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Here are the top 5 news updates of June 10, 2021:

1. After reports of dissent in UP, Yogi Adityanath likely to meet PM Modi on Friday

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be visiting the national capital today and is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday amid speculations of expansion of the Uttar Pradesh cabinet ahead of Assembly elections next year. The visit comes after Jitin Prasada switched from Congress to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, there is speculation that the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh will reshuffle its cabinet soon. With elections due next year, the BJP has decided to strengthen the party in the state by seeking feedback from its leaders in the wake of outcome of panchayat polls and the murmurs from some sections over handling of the COVID-19 situation.

2. Mumbai: Police to book owner of structure, contractor in Malad house collapse

"Mumbai Police to register a case under Section 304 (2) of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against the owner of structure that collapsed and the contractor. They had recently made some structural changes after Cyclone Tauktae," Joint Commissioner Police (Law and Order) Vishwas Nangre Patil said. At least 11 people, including eight minors, lost their lives after a residential structure collapsed in the New Collector compound in the Malad West area of Mumbai late on Wednesday night. As many as 18 people have been rescued safely, while seven people have been injured in the incident.

3. CBI books former Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki in corruption case

The CBI has registered a fresh FIR against former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for alleged nepotism and corruption related to a contract for construction of a Kendriya Vidyalaya school boundary wall in Salt Lake area of Kolkata, officials said. The CBI, after doing a preliminary enquiry, has alleged that officials of the Public Works Department, Arunachal Pradesh awarded the tender to firms controlled by family members of Tuki, the then minister of PWD in the state, at his behest without inviting tenders, which caused wrongful loss to the state government and corresponding "wrongful" gain to the minister and relatives.

4. MVA allies will fight next Lok Sabha and Assembly elections together in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar

Speaking on the occasion of NCP's foundation day, party chief Sharad Pawar today said that the MVA govt will complete its five-year term and allies will fight the next Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Maharashtra together. He added that the MVA government in Maharashtra will complete its full term and praised ally Shiv Sena, saying it is party which one can trust. The remarks came against the backdrop of the one-on-one meeting between Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday and Pawar's meeting with BJP leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis last week.

5. Sensex rebounds 359 points; financial, pharma stocks key drivers

The BSE benchmark Sensex surged nearly 359 points to close above the 52,300-level today, with financial, pharma and IT shares gaining the most amid positive global cues. The 30-share Sensex finished 358.83 points or 0.69 per cent higher at 52,300.47. Intra-day, the index swung between a high of 52,346.35 and a low of 51,957.92. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty climbed 102.40 points or 0.65 per cent to end at 15,737.75.

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