QBullet: Mufti Hits Back at BJP; Army Major Arrested for Murder

1. Mehbooba Mufti Hits Back, Says BJP Disowning Its Own Initiative as ‘Soft’

Less than a week after the BJP pulled out of the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, a war of words has begun between the two former allies. While BJP president Amit Shah, on Saturday, accused the PDP of not honouring the Agenda of Alliance (AoA), the former chief minister hit back on Sunday, saying it was “sad” to see the BJP “disown their own initiative and label it a soft approach”.

“Many false charges levelled against us by our former allies. Our commitment to the Agenda of Alliance, co-authored by Ram Madhav & endorsed by senior leaders like Rajnath Ji never wavered. It is sad to see them disown their own initiative & label it a ‘soft approach’,” she tweeted.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Also Read: PDP-BJP: From a “Coalition of Hope” to “Coalition of Fear”

2. Army Major Arrested for Murder of Colleague’s Wife

The Delhi Police arrested an Army officer, Major Nikhil Rai Handa (40), from Meerut on Sunday in connection with the murder of another Army Major’s wife in the Capital.

Shailza Dwivedi (L) was allegedly murdered by Major Nikhil Handa (R).

Shailza Dwivedi (35), wife of Major Amit Dwivedi, was found dead at Brar Square, near Delhi Cantonment Metro station, on Saturday. Police said her throat had been slit and, according to eyewitnesses, she was thrown out of a vehicle which then ran over her.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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3. India’s R Praggnanandhaa Becomes World’s 2nd Youngest Chess Grand Master

India’s R Praggnanandhaa has become the country’s youngest and the world’s second youngest Grand Master at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days after reaching the final round of the ongoing Grendine Open in Italy.

At 12 years, 10 months and 14 days, he became the youngest Grand Master to win the title.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

Also Read: Meet 2nd Youngest Chess Grandmaster: Chennai Boy R Praggnanandhaa

4. DU Cut offs Dip 5% in 2nd List

The second cutoff list released by Delhi University on Sunday evening saw some colleges reporting a dip of as much as 5 percentage points from the first list for some humanities courses. However, most colleges limited their dips to about 2 percentage points on average, with off-campus colleges and those on campus which struggled with admissions in the first list recording the most difference. On the other hand, popular colleges like Lady Shri Ram, Ramjas, and Shri Ram College of Commerce have no seats left in their coveted humanities programmes.

(Source: The Times of India)

Also Read: DU second cut-off: SRCC drops 0.25% for Economics, lSR 1% for BA

5. Tumhari Sulu, Sridevi and Irrfan Khan Win Big at IIFA 2018

IIFA Awards 2018 came to an end on Sunday night. The big winners of the awards gala were Tumhari Sulu (Best Film), Sridevi (Best Actor – Female), Irrfan Khan (Best Actor – Male), Saket Chaudhary (Best Director), Meher Vij (Best Supporting Actor – Female) and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Best Supporting Actor – Male) among others.

Boney Kapoor receives award for his late wife, Sridevi for Best Performance Female category.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Also Read: IIFA 2018: Vidya Balan Starrer ‘Tumhari Sulu’ Declared Best Film 

6. Delhi Participates in ‘Chipko’ Movement to Save 14,000 Trees from Felling

Amid the ongoing political blame game between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Union government over permission to cut at least 14,000 trees in the south Delhi area, more than 1,500 people participated in Delhi’s own version of the ‘Chipko’ movement at Sarojini Nagar on Sunday afternoon to save the trees, which have been proposed to be cut down to give way to redevelopment of Central government quarters.

Trees have been felled in South Delhi’s Netaji Nagar as a part of redevelopment of central government accommodations.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

Also Read: In Photos: 14,000 Trees in Delhi Come Under the Centre’s Axe 

7. PM Modi Allows Setting up Panel to Lay Down Standards for Metro Rail Systems

The government has set up a committee under former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan to lay down standardisation norms for components with an aim to cut costs in the construction and operation of metro rail systems in the country and bring them under the Make in India umbrella, senior officials of the Union Housing and Urban AffairsMministry said on Sunday, 23 June.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

Also Read: PM Inaugurates Delhi Metro’s Mundka-Bahadurgarh Section Via Video

8. Colombia Win 3-0 to Knock Poland out of World Cup

Colombia's World Cup campaign roared back into life with a 3-0 win over Poland in Group H on a sweltering evening at the Kazan Arena which sent the Poles tumbling out of the tournament on Sunday.

Colombia’s Yerry Mina (centre) heads the ball past Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to score his team’s opening goal during their Group H match at the Kazan Arena on Sunday.

(Source: The Times of India)

Also Read: FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia Win 3-0 to Knock Poland Out

9. On the Run, Nirav Modi Stayed in Flat Above Jewellery Store in London, Says Report

Indian billionaire Nirav Modi was living in a flat just above his jewellery store in the post Mayfair area of London while he was being hunted in India for an alleged money laundering case linked to over $2 billion, according to a media report on Sunday.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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