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Israeli airstrike kills eight at Gaza aid centre, witnesses say

The Israeli military did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Juliette Touma, UNRWA's Director of Communications, said the agency was looking into the details of the reported attack before providing more information.

24 Jun 2024 1:21 am
Israel defence chief to discuss Gaza, Lebanon on U.S. trip

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant is heading to Washington to discuss the next phase of the Gaza war and escalating hostilities on the border with Lebanon. Hezbollah began attacking Israel shortly after Hamas' October 7 assault sparked the war in Gaza, and the sides have been trading blows in the months since then. Hezbollah has said it will not stop until there is a ceasefire in Gaza.

24 Jun 2024 1:10 am
Lok Sabha session starts today; Focus on Speaker choice

With BJP lacking a majority in the House and Congress set to get the leader of the Opposition post, the Speaker's role has become crucial for the BJP-led NDA. In the 16th and 17th Lok Sabhas, BJP enjoyed absolute majority and there was no leader of the Opposition, which made it easier for the ruling party to get its legislative businesses passed.

24 Jun 2024 12:24 am
Maharashtra: Two teachers detained by ATS over NEET, allowed to go after questioning

The agency's action came shortly after the Centre announced that the probe into the alleged irregularities in the medical entrance exam would be handed over to the CBI, giving in to demands of students protesting across the country for an investigation into the matter.

24 Jun 2024 12:05 am
Japan sanctions Bengaluru tech co over Russian war 'support'

Japan has sanctioned Si2 Microsystems Pvt Ltd, an Indian tech firm, for alleged support to Russia's 'war efforts'. The sanctions mark the first time Japan has targeted foreign companies over their alleged links to the war in Ukraine, casting a shadow over the strategic partnership between Japan and India.

24 Jun 2024 12:05 am
MDL in advanced talks with Defence Ministry for Rs 35,000 crore Kalvari submarine deal

MDL in advanced talks for a potential 35,000-crore deal to acquire three larger, modern Kalvari-class submarines with advanced electronics and propulsion for the Navy, ensuring 60% indigenous content.

24 Jun 2024 12:03 am
Buck stops with Modi govt, not NTA chief, as four exams cancelled in past 10 days: Congress

Congress has criticized the National Testing Agency (NTA) chairperson for allegedly serving the interests of the BJP-RSS, stating that the removal of the NTA chairperson will not solve the education system's problems. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge criticized the Modi government for the recent postponement of the NEET-PG examination, citing corruption, irregularities, and education mafia as factors contributing to the issue.

24 Jun 2024 12:02 am
Trouble brewing in Maharashtra Congress

Trouble brewing in Maharashtra Congress post Lok Sabha polls. 16 leaders seek meeting with Mallikarjun Kharge to discuss organisational framework and leadership change in Mumbai.

24 Jun 2024 12:00 am
Third Eye: Party offices shift, yoga struggles, and RaGa's farewell

The electoral meltdown of BJD, AIADMK, and YSRCP has led to the risk of losing their party offices in Parliament House. TDP and JDU, with their BJP allies, qualify for prime office slots. Top Maharashtra politicians participated in the International Yoga Day event in Mumbai, but faced difficulties in basic postures. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sent a goodbye letter to the people of Wayanad, praising his sister Priyanka Gandhi's victory and expressing confidence in her performance as MP.

23 Jun 2024 11:51 pm
Chhattisgarh Operation: Naxals escape, fake rupee notes seized

Security forces recovered a huge cache of fake currency notes, along with equipment used to print them, belonging to Maoists from Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. The operation was a joint effort by the state police and CRPF, targeting Naxalites using fake currency in Bastar region markets.

23 Jun 2024 11:49 pm
Estonia promotes tech sharing, joint production with Indian defence companies

NATO member Estonia, known for its expertise in IT and cyber security, is seeking closer cooperation with India to jointly develop defence technology. Indian companies are invited to partner with Estonian startups and tech players to explore specific areas of interest.

23 Jun 2024 8:50 pm
Suicide Squad Isekai: Know the opening credits, premiere date, characters & more

The opening credits and the premiere date for the new DC anime Suicide Squad Isekai have been revealed. The anime promises to be a thrilling fantasy journey with a talented team.

23 Jun 2024 7:55 pm
Water crisis: Delhi L-G assures AAP delegation of his commitment to resolving issue

The delegation noted that Delhi's population increased from 1.1 crore in 1994 to three crore now while the amount of water it has been receiving remained the same and stressed for urgent action over the matter, it said. The L-G assured the delegation of his commitment to resolving the issue and making every effort to ensure Delhi receives its fair share of water from Haryana, it said.

23 Jun 2024 7:53 pm
Rahul Gandhi pens emotional letter to people of Wayanad, says their unconditional love protected him

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has written an emotional letter to the people of Wayanad, the constituency he is giving up to represent Rae Bareli in the Lok Sabha. He expressed gratitude for the unconditional love and support they have shown him during his daily abuse. Rahul has won both Wayanad and Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituencies and must vacate one seat within 14 days of the Lok Sabha results.

23 Jun 2024 7:51 pm
One killed, ten wounded by Russian strikes on Kharkiv, official says

Russian strikes on Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv have resulted in one death and ten injuries, according to regional governor Oleh Synehubov. The strikes, which have been conducted with glide bombs, targeted civilian infrastructure and were conducted with glide bombs.

23 Jun 2024 7:16 pm
IMA welcomes CBI probe into NEET-UG irregularities

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed an FIR on Sunday in connection with the alleged irregularities in Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET-UG) held on May 5 on a reference from the Union education ministry, amid countrywide protests and litigation by students for a probe into paper leak claims.

23 Jun 2024 6:58 pm
Karnataka: 3 Ministers revive talk of additional Dy CM posts after Congress partys subpar performance in LS polls

Three ministers in the ruling Congress are openly discussing the creation of new posts of Deputy Chief Minister (Dy CM) in Karnataka, despite the party's subpar performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls. The demand has been fueled by community leaders who had sought community-wise posts of Dy CM in the run-up to the polls. Public Works Minister Satish Jarkiholi, Cooperation Minister KN Rajanna, and Minority Affairs Minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan have expressed their opinions, exerting pressure on

23 Jun 2024 6:51 pm
Exam system handed over to copying mafia: Akhilesh Yadav targets BJP

The Samajwadi Party chief said the BJP government is completely running on lies and loot. Inflation and unemployment are at their peak, law and order is in shambles. There is a terror of money lenders in the entire state, he added.

23 Jun 2024 6:27 pm
TN hooch tragedy victims were 'careless', 'exceeded their limit', says Kamal Haasan

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan has condemned the 53-person hooch tragedy in Tamil Nadu, stating that the victims were careless and exceeded their limits. He emphasized the importance of occasional drinking and social drinking, but stressed that exceeding the limit in any form is bad.

23 Jun 2024 6:13 pm
HM Amit Shah suggests creation of large ponds in northeast, use of ISRO data for flood control

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has proposed the creation of at least 50 large ponds in the northeast to divert water from the Brahmaputra River, aiming to help tackle floods and develop agriculture, irrigation, and tourism. He also highlighted the importance of using satellite imagery provided by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for flood and water management. Shah also highlighted the need to upgrade the forecast system of river water levels for better flood management.

23 Jun 2024 5:49 pm
Two CoBRA personnel killed in Naxalite IED attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district

Naxalites triggered an IED blast targeting the truck that claimed the lives of constable Shailendra (29) and the vehicle driver Vishnu R (35), he said. After being alerted about the blast, more forces were rushed to the spot and the bodies were being evacuated from the forest, he said.

23 Jun 2024 5:33 pm
BJP to uproot corrupt JMM-led alliance from power in J'khand to form next govt: Chouhan

BJP's election in-charge Shivraj Singh Chouhan aims to form the next government in Jharkhand by defeating the 'corrupt' JMM-led coalition. The party had a strong performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls in the state.

23 Jun 2024 4:41 pm
Owaisi attacks NDA govt over NEET issue, says youth deserve justice, apology from Modi

Taking a dig at the government, he said exam warrior Modi waged a war on future of the youth. First it was NEET UG (~23 lakh students), then UGC-NET (~9 lakh students). Then CSIR-NET was cancelled (~2 lakh students). NEET-PG (~2 lakh) was cancelled a night before the exam. The responsibility lies with Modi & his ministers. Our youth deserve an apology from the PM & justice from his govt, Owaisi said on X.

23 Jun 2024 4:39 pm
Netanyahu again claims the US is withholding arms shipments, days after Washington denies it

Israeli PM Netanyahu claimed a 'dramatic drop' in U.S. weapons for Gaza war, escalating tensions with the Biden administration.

23 Jun 2024 4:31 pm
BJP targets INDIA bloc over Kallakurchi tragedy that claimed 56 lives, calls it 'murder'

BJP MP Sambit Patra hit out at the INDIA bloc and the Congress and alleged that they were silent on the hooch tragedy in Kallakurchi, Tamil Nadu and called it a murder of 32 Dalits. BJP MP Sambit Patra criticized the INDIA bloc and the Congress for their silence on the recent tragedy in southern India that claimed 56 lives. He alleged that they did not speak out about the hooch tragedy in Kallakurchi, Tamil Nadu, which he described as the murder of 32 Dalits.

23 Jun 2024 4:20 pm
Exit polls loss-making venture: Axis My India chief

Exit polls are a loss-making business, with the only profit for pollsters like Axis My India chief Pradeep Gupta being visibility. Gupta's company is focused on corporate clients for revenue.

23 Jun 2024 4:02 pm
India probably needs to go back to ballots: Dipankar Bhattacharya

Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya suggested that India may need to return to ballot papers due to concerns regarding Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). During an interview with PTI editors, Bhattacharya expressed his worries about the alleged saffronisation of education and a stock market scam influenced by exit polls.

23 Jun 2024 3:33 pm
Four news channels off air in Andhra Pradesh post polls; YSRCP reaches out to TRAI

News channels in Andhra Pradesh were blocked following Assembly and Parliamentary elections, with YSRCP Parliamentarian alleging coercion by the state government. YSRCP member complained to TRAI about the blocking of vernacular news channels.

23 Jun 2024 3:29 pm
Gaza War: Displaced from their homes, Palestinians struggle with hunger, dirty water and insects

Gaza War: Displaced from their homes, Palestinians struggle with hunger, dirty water and insects

23 Jun 2024 3:14 pm
Mayawati reverses decision; reinstates nephew Akash Anand as political heir

BSP chief Mayawati has announced Akash Anand, as her successor. Akash Anand will take charge of the national coordinator: BSP reader Sarvar Malik

23 Jun 2024 2:33 pm
Centre needs to examine demands of AP, Bihar for special category status carefully: Rajiv Kumar

Former Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar emphasized the need for careful examination of Andhra Pradesh and Bihar's long-standing demand for special category status to prevent fiscal pressure on the Centre's resources.

23 Jun 2024 2:13 pm
Under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar's Motihari, third one in less than a week

An under-construction small bridge collapsed in Ghorasahan block, East Champaran district, Bihar. No casualties. Departmental inquiry initiated. District Magistrate investigating locals' objections.

23 Jun 2024 1:50 pm
Anti-infiltration operation: Terrorist's body recovered in J-K

Security forces recovered the body of a terrorist killed in an anti-infiltration operation along the Line of Control in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The operation, launched on June 22, targeted suspicious movements near the LoC. The Chinar Corps confirmed one terrorist was killed, with the operation still ongoing. Although initial reports suggested two terrorists were killed, only one body has been recovered so far.

23 Jun 2024 1:14 pm
Centre may prepay market loans taken to compensate states for GST revenue loss during Covid years

The compensation cess was initially brought in for five years to make up the revenue shortfall of states, following the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The compensation cess expired in June 2022, but the amount collected through the levy is being used to repay the interest and principal of the Rs 2.69 lakh crore that the Centre had borrowed during COVID-19.

23 Jun 2024 1:01 pm
We are actually raising the real repo rate: MPC's Jayanth Varma

Jayanth Varma, who has expressed concerns about growth sacrifice due to restrictive monetary policy, voted for a 25-basis-point rate cut in the MPC's June policy review.

23 Jun 2024 12:59 pm
Education system handed over to 'mafia' by Modi govt: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra criticizes the Narendra Modi government for alleged irregularities in national competitive exams, including NEET-UG, accusing the government of handing over the education system to the 'mafia' and 'corrupt'.

23 Jun 2024 12:23 pm
UK's Manchester Airport faces flight cancellations after power cut

A significant number of flights, particularly from Terminals 1 and 2, were expected to be delayed or cancelled, a spokesperson said.

23 Jun 2024 12:14 pm
Russian lawmaker warns Moscow may change timing for use of nuclear weapons

Moscow may change timing for nuclear weapons use if threats increase, says Russian official cited by RIA news agency on Sunday.

23 Jun 2024 12:03 pm
Darshan Thoogudeepa, Kannada actor, sent to 14-day judicial custody in Renukaswamy murder case

Darshan Thoogudeepa, Kannada actor, sent to 14-day judicial custody in Renukaswamy murder case

23 Jun 2024 11:14 am
Russia launches missile attack on Kyiv and surrounding region, Ukraine says

Russia launched three missiles on Ukraine, with two destroyed. No damage reported. Kyiv under air raid alerts. Witnesses heard blasts around Kyiv. Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Sergiy Karazy.

23 Jun 2024 10:54 am
Indian Army signs Mou for 'next generation wireless technologies'

The Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Indian Army, and the Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research (SAMEER) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance collaboration in 'Next Generation Wireless Technologies for Indian Army. The MoU aims to establish an 'Advanced Military Research and Incubation Centre' at MCTE, focusing on Advanced Wireless Technologies for the Indian Army. This partnership represents a shared commitment to exploring ne

23 Jun 2024 9:16 am
Amit Shah to review flood preparedness on Sunday

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to chair a high-level meeting on Sunday to review the country's preparedness for flood management, particularly in states like Bihar, Assam, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Jammu and Kashmir, which are prone to floods and landslides during the monsoon season. Assam is currently facing floods, affecting around 3.90 lakh people in 19 districts. The meeting aims to assess and enhance the country's readiness to tackle the annual cha

23 Jun 2024 9:12 am