The first meeting of the BJP parliamentary party during the ongoing session will be held today, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to lay down the agenda for its near 380 MPs, the highest-ever saffron tally in Parliament. Standing on the steep side of the road, India needs to push themselves to get back on track as they play against pumped Bangladesh today. The result of the last encounter will have huge implications on the race for the top four as Bangladesh, too desperately eyes for crucial two points to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockouts alive.
Here are the latest news of the day:
8.30 pm: Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL): Around 70 domestic arrivals and 81 domestic departures have been cancelled.
Delhi: Rajasthan CM Ashok Ghelot and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel join party workers who are on a 'dharna' urging party president Rahul Gandhi to take back his resignation. pic.twitter.com/6kr9Trp06g— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
8.00 pm: Bihar government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on a PIL relating to children’s death from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, stating 'the govt has been taking all possible steps to prevent the disease.'
6.13 pm: Riyaz Bhati, an aide of Dawood Ibrahim, arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch's Anti Extortion Cell (AEC).
6.00 pm: President of BJP Membership Committee, Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start a membership drive on July 6 from Banaras (Varanasi). BJP President Amit Shah will start the drive in Telangana.
5.45 pm: National Investigation Agency: NIA has given notice to separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s grandson, Anees-ul-Islam to appear before the agency at NIA headquarters in Delhi on 9 July.
Vijay Mallya outside the London High Court where hearing on his plea against extradition is underway. pic.twitter.com/fNbPgTEx9L— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
Delhi: BJP working President JP Nadda held a meeting with BJP General Secretaries at party Headquarters, today. Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Ram Madhav were also present. pic.twitter.com/jjVsOepBqa— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
5.00 pm: SpiceJet Spokesperson: SpiceJet Boeing 737 800 aircraft, flight SG-275 on Pune-Kolkata route veered off towards right from the runway center line, owing to wet runway & heavy rain during landing, today. 4 runway edge lights were inadvertently damaged. All passengers & crew safe.
Gurdaspur (Punjab) BJP MP, Sunny Deol issues statement says, 'extremely unfortunate to see a controversy being created out of nothing at all.' pic.twitter.com/U0PdHJGSD3— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
4.25 pm: GoAir Spokesperson: Due to heavy rains that have caused flight disruptions, GoAir is accommodating impacted customers on alternate GoAir flights within 24 hours (3rd July) subject to availability. Customers who cancel flights for today/within 24 hours will receive full refund.
4.20 pm: Ministry of Defence: Ministry extends ban on dealings with chopper-scam tainted firm Leonardo (erstwhile Finmecannica) for another 6 months. The ban was first imposed on the firm by the NDA govt in July 2014.
4.12 pm: Naresh, IMD Delhi: Uttarakhand will also experience good rainfall activity in next 4-5 days. But Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi will experience isolated to scattered rainfall at 25-50% stations, but there will only be light to moderate rainfall.
4:10 pm: Despite forecast of heavy rains & high tides we ran services last night, so office goers could reach their homes safely. Kurla-Thane belt saw unprecedented rain of 183 mm within 3 hours which caused some water logging: Sunil Udasi, CPRO, Central Railway on Mumbai Rain
3:50 pm: A farmer committed suicide in Mangrol, Baran, today. Collector says, "He had taken a loan of ₹90,000 from a bank.He has a son & 3 daughters, his son was suffering from a disease&a daughter had mental problems, he was under stress due to family issues.Probe underway."
3.15 pm: Hearing on Vijay Mallya's plea against his extradition underway in London High Court.
3.00 pm: India and Bangladesh Playing XI for today's match at Edgbaston, Birmingham today. Dinesh Karthik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are playing today, replacing Kedar Jadhav and Kuldeep Yadav.
2.50 pm: A Congress worker attempted suicide by trying to hang himself outside Congress Office. He says, "Rahul Gandhi should take back his resignation else I will hang myself."
2.30 pm: Delhi Airport Official: 16 flights delayed and 4 flights cancelled so far at Delhi airport, due to Mumbai rain.
12.10 pm: RP Rudy, BJP MP on Akash Vijayvargiya: PM in BJP parliamentary party meeting today said any kind of misbehaviour that brings down party’s name is unacceptable. He said that action should be taken if someone has done something wrong. He also said that it is applicable on everyone.
12 pm: Saradha chit fund scam: Calcutta High Court extends the interim protection from arrest, to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar till 22nd July. Main petition to be heard on July 15, modification plea on him traveling outside Kolkata will be heard on July 22.
11.50 am: CBI is conducting a special drive today and has begun searches at over 50 places in 18 cities across 12 states/union territories, in connection with bank fraud cases. 14 cases registered against accused including various companies/firms, their promoters/directors and bank officials.
11.40 am: Supreme Court refused to entertain a petition filed by BJP leader & lawyer, Ashwini Upadhyay, seeking a direction to all the state High Courts to modify their guidelines so that advocates with minimum 10 years’ practice can apply for the senior advocate designation.
11.30 am: Supreme Court asks the petitioner, who filed a PIL on malpractice by private hospitals in Kerala that certify patients as brain dead in order to harvest their organs for transplant, to bring on record some evidence and make some hospitals as parties in the case.
11.25 am: 3 people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the incident where a clash broke out between 2 groups over parking and a temple was vandalised on Sunday night, in Hauz Qazi area: News Agency ANI.
11.15 am: Forest Officer C Anitha has been discharged from KIMS Hospital in Hyderabad, where she was receiving treatment after being attacked allegedly by TRS workers in Sirpur Kagaznagar block of Komaram Bheem Asifabad dist, during a tree plantation drive on 29 June.
11 am: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena on 18 dead after wall collapsed on hutments in Pimpripada, Malad East due to heavy rainfall today: It’s not BMC’s failure. It is an accident. It is because of heavy rainfall. There are several illegal constructions in Mumbai & BMC has nothing to do with it.
10.40 am: Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over illegal digging of coal mines in reserved forest of Tinsukia District in Assam.
10.20 am: Fuel tank of the LCA Tejas aircraft of the Indian Air Force fell down in farm land near Sulur air base during a flight today.
10.05 am: BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting underway at Parliament library building.
10 am: 54 flights diverted and 52 cancelled at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) due to inclement weather (cross winds and tail winds).
9.53 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for BJP parliamentary party meeting in Parliament library.
9.52 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives for BJP parliamentary party meeting.
9.51 am: Sunny Deol, BJP MP from Gurdaspur has appointed Gurpreet Palheri as his representative to take care of the matters pertaining to his parliamentary constituency. Deol’s representative would also attend meeting on his behalf and follow up matters to the concerned authorities. The actor-turned-politician has been alleged by Congress of ‘betraying the mandate’ of the people.
9.50 am: At least 21 people were killed in three separate cases of wall collapse in Mumbai, Kalyan and Maharashtra after heavy rains hit financial capital and areas around.
9.45 am: After a delayed arrival of the monsoon this year, the slowest onset in 45 years, the financial capital has received 550 mm of rainfall in two days, the highest over a two-day period in a decade.