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Four members of the Hinduja family were sentenced to up to four and a half years in prison after a Swiss court found that they had exploited domestic workers at their Geneva villa. The criminal court, however, acquitted the billionaire’s family members charged of illegal human trafficking of their servants, primarily illiterate Indians. In other news, Delhi High Court on Friday (Jun 21) directed an interim stay on Rouse Avenue Court’s order of granting bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the money laundering case connected to the liquor policy case. The Delhi HC is likely to pronounce its order on June 25. Kejriwal will stay in prison for now. 

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Four members of the Hinduja family were sentenced to up to four and a half years in prison after a Swiss court found that they had exploited domestic workers at their Geneva villa. The criminal court, however, acquitted the billionaire’s family members charged of illegal human trafficking of their servants, primarily illiterate Indians. 

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Delhi High Court on Friday (Jun 21) directed an interim stay on Rouse Avenue Court’s order of granting bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the money laundering case connected to the liquor policy case. The Delhi HC is likely to pronounce its order on June 25. Kejriwal will stay in prison for now. 

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As many as 98 Indians died due to extreme heat during the annual Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca, confirmed the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday (June 21). MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal during a press briefing said that last year 187 people had died during the annual pilgrimage.

An angry mob lynched a man over alleged discretion of the Holy Quran in the Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northwest Pakistan, said the police. The man, who was a tourist hailing from Sialkot district of Punjab, allegedly burnt some pages of Islam’s holy book in Madyan tehsil of Swat on Thursday (June 20), said District Police Officer (DPO), Swat, Zahidullah.

The United States said on Thursday (Jun 20) that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments that Moscow may supply weapons to North Korea after signing a defence pact with Pyongyang are “incredibly concerning”. 

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South Africa’s Quinton de Kock had an eventful day in the T20 World Cup on Friday (June 21) after he was given a batting reprieve against England. Playing in the T20 World Cup Super 8 contest against England at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia, De Kock was caught out before a third umpire decision saw him stay in the middle. 

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India on Friday (June 21) denounced the Canadian parliament’s act of observing “one minute silence” in the memory of pro-Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar who was shot dead in Surrey, British Columbia on June 18, 2023.

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In a significant development, the US Supreme Court on Friday (June 21) maintained a federal law that bars domestic abusers from owning a firearm. This was the first gun case to be heard by the court where conservatives hold a majority of 6-3 since a significant ruling was issued in 2022 loosening gun restrictions.

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NTA postponed the Joint CSIR-UGC-NET Examination June 2024 which was scheduled to be held between June 25 to 27. It is being postponed due to unavoidable circumstances as well as logistic issues. The revised schedule for the conduct of this examination will be announced later through the official website.

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Even though summer is only getting started in the Northern Hemisphere, Greece is already experiencing an unheard-of heat wave that is causing wildfires to rage across the nation, visitors to pass out and die, and midday closures of the main tourist attractions.



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