Jammu and Kashmir's former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday came out strongly against the Centre's move to lift the freeze on delimitation of Assembly seats in the state, while the BJP backed the measure to ensure proper representation to the Jammu region. At present the state Assembly has 87 seats - 46 in the Kashmir Valley, 37 in Jammu region and 4 in Ladakh region.
Below are the breaking news and latest updates of June 5, Wednesday:
07.30 pm: Jammu and Kashmir: Border Security Force personnel on Wednesday exchanged sweets with Pakistan Rangers personnel at Indo-Pakistan border in Samba, Hiranagar, RS Pura, Ramgarh, Pragwal sectors on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr.
Jammu and Kashmir: Border Security Force personnel today exchanged sweets with Pakistan Rangers personnel at Indo-Pakistan border in Samba, Hiranagar, RS Pura, Ramgarh, Pragwal sectors on the occasion of #EidUlFitr pic.twitter.com/FzzuGYrHn0— ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2019
06.33 pm: Maharashtra: Kannala Akash, 19-year-old Naval sailor from Telangana's Nirmal dist who was pursuing Direct Entry Engineering Mechanics course at INS Shivaji in Lonavala, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at around 3-4 am today at INS Shivaji. FIR filed. Navy has ordered inquiry.
06.00 pm: West Bengal: Bangladeshi Actress Anju Ghosh joined BJP in presence of state party president Dilip Ghosh in Kolkata, earlier today. When she was asked about her present citizenship, she denied to speak.
04.35 pm: Jaipur's Nalin Khandelwal has secured All India Rank 1 in NEET exam. He says, 'I am very happy at securing first rank. I used to study for eight hours everyday. I would like to thank my teachers."
03.55 pm: West Bengal: Police in Nimta arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of Nirmal Kundu, TMC President of Ward 6 of North Dum Dum Municipality area who was shot dead by three bike-borne assailants on Tuesday.
03.30 pm: Samar Chaudhary of Skymet: Monsoon is expected to make a fall in Kerala within next 48 hours. This year monsoon will be weak. The normal dates of monsoon for Delhi & its adjoining regions is almost the last week of June but it may be delayed by 10-15 days.
02:45 pm: UP CM Yogi Adityanath plants a sapling at his residence on the occasion of World Environment Day.
02:35 pm: Delhi Police has arrested a sandalwood smuggler and seized 571.4 kg of red sandalwood worth approx Rs 50 lakh from Asola village.
02:00 pm: Indian supporters cheer outside The Rose Bowl cricket stadium in Southampton where India and South Africa will play each other today in the 8th match of #CWC19. This is India's first match at the tournament this year.
England: Indian supporters cheer outside The Rose Bowl cricket stadium in Southampton where India and South Africa will play each other today in the 8th match of #CWC19 . This is India's first match at the tournament this year. pic.twitter.com/XXAoWA1cJN— ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2019
01:30 pm: Tiles with images of Mahatma Gandhi & the national emblem found plastered on the walls of the toilets made under Swachh Bharat Mission in Bulandshahr's Ichhawari village.
Tiles with images of Mahatma Gandhi & the national emblem found plastered on the walls of the toilets made under Swachh Bharat Mission in Bulandshahr's Ichhawari village. pic.twitter.com/sB0fkuq9UG— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 5, 2019
1:05 pm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Union Minister MA Naqvi's residence on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
01:00 pm: Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja: The patient who has been admitted to hospital who is positive with #Nipah Virus is stable now. Only 5 patients are admitted to isolation ward, including the one who has been tested positive.
12:30 pm: Former Delhi CM and Congress leader on Delhi govt's proposal to make metro & bus rides free for women: It would be good if they can do it. But It is being done for their own benefit, not anybody else's, this should be seen politically.
12:20 pm: Padma Shree awardee and veteran actor Dinyar Contractor passed away in Mumbai today morning due to age related ailments.
12:05 pm: Stones pelted at security forces near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar; and posters supporting terrorist Zakir Musa and UN designated terrorist Masood Azhar seen in the area.
Jammu and Kashmir: Stones pelted at security forces near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar; and posters supporting terrorist Zakir Musa and UN designated terrorist Masood Azhar seen in the area. pic.twitter.com/qu7uea90YO— ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2019
11:57 am: A journalist has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in KR Puram, Bengaluru; Commissioner of Police, T Suneel Kumar present at the spot, police investigation underway.
11:55 am: There is nothing to be scared. Sometimes when the sun rises, its rays are very harsh but later it fades away. Don't be scared, the faster they captured EVMs, the quicker they will go away: CM Mamata Banerjee
11:45 am: Stones pelted at security forces near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar; and posters supporting terrorist Zakir Musa and UN designated terrorist Masood Azhar seen in the area.
11:30 am: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has written to PM Modi urging him to advise Union Ministry of Agriculture to effect suitable modifications in Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna & to consider agriculture loan waiver at national level on priority, as 1-time solution to help farmers.
10:45 am: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar plants a tree at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan on the occasion of World Environment Day.
10: 37 am: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and Pakistan's Acting High Commissioner to India, Syed Haidar Shah offered Namaz at Jama Masjid in Delhi.
10:30 am: Border Security Force personnel exchanged sweets with Border Guards Bangladesh personnel in Fulbari, at Indo-Bangladesh border near Siliguri in West Bengal.
10:15 am: TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee says, "People told me that Dilip Ghosh has asked to raise slogans of Jai Ma Kaali along with Jai Sri Ram. I told them, Mamata Banerjee was there so that is why suddenly Ram's TRP has gone down and Ma Kaali's TRP is going up.
10:10 am: Missing foreign tourists at Nanda Devi Base Camp, Uttarakhand | Op Daredavils postponed due to terrain elevations & limitations of helicopter. After 3 attempts, helicopter is back in Pithoragarh. Height restricts it to operate. Next strategy is being deliberated in Pithoragarh.
10:05 am: Terrorists fired at a woman in Narbal village of Kakapora, Pulwama district, today. One youth has received injuries. The woman was declared brought dead to hospital while the youth is in critical condition. More details awaited.
10:00 am: YSRCP Rajya Sabha MP V Vijayasai Reddy has been elected as the parliamentary party leader. PV Midhun Reddy elected as party leader in Lok Sabha, M Bharat Ram to be the party Chief Whip.
9:50 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah extended Eid greetings and hoped the festival would bring peace and happiness for everyone.
9:30 am: May this special day ignite the spirit of harmony, PM Modi extends greeting on Eid-ul-Fitr.
9:15 am: TDP MP Kesineni Srinivas writes to party chief N Chandrababu Naidu requesting him to appoint someone else as the Whip in Lok Sabha.
9:00 am: Rampur: Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan offers namaz at Eidgah, Shahabad Gate.
8:50 am: Amaravati: Former Chief Secretary Ajeya Kallam has been appointed as the principal advisor to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
8:45 am: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy met Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Justice C Praveen Kumar, in Amaravati yesterday.
08.10 am: People offer namaz at Mubarak Khan Shaheed Eidgah on Eid Ul Fitar.
08:05 am: CM Kamal Nath, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and actor Raza Murad greet people in Bhopal, on Eid Ul Fitr.
07:30 am: People offer namaz at Delhi's Jama Masjid.
07:15 am: Involve ex-chiefs in service chief appointments, former Air Chief to Rajnath Singh.
07:00 am: World Bank retains India's growth rate for FY19-20 at 7.5%.