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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair meeting of Heads of various political parties in both the Houses of Parliament, on the eve of the Budget Session 2019, later today. It is Congress president Rahul Gandhi's 49th birthday today. US President Donald Trump kicks off 2020 re-election campaign with Florida rally. Former UEFA President and French soccer star Michel Platini who was, yesterday, detained for questioning in probe over awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar, has been freed from custody.Pakistan PM directs cabinet to implement austerity measures. Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam publicly apologises for extradition bill.
Here are all the latest news of the day:
12:00 pm: Mumbai: A fire breaks out at a company's godown in Sewri area. Four fire tenders at the spot. No casualties/injuries reported. More details awaited.
11:00 pm: ICC approves Pant as Dhawan's replacement.
10:30 pm: Jammu & Kashmir: Marine Commandos (MARCOS) of Indian Navy rescued two ladies from Wular Lake when their boat laden with domestic items capsized on way to Bandipore from Sopore. Two MARCOS divers immediately jumped in water and pulled the ladies to safety.
10:00 pm: Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda organised a dinner meet for Karnataka BJP MPs at his residence. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and MoS Railways Angadi Suresh Channabasappa were also present.
9:40 pm: Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi performed yoga in private and their heirs did not honour it which is why power has eluded them as those who do yoga are "directly blessed by god", Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said.
9:38 pm: Chief justices were appointed to the Telangana and Himachal Pradesh high courts on Wednesday, the Law Ministry said.
9:026 pm: Had a great meeting with presidents of various political parties. Multiple issues of national importance were discussed. I thank the various leaders for their informed suggestions: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
9:06 pm: 2 Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) jawans were shot dead by their colleague at CAF camp in Mingachal, Bijapur. Accused jawan Sanjay Nishad is being interrogated by police. Bodies sent for postmortem. Probe underway: Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operation) Sundarraj P.
8:55 pm: Ajas, accused in Civil Police Officer (CPO) Saumya Pushkar death case, has died while undergoing treatment at Alappuzha Medical college. The Accused was also a Civil Police Officer.
8:30 pm: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issues Draft Notification to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles from payment of fees for the purpose of issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark.
8:00 pm: Jharkhand: Body of a Maoist recovered following an encounter with 94 Battalion CRPF and state police in Urmu village in Bano block of Simdega today. 1 AK-47 rifle with ammunition also recovered. Search operation underway.
7:30 pm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after conclusion of the meeting of Presidents of all parties called by PM Modi: Most parties gave their support to One Nation, One Election, CPI(M) and CPI had a difference of opinion but they didn't oppose the idea, just the implementation of it.
7:00 pm: Bihar Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP): Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) is 128 in Bihar.
6:30 pm: Milind Deora, Congress Mumbai President: India's 70-year electoral journey has taught us that the Indian voter can differentiate b/w state and central polls. Our democracy is neither fragile nor immature and debate of one nation-one poll calls for an open mind on either side of spectrum.
6:20 pm: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds preparatory meeting for the upcoming G20 Summit to be held in Osaka, Japan on June 28 and June 29. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also attend the meeting.
6:00 pm: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy met Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge at the latter's residence in Bengaluru.
5:25 pm: Finance Ministry to prepare fresh proposal for Air India sale.
5:21 pm: During IPL, whether we like it or not the boys take a beating. During IPL, they sleep as late as 2-3am, getting back to training regime was a sort of a challenge. They understand importance of good sleep/wake pattern, good nutrition & training: Team India's trainer Shankar Basu.
5:20 pm: AFP news agency quoting US Army: Japan tanker hit by mine with 'resemblance' to Iranian ones.
5:15 pm: We have entered into agreement with South Korea also, where South Korea will show DD India & we will also allow South Korean KBS channel, it will be available in India. This mutual cooperation with neighboring countries is very important: Prakash Javadekar.
5:15 pm: Today India has entered into an agreement with Bangladesh so that DD India will be shown on Bangladesh TV set up. In return, Bangladesh official channel will also be available in India: Union I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar
5:05 pm: Team India Manager Sunil Subramaniam said, "Shikhar Dhawan has a fracture at the base of the first metacarpal of his left hand. He will remain in cast until mid-July which rules him out of ICC World Cup. We have requested Rishab Pant as the replacement."
5:00 pm: Four suspects to face charges in the Netherlands for shooting down MH17, suspects identified as three Russian and one Ukrainian national - international investigators.
4:45 pm: CBI summons Mathew Samuel, Editor and MD of Narada News to appear before the agency at their office in Kolkata on 24th June in connection with Narada Scam in West Bengal.
4:30 pm: World Cup: New Zealand win the toss and opt to bowl vs South Africa at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Delayed start due to rain reduces the contest to 49 overs each.
4:15 pm: All-party meeting over 'One Nation, One Election' begins at Parliament.
4:00 pm: UN chief should launch international probe over Khashoggi murder, says rights expert
3:45 pm: Sunil Kumar Shahi, Superintendent at Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital (SKMCH), Muzaffarpur on AES cases: 68 children are in ICU, 65 are in the ward, today number of deaths is 5. Recovery rate is increasing because parents are bringing their children early.
03:20 pm: Meeting of heads of political parties begins in Parliament, under chairmanship of PM Narendra Modi.
02:33 pm: OP Birla on his first Parliament session as the Lok Sabha speaker: Will work by taking everyone together, gaining everyone's trust. To maintain the dignity of the constitutional post, the speaker should be unbiased, and must also appear unbiased in conduct.
02:15 pm: Karnataka Congress Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on MLA Roshan Baig's suspension from party: Preliminary enquiry led to his suspension. Now AICC will decide after further enquiry. Also, instead of going to media, he should have gone to leaders in Delhi, it would have been more sensible.
02:00 pm: Chennai: Water tokens are being issued to residents facing acute water crisis in Royapettah area, to avail water supply through water tankers.
01.44 pm: 30 passengers injured after a Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation bus en-route from Sandhole to Mandi overturned at Kotli in Mandi district. Injured admitted to hospital, their condition is stable, reports news agency.
01.15 pm: Fire breaks out in a pile of scrap under Barapullah flyover, 3 fire tenders are present at the spot. Traffic movement is affected in the area.
12.50 pm: Kolkata Police has arrested a group D staff inside Fort William, Army Eastern Command Head Quarter, for allegedly raping an 11-yr-old girl. Case registered under POCSO and the accused Sagar Mullick has been arrested.
12.45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduces council of ministers to the Lok Sabha.
12.40 pm: Raghuvansh Prasad Singh,RJD on Tejashwi Yadav: I don't know exactly where is he, maybe he has gone to watch the World Cup, I am not sure about it.
12.30 pm: D Jayakumar, Tamil Nadu Minister on water scarcity in Chennai: Water management is a crucial subject. We're doing maximum what we can do.Even after deficient rain, we're trying hard to provide water.Over 400 water tanks distributing water in city. At this time,playing politics is wrong
12.25 pm: DMK workers hold protest in front of Coimbatore City Corporation Office demanding immediate solution for the severe water crisis in Coimbatore.
12.20 pm: Police in Shopian has busted a terror module of Hizbul Mujahideen, arrested 5 terrorists and recovered a sophisticated IED. The terrorists were planning to target police & security forces by planting explosives during their movement in the area; further probe on.
12.20 pm: Model-actor Ushoshi Sengupta on assault on her driver in WB: I want to clear it's not about molestation. This issue has a bigger purpose, it's about safety of people. If I was keeping quiet&sitting, nothing would've happened to me. But it was my driver who was getting beaten up.
12.30 pm: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ghulam Nabi Azad,Dr.Manmohan Singh, Ashok Gehlot greet Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his birthday
12 pm: BJP Working President JP Nadda held a meeting with office bearers of the party, today at party headquarters.
11 am: Supreme Court would hear on June 24 the writ petition, challenging the Bombay High Court's order that refused to consider the prayers against 16% quota for Marathas in admission to PG medical and dental courses.
10.40 am: The Supreme Court agrees to hear on Monday a PIL seeking direction to urgently constitute a team of medical experts for treatment of children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar.
10.33 am: NCP chief Sharad Pawar will attend the meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament today. The PM will chair a meeting of heads of various political parties in both the Houses of Parliament.
10.25 am: Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives at AICC Headquarters. He will meet party leaders shortly. The Congress President turned 49 today.
Delhi: Congress President @RahulGandhi arrives at AICC Headquarters. He will meet party leaders shortly. @INCIndia President turned 49 today.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) June 19, 2019
Five moments when Congress chief inspired every Indian: https://t.co/Lc3n3CE1i7 pic.twitter.com/PBQsDFcrEz
10.10 am: 8 people died, 12 injured when their vehicle collided with another vehicle in Sambhal's Lahraban village in Uttar Pradesh last night.
10.06 am: A seven day Yoga camp is underway in Aligarh Muslim University ahead of Yoga Day 2019 on June 21.
10.04 am: Union Minister Prahlad Patel on arrest of his son in an attempt to murder case in Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh: All I can say is that it is sad and unfortunate. Law will take its own course, I don't want to make any further comments.
10 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to also not attend meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament today. Raghav Chadha to represent AAP. The PM will chair a meeting of heads of various political parties in both the Houses of Parliament.
9.45 am: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah arrives at Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence.
9.30 am: No one has told us anything about or given us ORS. We don't know the symptoms of AES. Our children are burning with fever since 4-5 days. Doctor asked us to get medicines for them & said they'll admit them if fever doesn't go down after that. We don't have money, Parents at SKMCH.
9.27 am: Congress worker Phool Singh performs a 'hawan' outside Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence on his(Rahul Gandhi) birthday.
Delhi: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah arrives at Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence pic.twitter.com/OD6xIDp4iZ— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2019
Delhi: Congress worker Phool Singh performs a 'hawan' outside Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence on his(Rahul Gandhi) birthday pic.twitter.com/Pqh8Zol936— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2019
9.07 am: The death count due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), in Muzaffarpur, rises to 112. 93 died at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) & 19 died at Kejriwal Hospital.
9 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host a dinner for all the Members of Parliament on 20 June in Ashoka Hotel, Delhi.
9.56 am: After encephalitis deaths, Odisha orders testing of litchi fruit.
8.45 am: TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu will also not attend the meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament today. Jayadev Galla is likely to represent the party at the meeting.
8.40 am: Air India derosters a Captain&crew of AI 772 who fought on board in public view. Incident happened on June 17 onboard Bengaluru-Delhi flight when Captain allegedly asked crew to wash his tiffin.Matter also reported to DGCA. Air India has issued summons to the crew for questioning
8.30 am: DMK Chief MK Stalin will not attend the meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament today. The PM will chair a meeting of Heads of various political parties in both the Houses of Parliament, on the eve of the Budget Session 2019, later today.
8.10 am: CBI registered case against NGO Lawyers Collective&senior lawyer Anand Grover on charges of violating rules under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. CBI said Grover used foreign contribution for personal benefits&spent it outside India which is a violation of FEMA
8 am: Different parts of Tamil Nadu are facing water crisis, as temperature is rising across the country. Locals in Rameswaram say, "There's acute water crisis. We'd never faced such situation earlier. Borewells have failed. Water level in wells are below the average."
7.10 am: Seven people were arrested on Tuesday by the Kolkata Police on harassment and assault charges. The complaint was filed by model and actor Ushoshi Sengupta, the driver of her cab had also been assaulted by the accused. Further probe underway.
6.45 am: Heavy police security was deployed at Mukherjee Nagar where people are protesting against the thrashing of a tempo driver Sarabjeet Singh and his son by Police on June 16.
6.43 am: Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam publicly apologises for extradition bill.
6.42 am: Family of Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo in mourning at Odisha's Dhenkanal. Army jawan, Ajit Kumar Sahoo was injured in an IED blast in Pulwama on Monday and succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.
Dhenkanal: Family of Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo in mourning. Army jawan, Ajit Kumar Sahoo was injured in an IED blast in Pulwama y'day & succumbed to his injuries, earlier today. #Odisha pic.twitter.com/JkguWqEsIK— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
6.41 am: Pakistan Prime Minister directs cabinet to implement austerity measures.
6.40 am: Petition seeks Karnataka HC's intervention in probe of multi-crore IMA ponzi scam.