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Updated03 Aug 2019, 01:18 AM IST
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1:08 AM, 02 Aug

Hamza Bin Laden Was Very Threatening To US: Trump

Al-Qaeda's Hamza bin Laden was very threatening to the US, President Donald Trump said on Thursday, 1 August, as he refrained from making any comment on news reports about the death of the son of Osama bin Laden.

"I can't comment about that. But he was very threatening to our country. He was saying very bad things about our country," Trump told reporters at the White House when asked if the US had any role in the death of Hamza bin Laden.

(Source: PTI)

1:13 AM, 02 Aug

US Considering Blockade of Venezuela, Says Trump

The United States is considering a blockade of Venezuela, where the "authoritarian regime" is being helped by countries like Russia, China and Iran, Trump said on Thursday, 1 August.

"Yes, I am," Trump told reporters when asked if he was considering a blockade or quarantine of Venezuela, given the amount of foreign involvement from Russia, China, and Iran.

"Yes, I am. Yes. Yes, I am," Trump reiterated in a follow up question, without explaining any further.

(Source: PTI)

2:41 AM, 02 Aug

Will Intervene on Kashmir Issue If They Want: Trump

US President Donald Trump said that he would intervene in the Kashmir issue “if they wanted to.”

“If I can, if they wanted me to, I would certainly intervene on Kashmir issue,” said Trump.

3:03 AM, 02 Aug

Several Small Explosions Heard in Bangkok, 2 Injured

Several small explosions heard in Bangkok in at least three locations, two people have suffered minor injuries.

Police investigation underway, reported Reuters.

4:02 AM, 02 Aug

Encounter Underway in J&K’s Shopian

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, 2 August, police said.

Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants in Pandushan area of south Kashmir's Shopian district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there during the night, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches of the area, militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said. No casualties reported.

(Source: PTI)

4:26 AM, 02 Aug

Crack Down on Industrial Units Polluting Ganga: CPCB to 4 States

Taking strict note of effluent and industrial waste being discharged into the Ganga river, the CPCB has directed four state pollution control boards to take action on units, including closing them, if they don't comply with environmental norms.

In separate letters to the chairmen of the Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar pollution control boards, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed them to process reports of inspections within 15 days.

(Source: PTI)

4:58 AM, 02 Aug

Kashmir Talks Bilateral Only, S Jaishankar Tells Mike Pompeo

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said, “I have conveyed to American counterpart US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this morning in clear terms that any discussion on Kashmir, if at all warranted, will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally.”

(Source: ANI)

6:00 AM, 02 Aug

SC Adjourns Mallaya's Petition Against Property Confiscation to 13 August

Supreme Court adjourns to 13 August, the petition filed by the fugitive economic offender, Vijay Mallya, challenging the confiscation of properties belonging to the companies owned by him & his family members, by government agencies.

(Source: ANI)

6:45 AM, 02 Aug

Sri Lankan Lawmaker Moves to Abolish Death Penalty

A Sri Lankan lawmaker has submitted a bill to abolish the death penalty while the president has sanctioned the hanging of four drug convicts.

Lawmaker Bandula Lal Bandarigoda said Friday the bill seeks to abolish the death sentence for the future and commute the sentences of those who are already on death row to life imprisonment.

The bill seems to be a move by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to stop the planned executions, which are now stayed by the courts.

(Source: PTI)

6:48 AM, 02 Aug

Landmark US-Russia Arms Control Treaty Is Dead

A landmark arms control treaty that President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed three decades ago is dead, prompting fears of a new global arms race.

The United States and Russia both walked away from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty on Friday. If they choose not to extend or replace the larger New START treaty when it expires in early 2021, there will be no legally binding limits on the world's two largest nuclear arsenals for the first time in nearly a half century.

(Source: AP)

8:40 AM, 02 Aug

Malegaon Blasts Case: NIA Court Adjourned till 5 August

Malegaon blasts case: Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court adjourned the hearing till 5 Aug on NIA's application seeking in-camera proceeding of the trial. The court directed the NIA lawyer to give copies of the application to all defence lawyers today.

(Source: ANI)

8:55 AM, 02 Aug

China Threatens Countermeasures If Trump Hikes Tariffs

China’s government has threatened unspecified “necessary countermeasures” if Trump’s planned tariff hike goes ahead.

The Commerce Ministry said Trump’s announcement is a violation of his agreement with President Xi Jinping in June to revive negotiations aimed at ending their fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions.

The ministry said if the U.S. measures took effect, “China will have to take necessary countermeasures to resolutely defend its core interests.”

(Source: AP)

10:00 AM, 02 Aug

BJP-RSS Coordination Meeting to Be Held in Pushkar Between 7-9 September

BJP-RSS coordination meeting to be held in Pushkar, Rajasthan between 7-9 September. Senior leaders including Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat and BJP Working President Jagat Prakash Nadda will attend the meeting.


10:03 AM, 02 Aug

Special Delhi Court Reserves Order on Anticipatory Bail Plea of Businessman Ratul Puri

A Special Court in Delhi reserves order on anticipatory bail plea of businessman Ratul Puri, in connection with the AgustaWestland money laundering case. The court will pass its order on 6 August.


10:14 AM, 02 Aug

Monsoon Assembly of Delhi Assembly to Be Held From 22-26 August

Monsoon Session of Delhi Assembly to be held from 22 to 26 August.


10:53 AM, 02 Aug

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Visit China in August

External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar will visit China this month.


11:36 AM, 02 Aug

JD(S) Leader Ramesh Babu Appointed Party National Spokesperson

Janata Dal (Secular) leader Ramesh Babu appointed as the party's National General Secretary and National Spokesperson.


11:53 AM, 02 Aug

Coffee Day Shares Hit Another Lower Circuit; Tank over 48% in 4 Days

Coffee Day Enterprises stock plunged over 48 percent in four days to hit its fresh lower circuit limit as wary investors took to selling amid slew of negative news aswirl about the company.

In four days of heavy selling, when shares of the company have tanked over 48 percent, its market valuation has been eroded by Rs 1,956.6 crore to Rs 2,110.40 crore on the BSE.

On Friday, the scrip plummeted 9.96 percent to a fresh 52-week low as well as lower circuit of Rs 99.90 on the BSE.

At the NSE, it cracked 10 percent to its lower circuit limit and one-year low of Rs 99.45.


12:05 PM, 02 Aug

Finance Minister to Meet Heads of Public & Private Sector Banks on 5 August

Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman will meet heads of all public and private sector banks on 5 August, to review matters relating to growth of credit in various important sectors of the economy.


12:28 PM, 02 Aug

Tsunami Warning After Magnitude 7 Quake Strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra

An earthquake of magnitude 7 struck off Indonesia’s island of Sumatra on Friday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The Indonesian geophysics agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake, which the USGS said had hit at a depth of 59 km (37 miles), about 227 km (141 miles) from the city of Teluk Betung on the island.


12:30 PM, 02 Aug

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra Disqualified From Delhi Assembly

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra has been disqualified from Delhi Assembly.

(CNN News18)

2:01 PM, 02 Aug

HC Dismisses Bail Plea of Ghulam Mohd Bhat in Terror-Funding Case

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the bail plea of Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, an alleged close aide of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, in a 2011 terror-funding case.

A bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Brijesh Sethi said there was no reason to interfere with the trial court's November 2018 order denying bail to Bhat.


2:04 PM, 02 Aug

SP MP Surendra Nagar Resigns from Rajya Sabha, Set to Join BJP

Samajwadi Party MP Surendra Nagar resigns from Rajya Sabha, is set to join BJP. Rajya Sabha Chairman, M Venkaiah Naidu has accepted his resignation.


2:49 PM, 02 Aug

Triple Talaq Legislation Challenged in Supreme Court

The newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through 'triple talaq' among Muslims a punishable offence was challenged in the Supreme Court on Friday.

A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to the The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, 'Samastha Kerala Jamiathul Ulema', a religious organisation of Sunni Muslim scholars and clerics in Kerala, has moved the top court seeking to declare it as unconstitutional.


3:23 PM, 02 Aug

Uttarakhand CM Sanctions Rs 303.60 Lakh for Construction for New Bridge in Place of Laxman Jhula

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has sanctioned Rs 303.60 lakh for construction for a new bridge in place of Laxman Jhula. On 12 July, the local administration declared Laxman Jhula unfit for use.


3:55 PM, 02 Aug

Plea in HC to Postpone Release of Film on Batla House Encounter

An accused in the Batla House encounter case moved the Delhi High Court on Friday to postpone the release of a film made on the incident, saying it would adversely affect his trial which is going on in a lower court.

The petition came up for hearing before Justice Vibhu Bakhru, who ordered a special screening in the high court on Monday to ascertain whether the film titled "Batla House" and starring John Abraham would in any manner affect the trial of accused Ariz Khan, also known as Junaid.

Apart from him, Shahzad Ahmed, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the case and who has challenged the verdict in the high court, is also a petitioner in the matter.


4:23 PM, 02 Aug

One Terrorist, One Security Personnel Killed in Shopian Encounter

One terrorist has been killed in the Shopian encounter in J&K’s Pandoshan village, and one security personnel has lost his life. Weapons and war like stores have been recovered. The operation is still underway.


5:46 PM, 02 Aug

US To Develop New Missiles After Exiting The INF Treaty

The US will develop new missiles after exiting the INF treaty, reports AFP, quoting Pentagon.

9:38 PM, 02 Aug

Qaeda Attack Kills 19 Soldiers in Yemen

Al-Qaeda gunmen killed 19 soldiers in an attack on an army base in southern Yemen on Friday, security officials said, a day after deadly assaults by rebels and a jihadist bomber.

The gunmen stormed Al-Mahfad base in Abyan province and remained inside for several hours before military reinforcements came, three security officials told news agency AFP, adding that the soldiers were killed in clashes with the jihadists.

Published: 02 Aug 2019, 01:14 AM IST

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