22 Jun, 22:19 (IST)

Amid the ongoing controversy over the alleged irregularities in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) examination, the Health Ministry has postponed the NEET PG 2024 exam. The new exam date will be announced shortly.

22 Jun, 18:55 (IST)

A massive blaze engulfed a 26-storey building in Astana, Kazakhstan, triggering widespread concern and emergency response efforts. As per the preliminary reports, the building's cladding caught fire, which further spread to a larger area. No reports of injury or casualties have surfaced so far, according to the local authorities.

22 Jun, 16:33 (IST)

A policeman was injured and at least a dozen vehicles, including a police emergency response car, were damaged following a violence that erupted in Gurugram’s Sector 35 on Saturday morning, police said. According to the police, the violence erupted outside an automobile manufacturing unit located in Sector 35 following a worker’s death after he was allegedly run over by a factory bus.

22 Jun, 14:55 (IST)

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired pre-budget consultations with the finance ministers of states and Union Territories today, June 22, to consider their views on the upcoming Union Budget 2024-25. The meeting was attended by Union Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary, Chief Ministers of Goa, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim; Deputy Chief Ministers of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Telangana; State Finance Ministers and other Ministers; and Senior Officers from the States and Union Territories (with Legislature) and the Union Government.

22 Jun, 12:48 (IST)

Senior TDP leader and former Minister Chintakayala Ayyanna Patrudu was unanimously elected as Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly today, June 22. As Patrudu's was the only nomination received for the post, Pro-tem Speaker G Butchaiah Chowdary announced his unanimous election for the post.

22 Jun, 11:06 (IST)

YSR Congress Party's under-construction central office in Tadepalli in Guntur district was demolished by municipal authorities in the early hours of Saturday, June 22, over alleged illegal construction. Authorities of Mangalagiri-Tadepalli Municipal Corporation (MTMC) began demolition around 5:30 a.m. using excavators and bulldozers.YSRCP’s Under Construction Central Office Demolished

22 Jun, 09:27 (IST)

Arif Abubakr Shaikh, aka Arif Bhaijan, brother-in-law of gangster Chhota Shakeel, died of a heart attack today, June 22. According to news agency ANI, Arif Abubakr Shaikh died after suffering a heart attack at JJ Hospital in Mumbai. He was arrested by the NIA in 2022 in a terror funding case related to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Mumbai, June 22: On Friday, June 21, the Supreme Court again declined to stay the counselling process in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Undergraduate) 2024 and issued a notice to the National Testing Agency (NTA). The vacation bench of Justices Vikram Nath and SVN Bhatti also tagged the fresh pleas along with pending petitions and posted them for hearing on July 8. The Health Ministry said that 143 people died amid a scorching heatwave across the country, while 41,789 people suffered suspected heatstroke between March 1 and June 20.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday that 98 Indians died due to natural causes and accidents during this year's Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The news comes after over 1,75,000 pilgrims from India converged on the sacred Mount Arafat outside Mecca to offer their prayers during the pilgrimage last weekend. The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the trial court's order granting bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a money laundering case related to alleged excise policy scam. The high court said it would pass the order on the Enforcement Directorate's plea in two to three days. Mumbai: ‘Cracks Develop on Atal Setu, India’s Longest Sea Bridge’, Says Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole; Inspects MTHL.

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi and expressed "grave concern" over the implementation of three new criminal laws. In her letter, Banerjee asked PM Modi to consider deferment of the implementation date of the three criminal laws. The three new criminal laws - the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023; the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023; and the Bharatiya Sakshaya Adhiniyam, 2023 will come into effect on July 1.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday announced the postponement of the Joint CSIR-UGC-NET Examination June 2024. The joint CSIR-UGC-NET exam was scheduled to take place between June 25 to June 27. The agency NTA said that the exam is being postponed due to unavoidable circumstances and logistic issues. Meanwhile, the Election Commission has begun preparations for forthcoming State Assembly Elections in the States of Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand with the updation of the electoral rolls in these states w.r.t. July 1 as the qualifying date. NEET UG 2024 Paper Leak Case: Will Raise Exam Paper Leak Issue Personally in Parliament To Ensure Justice for Students, Says Rahul Gandhi (Watch Video).

The terms of the existing Legislative Assemblies in the above three states will end on 03.11.2024, 26.11.2024, and 05.01.2025, respectively.