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Secretary of State Antony Blinken

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 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday said, here in the US, India is part of our daily lives. We enjoy our Jhumpa Lahiri's novels over samosas. We laugh at the comedies of Mindy Kaling. We dance to the beats of Diljit at Coachella. We keep ourselves more or less fit and healthy doing Yoga.

IRDAI on Friday approved the transfer of HDFC Life Insurance shares owned by mortgage lender HDFC Ltd to HDFC Bank due to their merger.

Political parties which never saw eye to eye came together today- this selfish alliance came wants to deprive India of economic development, says Union Minister BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani on the Opposition meeting.

Indian private lender Yes Bank said on Friday that it has approved raising up to 25 billion rupees (about $305 million) through debt securities.

The next meet will be in Shimla and we will decide way forward from there. We have to fight together, Lalu Prasad Yadav said in the Patna press meet. He also took a dig at BJP's defeat in Karnataka and said "the prices of vegetables are touching the skies and they are fighting elections in the name of Hanuman ji...but now Hanuman ji is on our side."

Nitish Kumar opened the opposition's media address and said the ruling party is not working for the country. They will change History and erase India's struggle for freedom on Friday. 

We may have some differences but have decided to work together with flexibility to protect our ideology, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said. 

We all are united and will fight unitedly against BJP, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said after meeting of 17 opposition parties in Patna

A Mumbai court extended interim relief from arrest granted to former Mumbai NCB chief Sameer Wankhede till June 28 in an extortion case.

India's National Housing Bank plans to raise funds by selling commercial papers maturing in three months, at a yield of 6.97%, three merchant bankers said.

First Made-in-India chips are expected to be rolled out by December 2024, Union Minister for Communications and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Friday.

The Indian government this week kicked off a multi-billion-dollar process seeking equity in its three big state refiners in return for funding towards the firms' energy transition projects

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We laugh at the comedies of Mindy Kaling, we keep ourselves more or less fit and healthy doing Yoga: Blinken

10:03 PM

Amit Shah chairs security review meeting in J&K's Srinagar

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3 dead, 8 rescued in building collapse in Gujarat's Jamnagar

Three persons including a woman and a four-year-old boy died after a three-storey residential building collapsed in Jamnagar city of Gujarat on Friday evening, officials said. The nearly 30-year-old building located in Sadhana colony area, constructed by the Gujarat Housing Board, was in a dilapidated condition, locals claimed. 
9:26 PM

PM has provided new direction to Indian diplomacy which was lacking before: Amarinder Singh on Modi's US visit

BJP leader Amarinder Singh on Friday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his "successful" visit to the United States and said he has provided a new direction and leadership to Indian diplomacy "which was lacking so far".

"Whether it is maintaining strategic and diplomatic independence or maintaining strong and positive relations with friendly nations, PM Modi has drawn a perfect balance," Singh said in a statement.

This has really happened for the first time in India's diplomatic history, he said.

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4 trapped in debris of collapsed apartment building in Gujarat, rescue operations underway

8:48 PM

RBI imposes penalty on J&K Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Axis Bank

The Reserve Bank on Friday said it has imposed a penalty of Rs 2.5 crore on Jammu and Kashmir Bank for non-compliance with certain directions, including one related to 'time-bound implementation and strengthening of SWIFT-related operational controls'. A penalty of Rs 1.45 crore has also been imposed on Bank of Maharashtra for non-compliance with certain directions issued by RBI on Loans and Advances Statutory and Other Restrictions' and Advisory on Man in the Middle (MiTM) Attacks in ATMs'.

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Amit Shah addresses public during 'Vitasta' Cultural Festival in Srinagar

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Indo-US relationship have gone well beyond Pakistan: Dy NSA Pankaj Saran

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NIA charged-sheets 13 Pak nationals for smuggling weapons, contraband drugs from Pakistan

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Steel Minister Scindia inaugurates SAIL's Rs 149-cr beneficiation plant in Chhattisgarh

Union Steel Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia on Friday inaugurated a Rs 149-crore beneficiation project of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) at Kanker in Chhattisgarh.The minister virtually inaugurated the SAIL's Silica Reduction Plant set up at the company's Dalli iron ore mines. In his address, Scindia said the new plant is an important milestone as it will help the steel maker utilise the low-grade ore from the Dalli mines through the beneficiation process.
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Karnataka CM blames previous BJP government for 'financial indiscipline' and 'commission racket'

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday blamed the previous BJP government for 'financial indiscipline' that has caused problems for government contractors, and said it would take some time to fix the state's economy. He assured the contractors that the 'commission racket' will be busted during his tenure.
Financial indiscipline and commission menace of the previous government has created problems for contractors. It will take some time to fix the economy, which was derailed by BJP, Siddaramaiah told contractors during a meeting here.
6:25 PM

Patnaik 'outsourced' Odisha administration to officers: JP Nadda

BJP president J P Nadda on Friday accused Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of outsourcing the administration to bureaucrats. Nadda attacked the state's BJD government while addressing a rally in Kalahandi district on the occasion of the completion of nine years of the Narendra Modi government. I wonder who has been running Odisha! Is this the officers or leaders who are running this state? I want to know this. Someone told me that it's actually the officers who are running the state, they are ruling it, Nadda said.

5:59 PM

UP CM Adityanath unveils MotoGP Bharat first ticket, cheapest ticket to cost Rs 800

The tickets for the inaugural MotoGP Bharat to be held in Greater Noida in September range from Rs 800 to 40,000. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath on Friday unveiled the tickets sales for the premier two-wheel racing competition to be held at the Buddh International Circuit from September 22 to 24. As reported by PTI earlier this month, the lowest denomination of tickets are from Rs 800 in order to cater to the mass audience. The Main Grandstand ticket prices range between Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000, depending on the tier a fan would prefer with a centre stage view.

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BJP will be defeated in 2024, we will fight together: Lalu Prasad Yadav

The next meet will be in Shimla and we will decide way forward from there. We have to fight together, Lalu Prasad Yadav said in the Patna press meet. He also took a dig at BJP's defeat in Karnataka and said "the prices of vegetables are touching the skies and they fighting elections in the name of Hanuman ji...but now Hanuman ji is on our side."

Don't understand the logic behind banning Rs 2000 notes, he added.
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This is just the first glance of what's coming next: CM Hemant Soren

Speaking especially on the fourth pillar of democracy Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren said that the democratic institutions of the country have been under attack. 'Unity in Diversity' has been the philosophy of our country for ages, but today there are crack emerging in it, Soren said. 

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First Published: Jun 23 2023 | 9:12 AM IST

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