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News Alert: BMC confiscated 7131.349 kg of plastic and collected Rs 53 Lakh in fine till July 27

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6.14 pm: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has confiscated 7131.349 kg of plastic & collected Rs 53 Lakh in fine till July 27. Court cases initiated against 187 people who refused to pay the fine. Maha govt enforced a ban on a wide range of single-use plastic items & thermocol on June 23

5.49 pm: Rahul Gandhi had given good speech in Parliament on no-confidence motion & has been raising important questions recently. I don’t think appreciating anyone for good work is violating party lines. I am on good terms with people from opposition parties: Kirti Azad, suspended BJP MP

5.20 pm: 7 members of a family found dead inside a house in Ranchi’s Kanke. DIG AV Homkar says, ‘prima facie, it appears that 2 brothers killed rest of their family, then hanged themselves due to financial issues. A 15-page & a 2-page suicide note recovered from them’

4.05 pm: Probe in 20 more Manipur encounter cases will be completed by December end: CBI director tells SC.

2:11 pm: A wall at an under-construction site in Ahmedabad collapses, damages a car and a JCB. No injuries reported.

10:02 am: Delhi Court issues summons to RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and son Tejashwi Yadav,wife Rabri Devi and others as accused in alleged irregularities in granting operational contracts of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.

9:38 am: Sensex at 37,420.90, up by 84.07 points. Nifty at 11,304.15, up by 26.60 points

9:07 am: Visuals of heavy security outside Kauvery Hospital in Chennai where DMK Chief M Karunanidhi is undergoing treatment.

8:24 am: The old Yamuna bridge ‘Loha Pul’ has been temporary closed for rail traffic as water level has reached at 205.53 marks: Indian Railways.