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Pakistan Blast News Live Updates: US condemns blast in political party rally that killed 44

12:41 AM

Here’s the wrap for today: All you need to know

  • More than 6 crore ITRs filed till today
  • Pakistan Blast: At least 40 people killed, 200 injured
  • I.N.D.I.A. alliance leaders to meet at 9.30 am tomorrow at the LoP chamber in Parliament
  • Go First cancels flights until July 31
  • Manipur: INDIA MPs call Manipur violence a national security issue, criticise PM Modi
  • Turkey urges Sweden to take steps to stop Koran burnings
  • Supermoons and blue moon to light up August skies
  • Benazir Bhutto’s wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds Dubai

12:39 AM

Pakistani Taliban militant group condemns suicide bombing at political gathering in Northwest Pakistan (Reuters)

12:34 AM

Burger king: Prince William serves up food to surprised diners

Britain’s Prince William has served up a surprise to hungry members of the public when he dished out environmentally friendly burgers from a food truck in south London.

12:09 AM

Pakistan Blast Death Toll Update

At least 44 people were killed while over 100 were injured in a suicide blast at a Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) workers’ convention in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Bajaur district yesterday, reports Pakistan’s Dawn News

12:03 AM

Denmark wants to put legal limits on protests involving Koran burnings

Denmark’s government said Sunday it would explore legal means of stopping protests involving the burning of holy texts in certain circumstances, citing security concerns following backlash over protests involving burnings and desecrations of the Koran in Denmark and Sweden.

11:26 PM

Kanhaiya Kumar mocks MP home minister’s ‘film fixation’

(MP Home Minister Narottam) Mishra has great interest in films. He often observes how Deepika Padukone dresses. Maximum atrocities against women and tribals are taking place in MP. So, it would be better if the home minister runs his state first: Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar

11:02 PM

Goa Challengers beat Chennai Lions 8-7 in an intense final to win Ultimate Table Tennis season four trophy

It is Modi who is planning to quit… This is the reason why he is visiting so many countries. He is looking for a place where he can cool his heels

– RJD president Lalu Prasad on PM Narendra Modi’s “Quit India” jibe

10:33 PM

Turkey urges Sweden to take steps to stop Koran burnings

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Sunday urged Sweden to take concrete steps to prevent burnings of the Koran, a Turkish foreign ministry source said. In a phone call, Fidan told his Swedish counterpart Tobias Billstrom that continuation of such “vile actions” under the guise of freedom of expression was unacceptable, the source said.

10:14 PM

Congress tells state units to mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9 as ‘Adivasi Gaurav Parv’

09:47 PM

LS poll preparations

PM Modi to hold meetings with NDA MPs from tomorrow

09:31 PM

Supermoons and blue moon to light up August skies

Skygazers are in for a celestial treat as the sky in August will witness supermoons and a ‘Blue Moon’. According to NASA, the first full Moon of the month will appear on the afternoon of August 1, at 2.32 p.m. EDT (12.02 a.m. IST on August 2). The Moon will appear full for 3 days around this time, from early Monday morning into early Thursday morning.

09:16 PM

Benazir Bhutto’s wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds Dubai

A wax statue of Pakistan’s late former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Dubai on Sunday, making her the first person from the country to figure among the museum’s franchise branch’s line-up of famous personalities.

08:32 PM

Pakistan Blast News Updates: Explosion at political rally in North West Pakistan was a suicide bombing, says Police Chief

08:27 PM

Telangana CID officer booked for allegedly stalking a woman in Hyderabad: Police

08:19 PM

Zelensky says ‘war’ coming to Russia after Moscow drone attack

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Sunday that “war” was coming to Russia after three Ukrainian drones were downed over Moscow. Zelensky spoke after three Ukrainian drones were downed over Moscow early on Sunday, the Russian defence ministry said. The attack damaged two office towers and briefly shut an international airport.

I earnestly plead to Manipur’s brave brothers and sisters to embrace peace for the sake of humanity

– Mamata Banerjee

07:49 PM

More than 6 crore ITRs filed till today

More than 6 crore ITRs have been filed so far (30th July), out of which about 26.76 lakh ITRs have been filed today till 6.30 pm. We have witnessed more than 1.30 crore successful logins on the e-filing portal till 6.30 pm, today: Income Tax Department, Government of India

The situation in Manipur is very bad and is the outcome of the BJP’s politics of pitching people against each other on the basis of religion, creed and castes

– CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Tapan Sen

07:18 PM

Arunachal Pradesh: AAP will contest Lok Sabha & Assembly polls

AAP will contest Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh next year, says party national secretary (organisation) Sandeep Pathak

MVA will protest against what is happening in Manipur and what is happening in Delhi in Brij Bhushan’s case. Everywhere there are atrocities happening against women…nobody opens their mouth to speak on such incidents…we will protest against this

– Maharashtra Congress leader Bala

06:41 PM

I.N.D.I.A. alliance leaders to meet tomorrow

I.N.D.I.A. alliance leaders to meet at 9.30 am tomorrow at the LoP chamber in Parliament to discuss the strategy for the Floor of the House.

06:21 PM

Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province: At least 40 people killed in blast at political party’s meeting

At least 40 people were killed in a blast at an Islamic political party’s meeting in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, according to a media report.The explosion took place at the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) workers’ convention in Bajaur’s Khar, Geo News quoted police as saying.The police said that about 50 people were injured and have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

06:17 PM

Bollywood producer buys luxury pad in Mumbai’s Pali Hill

Dinesh Vijan has purchased a luxury duplex apartment spread over nearly 7,800 sq ft in a super-premium residential tower Rustomjee Parishram in Mumbai’s plush Pali Hill area in Bandra suburb for nearly Rs 103 cr. (Read full story here)

06:14 PM

Jharkhand: A Maoist leader arrested

A Maoist leader carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head arrested from Chete Patsar forest in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district, say police

06:03 PM

Defence forces to jointly maintain common weapon platforms like Rafales, Apaches, Predators

In the temple of democracy, there should be debates, discussions, dialogue and interactions on every serious issue. But there should not be any disruption or impasse in state legislative assemblies and Lok Sabha

– Speaker Om Birla

05:37 PM

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on mechanical ventilation

Former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is on mechanical ventilation. Relevant conservative medical management is being continued. His overall clinical status remains critical but stable. He was admitted to Woodlands Hospital on July 29 with lower respiratory tract infection and Type II respiratory failure…: Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital

05:34 PM

Singapore envoy Simon Wong congratulates ISRO for launch of PSLV-C56

If Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar isn’t happy (with opposition alliance INDIA), he shouldn’t go to Mumbai (for the coalition’s next meeting). He was with NDA earlier and can come back anytime

– Union minister Ramdas Athawale

05:11 PM

Macron ‘will not tolerate any attack against France and its interests’: French presidency (AFP)

05:02 PM

Go First flights until 31st July 2023 are cancelled

05:01 PM

Due to operational reasons, Go First flights until 31st July 2023 are cancelled.

Whatever we have learned and heard is beyond our expectations…can’t explain the agony faced by those people in words…such a situation could have been avoided if govt had acted initially, govt was mute spectator and did not act properly…we have met the governor and requested her to speak to the Govt to bring in an all party delegation & call the leaders of these communities & make them sit together…

– NCP (Sharad Pawar faction) MP PP Mohammed Faizal after returning from Manipur

I want to thank the people of MP from the bottom of my heart. I thank the people of MP for giving us their blessings and showering us with votes in the 2014 and 2019 elections

– Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressing ‘Booth Sammelan’ in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore

04:38 PM

Madhya Pradesh: Union Railway Minsiter Ashwini Vaishnaw inspects Indore Railway station

04:28 PM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reaches Indore airport; he was received by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other BJP leaders

We are disheartened by what happened to the people there. In the meeting with the Governor, we suggested that under the leadership of the Prime Minister, an all-India all-party delegation come here. This is what we have been suggesting since the first day. But the PM is missing. His ministers are giving statements while sitting in Delhi. They should visit Manipur to see the ground reality there…

– Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, after returning from Manipur

04:16 PM

Union Home minister Amit Shah addresses ‘Booth Sammelan’ in Indore, Madhya Pradesh

In brief, what we are saying is – the situation there is really hellish. People are suffering…We will consolidate all our findings and submit them and we will make use of them in the Parliament discussions. Our visit was meaningful and we were able to understand the ground reality. We met the Governor and gave her a detailed memorandum, we appealed that the normalcy should be restored..

– E.T. Mohammed Basheer after returning from Manipur

Both state govt and central govt are not taking any major steps for Manipur. Big things are being said in Delhi and even outside the country…people don’t have food & medicines in their homes, children don’t have any facilities to study, college students can’t go to college. Nothing is being done to end the fight between two communities…state govt and central govt have their eyes closed..

– Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury after returning from Manipur

We said that we wanted an all-party delegation but the govt did not agree and that’s why the I.N.D.I.A alliance visited…When PM Modi comes to the Parliament, we will keep our points but PM Modi didn’t come to either Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha.

– TMC MP Sushmita Dev

We want peace to be restored in Manipur. Our only demand is that both communities should live in harmony. The situation in Manipur is not dangerous. There has already been discussions in Parliament that an all-party delegation should visit Manipur as well

– After returning from Manipur, RJD MP Manoj Jha

03:02 PM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at birthplace of Lord Parshuram in Janapav, Indore. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan also with him.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Pune on 1st August. PM will perform darshan and pooja at Dagdusheth Mandir. Later, he will be conferred Lokmanya Tilak National Award. Thereafter, PM will flag off metro trains and inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects. PM will also inaugurate the Waste to Energy Plant under PCMC developed at a cost of about Rs 300 crores. PM will also handover more than 1,280 houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana by PCMC

– Prime Minister’s Office

02:52 PM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, receives a warm welcome by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other BJP leaders.

Even if he wants to come, BJP is not ready for it. Ramdas Athawale is neither a BJP spokesperson nor an NDA spokespeson. He is the leader of a party and a Union Minister so this must be his personal opinion. But BJP has shut all its doors…He has become a burden, I doubt if RJD will be able to bear it for long. His capability to transfer votes has ended. In the last Vidhan Sabha election it was seen that had Narendra Modi not come, he (Nitish Kumar) would not have won 44 seats. In politics, you are important if you have the power of votes. Otherwise, you hold no importance…

– BJP MP Sushil Modi on Union Minister Ramdas Athawale’s claim that Bihar CM-JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar can return to NDA anytime

I condemn the statement of Sambhaji Bhide. Mahatma Gandhi is the father of the nation. He is viewed as the leader of the history of India’s freedom struggle. Such a statement against him is inappropriate, people will not tolerate it. State Government will take appropriate action in this case. Insulting Mahatma Gandhi will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

– Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on Sambhaji Bhide’s objectionable remarks on Mahatma Gandhi

Sambhaji Bhide has no connection with BJP, he has his own organisation. No need to give it political colours deliberately. The manner in which the people of Congress are taking to the streets over this, they should similarly do so when Rahul Gandhi speaks against Veer Savarkar. But they stay quiet at that time.

– Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis

02:04 PM

PM Modi to visit Pune on 1st August 2023

PM to flag off metro trains marking inauguration of completed sections of Pune Metro and will handover and lay foundation stone of houses constructed under PMAY.

So, I’d like to tell you that this is the temple of our democracy. There should be deliberations, discussions & dialogues in this temple. Every serious issue should be discussed. But there should be no obstructions in Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha. People have a lot of expectations from Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha. When they elect you, they do it with a lot of expectations and aspirations…There should be discussions and dialogues in these Houses, and laws should be formed here…

– Om Birla

The building of any State Legislative Assembly is not just a building. This is a temple for our democracy. Sitting in this temple, we work only for public welfare. That is why, in the journey of 75 years of this democracy, through socio-economic development, we have taken the nation forward…

– Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at the inauguration event of the new building of the Assam Legislative Assembly

12:43 PM

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma attends the inauguration program of the new building of the State Legislative Assembly

12:24 PM

The delegation of I.N.D.I.A. alliance submitted a memorandum to Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey today, requesting her to restore peace & harmony, taking all effective measures

12:21 PM

Opposition MPs of I.N.D.I.A parties meet Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Rajbhawan in Imphal

12:13 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’ campaign to honour bravehearts of the country

11:43 AM

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi urges people to hoist tricolour at home to mark Independence Day, calls for continuing ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ tradition

11:38 AM

Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in the engine of a Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) bus

11:37 AM

PM Modi says over 4,000 Muslim women performed Haj without ‘mehram’ (male companion), cites changes in Haj policy, thanks Saudi Arabia govt

11:37 AM

India set record of destroying over 10 lakh kg of drugs worth over Rs 12,000 crore: PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

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