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Man Killed After Being Struck by Lightning in Kolkata

A man was killed after being struck by lightning in Maidan area of Kolkata on 28 July, police said.

Ajoy Mallick (27) was hit by lightning during a thunderstorm at around 6.30 pm, they said.

He was rushed to SSKM Hospital where doctors declared him "brought dead".

(Source: PTI)

BJP-RSS Hand Behind St Stephen Withdrawing Invite to Mamata: TMC

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadership, on 28 July, sniffed a BJP-RSS hand behind the cancellation of party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's engagement by St Stephen's College in New Delhi and said her voice "cannot be silenced".

St Stephen's College has withdrawn an invite extended to Banerjee to attend an event and interact with the students of the famed institute.

PM Modi Addresses an 'Transforming Urban Landscape' Event in Lucknow

While speaking at the ‘Transforming Urban Landscape’ event in Lucknow, PM Narendra Modi said, “Our pledge to make lives of Indians simple and comfortable has become stronger after 3 years. We will give 'pakka makaan' to people who are poor and homeless.”

Yamuna Crosses Danger Mark, Authorities on Alert

The district administration of Yamunanagar has sounded a high alert as the water level in the Yamuna river crossed the five lakh cusecs mark following continuous rainfall in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Insisting that the situation was under control, the district administration, however, said all the necessary arrangements have been made to tackle the flood-like situation.

58 Killed in Rain-Related Incidents in UP over Three Days

Fifty-eight people have died and 53 others injured in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh since Thursday, 26 July as heavy rains wreaked havoc in different parts of the state, officials said on Saturday, 28 July.

Malankara Orthodox Church to Protest Against NCW's Proposal to Abolish Confessions

Malankara Orthodox church will observe protest on 5 August against National Commission of Women's proposal to abolish practice of confessions in church. Kerala Catholic Bishops Council had sent a memorandum to Union Government regarding the incident, on 27 July.

12 Injured as Bus Falls into Gorge in HP's Kangra

A Himachal Roadway Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus fell into a gorge in Gallu Mangal area of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district today, injuring 12 people, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Varanasi Flyover Collapse: 7 Engineers, Contractor Arrested

Eight people including seven engineers and a contractor have been arrested in connection with the Varanasi flyover collapse incident in May, which left 15 people dead, Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh said on 28 July.

(Source: PTI)

Also Read : Flyover Collapses in Varanasi: At Least 15 Killed, Many Injured

5 Dead Following Shooting in Nursing Home

Texas authorities say five people have been killed following separate shootings that included a nursing home in a Corpus Christi suburb.

30 People Died as a Bus Fell Down a Mountain in Raigad District

30 people have reportedly died after a bus fell down a mountain road in Ambenali Ghat, in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, reported ANI.

NDRF team has been rushed to the spot of the accident and a rescue operation is currently underway.

BJP leader Allegedly Killed by Goons in South 24 Parganas

BJP leader Shaktipada Sardar of Mandirbazar Block, South 24 Parganas, died on Friday, 26 July after being allegedly attacked by goons, reported ANI.

A complaint has been lodged by BJP against local TMC leaders. However, the TMC workers alleged that they have nothing to do with the atatck on the BJP leader.

“Govt Must Not Delay Appointing Judges”: Justice Kurian Joseph

Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph urged the government not to delay the appointment of SC and High Court judges, reported The Indian Express. He said that there shouldn’t be a delay of more than three months once the HC collegium sends names to the government. While appointing judges for the SC, the delay shouldn’t be beyond two weeks, he said.

Justice Joseph has also insisted that the retirement age of judges be increased to 70 years.

Explosions, Gunfires Heard in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Numerous explosions and gunfires were heard in Jalalabad on Saturday in what is believed to be an ongoing attack close to a midwife training centre in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar city, according to TOLO News. No reports on casualties as yet.

People Stranded in Manali

Many were stranded around Saturday noon on National Highway 3 in Himachal Pradesh after boulders fell on the road near Manali. Restoration work is now underway.

Boulders fell on National Highway 3 disrupting traffic.
Boulders fell on National Highway 3 disrupting traffic.
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People stranded in Manali.
People stranded in Manali.
(Photo: ANI)

US Court Recognises PNB's Claims on Nirav Modi's Asset Sales

In a relief for Punjab National Bank (PNB), a bankruptcy court in the US has recognised the bank’s claim on proceeds of any asset sales of Nirav Modi’s US-based companies. The court has directed that PNB should be provided with documents by people who are Nirav Modi’s debtors in the US. The bankruptcy court has also ordered summons should be issued for the examination of Modi and his four associates – Mihir Bhansali, Rakhi Bhansali, Ajay Gandhi and Kunal Patel.

Yamuna River Flows Above Danger Mark

The Yamuna river in Delhi flowed above the danger mark on Saturday. At least 43 boats have been deployed for rescue and relief operations. The water level increased following incessant rains in the national capital. On Friday, 1,15,000 cusec of water was released from Haryana's Hathini Kund barrage.

10 Injured as Mob Attacks Police in Manipur

At least 10 people, including four police personnel, were injured when a mob attacked the cops in Manipur's Jiribam district. Six protesters were also injured in the clash at Lalpani area of the district, police said.

They said a large number of protesters tried to stage a sit-in demonstration protesting against the Manipur People's Protection Bill 2018 which was passed by the state Assembly recently. The bill seeks to protect the identity of indigenous people of the state taking 1951 as the base year for treating people as natives of the state. The protesters have been demanding a change in the base year to 1972.

Another J&K Cop Abducted by Terrorists

Amid reports of another Jammu and Kashmir Police SPO’s abduction by terrorists in Tral, in Pulwama district, Director General of Police SP Vaid said the police were verifying the information.

According to IANS, three militants on Friday evening entered SPO Mudasir Ahmad Lone's house in Chankatar village of Tral area and abducted him.

“His family has said that he is visiting a relative,” he said.

BRICS Emerging Economies Reaffirm Support for Multilateral Trade

Leaders of the BRICS bloc of emerging economies, meeting in the wake of tariff threats by US President Donald Trump, signed a declaration supporting an open and inclusive multilateral trading system under World Trade Organisation rules at their summit in South Africa on Thursday. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa agreed at the three-day meeting to fight unilateralism and protectionism.

Also Read : BRICS Summit: PM Modi Departs from South Africa

Deadly Storm, Heavy Rains Claim Several Lives in UP

A total of 33 lives were lost due to storm, lightning and heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh in two days. Between 26 July and 27 July, six people died in Agra, three in Muzaffarnagar, three in Kasganj, four in Meerut, four in Mainpuri, and two in Bareilly. According to the State Disaster Management Authority, one died each in Kanpur Dehat, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Raebareli, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Firozabad, Bulandshahr and Amethi due to heavy downpour in the state.

PM Modi to Inaugurate Development Projects in Lucknow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, 28 July will lay the foundation stone of several development projects in Lucknow. He will attend an event on 'Transforming Urban Landscape', to mark the third anniversary of three key government initiatives related to urban development.

Indefinite Truckers’ Strike Called off After Govt Assurance

The eight-day-old indefinite nationwide strike was called off by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), after the government assured to look into their demands.

Also Read : Indefinite Truckers’ Strike Called off After Government Assurance 

CBS Titan Leslie Moonves Accused of Sexual Misconduct

A bombshell article published in The New Yorker has accused CBS Chairman and Chief Executive, Leslie Moonves, of sexual misconduct stretching back decades and painted a broader picture of similar behaviour within America's most watched television network. CBS announced that it had launched an investigation into the "recently reported" alleged misconduct. Reports about the story sent CBS shares tumbling more than six percent, hours before it was even published.

Six women who had professional dealings with Moonves told the magazine that he sexually harassed them between the 1980s and late 2000s.

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