Nation Current Affairs 11 Jul 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

News Digest: A sharp, speedy recap of the day's headlines

Published Jul 11, 2019, 3:41 pm IST
Updated Jul 11, 2019, 9:37 pm IST
Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
(Photo: File)
 (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.

Goa Congress leaders join BJP: Ten Goa Congress MLAs, who shifted allegiance to BJP on Wednesday night, joined the party here on Thursday ahead of induction of some of them in the state Cabinet. They joined BJP in the presence of its Working President J P Nadda and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant here on Thursday.


Read: 10 Goa Cong MLAs join BJP, swearing-in of ministers on Friday

Rajya Sabha elections: Six candidates, including MDMK chief Vaiko and PMK's Anbumani Ramadoss, were Thursday elected unopposed in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu.

Read: Ambumani, Vaiko elected to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu

Man murdered, family threatened; case registered: The family of the murdered dalit man Haresh Solanki has accused his wife Urmila’s family of constantly threatening them ever since the couple married about six-months ago.

Though the activists have accused the administration of letting the conspirators run away, the police have arrested one of the eight accused, named in the FIR, on Wednesday.

Read: Gujarat: 'We were constantly threatened' says the family of murdered dalit man

BJP hits out at Revanna: Karnataka BJP on Thursday alleged that PWD Minister HD Revanna took bribes to promote engineers belonging to Gowda cast and urged Governor Vajubhai Vala to declare the promotions as null and void.

Read: K'taka Minister Revanna took Rs 500 cr bribe from govt engineers: BJP

ED in action: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached properties worth Rs 24.77 crore of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi in connection with the PNB scam case.

Read: PNB scam: ED attaches properties worth over Rs 24 cr of Mehul Choksi

Supreme Court on Ayodhya dispute: The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed July 25 as the date to begin day-to-day hearings in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case if mediation fails.

Read | Ayodhya land dispute hearing from July 25 if mediation fails: SC

Mayawati accuses BJP over Karnataka crisis: BSP president Mayawati on Thursday charged the BJP with attempting to dislodge governments in states ruled by opposition parties and called for strict laws to end the membership of those indulging in defection.

Read | BJP trying to dislodge govts in Oppn-ruled states: Mayawati on K'taka crisis

TDP to merge with BJP:JC Prabhakar Reddy, a former MLA of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday said that the Chandrababu Naidu led party will merge into the BJP citing that in politics there are no permanent foes or friends.

Read | TDP will merge in BJP, says former TDP MLA JC Prabhakar Reddy

Downfall of Congress in Goa: BJP leader and son of late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Utpal Parrikar, on Thursday sent out a note of caution on the ten Congress MLAs joining the BJP bandwagon by saying their loyalty is under a cloud.

Read | It was end of my father’s path of politics on March 17: Utpal Parrikar

Former Gujarat convicted in murder case: Ex-BJP MP Dinu Solanki along with six others were sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering an RTI activist Amit Jethwa in July 2010.

A special CBI court found all the accused guilty under the charges of murder, causing disappearance of evidence of offence, criminal conspiracy to commit an offence and illegal possession of weapons.

Read | Former BJP MP Dinu Solanki gets life term for murder of RTI activist Amit Jethwa

Shivakumar to take legal action:  Congress leader and Karnataka Irrigation minister DK Shivakumar, who on Wednesday was prevented by Maharashtra police from entering the Mumbai hotel where dissident rebels were staying, said that he is considering legal options.

Read | DK Shivakumar mulls legal action after being denied entry to Mumbai hotel

Indrani accepts pardon: Indrani Mukerjea, who recently turned an approver in the INX Media case, on Thursday appeared before a special CBI court here and accepted its pardon in the case in which former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti are facing probe.

Read | INX Media case: Indrani Mukerjea appears before court, accepts pardon

Pakistan train accident: At least 14 passengers were killed and 79 others injured on Thursday when an express train rammed into a stationery freight train in Pakistan's Punjab province, officials said.

Read | At least 14 killed, 79 injured in Pakistan train collision

US sanctions on Iran: President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that sanctions against Iran would soon be "increased substantially" after Tehran said it had exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.

Read | 'Will soon be increased, substantially': Trump warns Iran of more stringent sanctions

Cruel US detention kills migrant infant: A Guatemalan woman whose infant daughter died after being held by US immigration authorities denounced the "cruelty" of the country's migrant detention centres on Wednesday.

Read | Migrant woman slams ‘cruelty’ of US detention as infant daughter dies in custody


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