Breaking News June 15: Left-Wing Students' Group Call For Strike Over NEET Row; Amit Shah To Review J&K's Security Tomorrow

Breaking News June 15: Hello, readers! Welcome to Outlook India's live coverage of national and international events. From PM Modi in Italy at G7, NEET-UG 2024 row, weather updates, to T20 World Cup, our live blog brings you up-to-the-minute updates on the most significant news and developments. Stay tuned for real-time insights and comprehensive coverage of the stories that matter most to you.

NEET aspirants seek re-examination | PTI

Breaking News June 15 Highlights: Top Events Of Today

  • The G7 leaders focused on financial backing for Ukraine, the war in Gaza, climate change, the situation in Red Sea, Iran and gender equality. Read full report

  • A tempo traveller carrying 23 people fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district on Saturday. At least 10 people died and 13 others were injured. Read full report.

  • India Vs Canada T20 World Cup 2024 Match Called Off Due To Wet Outfield. Read full report

  • Protesting against the alleged malpractices in the conduct of the the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), left-wing students’ groups on Saturday called for a two-day nationwide strike. Read full report.

  • A committee overviewing alleged discrepancies in a report by a non-judicial member of the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) has identified lapses in the report regarding the Porsche crash in Pune. Read full report.

  • Princess of Wales Kate Middleton, in her maiden public appearance in months since her cancer diagnosis in January this year, arrived at Buckingham Palace in London on Saturday. Read full report.

Breaking News June 15 LIVE: What's In Focus Today

Welcome to Outlook India's Breaking News Live Blog, through which we bring you real-time updates on major events and developments across the globe. Here’s a look at top events and developments in focus today:

  • PM Modi in Italy for G7,

  • Weather updates,

  • INDIA vs CANDA T20 World Cup Match,

  • Latest in actor Darshan case,

  • and more

G7 News LIVE: PM Modi Leaves For India After Concluding Italy Trip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for India from Italy after concluding his day-long visit, during which he attended the G7 summit and held bilaterals with several world leaders including British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron and Pope Francis.

In an address at an Outreach session of the G7 summit in Italy's Apulia region, Modi called for ending the monopoly in technology and said it must be made creative to lay the foundation of an inclusive society.

On the sidelines of the summit, Modi met US President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Macron, British Prime Minister Sunak, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni, Pope Francis and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida among others.

UGC NET Admit Cards: NTA To Release Hall Ticket Soon

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to release the admit cards for University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) June 2024 exam soon.

The exam is scheduled for June 18 and will be conducted in OMR-based test mode.

Candidates who have registered for the exam will be able to download their admit cards from the official website,

Actor Darshan Case: 15-Year-Old Son Of Actor Speaks On Social Media Trolling

The case of actor Darshan, who is accused of the murder of his fan Renukaswamy, has been hitting headlines lately. His son on Friday lashed out at people for leaving bad comments and using offensive language against his father on social media.

Darshan and his partner Pavithra Gowda along with 12 other accused are in police custody for six days, till June 17, for the murder of Renukaswamy. They were arrested on June 11.

"Thank you all for all the bad comments and offensive language towards my father and not considering that I am a 15-year-old with feelings, and even during this hard time when my mom and dad required support, cursing at me won't change that…(sic)," Darshan's son posted on Friday.

Sikkim Rains News LIVE: 6 Dead, Over 1,200 Tourists Stranded After Landslides

More than 1,200 tourists, including 15 foreigners, were stranded as massive landslides triggered by incessant rainfall hit northern Sikkim's Mangan district, an official said on Friday.

At least six people were killed as landslides and heavy rain impacted the Himalayan state severely, damaging properties and disrupting road connectivity, power and food supplies and mobile networks in several areas.

Delhi News LIVE: LG Gives Nod For UAPA Prosecution Against Author Arundhati Roy

Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena on Friday accorded sanction to prosecute author Arundhati Roy and a former professor in Kashmir under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act over their alleged "provocative speeches" at an event in New Delhi in 2010, Raj Niwas officials said on Friday.

The FIR against Arundhati Roy and former Kashmir Central University professor Sheikh Showkat Hussain was registered following the orders of the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi.

Mumbai June 15 News LIVE: 2 Dead In Wall Collapse Incident

. Two women died after the wall of a three storey house collapsed in Antop Hill in Mumbai on Friday. The incident took place in Punjab Galli at 9:25 pm and a search operation at the site was underway, an official said.

"A wall portion of the second and third floor of the ground plus upper three floor hutment partially collapsed. Some of it is hanging precariously. Two women, identified as Shobadevi Mourya (45) and Zakirunissa Shaikh (50), were rushed to Sion Hospital where doctors declared them dead on arrival," the official said was quoted as saying by PTI.

Breaking News June 15 LIVE: RSS Leader Gives Statement In Praise Of BJP Day After 'Arrogance' Remark

A day after taking a dig at the BJP with his hard-hitting remarks on the outcome of the Lok sabha polls, RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Friday said those who took up Lord Ram's resolve are now in power.

On Thursday Kumar slammed the ruling BJP for "arrogance" and the opposition INDIA bloc for being "anti-Ram". Speaking at the 'Ramrath Ayodhya Yatra Darshan Poojan Samaroh' at Kanota near Jaipur, the RSS national executive member did not mention the rivals by name but suggested that the poll outcome reflected their attitudes. "The party which did the bhakti (of lord Ram) but became arrogant was stopped at 241 but it was made the biggest party," he said, in an apparent reference to Narendra Modi-led BJP which got 240 seats in the Lok Sabha seats.

On Friday, in what is being termed as a likely damage-control move, Kumar gave a statement in praise of the BJP. "Those who opposed Ram are all out of power, while those who took up Ram's resolve are now in power," he said. "The government, led by Shri Narendra Modiji, has been formed for the third time. There is a widespread belief among the people that under his leadership, the country will progress rapidly, day and night. We hope and wish that this belief flourishes and bears fruit," he added.

Delhi News LIVE: Fire At Shop In Vasant Vihar

A fire broke out at a shop in C-Block of Delhi's Vasant Vihar on Saturday. Officials said the situation was under control, adding that fire tenders were present on the spot. No casualties have been reported.

Mumbai News LIVE: Police Constable Dies By Suicide In Sion

Police constable Vijay Salunkhe posted at Shahunagar Police Station, who was currently on leave due to ill health, died allegedly by suicide at his residence in Sion area yesterday.

A suicide note has been found and further probe underway, Mumbai Police said.

Breaking News Today June 15: Zelenskyy Rejects Putin's Peace Offer, Says It Looks More Like An 'Ultimatum'

Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday rejected Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin's ceasefire offer and called it an ultimate by the latter to surrender more territory.

Putin, in his offer, promised to "immediately" order a ceasefire in Ukraine and start negotiations if Kyiv withdrew its troops from the four regions annexed by Moscow in 2022 and dropped plans to join NATO. READ FULL STORY

Latest News June 15 LIVE: Toddler Dies After Falling Into Borewell In Gujarat's Amreli

A one-and-a-half-year-old girl died after falling 50-feet deep into a borewell at Surajpura village in Gujarat's Amreli district, officials said on Saturday.

The victim, Aarohi, fell into the borewell at around 12.30 pm on Friday and was brought out unconscious early on Saturday after a 17-hour-long rescue operation involving the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), following which she was declared dead, officials said.

T20 World Cup: New Zealand Defeat Uganda

New Zealand defeat Uganda by 9 wickets in T20 World Cup.

Scoreboard of the T20 World Cup match between New Zealand and Uganda:


  • Ronak Patel c Conway b Santner 2

  • Simon Ssesazi lbw b Boult 0

  • Robinson Obuya b Boult 0

  • Alpesh Ramjani lbw b Southee 0

  • K Waiswa b Lockie Ferguson 11

  • Riazat Ali Shah c Conway b Rachin Ravindra 2

  • Dinesh Nakrani c Glenn Phillips b Rachin Ravindra 4

  • Masaba not out 3

  • Achelam lbw b Southee 9

  • Juma Miyagi lbw b Southee 0

  • Cosmas Kyewuta c Daryl Mitchell b Santner 1

  • Extras: (B-2, LB-1, W-5) 8

  • Total: (all out in 18.4 Overs) 40

Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-1, 3-2, 4-10, 5-15, 6-23, 7-26, 8-39, 9-39, 10-40.

Bowling: Trent Boult 4-1-7-2, Tim Southee 4-1-4-3, Mitchell Santner 3.4-0-8-2, Lockie Ferguson 4-0-9-1, Rachin Ravindra 3-1-9-2.

New Zealand

  • Finn Allen c Achelam b Riazat Ali Shah 9

  • Devon Conway not out 22

  • Rachin Ravindra not out 1

  • Extras: (LB-2, NB-1, W-6) 9

  • Total: (for 1 wicket in 5.2 overs) 41

  • Fall of wickets: 1-24

  • Bowling: Cosmas Kyewuta 2-0-13-0, Juma Miyagi 2.2-0-16-0, Riazat Ali Shah 1-0-10-1.

(via PTI)

India News Today LIVE: Ramban-Reasi Train Service On World's Highest Rail Bridge In J&K To Begin Soon

Train service from Ramban to Reasi via the world’s highest railway bridge built on river Chenab are expected to begin soon. The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project will be completed by year-end, Northern Railways said.

The USBRL project, including the 48.1 km long Banihal-Sangaldan section, was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on 20 February 2024. Phase I of the project, covering the 118 km long Qazigund-Baramulla section, was inaugurated in October 2009. Subsequent phases saw the inauguration of the 18 km long Banihal-Qazigund section in June 2013 and the 25 km long Udhampur-Katra section in July 2014.

JUST IN | PM Modi Returns To Delhi From Italy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has landed in Delhi from Italy where he went to attend the G7 summit.

Delhi Weather Today: Heatwave To Continue

Delhi on Saturday recorded a minimum temperature of 32.4 degree Celsius, four notches above the season's average, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.

The weather department has predicted mainly clear sky and heatwave conditions with strong surface winds for Saturday in Delhi.

Top Headlines Today: Prashant Kishor On Why He Criticises Former Colleague Nitish Kumar Now: 'Touched Modi's Feet...'

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Friday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for having "touched the feet" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "ensure his own continuance in power."

Prashant Kishor, while addressing a public meeting in Bhagalpur on Friday during his 'Jan Suraaj' campaign, answered what he said was a frequently asked question to him about why he was criticising Nitish Kumar who he worked with in the past. READ FULL STORY

Latest News Headlines LIVE: Kate Middleton Makes 1st Public Appearance Since Cancer Diagnosis

In her first public appearance since her cancer diagnosis, Princess of Wales Kate Middleton said on Friday she is “making good progress” in her treatment and will attend King Charles III's ceremonial birthday parade on Saturday.

The 42-year-old wife of Prince William has not made any public appearances this year. She announced in March that she was undergoing chemotherapy for an unspecified form of cancer.

“I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days,” Kate said in a statement released on Friday, adding that she faces “a few more months” of treatment.

G7 News LIVE: PM's Social Media Post In Italian After Returning From Italy 

After returning from Italy where he went to attend the G7 summit, PM Modi put out a social media post on X in Italian, telling about his trip. "I had a very productive day at the G7 Summit in Puglia. I interacted with world leaders and discussed various issues. Together we hope to create impactful solutions that benefit the global community and create a better world for future generations," his post in Italian read.

Modi-Meloni News LIVE: India, Italy PMs' Selfie From G7 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Italy PM Giorgia Meloni, whose camaraderie is famous on social media with the hashtag 'melodi', clicked a selfie on the sidelines of the G7 summit, in Italy.

Delhi News LIVE: HC Asks Kejriwal's Wife To Take Down Posts Of Court Hearing In Excise Policy Case

The Delhi High Court directed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal to take down video recording of court hearing in excise policy case from social media platforms.

Kerala News Today LIVE: Earthquake Hits Thrissur

A mild earthquake of Magnitude 3.0 on Richter Scale hit parts of Thrissur and Palakkad districts on Saturday. The National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported that an earthquake of 3.0 magnitude was recorded in the region at 8.15 AM today.

Thrissur District authorities told PTI that the tremors were felt for four seconds. However, there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Delhi News LIVE: Over 36 Hours On, Cooling Op Still On At Chandi Chowk Market Area That Caught Fire 

Cooling operation was underway on Saturday morning at Chandni Chowk market area that caught fire on Friday morning. The fire broke out at Chandni Chowk's Old Katra Marwadi Market at Nai Sadak at 5 pm on Thursday. No loss of life took place but over 110 shops and godowns were gutted, leading to loss estimated in crores of rupees.

At least three fire tenders are still conducting the cooling operation in the affected portions, said an official of the Delhi Fire Service (DFS). "The flames still come out in some of the portion. The operation may continue for a few more hours," the official added.

NEET News LIVE: Plea In SC Seeking Scrapping Of Exam, CBI Probe

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking scrapping of the NEET-UG 2024 exam and an apex court-monitored probe by the CBI or any other independent agency into the alleged irregularities in the test held on May 5.

The petition, filed by 20 students who had appeared for the medical entrance exam, has also sought a direction to the National Testing Agency (NTA) and others to conduct the test afresh.

Chhattisgarh News LIVE: 8 Naxals Killed Chhattisgarh's Abujhmarh

A total of 8 Naxals have been gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh ​​Abujhmarh. One jawan died in the line of duty, two injured, Police officials said.

G7 Summit: 'Hello From Melodi Team', Says Meloni In Insta Video With Modi | WATCH

Italy Prime Minister Meloni, whose camaraderie with Narendra Modi is popular on social media with the hashtag 'Melodi', gave new content to netizens with her selfie video with the Indian PM she posted on Instagram.

"Hello from Melodi team", said Meloni as PM Modi could be seen in splits in the video taken at the G7 summit in Italy.

Karnataka News LIVE: Ex-CMs Kumaraswamy,Bommai Quit As MLAs After Winning LS Polls

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy and BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai, who have been elected as MPs in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, on Saturday resigned as members of the state Legislative Assembly.

Kumaraswamy and Bommai submitted their resignations to Assembly Speaker U T Khader at his office here, an official statement said.

While Kumaraswamy represented Channapatna Assembly segment Bommai was an MLA from Shiggaon seat.

West Bengal News LIVE: BJP Forms Panel Over Post-Poll Violence

West Bengal post-poll violence: BJP constituted a four-member committee to visit West Bengal and "take immediate stock of the situation and report further."

Gujarat News LIVE: 3 Sisters Found Dead In Surat Apartment 

A 58-year-old woman, her two sisters, and her brother-in-law were found dead in an apartment in Gujarat's Surat city on Saturday, police said.

Prima facie, they have died due to asphyxiation as the gas-powered geyser was left running. But the exact cause of death is yet to be ascertained, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) RP Barot said.

Ghaziabad News LIVE: Fire Breaks Out At Packaging Factory In Tronica City Industrial Area

A massive fire broke out in a packaging factory in the Tronica city industrial area of Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad on Saturday. Fire tenders present were rushed to the spot.

Further details awaited, Chief Fire Officer said.

Uttarakhand News LIVE: 8 Dead In Accident Of Tempo Traveller In Rudraprayag

Uttarakhand: Eight people died when a tempo traveller fell into a deep gorge near Badrinath Highway in Rudraprayag.

Rescue operation are underway.

Noida LIVE News: Fire At Building In Sector 67

A fire has broken out at a building in Sector-67 in Uttar Pradesh's Noida. Details awaited.

Delhi Water Crisis News: AAP MLAs Write To Union Jal Shakti Minister; Cong Holds 'Matka Phod' Protest

MLAs of ruling AAP have written a letter to Union Jal Shakti Minister CR Paatil urging his intervention to solve the water crisis faced by Delhi amid the prevailing intense heatwave.

Calling the situation "very critical", AAP's chief whip in Delhi Assembly Dilip Pandey on Saturday said the Yamuna water issue was an inter-state issue that required coordination of the Jal Shakti Ministry.

Meanwhile, Congress held a 'matka phod' protest in Delhi over the water crisis.

Chhattisgarh Encounter News LIVE: CM Vishnu Deo Sai Offers Condolences Over Jawan's Death

Eight Naxals were killed while one STF jawan lost his life in an encounter in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur on Saturday. Reacting to the same, Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai said on X, "

"There is news of 8 Naxalites being killed in an encounter with security forces between Farasbeda-Dhurbeda under PS Orchha of Narayanpur district. There is also sad news of one STF jawan being martyred and two jawans being injured in the encounter. The injured jawans are being immediately airlifted to Raipur for treatment."

"I pray to God for the peace of the soul of the martyred jawan and the speedy recovery of the injured jawans. Naxalites are disturbed by the strict action being taken against them. Our government is fully prepared to eliminate them and we will not sit quiet until the goal is achieved," he said.

Arunachal Pradesh News LIVE: Portfolio Allocation 

Arunachal Pradesh portfolios allocation: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein allocated the portfolios of Finance, Planning and Investment, Tax & Excise, State Lotteries, Economics & Statistics, Power, and Non-Conventional Energy Resources.

Maharashtra News LIVE: MVA Thanks Modi For Making Political Atmosphere 'Conducive'

Lok Sabha election victory for Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is not the end, it is the beginning, Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Saturday days after it beat NDA in Maharashtra in the recently concluded general elections.

"We thank PM Narendra Modi for making the political atmosphere conducive for MVA," said NCP (SP) chief Sharad Pawar.

Uttarakhand Accident LIVE: 10 Dead As Traveller Falls Into Deep Gorge Near Badrinath Highway

At least 10 persons lost their lives after a temp traveller fell into a deep gorge near Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag.

Rescue operations are underway, said the State Disaster Response Force. READ FULL STORY

Delhi Water Crisis LIVE: Rs 35,000 Taken From People For Water Supply, Says BJP President

Amid the aggravating water crisis is the national capital, Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva on Saturday highlighted a case where a whopping Rs 35,000 is being taken from the people for water supply.

“A case has come up from Budh Nagar, Inder Puri area where Rs 35,000 is being taken from the people in return for water. An illegal connection has been linked to the Jal Board pipe. There’s no meter, no legal work. I want to ask them (AAP) that if water can be provided illegally, why can’t it be legal? Is it because the money goes in your pockets?", Sachdeva said.

Uttarakhand Temp Accident LIVE: 10 Dead, 18 Injured As Tempo Falls Into Gorge

Ten people died while eighteen others sustained injuries when a tempo traveller skidded off the road and fell on the banks of Alaknanda river on Badrinath National Highway in Uttarakhand on Saturday, officials said.

Rudraprayag Disaster Management Officer Nandan Singh Rajwar said that the accident happened around 11 am near near Raitoli village.

The tempo carrying 23 people, including three crew members, skidded off the road and fell about 250 meters down on to the banks of Alaknanda river, he said.

Royal Family Latest News LIVE: Princess Kate Middeton's First Public Appearance Since Cancer Diagnosis

Princess of Wales Kate Middleton, who is battling cancer, appeared in public for the first time in past few months on Saturday. Kate today was seen at the Buckingham Palace in London to attend the annual Trooping the Colour parade.

June 15 Latest News LIVE: Peter Pellegrini Sworn In As Slovakia's President

Peter Pellegrini was sworn in as the president of Slovakia on Saturday in a ceremony that took place amid heightened security following an assassination attempt on his close ally, populist Prime Minister Robert Fico, a month ago.

Pellegrini called for national unity in his speech at a special session of Parliament that took place at the seat of the Slovak philharmonic, becoming Slovakia's sixth president since it gained independence after the disintegration of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

(AP Inputs)

June 15 Latest News LIVE: Amit Shah To Review J&K's Security Situation Tomorrow

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will take stock of the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday in the wake of the recent terror attacks there and is expected to give broad guidelines to intensify counter-terror operations, sources said.

The home minister will also review the preparation for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage set to start on June 29.

Shah will chair the high-level meeting three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a similar meeting where he directed officials to deploy the "full spectrum of counter-terror capabilities" after a spate of terror incidents, including an attack on a bus carrying pilgrims.

JK Reasi Attack LIVE News June 15: 10 Critically Injured Patients Discharged, 5 Others Stable

Six life-saving surgeries iere performed on the most critically injured patients of the terror attack on a bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, doctors said.

"Our priority was stabilising patients and saving lives," recounts director of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi (SMVD) Narayana Superspeciality Hospital.

Fifteen critically injured patients were admitted to SMVD Narayana Hospital at Katra. Ten of them have already been discharged, and five are still under observation and are responding well to treatment, the hospital said.

Uttarakhand Accident LIVE News: CM Dhami Reaches AIIMS Rishikesh 

Taking a stock of the situation after the accident in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami reached AIIMS Rishikesh and said, "The families of the victims are being informed... We have ordered an inquiry about the incident."

NEET Row Latest News June 15: Left-Wing Students' Group AISA Calls For 2-Day Nationwide Strike

The All India Students' Association (AISA) called for the June 19 and 20 strike. AISA Delhi State Secretary Neha questioned Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's silence on the matter while highlighting the plight of students and parents.

Manipur Latest News June 15: Major Fire Breaks Out Near CM's Bungalow

A major fire broke out at a building in the Manipur secretariat complex near Chief Minister N Biren Singh's official bungalow here on Saturday evening, police said.

At least three fire tenders were pressed into the service to douse the blaze. The reason for the fire is yet to be ascertained, an official said.

Odisha June 15 Latest News: CM Mohan Majhi Allocates Portfolios To Ministers

Within days since taking oath, Odisha CM Mohan Charan Majhi on Saturday allocated portfolios to his council of ministers. On June 12 Majhi was sworn in as the state’s first-ever BJP chief minister.