News in Brief: June 24

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New Delhi, June 24:  Its FIFA Football world cup everywhere, but amidst the celebrations and sorrows in India and the world, the new government here is facing a lot of trouble. The first major challenge for the HRD ministry, which is trying to implement the 4-year undergraduate program. Here are the news updates:

11.30 pm: Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 to knock them out of World Cup 2014. Costa Rica and England draw 0-0.

9.15 pm: Indian Railways make a partial rollback in second-class suburban fare.

7.00 pm: Preity Zinta arrives at Wankhede Stadium to record statement against former boyfriend Ness Wadia.

6.50 pm: The UGC-DU row over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) reaches Delhi High Court where a PIL was filed for restoration of the three-year degree course even as the Supreme Court refused to intervene in the issue.

6.30 pm: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley declined to speculate on the possibility of use of Indian troops to evacuate Indian nationals stranded in conflict-ravaged Iraq.

6.00 pm: Ex-News International CEO Rebekah Brooks cleared of all charges but her former colleague Andy Coulson was found guilty of phone hacking.

5.30 pm: There were differences of opinion within the party over the demand for a change in the leadership, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said.

5.00 pm: 17 more stranded Indians evacuated from war-torn Iraq.

4.48 pm: As the ego war between UGC & DU intensifies, now DU pro Vice Chancellor Sudhish Pachuri also resigns.

4.05 pm: It is unfortunate that V-C has resigned, says Former I&B Minister Manish Tewari.

3.26 pm: Oil Ministry proposes to hike LPG price by Rs 5 per cylinder: Sources

3.10 pm: Delhi University's vice chancellor Dinesh Singh resigns over FYUP stalemate

2.48 pm: Air India joins global airlines grouping Star Alliance: civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

2.34 pm: SC refuses to intervene in UGC-DU row over 4-yr undergraduate programme & directs a DU professor to approach Delhi HC

2.12 pm: B. Tech students relent after meet with UGC, decide to call off protests following an assurance from the UGC.

1.50 pm: Madhya Pradesh government files complaint against Congress spokesperson KK Mishra in professional exam board scam.

1.37 pm: UGC asks 2 student representatives from among the protesters to meet with them.

1:13 pm: BTech students stage protests outside UGC office

12:51 pm: Preity Zinta to record statements after 4pm

12.35 pm: Molestation case: Police asks Preity Zinta to come to Wankhede Stadium for spot inspection.

12.20 pm: Arun Jaitley speaks to media after addressing Naval Commanders Meet, says will expedite process of weapons acquisition.

12.11 pm: Salman Khan reaches Mumbai court, 2 more witnesses depose in trial of the 2002 hit and run case.

11.51 am: Congress says the government is disregarding students' careers over the US degree controversy.

11.15 am: HRD Minister Smriti Irani avoids media, refuses to comment on the Delhi University-UGC stand-off .

10.45 am: 'I am not at liberty to speak': HRD Minister Smriti Irani on row over four-year course at Delhi University.

10.18 am: Shiv Sena and BJP parliamentarians meet railway minister amid protests over rail fare hike; demand roll back, especially in local train fares.

10.03 am: US should elect a woman as president "as soon as possible" and the country is ready for it, says Michelle Obama.

9:30 pm: Indian-American doctors create endowment for medical research

9:00 pm: Oil prices fall on easing Iraq supply fears

8:30 am: US says military advisors given protection by Iraq

8:05 am: DU refuses to listen to UGC; students complain of an extra academic year

A BMC employee disconnects the water supply to the Campa Cola Society

A BMC employee disconnects the water supply to the Campa Cola Society in Mumbai on Monday.

A BMC employee disconnects the gas supply to the Campa Cola Society

A BMC employee disconnects the gas supply to the Campa Cola Society in Mumbai on Monday.

BMC officials disconnect the electric supply to the Campa Cola Society

BMC officials disconnect the electric supply to the Campa Cola Society in Mumbai on Monday.

Mahanagar gas officials disconnect the gas connection

Mahanagar gas officials disconnect the gas connection to the Campa Cola Society in Mumbai on Monday.

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