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News of the day: CBI takes over probe into irregularities in Neet-UG, Under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 23.06.24, 05:24 PM
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CBI has filed an FIR in connection with alleged irregularities in the conduct of the medical entrance exam NEET-UG held on May 5, officials said. The officials said that the CBI registered a fresh case against unidentified persons on a reference from the Union education ministry.

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A case of alleged sexual abuse of a male party worker against JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for probe, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said. He was booked for allegedly sexually abusing a party worker a few days ago and has been booked under different sections of the IPC, including "unnatural offences."

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Delhi Water Minister Atishi said the Haryana government has closed all gates of Hathnikund Barrage that is used to release water for Delhi, and added that she will continue her indefinite hunger strike over it. The minister urged the Haryana government to release water for Delhi.

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An under-construction small bridge collapsed in East Champaran district in third such incident in Bihar in less than a week, officials said. The 16-metre-long bridge was being built over a canal by the state's Rural Works Department (RWD) to connect Amwa village to other areas of the block.

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president declared nephew Akash Anand her successor and made him the party's national coordinator, reversing her own previous decision. After a national level meeting at the BSP state office, the party in a statement said it was handing Akash Anand his former responsibilities back.

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As many as 18 Indian fishermen were arrested for alleged illegal fishing in the island nation’s waters by the Sri Lankan Navy and three fishing vessels were seized, a media report said. Navy spokesperson Capt Gayan Wickramasuriya said the arrested fishermen would be taken to Kankesanturai fishing harbour for further legal proceedings.

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In April 2019, David Ginsberg, a Meta executive, emailed his boss, Mark Zuckerberg, with a proposal to research and reduce loneliness and compulsive use on Instagram and Facebook. A week later, Susan Li, now the company’s chief financial officer, informed Ginsberg that the project was “not funded” because of staffing constraints. Adam Mosseri, Instagram’s head, ultimately declined to finance the project, too.

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A 13-year-old boy was apprehended for allegedly sending an email to the Delhi Airport falsely claiming that a bomb had been planted in the Dubai-bound flight, police said. The incident occurred on Monday when a complaint was registered regarding a bomb threat on a Dubai-bound flight on June 18, DCP said.

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Afghanistan pulled off an upset of epic proportions with a shock 21-run win over mighty Australia in T20 World Cup with Gulbadin Naik's four-wicket haul upending Pat Cummins' hat-trick to produce one of most memorable days in Afghan cricket. Australia were all out for 127 in 19.2 overs and they are now staring at early elimination from the World Cup.

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