A meeting of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) scheduled to be held today to decide on the new leader of the party in the Lok Sabha. Newly inducted ministers, including Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The IMD has issued a warning of intense head wave across north India. The mercury in several states has crossed 45 degree, while in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagr it crossed 50 degree. Hello and welcome to News Nation real-time breaking blog. Be it politics, sports, business, world or entertainment, we will serve you all the latest news as soon as they break.
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#09:23 pm: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy attended the 'Iftar' hosted by Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan today evening.
#09:13 pm: In view of Civil Services Examinations tomorrow, Delhi Metro will begin services at 6 am on all lines, including the Phase-3 extensions.
#09:11 pm: Maharashtra: A 21-year-old national level swimmer from Pune allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Kothrud area yesterday.
#09:00 pm: IMD, Himachal Pradesh: Rain and thundershowers with lightening and gusty winds very likely to continue in the districts of Shimla, Solan, Mandi and Kangra and in the upper parts of districts of Kangra and Chamba during the next 2-3 hours.
#08:21 pm: I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar on reported proposal of 3-language system in schools: There is no intention of imposing any language on anybody, we want to promote all Indian languages. It's a draft prepared by committee, which will be decided by govt after getting public feedback.
#08:17 pm: Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party office in Delhi.
#08:00 pm: MoS Ministry of Defence, Shripad Yesso Naik pays tribute at the National War Memorial.
#07.45 pm: Gurdaspur: Punjab Ministers Vijay Inder Singla and Sukhjinder Randhawa reviewed construction work of Kartarpur Corridor today. Punjab Minister VI Singla said: "Kartarpur Corridor will be completed before November".
#07.05 pm: ICC Cricket WorldCup 2019: New Zealand scores 137/0 in 16.1 overs, beats Sri Lanka by 10 wickets at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
#06:24 pm: Andhra Pradesh: Bodies of two minor boys found in a wooden box at a school building in East Godavari district's Chinnayyapalem village. The two boys went missing on 26th May. Postmortem of the bodies is being conducted.
#06:00 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah: I briefed him about the ground situation in the state, the development and the circumstances.
#05:21 pm: Congress Pres Rahul Gandhi in CPP meeting, earlier today: There's no institution that is going to support you in this country, not one is going to support you. It's like the British period, when not a single institution supported the party yet we fought and won, we will do it again.
#04:35 pm: GST revenue collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore in May.
#04:11 pm: Uttarakhand: Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara in Chamoli district opens for devotees after winter break.
#03:57 pm: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Governor Lal Ji Tandon today. Bihar cabinet to be expanded tomorrow, four new ministers to take oath of office.
#03:47 pm: Dabholkar murder case: Pune Sessions Court sends both accused Sanjeev Punalekar and Vikram Bhave to CBI custody till 4th June.
#03:30 pm: Former Civil Aviation Minister and NCP leader Praful Patel to ANI: I will be happy to cooperate with the Enforcement Directorate to help them understand the complexities of aviation sector.
#03:15 pm: Enforcement Directorate Lawyer: ED summons Praful Patel in the Deepak Talwar illicit aviation deals case, on June 6.
#02:03 pm: Special Court has granted bail to alleged middleman in AgustaWestland case. Sushen Mohan Gupta, alleged middleman in AgustaWestland money laundering case, has to furnish two surety bonds of Rs 5 Lakh.
#01:03 pm: IMD:Expecting monsoon to arrive near Kerala around 6 June. At present Monsoon has covered some extreme southern part of Arabian Sea&parts of southwest-southeast-east central Bay of Bengal, Andaman sea&Andaman Nicobar islands. In next 2-3 days it'll cover more parts of Arabian sea
#12:53 pm: M Mohapatra, IMD: Severe heatwave condition is persisting over many parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, southern UP, northern MP & some parts of Jharkhand during past 3-4 days. We are expecting this to continue for next 2 days. The intensity will then decrease
#12:40 pm: Congress's K. Suresh: Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will consult senior leaders and nominate the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, she will take the decision. We will claim the Leader of Opposition and Dy Speaker posts.
#12:21 pm: Commerce Ministry issues a statement over designation of India as a beneficiary developing country being terminated by the US. "India had offered resolution on significant US requests to find a mutually acceptable way forward. Unfortunate that this didn't find acceptance by US."
#12:10 pm: Narendra Singh Tomar takes charge as the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Delhi: Narendra Singh Tomar takes charge as the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. pic.twitter.com/ePu4gh9jkq— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2019
#12:05 pm: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP on Priyank Kharge's tweet '...I think it is better to rename Ministry of Home Affairs as Ministry of Providing Clean Chits': Because of Priyank Kharge, Mallikarjun Kharge lost over 1 Lakh votes. He's speaking nonsense without any base. I condemn the statement.
#11:55 am: Rajnath Singh takes charge as the Defence Minister. MoS in the Ministry of Defence, Shripad Yesso Naik also present.
Delhi: Rajnath Singh takes charge as the Defence Minister. MoS in the Ministry of Defence, Shripad Yesso Naik also present. pic.twitter.com/usBuBxNCDq— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2019
#11:40 am: Uttarakhand: Four out of 12 trekkers who went missing on May 10 from Nanda Devi Trek, returned to the base camp, yesterday in Pithoragarh. SDRF, ITBP and district administration teams continue the search operations for the remaining persons.
#11:30 am: Amit Shah takes charge as the Union Home Minister. MoS (Ministry of Home Affairs) G Kishan Reddy and Nityanand Rai are also present.
#11:08 am: Prakash Javadekar takes charge as the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Babul Supriyo, MoS in the ministry is also present.
Delhi: Prakash Javadekar takes charge as the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Babul Supriyo, MoS in the ministry is also present. pic.twitter.com/dIDe48m6Rp— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2019
#11:03 am: Breaking News: Sonia Gandhi has been elected as Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP).
#10:55 am: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP: We will remain silent for the time being. They (Congress) may fight with each other and anything can happen. We've been clearly informed not to disturb or attempt to topple the government in the state.
#10:53 am: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP: I have just returned from Delhi. Our leaders have instructed me not to involve in any move that will scuttle the govt in the state. I believe that Siddaramaiah is sending some of his MLAs to me and is trying to take political leverage.
#10:30 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah meets Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence. Both the ministers are taking charge of their office today.
#10:15 am: Director General of Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh reviews operation preparedness (Cyclonic Preparation, Search and Rescue, Pollution Response, etc.) of Eastern Fleet, in Chennai. Watch video below:
#WATCH Tamil Nadu: Director General of Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh reviews operation preparedness (Cyclonic Preparation, Search and Rescue, Pollution Response, etc.) of Eastern Fleet, in Chennai. pic.twitter.com/bAGAOzY2d7— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2019
#10:10 am: Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi has summoned the Legislative Assembly, to meet at Assembly Hall on June 3.
10:05 am: Fake Indian currency notes, with face value of Rs 1.20 cr, were seized by police y'day in Gurugram. 2 people were arrested. Police say, "Accused had bought a laptop & a printer and used to print notes&supply. They've been sent to 7-day police remand. We'll investigate"
#09:53 am: Asaduddin Owaisi: We want India to grow, we will ensure India keep growing. We (Muslims) are equal share holders here. We are not tenents but partners.
#09:51 am: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM: If someone is thinking that Indian Prime Minister will rule autocratically after winning 300 seats, it won't be allowed. I want to tell the prime minister, Asaduddin Owaisi will fight you constitutionaly.
#09:45 am: Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari arrives in Nagpur. He was welcomed by a large number of supporters.
#09:30 am: Mumbai: Congress MLA Jaykumar Gore & BJP MP Ranjitsinh Naik Nimbalkar met state Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan y'day. Jay Kumar Gore's office says that speculations that his meeting was in connection with him joining BJP are false, the meeting was not for that purpose.
#09:20 am: An eight-member team of mountaineers, including seven foreign nationals, has gone missing on its way to Nanda Devi East peak in Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand, reports PTI news agency. The team, which includes seven mountaineers from the UK, US and Australia besides a liaison officer from the Indian Institute of Mountaineering, left Munsiyari on May 13 to scale the 7434-metre peak and was scheduled to return to the base camp on Friday.
#09:00 am: IAF lifts temporary airspace restrictions, imposed after Balakot, according to ANI news agency.
#08:45 am: Kerala CM has written to Rahul Gandhi in connection with his letter requesting for inquiry into the suicide of a Wayanad farmer VD Dinesh Kumar. The CM states that he has asked Dist Collector to conduct a detailed inquiry & submit a report to the govt for taking further action.
#08:35 am: A meeting of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) scheduled to be held and a decision on the new leader of the party in the Lok Sabha is likely to be taken at it.
#08:30 am: Block Education Officer, Hatta, Damoh: Details sought from Principal. He said they had received orders from Dist Education Officer & Dist Collector in the past, so they permitted this yr too. School in Madiyado produced order's copy but we don't have any info about Rajpura.
#08:25 am: Madhya Pradesh: 2 schools in Madiyado & Rajpura of Damoh are being used to store tendu leaves, while schools are closed for vacations. Dist Education Officer says, "No order given that schools be used to store Tendu leaves. We'll probe. Action will be taken in case of any violation."
#08:10 am: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute at the National War Memorial. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh are also present. Rajnath Singh will formally take charge as the Defence Minister today.
#07:40 am: Amethi SP Rajesh Kumar: He was the last accused in the case, who was yet to be arrested. In the encounter one inspector received minor injuries and the accused was shot in his legs. He was taken to a hospital where he received treatment, he will now be produced before the Court.
#07:35 am: Surendra Singh, ex-village head of Barauli, Amethi murder case: Total 5 accused have been arrested so far. The 5th accused was arrested last night following an encounter with police in Shalhapur area, where he was injured. Singh was shot dead at his residence on May 25.
#07:02 am: At least 11 people were killed while six others sustained injuries after a gunman opened fire at a municipal centre in the US city of Virginia Beach.
#07:00 am: The designation of India as a beneficiary developing country is terminated, effective June 5, 2019 says US President Donald Trump in a White House proclamation.