Nation Current Affairs 13 Jul 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

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

Published Jul 13, 2019, 4:19 pm IST
Updated Jul 14, 2019, 1:31 am 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.

Take Swachh Bharat Campaign to villages: Launching a two-day long special cleanliness drive in the Parliament House Estate on Saturday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla urged the MPs to work towards taking the zeal of Swachhata Abhiyan to each village of the country.


On this occasion, Defence Minister Rajnth Singh, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Prahlad Joshi and several other dignitaries were present.

Read: Take the message of Swachhata from Parliament to villages: LS Speaker urges MPs

RSS' growth has nothing to do with BJP in government: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has over the past few years grown at an exponential rate and currently has over fifty thousand gathering centres across India with the highest number daily shakhas present in Kerala, according to a senior RSS leader.


Read: Our continued growth not connected to BJP in government: RSS leader

Over 100 TMC MLAs may join BJP?: As many as 107 MLAs of Congress, TMC and CPM will join the BJP, claimed party leader Mukul Roy.

He said the list of these MLAs who would be joining the BJP has been prepared and the legislators are in contact with the state BJP leadership.

Read: 107 TMC, Cong, CPM MLAs to join BJP in West Bengal: Mukul Roy

Prez Kovind in Chennai: Delivering a special convocation address of the Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University here, he said that it is important to not only take justice to the people but also to make it understandable to litigating parties in a language they know.


Read: President Kovind says legal system should be simplified in regional languages

Maharashtra Triple murders: Two triple murders on Saturday stunned Maharashtra. While three people of a family were murdered in Shirdi's Ahmednagar district, the other incident was reported from Navi Mumbai.

Read: Triple murders take place in two separate incidents of Maharashtra

TMC's Abhishek accuses BJP of poaching councilors: Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday said that the 10 councilors who had joined BJP few days ago have rejoined the TMC. He also accused the BJP of threatening and forcing the councilors to join it.


Read: WB: '10 TMC councillors rejoin party,' says Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek

Outgoing Deputy Goa CM's comment: Outgoing dy Goa CM Saturday said "Parrikar died twice...once on March 17 physically while today it is the death of his political legacy," after Congress in Goa suffered a body blow when 10 of its 15 MLAs switched over to the BJP.

Read: 'Parrikar died twice': Outgoing Goa Deputy CM on induction of Cong MLAs

Goa's new cabinet: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inducted four new ministers on Saturday.


Read | Goa: 4 Cong defectors made ministers, Kavlekar takes oath as Dy CM

Assam Floods: On Friday, four more districts in Assam were flooded taking the number of affected districts to 21 out of the 33 districts in the state. Three more people were killed taking the total to 6 deaths.

Read | Assam floods: 6 dead, over 8 lakh affected as situation worsens

Karnataka crisis: Five more Karnataka Congress MLAs moved the Supreme Court on Saturday, contending they had resigned "voluntarily" and that their resignation must be accepted by the Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar.


Read | After 10, 5 more K'taka MLAs move SC as Speaker holds on resignation

Army chief Bipin Rawat on Kargil Anniversary: Marking the 20th anniversary of Kargil conflict, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat addressed a seminar in Delhi on Saturday. Speaking at the seminar he said future conflicts will be more violent and unpredictable where importance of human factor shall remain undiminished due to technology.

Read | Future conflicts to be more violent, unpredictable: Army chief Bipin Rawat

20 years of Kargil: At 5,307 metres high, the majestic Tiger Hill overlooks all other mountains and acts as the watchman of Drass, a place in Kargil. During the 1999 Kargil War, when the Pakistani troops had infiltrated India and occupied the territory of Tiger Hill, General Officer Commanding, 8 Mountain Division gave the responsibility of recapturing the hill to 18 Grenadiers.


Read | 20 years of Kargil: How India took back Tiger Hill from the enemy

Chandrayaan-2: Days before the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on Moon on July 20, 1969, India will launch Chandrayaan-2, the nation’s first lunar landing mission.

Read | Chandrayaan-2: Know about India’s first lunar landing mission

Speaker on Karnataka crisis: In the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka, the Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar is likely to play a key role in deciding the future of the political parties in the state.


Read | Will not be flexible for anyone, won't buckle under pressure: K’taka Speaker

Mayawati takes a dig at Modi government on mob lynching: BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday attack at BJP-led government at the Centre and accused it of not making a strong law against mob lynching. Taking to Twitter, she also praised the UP Law Commission's initiative on steps to check mob lynching.

Read | Mayawati attacks BJP govt on mob lynching; urges to make stringent laws

Naqvi's comment on 'Jai Shri Ram': Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi recently assured that there are sufficient laws to deal with crimes like lynching.


Read | Nobody should be forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram': Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Karnataka Crisis: DK Shivakumar said they should live together and die together because they had worked for 40 years for the party.

Read | Karnataka crisis: 1 Cong MLA to stay back, Shivakumar works on others

Political turmoil in Rajasthan?: The political turmoil waves of Karnataka and Goa was felt in Rajasthan on Friday when the BJP leaders claimed that the Congress government in the state was on the edge.

Read | Amid K’taka, Goa turmoil, BJP says Rajasthan govt could fall; Cong hits back


Exorcism of city: A Colombian bishop is planning to exorcise an entire city this weekend, sprinkling holy water from a helicopter.

Read | Bishop to pour ‘holy water' from helicopter in ‘mass exorcism' over Colombian city

SL PM to appear before Parliamentary committee: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he would appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks that claimed 258 lives and would provide all available information.

Read | Sri Lanka PM to appear before Parliamentary committee to probe Easter attacks


China warns US to impose sanctions: China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on US firms involved in a deal to sell USD 2.2 billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China’s sovereignty and national security.

Read | ‘Don’t play with fire’: China warns US over Taiwan arms deal

US immigration: US President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will launch raids across the country this weekend to round up thousands of undocumented migrants for deportation.


Read | Immigration raids set for the weekend: Trump


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