Nation Current Affairs 01 Jun 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

News Digest: A sharp, speedy recap of the day's headlines

Published Jun 1, 2019, 3:40 pm IST
Updated Jun 2, 2019, 2:01 am IST
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Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.


'No language imposition', says Centre: The Centre, on Saturday, dismissed apprehensions over the three language formula in the wake of the draft new education policy and said there was no move to impose any language on anyone.

Read: No language will be imposed on any state: Centre

Farmer leader thanks Modi govt.: The decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet will go a long way in improving the status of farmers in the country, said Bhartiya Kisan Morcha president Virendra Singh Mast on Saturday.

Read: 'Thankful to Modi government for helping farmers,' says farmer leader Mast

No mismatch in VVPAT-EVM: Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) MV Gowtama, on Saturday, said that no mismatch was reported between votes recorded in electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines during the recently held Lok Sabha polls.

Read: 'No mismatch between VVPAT and EVM', says CMD of Bharat Electronics

New MoS (Home) stands firm on his point:  Clearing his stand, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Friday said that he did not say anything wrong. He had earlier claimed that Hyderabad has become a safe zone for terrorists.

Read: Didn't say anything wrong: MoS Kishan Reddy on Hyd safe zone for terrorists

BJP greets Jai Shri Ram to Mamata:  The BJP will send 10 lakh post cards with "Jai Shri Ram" written on them to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a party leader said Saturday, in a move likely to add salt to the ruling TMC's wounds after a bruising performance in Lok Sabha polls.

Read: Will send 10 lakh 'Jai Shri Ram' post cards to Mamata: BJP

Amit Shah meets ministry officials: Shortly after taking charge, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with top officials of the ministry. When issues relating to Jammu and Kashmir came up, the state Governor Satyapal Malik called on Shah for decision.

Read: Amit Shah holds first meet with joint secretaries; discusses terrorism, J&K

Jagan eyes revenue, suggests green tax: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Saturday directed bureaucrats concerned to come up with proposals to increase the state revenue without imposing extra burden on common people.

Reddy also asked officials to prepare a report listing the current financial position and why special status is needed for the state.

Read: Andhra CM Jagan Reddy suggests levy of 'green tax' to generate additional revenue

Cong to fight like lions, says Rahul: Asserting that the 52 newly-elected Congress MPs will work like "pride of brave-hearted lions", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that his party will continue to work "fearlessly" and that the BJP cannot have a "walk over" in parliament.  

Read: Cong will work like 'pride of brave-hearted lions': Rahul Gandhi

Terrorism shouldn't be linked to terrorism, says Imran: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday asserted that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism.

"No one ever blamed Hinduism for Tamil Tigers' bombings or Japanese religion when they blew up themselves on US ships. So why Islam is branded so?" Khan said during the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Makkah.

Read: Hinduism not blamed for LTTE bombings, then why link Islam to terrorism: Imran Khan

Rahul asks partymen to be aggressive:  Apparently comparing the BJP regime to the 'British period,' Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that no institution in the country was going to support the Congress and it was for the party MPs to fight 'hatred and cowardice' aggressively.

Read: Recalling British period, Rahul asks party MPs to be 'little aggressive' in Lok Sabha

TDP-YSRCP workers clash: One dead and four others got injured in clashes between YSRCP and TDP workers in Bathalapalli Mandal in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district on Saturday.

Read: 1 dead, 4 injured in clashes between TDP, YSRCP workers in Andhra

India on US decision to end preferential trade status: India has described the United States’ decision as ‘unfortunate’ to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country.

Read |  'It is unfortunate': India on US decision to end preferential trade status

New External Affairs Minister greet citizens: Engaging on Twitter for the first time, newly appointed External Affairs Minister (EAM) Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Saturday said that he is honoured to be given the responsibility.

Read | 'Proud to follow Sushma Swaraj's footsteps,' says new EAM Jaishankar

Congress Parliamentary Party meeting: The Congress on Saturday re-elected Sonia Gandhi as the Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party on Saturday. Sonia Gandhi’s name was proposed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and seconded by Jharkhand MP Jothimani S and Kerala MP K Sudhakaran.

Read | We have 52 lawmakers in Parl, will fight BJP every day: Rahul Gandhi

BJP to observe Karnataka: BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa was asked by the BJP's central leadership to not destabilise the Congress-JD(S) government.

Read | BJP decides to not destabililise the Karnataka government

Amit Shah dons new role: Amit Shah took charge on Saturday as Home Minister in the Modi government. Nityanand Rai and G Kishan Reddy, who have been named the Ministers of State in the Home Ministry, were with him.

Read | Amit Shah occupies North Block; takes charge as HM

Location: India, Maharashtra


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