◾ We are following the big story of the day from Maharashtra where the Maha Vikas Agadi (MVA) government under Uddhav Thackeray plunged into turmoil with around 30 MLAs led by Shiv Sena Minister Eknat Shinde moving to Gujarat. Although Shinde has always sworn allegiance to the Sena and the Thackerays, rumors have circulated in recent months that he was “unhappy” with how the party went and the treatment given to old cynics like him. But will his move lead to the downfall of the state’s MBA government? Here look at the numbers how we bring you live from two states.
◾ The opposition has reached consensus on its consensus candidate for next month’s presidential election. Former Minister of the Union and Leader of the Trinamule Congress Yashwant Sinha was named overall candidate opposition, said Congress leader Jairam Ramesh at a meeting of opposition parties. Raised by Advani, appointed head of the prestigious ministries of finance and foreign affairs in the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1999 to 2004, Sinha changed his political profile since leaving BJP under Narendra Modi.
◾ There will be no rollback Agnipat diagram for the benefit of the armed forces and even the youth who are trained through him, said national security adviser Ajit Dowal. He also said that Agniveers will have ample job opportunities as India’s economy will be $5 trillion by the time they retire, with industries vying to recruit disciplined, educated youth. In an interview with ANI, Doval also spoke about the controversy over statements about the Prophet Muhammad, stating that they ruined India’s reputation internationally because they designed the country in a way that is far from the truth.
◾ Today is International Yoga Day, This was stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yoga has become a global festival as the ancient Indian practice has become widely accepted. “The adoption of that amritic spirit of India, which gave energy to the struggle of India for freedom. This is why mass yoga demonstrations are being organized in 75 iconic locations across the country,” Prime Minister Modi said in Mysore. While the Modi government has consistently promoted the day globally since it first came to power in 2014, this year marks a new kind of outreach thanks to an initiative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Yoga Guardian Ring‘. Accordingly, yoga should be practiced around the world at dawn in the respective countries, from 3:00 am EST in Japan to 10:00 pm in America and Canada.
◾ Meanwhile, as people participated in yoga activities around the world, The crowd stormed the stadium in Male in the Maldives, where more than 150 people, including diplomats and government officials, attended the event hosted by the Indian Embassy. Police used tear gas and pepper spray as the mob attacked participants and desecrated property.
◾ AIADMK coordinator O Pannerselvam (OPS) appears to be in a lose-lose situation ahead of a pivotal party meeting in which joint coordinator Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) is likely to push for a unified leadership system. Senior EPS-supporting AIADMK leaders questioned the OPS and rejected its proposal to postpone the June 23 meeting of the party’s general adviser. This was told by the senior leaders of AIADMK. indian express that the EPS is likely to pass a resolution on one-man leadership at a party meeting. Arun Janardan reports.
◾ As the violent protests against the Agnipath scheme subside, JD(U) and BJP allies circle each other, weighing ways forward. While the protests and open attacks have further strained relations between them, neither of them yet looks ready to break the same thing. In fact, a message was sent from the BJP high command to the heads of state units to remain silent even in case of provocation from the other side. Liz Matthew and Santosh Singh report.
◾ From the Urdu press, this week: Protests against the Center’s Agnipath scheme have swept across the country, resulting in violence and unrest in some states, prompting several opposition parties to seek its abolition, a demand rejected by the ruling BJP, reports and analysis of the whole story dominated the news and opinion pages of the country’s leading Urdu-language newspapers. BUT look at them.
◾ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a notice preventing non-bank prepaid wallets and prepaid cards from uploading lines of credit – pre-set borrowing limits – to these platforms. This comes amid a boom in lending tools such as fintech-based credit cards and buy-now-pay-later wallets. What does the notice say and what does it mean for fintech companies? Read here.
◾ Gujarat opened the state’s first multi-level railway bridge and overpass at a cost of Rs 133.50 crore. BUT look at the three-level bridgeits features and how it will change the lives of passengers in Surat.