Riot Police Intervened Fan Clashes Ahead of Serbia-England Euro 2024 Match in Germany

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:12pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday Sports

Riot police intervened to stop violent clashes between fans before the Euro 2024 match between Serbia and England in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Social media footage showed fans throwing chairs and glasses outside a restaurant decorated with Serbian flags. Police arrived swiftly, detaining at least one individual. The incident left the street strewn with broken glass and overturned tables. Approximately 20,000 England fans and 10,000 from Serbia were expected for the match, classified as high risk due to potential fan violence. To mitigate risks, only low-alcohol beer was served at the stadium. No injuries were reported immediately.              

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China Uses Panda Diplomacy to Strengthen Ties with Australia

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:58pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday International

Chinese Premier Li Qiang announced the gift of two new giant pandas to Australia during a visit to Adelaide Zoo, replacing the beloved Wang Wang and Fu Ni set to return to China this year. This gesture comes amidst efforts to repair Sino-Australian relations strained by recent trade sanctions and military tensions. Premier Li’s four-day visit aims to enhance trade and political cooperation, marking the first such visit since 2017. He emphasized a renewed, stable partnership, while discussions with Australian PM Anthony Albanese are expected to address human rights, Taiwan, and remaining trade barriers.

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Bihar Police Recover Post-Dated Cheques in NEET-UG 2024 Paper Leak Case

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:46pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday India

The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police has uncovered six post-dated cheques linked to a mafia group accused of selling leaked NEET-UG 2024 question papers. Investigators believe over ₹30 lakh was charged per candidate. The cheques were recovered during a probe involving 13 arrests, including examinees and family members. Evidence suggests candidates received question papers and answers at a Patna safe house prior to the May 5 exam. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is yet to provide reference papers for forensic analysis of partially burnt documents found at the site. Calls for a Supreme Court-monitored investigation continue amidst government denials of a leak.

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Elon Musk and Indian Politicians Clash Over EVM Reliability on Twitter

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:13pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday India Global

A debate erupted on Twitter between Elon Musk and Indian political figures over the security of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Musk expressed doubts about EVM reliability, citing hacking risks, leading to responses from former Indian minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who defended India's EVMs as secure. Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav joined Musk in questioning EVMs, advocating for a return to paper ballots. Chandrasekhar countered, emphasizing the secure, network-isolated design of Indian EVMs. This exchange highlights ongoing concerns about the integrity of electronic voting systems.

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Mass Brawl Erupts Between England and Serbia Fans in Gelsenkirchen Ahead of Euro 2024 Opener

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:04pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday Sports

A violent clash erupted between England and Serbia football fans in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, ahead of their Euro 2024 opener. Tables and chairs were thrown, resulting in several injuries. Over 200 German riot police intervened to control the situation. The incident followed a separate occurrence in Hamburg where police shot a man threatening officers with a pick axe near a fan zone. This violence has heightened concerns about fan safety as the tournament begins.

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Trump Pledges Massive Deportation Operation if Re-elected

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:17pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday International

Donald Trump, campaigning for the 2024 presidential election, vowed to conduct the largest deportation operation in U.S. history if re-elected. Speaking in Michigan, he urged voters to elect a president who will expel "radical Islamic terrorists." Trump criticized President Joe Biden, blaming him for a "migrant invasion" and citing recent arrests of suspected ISIS members as evidence. Trump claimed that terrorists are flooding into the country and warned of long-term dangers. He promised that his new administration would start deportations on "Day One" if he wins the November election.

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Evacuation of Stranded Tourists in Sikkim Set for Sunday

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:01pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday India

Over 1,200 tourists, including 15 foreigners, have been stranded in Sikkim’s Mangan district due to heavy rains disrupting roads and communication. The evacuation from Lachung may begin Sunday if weather permits, according to officials. Tourism Secretary C S Rao confirmed the tourists have been stuck for a week. Six people have died due to landslides and rain, with power and food supplies also affected. The district administration has provided Rs 4 lakh to each of the deceased's families. Efforts will be coordinated by Tourism Minister Tshering Thendup Bhutia.

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Dutch Fans Turn Hamburg, Germany Orange for Euro 2024

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:57pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday Sports

Thousands of Dutch fans paraded through Hamburg Germany, ahead of their Euro 2024 match against Poland. Dressed in bright orange and creative costumes, including lions and cheese hats, they filled the streets with music and cheer. An iconic orange double-decker bus, leading its 50th parade, joined the festivities. Fans danced to Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren before marching to Volksparkstadion. Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk praised the fans' support. Despite an earlier police incident in central Hamburg, the parade went smoothly, showcasing the Dutch fans' vibrant spirit and unity.

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Hamas Accepts Parts of Biden’s Gaza Ceasefire Plan

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:53pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday International

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh announced that the group is ready for a comprehensive deal based on President Biden’s Gaza ceasefire proposal. This includes a ceasefire, Israeli withdrawal, reconstruction efforts, and a prisoner swap. Egypt and Qatar confirmed receiving a response from Palestinian groups, though Israel claims Hamas rejected key parts of the plan. Haniyeh stated that the requested changes are minor. Biden's "three-phase" proposal, presented on May 31, aims to establish a permanent ceasefire and phased prisoner exchanges. Mediation efforts continue between the involved parties.

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India Calls for Direct Russia-Ukraine Talks at Swiss Peace Summit

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:50pm on 16 Jun 2024,Sunday India Global

India has called for direct talks between Russia and Ukraine for lasting peace. At a Swiss peace summit, India chose not to back any joint statement, stressing that solutions must be acceptable to both Russia and Ukraine. India’s Secretary (West) Pavan Kapoor emphasized the importance of dialogue and diplomacy. Although 80 countries supported a final communique, India, along with a few others, abstained. The summit aimed to start a peace process and gather ideas for a just and lasting resolution to the conflict. Russia and China did not participate.

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