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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi resigns from Wayanad seat of Lok Sabha. 

On Tuesday, officials reported that 41 airports across India received hoax bomb threat emails, causing flight delays at several locations such as Patna, Coimbatore, and Jaipur. Security measures were intensified following the receipt of these threat emails.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises said on Tuesday that Chief Financial Officer Rohit Kumar Gupta has decided to step down due to personal reasons. The company named Mukund Galgali as acting CFO.

Delhi clocked a peak power demand of 8647 MW, the highest ever in the history of the national capital, today at 3:22 pm.


Suspended JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna was sent to 14-day judicial custody in a sexual assault and rape case. Revanna was arrested minutes after he landed at Kempegowda International Airport on May 30.

The CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) is likely to take place at 5 pm in the national capital tomorrow, according to some media reports.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the National Testing Agency (NTA) and Centre, seeking response on pleas relating to the alleged paper leaks and malpractices in NEET-UG examination.

Bhavani Revanna, the mother of rape-accused former Karnataka MP Prajwal Revanna, had been accused of abduction.

A Dubai-bound plane which was to take from Delhi received a bomb threat via email on Tuesday, authorities said. No bomb was found when the plane was checked, a police officer said.

In his first Varanasi visit after winning the Lok Sabha seat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi today evening, and release the the 17th instalment of the PM-KISAN scheme. He is also scheduled to distribute certificates to over 30,000 SHGs trained as Krishi Sakhis, who will work as para extension workers. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, governor Anandiben Patel, Union agriculture minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and multiple state ministers are set to attend the event. 

The Kanchanjunga Express that was slammed from behind by a goods train in West Bengal's New Jalpaiguri on Monday, leaving nine people dead and injuring multiple others, reached its destination in Kolkata's Sealdah after undergoing restoration work. The train reached Sealdah at 3.16 am , leaving behind the deformed compartments at the accident site where repair work continues. The train was travelling from Agartala in Tripura to Sealdah in Kolkata when a goods train hit it from behind near Rangapani station.

Nikhil Gupta, the Indian national accused of being involved in a murder plot against Khalistani extremist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on American soil,  pleaded not guilty to the charges in a federal court in New York on Monday.  Gupta (52) was recently extradited from the Czech Republic, where he was arrested last year.He faces charges of murder-for-hire and conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, each carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi resigns from Wayanad seat of Lok Sabha

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41 airports across India received bomb threat emails on Tuesday, all found to be hoax, say officials

On Tuesday, officials reported that 41 airports across India received hoax bomb threat emails, causing flight delays at several locations such as Patna, Coimbatore, and Jaipur. Security measures were intensified following the receipt of these threat emails.
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Zee Entertainment Enterprises says CFO Rohit Kumar Gupta resigns

India's Zee Entertainment Enterprises said on Tuesday that Chief Financial Officer Rohit Kumar Gupta has decided to step down due to personal reasons.
The company named Mukund Galgali as acting CFO.
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Amid intense heatwave, power demand in Delhi jumps to highest ever at 8647 MW

Delhi today saw its highest-ever peak power demand, clocking in at a staggering 8,647 MegaWatts (MW). This surpassed the previous record of 8,000 MW set just weeks earlier.
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IMD update: Severe heatwave conditions likely to persist over parts of UP, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh

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Dubai-bound Delhi flight delayed due to hoax threat

The departure of a Dubai-bound flight with 286 passengers from Chennai International Airport was delayed on Tuesday following a hoax bomb threat, police said.
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PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' to resume from June 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  stated that his 'Mann Ki Baat' monthly radio broadcast will resume from June 30 and urged people to share their ideas and inputs for it. "Delighted to share that after a gap of some months due to the elections, #MannKiBaat is back! This month's programme will take place on Sunday, 30th June," he said in a post on X. 
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Bypolls to 5 legislative council vacancies in 4 states to be held on July 12, says ECI

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Curfew imposed in Odisha's Balasore as violence escalates

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First Published: Jun 18 2024 | 8:48 AM IST

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