Hello and welcome to Saturday's live blog. From politics to sports to entertainment, the Internet is buzzing with the breaking news and headlines from across the globe. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi to launch the BJP's countrywide membership drive, the World Cup fever sweeps the nation, where cricket rules the hearts of millions. Here in this segment, News Nation brings you live news from all corners of the world. The latest stories will appear in our live blog below - so keep scrolling down.
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#11:48 pm: Indian Youth Congress President Keshav Chand Yadav resigns from his post.
#10:48 pm: A hideout of NSCN (IM) was busted today by Indian Army at Kekru Naga village in Manipur. An operation was launched on the night July 5 and is still underway. An active cadre of the outfit apprehended. Arms and ammunition recovered.
#10:40 pm: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Prakash Birla welcomed by his supporters in Jaipur.
Rajasthan: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Prakash Birla welcomed by his supporters in Jaipur. He is on his way to his parliamentary constituency Kota pic.twitter.com/BjIBtiwmo6— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2019
#9:45 pm: An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on the richter scale hit Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, at 9 pm today.
#9:00 pm: One of the 2 men who drowned at Marine Drive due to high tide was rescued but was declared brought dead at the hospital. Search operation for the other continues.
#9:00 pm: The National investigation Agency (NIA) takes over the probe of the May 1 naxal attack, in which 15 policemen and a civilian lost their lives in a blast in Gadchiroli district. 8 accused have been arrested in the case till now.
#8:20 pm: Breaking News July 6: Parties get divided after defeats, but not BJP, says Amit Shah.
#8:00 pm: It's a big achievement, I want to congratulate the people of Rajasthan, and entire country: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Jaipur declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO
#7:42 pm: Many of the MLAs who want to leave Congress have been associated with the party for a long time. I've faith that they'll stay with us & support the party. I'm going to Bengaluru. I'll make further comments after looking at the ground situation there: Mallikarjun Kharge
#7:30 pm: Randeep Surjewala, Congress: A new symbol of horse trading politics has emerged in the country, MODI - Mischievously Orchestrated Defections in India.
#7:15 pm: Karnataka Congress In-charge, K.C Venugopal holds meeting with CLP Leader Siddaramaiah, KPCC Working President Eashwar Khandre, DK Shivakumar, DK Suresh and other leaders after some of the Congress-JD(S) MLAs submitted their resignations, today.
#06:45 pm: Congress workers protest outside the Congress office against the MLAs who submitted their resignations to the Assembly Speaker, today.
#06:05 pm: I'm not going to react anything, I have not spoken anything to anybody. I'm only holding my party workers meeting just to prepare ourselves for for the corporation polls: Former PM HD Deve Gowda.
#05:35 pm: Air Marshal RD Mathur, Air Officer Commanding-in–Chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command, Shillong, visited Air Force Station in Borjhar, yesterday. A Guard of Honour was presented to the AOC-in-C.
#05:05 pm: We've resigned voluntarily. We are not influenced by any "Operation Kamala: H Vishwanath
#04:55 pm: In Congress-JD (S) coalition government in Karnataka, 14 MLAs have resigned against the Government till now, We also met the Governor. We wrote to speaker to accept our resignation. Coalition Government did not meet the expectations of the people of Karnataka: H Vishwanath
#04:30 pm: People are watching the way DK Shivakumar is behaving. He tore resignation letters of some of the MLAs inside the Speaker's office, who had gone* to resign, it is condemnable: BS Yeddyurappa
#04:45 pm: An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on Richter scale struck Kathmandu at 4:15 pm, today.
#04:05 pm: Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah visits the residence of a tribal woman Jatvathi Soni in Mamidipally village.
#04:05 pm: BS Yeddyurappa will be the Chief Minister if a new Government is formed: DV Sadananda Gowda.
#04:00 pm: They thought it's high time to come out of that party and resigned from legislators post as they felt that continuing as MLAs was not good in the larger interest of their constituency and the state: Sadananda Gowda.
#03:57 pm: Hearing in defamation case against Rahul Gandhi for blaming RSS for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi has been adjourned for October 19 by a Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra.
#03:20 pm: Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first against India in CWC 2019.
#02:45 pm: Pakistan violates ceasefire along the LoC in Nowshera sector, Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir.
#02:39 pm: Rahul Gandhi has been granted bail by Patna Court in connection with a defamation case filed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi over Gandhi's remark 'why all thieves have Modi surname?
#02:24 pm: A case has been registered against BJP MP and Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes Ram Shankar Katheria, whose security personnel thrashed toll plaza employees and fire in the air after an argument: SSP Agra, Bablu Kumar.
#02:00 pm: Kumaraswamy government in trouble after 11 Congress-JDS MLAs quit Karnataka Assembly. READ HERE
#01:38 pm: Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and State minister DK Shivakumar have called a emergency meeting of Congress Bengaluru MLAs and Corporators later today after 8 Congress and 3 JDS MLAs reached Assembly speaker office.
#01:24 pm: A CBI Court in Ahmedabad finds seven people guilty in RTI activist Amit Jethva murder case, including former BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki. Quantum of punishment to be pronounced on 11th July.
#01:19 pm: Five Congress MLAs and three JDS MLAs, including Ramesh Jarkiholi, H Vishwanath, Pratap Gowda Patil arrive to meet Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.
#01:03 pm: DMK announces DM Kathir Anand as its candidate for Vellore Lok Sabha constituency (Tamil Nadu) election, scheduled to be held on 5 August. EC had earlier cancelled election for the constituency in wake of seizures of large amounts of unaccounted cash.
#12:56 pm: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi attend the State Planning Board meeting at the Chief Secretariat.
#12:46 pm: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on 'Rajasthan govt increases tax on petrol and diesel by 4% each': For winning elections, previous govt had reduced VAT by 4%. We have corrected the mistake committed by them. We have done nothing. Centre also hiked it many times.
#12:42 pm: Congress workers protest in Bengaluru against fuel price hike and other ongoing issues.
Karnataka: Congress workers protest in Bengaluru against the hike in fuel prices & other issues. pic.twitter.com/ez8Jr5e0T4— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2019
#12:40 pm: AIADMK announces AC Shanmugam, President of New Justice Party as alliance candidate for Vellore Lok Sabha constituency (Tamil Nadu) election, scheduled to be held on 5 August. EC had earlier cancelled election for the constituency in wake of seizures of large amounts of unaccounted cash.
#12:36 pm: Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Pune today passed an order asking Nirav Modi and his aides to repay amount to the tune of Rs 7300 crore with interest to Punjab National Bank (PNB).
#12:32 pm: MDMK General Secretary Vaiko files his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections as a DMK supported candidate, DMK Chief MK Stalin also present.
#12:01 pm: My security did not attack toll plaza employees, they first attacked my people. Toll employees did not know other cars were part of my convoy, they thought some other car is slipping through behind mine. My security guard only fired in self defence, says BJP MP RS Katheria.
#11:58 am: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) announces A Mohammad John and N Chandrasekharan as its Rajya Sabha candidates.
#11:56 am: BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting to be held on July 9 in Parliament.
#11:53 am: Four Naxals killed in an encounter with Police Special Task Force (STF) in Dhamtari Chhattisgarh. All 4 bodies and seven weapons recovered.
#11:47 am: BJP has issued a three-line whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the House on 8th and 9th July.
#11:45 am: Former Union Minister MJ Akbar during his cross-examination said in Court that it’s wrong to suggest that the articles and tweets of Priya Ramani were meant to raise awareness regarding the issue of sexual harassment at the workplace.
#11:41 am: Delhi court posts for July 15 and 17 for cross-examination of Former Union Minister MJ Akbar’s witness.
#11:38 am: 13 BJP workers were arrested during a clash with Trinamool Congress workers outside Asansol Municipal Corporation office over 'cut money' issue yesterday.
#11:35 am: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to former Union Minister and Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder, Syama Prasad Mukherjee on his birth anniversary at the Central Hall, Parliament.
#11:31 am: West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Amartya Sen remark ‘Jai Shri Ram slogan has no association with Bengali culture’: Amartya Sen probably doesn’t know Bengal. Does he know about Bengali or Indian culture? Jai Shri Ram is chanted in very village. Now entire Bengal says it.
#11:25 am: 84th birthday of the Dalai Lama being celebrated in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
Delhi: 84th birthday of the Dalai Lama being celebrated at Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Monastery pic.twitter.com/j0H1VZagiO— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2019
#11:07 am: After unfortunate decision of Rahul Gandhi to quit, hope to see another dynamic youth leader as Congress president to galvanise party. Urge CWC to take note of young India’s need for young leader, aligned to aspirations of large youth population and with grassroots connect, says Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
#10:55 am: Several roads, including Indore-Betul National Highway and Chapda-Bagli Marg blocked, after rivers overflow in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas following heavy rainfall in the area.
#10:47 am: Two injured in a clash allegedly between Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters in Burdwan, West Bengal, yesterday. Injured have been shifted to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital.
#10:44 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Varanasi to launch BJP's membership drive.
#10:39 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reaches Safdarjung Hospital, announces Rs 10 lakh compensation to the family of the 6 year old girl who was sexually assaulted in Dwarka. The AAP leader said, "I met the doctors, she is stable now and out of danger. We will also provide an advocate to the family".
#10:21 am: Former Union Minister MJ Akbar appears before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal for his cross examination in his defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani.
#10:19 am: Watch: Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel help Amarnath pilgrims cross a bridge in Baltal, Jammu and Kashmir.
#10:11 am: One dead and five injured in a collision between a truck and a car on Jogeshwari flyover bridge opposite Trauma Care Hospital in Jogeshwari (East), Maharashtra, earlier today.
#10:07 am: PM Modi pays tributes to Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee on his birth anniversary.
#10:05 am: Watch: Security Personnel of BJP MP and Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes Ram Shankar Katheria, thrash toll plaza employees and fire in the air after an argument. Katheria was also present at the spot.
#WATCH Agra: Security Personnel of BJP MP and Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes Ram Shankar Katheria, thrash toll plaza employees and fire in the air after an argument. Katheria was also present at the spot pic.twitter.com/W8g5Wo4bN6— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 6, 2019
#09:43 am: Bhilar, a village of books, in Maharashtra's Satara has a library set up in almost all the houses of the village. Rahul, one of the visitors, says,"It's an amazing project by Maharashtra Govt. Whenever I get time, I come here&go across books kept at 30 places across the village".
#08:54 am: Rainfall leads to water-logging in Bhiwandi in Thane district.
#08:52 am: Part of tree fell on Mulund station's cover over platform (COP) in Mumbai and got entangled with Pantograph of a DN slow local train. The tree branches were later removed and services resumed.
#08:51 am: United States Geological Survey: A massive 7.1 magnitide earthquake strikes Southern California.
#08:50 am: Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan Cricketer, on India vs Sri Lanka, at Leeds in England today: Virat Kohli has skilled players. They are a successful team. They are good enough to beat any other team in this competition. Also, I don't think anyone can beat MS Dhoni.
#08:37 am: Tej Pratap Yadav at RJD foundation day programme in Patna: Please get aside and let women come forward. If women have to progress, they have to be in front. Wherever my program is held, I make women sit in the front, like my father used to do.
#WATCH Tej Pratap Yadav at RJD foundation day programme in Patna: Please get aside & let women come forward. If women have to progress, they have to be in front. Wherever my program is held, I make women sit in the front, like my father used to do. (05.07.2019) pic.twitter.com/JW7t28XDyu— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2019
#08:23 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch BJP's membership drive from Varanasi today. He will also launch a tree plantation drive in the city.
#08:15 am: Rahul Gandhi to appear today in Patna Court in connection with a defamation case filed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi over Gandhi's remark 'why all thieves have Modi surname?
#07:56 am: Following excise duty and cess hike in Budget 2019, Petrol price increased by Rs 2.45, now at 72.96 per litre. Diesel price up by Rs 2.36, now at 66.69 per litre.