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Politicians' tweets could get slapped with warning labels

Presidents and other world leaders and political figures who use Twitter to threaten or abuse others could find their tweets slapped with warning labels.

The new policy , announced by the company on Thursday, comes amid complaints from activists and others that President Donald Trump has gotten a free pass from Twitter to post hateful messages and attack his enemies in ways they say could lead to violence.

(Source: AP)

Mexico Stages Raid on Train, Detains Many Migrants

About 100 Mexican soldiers and immigration agents raided a freight train in southern Mexico on Thursday and detained dozens of Central American migrants riding atop the cars.

(Source: AP)

Six Dead Endangered Right Whales Found in Canadian Waters

Six critically endangered North Atlantic right whales have been found dead in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence this month, Canadian officials said on Thursday.

As a result, Transport Canada has expanded a shipping speed limit of 10 knots in the Gulf and closed 16,000 square kilometers (6,200 square miles) to commercial fishing.

(Source: AFP)

2 Congress, 3 TDP Leaders from Telangana join BJP

Two Congress and three Telugu Desam Party leaders from Telangana joined Bharatiya Janata Party.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

Militant Killed in Encounter With Security Forces in J&K's Budgam

Security forces gunned down a militant in an encounter at Gund Checkpora area in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

(Source: CNN News18)

Encounter Between Security Forces and Naxals in Rajnandgaon

Arms and ammunition recovered after an encounter broke out between security forces and naxals in Rajnandgaon. More details awaited.


Rajasthan Dacoit Surrenders Before Dholpur SP

Dacoit Jagan Gurjar surrenders before the Superintendent of Police (SP) Dholpur.


Mumbai Receives Heavy Rainfall

Mumbai, on Friday, 28 June, received heavy rainfall, temperature at 27 Degrees Celsius.


All Department Heads in Congress Likely to Step Down: Report

Quoting sources, CNN News18 reported that all department heads in the Congress would likely step down soon, signaling a leadership crisis in the party.

Former Andhra Pradesh CM Naidu Asked to Vacate Official Residence

Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority has served notice to Former CM, N Chandrababu Naidu to vacate his current official residence.

(Source: ANI)

BJP Worker, Son Shot At By Relative

BJP 'Mahila Morcha' worker and her son shot at in Delhi’s Kanjhawala allegedly by a relative, earlier today. Both the injured have been admitted to a hospital.

(Source: ANI)

Senior Congress Leaders Arrive at Rahul Gandhi's Residence

Congress leaders PC Chako, Sheila Dixit, KC Venugopal, Ajay Maken, JP Aggarwal, Mahabal Mishra and Arvinder Lovely arrive at the residence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

SC Refuses to Interfere With AAP MLA's Disqualification

The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the Delhi Speaker’s notice to disqualify AAP MLA Devinder Sherawat under the anti-defection law for joining the BJP.

SC Allows Pleas For Security of Women in Court Premises

Supreme Court allows advocates to file plea for providing social security measures as well as safety for lady advocates in court premises and its amenities beyond court working hours throughout the country.

CRPF Killed in Encounter With Naxals

One CRPF personnel has lost his life and another personnel injured in an encounter with Naxals in Keshkutul area of Bijapur. More details awaited.


Bihar CM Should Resign: Rabri Devi on Encephalitis Deaths

Speaking to the media, Rabari Devi has called for Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, and health minister Mangal Pandey’s resignations over the encephalitis deaths.

“Children are dying and the government is not doing anything. The government and the administration are responsible for the deaths. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey should resign.”

Death Toll in Naxal Encounter Rises to Two

Two CRPF personnel have lost their lives in an encounter with Naxals in Keshkutul area of Bijapur. More details awaited.

24-Yr-Old Woman Stabbed to Death in Delhi

A 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Chirag Delhi area, earlier today. Investigation underway.

Number of Days With Good Air Quality on Rise in Delhi: Govt

There has been a nearly 15 per cent decline in particulate matter 2.5 and 10 levels in Delhi in the last three years and the number of days with good air quality are also on the rise, the government said Friday.


Telangana, AP CM Hold Meeting on Sharing River Water and Pending Issues

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Friday held a meeting here on sharing of river water and other issues concerning the two states.


Shah Moves Resolution to Extend Prez Rule in J&K for 6 Months

Home Minister Amit Shah Friday moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of six months.


ED in Process of Issuing Red Corner Notice Against IMA Case Accused Mansoor Khan

ED is in the process of issuing Red Corner Notice against absconding accused Mohammad Mansoor Khan and is also examining possibility of invoking of Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.


ED Attaches Assets in IMA Jewels Case

ED attaches under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 20 immovable properties and balances in bank accounts totaling to ₹209 crore of IMA Group, Bengaluru and its Managing Director Mohammed Mansoor Khan, in a Ponzi scheme case.

(Source: ANI)

6-Yr-Old Raped by 45-Yr-Old Man in MP

A 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 45-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh’s Nowrozabad. The accused has been arrested. Case registered under section 376 of IPC and POSCO Act.


No Proposal to Increase Amount Provided Under Awaas Yojana

The government has no proposal to increase the amount provided under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, the Minister for Rural Development Narinder Singh Tomar informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday, 28 June.

(Source: PTI)

Mohan Markam Appointed President of Chhattisgarh Congress

All India Congress Committee appoints Mohan Markam as the President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect.

Man Arrested for Allegedly Raping a British Woman in Goa Escapes Police Custody

30-year-old Ramchandra Yellapa who was arrested in Dec 2018, for allegedly raping a 40-yr-old British woman at Canacona in South Goa, escaped from police custody when he was being brought to a local court in Margao town. The search is on to track him down.

(Source: ANI)

Death Toll in Naxal Encounter Rises to 3

One more CRPF personnel has succumbed to injuries sustained in an encounter with Naxals in Keshkutul area of Bijapur, today. Two personnel had earlier succumbed to injuries sustained in the encounter.

(Read the full story here.)

Spurned Lover Stabs 24-Year-Old Woman Multiple Times

A spurned lover allegedly stabbed a 24-year-old woman multiple times at her residence in the capital's Chirag Dilli area, police said Friday.

The woman, identified as Pinkey was in a relationship with the accused Sunny, they said. Both Pinkey and Sunny were rushed to AIIMS. While Pinkey succumbed to her injuries, the accused is presently being treated at the hospital, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Haryana Pradesh Mahila Cong Head Says She Won't Accept Party Positions Till Rahul Withdraws Resignation

Sumitra Chouhan, President of the Haryana Pradesh Mahila Congress in her resignation letter submitted to President All India Mahila Congress wrote, “I'll not accept any party position, till Rahul Gandhi withdraws his resignation. I tender my resignation herewith & I request my resignation be accepted.”

(Source: ANI)

Civic Official Hit by BJP MLA With Bat Admitted to a Hospital

The Indore civic body officer attacked by BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya with a cricket bat Wednesday has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital here, a doctor said on Friday.

The officer, Dhirendra Singh Bais (46), was hit by a cricket bat-wielding Akash Vijayvargiya, the son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, in full public view when an Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) team went to demolish a dilapidated house at Ganji compound there.

(Source: PTI)

April-May Fiscal Deficit at Rs 3.66 Lakh Crore

India's April-May fiscal deficit is at Rs 3.66 lakh crore, which is 52% of the full year target of Rs 7 lakh crore for FY20. The April-May revenue deficit is at 68% of the year's target.

FY20 ends on 31 March 2020.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

Sheila Dikshit Dissolves All Delhi Block Congress Committees

Delhi Congress Chief Sheila Dikshit has dissolved all 280 block Congress committees with immediate effect.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi, Telangana Cong Committee Working Presidents Resign From Post

Working Presidents of Delhi and Telangana Pradesh Congress Committees have resigned from their posts. Also, AICC Secretaries Virender Rathore, Anil Choudhury, Rajesh Dharmani and Foreign Cell Secretary Virender Vashist resigned today.

(Source: ANI)

Rupee ends at 69.01/$, highest level against Dollar since April 1

Rupee ends at 69.01/$, highest level against Dollar since April 1, vs Thursday's close of 69.06/$.

(Source: CNBC-TV18)

Suspected Militant Attack on Philippine Army Camp Kills 5

Philippine military officials say suspected Islamist militants have attacked a military camp in southern Sulu province, killing three soldiers and two civilians.

Regional military commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana says nine other soldiers were wounded in Friday's "inhumane attack" by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants on in the headquarters of an army brigade combat team in Indanan town.

(Source: AP)

MP's Satna Nagar CMO Allegedly Beaten up by BJP Panchayat President

Madhya Pradesh’s Satna Nagar Panchayat Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Devratna Soni was injured after he was allegedly beaten up by BJP Panchayat President Ram Sushil Patel. Riyaz Iqbal,SP Satna says, "Both of them have filed cases, Ram Patel is also claiming that he was beaten."

(Source: ANI)

Budgam Encounter Terrorist Identified, Arms & Ammunition Recovered

From the incriminating materials recovered, the killed terrorist from the Budgam (J&K) encounter has been identified as Zarar from Pakistan, who was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Arms & ammunition recovered. Case registered.

(Source: ANI)

France Temperature Hits All Time High at 44.3 Degrees

All-time hottest temperature in France recorded at 44.3 Degrees Celsius according to the French weather service.

(Source: AFP)

India's Current Account Deficit Narrows to USD 4.6 Billion

India’s current account deficit (CAD) was at US$ 4.6 billion (0.7 percent of GDP) in Q4 of 2018-19 narrowed from US$ 13.0 billion (1.8 per cent of GDP) in Q4 of 2017-18 and US$ 17.7 billion (2.7 per cent of GDP) in the preceding quarter.

(Source: ANI)

Heat Wave Intensifies in Jammu, Srinagar Records Dip in Mercury

The heat wave conditions intensified in Jammu on Friday as the maximum temperature settled at 42.4 degrees Celsius-- 4.7 notches above season's average and the highest in the last two weeks, a MET department official said.

The maximum temperature in the city marked an increase of 2.4 notches compared to previous days 40.2 degrees Celsius, forcing many to remain indoors.

Jammu had recorded the season's highest day temperature on June 10 when the mercury had touched 44.4 degrees Celsius.

(Source: PTI)

France: Temperature Hits All Time High at 45 Degrees Celsius

France recorded 45 Degrees Cesius heat for first time, according to the French weather service.

(Source: AFP)

Japanese Encephalitis Claims 6 Lives in Assam's Jorhat

At least six persons have died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) during the last fortnight in Assam's Jorhat district, a health department official said on Friday.

Ten other affected persons are now undergoing treatment at the Jorhat Medical College Hospital.

(Source: PTI)

Interest Rate on Small Saving Schemes Cut by 0.1%

The government has cut the interest rate on small savings schemes by 0.1 percent, effective July 1, for July-September quarter according to the Finance Ministry.

(Source: PTI)

Muzaffarpur Death Toll Goes Up to 133

Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur rises to 133 (112 at Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital and 21 at Kejriwal Hospital).

India's External Debt Rises 2.63 pc to USD 543 bn at March-End

India's external debt increased 2.6 per cent to USD 543 billion at end-March 2019, primarily on account of a rise in short-term debt, commercial borrowings and non-resident Indian (NRI) deposits, the RBI said Friday.

The increase in external debt was partially offset by valuation gain resulting from the appreciation of the US dollar against Indian rupee and other major currencies.

(Source: PTI)

US Sanctions Son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: Treasury

The Trump administration on Friday ratcheted up its pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by targeting his son, also named Nicolas Maduro, with sanctions.

The Treasury Department announced the sanctions in a notice on its website.

(Source: Reuters)

UP Government Adds 17 Castes to the List of Scheduled Castes

Uttar Pradesh Government adds 17 castes, including Kashyap, Mallah, Kumhar, Rajbhar, Prajapati & others in the list of Scheduled Castes. District officers have been ordered to issue Caste Certificate to the families of those belonging to these 17 castes.

(Source: ANI)

Two Murder Accused Shot Outside an MP Court, Seven Held

Two murder accused were injured when some persons opened fire on them on a court premises in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh, police said.

(Source: PTI)

MP Jailbreak: One of the Four Who Escaped Nabbed

One of the four undertrials who had escaped from a jail in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district on June 23 was recaptured, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Mamata Asks Hakim to Resolve Problem With Jyoti Basu Centre

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked minister Firhad Hakim to resolve an issue faced by the CPI(M) to build a research centre after the name of the late marxist patriach Jyoti Basu, an official source said.

(Source: PTI)

Indecent Proposal Spurned, Man Throws Acid on Niece

A 35-year-old man threw acid on her distant niece seriously injuring her, after she refused his sexual advances in Nadia district of West Bengal, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Suspected Suicide Bombings in Philippine Army Camp Kill 7

Two suspected Muslim militant suicide attackers detonated bombs in an army camp in the southern Philippines, killing three soldiers, two civilians and themselves, military officials said.

(Source: PTI)

On Way to Office, Woman Boxer Assaulted in City

An international woman boxer was allegedly verbally abused and physically assaulted on Friday by a man when she was going to office in a two-wheeler, police said.

(Source: PTI)

IAS Officer Verma Who Blew Lid off Post-Matric Scholarship Scam Transferred

The Haryana IAS officer who blew the lid off the multi-crore post-matric scholarship scam here has been transferred from his department.

(Source: PTI)

Pak Parliament Passes Rs 7.022 Trillion Federal Budget

Pakistan's Parliament gave its nod to the Rs 7.022 trillion federal budget for the fiscal 2019-20, as the ruling party and its coalition partners comfortably defeated the Opposition's move to block the passage of the Finance Bill.

(Source: PTI)

Naxals Killed a Man in Visakhapatnam Suspecting Him to Be a Police informer

In Visakhapatnam, naxals killed a man in Bonjangi village on 28 June suspecting him to be a police informer. The deceased was abducted by the Naxals on June 27. A letter purportedly written by Naxals was found at the spot.

(Source: ANI)

Air Force Lauds Pilot of Jaguar Aircraft for Averting Tragedy in Ambala

The Indian Air Force (IAF) hailed the pilot of a Jaguar aircraft that had a narrow escape in Ambala on Thursday for his prompt action that not only saved the fighter jet but also the lives of people.

(Source: PTI)

US Religious Freedom Report on Pakistan ‘Biased’ and ‘Unsubstantiated’: Foreign Office

Pakistan rejected a report on religious freedom in the country by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom terming it as "biased" and "unsubstantiated".

(Source: PTI)

Alabama Woman Charged in Fetal Death, Her Shooter Goes Free

An Alabama district attorney's office hasn't decided whether to prosecute a woman indicted for manslaughter after she lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight.

Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December altercation over the fetus's father, authorities said.

(Source: AP)

Avowed White Supremacist Gets Life Sentence in Car Attack in US

An avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a young woman, apologized to his victims before being sentenced to life in prison on hate crime charges.

James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, had pleaded guilty in 29 March of 30 hate crimes in connection with the 2017 attack that killed Heather Heyer and injured more than two dozen others.

(Source: AP)

Upset With Govt's Response on Farmer's Suicide, BJP MLAs Walkout of Rajasthan Assembly

Dissatisfied with the government's reply on the recent suicide of a debt-ridden farmer in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district, BJP MLAs staged a walkout from the state assembly.

(Source: PTI)

US Expects 25 PC Drop in Arrests on Mexico Border in June

The number of migrants taken into custody at the US-Mexico border is expected to drop by 25 per cent in June, in part due to Mexican efforts to stem the flow, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security said.

(Source: AP)

Thousands Gather in New York 50 Years After LGBTQ Uprising

Thousands of people converged Friday on the Stonewall Inn for the 50th anniversary of the rebellion that catalyzed a movement for LGBTQ liberation, marking the milestone with celebrity performances, speeches and personal reflections.

(Source: AP)

US Judge Blocks Indiana 2nd Trimester Abortion Procedure Ban

A federal judge blocked an Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure on Friday, just days before the law was set to come into force.

The order putting the Indiana law on hold was released hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to revive a similar law in Alabama that sought to ban dilation and evacuation abortions.

(Source: AP)

At Least 43 Killed in Congo Mine Collapse

At least 43 illegal miners died when part of a copper mine collapsed in southeastern DR Congo, a Congolese official said.

(Source: AFP)

Trump Hints at Meeting Kim Jong Un in North-South Korea Border ?

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