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Maharashtra CM Shinde, rebel Sena MLAs arrive in Mumbai from Goa
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, along with his faction of MLAs, on Saturday evening reached Mumbai from Goa, where the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs were camping after returning from Assam's Guwahati. This comes after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray removed Shinde from the post of leader in the party for indulging in "anti-party activities".
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:50 pm on 02 Jul
India captain Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets as England ended the second day of rescheduled fifth Test at 84/5 in their first innings, trailing India by 332 runs. Earlier in the day, Bumrah broke world record for scoring the most runs in an over in a Test (29), helping India post 416/10. James Anderson picked five wickets for England.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:53 pm on 02 Jul
MP Navneet Rana has sought action against Amravati Police Commissioner Aarti Singh over the June 21 killing of chemist Umesh Kolhe who had supported Nupur Sharma. Rana alleged that Singh tried to "suppress the case" by passing it off as a robbery. "After 12 days she's giving clarification on the incident...(An) enquiry must be done against [her]," said Rana.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 11:03 pm on 02 Jul
The seventh accused in the murder of Amravati chemist Umesh Kolhe has been arrested, police said on Saturday. The accused, identified as Shaikh Irfan Shaikh Rahim, was the mastermind of the killing, police said. Kolhe was killed on June 21 in retaliation for WhatsApp posts supporting suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:53 pm on 02 Jul
A Twitter user named Shravankumar Suvarna shared a screenshot that showed Uber charging ₹3,041 for a ride within Mumbai. "Flight to Goa is cheaper than my ride home #peakmumbairains," he wrote. "This is extortion not surge pricing," a Twitter user commented. "You can probably get a flight to [Pune] and then take a bus. It'd cheaper," another comment read.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:53 pm on 02 Jul
World number one Iga Swiatek was knocked out of Wimbledon in third round by French tennis player Alizé Cornet. With the defeat, Swiatek's 37-match winning streak came to an end. Swiatek lost the match with a scoreline of 4-6, 2-6. In June, Swiatek had defeated Coco Gauff in the French Open 2022 final to bag her second Roland Garros title.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:13 pm on 02 Jul
More than half a dozen self-driving cars of Cruise simultaneously stopped operating in a San Francisco street recently, blocking the traffic for a couple of hours. The company's employees arrived at the location and had to manually move the autonomous vehicles. Cruise acknowledged the incident without revealing the cause and said, "[The issue] was resolved and no passengers were impacted."
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:43 pm on 02 Jul
When tiger comes, foxes run away: BJP as T'gana CM skips welcoming PM
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
After Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao skipped PM Narendra Modi's welcome ceremony at Hyderabad airport on Saturday, state BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar said, "When the tiger comes, foxes run away." "Now, when the tiger has come, he (KCR) is running away. We do not know why is he doing this," Kumar further said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:39 pm on 02 Jul
Mohanlal receives certificate from CBIC for prompt filing, returns of GST
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Actor Mohanlal announced that he received a certificate of appreciation from Finance Ministry's Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) over his prompt filing and returns of GST for the fiscal year 2021-2022. The actor also shared the certificate on social media on Saturday, writing, "I thank the Government of India for their appreciation. Proud to be an Indian."
short by Kriti Kambiri / 10:41 pm on 02 Jul
Ukraine says link restored to Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
short by Mayukh Debnath / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Ukraine's nuclear power operator Energoatom on Friday informed that it had restored connection to the surveillance systems in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant which is occupied by Russian forces. The agency added that all the mandatory monitoring data has been shared with UN's atomic watchdog, IAEA. The connection loss was caused due to "occupiers" cutting off all mobile operators, Energoatom said.
short by Mayukh Debnath / 10:41 pm on 02 Jul
Reflecting on stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah's 31*(16) in the first innings of fifth India-England Test, Zaheer Khan said, "The way Bumrah batted reflects the team's positive mindset. The momentum is now with India." Bumrah scored 29 runs in an over by Stuart Broad. "It was a hugely entertaining over," Zaheer added. India were bowled out for 416 in first innings.
short by Anant Kaur / 11:03 pm on 02 Jul
On being asked who she would've liked to play against but never got the chance at Wimbledon, ex-women's doubles world number one Sania Mirza said Serena and Venus Williams in singles. "I did play them in doubles but never in singles," she added. Sania, who entered mixed doubles second round at Wimbledon 2022, is competing in her last season.
short by Anant Kaur / 11:23 pm on 02 Jul
'Vikasvad defeating Parivarvad' under PM Modi's leadership: Nadda
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Speaking at BJP national executive meet in Hyderabad, party chief JP Nadda lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, "Vikasvad is defeating Parivarvad" under PM Modi's leadership, an ANI report said. Dynasty politics is being rejected by people due to politics of development, he added. He lauded PM Modi for the electoral victories of the BJP including UP and Manipur.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 11:23 pm on 02 Jul
Union Minister Shekhawat useless, absent-minded in meetings: Raj CM
short by Mayukh Debnath / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot called Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat "useless" and said that he remains "absent-minded" during PM Narendra Modi's meetings. He stated, "We'll ask the PM someday why he keeps such a nikamma (useless) minister who remains absent-minded in your meetings." Gehlot's remark was over an alleged denial by Shekhawat about PM Modi's "promise" regarding a canal project.
short by Mayukh Debnath / 11:36 pm on 02 Jul
Hostellers clash at Guwahati's Cotton University, several injured
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Many students were injured in a clash between inmates of two hostels of Cotton University in Guwahati on Saturday, officials said. A group of inmates of a boys hostel allegedly threw bricks and bottles at another hostel around 1.45 am, to which a few students retaliated, officials added. A case was filed and the probe has begun, police said.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 11:15 pm on 02 Jul
State govt will regularise services of pourakarmikas: K'taka CM
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said the state government will regularise services of pourakarmikas who work on direct payment. This comes after over 15,000 pourakarmikas went on an indefinite strike from Friday in Bengaluru seeking permanent jobs and better pay. "We've agreed to extend social security, medical services and assistance for education of children of pourakarmikas," he said.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 11:30 pm on 02 Jul
2 kids killed due to wall collapse amid heavy rain in Rajasthan
short by Mayukh Debnath / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Two children were killed in a rain-related incident after a wall collapsed on them in Rajasthan's Chhatargarh. The deceased, who were brothers, have been identified as 10-year-old Rakesh Kumar and 8-year-old Anil Kumar, police said. The duo was sleeping in their house when the incident occurred. Heavy rainfall has been recorded in several parts of Rajasthan since Friday.
short by Mayukh Debnath / 11:35 pm on 02 Jul
5 of a family, including 2 minors, found dead in house in Kerala
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Police said that five members of a family, including two minor children, were found dead in their house near Kallambalam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday morning. "Prima facie it is a suspected case of suicide," a police official said. "As per the indications received, the family was worried about some financial issues," the official added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 11:26 pm on 02 Jul
2 electrocuted by broken live wire in West Bengal's Bankura
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Two people were electrocuted in West Bengal's Bankura district on Saturday morning, police said. They said that 62-year-old Parbati Ghosh was electrocuted when she came in contact with a live wire that had broken during overnight thunderstorms and rains. When 58-year-old Ananga Ghosh tried to rescue her, he too was electrocuted, police added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 11:18 pm on 02 Jul
Germany to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria
short by Indraneel Sen / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Germany and Nigeria have agreed for the return of artefacts, called Benin Bronzes, which were looted from Africa in the 19th Century. The Nigerian government said it would be receiving 1,130 pieces, describing it as the "single largest repatriation of artefacts anywhere in the world". Two pieces kept with the Berlin museum were handed over at the signing meet.
short by Indraneel Sen / 10:54 pm on 02 Jul
Two Syrian civilians injured in Israeli military strike in Tartous
short by Mayukh Debnath / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Two civilians were injured on Saturday in an Israeli military strike targeting the Syrian province of Tartous, the country's military said. Syrian state news agency SANA reported that Israeli warplanes targeted chicken farms in Hamidiya town, south of Tartous. This is the latest in a series of military strikes that Israel claims is targeted at entities backed by Iran.
short by Mayukh Debnath / 10:42 pm on 02 Jul
Philippines' President vetoes sister's bill for new economic zone
short by Mayukh Debnath / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Philippines' President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, has vetoed a bill sponsored by his lawmaker sister that proposed the creation of a new special economic zone. In his letter to the Congress, Marcos stated, "Fiscal prudence must be exercised particularly at times when resources are scarce and the needs are abundant." Marcos' administration has inherited a government debt of over $200 billion.
short by Mayukh Debnath / 10:53 pm on 02 Jul
UN, EU condemn Libyan protesters vandalising Parliament building
short by Indraneel Sen / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
The United Nations and European Union on Saturday condemned Libyan protesters who vandalised the Parliament Building in Tobruk on Friday, expressing anger against recent hours-long power cuts. Protests demanding electricity were also seen in capital Tripoli. Libya's Parliament shifted to Tobruk from Tripoli after its east-west split in 2014 which resulted in dictator Muammar Gadhafi's ouster.
short by Indraneel Sen / 10:52 pm on 02 Jul
Typhoon destroys ship off Hong Kong coast; over 2 dozen missing
short by Indraneel Sen / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
More than two dozen people were missing after an engineering ship was destroyed by a violent tropical storm, Typhoon Chaba, 300 km off the coast of Hong Kong, officials said on Saturday. Only three crew members have been rescued till now. The typhoon generated wind speeds of 144 km/ph and 10-metre high waves at the location of hitting the ship.
short by Indraneel Sen / 10:49 pm on 02 Jul
6.3 magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran; 5 killed, 44 injured
short by Mayukh Debnath / on 02 Jul 2022,Saturday
Five people have died and 44 others have been wounded due to a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit southern Iran on Saturday, state media reported. Sayeh Khosh village, 1,000 kilometres south of capital Tehran, in the Hormozgan province has been identified as the epicentre. Tremors from the earthquake were felt in many neighbouring countries, as per the state media.
short by Mayukh Debnath / 10:51 pm on 02 Jul
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