What hogged headlines in June

What hogged headlines in June

June 1

Intra-state e-way bill rolled out in 5 states

The GST provision requiring transporters to carry an electronic waybill or e-way bill when moving goods from one place to another was implemented in 5 states -- Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala.

June 3

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-5

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000 km, off the Odisha coast.

June 5

WHO salutes Kerala nurse Lini who fell to Nipah

Lini Puthussery

Earlier, 'The Economist' paid rich tributes to the 28-year-old and said that the woman had done just what she should and her death epitomised the sense of selfless service.

World observes Environment Day

This years World Environment Day was observed with the theme 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. Check out Onmanorama's special in-depth page. Read more

June 7

New Zealand coach Hesson announces shock resignation

The 43-year-old, who was appointed to the role in 2012, is to leave the job on July 31.

Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kaala' hits screens

Kaala movie

The Supreme Court and Madras High Court on Wednesday refused to stall the release of Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kaala' today but a cloud of uncertainty continued to hang over its screening across Karnataka over the superstar's remarks on Cauvery river dispute.

US diplomats hit by mystery illness in China

The US is bringing back a group of diplomats from China for further medical evaluation over concerns they were suffering from a mysterious illness similar to those reported by its personnel in Cuba.

Mars had the ingredients needed for life: NASA

A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth's neighbor may have harbored life.

June 9

PM leads Indian delegation for its first-ever SCO summit as a full member

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the Indian delegation, at the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit began in China, for the grouping's first-ever meeting with the country as a full member.

June 12

Historic summit: Trump, Kim pledge to work towards denuclearisation


Trump also said Kim had told him North Korea was destroying a major engine-testing site used for missiles, but maintained international sanctions on Pyongyang would stay in place for now.

June 14

FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off

The 21st FIFA World Cup was kicked off in Russia with 32 teams locking horns for the La Copa de la Vida. Russia is hosting the tournament from June 14 to July 15 in 12 stadiums spread across cities including Moscow, St Petersburg and Sochi.

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Monsoon batters Kerala: Red alert issued for 6 districts

The alert has been issued as there was a likelihood of floods and landslides in the area. Kozhikode and Malappuram received unprecedented rainfall over the past two days.

6 killed, many injured after TN bus rolls down Ooty gorge

The bus, carrying around 40 passengers, was travelling from Ooty to Coonoor.

June 15

Bengaluru Test: India thrash Afghanistan inside two days

The hosts, positioned atop the ICC's Test rankings, enforced a follow-on and their bowlers excelled once again as debutants Afghanistan limped to 103 all out in the final session.

Monsoon fury claims 20 lives in Kerala


The government issued a red alert in northern districts - Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Palakkad, Kasaragod and Malappuram - in view of heavy rain forecast till June 18.

June 19

BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP in Kashmir

The BJP's move raises the possibility of governor's rule in the volatile state, the eighth time since it was imposed in 1977.

Rats chew Rs 12 lakh in Assam ATM

The ATM was opened by technicians around a month after it stopped working, only to find piles of currency nibbled and chewed by rodents.

World's most powerful supercomputer unveiled in US

The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) supercomputer called Summit will be eight times more powerful than its previous top-ranked system, Titan.

June 20

Omar calls for fresh polls in J&K as BJP hints at surprise

The former chief minister was reacting to BJP leader Kavinder Gupta's reported statement that his party was 'working on something' after the PDP-BJP alliance government fell.

Economic adviser Subramanian quits

Subramanian was appointed as chief economic advisor to the finance ministry on October 16, 2014, for a period of three years. In 2017, his term was extended for a year.

US quits UN body over 'bias against Israel'

Washington's withdrawal is the latest US rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Tamil girl Anukreethy Vas wins Miss India title

Miss India 2018

Ninteen-year-old Anukreethy is a student of Chennai's Loyola College, pursuing BA in French to become an interpreter.

June 21

High formalin content in fish brought to Kerala

The consignments were sent back, including 6,000 kilogram of fish brought to the market at Edappazhinji in the state capital.

India hikes import duty on certain US products

Last week, India had submitted to the WTO a revised list of 30 items on which it proposed to raise customs duties by up to 50 per cent.

June 22

'Black Cats' to be deployed in J&K for anti-terror ops

A team of NSG has been stationed in the Kashmir Valley for quite sometime and is undergoing rigorous training in the outskirts of the city.

June 23

Tourism boost for Nipah-hit Kozhikode, Rs 25 lakh for kayaking event

It will be a swift boost to tourism and adventure sports as sleek and composite kayaks are all set to streak down the ravishing rapids of three prominent rivers in Kozhikode from July 18 to 22.

Poet and travel writer Sujatha Devi passes away

sujatha devi

Sujatha Devi is the youngest sister of educationist Hridayakumari and poet Sugathakumari.

Baby born at 22 weeks survives, set to go home fine

Beating all odds, a baby that completed gestational age of only 22 weeks is making a sure stride toward a healthy life.

June 24

Army major held for murder of colleague's wife

The accused had allegedly run a car over her face in order to make the incident appear as an accident, the police said.

Body of missing Argentina fan fished out of Kottayam lake

Dinu was apparently shattered by Argentina's crushing defeat against Croatia in the World Cup.

June 25

3 get 10-year RI for Naroda Patiya massacre

A mob had killed 97 people, mostly Muslims, in the Naroda Patiya area of Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002, a day after the torching of the Sabarmati Express at Godhra, which triggered state-wide riots.

June 26

Apply for passport on mobile, from anywhere

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has launched the mPassportSeva Mobile App along with a new scheme by which an applicant can apply for passport from anywhere in the country.

June 27

Dileep row: Rima Kallingal, Remya Nambeesan, Geetu Mohandas, victim actress quit AMMA


The victim actress, in a Facebook post, stated that AMMA had not acted when she flagged Dileep's deliberate attempts to thwart her chances in the industry.

Tom Jose is Kerala's chief secretary

The senior-most IAS officer after incumbent Paul Antony is Anand Kumar but he is now serving at the Centre.

June 28

Small plane crashes in Mumbai suburb killing five

Those killed include two pilots and as many flight engineers on board, besides a pedestrian in the Ghatkopar area where it crashed, police said.

June 29

Half of South Asia living in vulnerable climate 'hotspots'

Changes in temperature and rainfall will impact almost half of South Asia in the coming decades, reducing economic growth in one of the world's poorest regions, the World Bank said.

Cops eavesdropped on calls by actors ahead of AMMA meet

The action was prompted by reports of bid to influence key witnesses in favour of actor Dileep, who has been accused of funding the attack on a young actress early last year.

June 30

No vested interests in taking back Dileep, AMMA not anti-woman: Mohanlal

AMMA president and Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, who drew flak after actor Dileep- accused in actress attack case- was reinstated, said that the leadership had merely heeded popular sentiment and there was no other vested interests behind the move.

Neenu's father had threatened to kill Kevin, say police

The police told the First-Class Judicial Magistrate that Chacko telephonically threatened to eliminate Kevin if he didn't keep off Neenu

Argentina and Portugal knocked out of World Cup 2018

France roared back against Argentina to reach the World Cup quarterfinals on 30th as wonder kid Kylian Mbappe sent Lionel Messi home empty-handed. Uruguay sent Portugal crashing out of the World Cup on 29th as a pair of stunning goals from Edinson Cavani gave the South Americans a 2-1 victory.