10:24:34 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Police say 4 people are dead, 3 wounded after mass shooting in Kentucky; suspect also dead, reports AP

10:19:07 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Rahul Gandhi writes a letter to Rishi Sunak

“Your dedication to public service and commitment to your people are commendable. I also deeply value the efforts you made to strengthen the ties between India and the UK during your term in office. I am confident you will continue to contribute to public life with your experience,” says Gandhi in his letter.

10:00:30 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

BCCI announces India squad for Women’s Asia Cup; Meghna Singh, Saika Ishaque added in travelling reserves

09:57:52 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Mortal remains of K Armstrong, Tamil Nadu BSP president who was hacked to death on Friday, brought to his residence in Chennai

09:50:11 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Char Dham Yatra postponed for tomorrow

Uttarakhand | In view of the Meteorological Department’s alert of heavy to very heavy rains in various districts of the Garhwal division, the Char Dham Yatra has been postponed for tomorrow, i.e. July 7.Garhwal Commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey has issued orders in this regard.

09:10:46 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Nepal: Flood like situation in Bhaktapur, following incessant rainfall

08:57:16 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Kerala: KSRTC employees staged a protest over delayed salaries, in Thiruvananthapuram, earlier today

08:46:49 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

PM Modi wishes Dalai Lama on his birthday

08:12:55 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Rs 11 lakh bribery case: CBI arrests seven, including Railway officials

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested seven accused including five Public Servants namely the Divisional Railway Manager(DRM), Sr. Divisional Finance Manager (Sr. DFM), then Sr. Divisional Engineer (Sr. DEN) Coordination, Office Superintendent, Account Assistant of South Central Railways, Guntakal Division (Andhra Pradesh) and two private persons namely Director of a Bangalore based firm (Private Person) & another private person in a case of bribery of Rs11 lakh & jewellery taken/ given for showing favours in railway tenders etc: CBI

07:43:20 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Surat Building Collapse

A six-storey residential building collapsed in Pal area of Surat city in Gujarat on Saturday afternoon and at least four to five people are feared trapped under the debris, officials said. While one woman was pulled out alive from the debris, the search and rescue operation was still on, said Surat district collector Sourabh Pardhi. “We learnt that four to five flats in the building were occupied. One woman has been rescued. Four to five people are still feared trapped underneath. Search and rescue operations are ongoing with the help of NDRF and SDRF. We are hopeful that the operation will end in a couple of hours,” he told reporters.

07:38:16 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

35,819 foreign medical graduates take exam

More than 35,000 candidates on Saturday took the exam for foreign medical graduates to become eligible to practice medicine in the country, the Union health ministry said. There was “no untoward incident” in the conduct of the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS), it said.

07:20:38 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Surat building collapse: Many feared trapped, rescue ongoing

06:51:26 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

It’s govt’s duty to run Parliament smoothly in Budget session. Must offer LS deputy speaker post to INDIA bloc candidate

– TMC leader Derek O’Brien

06:45:00 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

UK PM Starmer discusses FTA with Indian PM Modi

Keir Starmer, United Kingdom PM spoke to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, this morning. The leaders exchanged congratulations on their respective election wins, and reflected on the strength of the relationship between the UK and India…Discussing the Free Trade Agreement, the Prime Minister said he stood ready to conclude a deal that worked for both sides: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street

06:42:52 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

UK Prime Minister Starmer says he is scrapping a controversial Conservative policy to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda

Reports AP

06:40:56 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Tata Steel April-June steel production up 5% from year ago (Reuters)

06:34:30 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

FSSAI takes big decision for the F&B players

06:29:22 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Ready to conclude FTA, Keir Starmer tells Modi in first call as UK PM

Britain’s newly-elected Prime Minister Keir Starmer spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning and said he stood ready to conclude a Free Trade Agreement that worked for both sides, Downing Street said. India and the UK have been negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for over two years with a Conservative Party-led government but the talks were stalled in the 14th round amidst the general election cycles in both countries.

05:43:48 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Delhi LG approves PoC Act probe against Satyendar Jain

Delhi LG VK Saxena approves investigation under the Prevention of Corruption (PoC) Act against jailed former Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain in a bribery case. Satyendar Jain is accused of receiving a bribe of Rs 7 crore in connection with a Rs 571 crore project for the installation of CCTVs in 70 Assembly constituencies.

LG agreed with the proposal of DoV to refer the matter under Section 17 A of the PoC Act, 1998 to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for approving an investigation against Jain by ACB: Delhi LG office

05:28:28 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Swati Maliwal assault case

Court extends Bibhav Kumar’s judicial custody till July 16

05:25:23 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Hathras: Main accused in stampede sent to custody

05:18:36 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Vijay Sharma breaks silence on Paytm layoffs

Fintech firm One97 Communications, owner of the Paytm brand, laid off an undisclosed number of employees in June and claimed that it was providing outplacement support for their smooth transition. (Read more)

04:54:05 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

India unveils light tank ‘Zorawar’, DRDO chief reviews advanced trials

04:46:13 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

the last 10 years of the government had a very positive impact on the infrastructure front, whether you look at connectivity in the country, road connectivity or airline connectivity, in a way infrastructure has been built, so there is a lot of support for growth, business and innovation on this. Earlier all the support was in the big cities, so you had to come to the big cities to start a business. Now a lot is happening in tier 2, tier 3 cities as well. So in a way, I believe this is a very important year for our dream of building a $5 trillion developed India because now we are seeing the pendulum swing in one direction… India has kind of changed its direction and is on the path to becoming a developed India

– Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder of Paytm

04:40:27 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma urges government support for start-ups in upcoming Union Budget

On upcoming Union Budget and his expectations from the budget, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder of Paytm said, “…I would say that many small businessmen and small entrepreneurs of our country have promoted digitisation from their side, so I want the government to support them, give them some incentives or in a way bring some advantages for them, digitisation should get support in the budget, start-ups should get support…My expectation from the Government of India is to promote ONDC further because ONDC is in a way becoming an e-commerce platform for the small traders of our country, so we should talk about the creation and amendment of the overall e-commerce policy and about the enhancement of platforms like ONDC which have been created by the Government of India…”

04:31:51 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

It was not a controversial statement…I am a secular person…I give respect to all religions…I am not concerned about what BJP says…’Hum unko (BJP) kehte hai aao hamare saath ladai karo, Hindu ilaake mei hamare khilaf ladai karo. Humko agar hara sakte ho, hum rajneeti chhod denge’.

– Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim on his reported statement ‘need to spread Islam among non-Muslims’

04:11:19 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

BJP and Congress exchange barbs after Hathras incident

BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said, “I believe that the heart-wrenching incident of Hathras should be talked about with sensitivity, seriousness and maturity. The Uttar Pradesh government is working with full vigilance, accused have been arrested and strict action will be taken against those who are guilty. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi, your INDI alliance government is there in Tamil Nadu, more than 50 people died there after consuming poisonous liquor. You did not even go there or give any statement. Your government was in Rajasthan, so many big incidents happened. Not a single word came out of your mouth. One should not do politics on such incidents for political gains and losses on the scale.

04:08:40 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

I have got the privilege of coming here on the birth anniversary of our founding president Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, I salute him. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee had a special relationship with Jammu and Kashmir… He never stopped in his life, he did not work for any post or prestige, but he dedicated his life to strengthening the idea of ​​’Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ .

– BJP National President & Union Minister JP Nadda

04:08:18 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

JP Nadda and J&K BJP President Ravinder Raina paid tribute to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his birth anniversary, in Jammu

04:09:20 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Hathras stampede incident: Probe agency inspects the spot

Three-member Judicial Inquiry Commission formed by the Uttar Pradesh government inspects the spot where the stampede took place on 2nd July claiming the lives of 121 lives. Justice Brijesh Kumar Srivastava (Retd) said, “We saw the entire spot… All the members (of the committee) are present here. We will question all those who need to be questioned. Yes, we will submit our report within 2 months…”

04:06:54 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

AAP’s Priyanka Kakkar accuses LG of flouting rules

AAP National Spokesperson Priyanka Kakkar said, ” …’BJP’s LG’, by flouting all the rules, gave the order to cut thousands of trees in an eco-sensitive zone…BJP tried to spread disinformation that trees were cut as per the order of Arvind Kejriwal. If there is any such document with them, why didn’t they submit it to the Supreme Court? …BJP must stop lying to Supreme Court. They should stop misleading people”

04:04:27 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Jharkhand political dangal

Jharkhand Congress President Rajesh Thakur said, “In the invitation letter given by the Governor, it was written that the floor test will be conducted within a week. Oath will be taken after the floor test…All the leaders are intact and the Chief Minister has been chosen by consensus…A meeting has been scheduled in the Chief Minister’s residence on 7th July to discuss the strategy ahead of the floor test… “

04:00:34 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

DRDO and L&T unveil Light Tank Zorawar for Indian Army, expected induction by 2022

The light tank Zorawar was developed jointly by DRDO and Larsen and Toubro. The tank project being developed for the Indian Army was reviewed by DRDO chief Dr Samir V Kamat in Hazira, Gujarat today. The tank has been developed by the DRDO to meet the Indian Army’s requirements in the eastern Ladakh sector to counter the Chinese deployment across the Line of Actual Control. The tank with its lightweight and amphibious capabilities can travel through steep climbs in mountains and cross rivers and other water bodies much more easily than the heavy-weight T-72 and T-90 tanks. As per DRDO chief Dr Kamat, the tank is expected to be inducted into the Indian Army by the year 2027 after all trials.L&T Executive Vice President Arun Ramchandani said that the joint development model has achieved big success and developed in such a short time frame

04:00:50 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Union Budget, 2024-25 to be presented in Lok Sabha on July 23

President Draupadi Murmu has approved the proposal to summon both Houses of Parliament for the Budget Session from July 22, 2024, to August 12, 2024, subject to exigencies of parliamentary business. The Union Budget for the fiscal year 2024-25 will be presented in the Lok Sabha on July 23, 2024.

03:48:44 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Amit Shah announces 50% subsidy on Nano Urea, urges farmers to utilize new fertilizer technology

Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced a significant decision by the Gujarat Chief Minister to provide a 50% subsidy on nano urea and nano-DAP. Shah emphasized that after applying nano urea to crops, farmers should avoid using granular urea as it can harm crops and soil. He assured that liquid nano urea and liquid nano DAP are sufficient for crop health and increased productivity. Encouraging farmers to take advantage of the reduced prices, Shah highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Drone Didi Scheme,’ urging farmers to train women in using drones for spraying fertilizers.

03:47:03 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

PM Narendra Modi and UK PM Keir Starmer agreed to work towards early conclusion of a mutually beneficial India-UK Free trade agreement: PMO

03:43:33 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Amit Shah lauds PM Modi for establishing independent cooperation ministry

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “… PM Narendra Modi initiated an independent cooperation ministry on this day. For many years, the cooperative sector had a demand for a separate ministry, but Congress did not feel the need to do so… PM Narendra Modi understood the needs of the cooperative sector and formed an independent ministry for it. I appeal for a huge round of applause for the Prime Minister…”

03:25:47 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Hathras stampede incident: Dev Prakash Madhukar arrested from Delhi’s Najafgarh

Nipun Aggarwal Superintendent of Police, Hathras said, “Dev Prakash Madhukar, the main accused in the Hathras has been arrested…a reward of Rs 1 lakh was announced on him… He was arrested from Delhi’s Najafgarh and was brought to Hathras… Further investigation is underway…”

03:14:36 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Anant- Radhika’s sangeet: Nota Ambani calls Team India onstage to celebrate World Cup victory

03:11:47 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

LoP Rahul Gandhi leaves from Ahmedabad after meeting the victims of the Rajkot Gaming Zone Tragedy

Congress leader and Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi leaves from Ahmedabad after meeting the victims of the Rajkot Gaming Zone Tragedy and the party cadre.

03:06:16 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

PM Modi calls Keir Starmer; congratulates him on becoming UK Prime Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his pleasure in speaking with Keir Starmer and extended his congratulations on Starmer’s election as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In a tweet, PM Modi affirmed India’s commitment to enhancing the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with the UK, emphasizing bolstered economic ties aimed at advancing mutual progress, prosperity for their peoples, and contributing to global welfare.

03:04:10 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

IMD issues heavy rain warning for Gujarat; Orange alert in Bharuch, Valsad, Navsari

IMD Scientist Ramashray Yadav said, “The weather forecast for Gujarat covers all the districts. In the upcoming 7 days, there will be light to moderate rain in the state. For today, a warning of heavy rainfall has been issued. An orange alert has been issued in Bharuch, Valsad, Navsari… An offshore trough has been formed in South Gujarat. Another trough has also been formed which will travel from southwest UP to Northern Arabian Sea via Gujarat coast…”

03:02:22 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Chennai Police arrest 8 suspects in Armstrong murder case

On the murder of BSP state president K Armstrong, Greater Chennai Police Commissioner Sandeep Rai Rathore says, “10 special teams were formed. After investigating the crime scene and CCTV footage, 8 suspects were arrested in 2 hours. The conspiracy of the crime and everything is being investigated. We are investigating from all angles. Armstrong had a gun license. He surrendered the gun following the model code of conduct during the elections. His gun was returned to him after the model code of conduct was lifted. After accessing our records, we did not find any specific threat to Armstrong.”

03:01:17 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

ED Ranchi attaches Rs 4.42 crore worth properties in PMLA case

Directorate of Enforcement (ED) Ranchi has provisionally attached four immovable properties having a combined value of Rs 4.42 Crore, belonging to Sanjeev Kumar Lal, Reeta Lal and Jahangir Alam in the case of Suresh Prasad Verma & others under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002: ED

02:57:43 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Swati Maliwal assault case News Live Updates: Court extends Bibhav Kumar’s custody till July 16

Tis Hazari court extended the judicial custody of Bibhav Kumar till July 16. He was produced through video conferencing.

02:40:46 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

It is obviously a lie: Sunita Kejriwal on alleged statement change row

“Kejriwal ji was arrested on the basis of a statement of NDA MP Magunta Sreenisaulu Reddy. On December 17, 2022, ED conducted a raid on MSR’s residence and he was asked whether he had ever met Kejriwal. He said that yes, I met him to buy land in Delhi. ED was not happy with his statement. ED arrested his son too. MSR’s family was having a hard time. MSR, on July 17, 2023, changed his statement and said that on March 16, 2021, I met Kejriwal and he asked me to start liquor business in Delhi and in return give Rs 100 crore to AAP. The next day, MSR’s son was released from jail on bail. It is obviously a lie,” says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal.

02:32:23 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi offered prayers at the Jagannath Temple in the Jamalpur area and inspected the Jagannath Rath Yatra Route ahead of the Rath Yatra tomorrow

02:14:26 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

PM Modi said he has direct connection with God, then why did BJP lose in Ayodhya in Lok Sabha elections, asks Rahul Gandhi

02:13:49 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Together we are going to defeat them in Gujarat, like we defeated them in Ayodhya, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, speaking to Congress members in Ahmedabad, pledged to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP in Gujarat, drawing parallels with their success in Ayodhya.

In a passionate address to Congress workers in Ahmedabad, Rahul Gandhi asserted his commitment to vanquish Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP in Gujarat, drawing a comparison to their previous electoral success in Ayodhya. He emphasized the plight of farmers in Ayodhya who lost their land during the construction of the airport. Gandhi lamented the exclusion of Ayodhya residents from the inauguration ceremony of the Ram Temple, citing it as a symbol of neglect towards the local community.

During his visit to Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi plans to extend his condolences to families affected by recent tragic incidents in the state. This includes offering support to those impacted by the devastating Rajkot game zone fire, the tragic Vadodara boat capsize, and the Morbi bridge collapse. His visit is aimed at showing solidarity with the affected families and addressing their grievances.

Congress-BJP Clash and Subsequent Arrests
Tensions escalated recently in Gujarat following a clash between BJP and Congress workers outside the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) office, also known as Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan. The altercation was allegedly sparked by accusations of Gandhi making remarks perceived as “anti-Hindu.” The confrontation led to stone-pelting incidents resulting in injuries to seven individuals, including three police officers. The Ellisbridge police responded by filing two separate FIRs; the first against approximately 450 individuals from both parties and the second specifically targeting Congress workers based on a complaint filed by the BJP’s youth wing in Ahmedabad. This legal action resulted in the arrest of five Congress workers who are currently under judicial remand.

The political landscape in Gujarat has been increasingly tense as parties gear up for upcoming elections. Rahul Gandhi’s visit and statements underscore the Congress party’s strategy to mobilize support and address local concerns ahead of the electoral contest. The BJP, meanwhile, continues to assert its dominance in the state, prompting heated exchanges and confrontations between supporters of both parties.

02:05:25 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

The movement of BJP was based on Ram Mandir. It was started by (LK) Advani and he held a rath yatra in which Modi ji helped him. I was thinking, they (BJP) inaugurated Ram Mandir and in the event, we saw Adani ji, Ambani ji but no poor people were there.

– Rahul Gandhi addressing a public gathering in Ahmedabad

02:04:39 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

To clean up the area in Ayodhya to construct the Ram Temple, a lot of land was taken from the people and till date, the Narendra Modi government has not compensated them. Secondly, an international airport was built in Ayodhya on the land of farmers and even they were not compensated properly. Thirdly, not a single person of Ayodhya was present in the Ram Temple inauguration which enraged the people. These were the reasons why NDA lost in Ayodhya and INDIA alliance won. BJP has failed the movement started by LK Advani ji around Ayodhya

– Rahul Gandhi addressing a public gathering in Ahmedabad

02:03:35 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

After being discharged from hospital, veteran BJP leader LK Advani is stable, healthy and resting at home.

01:46:54 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

The movement of BJP was based on Ram Mandir. It was started by (LK) Advani and he held a rath yatra in which Modi ji helped him. I was thinking, they (BJP) inaugurated Ram Mandir and in the event, we saw Adani ji, Ambani ji but no poor people were there,” says Rahul Gandhi

01:46:47 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Ayodhya International airport was built, who lost their land? It was Ayodhya farmers who lost their land. Till today, they have not received their compensation for it: Rahul Gandhi

01:37:22 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Putin congratulates Iran’s new president, hopes for closer ties:Kremlin

01:37:12 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Congress MP and Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Manipur on July 8th. He will visit relief camps and also meet PCC leaders: Congress Sources

01:37:02 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Former BRS leader K Keshava Rao, who recently joined the Congress, has been appointed as Advisor to the Telangana Government (Public Affairs) in the status of a Cabinet Minister.

01:36:56 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

An encounter started at Modergam Village of Kulgam District. Police and Security Forces are on the job: Kashmir Zone Police

01:29:51 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Bajrang Dal protesters were detained by Gujarat Police

Ahmedabad, Gujarat: The Bajrang Dal protesters were detained by Gujarat Police. Bajrang Dal had staged a protest against Congress MP and Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi’s visit over his ‘Hindu’ remarks during his speech in Lok Sabha.

01:22:15 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Bajrang Dal stages protest against Congress MP and Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi over ‘anti-hindu’ remarks

Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Bajrang Dal staged a protest against Congress MP and Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi’s visit over his ‘Hindu’ remarks during his speech in Lok Sabha. Rahul Gandhi is on a visit to Gujarat today. He will meet the victims of the Rajkot Gaming Zone Tragedy and the party cadre.

01:21:00 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Gujarat: Congress MP and LoP Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi arrives in Ahmedabad. He will meet the victims of the Rajkot Gaming Zone Tragedy and the party cadre here.

01:04:34 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

“One who organizes ‘Satsang’ responsible…”, says Ram Mandi chief priest on Hathras stampede

In context of the stampede during a ‘Satsang’ event in Hathras earlier this week, the Chief priest of the Ayodhya Ram Temple on Saturday said that organisers of such events should also take the responsibility.Earlier today, self-styled godman, Suraj Pal Singh or “Bhole Baba” in a video statement, his first since the July mishap in Fulari village in which 121 people died, expressed his grief and condoled the deaths.Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Chief Priest, Acharya Satyendra Das said, “He went underground after the incident. Now he is saying that he is saddened by the tragic incident. This is completely wrong.””The one who organizes a ‘Satsang’ is responsible for the incidents that take place during that time. It was his responsibility. He should step forward and accept his crime,” Acharya Das said.

01:03:26 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Armenia, US to hold joint military drills on July 15-24

Armenia and the United States will hold joint military exercises in Armenia on July 15-24, the Armenian Defence Ministry said on Saturday. The Eagle Partner 2024 exercise will focus on tasks related to peacekeeping missions and such drills with “partner countries” are regular, the ministry said. Armenia, until recently Russia’s closest South Caucasus ally, has seen its ties with Moscow sour in recent years over what Yerevan sees as Russia’s failure to defend it from neighbouring Azerbaijan.

12:47:20 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Chief Minister of Mizoram, Lalduhawma met Prime Minister Narendra Modi: PMO

12:38:26 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Hathras stampede incident: A three-member Judicial Inquiry Commission formed by the Uttar Pradesh government reaches Hathras Police Lines

12:21:30 PM IST, 06 Jul 2024

NEET UG counselling deferred until further notice: Official sources

11:31:47 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Gujarat tops chart with annual increase in FDI inflow with a jump of $2.6 bn during FY 2023-24

As per the data released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Gujarat topped the chart in the annual increase in FDI inflow during FY 2023-24 by recording a jump of $2.6 bn: Gujarat Information Department. Speaking about the performance of Gujarat in attracting FDI inflow, Balvantsinh Rajput, Minister of Industries and Mines, Govt of Gujarat, said, “Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, our Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel is ensuring that every possible mechanism that facilitates investment and business is in place ranging from state-of-the-art industrial infrastructure to business-friendly government policies. Due to the dedicated efforts of the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister, Gujarat is also attracting significant investment in emerging industries like semiconductor and other promising sectors.”

11:24:04 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Thousands left homeless, 52 dead after Assam floods; victims plead for assistance

The severe flood situation in Assam over the past month has resulted in the loss of life, extensive damage to infrastructure, road closures, crop destruction, and livestock loss. The deluge has also left hundreds of people homeless and unsettled.

Approximately 500 families live in the Rowmari Pathar area, and most have lost their lands and homes due to erosion and flood problems. Safikul Alom, another villager, told ANI that more than 100 families have been affected as the river swallowed their homes and lands.

“Around 100-150 houses were destroyed during this flood, and most houses in this village are flooded. We are facing lots of problems, and the erosion and flood problems are not minor issues; they are significant problems. People’s dreams have been shattered. The entire village is now in the middle of the river. People who lost their homes are now living in makeshift tents on the road. If the government takes protective measures here, we will be saved,” Safikul Alom said.

Both river erosion and flooding have become major problems in Barpeta district. The current flood has affected nearly 140,000 people and submerged 179 villages in the district. Additionally, floodwaters have inundated 1,571.5 hectares of crop area.

Statewide, over 2.42 million people in 30 districts have been affected so far. Among the worst-hit districts is Dhubri, where 775,721 people have been affected. Agricultural lands have also suffered, with floodwaters submerging 63,490.97 hectares of crop area, and 3,518 villages under 112 revenue circles are affected.

10:50:16 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Deeply shocked by the brutal and abhorrent killing of Thiru Armstrong, the Tamil Nadu Chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party: Rahul Gandhi

Deeply shocked by the brutal and abhorrent killing of Thiru Armstrong, the Tamil Nadu Chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and followers. Tamil Nadu Congress leaders are in constant touch with the Government of Tamil Nadu, and I am confident that the Government will ensure that the culprits are brought to justice expeditiously, wrote Rahul Gandhi on X.

10:43:52 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Ukraine air defence shot down 24 of 27 Russian drones, air force says

Ukraine’s air defence shot down 24 of 27 Russian drones fired in an overnight attack on Saturday, Ukrainian air force said. It said the drones were downed over 12 regions across the country.

10:42:52 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Narendra Modi’s government is working on crutches and will not last long, says Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut, on RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s statement

Mumbai: On RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s statement, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut says, “This government will not go on. I have said this earlier as well. The tides are still in favour of Rahul Gandhi and the incidents happening in the country, the way Chandrababu Naidu and Nitish Kumar have it in their mind that, Narendra Modi’s government is working on crutches and will not last long. What Lalu Yadav has said is correct.”

10:39:57 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Delhi: Congress MP and Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi leaves from his residence as he heads to Ahmedabad.

10:19:02 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Gadchiroli: Two jawans of the C60 troops suffered minor injuries after an IED attack by Maoists near Dodhraj Bhamragad Bridge. The attack took place when the C60 troops were on road search operations. Further search operations in the area are underway: Gadchiroli SP Neelotpal

10:11:14 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Delhi former Dy CM and AAP leader Manish Sisodia brought to Rouse Avenue Court. Rouse Avenue court had extended the judicial custody of Manish Sisodia and other accused till July 6.

10:04:06 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Tamil Nadu CM on murder of BSP leader

09:42:41 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Mumbai Police’s Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) files a closure report in the Jogeshwari land case registered against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Waikar, his wife and four close associates. The EoW said that the complaint filed by BMC was based on ‘incomplete information and misunderstanding’.

09:37:24 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

“Shocking, painful”: TVK Chief Vijay condemns killing of Tamil Nadu BSP Chief, offers condolences to family

Actor-turned-politician and Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam (TVK) Chief Thalapathy Vijay condemned the brutal killing of Tamil Nadu Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Armstrong and offered his condolences to the family of the deceased leader on Saturday. He also urged the state government to ensure law and order and thesafety of all. Taking to ‘X’, Vijay wrote, “It is a shocking and painful incident. Condolences to the Armstrong family and his party cadres. Tamil Nadu government should take the required precautionary steps to stop such crimes in future. Without any compromises, the government should ensure the law and order and the safety of all”.

08:59:47 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Tibetan Buddhist monks offer early morning prayers at Dorje Drak Monastery, in Shimla to celebrate the 89th Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama.

08:49:20 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Iran reformist Masoud Pezeshkian, a heart surgeon and lawmaker promising outreach to the West, wins presidential runoff

07:50:14 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

I am deeply saddened after the incident of July 2, says Surajpal also known as ‘Bhole Baba’, in a video statement

Hathras Stampede Accident | Mainpuri, UP: In a video statement, Surajpal also known as ‘Bhole Baba’ says, “… I am deeply saddened after the incident of July 2. May God give us the strength to bear this pain. Please keep faith in the government and the administration. I have faith that anyone who created the chaos would not be spared… Through my lawyer AP Singh, I have requested the members of the committee to stand with the bereaved families and the injured and help them throughout their lives…”

07:26:32 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Rainfall in several parts of Chennai affects flight services.

06:35:36 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

NDRF & fire brigade team rescued the five children who got stuck while catching crabs in Thane

Maharashtra: NDRF & fire brigade team rescued the five children who got stuck while catching crabs on a hill near the Mumbra Khadi Machine Dam, in Thane. Fire Officer, Ganesh Kedare says, “We received a call yesterday at around 8:30 pm that some children got stuck on the hill. Our team immediately reached the spot. All five children have been rescued and they are safe…”

06:21:39 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Moderate Pezeshkian expected to win Iran’s presidential race, Iranian source says

The low-profile moderate Masoud Pezeshkian, who has pledged to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, is expected to win the run-off presidential vote on Friday, an Iranian source told Reuters. “The vote counting has ended and the rival candidates have been informed about the result. Pezeshkian is around three million votes ahead of his hardline rival Saeed Jalili,” said the source, who asked not to be named. Earlier, the interior ministry said that Pezeshkian was leading the race in early results, adding that the initial reports showed turnout was around 50%, higher than the first round. The run-off follows a June 28 ballot with historically low turnout, when over 60% of Iranian voters abstained from the snap election for a successor to Ebrahim Raisi, following his death in a helicopter crash.

06:20:59 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Tripura: 47 students died of HIV infection, 828 tested positive

As many as forty-seven students died from HIV in Tripura, and 828 have tested HIV-positive, according to a senior official of the Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS). “We have so far registered 828 students who are HIV positive. Out of them, 572 students are still alive and we have lost 47 people due to the dreaded infection. Many of the students have migrated out of Tripura for higher studies in coveted institutions across the country,” a senior official of the TSACS said. Tripura AIDS Control Society has identified students from as many as 220 schools and 24 colleges and universities who take injectable drugs. Not only this, the recent data shows that almost every day, five to seven new cases of HIV are being detected, a senior official of TSACS has said.

06:19:19 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Biden says presidency is ‘a cognitive test every single day’

US President Joe Biden on Friday rejected calls to take a cognitive test after his dismal debate performance triggered fears for his mental fitness, as he defended his reelection bid in a major TV interview. “I have a cognitive test every single day. Every day I have that test, everything I do,” Biden, 81, told ABC News.

06:19:05 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

3 dead and 8 injured after truck strikes group celebrating July 4 in Manhattan park

A mother and son who were among three people killed when a pickup truck crashed into a park where they were celebrating the Fourth of July were mourned by relatives Friday. Eight others were injured, and authorities said the driver was intoxicated. A Ford F-150 came down a street “at a high rate of speed” shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday. The truck went through an intersection and past a stop sign, drove onto the sidewalk and into Corlears Hook Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, New York Police Department Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said during a news conference. Two of the victims were identified as Lucille Pinkney, 59, and her son Hernan Pinkney, 38. The third was not immediately identified.

06:18:52 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Iran holds runoff presidential vote pitting hard-liner against reformist after record low turnout

Iran held a runoff presidential election on Friday that pitted a hard-line former nuclear negotiator against a reformist lawmaker. Both men had struggled to convince a skeptical public to cast ballots in the first round of voting that saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. Early results reported by Iran’s election authority on state television showed reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian narrowly ahead of hard-liner Saeed Jalili. Mohsen Eslami, the election spokesman, said Pezeshkian had 2,904,227 votes trailed by Jalili with 2,815,566 votes, with 5,819,911 votes counted in 13,277 polling stations. There are some 60,000 polling stations and more than 61 million eligible voters. Government officials up to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have predicted a higher participation rate as voting got underway, with state television airing images of modest lines at some polling centers across the country.

06:18:38 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Deadline nears for Boeing decision on proposed MAX agreement

More than five years after two fatal 737 MAX crashes, Boeing faces a fresh legal reckoning now that prosecutors have concluded the company flouted an earlier settlement addressing the disasters. The aviation giant had been on a Friday night deadline to accept or reject a Department of Justice proposal that would require it to plead guilty to fraud during the certification of MAX airplanes, sources told AFP. There had been no public comment either way by the evening, and a lawyer for the families of the 737 crash victims, Robert Clifford, told AFP that he believed the deadline would be extended over the weekend if Boeing asked for more time.

06:18:24 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Trump denies knowing about Project 2025, his allies’ sweeping plan to transform the US government

Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from Project 2025, a massive proposed overhaul of the federal government drafted by longtime allies and former officials in his administration, days after the head of the think tank responsible for the program suggested there would be a second American Revolution. “I know nothing about Project 2025,” Trump posted on his social media website. “I have no idea who is behind it. I disagree with some of the things they’re saying and some of the things they’re saying are absolutely ridiculous and abysmal. Anything they do, I wish them luck, but I have nothing to do with them.” The 922-page plan outlines a dramatic expansion of presidential power and a plan to fire as many as 50,000 government workers to replace them with Trump loyalists. President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign has worked to draw more attention to the agenda, particularly as Biden tries to keep fellow Democrats on board after his disastrous debate.

06:18:07 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Odisha Assembly to start from 22 July. The Governor’s address will be on the 1st day. The budget will be presented on 25 July.

06:17:52 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian leads in initial results from Iran’s presidential election, state TV says, reports AP.

06:17:42 AM IST, 06 Jul 2024

Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi to visit Ahmedabad today

Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Ahmedabad on Saturday, Gujarat Congress president Shaktisinh Gohil said. Rahul Gandhi will hold a meeting with Congress workers at 12:00 pm, he said. Giving details about Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Gujarat, Congress President Shaktisinh Gohil said, “Our leader and LoP Rahul Gandhi is coming to the state Congress office in Ahmedabad on July 6. He will guide and interact with the workers of the Congress family.” “I have received calls from many people from across Gujarat who have been wronged under the BJP rule; they said that Rahul Gandhi fights for justice. They said that they had faith in the BJP, but they have not received justice and they want to put forth their point in front of Rahul Gandhi, so we have also requested him (Rahul Gandhi) to talk to them as well… Rahul Gandhi will hold a meeting with Congress workers at 12 o’clock on Saturday,” Gujarat Congress president Shaktisinh Gohil told ANI.

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