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Updated25 Jun 2018, 02:11 AM IST
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Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers

Saudi Arabia scripted history on Sunday, 24 June, when it shed its tag as the last county in the world with a ban on women drivers. Photos of Saudi women behind the wheel began to make the rounds on social media after the official ban on was lifted.

4:14 AM, 24 Jun

14 Killed in Three Mexico Shooting Incidents

At least 14 people were killed on Sunday, 24 June, in three shooting incidents in the northern Mexican city of Juarez, notorious for its drug gang related violence.

One of the attacks occurred in the southern part of the city, where eight men who were gathered watching the World Cup football match between Mexico and South Korea, were shot at by armed gunmen who killed six and injured two, according to security officials.

4:15 AM, 24 Jun

Yogi Starts Cleanliness Drive in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath started a cleanliness drive from Gomti river bank in Lucknow on Sunday, 24 June. Cabinet ministers, mayor, MLAs and corporators will also take part in the drive, reported ANI.

4:27 AM, 24 Jun

Nine Killed in Andhra Pradesh Road Accident

Nine persons were killed and four others injured when a bus hit an auto-rickshaw in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district early on Sunday, 24 June police said. The accident occurred near Somayajulapalle on Kurnool-Nandyal highway.

The state-owned Road Transport Corporation bus hit the auto, which was carrying 13 people. While seven died on the spot, two others succumbed in a nearby hospital. The injured were shifted to a government hospital in Kurnool.

4:48 AM, 24 Jun

PM Modi Inaugurates Delhi Metro's Green Line

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the a section of Delhi Metro’s green line, from Mundka-Bahadurgarh, via video conference on Sunday, 24 June.

4:50 AM, 24 Jun

4-Yr-Old Found Dead in A Military School

A 4-year-old boy found dead in a military school in Kodagu, on Sunday, 24 June. Parents alleged he was murdered, reported ANI.

4:59 AM, 24 Jun

Kerala Man Who Went Missing After Argentina's Loss Found Dead

Dinu Joseph, 30-year-old fan of Argentina captain Lionel Messi, who went missing on 21 June hours after Argentina's 3-0 loss to Croatia in 2018 FIFA World Cup, has been found dead, reported ANI.

He has reportedly been found near Illikkal Bridge in Kottayam.m

4:59 AM, 24 Jun

Four Killed in MP Road Accident

Four including two children were killed after an over speeding car rammed into a truck parked on Indore-Bhopal Highway in Sehore on Sunday, 24 June.

5:15 AM, 24 Jun

TN Police Register Case Against DMK's Stalin

The Tamil Nadu Police filed a case against DMK Working President MK Stalin and other DMK workers in Guindy, for staging protest in front of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit's residence earlier on Saturday.

Stalin was protesting Governor's 'interference in federal structure.'

6:30 AM, 24 Jun

Eight Coaches Derails Between Bhansi & Kamalur in Chhattisgarh

Eight coaches and engine of a goods train derailed and fell from a bridge between Bhansi and Kamalur in Chhattisgarh, reported ANI

6:39 AM, 24 Jun

Petitioner Questions Govt on Cutting Trees in Delhi

Petitioner in the National Green Tribunal against the cutting of trees in South Delhi, Anil Sood, asked how the government openly violated the law.

How can you openly violate law? I’ll have to run from pillar to post to get permission to chop even one tree, and you are cutting 16,500 trees. I didn’t receive any response from conservator of forests, that means government doesn’t have permission.
Anil Sood, petitioner in NGT
6:47 AM, 24 Jun

PM Modi Approves Setting of Metro Standards Committee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of a committee headed by E. Sreedharan, to lay down standards for metro rail systems in India.

7:02 AM, 24 Jun

Violence & Cruelty Can Never Solve a Problem: PM Modi

Violence and cruelty can never solve a problem and it is peace and non-violence which always win, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

Referring to Guru Nanak Dev and Kabir Das, he said they worked towards social harmony and fought against casetism. He also referred to Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, saying he worked for the unity and integrity of India.

Talking about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the Prime Minister said the lesson to be learnt from the incident is that “violence and cruelty can never solve any problem. It is peace and non-violence, renunciation and martyrdom that are triumphant in the end.”

7:28 AM, 24 Jun

5 Killed, 8 Injured in Accident in Uttar Pradesh

At least five persons, including four women, were killed and eight others seriously injured when a pick-up vehicle hit a stationary truck at a petrol pump here, police said today.

Superintendent of police RP Singh said that the incident took place on the Gorakhpur-Sonauli highway last night.

The deceased have been identified as Shabidun Nisha (45), Muhammad Hussain (26), Sabina (50), Nazroon Nisha (23) and Najboon Nisha (40), the SP said. The injured have been admitted to the Gorakhpur medical college.

All the deceased were residents of Maharajganj and were returning from Kichocha Sharif in Ambedkar Nagar district.

7:55 AM, 24 Jun

15 Killed as Tractor-Trolley Falls into Canal in Telangana in Hyderabad

Fourteen women and a child were killed while seven others injured when a tractor-trolley fell into a canal in neighbouring Yadadri district today, police said.

The tractor driver apparently lost control while avoiding a two-wheeler coming from the opposite direction. The tractor-trolley fell into the Musi river canal near Laxmapuram village at around 10 am, they said.

Over 20 people were travelling on the trolley when the accident occurred.

“The deceased include 14 women and a child. At least seven others who were injured in the mishap have been rushed to a nearby hospital,” Assistant Commissioner of Police S Ramesh, who is monitoring rescuing operation, told PTI over phone.

9:18 AM, 24 Jun

Indian Army Major Arrested For Murder

Indian Army Major Nikhil Handa was arrested in Meerut's Daurala earlier on Sunday. He is accused of murdering wife of another Indian Army major, who was found dead with her throat slit in Delhi's Brar Square a day earlier.

9:46 AM, 24 Jun

Militants Attacked an Army Patrol Party in Kulgam

Heavy firing is reportedly underway between militants and security forces after militants attacked an Army patrol party in Kulgam's Chadder Bhan, Jammu and Kashmir, reported ANI.

9:54 AM, 24 Jun

1 Arrested in BJP Worker Murder Case

A 45-year-old man was arrested on Sunday, 25 June, in connection with the murder of BJP Worker Trilochan Mahato last month, reported ANI.. Mahato’s body was found hanging from a tree in Balarampur's Khudigora jungle in West Bengal on 30 May, 2018.

(With inputs from ANI)

12:20 PM, 24 Jun

Police Kill Armed Man Firing Shots in US' North Minneapolis

Police in Minneapolis say officers shot and killed a man who was firing a handgun as he walked down a city street.

In a statement on the department's Facebook page, police say the incident happened around 5.30 pm local time, Saturday, on the north side of Minneapolis.

Authorities say two calls to 911 reported that a man was firing a handgun into the air and the ground. When officers arrived, they pursued a suspect on foot and the chase "ended in shots being fired." The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mayor Jacob Frey said in a statement that the body cameras of the officers involved were "on and activated." Hours after the shooting, the Star Tribune reports a loud but peaceful crowd started to gather at the scene.

(With inputs from PTI)

1:26 PM, 24 Jun

Fire Breaks out in Mumbai's Girgaon

Fire broke out at Girgaon's Kothari House building in Mumbaia at 6.08 pm, reported ANI. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.

2:05 PM, 24 Jun

16 Injured as Bus Comes in Contact with Live Wire in Rajasthan

Nearly 16 people were injured on Sunday, 24 June when their bus came in contact with a high voltage electricity supply line in Rajasthan's Karauli district, police said.

The bus, which was travelling to Khedla from Alipura village, came in contact with 11,000 KV electricity supply line, leaving 16 people, who were sitting on top of the vehicle, injured, sub inspector at Hindaun police station, Mukesh Kumar said.

He said that 11 people were admitted to a hospital for treatment whereas five others were discharged after primary treatment.

(With inputs from PTI)

3:47 PM, 24 Jun

5 Killed in Lightnings Across West Bengal

Five persons were killed and seven others injured in incidents of lightning strikes in Nadia and Bankura districts of West Bengal on Sunday, 24 June, police said.

While three farmers were killed and five others injured at Gajna in Nadia district, two persons were killed and two others injured in the state's Bankura district, the police said.

In Nadia district, the three farmers died when they were working in a field during rain and thunderstorm. When they were taken to the Krishnaganj rural hospital, the three were declared brought dead, a police officer said.

The five injured were admitted to the Shaktinagar hospital, a police officer said.

(With inputs from PTI)

6:22 PM, 24 Jun

Saudi Air Defences Intercept Missile Above Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over Riyadh on Sunday, state-run al-Ikhbariya television said.

At least six loud blasts were heard and bright flashes were seen in the sky over Riyadh, and puffs of smoke were later visible above the city, a Reuters witness said. No casualties were reported immediately.

The Houthis' al-Masira television said later that rockets were aimed at Saudi defence ministry and other targets in the Saudi capital. However, Reuters could not verify the report.

There was no immediate comment from the Saudi authorities or from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen against the Houthi movement.

(With Reuters inputs)

8:29 PM, 24 Jun

Erdogan Declares Victory in Turkish Presidential Poll

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in elections on Sunday, citing what he said was a public mandate for him and the alliance led by his ruling AK Party.

Erdogan the most popular, and divisive, leader in recent Turkish history, said there would be no turning back from where he and the Islamist-rooted AK Party had brought the economy.

"I hope nobody will try to cast a shadow on the results and harm democracy in order to hide their own failure."

Broadcasters had earlier reported that Erdogan had 52.8 percent of the vote, with 95.1 percent of the votes counted in the presidential election.

(With Reuters inputs)

9:38 PM, 24 Jun

Nigeria Imposes Curfew After Atleast 70 Die in Communal Clashes

Nigeria imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Sunday in central Plateau state after least 70 people died in communal clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders over the weekend.

Strife in the decades-old conflict has escalated sharply this year, particularly in the ethnically and religiously diverse hinterland states known as the Middle Belt, causing more deaths than the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria's northeast.

(With Reuters inputs)

3:58 AM, 24 Jun

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