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An encounter betwwen the security forces and terrorists is underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag. Congress Parliamentary Strategy group meeting to be held at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's residence today. The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear on June 18 a plea seeking safety and security of doctors in government hospitals across the country. A vacation bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant agreed to list the matter for Tuesday after the counsel appearing for the petitioner, advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, sought urgent hearing.
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11:59 pm: Watch Sandeep Shahi, Head Constable Traffic Police in Delhi, spreads awareness about road safety and traffic rules by singing rap songs.
11:30 pm: Model harassed by bike-borne youths in Kolkata, 7 arrested.
11:00 pm: England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs in World Cup.
10:15 pm: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee: All India Congress Committee has approved the proposal sent by KPCC to take action against R. Roshan Baig, MLA on account of his anti-party activities. He has been suspended from the party with immediate effect.
9:30 pm: Kashmiri diaspora staged a protest outside Pakistan High Commission in London to demand justice against the police brutality against activists in Muzaffarabad city of Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
9:00 pm: Bihar:12 extra doctors deputed at Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital from different districts after outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Muzaffarpur. 4 from Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital, 4 from Nalanda Medical College & Hospital & 4 from Patna Medical College & Hospital.
8:35 pm: Over 10 people missing after a jeep veered off the road and plunged into Karnali river in Humla district of Nepal earlier today. Search operation underway.
8:30 pm: In today's cabinet meeting, we spoke about construction of Secretariat and Assembly Bhavan. We have decided to construct new secretariat in place of old Andhra Pradesh secretariat: Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao.
8:20 pm: Body of a Kenyan national was found with a knife wound mark on her chest in Mehrauli police station area yesterday. Police investigation underway.
8:15 pm: I respect the court's verdict. After reading the court's verdict, we will decide on the action to be taken against the one who has been acquitted in the case today: UP CM on court sentencing 4 convicts to life imprisonment and acquitting one person in 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case.
8:00 pm: Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred near West Coast of Honshu in Japan today.
7:45 pm: Bihar: Till today, 47 people have died in Aurangabad, 32 people have died in Gaya and 12 people have died in Nawada due to heat stroke.
7:30 pm: Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel's son Prabal Patel arrested allegedly on charges of firing, assault.
7:00 pm: Terrorists attack police station in Pulwama with grenade, 5 civilians injured.
6:16 pm: A ruckus broke during a review meeting of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) in Amravati.
6:13 pm: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meets Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Delhi.
6:00 pm: TMC Bongaon MLA Biswajit Das, 12 TMC councillors and Congress spokesperson Prasanjeet Ghosh join BJP in presence of BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy.
5:50 pm: TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee in her letter to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi informing that she won't attend meeting of Presidents of all political parties called by PM Modi tomorrow. She wrote, "response on sensitive topics like 'One Nation One Election in such a short time won't do justice to it."
5:40 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to attend the 53rd foundation day event of Shiv Sena in Mumbai on 19 June.
5:30 pm: Talking to the reporters, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “I have been given this responsibility (the leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha). I was asked to stand in the front. I said okay. I am a foot soldier and foot soldiers stand in front. So I will fight as a foot soldier.”
5:20 pm: Last rites of Army Major Ketan Sharma being performed at his residence in Meerut. He lost his life in Anantnag encounter on Monday.
Last rites of Army Major Ketan Sharma being performed at his residence in Meerut. He lost his life in Anantnag encounter on Monday.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) June 18, 2019
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5:15 pm: Sumitra Mahajan says OP Birla Ji is an old friend. "I felt very good that he has been selected as NDA's candidate for Lok Sabha speaker. He has earlier served as treasurer of Indian Parliamentary Group. I have faith that he will handle his responsibilities at Lok Sabha very well," she added.
4:50 pm: Slogans of 'Mandir vahin banayenge' were raised in the Lok Sabha as BJP's winning candidate from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj took oath as a Member of Parliament, in Sanskrit, earlier today.
#WATCH: Slogans of 'Mandir vahin banayenge' were raised in the Lok Sabha as BJP's winning candidate from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj took oath as a Member of Parliament, in Sanskrit, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/Cr6IQNbXJF— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
4:45 pm: Maharashtra Government in assembly session today allocated Rs 500 crore rupees in its budget for modern weapons, instruments and technologies to put an end to Naxal activities in affected areas, also for special skill development program to provide employment to youth in the area.
4:35 pm: Slogans of Bharat Mata ki Jai and Vande Mataram raised in the Lok Sabha as AIMIM MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi comes to take his oath. He concluded his oath with "Jai Bhim! Takbir! Allahu Akbar! Jai Hind!"
#WATCH: Slogans of Bharat Mata ki Jai and Vande Mataram raised in the Lok Sabha as AIMIM MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi comes to take his oath. He concluded his oath with "Jai Bhim! Takbir! Allahu Akbar! Jai Hind!" pic.twitter.com/TGt7bRfDfC— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
4:30 pm: Congress MP from UP's Rae Bareli, Sonia Gandhi takes oath as Member of Parliament, amidst desk-thumping applauds by the Opposition.
4:15 pm: BJP MP Om Birla, NDA's candidate for the post of Lok Sabha speaker, meets outgoing speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
4:00 pm: BJP MP from UP's Mathura, Hema Malini takes oath as a Member of Parliament at the Lok Sabha. She concluded her oath with "Radhe Radhe! Krishnam Vande, Jagat Guru."
3:55 pm: Slogans of Vande Mataram raised in Lok Sabha after Samajwadi Party's MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq says, "Jahan tak Vande Mataram ka taaluq hai, it is against Islam we cannot follow it" after concluding his oath.
#WATCH: Slogans of Vande Mataram raised in Lok Sabha after Samajwadi Party's MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq says, "Jahan tak Vande Mataram ka taaluq hai, it is against Islam we cannot follow it" after concluding his oath. pic.twitter.com/8Sugg8u8ah— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
3:50 pm: Prayagraj Special Court sentences four convicts to life imprisonment and acquits one person 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case.
3:40 pm: A man has committed suicide by jumping in front of the metro train at Civil Lines Metro Station in Delhi More details awaited.
3.30 pm: BJP's newly elected MP from Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan takes oath as the Member of Parliament.
3.06 pm: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi takes oath as MP.
3.05 pm: BJP's Maneka Gandhi takes oath as a Member of Parliament.
3 pm: BJP's winning candidate from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj takes oath as a Member of Parliament, in Sanskrit.
2.21 pm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to Army Major Ketan Sharma who lost his life in Anantnag encounter yesterday. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat also present.
2 pm: Devotees pray for rain, reciting verses from the Bhagavad Gita at the Prasanna Ganapathi temple in Shivamogga.
1.30 pm: Muzaffarpur MP: Patients coming in are very poor, most of them are from SC category & other backward classes. Their lifestyle belongs to a very low category. That needs to be raised. Parents take time to
12.52 pm: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said, "I'm pained by the death of farmer Suresh who had demanded to fill the lakes in the area. I urge farmers to not take extreme steps. From next week, officials to visit and stay at villages and talk to the villagers to solve their problems."
12.47 pm: Karnataka's Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today and requested for cooperation from the Centre in Krishna Water Disputes issue, Mekedatu balancing reservoir project and other projects.
Karnataka's Water Resources Minister @DKShivakumar met Union Finance Minister @nsitharaman today and requested for cooperation from the Centre in Krishna Water Disputes issue, Mekedatu balancing reservoir project and other projects.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) June 18, 2019
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12.46 pm: CBI today moved Calcutta High Court for an urgent hearing on former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s matter in connection with the Saradha Chit Fund scam. The court dismissed the plea & said the hearing will be held as per the scheduled hearing date on July 2.
12.45 pm: Congress MP from Sivaganga, Karti Chidambaram takes oath as member of Lok Sabha.
12.30 pm: PM, Defence Minister, Home Minister, Transport Minister were the proposers. BJD, Shiv Sena, National People's Party, Mizo National Front, Akali Dal, Lok Janshakti Party, YSRCP, JDU, AIADMK, and Apna Dal have signed the proposal, says Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Om Birla's candidature for Lok Sabha Speaker. He also said, "We have talked to Congress, they haven't signed the proposal yet but they won't oppose it, I've met Ghulam Nabi Azad."
11.55 am: 10 parties including National People's Party, Mizo National Front, Lok Janshakti Party, YSRCP, JDU, AIADMK, APNA DAL, & BJD to also support Om Birla's candidature for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.
11.50 am: YSR Congress Party and AIADMK to also support Om Birla's candidature for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.
11.50 am: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has passed a resolution to support NDA candidate Om Birla for his candidature for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. Om Birla will file his nomination around 12 pm, today.
11.45 am: BJP National Working President JP Nadda arrives at the Parliament.
11.35 am: Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Hans Raj Hans and Ravi Kishan arrive at the Parliament.
Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Hans Raj Hans and Ravi Kishan arrive at the Parliament.#Delhi @BJP4India @ravikishann@hansrajhansHRH— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) June 18, 2019
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11.33 am: Aadmi Party MP from Punjab's Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann takes oath as member of the Lok Sabha, concludes with "Inquilab Zindabad".
Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MP from Punjab's Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann takes oath as member of the Lok Sabha, concludes with "Inquilab Zindabad". pic.twitter.com/S6LSzSkLRC— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
11.32 am: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Mathura, Hema Malini arrives at the Parliament.
Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Hema Malini arrives at the Parliament. pic.twitter.com/ea654bi9xr— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
11.19 am: Supreme Court refused to pass any order today on the petition seeking to provide security to doctors in government hospitals, directed the matter to be listed before an appropriate bench after vacation.
11.15 am: People queue at NRS Medical College & Hospital as services resume, where a doctor was attacked by family of a patient, leading to protests across the country over violence against doctors. Doctors in the state called off their strike y'day after a meeting with the CM.
11.10 am: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Punjab's Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Punjab's Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha. pic.twitter.com/ut0EPMEiu2— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
11 am: Congress and Nationalist Congress Party leaders hold protest at Maharashtra Assembly over the issue of farm loan waiver and state government policies.
10.45 am: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives at SKMCH Hospital in Muzaffarpur, where 89 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
10.30 am: Approximately 250 to 300 tourists are stranded at North Sikkim's Zima. People have been evacuated from 3 places by Lachen police, they will be taken to Lachen. Rainfall continues in Chungthang. Road between Chungthang-Lachen-Thangu blocked at several places.
10.15 am: Ghulam Nabi Azad ji briefed everyone about the discussions that took place in the all-party meeting. We discussed key issues and will also hold meetings with the opposition parties. No discussions on name of leader of opposition, says Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Delhi.
10 am: 4 injured in shooting incident during celebratory parade at Toronto.
9.50 am: Sensex, Nifty turn cautious ahead of US Fed policy meet.
9.32 am: Om Birla, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Kota likely to be the NDA candidate for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.
9.30 am: Congress leaders AK Antony, Jairam Ramesh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, P Chidambaram, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and K Suresh have arrived at UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's residence for the meeting of Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group.
8.50 am: A body found at Juhu beach in Mumbai this morning. Police has recovered the body and sent it for postmortem.
8.40 am: Death count due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur rises to 107; 88 in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and 19 in Kejriwal Hospital.
8.31 am: India will overtake China as world's most populous country in just 8 years: UN report.
8.27 am: A 31-year-old man murdered by three bike-borne assailants in Bengaluru's Malleshwaram early morning today. A case registered.
8.22 am: A Special Court in Prayagraj to pass verdict on 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case, today.
8.20 am: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi: Low lying areas of the city will face water logging problems but we have put up more than 200 water pumps to deal with the situation.
8.16 am: Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar to visit Muzaffarpur today; Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur is 104.
7.50 am: Two more youth from Pulwama have returned to the mainstream, with the help of community members and their families. Identities of both stand protected, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said.
7.40 am: Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao and former Amalapuram MP Harsha Kumar taken into custody by police, allegedly for trying to set up a statue of BR Ambedkar at Punjagutta Centre, Hyderabad.
7.10 am: Hike in auto-rickshaw fare comes into force in Delhi today. Metre-down charge will be ₹25 for first 1.5 km, instead of existing 2 km; per km charge has been increased from ₹8 to ₹9.5, extra ₹7.50 for luggage, waiting charge is ₹0.75 per minute if auto gets caught up in traffic
6.30 am: An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 struck Andaman Islands region at 03:49 am, today.
6.20 am: Exchange of fire underway between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag.