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Highlights of the day: Centre releases Rs 1.39 trn installment of tax devolution to states

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Tax devolution shares, which threaten to create a north-south divide among states, may have more to do with per capita income, and not so much with population

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Centre releases Rs 1.39 trillion installment of tax devolution to states. 

Suspended JD(S) leadert Prajwal Revanna has been sent  to judicial custody till June 24.  Prajwal Revanna, facing charges of rape and sexual abuse of several women, lost the Hassan Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka to Congress' candidate Shreyas M Patel.

The Supreme Court today extended till August 10 the deadline given to the Aam Aadmi Party to vacate its office at Rouse Avenue in Delhi. On March 4, the top court had asked the party to vacate its office by June 15 after noting that the plot was allotted to the Delhi High Court for expanding judicial infrastructure.

At least nine people were killed and 33 injured after a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims, attacked by terrorists,  plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi sunday  evening. A search operation  has been launched  in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi on Monday morning following the attack. The bus was on its way to the Shiv Khori cave temple when it came under attack. As the terrorists opened fire, the bus fell into a gorge. Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha assured action against those behind it. "I strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack on a bus in Reasi. My condolences to the family members of the martyred civilians. Our security forces and JKP have launched a joint operation to hunt down the terrorists," the LG said in a post on X.

After the far-right trounced his centrist alliance in EU polls, French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday declared that he was dissolving parliament and calling snap legislative elections. The outcome of the EU elections, Macron said, is "not a good result for parties who defend Europe."  The first round of polling for the lower house National Assembly will take place on June 30, with the second round on July 7.

An Indian-origin man from Punjab's Ludhiana,  Yuvraj Goyal, was killed in Canada's Surrey on Friday. Yuvraj, 28, worked as a sales executive after arriving in Canada in 2019 on a student visa and had recently received his Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) status.The motive for his murder is being probed, the Royal Canadian Police said. 

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Leaders from Maldives, Nepal, Mauritius, Seychelles meet President Droupadi Murmu

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Rain lashes several parts of Mumbai

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CR Paatil will be in charge of Jal Shakti ministry and Bhupendra Yadav environment

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Hunter Biden indicates he won't testify in gun trial

Hunter Biden's defense attorney indicated in court on Monday that the US president's son will not testify in his criminal trial on federal gun charges, CNN reported. Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, agreed to allow the judge in federal court in Delaware to give an instruction to the jury that they should not hold it against him if he does not testify in the case.
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Fire at DDA Flat in Northeast Delhi

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SKM chief Prem Singh Tamang sworn in as chief minister of Sikkim

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha chief Prem Singh Tamang took the oath as the chief minister of the Himalayan state for a second straight term today.
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Delhi water crisis: Water minister asks asks LG to intervene

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Delhi court fixes June 18 for Engineer Rashid's interim bail plea to take oath as MP

 A Delhi court has fixed June 18 to hear arguments on an application filed by Engineer Rashid, arrested in a 2016 Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case, seeking interim bail to take oath as an MP after the recently concluded general elections. Sheikh Abdul Rashid, popularly known as Engineer Rashid, handed defeat to J-K former CM Omar Abdullah from the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat.
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Swati Maliwal 'assault' allegations: Delhi Police adds fresh section against Bibhav Kumar

The Delhi Police has added Section 201 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar in connection with AAP MP Swati Maliwal's assault case. This section  deals with "causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender" and carries a provision for imprisonment of one-sixth of the punishment awarded for the biggest offence in the crime.
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Students demand probe into NEET 'irregularities'

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Terrorism is not going to help anybody: JKNC chief Farooq Abdullah

“The innocent people had gone to Shiv Khori to pray and they got killed in this incident. Those people who are doing this thing must realise that this is not going to change the situation or the borders. I think the time has come when they must realise that terrorism is not going to help anybody,” said JKNC President Farooq Abdullah.
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Union Minister S Jaishankar meets Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe in Delhi

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe had arrived in Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
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BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya faces 'sexual exploitation' allegations from RSS member

RSS member Shantanu Sinha claimed today that  BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya was involved in sexually exploiting multiple women. The Congress has demanded his removal, citing claims of misconduct in hotels and BJP offices in West Bengal.
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Bank fraud case: Supreme Court adjourns to June 18 hearing on AAP MLA's plea challenging his arrest

The top court deferred to June 18 the hearing on Punjab AAP MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjan Majra's plea challenging his arrest and remand by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering probe linked to a bank fraud case.

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First Published: Jun 10 2024 | 9:18 AM IST

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