17 Jun, 22:52 (IST)

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said that Rahul Gandhi's decision to keep Rae Bareli's seat and Priyanka Gandhi's decision to enter electoral politics from Wayanad shows that the Congress party is a family business. Congress president Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge Monday evening announced that party leader Rahul Gandhi will retain the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh and vacate his Wayanad seat in Kerala from where his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will make her electoral debut.

17 Jun, 21:15 (IST)

Around 50 tourists were rescued from North Sikkim's Lachung on Monday and moved to Mangan town, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said.

17 Jun, 19:36 (IST)

In a significant update, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge announced Rahul Gandhi's decision to retain the Raebareli seat and vacate the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat as per legal requirements. Rahul Gandhi's decision aligns with electoral regulations mandating MPs to hold only one parliamentary constituency.

17 Jun, 18:51 (IST)

Odisha Deputy Chief Minister KV Singh Deo has taken charge of the Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment Department at Krushi Bhawan in Bhubaneswar. He was briefed by Agriculture Secretary Arabinda Padhee on the department's current initiatives and activities aimed at empowering farmers across the state.

17 Jun, 17:45 (IST)

BJP MP Brijmohan Agrawal has tendered his resignation as MLA in the Chhattisgarh government, marking the end of his 35-year tenure in the state legislative assemblies of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Agrawal expressed deep emotions during the resignation at Assembly Speaker Raman Singh's residence, emphasising his transition to Parliament.BJP MP Brijmohan Agrawal Resigns 

17 Jun, 16:34 (IST)

Six people, including three children, have tragically died, and four others have been critically injured after a tricycle collided head-on with a truck on a highway in General Santos City, southern Philippines, on Monday, June 17. 

17 Jun, 15:12 (IST)

Four people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the Ntcheu district in southern Malawi after a vehicle rammed into mourners taking part in former Malawian Vice President Saulos Chilima's funeral procession. The accident occurred on Sunday when a vehicle in a motorcade transporting the body of Chilima rammed into mourners, killing four people and injuring 12 others.

17 Jun, 13:24 (IST)

NDRF teams are engaged in removing all debris from the Kanchenjunga Express train accident site in West Bengal. A total of eight people died, and several others were injured after the Kanchenjunga Express train was hit by a goods train in West Bengal's Darjeeling. Jaya Varma Sinha, Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board, said that the driver and assistant driver of the goods train and guard of the Kanchenjunga Express train died in the accident.NDRF Team Engage in Rescue Operation

17 Jun, 12:10 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with 50,000 farmers in Varanasi during his visit on June 18. The news was confirmed by BJP's Kashi region chief, Dilip Patel. PM Modi will also meet 21 farmers in person at the Kisan meet venue in Mehandiganj area and will also have a look at the agricultural products produced by the farmers.

17 Jun, 10:32 (IST)

A major train accident occurred in West Bengal today, June 17. The Sealdah-bound Kanchanjungha Express collided with a goods train this morning near New Jalpaiguri, a senior North Frontier Railway (NFR) official said. Speaking about the accident, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that the Kanchenjunga Express train was hit by a goods train in the Darjeeling district. She also said that disaster teams have been rushed to the site for rescue operations.Goods Train Rams Into Kanchenjunga Express Train

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New Delhi, June 17: The BJP's Karnataka state unit, led by President B.Y. Vijayendra, has announced a state-wide protest on Monday, June 17, against the recent fuel tax hike implemented by the Karnataka government. The decision, which raised petrol prices by Rs 3 per litre and diesel prices by Rs 3.5 per litre, has sparked significant backlash.

Speaking to the media, Vijayendra urged the Chief Minister to revoke the decision immediately. "We urge the Chief Minister to withdraw this decision immediately. Tomorrow, we have organised protests across the state, and we will not keep quiet until the hike is revoked," he said. Protests are planned at all district headquarters.

Vijayendra accused the Chief Minister of increasing fuel prices due to an inability to start new programmes because of the five guarantees. "After the Lok Sabha elections, they (the Congress government) have increased fuel prices. This will affect all sections of people across the state," he added.

Meanwhile, Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakrid, will be celebrated on Monday, June 17, 2024, in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, and other South Asian countries. This festival is the second-most significant in the Islamic calendar.

In another development, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju met Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday, ahead of the first session of the new Lok Sabha. The meeting, described as a courtesy call, took place at Kharge’s residence. Rijiju emphasized the importance of cooperation between the government and the opposition for the smooth functioning of Parliament.