National News SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. National News Omar Abdullah bats for Governor's rule in J-K Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, former chief minister Omar Abdullah requested Governor N.N. Vohra to impose his rule in the Valley. No question of alliance with PDP: Congress The Congress Party on Tuesday rejected any possibility of stitching an alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Mehbooba Mufti resigns as J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday resigned as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Won't allow a repeat of 2014 in 2019: Shiv Sena Shiv Sena on its 52 Anniversary tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. Accusing its alliance partner of doing injustice with the nation at various fronts, the Uddhav Thackrey helmed party, in its mouthpiece Saamna made clear that it would opt out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Karnataka's CM Meets Rahul, Conveys Birthday Wish Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today met Congress president Rahul Gandhi at his residence on Monday and gave him his best wishes ahead of his birthday tomorrow. Jammu - Kashmir govt collapses after BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP The three-year Jammu and Kashmir government, wracked by bitter political feuds and worsening security challenges, collapsed today with the BJP pulling out of its alliance with the PDP setting the stage for yet another round of governor's rule. Monsoon toll rises to 54 in Kerala With the recovery of one more body, that of a 54-year-old woman from under the rubble in a landslide, the toll in rain related incidents in Kerala rose to 54 today since the onset of the South West monsoon late last month. Rain in parts of north, northeast India; Assam flood situation worsens Some parts of north and northeast India got some breather from hot weather conditions after it rained today, while the flood situation in Assam deteriorated affecting more than 4.5 lakh people. Local body chief "kicks" woman over land dispute A video of a public representative, belonging to the ruling TRS, allegedly kicking a woman over a civil dispute in Nizamabad district of Telangana has gone viral. Delhi's IAS body rebuts AAP's claim of strike by officers Delhi's IAS association today rebutted the claim of the Aam Aadmi Party that its officers are on a strike and alleged they are being targeted and victimised. Nirav Modi faces fresh FIR for using multiple Indian passports Agencies probing the alleged USD 2-billion PNB fraud have detected that absconding diamond merchant Nirav Modi possessed at least half-a-dozen Indian passports and a fresh FIR is being mulled against him for this offence, officials said today.  BJP, Sena to clash again in Maharashtra Legislative Council polls The ruling alliance partners in Maharashtra, the BJP and the Shiv Sena, are set for a clash again in the biennial elections to the Legislative Council, after a bitter face-off in the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll. Violence in MP after attack on procession Violence broke out in Madhya Pradesh’s Shajapur apparently after stones were hurled at a procession being carried out on Maharana Pratap Jayanti on Saturday, the police said. Two sadhvis allege gangrape in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur Two sadhvis were allegedly abducted and gang-raped by four persons in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, police said on Saturday. 4 non-BJP CMs back Kejriwal Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala today rallied behind their Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, who has been protesting at the Raj Niwas for six consecutive days demanding that the “strike” by bureaucrats in the city be called off.  Delhi L-G not at NITI Aayog meet, Kant tells CM Kejriwal Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said he has not "authorised" Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal to attend the NITI Aayog meeting in his place after a report claimed the presence of the Constitutional head at the meeting. Grand alliance against BJP a sentiment of people: Rahul Gandhi Congress president Rahul Gandhi termed the grand alliance of opposition parties against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a mutual sentiment among politicians and the people. PM Modi nominates Kumaraswamy for fitness challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday nominated Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and table tennis player Manika Batra for the 'Fitness Challenge', as part of 'Hum Fit Toh India Fit' campaign. J-K: 4 BSF personnel killed in ceasefire violation by Pak Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel lost their lives and three others sustained injuries in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Chambliyal sector of Samba in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. 17 killed after bus hits divider, overturns in UP Around 17 people were killed and 35 others were injured in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri on Wednesday morning after a private bus hit a divider and overturned after losing balance Rains in Kerala kill 13 Thirteen people were killed after heavy rain lashed several parts of Kerala since the onset of monsoon. Dr Kafeel’s brother Kashif shot in Gorakhpur, condition stable Kashif Jameel, younger brother of Dr Kafeel Ahmad Khan has been shot in Gorakhpur on Sunday night about 10 pm. Kashif is being treated at the Star Hospital in Gorakhpur, and according to his family members, the medical condition of Kashif is stable and he is conscious. After Karnataka boost, Congress says 'doors open' for alliance in MP Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has said his party's "doors are open" for an alliance in Madhya Pradesh and seat sharing will not be a "speed breaker" for like-minded parties to come together, remarks that come amid talk of a Congress-BSP tie-up for assembly polls in the state. DRI seizes drones in Maharashtra Nhava Sheva Regional Unit of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on Saturday seized remotely piloted aircraft (drones) while they were being smuggled into India in a consignment of toys at Transindia Logistics Park Custom Freight station in Raigad. Rahul meets disgruntled Karnataka MLAs, but no solution yet Congress President Rahul Gandhi today met disgruntled Karnataka MLAs led by M B Patil in the national capital but the talks remained inconclusiv Priyanka Chopra apologises for ‘Indian nationalists’ terror plot in ‘Quantico’ Priyanka Chopra apologised for a recent episode in Quantico, following online backlash for the ‘Indian nationalists’ terror plot line in her show. Election Commission rejects Congress' bogus voters claim in Madhya Pradesh The Election Commission on Friday rejected Congress' allegations of large-scale discrepancies in the voters' list of Madhya Pradesh, saying field verifications showed that such charges were not borne out. Pranab-RSS event row: Owaisi says Congress is finished All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday hit out at the Congress after the party leader and former president Pranab Mukherjee attended the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) annual event. Excessive exposure to illumination behind VVPATs malfunctioning: EC The Election Commission of India (ECI) has revealed two major reasons behind the malfunctioning of the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) machines during by-polls in Kairana and Bhandara-Gondiya Parliamentary constituencies. SC refuses urgent hearing on plea challenging govt formation in Karnataka The Supreme Court today refused to accord an urgent hearing to a plea which questioned government formation in Karnataka on the grounds that Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy's party JD (S) had not emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly elections. IMD advises fishermen to not venture into sea The Indian Metrological Department on Thursday advised fishermen to not venture into the east central Arabian Sea off Konkan and Goa coasts, as well as west central and adjoining southwest Arabian Sea, off Somalia coast between June 8 to June 12, due to rough condition of the sea. Pranab showed RSS what real India resembles: Congress Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Thursday took a veiled jibe at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saying that former president Pranab Mukherjee had shown 'mirror' to the organisation, reminding them of what real India looked like. Pranab Mukherjee speaks on nation, nationalism and patriotism at RSS event Former president Dr Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday spoke on the concepts of nation, nationalism and patriotism in the context of India, at the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) event in Nagpur. Stone pelting cases against J-K children to be withdrawn: Rajnath Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that all stone pelting cases against children in Jammu and Kashmir will be withdrawn. Swachh Bharat Mission creating healthy India: PM Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the beneficiaries of various central healthcare schemes and stated that the Swachh Bharat Mission is playing a major role in creating a healthy India. Shiv Sena to contest upcoming elections alone The Shiv Sena on Thursday said that it will contest all upcoming elections on its own. Kerala: Pregnant woman carried to hospital sans availability of ambulance A pregnant woman from the tribal village of Attappadi in Kerala's Palghat district was carried to a hospital by her relatives on a makeshift cloth stretcher, due to non-availability of an ambulance. President Kovind to not host Iftar party in Rashtrapati Bhavan President Ram Nath Kovind will not host an Iftar party this year, in accordance with his decision to not observe any religious functions inside Rashtrapati Bhawan at taxpayers' expense. Mumbai Airport sets record, handles1003 flight movements in 24 hours Mumbai's GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) achieved yet another milestone by handling 1003 takeoffs and landings of flights in a 24-hour timeframe. 10 dead, 12 injured as mini-bus hits stationary truck in Maharashtra Ten people were killed and 12 injured when the mini-bus they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck at Sogras Phata on Mumbai-Agra national highway near here early on Thursday, police said. Govt not debarred from reservation in promotion to SC/ST employees: SC In a major relief to the Centre, the Supreme Court today allowed it to go ahead with reservation in promotion for employees belonging to the SC and ST category in "accordance with law". Kumta based UPSC aspirant hangs himself in Delhi A 28-year-old Kumta based UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) student has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Delhi on Sunday, 3rd June, after being denied entry into the UPSC examination hall. NCERT syllabus to be reduced by half as it is 'cramped', says Prakash Javadekar The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to reduce the NCERT syllabus by half as it is 'cramped', said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday. Two foreign drug suppliers held with heroin in New Delhi Two citizens of Cote D' Ivoire, who were part of an international drug racket supplying drugs to their contacts and rave party orgainsers in the national capital have been arrested here, police said on Sunday. Process for establishment of JK madrasa board underway: Minister A process is underway to establish a board to run the affairs of madrasas in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister for Hajj and Auqaf Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has said. Arvind Kejriwal reworks strategy to take on BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections In a boxing match, a player sometimes fends off the opponent, sometimes defends, and then, at the apt moment, he attacks. As momentum gathers for the 2019 general election, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seems to be playing the political game just as carefully, say leaders of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and political observers.c Kolkata student stripped naked, tortured inside college; minister vows strict action A day after a student alleged he was “stripped naked” and “filmed” inside a room at a reputed college in Kolkata. West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday said that “strict action” will be taken against anyone found involved in the act. Petrol can be cheaper by Rs 20 per litre under GST Bringing petrol and diesel under the ambit of GST would help provide an immediate and big relief of about Rs 20 per litre to consumers reeling under sky-high prices. Skeleton of 4-yr-old boy missing for 18 months found in wooden box near Delhi A skeleton, reportedly of a four-old-boy who was missing for the past 18 months, has been found in a wooden box lying on the terrace of a house in Garima Garden area of Sahibabad on Sunday, the police said. Petrol, diesel prices cut by 9 paise per litre Prices for petrol and diesel were cut by nine paise on Saturday. India's first national sports university to be set up in Manipur After the Union Cabinet on May 23 approved an ordinance to set up the country's first national sports university in Imphal, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the ordinance on Friday. Japanese woman raped by taxi driver in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu Japanese woman was allegedly raped by a taxi driver in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu on Friday. Naazim Khan of Kumta to represent India in Spain Once again, a young sportsman of the town, Naazim Javed Khan has made the entire town proud after qualifying to represent India in 'ITTF Para Table Tennis Spanish Open', which will be held at Barcelona in Spain from 7th to 11th June 2018. Around 9 players from various states including Naazim Javed Khan and two others from Karnataka have been selected for this championship game in Spain. False terror charges against local youth inspires Bhatkal boy to become a lawyer Bhatkal has got another young man as a lawyer as Mr. Nehzan Ekkery s/o Abdul Azeez Ekkery successfully completed his studies and is poised to step into legal practise soon. Nehzan completed his studies at the School of Law in the prestigious Christ University, Bengaluru and was awarded the BA LLB degree in an official ceremony at his college on Sunday.  Sita was ‘abducted’ by Rama, says Gujarat board textbook Sita was “abducted” by Lord Rama, says a textbook of Class XII in Gujarat. Curfew in parts of Shillong after clash between bus drivers, locals Curfew was imposed in 11 localities of the Meghalaya capital on Friday morning following a clash between a group of bus drivers and residents of Them Metor area, a senior district official said. Uttar Pradesh: Ganna trumps Jinnah in this bypoll when sugarcane arrears pile up Kairana constituency has six sugar mills: four private (the Shamli factory of Sir Shadi Lal Enterprises, Rana Sugars’ factory in Unn, Bajaj Hindusthan’s in Thana Bhawan and Uttam Sugar’s in Shermau) and two cooperative (in Sarsawa and Nanauta). Farmers launch 10-day long nationwide strike starting today Thousands of farmers from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on Friday started a 10-day nationwide strike demanding waiver of loans, right price for their crops and implementation of recommendations of Swaminathan Commission. Tabassum first Muslim MP from UP in 16th Lok Sabha Tabassum Hasan, whose victory in Kairana has given strength to opposition unity in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2019 general election, on Thursday became the first Muslim MP from the most populous state in the 16th Lok Sabha. Bypoll results: Opposition snatches Kairana from BJP to score 11/14 In a big setback to the ruling BJP, opposition parties on Thursday appeared winning 11 bypolls, limiting the saffron party and its allies to just three, out of four Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly seats across 11 states -- riding high on strengthening non-BJP unity in run-up to the 2019 general elections. Congress retains RR Nagar Assembly seat The Congress on Thursday won the Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly seat in the city by a margin of over 25,400 votes. All 5 accused in Bodh Gaya blasts case get life imprisonment Five Indian Mujahideen militants, convicted by a special NIA court in the 2013 Bodh Gaya blasts case, were sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday. Boy killed, mother injured in LPG cylinder blast in flat at Navi Mumbai A five-year-old boy was killed and his mother sustained serious injuries when a wall collapsed on them after a LPG cylinder exploded at their home in neighbouring Navi Mumbai this morning, the police said. Pradhan hails Kerala's decision to cut fuel price Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday welcomed Kerala government's decision of reducing the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs.1 in the state. Kerala to reduce fuel price by Rs.1 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday announced that the state government will reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs.1 in the state. Congress leader urges Pranab Mukherjee to avoid RSS event Senior Congress leader C. K. Jaffer Sharief on Tuesday wrote a letter to former President Pranab Mukherjee wherein he requested him to "reconsider and avoid visiting" the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) event scheduled for June 7. 60 paise to 1 paisa, petrol price cut sets social media on fire From 'petrolled' to 'fuelonfire', social media users had a field day today with hash tags as petrol and diesel prices were cut by just one paisa, whereas the first announcement was a reduction of 60 paise. PM Modi announces 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens and invited the diaspora to travel to their country of origin to experience the ‘New India’. Banking services hit as 10 lakh employees go on two-day strike Banking activities in public sector banks across the country have been interrupted as employees go on two-day nation-wide strike against the meagre 2 per cent salary hike offered by the management — Indian Banks Association. BJP MLA charged with rape; says allegation is ‘baseless’ Police in Bareilly is probing the complaint of a 19-year-old woman who has charged BJP’s Bisauli legislator Kushagra Sagar with raping her on the pretext of marriage, a senior official said on Wednesday. What does Modi want now, asks Kejriwal after CBI raid at AAP minister's house "What does PM Modi want?"--posed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, hours after the CBI raided the residence of  PWD Minister Satyendar Jain in connection with alleged violation of norms in hiring architects for the Public Works Department. Cobrapost in HC against restraint on making documentary public Web portal Cobrapost today moved a plea in the Delhi High Court challenging its single judge's order restraining the organisation from making public a documentary alleging that various media houses have indulged in unethical practices like paid news. TN cancels land allotment to Vedanta plant, Tuticorin violence rocks Assembly The Tamil Nadu government today cancelled the land allotment to the Vedanta group's copper plant in Tuticorin, while the killing of 13 people in police firing there resonated in the state assembly, with opposition DMK deciding to boycott the proceedings until the unit was "permanently shut". Temp nearly 49 deg Celsius in Sriganganagar Severe heatwave conditions threw normal life out of gear in most parts of Rajasthan with mercury nearly touching 49- degrees Celsius mark in Sriganganagar, a MeT official said. Minaret of masjid collapses in UP, four of family killed Four members of a family were crushed to death and as many others injured when an over 100-feet high minaret of a mosque collapsed on their house in Bhudwara village following a heavy storm. Rising price spurs cross-border fuel smuggling from Nepal As the fuel prices across the country have touched a historic high, Petrol and Diesel have been allegedly smuggled from Nepal in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district. Thunderstorm kills 34 in Bihar, Jharkhand, UP At least 34 people were killed on Monday due to a thunderstorm that hit various states across the country including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. Southwest monsoon hits Kerala in an early entry: IMD The southwest monsoon today hit Kerala, three days before its scheduled arrival, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. 30 killed in lightning and thunderstorm in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar Nine persons were killed and six others injured in incidents of thunderstorm and lightning in some parts of Uttar Pradesh, a senior government official said today. Sunanda Pushkar death case: Mail, messages taken as ‘dying declaration’, police tells court “I have no desire to live…all I pray for is death,” Sunanda Pushkar wrote in an e-mail to her husband Shashi Tharoor nine days before she was found dead in a luxury hotel room here, police has told a city court. APCR appeals for financial aid this Ramzan APCR is a national based organisation which fights to provide justice to the oppressed youth of the country. Opposition raises EVM tampering claims in Kairana, Noorpur Even as the polling for the high-stakes by-elections to Kairana and Noorpur assembly constituencies is underway, the opposition has raised concerns about the reported malfunctioning of voting machines in some areas. Voting for Shahkot Assembly bypoll in Punjab under way 44% voting till 1 pm  Polling to the Shahkot bypoll began here on Monday in which the Congress is hoping to maintain its winning momentum while the Akali Dal is trying to retain the seat. 2 girl hit by train in Delhi, ‘sorry father’, says note found near their bodies The bodies of two girls were on Sunday found on railway tracks in Tughlakabad in southeast Delhi, police said. The incident came to light around 6 pm. The girls were hit by a train, following which they were rushed to a hospital where they were declared dead, they said. Newly-elected Karnataka MLA dies in road accident Former union minister and newly-elected Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda died in a road accident in Bagalkote district early today, a senior police official said. BJP bandh in Karnataka evokes dull response The opposition BJP's appeal to farmers and the public to "voluntarily observe a bandh" across Heat wave conditions continue in UP; Jhansi hottest at 46.6 deg C The maximum temperature in the state capital touched 41.7 degrees Celsius, with Jhansi registering the hottest place in the state at 46.6 degrees Celsius. 3 Indians among 11 killed by cyclone Mekunu Three Indians were among 11 people killed by cyclone Mekunu that has battered southern Oman and the Yemeni island of Socotra, authorities and reports have said. Security being stepped up for Kairana bypoll Ahead of the May 28 Lok Sabha bypoll in Kairana, authorities have tightened security and are taking other steps to ensure a fair election, a police official has said. Bringing petrol, diesel under GST won’t reduce prices much, says Sushil Modi  Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday asserted that bringing petroleum products under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not have much impact in reducing its prices. PM inaugurates 1st phase of Delhi-Meerut Expressway Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the first phase of the Rs 7,500-crore Delhi-Meerut Expressway that will reduce the travel time considerably. PM Modi ended dynasty politics, ushered in development: Amit Shah Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four years of good governance, saying the 'Prime Minister has ended politics of dynasty and casteism, and ushered in politics of development.' BJP's 4-yr govt: PM Modi 'fails' in Rahul's report card Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his report card, to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre, gave an "F" with a remark terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "Master communicator with a short attention span". CBSE class 12th results declared, Trivandrum registers highest pass percentage Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced its results today with the overall pass percentage of 83.01 percent. Star Book Media and Indywood Talent Hunt join hands to promote young talents With an aim to provide more opportunities for youngsters to showcase their talents, Bangalore-based Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading casting, media and infotainment companies in the country, has joined hands with Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH), a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains.  Sikkim govt issues advisory on Nipah The Sikkim health department has issued an advisory urging the people of the state to take precaution against Nipah virus. Petrol prices rise for 12th straight day Fuel prices continued to increase for the 12th straight day today, with petrol and diesel prices hiked by 32 and 18 paise, respectively. Sikh policeman saves Muslim youth from mob in Uttarakhand A video purportedly showing a Sikh policeman saving a Muslim youth from a mob after the latter was allegedly found in a compromising position with a Hindu girl at a temple near Ramnagar in Nainital district had gone viral. Infiltration bid foiled, 4 militants killed in J&K At least four militants were killed as the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir on Saturday, a defence official said PM Modi, Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan here on Friday to symbolically highlight the warm bilateral cultural ties between the two countries.