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6.21 pm: Parliament passes bill to prevent fugitive economic offenders from evading legal process and fleeing the country

6.07 pm: Maharashtra police fires tear gas shells on Maratha Kranti Morcha’s protesters who were blocking the Mumbai-Pune highway in Kalamboli

4.52 pm: Transharbour services between Thane and Vashi on Transharbour lines started

4.04 pm: Transharbour services between Thane and Vashi not yet started due to prevalent conditions at Ghansoli. We will keep you updated on the issue

2.37: Mumbai bandha over Maratha reservations called off

2.20 pm:  NGT directs Haryana to file an affidavit on steps taken to ensure that no untreated effluents flow into river Yamuna

 1:59 pm: Uganda is the pearl of Africa. It is a land of great wealth of resources and rich heritage: PM Narendra Modi at Parliament of Uganda.

1:44 pm: Mumbai: Miscreants pelted stones & set a bus ablaze in Mankhurd during MarathaQuotaStir. Fire has now been extinguished by fire tenders.

1:38 pm: Midnapore: Police has busted a motorbike theft gang and arrested 15 people, 118 motorbikes recovered in West Bengal.

1:35 pm: Pakistan Elections 2018: Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist. Pakistan’s democracy is in danger because of these kind of people: Union Minister Hansraj Ahir on Hafiz Saeed seen casting vote.

1:33 pm: Kampala: PM Narendra Modi at Parliament of Uganda, to deliver keynote address shortly.

1:27 pm: PakistanElections2018: Some voters at a poll station in Lahore say Army isn’t allowing entry. Women say ‘They’re saying there are many women inside&we won’t be let in’; voters also say ‘They’re saying there are 2 booths inside so they won’t allow those who are allotted 3rd booth.

1:26 pm: I support #MarathaReservation demand. I appeal protesters to protest peacefully. We need to make a law in parliament and raise reservation cap from 50% to 75%, will also raise this issue in NDA: Union Minister & Republican Party of India leader Ramdas Athawale.

1:20 pm: Central Bureau of Investigation has written to Antiguan authorities in connection with Gitanjali Gems owner Mehul Choksi after Interpol authorities informed India about his latest whereabouts. The letter, which was written today, seeks more details regarding Choksi’s whereabouts.

1:04 pm: Udayakumar custodial death case: Thiruvananthapuram Special CBI court awards death sentence to Assistant sub-inspector of police K Jithukumar and Civil Police Officer SV Sreekumar. This pertains to a 13-year-old case where a man, Udayakumar, had died in police custody.

12:55 pm: Death toll rises to 25 in a blast near eastern bypass in #Balochistan’s #Quetta: Pakistan media. Pakistan Elections 2018.

12:33 pm: Delhi: A woman allegedly committed suicide in Janakpuri’s Bharati College by consuming pesticide in the morning today.

12:36 pm: Lok Sabha adjourns briefly following heated exchanges between TMC and BJP members over alleged lynching of women in West Bengal.

12:29 pm: Hardik Patel, Lalji Patel and AK Patel have been awarded 2 years imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 50,000 each in a case related to vandalising BJP legislator Rushikesh Patel’s office in Visnagar during 2015 Patidar protests.

12:18 pm: On basis of incriminating materials seized, it’s established they belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba. One of the terrorists was identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar. Identity of the other terrorist is yet to be ascertained:J&K Police on 2 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag this morning.

12:18 pm: Delhi High Court grants interim protection from arrest to P. Chidambaram till August 1 in INX Media Case.

12:17 pm: INX media case: ED opposes anticipatory bail for P. Chidambaram,
in Delhi High Court. ED says ‘the son (Karti) was instrumental in getting illegal FIPB approvals with the concurrence and knowledge of the father.

12:15 pm: 15 killed and more than 20 injured in a blast near eastern bypass in Balochistan’s Quetta: Pakistan media. Pakistan Elections 2018

12:14 pm: Mumbai: Workers of Maratha Kranti Morcha block Eastern Expressway in Chembur during their agitation for Maratha Reservation.

12:03 pm: Lucknow: Shiksha Mitras(contractual teachers) demand permanent jobs, get their heads tonsured in protest.

11:51 am: Mehsana: Visnagar Court pronounces Hardik Patel guilty in a case related to vandalising BJP legislator Rushikesh Patel’s office in Visnagar during 2015 Patidar protests.

11:40 am: Pakistan Elections 2018: Lashkar-e-Taiba chief and Mumbai 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed casts his vote at a polling booth in Lahore.

11:30 am: Kerala’s Malankara Orthodox Church case: Kerala High Court grants conditional bail to Fr Job Mathew. He will have to surrender his passport and appear before the investigating officer twice a week.

11:28 am: Pakistan Elections 2018: 23 injured in a blast near eastern bypass in Balochistan’s Quetta: Pakistan media.

11:28 am: 32 dead in string of south Syria suicide attacks: AFP news agency.

11:26 am: Madras High Court sets aside lower court order discharging Maran brothers in BSNL illegal telephone exchange case. High Court orders framing of charges against them within 12 weeks.

11:21 am: Chhattisgarh: President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Bastar’s Jagdalpur. He is on a two-day visit to the state where he will visit both Dantewada and Bastar districts.

11:18 am: Satluj Yamuna Link Canal water sharing dispute case in Supreme Court: Haryana Government today sought an early hearing into the case. Haryana Govt also sought implementation of SC’s 2003 verdict which asked Punjab Government to construct its portion of SYL canal.

11:08 am: There is no impact on railway services in Pune, all trains are plying normally: Pune railway PRO.

11:06 am: Two terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Anantnag district: Police.

11:04 am: 9 people were detained yesterday & handed over to police today after they were caught appearing for other candidates during physical test of recruitment for the post of Tradesman Mate which was held at Central Ordnance Depot in Delhi Cantt: Deputy Commissioner of Police.

10:58 am: Congress MP KC Venugopal has given adjournment notice in Lok Sabha over NEET data leak matter.

10:58 am: Subramanian Swamy again today mentioned before Supreme Court his petition on right to worship at the Ayodhya site.Court said the judgment had been reserved in the main matter regarding reference to Constitution Bench, and it will consider after judgment is pronounced.

10:47 am: JammuAndKashmir: Two terrorists have been gunned down in the encounter which started in Anantnag this morning. The encounter has concluded, combing operation is underway. The terrorists are yet to be identified.

10:47 am: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu asks his MPs to consider moving a privilege motion against the Prime Minister and Union Ministers. Naidu said Centre claiming it has fulfilled 90% of the promises made in AP Reorganisation Act: is misleading: Sources.

10:45 am: Delhi: TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad dresses up as freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy to protest over the demand of special status for Andhra Pradesh. Sivaprasad has earlier dressed up as a woman, a washerman & a schoolboy among others.

10:43 am: West Bengal: Narcotics Control Bureau seized 4971 ampoules of Buprenorphine (a medicinal drug) and arrested one person last night in Malda’s Kaliachak. Rs 2030 cash and 3 credit cards were also seized from his possession. He will be produced before Malda District Court today.

10:36 am: Clashes break out between two groups in Udgir in Latur district of Maharashtra when one group was forcibly trying to get people to shut shops and overturned a vegetable cart while attempting to enforce Maharashtra bandh. Police is on the spot and situation is contained.

10:23 am: MarathaReservation protests: Workers of #MarathaKrantiMorcha block a local train in Thane.

10:18 am: Delhi: Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore pays tribute to CRPF jawan Shankarlal Barala who lost his life in a terrorist attack in Srinagar’s Batamallo area in J&K yesterday.

10:03 am: Mumbai: A group of Maratha Kranti Morcha workers request with folded hands, the shopkeepers in Bandra to shut their shops.

9:54 am: Maharashtra: Jagannath Sonavne, a protester who attempted suicide by consuming poison yesterday in Aurangabad’s Deogaon Rangari, dies in a hospital. He was a protester in the agitation for reservation for Maratha community in govt jobs & education.

9:45 am: Rampur: Woman alleges she was raped by 4 people, including her husband, in the name of Nikah Halala, says ‘After my husband gave me triple talaq, I was married off to someone else for 3 months but he later married another woman.’ Police have registered case against 9 people.

9:42 am: Maratha Reservation protests: Tires set ablaze on Majiwada bridge in Thane, Maharashtra.

9:31 am: Maratha Reservation protests: Workers of Maratha Kranti Morcha forcibly shut shops on Thane ‘s Gokhale road.

9:12 am: Jammu And Kashmir: An exchange of fire has started between terrorists and security forces near Keran sector in Kupwara district. More details awaited.

8:57 am: Delhi Commission for Women rescued 16 girls from Munirka area earlier today. These girls were trafficked from Nepal.

8:40 am: Lahore: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif stand in a queue outside a polling station in Model Town to cast his vote for Pakistan Elections 2018.

8:31 am: Voting begins for Pakistan general elections 2018.

7:16 am: Jammu And Kashmir: Encounter underway between terrorists and security forces in Anantnag. More details awaited.

6:52 am: Delhi: 3 minor girls of a family were found dead on July 23 in Mandawali area. No external injuries have been found on the bodies.

5:59 am: Muzaffarpur: Several parts of Bihar are facing drought-like situation due to lack of adequate rainfall. Farmers say,”We’re unable to sow crops.This is for the first time that we have witnessed such situation. There’s no water& we don’t have any option. Govt is not helping us.