AIR News



  • A two-day special session of Delhi Assembly will begin today.Reservation for city students in 28 Delhi University colleges, a House committee report on desilting of drains and weightage for Delhi-domicile aspirants in teacher recruitment will dominate the proceedings in the assembly.



  • In Jammu & Kashmir, Police have arrested three Hurriyat Geelani leaders ahead of their scheduled questioning round at National Investigation Agency, NIA, office in New Delhi today. Sources told AIR that Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Shah and Mehraj ud Din Kalwal were arrested last evening.



  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced the establishment of Micro, Small, Medium Entrepreneurs, MSME, Corporation by earmarking 100 crore rupees.The MSME Corporation office will be constructed at Amaravati in 15 acres of land.



  • Taking cognisance of the death of a woman inmate in the Byculla jail in Mumbai last week, the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) has summoned state DGP and other top police officers to its office on June 29. Death of Manju Shetye (45) at the government-run J J Hospital on Friday night had triggered violent protests in the women's jail amid allegations that she was brutally assaulted by some staffers.




  • In Assam, over 95 thousand people are reeling under the fury of floods at six districts.Official sources in Guwahati said that over one thousand 200 hectare of crop area has also been submerged.




  • Delhiites today woke up to a pleasant morning as light showers in various areas brought down the minimum temperature to two notches below normal. The rain brought respite from the hot and humid conditions.




  • Operations at one of the three terminals of the country’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, JNPT, were impacted last night as a fallout of the global ransomware attack, which crippled some central banks and many large corporations in Europe. A JNPT official told the news agency that they have been informed that the operations at Gateway Terminals India, GTI, have come to a standstill due to the malware attack.




  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that 34,022 crore rupees farm loan waiver scheme announced last week would put a burden on the state coffers, but the government would adopt some innovative schemes to raise funds for it. He added that the government has already borrowed loans for several development works.



  • In Pakistan, earthquake tremors jolted several parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province this morning.Tremors were felt in Peshawar, Chitral, Upper Dir and Malakand. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the earthquake was recorded at 5.3 on the Richter Scale.



  • Rival Cypriot leaders will meet today in Switzerland to resume efforts to solve one of the world's longest-running political crisis.The make-or-break talks are geared towards ending the decades-old division of the island and striking a lasting deal between its Greek- and Turkish-speaking communities.



  • Opposition candidate and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar today filed her nomination for Presidential Election in Parliament House.The 75-year-old Ms Kumar is the joint opposition candidate of 17 non-NDA parties against the ruling NDA's nominee Ram Nath Kovind.




  • Opposition candidate and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar today filed her nomination for Presidential Election in Parliament House.The 75-year-old Ms Kumar is the joint opposition candidate of 17 non-NDA parties against the ruling NDA's nominee Ram Nath Kovind.




  • Election Commission is launching a special drive to enroll left out electors, with a special focus on first time electors from 1st July. In order to reach out to maximum eligible voters, the EC is collaborating with Facebook to launch first nationwide “Voter Registration Reminder” on the first of next month.



  • In Nepal, voting began today for the second phase of local-level polls. The polls are being held in the country after a gap of two decades is considered crucial for cementing democracy in the country.




  • China's Navy has launched its biggest new generation destroyer weighing 10,000 tonnes as part of a massive expansion to become a global naval power.The Navy's new destroyer, a domestically designed and produced vessel, was launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard, Shanghai today.



  • NDA has filed 4th set of nomination papers for its Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind in Parliament house.Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu filed the nomination paper on behalf of Mr Kovind.




  • NDA has filed 4th set of nomination papers for its Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind in Parliament house.Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu filed the nomination paper on behalf of Mr Kovind.



  • Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack.The virus, the source of which is not yet known, freezes the user's computer until an untraceable ransom is paid in the digital Bitcoin currency.




  • The Government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN of taxpayers with effect from July 1. Amending income tax rules and notifying the same, the Government has also made quoting of the 12-digit biometric Aadhaar or the enrolment ID a must at the time of application of permanent account number (PAN).



  • In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has claimed that as a part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government, a helicopter has fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court with grenade.Maduro called it a terrorist attack.


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