously been based in Mumbai as Britain's Deputy High Commissioner.

In this new role as the Chief Economist, which commences in July, he will lead the FCO's Economics Unit which provides in-house economic analysis input into foreign policy formulation, and also develop economics capability within the FCO through the Economics and Prosperity Faculty of the Diplomatic Academy.

(Source: PTI)

Muzaffarnagar Riots: Police Attaches Property of Accused

The Uttar Pradesh police have attached the property of an accused in a Muzaffarnagar riots case after he failed to surrender before the court despite repeated arrest warrants.

Ravinder Singh had allegedly stabbed a youth, Shahnawaz, to death at Kawal village in Muzaffarnagar on 27 August 2013.

Singh was among the six accused in the case. The others who have been arrested include Prehlad, Bishan Singh, Tendu, Devender and Jitender.

The stabbing incident had led to widespread riots in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts, where more than 60 persons were killed and over 40,000 displaced.

(Source: PTI)

Brexit Party Fails to Win First Seat in UK By-Election

Anti-EU populist Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party failed to win its first seat in Britain's parliament as it lost out to the main opposition Labour Party in a crunch by-election, results on Friday showed.

The poll in the eastern English city of Peterborough was triggered after the sitting MP, Fiona Onasanya, was dumped by voters after being jailed for lying over a speeding offence.

The Brexit Party's candidate Mike Greene, a local entrepreneur, came in second with nearly 29 percent of the vote, behind Labour's Lisa Forbes, who won around 31 percent. The ruling Conservatives came third with 21 percent, while the Liberal Democrats won 12 percent.

(Source: AFP)

5 Dead, 3 Injured As Car Hits Truck in Andhra Pradesh

Five people have lost their lives and three have been injured after a car hit a parked truck at around 5 am today, on a highway near Renigunta Mandal in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor District.

(Source: ANI)

6 Indians Confirmed Dead in Dubai Bus Accident

“We have been told by local authorities that six Indians are confirmed dead in Dubai bus accident. However, this number may go up as eight bodies are still not identified. Four Indians were discharged after first aid and three are receiving treatment in Rashid hospital,” reports ANI, citing Indian Consulate in Dubai.

Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall Likely in NorthEast

Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. Heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over Assam, Meghalaya, Kerala and Gangetic West Bengal, during the next five days, reports ANI, citing the Indian Meteorological Department.

Russia, China to Show United Front at Economic Forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping appears on Friday as guest of honour at Russia's showcase economic forum, as the two neighbours present a united front in the face of shared troubles with the US.

Xi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a three-day visit with Vladimir Putin and described the Russian leader as his "best friend" during a cosy meeting at the Kremlin.

To end the trip, Xi and his host will appear at a plenary session of the annual Saint Petersburg Economic Forum, which Moscow hopes will woo foreign investors despite an uncertain business climate.

Xi is set to present China's ideas on sustainable development and multilateral cooperation, Beijing said ahead of his appearance.

The 2019 forum "will illustrate very clearly just how bi-polar the world has become," said Chris Weafer, a senior partner at the Macro Advisory consulting firm.

(Source: AFP)

3 Terrorists Killed in Counter-Terrorist Operation in J&K's Pulwama

Three terrorists have been gunned down in Panjran, Lassipora area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district; three AK series rifles have also been recovered. Search operation is underway, reports ANI.

Jaishankar to Embark on First Bilateral Visit to Bhutan Today

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will embark on a two-day visit to Bhutan from today, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry.

MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said during the visit, Jaishankar would call on Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering and is expected to receive an audience with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

He will also hold talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji.

"It will be Jaishankar's first visit abroad as the external affairs minister and reflects the importance that India attaches to its relationship with Bhutan, a close friend and neighbour," Kumar said.

(Source: PTI)

Rahul Gandhi to Visit Wayanad for the First Time After Winning

Congress President Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad, Kerala for the first time after winning from the parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Smuggler Dies in Delhi Police Custody

Govinda, a man accused in a smuggling case died in custody of police at Nand Nagri in Delhi. PS. Reshma, relative of the deceased said, "If he was ill why didn't the police tell us, why are they telling us now that he is dead? He was been beaten up and killed by the police."

(Source: ANI)

Infant's Body Found Dumped in Odisha's Balasore

Body of an infant was found dumped near Soro community health centre in Odisha Balasore district.

"A report will be prepared by doctors on what happened to the infant, a case of unnatural death has been registered," the Investigating Officer said.

(Source: ANI)

Nurse Stabbed to Death by Patient in Indore

A 50-year-old nurse, Lata Verma stabbed to death allegedly by a patient at a clinic in Indore.

"The accused has been arrested,. The knife that was used for stabbing has been recovered. Further investigation is underway," said SP Yusuf Qureshi.

(Source: ANI)

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