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News Alerts! Bombay HC slams railways over services being stopped due to flood on tracks


Meteorological center, Dehradun; issues weather prediction from July 11 to July 15, predicts, generally cloudy sky. Light to moderate rain showers to very likely occur in most parts of #Uttarakhand

Bombay HC slams railways over services being stopped due to flood on tracks. HC observes ‘Central & Western Railway have not done anything. Even after so many yrs suburban railway tracks are submerged in rains. Why can’t you raise the height of tracks to avoid flooding?’ #Mumbai

West Bengal Congress leader Rajiv Sinha has filed a complain with the police against the producer & actor of the web series Sacred Games, stating ‘protagonist of the serial Nawazuddin Siddiqui is seen abusing our late PM Rajiv Gandhi & misrepresenting facts during his period.’

Bihar: A minor girl from Usmanpur was sexually harassed on July 8 and the video of the act was made public on July 9. The main accused who is a Sarpanch’s son has been arrested, 1 more accused to be arrested soon; case registered under POCSO Act: Sudhir Kumar Porika, SP Nalanda


Andhra Pradesh has been ranked No. 1 in ‘ease of doing business’ by the Commerce & Industry ministry.


4:38 pm: Air India Express flight IX 213 from Vijaywada to Mumbai, landed & came to halt deep into the runway at 2:51 pm, overshooting the runway. Now Air India Express Engineering team is inspecting the aircraft at Mumbai airport. All passengers are safe: KS.Sunder CEO Air India Express.

4:29 pm: Eleventh person brought out of Thai cave.

4:19 pm: BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra and Maharashtra State Spokesperson Keshav Upadhye seen wading through water while they were going to Mumbai BJP’s office in Dadar East, earlier today.

3:44 pm: Hearing in the pleas seeking scrapping of Section 377 to continue tomorrow at the Supreme Court.

3:28 pm:  Tenth boy rescued from Thai cave: official, navy sources.

3:08 pm: Journalist Soumya Viswanathan death case: Supreme Court stays order granting bail to one of the accused, Ravi Kapoor, in the case. He was earlier granted bail by Delhi High Court.

2:55 pm: SC hearing pleas seeking scrapping of #Section377: Arvind Dattar, appearing for a petitioner, says if a person has a different sexual orientation, it can’t be treated as a crime. This can’t be treated as against the order of the nature.

2:53 pm: Fire has broken out in a five-storey building in Shaitan Chowki area of Mumbai. 5 fire tenders are present at the spot. Firefighting operations are underway.

2:40 pm: Ninth person rescued from the Thai cave.

1:49 pm: Now 3 years have passed PM Modi’s ‘Act East Policy’ has importance to co-operation to Korea & I’m pressing ahead with ‘New Southern Policy’ that makes India Korea’s key partner for cooperation: South Korean President Moon Jae.

1:38 pm: CBI tells Delhi High Court that it has registered a preliminary inquiry into the alleged assault on several prisoners lodged in the high risk ward of Tihar Jail. Delhi HC asks CBI to file further details related to inquiry into the matter. Next date of hearing is August 24.

1:35 pm: South Korea’s participation in our ‘Make in India’ mission has created many employment opportunities in India: PM Modi addressing joint press statement with South Korean President

1:06 pm: Six-member delegation of Janata Dal (U) meets President Ram Nath Kovind over demand for special status to Bihar.

12:46 pm: Bihar: Beheaded body found in Nawada on July 7 has been identified as Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Kailash Paswan.

12:32 pm: I am sure the House will continue to receive utmost cooperation from all of you in future also and we will establish high standards of Parliamentary conduct, discipline and decorum: Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan.

12:26 pm: SC hearing pleas seeking scrapping of Section377: Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Central Government, tells Supreme Court that the government will file its response today.

12:22 pm: SC hearing pleas seeking scrapping of Section377: Mukul Rohatgi appearing for one of the petitioners says, “As society changes, values changes, we can say, what is moral 160 years ago might not be moral today.”

12:18 pm: Rajasthan, Jhunjhunu: Three bike borne robbers loot at least Rs 2 lakhs from Shimla branch of State Bank of India in Khetri police station limits.

12:08 pm: Supreme Court hearing pleas seeking scrapping of Section377: Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, says,” Issue of gender and sexual orientation are two different things. These two issues should not be mixed up. This is not question of choice.”

11:58 am: Bodies of 2 terrorist recovered, one SF jawan injured during ongoing encounter in Shopian’s Kundalan area.

11:49 am: NGT issued notice to the Union of India and Uttarakhand govt & has asked them about the steps taken by them with regard to the safe disposal of debris generated during the construction of the roads in their Char Dham project.

11:41 am: South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in Delhi.

11:40 am: Aircel Maxis Case: Enforcement Directorate submits, “It is most respectfully submitted that the agency has reached to a bonafide conclusion that under anticipatory bail it will not be possible to reach the truth.”

11:30 am: Supreme Court reserves verdict in the case of former ISRO scientist, Nambi Narayan allegedly framed in a spy case.

11:26 am: Aircel Maxis Case: ED in its detailed reply says, “P Chidambaram is evasive in his replies to why the total foreign inflow to the tune of US $ 800 million was approved by him on March 13, 2016 deliberately and intentionally without raising any objection.”

10:56 am: Aircel-Maxis case: Enforcement Directorate has filed a detailed reply in the case and opposed P Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail.

10:53 am: Madhya Pradesh: Police arrest five people for allegedly abducting and gang-raping a 14-year-old in Chhindwara.

10:49 am: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attends the 67th Plenary of the North Eastern Council in Meghalaya’s Shillong; Minister of state (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DONEAR) Jitendra Singh also present.

10:46 am: Supreme Court to hear matter pertaining to service, transfer and postings under the Delhi government, next week.

10:35 am: It is not a normal thing. We cannot celebrate it. It’s against Hindutva. We should invest in medical research to see if it can be cured. Government should consider having a 7 or 9 judge bench: Subramanian Swamy on SC to begin hearing the pleas seeking scrapping of Section 377.

10:25 am: Chhattisgarh: Heavy downpour results in water logging in various parts of Raipur. 

10:20 am: Delhi: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

10:18 am: Rajasthan: Three people arrested in connection with tying a woman to a tree and beating her over property dispute in Jhunjhunu.

10:08 am: Aircel-Maxis case: Delhi’s Patiala House Court extends interim protection granted to P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram till August.

10:04 am: P Chidambaram arrives at Delhi’s Patiala House Court. The court will hear his and Karti Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea in connection with Aircel-Maxis case.

10:01 am: In conclusion, let me reiterate India’s strong support for the United Nations endeavours to protection of children in situations of armed conflict: Tanmaya Lal, Deputy Permanent Representative of India to UN.

9:37 am: Uttarakhand: Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway blocked due to landslide in Bemund in Tehri Garhwal district.

9:24 am: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and state Bharatiya Janata Party chief Madan Lal Saini to meet party president Amit Shah at his residence today, over Rajasthan Assembly elections.

9:23 am: The first eight boys rescued from a Thai cave are all ‘in good health, no fever. Everyone is in a good mental state,” Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the public health ministry, reports Agence France-Presse.

8:47 am: Heavy rainfall continues to lash Mumbai.

8:46 am: Shopian encounter: 5-6 terrorists are holed up in a house in Kundalan area; Evacuation of civilians from nearby houses is underway.

8:20 am: Body of gangster Munna Bajrangi brought to his native village in Jaunpur. He was shot dead by a convict at District Jail Baghpat yesterday.

8:14 am: Due to heavy rains, water-logging and disrupted rail services, Mumbai Dabbawalas have suspended their services for today.

8:10 am: Mumbai Early morning visual from Nallasopara station, where Up and Down through line train service is halted due to water logging following heavy rains.

7:41 am: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar between 10th to 13th July: India Meteorological Department.

7:26 am: Mumbai: Due to heavy rains, local train services between Vasai and Virar to remain suspended until further information.

7:00 am: Constitution bench of Supreme Court to begin hearing the pleas seeking scrapping of Section 377 of IPC which criminalizes homosexuality today. In Dec 2013, SC had upheld the criminalisation of homosexuality overturning a judgment of Delhi HC that decriminalised it.

6:50 am: Mumbai: Due to heavy rains, Up and Down through line at Nala Sopara is halted. However, local trains on Western Suburbs are running late by 10 to 15 minutes between Virar to Churchgate: Divisional Railway Manager, Western railway.

6:41 am: US President Donald Trump nominates conservative Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court, reports.

6:41 am: Hyderabad: 3-yr-old boy injured after his father banged him on an auto-rickshaw in an inebriated state following a quarrel with wife yesterday. Child was admitted to hospital by police & is now handed over to Child Welfare Committee.

6:26 am: Meerut: 25-year-old http://M.Sc student stabbed by unidentified bike-borne miscreants in Ganganagar area last night, admitted to hospital. Meerut SSP Rajesh Pandey says, ‘doctors say he is out of danger. We will register a case & necessary actions will be taken.

6:16 am: Houses waterlogged in Palghar after heavy rain lashed parts of the district; visuals from Nala Sopara’s Pandey Nagar area. Maharashtra.

4:29 am: Mumbai: Heavy rain lashes the city; #visuals from Gandhi Market.

3:55 am: Gorakhpur: Former cook of Indian Air Force officers’ mess detained by Air Force Security personnel on June 5 & handed over to police after he was found in possession of confidential information, in the area of Air Force premises where civilians are not allowed.

3:22 am: HimachalPradesh: 17-yr-old athlete Seema felicitated in Dharamshala after she won a silver in 3000 m race with timing of 9:55.87 seconds at Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games. Seema says, ‘I’m very happy. There were a lot of troubles but my coach worked very hard for my training’.