Punjab: Fireworks at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on the occasion of Prakash Purab of the 6th Sikh Guru Hargobind Sahib.

Nepal: Over 10 people missing after a jeep veered off the road and plunged into Karnali river in Humla district earlier today. Search operation underway.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred near West Coast of Honshu in Japan today at 18:52 IST.

Uttarakhand: A 52-year-old man from Mumbai lost his life due to lack of oxygen in Kedarnath allegedly after local helipad workers didn't get him down to Phata in view of their strike even though he complained of ill health.

Japan issues tsunami advisory for Yamagata and Niigata Prefectures and the Noto area of Ishikawa Prefecture following earthquake, reports local media.

Telangana: Janagam-based Bussa Krishna installed a 6-feet statue of US President Donald Trump on the latter's birthday on June 14. He also performed 'abhishek' of the statue with milk. Krishna said, "I will offer prayers to the statue everyday".

J&K: Terrorists lobbed a grenade at Pulwama police station which exploded outside the station, today. Some civilians have received injuries. The area has been cordoned off. More details awaited.

Jammu and Kashmir: A rafting boat has capsized at a tourist resort in Pahalgam, Anantnag. Rescue operations underway. More details awaited.

Govt of India has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Defence for restoration of the 'Ration in kind' to the defence officers, posted in peace areas.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to attend the 53rd foundation day event of Shiv Sena in Mumbai on 19 June.

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New Delhi, June 18: An encounter between security forces and terrorists was underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday. The Jammu and Kashmir Police and troops of Rashtriya Rifle launched a cordon and search operation in Waghama village following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants there. They were fired upon by holed up militants, triggering a gunfight.

The Supreme Court will hear a plea seeking safety and security of doctors in government hospitals across the country. A vacation bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant will hear the petition which sought directions to Union ministries of home affairs and health and West Bengal to depute government-appointed security personnel at all state-run hospitals across the country to ensure safety and security of doctors.

Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to chair a meeting of her party's Parliament strategy group today to plan a strategy for the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament. In the meeting, leaders are likely to discuss a common agenda to ensure better floor coordination among the Opposition parties, a source told news agency ANI.