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18.48 pm Opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance has set Jammu and Kashmir on fire; the damage will continue under President’s rule: Rahul Gandhi

17.45 pm Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be visiting Rifleman Aurangzeb’s native village in Poonch to meet his family on 20 June.

17.18 pm I have told governor we will not go into any other alliance, says Mehbooba after submitting resignation as CM.

17. 10 pm We will continue to strive for dialogue and reconciliation in J-K, alliance with BJP was not for power: PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti.

17. 05 pm We had always said muscular security policy will not work in J-K, reconciliation is key: PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti.

16. 10 pm Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tenders her resignation to Governor N N Vohra: Officials

16. 36 pm Wish Mehbooba Mufti had gone with some dignity rather than having ‘rug pulled under her feet’, says NC’s Omar Abdullah.

16. 33 pm NC leader Omar Abdullah says not shocked by BJP decision but timing has taken him by surprise.

16.29 pm NC leader Omar Abdullah says his party favours governor’s rule and early elections in state.

16. 24 pm NC leader Omar Abdullah says: We did not have mandate in 2014 and we do not have mandate in 2018.

16.20 pm National Conference leader Omar Abdullah rules out an alliance with any party to form government in Jammu and Kashmir.

15. 29 pm Mehbooba Mufti has submitted her resignation (as J&K CM) to the Governor: Naeem Akhtar, PDP

15. 20 pm No question of forming alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

14. 45 pm Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to submit her resignation to the Governor shortly: senior PDP minister Naeem Akhtar

14.35 pm BJP favours governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir: party general secretary Ram Madhav

14.30 pm Terrorism, violence and radicalisation have risen and fundamental rights of the citizens are under danger in the Valley: Ram Madhav, BJP

14. 25 pm “It has become untenable for BJP to continue in the alliance govt in JK,” BJP Gen Secy Ram Madhav.

14.15 pm BJP pulls out of J&K alliance Govt after repeated attacks on forces and civilians. J&K Govt to fall. PDP-BJP alliance over in J&K. BJP to make announcement shortly, decision taken after soft approach of PDP towards terrorism.

13.00 pm Maha govt accords MoS status to Adesh Bandekar

12.55 pm: Uttar Pradesh: 22 people arrested from Meerut by UP STF over cheating in UP Police Public Services Commission constable recruitment exam. Mobile phones, cash and other materials also seized.

12.45 pm: Karnataka: Hubballi-Dharwad city police commissioner MN Nagaraj suspended a police constable posted at Town Police Station for sharing a Facebook post by BJP Shikarpur that said “18 days completed- when will you waive off farmers’ loans? Resign CM HD Kumarswamy”

12.40 pm: It’s disgraceful that a prominent leader of Punjab is supporting people who want to divide India & Kejriwal is not saying a word. Sukhpal Khaira kaunse dollar ki bhaasha bol rahe hain, woh dollar unko kaunse desh de rahe hain: Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister.

12.10 pm: There is clear direction from SC on Cauvery row. HD Kumaraswamy meeting PM was a waste of time. Whether it is Kumaraswamy, Narayanasamy or some other Swamy, we have Cauvery management board & it is the ultimate Swami: D Jayakumar, Tamil Nadu Minister.

12.01 pm: Odisha: Rs 45 lakh looted at gunpoint from Indian Overseas Bank’s Rourkela branch, at around 10.30 am. 7 robbers were involved in the act. Police probe underway.

11.50 am:  CORRECTION: Chhattisgarh: 4 people dead & 2 critical after gas leak from a septic tank present inside a public toilet, in Bijapur district. The injured admitted to the hospital for treatment. (Original tweet will be deleted)

11.48 am: If the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has given their word, we will stick to it. I heard the news that a cheque of Rs 20 lakh that was given to #RohithVemula ‘s mother bounced. This has not come to the notice of any of our leaders yet: Dr MK Muneer, IUML leader.

11.05 am: Uttar Pradesh: Police says, ‘There was a collision b/w 2 motorcycles in Hapur after which supporters of one of the motorbike riders beat 2 people who were on the other motorbike. Victims were admitted to the hospital,one died during treatment. Body sent for post-mortem. Investigation on.”

10.55 am: Supreme Court refused to give an urgent hearing into the plea filed by SC lawyer Shashank Deo, seeking action against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for staging dharna.

10.45 am: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met BJP President Amit Shah at Shah’s residence.

10.35 am: Delhi: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia discharged from LNJP hospital. He was admitted yesterday after his ketone level reached 7.4. Sisodia was on an indefinite hunger strike for the past 7 days at LG’s residence against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of Delhi government.

10.22 am: We immediately reported the matter to Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) & followed all security protocols. The concerned authorities carried out the investigation & declared the call as specific bomb threat. Following clearance, operations will be resumed as normal: IndiGo

10.20 am: IndiGo call centre received a bomb threat call for its Jaipur-Mumbai flight in the early morning hours today. More details awaited.

10.10. am: Bihar: 6 children dead, 1 rescued after a car they were travelling in fell into a pond in Ararriya’s Tarabadi.

9.35 am: A bag containing 200 answer sheets of Bihar Class 10th Matric 2018 exam goes missing from SS Balika Inter school in Gopalaganj. School authorities registered a complaint, police investigation underway. Bihar School Examination Board to declare Class 10 Matric Result 2018 tomorrow.

9.30 am: Maharashtra: Three children dead, five critical & more than 30 people are under treatment due to food poisoning, after consuming dinner at a function in Raigad’s Khalapur. Police registered an accidental death report & is investigating the matter.

8.30 am: Rajasthan: Police says,”Members of a tribal community vandalised Salamgarh police station & pelted stones at police vehicles after a member of their community was detained in connection with a case registered against him on 31st May. Situation was brought under control.”(18 June)

8.05 am: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting China on Tuesday & Wednesday, reports AFP quoting Yonhap.

7.55 am: Madhya Pradesh: Special Armed Force (SAF) personnel of Madhya Pradesh police deputed at the residence of slain journalist Sandeep Sharma (who was run over by a truck in Bhind on March 26) in Bhind allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself; Police present at the spot.

7.45 am: Lucknow: Fire broke out in Charbagh’s SSJ International hotel, in the early morning hours; More details awaited.

7.15 am: Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit India-China Border Region at 5.15 am.

7.00 am: Considering intense heat, a decision has been taken that all state-aided & state-run schools will remain closed from June 20 to June 30. We will request pvt schools also to keep their institutions closed till June 30: West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee.

6.30 am: Medical tests were done&doctors say Manjinder Singh Sirsa’s ketone level is high. Vijender Gupta,Parvesh Verma&my ketone levels are moderate. We’ve been asked to but we won’t go to hospital.We’ll continue with hunger strike:Kapil Mishra on BJP’s hunger strike at Delhi Secretariat.