Excise ‘scam’: Delhi court extends judicial custody of Kejriwal, Sisodia, K Kavitha

Delhi High Court dismisses Arvind Kejriwal's plea challenging arrest in excise 'scam' case

New Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday extended the judicial custody of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in money laundering and corruption cases related to the alleged excise scam. Special Judge Kaveri Baweja extended Kejriwal's custody in a money laundering case, being probed by the Enforcement Directorate, till July 31, while his judicial custody in a corruption case, lodged by the CBI, was extended till August 8. The judge also extended the judicial...

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At campaign rally, Donald Trump calls Harris ‘Left Lunatic’

New York: In his first campaign rally after President Joe Biden quit the 2024 presidential race and Kamala Harris firmed up her position to become the Democratic Party candidate, Republican nominee Donald Trump lit into her laying out his angles of attack with the change in the party ticket. Mispronouncing her name as "Kamaala", he launched a fusillade of labels – "ultra-liberal", "Left-Lunatic", "Marxist", and "ultra-left" – to brand her ideologically...

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Rain wreaks havoc in Pune, boats deployed to rescue stranded people, schools shut

Rain wreaks havoc in Pune, boats deployed to rescue stranded people, schools shut

Pune (Maharashtra): Large tracts of Pune city and the district were submerged in flood waters as the state’s academic and cultural capital was pounded by heavy rain overnight, with schools shut and boats deployed to help out people, officials said here on Thursday. The city fire brigade, police, SDRF and NDRF teams and other agencies were rushed to many areas to rescue people who woke up this morning and found themselves...

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Israel-Hamas war: Netanyahu addresses Congress, vows to achieve ‘total victory’

Netanyahu says he has no plans for Israeli settlements in Gaza

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress in Washington Wednesday as he sought to bolster the United States' support for his country's fight against Hamas and other Iran-backed armed groups. Netanyahu has signaled that a cease-fire deal could be taking shape after nine months of war, but during his fiery speech to Congress, he vowed to press forward with Israel's war until he achieves “total victory.” Meanwhile, thousands of protesters...

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NSA Ajit Doval conveys India’s condolences, pays tribute to Vietnam’s late leader Trong

Hanoi: National Security Advisor Doval Thursday attended the state funeral for Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party who died here last week, and conveyed India's condolences to the country's leadership. Trong, considered the most powerful politician in Vietnam, died July 19 following a prolonged illness. He was 80. “National Security Adviser Ajit Doval...

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No proposal to discontinue existing state-sponsored schemes: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi Thursday informed the Assembly that there are no plans to discontinue any state-sponsored schemes, as no proposals to that effect have been received by the Planning and Convergence Department. The Chief Minister said this in a written statement while replying to questions raised by senior legislators Ranendra Pratap Swain (BJD)...

Pacer Nuwan Thushara ruled out of Sri Lanka’s T20Is against India

Colombo: Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Thushara has been ruled out of Sri Lanka’s upcoming T20I series against India due to a fractured left thumb. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has named Dilshan Madushanka as his replacement. SLC said in its statement Thursday that Thushara suffered an injury to his left thumb while fielding during practice at Pallekele...

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Ruckus in Odisha Assembly over Andhra Pradesh’s Polavaram project

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly Thursday witnessed ruckus with Congress members demanding formation of a House Committee on Polavaram Dam project in Andhra Pradesh, which the opposition party claimed is likely to submerge a large chunk of land in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district. The issue was raised by Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Rama Chandra Kadam during the Zero Hour....


Bhubaneswar journalist found dead; husband arrested

Bhubaneswar: A woman journalist allegedly ended her life by jumping in front of a train near Bapuji Nagar railway crossing in Bhubaneswar Wednesday, sources said. Bhubaneswar GRP IIC Ashok Kumar Gochhayat identified the deceased as Madhumita Parida, 25. Afterwards, her body was sent for autopsy to Capital Hospital, he said. Meanwhile, the deceased's parents lodged an FIR...

Mira Rajput is chuffed with her musical holiday in Europe

Mumbai: Mira Rajput Kapoor, wife of Hindi film star Shahid Kapoor, is on a family vacation to Europe, and she has been sharing pictures and videos of her getaway. An avid social media user, Mira, who has 4.7 million followers on Instagram, recently took to its Stories section and dropped pictures of pianos, revealing her love for...


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