Latest news updates of June 19

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News in brief: June 19
Bangalore, June 19: Here are the news updates of the day:

10.17 pm: Eleven people were killed and 15 injured today when the tractor in which they were travelling rammed into a lorry near Hulkoti in Gadag district.

9.25 pm: Modi govt may do away with Planning Commission, Headlines Today cites government sources as saying.

8.50 pm: The US Defence Department is planning to send Special Forces to Iraq which is witnessing a massive renewal of violence, media reported Thursday: IANS

8:45 pm: Cong candidate wins Arunachal RS seat

8:42 pm: Navy to discuss aging fleet, warship safety next week

8:40 pm: BJP downplays JD(U)'s win, slams Nitish for aligning with Lalu

8:32 pm: J&K govt approves SPV for Kudnali Laburi coal block in Odisha

8:30 pm: Centre for visa-free entry for B'deshi nationals below 18 and

6:55 pm: Iraq: Kidnapped Indian Workers may have been located

6:10 pm: BJP nominates Nirmala Sitharaman for Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh.

6:00 pm: 6 Cabinet Committees reconstituted. These are on Security, Political Affairs, Parl Affairs, Eco Affairs, Accommodation & Appointments.

5:55 pm: Sushma Swaraj has to spoken to Punjab and Kerala's chief ministers: MEA.

5:40 pm: IPL Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sundar Raman's statement recorded by the Mumbai Police.

5:19 pm: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Vice Chairman Shashidhar Reddy resigns.

5:00 pm: Govt giving highest importance to evacuation of Indians, stranded in Iraq, every avenue, channel will be utilised to ensure their safety: MEA

4:47 pm: Iraqi govt has provided information about location of the abducted 40 Indians, says MEA.

4:14 pm: Govt cracks down on Greenpeace, asks RBI to ensure no foreign funding to NGOs named in IB Report.

3:55 pm: Anti-nuclear activist Uday Kumar sends a legal notice to MHA alleging his reputation is being deliberately maligned.

3.45 pm: Government also asks heads of National Disaster Management Authority and Indian Council for Cultural Relations to step down: TV reports

3.25 pm: Indians' money in Swiss banks rose over 40% to about Rs 14,000 crore, says Switzerland's central bank.

2.49 pm: Message conveyed to India that those abducted in Iraq are alive: sources

2.31 pm: AP Assembly adjourned till 2pm for lunch. Oath taking will continue thereafter

2.15 pm: Witness says black militant flags fly over Iraqi oil refinery; Baghdad says it is still held.

1.53 pm: All states, except Tamil Nadu, asked to correspond with the Centre in Hindi.

1.30 pm: Home Secretary calls National Disaster Management Authority members, asks them to resign: sources

1.20 pm: IB report recommends cancellation of Greenpeace's FCRA ( Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) registration

12.33 pm: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy says that India must convey to the ISIS that the abducted Indians must be returned if they want India to be neutral-


12.20 pm: Decision on Railway fare hike will be taken in a few days: Sadanand Gowda

12.18 pm: Karunanidhi hits out at Centre, criticises MHA's order on priority to Hindi on social media.

11.58 am: Mumbai Police provides extra security to Wadias after alleged threat calls from underworld don.

11.36 am: Sushma Swaraj on Indians stranded in Iraq: Leaving no stone unturned to find a solution to this. Am personally supervising this.

11.20 am: FM Arun Jaitley calls a meet of all national spokespersons and panelists later today to give them a clear view of BJP's stand on budget.

11.11 am: BJP members in Uttar Pradesh protest, stage a dharna outside Speaker's residence.

10.56 am: Supreme Court agrees to hear petition challenging new Army Chief's appointment

10.15 am: Search resumes for 26 missing in Malaysia boat sinking.

10.00 am: Punjab delegation arrives in Delhi along with a few families of those stranded in Iraq to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

9.48 am: Akali Dal's Manjeet GK and Manjinder Sirsa to meet EAM Sushma Swaraj later today along with some families of Indians stranded in Iraq.

9.23 am: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt resigns.

8.50 am: Preity Zinta to return from the United States today, likely to record her statement with the police.

8.23 am: Sri Lankan navy arrests 47 Indian fishermen and seizes 11 boats for trespassing.

8.10 am: Families of abducted Indians leave for Delhi to meet MEA officials.

8.00 am: Post bifurcation, first session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly begins today.

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