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Trump Orders Tanks for 4 July Parade, Critics Call It Political Ploy
President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to marshal tanks and fighter jets to showcase America’s military might during the 4 July Independence Day parade, alarming many who feel that he is politicising the armed forces for his 2020 re-election bid.
Nearly 50 Buildings Found Dangerous in North Delhi by NDMC
49 buildings have been found to be in dangerous condition in the pre-monsoon survey conducted by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) in its area, officials said.
HP Cabinet Decides to Abolish Administrative Tribunal
In Himachal Pradesh, the meeting of state cabinet today, headed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, it was decided to abolish State Administrative Tribunal.
Air India Lost Rs 491 Crtill July 2 Due to Closure of Pakistan Airspace: Govt
Due to closure of airspace by Pakistan, national carrier Air India lost Rs 491 crore till 2 July, according to data presented by Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in Rajya Sabha.
NIA Court Sentences Ndfb(s) Cadre to 7-Yr Jail in Sonitpur Tribal Massacre Case
A special NIA court sentenced an NDFB(S) cadre to seven years’ imprisonment in a 2014 case of tribal massacre in Sonitpur district of Assam in which 30 people were killed, officials said.
ITBP Brings 7 Trekkers’ Bodies After 500 Hours of Mission in U’Khand’s Himalayan Peak
The bodies of seven mountaineers killed on the way to Nanda Devi East Peak in May were brought down, ending an operation that involved ITBP climbers and IAF helicopters.
Sharjah Ruler’s Son Buried After Death in London
A son of the ruler of Sharjah was buried in the emirate, as a three-day mourning period began after his unexpected death in London.
Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan al-Qasimi was reported to be 39.
Law Minister Charges Opposition of Double Standards on EVMs
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Opposition of adopting double standards on the issue of EVMs, saying leaders from their parties had become chief ministers and Prime Ministers through the same voting process.
9 Arrests Made in the Hauz Qazi Incident
In Delhi, nine people, including 4 juveniles, have been arrested in connection with Hauz Qazi incident in which a temple was vandalised on 30 June. The age of one accused is being verified.
Suspected Cattle Lifter Lynched in Tripura
A suspected cattle lifter was lynched in a remote tribal hamlet near the Indo-Bangla border in Tripura’s Dhalai district, a senior police officer said.
GST, I-T Officers Conduct Joint Searches on Indore-Based Firm; Detect Tax Evasion
GST and Income Tax officers conducted a joint search operation in the premises of Indore-based Paper Trade Links Pvt Ltd and detected GST evasion of Rs 1.25 crore, besides Rs 30 crore cash deposits in bank account in last couple of months.
5 Pak Soldiers Killed in Blast Near LoC
At least five Pakistan soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an explosion near the Line of Control (LoC), the Army said.
The nature of incident that occurred in Chamb sector was being investigated, it said in a brief statement.
Naxal Carrying Reward Held, Two Others Surrender in C’Garh
In two separate incidents, a Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, was arrested, while two cadres surrendered in Bastar division of Chhattisgarh, police said.
9 Get Death Sentence, 25 Life Term for Attacking Train Carrying B’Desh PM Hasina in 1994
A Bangladeshi court sentenced nine activists of a BNP-led alliance to death and 25 others to life imprisonment for attacking a train carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago when she was the Opposition leader.
NIA court Convicts Accused Khamrei Basumantary in 2014 Terror Attack in Assam
A special NIA Court in Assam at Guwahati, convicts accused, Khamrei Basumatary after he pleaded guilty in the case of the terror attack in December 2014 by Nationalist Democratic Front of Bodoland- Songbijit, a terrorist organisation, killing 30 people at 9 and 10 No. line of Sonajuli area.
About 1,200 Autos Seized in 3 Hours for Plying Illegally in Noida
Nearly 1,200 auto-rickshaws and three-wheelers were seized by the police after they were found plying illegally and causing traffic congestion in Noida and Greater Noida, officials said.
Varavara Rao Taken into Custody in Connection to Bhima Koregaon Case
Varavara Rao, an accused in Bhima Koregaon case has been taken into custody by Karnataka Police in connection with a case registered in 2005 at Tirumani. He was in judicial custody at Yerwada jail in connection with Bhima Koregaon case.
One More Arrested in Malda Lynching
One more person has been arrested in connection with the alleged lynching of a 20-year-old man in West Bengal’s Malda district, taking the total number of those taken into custody in the case to three, a senior police officer said.
DCP North Delhi Nupur Prasad Appointed SP in CBI
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North Delhi, Nupur Prasad, was appointed Superintendent of Police in CBI, according to an official order.
Full Emergency Declared for Mumbai to Muscat Oman Flight
Full emergency declared at 16:42 hours today for Oman Air flight 204 Mumbai to Muscat which returned to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after takeoff when one of the engines failed. The flight landed safely at 16:58 hours.
Mamata Banerjee Wants West Bengal Re-Named to ‘Bangla’
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding change of name of West Bengal to ‘Bangla.’
Banerjee has requested to get the amendment done in the ongoing session of Parliament.
‘Soldier Turning His Back to Challenges Amounts to Cowardice,’ Says SC
“A soldier should rise to every occasion to defend the integrity of the nation and if he turns his back to the challenge in grave situation, it would certainly amount to cowardice,” said the Supreme Court.
Italian Socialist Sassoli to Be President of EU Parliament
Italian socialist David-Maria Sassoli was elected to head the European parliament, completing the bloc’s drawn-out and at times acrimonious appointment process for its top jobs.
SIT Seizes Rs 60,000 Cash, 40 Lakh Worth Goods in IMA Scam
S Girish, DCP Crime said, “Special investigation team formed by Karnataka government which is investigating IMA scam has searched Frontline Pharma, Neelasandra and Vijayanagar, owned by IMA, and seized Rs 60,000 cash and Rs 40 lakh worth goods today. Search is on in HSR layout pharmacy.”
He added, “SIT arrested BDA executive engineer PD Kumar Nayak on 1 July. He was produced before court and sent to 8-day police custody. Investigation is underway.”
Railways Owes Over Rs 1,000 CR in Diesel Bills: Piyush Goyal
“The national transporter owes oil companies more than Rs 1,000 crore in diesel bills,” Railway Minister Piyush Goyal told the Parliament.
Unemployment in India Lower Than in China and Asia Pacific: Min Quoting ILO Report
“India has the least unemployment rate in the world based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) report, but the government is not satisified with it,” said the Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar in the Rajya Sabha.
TMC MP Mahua Moitra Responds to Accusations of Plagiarism in Her Maiden Speech
TMC MP Mahua Moitra responded to media on allegations that her maiden speech in Parliament was plagiarized, by quoting American commentator Martin Longman’s tweet “right-wing a**holes seem to be similar in every country,” who also said that Moitra is being “falsely accused.”
HC Seeks RBI, ED Stand on PIL Claiming PayPal Operating Illegally
The Delhi High Court asked RBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to respond to a plea alleging that online payment platform PayPal was operating “illegally” without the central bank’s authorisation.
Talaq Notices: SC Refuses to Entertain Muslim Woman’s Plea
The Supreme Court refused to entertain a Muslim woman’s plea challenging two notices of Talaq given by her husband saying it cannot entertain a writ petition on the issue.
ED Attaches Rs 95 Lakh Worth Assets in 2010 Commonwealth Games Scam
ED attaches Rs 95 lakh worth of assets in money laundering case in connection with 2010 Commonwealth Games scam: Agency.
Petitions Seek Directions on AES Outbreak in Bihar
Petitions seeking directions on AES outbreak in Bihar, ‘Centre today filed a reply in SC, stating it has taken all necessary and substantial measures to support and guide the state govt to contain it, also stated that decision was taken to set up a 100 bed PICU at SKMCH in one year.’
Veteran Industrialist BK Birla Passes Away
Birla group patriarch BK Birla, 99, passed away in Mumbai, said the family.
Govt Approves Leasing Out Ahmedabad, Lko, Mangaluru Airports
The government stated that cabinet has approved leasing out three airports – Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru – of AAI through PPP mechanism.
‘3 Bills Approved in Cabinet, Cannot Reveal,’ Says Javadekar
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: “Cabinet has also approved three Bills but that I can not reveal to you, the details as Parliament session is on, we will reveal them in Parliament then you will also get it, about arbitration, wage code and surrogacy.”
Death Toll Rises to 26 in Malad Wall Collapse
The death toll in the incident rises to 26. A wall had collapsed on hutments in Pimpripada area of Malad East in Mumbai yesterday, due to heavy rainfall.
Four-Fold Increase in Rapes Against Children Between 1994 and 2016: Report
India has registered a four-fold increase in the number of rapes against children between 1994 and 2016, according to a new report by an alliance of six child-focused organisations.
The report quotes National Crime Records Bureau data, which shows that the number of rapes against children in 1994 was 3,986 while in 2016 it was 16,863, accounting for a rise of 4.2 times.
Drone Seized Near Jail in J-K’s Kishtwar
A drone, which was hovering over a high security jail in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, has been seized after it crashed, officials said.
Death Toll Rises to 9 in Dam Breach in Ratnagiri
Death toll rises to 9 and 24 people are missing in the Tiware Dam breach in Ratnagiri. Search and rescue operation is underway.
Rahul Gandhi Officially Resigns as Congress President
Rahul Gandhi took to twitter and said, “It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love.”
Airstrike Hits Migrant Detention Center in Libya, 44 Killed
An airstrike hit a detention centre for migrants in the Libyan capital, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the UN mission to the war-torn country said.
Rouhani: Iran Will Enrich Uranium to ‘Any Amount We Want’
Iran’s president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense US sanctions targeting the country.
UP Politician Mukhtar Ansari, 6 Others Acquitted in Murder Case of BJP MLA
Delhi CBI court has acquitted Uttar Pradesh politician Mukhtar Ansari his MP brother Afzal Ansari, and five others in connection with murder of Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Krishnanand Rai.
Kremlin Says Details of Sub Fire That Killed 14 ‘Cannot Be Made Public’
The Kremlin on said that details of a fire that killed 14 crew on a deep-water submersible will not be made public because they include classified information.
“This information cannot be made public completely,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “It belongs to the category of state secrets.”
Local Court Grants Bail to CPM Leader Balakrishnan’s Son in Rape Case
In Mumbai, a local court has granted anticipatory bail to Binoy Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, in a rape case.
Light to Moderate Rain Expected in Himachal Pradesh: IMD
The India Meteorological Department has predicted Himachal Pradesh to get light to moderate rain/thundershowers at isolated places in the districts of Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu and Mandi during the next three hours.
Rahul Gandhi Calls for Quick Decision on Successor
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday called for swift action in choosing his successor. Reports quote Gandhi as saying that the party should decide on the new president quickly without further delay. “I have already submitted my resignation and I am no longer the party president. CWC should convene a meeting at the earliest and decide,” he said.
In another report, Gandhi has reportedly called for a free and fair election in order to choose his successor.
Bangladesh Court Sentences Nine to Death for Attacking PM Hasina
A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday, 3 July sentenced nine activists of a BNP-led alliance to death and 25 others to life in prison for attacking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago when she was the Opposition leader.
Hasina was leading a nationwide campaign by rail when her coach came under attack upon arriving in Pabna’s Ishwardy on 23 September 1994.
12 Dead in Accident in Karnataka’s Chintamani
12 people have died in a collision between an auto rickshaw and a bus in Chintamani. More than 20 injured in the incident. More details awaited.
Kerala Students’ Union Protests Implementation of the Khader Committee Report
Kerala Students’ Union (KSU) holds protest against Kerala government’s decision to implement recommendations of the Khader Committee report, which proposes single directorate for the education sector. Police resorts to baton-charge.
Farmers Protest for 11th Day, Demand Release of Water From KRS Dam in K’taka
Farmers continue to protest for the eleventh day and block Bengaluru-Mysuru Road in Mandya, demanding immediate release of water from Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam in Karnataka.
RJD MLAs Protest Outside Bihar Assembly Over AES Outbreak
RJD MLAs hold protest outside Bihar assembly against the state government over the deaths in Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
Couple Thrashed for Marrying Without Consent in UP’s Bareilly
A woman and her husband were allegedly thrashed and then abducted by her family, for marrying the man without their consent in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly. The couple had fled the district after their marriage an year ago and had returned recently. They were later admitted to a hospital.
SC Defers Plea Seeking Disqualification of Panneerselvam, 10 AIADMK MLAs
Supreme Court deferred the plea of DMK and TTV Dinakaran factions seeking a direction to disqualify Deputy CM Panneerselvam and ten other AIADMK MLAs for voting against the confidence motion moved by CM Edappadi Palaniswami in Feb 2017.
Ashok Gehlot Meets UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence earlier today.
Work Underway to Recover Spicejet Aircraft Which Overshot Runway
Work underway by recovery team at Mumbai Airport to pull SpiceJet SG 6237 aircraft out of the grassy area. SpiceJet SG 6237 overshot runway at Mumbai Airport yesterday. All passengers were safe.
Kerala: 2 Policemen Held in Connection With Custodial Death of Remand Prisoner
Two police personnel, former Nedumkandam SI KA Sabu and Civil Police Officer (CPO) Sajeev Antony, have been detained by Crime Branch in connection with the custodial death of a remand prisoner at Peeremedu sub jail in Kerala.
Two Dead in Firing at Lahore Airport
Two dead in firing at Lahore airport, according to Pakistan media. The attacker has been arrested by the police.
Delhi Temple Attack: Amit Shah Summons Commissioner Amulya Patnaik
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik was summoned by Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with the vandalism of a temple due to clashes in Delhi’s Hauz Qazi area.
Over 300 ATMs Found Near Drain in Rajasthan’s Baran
Over 300 ATM cards found near a drain in Rajasthan’s Baran earlier today. More details awaited.
SC to Hear UOI’s Plea Against TDSAT’s Stay on Airtel-Tata Tele Merger on 8 July
Supreme Court said, it would hear on Monday, a plea filed by the Union of India (UOI) against Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal’s stay on demand of Rs 9000 cr for approving Bharti Airtel’s acquisition of Tata Teleservices.
SC Posts Final Disposal on 23 July on Plea Against Fadnavis’ Election Annulment
Supreme Court posts for final disposal on 23 July on a plea against Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis seeking annulment of his election to the assembly. Fadnavis had allegedly not made full disclosure of criminal cases pending against him in the affidavit filed along with nomination form.
Illegal Coal Mining: SC Directs Meghalaya to Deposit Rs 100 Cr Fine
The Supreme Court directs Meghalaya to deposit with CPCB Rs 100 cr fine imposed by NGT for illegal coal mining.
The apex court also asks Meghalaya to hand over custody of illegally extracted coal to CIL, which will auction it.
CPI(M) MPs Protest Against GST on Job Works
CPI(M) MPs, on Wednesday, 3 July, held protests in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament. They are demanding withdrawal of GST on job works.
Govt Workers in PoK Protest Pakistan’s Discriminatory Policies
Government workers in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, on Wednesday, 3 July staged protests against the Pakistan Government over their discriminatory financial policies. The protesters are demanding general incentives and other allowances that are given to other Government employees across Pakistan.
Bodies of 7 Mountaineers Brought to Munsyari
With the help of ITBP mountaineers, bodies of 7 mountaineers who were hit by an avalanche near Nanda Devi, brought in IAF choppers to ITBP Munsyari. Rest 3 bodies will also be brought to Pithoragarh.
Woman Delivers Baby at Railway Station
A 29-year-old lady passenger travelling towards Cama Hospital delivered a baby boy on a platform of Dombivli railway station today. Doctor and nurse of One Rupee Clinic attended them. These clinics provide timely medical assistance to passengers at token charge of Re 1.
Indian-origin truck driver arrested in US for killing wife, three others
A 37-year-old Indian-origin truck driver has been arrested in the US on charges of murdering his wife and three other relatives in April this year, authorities have said.
Gurpreet Singh, the Ohio truck driver, has been arrested in Connecticut.
Local Traders Shut Shops in Bengal’s Siliguri for Indefinite Period
Local traders shut down their shops in Siliguri’s Ghogomali area in West Bengal for indefinite period, in protest of cut-money allegedly taken by Ranjan Shil Sharma, Councillor of Ward Number 37.
Pregnant Woman Beaten up by Miscreants in UP’s Etah
A five-month pregnant woman was beaten up by unknown miscreants in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah during a wedding ceremony on 27 June. A case has been registered.
Policeman Attacked With a Knife in Bengaluru’s MG Road
A Police personnel Mahesh Halli, was attacked with a knife on MG road in Bengaluru. A two-wheeler borne person who was triple-riding, tried to stab him from behind. The accused fled the spot and the policeman received minor injuries.
4 Indian-Americans Arrested in US for H1B Visa Fraud
Four Indian-American executives from two IT staffing companies have been arrested on charges of fraudulently using the H1B visa programme to gain an unfair advantage over their competitors, the US Justice Department has said.
Biker Hits Pedestrian, Drags Cop for 100 Metres in Kolkata
A traffic constable was dragged for nearly 100 metres on the road near Beckbagan area of Kolkata by a rogue biker, who was trying to flee the scene after hitting a pedestrian, a police officer said on Wednesday.
Tapan Orang, who suffered serious injuries on his hands and legs in the incident, is currently recuperating at a police hospital.
2 Arrested in Case of Armed Robbery of Rs 18 Lk in Delhi
Two people were arrested in a case of armed robbery of Rs 18 lakh in Delhi’s Narela. Weapons and cash recovered were from them.
Allahabad HC Judge Alleges PM Modi of Nepotism & Casteism in Appointing Judges
Allahabad High Court judge Rang Nath Pandey has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi, alleging “nepotism and casteism” in the appointment of judges to High Courts and Supreme Court.
Body of 19-Year-Old Found Stuck Between Two Buildings in Noida
The body of a 19-year-old domestic help was found stuck between two towers of a building in Noida’s Sector 76 on Tuesday, said police.
The woman, identified as Sonamuni, was found on the 12th floor of Amrapali Silicon City in a narrow passage between two buildings.
(Source: The Indian Express)
Death Toll Due to AES Rises to 137 in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur
Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) rises to 137 in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. 116 were declared dead at SKMCH and 21 at the Kejriwal Hospital.
ED Attaches Assets Worth Rs 110 Cr of Simbhaoli Sugars
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached the assets of Simbhaoli Sugars Private Limited in Hapur worth Rs 109.80 crore for defrauding Oriental Bank of Commerce Rs 148.59 crore on the pretext of financing 5,762 sugarcane farmers on Tuesday, 2 July.
Airstrike Kills 40 Migrants in Libyan Capital: Official
An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants early Wednesday in the Libyan capital, killing at least 40 people, a health official in the country’s UN-supported government said.
The airstrike targeting the detention center in Tripoli’s Tajoura neighborhood also wounded 80 migrants, said Malek Merset, a spokesman for the health ministry. Merset posted photos of migrants who were being taken in ambulances to hospitals.
Sundance Co-Founder Gets at Least 6 Years in Sex Abuse Case
A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s was sentenced to at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child.
2 Dead, 23 Missing as Dam in Maharashtra Breaches
Bodies of two persons were recovered by civil administration after Tiware dam in Ratnagiri was breached.
About 22-24 people are missing. 12 houses near the dam have been washed away. Civil administration, police and volunteers are present at the spot. More details awaited.