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A fire broke out in the coaches of a Patna-Jharkhand passenger train. Efforts are underway to douse off the fire. On Monday, three coaches of the Taj Express train caught fire in southeast Delhi's Sarita Vihar. Luckily, no one was injured in the incident as passengers managed to get out of the affected coaches in time, according to officials.

The Supreme Court ordered today that Himachal Pradesh must release 125 cusecs of additional water to Delhi. Affected by water scarcity, the additional water supply from Himachal Pradesh comes as a relief to the national capital.

Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister for a third consecutive term, media outlets reported. Modi is likely to take oath on June 8 at 8 pm as the BJP-led NDA scraped past the majority mark to win 293 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The BJP bagged 234 seats on its own and needs the support of allies TDP and JD(U) to form the government.

President Vladimir Putin issued a warning to Germany on Wednesday that the Moscow could  provide long-range weapons to others to strike Western targets as the employment of its weapons by Ukraine to strike targets inside Russia would mark a “dangerous step.” Putin asserted that Moscow could take “asymmetrical” steps as using such Western weapons for striking Russian territory involves military personnel of the respective countries controlling the missiles and selecting targets.  
Such action by the West will further undermine international security and could lead to “very serious problems”, Putin added.
“That would mark their direct involvement in the war against the Russian Federation, and we reserve the right to act the same way,” Putin stated.

 27 people died in an Israeli airstrike on a Gaza school, with Israel claiming that the compound housed Hamas militants, Reuters reported. According to local media, the school compound was housing people displaced due to the ongoing war. Israel alleged the United Nations school in Nuseirat, in central Gaza, had hidden a Hamas command post. 

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2023 Parliament attack case: Delhi L-G accords prosecution sanction against 6 accused under UAPA

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Six persons, namely Manoranjan D, Sagar Sharma, Amol Dhanraj Shinde, Neelam Ranolia, Lalit Jha and Mahesh Kumawat, are accused of illegally entering the Parliament and throwing smoke canisters in the Lok Sabha during the live session, it said.
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Fire breaks out in the coaches of a Patna-Jharkhand passenger train

A fire broke out in the coaches of a Patna-Jharkhand passenger train. Efforts are underway to douse off the fire.
On Monday, three coaches of the Taj Express train caught fire in southeast Delhi's Sarita Vihar. Luckily, no one was injured in the incident as passengers managed to get out of the affected coaches in time, according to officials.
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Defamation case: Rahul Gandhi summoned by Bengaluru court

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India, S. Korea, US, Japan, EU launch Biopharmaceutical Alliance

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Valmiki Corp scam news update: Karnataka minister Nagendra to quit, says Deputy CM Shivakumar

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Israel- Palestine war: Spain says will join Gaza genocide case against Israel at ICJ

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Jammu and Kashmir news update: Fire breaks out in a restaurant in Udhampur

Firefighters engaged in operation to extinguish the fire
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Election results 2024: US to send security adviser Jake Sullivan to engage with new government

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Congress's Karti Chidambaram gets bail in Chinese visa scam case

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News update: Supreme Court directs Himachal Pradesh to release water to Delhi

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9 persons injured after cylinder blast at house in Mumbai

At least nine persons were injured after an LPG cylinder blew up leading to a fire at a house in Mumbai's Chembur area on Thursday morning, officials said.
A wall of the house collapsed and the roof of an adjacent shop was also damaged due to the impact of the blast, an official said.
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From Gaza to Ghaziabad: How 'All Eyes on Rafah' campaign draws scammers

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First Published: Jun 06 2024 | 9:04 AM IST

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