Catch all the latest news updates here.
Retail Inflation Rises to 3.18% in June
Retail inflation has risen to 3.18 percent in June from 3.05 percent in May.
Industrial production growth at 3.1 percent in May, compared to 3.8 percent in year-ago month.
(Source: PTI via Government data)
BSE Stock Options: Sebi Imposes Rs 42 Lakh Fine on 5 Entities for Non-Genuine Trades
Markets regulator Sebi has imposed a total fine of Rs 42 lakh on five entities for executing non-genuine trades in the illiquid stock options segment of BSE.
As per Sebi’s orders, a fine of Rs 14 lakh was levied on Evergrowing Iron & Finvest, while Zealous Financial Services and Vijay Shree Builders Pvt Ltd were imposed a penalty of Rs 9 lakh each.
The five entities “indulged in execution of reversal of trades in stock options segment of BSE with same entities on the same day. Such trades are non-genuine in nature and have created false and misleading appearance of trading in terms of artificial volumes in the stock options segment of BSE,” Sebi said in similarly worded, but separate orders.
DGCA Issues Notice to Four Senior IndiGo Executives over Safety Lapses
Aviation regulator DGCA has found multiple safety lapses during special audit of IndiGo, Notice has been issued to four senior executives, reports PTI, quoting sources.
Army Denies Reports of PLA Infiltration into Ladakh
The Indian Army has denied reports of Chinese Army infiltrating into Ladakh area in India.
“The Chinese Army didn’t infiltrate. Their personnel wearing civilian clothes came in a civilian vehicle and stationed themselves on their side of Line of Actual Control in Demchok area. At that moment, the villagers were celebrating birthday of the Dalai Lama, reports ANI, quoting sources.
TMC Leader Saiful Hasan Killed in West Bengal’s Murshidabad
TMC leader Saiful Hasan killed in broad daylight on Friday afternoon in Harihar, Murshidabad district, reports News18.
China to Impose Sanctions on US Firms in Taiwan Arms Sale
China will impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale, reports AFP.
Piyush Goyal Meets US Trade Representative Team in Delhi
Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal met the United States Trade Representative (USTR) team in Delhi on Friday, 12 July,
According to media reports, US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster was also present at the meeting.
One Killed in Clashes Between Two Local Groups in West Bengal
One person has been killed in clashes between two local groups in West Bengal’s North 24 Pargana district’s Kankinara, reports News18.
Sheila Dikshit Appoints 14 Dist Cong Committee Observers
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Sheila Dikshit has appointed 14 District Congress Committee Observers and 280 Block Congress Committee Observers, reports ANI.
Thiruvananthapuram: University Students Protest Stabbing of Collegaue in Clashes
Students of University College in Thiruvananthapuram protested outside the college after a 3rd year student got stabbed in a clash that broke out between the members of Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and other students of the college on Friday, reports ANI.
Two college students drown in Bhavani River
Two college students drowned in the Bhavani river at Sirumugai, about 45 kms from Coimbatore on Friday, police said.
Koteeshwaran and Prashant went to bathe and got drowned when they went to the deeper side of the water body, the police said.
The bodies were recovered and further investigations on.
Rahul Gandhi Gets Bail In Criminal Defamation Case
Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court has granted bail to Rahul Gandhi, in connection with criminal defamation suit filed against him by Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and its chairman Ajay Patel, reports ANI.
Jharkhand HC Grants Bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in Fodder Scam Case
Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam case relating to Deoghar treasury.
Six Children, Four Adults Die in Russia Car Accident
Six children were among 10 people killed when an all-terrain vehicle capsized while crossing a remote Siberian river, authorities said.
Sonakshi Sinha Reacts to Cheating Allegations Levelled Against Her
“Would Request the Media Not to Fan the Bizarre Claims of an Unscrupulous man,” tweeted Sonakshi Sinha in respone to the allegations levelled against her by an event organiser, accusing the actor of accepting payment for an event she did not attend.
Delhi Govt Gives Phase 4 Construction of Delhi Metro Its Nod
Delhi govt said that it has agreed to give a go-ahead for Phase 4 construction of Delhi Metro. The Supreme Court has issued directions for commencement of work.
4 Trains Cancelled/Short Terminated in Guwahati Due to Rains
In Guwahati, 4 trains have been cancelled/short terminated as railway tracks between Jatinga Lumpur – New Harangajao station in Lumding-Badarpur hill section under Lumding division of Northern Frontier Railway, have been affected due to heavy rainfall in the area.
LJP Leader Ram Paswan Hospitalised After Suffering from Heart Attack
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Member of Parliament (MP), Ram Chandra Paswan suffered major heart attack yesterday. He is admitted at RML hospital in Delhi. His condition is critical.
Rahul Gandhi Arrives in Ahmedabad, to Appear in Court for Defamation Case
Rahul Gandhi has arrived at Ahmedabad airport. He will appear before Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court today, in connection with criminal defamation suit filed against him by Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and its chairman Ajay Patel.
10 Detained Nigerian Nationals Escape from Jail, Police Looking into It
10 Nigerian nationals detained by Gautam Buddh Nagar police under Operation Clean, escaped from jail.
Meerut zone’s ADG Prashant said, “Some inmates escaped due to negligence of guard. Some of them were later caught. Action being taken against staff who are responsible for it.”
Crude Oil Prices Rise on Upbeat Global Cues
Crude oil prices rose 0.61 percent to Rs 4,157 per barrel in futures trade as speculators raised their exposure, tracking a rebound in global markets.
Health Ministry to Use AI in Safe Way in Public Health
The Union Health Ministry is working towards using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a safe and effective way in public health in the country.
Woman Allegedly Forced to Exit Bus With Husband’s Body After Heart Attack
The conductor of an Uttar Pradesh State Transport bus allegedly asked a woman to get off the bus after her husband died in the middle of the journey.
The couple was travelling from Bahraich to Lucknow to visit their relatives when the man’s health deteriorated and he suddenly died.
Six TN Fishermen Arrested by Lankan Navy
Six Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel for allegedly straying into the island nation’s waters, a Fisheries department official said.
Child Suicide Bomber Kills 5 at Afghan Wedding
A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others.
3 Kolkata Municipal Officials Interrogated By CBI in Narada Sting Operation Case
Three officials of Kolkata Municipal Corporation – Amlan Lahiri, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to former Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, Dindayal Singh and Priyojit Ghosh are being questioned by CBI in relation with the Narada sting operation case.
SC Declines to Intervene in Kiran Bedi vs Madras High Court Matter
Supreme Court has declined to intervene on appeals filed by Centre and Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi challenging the Madras High Court order which curbed the Lieutenant Governor’s power not to interfere in the day-to-day administration.
A Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi disposes of the appeal of Centre and Bedi and said that Lieutenant Governor may approach division bench of the High Court against Madras High Court interim order’s which had curtailed her authority to act independently of the elected government.
SC Refuses Interim Stay on Installation of 1.5 Lakh CCTV Cameras in Schools
Supreme Court refuses to give interim stay on installation of 1.5 Lakh CCTV cameras in classrooms of Delhi Government schools.
Naxal With Rs 5 Lakh Reward on Him, Killed in Dantewada
In Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav said, “A naxal carrying reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head is killed in an encounter with District Reserve Guard in Dabba area. Weapon and body recovered. “
SC Refuses to Stay Maratha Court Order
Supreme Court refuses to stay Maratha reservation, However, SC said, ‘we will hear the appeal for quashing of reservation for Maratha for admission in educational institution and government jobs.’
Supreme Court also issues a notice to the Maharashtra Government on the appeal filed in the Maratha Reservation case.
Two Injured in Inverter Blast in Shop in Satara
Two persons were injured in an explosion in the power inverter at a shop in Satara district of Maharashtra, police said.
SC Slams Plea Seeking Directions for Guidelines for Flying Squads, Frisking Students Before Exam Halls
Supreme Court today refused to entertain a PIL filed by advocate Anuja Kapur, seeking a direction for laying down guidelines for flying squads and invigilators on frisking of students before examination halls.
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Aniruddha Bose, asked her to approach the Delhi High Court, if she wants, for any relief in the case.
Youth Drowned in Telangana While Making TikTok Video
In Telangana, a youth drowned yesterday while making TikTok video in pond in Hyderabad. M Mahesh, Circle Inspector, Petbasheerabad says, “Two cousins came to Dhulapally pond for having a bath. One of them drowned in water while shooting a TikTok video. Body recovered. Case registered.”
UP Police Visits Sonakshi Sinha’s House for Inquiry in Fraud Case
The Uttar Pradesh Police visited the Mumbai residence of Sonakshi Sinha in an apparent attempt to reach out to the Bollywood actor.
The ongoing investigation by UP Police is in connection with a case registered against the actor for allegedly not performing at an event despite accepting payment for the same.
Vikas Swarup Appointed As CPV, OIA in the Ministry of External Affairs
Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary (CPV & OIA) in the Ministry of External Affairs.
Tlabung in Mizoram Flooded Due to Heavy Rainfall
In Mizoram, Tlabung town flooded due to heavy rainfall in the region.
India-US Trade Talks in Delhi Today
India-US trade talks to begin today, in Delhi. A delegation led by Assistant United States Trade Representative for South and Central Asia, Christopher Wilson is in Delhi to discuss bilateral and economic issues with his counterparts in line ministries and departments of Government of India.
6 Patients Rescued From Delhi’s Hospital After Fire Broke Out, No Casualties Reported
In Delhi, fire had broken out in the ceiling of operation theatre on the 3rd floor at Employees’ State Insurance Model Hospital in Basai Darapur. No casualty reported till now. 6 patients have been rescued.
India Lifted 271 MN People out of Poverty Between 2006 and 2016: UN
“India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as “assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition,” a report by the United Nations said.
Pak Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi Heckled in London
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi heckled at a conference in London by a social media activist.
Indian Army Retaliates to Pakistan Ceasefire Violation in J&K
In Jammu and Kashmir, at about 8 AM today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation with firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along LoC in Mankote, Krishna Ghati Sector, District Poonch and Nowshera Sector, District Rajouri. Indian Army is retaliating.
Fire Breaks Out at Hospital in Delhi, 6 Tenders on the Spot
In Delhi, fire breaks out at Employees’ State Insurance Model Hospital in Basai Darapur. 6 Fire tenders have rushed to the spot. More details awaited.
Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Poonch, J&K
In Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector. Indian Army is retaliating. More details awaited.
First Train Carrying Water Moves From Vellore to Chennai
In Tamil Nadu, the first train carrying water from Jolarpet railway station in Vellore district to Chennai, started from the station this morning. The state government had announced to bring in water from Vellore by rail wagons as Chennai is facing water crisis.
Encounter Breaks Out Between Naxals, Police in Gadchiroli
An exchange of fire took place between Naxals and Gadchiroli Police in a remote area in Etapalli tahsil in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district.
The police retaliated after Naxals opened fire. They later fled the spot.
World Needs Indo-US ‘Mahagathbandhan’: Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga
The strategic partnership between India and the US is the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) that the world needs, Mastercard CEO and president Ajay Banga said, asserting that strong ties between the “two greatest democracies” can make a difference in the world.
PM Modi to Meet BJP’s Women MPs Over Breakfast
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet women MPs of the party over breakfast at his official residence. This will mark the PM’s fifth such interaction with party MPs.
Compound Wall of Building Damaged in Thane, No Casualties So Far
In Maharashtra, a compound wall of an apartment building, Central Point Society, was damaged after a tree fell on it and 3 vehicles, earlier this morning in Panchpakhadi, Thane.
No casualties/injuries reported. Fire brigade with 1 emergency tender and 1 rescue vehicle is present at spot.
UP Police Registers Case Against Sonakshi Sinha Under Sections 406, 420 of IPC
UP Police, a case has been registered against actress Sonakshi Sinha at Katghar Police Station under sections 420 (cheating), 406 of IPC. In 2018, she had taken ₹24 lakh for a stage performance but didn’t turn up. Police went to her residence in Mumbai, yesterday but she wasn’t present then.
India, EU Hold High-Level Talks on Migration, Mobility
India and the European Union on Thursday held the fifth high-level dialogue on migration and mobility and discussed steps aimed at realising the full potential of “further strengthening” cooperation in the key areas.
Sanjiv Arora, Secretary (Consular, Passport and Visa and Overseas India) and Paraskevi MICHOU, Director General (Migration and Home Affairs), European Commission co-chaired the talks, according to a statement put out by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).