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News updates: Donald Sutherland, 'Don't Look Now', 'Hunger Games' actor, dies aged 88

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Actor Donald Sutherland, star of films including The Hunger Games and Don't Look Now, has died at 88 after a long illness. "With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away. I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film. Never daunted by a role, good, bad or ugly. He loved what he did and did what he loved, and one can never ask for more than that. A life well lived," said his son Kiefer Sutherland in a post on X.

CBI registers a case against 'unknown persons' for compromising the integrity of the UGC-NET exam conducted on June 18.

President Droupadi Murmu Thursday appointed Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as pro-tem Speaker under Article 95(1) of the Constitution. The 18th Lok Sabha will hold its first session from June 24 to July 3, during which the new Speaker of the House will be elected.

Delhi court grants bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy case, on bail bond of Rs 1 lakh. 

On exam row, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in a press conference, "We are forming high-level committee.  Students' interest our top priority, forming high-level committee." He added, "Soon after it was clear that the UGC-NET question paper on dark net matches the original question paper of UGC-NET, we decided to cancel the examination."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday for a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir where he will inaugurate and kick start projects worth Rs 1,500 crore and participate in the International Yoga Day. The prime minister, accompanied by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, headed to the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) on the banks of Dal Lake where he was welcomed with flowers and traditional Kashmiri songs. "Leaving for Srinagar, where I will be taking part in two programmes. Later this evening, I will be at the 'Empowering Youth, Transforming J&K' programme, which focuses on youth-led development.

Home Minister Amit Shah will attent a yoga event in Ahmedabad on June 21 on the occasion of International Day of Yoga, state minister Harsh Sanghavi stated today.

The Patna High Court today struck down the state government's decision to hike the reservation for backward classes, extremely backward classes, scheduled castes, and scheduled tribes (SCs and STs) from 50 to 65 per cent.

The Supreme Court will hear  fresh pleas on the alleged paper leaks and malpractices linked to the NEET-UG 2024 row today. Ten of these petitions have been filed by 49 students and a student group, whereas four have been submitted by the National Testing Agency. The petitioners have sought directions to be given to a committee or an independent panel to hold a post-examination analysis, including background check and forensic inquiry.

At least 25 people died and more than 60 people were hospitalised after allegedly drinking toxic liquor in Tamil Nadu's Kallakurichi district, officials stated today. "I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of the deaths of people who had consumed adulterated liquor in Kallakurichi. Those involved in the crime have been arrested in this matter. Action has also been taken against the officials who failed to prevent it," Chief Minister MK Stalin said in a post on X. Officials have said that the death count may go up.

The Ministry of Education has cancelled the UGC-NET exam, conducted by the National Testing Agency, just a day after it was held. Over 900,000 candidates had appeared for the exam, which is held to determine eligibility for junior research fellowships. With this decision, UGC-NET becomes the first centrally-conducted public examination to be scrapped after the central government introduced a new anti-paper leak law. The UGC-NET exam was cancelled on the basis that the "integrity of the examination may have been compromised". The UGC-NET June 2024 Examination was conducted in OMR (pen and paper) mode on June 18 across 1,205 exam centres in 317 cities.




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Donald Sutherland, veteran actor and father of Kiefer Sutherland, dead at 88

Actor Donald Sutherland, star of films including The Hunger Games and Don't Look Now, has died at 88 after a long illness. "With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away. I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film. Never daunted by a role, good, bad or ugly. He loved what he did and did what he loved, and one can never ask for more than that. A life well lived," said his son Kiefer Sutherland in a post on X.
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ED to challenge Arvind Kejriwal case verdict tomorrow

Enforcement Directorate (ED) to move Delhi High Court tomorrow morning against trial court's judgement in Arvind Kejriwal case: Official sources
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CBI files case over UGC NET exam integrity breach

CBI registers a case against ‘unknown persons’ for compromising the integrity of the UGC NET exam conducted on June 18: CBI
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Burglary at actor Anupam Kher's office

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President Droupadi Murmu Thursday appointed Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as pro-tem Speaker

President Droupadi Murmu Thursday appointed Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as pro-tem Speaker under Article 95(1) of the Constitution. The 18th Lok Sabha will hold its first session from June 24 to July 3, during which the new Speaker of the House will be elected.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gets bail in liquor policy case

Delhi court grants bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy case, on bail bond of Rs 1 lakh. 
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Some irregularities have come to the notice of the government: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says, "Some irregularities have come to the notice of the government. We take responsibility for it. I would like to request the students very politely not to believe in rumours..."
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By taking responsibility, we have to rectify the system: Dharmendra Pradhan

On NEET & UGC-NET issue, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says, "By taking responsibility, we have to rectify the system."
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UGC-NET exam paper leaked on dark net, led to cancellation of exam: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

"Soon after it was clear that the UGC-NET question paper on dark net matches the original question paper of UGC-NET, we decided to cancel the examination," says Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
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Let us have faith in our systems; no irregularities or malpractices will be tolerated by govt: Pradhan

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UGC-NET exam paper leaked on Darknet, led to cancellation of exam: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

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Government committed to safeguarding interest of students: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on NEET row

Committed to hold zero-error exam, high-level committee being formed to improve NTA functioning: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
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Errors in NEET examination limited to specific region: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

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We will not compromise on transparency: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says, "...I want to assure everyone that the government is committed to protecting the interests of students. We will not compromise on transparency..."
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In the context of the NEET exam, we are in touch with Bihar government: Pradhan

Delhi | Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says, "In the context of the NEET exam, we are in touch with Bihar government. We are receiving some information from Patna. Police Police are investigating and a detailed report will be submitted by them. Following credible information, strict action will be taken against the guilty."

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First Published: Jun 20 2024 | 8:58 AM IST

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