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SC to pronounce verdict in K’taka rebel MLAs resignation case today

While hearing petitions from the 15 Congress and JD(S) rebel MLAs on Tuesday the top court reserved its order on the pleas seeking direction for Karnataka Vidhan Soudha Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations. While the MLAs counsel alleged that the Congress-JD(S) govt is trying to coerce the rebel MLAs to support the govt..the defence argued that ... Read More »

ICJ to deliver verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav case today

A retired Indian Navy officer, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India approached the Hague based-ICJ in May 2017 against Pakistan for denying consular access to Jadhav. On 18th May, 2017, the ICJ had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case. India had also ... Read More »

Three key bills to be tabled in Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha today

While, In Lok Sabha, two bills will be introduced including Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill and Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill. One bill namely, National Investigation Agency (Amend) Bill, will be put for consideration and passing. Besides, discussion and voting on the Demands for Grants under the control of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for 2019-20 is also listed for today. ... Read More »

India-US trade talks to be held in New Delhi today

The US delegation is being led by Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Central Asia, Christopher Wilson.  The Indian side is being led by Additional Secretary level officer from Commerce and Industries Ministry.  The visiting USTR delegation will also call on Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal today.  This would be the first meeting on trade issues after the ... Read More »

SC allows 10 rebel Karnataka MLAs to meet Assembly Speaker today

The court has directed Karnataka Director General of Police to provide them protection from Bangalore airport to Assembly on their arrival from Mumbai.  The apex court has also asked Karnataka Assembly Speaker to decide on MLAs’ resignation during the course of the day.  The decision taken by the Karnataka Assembly Speaker has to be intimated to the court by tomorrow ... Read More »

World Population Day being observed today

This year’s World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Twenty-five years have passed since that landmark conference, where 179 governments recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for achieving sustainable development.  In November, UNFPA, together with the governments of Kenya and Denmark, will be convening a high-level ... Read More »

BJP Legislature Party meets today to discuss political situation in Karnataka

The party lawmakers are also expected to work out strategies in case the HD Kumaraswamy government collapses.  A delegation of BJP leaders met Governor Vajubhai Vala at Raj Bhawan on Wednesday and sought his intervention for a floor test in the assembly as according to the party the Kumaraswamy government has lost the majority. The Supreme court will hear a petition ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: India-New Zealand semi-final to resume today

New Zealand will resume at their overnight score of 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs at Old Trafford in Manchester at 3 pm Indian timeon Wednesday. After more than four hours of rain, the umpires decided at 10.50 p.m. that even the minimum required 20 over play was not possible under the Duckworth Lewis method. The match was thus moved ... Read More »

UAE Foreign Minister to call on PM Modi in New Delhi today

The visiting dignitary held talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday. During their meeting, the two leaders discussed relations in political, economic, investment, trade, energy and other sectors and aspects of developing and enhancing the existing ties in all fields. Both sides stressed the importance of combating extremism and terrorism in all forms. They also exchanged views on ... Read More »

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Hyderabad today

The function will be attended by membership drive in-charges from all the three districts. This will be his first visit to Hyderabad after the Lok Sabha polls. BJP plans to add 12 lakh members to the existing 18 lakh in Telangana.  “Central Home Minister, Amit Shah is about to visit Hyderabad on July 6 for the first time after winning ... Read More »

Canada Open: Parupalli, Sourabh to play quarterfinals today

Kashyap will take on France’s Lucas Claerbout while Sourabh will lock horns with Li Shi Feng of China. The duo dished out gritty performances to progress to the men’s singles quarterfinals on Friday. Sixth seed Kashyap defeated China’s Ren Peng Bo while reigning national champion Sourabh beat another Chinese Sun Fei Xiang. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran App to ... Read More »

National Doctors’ Day 2019 being celebrated today

National Doctor’s Day is celebrated to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961. The celebration of the Doctors’ Day is an attempt to emphasise on the value of doctors in our lives and to offer ... Read More »

Wimbledon 2019 starts today

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been placed on one half of the draw after the Spanish superstar was seeded No 3 for the tournament. Novak Djokovic opens against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Roger Federer faces Lloyd Harris. The women’s draw looks particularly exciting with World No 1 Ashleigh Barty, defending champion Angelique Kerber and 2018 runner-up Serena Williams all in the ... Read More »

Nationwide Jal Shakti Abhiyan to be launched today

The scheme is aimed at making water conservation and promotion of irrigation efficiency a mass movement through asset creation and communication campaigns. Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will launch the scheme from New Delhi. Over 250 officers, including Additional and Joint Secretaries, have been appointed as in-charge of water-stressed districts in the country to plan ways to conserve the ... Read More »

Fund transfer via RTGS, NEFT set to get cheaper from today

To provide an impetus to digital funds movement, the central bank had decided to do away with the processing charges and time-varying charges levied on banks by the RBI for outward transactions through the RTGS. Also the processing charges for transactions processed in NEFT will be waived by the Reserve Bank of India. Fund transfer through RTGS and NEFT systems ... Read More »

2nd anniversary of GST to be celebrated today as “GST Day”

Second anniversary of implementation of historic tax reform of Goods & Services Tax as 1st July is celebrated as the “GST DAY”. Kicking off celebrations, the finance ministry will on Monday come up with further reforms in the indirect tax system with introduction of new return system, rationalisation of cash ledger system and a single refund-disbursing mechanism, among others. Minister ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: India to take on hosts England in Birmingham today 

With an unbeaten record in six encounters so far, Virat Kohli’s men have 11 points and they will make it to semis with a win against England.   Team India will don new away jersey in today’s match against the hosts. Earlier on Saturday, Pakistan survived a scare to beat Afghanistan by three wickets with two balls remaining in a ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in the country and abroad in his Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio at 11 AM Sunday morning. It will be the first Mann Ki Baat Programme after PM Modi assumed the office for the second term. It will be broadcast on the entire network of AIR ... Read More »

Nepal celebrates National Plantation Day today

Planting a sapling in Kathmandu today Mr. Oli said Plantation Day is not limited to a Government programme but each and every citizen of the country has its role in it. Government of Nepal has decided to observe National Plantation Day on Asadh 14 of the Nepali calendar every year. The Government has aimed to plant around 50 million trees ... Read More »

PM Modi to leave for Japan to attend 14th G20 Summit today

The theme of the summit is Human centred future society. Food security, energy security, financial stability, terrorism-related issues, Innovation in the digital economy and artificial intelligence will be discussed. Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu is Prime Minister’s Sherpa at the summit. On Tuesday, he attended the G20 Sherpa meeting to prepare for Prime Minister’s Summit with G-20 leaders. In a ... Read More »

EAM Dr. S Jaishankar files Rajya Sabha nomination papers today

External Affairs Minister formally joined BJP in the presence of party working president JP Nadda at a ceremony at his office in Parliament on Monday.  A career diplomat and a former foreign secretary hailed for his expertise on India-US relation was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his government and was sworn as external affairs minister on May 30. ... Read More »

EAM Dr. S Jaishankar to file Rajya Sabha papers today

External Affairs Minister formally joined BJP in the presence of party working president JP Nadda at a ceremony at his office in Parliament on Monday.  A career diplomat and a former foreign secretary hailed for his expertise on India-US relation was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his government and was sworn as external affairs minister on May 30. ... Read More »

ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan vs South Africa today

Pakistan will aim for an improved performance as they face a must-win situation against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday. While South Africa will look to produce performances similar to that of their series win against Pakistan earlier this year. Although, South African bowlers have troubled the opposition in each of the previous three occasions, the batsmen have failed to ... Read More »

Bangladesh: Awami League celebrating 70th Founding Day today

In a message Sheikh Hasina said that party along with the people would build a hunger and poverty free, happy and prosperous ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh.  She also recalled the contribution of other leaders of Awami League including its founder president Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, general secretary Shamsul Haque ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: India vs Afghanistan today

The last time India were in Southampton they had run away easy winners over South Africa in their tournament opener, would Afghanistan be able to test them in this one? India’s star-studded line-up could well break a few batting records when they face the tournament’s favourite whipping boys Afghanistan in what threatens to be another lopsided contest at the ICC ... Read More »

International Day of Yoga being celebrated today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message was clear as he lead close to 40,000 people at Ranchi’s Prabhat Tara ground in Jharkhand. He performed various ‘asanas’ throughout the 30-minute-long session marking the fifth International Yoga Day celebrations. Yoga connects people across boundaries and the world has taken up the Prime Minister’s call to make Yoga a global movement. PM Modi gave ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind to address joint session of Parliament today

The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha began on Monday in which the newly elected members took oath and election of the Speaker was held. The Rajya Sabha will begin its proceedings from today after the address of the President. The Parliament session will continue till 26th of next month. The Economic Survey will be presented to Parliament on 4th ... Read More »

World Refugee Day being observed today

The theme focuses on that there is a need to take big and small steps in solidarity with refugees from around the world.This day provides an opportunity to show globally that we all are with refugees. Millions of people are forced to move from their homes every year to keep safe from war, persecution or natural disaster. According to United ... Read More »

Election of new Lok Sabha Speaker to be held today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari proposed the name of MP Om Birla. The parties including BJD, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, LJP, YSR Congress, JD(U) and AIADMK have supported his nomination.  Congress has also moved a motion supporting the ruling party candidate for the post of Speaker of Lok Sabha. The decision ... Read More »

SC to hear plea for safety, security of doctors at govt hospitals today

 A vacation bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant agreed to list the matter for Tuesday after the counsel appearing for the petitioner, advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, sought an urgent hearing. The plea was filed on Friday in the wake of protests by doctors in West Bengal against the assault on their colleagues allegedly by the relatives of a ... Read More »

World Day to Combat Desertification is being observed today

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” to promote public awareness of the issue, and the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa. Ever since, country Parties to the Convention, organizations of the United Nations System, ... Read More »

First session of 17th Lok Sabha to begin today

The session will continue till 26th of next month. Since it is the first session of the new Lok Sabha, it will mainly be devoted to Oath taking of newly elected MPs, the election of Lok Sabha Speaker, the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address and financial business relating to Union Budget. The session will have 30 sittings of ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: India to clash with Pakistan today

The match is scheduled to begin at 3 PM Indian time. All India Radio will broadcast live commentary of the match. It can be heard on DTH (Hindi) and additional frequencies from 2:30 PM onwards. This will be the first match played at Old Trafford during this World Cup, so the condition will be something of an unknown with the ... Read More »

Govt to hold all-party meet today ahead of Parliament session

During the meeting, the government will seek the support of the opposition parties to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses of Parliament. Besides Triple Talaq Bill, the bills likely to be introduced in Parliament are The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Bill and Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019. President Ram Nath Kovind will address the ... Read More »

160 defence officials along with families reached Colombo today

The officers along with families reached Colombo on Saturday through an air force flight which will bring the Sri Lankan contingent to BODH GAYA. The visit is part of high level defence cooperation between the two neighbours and also to show solidarity with Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday attacks. It comes soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Sri Lanka on ... Read More »

PM to chair the 5th meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council today

The agenda for the Fifth Council Meeting include rain-water harvesting, drought situation and relief measures, aspirational districts programme, transforming agriculture, and security-related issues with specific focus on Left Wing Extremism districts.  The Governing Council will review the action taken on the agenda items of the previous meeting and deliberate upon the future developmental priorities.  The Governing Council of NITI Aayog comprises ... Read More »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is being observed today

It was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011 following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. It has been observed that elder abuse can take various forms such as physical, psychological or emotional, and financial abuse. According to the UN, around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of ... Read More »

Global Wind Day being observed today

It also explores the power of wind in de-carbonizing our economies and boosting growth and jobs. Today, with more than $100 billion invested across the world in it in 2015, this sector of wind energy is one of the fastest growing.  The day is a “coordinated action between Wind Europe and Global Wind Energy Council and the national associations to introduce ... Read More »

FIH Hockey Series Finals: India to take on Japan today

The match will begin at 7:15 PM Indian time.The first semi-final will be played between the US and South Africa today at 5 PM. After finishing top of Pool A with three wins to their name, the World no.5 Indian team will face the tough task of defeating World no 18 Japan to secure their place in the final of ... Read More »

PM Modi to address plenary session of SCO Summit today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the plenary session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan today. PM Modi will present his vision for regional cooperation and development. The two-day SCO Summit began yesterday in Bishkek. On the sidelines of the summit, Prime Minister will hold bilateral talks with Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Belarus and ... Read More »

World Cup 2019: India to play against New Zealand today

There is a forecast of light showers throughout the day. Nottingham has been witnessing incessant rain for the last three-four days. All India Radio will broadcast live commentary on the match. It can be heard on Rajdhani and FM Rainbow Network and DTH (Hindi) from 2:30 pm onwards. Both India and New Zealand have maintained the winning streak in the ... Read More »

Results of Kazakhstan’s presidential poll expected today

Nazarbayev, who had run the oil-rich former Soviet republic for almost three decades before stepping down in March, and retains sweeping powers, chose the 66-year-old diplomat as his successor, making the outcome of the vote all but certain. For many of its 12 million registered voters, Tokayev, a former prime minister and foreign minister, was the only familiar face among ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka today

Prime Minister’s visit is mainly aimed at expressing solidarity with victims of Easter Sunday attacks and to reaffirm his Neighborhood first policy. He will be accompanied by a high level delegation including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale. PM  Modi will have an official one to one meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime ... Read More »

International Federation of Hockey men’s series finals begins today

Poland, Russia, Uzbekistan South Africa, Japan, USA, Mexico including host country India will battle it out for two places in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers scheduled to be held in October-November later this year.   First match will be played between South Africa and USA 08.45 in the morning.  The second match will be held between Poland and Uzbekistan at 5.00 ... Read More »

RBI to announce second bi-monthly monetary policy today

The three day meeting of the monetary policy committee (MPC) began on Tuesday amid expectations of a third straight rate cut of 25 basis points.  The key lending rate or the repo rate currently stands at 6 percent. it is believed that RBI has enough room to cut rates further as inflation has remained below the RBI’s medium-term goal at ... Read More »

World Environment Day being observed today

Mahatma Gandhi once said that there is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. With the same spirit, the World Environment Day was observed in India. To mark the occasion, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar launched “Selfie with Sapling” campaign. Celebrities including the likes of Jackie Shroff, Randeep Hooda, ... Read More »

Eid-Ul-Fitr is being celebrated today

Eid-Ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country following the sighting of the moon. Special prayers are being held as part of celebrations. The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The festival is marked with feasts and the meeting of ... Read More »