◾ In the main news of the day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray proposes to resignn in an attempt to defuse the crisis engulfing the government of Maha Vikas Agadi (MVA) following a rebellion led by Eknat Shinde. An emotional Thackeray added that he was ready to resign if the rebel leader and his MLAs backing him said they did not want him to remain as CM.
◾ Meanwhile, Shinde stated that The MVA government in Maharashtra was an ‘unnatural union’ and it was necessary for his party to leave the coalition with the NCP and the Congress for the sake of himself and party workers.
◾ Touted as the largest ever loan fraud case in India, CBI prosecuted former promoters Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL), Kapil Wadhavan and Dheeraj Wadhavan, among 13 accused of defrauding a consortium of 17 banks for more than Rs 34,000 crore. Still Nirav ModiThe PNB-led loan fraud (Rs 13,000 crore) and the ABG shipyard loan fraud (Rs 20,000 crore) were considered the largest.
◾ In one of the country’s deadliest earthquakes in decades, a powerful earthquake hit a rural mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early this morning. killed 1000 people and injured 1500 more. Officials have warned that the already grim losses could rise further.
◾ In this exclusive interview with indian express, Yashwant Sinhawho emerged as the only opposition candidate in the July 18 presidential election, in which he will face NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu, talks about the presidential election being an ideological struggle, Murmu’s candidacy and why it’s too early to draw conclusions about it. he has no numbers to win. Read more here
◾ Protests across the country against the Center’s short-term conscription scheme Agnipat have a recurring feature of railway installations being vandalized, set on fire or attacked from Bihar to West Bengal and Telangana. This is not the first time Indian Railways has been the target of such protests. As a 168-year-old organization that provides a subsidized means of transportation for millions of Indians, the Railways carry enormous symbolism for demonstrators eager to prove their point. That’s why
◾ According to a survey in 46 municipalities in Haryana, conducted on Wednesday, BJP achieved a clear advantage over his opponents, winning 22 civilian organs while his ally JJP managed to win three. The lion’s share of the remaining local bodies went to the Congress, and the debutant AARP led only one. What do these results mean? for all major political players in the state?
◾ The UK is experiencing the biggest rail strike in 30 years. Tens of thousands of railroad workers took part in a mass strike on Tuesday (June 21), protesting wage freezes, changes in working conditions and proposals for job cuts. What impact did the strike have? and what happens next here?