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4 Shot, 2 Arrested at Raptors Rally in Toronto
Four people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said.
Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting in a stampede from the City Hall square, which was packed with tens of thousands of fans. A million or more fans earlier packed downtown Toronto for a parade for the Raptors, raising concerns about safety and overcrowding.
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said four people suffered gunshot wounds but said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Earthquake Strikes Andaman Islands
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 struck Andaman Islands region at 03:49 am, reported ANI.
Hike in Delhi Autorickshaw Fare Comes Into Force
Hike in auto-rickshaw fare comes into force today. Metre-down charge will be ₹25 for first 1.5 km, instead of existing 2 km The per kilometer charge has been increased from ₹8 to ₹9.5, extra ₹7.50 for luggage, waiting charge is ₹0.75 per minute if auto gets caught up in traffic.
Encounter Underway in J&K's Anantnag
Exchange of fire underway between security forces & terrorists in Anantnag. More details awaited.
Congress Leader V Hanumantha Rao Taken Into Police Custody
Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao and former Amalapuram MP Harsha Kumar were taken into custody by police, allegedly for trying to set up a statue of BR Ambedkar at Punjagutta Centre, Hyderabad.
New Zealander Jailed for Sharing Mosque Shooting Video
A New Zealand man was jailed for 21 months on Tuesday, 18 June for distributing gruesome livestream video of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers, local media reported.
Philip Arps, 44, was arrested in Christchurch four days after alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant's March 15 rampage at two mosques in the South Island city resulted in the worst massacre in modern New Zealand history.
Special Court to Pass Verdict on Ayodhya Terror Attack Case Today
A Special Court in Prayagraj will its pass verdict on the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case on Tuesday, 18 June.
Bengaluru Man Murdered by Bike-Borne Assailants
A 31-year-old man was murdered by three bike-borne assailants in Bengaluru’s Malleshwaram early morning today. A case has been registered.
Dead Body Found at Mumbai's Juhu Beach
A dead body was found at Juhu beach in Mumbai on Tuesday, 18 June morning. The police has recovered the body and sent it for postmortem.
Tamil Nadu to Form Monitoring Committee to Address Water Crisis
Tamil Nadu will form a monitoring committee to address the water crisis, according to reports. The TN rural development minister chaired a water crisis review meeting. The Monitoring panel will visit every street in each zone.
(Source: CNN News18)
BJP MP Om Birla Likely to Be Lok Sabha Speaker: Reports
Om Birla, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Kota is likely to be the new Lok Sabha Speaker, according to reports. Om Birla is a two-time MP from Rajasthan.
Light Rains, Cloud Cover to Keep Delhi Weather Pleasant Today
The national capital on Tuesday morning witnessed intermittent rains and gusty winds that caused the mercury to drop to 20.6 degrees Celsius.
The weatherman said that over 24 hours, till 8.30 am Tuesday, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded 10.6 mm of rainfall and a low of 20.6 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal.
It will be a generally cloudy day ahead, with light rains, thunderstorm and winds gusting up to 40 kilometers per hour keeping the mercury in check. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 31 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.
SC Agrees to Hear Cong Plea Seeking Simultaneous Polls for 2 RS Seats from Gujarat Tomorrow
Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on Wednesday a plea of Gujarat Congress leader Pareshbhai Dhanani against the decision of Election Commission to hold separate bypolls on two Rajya Sabha seats which fell vacant from the state following election Union Ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani.
Congress, NCP Leaders Hold Protest at Maharashtra Assembly
Congress and Nationalist Congress Party leaders are holding a protest at the Maharashtra Assembly over the issue of farm loan waiver and state government policies.
NCLT to Hear SBI's Insolvency Plea Against Jet Airways Tomorrow
NCLT will hear SBI's insolvency plea against Jet Airways on Wednesday, 19 June.
CBI Moves Calcutta HC for Urgent Hearing on Rajeev Kumar, Plea Dismissed
The CBI on Tuesday moved Calcutta High Court for an urgent hearing on former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s matter in connection with the Saradha Chit Fund scam. The court dismissed the plea and said the hearing will be held as per the scheduled hearing date on 2 July.
Press Releases From UP CM's Office to Be Published in Sanskrit As Well
In a bid to promote Sanskrit, the Uttar Pradesh government will now issue press releases in Sanskrit along with Hindi, English and Urdu, an official said Tuesday.
The first press note in Sanskrit was issued by the state government's Information Department on Monday.
Mamata Banerjee to Skip Meeting of Party Presidents Called by PM Modi Tomorrow
West Bengal CM and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and informed him that she will be unable to attend the meeting of Presidents of all political parties, called by the Prime Minister, scheduled for Wednesday.
No More 'VIP Stay' at Corbett Tiger Reserve
Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities have decided that it will not entertain references from VIPs requesting stay and safari facilities among others either for themselves or for their relatives and friends, instead these requests would be reported to their higher authorities.
Congress Names Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary as Leader of Party in Lok Sabha
The Congress has named Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary as leader of the party in Lok Sabha.
Facebook Unveils Global Cryptocurrency
Facebook announced on Tuesday it is launching its own cryptocurrency called "Libra," in a move aimed at creating a low-cost global payment system available through smart devices.
Libra, described as "a new global currency" and set to roll out next year, is being backed by about 25 partners, including nonprofits and firms in financial services and online commerce.
The new currency is to be supported by real assets and regulated.
RSS-Affiliate BMS to Hold Nationwide Campaign Against PSU Divestment
RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh said it will run a nationwide campaign against divestment of PSUs in the wake of Niti Aayog listing 92 state-owned companies for sell-off.
The meeting decided to hold nationwide awareness programme on "Save Public Sector" during 1-7 September.
Man Kills Himself by Jumping in Front of Metro Train in Delhi
A man kills himself by jumping in front of the metro train at Civil Lines Metro Station in Delhi. More details are awaited.
Former UEFA Chief Michel Platini Questioned in Qatar World Cup Probe
Former UEFA President and French soccer star Michel Platini was detained for questioning in probe over awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Sensex, Nifty Snap 4-Day Losing Streak
The Indian equity benchmarks snapped its four-day fall and ended higher, paced by gains in metal stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex closed 0.22 percent higher at 39,046.30 and the NSE Nifty 50 ended at 11,691.50, up 0.17 percent. The broader market index represented by the NSE Nifty 500 Index closed marginally higher at 0.1 percent.
2005 Ayodhya Terror Attack: 4 Get Life Imprisonment, 1 Acquitted
A special court in Allahabad pronounced its verdict in the 2005 Ayodhya attack case. Four of the accused have been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, while one of them has been acquitted.
Election Process Begins for 3 RS Seats in Odisha
The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a notification to conduct by-elections in three Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha.
With issuance of the notification, the nomination filing process has started and it will continue till 25 June, said BP Mishra, the returning officer for the Rajya Sabha polls.
Govt Sacks 15 Customs, Central Excise Officers on Charges of Corruption
After sacking errant income tax officers, the government dismissed from service 15 senior customs and central excise officials, including one of the rank of principal commissioner, on charges of corruption and bribery.
Invoking rule 56(j) of the Fundamental Rules, the government has sacked these Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) officers ranging from the ranks of Principal Commissioner to Assistant Commissioner, some of whom were already under suspension, according to a Finance Ministry order.
Major Terror Hideout Busted in J&K's Poonch
A major terrorist hideout was busted in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, leading to seizure of a huge cache of arms and ammunition, police said.
The hideout was unearthed during a joint operation of the Army and police in Gursai area of the district, said Ramesh Kumar Angral, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch.
Mizoram Police Rescue 8 Minor Rohingya Girls
Eight Rohingya girls, suspected to be victims of human trafficking, were rescued from a village near the Mizoram-Myanmar border in Champai district, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police of Northern Range Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said.
CBI Books Noted Lawyer Anand Grover, Lawyers Collective for FCRA Violations
The CBI has booked noted lawyer Anand Grover and his Mumbai-based voluntary organisation, Lawyers Collective, for alleged violation of rules in receiving foreign aid, officials said.
The agency has filed an FIR on the basis of a complaint from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which has alleged several discrepancies in the utilisation of foreign aid received by the group.
Man Kills Mother-In-Law After Heated Argument in Delhi
A man was arrested for allegedly killing his 60-year-old mother-in-law after hitting her with an iron rod following a heated argument in Delhi’s Rohini area.
The incident took place when the deceased woman, Ramkali, a domestic help, was going to work. Her son-in-law Rajesh, confronted her about his wife that led to the argument, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) SD Mishra said.
Six-Year-Old Killed in Roof Collapse in UP
A child was killed while another seriously injured when the roof of a house caved in at Shamli's Hind village in Uttar Pradesh, police said. The deceased has been identified as six-year-old Faizan.
3-Storey Building Collapses in Delhi's Sadar Bazar
A three-storey building in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar collapsed earlier today. No casualties were reported.
Maharashtra Govt Allocates Rs 500 Cr to Tackle Naxal Menace
The Maharashtra Government in assembly session allocated Rs 500 crore in its budget for modern weapons, instruments and technologies to put an end to Naxal activities in affected areas and also for special skill development program to provide employment to youth in the area.
The Opposition also staged walk-out in both Houses of Maharashtra legislature, alleging that the state's budget for 2019-20 was “leaked” on the Twitter handle of Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar before he presented it in the Assembly.
Google Not Relaunching Services in China: Pichai
Google, which quit China in 2010 in protest over Beijing's strict censorship policies, is not relaunching its services in the country without the "right conditions," CEO Sundar Pichai has said.
Google faced outrage last year when it was reported that the company may have been looking to get back into the search engine business in China, the world's second largest economy.
Sebi Imposes Rs 12 Lk Fine on NDTV for Disclosure Lapses
Markets regulator Sebi has imposed a penalty of Rs 12 lakh on New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) for failing to make timely disclosures to the stock exchanges.
The order comes after the regulator examined multiple disclosure lapses by NDTV and noted non-compliance with the Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeover (SAST) Regulations.
Rouhani Says World 'Praises' Iran Over US Standoff
Iran President Hassan Rouhani said the world "praises" Iran over its standoff with Washington, and that the US had broken promises by abandoning a landmark nuclear deal that Tehran had continued to honour.
"Today we are in a faceoff with America in which there is no one in the world that does not praise Iran," Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television.
Govt School Student Ragged, Assaulted by Seniors in Kerala
In an alleged case of ragging, a class eleven student of a government school in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram was beaten up by his seniors after he complained about it, following which a case was registered, police said.
According to the complaint, the boy was "ragged" by the senior students and when he complained about it to a teacher, he was allegedly assaulted, the investigating officer said.
Fadnavis to Attend 53rd Foundation Day of Shiv Sena on 19 June
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to attend the 53rd foundation day event of Shiv Sena in Mumbai on 19 June.
Mumbai Doctor’s Suicide: Police Oppose Bail Plea of Accused
The Mumbai police has opposed the bail application filed by the three doctors booked for the alleged abetment of suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi, the 26-year-old medical student, last month. The police said, they did not provide any satisfactory answers during the probe on why they returned to Payal’s room after the suicide.
(Source: The Indian Express)
NCB Launches Major Crackdown Against Illegal Drug Operations in Punjab
Security agencies are set to launch a multi-tier crackdown against traffickers and cross-border drug syndicates in Punjab, with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) deploying a special team of sleuths in the state to undertake "coordinated" action against the illegal narcotics trade.
IMA Jewels Case: CID Writes to Interpol About Main Accused
Crime Investigation Department (CID) has written to Interpol about main accused Mansoor Khan in IMA jewels case, who reportedly fled to Dubai on 8 June after spreading a video that he may commit suicide.
Govt Approves Restoration of 'Ration in Kind' to Defence Officers
Government of India has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Defence for restoration of the 'Ration in kind' to the defence officers, posted in peace areas.
The central government had earlier stopped the ration for officers posted in peace locations and had started paying them Rs 117 per day in lieu of that.
TMC MLA, 12 TMC Councillors & Cong Spokesperson Join BJP
TMC Bongaon MLA Biswajit Das, 12 TMC councillors and Congress Spokesperson Prasanjeet Ghosh join BJP in the presence of BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy in Delhi.
UP CM Adityanath Meets Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meets Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Delhi.
Sonia Gandhi, Kanimozhi, Farooq Abdullah Arrive for Opposition Leaders Meeting
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, DMK leader Kanimozhi, CPI leader D Raja and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah arrive at the Parliament for a meeting of opposition leaders.
Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi Gets Extension as Director General of Foreign Trade
Senior bureaucrat Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi was given extension of over three months as Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), a Personnel Ministry order said.
Chaturvedi, a 1986 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, will continue till 30 September, which is the date of his superannuation, beyond 18 June, it said.
2 Dead, 6 Injured as Rafting Boat Capsizes in J&K's Anantnag
Two people died and four injured after a rafting boat capsized at a tourist resort in Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag. Rescue operation is currently underway.
RBI Imposes Rs 1 Crore Penalty on HDFC Bank
RBI imposes Rs 1 crore penalty on HDFC Bank for KYC non-compliance.
Confidential Data of US Firm Stolen in Mumbai
In a case of suspected corporate espionage, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firm has approached police claiming that confidential data of its US- based client was illegally accessed.
Bhaynder police in Maharashtra's Thane district have registered a case after Epicentre Technology, a BPO, filed a complaint, a police official said.
15 Missing as Crowded Jeep Plunges Into River in Nepal
Fifteen people are missing after a crowded jeep they were travelling in skidded off a mountainous road and plunged into a river in Nepal's Humla district.
The jeep veered off the road and plunged into the Karnali river in Kharpunath rural municipality at around 1 pm (local time), the Himalayan Times reported.
Terrorists Hurl Grenade at Police Station in Pulwama, Civilians Injured
Terrorists lobbed a grenade at a police station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Some civilians have been injured. The area has been cordoned off. More details are awaited.
6.5 Magnitude Quake off Japan Coast Triggers Tsunami Warning
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck off the coast of Japan on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit 85 km ( 53 miles) northeast of the island of Honshu, but Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a warning for a 0.2-1.0 metre tsunami along the north west coast of the main island.
US Federal Reserve Begins Meeting on Interest Rates
US Federal Reserve begins two-day meeting on interest rates.
IAG Signals Intent to Buy 200 737 Max Aircraft: Boeing
Boeing says International Airlines Group signals intent to buy 200 737 MAX aircraft.
Body of Kenyan National Found With Knife Wound Marks in Delhi
Body of a Kenyan national was found with a knife wound mark on her chest in Mehrauli police station area in Delhi on Monday, 17 June. Police investigation is underway.
Xi Tells Trump China and the US Will 'Lose by Fighting'
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for cooperation in a phone call with Donald Trump on Tuesday, confirming he would meet the US leader at the G20 summit amid a bruising trade war.
"China and the US will both gain by cooperating, and lose by fighting," Xi told Trump, according to a readout by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV
RBI to Examine Concerns Over Data Localisation Rule: Govt
The RBI will examine concerns around its strict data localisation rules that require storing of customer data exclusively in India without creating mirror sites overseas, the government said.
KT Rama Rao to Attend Meeting of Presidents of All Political Parties
Working President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi KT Rama Rao will be attending the meeting of presidents of all political parties, called by the Prime Minister, tomorrow.
MLA Roshan Baig Suspended From Congress for Anti-Party Activities
All India Congress Committee has approved the proposal sent by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) to take action against R. Roshan Baig, MLA on account of his anti-party activities. He has been suspended from the party with immediate effect.
'Will Leave No Stone Unturned to Lift Morale of Armed Forces': Rajnath Singh on Restoring Ration In Kind
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “I will leave no stone unturned to lift the morale of armed forces and support their families after restoring ration in kind for officers of the three services. It is an honour for me to get an opportunity to do something for the Armed Forces.”
Petition Seeks Karnataka HC's Intervention in IMA Ponzi Scam Probe
A petition was filed in the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday seeking its intervention in the investigation of IMA jewel ponzi scam which duped several thousands of investors to the tune of over Rs 15,000 crore.
Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Minor in Outer Delhi
A man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in outer Delhi area, officials said.
The incident came to light after a passerby claimed that he saw the girl being "inappropriately touched" by the man in his 40's. The girl was playing in her locality just a few miles away from her house when he approached her, they said.
At Least 14 Killed in Attack on Mali Villages: Official
At least 14 people were killed in an attack on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, local officials said.
Case Registered Against Man Who Harassed Woman at Huda City Metro Station
Shamsher Singh, SP Crime, Gurugram said, “A woman had tweeted to Gurugram police, yesterday, that a man harassed her on 14 June at Huda City Centre Metro Station premises. A case has been registered in connection with the case and investigation is underway.”
WB Govt Appoints Administrator to Run Darjeeling Municipality
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday appointed the additional district magistrate (general) as an administrator to run the Darjeeling Municipality for a period of six months or till newly-elected councillors take over.
1 Dead in Mexico Helicopter Crash, Gunmen Fire at Responders
Mexican authorities say a helicopter crash killed the male pilot and injured three women, and then police who went to the scene were fired on by gunmen.
Telangana Guv, Maha & AP Chief Ministers to Attend Kaleswaram Project Inauguration
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that the inauguration of Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation project on Godavari will be held in the presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan and chief ministers of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
Boeing Signs First Deal for 737 Max Jet Since Deadly Crashes
The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft.
Eight EU Countries to Phase out Coal by 2030
Eight of the EU's 28 countries have pledged to phase out coal for electricity production by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, officials said.
Pakistan's Army Denies 'State Agencies' Killed Activist
Pakistan's army has condemned the killing of an outspoken critic of the country's political and military leaders, saying state security forces were not responsible for his death.
Suspected Jihadists Kill 15 Soldiers at Nigerian Army Base
Suspected jihadists killed 15 soldiers at an army base in restive northeast Nigeria, stealing weapons before looting shops in a nearby town, military sources said.
Pak PM Imran Khan Directs Cabinet to Implement Austerity Measures
In view of the current state of the Pakistani economy, the country's Prime Minister, Imran Khan has directed his cabinet to fully implement austerity measures and adopt a "simple lifestyle."
Hong Kong: Carrie Lam Publicly Apologises for Extradition Bill
Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader, Carrie Lam publicly apologised for having proposed controversial legislation that would allow criminal suspects to mainland China for persecution.
Historic Us Drug Bust Nets 16 Tonnes of Cocaine
US authorities said that they had seized around 16 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over USD 1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia.
Trump Promises 'Wild Rally' Ahead of His 2020 Re-Election Campaign
President Trump has promised a "wild" rally in Orlando, Florida to kick off his 2020 re-election campaign.
38 Killed in Attacks on Mali Villages
38 people were killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government said, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country.
2,200 Minors Booked for Driving Vehicles in Hyderabad This Year
In a special drive by the Hyderabad police, as many as 2,200 minors have been booked this year for driving vehicles.
Ten-Year-Old Us Girl Conquers Yosemite’s El Capitan
A 10-year-old US girl, Selah Schneiter, of Colorado has made rock climbing history by becoming the youngest person to ever scale Yosemite's iconic El Capitan.
Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users
Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms.
Trump Protesters Rally at Gay Bar Blocks From Arena Speech
Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what organizers say will be a public rebuttal to the president's policies.
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