Congress seeks PM, Sushma statement on China move against pilgrims (00:28)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj make a "comprehensive statement" on China's move to stop Indian pilgrims from travelling to Kailash Mansarovar.

Opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar joins Twitter (Lead) (00:00)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar, who will file her nomination papers on Wednesday, the last day for filing nominations, joined social networking site Twitter on Monday.

Azad slams Nitish for his remark on Meira Kumar (23:28)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday made a veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying people with one principle make one decision and those having multiple principles make different decisions.

Man stabbed to death by neighbour in Delhi (23:26)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A man was stabbed to death while two of his friends sustained critical injuries when they tried to intervene to stop the fight in a west Delhi area, police said on Monday.

Chinese troops cross Sikkim border, Indian Army chief to visit (Lead) (23:12)
Shillong, June 26 (IANS) Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel breached the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim and destroyed two makeshift military bunkers over a week ago in Lalten area of Doka La sector, an official said on Monday.

Prosthetic arm for Bengaluru techie as crocodile bites off forearm (22:46)
Bengaluru, June 26 (IANS) A 26-year-old city techie will soon have a prosthetic arm fitted, after a crocodile bit off his left forearm in a nearby lake on Sunday, said a private hospital doctor on Monday.

Chinese, Indian troops face off on border, China slams Indian 'provocation' (22:34)
New Delhi/Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Indian and Chinese troops faced off along the border in Sikkim, with reports that the Chinese troops entered the Indian side and destroyed two Indian Army bunkers.

Left denounces racist slogans raised during anti-Gorkhaland protest (22:32)
Darjeeling, June 26 (IANS) In a reference to Sunday's anti-Gorkhaland protests in north Bengal's Siliguri, some Left Front leaders on Monday said raising racist slogans against a certain community is disrespectful to the martyrs who fought for unity in the hills.

Ex-Judge Karnan writes to Bengal governor for bail (22:28) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan has written to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi seeking bail or parole, his counsel Mathew J. Nedumpara said on Monday.

SRK: Have been reading Mahabharat (22:16) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who has earlier expressed his interest in making a movie on Mahabharat, on Monday said he has been reading the epic for one-and-a-half years.

Indian, Pakistani army clash on LoC (22:10)
Jammu, June 26 (IANS) The Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on Monday evening on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange sweets (22:08)
Jammu, June 26 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops on Monday greeted each other and exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

ED summons Narada sting accused police officer (21:04)
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Narada sting case accused Indian Police Service (IPS) officer S.M.H. Mirza, an official said on Monday.

New terminal to come up at Agra airport (21:04)
Agra June 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned Rs 64.94 crore for a new international terminal building at the Agra airport, an official said on Monday.

GJM delegation hands over resignation from GTA to Governor (lead) (20:56) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) A three-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi here on Monday to formally submit their resignation letters from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the developmental board in the northern West Bengal hills.

GJM threatens to intensify Gorkhaland stir with fasts, 'self-sacrifice' (20:52) IANS Photo Service
Darjeeling, June 26 (IANS) Urging the Central government to start a dialogue about a separate Gorkhaland state to be carved out of northern West Bengal hills, a section of GJM leadership on Monday vowed to intensify their agitation though actions like "self-sacrifice" and fasting till death.

Meghalaya woman shunted out of Delhi Golf Club over traditional dress (20:30)
By Raymond Kharmujai
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A governess was shunted out of the Delhi Golf Club for wearing a Jainsem, a dress worn by the indigenous Khasi women in Meghalaya, the woman said.

VHP seeks scrapping of commission, ministry for minorities (20:28)
Ahmedabad, June 26 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday said it has passed a resolution demanding the immediate scrapping of the National Commission for Minorities and the Ministry of Minority Affairs, as they "give credence to a separatist mindset".

Computer operator commits suicide (20:14)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A 26-year-old computer operator with the SDM office in south Delhi has allegedly committed suicide, police said on Monday.

Odisha to receive rainfall (20:10)
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Several places in Odisha will experience moderate to heavy rainfall over Tuesday due to a cyclonic circulation, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Two Kannada editors ordered jailed by assembly yet to be arrested: Police (19:40)
Bengaluru, June 26 (IANS) Editors of two Kannada tabloids sentenced by the assembly to a year in jail for defaming two ruling Congress lawmakers have not been arrested as one is hospitalised while the other one has been missing since Saturday, police said on Monday.

Farmer, farm labourer commit suicide in Bundelkhand (19:34)
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) A farmer and a farm labourer committed suicide reportedly due to debt burden and a financial crunch in two separate incidents in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday.

9-member panel to prepare final draft of National Education Policy (Lead) (19:34)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) After virtually dumping the report of an earlier committee, the Human Resource Development Ministry on Monday constituted a nine-member panel headed by eminent space scientist K. Kasturirangan to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy.

Meira Kumar to file nomination on Wednesday (19:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar will file her nomination papers on Wednesday, the last date of filing nominations.

Himachal may get southwest monsoon this week (19:16)
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is set to hit Himachal Pradesh as the MeT Office here has forecast widespread heavy rainfall for three days from Tuesday.

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