Top News of June 23
President Donald Trump said that the United States would impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in two days, just hours after saying he would be the Islamic republic's new "best friend" if they were to renounce nuclear arms. In other news, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has received a personal letter of "excellent content" from US President Donald Trump, the country's state news agency said Sunday.
Here are all the latest news of the day:
11:10 pm: AFP news agency: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is flying to Saudi Arabia, UAE for Iran crisis talks.
10:54 pm: Delhi Police has arrested a person as a preventive measure, who had allegedly threatened Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari. No complaint had been filed by Manoj Tiwari in this regard.
10:38 pm: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot announces ₹5 lakh each to the next of the kin of those who lost their lives in the incident where a 'pandaal' collapsed in Barmer, today. Injured to be provided a maximum of ₹2 lakh as compensation. Jodhpur DC to conduct an inquiry into the incident.
10:19 pm: Newly appointed chairman of TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) YV Subba Reddy today met Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in Amaravati.
09:48 pm: UP CMO: CM Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences over death of 2 children due to collapse of a wall in Munshiganj, Amethi, today. CM has directed district administration to provide compensation to family members of the deceased children and provide treatment to injured.
09:21 pm: AFP News Agency: Lewis Hamilton wins French GP to extend Mercedes' unbeaten run to 10.
08:16 pm: Kanpur: Drones deployed by the traffic police in the city to monitor traffic.
08:02 pm: Assam: Sapekhati Police today apprehended a United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) cadre Rituparna Asom alias Surajit Limboo in Charaideo district. Surajit Limboo had left his home in September 2018 to join ULFA (I).
07:41 pm: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik after BJD MLAs meeting ahead of the first budget session of the state Assembly: During this session we are open to discussions on all matters, we look forward to cooperation of the Central govt and we will follow up on all promises made to the people.
07:30 pm: Additional Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar: In last week there have been 29 encounters in which 40 persons have been arrested, 1 miscreant has been killed while around 24 have been injured, 4 of our police personnel have also been injured.
07:22 pm: Trinamool Congress: If there has been wrongdoing on anyone's part, they will have to face the consequences even though they have the backing of the BJP.
07:20 pm: Trinamool Congress: A very few members from panchayats and municipalities have joined the BJP because of their ulterior motives and selfish vested interests. They have done this with the hope that their misdeeds and crimes will be washed away. They are mistaken.
07:10 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah: Pained to know about the loss of lives due to collapse of a Pandaal in Barmer, Rajasthan. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly.
07:00 pm: Indo-Tibetan Border Police: ITBP team has recovered seven bodies of foreign tourists, who were hit by an avalanche near Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand and went missing three weeks back.
06:37 pm: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expresses condolences on the incident where 14 people have died after a 'pandaal' collapsed in Barmer, Rajasthan.
06:19 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Collapse of a ‘Pandaal’ in Rajasthan’s Barmer is unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and I wish the injured a quick recovery.
06:10 pm: Telangana: 40 stray dogs allegedly killed & buried by the Siddipet Municipal Corporation. Joel Davis, Commissioner, Siddipet says, "Case has been registered under relevant sections, we are yet to recover bodies of the dogs, further investigation underway".
05:57 pm: IMD Himachal Pradesh: Rain/Thundershowers along with gusty winds very likely in the districts of Shimla, Solan, Bilaspur, Mandi, Kullu and Sirmaur during the next 2-3 hours. Movement of weather pattern is Eastwards.
05:45 pm: England: Baloch Republican Party and World Baloch Org put up boards outside Lord's Cricket Ground in London and distribute pamphlets on enforced disappearances of Baloch and other ethnic/religious minorities in Pakistan. Pakistan-South Africa World Cup match is underway at the ground.
05:29 pm: Rajasthan: 18 dead and over 50 injured after a 'pandaal' collapsed in Barmer. Injured persons admitted to a hospital.
04:21 pm: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) and Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow in Parliament Annexe New Building.
04:00 pm: Madhya Pradesh: Bringing respite from heat, rain lashed parts of Indore today.
Madhya Pradesh: Bringing respite from heat, rain lashed parts of Indore today. pic.twitter.com/zvrxr1Ea4e— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2019
03:51 pm: A part of roof outside the ICU of Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur has collapsed. No injuries reported. 109 people have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) at the hospital.
03:15 pm: Air India has suspended Captain Rohit Bhasin after a complaint was filed by Australian Regional Manager about shoplifting at Sydney airport's duty free shop.
02.05 pm: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia today installed a CCTV camera in Patparganj which is his constituency. He says,"With the increase in crime in Delhi especially against women our govt has decided to install CCTV cameras across the city.Project of installing 3 lakh cameras have started."
13.04 pm: BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya: Observing the death anniversary & following his thinking are 2 different things. Mamata ji is observing his death anniversary, I thank her. But she should also follow his thinking so that violence, especially political violence, ends in WB.
Union Minister and BJP MP from Amethi, Smriti Irani attended an event for mass baby shower & 'Annaprashana' in Gauriganj today. Laptops were also distributed among 240 Lekhpals of the district, at the event. pic.twitter.com/JEZ59vNqzU— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 23, 2019
12.00 pm: RJD youth leaders held a protest march today in Patna demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and health minister over the deaths of children due to AES.
Chhattisgarh: 3 differently-abled persons in Nagra village of Balrampur say that they haven't received help from govt. Bifan Manjhi, one of the 3 says, "We don't have a house under Awas Yojana, not receiving disability pension regularly.I don't even have a Disability Certificate" pic.twitter.com/eQU9EsjsoF— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2019
DMK MLA and treasurer Durai Murugan on State Govt will ferry water from Jolarpettai in Vellore for Chennai: if they take water from here it will certainly lead to massive protest in the district. #ChennaiWaterCrisis (June 23) pic.twitter.com/qnwvOabUK3— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2019
10.30 am: Elderly couple Vishnu and Shashi Mathur and their domestic help Khushboo found murdered, in Vasant Enclave.
10.15 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP Working President JP Nadda and other leaders of the party pay tribute to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his death anniversary today, at BJP Headquarters.
10.05 am: Kerala Olympic Association has organized a marathon on International Olympic Day. Governor P Sathasivam also present
DG Coast Guard Rajendra Singh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announce the setting up of a new recruitment centre for the maritime force in Dehradun which will cover Himachal Pradesh and Haryana along with Uttarakhand. pic.twitter.com/toE36EgFpQ— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2019
08.45 am: BJP MPs Maneka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi pay tribute to Sanjay Gandhi on his death anniversary.
7.50 am: Four prisoners have fled from a jail in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district, early morning today.
Shopian Encounter: Two terrorists have been killed in ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Daramdora area of Keegam in South Kashmir. Operation is going on. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/YJsqz9qxvY— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2019
Assam: Devotees continue to arrive at Ambubachi Mela at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati. The festival will continue till June 25. (22.06) pic.twitter.com/mwbrxYvqoD— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2019
7.40 am: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday that the army chief of staff had been shot, however his condition was unknown after an evening of unrest in the Horn of Africa nation.
7.35 am: Thousands of South Africans gathered at two separate venues here and joined in a mass yoga session, marking the International Yoga Day celebrations.
7.32 am: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has received a personal letter of "excellent content" from US President Donald Trump, the country's state news agency said Sunday.
7.30 am: President Donald Trump said that the United States would impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in two days, just hours after saying he would be the Islamic republic's new "best friend" if they were to renounce nuclear arms.