News Flash: J&K: 1 policeman killed in militant attack in Anantnag district

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Bengaluru, June 16: A day after the Lalit Modi-Sushma Swaraj controversy escalated, Congress has sought an FIR whereas Rahul Gandhi says Sushma Swaraj must go.

Get all the latest news updates of the day:

11:25 pm: J&K: Grenade attack in a mobile tower in Sopore, Baramulla district. No casualties so far; more details awaited. (ANI)

11:20 pm: J&K: 1 policeman killed in a militant attack in Bijbehara (Anantnag District).

11:07 pm: Lalit Modi says, I have a family and legal relationship with the Sushma Swaraj family, it is a close relationship. (PTI)

10:20 pm: Cash-for-vote scam: Telangana ACB issues notice to TDP MLA S Venkata Veeraiah under section 160 of CRPC.

8:55 pm: Of course I know the family (Lalit Modi), but I don't know what documents you people are talking about, says Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje.

8:25pm: This is not 'Sushma issue', this is 'Narendra Modi' issue, says Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sushma-Lalit Modi row.

PM Modi calls up Sharif, extends Ramzan wishes; says will release Pak fishermen.

8:15 pm: PM Narendra Modi spoke on telephone to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to extend his best wishes for Ramzan, which starts on June 18.

The Prime Minister also conveyed to Sharif his decision to release detained Pakistani fishermen on this pious occasion so that they are able to be with their families to observe this blessed month.

7:40 pm:"Vasundhra Raje ji has not extended any such help, the document's authenticity still remains unverified," says BJP leader Kailash Nath Bhatt on Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi issue.

7:25 pm: EC "suspends" state party recognition of P A Sangma's National People's Party for failing to file election expenditure statement.(PTI)

Lalit Modi row: Jaitley defends Swaraj

7:00 pm: Britain Govt has given a statement that all decisions were taken as per law, says BJP leader Shrikant Sharma on Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi issue.

6.10 pm: PM Modi must come out clean on this; whether he also approves of Sushma Swaraj's action, or he doesn't: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh.

6:00 pm: The way in which BJP has jumped to defend Sushmaji, they are actually not saving Sushmaji but the PMO and PM: Sandeep Dikshit (Congress).

5.40 pm: ED has investigated several cases against Lalit Modi, show cause notices have been issued in many of them: Arun Jaitley.

5.30 pm: Journalist Jagendra Singh killing: High Court seeks status report from UP Government.

5.10 pm: All allegations on Sushma Swaraj are baseless. She acted bona fide: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Lalit Modi controversy.


4.58 pm: Today PM Modi decided that some more fund will be allocated for J&K, additional ex-gratia amount will be given: HM Rajnath Singh to media. 

4.45 pm: Now, fungus found growing inside a Nestlé Cerelac's packet in Coimbatore.


4.23 pm: UP BJP leader Laxmikant Bajpayi sparks controversy, says 'Agar yogi se boo aati hai to hume ulemaon se boo aati hai'. However, he later clarified that statement was a rebuttal to SP leader Azam Khan's remarks. 


4.10 pm: Egyptian ex-president Mohammed Morsi, 16 others get life in prison in Egypt espionage case. Court upholds Morsi's death sentence over 2011 mass prison break.

4.00 pm: Shahjahanpur journalist Jagendra Singh murder case: Team of Press Council of India meets family members of the victim.

3.49 pm: Women Congress workers protest outside BJP office in Delhi against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj row. 


3.28 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses tribals in Janjgir, Champa in Chhattisgarh, accuses Modi Government of cheating people over development. 

3.00 pm: NHRC notice to Delhi Govt over pathetic condition of 720 schools; also gives notice to Jharkhand Govt over Palamu encounter.

2.52 pm: Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) to hold demonstration outside Parl in Delhi on Jun 18 to demand setting up of AIIMS in Jammu

1.52 pm: India suffer second successive defeat as they lose to Guam in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

1.42 pm: What External Affairs Minister did was unwarranted, others can be accused of protecting Lalit Modi: Congress's Anand Sharma

1.15 pm: PM Narendra Modi will back Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Lalit Modi travel documents row, say BJP sources

12.39 pm: Mithun Charaborty has returned an amount of Rs 1.19 crore to the Enforcement Directorate. He was paid this sum by the Saradha group for doing a political chat show.

12.14 pm: AISA protest against Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as FTII Chief at I&B Ministry

11.45 am: NCP protest outside FTII in Pune against appointment of Gajendra Chouhan as new chairman

11.30 am: Pakistan will move the UN condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement in Bangladesh: CNN IBN

11.20 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to address media today at 4.30 pm

11.10 am: Jitender Singh Tomar's lawyer withdraws his bail application after he has been sent to 4 days Police Custody remand

11.07 am: Rahul Gandhi holds ‘Padyatra' for tribals in Chhattisgarh

10.29 am:  Photo of Sushmaji is 5 yrs old when Lalit Modi had no accusations against him: Prakash Javadekar

10.08 am: Practice Sessions for the International Yoga Day in Haute Savoie, France

9.55 am: US Republican leader Jeb Bush launches 2016 presidential aid

9.18 am: IAG Jaguar crashes 18 km away from Allahabad.

8.52 am: Bangladesh's highest court upholds death sentence of top Islamist

8.38 am: 5 MLAs allegedly stop Secunderabad-Mumbai Express at Nanded, Maharashtra as they didn't have confirmed tickets

8.12 am: 10 storey terrace-football ground launched in Hyderabad

7.55 am: Rahul Gandhi set to embark on a march with farmers and workers from Saradih village to Dabhra in Chhattisgarh.

7.45 am: Petrol price hiked by 64 paisa/litre, diesel price cut by 1.35/litre.

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