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LIVE News Updates: Modi is our Supreme Court says Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Ram temple

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Supreme Court for his party on the Ram temple issue because the country had elected him with an overwhelming majority

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10 Jun 2019, 7:43 PM

Modi is our Supreme Court: Sena leader on Ram temple

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Supreme Court for his party on the Ram temple issue because the country had elected him with an overwhelming majority.

Speaking to reporters here, Raut said: "The auspicious time has arrived. Soon the construction of the Ram temple will begin in Ayodhya under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This is not a fight for taking credit. We will listen to Modiji because the country has elected him. He is our Supreme Court."

10 Jun 2019, 7:51 PM

100 killed in armed attack on village in Mali

An armed attack on a village in central Mali left 100 people dead on Monday, officials said

Over 90 bodies have been found and more than 30 people are still missing, Efe news reported, citing authorities.

Local and regional government officials said a group of armed men arrived at Sona Koubou in the morning, a village that is inhabited by members of the Dogon ethnic group, surrounded it and set houses on fire while the residents were inside.

10 Jun 2019, 7:50 PM

5 top officers attached to sacked J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmad shifted

10 Jun 2019, 7:49 PM

BJP spreading rumours about Bengal violence: Mamata

Alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was spreading rumours about violence in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the saffron party of plotting a conspiracy to topple her government.

"There is no point sending me behind bars. If the BJP thinks it can stop me from opposing them by shutting my mouth and plotting a conspiracy to topple my government, it must know an injured tiger is more dangerous than a dead one," Banerjee said after a review meeting.

She alleged that her Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders have been threatened in the name of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

10 Jun 2019, 7:47 PM

Mystery illness kills 12 in Malaysia, probe underway

Malaysian authorities are trying to find the cause of death of a dozen indigenous people in an isolated village in the Kelantan state.

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said on Monday authorities were trying to locate the graves of 12 of the 14 indigenous people of the Batek tribe who had died past month. Of these, two deaths were due to pneumonia.

He said exhuming bodies for post-mortem was vital to determine the actual cause of death and whether the mystery illness had infected others in the village as well, state news agency Bernama reported.

10 Jun 2019, 7:46 PM

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad on Zakir Naik

Malaysia has the right not to extradite Dr Zakir Naik if he is not going to be accorded justice. Zakir in general feels that he is not going to get a fair trial (in India), says Prime Minister of Malaysia, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad

10 Jun 2019, 7:43 PM

Finance Ministry retires

12 senior officers of ranks of Chief Commissioner, Principal Commissioners & Commissioner of Income Tax Department compulsorily retired under Rule 56 by the Finance Ministry.

10 Jun 2019, 7:29 PM

U. Venkateswarlu, appointed as Chief Secretary to Government of Tripura

U. Venkateswarlu, Additional Chief Secretary to Governor, Tripura appointed as Chief Secretary to Government of Tripura. TK Chakma, Secretary ,Govt of Tripura to also hold charge of Secretary to Governor, Tripura.

10 Jun 2019, 7:27 PM

NCW chairperson demands capital punishment for Kathua case convicts

NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma on Monday demanded capital punishment for the six convicts in the sensational Kathua gang rape-murder case, saying the Jammu and Kashmir government should appeal in higher court.

A court in Pathankot on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment the three main accused in the gang rape and murder of an 8-year-old nomadic girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, while awarding five years in jail to three others for destruction of evidence.

Sharma welcomed the conviction, but said she was expecting capital punishment for the culprits.

10 Jun 2019, 7:27 PM

Gopal Rai inspects GTB Hospital

Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai Monday inspected state-owned GTB Hospital and directed authorities to ensure contractual employees get notified minimum wages.

The minister also directed the hospital management to re-instate the services of sacked contractual employees, an official said.

The labour minister asked officers concerned to clear the files pertaining to minimum wages of such employees within three days, he added.

Last week, Rai had inspected LNJP Hospital and had been told that contractual employees there have not received salaries for three months

10 Jun 2019, 7:22 PM

DU's new admission norms challenged in Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought Delhi University's reply on why it had amended its criteria for admissions just a day before opening of registration for admissions.

Responding to a plea challenging the new eligibility norms for undergraduate commerce and economics honours courses, a division bench of Justices Anu Malhotra and Talwant Singh observed that there was arbitrariness in amending the criteria.

The court asked the Centre, Delhi University and the University Grants Commission to file a reply by June 14, the next date of hearing.

The lawyer has said that DU's decision to amend the criteria at the last moment was in violation of the principle of natural justice.

As per new norms, 50 per cent marks in Mathematics in class 12 is mandatory for applying for admission in undergraduate commerce courses, which was not followed earlier, the advocate said.

10 Jun 2019, 6:18 PM

Record 48 degrees Celsius in Delhi on Monday

Delhi on Monday witnessed maximum temperature going to "record" 48 degree Celsius mark.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), an observatory in Safdarjung recorded maximum temperature at 45.6 degrees Celsius while the one in Palam saw mercury touching 48.0 degree mark.

Earlier, the highest temperature was recorded at 47.8 degree Celsius in 2014. Western, central, and northern parts of the country on Monday witnessed a surge in temperature, making the heatwave conditions severe.

10 Jun 2019, 6:00 PM

Aerial search and rescue operations carried out by helicopters and C-130s during day

IAF on AN 32 Aircraft search update: Aerial search and rescue operations (SAR) were carried out by helicopters and C-130s during the day. Missions by UAV and C130 have been planned in the night to locate the missing aircraft. No sightings as yet.

10 Jun 2019, 5:56 PM

No way to verify if PoK terror camps closed, will continue to maintain strict vigil: Gen Rawat

10 Jun 2019, 5:48 PM

Pakistan's former President Mr Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested in Pakistan

LIVE News Updates: Modi is our Supreme Court says Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Ram temple

Pakistan's former President Mr Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested in Pakistan. He has been arrested by Pakistan's anti-corruption authority, NAB.

10 Jun 2019, 5:27 PM

Rekha Sharma: Was expecting capital punishment for Kathua rape and murder criminals

National Commission for Women Chairperson, Rekha Sharma: Was expecting capital punishment for Kathua rape and murder criminals. Jammu and Kashmir government must go for appeal in higher court.

10 Jun 2019, 5:25 PM

4 arrested in Assam for forcing dancers to strip during performance

Police in Assam have arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in forcing some dancers to strip during a cultural programme at a village in Assam's Kamrup district.

The police said four persons have been arrested on Sunday after the artists of the cultural troupe lodged an FIR with the police on Saturday. The incident took place on June 7 at Asalpara under Boko police station in Assam's Kamrup district, a few kilometres away from Guwahati.

Police said that the 42-member dance troupe from Boko was invited by organisers of some Eid Mehfil to Asalpara area. As per the agreement, the dance troupe went there to perform and started performance of their dance numbers.

10 Jun 2019, 5:24 PM

C'garh: Naxal involved in attacks on security forces held

A Naxal "militia commander" involved in several attacks on security personnel was arrested in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Sunday evening, an official said.

Arjun Kunjam (27) was held from the forest near Empur village in Pamed police station limits by a joint team of the Black Panther, a specialised anti-Naxal unit of the state's Special Task Force (STF), and the district police, he said.

10 Jun 2019, 5:02 PM

The three accused have also been sentenced to 25 years for charges of gangrape, say lawyer

10 Jun 2019, 5:02 PM

SI Anand Dutta, head constable Tilak Raj and special police officer Surender Verma sentenced to five years for destruction of evidence

10 Jun 2019, 4:53 PM

Pathankot court pronounces life imprisonment for three out of six convicts in Kathua rape and murder case

10 Jun 2019, 4:11 PM

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat: No way to verify whether Pakistan has closed down terrorist camps or not

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on reports about Islamabad shutting down terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK): No way to verify whether Pakistan has closed down terrorist camps or not. We will continue to maintain strict vigil along our borders.

10 Jun 2019, 4:09 PM

Medical Student Payal Tadvi suicide case: All the three accused in the case have been sent to judicial custody till June 21.

10 Jun 2019, 3:51 PM

Giving tickets to bomb blast accused an attack on democracy: Sharad Pawar

10 Jun 2019, 3:51 PM

Sharad Pawar: Problem not with EVM or VVPAT but with machine with electoral officer that is finally counted

NCP leader Sharad Pawar: The problem is not the with the EVM or VVPAT where the people vote, but with the machine with electoral officer that is finally counted. We are going to go in depth of it now by discussing this with technicians and experts and opposition members in Delhi.

If people realise that the vote they are casting is not going for their candidate of choice, they may keep calm now but they may take law into their hands in future. We should not allow that to happen.

10 Jun 2019, 3:41 PM

Rain stops play during match between South Africa and West Indies at The Rose Bowl, Southampton

10 Jun 2019, 3:39 PM

Heavy police deployment in Aligarh's Tappal, day after town witnessed tense moments

An uneasy calm prevailed in Tappal on Monday with a heavy police deployment in the town, a day after it witnessed tense moments.

Police struggled to keep the situation under control throughout the day on Sunday when protestors kept mounting pressure on the authorities for meting out "instant justice" in the murder case of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, which has sparked a nationwide outrage.

They somehow managed to thwart an attempt by right-wing groups to hold a "mahapanchayat" at Tappal to vent anger against the perpetrators of the crime. The call for the "mahapanchayat" was reportedly given on social media platforms by some Hindutva groups.

10 Jun 2019, 3:30 PM

South Africa loses their second wicket; Markram goes 5

10 Jun 2019, 3:26 PM

South Africa scores 25 for the loss of one wicket in 5 Overs

Quinton de Kock: 14 (18)

Aiden Markram: 4(5)

10 Jun 2019, 3:21 PM

Imran Khan asks Pakistanis to declare their undisclosed assets by Jun 30

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday warned of legal action against those who do not declare their undisclosed assets by June 30, as the cash-strapped government ramps up efforts to fix the country's economy.

Addressing the nation ahead of the federal budget for fiscal year 2019-20 to be announced on Tuesday, Khan said. "We will need to change ourselves if we want to become a great country." "I am appealing to all of you to take part in the Asset Declaration Scheme that we have brought, because if we don't pay taxes, we will not be able to raise our country up," Khan said.

10 Jun 2019, 3:19 PM

Mamata Banerjee: I would like to Thank Nitish Ji because he won't form an alliance with NDA outside Bihar

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: I have come across a statement from Nitish Ji that he won't form alliance with NDA outside Bihar. I would like to congratulate him. Thank you to him.

10 Jun 2019, 3:16 PM

South Africa loses their first wicket, Amla goes for six runs.

10 Jun 2019, 3:09 PM

South Africa review for caught behind

Quinton De Kock has been given out after a long thought by the umpire. He reviews straightaway. Nothing on UltraEdge and the ball deflects off the elbow actually. Not Out!

10 Jun 2019, 3:07 PM

SC refuses to pass any direction to conduct a fresh counselling of students from general category for admission in post graduate courses

Dismissing the plea of a group of students, Supreme Court refuses to pass any direction to conduct a fresh counselling of students from general category for admission in post graduate courses in medical and dental colleges in Maharashtra for this year.

10 Jun 2019, 3:02 PM

Gujarat likely to get heavy rain due to cyclonic storm

A heavy rainfall warning has been issued in parts of Gujarat in the next few days due to a depression in the Arabian Sea which is likely to turn into a severe cyclonic storm, a MeT official said on Monday.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea in the next few days and ports have been asked to flag the danger signal, he said.

"Heavy rain warning has been issued for Saurashtra and Kutch on June 13 and 14 due to the depression in the Arabian Sea which will turn into a severe cyclonic storm," said state meteorological director Jayanta Sarkar.

The depression over south-east, adjoining Lakshadweep and east-central Arabian Sea moved northwards with a speed of about 31 kmph on Monday.

10 Jun 2019, 2:58 PM

Goods train catches fire

A coal-laden goods train caught fire at Sabira railway station in Odisha's Balasore district on Monday, railway officials said. No one was hurt in the incident, they said. Fire broke out in one of the wagons in the tail end of the goods train.

The goods train with 58 wagons loaded with coal was on its way from Odisha's Talcher to Haldia in West Bengal. The train was halted at Soro where two fire tenders doused the flame before it proceeded for its destination, they said.

10 Jun 2019, 2:55 PM

Scoring Pattern in The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Average 1st inn score: 260

Average 2nd inn score:214

Highest Total: 373/3 (50 Overs) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest Total: 65/10 (24 Overs) by USA vs AUS

Highest Chased: 306/7 (49 Overs) by NZ vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 251/7 (50 Overs) by ENG vs SL

10 Jun 2019, 2:49 PM

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies wins toss and opts to field

10 Jun 2019, 2:45 PM

Quantum of punishment for 6 convicts in Kathua rape and murder case to be delivered at 4 pm

Quantum of punishment for 6 convicts in Kathua rape and murder case to be delivered at 4 pm at Panchkula court

10 Jun 2019, 2:34 PM

France welcomes PM Modi's call for global conference on terrorism

France on Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal for a global conference to tackle the threat of terrorism, saying the fight against terror is at the heart of its priorities.

10 Jun 2019, 1:45 PM

Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from International cricket

10 Jun 2019, 1:30 PM

Fire breaks out in D-wing of Shastri Bhawan

Fire breaks out in D-wing of Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi, 4-5 fire tenders at the spot

10 Jun 2019, 1:28 PM

Yogi Adityanath holds a meeting over women security in the state

UP CM Yogi Adityanath holds a meeting with Chief Secretary and senior police officials in Lucknow over women security in the state.

10 Jun 2019, 1:22 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet Secretaries of all Ministries, on Monday

10 Jun 2019, 1:18 PM

11 sentenced to life imprisonment in Jharkhand for rape

A local court on Monday sentenced 11 persons to life imprisonment for raping a 19-year-old woman in Dumka district of Jharkhand in 2017.

District and Sessions Judge (II) Pawan Kumar, who had convicted them on June 7, also imposed varying fine totalling Rs 2.97 lakh on them, additional public prosecutor Surendra Prasad Sinha said.

10 Jun 2019, 1:04 PM

Delhi temperature to cross 45 degrees on Monday

With a heat wave engulfing many parts of the country, the India Meteorological Department said the temperature was expected to cross 45 degrees in Delhi on Monday.

10 Jun 2019, 12:58 PM

Bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal lauded the police for securing the conviction of the accused persons.

"Congratulations to @JmuKmrPolice for getting Raisina Kathua rapists convicted. Politicians tried their best to sabotage the movement for justice to A (the victim). But the Honble Court and the law enforcement agencies stood their ground. Pray we never have to see such horror again," he tweeted.

10 Jun 2019, 12:26 PM

Six convicted in gang rape, murder of Kathua girl

A special court on Monday convicted six people accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

A seventh accused, Vishal, who is the son of main accused Sanji Ram, was acquitted. The quantum of punishment will be announced later on Monday. The in-camera trial in the case that shook the nation ended on June 3.

10 Jun 2019, 12:18 PM

Omar Abdullah welcome Kathua verdict

10 Jun 2019, 12:08 PM

Six out of seven accused convicted in Kathua rape and murder case

"Persons convicted by Pathankot court are Sanji Ram, Anand Dutta, Parvesh Kumar, Deepak Khajuria, Surender Verma and Tilak Raj. Verdict yet to come on Vishal," says Advocate Mubeen Farooqui, representing victim's family.

10 Jun 2019, 12:01 PM

Mehbooba Mufti welcomes the judgement on Kathua rape and murder case

10 Jun 2019, 11:56 AM

Arguments on quantum of punishment to start at the Pathankot Court at 2pm on Monday

10 Jun 2019, 11:25 AM

All 7 accused present in the court room, the verdict will be delivered shortly.

10 Jun 2019, 11:15 AM

11 dead and 25 injured after brake of a bus failed on National Highway 2 in Danuwa Ghati in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

10 Jun 2019, 11:02 AM

SC agrees to hear on Tuesday plea challenging arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia, accused of making objectionable comment against UP CM

10 Jun 2019, 10:53 AM

Judge to pronounce the verdict of the Kathua rape case arrives

10 Jun 2019, 10:46 AM

Accused brought to Pathankot court ahead of verdict in Kathua rape and murder case

10 Jun 2019, 10:07 AM

Rupee rises 8 paise to 69.38 vs USD in early trade

The rupee appreciated by 8 paise to 69.38 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday, driven higher opening in domestic equities.

Forex dealers said, the local currency also gained strength amid weakening of the greenback in overseas markets.

10 Jun 2019, 10:06 AM

Sensex rallies over 350 pts; Nifty above 11,900

The benchmark BSE Sensex rallied over 350 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 11,900 level in early trade Monday driven by gains in IT and banking stocks amid positive global and domestic cues.

After hitting a peak of 39,979.48, the 30-share index was trading 272.07 points, or 0.69 per cent, higher at 39,887.97. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty spurted 76.25 points, or 0.64 per cent, to 11,946.90.

In the previous session on Friday, the Sensex settled 86.18 points, or 0.22 per cent, higher at 39,615.90. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty rose 26.90 points, or 0.23 per cent, to 11,870.65.

10 Jun 2019, 9:39 AM

Girish Karnad, veteran actor and playwright, and Jnanpith awardee, passes away

Jnanpith award winner, multi-lingual film actor and noted theatre personality Girish Karnad passed away here on Monday, an official said. He was 81.

"Karnad died at home at around 8:30 a.m. due to age-related symptoms," an official in the Karnataka Chief Minister's office said

10 Jun 2019, 9:34 AM

Six-year-old boy sodomised in UP, accused on the run

A six-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by a 20-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Monday.

The incident took place on Sunday evening when the minor was playing outside his house in Kakroli village, they said.

10 Jun 2019, 9:22 AM

Kathua rape case verdict will be delivered at 11 AM in Pathankot Court

10 Jun 2019, 9:06 AM

Security heightened outside Pathankot court ahead of verdict in Kathua rape-murder case

10 Jun 2019, 8:58 AM

Cyclone likely to hit Arabian Sea on June 11-12, warns IMD

A cyclone is most likely to occur in the Arabian Sea some 300 kilometres off the country's west coast between June 11-12, a Maharashtra government advisory said on Sunday.

The cyclone, while not hitting the state, is likely to result in gusty winds and a turbulent sea, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said while speaking to news agency PTI.