Latest news updates of June 23

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Bangalore, June 23: Here are the latest news updates of the day-

8.45 pm: Over 60 killed, 75,000 displaced in Kenya clashes,  UN says.

8.30 pm: Modi govt stands exposed in 27 days of coming to power, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda alleges.

8.15 pm: "Bilateral strategic and economic relations between India and Japan are at their best and the governments of both countries are keen to further strengthen them", an advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

8.00 pm:  Congress party spokesperson Shobha Oza asks people are wondering whether the promised good days will come only in 2019, when the next Lok Sabhs polls are scheduled.

7.30 pm: Mallikarjun Kharge urged party members to work unitedly to fight the BJP-led NDA even as he is scheduled to individually meet the Congress MLA and MPs on the dissidence issue tonight.

7: 15 pm: Uttrakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi administered oath of office as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh following the resignation of B L Joshi.

7.00 pm: West Bengal and Nagaland governors are believed to have conveyed to the Centre their willingness to step down from their posts following the NDA government's pressure on some of them to quit.

6.45 pm: US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Baghdad on Monday to push for stability, as Sunni militants overran a strategic Shiite town and an airport, tightening their grip on north Iraq.

6.30 pm: Indians in the conflict zone there were safe, the external affairs ministry said.

6.00 pm: BJP calls for a "Trianmool-free" West Bengal after the 2016 assembly polls and cautioned the ruling Trinamool Congress that if attacks against its party workers did not stop, there were constitutional ways to prevent it.

5.45 pm: Principals of various Delhi University colleges on Monday ordered the admission process to undergraduate programmes to be deferred "due to lack of clarity and conflicting guidelines" about the term of these courses.

5.30 pm: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah refuted the opposition charge that his government has colluded with sugar mill owners on providing an incentive of Rs 150 per tonne of sugarcane in addition to the already announced State Advisory Price of Rs 2,500 per tonne.

5.15 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded roll-back of the "unprecedented, anti-people" rail fare hike.

5.00 pm: "We have decided to extend the interest-free loan given against excise duty paid by sugar mills for five years instead of three years," Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.

4.30 pm: Government made it clear that it will not intervene and wanted the UGC and DU to resolve the matter between themselves.

4.00 pm: A manager of liquor bar in Juhu identified Salman Khan in a Mumbai court, saying the actor had come to the restaurant with friends hours before his car was involved in an accident in 2002, but said he was not sure whether the Bollywood actor had taken drinks.

3.30 pm: Hundreds of metro passengers were trapped in a metro tunnel in Kolkata, leading panic among commuters.

3.23 pm: Govt wants UGC and DU to resolve row over four-year undergraduate programme between themselves; will not intervene: Sources

3.11 pm: Egypt sentences three Al-Jazeera reporters to seven years on terrorism-related charges.

2.45 pm: Commuters evacuated from Kolkata Metro which was stuck inside a tunnel for nearly 1.5 hours .

2.30 pm: Aamir Khan calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at South Block, visit was a courtesy call.

1.30 pm: Three Al Jazeera journalists convicted by Egyptian court of aiding Muslim Brotherhood, sentenced to 7 years in prison.

12.52 pm: Congress workers halt trains at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in protest against the steep hike in rail fares .

12.43 pm: BMC disconnects power, water and gas supplies to illegal flats: reports

12.37 pm: PM Narendra Modi, FM Arun Jaitley, Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Oil secretary meet to discuss gas prices.

12.22 pm: DU FYUP tussle : ABVP protest near Arts Faculty

11.53 am: Budget Session from July 7-August 14. General Budget to be presented on July 10, railway budget to be presented on July 7.

11.40 am: BMC officials arrive at Campa Cola society, residents allow officials to cut off power and water supply.

11.05 am: Delhi University student groups protest outside HRD Ministry in New Delhi demanding reinstatement of 3 year undergraduate programme.

10.55 am: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take stock of the crisis in Iraq. Sushma to chair session with Indian envoys of neighbouring countries.

10.47 am: UGC, Prez of DU Teachers' Association ,Prez of DU Students Union, College representatives constitute the Committee to meet at 3 pm today.

10.21 am: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan denies Congress charges over admission scam.

10.00 am: HRD minister Smriti Irani will meet UGC officials to discuss DU's FYUP issue.

9.37 am: Guest teachers protest outside HRD Minister Smriti Irani's residence demanding renewal

9.19 am: Campa Cola residents end resistance after meeting with Prithviraj Chavan (read more) .

8.50 am: Preity Zinta to record her statement today.

8.40 am: Delhi University admissions could be delayed over the standoff between Delhi University and University Grants Commission.

8.27 am: Seven people abducted by Kurdish militants in Turkey (read more)

8.15 am: DU colleges including St Stephen's defer admissions after confusion over 4-year UG course.

8.00 am: Sopore encounter: Suspected terrorist gunned down in encounter.

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