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Arvind Kejriwal Accuses BJP Government of being Anti-Dalit

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has met with the Dalit family in Una, Gujarat, who were beaten up by the Gau-Rakshaks. As per reports, members of the Dalit family were skinning a dead cow. Kejriwal mentioned that the police is not taking any action because of the pressure from the government. Rahul Gandhi also visited Una on Thursday and assured the family of justice.

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann Compromises Security of the Parliament

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned many times on Friday after the protest of BJP MPs against Punjab AAP MP Bhagwant Mann for being involved into Facebook live while entering the parliament. Mann has severely been criticised for uploading the video on social media. However, the Punjab AAP MP has defended himself by saying that he was trying to showcase the Question Hour session in the parliament.

BSP Workers Demand Arrest of Dayashankar Singh

Hazratganj witnessed protests of BSP supporters on Thursday where they demanded arrest of BJP leader Dayashankar Singh. The BJP leader made a derogatory remark on BSP chief Mayawati. BSP workers from several districts came to join the protest. Singh has been sacked by BJP from all party posts. Tight security has been arranged in order to control the situation.

Gadkari offers Tesla Land near major Indian ports to Make in India

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has wooed US-based electric car major Tesla to set up its Asia manufacturing hub in India by offering land near major Indian ports so that they can export manufactured cars easily to South and South East Asian countries. With a view to introduce pollution-free road transport in India, Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari offered to promote joint ventures between Tesla and Indian automobile companies. Senior Tesla executive said that the Indian government’s offer will be considered at an appropriate time.

Jet Airways to Charge Money for Extra Cabin Bags

Jet Airways is going to charge Rupees Nine Hundred on every extra cabin bag carried by the passengers. Every passenger will be allowed to carry 10 kgs of cabin bag, depending on the type, whether the ticket is of business class or economy. This is going to be implemented from Friday.

United Spirit accuses Liquor Baron Mallya for Rs. 1,225 Crore Diversion

Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya’s erstwhile group firm United Spirits Limited (USL) has accused in a filing to BSE that Mallya diverted funds (of Rs. 913.5 crore) and carried out improper transactions (of Rs. 311.8 crore) with entities (including Kingfisher Airlines and Formula One team) associated with him. Per USL, the gross violations came to light during an additional prima facie inquiry between October 2010 and July 2014. While hearing a plea of Enforcement Directorate, a Delhi court asked Mallya to appear before it on September 9.

Nasscom vouches for Full Flexibility for Apps and Websites on Giving Free Data to Customers

In response to TRAI’s consultation paper, Nasscom has opined that the telecom operators shouldn’t have any control (neither direct nor indirect) on the content that the customers view online. The IT body said that they are not in favour of any kind of discrimination between websites and apps that may arise from any kind of conditions attached to rewards by the platform. Nasscom has not only invoked net neutrality issue but also pressed for giving complete flexibility to websites and apps for rewarding free data.

India achieves New height with ISRO's 20 Satellite Launch in 26 Minutes

ISRO achieved new heights of success by launching 20 satellites into orbit in one go on June 22. This not only made India better its previous best of launching 10 satellites in one go but also close its gap with Russia’s 33 satellite (2014) and NASA’s 29 satellite (2013) launches in one go. Out of the 20 satellites launched, 13 were from companies and organisations belonging to the USA. While one satellite (Cartosat-2 for earth observation) was from India, other 6 satellites were from Indonesia, Canada, and Germany.

ISRO to launch 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite with 19 Co-Passengers on June 22

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is all set to launch 20 satellites in a single mission on India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota’s (in Andhra Pradesh) second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre on June 22 at 09:25 hrs IST. PSLV-C34, which will be making its 36th flight, will carry a Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation (weighing 727.5 kg) along with 19 other satellites (weighing around 560 kg at lift off). With solid strap-on motors, it’s going to be 14th flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration.

Vijender Singh wins WBO Asia Pacific Title

Indian boxing star in the commercial ring, Vijender Singh, clinched the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title after systematically dismantling 34-year-old Welsh-born Australian Kerry Hope in 10 rounds. Haryana’s Vijender became a unanimous winner after the score in his favour was 98-92, 98-92, 100-90. With this win, Vijender recorded 7 straight wins in the professional boxing circuit. Celebrities including M C Mary Kom, Virender Sehwag, Randeep Hooda, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, and Rahul Gandhi were present during the bout and cheered for Vijender Singh.

Ravi Shastri resigns from Anil Kumble headed ICC Cricket Committee

Former Indian cricket player and Team India director 53 years old Ravi Shastri has resigned from a cricket committee of International Cricket Council (ICC) that is headed by newly appointed head coach of India Anil Kumble. Though many media reports connect the current move of Shastri to the fall out with CAC member Sourav Ganguly and losing out to Anil Kumble in the race as head coach of Team India, the decision came after Shastri expressed his desire to resign from the committee to ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.

India Loses in the Finals with Penalty Shoot-out Heartbreak

Indian men’s hockey team went down to the World Champions Australia in the final of 36th Hero Champions Trophy in London in the penalty shoot-out with final score being 1-3 in favour of Australia. The three scorers in favour of Australia were Aran Zalewski, Daniel Beale and Simon Orchard. While Harmanpreet Singh was the only scorer for India, SK Uthappa, SV Sunil and Surender Kumar missed their target. However, controversy marred the day as video umpire asked OZ player Daniel Beale to take a re-shot after he failed to score. PM Modi tried to console Indian hockey team by applauding their spirited performance. 

Censor Board Clears 'Udta Punjab' After 13 Cuts Under 'A' Category

CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani said that the Censor board has cleared the much talked about Bollywood film 'Udta Punjab' with 13 cuts under the 'A' category. Nihalani had been attacked by the Bollywood film industry for suggesting a large number of cuts in the movie which is themed on the drug problem of Punjab. The nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification cleared the film "unanimously" after the proposed 13 cuts.

Search Operations Underway for Missing IAF An-32 Aircraft

An Indian Air Force plane which was carrying 29 personnel went missing on Friday. The An-32 aircraft was on a courier flight flying to Port Blair from Chennai. Search operations are underway to track the location of the aircraft. Four Navy warships and two military planes have been dispatched in the Bay of Bengal to help in the rescue efforts.

Unclaimed Bag Found in SpiceJet Flight

An unclaimed bag was found in SpiceJet flight, which created chaos at the Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport in Amritsar on Thursday morning. The bag has been moved to a protected area, as mentioned by Central Industrial Security Force. An investigation has been started. However, an initial investigation mentioned that the bag belonged to an Indonesian Muslim woman who checked in at Dubai airport but did not board the flight.

Maharashtra Man Arrested for Sending Bomb Pics to ISIS

According to the reports of Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS), a man Nasir alias Qadir Abu BakrYafai Chaush has created bomb and sent the photographs to a Syria based handler. He assembled the bomb by getting materials from Hyderabad, Pune and Nagpur. Nasir is a diploma engineer from Parbani district, was arrested by ATS.