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Mangal Prabhat Lodha Is the New Mumbai BJP President
Mangal Prabhat Lodha appointed as the President of Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) .
3 Clerks Dismissed for Allowing Encroachment on Govt Land in Muzaffarnagar
Three clerks of the revenue department in Uttar Pradesh have been dismissed from service on the charges of allowing encroachment on a government land in Muzaffarnagar, an official said.
Swatantra Dev Singh Appointed as UP BJP President
Swatantra Dev Singh was appointed as the President of Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party.
Chandrakant Patil Appointed as Maharashtra BJP President
Chandrakant Patil has been appointed as the President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Maharashtra.
Madrasa Boundary Wall Pulled Down Following Rumours of Beef Recovery in Area: Police
Anti-social elements on Tuesday demolished the boundary wall of a madrasa in the neighbouring Fatehpur district on rumours of recovery of beef in the area, said police.
Following rumours of recovery of beef in Behta village under Bindki police station area, some anti-social elements attacked a madrasa and pulled down its boundary wall, said district Superintendent of Police Ramesh.
Rahul Exempted From Personal Appearance in ‘Modi Surname’ Defamation Case
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was on Tuesday granted exemption from personal appearance by a court here in a criminal defamation case filed by a Gujarat MLA over his “Modi surname” remark.
The court posted the matter for further hearing on 10 October.
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate B H Kapadia last week had issued summons to Gandhi after finding that there was prima facie a case of criminal defamation against him under section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
HC Grants 1-Week Parole to Former Haryana CM OP Chautala
The Delhi High Court has granted parole to Former Haryana Chief Minister OP Chautala for one week. Chautala had sought a parole for four weeks to attend his grandson Arjun’s engagement ceremony on 18 July. He was granted parole on a personal bond and surety bond of Rs 50,000 with two sureties of the same amount.
Maharashtra BJP President Raosaheb Danve Resigns from His Post
Bharatiya Janata Party Maharashtra President Raosaheb Patil Danve has resigned from his post, reports ANI.
Pakistani Journalists Stage Protests to Denounce Censorship
Pakistani journalists are holding nationwide protests to denounce rampant censorship by the country’s powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages.
Tuesday’s rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, are spearheaded by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. It says journalists, who face the roughest phase in the country’s history, have decided to “fight the unprecedented censorship.”
AIDS Deaths down a Third Since 2010: UN
HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 – some 33 percent lower than in 2010 – the United Nations said on Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up.
An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV – a record 23.3 million of those have access to some antiretroviral therapy, UNAIDS said in its annual report.
Thousands Flee Forest Fire on Croatia Party Island
Some 10,000 tourists were evacuated from a popular party beach on a Croatian island after a forest fire erupted early Tuesday, police said.
Police ordered visitors to night clubs on Zrce beach on the northern island of Pag to leave after the blaze erupted in a pine forest at around 1:00 am, a police statement said.
No one was injured in the fire which was brought under control, the mayor of the nearby town of Novalja, Ante Dabo, told national radio.
The cause was not immediately known.
Iran’s Judiciary Confirms Arrest of French-Iranian Academic
Iran’s judiciary has confirmed the arrest of French-Iranian academic, reports AFP.
Union Cabinet Meeting to Be Held in Delhi Tomorrow
The Union Cabinet meeting will be held tomorrow at 1 pm in Parliament annexe building in Delhi, reports ANI.
One Pakistani Miner Rescued, 4 Bodies Recovered After Coal Mine Collapses
After over 40 hours, authorities on Tuesday rescued a coal miner and recovered the bodies of four others who were trapped in a coal mine following an underground fire in Pakistan’s resource-rich Balochistan province.
At least 11 miners were trapped on Sunday more than a kilometre underground after the fire started in the coal mine following an electrical short circuit. Rescue efforts were hampered by the fire spreading poisonous gas inside the mine near Balochistan’s capital Quetta.
Heroin Worth Rs 28 Lakh Seized from Man at Indo-Nepal Border In UP
A man has been arrested for possession of heroin worth Rs 28 lakh at the Indo-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said on Tuesday.
Raju Lodh was headed for Nepal on Monday night when he was arrested by a joint team of the Sashastra Seema Bal and police after 28 gram heroin was found on him, SSB Danda Head check post Inspector Abhijit Aryan said.
28 Killed in Flash Floods in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Heavy rains and flash floods have wreaked havoc in the Neelum Valley in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), killing at least 28 people and sweeping away mosques and houses, according to a media report.
Over 150 houses in the Laswa area of the valley were damaged and dozens of people were swept away in floods that officials said were caused by a cloudburst, the Express Tribune reported.
Two mosques were also completely destroyed in the flash floods, officials said. Cell phone and internet services were also affected in the area.
Four-Storey Building Collapse in Mumbai’s Dongri Area
A four-storey building has collapsed in Mumbai’s Dongri area; several people are feared trapped, fire tenders have been rushed to the site.
HC Cancels CRZ Clearance for Coastal Road Project in Mumbai
The Bombay High Court has cancelled the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance given for coastal road project in Mumbai. The order came on multiple petitions filed by few NGOs and local residents.
Governor Seeks Report from Kerala University VC on Reported Seizure of Answer Sheets
Kerala Governor P Sathasivam has sought report from Vice Chancellor of Kerala University on the reported seizure of bundles of university answer sheets and seal of Director, Physical Education from house of an accused in the murder attempt case in University College at Trivandrum.
SC Refuses Urgent Listing of Plea For Extension of NRC Deadline
Supreme Court on Tuesday refused urgent listing of a plea filed by Centre and Assam govt for extension of 31 July deadline for completing National Register for Citizens (NRC).
The Court says it will examine the petition.
Suspected JeM Terrorist Arrested
A suspected member of terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police, officials said on Tuesday.
The accused, Basir Ahmad, was held from Srinagar. He was carrying a reward of Rs two lakh on his arrest, the police said.
Kejriwal, Sisodia Get Bail in Defamation Suit Filed by BJP’s Vijender Gupta
A Special Court in Delhi has granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in connection with a defamation suit filed by Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta. Both the leaders will have to furnish a bail bond of Rs 10,000 each.
Next date of hearing is 25 July.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda Arrives at CBI Special Court in Panchkula
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda arrives at the CBI Special Court in Panchkula, in connection with Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) plot allotment case and Manesar land scam case.
Several Cows Feared Trapped After Roof of Shelter Collapses in Bathinda
Several cows are feared trapped after roof of a cow shelter collapsed in Bathinda’s Bhagta Bhai Ka area, early morning today.
Man Held for Murder of His 20-Year-Old Daughter in Mumbai
Mumbai Police have arrested a man for murder of his 20-year-old daughter in Ghatkopar’s Narayan Nagar on 14 July, reports ANI.
Facebook’s New Currency Plan Under Scrutiny in Congress
Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from US President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve.
Congress begins two days of hearings on Tuesday on the currency planned by Facebook, to be called Libra, starting with the Senate Banking Committee. Meanwhile, a House Judiciary subcommittee will extend its bipartisan investigation of the market power of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple.
The Treasury Department has “very serious concerns that Libra could be misused by money launderers and terrorist financers,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters at the White House on Monday. “This is indeed a national security issue.” Facebook has “a lot of work to do before we get to the point where we’re comfortable with it,” he said.
Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway Blocked Following Landslide
Rishikesh-Badrinath highway is blocked near Neer Gaddu in Uttarakhand following a landslide due to heavy rainfall; road clearing operation is underway, reports ANI.
Delhi Police Arrest JeM Terrorist Basir Ahmad from J&K
Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested JeM terrorist Basir Ahmad from Jammu & Kashmir’s Srinagar. The police had announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his arrest, reports ANI.
Kenya: 3 Militants Killed, 2 Officers Wounded in Attack
Kenya police say three suspected extremists were killed by border police whose vehicle was blown up by an improvised bomb.
A senior police official detailed the attack to The Associated Press, but insisted on anonymity because he was not authorised to speak with media.
He said the Monday evening explosion injured two officers in the southern Kiunga area near the Somali border, and the explosives are believed to have been planted by al-Shabab extremists from Somalia who were targeting security units.
He also said the militants hid in the bushes around the area where the bomb went off and then ambushed the Toyota Land Cruiser.
Quake Shakes Bali in Indonesia, Reports of Minor Damage
Indonesian authorities say a subsea earthquake shook Bali, Lombok and East Java but didn’t have the potential to cause a tsunami.
The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.7 quake on Tuesday was centred 82 kilometers to the southwest of Denpasar on Bali at a depth of 91 kilometers.
The national disaster agency posted photos on its Twitter account showing a damaged temple in Bali and a damaged house in Banyuwangi in East Java.
Earthquake Hits Indonesia
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter Scale hit Bali region, Indonesia at 00:18 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on Tuesday.
US Says Cryptocurrency a National Security Issue
The Trump administration has came out openly against cryptocurrencies, asserting that bitcoin had been exploited to support billions of dollars of illicit activity like cyber crime, tax evasion and ransomware.
“This is indeed a national security issue,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters at a hurriedly-convened news conference at the White House on Monday.
Mnuchin’s serious concerns regarding the growing misuse of virtual currencies by money launderers, terrorist financiers, and other bad players, comes days ahead of representatives of Facebook will go to the Capitol Hill to discuss the proposal for its recently-announced cryptocurrency, Libra.