Nation Current Affairs 02 Jun 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

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

Published Jun 2, 2019, 6:57 pm IST
Updated Jun 2, 2019, 9:46 pm IST
Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
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 (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.



Sakshi Maharaj criticises Mamata: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, on Sunday, said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "belongs to the family of demon king Hirankashyap," an ancient Hindu ruler who is believed to have put his son Prahlad behind the bars and tortured him for believing in God.

Read: 'Mamata belongs to family of Hiranyakashipu' says Sakshi Maharaj

Cong ministers to address workers: Following the Lok Sabha polls debacle, the Chhattisgarh Congress on Sunday decided that a minister, by rotation, would be made available at the Pradesh Congress office for hearing the grievances and suggestions of party workers.


Read: Ministers would be available for party workers: Chhattisgarh Congress

Telangana-Andhra issues to be resolved by Jagan: The new government in Andhra Pradesh has raised hopes of an amicable settlement of all contentious issues between the state and the neighbouring Telangana, which celebrated its sixth formation day on June 2, 2019.

Read: Jagan to resolve issues between Andhra and Telangana

Andhra CM Jaganmohan Reddy seeks revenue report: Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy asked the officials to prepare reports on financial conditions of the state to place before the 15th finance commission "stressing the need for special category status to Andhra Pradesh.""The officials should explain the present financial situation and why the state needs special category status to overcome the financial crisis," Reddy said at the review meeting for higher officials of finance and revenue departments on Saturday.


READ: Reddy seeks revenue report to pitch special status need for Andhra Pradesh

JD(U) to never be part of NDA led Cabinet: Calling it a "final decision", Janata Dal (United), a crucial ally of BJP in Bihar, on Sunday decided that the party will never be a part of the NDA-led Union Cabinet. JD(U) secretary general and chief spokesperson K C Tyagi told ANI that the proposal of one Cabinet berth given by the NDA was unacceptable by the party, hence, they took this decision.

READ: 'Will never be a part of NDA-led Union Cabinet', says JD(U)’s K C Tyagi


Indian envoy for Iftar party turned away by Pakistani agencies:

Guests were aggressively turned away by Pakistani security officials from an Iftar party hosted by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Saturday and even calls were made to stop many of them from attending it, sources said. Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria told ANI on Sunday that "such intimidatory tactics" are "counter-productive" for bilateral relations.

READ: Indian envoy's guests invited for Iftar party turned away by Pak agencies

IAS officer praises Nathuran Godse, Opposition demands action: Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Sunday asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to initiate action against an IAS officer who praised Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse. Citing a media report, Surjewala tweeted, "First BJP Parliamentarian Pragya Singh Thakur, then lawmaker Usha Thakur and now Maharashtra IAS officer Nidhi Chowdhary has praised Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should immediately initiate action against her."


READ: IAS officer praises Gandhi's killer; Oppn demands action against her

CM Kumaraswamy to visit villages to know ground realities: After the party's debacle in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will restart 'Grama Vastavya' programme from next month to get closer to the common man and re-build a solid base support for the Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S)). During 'Grama Vastavya' programme, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy will visit several villages and will stay there for some time in a bid to understand the problems of the locals.


READ: Karnataka CM to resume 'Grama Vastavya' programme to stay tuned to ground realities

Bihar cabinet expanded, added 8 new ministers: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his Council of Ministers on Sunday, with the inclusion of eight new Ministers from the Janata Dal(United). Ashok Chaudhary, Shyam Rajak, Laxmeshwar Prasad, Bhima Bharati, Ram Sevak Singh, Sanjay Jha, Neeraj Kumar and Narendra Narayan Yadav were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Lalji Tandon at Rajbhavan in Patna.

READ: 8 new ministers inducted into Bihar cabinet, NDA-JD(U) coalition intact


Rajnath's first visit to Siachen as Defence Minister: As Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh's first visit outside the national capital would be to the Siachen Glacier-- the world's highest battlefield - to review the security situation along the borders with Pakistan. During the visit, the Defence Minister would be accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and other senior officials from the Defence Ministry, government sources told ANI.

READ: Siachen to be Rajnath Singh's first visit as Defence Minister

CM Reddy attends Iftar hosted by Governor: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao attended the Iftar party hosted by the State Governor E S L Narasimhan here on Saturday evening at Raj Bhavan. The duo can be seen praying together, offering sweets to each other, and exchanging pleasantries.


READ: Andhra CM Reddy, Telangana CM Rao attend Iftar party hosted by Governor

Driverless train goes the wrong way, injured 14: Fourteen passengers were injured after a driverless five-car train in suburban Tokyo went in the wrong direction and crashed into a buffer stop, Japanese police said on Sunday. Local media reported that some injuries – the first resulting from an accident involving an automated train in 30 years – appeared to be serious but non-life-threatening.

READ: 14 injured as driverless train goes wrong way in Japan