Breaking News: 2 Pakistani terrorists, 2 soldiers killed in encounter in J&K's Rajouri

Updated on Jul 08, 2021 10:10 PM IST

Breaking News Updates July 8, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The Union Cabinet and the Council of Ministers are expected to meet on Thursday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out a major expansion and reshuffle of his ministers. Meanwhile, former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh passed away on Thursday after. He was 87.

Welcome to hindustantimes.com live updates platform where you can find breaking news from India and across the world. Find fast updates about the latest news as it breaks. Missed an important news update? Worried about what is happening in the world of finance and how it will impact you? Want to know about the latest update on Covid-19? Don't worry, we have you covered.

Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Jul 08, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    2 Pakistani terrorists killed in encounter in J&K, 2 soldiers also killed

    Two Pakistani terrorists have been killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri. Two soldiers have also been killed in the operation.

  • Jul 08, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    Jaishankar to visit Georgia on July 9, 10, says MEA

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar will visit Georgia on July 9 and 10, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said. "This will be the first visit of an Indian External Affairs Minister to independent Georgia," the MEA said in a press release.

  • Jul 08, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    NCP leader Eknath Khadse leaves ED office

    Nationalist Congress Party leader Eknath Khadse has left the ED office, after being questioned by the central agency over Bhosari-Pune land deal case for nearly 9-hours. Khadse’s lawyer said they has been asked to submit certain documents and to co-operate with the ongoing investigation. No further summons have been issued yet.

  • Jul 08, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    Amit Shah meets Ajay Kumar and Nisith Pramanik

  • Jul 08, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    Former IPS officer K Annamalai appointed BJP state president in Tamil Nadu

  • Jul 08, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    APMCs will not be done away with: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar told ANI that APMCs will remain, even as the new farm laws come into force. "APMCs will not be done away with, even after new (farm) laws were introduced, the Centre had declared in Budget that APMC will be part of the 1 lakh crores infrastructure fund. APMC can benefit from the fund through loans, interest waivers," he said.

  • Jul 08, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    'Carefully monitoring the security situation in Afghanistan', says MEA

  • Jul 08, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    Delhi Police registers FIR against app auctioning stolen photos

    Delhi Police Special Cell registered an FIR on Thursday against an app for auctioning off photos of muslim woman online, reported ANI. The photos were sourced from GitHub.

  • Jul 08, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    S Jaishankar to hold talks with his Russian counterpart on July 9

    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will be holding talks with minister of external affair S Jaishankar on July 9. Discussions will cover political dialogue, security, trade, and economic, military-technical, scientific, cultural and humanitarian ties, said the Russian embassy.

  • Jul 08, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    This has nothing to do with individual views and opinions: MoS Meity on Twitter

    Newly appointed Minister of State, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said the IT ministry will sit down for a discussion on the Twitter issue with the new Union ministers to discuss the issue further. "I have just taken the charge. The Ministry doesn't operate on a unilateral basis and this has nothing to do with individual views and opinions. The Ministry will sit with the new Union Minister and address all these issues," he stated.

  • Jul 08, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    BJP workers clash with cops in UP's Basti

    BJP workers and police clashed in Uttar Pradesh's Basti during the nomination filing for the upcoming block president election. Police resorted to lathi-charge in order to disperse protesters, reported ANI.

  • Jul 08, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    'State of emergency' declared in Tokyo

    Japan declares 'state of emergency' in Tokyo two weeks before start of Olympics, reports Reuters.

  • Jul 08, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Ministry of cooperation is a political game changer for 2024

    With Union home minister Amit Shah taking charge of the newly created ministry of cooperation, the writing is on the wall. Though the decision taken in the run-up to 2024 general elections didn’t not exactly rule the airwaves but is aimed at reviving the cooperatives in the country, and stopping the exploitation of agriculturists by the middlemen in India’ rural areas. Read More

  • Jul 08, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    South Africa's ex-president Zuma in jail

    After days of drama and suspense, South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma has begun a 15-month sentence for contempt - spending his first night in jail

  • Jul 08, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    Data protection report may be delayed as House panel members become ministers

    The induction of the head of the parliamentary committee examining the Personal Data Protection Bill along with its four members into the Union council of ministers is likely to delay the report on the proposed legislation that the panel is slated to submit during Parliament’s Monsoon Session beginning July 19.

  • Jul 08, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    JD(U) may split anytime, claims LJP’s Chirag Paswan

    Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan on Thursday said Janata Dal (United), JD(U), could witness a split anytime as Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had undermined his own party leaders just to keep him [Paswan] out of the Union Cabinet. Read More

  • Jul 08, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    Prime Minister begins work with the new cabinet ministers

    Prime Minister begins work with the new ministers, a day after cabinet reshuffle. He interacted with directors of centrally funded technical institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur and IISc Bangalore via video conference today. New Education Min Dharmendra Pradhan was also part of the session.

  • Jul 08, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    'Will take 8 weeks to appoint grievance redressal officers': Twitter to Delhi high court

  • Jul 08, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Ram Chandra Prasad Singh takes charge as Union Minister of Steel.

    Mansukh Mandaviya takes charge as the Union minister of health and family welfare. Before assuming charged, Mandaviya offered prayers in his office temple.

  • Jul 08, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Annapurna Devi’s elevation marks her growing stature in BJP

    Annapurna Devi, 51, who was inducted into the Union council of ministers as a minister of state for education on Wednesday, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2019 national polls. Read More

  • Jul 08, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    Sonowal’s second stint in Delhi ends speculation about his future role

    Sarbananda Sonowal’s induction into the Union council of ministers has ended speculation about his role two months after he was replaced as chief minister even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returned to power in Assam for a second time in a row under his leadership. His former state Cabinet colleague Himanta Biswa Sarma succeeded Sonowal, 58, as the chief minister in May. Read More

  • Jul 08, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    Ashwini Vaishnaw takes charge as the Union minister of railways

    "Railway is a major part of PM Modi's vision. His vision for railways is to transform the lives of the people, that everyone - common man, farmers, the poor - gets the benefit of railway. I will work for that vision," said Vaishnaw.

  • Jul 08, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    Anurag Thakur takes charge as new I&B minister

    Anurag Thakur takes charge as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

    "PM Modi has done terrific work in last 7 years to take India forward. The work done by people before me in I&B Ministry & responsibility given to me by the PM, I will try to meet those expectations," ANI quoted Thakur as saying.

  • Jul 08, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    India records 45,892 new Covid-19 cases, death toll goes up to 405,028

    India on Thursday recorded 45,892 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 817 new deaths, according to the Union health ministry dashboard. With this, the country's cumulative Covid-19 infection tally went up to 3,07,09,557 and the total death toll was pushed to 405,028.

  • Jul 08, 2021 08:20 AM IST

    Mortal remains of Congress leader Virbhadra Singh brought to his residence in Shimla

    The mortal remains Congress leader Virbhadra Singh brought to his residence in Shimla. He passed away earlier this morning at Shimla's Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital.

  • Jul 08, 2021 07:42 AM IST

    Global Covid-19 death toll crosses 4 million

    Global Covid-19 death toll crosses 4 million, shows John Hopkins university tracker.

  • Jul 08, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    Virbhadra Singh, former Himachal Pradesh CM and Congress leader, passes away

    Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister and senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh passed away on Thursday, Dr Janak Raj Pakhretia, the medical superintendent of Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC) in Shimla told news agency ANI. He was 87. Read More

  • Jul 08, 2021 07:09 AM IST

    Three rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad: Reports

    Three rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad, news agency AFP reported citing Iraq army officials.

  • Jul 08, 2021 06:33 AM IST

    Security forces kill 5 terrorists in 24 hours in Kashmir: IGP Vijay Kumar

    5 terrorists killed in 24 hours in Kashmir. Congratulations to police and security forces for conducting operation without collateral damage: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

  • Jul 08, 2021 06:12 AM IST

    2 unidentified terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Pulwama

    Two unidentified terrorists were neutralised by security forces in the encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday in the Puchal area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.

  • Jul 08, 2021 06:11 AM IST

    Delhi govt to bring in colour-coded graded plan to fight Covid-19

    A colour-coded graded response action plan, proposed by an expert committee formed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to guide the government’s Covid-19 preparedness in case of a possible wave of the pandemic in future, will see shopping malls and shops dealing in non-essential goods and services coming under an odd-even system when the alert level is raised to ‘Yellow’ in the Capital.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Topics

Survey to assess drinking water in cities to begin in October

Published on Sep 26, 2022 02:04 AM IST

As many as 485 cities covered under AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) will be assessed in the survey, a ministry official said, requesting anonymity.

Central government is set to assess and rank cities on the quality of drinking water through a survey named Pey Jal Survekshan. (Pixabay. Representative image)
Central government is set to assess and rank cities on the quality of drinking water through a survey named Pey Jal Survekshan. (Pixabay. Representative image)
ByRisha Chitlangia, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Cong protests LPG price hike as Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:38 AM IST

After concluding the morning session of the foot march at Wadakkanchery, Gandhi took a chopper to Nilambur and paid his respects at the residence of late Congress leader Aryadan Mohammed. Gandhi said Mohammed was a pillar of the Congress and his demise was a great loss for the party

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with an elderly supporter during the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Thrissur, Kerala. (PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with an elderly supporter during the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Thrissur, Kerala. (PTI)
ByPress Trust of India

Impasse ends as Punjab governor summons assembly on Sept 27

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:31 AM IST

Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit’s go-ahead came after much back-and-forth with the AAP government over the agenda for the session

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit (PTI)
Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit (PTI)

Former CM SM Krishna admitted to hospital due to respiratory infection

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:31 AM IST

Krishna was the state chief minister between 1999-2004, governor of Maharashtra in 2004 and later served as the minister for external affairs between 2009 and 2012.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yediyurappa meets former chief minister SM Krishna, at Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday. (ANI)
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yediyurappa meets former chief minister SM Krishna, at Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday. (ANI)
By, Bengaluru

Mukul Rohatgi declines AG post as he has ‘second thoughts’

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:27 AM IST

Mukul Rohatgi said that he is grateful to the government for according him the opportunity the second time.

Mukul Rohatgi was the first AG for the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government between 2014 and 2017. (Hindustan Times)
Mukul Rohatgi was the first AG for the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government between 2014 and 2017. (Hindustan Times)
By, New Delhi

Hindu plaintiffs divided over carbon dating of ‘shivling’ in Gyanvapi

Updated on Sep 26, 2022 02:07 AM IST

Rakhi Singh, one of the five women plaintiffs in the Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi complex case, on Sunday said carrying out “carbon dating of the Shivling is an anti-religion act”

The Varanasi district court asked the Gyanvapi mosque management to file its objections to the plea for carbon dating of the structure claimed to be a “Shivling” found inside the complex by the next date of hearing in the matter.(PTI)
The Varanasi district court asked the Gyanvapi mosque management to file its objections to the plea for carbon dating of the structure claimed to be a “Shivling” found inside the complex by the next date of hearing in the matter.(PTI)

Two of family among four killed in road mishap

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:26 AM IST

A woman and her daughter among four people were killed in an accident involving a truck, car and a motorbike on Belagavi-Bagalkot road, police said on Sunday

A JCB deployed to remove the remains of the crushed car on Belagavi-Bagalkot road. (HT Photo)
A JCB deployed to remove the remains of the crushed car on Belagavi-Bagalkot road. (HT Photo)
By, Belagavi

Nitish, Lalu meet Sonia, call for Oppn unity to defeat BJP

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:25 AM IST

The leaders from Bihar also said that the talks will continue and the next round of discussions would be held after the election for Congress president to include the next Congress chief in the opposition’s plans for the 2024 general election.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, INLD chief OP Chautala, NCP president Sharad Pawar, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal during a rally in Fatehabad. (PTI)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, INLD chief OP Chautala, NCP president Sharad Pawar, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal during a rally in Fatehabad. (PTI)
By, New Delhi

KCR mum, uncertainty looms over launch of national party

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:25 AM IST

A TRS leader said KCR might take some more time as he was still deliberating with intellectuals and senior party leaders to prepare the constitution of the national party and the party philosophy, which is primarily based on agriculture and irrigation sectors

On August 31, TRS president KCR flew to Patna to meet Bihar CM Nitish Kumar but there was no talk about launch of national party. (PTI)
On August 31, TRS president KCR flew to Patna to meet Bihar CM Nitish Kumar but there was no talk about launch of national party. (PTI)
By, Hyderabad

Tamil Nadu Police warn culprits of action under NSA after attacks on BJP, RSS leaders

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:24 AM IST

On Sunday, 3,500 police officers were deployed on duty in Coimbatore and intensive checking of vehicles was underway. Divisions of the RAF, two divisions of the State Commando Force and two divisions of the Special Task Force are part of the operations in the city

Petrol bomb attacks were reported on premises of BJP, RSS leaders since Thursday. (ANI)
Petrol bomb attacks were reported on premises of BJP, RSS leaders since Thursday. (ANI)
By, Chennai

No central storage of data, onus on hospitals to keep it safe: RS Sharma on Unique Health id

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:23 AM IST

There will be no central vault to store health data of patients who use Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) numbers, National Health Authority chief RS Sharma said in an interview to HT

No central storage of data, onus on hospitals to keep it safe: RS Sharma on Unique Health id
No central storage of data, onus on hospitals to keep it safe: RS Sharma on Unique Health id
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Nadda hits out at Kerala government over PFI violence, graft charges against Vijayan

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:22 AM IST

The BJP chief is in the state as part of the organisational programmes and the party’s political outreach eyeing the 2024 parliament elections. Earlier the party had identified at last five constituencies in the state and asked the state unit to concentrate maximum on these seats

Addressing a meeting in Kottayam, BJP president JP Nadda came down heavily on the Left Front government. (ANI)
Addressing a meeting in Kottayam, BJP president JP Nadda came down heavily on the Left Front government. (ANI)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Govt to repurpose Aarogya Setu & CoWIN platforms to manage larger public health initiatives

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:21 AM IST

The central government is repurposing Aarogya Setu and CoWIN, the two digital health platforms used effectively to monitor and manage the Covid-19 pandemic, to manage other public health concerns under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, RS Sharma, chief executive of the National Health Authority, said on Sunday

Govt to repurpose Aarogya Setu & CoWIN platforms to manage larger public health initiatives
Govt to repurpose Aarogya Setu & CoWIN platforms to manage larger public health initiatives

Four branded ‘witches’, forced to eat excreta in Jharkhand: Police

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:21 AM IST

“The inhuman torture of the four people started on Saturday night and continued till Sunday. Some villagers first thrashed them after branding them witches,” said Saryahat police station in-charge Vinay Kumar.

Four members of a family were forced to consume human excreta after they were tortured with a hot iron rod in Jharkhand. (Representative use)
Four members of a family were forced to consume human excreta after they were tortured with a hot iron rod in Jharkhand. (Representative use)
ByPress Trust of India, Dumka

Uttarakhand murder: Teen cremated as CM assures kin of action

Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:19 AM IST

The last rites of the 19-year-old woman receptionist who was killed in Uttarakhand’s Rishikesh allegedly by her employer were conducted at the ITI ghat in Pauri Garhwal on Sunday evening, hours after her family refused to cremate her until they get the final autopsy details

New Delhi, India - Sept. 25, 2022: Security personnel try to disperse members of AAP women wing during a protest against BJP over the killing of Ankita Bhandar at DDU Marg near BJP Headquarters, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, September 25, 2022. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - Sept. 25, 2022: Security personnel try to disperse members of AAP women wing during a protest against BJP over the killing of Ankita Bhandar at DDU Marg near BJP Headquarters, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, September 25, 2022. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
ByAmit Bathla
SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, September 26, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals