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News highlights: Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz arrested after landing in Lahore from Abu Dhabi

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  • Jul 13, 10:03 PM (IST)

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  • Jul 13, 10:02 PM (IST)
  • Jul 13, 09:31 PM (IST)

    Centre forcing officers to 'stall' payment to Delhi govt lawyers: Sisodia

    Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today alleged that the BJP was pressuring the IAS officers to "stall" the payment of bills to lawyers who have appeared for the Delhi government in the Supreme Court.

    Sisodia also alleged that the bureaucrats have refused to pay the fees of the Delhi government's lawyers. "Now, BJP gets officers to stall payment of bills to lawyers who appeared for Del govt in SC. IAS officers refuse to pay bills of lawyers (sic)," he tweeted. (PTI)

  • Jul 13, 09:30 PM (IST)
  • Jul 13, 08:53 PM (IST)

    ED files charge sheet against Naveen Jindal, others in coal scam case

    Legal woes for industrialist Naveen Jindal compounded in a coal block allocation case as a special court here framed additional charges of abetment of bribery in the CBI case against him today and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) also swung into action by filing a charge sheet for money laundering.

    While the ED filed the charge sheet against Jindal and 14 others for alleged money laundering, special judge Bharat Parashar said the charge will formally be framed for abetment of bribery against the Congress leader on August 16. (PTI)

  • Jul 13, 08:49 PM (IST)

    BREAKING: Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani died in a blast that hit his election rally in Balochistan's Mastung. 33 civilians were reportedly killed. (ANI)

  • Jul 13, 05:53 PM (IST)
  • Jul 13, 04:25 PM (IST)

    NEWS FLASH | The 2+2 dialogue with US is to happen in the first week of September, reports ANI quoting Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The agenda will be to develop and strengthen strategic defence cooperation and to follow-on with what had transpired during the meeting with Secretary Defence Mattis.

  • Jul 13, 04:23 PM (IST)
  • Jul 13, 03:48 PM (IST)

    Supreme Court to continue hearing the Ayodhya Babri Masjid land dispute matter on July 20.

  • Jul 13, 02:10 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | People can carry their own food items in multiplexes effective August 1, reports CNN News18 quoting a Maharashtra minister. The government will take action against multiplexes if they do not allow people to carry their own food, the minister said while speaking in the state Legislative Council. 

  • Jul 13, 02:05 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | No guidelines for digital serials yet. If needed, the government may frame certain guidelines, reports CNN News18 quoting top government sources. 

  • Jul 13, 02:04 PM (IST)

    LeT claims responsibility for attack on CRPF party in Achabal area of Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. 

  • Jul 13, 01:59 PM (IST)
  • Jul 13, 12:42 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | TDP decides to move a no-confidence motion in the next Parliament session, demanding special status for  Andhra Pradesh, reports CNN News18. TDP MPs will meet non-BJP and non-Congress parties to garner support. 

  • Jul 13, 12:16 PM (IST)

    Pakistan: At least four people were killed in an explosion near convoy of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (F)’s Akram Khan Durrani in Bannu. Durrani has escaped the attack unhurt: Geo News.

  • Jul 13, 11:31 AM (IST)

    Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif move from UAE's Abu Dhabi International Airport. They are being brought to Lahore, Pakistan in Etihad EY 243 Abu Dhabi to Lahore flight.

  • Jul 13, 11:23 AM (IST)
  • Jul 13, 10:36 AM (IST)

    NEWS FLASH | Delhi court orders framing of additional charge for abetment of bribery against industrialist Naveen Jindal in coal scam case.

  • Jul 13, 10:21 AM (IST)
  • Jul 13, 09:29 AM (IST)

    JUST IN | Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti warns BJP of serious consequences if they attempt to break PDP, reports CNN News18. Attempts to break us will give birth to people like Sayeed Salahudeen, says Mufti.

  • Jul 13, 08:38 AM (IST)

    Maharashtra: Due to repairing work of a water pipeline, the south-bound arm of Mumbai's Parel flyover has been closed for traffic.

  • Jul 13, 08:37 AM (IST)

    Pakistan to file a second counter-memorial on July 17 in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the conviction of Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan Media

  • Jul 13, 07:49 AM (IST)

    Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides: Report

    Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 (151,280 pounds) to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters.

  • Jul 13, 07:48 AM (IST)

    PM Modi to address 50 rallies across India

    With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address 50 rallies across the country by February next year, covering more than 100 Lok Sabha constituencies, reported PTI. BJP chief Amit Shah and senior leaders Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari will address 50 rallies each.

  • Jul 13, 07:46 AM (IST)
  • Jul 13, 07:45 AM (IST)

    RSS demands inquiry against Missionaries of Charity

    The RSS said a thorough probe should be carried out against the Missionaries of Charity (MoC) after a sister of a shelter home run by it in Ranchi was arrested for allegedly selling a child.

  • Jul 13, 07:44 AM (IST)

    Indian retaliatory measure on steel not 'appropriate', says USTR

    A top official from the US Trade Representative has said the recent retaliatory measure by India against America's decision to impose import tariff on steel and aluminum was not "appropriate". Deputy USTR Jeffrey Gerrish yesterday told a Washington audience that the last year's reduction in US-India trade deficit was not satisfactorily enough.

  • Jul 13, 07:43 AM (IST)
  • Jul 13, 07:43 AM (IST)

    SpiceJet to enter into major business partnerships with US companies: CMD Ajay Singh

    Low-cost airline SpiceJet is considering entering into major business partnerships with two American companies, including a US airline, reported PTI quoting its chairman and managing director Ajay Singh has said. 

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