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Countries sponsoring terrorism must be held accountable: PM Modi at SCO Pioneer
In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that countries sponsoring, aiding and funding terrorism must be held accountable as he called for a global conference to combat the menace. Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here, Modi highlighted the spirit and ideals of the SCO to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Six more children die of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar, death toll reaches 83 Zee News
With six more deaths reported in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, the death toll due to viral infection Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has reached 83 on Saturday.
Bengal healthcare in coma as over 700 doctors quit Times of India
Bengal's healthcare system stared at an imminent collapse on Friday with more than 700 government-employed doctors tendering resignations in an unprecedented show of solidarity with their striking junior colleagues.
Countries sponsoring terrorism must be held accountable: PM Modi at SCO Pioneer
In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that countries sponsoring, aiding and funding terrorism must be held accountable as he called for a global conference to combat the menace.
Modi presses Xi on Pak terror Pioneer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday raised the issue of cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan during his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping here and said India expects “concrete action” by Islamabad to create an atmosphere free of terror for the resumption of dialogue.
Pakistan decides to let Narendra Modi’s aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek Hindu
Pakistan on June 10 decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on June 13-14, where his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan would also be present.
12 senior I-T officers sacked for corruption TribuneIndia
The government has dismissed from service 12 senior income-tax officers on charges of corruption and professional misconduct, sources said. The list is topped by a Joint Commissioner against whom there are serious complaints of corruption and extortion from businessmen accused of helping self-styled godman Chandraswami.
Increased expectations, aspirations of people guarantee for Brighter India: Modi Pioneer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said that increased aspirations and expectations of people  as reflected in the recent general elections verdict-- were a guarantee for making India brighter. "Given the huge mandate we got, some people think expectations and aspirations (on the government) have increased.
Terrorism is a joint threat: Narendra Modi Meera Srinivasan, Hindu
In a visit spanning barely five hours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held discussions with Sri Lanka’s top leadership – both in government and Opposition in a string of short meetings in Colombo on Sunday. The focus in most of the interactions, sources said, was cooperation in economic initiatives, in countering terrorism. 
Navjot Singh Sidhu skips cabinet meet, says can't be taken for granted Times of India
Under fire from chief minister Amarinder Singh for Congress's "poor performance" in urban areas in the Lok Sabha polls, Punjab minster Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday skipped the first Cabinet meeting after the elections and asserted he could not be "taken for granted".
US visa process needs social media profiles now Sriram Lakshman, Hindu
In a significant move to increase surveillance of those seeking to enter the United States, Washington will require most individuals applying for visas to provide details of their social media handles going back five years. The rule is expected to affect close to 15 million people annually.
75% of militants killed in Kashmir Valley were locals Vijaita Singh, Hindu
Nearly 75% of the militants killed in the Kashmir Valley this year were locals. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said that though the priority was to kill Pakistan-trained terrorists, a large number of locals were killed as they had joined the ranks of terrorists.
Donald Trump terminates preferential trade status for India under GSP Economic Times
President Donald Trump has terminated India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme after determining that it has not assured the US that it will provide "equitable and reasonable access to its markets." The Generalized System of Preference (GSP) is the largest and oldest US trade preference programme and is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries.
First decision dedicated to those who protect India: Modi Pioneer
In its first decision of its second tenure, Narendra Modi government has enhanced the amount to be paid as part of 'Prime Ministers Scholarship Scheme' under the National Defence Fund. "Our Government's first decision dedicated to those who protect India," Modi tweeted.
JD(U) won’t join Modi Govt even in future: Nitish Pioneer
Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (U) president Nitish Kumar on Friday made it clear that there is no question that his party will join the Union Cabinet in future even as he disclosed that BJP chief Amit Shah made repeated attempts to convince him to accept his proposal for one berth in the Modi Cabinet.
Joblessness, sinking GDP greet Nirmala Pioneer
The biggest surprise in the portfolio allocation of the Modi Cabinet on Friday was  crucial Finance Ministry going to Nirmala Sitharaman, who was immediately greeted by the forecast of a sagging economy which saw GDP falling to a five-year low of 5.8 per cent  and the Government admitting that the unemployment has hit a 45-year high figure.
Nirmala Sitharaman appointed Finance Minister in Modi govt 2.0 as Arun Jaitley retreats Financial Express
Ending all specualtions, former Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was on Friday appointed as the next Finance Minister in the new Narendra Modi government. She served as the defence minister since 2017 in the previous government and as memeber of Rajya Sabha since 2016.
Narendra Modi's Man Friday Amit Shah Gets Home Ministry in New Cabinet Suhas Munshi, News18
BJP president Amit Shah will be the Home Minister in the newly constituted Cabinet under PM Narendra Modi. He is taking over from Rajnath Singh, who has been given the Defence Ministry. Emerging from the backstage, from where he directed the BJP’s ascent to its zenith, Shah will now remain at the forefront of Narendra Modi's second government. 
Modi to script largest oath-event history Deepak K Upreti, Pioneer
A galaxy of political personalities,  corporate honchos, film stars, Chief Ministers, and heads of  BIMSTEC countries will watch President Ram Nath Kovind administer the oath of office and secrecy to 68-year-old Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues at the forecourt of majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
Jagan Mohan Reddy takes oath as Andhra Chief Minister Arun Nair, NDTV
agan Mohan Reddy, who led the YSR congress, to a thumping victory in the assembly elections, took oath as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Mr Reddy took oath of office and secrecy at a grand public function at the IGMC Stadium in nearby Vijayawada, becoming the second chief minister of Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation. Mr Reddy was administered the oath by Governor ESL Narasimhan at 12:23 pm.
BIMSTEC heads invited to PM’s swearing-in Suhasini Haidar & Kallol Bhattacharjee, Hindu
India has invited several heads of state, including those from the Bay of Bengal community (BIMSTEC) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on May 30. “Government of India has invited the leaders of the BIMSTEC Member States for the swearing-in ceremony. This is in line with government’s focus on it’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy,” the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday.
Who is PS Golay, the new chief minister of Sikkim Hindu
P.S. Golay was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Sikkim on May 27, 2019, in the presence of a crowd in Paljor Stadium in Gangtok, which can hold as many as 30,000 people. His party, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), had beaten the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and dethroned Pawan Kumar Chamling, the longest-serving Chief Minister of the country, by a slender majority of two seats in the recently concluded Sikkim Assembly elections.
With Rahul Gandhi insisting on quitting, CWC likely to meet in four days to discuss leadership issue Hindustan Times
Reeling under the impact of poll debacle, the Congress is in deep trouble, with party chief Rahul Gandhi insisting on quitting the post amid a series of resignations, setting the stage for a likely meeting of its highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), in the next four days.
Congress does yatras only with mortal remains of its leaders: Amit Shah Prashant Pandey, Indian Express
Attacking the Congress for what he called was its focus only on one family, BJP national president Amit Shah Friday said that the party, founded by a British, had undertaken only four national tours, three of which were with the mortal remains of its leaders.
India to have its own space station: ISRO Dinakar Peri, Hindu
India plans to have its own space station, and modalities for it will be worked out after the first manned mission, Gaganyaan, scheduled for August 2022, K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said on Thursday.
All 13 aboard AN-32 dead, confirms IAF Pioneer
All the 13 Air Force personnel on board the AN-32 plane that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 are confirmed dead. The search and rescue team that landed near the crash site on Thursday found no survivors but recovered the flight data recorder or black box. This retrieval will help the IAF to ascertain the cause of the accident.
Sri Lanka Easter blast mastermind linked to three Islamic State cases in India: NIA Vijaita Singh & Wilson Thomas, Hindu
Zahran Hashim, the Sri Lankan mastermind of the April 21 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, has emerged as a common link in at least three Islamic State (IS) related cases, including the latest IS module busted in Coimbatore, an National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe has revealed.
Chandrayaan-2: ISRO gears up for 'most complex' moon mission on July 15 Economic Times
India's second sojourn to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, would be launched on July 15, Indian Space Research Organisation announced Wednesday, as it is all set for the most complex mission ever undertaken by it. Under the nearly Rs 1,000 crore mission, the landing on the moon near the South Pole would be on September 6 or 7 on an uncharted territory, ISRO chairman K Sivan said.
5 CRPF jawans killed, 4 others injured in Anantnag terror attack, militant gunned down Peerzada Ashiq, Hindu
Five CRPF personnel were killed and one police officer was among four injured in a militant attack on security forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Wednesday afternoon. An unidentified militant was also killed.
Union Cabinet clears fresh bill to ban instant triple talaq Hindu
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, paving the way for the legislation to be introduced in the upcoming session of Parliament.
‘Reach office on time, avoid working from home’: PM Modi to council of ministers Hindustan Times
Reach office on time and avoid working from home to set an example for others -- these were some of the instructions Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave to the council of ministers on Wednesday. In the first meeting of the council of ministers after the Modi-led dispensation assumed charge last month, the prime minister also asked senior ministers to hand-hold the new incumbents, sources said after the meeting.
Scholarships for 5 crore minority students: Naqvi Pioneer
In a major outreach towards “minority” community, the Centre on Tuesday announced scholarships for 5 crore minority students, including 50 per cent for girls, in next five-years and sought to “mainstream” madrasa education.
Bengal turning into 'mini Pakistan' under Mamata Banerjee: JD(U) Times of India
Janata Dal (United), heading the NDA government in Bihar, on Tuesday said that West Bengal under mamata Banerjee is fast turning into a 'mini Pakistan' from where Biharis are being driven out by "Rohingyas".
India staring at longest heatwave in 3 decades Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times
Nearly two-thirds of India sizzled on Tuesday under a spell of a heatwave that is on course to becoming the longest ever as scalding temperatures killed four train passengers, drained water supplies, and drove thousands of tourists to hill stations already bursting at the seams.
Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to Gurgaon hospital Money Control
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav was admitted to a private hospital here on Monday night, a party spokesperson said. Yadav was admitted to Medanta Hospital after being flown from Lucknow, the SP spokesperson said.
Sushma Swaraj denies reports of being made Andhra Pradesh Governor Hindu
Former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter late on Monday night to deny reports that she was appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. “The news about my appointment as Governor of Andhra Pradesh is not true,” she said emphatically in a tweet at 10.45 p.m. Three minutes before, she explained how her visit to Vice-President, M. Venkaiah Naidu triggered this speculation.
Chanda Kochhar skips ED date; to be summoned again Economic Times
Former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar Monday skipped her scheduled appearance before the ED in a money laundering case probe, citing bad health, officials said. The probe involves the bank and the Videocon group. Chanda Kochhar will now be asked to depose later this week. She had not appeared before the agency even last week citing health reasons.
Yuvraj Singh retires from international cricket Hindu
Eight years after he prevented cancer from dictating his life choices, a tearful Yuvraj Singh on Monday brought the curtains down on a roller-coaster international career, the pinnacle of which was his exploits in India’s 2011 World Cup triumph.
JD(U) stayed out of Modi govt as we felt there was no need for symbolic representation: Nitish Pioneer
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asserted on Saturday that his JD(U) stayed out of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre since it felt there was no need for a "symbolic representation" in the Union cabinet and that the decision must not be construed as a result of any disaffection with its ally BJP.
Integration of Brahmos missiles on Sukhoi jets to be fast-tracked Pioneer
Weeks after the Balakot air strikes, the government decided to fast-track integration of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile on over 40 Sukhoi fighter jets, a closely guarded strategic project aimed at bolstering combat capability of the Indian Air Force, official sources said Sunday.
West Bengal, Centre face off again: MHA flags state law failure, angry Trinamool hits out Indian Express
A day after violence in the Basirhat subdivision of North 24 Parganas claimed the lives of two workers of the BJP and one of the Trinamool Congress, the West Bengal government and the Centre were on a collision course with the Union Home Ministry describing the situation on the ground as “a failure of the law enforcement machinery”, and the Trinamool Congress saying it “will respond appropriately” to this “political conspiracy”.
Nitish confines romance with BJP to Bihar Pioneer
Amid reports of growing strain with the BJP, the Janata Dal(U) has said it will not be a part of the BJP-led NDA outside Bihar and will contest the upcoming Assembly polls in four States on its own. The JD(U) took the decision at its national executive meeting presided over by party president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
People in India recognise country's stature in world has risen in last 5 yrs: EAM Jaishankar Pioneer
A large majority of people in India recognise that the country's stature in the world has risen in the last five years, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Thursday. Addressing a gathering at a seminar, Jaishankar said a "global rebalancing" is taking place and the "sharpest manifestation" of that is the rise of China and to an extent, the rise of India as well.
Govt announces constitution of various Cabinet panels Pioneer
The government Thursday announced constitution of various Cabinet committees, including the one on economic affairs. On Wednesday, the government had constituted committees on investment and growth to spur the economic growth, and on employment and skill development to deal with the issues of unemployment.
No India-Pakistan bilateral meet planned between Narendra Modi and Imran Khan at SCO: MEA Firstpost
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday confirmed that no meeting has been planned between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan at the Shanghai Cooperation Summit in Bishkek.
10 Indian cities among world’s 15 hottest places as intense heatwave sweeps northern plains Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times
A severe heatwave continued to sweep India’s northern plains as 10 places in the region figured on the list of 15 hottest places in the world on Sunday. Rajasthan’s Churu and Sri Ganganagar, where the mercury shot up to 48.9 and 48.6 degree Celsius, were the hottest places in the world followed by Jacobabad (48 degree Celsius) in Pakistan, according to El Dorado Weather website.
‘Hindi not our mother tongue, don’t incite us’: Raj Thackeray’s party on draft education Hindustan Times
Joining ranks with the recent protests over the pan-India three language formula proposed in the draft National Education Policy 2019, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Sunday spoke against enforcement of Hindi asserting that it is not their mother tongue.
BJP, Sena to contest on equal number of seats TN Raghunatha, Pioneer
Fresh from their superlative performance in the Lok Sabha polls which saw them win as many as 41 out of the 48 seats in the State, the ruling BJP and its saffron alliance partner Shiv Sena have decided to contest 135 seats each in the State Assembly polls to be held in October this year.
BJP declines berth offer as Nitish Kumar expands Cabinet by inducting eight Ministers Amarnath Tewary, Hindu
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday expanded his Cabinet with the induction of eight new faces — all from his Janata Dal (United). Members of allies, the BJP and the LJP, were not accommodated. Mr. Kumar later said that the BJP was offered a berth but the party was not too keen.
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  The Courts
'Illegal purchase of govt land': SC stays HC order directing registration of case against Maha MLC Pioneer
The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Bombay High Court's order directing registration of a case against Maharashtra MLC and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde for alleged illegal purchase of government land. A vacation bench of justices Ajay Rastogi and Surya Kant sought response from the Maharashtra government on Munde's plea.
Refusing interim order on doctors’ strike, Calcutta HC asks state govt to persuade them to work Indian Express
The Calcutta High Court Friday refused to pass an interim order on the ongoing strike by juniors doctors across hospitals in West Bengal. The court, which was hearing a PIL filed by doctor Kunal Saha seeking the strike to be declared illegal, has sought details of the steps taken the Mamata Banerjee-led government over the alleged attacks on doctors. It has given the government time till June 21.
SC grants bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia, says right to liberty non-negotiable Pioneer
The Supreme Court Tuesday granted bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested for allegedly making objectionable comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media. A vacation bench, comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Ajay Rastogi, said Right to Liberty, a fundamental right, is non-negotiable.
Kathua justice: 3 get life, three 5-year jail Mohit Kandhari, Pioneer
A fast-track court in Pathankot on Monday awarded life sentence to three persons for the horrific gangrape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kathua district. Three other convicts have been sentenced to five-year imprisonment.
No EWS Quota for Maharashtra PG Medical courses this year: Supreme Court A Vaidyanathan, NDTV
The Supreme Court today ruled, in an interim order, that quotas for Economically Weaker Sections will not be applicable for admission to postgraduate medical and dental courses in Maharashtra this year. A total of 25 students admitted under this quota are expected to suffer.
SC denies bail to newly-elected BSP MP Atul Rai Hindu
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to protect from arrest the newly elected BSP MP from Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh, Atul Rai, accused of raping a college student from Varanasi. A Vacation Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose declined to hear Rai’s petition for relief. Earlier too, the court refused to grant him interim protection from arrest.
Four new SC judges administered oath of office taking total to full strength of 31 Pioneer
Four new judges of the Supreme Court were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday, taking their overall number to 31 -- the full sanctioned strength of the top court.
SC agrees to hear plea against Delhi HC verdict quashing cadre allocation of IAS, IPS officers Hindu
The Delhi High Court had recently quashed the Centre’s cadre allocations of IAS and IPS officers of 2018 batch under the new policy and ordered fresh cadre allocation. The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on May 17 the Centre’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict which quashed cadre allocation of IAS and IPS officers of the 2018 batch.
Rafale not for ornamentation, says Centre; SC reserves review plea verdict Hindustan Times
The Centre on Friday argued in Supreme Court that the Rafale deal is a question of national security and such defence deals are not examined in court the world over. “This (Rafale fighter) is not for ornamentation. This is an essential requirement for protection of each and everyone of us... Nowhere in the world will any such matter be brought before court,” KK Venugopal, the centre’s top law officer, told the judges.
VVIP chopper case: Delhi court issues fresh summons against Christian Michel's business partner Pioneer
A Delhi court Thursday issued fresh summons against David Nigel John Syms, an alleged middleman and business partner of British national Christian Michel, in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case. Special judge Arvind Kumar summoned Syms, named as an accused in the supplementary charge sheet, to appear before the court.
Will throw Amrapali Group out and give ownership rights of properties to Noida and Greater Noida: SC Outlook India
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it may give ownership rights of all the 15 prime residential properties of embattled Amrapali Group to Noida and Greater Noida Authorities as it has failed to fulfil its obligations towards 42,000 hassled home buyers.
SC agrees with ECI that Congress plea cannot question clean chit to Modi, Shah Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed with the contention of the Election Commission of India (ECI) that its clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for their poll speeches may be right or wrong, but the court certainly cannot examine the merit of its decisions on the basis of a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev.
Delhi court to pass order on Atishi’s complaint against Gautam Gambhir on May 13 Scroll
A court in Delhi on Monday reserved its order Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi’s plea to summon the state election commission’s records on her Bharatiya Janata Party rival Gautam Gambhir, reported PTI. The court will pass the order on May 13, a day after the seven constituencies in Delhi go to polls.
Rohit Shekhar Tiwari murder: Delhi court sends his wife Apoorva to 14-day judicial custody Pioneer
Shekhar Tiwari's wife Apoorva Shukla, arrested in connection with his murder, was sent to 14-days judicial custody by a Delhi court on Friday. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat sent Shukla to jail after the police informed the court that her custodial interrogation was not required.
Why only ‘babus’ picked for CIC, 4 aides posts: SC Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre as to why only retired or sitting bureaucrats were being shortlisted by the search committee for appointment as information commissioners.
SEBI bans NDTV’s Roys from market for 2 years, says step down Indian Express
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SBI) Friday banned New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) Ltd Chairman Prannoy Roy and Managing Director Radhika Roy from the securities market for two years and restrained them from holding any key managerial personnel or directorship in the company for two years.
No plan to bail out Jet Airways, real estate companies: Minister Hindu
India can’t be a nanny state offering bailouts to airlines and real estate companies, said Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, who is in charge of Civil Aviation as well as the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministries.
India finally retaliates in tariffs tit-for-tat with  US Asit Ranjan Mishra, Mint
In what could potentially aggravate trade tensions between India and the US, New Delhi has decided to impose long-pending retaliatory tariffs on 29 US products. Washington had withdrawn duty-free benefits for Indian exports under its Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) effective 5 June.
Adani wins final approval for long delayed Australian coal mine Money Control
Adani Enterprises on June 13 received the go-ahead to start construction of a controversial coal mine in outback Australia, after a state government approved a final permit on ground water management.
NSE to remove Jet Airways from daily trading from 28 June Ashwin Ramarathinam, Mint
The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) said on Wednesday that shares of Jet Airways (India) Ltd will be removed from daily trading of futures and options effective 28 June, citing the embattled carrier’s failure to respond to queries about persisting rumours in the market.
India's retail inflation inches up to 3.05% in May Kamalika Ghosh, Money Control
India’s retail inflation for May inched up to 3.05 percent from 2.92 percent in April, driven by an increase in vegetable prices. The latest price data released by the Central Statistics Office showed that consumer price index (CPI)-based inflation, which measures changes in shop-end prices, remained comfortably within the Reserve Bank of India's target level of 4 percent.
Fund transfers via RTGS, NEFT to cost less from July 1 Pioneer
The Reserve Bank of India Tuesday said it will waive all charges on fund transfer through popular RTGS and NEFT systems from July 1 and asked banks to pass on the benefits to customers from the same day.
Sensex falls 200 pts, Nifty near 11,900; Indiabulls Housing dips 6% Money Control
All sectoral indices traded in the red barring Metal that gained 1 percent. Nifty Bank, Auto, Financial Service and IT indices shed more than 0.7 percent.
Equity MF inflows improve slightly in May, SIP flows remain stable Neha Dave, Money Control
Assets under management (AUM) of the mutual fund industry stood at Rs 25.43 lakh crore at May-end, up 5 percent month-on-month (MoM), data from Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) showed. Equity SIPs stood steady, just short of their all-time high.
IL&FS scam: Government moves NCLT to seek 5-year ban on Deloitte, KPMG affiliate BSR Sachin Dave & Maulik Vyas, Economic Times
The central government on Monday took the unprecedented step of seeking a ban on auditors Deloitte Haskins & Sells and BSR & Co for their alleged role in helping hide bad loans at the bankrupt IL&FS Financial Services.
Bharti Airtel to pay Tanzania $26 million, cancel debt at unit to settle dispute Mint
India's Bharti Airtel has agreed to pay 60 billion shillings ($26 million) over five years and cancel debt to resolve a dispute over ownership of its Airtel Tanzania unit, the Tanzanian government said on Monday.
J&K Bank shares fall around 20 per cent after the removal of its Chairman on Saturday Financial Express
The shares of Jammu & Kashmir Bank fell nearly 20 per cent to a month-low of Rs 47.60 on the BSE.  On NSE also, the shares of J&K Bank plummeted about 20 per cent to a lower circuit of Rs 47.55. The bank’s shares had opened at Rs 49.10 on NSE.
India's infra push: Advisor for asset monetisation, lucrative plans for pvt players, says Gadkari Pioneer
To further give a push to the country's infrastructure, big plans are lined up that include roping in an advisor for asset monetisation and offering attractive schemes to private players, including identified 3,000 kms of projects, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
Promoting MSMEs in developing countries will help create jobs, income: Goyal Pioneer
India Sunday pitched for promoting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries as they are important for employment and income generation. This was emphasised by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal at a session on ''Promotion of Trade and Investment that contribute to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth' at G20 Summit in Japan.
RBI removes charges on RTGS/NEFT transactions; asks banks to pass on benefits Pioneer
The Reserve Bank of India Thursday said it has done away with charges on fund transfers through RTGS and NEFT routes to boost digital transactions and asked banks to pass on the benefits to customers.
RBI cuts interest rates to 9-yr low, expects banks to quickly lower home, auto loan EMIs Pioneer
In a move that may lead to lower home, auto and other loan EMIs, the RBI Thursday cut interest rates for the third time this year by 25 basis points to their lowest level in nine years and signalled more easing as it looked to support an economy growing at the slowest pace since the BJP first came to power in 2014.
Ind, exporters should not depend on subsidies; work on improving competitiveness: Goyal Pioneer
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal Thursday said that industry and exporters should not depend on government subsidies and instead focus on becoming competitive.
A 25 bps rate cut fails to cheer the market, Sensex tanks 500 pts Money Control
Sensex tanked over 500 points intraday, extending its losses even after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to cut the repo rate by 25 bps. The benchmark was dragged by bank and financial services stocks that traded lower.
NCR's 'poor' air quality days down by 50%: Prakash Javadekar Economic Times
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said the government's efforts to control air pollution have led to a decrease in the number of days with 'poor' air quality in the national capital region (NCR) by about 50 per cent in the last four years.
Slowing growth may lead RBI to cut rates by 25 bps Saikat Das, Economic Times
The central bank is likely to focus more on growth than on targeting inflation and lower the cost of funds after data showed the economy growing at the slowest pace in five years, according to the majority of market participants in an ET survey.
Nifty above 11,950, Sensex gains 150 pts; Hero Moto extends rally Money Control
Economic growth in manufacturing industry moved up a notch in May as companies responded to strengthening demand conditions by lifting output, quantities of purchases and employment to greater extents, IHS Markit said.
Airtel makes a comeback after bruising tariff war Navadha Pandey, Mint
After weathering the choppy seas left in the wake of Jio’s disruptive entry, rival Bharti Airtel Ltd, which till a year ago wore the crown as India’s number one telco, has finally managed to steer into stable waters, with its customer retention and engagement strategy driving up data usage and monthly revenue.
India's Economic Growth Drops To 5.8% In March Quarter, Behind China NDTV
India's GDP or gross domestic product grew 5.8 per cent in the January-March period, government data showed on Friday. With that, India lost its position as the fastest-growing major economy of the world to China for the first time in one-and-a-half years. China's economy logged a growth of 6.4 per cent in the March quarter.
NCLAT asks IL&FS firms classified green to start paying debts Money Control
The NCLAT May 29 asked IL&FS group companies, which are being upgraded to 'green' category, to start servicing their debts as per the payment schedule.
PNB falls 4% on reporting huge loss in Q4; Morgan Stanley remains bearish Money Control
Public sector lender Punjab National Bank shares fell 3.7 percent intraday on May 29 after it reported a big loss in quarter ended March 2019. Hence, global brokerage house Morgan Stanley retained underweight call on the stock with a target price of Rs 75, implying a 13 percent downside from current levels.
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  States Scan
Cyclone Vayu: Centre says storm may hit Gujarat’s Kutch, IMD contradicts India Today
Cyclone Vayu will likely weaken after recurving towards Kutch and peter out as depression by June 17 in the sea, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday. According to the latest weather bulletin, although the cyclone will recurve towards Kutch, it will not be hitting Kutch.
Five policemen shot dead by Maoists in Jharkhand Pioneer
Five police personnel were shot dead by Maoists on Friday while they were patrolling the area here, officials said. According to Sub-Divisional Police Officer Avinash Kumar, the five police personnel -- two assistant sub-inspectors and three constables -- came under attack while patrolling the Tiruldih police station area of the district along the Jharkhand-Bengal border.
Tried to contact Mamata, got no response: Bengal governor Pioneer
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi Friday said he called up Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss the issue of junior doctors' strike but got no response from her. Tripathi paid a visit to injured junior doctor Paribaha Mukhopadhyay at the hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
Cyclone Vayu no more a threat, evacuees can return: Gujarat CM Pioneer
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday said cyclonic storm Vayu no longer posed any threat to the state as it had moved away westward. Following a meeting with top officials in Gandhinagar, Rupani asked the authorities to let around 2.75 lakh people who had been shifted to safety to return to their homes.
2 Naxals killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh Pioneer
Two Naxals were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, a police officer said on Friday. The gunbattle took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in the jungles between Malepara and Murnar villages in Tadoki police station area, 200 km from Raipur, the senior officer said.
Bengal doctors refuse to work, Didi smells conspiracy again TribuneIndia
Striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Thursday defied Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s 2 pm-deadline to join work and said the agitation will continue till their demands related to security in government hospitals are met.
Delhi Govt’s free Metro ride hits first roadblock Gayathri Mani, Pioneer
The Delhi Government’s free ride scheme for women appears to have hit its first roadblock as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has told the Government that the scheme will have to be first placed before the Fare Fixation Committee of Delhi Metro as per the Metro Act before its implementation.
Newly appointed UP Bar Council chief shot dead by aide inside court premises Mint
Newly appointed Uttar Pradesh Bar Council (UPBC) President, Darvesh Yadav, was allegedly shot dead by a fellow advocate inside the Agra court premises here on Wednesday. Appointed as president only two days ago, she was shot at by a person identified as advocate Manish who fired at her during a ceremony held to welcome her, police said.
Soon after this photo, UP Bar Council chief killed by lawyer in Agra court Manish Sahu & Anand Mohan J, Indian Express
Uttar Pradesh’s first woman Bar Council chairperson Darvesh Singh Yadav was shot dead inside the Agra district court Wednesday by another lawyer Manish Babu Sharma, who then turned the gun on himself.
3 killed in post-poll violence in WB in last 24 hrs; TMC, BJP blame each other for killings Pioneer
At least three persons were killed in post-poll violence incidents in West Bengal in last 24 hours even as both the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP blamed each other for these killings with chief minister Mamata Banerjee claiming that the saffron party was "planning to turn Bengal into Gujarat" but she will not allow it to happen.
Cyclone Vayu may hit Gujarat coast tomorrow, schools and colleges closed Hindustan Times
Cyclone ‘Vayu’ intensified into a cyclonic storm Tuesday and is likely to hit the Gujarat coast on June 13 morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The IMD issued the Orange Warning on Tuesday evening, which predicts the landfall and the likely impact of a cyclone, alerting government agencies that the cyclone is about 24 hours away from the coast.
Sizzling Delhi breaks record Pioneer
Heatwave shattered all records in Delhi on Monday as Palam observatory recorded 48 degrees Celsius, highest temperature in the Capital’s history while mercury at Safdarjung settled at 45.6 degrees Celsius. The national Capital had witnessed 47.8 degrees Celsius, recorded at Palam, on June 9, 2014.
Two terrorists shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district Zee News
Security forces killed two terrorists, and recovered arms and ammunition from where they were hiding, after an intense exchange of gunfire in the wee hours of Tuesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
No rift with BJP, all well in NDA: Nitish Kumar Economic Times
Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that there was no rift between the JD-U and its ally BJP, adding that all was well in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state.
Mumbai: Poor visibility causes flight delays at airport as rains lash city Indian Express
A United Airlines flight arriving from Newark was diverted to Delhi on Monday evening after poor visibility conditions severely disrupted operations at Mumbai international airport. Operations were halted for over an hour at the Mumbai airport, The Indian Express has learnt.
TV channel head, editor arrested for airing defamatory content against UP CM: Police Pioneer
The head of a private television news channel and its editor were arrested here Saturday for allegedly broadcasting defamatory content against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, police said.
Sidhu divested of his portfolio; most Punjab ministers get new one Pioneer
Hours after the first state Cabinet meeting post Lok Sabha elections, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday evening rejigged the portfolios of most of the ministers, including Navjot Singh Sidhu.
12 Of 18 Congress Legislators In Telangana On Flight Path To KCR Uma Sudhir, NDTV
The misery of the Congress deepened today courtesy Telangana, where 12 of its 18 state legislators appear to be on a flight path to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his party, the TRS. State leaders of the Congress-  the handful that are keen to remain with it -said that the Chief Minister aka KCR, is "buying" Congress law-makers.
Telangana gets back govt buildings allocated to Andhra in Hyderabad NewsMinute
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan on Sunday issued orders to hand back to the Telangana government, the buildings given to Andhra Pradesh government for its offices in Hyderabad five years ago.
Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorist killed in encounter in Shopian, internet services suspended in Kulgam Times Now
One terrorist and one overground worker (OGW) of a terrorist group were killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Molu-Chitragam area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. 
'Be ready for Nitish Kumar's Dhokha number two': Upendra Kushwaha warns BJP News18
Former BJP ally and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha Sunday cautioned the saffron party that Nitish Kumar will "betray" it and it should be ready for "Dhokha number 2" from the JD(U) president.
After Mamata Banerjee’s knee-jerk reactions, BJP plans to bait her with Jai Shri Ram slogans Tanmay Chatterjee, Hindustan Times
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will continue to bait West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee with chants of ‘Jai Sri Ram’ during her tours in the state, party leaders said on Sunday even as Banerjee accused the saffron party of mixing religion with politics.
Delhi govt plans to make metro, bus travels free for women: Kejriwal TribuneIndia
With Assembly polls due early next year in the city, the Aam Aadmi Party government is considering to make metro and bus travels free for women in Delhi “to encourage them to use public transport”. At a public meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also said his government is in touch with city’s power regulator to bring down fixed charge component of electricity bill.
Naveen Patnaik quits Bijepur seat, retains coastal stronghold Hinjili Sampad Patnaik, Indian Express
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik resigned from the Bijepur Assembly seat on Sunday, retaining the Hinjili seat from where he won for the fifth time in a row in the recently concluded state polls.
Mamata asks TMC leaders to recapture offices 'occupied' by BJP Pioneer
Setting the stage for escalation of the fight with the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday asked the party leaders to recapture TMC offices allegedly "occupied" by the saffron party as early as possible.
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Mike Pompeo to focus on defence, trade ties during visit to India Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election campaign slogan — “Modi hai to mumkin hai” — to explore new frontiers of bilateral relations during his upcoming India visit during which he expects discussions on a host of issues, including trade.
Nirav Modi’s 4th bail plea rejected, UK judge cites attempt to manipulate proof Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s fourth attempt to secure bail in the ongoing extradition case failed after a judge in the high court of England and Wales said on Wednesday there are substantial grounds to believe he will fail to surrender and interfere with witnesses.
50 percent tariff on US motorcycles by India unacceptable, says Donald Trump Hindustan Times
US President Donald Trump said that even though India has reduced its import tariff on American motorcycles from 100 percent to 50 percent, it is still too high and not acceptable to him. Trump said the United States, under his leadership, is a country that can no longer be fooled.
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrested in fake bank accounts case Scroll
The National Accountability Bureau on Monday arrested former Pakistan president and Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a fake bank accounts case. Zardari’s arrest came hours after the Islamabad High Court refused to extend bail granted to Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, Dawn reported.
Imran Khan asks citizens to declare their assets by June 30 Hindu
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday asked Pakistanis to take advantage of the tax amnesty scheme and declare their undisclosed assets by June 30 to contribute in the development of the country which is grappling with a severe financial crunch.
China says US needs to correct wrong actions to continue trade talks Money Control
The United States needs to correct its wrong actions if it wants to continue negotiations with China to end a damaging tariff war, China's Commerce Ministry said on May 23, adding that talks should be based on mutual respect.
British Prime Minister Theresa may to quit on Friday: Report NDTV
Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure to name a date for her departure after her final Brexit gambit failed, overshadowing a European election that will show a United Kingdom still riven by divisions over its EU divorce.
Islamic State militants riot in Tajik prison, 32 killed Hindu
The ministry said the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vakhdat, 10 km east of the capital Dushanbe, as militants armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and five fellow prisoners.
Trump warns Iran of its ‘official end’ Sriram Lakshman, Hindu
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday warned he would destroy Iran if it threatens the U.S. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again,” Mr Trump tweeted.
North Korea fires more missiles, US announces ship seizure as tensions mount Money Control
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries.
Donald Trump Orders Tariff Rises On Remaining Chinese Imports NDTV
US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a tariff hike on almost all remaining imports from China, less than 24 hours after Washington raised duties on approximately $200 billion of Chinese goods.
Nirav Modi fails to convince UK judge that he's not a flight risk Pioneer
A UK judge who denied bail to Nirav Modi for a third time remained unconvinced that his community ties to Britain were strong enough to not make him a flight risk even though the fugitive diamond merchant was willing to double his security to 2 million pounds and live on a strict 24-hour curfew at his posh apartment in London.
Pilot says lightning caused deadly Russian crash landing that killed 41 Hindustan Times
The pilot of a Russian passenger plane that erupted in a ball of fire on the runway of Moscow’s busiest airport, killing 41 people, said lightning led to the emergency landing. Investigators were on Monday working to understand the causes of the blaze after the Sukhoi Superjet-100 had to return to Sheremetyevo airport shortly after take-off Sunday evening.
US imposes sanction on Pakistan; may deny visas to deportees Hindustan Times
The US has imposed sanctions on Pakistan after Islamabad refused to take back its citizen deportees and visa over-stayers from America, warning that it may withhold visas of Pakistanis beginning from its senior officials.
In another America First move, Trump withdraws from Arms Trade Treaty Hindu
Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2013, the ATT covers all types of weapons and seeks to stop them from reaching regimes abusing human rights or parties in civil wars, armed and terrorist groups.
US orders diplomats’ families to leave Sri Lanka, warns of possible terror attacks Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times
The United States on Friday ordered all school-age members of families of American diplomats posted in Sri Lanka to leave the country saying terrorists groups “continue plotting possible attacks”, and raised its travel warning to “Level 3”, advising Americans to reconsider going there.
Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi's bail rejected by London court Chandrashekar Srinivasan, NDTV
Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi has been denied bail by a UK court for a third time, in a hearing that was presided over by Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot. Dressed in a beige and black sweater and appearing via video-link from his Wandsworth prison, Modi did not say anything except to confirm his name.
Sri Lanka: Minister says local outfit suspected of plotting blasts, government to declare emergency Scroll
Sri Lankan minister and government spokesperson, Rajitha Senaratne, on Monday said a local outfit identified as the National Tawheed Jamath is suspected of plotting the serial blasts that struck the island nation on Easter Sunday, PTI reported.
US to eliminate Iran oil sanctions waiver for India, 7 others: Report Hindustan Times
The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering about a 3 percent rise in crude prices.
Kim Jong-un oversees first weapons test since failed US-North Korea summit: Report Zee News
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new tactical guided weapon, state media said on Thursday, the North`s first public weapons test since a second summit with the United States ended without agreement in February.
Pakistan finance minister to step down amid IMF bailout talks Indian Express
Pakistani Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday said he would step down, after he held talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan, raising fresh questions on plans for averting an economic crisis amid bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund.
Amazon to shut down operations in China Hindu Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the U.S. e-commerce giant focusses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world’s most populous nation.
Can't give timeline for Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist at EU: German envoy Pioneer
Germany is "very much" pushing for the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the European Union (EU), but a timeline for it cannot be given, Jasper Wieck, the Deputy Head of the German Mission in India, said Tuesday.

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