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Free Press Bulletin: Top 5 news updates of June 11, 2021; watch video

04:29 PM Jun 11, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Here are the top 5 news updates of June 11, 2021:

1. Mumbai Police arrest contractor of Malvani building which collapsed; owner booked

Mumbai Police has arrested Ramzan Sheikh, the contractor who constructed the building in Malvani which collapsed on Wednesday night, killing at least 12 people. The police has also booked building owner Rafeeq Siddiqui. At least 12 people, including eight children, were killed and seven others injured after two floors of a three-storey residential building collapsed on an adjoining single-storey house in Malwani in suburban Mumbai. The ill-fated building was constructed illegally and had suffered damage in Cyclone Tauktae, which passed close to the Mumbai coast last month, police said.

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2. Political strategist Prashant Kishor meets Sharad Pawar; sets off political speculation

Political strategist Prashant Kishor today called on NCP president Sharad Pawar at the latter's residence and held talks with him for around three hours, setting tongues wagging in political circles. NCP sources said apart from discussing the prevailing political situation, Pawar hosted lunch for Kishor. The meeting got over by around 2 pm, but neither Kishor nor Pawar spoke to the mediapersons gathered outside 'Silver Oak'. This is Kishor's first meeting with Pawar after the victory of the DMK and the TMC in the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal respectively. He had helped craft the election strategy for these parties in the assembly elections.

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3. 'Can't have doubts over own force': SC refuses to entertain Param Bir Singh's plea seeking transfer of inquiries outside Maharashtra

Supreme Court has refused to entertain former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh's plea seeking transfer of all inquiries against him to an independent agency outside Maharashtra. The apex court, during the hearing also told the former Mumbai top cop that he can't have doubts over his own force. "You've been in the police force for 30 years. You can't now say you want your inquiries outside the state. You can't have doubts over your own force. You're part of the Maharashtra cadre and now you don’t trust the functioning of your own state? This is a shocking allegation," SC noted during the hearing.

4. Yogi Adityanath meets PM Modi in Delhi amid murmurs about in-party rift

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. He met PM Modi at his residence, a day after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah. His visit comes close on the heels of the party holding a series of review meetings in Lucknow, which had fuelled speculation of a ministerial reshuffle in the state. During his meeting with Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath presented a copy of the report 'Solution of Migrant Crisis'. His visit to the national capital started a day after Jitin Prasada quit the Congress and joined the BJP.

5. Sensex, Nifty jump to lifetime highs

Equity benchmark Sensex climbed 174 points to close at its all-time high today, tracking gains in index heavyweights Reliance Industries, Infosys and TCS amid a largely positive trend in global equities. After touching a record intra-day peak of 52,641.53, the 30-share BSE index ended 174.29 points or 0.33 per cent higher at 52,474.76. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty advanced 61.60 points or 0.39 per cent to its lifetime peak of 15,799.35.

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