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Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote. He broke his silence to launch his campaign saying he would only take Britain out of the EU without a deal as a “last resort”

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13 Jun 2019, 6:40 PM

Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote, reports AFP news agency.

The former London mayor broke his silence to launch his campaign on Wednesday, saying he would only take Britain out of the EU without a deal as a "last resort" as he promised to unify a country deeply divided over Brexit.

Theresa May, who remains prime minister, stepped down as party leader on Friday, having failed to deliver her plan for taking Britain out of the European Union after nearly three years in the post.

13 Jun 2019, 7:07 PM

Governor's peace meeting in Bengal inconclusive

A meeting called by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi with four political parties to create a harmonious situation in the state riddled by political violence remained "inconclusive" on Thursday.

Emerging out of the Raj Bhavan, state BJP Vice President Jay Prakash Majumdar said that the Governor came up with a five-point set of suggestions but the representative of the ruling Trinamool Congress said he could not endorse it before talking to Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee.

Majumdar appreciated Tripathi's initiative and said his party would support any step that would stop the ongoing violence and bring peace.

13 Jun 2019, 7:05 PM

50 killed in violence in Eastern DR Congo Province

At least 50 people have been killed in violence in eastern DR Congo province, reports news agency AFP, quoting governor.

13 Jun 2019, 7:04 PM

Ola to set up Tech Centre in US, build team of over 150 Engineers

Ride hailing major Ola on Thursday, 13 June, said it plans to set up an Advanced Technology Centre in San Francisco Bay and build a team of over 150 engineers to work on technologies like electric and autonomous vehicles.

The engineers at the centre will work on developing next-generation technologies in mobility and the move is a part of the company's global initiatives to further drive mobility-led transformation to billions across the world, Ola said in a statement.

13 Jun 2019, 6:59 PM

Self-styled godman Virendra Dixit charged for 'raping' minor in 1999

Self-styled spiritual godman Virendra Dev Dixit charged for allegedly raping minor in 1999 in his ashrams in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh.

13 Jun 2019, 6:53 PM

Heatwave conditions prevail in Jammu

Heatwave conditions prevailed on Thursday, with the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir recording a high of 40.4 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological (MeT) Department said.

The minimum temperature in the city was registered at 27 degrees Celsius, it said. Monday recorded the season's highest temperature at 44.4 degrees Celsius.

13 Jun 2019, 6:51 PM

UK Home Secretary signs Assange extradition order to US

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid said on Thursday he had signed an extradition request from the US for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

"He's rightly behind bars. There's an extradition request from the US that will be before the courts tomorrow (Friday), but yesterday (Wednesday) I signed the extradition order and certified it. It will be going in front of the courts tomorrow," Javid told BBC Radio 4.

13 Jun 2019, 6:49 PM

Odisha to introduce uniform syllabus in universities

The Odisha government will introduce a uniform syllabus for undergraduate courses in all universities from the 2019-2020 academic session, a minister said on Thursday.

Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahu informed that a common syllabus will be introduced across universities from the ensuing academic session.

The minister held a meeting with vice-chancellors of all state-run universities on Thursday.

13 Jun 2019, 6:25 PM

Mother of two from TN commits suicide on TikTok

A 24-year old mother of two children committed suicide on Thursday in Tamil Nadu after she was scolded by her husband and prevented from using the short video-making app.

Anitha, recorded herself as she drank the poison and then sent the video via WhatsApp to her husband, who is in Singapore.

According to media reports, Anitha's husband Pazhanivel did not appreciate his wife's TikTok addiction and had asked her to quit the habit.

13 Jun 2019, 6:24 PM

India planning its own space station: ISRO chief

India is planning to launch its own space station, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Thursday.

The space station, which is estimated to weigh around 20 tonnes, would be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission -- India's first manned mission into space.

"India will set up its separate space station in the next 5-7 years after Gangayaan is successfully completely in 2022," Sivan told reporters. The space station will most likely be used to conduct microgravity experiments, he added.

13 Jun 2019, 5:07 PM

Rahul Gandhi: My deepest condolences to the families of our 13 brave men in uniform

Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “ For over 10 days India has hoped & prayed that our 13 Air-Warriors on the missing IAF AN-32 were safe. Sadly, it is now confirmed that all 13 have perished in a crash. My deepest condolences to the families of our 13 brave men in uniform. You are in my thoughts & prayers.”

13 Jun 2019, 5:05 PM

2 oil tankers hit in Gulf of Oman, all crew evacuated

Two oil tankers were hit in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and all crew members onboard were evacuated, the media reported.

The tankers were struck in the same area where the US accused Iran of using naval mines to sabotage four other oil ships in an attack last month, reports say.

The Iranian media said the two tankers departed from the port of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The ports of Pakistan and Oman both received the distress calls from the oil tankers, Xinhua news agency reported.

13 Jun 2019, 4:14 PM

All 13 bodies and black box of the AN-32 transport aircraft recovered. Choppers would be used to ferry the bodies from the crash site in Arunachal Pradesh

13 Jun 2019, 3:50 PM

CPI-M admits to losing support among 'basic classes'

The CPI-M has admitted that its rout in the Lok Sabha elections follows "an erosion of support among the basic classes".

An editorial in the CPI-M journal "People's Democracy" said: "In many industrial centres around the country, the working class has voted for the BJP. In areas where the Left wielded influence amongst workers, there has been a reduction of that influence with some exceptions like Tamil Nadu and Kerala."

13 Jun 2019, 3:49 PM

Mamata alleges BJP conspiracy in NRS Hospital incident

Ordering an inquiry into the whole series of events leading to an attack on two junior doctors at the state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using the incident to create communal tension.

"In between all the disruptions BJP has brought the Hindu-Muslim issue in between. I see the CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxists) is also fanning the trouble here. I am shocked to see the friendship between CPI-M and BJP," Banerjee told reporters.

She said there would be a comprehensive inquiry into the entire chain of events at the NRS Medical College and Hospital.

13 Jun 2019, 3:48 PM

Mumbai Police close Tanushree's case against Nana Patekar

In a significant development, the Mumbai Police have filed a closure report in the #MeToo case by actress Tanushree Dutta against actor Nana Patekar, a top official said on Thursday.

"Yes, we have filed a B-Summary Report before the court," said Mumbai Police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Shinge.

The police move comes after they reportedly did not find enough evidence in the matter, virtually ending the case.

13 Jun 2019, 3:33 PM

UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid has signed a request for Julian Assange to be extradited to the US where he faces charges of computer hacking

13 Jun 2019, 3:30 PM

CBI books former MP Ateeq Ahmed for kidnapping, assault

The CBI on Thursday said that it has registered a case against former member of parliament (MP) Ateeq Ahmed and others allegedly for kidnapping and assaulting a real estate dealer.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered the FIR on Wednesday on the Supreme Court order of April 23, 2019.

The CBI has named former Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Ahmed, his son Umar Ahmed and 15 others in the case.

13 Jun 2019, 2:46 PM

Members of Resident Doctors' Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences wear helmets and bandages as sign of protest

Delhi: Members of Resident Doctors' Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) work wearing helmets & bandages, as a mark of protest against "worsening of violence against medical doctors in West Bengal."

13 Jun 2019, 2:44 PM

Mumbai Police files a B Summary report in Tanushree Dutta alleged harassment case against Nana Patekar

Tanushree Dutta alleged harassment case against Nana Patekar: Mumbai Police files a B Summary report in the case. A 'B summary' report is filed when police can not find evidence in support of the complaint and are unable to continue the investigation

13 Jun 2019, 1:56 PM

Delhi court sends Mohammad Arif Ghulambashir Dharampuria, member of Pak-based banned outfit FIF, to 5-day NIA custody in terror-funding case

13 Jun 2019, 1:46 PM

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. He will hold bilateral meetings with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit.

13 Jun 2019, 1:42 PM

Following air-warriors lost their lives in AN-32 aircraft crash

IAF: Following air-warriors lost their lives in AN-32 aircraft crash - Wing Commander GM Charles, Squadron leader H Vinod, Flight lieutenant R Thapa, Flight lieutenant A Tanwar, Flight lieutenant S Mohanty & Flight lieutenant MK Garg, Warrant Officer KK Mishra, Sergeant Anoop Kumar, Corporal Sherin, Lead Aircraft Man SK Singh, Lead Aircraft Man Pankaj, Non-combatant Employee Putali & Non-combatant Employee Rajesh Kumar.

13 Jun 2019, 1:04 PM

Government calls all-party meet before Parliament session

The government has convened an all-party meeting on June 16, a day before the first session of the newly elected Lok Sabha, informed sources said on Thursday.

The government will seek the support of the opposition parties in getting crucial bills passed in the session including one on triple talaq which among others were approved by the union cabinet on Wednesday, the sources said.

13 Jun 2019, 1:03 PM

UP Bar Council chief cremated, family seeks CBI probe

The mortal remains of Uttar Pradesh Bar Council President Darwesh Yadav, who was shot dead on Wednesday, were consigned to flames in her native Chandpur village in Etah district.

Uttar Pradesh Minister Brijesh Pathak was among the thousands who turned up to pay tribute to the deceased. A large number of lawyers were also present on the occasion.

Family members of Darwesh Yadav, meanwhile, demanded a CBI inquiry into the murder and alleged that Manish Sharma (who shot Darwesh Yadav) had embezzled funds which apparently led to her murder.

13 Jun 2019, 1:01 PM

CRPF Director General (DG) RR Bhatnagar arrives at Ministry of Home Affairs to meet Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba to brief him about terror attack in Anantnag

CRPF Director General (DG) RR Bhatnagar arrives at Ministry of Home Affairs to meet Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba to brief him about yesterday's terror attack in Anantnag of Jammu & Kashmir in which 5 CRPF personnel lost their lives

13 Jun 2019, 12:58 PM

Man awarded death sentence for raping and killing 4 year old girl in Rajasthan

Rajasthan: Alwar District Court today awarded death sentence to a man Rajkumar alias Dharmendra for raping and killing a 4-year-old girl in Behror in 2015.

13 Jun 2019, 12:38 PM

Doctors' agitation: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reaches state-run hospital to take stock of situation in view of disruption of regular services.

13 Jun 2019, 12:32 PM

Road caved in at Madhya Kailash junction in Chennai

13 Jun 2019, 12:30 PM

No survivors found, IAF confirms

The Indian Air Force on Thursday said that there were no survivors at the crash site of the IAF AN-32 aircraft, located 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh.

The team of rescuers, including 15 mountaineers managed to reach the crash site earlier in the day. The families of the 13 personnel have already been informed that there are no survivors.

13 Jun 2019, 11:54 AM

Not much difference between jungle rule & UP law and order: Congress

The Congress hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday over the killing of the state Bar Council president, saying there was not much difference between "jungle rule" and law and order in the BJP-ruled state.

Darvesh Singh, the first woman president of the state Bar Council who was elected to the post three days ago, was shot dead at a court premises in Agra on Wednesday allegedly by a lawyer who then tried to kill himself.

13 Jun 2019, 11:49 AM

Madras HC directs Tamil Nadu govt to submit steps taken to fulfill daily water requirements of the people

Madras High Court has directed Tamil Nadu Government to submit by June 17 the steps taken by it to fulfill daily water requirements of people in the city. HS asked about status of desalination plants that were constructed by the TN Govt along the East Coast Road and other places

13 Jun 2019, 11:46 AM

4 more children die due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar. 22 children admitted to hospital in 24 hours.

13 Jun 2019, 11:46 AM

Govt, intel agencies must take suitable action to prevent attacks in future: Congress

The Congress on Thursday urged the Modi government and intelligence agencies to take suitable action to prevent terror attacks in the future, a day after five CRPF personnel were killed in a terrorist strike in south Kashmir.

Two motorcycle-borne terrorists, believed to be from the Jaish-e-Mohammed group, fired at a CRPF patrol party on the Khanabal-Pahalgam road in Anantnag district, killing five personnel from the paramilitary force and injuring three others on Wednesday. "Disturbing to learn that 5 brave CRPF Jawans have been martyred & 4 Jawans injured in a terror attack in Anantnag. My salutations to the valour of our Jawans.

13 Jun 2019, 11:41 AM

BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the BJP headquarters for the meeting of party national office bearers and state-heads

13 Jun 2019, 11:39 AM

US to deploy 1,000 additional troops in Poland

13 Jun 2019, 11:38 AM

Junior doctors at NRS Medical College & Hospital continue their strike for third consecutive day

Kolkata: Junior doctors at NRS Medical College & Hospital continue their strike for the third day after doctors were allegedly attacked by a patient's family who died on June 10. A doctor says,"We have already explained our demands in posters. CM should come here."

13 Jun 2019, 11:37 AM

Congress leader Anand Sharma writes to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over shifting of Army Training Command headquarters

Congress leader Anand Sharma writes to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over the proposed shifting of the Headquarters of Army Training Command from Shimla to Meerut.

13 Jun 2019, 11:35 AM

SC agrees to hear students plea regarding NEET UG 2019 question paper

Supreme Court agrees to hear on Friday plea of some students claiming that four questions of NEET UG 2019 were wrongly set and out of NCERT syllabus. The court says,"it would hear the case after lawyer of students mentioned the matter for urgent hearing."

13 Jun 2019, 11:01 AM

4 railway policemen booked for thrashing scribe in UP

Four railway policemen, including a station house officer, were booked for allegedly beating up a journalist in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, an official said on Thursday.

In a purported video of the incident, which went viral on social media late on Tuesday night, the accused Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel, dressed in plain clothes, can be seen repeatedly slapping and punching television journalist Amit Sharma. Subsequently, the scribe was detained by the railway policemen.

13 Jun 2019, 10:08 AM

Known criminal arrested following encounter in Delhi

A criminal Shrikant wanted in 12 cases including those of murders has been arrested following an encounter with police in Netaji Subhash Place area last night. He sustained bullet injuries in the encounter. More details awaited.

13 Jun 2019, 10:03 AM

Work in west UP courts stall after killing of state Bar Council president

Work in courts across western Uttar Pradesh came to a standstill on Thursday as lawyers protested against the killing of the state bar council chairman a day ago.

Muzaffarnagar district bar association president Syed Naseer Haider said the incident was condemned by lawyers in a condolence meeting. The call for the boycott was given by the state bar council.

13 Jun 2019, 10:01 AM

Locals of Trishuli village in Balrampur say electricity has not reached their village

Chhattisgarh: Locals of Trishuli village in Balrampur say,"till date electricity has not reached our village, there are around 100 houses here. Our children can't study after sun sets due to lack of electricity. We have written to the collector."

13 Jun 2019, 9:58 AM

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan to visit AES-hit Muzaffarpur

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will visit Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, where more than 50 children have died due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) so far.

A five member team of the central government on Wednesday visited Muzaffarpur to investigate the cause of the deaths of children.

"Harsh Vardhan along with Union Minister of State for Health Ashwani Kumar Choubey will visit Muzaffarpur to take stock of the situation," a state health department official said.

13 Jun 2019, 9:46 AM

Jhelum river water breaches flood alarm level in Kashmir

Due to incessant rains in the Kashmir Valley, the waters of the Jhelum river has breached the flood alarm level of 18 feet on Thursday, authorities said.

Unprecedented snowfall in Sonamarg and heavy downpours in the south Kashmir catchment areas of the Jhelum have swollen most water bodies and mountain streams in the valley.

Flash floods have washed away some bridges built over mountain streams in Bandipora and Tangmarg. The excess water has also inundated apple orchards in Baramulla district.

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