Hello and welcome to Thursday's live blog. From politics to sports to entertainment, the Internet is buzzing with the breaking news and headlines from across the globe. While India get into the festivity of Eid-ul-Fitr with people from different walks of life greeting each other on the occasion, World Cup fever sweeps the nation once more. Here in this segment, News Nation brings you live news from all corners of the country. The latest stories will appear in our live blog below - so keep scrolling down.
Here are the LIVE Updates:
11:05 pm: Visakhapatnam: Police seized 37 bikes after receiving complaints of racing in nights. Commissioner of Police Mahesh Chandra Laddah said, "We have called families of the youngsters. Called Transport Dept to cancel their learning or driving license(if repeated offender)."
10:50 pm: Modi Government announces constitution of various Cabinet panels, Home Minister Amit Shah part of all 8.
10:10 pm: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami on alliance with BJP: We still have an alliance with them. There is no change. Why is media trying to create confusion on this?
10.00 pm: Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami on his tweet on 3-language formula: Where did I support 3 language policy?What I did suggest was a proposal that Tamil could be taught as an optional language in other states.That was all about my tweet. Opposition created a major controversy out of it.
9:30 pm: Terrorists shot dead a Territorial Army Jawan Manzoor Ahmad Beg in Sadoora village of Anantnag of Jammu and Kashmir. More details awaited.
9:10 pm: Indian Air Force signs deal worth around Rs 300 crore for buying more than 100 SPICE bombs from Israel. SPICE bombs were used by the Air Force to attack madrasah of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot of Pakistan on February 26.
8.24 pm: Meteorological Centre Jaipur, Rajasthan: Heat wave conditions at most places with severe heat wave conditions at a few places are being observed since past few days. Maximum temperature 50.8 degree Celsius recorded at Churu on June 1
8.20 pm: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo likely to visit Delhi on June 26: Sources.
Kenneth Juster, US Ambassador to India: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be visiting Delhi later this month. pic.twitter.com/SmCmDfylL5— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2019
7.55 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair NITI Aayog and Rajiv Kumar will continue to be the Vice Chairman. Other members include: VK Saraswat, Ramesh Chand and Dr VK Paul.
7.45 pm: Whenever Arvind Kejriwal introduces a new scheme of this kind, it's made fun of. But when it's done, they say yes it is successful, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri's remark on Delhi government's proposal to make metro and bus rides free for women.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee today visited the residence of Nirmal Kundu,TMC President of Ward 6 of North Dum Dum Municipality area in Nimta, who was shot dead on June 4. CM says,"This case has been handed over the case to CID." pic.twitter.com/6gSSDiYNVG— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2019
6:49 pm: EAM Dr S Jaishankar met with Mr Li Xi, Chinese Communist Party Politburo Member and Guangdong Party Secretary. Discussed taking forward the India-China economic relations.
6:30 pm: Union Minister HS Puri on Delhi govt's proposal to make metro and bus rides free for women: BJP is all for women. We'll do anything for women if it's possible. But schemes are not made like this that you announce it first and then make proposal. Same thing he did in case of unauthorised colonies.
6:22 pm: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan writes to External Affairs Minister, S Jayshankar requesting EAM's personal intervention in release and repatriation of 10 people from Odisha held captive by their employer in Dubai.
6:08 pm: Nipah: Samples of 6 test negative. Kerala minister terms it big relief.
6:07 pm: CBI arrests 3 people in connection with SSC question paper leak.
5:58 pm: Over 2.38 lakh students register on Delhi Uinversity's website for admissions till now.
5:57 pm: Tamil Nadu: A student Monisha in Viluppuram has committed suicide after failing to clear National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET) examination
5:46 pm: Exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces in Lassipora of Pulwama district in Kashmir.More details awaited.
5:38 pm: Maharashtra government approves Rs 150cr for Mahatma birth anniversary plans
5:33 pm: ED conducts raids in Maharashtra in connection with loan fraud linked to politician in connection with loan fraud linked to politician.
5.26 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on June 9, a temple official said Thursday.
Delhi: Eight member Chinese delegation led by Li Xi, member of the Politburo of Communist Party of China meet UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. The delegation had earlier met EAM S Jaishankar as well pic.twitter.com/qKtehytC0z— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2019
5.10 pm: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal in memorandum submitted to HM Amit Shah:...in form of a historic "Nagar Kirtan" from India to Sri Nankana Sahib, Pakistan.We request GoI may liaison with Pakistan Govt for successful organisation of this "Nagar Kirtan."
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal in a memorandum submitted to HM Amit Shah today: We feel satisfied with the overall celebration program (of 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji) but would like to add one additional programme... (1/2) pic.twitter.com/0THOc6uJMd— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2019
5.00 pm: Political Strategist Prashant Kishor to officially start working with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after one month
4.45 pm: Abidali Z Neemuchwala to take over as Managing Director of Wipro from July 31; to also continue as the CEO of the company. Azim Premji to be the Non-Executive Director for a period of 5 years with effect from July 31 & has been conferred with title of Founder Chairman of Wipro.
4.25 pm: They've requested for coaching program for young Maldivian players, both men & women, in India. They would like some training programmes in Maldives. Indian Govt has already given them some training kits. We hope BCCI takes additional responsibility in this regard, says Vijay Gokhale.
04:19 pm: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale says, “PM Narendra Modi will be visiting Maldives and Sri Lanka on 8th & 9th June.” PM Modi will also address the Maldivian Parliament on 8th June.
PM Narendra Modi will be visiting Maldives and Sri Lanka on 8th & 9th June. PM Modi will also address the Maldivian Parliament on 8th June, says Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) June 6, 2019
More updates: https://t.co/jl1e6HswHu pic.twitter.com/9yBIIzGjMz
Raveesh Kumar, MEA: To the best of my knowledge no meeting has been planned between PM Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan at the SCO Summit in Bishkek. pic.twitter.com/KJoqE00Uf6— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2019
03.35 pm: EAM Jaishankar to visit Bhutan: MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in news briefing.
03.33 pm: CM Yogi Adityanath will visit Ayodhya tomorrow to unveil the statue of Lord Rama at Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan.
02:45 pm: AN-32 search update: Army deploys its UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to search for the missing AN-32 transport aircraft over Arunachal Pradesh-Assam. IAF’s Mi-17 choppers and other aircraft also being used for the operation.
02:37 pm: Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal keeps for June 24 for examination of statement of Vijendra Gupta and his witnesses.
02:35 pm: Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court admits defamation suit filed by Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for attempting to 'frame' him in an alleged assassination plot against Kejriwal.
02:30 pm: Delhi: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal to meet Home Minister Amit Shah today at North Block to demand a proper inquiry on Operation Blue Star.
01:53 pm: Jaganmohan Reddy has announced "Rytu Bharosa" scheme to be launched on 15th October. Farmers will be given Rs 12,500 under the scheme.
01:40 pm: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy has cancelled 'Annadata Sukhibhava Scheme', introduced by the previous TDP government, led by former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
01:35 pm: Navi Mumbai ISIS graffiti case: A man has been detained by Police. He is mentally challenged and is currently under treatment at DY Patil Hospital. Further investigation is underway.
01:22 pm: China emerges victorious at Shangri-La dialogue.
01:15 pm: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy to receive PM Narendra Modi in Tirupati on June 9 and to also accompany PM Modi to the Tirumala temple. Reddy will also attend NITI Aayog meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi on June 15 in Delhi.
01:08 pm: Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case: Bombay High Court has given custody of the three accused doctors in the case to Crime Branch for 4 days for a specific time period each day.
01:00 pm: Rajasthan Education Minister, GS Dotasra on change in name of Pandit Deen Dayal Talent Search Exam: The government has ordered that the name of the exam will not be changed and it will continue to be known by the same name in future.
12:56 pm: Supreme Court dismisses petition filed by Aasu Jaif, prime accused for allegedly possessing Rs 23 lakh counterfeit currency notes, seeking bail to stay with his mother as he is suffering from Cancer.
12:54 pm: Malegoan blast case: Special Court has issued arrest warrant against a witness (Educative Magistrate) and imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on him for skipping court hearings.
12:52 pm: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: RBI will not hesitate to take any measure which is required to maintain the financial stability of the system including, shot-term, medium-term and long term.
12:50 pm: IMD, Himachal Pradesh: Light to moderate rain/thundershowers along with lightening and gusty winds very likely to occur in the districts of Sirmaur, Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti, Kullu and Solan during the next 3 hours.
12:48 pm: Madhya Pradesh: Residents of villages in Bhimpur block of Betul district travel 2-3 km everyday to get water. A villager says,' We have to get up at 4 am to get water, we either travel for kilometers to get water or we purchase it. No official pays attention to our problems.'
12:45 pm: High level meeting on internal security at the Home Ministry has concluded. Home Minister Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval and Home Secretary Rajeev Gauba were present at the meeting.
12:33 pm: RBI has been decided to set up a Committee involving all stakeholders, under the chairmanship of CEO Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), to examine the entire gamut of ATM charges and fees. Committee to submit its recommendations within two months of its first meeting.
WATCH: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses the media in Mumbai https://t.co/qnYv69newC— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2019
12:30 pm: Inflation outlook at 3.0%-3.1% in first half of 2019-20 and 3.4%-3.7% in second half of the year.
12:24 pm: Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
12:13 pm: GDP projection adjusted to 7.00 % from 7.2 % in earlier projection.
12:07 pm: RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points, now at 5.75% from 6%. Reverse repo rate and bank rate adjusted at 5.50 and 6.0 per cent respectively.
12:02 pm: Kerala: Two persons have been put under observation at Trivandrum Medical College, their samples have been sent for examination.
11:57 am: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: I feel this time around Ram temple's construction will start because if we don't, the country will stop trusting us. Now BJP has 303 MPs, Shiv Sena has 18, NDA has more than 350, what more is needed to construct the temple?
11:56 am: The RBI has decided to do away with charges levied on RTGS and NEFT transactions, banks will be required to pass this benefit to their customers.
11:10 am: Supreme Court to hear on 7th June former Karnataka Minister GJ Reddy's plea seeking permission to visit Ballari after his father-in-law suffered a stroke.
11:05 am: Search mission for Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft enters fourth day, IAF carrying out extensive and continuous search operations. Satellites and other resources are being used to locate the plane. Su-30, C-130J and other assets to be used again today for search.
11:01 am: Punjab: Security heightened in Amritsar city on the anniversary of Operation Bluestar.
10:59 am: Indian Coast Guard Director General Rajendra Singh inaugurated the fourth subordinate officers’ conclave in Delhi today. Among the armed forces, this is a unique initiative where jawans’ suggestions and ideas are also taken into account for running the force.
10:57 am: Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court reserves order on a plea of Vinay Kochhar, co-accused in IRCTC scam related money laundering case along with former Bihar CM Lalu Yadav, seeking permission to visit Singapore and UK in June and July.
10:22 am: Globalisation is under stress, many of the assumptions of the globalisation, global supply chains, mobility of talent, market access, all those are no longer assumptions we can make to the same degree, with same confidence, says Jaishankar.
10:21 am: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar at an event in Delhi: The five years of government has kept alive and perhaps even strengthened the expectation of change in the country.
09:50 am: Karnataka: Special 'pooja' being performed at Belgaum's Savadatti (Saundatti) Yellamma Temple praying for rainfall.
09:25 am: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation: Delay in services between Nehru Place and Badarpur (violet line). Normal service on all other lines.
09:23 am: Hardoi: Six people dead, 30 people injured in collision between a truck and tractor trolley near Sadarpur; injured admitted to hospital.
08:58 am: 60 police constables and head constables of Uttar Pradesh Police posted to Police Lines in Lucknow.
08:55 am: Aligarh: Body of 2.5-year-old girl was found in Tappal area on May 2. SSP Aligarh says,'Case of kidnapping was registered with police on May 31. Post-mortem report has revealed death by strangulation, no signs of rape, a case of personal enmity; 2 men arrested. Probe on'.
08:51 am: DMK chief MK Stalin demands exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu students.
08:42 am: Thunderstorm/dust storm accompanied with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Punjab and West Uttar Pradesh: IMD.
08:37 am: India Meteorological Department: Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions very likely to prevail over Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha during next 3-4 days. Yesterday, the highest maximum temperature of 47.9°C was recorded at Nowgong, Madhya Pradesh.
08:21 am: Karnataka Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar offered special 'Pooja' at Sri Rishya Shringeshwara temple in Chikkamagaluru praying for rain, today.
08:10 am: Amritsar: Security heightened at the Golden Temple on the anniversary of Operation Blue Star.
08:08 am: Former Civil Aviation Minister and NCP leader Praful Patel to not appear before the Enforcement Directorate today in connection with airline seat allotment scam. Patel tells ANI, "Due to prior commitments, I have requested the Enforcement Directorate for another date".
07:52 am: Maharashtra: Handmade bombs seized from poachers and stored at the office Maharashtra State Forest Department at Paud exploded yesterday, no casualties were reported in the incident.
07:34 am: Andhra Pradesh: Police served a 41 CRPC notice to TDP Visakhapatnam (East) MLA Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu, y'day, for allegedly violating MCC. Police had registered a case against him earlier, for allegedly making objectionable comments against PM Modi and Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy.
07:23 am: Cut in annual defence budget won't impact our response to any threat, says Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa.
07:14 am: United States President Donald Trump hopeful of deal with North Korea, hints at third summit with Kim Jong.
06:54 am: Cabinet Committee on Security composition - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh, Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah, Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of External Affairs Dr. Subrahamanayam Jaishankar.
06:47 am: Government of India reconstitutes 8 Cabinet Committees - Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committee on Accommodation, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Security, Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth, and Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development.