Breaking News on June 12, 2023

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CoWIN data leak reported, Centre calls it ‘baseless’

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said reports claiming breach of data of beneficiaries registered on the CoWIN platform were “without any basis”, and that it has requested the country’s nodal cyber security agency CERT-In to look into the issue and submit a report. While asserting that the CoWIN portal is completely safe with adequate safeguards for data privacy, it said an internal exercise has been initiated to review the existing security measures of CoWIN. (Read More)

Kisan Unions mega march to National Capital

Traffic on the Delhi-Chandigarh National Highway was disrupted on Monday as farmers gathered there after holding a mahapanchayat in this district to press for minimum support price for sunflower seed. Apart from leaders of various khaps and Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait, Olympic medal-winning wrestler Bajrang Punia, one of the grapplers who have been demanding action against outgoing Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, were present at the mahapanchayat. (Read More)

PM Modi chairs review meeting on Cyclone Biparjoy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the review meeting on the status of Cyclone Biparjoy. The cyclone has intensified and is expected to make landfall in Gujarat, for which the West Coast has already braced itself. IMD took to Twitter on Monday and wrote, “Cyclone Alert for Saurashtra & Kutch Coast: Orange Message. ESCS BIPARJPY at 0530IST of today over east-central & adjoining NE Arabian Sea near lat 19.2N & long 67.7E, about 380km SSW of Devbhumi Dwarka. To cross near Jakhau Port, Gujarat by noon of 15 June.” (Read More)

ICC punishes Shubham Gill for openly criticising third umpire’s decision

ICC has fined Indian opener Shubman Gill 15% of his match fees for critcising third umpire’s decision in the World Test Championship Final on Saturday. As per report, Gill was found in breach of Level 1 of the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct.

PM Modi to hold meeting to review situation related to Cyclone Biparjoy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a review meeting on Monday to take note of the situation related to Cyclone Biparjoy. Fishing activities along Gujarat’s south and north coasts have been suspended and authorities were evacuating people in districts by the sea in view of Biparjoy that is likely to make landfall along the Saurashtra-Kutch coasts as a very severe cyclonic storm, officials said on Monday. (Read More)

PM Modi adresses G20 Development Ministers meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 12 said that development is a key issue for global south. Modi was speaking at the G20 Development Ministers meet. “G20 ministers should read all development models. We should increase investment. Our efforts must be comprehensible and sustainable,” Modi said. (Read More)

BSF recovers Pakistani drone in Punjab’s Amritsar

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered a Pakistani drone on the outskirts of Shaidpur Kalan village in Punjab’s Amritsar district on Monday, said an official statement. “Based on specific intelligence inputs, 01 Pakistani drone, in broken condition has been recovered by alert troops of BSF in Amritsar”, an official statement of the BSF said. (ANI)

Gujarat braces itself against ‘Biparjoy’, People being shifted to temporary shelters amid Cyclone alert

Amid the cyclone alert in the state of Gujarat, officials at Deendayal Port Authority in Kandla at Gujarat’s Kutch have started shifting people from low-lying areas to temporary shelters.They have been asked to be on alert in case of any emergency situation. Om Prakash, the Public Relations Officer of Deendayal Port Authority, in Gujarat’s Kandla said that six ships have left the port and 11 more will be departing tomorrow. “Six ships left the port today and 11 more ships will depart tomorrow. Port officials and ship owners have been asked to remain alert. Those staying in low-lying areas of Kandla are being moved to temporary shelters in Gandhidham,” the PRO said. (ANI)

Bus carrying wedding guests in Australian wine region rolls over, killing 10 and injuring 25

A bus carrying wedding guests rolled over on a foggy night in Australia’s wine country, killing 10 people and injuring 25, police said Monday.The 58-year-old driver was arrested and being held at a Cessnock police station and will be charged, Police Assistant Commissioner Tracy Chapman said. She would not detail the allegations, including whether speed was a factor, but told reporters “there is sufficient information … for us to establish that there will be charges.” The crash happened just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday in foggy conditions at a roundabout on Wine Country Drive in the town of Greta in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales state north of Sydney. (AP)

At least 3 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Maryland home stemming from dispute 

Three people were killed and three wounded in a shooting Sunday night at a house in Maryland’s capital city, police said. Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson told reporters at a media briefing that the shooting stemmed from what he described as an “interpersonal dispute” and that there was no further threat to the public. He declined to elaborate on the relationship between the people involved, but said those killed ranged in age from their 20s to their 50s. He said that authorities hadn’t established a firm motive for the shooting. Numerous police cars were seen in the residential area where the shooting happened south of the city center and near the waterfront. The police department issued a news release saying that one of the wounded was flown to a trauma center. (Read More)