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Ruckus in Punjab Assembly: Suspended MLAs stage protest, AAP MLAs thrown out
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 22 : A scuffle broke out between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Khaira, Simarjeet Singh Bains and Balwinder Bains of Lok Insaf Party with security officials outside Punjab Assembly on Thursday after they were forcibly removed from the building. Read Full Story

SECI tenders 750 mw solar park in Rajasthan
New Delhi June 22 : Setting a new trend in the Solar Energy sector again, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered a750 MW of solar park in the state of Rajasthan, at a low benchmark price of Rs.3.93/kWh compared to the previous benchmark price of Rs.4.43/kWh. Read Full Story

MP: Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Hoshangabad
Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh) , June 22 : In yet another incident of farmers' suicide, a debt-ridden farmer attempted suicide on Thursday in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad and later passed away during the treatment in the hospital. Read Full Story

Three accused arrested in Greater Noida gang rape case
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , June 22 : The three accused of raping a woman in a moving car and throwing her in Greater Noida were on Thursday arrested. Read Full Story

Benami properties case: Misa Bharti's husband appears before I-T office
New Delhi , June 22 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti's husband Shailesh Kumar on Thursday appeared before the Income Tax (I-T) in connection with the charges against him on ownership of benami properties. Read Full Story

MP: 21 peacocks die of water scarcity
Morena (Madhya Pradesh) , June 22 : Atleast 21 peacocks died of water scarcity in Sumawali forest area of Joura town in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district. Read Full Story

Darjeeling unrest: Suo motto FIR lodged against GJM chief
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 22 : A fresh suo motto FIR has been lodged against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha and other party supporters under sections 302 and 120B. Read Full Story

Mumbai: 10 gold bars recovered from Jet Airways flight
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 22 : On specific intelligence, the officers of AIU rummaged Jet Airways flight no. 9W 535 which arrived from Dubai at 07:45 p.m. and recovered two unclaimed packets wrapped with black coloured adhesive tape concealed in the cavity behind the mirror in the left side rear toilet of the flight. Read Full Story

Naidu's statement on loan waive has insulted farmers: CPI (M)
New Delhi , June 22 : Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday slammed Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for his statement against the farmers demanding loan waiver and said that monetary burden on the cultivators is an outcome of Centre failing to fulfil its promise of providing minimum price support. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh: Additional constable killed by Maoists
Chhattisgarh , June 22 : An Additional Constable named Sukku Gota was killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District on Thursday. Read Full Story

Sheena Bora murder: CBI court adjourns matter till July 4
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 22 : The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the Sheena Bora murder case till July 4. Read Full Story

Kashmir: Railway services suspended as officials apprehend protests
Jammu and Kashmir , June 22 : The railway service from Qazigund to Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir have been suspended as authorities apprehend protests, following the death of three militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in a night-long operation by government forces in district Pulwama. Read Full Story

Farmers' protest turns violent on Thane-Badlapur highway
Thane (Maharashtra) , June 22 : The farmers' protest on Thursday turned violent on Thane-Badlapur highway. Read Full Story

'I am poor, receive ration from NFSA', painted on houses in Rajasthan's Dausa
Dausa (Rajasthan) , June 22 : In a bizarre case, several houses in Rajasthan's Dausa district were found painted with 'I am poor, receive ration'. Read Full Story

Loan waiver has become fashion, should be waived in extreme situations: Naidu
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 22 : Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said loan waiver has become fashion now and should be waived in extreme situations only. Read Full Story

MP: Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide
Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) , June 22 : A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by hanging himself in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar and left behind a suicide note. Read Full Story

J-K: Cordon laid in Anantnag after reports of terrorists hiding surface
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 22 : The joint team of Army's first Rashtriya Rifles and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police have laid a cordon in several villages. Read Full Story

Defence Experts laud Army for killing LeT militants
New Delhi/ Nagpur (Maharashtra) , June 22 : The Defence Experts on Thursday lauded the Indian Army as they gunned down three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in an encounter in Pulwama district located in Southern Kashmir. Read Full Story

UP: Minor raped in Aligarh, locals lynch accused to death
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) , June 22 : A man who allegedly raped and murdered a minor girl was lynched by the locals to death in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district. Read Full Story

Mumbai: 95-year-old woman succumbs to injuries after being hit by car
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 22 : The Mumbai Police have registered a hit and run case against an unknown driver of a Honda city car for allegedly hitting a lady. Read Full Story

Congress still hopes JD (U) will be with Opposition over President election
New Delhi , June 22 : The Congress on Thursday expressed hope that Janata Dal (United) will extend support to the opposition's presidential nominee. Read Full Story

BJP says nobody takes Nirupam seriously
New Delhi/Haldwani (Uttarakhand) , June 22 : Taking a jibe at Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam for asking veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan to withdraw from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said nobody takes Nirupam seriously. Read Full Story

Balasore gears up for Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra
Balasore (Odisha) , June 22 : Balasore city in Odisha is all set to witness the annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra from the majestic Emami Jagannath Temple on June 25. Read Full Story

Woman gives birth to baby boy on railway platform
Thane (Maharashtra) June 22 : A woman on Wednesday delivered a baby boy on a platform of Thane railway station. Read Full Story

Rashtriya Rifles officer injured in Pulwama encounter
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 22 : One officer of 50 Rashtriya Rifles on late Wednesday night sustained injuries in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh: Forces defuse IEDs planted to target police party
Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh) , June 21 : The security force on Wednesday defused IEDs planted by Naxals at 11 locations on Dhanora-Orchha road in Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh to target police party. Read Full Story

DTC to buy 1,000 standard-floor buses soon
New Delhi , June 21 : Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday said that the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) board has decided to buy 1,000 standard-floor buses that are scheduled to come to city's roads in the current year. Read Full Story

CISF celebrates International Yoga Day
New Delhi, June 21 : The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Wednesday celebrated the third International Yoga Day across the country. Read Full Story

MP Govt. suspends former Mandsaur's collector, SP
Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh) , June 21 : The Madhya Pradesh Government on Wednesday suspended two top officials, including former Mandsaur's District Collector Swatantra Kumar Singh and Superintendent of Police (SP) O P Tripathi, for failing to control the famers' agitation that resulted into police firing on June 6. Read Full Story

One killed, 30 injured after vehicle overturned in Allahabad
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh),June 21: A person was killed and 30 others injured after a vehicle overturned in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad. Read Full Story

Security forces trap two LeT terrorists in Pulwama
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 21 : Security forces have reportedly trapped two terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Read Full Story

Mumbai's transgenders celebrate International Day of Yoga
Mumbai (Maharashtra) June 21 : Sixty transgenders affiliated with the 'Kinner Maa Trust' celebrated International Day of Yoga here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Now, you can watch Great American Eclipse from Atlantic Ocean
New Delhi , Jun 21 : Planning to travel for the Great American Eclipse this August? You may want to consider a landless option. Read Full Story

Darjeeling schools to be given relaxation for 12 hours on June 23: Binay Tamang
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 21 : Amidst a burgeoning political crisis in Darjeeling, Assistant General Secretary of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Binay Tamang on Wednesday said all schools in Darjeeling will be given a relaxation for 12 hours on June 23 to evacuate students from the city. Read Full Story

Odisha to host 22nd Asian Athletic Championships
New Delhi ,June 21 : The Government of Odisha and the Athletics Federation of India have pulled off an incredible story by putting together the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship in record time. Read Full Story

Man denied ambulance services to carry burnt sister in UP
Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh) , June 21 : In a shocking case of gross negligence by medical authorities, a man in Uttar Pradesh's (UP) Hardoi district was denied an ambulance by a government hospital to take his severely burnt sister for treatment in Lucknow. Read Full Story

Advisory for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 21 : In order to ensure the safe and secure movement of yatri vehicles, the state police has issued a travel advisory for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra. Read Full Story

Punjab: Farmers protest over farm loan waiver issue on NH-1
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 21 : Farmers in Ludhiana staged a protest on the issue of farm loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan Report on National Highway (NH-1) on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Nine-year-old Lucknow girl dies after being crushed under Lok Bhavan gate
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh),June 21: In a tragic incident, a nine-year-old girl died on Wednesday after being crushed under a gate of Lok Bhavan in Lucknow during construction work. Read Full Story

Justice Karnan lodged in Kolkata Presidency jail
Kolkata(West Bengal),June 21: Retired Kolkata High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan, who was arrested yesterday in connection with a contempt of court case, was lodged in Kolkata's Presidency Jail on Wednesday after the Supreme Court refused to grant him interim bail. Read Full Story

BVG celebrates Silver Jubilee in grand style
New Delhi , June 21 : A Marathi entrepreneur in the form of Hanmant Gaikwad has brought change in the service sector. His success has brought glory to Maharashtra and is pride of all Marathi people, said Union Road, Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh: Two women Naxals killed in encounter
Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh) , June 21 : Two women Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with the joined team of the Special Task Force (STF) and District Reserve Guard (DRG) in Abujmarh area of Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district. Read Full Story

How television is celebrating International Yoga Day
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 21 : From beer yoga to heavy metal yoga, the ancient tradition entwined with India's international image and legacy has seen many alternatives spring up all over the world. Read Full Story

Bhopal: Congress workers perform 'shavaasana' to protest against Mandsaur farmer killings
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , June 21 : Congress party workers on Wednesday found a novel way of protesting against the Mandsaur farmer killings and observe International Yoga Day at the same time. Read Full Story

Int'l Yoga Day: Yoga onboard INS Jalashwa, Kirch in Bay of Bengal
Onboard (Bay of Bengal), June 21 : On the third edition of International Yoga Day, the Navy personnel performed Yoga onboard Indian Naval Ship (INS) Jalashwa and Kirch in the Bay of Bengal. Read Full Story

Ramdev, Gujarat CM participate in Yoga Day celebrations
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , June 21 : To celebrate the third International Yoga Day, Yoga guru Ramdev and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani participated in a Yoga camp here. Read Full Story

J-K: Encounter underway in Sopore
Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 21 : An encounter is currently underway between security personnel and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore district. Read Full Story

Mumbai's dabbawalas perform Yoga, says it's an 'old Indian culture'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 21 : Mumbai's famous Dabbawalas celebrated International Yoga Day by performing at the Versova Beach as they believed it has a power to treat the internal body problems and it's an old Indian culture. Read Full Story

Justice Karnan to move SC to seek his release
New Delhi , June 21 : Calcutta High Court Judge Justice (Retd.) C.S. Karnan, who was arrested yesterday from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore will move the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking his release and cancellation or suspension of the jail sentence in the contempt of court case. Read Full Story

Humanity shamed again! Denied ambulance, man carries infant's dead body in arms
Malkangiri (Odisha) , June 21 : Another incident of apathy towards the poor has come to fore. Read Full Story

JD (U) to discuss support for Kovind
Patna (Bihar) June 21 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called a meeting of senior Janata Dal (United) leaders on Wednesday to discuss extension of support to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind for the post of president. Read Full Story

CBSE sets up two committees to review evaluation processes
New Delhi June 20 : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday set up two committees to review the evaluation processes being followed in the Board. Read Full Story

J-K: Terrorists hurl grenades, open fire on CRPF camp in Tral
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), June 20 : Terrorists on Tuesday hurled two grenades and opened fire on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)'s 180 battalion camp in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Read Full Story

Event hosted for underprivileged kids at DLF
New Delhi , June 20 : To make underprivileged kids feel special, DLF Promenade opened doors with a warm welcome to a group of 15 kids from CRY- Child Rights and You for a day full of entertainment and creativity on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena confirms supports for Ram Nath Kovind as President
Mumbai (Maharashtra) June 20 : The Shiv Sena on Tuesday extended support to ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. Read Full Story

Uphaar tragedy case: Delhi Govt. rejects mercy petition of Gopal Ansal
New Delhi June 20 : The Delhi Government on Tuesday rejected the mercy petition of Gopal Ansal, who is the accused in Uphaar tragedy case. Read Full Story

Rajkot: Women, children to create record in 'Aqua yoga'
Rajkot (Gujarat) June 20 : Ahead of the International Day of Yoga celebrations on June 21, over 1,000 children and women will take part in 'Aqua yoga' to create a new record here. Read Full Story

Nirbhaya Fund: Delhi buses to now have CCTV cameras
New Delhi June 20, : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi government will soon install CCTV cameras in over six thoudand buses in the national capital using the Nirbhaya Fund. Read Full Story

Deport Mirwaiz, other separatists to Pakistan: Dogra Front
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) June 20 : Dogra Front on Tuesday demanded Kashmiri Separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's deportation to Pakistan for continuing to hurt the Indian sentiments by supporting Pakistan cricket team. Read Full Story

Mumbai blast convict Firoz pleads 'don't give me death sentence'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 20 : Firoz Khan, who was pronounced guilty in the 1993 Mumbai blast case here today, pleaded before the special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court seeking lesser quantum of punishment in the case. Read Full Story


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