Modi to Naidu, Politics to Sports, Kejriwal to Akhilesh -- News Updates on June 8

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Bangalore, June 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Chandrababu Naidu, who is all set to take oath as first Seemandhra CM; Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav to Arvind Kejriwal -- follow news updates on Sunday, June 8.

6.00 pm: India raises with Sri Lanka the arrest of 73 Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan forces for allegedly poaching in its waters.

5.50 pm: BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini says her priorities would be to bring an end to the monkey menace in Vrindaban, clean the Yamuna river and to tap the region's tourism potential.

5.45 pm: BJP warns Mamata Banerjee that it would take West Bengal government to task.

5.40 pm: Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan claims that a mid-term poll may be held in Bihar within next six months.

5.30 pm: Newly elected Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls on President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5.15 pm: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao raises the Polavaram irrigation project issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5.00 pm: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth calls on DMK chief M Karunanidhi at his residence and extended his belated birthday wishes.

4.40 pm: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Indian fishermen issue, seeking laying down a time-bound action plan to achieve a "long-term, permanent solution to the problem and also to put in place a strong and robust diplomatic response".

4:30 pm: Samajwadi Party leader Narendra Bhati says he never threatened UP BJP leader Vijay Pandit.

4:00 pm: Trade and economic ties were discussed in the meeting between India and China: MEA spokesperson.

3:25 pm: "We are happy that this was a very good beginning made in terms of engagement between India and China", says MEA spokesperson.

2:55 pm: "Discussion on various possible interactions in the future," says MEA spokesperson on India-China meet.

2:18 pm: Cut electricity supply to malls after 10 pm: Delhi L-G orders to save power.

1:50 pm: Nitin Gadkari says he won't return to state politics.

1:40 pm: Major Rushikesh Ramani's family is yet to receive the compensation promised to them.

1:25 pm: BJP likely to seek a CBI probe into UP BJP leader Vijay Pandit's murder.

1:00 pm: A complicated maze of 338 bank accounts & 224 companies was used by the perpetrators of the Saradha chitfund scam: Enforcement Directorate.

12:35 pm: BJP leader Vijay Pandit's family alleges local criminal behind his murder in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, cops probe the allegation.

12:10 pm: Taj Mahal to get 'mud-pack treatment' to restore the natural sheen soon, informed ASI.

12:00 pm: Tibetan students protest in Delhi against Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit.

11:48 am: Protesters allege according Dalit rights activist Sanjay Khobragade was burnt by an upper caste group.

11:10 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan inaugurates Mumbai's first metro amid a tariff dispute.

11:00 am: AAP expected to hold a press conference later today, following its national executive meet.

10:42 am: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

10:10 am: Section 144 imposed in Greater Noida and 2 units of the Rapid Action Force have been deployed.

9:45 am: BJP slammed Samajwadi Party govt for lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh, blamed Akhilesh govt for having a lackadaisical attitude towards increasing crimes in the state.

9:30 am: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rejected Yogendra Yadav's resignation.

9:28 am: Shashi Tharoor a virtual defector to BJP, Mani Shankar Aiyar said.

9:26 am: Angry supporters of Vijay Pandit, torch public vehicles and damaged police property in Noida. Local BJP leader Vijay Pandit was shot on Saturday afternoon, succumbed to injuries short while ago.

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