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US Prez Trump Kicks Off 2020 Re-election Campaign

US President Donald Trump kicks off 2020 re-election campaign with Florida rally.

(Source: AFP)

Yogi Announces Financial Assistance of Rs 25 Lakh, Job to Martyred Army Major's Family: UP Min Rana

Uttar Pradesh Minister Suresh Rana said, “UP CM Yogi Adityanath has announced financial assistance of Rs 25 lakh and a govt job to a family member of Army Major Ketan Sharma who lost his life in Anantnag encounter on June 17, a road will also be named after his name.”

(Source: ANI)

Japan Quake Causes Minor Tsunami, 16 Hurt

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, sparking a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports of major damage and only a handful of light injuries.

(Source: AFP)

Case Registered Against Restaurant Employee Who Stabbed Another in Delhi

A restaurant employee in his 20s was stabbed to death by a fellow worker in Central Delhi on June 17 allegedly after an argument broke out between them. Police have registered a case and teams have been formed to nab the accused.

Air India Suspends Captain & Crew Who Fought on Board

Air India derosters a Captain and crew of AI 772 who fought on board in public view. Incident happened on June 17 onboard Bengaluru-Delhi flight when Captain allegedly asked crew to wash his tiffin.Matter also reported to DGCA. Air India has issued summons to the crew for questioning.

(Source: ANI)

MP Cops Suspended for Sleeping on Duty

Two policemen were suspended and posted to the police line after they were caught sleeping on duty during a surprise visit by Indore SP Yusuf Qureshi. Action was also taken against another policeman who was patrolling in his personal vehicle.

(Source: ANI)

PM Modi Wishes Cong President Rahul Gandhi on his 49th Birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, 19 June sent out his best wishes to Congress President Rahul Gandhi on the latter’s 49th birthday.

In a tweet, PM Modi said, “May he (Rahul Gandhi) be blessed with good health and a long life.”

Jet Airways Hearing Begins

Hearing in the Jet Airways case has begun at the National Company Law Tribunal in Mumbai.

Congress' Opposition Party Called Off

An opposition party meeting called by the Congress for Wednesday, 19 June has been called off.

( Source: ANI)

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SP Leader Killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

A Samajwadi Party leader was killed in a Maoist strike in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur. Initial reports don’t say anything about the identity of the leader. More details awaited.

(Source: Times Now)

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AICC Dissolves Present Committee of Karnataka Cong

The All India Congress Committee has decided to dissolve the present committee of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee. The president and working president remain unchanged.

(Source: ANI)

OPEC to Meet on 1 & 2 July After Several Postponements

OPEC scheduled a meeting with the member nations and non-OPEC allies on 1 and 2 July, respectively.

OPEC and allies were originally planning to meet on 25-26 June, and have been debating for the past month on a new date for their upcoming meeting to discuss oil output policy.

(Source: Reuters)

Bus with 30 Passengers Overturns in Himachal

At least 30 passengers were injured after a Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation bus en-route from Sandhole to Mandi overturned at Kotli in Mandi district.

The injured were admitted to a hospital and their condition is to be stable.

(Source: ANI)

Maha Govt Set up Committee to Look in to Hysterectomy Incidents

Responding to concerns over hysterectomy incidents in Beed, Maharashtra, state Health Minister Eknath Shinde said that the government has set up a committee headed by the principal secretary of the health department to probe into the matter.

(Source: ANI)

UK Sinha Panel on MSMEs Submit Report to RBI

The Reserve Bank has said the expert committee on the MSME sector, set up in January under the chairmanship of former chairman of Sebi UK Sinha, has submitted its report to the governor Shaktikanta Das.

The eight-member committee was set up to review the framework for the micro, small and medium enterprises, and suggest long-term solutions for the economic and financial sustainability for the sector also to study the impact of the recent economic reforms on the sector and identify the structural problems impacting its growth.

(Source: PTI)

EC Sends Notice to Sunny Deol for Over-Spending in LS Polls

The Election Commission has sent BJP MP Sunny Deol a notice for overspending during his poll campaign which may cost him the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.

Deol has apparently spent Rs 86 lakh in the campaigning, therefore surpassing the 70 lakh limit.

(Source: India Today)

Jet Airways bankruptcy: NCLAT to Hear SBI Petition

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLAT) said it would hear a petition filed by a consortium of 26 banks, led by the State Bank of India, seeking recovery of over Rs 8,500 crore from Jet Airways on 20 June.

(Source: The Indian Express)

'Credible Evidence' Links Saudi Crown Prince to Khashoggi Murder, Says UN expert

A UN human rights expert has recommended an investigation into the involvement of Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of journalist Khashoggi citing 'Credible evidence'.

(Source: AP)

Mike Pompeo Cancels Sri Lanka Visit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday cancelled his trip to Sri Lanka, still recovering from the Easter Sunday bombings, due to "unavoidable scheduling conflicts" during his visit to the Indo-Pacific region next week.

Pompeo's trip to Colombo was aimed at expressing America's solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka as they stand united against the despicable April 21 suicide attacks.

(Source: PTI)

7 Killed, 25 Injured as Bus Collides With Truck in UP's Fatehpur

At least seven people lost their lives and 25 others sustained injuries when a bus collided with a truck here Wednesday, police said.

Additional Superintendent of Police Pooja Yadav said the accident took place at the Bilari-Kaunh Modh under the Chaandpur police station area in the morning.

(Source: PTI)

South Korea to Send 50,000 Tons of Rice to North Korea

South Korea said on Wednesday that it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food Programme, in its second aid package announced over the past month as it seeks to help with North Korean food shortages and improve bilateral relations.

(Source: AP)

4 Suspects to Face Charges in the Netherlands for Shooting Down MH17

Four suspects to face charges in the Netherlands for shooting down MH17, suspects identified as three Russian and one Ukrainian national, say international investigators.

(Source: Reuters)

US Army Recovers 'Hand and Finger Prints' From Japanese Tanker

The US army said it recovered 'hand and finger prints' from the Japanese tanker which was attacked off the coast of Iran. The US army also said that the tanker was hit by a mine with 'resemblance' to Iranian ones.

(Source: AFP)

'South Korea Will Show DD India & We Will Show Their Channel': Union I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar

Union I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “We have entered into agreement with South Korea also, where South Korea will show DD India & we will also allow South Korean KBS channel, it will be available in India. This mutual cooperation with neighboring countries is very important.”

(Source: ANI)

Adidas’ Iconic ‘Three-Stripes’ Trademark Invalid, Rules EU Court

German sportswear brand Adidas lost a legal battle to trademark its “three-stripes” logo in a European Union court on Wednesday. The court said Adidas failed to prove that the motif had acquired a “distinctive character” throughout the EU that would qualify it for legal protection.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Finance Minister Reviewed State of Economy, Discussed Budget Related Proposals: RBI Governor

Finance Minister reviewed the state of economy, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das after FSDC meeting. Budget related proposals also discussed; financial stability is underlying theme of monetary policy.

(Source: PTI)

HDFC Acquires Majority Stake in Apollo Munich Health Insurance for 1,347 Cr

HDFC acquired a majority stake in Apollo Munich Health Insurance for Rs 1,347 cr. Apollo Munich will be merged with HDFC Ergo, creating a business of over Rs 10,800 cr, says HDFC.

(Source: PTI)

Showcause Notice to Cong MLA for Remarks Against Leadership

The Congress in Telangana has issued a show cause notice to party MLA Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy for his critical remarks against the party and its leadership, and sought an explanation from him within 10 days.

The notice, dated June 17 issued by the party's disciplinary action committee, was released to the media here Wednesday.

(Source: PTI)

DCW Notice to Maharshi Valmiki Hospital, Delhi Police in Bawana Rape Case

The Delhi Commission for Women has issued notices to the Medical Superintendent of Maharshi Valmiki Hospital and the city police in connection with the alleged sexual assault on a six-year-old girl in Bawana.

The girl was allegedly assaulted by a man in outer Delhi Tuesday and was taken to Maharshi Valmiki Hospital in Rohini where doctors referred her to another facility saying emergency services were closed, angering a crowd that ransacked the premises.

(Source: PTI)

Fire Breaks Out in at a Godown in Mumbai's Sewri

Fire breaks out at a company's godown in Mumbai’s Sewri area. Four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. No casualties/injuries reported.

(Source: ANI)

Meeting Between HRD Minister, State Education Ministers Postponed

A meeting scheduled for June 22 between HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and state education ministers on the National Education Policy has been postponed to the first week of June, officials said.

The meeting has been postponed due to the ongoing Parliament session and the demand for more time to study the policy.

(Source: PTI)

ED Arrests Two Former IL&Fs Executives in PMLA Probe

The Enforcement Directorate arrested two former executives in connection with its money laundering probe in the IL&FS alleged financial irregularities case, officials said.

They said former joint MD of the company Arun K Saha and MD of transportation network K Ramchand were arrested late evening in Mumbai under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

(Source: PTI)

AAP Moves Delhi Speaker, Seeks Disqualification of 2 Rebel MLAs

The AAP approached the Delhi Assembly Speaker, seeking disqualification of its two rebel MLAs, Anil Bajpai and Devinder Sehrawat who joined the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, party spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said.

(Source: PTI)

Self-Help Guru Convicted in Lurid Sex-Trafficking Case

The former leader of a purported self-help group was convicted Wednesday of federal charges that centered on lurid details of what prosecutors called a secret society of “sex slaves” within a community of followers in upstate New York.

A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours to find Keith Raniere guilty on all counts of sex-trafficking and other charges accusing him of coercing women into unwanted sex using systematic shame and humiliation.

(Source: AP)

CISF Personnel Commits Suicide in Delhi

A 27-year-old CISF personnel allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his home, police said.

The body of Vipin Kumar, a native of Jahanabad, Bihar, was found after his neighbours noticed a foul smell emanating from his ground floor apartment in Shahdara's Dilshad Colony, they said.

(Source: PTI)

Fire Breaks Out at Bank of India in Churchgate

In Mumbai, a fire breaks out at Bank of India building, Churchgate. Four fire tenders at the spot. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Coimbatore Police Releases 700 DMK Workers

Coimbatore Police have released the 700 DMK workers who were detained, earlier today, after they protested in front of Coimbatore City Corporation Office demanding immediate solution for the water crisis in Coimbatore.

(Source: ANI)

UN Expert Airs Drama of Audio of Khashoggi's Saudi Slaying

The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body.

Not to worry, the doctor said: "Joints will be separated. It is not a problem," he assured. "If we take plastic bags and cut it into pieces, it will be finished. We will wrap each of them."

(Source: AP)

Trump’s UN Envoy Nominee Defends Climate Record

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next US envoy to the United Nations defended her record on climate change, saying it is a "real risk to our planet" that must be addressed.

(Source: AP)

Mueller Must Testify Before Congress: Democratic US Rep Adam Schiff

Democratic US Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress about his Russia investigation.

(Source: Reuters)

No Drinking Water by 2030 If We Don't Conserve Now: Niti Ayog

The recent report of NITI Ayog on groundwater level said that 21 indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad - will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people.

(Source: ANI)

Action Against Docs After Infant Dies Due to ‘Negligence’ in Bareilly

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the suspension of a doctor and departmental proceedings against another after reports of negligence in attending to an infant at a government hospital in Bareilly surfaced, officials said

The Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS) of the men's wing at the government hospital, Dr Kamlendra Swaroop Gupta, was suspended after the death of the four-day-old girl, an official release stated.

Departmental proceedings have also been ordered against Dr Alka Sharma, CMS, women's wing.

(Source: PTI)

France's Ex-Prez Sarkozy To Go on Trial Facing Corruption Charges

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy is to go on trial facing charges of corruption and influence peddling after losing his final bid to avert appearing in the dock, sources close to the case said.

(Source: AFP)

Jihadists Kill 17 Civilians in North Burkina Faso: Minister

Jihadist fighters killed 17 civilians in a nighttime raid on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said.

(Source: AFP)

Regime Attacks Kill 28 in Syria’s Idlib: Monitor

Regime attacks killed 17 civilians and 11 combatants in Syria's jihadist-run northwest, a war monitor said, the latest violence to rattle a region housing three million people.

12 civilians were killed in regime air strikes on a village in the Jabal al-Zawiya region of southeastern Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

(Source: AFP)

White House Area on Lockdown, One Held By Secret Services

The US Secret Services have put the White House area on lock-down after an individual "dropped a backpack" and "attempted to jump a bike rack" near the estate.

(Source: ANI)

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Indonesia’s Papua

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Papua, in eastern Indonesia, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

(Source: AFP)

Pak Security Forces Kill 2 Terrorist Linked to Abduction of Ex-PM’s Son

Two suspected ISIS terrorists, who were allegedly involved in the abductions of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's son and a US national, were killed by Pakistani security agencies in Punjab province, police said.

(Source: PTI)

J&K's Administration Organises Training Session for 'Back to Village' Initiative

In Jammu and Kashmir’s Pooch District, administration organised a training session for district officers, regarding implementation of 'Back to the Village' initiative of the state administration.

'Back to the Village' program will be organized between 20-27 June across all Panchayats of state.

(Source: ANI)

Russia Must Ensure 'Justice' After MH17 Murder Charges: Pompeo

Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State said that Russia must ensure justice after the MH17 murder charges.

(Source: AFP)

Biden Not Apologizing for Remarks on Segregationist Senators

Joe Biden refused to back down Wednesday amid a torrent of criticism from rival Democratic presidential hopefuls for saying the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists.

(Source: AP)

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