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Afternoon briefing: NIA to probe Reasi terror attack case; PM Modi to visit Varanasi tomorrow, and more

Jun 17, 2024 12:57 PM IST

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The Centre has handed over the probe into the June 9 attack on a bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), people familiar with the development said on Monday. The decision, officials said, was taken during a high-level meeting chaired by Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday, in which he directed the army, paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies to “replicate the successes achieved in Kashmir valley against terrorism” in the Jammu region. Dig deeper

Bus carrying pilgrims lost its control and fell into a gorge following an alleged terror attack, in Reasi (ANI)
Bus carrying pilgrims lost its control and fell into a gorge following an alleged terror attack, in Reasi (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Tuesday. This will be his first visit to the holy city since he became the prime minister of the country for the third time. PM Modi is scheduled to hold an interaction with farmers and participate in Ganga Aarti at the ancient Kashi Vishwanath temple. Dig deeper

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Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani's pre-wedding celebrations in Italy keep making waves on the internet as new pictures from the celebrations are surfacing online. Celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani also shared photos of the couple that show them hugging each other on a cruise. For the uninitiated, the Ambani family took their friends and family on a grand luxury cruise to celebrate Radhika and Anant. Check out what the bride-to-be wore to one of the cruise parties. Dig deeper

That’s all we have at this hour in our Afternoon briefing. Catch you in the evening.

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