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         IPS Vijay Kumar appointed adviser to J-K governor    
Retired IPS officer K Vijay Kumar has been appointed as an Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir governor along with IAS officer BB Vyas, the Chief Secretary of the state.

         Yoga powerful unifying force in strife-torn world, says Modi    
DEHRADUN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday performed yoga with over 50,000 enthusiasts at the Forest Research Institute campus here, saying the ancient Indian discipline has emerged as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world.

         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

         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.

         Terrorists continued with their activities during Ramzan truce: Rawat    
New Delhi: Terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir had continued with their activities during Ramzan, necessitating suspension of the ceasefire by the Centre, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said here on Wednesday Governor's rule in the state is unlikely to have any impact on ongoing military operations, the Army chief said.

         18K banks, post offices have Aadhaar facility: UIDAI    
NEW DELHI: Less than a year after banks and post offices were asked to set up Aadhaar facility on their premises, as many as 18,000 centres have come up for enrolment and updation of the biometric ID at such locations, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey has said.

         Governor's rule imposed in J-K    
NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir was Wednesday placed under Governor's rule for the fourth time in the last one decade after the BJP withdrew support to its alliance partner PDP, prompting Mehbooba Mufti to resign as the chief minister.

         Agri budget to double farm income by 2022: PM Modi    
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said his government has doubled the budget for agriculture to Rs 2.12 lakh crore to achieve its objective of doubling farm income by 2022.

         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.

         L-G asks Kejriwal to urgently meet IAS officers to address concerns    
New Delhi: In his first communication to Arvind Kejriwal since the latter began a sit-in at his office, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today wrote to the chief minister asking him to meet officers urgently to address concerns of both sides through dialogue. Baijal shot off a letter to Kejriwal in response to his deputy Manish Sisodia's communication in which the latter had asked for a meeting between the government and bureaucrats to end the impasse.

         Kejriwal calls off nine day sit-in    
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today called off his nine-day sit-in at the lieutenant governor's office after bureaucrats started attending meetings with AAP ministers, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

         J-K govt collapses after BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP    
New Delhi/Srinagar: The three-year Jammu and Kashmir government, wracked by bitter political feuds and worsening security challenges, collapsed today with the BJP pulling out of its alliance with the PDP setting the stage for yet another round of governor's rule.

         BJP, pulls out of alliance in J-K; presidential rule likely    
In a surprise political move, the BJP on Tuesday afternoon pulled out of its alliance with People's Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP had 25 lawmakers and the PDP had 28 in the state assembly, where the majority mark is 45. With this, the stage is set for presidential election in J-K

         Rahul writes to slain scribe's father, offers condolence    
Srinagar: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today wrote to the family of slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari, saying his killing was a grim reminder that progressive voices were constantly at the risk of being silenced by extremist elements.

         Would like to see Rahul Gandhi as future PM: Kulkarni    
Mumbai: BJP veteran L K Advani's former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni today said India needs a leader who can solve "big problems" such as the Kashmir issue and therefore he would like to see Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as the future prime minister.

         Open to discussions: Delhi officers after CM's assurance on security    
New Delhi: IAS officers of the Delhi government on Monday welcomed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's assurance that he would ensure their safety, saying they are open to formal discussions with the chief minister on the matter

         HC rejects pre-arrest bail pleas of lawyers booked over Sterlite stir    
Madurai: The Madras High Court bench here today dismissed the anticipatory bail pleas of two lawyers, members of an ultra-Left outfit, booked by the police on charges of instigating protests against Sterlite's copper unit in Tuticorin last month that turned violent.

         ED files fresh charge sheet against Mallya, prepares for fugitive tag    
Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a fresh charge sheet against embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya, two companies linked to him and others on charges of money laundering for allegedly cheating a consortium of nationalised banks to the tune of over Rs 6,000 crore, officials said today.

         CBI in HC against bail granted to scribe Upendra Rai    
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought the response of journalist Upendra Rai, arrested by the CBI for his alleged involvement in dubious financial transactions, on a plea seeking cancellation of his bail.

         Delhi HC asks who authorised Kejriwal's sit-in at LG's office    
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government who authorised the sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some of his cabinet colleagues at the lieutenant governor's office and observed that strikes are usually held outside an establishment or office and not inside. The observation by a bench of Justices A K Chawla and Navin Chawla came during the hearing of two petitions, one against the sit-in by Aam Aadmi Party leader Kejriwal and the other against the alleged s

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