Nation Current Affairs 13 Jun 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

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

Published Jun 13, 2019, 5:02 pm IST
Updated Jun 13, 2019, 8:29 pm 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.

Xi Jingping to visit India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jingping will have an informal summit in India later this year on the lines of the informal parleys that had in Wuhan in China last year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told President Xi Jinping that Pakistan needs to create an atmosphere free from terror and take concrete action to end the scourge but does not see Islamabad doing it at this stage.


READ | Xi to visit India for informal summit with Modi: MEA

Siddaramaiah slams PM Modi: Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah Thursday said he was unable to understand the Modi mania, despite the "bad state" of the economy under the previous BJP regime led by him. The former Chief Minister alleged that the BJP won the Lok Sabha election raising emotive issues, rather than delivering on development.

READ | I don't understand why Modi, Modi, Modi; he destroyed economy: Siddaramaiah

Pompeo remembers Banglore days: Ahead of his visit to India, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has revealed that he had a "tough" time as a businessman in Chennai and Bengaluru while trying to sell machine parts for the aerospace industry in the country. Pompeo said this during his address to a Washington audience that included Google's Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai and top corporate executives from India and the US at the India Ideas Summit on Wednesday. Pompeo will travel to India, Sri Lanka, Japan and South Korea from June 24 to 30.

READ | Doing business in India was 'tough': Pompeo on his Bengaluru days

No survivors found in missing aircraft: The Indian Air Force on Thursday said that there were no survivors found at the crash site of the AN-32 aircraft that had gone missing on June 3 around 1 pm. The crash site is located around 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh.

READ | IAF finds no survivors at AN-32 crash site, families informed

PM Modi headed to Kyrgyzstan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his bilateral visit to Kyrgyzstan on June 14 after the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit ends in Bishkek, Indian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Alok Dimri said on Thursday.

READ | PM Modi to begin bilateral visit to Kyrgyzstan on Friday, says Indian envoy

MHC on TN water crisis: Coming down heavily on the Tamil Nadu Government, the Madras High Court on Thursday directed the state government to submit details of the steps that it has taken to fulfil daily water requirements of people in the city.

READ | MHC comes down heavily on TN state government on water scarcity in Chennai

Last rites for murdered UP Bar Council chief: The funeral of Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Singh Yadav, who was shot dead by a lawyer on the Agra court premises, was held in her native village of Chaandpur in Etah district on Thursday.

READ | Last rites of UP Bar Council prez shot dead by lawyer, performed in Etah

ISIS Kerala-TN module case: The National Investigation Agency on Thursday continued raids in Coimbatore for a second day in connection with the ISIS Kerala-Tamil Nadu module case.

READ | NIA searches continue for second day in ISIS Kerala-TN module case

National song or national anthem:  Indore body stops anthem midway, replaces it with 'Vande Mataram'. As per sources, deliberately disrupting the national anthem or stopping its recital midway invites three years of imprisonment.

READ | Indore body stops anthem midway, replaces it with 'Vande Mataram'

Bengal to become Varanasi: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena party through their mouthpiece ‘Samana’ attacked on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by saying Bengal would not only turn into Gujarat but could even become ‘Ayodhya or Varanasi'  if “Lord Ram was angry.”

READ | ‘Not just Gujarat, Bengal can also become Ayodhya or Varanasi’: Shiv Sena

Australia approves coal mine near Great Barrier Reef: The project's approval comes when investors and energy companies are moving away from fossil fuels amid concern about climate. Norway, being the biggest investor has withdrawn from the project whereas, Adani is determined to press ahead.

READ | Amid climate change concern, Australia approves coal mine near Great Barrier Reef

Nana in the clear: Mumbai police has informed a local court that they have no evidence to prosecute actor Nana Patekar in a molestation case lodged against him by actor Tanushree Dutta.

READ | #MeToo: 'No proof to prosecute Nana in molestation case,' says police

Maharashtra SSC results: Mahrashtra CM agrees to reinstate internal SSC marks, says Aaditya Thackeray. Only for this year, Fadnavis has also agreed to make special provision for more seats/division in colleges.

READ | Mahrashtra CM agrees to reinstate internal SSC marks, says Aaditya Thackeray

Congress on national security: The Congress on Thursday urged the Modi government and intelligence agencies to take suitable action to prevent terror attacks in the future, a day after five Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF soldiers were killed in a terrorist strike in south Kashmir.

READ | Prevent terror attacks on soldiers: Cong to Centre after 5 CRPF jawans killed in J&K

India's own space station: India is planning to launch its own space station, ISRO chief K Sivan has said. The ambitious project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission.

READ | India planning to launch its own space station: ISRO chief

 Actor-politician Radha Ravi joins AIADMK: Well-known actor Radha Ravi, who was suspended from the DMK earlier this year over his alleged misogynistic remarks about a popular south Indian actress, joined the AIADMK on Wednesday.

READ | 'DMK didn't send show cause before suspension,' says Radha Ravi, joins AIADMK

Mamata Banerjee warns doctors: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday directed the agitating doctors to resume work within four hours and also threatened to take action if the order not followed.

READ | If work not resumed in 4 hours, action will be taken: Mamata orders agitating doctors

Tamil Nadu-Kerala ISIS module: National Investigation Agency on Wednesday recovered 14 mobiles, 29 SIM cards and other incriminating materials including 300 air-gun pellets and posters of some proscribed organisation during its searches in Coimbatore in connection with ISIS Tamil Nadu-Kerala case.

READ | TN-Kerala ISIS module mastermind held; NIA recovers 14 mobiles, 29 SIMs