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President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament in the Central Hall today. PM Modi will host a dinner for all MPs at Ashoka Hotel today. The Indian Army will raise three battle formations along the Pakistan border by October.
With tensions rising between Israel’s ally the US and its archfoe Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Jewish state’s enemies not to test it Wednesday, his office said.
Here are all the latest news from around the world:
11:30 pm: World Cup: Australia beat Bangladesh by 48 runs at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
11:11 pm: National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at the residence of Santosh Pandey, brother of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Sunil Pandey, in Bihar earlier today. More details awaited.
11:10 pm: According to ANI, 43 people dead, 35 injured after a private bus fell into a deep gorge near Banjar area of Kullu district, earlier today.
11:00 pm: Former TDP Rajya Sabha MPs YS Chowdary, CM Ramesh and TG Venkatesh, who joined BJP today, met BJP President Amit Shah at his residence. BJP Working President JP Nadda was also present.
10:30 pm: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo & External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar also discussed shared US & Indian objectives in safeguarding a free & open Indo-Pacific, US-India security cooperation & US-India economic partnership.
10:15 pm: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo today spoke with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to congratulate him on his appointment. Pompeo underscored the strong US commitment to working closely with Indian Govt to advance strategic partnership.
9:50 pm: JD(S)-Congress coalition Government in Karnataka appointed Congress MLA Sudhakar K as the chairman of the state Pollution Control Board earlier today.
9:30 pm: Bihar: Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) rises to 121 in Muzaffarpur. 101 deaths at SKMCH & 20 deaths at Kejriwal hospital.
9:00 pm: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College in Gaya earlier today to meet heatwave affected patients; later held a review meeting with officials on the situation.
8:30 pm: PM Modi on death of 27 people in the bus accident in Kullu district: Deeply saddened by the bus accident in Kullu. Condolences to families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon. Himachal Pradesh Govt is providing all possible assistance that is required.
8:05 pm: Anand Sharma,on being asked if Rahul Gandhi was busy checking his phone and talking during President's address in Parlianment today:He was listening to whatever was necessary.There were queries,certain difficult Hindi words which weren't heard properly.There's nothing disrespectful.
8:00 pm: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan says, "Tamil Nadu is facing a severe water crisis and state Govt had agreed to provide drinking water to the railways. Our office contacted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Office & received a reply that it wasn't necessary."
7:15 pm: Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister and chief of the Lok Janashakti Party (LJP), will file nomination for Rajya Sabha as an NDA candidate at Bihar Legislative Assembly in Patna tomorrow.
6:50 pm: PM Modi to host a dinner for all MPs at Ashoka Hotel shortly.
6:30 pm: TDP MPs of Rajya Sabha- YS Chowdary, CM Ramesh, TG Venkatesh, join BJP in presence of BJP Working President JP Nadda. TDP Rajya Sabha MP GM Rao to formally join later as he is unwell.
6:05 pm: TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu said, "We fought with BJP only for Special Category Status & state's interests. We sacrificed Central Ministers for Special Status, condemn attempts of BJP to weaken TDP. Crisis is not new to the party. Leaders & cadre have nothing to be nervous about."
5:50 pm: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summon to IMA jewels scam accused Mansoor Khan to appear before it on June 24. He has also been asked to get several documents mentioned in the summon.
5:40 pm: BJP Working President JP Nadda, Leader of the house in Rajya Sabha Thawar Chand Gehlot and BJP MP G Kishen Reddy also meet M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President and Rajya Sabha chairman, in Delhi.
5:35 pm: Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives at the residence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.
5:30 pm: Rain lashes the city bringing respite from heat in Punjab's Ludhiana.
5:15 pm: TDP Rajya Sabha MPs YS Chowdary, TG Venkatesh, and CM Ramesh meet M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President and Rajya Sabha chairman, in Delhi.
4:00 pm: Jammu & Kashmir: Fire breaks out in Shahpur Forest area of Block Doongi of Rajouri district.
3:40 pm: Akali Dal-BJP MLA, MS Sirsa said, "We met the Chairman of SIT (1984 anti-Sikh riots) and told him to register deposition of 2 of our witnesses and reopen the case against Kamal Nath. He assured us that they are reopening the case and the primary focus of probe will be the role of Kamal Nath."
3:25 pm: Biocon Chairman Kiran Mazumdar Shaw met Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today to discuss infrastructure development in the city.
3:00 pm: Sedition charges against Hard Kaur for comments on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Yogi Adityanath.
2:30 pm: Special NIA court in Mumbai has rejected Pragya Thakur's application for permanent exemption from attending the court once a week. Pragya Thakur had given the ground for exemption as she is MP and she has to attend the parliament on a day-to-day basis.
1.44 pm: The 15th Finance Commission headed by Chairman NK Singh will visit Karnataka from 23 to 26 June. During the visit, Commission will be interacting with Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy along with his other cabinet colleagues & senior State Govt officers.
1.36 pm: Tamil Nadu: Radisson Blu GRT Hotel, Chennai issues advisory for guests to "use water judicially" as the city is "going through a major water crisis".
Tamil Nadu: Radisson Blu GRT Hotel, Chennai issues advisory for guests to "use water judicially" as the city is "going through a major water crisis". pic.twitter.com/wOMSmYCThx— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2019
1.35 pm: In a clash between two groups of miscreants, crude bomb hurled, gun shots fired in West Bengal's Bhatpara.
1.30 pm: J&K Police: Ganderbal Police today submitted charge-sheet for a case of Police Station Kangan. FIR pertains to the arrest of terrorist Zubair Shabir Bhat son of Shabir Ahmad Bhat resident of Malpora Qazigund during a check-point at Chinner Kangan.
1.25 pm: Officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Siliguri unit has seized 5500 kg black pepper and 2200 kg dry peas worth nearly Rs 50 lakh and Rs 24 lakh, respectively; Four people arrested.
1.20 pm: Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav visited Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarnagar, today.
12.35 pm: Jamnagar Sessions Court sentences former IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt to life imprisonment under IPC 302 in 1990 custodial death case.
12 pm: Former JDS Karnataka president, H Vishwanath: This is personal vindictiveness of Siddaramaiah, he is not good in politics. Roshan Baig was suspended by the party (Congress), Siddaramaiah would have done the same to me if i was in Congress.
1150 am: Enforcement Directorate to produce two former IL&FS executives in Special PMLA court in Mumbai today. They were arrested on Wednesday.
11.30 am: DBS Bank has revised India's GDP growth for fiscal year 2020 downwards to 6.8 per cent year-on-year (YoY) from 7 per cent projected earlier, citing headwinds for exports amidst challenging trade outlook.
11.10 am: Under the National Livelihood Mission, 3 crore women of rural areas have been given a loan of more than Rs 2 lakh crore so far - President Kovind.
11.05 am: The government has provided reservation of 10 percent for the poor youth of the general category. With this, they will be able to get more opportunities in the field of appointment and education - President Kovind.
11.00 am: More than 61 crore voters in the country have voted, established a new record and enhanced the credibility of India's democracy in the world. All voters deserve the congratulations for the success of this election: President Kovind.
10.57 am: Mangaluru receives light rainfall, temperature currently at 27 degrees Celsius.
10.56 am: President Ram Nath Kovind leaves for the Parliament, to address the joint session of both the Houses today.
10.40 am: Om Birla on saying 'Vande Mataram' during his speech in Lok Sabha as the Speaker: Who said you cannot say 'Vande Mataram' and 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'?
10.30 am: RJD Rajya Sabha MP, Manoj Jha: Our leader Tejashwi Yadav is closely monitoring the situation in Muzaffarpur. Currently, he is in Delhi.
10.20 am: At least seven children feared drowned after van carrying 29 persons falls into Indira canal in Lucknow: Official.
10.15 am: Members of Karnataka Pradesh Mahila Congress celebrated Congress President Rahul Gandhi's birthday yesterday by preparing one lakh seed balls at Cubbon Park.
9.45 am: Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment.
9 am: A doctor was suspended after girl dies of negligence in Bareilly
8.55 am: A vehicle carrying around 29 people fell into the canal, around 22 people have been rescued so far, 7 children are still missing. Rescue operations by NDRF and local divers underway, says SK Bhagat, IG Range Lucknow.
8.44 am: An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 struck Satara. Maharashtra at 7:48 am today.
8 am: Ahead of International Yoga Day, BSF personnel perform Yoga near International Border (IB) in RS Pura in Jammu.
7.50 am: Delay in service from Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) towards Dilshad Garden (Red Line). Normal service on all other lines.
7.45 am: Five people were killed and more than were 12 injured in collision between two pick-up vans in Nelsanar police station limits in Bijapur district, last night.
7.10 am: Patients and their families seen sleeping outside All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. One of the patients says, 'I have been here for 9 days now for treatment, & I will get to see the senior doctor day after tomorrow.The guards do not let us in the premises.'
7 am: Vietnam’s Ambassador to India, Pham Sanh Chau: We, today, launched direct Indigo flights between Kolkata and Hanoi, that will be starting from October 3, this year. We have also launched an online platform for Indian travellers to apply for “visa on arrival.”
6.45 am: White House area on lockdown, one held by Secret Services.
6.35 am: Ahead of state polls, Fadnavis refers to Uddhav Thackrey as 'elder brother' at Shiv Sena's foundation day.
6.30 am: President Ram Nath Kovind to address joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament in Central Hall today.