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Nawaz Sharif, Daughter to Be Arrested Upon Landing in Abu Dhabi

Former Pakistani President Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Sharif will both face arrest in Abu Dhabi as they return to Pakistan from London on Friday, 13 July. They will be arrested by a special NAB team at Abu Dhabi Airport, reported ANI.

The former leader was convicted in absentia and sentenced to 10 years’ jail on 6 July.

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19 Dead in Chemical Plant Explosion in China

An explosion at a chemical plant in southwest China left 19 dead and injured another 12, on Thursday, 12 July, reported PTI quoting authorities.

The blast occurred at an industrial park in Sichuan province's Yibin city, according to a statement on the website of the local work safety administration, PTI added.

Qatar Airways Flight Damages Runway Sidelights in Cochin

A few sidelights on the Cochin International Airport runway were damaged because a landing error of a Qatar Airways flight due to heavy rains on Friday, 13 July, ANI reported. No casualties were reported, the news agency added.

Mufti Warns Centre of 'Dangerous Consequences' if PDP Splits

Amid rumours of a PDP (People’s Democratic Party) split, ex-Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday, July 13, warned the central government of dangerous circumstances if they try to split the party and interfere in J&K. She hinted at situations akin to 1987 in her statement made to the media.

“If Delhi, tries to dismiss the voting rights of people like 1987, if it tries to create divisions & interfere like that then I think just like a Salahuddin and a Yasin Malik were born in 1987, similar outcomes will follow,” Mufti said to ANI.

Additional Charge For Naveen Jindal in Coal Scam Case

A Delhi court on Friday, 13 July, ordered for an additional charge for abetment of bribery to be framed against industrialist Naveen Jindal in the coal scam case, PTI reported.

Retail Inflation Rises to 5%

The retail Inflation has risen to 5 percent in June, as compared to 4.87 percent in May, reported ANI.

2 Injured in Anantnag Terrorist Attack

Terrorists fired upon CRPF party in Anantnag's Sheer Pora on Friday, 13 July. Two CRPF personnel have reportedly been injured.

Four Killed in Pakistan Explosion

At least four people were killed in an explosion near convoy of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (F)’s Akram Khan Durrani in Pakistan’s Bannu.

Durrani has escaped the attack unhurt, reported Geo News.

Two CRPF Personnel Killed in Anantnag Attack

Two CRPF personnel, injured in a terrorist attack, succumbed to their injuries.

Terrorists had attacked CRPF party in Anantnag's Sheer Pora earlier on Friday, 13 June.

Former Andhra CM Kiran Reddy Rejoins Cong

Former CM of united Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy rejoined Congress on Friday, 13 July. He had resigned from Congress in 2014, protesting against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and floated his own Jai Samaikyandhra Party.

TDP to Move No-Confidence Motion Against Modi Govt During Monsoon Session

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Lanka Dinakaran said that his party will move no-confidence motion against Narendra Modi government during the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament..

We will move a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the upcoming Monsoon Session of the Parliament. Both BJP and YSRCP are conspiring against Chandrababu Naidu. They have betrayed the people of Andhra Pradesh.
Lanka Dinakaran, TDP leader

Two Cars Damaged Due to Wall Collapse in Ludhiana

Two cars were damaged after a wall of a municipal corporation building in Ludhiana collapsed following heavy rain in the city.

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Minor Boy Fires Shots Inside Simlipal National Park

The minor son of honorary wildlife warden Bhanumitra Acharya fired shots in the air from father's service rifle inside Simlipal National Park.

An inquiry has been ordered against the wildlife warden.

Maha Assembly Adjourned After Uproar

The Maharashtra Assembly was adjourned after uproar by the opposition on the issue of two pages of 6th standard Marathi textbook being published in Gujarati.

Heavy Rains in Delhi-NCR

Heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi-NCR leading to water-logging and traffic jams.

We Will Follow Rule of Law in Zakir Naik Case: Malaysian Human Resource Minister


Malaysia’s Minister of Human Resources M Kula Segaran said, “Issue of Zakir Naik was raised in last Cabinet Meeting. Let Indian government make necessary deportation order and we will follow rule of law, but bottom line is that the Indian government must make that request.”

He added, “This is the right way of doing things, it is not right for the government nor one man to decide this matter, it should be decided by law in the courts as they have the duty to dispense justice.”

CBI Files Chargesheet Against 10, Including Rape Accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Arms Act

CBI files charge-sheet against 10 persons including 3 police officials of Makhi police station,Unnao including MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brother with other private persons under Arms Act Case. CBI had registered case on 12 April under section 3 and 25 of the Arms Act.

Q1 Results: Infosys Profit Misses Estimates In June Quarter

Infosys Ltd. missed profit estimates during the quarter ended June as it reported a contraction in its operating margin on a sequential basis.

Net profit of the software services provider fell 2.1 percent quarter-on-quarter to Rs 3,610 crore during the April-June period, Infosys said in its filing with the stock exchanges. That compares with the Bloomberg consensus estimate of Rs 3,741 crore. The bottom line was hit primarily by a Rs 270 crore reduction in the fair value of Panaya, the filing added.

Revenue rose 6 percent sequentially to Rs 19,130 crore, slightly higher than estimates. Revenue in dollar terms rose a percent to $2,831 million from the previous quarter.

128 Killed in Balochistan Blast

128 killed as blast hits Siraj Raisani's election meeting in Mastung, news agency ANI reported quoting Pakistan media.

Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani is also among the deceased.

Baby Donald Blimp Flies Over London Amid Protest

Hundreds of people in London crowded under a balloon depicting Donald Trump as a screaming baby as protests across the UK accompanying the US president's arrival got underway.

Some 16 balloon minders in yellow vests identifying themselves as "babysitters" minded lead lines to the 6-meter (20-foot) inflatable as the curious gawked and took pictures.

India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue in September: Nirmala

The first 2+2 India-US strategic dialogue, deferred at the last minute last month, will now take place in the first week of September, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday, dismissing speculations that the American decision to put off the talks on July 6 signalled a lower priority to the ties between the two countries.

"The 2+2 dialogue with the US is to happen in the first week of September. The agenda will be to develop and strengthen strategic defence cooperation and to follow-on with what had transpired during the meeting with US Defence Secretary Jim Matti"," she told reporters.

Landslide in Uttarakhand

A landslide has occurred between Dhaun and Sukhidhang on NH 125, in Champawat district.

Seven Explosions in 10 Minutes: China Chemical Plant Blast Kills 19

A major explosion at a chemical plant in southwesternChina has killed 19 people and injured 12, authorities said on Friday, 13 July, the latest deadly industrial incident in the world's largest producer of chemicals.

It comes amid a drive to strengthen industrial safety, with China ramping up checks over the last year, in the wake of some high-profile incidents at coal mines and chemical plants.

The cause of Thursday evening's blast at Yibin Hengda Technology in an industrial park several hours southeast of Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, is not yet known, the local government in Jiang'an county said.

Mukesh Ambani Becomes the Richest Asian, Topples Alibaba's Jack Ma

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries chairman has toppled Alibaba founder Jack Ma to become the richest man in Asia on Friday, 13 July, reported Bloomberg.

S-400 Missile Deal With Russia to Go Ahead Despite US Sanctions: Defence Minister

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on 13 July, said the S-400 Triumf air defence missile deal with Russia will go ahead notwithstanding the US sanctions on military transactions with Moscow.

Referring to CAATSA (Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act), under which the Trump administration has imposed sanctions on military deals with Russia, she said it is an American law and not a UN law and India has conveyed its position on the issue to the US.

"Our defence relation with Russia has endured several decades and we have conveyed about it to a US Congressional delegation which visited India recently," Sitharaman told a group of reporters at her office in South Block.

Earthquake of Magnitude 2.8 Hit Raigarh in Maharashtra

An earthquake of magnitude 2.8 on Ritcher Scale hit parts of Raigarh district in Maharashtra on Friday, 13 July, at 9:31pm, reported ANI.

The epicentre of the quake is not known yet. No casualties have been reported so far.


Despite US Indictments of 12 Russians, Trump-Putin Meet on Cards

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting to take place despite US indictments of Russian intelligence officers, news agency AFP reported quoting White House.

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