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News in brief from India: June 24

National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during filing her nomination papers for the Presidential election, at the Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo/JP Nadda Twitter)

By: Shubham Ghosh

HERE are news in brief from India on Friday, June 24, 2022:

National Democratic Alliance’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu files nomination papers: The presidential candidate nominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA, Droupadi Murmu on Friday (24) filed her nomination papers in New Delhi.

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India’s top court confirms clean chit to Narendra Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots: The Supreme Court of India on Friday (24) dismissed the plea filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of former Indian National Congress parliamentarian Ehsan Jafri, challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team to then chief minister of Gujarat and currently the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, and several others in 2002 Gujarat riots.

Maharashtra crisis: Uddhav Thackeray govt in tatters as more Shiv Sena lawmakers turn rebels: Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde is appearing to be holding a tight grip on the party, as the strength of the members of legislative assembly supporting him is expected to cross 50, which means the chances of the Uddhav Thackeray-led government of the state turn slimmer.

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi’s office in Kerala vandalised, 8 Left student workers detained: The Students’ Federation of India (SFI), the student wing of Kerala’s ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist), took out a march and ransacked Indian National Congress parliamentarian Rahul Gandhi’s office in his constituency in Wayanad, Kerala.

Tapan Kumar Deka made IB chief, Samant Goel gets another year as RAW chief: Tapan Kumar Deka, the “crisis man” who was put in charge of the counter-assaults during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, was on Friday (24) appointed the director of India’s domestic intelligence agency Intelligence Bureau (IB). Besides, the tenure of Samant Goel, who has been heading the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the country’s foreign intelligence agency, has been extended by a year.

India clubbed with Brazil, Morocco, USA in women’s U-17 World Cup: Hosts India have been clubbed alongside powerhouse Brazil, Morocco and the USA in Group A for the upcoming U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the draw for which took place on Friday (24). The tournament will be held from October 11 to 30 and feature 16 teams.

Double tons give Madhya Pradesh upper hand against Mumbai in Ranji Trophy 2022 final: Madhya Pradesh were in a comfortable position on Day 3 of the Ranji Trophy final against Mumbai with centuries by Yash Dubey and Shubham Sharma taking them to 368/3 in their first innings. At stumps, Madhya Pradesh were trailing the 41-time champions by just six runs with seven wickets in hand.

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