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Both the Houses of Parliament will take up the Motion of Thanks on the President's address today. President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint sitting of both Houses on the 20th of this month. The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is scheduled to be introduced in Lok Sabha today. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs will meet today. After 21 days of extensive search, the Indian Navy finally located the PNS Saad on the western side of Pakistan. It was sent there for hiding to ensure a covert capability in case of extension in hostilities in the aftermath of the Balakot airstrikes.
Here are the latest news of the day:
10:40 pm: The annual Pandharpur Yatra to Vithoba Temple at Pandharpur, began from Sant Tukaram Maharaj Gatha Temple of Dehu, today.
10:20 pm: BJP MLA from Bhawanipatna, Pradipta Kumar Naik to be the leader of Legislative Party in the Odisha Assembly
10:08 pm: Fire broke out in a moving car this evening, in Kavi Nagar Police Station limits. Fire brigade later brought fire under control. The 5 people in the car had jumped off the vehicle & are safe.
9:57 pm: US to block 'billions' more in Iranian assets.
9:50 pm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at AIIMS, Delhi where Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini passed away today. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National Working President Jagat Prakash Nadda are also there.
9:45 pm: Milano Cortina elected as host city for the Winter Olympic Games 2026.
9:19 pm: Today, Pakistan issued visas to 463 Indian Sikh Pilgrims, who are going to Pakistan to observe death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji, from 27 June-06 July
9:05 pm: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis attended Eid-Milan program by Maharashtra Police in Mumbai.
9:00 pm: BJP releases list of two names for the ensuing by-elections to the council of states (Rajya Sabha) from Gujarat. Dr S Jaishankar and JM Thakor to be the candidates.
8:30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply tomorrow in Lok Sabha on Motion of thanks for President's Address.
8:15 pm: We have not made a statement about two weeks delay of monsoon onset over Delhi, normal date of monsoon onset is yet to come, it's likely to be around June 29. We are not expecting Delhi to be covered in this surge, in next spell we will have to see: K Sathi Devi, IMD official.
7:50 pm: Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini passes away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
7:30 pm: RBI's Complaint Management System was launched by Governor Shaktikanta Das today. It's a software application to facilitate RBI’s grievance redressal processes. Members of public can access the portal at RBI website to lodge complaints against entities regulated by RBI.
6:40 pm: Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on reports of BJP leader Krishan Bedi saying 'Hooda will leave Congress': Krishan Bedi, Anil Vij or Khattar sahab, they don't see anything else but Hooda, they even dream of me during the night.
6:30 pm: US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today.
Delhi: US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today. pic.twitter.com/UbXlokBiio— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2019
6:20 pm: Lok Sabha has been extended till 8 pm and Rajya Sabha till 7.10 pm today as Motion of Thanks on President's Address is underway.
6:08 pm: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has been admitted at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospitals, Kaushambi after he complained of urinary retention.
5:47 pm: BJP Govt returned to power as Modi was a "very big salesman": Congress
5:40 pm: The farmers protest, in Mandya, demanding Cauvery an Hemavati waters to canals for saving standing crops, enters fourth day today.
Karnataka: The farmers protest. in Mandya, demanding Cauvery & Hemavati waters to canals for saving standing crops, enters fourth day today. Deputy CM G Parameshwara also met the farmers. pic.twitter.com/UGgFky1WoA— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2019
5:30 pm: Shiv Sena leader Dr Neelam Gorhe has been elected unopposed as Deputy Chairperson of state legislative council.
5:20 pm: Violet Line Update-DMRC will be undertaking planned track maintenance work at 1 of the reversal sides of trains at Kashmere Gate station for around 1 week starting today.Due to this, frequency of trains may witness slight variation during this period: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
4:45 pm: Family of Tabrez, who was beaten up by locals in Saraikela Kharsawan on suspicion of theft, arrested and later died in a hospital, say they want that those responsible be tried under IPC Sec 302 (Punishment for murder), also demand compensation & govt job for his wife.
4:40 pm: Haryana Police recommends parole for Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim citing ‘good behaviour': Reports
4:00 pm: Keep new India with you, give us old India: Ghulam Nabi Azad targets Modi over Jharkhand lynchings.
GN Azad, in RS: I request you to keep the New India to yourself & give us our Old India where there was love, culture. Hindus used to feel the pain when Muslims & Dalits used to get hurt. When something used to get into eyes of Hindus, Muslims & Dalits used to shed tears for them pic.twitter.com/516uWh6Cqw— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2019
3:45 pm: Bombay High Court has issued notice to Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil,Jaydutt Kshirsagar and Avinash Mahtekar who took oath as Maharashtra ministers recently. Court asked them to file reply in four weeks. This is in response to plea challenging their ministerial berths.
3:30 pm: Congress Lok Sabha leader, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded and his moustache should be made 'national moustache'.
3:28 pm: Payal Tadvi death case: Bail applications of the accused junior doctors Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehre and Ankita Khandelwal, rejected by Mumbai Court.
2 pm: External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar formally joined BJP today in presence of Working President J.P. Nadda, at Parliament House.
1.03 pm: Chhattisgarh Congress in-charge, PL Punia and other leaders from the state to meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi today.
1.02 pm: Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi during motion of thanks in Lok Sabha: People who say 'Bharat ke tukde tukde karne tak jung rahegi', & 'Pakistan zindabad, Afzal Guru zindabad', do they have the right to live in this country?
1 pm: Senior Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar appointed as the new leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
12.02 pm: Supreme Court declines to entertain plea by Federation of Haj Private Tour Operators of India opposing a fresh condition imposed on private tour operators to charge applicable rates of Haj Committee of India (HCOI) to an additional quota of 10,000 seats allotted to them this year
12 pm: Supreme Court declines to entertain a plea filed by one individual, Sameer against Bombay HC's order that declined to consider a petition against Ordinance granting 16% quota for Marathas in admission to PG medical & dental courses this year in the State.
10.25 am: Rashtriya Janata Dal Rajya Sabha MP, Manoj Jha: I have moved a Calling Attention motion in Rajya Sabha over deaths of children in Muzaffarpur.
10.20 am: Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Singh has given a Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over increasing crime in the national capital.
10.10 am: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) holds protest in Chepak, against the Tamil Nadu government over acute water crisis in the city. DMK President MK Stalin to join the protest soon.
Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) holds protest in Chepak, against the #TamilNadu government over acute water crisis in the city; DMK President MK Stalin to join the protest soon. pic.twitter.com/MBnBTKPO85— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2019
9.50 am: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP, TR Baalu has given notice in Lok Sabha over water crisis in Tamil Nadu.
9.35 am: Sensex up by 62.03 points, currently at 39,256.52; Nifty currently at 11,739.60.
9.25 am: The Delhi Police have arrested a man for the murder of a 7-year-old visually impaired girl in Narela Industrial Area.
9.20 am: Union Minister and Barmer MP, Kailash Chaudhary: The incident is painful. I offer my condolences to the departed souls&their family members.I am in contact with the administration. I have spoken to Home Minister Amit Shah&CM. The compensation announced by CM has reached the affected.
Union Minister&Barmer MP, Kailash Chaudhary: The incident is painful. I offer my condolences to the departed souls&their family members.I am in contact with the administration. I have spoken to Home Minister Amit Shah&CM. The compensation announced by CM has reached the affected. pic.twitter.com/ZbycZSnNRg— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2019
9.05 am: A lawyer Atal Bihari Dubey has filed a complaint against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Mumbai's Azad Maidan police station over his tweet in which Rahul Gandhi shared pictures of Indian Army's Dog Squad doing yoga on June 21 (Yoga Day).
9 am: No tsunami potential from 7.2 magnitude quake in Banda Sea, off Indonesia - Indonesian geophysics agency: Reuters.
8.50 am: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor, Viral Acharya has resigned six months before the scheduled end of his term. He had joined RBI in 2017.
8.46 am: The Supreme Court will today hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by two lawyers, in connection with the outbreak of suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, in which 130 children have lost their lives.
8.45 am: Union Minister and Barmer MP, Kailash Chaudhary visits the hospital where those injured in Sunday's pandal collapse are currently receiving treatment.
8.30 am: Forest Department officials on Sunday rescued a crocodile that strayed into Khodiyar Mata temple in Mahisagar district of Gujarat. The rescue was allegedly delayed due to the villagers who gathered at the temple to offer prayers to the crocodile.
7.50 am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis's 'Varsha' bungalow has been declared a defaulter by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), as Rs 7,44,981 water bill is pending. Names of 18 Maharashtra ministers also in the list of defaulters.
6.48 am: Maqsood Alam, a relative of Tabrez, said, "They thrashed him and later gave him to police. He was suspected of theft but it was a communal attack. He was beaten because he had a Muslim name. They made him chant 'Jai Shri Ram' & 'Jai Hanuman' again & again. I demand the culprits be arrested."
6.45 am: 22-yr-old Tabrez who was beaten up by locals in Jharkhand's Saraikela Kharsawan on suspicion of theft and was later arrested, died at a hospital on Sunday. He was admitted to Sadar hospital in the morning and later referred to Tata Main Hospital Jamshedpur.
6.30 am: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Saudi, UAE to discuss escalating tensions with Iran.