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Moradabad Man Stabs His Own Children

A man was arrested on Friday in Nirmalpur village for killing his two children.

"He had stabbed his four children with a pair of scissors. One died on spot, another died under treatment. He suspected his wife of having an illicit affair, so he did this," the police told ANI.

(Source: ANI)

26 Child Labourers Rescued from a Biscuit Factory in Raipur

26 children, working at a biscuit factory in Raipur, were rescued by teams of Child Protection Committee on Friday.

“We've been running a drive against child labour from 10-15 June and rescued 24 children across Raipur. Today our team went to a biscuit factory from where rescued we found 26 children,” District Child Protection Officer told ANI.

“They've been sent to children's home. We'll do their counselling tomorrow and take action against the factory management,” he added.

(Source: ANI)

Shivpal Yadav's Party to Contest 2022 UP Elections

Shivpal Yadav on Friday said that his party will contest the 2022 elections in Uttar Pradesh on its own.

“We've decided to contest 2022 elections. We've to strengthen the party so that in 2022, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) forms a government on its own. Rumours are that there'll be a merger, this should put an end to all that,” he said.

“Our party will stay Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia), our election symbol will stay that of a key and our party will form the government in UP in 2022,” he added.

Fire Breaks Out in Pesticide Factory in UP's Meerut

A fire broke out in a pesticide factory and spread to an adjacent factory in Mohkampur industrial area in Meerut on Saturday morning. Nine fire tenders were sent to the spot and firefighting operations are underway.

(Source: ANI)

TN ISIS Module Case: 3 Terror Suspects Sent to Judicial Custody till 28 June

Coimbatore ISIS module case: Three terror suspects have been sent to judicial custody till 28 June by a Magistrate Court in Tamil Nadu, reports ANI.

2 TMC Workers Dead After Bomb Hurled at Their Residence in Bengal's Murshidabad

TMC workers Khairuddin Sheikh and Sohel Rana died after bomb was hurled at their residence on Friday night in Murshidabad district of West Bengal.

"We were sleeping, and the next thing we know was that our house was bombed. They shot my father. Few days back, my uncle was also killed. The Congress is behind this,” Milan Sheikh, Khairuddin's son, told ANI on Saturday.

Telangana CM To Not Attend NITI Aayog Meet

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will not attend NITI Aayog meeting today in Delhi, reports ANI.

Manmohan Singh To Hold Meet with Congress-Ruled State CMs

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is expected to hold meeting with the Congress-ruled state Chief Ministers at party office today, reports ANI.

4 Sanitation Workers Die of Suffocation in Gujarat’s Vadodara

Seven people including four sanitation workers cleaning a hotel's septic tank have died, allegedly due to suffocation, in Fartikui village of Gujarat’s Vadodara district, reports ANI.

Beijing Confirms Chinese Trawler Hit Philippine Boat

Beijing confirmed on Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a "hit and run".

The Chinese trawler sailed away after the incident Sunday near Reed Bank that sank the fishing boat, sparking outrage from Philippine authorities and media.

While President Rodrigo Duterte has largely set aside the once tense stand-off with China over the resource-rich waterway, many in the Philippines bristle at Beijing's actions in the sea.

The Chinese embassy in Manila said the crew of trawler Yuemaobinyu 42212 "bumped into" the Philippine boat and then left due to safety fears.

"The Chinese captain tried to rescue the Filipino fisherman, but was afraid of being besieged by other Filipino fishing boats," the statement said.

Trump Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks but Calls for Talks

US President Donald Trump is blaming Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. But he's also hoping that implicit US threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area.

A day after explosions blew holes in two oil tankers just outside Iran's territorial waters, rattling international oil markets, the administration seemed caught between pressure to punish Iran and reassure Washington's Gulf Arab allies without drawing the US closer to war.

Trump said on Friday on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" that "Iran did it." And the US military released video it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers.

(Source: AP)

'Jungle-Raj' Prevailing in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh tells Governor

Alleging that "jungle-raj" was prevailing in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav met Governor Ram Naik on Saturday over the poor law and order situation and asked him to "wake up" the Yogi Adityanath government as he used to do during the SP regime.

"The Governor used to intervene on law and order earlier (during SP regime). It was said that there were only Yadav officers...Now there is hardly any Yadav SP or DM. We have requested him (Governor) to wake up the government and give direction to control the prevailing 'jungle-raj'," the SP chief told reporters after meeting the Governor.

He, along with senior party leader Ahmad Hasan, gave a memorandum to the Governor and sought his intervention to check deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

(Source: PTI)

K'taka CM Kumaraswamy Meets PM Modi

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him for being re-elected as the Prime Minister.

(Source: ANI)

Extradition Law Will Be 'Suspended', Says Hong Kong Leader

Hong Kong leader has reportedly said that divisive extradition law will be 'suspended', reports AFP news agency.

Pressure on Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam was mounting on Saturday, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in protest.

Minor Girl 'Gangraped' in Rajasthan’s Ajmer

A minor girl was allegedly gang raped in Beawar area of Rajasthan’s Ajmer yesterday. "We have managed to identify the suspect, efforts are on to nab him. The child was admitted to hospital at night and is stable now. She has identified two people. The probe is underway,”ANI quotes SP Kunwar Rashtradeep, as saying.

2007 Jyoti Chaudhary Rape & Murder Case: Two Convicts Move HC Over Mercy Plea

Two convicts in the 2007 Jyoti Chaudhary rape and murder case have moved the Bombay High Court challenging the rejection of their mercy petition by the President. The execution of the two convicts is scheduled for 24 June, reports ANI.

India's Initiative of International Solar Alliance Received Overwhelming Support: EAM Jaishankar

“Our initiative of international solar alliance has received overwhelming support. 74 countries have today signed framework agreement,” said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at the fifth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit, in Dushanbe.

(Source: ANI)

Bridge in China Collapses, Sending Vehicles Into River

An entire section of a roadway bridge has plunged into a wide river in southern China, sending two vehicles into the water and leaving two people missing.

Heyuan city police said the 120-meter (390-foot) section collapsed early Friday morning.

China's Xinhua News Agency reported that two nearby security guards rescued a 44-year-old man, and two other people remained missing.

Dramatic footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed two arches of the six-arch bridge falling apart within seconds and without any apparent warning.

(Source: AP)

3 of Family Killed as Truck Crashes Into House in Odisha

Three members of a family were killed on Saturday after a sand-laden truck rammed into their house in Odisha’s Koraput district in the early hours, police said.

The incident took place at Bhejitput under the jurisdiction of Sunabeda police station of the district after driver of the truck lost control over it, a police officer said, adding, the deceased, a couple and their eight-year-old daughter, were crushed to death.

All them were asleep at the time of the accident, he said.

(Source: PTI)

DRI Officials Seize 944.7 Kg Cannabis From a Lorry in Telangana

Officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence have seized 944.7 kg Cannabis from a lorry in Hyderabad outskirts, reports ANI.

Cabinet Expansion in Maharashtra to Take Place Tomorrow

Cabinet expansion in Maharashtra will take place tomorrow, ANI quotes Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as saying in Delhi on Friday.

Syria Flare-Up Kills 35 Fighters: Monitor

Syria flare-up has killed 35 fighters, including 26 pro-regime forces, reports AFP, citing monitor.

US Raises Concern Over Increasing North Korean Activities in Nepal

Voicing concern over growing business activities of North Koreans in Nepal, the US has asked the Nepal government not to entertain North Koreans in the country stating that Nepal as a member of the UN should respect the decision taken by the global body to impose sanctions on the country.

Mark Lambert, special US envoy for North Korea, who is on a three-day visit to Nepal, made this appeal to lawmakers, senior government officials and ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the Himalayn Times reported on Saturday.

He expressed concerns about growing business activities of North Koreans in Nepal.

“He also expressed fear that North Koreans might have been using Nepal as a base to commit cyber crimes,” a lawmaker, who met Lambert, was quoting as saying.

(Source: PTI)

MHA Has Asked SIT to Inquire Closed Cases of 1984 Riots: SAD Leader

Union Home Ministry has asked the SIT to inquire the closed cases of 1984 riots to investigate afresh case against Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa, tells ANI.

Cong to Protest Against Power Cuts & Water Shortage in Delhi on 18 June

The Congress will organise demonstrations in all the 70 Assembly constituencies in Delhi on 18 June to protest against power cuts and water shortage in Delhi, reports ANI.

Maharashtra CM Lays Foundation Stone of Cyber Lab, Police Complex

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a 10-storeyed complex in Bandra which will house a state-of-the-art cyber crime lab, a police station, a training centre along with flats for senior police personnel.

According to officials, the cyber lab, police station and training centre will occupy the lower six floors while the top four floors will have residential apartments.

It will be constructed by the Maharashtra State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation.

(Source: PTI)

Deaths Due to AES in Bihar: Health Minister Dr Vardhan to visit Muzaffarpur Tomorrow

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will visit Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district tomorrow, to review the situation prevailing in the region after the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, reports ANI.

Centre Seeks Report From Bengal Govt on Steps Taken to Contain Political Violence

The Centre has sought report from West Bengal government on steps taken to contain political violence and nabbing of culprits in the state, reports PTI, quoting officials.

PM's Mann Ki Baat to Resume on 30 June

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio programme - Mann Ki Baat - will resume on 30 June after it was discontinued during the Lok Sabha elections in which he was a candidate.

"Mann Ki Baat is back again as PM Narendra Modi assumes office for the second term. Your stories, ideas and suggestions can be a part of this month's episode, scheduled on 30 June 2019," MyGovIndia said in a tweet.

Prasar Bharati News Services also sought suggestions from people for the programme in a tweet.

(Source: ANI)

PM Modi Chairs 5th Meet of the Governing Council of Niti Aayog

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog in Delhi.

Spanish National Allegedly Raped in Gurugram

A Spanish national was allegedly raped by a man in Gurugram last night. The police have arrested the accused in the case. Further investigation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

Woman Civil Police Officer Set on Fire in Kerala, Dies

A woman civil police officer set on fire in Kerala's Alappuzha district, dies. The attacker was also injured in the incident.

(Source: NDTV)

Saudi Urges Swift Response to Secure Gulf Energy Supplies

Saudi minister urges 'decisive' response to threats against energy supplies following Gulf tanker attacks.

(Source: AFP)

Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Derek O'Brien to Represent TMC at All Party Meeting

Sudip Bandyopadhyay, TMC Parliamentary Party Leader, in Lok Sabha and Derek O'Brien, TMC Parliamentary Party Leader in Rajya Sabha, will represent the All India Trinamool Congress at the all party meeting on 16 June, in parliament.

(Source: ANI)

By-Elections for Vacant Rajya Sabha Seats to Be Held on 5 July: Election Commission

By-elections for vacant Rajya Sabha seats including two seats in Gujarat will be held on 5 July, the Election Commission of India has said in a circular. They will be held as separate elections and not together.

Bad Weather Hampering IAF Nn-32 Rescue Efforts

The rescue operations of the IAF AN-32 aircraft are being curtailed due to incessant rains and heavy clouding. No helicopter could fly today due to bad weather, despite a rescue team of 17 IAF, Army Special Force and civilian members being present at the crash site. All efforts being made to heli-lift the mortal remains of IAF personnel at the earliest to their parent base Jorhat

(Source: ANI)

India Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on American Goods

India imposes retaliatory tariffs on American goods. According to a notification issued by the Government of India, retaliatory tariffs will apply to goods 'originating in or exported from USA' from 16 June 2019.

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