Following are the news highlights at 2200 hours today: GENERAL Srinagar: Education and healthcare will continue to be exempt from taxation in the upcoming GST regime that will tax services at four different rates with transport, including economy class air travel, being taxed at 5 per cent. (DEL45) New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing the role of Lashker-e-Taiba chief Hafeez Mohammed Saeed and hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in subversive activities in Jammu and Kashmir. (DEL64) Srinagar: A television journalist accused separatist leader Mohammad Yasin Malik of assaulting her cameraman, while Malik lodged a police complaint saying she had barged into his bedroom to ask him questions.(DEL62) New Delhi: The lawyers representing Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan have claimed that a representation has been made to the president seeking suspension of the Supreme Court order sentencing him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court.(DEL4) New Delhi: Tired of the old tourist destinations? Fret not -- the Narendra Modi government now has plans to promote destinations that are associated with "warriors".(DEL56) New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for an "evergreen revolution" to enable the country to meet the challenge faced by the agriculture sector. (DEL60) Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee expressed happiness over the Union Cabinet nod to a proposal for setting up 10 nuclear power reactors, saying there was a need to use clean and renewable energy to meet the country's growing electricity demand.(DEL58) New Delhi: The Election Commission is all ready for a public test of its electronic voting machines (EVMs). "We will announce the schedule for this challenge to EVMs tomorrow," an EC spokesman said.(DEL32) Thiruvananthapuram: India's most powerful launch vehicle - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III - built to lift the heaviest Indian communication satellites to space, is all set to be launched soon.(DEL57) New Delhi: The CBI has initiated a preliminary enquiry into allegations of nepotism and favouritism against some Indian Olympic Association officials in sending two medical professionals with the Indian team to the Rio Olympics last year.(DEL53) Chennai: Dropping what is perhaps his biggest hint so far on joining politics, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth asked his supporters to be ready for war when it comes, asserting the "system is rotten" and that it needs to be changed.(DEL48) New Delhi: The Panneerselvam camp approached the Election Commission urging it to restrain the V K Sasikala faction from using the AIADMK office.(DEL51) New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a chargesheet against two Delhi-based brothers in connection with its probe into a Rs 8,000 crore money laundering case and attached their agricultural land.(DEL22) Srinagar: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley expressed satisfaction over the "aggressive domination" and "readiness" of troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir to give a befitting response to any "misadventure" by Pakistan.(DEL13) Jamshedpur (Jharkhand): Six persons were lynched by villagers in Seraikela-Kharswan district on the suspicion that they were child lifters, the police said.(DEL6) Bhopal: The mortal remains of Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave were consigned to flames on the banks of the river Narmada at Bandrabhan in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad district with full state honours. (BOM3) LEGAL New Delhi: Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan, evading arrest since May 9, has received yet another jolt from the Supreme Court, which has refused to list and hear his plea seeking recall of the order awarding six-month jail term for contempt of court. (LGD24) New Delhi: There is "no question" of extending the June 30 deadline for making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes, the Centre told the Supreme Court.(LGD20) New Delhi: Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and two serving senior officials were convicted by a Delhi court for irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh to a private firm.(LGD27) New Delhi: The growing attacks on doctors by friends or relatives of patients is due to lack of experts in government hospitals, the Delhi High Court said while expressing concern over the brain-drain of medical specialists from the country. (LGD28) New Delhi: Courts are "always available" for common citizens, said the Supreme Court as it sought to allay the impression that its Registry does not care for timely listing of matters. (LGD25) New Delhi: A special court ordered the production of AIADMK (Amma) faction leader T T V Dhinakaran on police's plea seeking his consent to obtain voice sample required for its investigation in the Election Commission bribery case.(LGD23) New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain filed two criminal defamation complaints in a city court against sacked minister Kapil Mishra and an AAP MLA for allegedly defaming him by levelling graft charges against him. (LGD22) New Delhi: A plea by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) opposing the discharge of the Maran brothers in a money laundering case in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal led the Delhi High Court to seek their response.(LGD9) New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna and announced an environment compensation of Rs 5,000 for those who violated the diktat. (LGD8) FOREIGN The Hague: Pakistan violated Kulbhushan Jadhav's basic human rights by not allowing India consular access to him, Justice Dalveer Bhandari, the Indian judge on the ICJ bench, said in his declaration in the case.(FGN22) Islamabad: Pakistan will constitute a new team of lawyers to "vigorously" present its case against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at the ICJ, the Prime Minister's advisor on foreign affairs said as the government faced flak over the handling of the case. (FGN13) New York: A 58-year-old Indian man, who was in the US customs' custody for entering the country illegally, has died after being hospitalised for shortness of breath. (FGN6) Tokyo: The Japanese government approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.(FGN19) Tehran: Iranians poured into polling stations to deliver their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild ties with the world and kickstart the struggling economy.(FGN21) Dhaka: Bangladesh has arrested 29 people from an LGBT gathering here, a rare crackdown on gays in the conservative Muslim-majority country where homosexuality is prohibited, officials said.(FGN17) Stockholm: Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape investigation into Julian Assange, a legal victory for the WikiLeaks founder who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012.(FGN14) Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he respects the appointment of a special counsel to probe his campaign's alleged involvement with Russia in the 2016 presidential polls but termed the whole issue as a "witch hunt" against him.
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