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Two US Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan: Official

Two US soldiers were killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO announced - the latest international military casualties as Washington seeks a way out of America's longest war.

"The name of the service members killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete," Resolute Support, the US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement.

The death brings to 12 the number of members of the US military to be killed in action in Afghanistan this year.

(Source: AFP)

PC Meena Removed as Addl Chief Secy of General Admn Dept in Madhya Pradesh

IAS officer PC Meena has been removed as Additional Chief Secretary of General Administration Department in Madhya Pradesh, reports ANI.

School Students Shot Dead at Sudan Rally Ahead of Talks

Four Sudanese school students were among five demonstrators shot dead on Monday during a rally against shortages of bread and fuel, a day before protest leaders and ruling generals are set to hold new talks on the country's transition.

Authorities announced a night-time curfew in four towns following the deaths in the central town of Al-Obeid, as a key protest group called for nationwide rallies against the "massacre".

The ruling military council and protest leaders earlier this month inked a power-sharing deal providing for a joint civilian-military administration which in turn would install civilian rule.

(Source: AFP)

Indigo Plane Aborts Take-Off at Bhopal Airport Due to Technical Snag

More than 150 passengers of a Mumbai-bound IndiGo flight from Bhopal survived a scare on Monday evening when the pilot aborted take-off at the last minute at the Raja Bhoj airport in Bhopal due to a technical glitch in the aircraft's wheels, an official said.

An IndiGo airline executive confirmed the incident and said all the passengers were safe.

"There were 155 passengers in the plane and all of them were safe," IndiGo's Bhopal station manager Ekta Shrivastava told PTI.

Two US Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Two US soldiers have reportedly been killed in Afghanistan, reports AFP news agency, quoting an official.

Two AAP Members Join BJP

Two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members joined the BJP on Monday and alleged that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party has become a "hub" of corruption.

Sardar Khan, president of the AAP's Doctor Cell and the ruling party's Shakur Basti assembly constituency's ex-treasurer Gaurav Chauhan joined the saffron party in the presence of Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.

"The target for the membership campaign has been achieved and I congratulate the BJP team for it. Today, Delhi is ahead in the campaign. Politicians, artistes, officers and people of other sections have joined the BJP during this campaign," he said.


Quake Hits Lahaul-Spiti; 14th This Year in Himachal Pradesh

An earthquake of 4.3 magnitude shook Himachal Pradesh's tribal Lahaul and Spiti district on Monday, the meteorological department said. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage to property, it said.

The quake's epicentre was at a depth of 20 km north-east in Lahaul and Spiti district, the department said, adding that tremors were also felt in and around the district at 9.03 am on Monday.

This is the third earthquake in Himachal Pradesh in a week and the fourteenth in the last seven months.


At Least 19 Dead in Peru Mountain Road Accident

At least 19 people died and eight more were injured in a bus crash on a mountain road in Peru, police said on Monday.

The crash happened in Canta province, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Lima at 8:30 pm (0130 GMT) on Sunday night, as travelers returned to the capital following a national holiday.

The fatalities were 11 women and eight men, police colonel Jorge Castillo told the Andina press agency. No foreigners were among the victims.


Ram Naik to Become BJP Leader Again

BJP veteran Ram Naik, who recently completed his term as governor of Uttar Pradesh, is set to return to active politics by enrolling himself as a primary member of the saffron party on his home turf, Mumbai, on Tuesday, sources said.

"Naik (85) will take primary membership of the party at the BJP office in Mumbai," sources said on Monday.


Raj Thackeray to Meet CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on 30 July Over EVM Issue

Raj Thackeray will be going to Kolkata on 30 July to meet CM Mamata Banerjee on EVM issue.

Bail Application of Engineer Accused of Leaking Secret Information to ISI Rejected

Bail application of Nishant Agarwal, an engineer from BrahMos Aersopace Private Limited (BAPL) accused of leaking secret information to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has been rejected by Nagpur District Court.


Srinivas BV Appointed Interim President of Indian Youth Congress

Srinivas BV has been appointed interim president of Indian Youth Congress.


DGCA Suspends License of Two SpiceJet Pilots in Connection With Accident of Jaipur-Mumbai Flight

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspends license of two SpiceJet pilots in connection with accident of Jaipur-Mumbai flight (SG-6237), on 1 July, 2019. Pilots had failed to exercise due caution and take corrective measures resulting in runway excursion.


Kolkata Police Sends Notice to BJP Leader Mukul Roy for Interrogation in Connection With Burrabazaar Case

Kolkata Police has sent a notice to BJP leader Mukul Roy for interrogation in connection with Burrabazaar case, in which Roy had allegedly received a sum of Rs. 80 lakhs from a person.


NIA Arrests Member of JeM Muzaffar Bhat

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested one accused Muzaffar Bhat, member of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a proscribed terrorist organization, on Monday. NIA court has granted nine days of NIA custody of the accused.


Bombay HC Orders Rape Accused Binoy Kodiyeri to Undergo DNA Test

Bombay High Court on Monday ordered Binoy Kodiyeri, the son of Kerala CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and an accused in a rape case, to undergo a DNA test. Report of DNA test will be submitted in Court in a sealed envelope.Matter adjourned till 26th August.

Centre Says NBCC Should Be Given Task to Complete Unfinished Construction of Unitech Housing Projects

The Central Government on Monday told the Supreme Court that the NBCC (India) Limited should be given the task to complete unfinished construction of the Unitech housing projects to ensure delivery of flats to the homebuyers.


'10 Heritage Sites in Delhi to Be Open for Public From 9 Pm': Min of Culture

The Ministry of Culture said, “Ten heritage sites including Humayun's Tomb in Delhi and Gujarat's Rani ki Vav will now be open to public from sunrise till 9 pm.”

(Source: PTI)

Cong Maharashtra MLA Kalidas Kolambkar Resigns From the Party

Congress Maharashtra MLA, Kalidas Kolambkar resigns from the party and the post of MLA. He will join BJP on 31 July.

(Source: ANI)

Court Grants Interim Protection to Businessman Ratul Puri in AgustaWestland Case for Tomorrow

In Delhi, Special Court extends interim protection from arrest of businessman Ratul Puri in connection with AgustaWestland case for tomorrow. Hearing and further arguments on anticipatory bail plea to continue tomorrow.

(Source: ANI)

Woman Naxal Killed in Encounter in Gadchiroli

In Gadchiroli, one woman naxal killed in an encounter with the C-60 police force in Garanji forest.

(Source: ANI)

Woman Kanwariya Falls off Tractor-Trolley While Dancing, Dies

A kanwariya was killed in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffaranagar allegedly after she fell off a tractor-trolley while dancing to songs playing in the vehicle, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Odisha's Rasgola Gets GI Tag

Odisha's Rasagola gets Geographical Indication (GI) tag. The name of the Geographical Indication to be read as "Odisha Rasagola.”

(Source: ANI)

Nephew of Dawood Ibrahim, Two Others Produced Before MCOCA Court

In Mumbai, Rizwan Kaskar, nephew of Dawood Ibrahim and two other accused produced before Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Court by Mumbai Police Crime Branch.

All three accused Rizwan Kaskar, Ahmed Raza and Ashfaq Towelwala have been sent to police custody till 5 August by special MCOCA court.

(Source: ANI)

Mamata Banerjee Says Unnao Accident Calls for 'High Power Inquiry'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “Everyday they defame Bengal but does the government have any idea about what is happening in UP? What happened in Unnao, two relatives of victim died and she is in a serious condition. There should be a high power inquiry.”

(Source: ANI)

ED Raids V Shashikant, Close Associate of Fugitive Vijay Mallya

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has raided V Shashikant, close associate of Fugitive Vijay Mallya.

ED found evidence against V Shashikant that he was using dummy companies.

(Source: ANI)

Newly-Wed Woman Kills Herself in J&K's Ramban

A 21-year-old woman, married just 18 days ago, allegedly killed herself by setting herself on fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district in the early hours of the day, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Senior Congress Leader Mukesh Goud Passes Away

Former state minister and senior Congress leader Mukesh Goud has passed away after being diagnosed with cancer.

(Source: News18)

'Absolute Support to Priyanka If She Wishes to Be the Cong Pres': Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on being asked if Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would be right choice for Congress President said, “Outgoing Congress President to take a call on that. I'm sure as far as Priyanka is concerned that there would be absolute support of the Party if our Congress President wishes that.”

(Source: ANI)

Mamata Banerjee Launches TMC Helpline Number, Website to Address Grievances

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee launched a party helpline number and a website to reach out to the masses and address their grievances.

(Source: PTI)

Man Accused of Killing Wife, Tried to Kill Himself in Lock-Up

A man accused of murdering his wife, tried to kill himself inside the police lock-up on Sunday night, Thane police said.

Rajendra Krishna Patil (43) tried to kill himself by hitting his head with a wall tile at around 8:30pm in the lock-up of Hill Line police station in Ulhasnagar township in the district, an official said.

(Source: PTI)

Pres Ram Nath Kovind Accorded 'Guard of Honour' in West Africa

In Benin, President Ram Nath Kovind has been accorded Guard of Honour in Cotonou. He is on his first leg of three nations tour to West African region.

(Source: ANI)

Cambodia Buying 'Tens of Thousands' of Chinese Weapons: PM

Cambodia has purchased "tens of thousands" of weapons from China, premier Hun Sen said Monday, providing rare details of arms deals with Beijing just days after denying a secret agreement to allow Chinese warships to use a local naval base.

The Wall Street Journal last week reported on a draft deal letting China access Ream base near Sihanoukville to dock warships and store weapons, apparently confirming months of rumours.

Cambodia tried to knock down the report on Friday by taking dozens of reporters on an unprecedented tour of the base.

(Source: AFP)

Anandiben Patel Takes Oath as UP Governor

Anandiben Patel took oath as Uttar Pradesh Governor. Former Governor of the state Ram Naik also attended the swearing-in ceremony.

(Source: ANI)

Pakistan Initiates Unprovoked Ceasefire Violation in J&K, India Retaliates

Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along Line of Control (LoC) today at about 12:45 pm in Shahpur sector in J&K’s Poonch district.

Indian Army is retaliating.

(Source: ANI)

Address Protest Grievances, American Chamber of Commerce Tells Hong Kong Leaders

Hong Kong's leaders must address the grievances fuelling nearly two months of protests, the American Chamber of Commerce said Monday, 29 July, as the business community becomes increasingly alarmed by the chaos engulfing the financial hub.

The once stable city is reeling from weeks of anti-government protests that show no sign of abating.

What began as a mass display of opposition to an extradition bill two months ago has morphed into a wider pro-democracy movement that has thrown down the most significant challenge to Beijing's authority since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

(Source: PTI)

SC to Hear Vijay Mallya's Plea Challenging Confiscation of Property on Friday

SC will hear Vijay Mallya's plea challenging confiscation of his and his relatives' properties on Friday, 2 August.

(Source: PTI)

SC to Consider Urgent Hearing of Pleas Challenging Maratha Quota

SC to consider according urgent hearing of pleas challenging Maharashtra law granting quota to Marathas in education, jobs.

(Source: PTI)

PM Modi to Release Results of All India Tiger Census

Prime Minister Modi is due to release the results of the 4th cycle of All India Tiger Estimation (2018), at Lok Kalyan Marg.

(Source: Doordarshan News)

3 Killed, 12 Injured as Gunman Opens Fire at Food Festival in US

Three people were killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, southeast of San Jose in California. It is one of the largest food festivals in the US.

(Source: AP)

British PM Boris Johnson Makes First Scotland Trip in Bid to Boost Union

New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make his first official visit to Scotland on Monday in an attempt to bolster the union in the face of warnings over a no-deal Brexit.

Johnson will visit a military base to announce new funding for local communities, saying that Britain is a "global brand and together we are safer, stronger and more prosperous", according to a statement released by his Downing Street Office.

It will be the first stop on a tour of the countries that make up the United Kingdom, as he attempts to win support for his Brexit plans and head off talk of a break-up of the union.

(Source: AFP)

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