Nation Current Affairs 11 Jun 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

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

Published Jun 11, 2019, 3:24 pm IST
Updated Jun 12, 2019, 12:57 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.



More journalists arrested: Two men have been arrested and remanded to judicial custody in Karnataka for allegedly posting a video abusing former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and his family on social media.

READ | Two men arrested in Karnataka for 'abusive' video against Deve Gowda family

Adnan Sami's Twitter account hacked: After Amitabh Bachchan, singer Adnan Sami has become the target of a hacking group. Yes, Adnan Sami's Twitter account got hacked by a pro-Pakistan Turkish hacker group. Notably, the cyber attacker has also changed the profile pic, cover photo and Twitter bio of the singer's account. Like Amitabh, the hacking pattern of the attack is the same.

READ | After Amitabh Bachchan, Singer Adnan Sami's Twitter handle gets hacked

Arthur Road ready for Nirav: Authorities at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai have kept barrack number 12 ready if fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi is extradited from the UK in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case, a home department official told news agency PTI today.

READ | Mumbai's Arthur Road jail ready for Nirav Modi: Report

Missing IAF aircraft found: Wreckage of missing Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft that went missing after taking off from Jorhat airways on June 3 has been found north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh. It was found by found by Mi-17 helicopters of the Indian Air Force.

READ | Wreckage of missing IAF AN-32 aircraft found in Arunachal

India-Pakistan ties: After Pakistan has taken cognisable action against India-focussed terror groups, India has started to recognise its western neighbour’s changed stance. Pakistan has started to act on terror outfits as it feared getting blacklisted by the FATF.

Read | India may consider to give Pakistan due credit for action against terror groups

Arvind on overestimation of estimates: Arvind Subramanian, Narendra Modi government's former chief economic adviser, has deduced that India's economic growth rate has been overestimated by around 2.5 percentage points between 2011-12 and 2016-17 due to a change in methodology for calculating GDP.

Read | India's GDP growth overestimated by 2.5pc, says Modi govt's ex-chief economic adviser

Mamata Banerjee on Tripathi meeting PM Modi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, 'I respect the Governor but every post has its constitutional limit. Bengal is being defamed. If you want to save Bengal and its culture come together. A plan is being hatched to turn Bengal into Gujarat. Bengal is not Gujarat.'

Read | 'Bengal is being defamed': Mamata on Keshari Nath Tripathi meeting PM Modi

After 137 years, Sagrada Familia is now legal: Construction of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia may have started 137 years ago, but the emblematic basilica only got a building permit on Friday. In a quirk of history, authorities only discovered in 2016 that the building that draws millions of visitors every year had never had planning permission since construction began in 1882.

Read | Famous Spain's Sagrada Familia is now legal construction, gets permit after 137 years

Global trade war: China will respond firmly if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump said further tariffs were ready to kick in if no deal was reached at June’s G-20 summit.

Read | ‘Will respond firmly if US escalates trade tensions,’ says Chinese foreign ministry

Cyclone Vayu: The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rains and high winds at a speed of over 110 kilometres on June 13 and 14 in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch.  The Gujarat government is on high alert.

Read | Cyclone Vayu to turn into severe storm today, may hit Gujarat coast on Thursday: IMD

Supreme Court on arrest of Uttar Pradesh journalist:  The court said, “Opinions may vary, he (Prashant) probably should not have published or written that tweet, but on what basis was he arrested. This is not murder.”

"Liberty of citizen is sacrosanct and non-negotiable. It is guaranteed by the constitution and it cannot be infringed,” the court added.

Read | Opinions vary, this isn't murder: SC orders immediate release of UP scribe

Protem Speaker: BJP MP Dr Virendra Kumar will be the Protem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.

As the interim speaker, he will administer the oath of office to newly elected Lok Sabha members and also preside over the first meeting of the Lok Sabha, in which the Speaker will be elected.

Read | BJP MP Dr Virendra Kumar to be Protem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

Mike Pompeo calls ties with India incredibly important: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that his visit to New Delhi this month will be focused on advancing the "incredibly important" ties with India which is a significant part of President Donald Trump's strategy in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.  Pompeo would leave for New Delhi on June 24.

Read | Ahead of visit, Mike Pompeo calls ties with India 'incredibly important'

Mamata Banerjee unveils Vidyasagar’s statue: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday garland the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at a ceremonial programme at the Hare School ground in College Street.

Read | Mamata unveils Vidyasagar's statue vandalised in political clash last month

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