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       HEADLINES: Tried to meet PM several times, but in vain: Pinarayi                                              Varappuzha: Policeman arrested for taking bribe to hospitalise Sreejith                                              Syro Malabar church: New administrative for compromise talks                                              Move on for settling Ganesh Kumar's road rage case                                              Abuse on social media: Action on Nisha Jose K Mani's complaint                                              Teased for dark skin, woman poisons food at family function                                              UP: Infant crushed to death by father                                              Senior Congress leader Danam Nagender resigns                                              President Kovind highlights importance of South-South cooperation                                              India, Cuba to enhance cooperation in various fields                                              Radicals will soon be central to Pak democracy debate                                              FIFA WC: Musa helps Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0                                              FIFA WC: Shaqiri's last-minute stunner earns Switzerland 2-1 win over Serbia                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Mamata cancels first China visit as 'political meetings at appropriate level' not confirmed by CPC    
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cancelled her first China visit on Friday at the last minute as political meetings at the "appropriate level" were not confirmed by the Chinese government

         Javadekar assures students will not have to travel outside home state for NEET    
Chennai: Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today said students would not have to travel outside their state for appearing in NEET from next year as more centres would be set up based on the requirement.

         No interim order by HC against felling trees for south Delhi re-development    
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today declined to put on hold the felling of trees sanctioned by the Centre in connection with the re-development of six south Delhi colonies by the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) and the Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

         Interpol RCN against Nirav Modi likely soon    
New Delhi: The Interpol is all set to issue a red corner notice (RCN) against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi as the international agency is satisfied with the documents provided by the CBI which is probing the USD 2 billion scam, sources said. The records the CBI provided to the Interpol included the non-bailable warrants issued by a Mumbai special court and the details of the charge sheets filed in the case etc. The documents were found in order and have satisfied the Lyon-based internati

         Surat court issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi    
Surat: A court here today issued an arrest warrant against absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi in a case of alleged customs duty evasion registered by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). Chief Judicial Magistrate B H Kapadia issued the warrant as Modi failed to present himself during the court hearings, public prosecutor Nayan Sukhadwala said.

         Kejriwal is in good condition,says naturecure institute    
Bengaluru: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is undergoing treatment at the Jindal Naturecure Institute here, is doing well, institute sources said today. "He is well and in good condition. He has completed detoxification and he is doing very well. He is all right," the chief administrative officer of the institute K K Ghosh told PTI.

         Shah to address rally in Jammu tomorrow    
New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah will address a rally in Jammu tomorrow, close on the heels of his party's decision to withdraw support from the PDP-led government in Jammu and Kashmir.

         Aircel-Maxis case: SC judge recuses from hearing Swamy's plea    
New Delhi: A Supreme Court judge today recused herself from hearing a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking to implead himself as a party in a case related to probe into alleged disproportionate assets of an ED officer investigating the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

         HC refuses to grant relief to Zakir Naik    
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to grant relief to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and committing unlawful activities, observing that he did not show any interest or desire to help the probe agencies.

         J-K Governor calls all-party meeting tomorrow    
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has called an all-party meeting here tomorrow to discuss the situation in the wake of the implementation of governor's rule in the state, officials said today.

         Include Yoga in school courses to build a healthy nation: Naidu    
Mumbai: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today emphasised upon the need to include Yoga in school curriculum to "create a healthy nation."

         Mamata cautions TMC workers against infighting, complacency    
Kolkata: With the Lok Sabha election due next year, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee sent out a stern message to her party workers today, asking them to desist from infighting and complacency and work unitedly.

         Bengal BJP leader's tweet signals fissure in party    
Kolkata: Ahead of BJP chief Amit Shah's visit to the state next week, fissures in the party's Bengal unit are out in the open with its vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose imploring the leadership to "elect" and not "select" a leader for the state.

         Owaisi flays BJP over passport official 'humiliating'    
Hyderabad: e society with the BJP at the helm, the Hyderabad MP alleged. "Most unfortunate and misfortune is that even government officials whose duty is to check whether a person is an Indian citizen or not, his residence (proof) is proper or not before issuing a passport, he has the guts and stupidity to say and question a person," he said.

         Court gives 2-yr jail term to SP for custodial torture    
Guwahati: A district superintendent of police was sentenced to two years in jail by a Kamrup court near here for torturing an accused in custody five years ago. Kamrup Additional District and Sessions Judge sentenced Goalpara SP Amitava Sinha for subjecting one Gurmeet Singh, a murder accused, to physical torture in 2013, when Sinha was serving as the deputy commissioner of police with Guwahati Crime Branch.

         15 tonnes of beef seized, 3 arrested in Maha's Kalyan    
Thane: Fifteen tonnes of beef was seized and three people arrested after a truck was apprehended at Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said today.

         Kota: 100 world records to be created on International Yoga Day    
Kota (Rajasthan): Yoga guru Ramdev said that 100 world records will be created on the occasion of International Yoga Day here in Kota. "Tomorrow, 100 world records are going to be created at the same place here in Kota. From the past three days, such records have been created here and tomorrow, we will register our name in the Guinness Book of World Records," Ramdev told reporters here.

         BVR Subhrahmanyam appointed J-K Chief Secy    
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday appointed IAS officer BVR Subrahmanyam as the new Chief Secretary of the state.

         Kamal Hassan meets Rahul, discusses Tamil Nadu politics    
New Delhi: Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Hassan met Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday in the national capital. Speaking to media after the meeting, Hassan said, "It was a formal courtesy meeting. We spoke about Tamil Nadu politics." Earlier in the day, Hassan visited Election Commission office in Delhi for the registration of his party Makkal Needhi Maiam. "The EC had sought certain queries regarding our party. We have furnished all those details today. The EC has said t

         Aviation Ministry committed to strategic disinvestment of Air India    
New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry on Wednesday said that the government is committed to give financial support to beleaguered national carrier Air India. Speaking to media on Wednesday, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said that the government would look after all its financial or liquidity requirements. The minister further informed that an alternate mechanism headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was reviewing the situation, and as required will take appropr

         Sitharaman meets martyred jawan's family in Poonch    
Jammu: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today visited the family of the soldier who was abducted and killed by terrorists two days ahead of Eid and described him as an inspiration for the nation.

         Odisha CM urges PM Modi to notify hockey as national game    
Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to officially recognise hockey as the national sport of India. As Odisha is all set to host the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar in November this year, Patnaik said that he was shocked to learn that hockey -which is considered as our national game--has never been officially notified. "As you know Sir, the next World Cup Hockey will be held in Odisha in November this y

         Teacher booked for proposing, touching class 10 girl    
Jajpur (Odisha): A school teacher in Jajpur district was today booked on the charge of proposing a class 10 student of the school and touching her inappropriately during private tuition sessions, police said. The 45-year-old teacher of a government run school in Barachana block had asked the girl's parents to send their daughter for tuition to him separately so that he could focus on her, police said.

         Amarnath Yatra: Security forces asked to maintain synergy    
Jammu: Ahead of the annual Amarnath yatra, security forces have been asked to maintain "highest level of alertness" and "synergy," police said today. The two-month long pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high cave shrine of Amarnath will commence on June 28. All border police stations , posts and check-points have also been directed to be strengthened and activated to neutralize any attempt of infiltration by terrorists from across the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC

         MP Cow Protection Board proposes `Cow Ministry'    
Bhopal: Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Gau Samvardhan Board (cow protection board) Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri has sought formation of `Cow Ministry' in the state.

         Salman Khurshid defends Digvijay Singh's 'Hindu terrorism' comment    
Mumbai (Maharashtra): Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh's controversial comments should be contextualised and not generalised as a statement against a particular community or organisation.

         Kumaraswamy raises technical objections on CWMA with PM    
Bengaluru: Karnataka has raised objections before Prime Minister Narendra Modi on certain technical issues relating to the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA), which were not in the interests of the state, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said here today.

         After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir: Kejriwal    
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the BJP over its decision to pull out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and alleged that the party had "ruined" the state. The chief minister also brought up the issue of demonetisation in a series of tweets following the BJP's announcement. "After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir. Didn't BJP tell us that demonetisation had broken the back of terrorism in Kashmir? Then what happened?" Kejriwal asked.

         SC no to urgent hearing of plea against Kejriwal sit-in at LG office    
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused urgent hearing on a plea seeking its direction to declare as "unconstitutional" the sit-in of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues inside the Lieutenant Governor's office here. Kejriwal and his ministers have been staging the sit-in at LG Anil Baijal's office since June 11 evening to press for their demands, including a direction to IAS officers to end their "strike" and action against those who have struck work.

         Kumaraswamy refutes reports of Cong-JDS differences on budget    
Bengaluru: Refuting reports of differences between the Congress and JDS on presenting a full fledged state budget, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said he planned to table a new budget in the first or second week of July. "It is a personal suggestion of Siddaramaiah and it would be considered for discussion at the ministerial meeting to be held in the next two days to prepare for the budget presentation," Kumaraswamy said at a meet-the-press programme here.

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