Highlights at 5.30 pm

first_imgNew Delhi, June 23 (PTI) Following are the highlights at 5.30 pm. TOP STORIES: NEWDELHI DEL8 INDOPAK-LD SUMMON New Delhi: India today summoned Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner here and lodged a strong protest over the denial of access to its envoy in Islamabad and consular officials to visit Gurdwara Panja Sahib and meet visiting Indian pilgrims. RAJGARH BOM11 MP-LD PM Rajgarh (MP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that to glorify one family, deliberate attempts were being made to belittle the contribution of other towering leaders in nation building, as he paid rich tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee. JAMMU DEL2 JK-SHAH Jammu: BJP president Amit Shah today arrived here to address a rally to mark “historic martyrdom anniversary” of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, days after his party’s decision to withdraw support from the PDP-led government in Jammu and Kashmir. NATION: JAMMU DES11 JK-JOURNALISTS Jammu: Former minister and senior BJP leader Lal Singh has alleged that Kashmiri journalists have created “an erroneous atmosphere” and warned them to draw the line or face the fate of ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead by militants. HAPUR DES3 UP-HAPUR LYNCHING VIDEO Hapur: Another video of the Hapur lynching purportedly showing a mob beating up a man and forcing him to confess to having slaughtered a cow has gone viral on social media. MUMBAI BOM2 MH-PLASTIC BAN Mumbai: The Maharashtra government’s state-wide ban on the use of plastic items, including carry-bags and thermocol, came into effect from today.advertisement KHUNTI CAL2 JH-GANGRAPE-FIR Khunti (Jharkhand): The head of the Kochange village school, from where five women working with an NGO were allegedly abducted and later gang-raped, has been booked for not reporting the incident to police, an official said today. CAL1 TR-JOURNALISTS-CBI Agartala: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has agreed to take over investigations into the killings of two journalists in Tripura last year, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said.NEWDELHI DES7 POL-PINARAYI-PM New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of consistently ignoring Kerala and its demands. BUSINESS: NEWDELHI DCM4 BIZ-WHATSAPP New Delhi/New York: WhatsApp, which is testing its payments services in India, today said it is updating its terms of service and privacy policy to “reflect the addition of payment interoperability features” ahead of the full-fledged launch of the service. NEWDELHI DCM7 BIZ-BHARTIINFRATEL-CFO New Delhi: Mobile tower firm Bharti Infratel today said it has appointed S Balasubramanian as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who will take over the role with effect from August 10. FOREIGN: NEPAL-INDIA-CHINA Beijing: Nepal can serve as a bridge between India and China, Prime Minister K P Oli has said, insisting that his country will maintain close ties with the two neighbours while pursuing independent foreign policy. KOREA-SOLDIERS-REMAINS Seoul: South Korean media reported that the US military plans to send 215 caskets to North Korea through a border village on Saturday so that the North could begin the process of returning the remains of US soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. ISLAMA FES13 PAK-BANKING-TRANSFERS Islamabad: A staggering amount of USD 15.253 billion was transferred abroad by Pakistani citizens through normal banking channels during the financial year 2016-17, according to a media report. DUBAI FES12 UAE-INDIAN Dubai: An Indian expatriate, who lost both his hands and legs to an infection caused after an accident during work in the UAE, has received 202,000 dirhams (USD 54,994) as compensation from his employer after the intervention of the Indian mission in Abu Dhabi, according to a media report. HAVANA FGN5 CUBA-PREZ Havana: India and Cuba have agreed to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy and traditional medicine as President Ram Nath Kovind held wide-ranging talks with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel to further cement the strong bilateral ties US-IMMIGRATION-HARRIS Washington: Amid a major immigration row in the US, Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris, who visited a federal detention centre in California and met with mothers separated from their children, has alleged that the Trump Administration has committed “crime against humanity”. SPORTS:SOCHI SPF10 SPO-WC-GERMANY Sochi: Germany can ill afford another slip-up when they take on Sweden at the World Cup today, as the defending champions attempt to follow Brazil’s lead by belatedly springing into life. NEWDELHI SPD3 SPO-BOX-IND New Delhi: World silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) andMandeep Jangra were among the finalists but Shiva Thapa (60kg) signedoff with a bronze medal in a mixed first semifinal session for India at the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia today. KALININGRAD SPF3 SPO-WC-SUI-COACHadvertisement Kaliningrad: Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic said that politics and football should “never mix” after two players celebrated goals in a 2-1 victory over Serbia with political gestures. PTI ASHASHlast_img

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