Royal Canadian Air Force in London, Street artist Banksy strikes Paris, and other news in pictures

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Members of "The Queen's Guard" from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) march past crowds standing on the Queen Victoria Memorial as they arrive to take part in the Mounting of the Guard ceremony for the first time in the RCAF's history at Buckingham Palace in London on June 25, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AP

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9:00 pm

RCAF to perform public duties for Queen Elizabeth II

Around 120 members of the RCAF from across Canada, including the RCAF Band, have deployed as part of a contingent to undertake UK Public Duties for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II until mid-July.

8:00 pm

Banksy splashes Paris with works on migrants

A woman walks past a graffiti attributed to street artist Banksy, in Paris on June 25, 2018.

A woman walks past a graffiti attributed to street artist Banksy, in Paris on June 25, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

Banksy is believed to have taken his message on migration to Paris, which has seen seven works attributed to the provocative British street artist. The works attributed to Banksy have been discovered in recent days, including one near a former center for migrants at the city’s northern edge that depicts a child spray-painting wallpaper over a swastika. Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, editor of the Artistikrezo website that broke the story, said he heard a few weeks ago through contacts in the French street art world that Banksy was planning a trip.

7:00 pm

Army Major sent to four-day police custody

Army Major Nikhil Rai Handa being taken by police to be produced at Patiala Court, after his arrest in relation with the alleged murder of a fellow Army Major's wife, in New Delhi on June 25, 2018.

Army Major Nikhil Rai Handa being taken by police to be produced at Patiala Court, after his arrest in relation with the alleged murder of a fellow Army Major's wife, in New Delhi on June 25, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

 

An Army Major, arrested for allegedly killing another officer’s wife, was on Monday sent to four-day police custody by a Delhi court. Metropolitan Magistrate Manisha Tripathy granted the custody of Major Nikhil Handa, who was produced before the court amid tight security, to the police which said he has to be taken to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh to make certain recoveries including his clothes and the weapon used to commit the crime.

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6:00 pm

Defence Minister reviews Amarnath Yatra security

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits the Chinar Corps to review the overall security situation prevailing in Kashmir Valley, in Srinagar on June 25, 2018.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits the Chinar Corps to review the overall security situation prevailing in Kashmir Valley, in Srinagar on June 25, 2018.   | Photo Credit: PTI

 

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Baltal base camp in Jammu and Kashmir to review the security arrangements made for the annual Amarnath Yatra. Officials in the Defence Ministry said Ms. Sitharaman, accompanied by senior commanders of the Army, was briefed on the three-tier security arrangements made for the yatra that begins on June 28. As many as 213 additional companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed to secure the nearly 400 km-long yatra route from winter capital Jammu to the two base camps of Baltal and south Kashmir's Pahalgam.

5:00 pm

Amit Shah in Ahmedabad for two-day brainstorming BJP session

BJP president Amit Shah int Ahmedabad for a two-day brainstorming session of the party, on June 25, 2018.

BJP president Amit Shah int Ahmedabad for a two-day brainstorming session of the party, on June 25, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Vijay Soneji

BJP president Amit Shah reached Ahmedabad to attend a two-day brainstorming session of party at the end of the month to discuss and prepare the road map for the Lok Sabha election in the State. Top leaders of the party, including Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his deputy Nitin Patel and other Ministers and party office-bearers will attend the event, during which the strategy for winning the maximum seats in the parliamentary poll next year will be discussed.

4:00 pm

HC bans felling of 16,500 trees in south Delhi

A view of a partially demolished apartment complex at Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi. A high-rise apartment in its place is planned.

A view of a partially demolished apartment complex at Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi. A high-rise apartment in its place is planned.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

 

The Delhi High Court on Monday banned the cutting down of over 16,500 trees for redevelopment of six south Delhi colonies by the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) and the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) till July 4.

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3:00 pm

Heavy rains in Mumbai

Two vehicles broke down at King's Circle in Mumbai due to waterlogging, on Monday.

Two vehicles broke down at King's Circle in Mumbai due to waterlogging, on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Prashant Nakhwe

Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and its suburbs throughout the night on Sunday. The compound wall of Lloyds Estate near Dosti acres in Wadala collapsed around 4 a.m, resulting in at least five cars being trapped. No casualty has been reported.

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2:00 pm

Prince William tours Roman ruins in Jordan, meets refugees

Britain's Prince William (centre) and Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah (right) chat with Syrian and Jordanian schoolchildren during a visit to the Jerash archaeological site, some 50 kilometres north of Jordanian capital Amman

Britain's Prince William (centre) and Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah (right) chat with Syrian and Jordanian schoolchildren during a visit to the Jerash archaeological site, some 50 kilometres north of Jordanian capital Amman   | Photo Credit: AFP

Britain’s Prince William toured the ruins of the Roman city of Jerash and met with children, including Syrian refugees, from a U.N.-run education program on the second day of a five-day Mid-east tour that will also take him to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

1:00 pm

IAF personnel faints during guard of honour

During a guard of honour ceremony organised at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the visiting Seychelles President, Danny Faure, on June 25, 2018, an IAF personnel fainted and fell down.

During a guard of honour ceremony organised at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the visiting Seychelles President, Danny Faure, on June 25, 2018, an IAF personnel fainted and fell down.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The summer heat took its toll on an Air Force man. During a guard of honour ceremony organised at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the visiting Seychelles President, Danny Faure, he fainted and fell down. After the ceremony ended and the dignitary had left, Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to the airman and enquired about his health. Mr. Modi asked him to be careful about his health.

12:00 pm

Military officers from Koreas meet

In this photo provided by the South Korea Defense Ministry, North Korea's Col. Om Chang Nam, (right) shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Col. Cho Yong-geun during a meeting at the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine office in Paju, South Korea.

In this photo provided by the South Korea Defense Ministry, North Korea's Col. Om Chang Nam, (right) shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Col. Cho Yong-geun during a meeting at the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine office in Paju, South Korea.   | Photo Credit: AP

Military officers from the two Koreas met and discussed about full restoration of the hotline communication channels, according to the South's Defense Ministry. 

11:00 am

Kerala Congress MPs stage protest

Kerala Congress Party MPs stage a protest in front of the railways headquarters , in New Delhi on June 25, 2018, demanding a rail coach factory in Kanjikode.

Kerala Congress Party MPs stage a protest in front of the railways headquarters , in New Delhi on June 25, 2018, demanding a rail coach factory in Kanjikode.   | Photo Credit: R V Moorthy

Kerala Congress MPs on Monday staged a protest in New Delhi demanding a rail coach factory at Kanjikode. Confusion prevails over the setting up of the long- awaited ₹55 crore rail coach factory in Palakkad with the latest Union Budget not allocating any amount for the project. Though the previous budgets had nominal allocations for the project, the latest one lacked even a passive mention about it. This comes at a time when plans are afoot to shift it from Kanjikode to Sonepat in Haryana.

10:00 am

Asian stocks fall

: A man takes a nap near an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, June 25, 2018. Asian stock markets fell Monday and oil prices gave up some of their gains after Chinese regulators freed up extra money for bank lending amid a trade dispute with Washington.

: A man takes a nap near an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, June 25, 2018. Asian stock markets fell Monday and oil prices gave up some of their gains after Chinese regulators freed up extra money for bank lending amid a trade dispute with Washington.   | Photo Credit: AP

Asian stock markets fell Monday and oil prices gave up some of their gains after Chinese regulators freed up extra money for bank lending amid a trade dispute with Washington. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.5 percent to 22,404.53 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.5 percent to 29,193.68. The Shanghai Composite Index edged up less than 1 point to 2,890.45 while Seoul’s Kospi shed 0.4 percent to 2,346.92. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 retreated 0.1 percent to 6,217.00 and benchmarks in Taiwan, New Zealand and Singapore also declined.

9:30 am

Seychelles President in India

Seychelles President Danny Faure speaks during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on June 25, 2018.

Seychelles President Danny Faure speaks during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on June 25, 2018.   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

 

Seychelles President Danny Faure is on a six-day visit to India, his first bilateral visit to the country. Mr. Faure landed in Gujarat on Friday and visited Ahmedabad and Goa. He will also be visiting Uttarakhand. Mr. Faure's visit comes in the backdrop of Seychelles dropping India's plan to set up a naval base in Assumption Island.

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8:45 am

Fishing resumes in Thoothukudi

Mechanised fishing boats resumed fishing operation in Thoothukudi on June 25, 2018.

Mechanised fishing boats resumed fishing operation in Thoothukudi on June 25, 2018.   | Photo Credit: N Rajesh

Nearly 10 months after the Thoothukudi fishing harbour was locked down for violating the Tamil Nadu Marine Fishing Regulation Act, mechanised boats ventured into the sea as early as 5 a.m. The Mechanised Boat Owners’ Association was against the stringent rules, claiming most of them were outdated as the Act was established in 1983. They stayed off from the sea as a mark of protest. After negotiations, fishing resumed on Monday.

8:00 am

EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue

European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen (7th L) speaks to Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (7th R) at their meeting during the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 25, 2018

European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen (7th L) speaks to Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (7th R) at their meeting during the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 25, 2018   | Photo Credit: AFP

 

A EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue was held in Beijing. The meeting comes ahead of a likely China-EU summit in July in China. China’s Commerce Ministry had said that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He's meeting with the senior European Union delegation is significant at an important juncture.

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