A terrorist has been killed in an overnight gunfight with security forces in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, a police official said on Wednesday. The exchange of fire began during a search operation launched by security forces Tuesday evening after they received information that terrorists were present there, the official said. He said the cordon was strengthened to prevent the terrorists from escaping. "In the ensuing gunfight, an unidentified terrorist was killed. The body has been recovered while his identity and group affiliation is being ascertained," he added. First meeting of the Modi Cabinet will take place today.
Here are all the latest news of the day:
23:00 pm: Chandigarh to Shimla highway (NH5) blocked after a landslide occurred in Baruri, Solan district.
22:40 pm: BJP parliamentary party executive committee meeting will be held at the Parliament on 16th June.
22:10 pm: FDI flows to India grew 6% in 2018 to USD 42 bn, says UN report
21:50 pm: National Investigation Agency (NIA) arersts Mohammed Azarudeen in the raid in Coimbatore. He is a leader of the module that recruited vulnerable youth into the ISIS.
21:00 pm: As part of the professional exchange between visiting US Navy & Indian Navy personnel, cross visits were organised today in Visakhapatnam. Personnel from USS John P Murtha & INS Ranvijay visited each others ships and interacted with their counterparts.
20:20 pm: Operations resume at the Indira Gandhi International airport, they were temporarily halted earlier due to dust storm.
20:00 pm: 43 children die due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Muzaffarpur.
19:30 pm: Operations temporarily halted at Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi due to dust storm.
19:20 pm: Union Cabinet approved “The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Bill, 2019”; 7000 existing vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment in Teachers’ Cadre.
19:00 pm: Triple Talaq bill to be introduced in the upcoming parliament session, says Union I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar
17:28 pm: One Jawan, one terrorist killed in Anantnag.
17:20 pm: Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists attack police party at KP road in Anantnag; heavy firing underway.
16:10 pm: Rescue update of AN32Aircraft: 15 mountaineers have been inducted by Mi-17s and ALH, with all equipment - 9 from IAF mountaineering team, 4 from Army and 2 civilian mountaineers. Some have reached the crash site and some are still tracking.
15:40 pm: BJP Parliamentary Party Executive Committee has been constituted with PM Narendra Modi as the leader of the party,Rajnath Singh as Deputy leader of the party (Lok Sabha), Thawar Chand Gehlot as leader of party in Rajya Sabha&Piyush Goyal as Deputy leader of party in Rajya Sabha).
13.30 pm: Union Ministers Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Kiren Rijiju, and Sanjay Dhotre met President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi today.
11.43 am: Emergency landing of SpiceJet Dubai-Jaipur SG 58 flight with 189 passengers took place at Jaipur airport at 9:03 am today after one of the tires of the aircraft burst. Passengers safely evacuated.
10.30 am: Sonia Gandhi arrives in Raebareli. This is her first visit to the constituency after retaining the seat in the Lok Sabha elections. Sonia Gandhi's daughter and Congress General Secretary of UP East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is also accompanying her.
9.29 am: The Indian benchmark indices opened in red ahead of the release of macroeconomic data on Wednesday. The S&P BSE Sensex index fell as much as 170.46 points to 39,780.00 in early trade, and the NSE Nifty index moved to 11,916.75, down 48.85 points from the previous close.
9 am: Visuals of heavy rain from Naddi village in McLeod Ganj.
8.45 am: Core group of Congress headed by AK Antony to meet today to discuss the strategy for upcoming Parliament session. Issues related to appointment of Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha and Rahul Gandhi's unwillingness to continue as Congress President to also be discussed.
7.30 am: Devotees take holy dip in river Ganga on Ganga Dussehra today.
7.25 am: Red Horns Division and Assam Police apprehended one National Santhal Liberation Army (Anti-talk) cadre and one Muslim Tiger Force (MTF) cadre yesterday from Srirampur in Kokrajhar. Arms & ammunition were also seized from them.
7.20 am: Anti-government protesters block main artery roads in Hong Kong.
7 am: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and the South Korea from June 24-30.