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Breaking News June 17: Amit Shah Chairs High-Level Meeting To Review Manipur Situation; Putin To Visit North Korea Tomorrow

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Breaking News June 17 LIVE: Today's Key Developments

  • Rescue operations are underway as three rear coaches of the Sealdah-bound Kanchanjungha Express derailed on Monday morning as a goods train collided with it in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district. Read full report.

  • The Kerala Congress shared sarcastic post on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meet with Pope Francis at the G7 Summit and later deleted it, issuing an apology to the Christian community. Read full report.

  • Air India confirmed that a 'foreign object' was found in the meal of a guest aboard one of our flights, adding that it has been identified as coming from the vegetable processing machine used at the facilities of our catering partner. Read full report.

  • Indian national Nikhil Gupta, accused of being involved in murder-for-hire plot to assassinate Khalistani extremist and designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, has been extradited to the United States from Czech Republic, media reports said on Sunday. Read full report

  • Heavy rains lashed Ecuador on Sunday, triggering a landslide over a highway in the country's central region, killing at least six people, injuring 19 others and leaving 30 others missing. Read full report.


Breaking News June 17 LIVE: What's In Focus Today?

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

  • EVM controversy

  • NEET Updates

  • Ukraine Declaration

  • Weather Updates

  • T20 World Cup

  • and More

India News LIVE: Rahul Who Talks About 'Black-Box' Wants To Hide His 'Black Deeds', Says BJP Leader

A row erupted over EVMs after Tesla chief Elon Musk commented on the shared a post where he cited concerns about EVMs' potential vulnerabilities to hacking, saying that we should "eliminate" the voting system.

To this former Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar commented, followed by Rahul Gandhi.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that EVMs are "black-box" in India and nobody is allowed to scrutinise them. BJP leader Shehzad Poonawalla reacted to the same and said, "Rahul Gandhi who speaks of black box wants to hide his black deeds and therefore he wants to use a half-baked story to peddle his lies and fakery. To hide the black deeds of Karnataka where the price of diesel and petrol has been increased, he is using a fake story and peddling half-truths and full lies."

"Rahul Gandhi has pushed forward a story which says OTP is required for unlocking EVMs. Many other people from his ecosystem have also said this. The EC came out and clarified that no OTP is required for "unlocking"... EVMs are stand-alone machines. They are like calculators. There's no network connectivity, so there's no question of it being hacked," he added.

Breaking News June 17 LIVE: BJP Central Team In Kolkata Over 'Post-Poll Violence' In Bengal

A four-member central team of the BJP, including senior leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad and Biplab Kumar Deb arrived in Kolkata on Sunday evening to take stock of the situation after alleged violence against the party workers in West Bengal following the Lok Sabha elections.

The committee also spoke to BJP leader Agnimitra Paul, who is an alleged victim of the post-poll violence.

Paul said, "In other BJP-ruled states, rockets, Vandebharat and computers are made but in Bengal, under the inspiration of Mamata Banerjee, bombs and terrorists are made. This has been happening for 13 years...everyone knows why the bomb was discovered."

International News LIVE: Landslide In Ecuador Kills 6, 30 Missing

A landslide in Ecuador's Banos de Agua Santa killed at least six people and left 30 others missing, according to preliminary information from Ecuadorian authorities on Sunday, Reuters reported.

Breaking News LIVE: Search Ops Continue After Gunshots Heard In J&K's Bandipora

Cordon and search operations (CASO) continued after gunshots were heard in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora region.

World News LIVE: Indian National, Accused Of Plotting Pannun's Assassination, Extradited To US

Indian national Nikhil Gupta, accused of being involved in plotting to assassinate Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, has been extradited to the United States from Czeck Republic, media reports said on Sunday.

Latest News Today LIVE: NIA Takes Over J&K's Reasi Bus Attack Case, Says Report

The National Investigation Agency has taken over the Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi bus attack case, which killed 9 persons and injured 33 others, India Today reported citing sources.

Karnataka News LIVE: BJP Leader BS Yediyurappa To Appear Before CID In POCSO Case Today

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader BS Yediyurappa is set to appear before CID on Monday, in connection with a POCSO case filed against him.

Delhi News LIVE: Woman's Body Found In Kanjhawala Area, Probe Underway

Delhi Police said that a woman's body was found in the Kanjhawala area of Delhi, adding that a case was registered in the matter and the deceased' father was apprehended.

Further investigation is underway.

Breaking News LIVE: Several Cars Gutted In Fire At Car Workshop In Kanpur

Several cars were gutted in a fire that broke out at a car workshop in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur early on Monday.

Cops said that the fire was brought under control and no casualties were reported in the incident.

Just IN | Encounter Breaks Out In J&K's Bandipora

Amid cordon and search operations, an encounter has erupted in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora.

Latest News June 17 LIVE: Kanchanjungha Express Collides With Goods Train Near Bengal's New Jalpaiguri

The Sealdah-bound Kanchanjungha Express collided with a goods train on Monday morning near New Jalpaiguri, a senior North Frontier Railway (NFR) official said.

Divisional railway manager of NFR’s Katihar Division said there were unconfirmed reports of injury to a few persons in the accident that took place around 9 am.

The 13174 Kanchanjunga Express from Agartala collided with the goods train near Rangapani close to New Jalpaiguri station, he said.

Breaking News June 17 LIVE: 4 Maoists Killed In Encounter In Jharkhand's West Singhbhum

At least four Maoists, including a woman, were killed in an encounter with police in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Monday morning. The incident took place in Tonto and Goilkera area, officials said.

"Four Maoists were killed in the gunfight, while two have been arrested," Jharkhand Police spokesperson and IG (Operations), Amol V Homkar, told news agency PTI.

Kanchanjungha Express Collision News LIVE: Rescue Op Underway

The Sealdah-bound Kanchanjungha Express collided with a goods train on Monday morning at Ruidhasa near Rangapani station under Siliguri subdivision of West Bengal's Darjeeling district.

The goods train reportedly rammed into it the Sealdah-bound Kanchanjungha Express. Rescue operations are currently underway.

The divisional railway manager of NFR’s Katihar Division said there were unconfirmed reports of injury to a few persons in the accident that took place around 9 am. FULL REPORT HERE

Kanchanjungha Express Collision News LIVE: 5 Dead In Accident, Says ASP

Additional SP of Darjeeling Police, Abhishek Roy, said, "Five passengers have died, 20-25 injured in the accident. The situation is serious. The incident occurred when a goods train rammed into Kanchenjunga Express."

Kanchanjungha Express Collision LIVE: Sealdah Eastern Railway Sets Up Control Desk

Sealdah Eastern Railway sets up a control desk at Rangapani station after the Kanchenjungha Express train rammed by a goods train at Ruidhasa in Darjeeling district of West Bengal.

Senior Ticket Collector, Raju Prashad Yadav said, "We haven't received any calls yet. Two women had come to inquire."

Delhi Water Crisis LIVE: BJP MP Bansuri Swaraj & Other Leaders Stage Protest

BJP New Delhi MP Bansuri Swaraj along with other party workers staged a protest against the AAP government over the ongoing water crisis in the national capital.

Karnataka News LIVE: Going To CID Now, Says BJP Leader BS Yediyurappa

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader BS Yediyurappa, ahead of his appearance before the CID in a POCSO case, said "I am going to CID now".

"The people of the state are already facing many problems. People are suffering due to price rise. The decision of the state government to increase the price of petrol and diesel is a crime. The state government should take it back its decision immediately," he added.

J&K News LIVE: NIA Takes Over Reasi Bus Terror Attack Case

Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday handed over the Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi terror attack case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The terror attack on a bus carrying pilgrims took place on June 9 evening. The bus carrying pilgrims fell into a gorge after the terrorist attack in Reasi, killing at least nine people and injuring 33 others, officials said.

Breaking News June 17 LIVE: Police Officials Inspect Delhi Jal Board Pipelines

Delhi Police officials on Monday inspected the Delhi Jal Board pipelines in Hazrat Nizamuddin area of South East Delhi.

Hazrat Nizamuddin's SP, ML Meena, said, "Basically, this Jal Board water pipeline is properly patrolled here. We keep a proper watch on the Jal Board water pipeline that there should not be any leakage, there should not be any defect in it."

Breaking News LIVE: Amit Shah Calls Review Meeting To Assess Manipur Situation

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a review meeting to assess the situation in Manipur. This comes just a day after Shah reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Kanchanjungha Collision LIVE: PM Modi Condoles Lost Lives, Takes Stock Of Situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the collision of Kanchanjungha Express Train with a goods train and prayed for a speedy recovery of those injured.

"Spoke to officials and took stock of the situation. Rescue operations are underway to assist the affected. The Railways Minister Shri AshwiniVaishnaw Ji is on the way to the site of the mishap as well," Modi said.

India News LIVE: US NSA Jake Sullivan Meets External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

US National Security Advisory Jake Sullivan met with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Delhi on Monday.

"A comprehensive discussion was held on a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues," Jaishankar said.

National News LIVE: US NSA Jake Sullivan Meets Indian Counterpart Ajit Doval

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval in Delhi.

The duo are set to discuss bilateral issues and review the India-US partnership on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Kanchanjungha Express Collision LIVE: PM Modi Announces Ex-Gratia For Deceased' Families

PM Modi announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 2 lakhs from PMNRF to the next of kin of each deceased and Rs 50,000 to each injured in the railway accident in West Bengal.

LIVE: Case Against Sena UBT Leader For Unauthorised Entry Into Mumbai North West Counting Centre

A case has been registered against Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Vilas Potnis and his security guard on the allegation of unauthorised entry into Mumbai North West counting centre on June 4, the Mumbai Police said.

Mumbai News LIVE: Fire Breaks Out At Bhindi Bazaar, No Casualties Reported

A fire broke out at a building in the Bhindi Bazaar area. No casualties were reported.

The fire broke out on the 4th floor of the building, Mumbai Fire Brigade said, adding that four fire tenders reached the spot and started controlling the fire.

Breaking News June 17 LIVE: Air India Passenger Finds Metal Blade In Meal

Air India on Monday confirms that a "foreign object" was found in the meal of a guest aboard one of our flights. The foreign object reportedly refers to a metal blade a passenger found in a meal.

Rajesh Dogra, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Air India said, "After investigation, it has been identified as coming from the vegetable processing machine used at the facilities of our catering partner. We have worked with our catering partner to strengthen measures to prevent any recurrence, including more frequent checking of the processor especially after chopping of any hard vegetable."


Breaking News LIVE: 19 Trains Cancelled After Kanchanjunga Express Collision

At least 19 trains have been cancelled after the Kanchenjunga Express train met with an accident in the Phansidewa area of the Darjeeling district, West Bengal

Just IN | Netanyahu Dissolves War Cabinet Days After Key Partner Bolted Govt

Israeli officials have said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved influential War Cabinet days after key partner bolted government, The Associated Press reported.

India News LIVE: Two Trucks Caught In Accident, On Fire In Haryana

Two trucks me with an accident in Haryana's Jhajjar and caught fire. More details are awaited.

India News LIVE: Fire Breaks Out In Palghar, Fire Brigades On Spot

A fire broke out in Palghar's Boisar MIDC area in Maharashtra. Fire brigade officials are on the spot, officials said.

So far, no casualties or injuries have been reported.

Latest News June 17 LIVE: Delhi Minister Atishi Urges Haryana Govt To Release Water In Yamuna

Delhi Water Minister Atishi on Monday visited the Wazirabad barrage and appealed to the Haryana government to release water in the Yamuna river.

"If no water is received, how will the water treatment plants work? We appeal to Haryana that the people in Delhi are worried and they should release water in Yamuna river,” she said.

India News June 17 LIVE: Power Cut At Terminal 3 Of IGI Airport In Delhi

Taking it to the microblogging site X, several passengers have reported ‘No light on T3 terminal since 15 minutes’ while also highlighting that Digi Yatra stopped functioning as well due to a power failure at Delhi Airport. Taking it to the microblogging site X, several passengers have reported ‘No light on T3 terminal since 15 minutes’ while also highlighting that Digi Yatra stopped functioning due to a power failure at Delhi Airport.

Latest News June 17 LIVE: Amit Shah To Review Manipur Situation 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing a high-level meeting today to review the security situation in Manipur.

Manipur DGP Rajiv Singh, former CRPF chief & security advisor to Manipur govt Kuldiep Singh, COAS General Manoj Pande, Army Chief designate Lt General Upendra Dwivedi and other officials earlier arrived at the Ministry of Home Affairs in North Block, Delhi.

Breaking News June 17 LIVE: Putin To Visit North Korea Tomorrow

According to North Korean media, Russian President Putin will visit North Korea on June 18-19, Associated Press says.

Latest News India June 17: BJP Leader Dies During Fuel Price Hike Protest In Karnataka

BJP leader and former MLC M B Bhanuprakash died of cardiac arrest here on Monday during a protest organised by his party against the hike in petrol and diesel prices in Karnataka.

Bhanuprakash (69), who had earlier served as the party's state vice-president and district president, led the protest here and addressed the workers.

"He collapsed after suffering cardiac arrest while getting into his car," a police source said. "He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but could not be saved."

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