New Delhi, June 5: In a major development, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday announced that Assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir will be held considered later this year. The EC will announce the election schedule after the conclusion of Amarnath Yatra. The Amarnath Yatra will start on July 2 and conclude on August 15.
Navi Mumbai's Uran area has been put on high alert after texts praising Islamic State were found scribbled on one of the pillars of a bridge on Tuesday. The texts on the Khopte Bridge's pillar in Raigad district praised IS terrorists and mentioned names of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and other terrorists, reported India Today.
On Tuesday, ISRO satellites were pressed into service to locate the Indian Air Force's AN-32 transport aircraft. The satellites were activated over parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to locate the missing AN-32 transport aircraft with 13 people on board. Apart from the ISRO satellites, Su-30MKI, C-130J Super Hercules and Naval aircraft are continuing search operations in cloudy weather in the northeastern state.
In some of the import happenings which are to take place today are:
With the crescent moon being sighted on Tuesday, Eid al-Fitr is being celebrated in all parts of India on June 5. Eid al-Fitr is the biggest festival of the Muslim community, and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during the course of which Muslims are duty bound to fast from dawn to dusk.
In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India will play their first match against South Africa. Team India will be looking to begin their world cup campaign with a win.
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