Nation Current Affairs 08 Jun 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

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

Published Jun 8, 2019, 4:18 pm IST
Updated Jun 9, 2019, 1:15 am IST
Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
(Photo: File)
 (Photo: File)

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

PM Modi in Maldives: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held wide-ranging talks on Saturday as the two countries signed six agreements to strengthen bilateral cooperation in key areas like defence and maritime security.


Read | India, Maldives ink 6 pacts as PM Modi, Prez Solih hold talks

US warns Pak on terrorism: Amidst new peace overtures from the Imran Khan government after the re-election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House has made it clear to Pakistan that the "onus for sustained peace in South Asia is on Islamabad", by putting the terror groups out of business.

Read | US puts 'onus for peace between India, Pak on Islamabad': Reports

Leader of Opposition post in Telangana Assembly: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said his party will demand the leader of opposition post in Telangana Assembly since Congress is no longer the second biggest party.


Read | Cong no longer second biggest party, AIMIM will demand LoP post in T'gana: Owaisi

PM Modi's first rally in Kerala: Addressing BJP workers in Kerala’s Guruvayur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Be it Udupi, Guruvayur or Dwarkadhish, for us - the people of Gujarat, there is an emotional connect. Coming from Gujarat, the land of Dwarkadhish, to Guruvayur gives one a special feeling.”

Read | 'Kerala is as much mine as is Varanasi,' says PM Modi in Guruvayur

Veerappa Moily on Rahul Gandhi's decision to quit as Congress president: Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi should reconsider his stand of resigning from the party post and suggested that the latter should first find a suitable candidate before quitting.


Read | If Rahul wants to leave, he must find replacement: Veerappa Moily

Meet Andhra Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers: In what the YSR Congress called a "socially-inclusive Cabinet," 25 new ministers were Saturday inducted into the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy's Council of Ministers in Andhra Pradesh.

Read | Socially-inclusive Cabinet: Meet Jagan Reddy's 25 new Council of Ministers

Rahul Gandhi in Kerala: On the second day of his visit to Wayanad, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday renewed his attack against Narendra Modi, alleging that the Prime Minister is using "poison of hatred" to divide India.


Read | PM Modi uses poison of hatred to divide this country: Rahul in Wayanad

Haryana woman brutally beats mother-in-law: In a horrifying incident, a woman was caught beating her elderly mother-in-law on camera in Niwaz Nagar village of Haryana's Mahendragarh district.

Read | Captured on camera: Woman brutally beating mother-in-law in Haryana, arrested

Goa airport services resume:  The flight operations at Goa Airport resumed after it was closed temporarily on Friday afternoon following an incident of fire caused by a drop tank of a naval fighter aircraft, a Navy official said.


Read | Flight operations resume at Goa Airport after being closed following fire incident

Massage on board: For the first time in the history of Indian Railways, massage services will be made available for passengers on board running trains. This facility will be made available in 39 trains departing from Indore, a railway official said on Saturday. This was a proposal from the Ratlam division of Western Railway zone, the official said.

Read | In a first, Indian Railways to provide massage service on board running trains

Bhutan to decriminalise same-sex relationship: Bhutan’s lower house of parliament voted on Friday to scrap laws criminalising homosexuality, local media and activists said, becoming the latest Asian nation to take steps towards easing restrictions on same-sex relationships.


Read | Bhutan’s lower house of Parliament votes to decriminalise homosexuality

Easter bombings: Sri Lanka’s President has told his cabinet that he will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses leading to the Easter suicide bombings, official sources said Saturday.

Read | Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena vows to block Easter attacks probe: Report


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