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6 Nodes Identified for UP Defence Corridor: Shripad Naik
Union Minister of State for Defence, Shripad Naik, “It was decided to set up 2 Defence Industrial Corridors in the country, one in UP and other in Tamil Nadu. Subsequently, 6 nodes have been identified for UP Defence Corridor viz. Agra, Aligarh, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Kanpur and Lucknow.
Indo-US Trade Talks to Be Held on 12 July in Delhi
India and US will hold trade delegation level talks on Friday,12 July in Delhi.
AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal Claims He Was Shot at During an Event in South Delhi
AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal has alleged that three shots were fired at him on during an event in south Delhi’s Shani Bazaar area, a claim denied by the police.
China Activist Arrested for ‘Promoting Terrorism’
A Chinese anti-corruption activist who had urged officials to disclose their wealth was arrested for allegedly “promoting terrorism”, as Beijing clamps down on Communist Party critics.
Landslide Occurred in Darjeeling, Rescue Ops Underway
In West Bengal, due to the incessant rains, landslide occurred at Tindharia in Darjeeling.
A house, a truck and motor bike were damaged. NH 55 has been blocked and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway(DHR) Toy train services has been stopped. Restoration work underway.
Iran Warns Britain of ‘Repercussions’ Over Ship Seizure
Iran’s president says Britain will face “repercussions” over the seizure of Iranian supertanker.
Hassan Rouhani was quoted by the official IRNA news agency Wednesday as calling the seizure “mean and wrong” during a Cabinet meeting. He warns London: “You are an initiator of insecurity and you will understand its repercussions,” without elaborating.
After Heavy Downpour, Landslide Takes Place in Itanagar
In Arunachal Pradesh, a landslide has taken place near Gohpur Tinali in Itanagar following incessant rainfall in the region.
Anti-Encroachment Drive Carried Out in Lucknow
In Lucknow, anti-encroachment drive is being carried out by Lucknow Development authority (LDA) in Naka Police Station limits, Two hotels are being demolished.
LDA officer says “Fire had broken out in these two hotels last year and order had been given by the court to demolish both of them.”
Another Wayanad Farmer Commits Suicide
In yet another case of farmer’s suicide in Kerala, a 55-year-old man allegedly ended his life by consuming a poisonous substance at Pullappy in the district, police said.
In May, another debt ridden farmer from Wayanad – 53 year-old Dinesh Kumar had ended his life by consuming a poison laced substance.
Facebook Plans to Double Women Workforce Globally in Next Five Years
Facebook aims to double the percentage of women working at the social media giant around the world over the next five years, while simultaneously doubling the number of black and Hispanic employees in the US, setting new diversity goals for the organisation.
CBI Registers Fresh Cases in Illegal Mining Scam; 2 IAS Officers Searched
The CBI has registered fresh cases against two IAS officers in connection with an illegal mining scam in Uttar Pradesh and carried out searches at 12 locations in the state, officials said.
Two Naxals Killed in Encounter With Police in MP
Two Naxals, including a woman, were killed in an encounter with police in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district, police said.
Army Commemorates Hero LT Gen Sagat Singh’s Birth Centenary
Indian army is holding a series of events in Rajasthan to commemorate the birth centenary of legendary war veteran Lieutenant General Sagat Singh, notable for his pivotal role in liberation of Goa from Portugese rule and later liberation of Bangladesh.
IndiGo CEO to Employees: Issues Between Promoters Have Nothing to Do With Airline, It’s Functioning
Issues between promoters have nothing to do with IndiGo and its functioning, the CEO of the airline said in a letter to his employees, a day after a spat between the promoters of the country’s largest carrier became public.
“The issues between them will eventually get sorted out but I want to stress that these issues have nothing to do with the airline and its functioning,” Ronjoy Dutta said.
Global Response to Eradicate Poverty, Combat Climate Change Not ‘Ambitious Enough’: UN
The global response to eradicating poverty, hunger and fighting climate change, as vowed by the world leaders, has not been “ambitious enough” and a faster response is required to achieve the 2030 development agenda, according to the UN.
CBI Conducts Raid at Bulandshar DM Abhay Kumar Singh’s Residence
In Bulandshahr, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducts raids at the residence of District Magistrate (DM) Abhay Kumar Singh in connection with an illegal mining case.
Delhi HC Rejects Plea Challenging AAP’s Free Metro Ride For Women Plan
Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging AAP govt’s proposal to make metro ride free for women.
HC imposes cost of Rs 10,000 on petitioner for filing plea with no substance.
ED Summons Tollywood Actor Rituparna Sengupta in Rose Valley Scam Case
Enforcement Directorate has summoned Tollywood actor Rituparna Sengupta for questioning in connection with Rose Valley scam case.
24 Killed in Papua New Guinea Tribal Massacres
Twenty-four people have died — including two pregnant women with their unborn children — in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea’s lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on Wednesday to promise swift justice.
Section 144 Imposed in Powai Police Station From 9-12 July
In Mumbai, section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) was imposed in Powai Police station limits with effect from 9-12 July (both dates inclusive) because of “likelihood of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility.”
Several Stranded, Some Missing Arunachal Pradesh Floods
In West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh, several stranded and some reported missing in the floods in Tenga Pani of Bhalukpong.
The Army and paramilitary forces along with disaster management authorities have been deployed to rescue the victims.
SC Agrees for Listing of PIL Challenging Article 370’s Validity
The Supreme Court has agreed for listing of PIL challenging validity of Article 370 of the Constitution.
20 Bodies Recovered, 3 Still Missing in Tiware Dam Breach
Search operation at Tiware Dam in Ratnagiri, by NDRF, enters eighth day. So far 20 bodies have been recovered, 3 are still missing.
NCLAT Dismisses HDFC’s Insolvency Petition Against RHC Holding
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has rejected HDFC’s insolvency case against RHC Holding.
Death Toll in Bengaluru Under-Construction Building Collapse Rises to 4
The death toll due the under-construction building collapse in Bengaluru’s Pulikeshi Nagar has risen to four. Seven people who were injured are undergoing treatment.
CBI Raids 3 Districts in UP in Connection with Illegal Mining Case
Officials said, “CBI carries out searches in three districts of Uttar Pradesh in connection with illegal mining case.”
EAM Jaishankar to Attend 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to attend 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting in London today.
He is likely to meet the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jeremey Hunt and various other leaders during the meeting .
Panvel-CSMT Harbour Line Held Up Due to Technical Glitch
In the central railway, PL-32 Panvel-CSMT Harbour line local held up between Sewri and Cotton Green due to technical problem. Technical team on the job to restore.
Nine, Including a 4-Yr-Old Rescued After Building Collapse in Bengaluru
4-year-old girl rescued by NDRF and Civil Defence Quick Response Team (QRT) in the incident where an under construction building collapsed in Pulikeshi Nagar, Bengaluru, earlier today.
9 people have been rescued so far.
NIA Attaches Property of Kashmiri Separatist Asiya Andrabi in a Case Against Her
National Investigation Agency (NIA) has attached property of Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi, in connection with a case registered against her.
There is no search being carried out. As per provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, her house used for terrorist activity has been attached.
Family of US Teen Killed by Police Calls for Probe
The family of a 17-year-old girl fatally shot by a police officer in California called for the state’s attorney general to launch an independent probe into the killing.
Trump Congratulates New Greek PM, Pledges Cooperation
US President Donald Trump congratulated Greece’s new conservative prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, pledging in a telephone call to keep pursuing the countries’ warming relations, the White House said.
Aircraft Official Dead After Being Pulled in By SpiceJet Plane’s Hydraulics Pressure
An aircraft maintenance official at Kolkata’s Dum Dum airport died on Tuesday night after he was pulled into the body of a SpiceJet aircraft due to hydraulic pressure.
Ultadanga Flyover Closed in Kolkata Due to Massive Crack
A major mishap was averted in Kolkata, a massive crack was noticed by the engineers on the pier cap of Ultadanga flyover, which is a connecting route, for Kolkata airport and the city. Traffic movement was halted immediately and the flyover was closed.
US, China Negotiators Resume Trade War Talks
Top US and Chinese negotiators held phone talks on Tuesday as the world’s top two economies seek to resolve their trade war, more than a week after they declared a truce.
Air France Asks 26 Passengers to Disembark Due to Technical Glitch
Staff of Air France flight AF225 from Delhi to Paris asks 26 passengers to voluntarily disembark, as their checked-in luggage would need to be offloaded for the plane to be able to take off, due to a technical problem.
Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Concert over Women’s Rights Concerns
Nicki Minaj has cancelled a performance in Saudi Arabia in a show of support for women’s and gay rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the US rapper said.
1 Dead After Building Collapses in Bengaluru
One person was dead after an under construction building collapsed in Bengaluru’s Pulikeshi Nagar.
Six people were rescued from the debris while the search and rescue operation is underway. More details awaited.
US State of Hawaii Decriminalises Marijuana
The US state of Hawaii decriminalised possession of small amounts of cannabis, joining two dozen other US states that have adopted similar measures.
Under the new law, anyone with up to three grams of marijuana faces a USD 130 penalty but the possibility of 30 days in jail for even a tiny amount of the drug, and a fine of up to USD 1,000, has been removed.