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Iran Rejects Dialogue With US After Fresh Sanctions
Iran's UN ambassador said that conditions were not ripe for a dialogue with the United States after President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Tehran.
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Lack of Predictability, Coherence in India-US Strategic Relationship: Congressman to Pompeo
On the eve of his arrival in New Delhi, a top US lawmaker Tuesday told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that there is lack of predictability and coherence in America's strategic relationship with India.
BJP Parliamentary Meet Postponed
BJP Parliamentary Party meeting scheduled for today, has been postponed due to the demise of Rajasthan BJP President, Madan Lal Saini, yesterday.
6 Dead, At Least 39 Injured in Garhwa Bus Accident
6 dead and around 39 people injured after a bus fell into a gorge in Garhwa. Rescue operations underway. More details awaited.
Nepal Police Finds 28 'Suspicious Packages', Says All Aren't Bombs
Nepal police says suspicious packages found in 28 places across the country since morning. “All of them are not bombs, some were planted to create fear. 2 suspected packages were found in Kirtipur and Jawalakhel in Kathmandu valley but it proved to be a hoax,” the police said.
Raids Underway at IMA Jewels
DCP S Girish, head of Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating IMA Jewels case said that 41 kg jewellery, worth Rs 13 Crore, one pistol and 50 bullets & property documents have been found in Bengaluru. 4 boxes of pledged jewellery have been found, he said. The raids are underway.
EC Refuses to Disclose Ashok Lavasa's Dissent Note
Citing rule 8 (1) (g) of RTI act, the EC has refused to disclose Ashok Lavasa’s dissent note in connection with PM Modi's speeches during campaigning for Lok Sabha election, stating that doing so “will endanger life or physical safety of any person or identify.”
PM Modi to Leave for Japan on Wednesday
PM Narendra Modi to leave for Japan on Wednesday evening to attend the G20 Summit which will be held in Osaka, Japan.
NH 5 Blocked After Part of Mountain Falls
Traffic on National Highway 5 blocked after a portion of the mountain fell on the road near Kashang Nala in Kinnaur, today.
Bail Plea of 3 Doctors Booked in Payal Tadvi Case Rejected
A special court in Mumbai rejected the bail of the three doctors who have been booked in connection with Payal Tadvi’s suicide on Monday, stating that if granted bail, the doctors might tamper with evidence and witnesses.
The court further extended the judicial custody of the three doctors till 6 July, reported the Hindustan Times.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
Home Minister Amit Shah to Visit J&K on 26 June
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit the state of Jammu and Kashmir on 26 June for a two-day visit.
India Going Through 'Super Emergency" for the Past 5 Years: Mamata
Hitting out at the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said while Tuesday was the anniversary of the Emergency imposed in 1975, the country is going through "super emergency" for the past five years.
NH 5 Blocked After Portion of Mountain Fell on the Road
Traffic on National Highway 5 blocked after a portion of the mountain fell on the road near Kashang Nala in Kinnaur.
PM Modi, Amit Shah Remember Those who Opposed Emergency
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, on Tuesday 25 June condemned the 1975 emergency, remembering those who fought for restoring democracy 44 years back.
While PM Modi shared a video, saying that India’s democratic ethos prevailed over an authoritarian mindset, Home Minister Amit Shah also shared a card saying that on this day in 1975, democracy of the country was killed only for one’s own political interests.
Mumbai Police Arrests Man Who Attempted Suicide Inside BMC HQ
Mumbai Police has arrested a man, Sudam Shinde, who had attempted suicide inside BMC Headquarters, yesterday. He has been arrested under Section 353 of IPC (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).
EC Gets Go Ahead to Conduct RS Polls in Gujarat from Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has given a go ahead to the Election Commission to conduct Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat. The SC rejected Congress’ plea challenging the Election Commission’s decision to hold separate elections to fill up two Rajya Sabha Seats vacated by Amit Shah and Smriti Irani. SC said that the law makes it clear that only way to challenge the election is to file an election petition.
Antigua PM Hints at Choksi's Extradition
Fugitive Diamantaire Mehul Choksi might soon be extradited from Antigua. The Antiguan PM, on Tuesday 25 June said that there might be no Antiguan citizenship for Mehul Choksi. Choksi will be extradited after due process, according to reports.
Delhi Police Arrests 15 for Celebrating Gang Leader's Release
Delhi Police Crime Branch arrests 15 criminals of Kapil Sangwan gang, who had gathered in Dwarka to celebrate release of Kapil Sangwan on parole.
Madras HC Permits Rajiv Gandhi Assasination Convict to Appear in Person
Madras HC permits S Nalini, an convict in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination to appear in person to argue her plea seeking 6 months parole to make arrangements for her daughter's marriage.
(Times of India)
Monsoon Hits Mumbai, Thunderstorm and Lightning Predicted in UP
The Indian Meteorological Department, on Tusday 25 June said that monsoon has hit Mumbai, having covered the entire Maharashtra.
Apart from that, thunderstorm and lightning, accompanied with rain are very likely to occur during next three hours (valid up to 15:30 hrs IST) in Lucknow and at isolated places over Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Amethi, Ayodhya, Raebareli districts & adjoining areas.
RAC Jawan Posted Outside Finance Ministry Shoots Self
A Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) jawan, who was posted outside the Union Finance Ministry has shot himself. The jawan, who shot himself outside the Union Finance Ministry has succumbed to injuries.
AAP MLA Sentenced to 3 Months in Jail
Delhi court sentences AAP MLA Manoj Kumar to 3 months in jail for obstructing election process during 2013 Assembly polls.
15th Finance Commission Meets with K'taka Govt
The Fifteenth Finance Commission holds meeting with the Government of Karnataka.
Andhra Govt Takes Away Z Security from Naidu, Family
Andhra Pradesh government has reduced the security provided to the family members of former CM N. Chandrababu Naidu. His son and former state minister Nara Lokesh will now be provided 2+2 gunmen, earlier he had Z category security, Security for other family members is fully withdrawn.
PM Modi to Hold Bilateral Meetings with US, Japan on Sidelines of G20 Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold 10 bilateral meetings including the US and Turkey on the sidelines of G-20 Summit in Japan.
Amit Shah to Visit J&K on 26 June to Review Security Arrangement
Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir on 26 June to review the state's security and Amarnath Yatra arrangements.
(Source: India Today)
Cricketer Brian Lara Admitted to Hospital in Mumbai
West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara was admitted to hospital in Mumbai after complaining of discomfort.
4 Members of ISIS-Affiliate Terror Outfit Arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata Police has arrested four members of an ISIS-affiliated terror outfit from two places in the city.
Acting on a tip-off, officers of the Special Task Force (STF) arrested the four operatives of the 'Neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)', an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate.
Debt-riddent Rajasthan Farmer Kills Self by Consuming Pesticide
A debt-ridden farmer in Raisinghnagar of Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district allegedly killed self by consuming celphos (pesticide).
The farmer, identified as Sohan Lal, had taken a crop loan of Rs 2.5 lakh.
(Source: India Today)
Polls for 6 TN Legislative Seat to be Held on 18 July
Biennial election to the six Legislative Councils from Tamil Nadu to be held on 18th July. Counting of votes to be held the same day.
New UK PM to be Announced on July 23: Reports
New UK PM to be announced on 23 July. The new PM will replace Theresa May.
Chinese Prez Jinping Expected to Visit India This Year: Govt
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit India this year, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday. More details awaited.
Odisha Reserves 10% Seats for EWS Students in 3 Medical Colleges
Odisha government decided to implement 10 percent Economically Weaker Sections quota in three medical colleges in the state from this academic session after the Centre approved an increase of 100 MBBS seats.
Earlier, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry in a communication to the state government informed it to increase 25 MBBS seats each in Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital in Baripada and Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput.
Luggage Van, Second Class Coach of a Train Derails in Odisha
Engine, front guard cum luggage van and one general second class coach of Howrah-Jagdalpur Samaleshwari Express derailed between Singapur Road and Keutguda in Odisha.
The engine that caught fire was detached from the train. No injuries reported.
Minor Kidnapped, Raped in Madhya Pradesh
A five-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped by an unidentified person in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur.
The girl is severely injured and is undergoing treatment in a hospital in Jabalpur.
Court Grants Anand Patwardhan's Documentary for Screening at Film Festival
Kerala High Court has granted permission to filmmaker Anand Patwardhan's documentary film 'Vivek/Reason,' for screening on 26 June at the International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK).
BJP Delegation Submits Report on Bengal Violence to Amit Shah
BJP delegation led by BJP MP SS Ahluwalia submits its report to BJP National President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on BJP workers' killings and violence in Bhatpara, West Bengal.
Assam Police Arrests Man for 'Obscene FB Post' on Slain CRPF Man's Wife
Assam Police has arrested a person from Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly posting an obscene comment on Facebook on the widow of a CRPF commando who was killed in a blast triggered by Maoists in Jharkhand last month.
The slain CRPF commando, Sunil Kalita, hailed from Kamrup district of Assam.
SIT Seizes Cash Worth Rs 83 Lacks from IMA Shops
A Special Investigation Team conducted searches at IMA's Tilak Nagar and Yashwantapur shops and seized 2.27 kg gold ornaments, 26.5 kg silver and cash, worth Rs 83,26,000.
Mumbai Courts Summons Kangana Ranaut in Defamation Case
A Mumbai court has issued summons to actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel in a defamation case filed by Aditya Pancholi in 2017. The next date of hearing is 26 July.
HAL Workers Go on Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike over Wages
About 500 employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited went on an indefinite relay hunger strike from Tuesday, demanding settlement of wages and also salaries on par with other public sector undertakings.
"We have not got our wages settled since 2017. We are on a relay hunger strike for an indefinite period. Its throughout the nine units across seven states," chief convenor of all the unions Suryadevara Chandrasekhar said.
Criminal Complaint Filed Against Actor Salman Khan
A criminal complaint has been filed against actor Salman Khan by one Ashok Pandey before Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Andheri, for robbery, assault, criminal mischief & criminal intimidation.
Cong Parliamentary Meeting to be Held on 26 June
Congress Parliamentary Party meeting scheduled to be held at Parliament on 26 June. More details awaited.
Donald Trump Warns of 'Overwhelming' Retaliation to Any Iranian Attack
President Donald Trump warned Iran that an attack on US interests would trigger an "overwhelming" response and could bring "obliteration."
Amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran, Trump tweeted that "any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force."
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Arrives in Delhi
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Delhi. He is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26 June.
Trump Names Stephanie Grisham as New White House Press Secretary
Donald Trump appointed Stephanie Grisham as the new White House press secretary. She replaced Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Demolition of 'Praja Vedike' Building Begins
Demolition of 'Praja Vedike' building underway in Amaravati. The building was constructed by the previous government led by N. Chandrababu Naidu.
Pune Man Held for Stalking Senior Woman Bureaucrat
A Pune resident has been arrested by the cyber cell of Mumbai police for allegedly stalking a senior woman bureaucrat, an official said.
UP Man Allegedly Tries to Molest Woman, Then Targets Family, Runs over 2
Two elderly women were killed after being run over by a car driven allegedly by a man who tried to molest a woman from their family in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr. Two others were injured in the hit-and-run on Monday night.
In CCTV footage, the car is seen coming in at high speed; it then hits the two women. Soon, a group of people gather around the women as the car sped away.
Pompeo Says US Hoping for Afghan Peace Pact Before 1 September
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington is hopeful a peace agreement to bring an end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan can be reached before 1 September.
Trump Warns Iran of Grave Consequences in Case of Any Misadventure
US President Donald Trump warned Iran of grave consequences in case of any misadventure, amidst rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.
His statement came hours after Iran warned that new US sanctions targeting its supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and a string of military commanders meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington.
2 Arrested in Gurugram for ‘Smuggling’ Cattle
Two persons were allegedly assaulted by a mob in Haryana's Gurugam district on the suspicion of smuggling cattle.
Two pickup vans were intercepted by a group of "cow protection unit" near Islampur village, 3 km from here, in the morning, said Savita Kataria -- the person who led the group.
50-Kg Ganja Seized in Mathura, 2 Held
Two persons were arrested after 50 kg of ganja worth Rs 5 lakh were allegedly recovered from their possession in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district, police said.
Married Woman Attacked by Paramour
A 20-something married woman was attacked allegedly by her paramour, whom she was living with in outer Delhi's Narela, following a quarrel, police said.
US Fed to Look 'Carefully' at Facebook Virtual Coin Libra
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said the US central bank will be closely scrutinizing Facebook's newly announced cryptocurrency Libra with an eye toward potentially regulating the virtual coin.
20,000 Migrants Rescued from Sahara in Three Years: IOM
Nearly 20,000 migrants have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger over the past three years, the International Organization for Migration said.
Powell Says US Economy Facing Growing Uncertainties
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the economic outlook has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central bank to reassess its next move on interest rates.
Trump 'Very Concerned' About Conditions at Migrant Detention Facilities
US President Donald Trump said that he was "very concerned" about the conditions at migrant detention facilities on the border but asserted that the situation was much better than that during the previous Obama regime.
Rapper Cardi B Pleads Not Guilty to Strip Club Brawl Charges
Rap superstar Cardi B pleaded not guilty to attempted assault charges, including two felonies, filed in connection with her alleged involvement in a New York strip club brawl.
Illinois Becomes 11th State to Allow Recreational Marijuana
Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise by signing legislation making the state the 11th to approve marijuana for recreational use in a program offering legal remedies and economic benefits to minorities whose lives critics say were damaged by a wayward war on drugs.
Trump Opponents Turn the Mueller Report into an Art Form
Liz Zito is a multimedia artist so immersed in the Mueller Report that she wrote fan fiction to fill in the parts that were redacted by the Justice Department. When she worried that other Americans didn't know about the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller, she found her own way to make them accessible: A "performative reading" in downtown Manhattan.
Brazil Supreme Court Rejects Request to Free Ex-Leader Lula Brasilia
Brazil's Supreme Court rejected a request to free leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison while they consider whether Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who was the convicting judge, was biased.
San Francisco, 1st US City to Ban E-Cigarettes
San Francisco has become the first major US city to ban the sale of e-cigarettes. Backers hope the move will curb underage use while critics say the ban will make it harder for adults to buy an alternative to regular cigarettes.
Father-Daughter Mexico Border Drowning Highlights Migrants' Perils
The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments.