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At Least 21 Dead After Bus Collision in Mexico

A collision between a truck and a bus full of pilgrims in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, has killed at least 21 people. The bus burst into flames after the crash. The pilgrims were returning from the Catholic shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint.

(Source: AFP)

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Petrol & Diesel Price Hiked by 6 Paise in the Golden Quadrilateral

Price of petrol and diesel increased by 6 paise across all major cities.

(Source: CNBC-TV18)

UK Opposition Calls for Election or Second Referendum on Brexit Deal

The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn - criticised for failing to take a clear position on Brexit - has said the only way out of the political crisis was to hold a general election or a second "public vote on any deal agreed by parliament".

(Source: PTI)

Main Accused in the Murder of Three Children in Bulandshahr Arrested

A team of Delhi Police Special Cell South West has arrested the main accused in the murder of three children in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

(Source: ANI)

Louisiana Lawmakers Pass Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, joining a string of other US states restricting the termination of pregnancies as early as six weeks.

(Source: PTI)

Saudi Arabia Asks Nations to Respond to Iran with 'Firmness'

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says Muslim nations must confront recent attacks blamed on Iran with "all means of force and firmness."

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Court Extends Interim Protection to Karti Chidambaram

A Delhi court on Thursday, 30 May, extended till 1 August the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis cases by the CBI and the ED.

(Source: PTI)

Vadra Appears Before ED For Questioning in Money Laundering Case

Robert Vadra appears before ED in Delhi for questioning in money laundering case, officials told PTI.

Pak Extends Closure of Airspace Along India till Border till 15 June

Pakistan has further extended the closure of its airspace along its eastern border with India until 15 June, according to the country's civil aviation authority.

Saradha Scam: Rajeev Kumar Moves Calcutta HC

ADG CID Rajeev Kumar moves Calcutta HC, seeks quashing of notice issued to him by CBI in the Saradha chit fund scam.

No 10% EWS Quota in PG Medical Admissions in Maharashtra: SC

SC says 10% EWS quota will not apply to PG medical courses in Maharashtra for 2019-20 academic year.

Punjab CM to not Attend Modi's Oath Taking

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh will not be attending PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony on Thursday, 30 May, reported ANI quoting Singh’s media adviser.

Fire Breaks Out at Godown in Thane

Fire breaks out at a godown in Shilphata, Mumbra in Thane district. 2 fire engines, 2 rescue vehicles, 2 water tankers present at the spot, reported ANI.

Two Revenue Officials Held in Rajasthan's Bundi for Taking Bribe

Rajasthan's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a panchayat secretary and a patwari of the revenue department in Bundi district for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 25,000, officials.

(Source: PTI)

Top Afghan Officials Hold Talks with Pakistani Authorities

A high-level Afghan delegation led by national security adviser has held talks with top civilian and military officers in Pakistan, discussing security issues, peace process with Taliban and also to prepare the ground for a possible visit of President Ashraf Ghani next month.

(Source: PTI)

South African President Unveils Trimmed-Down Cabinet

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled his new trimmed Cabinet, which includes two Indian-origin leaders and 50 per cent women, making the country one of the world's few gender-balanced government.

(Source: PTI)

Bomb Blast Outside Military University in Kabul

Bomb blast outside military university in Afghan capital Kabul, said police.

Drugs Worth 5 Crore Destroyed by Tripura Police

Drugs worth approximately Rs 5 crore that were seized during a period of last 1.5 months are being destroyed by Tripura police.

(Source: ANI)

SC Grants 7 Day Interim Protection to Anirban Das

Supreme Court today granted seven-day interim protection to Anirban Das, a social activist from West Bengal, who alleges that he could be arrested in a criminal case in Alipurduar for his alleged Facebook post against West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

(Source: ANI)

Two End Life by Jumping Before Train in Rajasthan's Jaipur

A man and a woman committed suicide by jumping before a train in Jaipur, police said.  The victims have been identified as Naveen Kumawat (27) and Sunita (23), they said.

(Source: PTI)

Mecca to Host Three Summits Focused on Iran Tensions

The holy city of Mecca prepared to welcome Arab and Muslim leaders for three summits, as Saudi Arabia seeks to rally support against arch-rival Iran over attacks on oil installations.

(Source: PTI)

BCCI Suspends Rinku Singh for 3 Months for T20 Participation

BCCI has said that the first-class cricketer from Uttar Pradesh and India A player Rinku Singh participated in unauthorized T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi. He did not seek permission from BCCI,so is suspended with immediate effect for period of three months starting 1 June 2019.

(Source: ANI)

Woman Shot Dead by Brother in Suspected Case of Honour Killing in UP

A 19-year-old woman was killed and her husband seriously injured on Thursday in a suspected case of 'honour killing' in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Wikileaks Says Assange Is Ill; He Misses Brief Court Hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has missed a court session, apparently due to health problems.

(Source: PTI)

UK Court Extends Remand of Nirav Modi till 27 June

London Court extends custody of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi till 27 June. Next case management hearing will be on 29 July.

(Source: ANI)

INX Media Case Transferred to Special Court from CBI

INX Media case transferred to MP MLA Special Court from CBI Court as Karti Chidambaram has now been elected Member of Parliament.

(Source: ANI)

2 Workers Killed in Fireworks Factory Blast in TN

Two persons were charred to death in an explosion at a private fireworks factory unit near Sattur in the district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

BJP Worker Killed in WB

BJP worker found dead in Burdwan, West Bengal.

BJP has alleged TMC’s hand in the killing.

(Source: PTI)

Indian Missing & 'Presumed Dead' Found in UAE Jail

A missing Indian man, who was presumed dead by his family back home, is in jail in Abu Dhabi for overstaying his one-month visa during his visit to the Gulf nation, according to a media report.

(SourceL PTI)

Vice Admiral Atul kumar Takes Over As Flag Officer, Commander-in-Chief, ENC

In Andhra Pradesh, Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) from Vice Admiral Karambir Singh at a Ceremonial Parade held at the Naval Base in Visakhapatnam.

(Source: ANI)

OIC Calls for Peaceful Resolution of Kashmir Issue, Claims Pakistan

Pakistan claimed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed "deep concern" on the Kashmir situation and called for its peaceful resolution.

(Source: PTI)

Man Gets Life Term for Killing Wife over Dowry

A fast-track court in Muzaffarnagar awarded life imprisonment to a man for killing his wife over dowry demand.

Judge Balraj Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on the convict, Satender.

(Source: PTI)

Uber, Indian Oil to Offer Fuel Discounts to Drivers

Ride-hailing giant Uber announced it is partnering with state-run Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOCL) to offer discounts to drivers on petrol, diesel and CNG at IOCL petrol pumps across India.

(Source: IANS)

Ex-Religare Chairman, Sunil Godhwani Detained At Delhi's IGI Airport

Sunil Godhwani, former Religare Chairman detained at Delhi's IGI Airport by Economic Offences Wing (EOW). More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Two Let Militants Killed in Sopore

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

(Source: IANS)

3 Killed, 4 Injured in Road Accident in Uttar Pradesh

Three people were killed and four others injured in a road accident in Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh.

(Source: IANS)

Two People Shot Dead in Northeast Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar Area

Two people were killed after a 35-year-old man allegedly opened fire in Delhi's Jyoti Nagar area, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Jagan Announces Call Centre in CMO to Tackle Corruption

Come August 15, people in Andhra Pradesh may directly complain to the Chief Minister's Office about corruption, discrimination or on not receiving benefits of government schemes.

A call centre will be opened in the CMO to receive the complaints from people. This was announced on Thursday by Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy soon after taking oath as the Chief Minister.

(Source: IANS)

Assam NRC: Ensure Fair Procedure in Dealing with Claims & Objections, Says SC

The Supreme Court asked the Assam state coordinator for National Register of Citizens to ensure that fair procedure is adopted in dealing with claims and objections of persons against exclusion or inclusion of citizens in the draft NRC.

(Source: PTI)

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Calcutta HC Accepts Kolkata's Ex-PC Rajeev kumar's Plea, CBI to Visit His Residence

Calcutta High Court accepts the plea of Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking CBI notices directing him to appear before the agency be quashed, on conditions that he has to deposit his passport & cooperate with the agency.

For attendance CBI shall go to Rajeev Kumar's residence everyday at 4 PM. He cannot go outside Kolkata. No coercive steps against Kumar for one month. Next hearing on 12th June.

(Source: ANI)

Spurious Liquor Claims 3 Lives in Sitapur of UP

Three persons died and four others were taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in Saijanpur village of the Mahmudabad area , Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, the police said.

(Source: IANS)

Youth Booked for Raping Minor in Sikar District Sikar

A youth was booked for allegedly raping a minor in Sikar, Rajasthan, a crime that came to light after the girl delivered a premature baby two days ago, police said.

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2 Terrorists Killed in Encounter in J-K’s Baramulla

Two unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

PIL Seeks Fire Safety in Coaching Centres in Delhi; HC Asks AAP Govt, Police to Respond

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the AAP government, the police and the fire department to respond to a PIL seeking directions to them to ensure fire safety in all private coaching centres in commercial as well as residential areas of the national capital.

(SourceL PTI)

Activists' Plea for Probe into Maoist Leader's Killing Opposed

The Kerala police have opposed a plea by some rights activists to conduct a fact-finding inquiry into the killing of a suspected Maoist leader on 7 March in Wayanad district.

(Source: PTI)

HC Directs Delhi Govt to Comply with Order on More Fast Track, Commercial Courts

The Delhi High Court directed the AAP government to comply with its previous order to place before the Cabinet the need for 18 more fast track and 22 commercial courts, failing which coercive action would be taken against the department concerned.

(Source: PTI)

Amarinder-Sidhu Tussle Intensifies as Former Cricketer Hits Back at CM

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu hit back at Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saying thathe has been unfairly "singled out" for the poor performance of the Congress and that some people wanted him out of the party.

(Source: PTI)

US Blocks over USD 46 MN in Funds of Terrorist Groups: Report

The US blocked more than USD 46 million in funds of designated terrorist groups, including Pakistan-based outfits, until the last year as part of its crackdown on foreign terrorist organisations and individuals, according to an annual report.

(Source: PTI)

16-Year-Old Boy Dies While Playing PUBG

In Madhya Pradesh, Furkan Qureshi, a 16-year-old boy in Neemuch died due to cardiac arrest while continuously playing mobile game PUBG on May 28. Dr Ashok Jain,Cardiologist says,"He was brought without pulse. We tried to resuscitate him but we couldn't."

(Source: ANI)

Pulwama Martyr's Wife Upset over Delhi Travel Plans

Pulwama martyr Bablu Santra's wife Mita Santra raised questions over arrangements to take her family to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi by making them travel with kins of slain BJP activists in the state.

(Source: IANS)

Two Pakisani Nationals Caught by the BSF in Rann of Kutch

In Gujarat, two Pakistani nationals were apprehended by the Border Security Force (BSF) along with their fishing boat in the Harami Nallah area in Rann of Kutch. They are being interrogated.

(Source: ANI)

7 Dead, 21 Missing After S. Korean Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

Rescue workers scoured the Danube River in downtown Budapest Thursday for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists sank in a matter of seconds after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour.

(Source: AP)

China Says Us 'Playing with Fire' over Taiwan

The United States "is playing with fire" over Taiwan, Beijing, after recent US moves related to the self-ruled island -- including the transit of warships through the Taiwan Strait.

(Source: PTI)

Data Mismatch Deprives 1.5 Lakh UP Farmers of Money

Problems in the data base of the Uttar Pradesh government has stalled the transfer of funds to over 1.5 lakh farmers.

These farmers are beneficiaries under the PM Kisan Samriddhi Yojana.

(Source: IANS)

Man Dies After Acid Attack, Woman Accompanying Him Injured

A man died and a woman accompanying him suffered severe burn injuries after some unidentified persons threw acid at them on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in the district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

SC Says Media Report on NRC Procedure, Disturbing

In the backdrop of reports that a decorated former army officer has been declared a foreigner by a tribunal in Assam, the Supreme Court asked the NRC state coordinator to ensure that fair procedure is adopted in dealing with the claims and objections on inclusion of citizens in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC).

(Source: PTI)

BJP Trying to Create Divide Between Bengalis and Non-Bengalis: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people of the country to raise their voice against the "torture of BJP" and accused the saffron party of trying to create a divide between Bengalis and non-Bengalis in the state.

(Source: PTI)

Trump Briefly Acknowledges Russia Helped Him Get Elected

US President Donald Trump briefly acknowledged in a tweet that Russia helped him get elected but quickly backtracked in comments to reporters.

(Source: PTI)

Saradha Chit Fund Case: Cal HC Grants Protection from Arrest to Rajeev Kumar

The Calcutta High Court Thursday granted protection from arrest and any coercive action till 10 July to West Bengal CID Additional Director General Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chit fund scam case.

(Source: PTI)

Goa Appoints Namrata Menon Brand Ambassador to Promote Yoga

Yoga instructor and fitness expert Namrata Menon was appointed Goa's brand ambassador to promote the ancient system of physical and mental practices in the coastal state.

(Source: PTI)

Critical Social Media Post Against WB CM: SC Grants 7-Day Protection to Activist

The Supreme Court granted seven-day protection from arrest to social activist Anirban Das against whom a case has been lodged for publishing a social media post critical of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

(Source: PTI)

6-Year-Old Strangulated to Death, Body Found in Water Tank

The body of a six-year-old girl with strangulation marks was Thursday found inside a water tank of her house in Rajasthan's Kota district, police said.

The incident was reported from Old Railway Colony of Kota city, they said.

(Source: PTI)

Metro Rail from GR Noida to Jewar Airport by 2023: YEIDA

A new metro rail line will run between Greater Noida and go up to the upcoming Jewar airport by 2023, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority announced.

(Source: PTI)

23-Year-Old Arrested for Killing a Man in Northeast Delhi

A 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing another person in northeast Delhi's Welcome area, police said.

The accused has been identified as Danish, a resident of Welcome area.

(Source: PTI)

Austria Gets First Female Chancellor

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen appointed the head of the country's constitutional court as Austria's first female chancellor to lead an interim government until elections later in the year.

(Source: PTI)

Musharraf's Health Deteriorates, Rushed to Hospital

Pakistan's former military ruler General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf's health suddenly deteriorated on Thursday and was rushed to a hospital here, according to a media report.

(Source: PTI)

US Diplomat to Succeed Ousted UN Envoy for Somalia

A former US special representative to Somalia who also served as Washington's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been tapped to be the next United Nations envoy to Somalia, replacing an emissary who was expelled four months ago.

(Source: PTI)

Qatar PM in Saudi on First Visit Since Gulf Crisis: Media

Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al-Thani arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend three summits, state media said, the highest ranking official to visit the kingdom since the start of a two-year-old Riyadh-led boycott.

(Source: PTI)

Two Killed, 16 Injured as Vehicle Falls into Gorge in Himachal's Sirmaur Nahan

Two persons were killed and 16 others injured when a vehicle carrying a marriage party fell into a 200-metre deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district.

(Source: PTI)

PIL Moved in Delhi HC Against The Title of Salman Khan's Upcoming Movie 'Bharat'

A PIL was moved in Delhi High Court against Salman Khan's upcoming movie 'Bharat'. The petition says that the title of the film is in violation of Section-3 of Emblems & Names Act ( Prevention of Improper Use), according to which word 'Bharat' can't be used for commercial purpose.

(Source: ANI)

Students' Union President of DU College Found Hanging, Police Suspect Suicide

Students' union president of a Delhi University college was found hanging at his home in Nanakpura area of the city, the police said, who suspect it to be a case of suicide.

However, no suicide note was recovered from the room where the body of Utkarsh Sharma, a third year student of BA (Hons) Political Science at Ram Lal Anand College, was found, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Two Held for Allegedly Molesting Minor Girl in Gurugram

The Gurgaon police has arrested two persons for allegedly molesting a minor girl after inviting her to a birthday party, a police officer said.

(Source: PTI)

Trump Lashes Special Counsel After He Says No Exoneration

President Donald Trump assailed special counsel Robert Mueller as a "never Trumper" and a rejected, conflicted job-seeker on Thursday, a day after Mueller bluntly rebuffed Trump's repeated claims that the Russia investigation had cleared him of committing a federal crime of obstruction of justice.

(Source: AP)

French Parcel Bomb Suspect Pledged Allegiance to IS: Source

An Algerian suspected of setting off a package bomb in southeast France last week has told investigators that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said.

(Source: PTI)

Supplementary Chargesheet Filed Against 3 Accused in CST Foot over-bridge Collapse

Supplementary chargesheet filed in Bombay sessions court against the three accused BMC officers in 14 March incident of foot over bridge collapse near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station.

(Source: ANI)

At Least 5 Killed, 18 Injured in Iraq IED Blast

At least five killed and 18 injured after improvised explosive devices go off in the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk - local hospital.

(Source: Reuters)

Rohtang Pass to Open for Tourists From 1 June

Rohtang Pass, the 13,050 feet gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley, is set to open for tourists from June 1 onwards, according to district authorities.

Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus said, "Tourists can now go to Rohtang pass from June 1. The road to the pass was opened on May 19 but it will open for tourists from June 1. After National Green Tribunal order, permits to 1,300 vehicles are being issued for each day. The pass will remain closed every Tuesday for maintenance purpose."

(Source: ANI)

Exchange of Fire Between Terrorists & Security Forces in J&K's Shopian

Exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces in Dragad Sugan area of Shopian District in Jammu and Kashmir. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

North Korea Envoy Executed over Trump-Kim Summit

Kim Hyok Chol, who led working-level negotiations for the summit in Hanoi between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in February, was executed with four other North Korean foreign ministry officials in March, Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing an unidentified source.

Kim Jong Un’s top aide Kim Yong Chol is reportedly undergoing hard labor, according to the South Korean newspaper report.

(Source: Bloomberg)

US to Hit Goods from Mexico with Tariffs over Illegal Immigration

US to hit goods from Mexico with tariffs over illegal immigration. Trump says, the 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods will gradually increase "until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied."

(Source: AFP)

Fire Breaks out at Electricity Department in Indore

Fire broke out at a transformer at main power house of electricity department last night in Indore. Fire fighting operations underway. Electricity connections in the city affected.

(Source: ANI)

One Terrorist Neutralised in Shopian Encounter

One terrorist has been neutralised in the encounter which broke out between terrorists and security forces in Dragad Sugan area of Shopian district earlier on Friday, 31 June morning. Operation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

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