The decomposed body of VG Siddhartha, founder of India's largest Coffee chain Cafe Coffee Day and son-in-law of former union minister SM Krishna, was found on Wednesday morning on the banks of Netravati River near Hoige Bazaar in Mangaluru. Siddhartha went missing mysteriously since Monday night en route to the coastal Mangaluru city in Karnataka. His body was recovered after 36 hours of massive search operation. Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are likely to Unnao rape victim in Lucknow today. The central government on Tuesday handed over to the CBI the probe into the truck-car collision that left the Unnao rape victim critically injured, even as the Opposition stepped up its attack on the ruling BJP.
Check all the latest updates of July 31 here:
5.30 pm: The Union cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to provide up to 10 per cent reservation to Jammu and Kashmir's economically-weaker sections in jobs and educational institutions.
5.15 pm: Janata Dal (Secular) has expelled K Gopalaiah, H Vishwanath and Narayana Gowda from the party for anti-party activities.
5.00 pm: Lok Sabha passes the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
4.45 pm: Mumbai: A BEST bus caught fire at King's Circle in Matunga, today; No casualties reported, fire is under control now.
4.32 pm: Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on being asked if he will move Court against EVMs: I have no expectations from High Court, Supreme Court and the Election Commissioner.
4.31 pm: MNS leader Raj Thackeray after his meeting with Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata: I came to meet her on the issue of use of EVMs in polls. I've invited her for a 'morcha' in Mumbai. She told me that her party is committed towards saving democracy. She said, "Main hun,aisa samajh lena."
4.30 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee: If all industrialists leave the country like this or commit suicide, don't you think it is a dangerous signal for the country? I'm feeling sad today because it should not be the future of the industry or agriculture.
4 pm: The Delhi Police on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that 489 Bangladeshi immigrants were detained and 480 were deported from India between January 1, 2016 - April 30, 2018. The police also informed the court that it has not detained and deported any Rohingya during this period.
3 pm: UP Minister Ranvendra Pratap Singh on name of his son-in-law included in the FIR by CBI in accident case of Unnao rape survivor: CBI is investigating the matter. Everything will be clear in the investigation. He is my relative there is no doubt it, but that is not a crime.
2.45 pm: The team of PS Bindapur, Dwarka district has arrested 10 African nationals for running a call centre and cheating people online. Case registered under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code; further investigation underway.
2.30 pm: CRPF dog Ajaxi today found a man trapped under debris of landslide that occurred last night near milestone 147 on Jammu-Srinagar highway. On cue from Ajaxi, CRPF personnel of 72nd Battalion rescued the man.
2.15 pm: AIMIM MP, Asaduddin Owaisi on Triple Talaq Bill: It is unconstitutional. I hope the All India Muslim Personal Law Board will challenge it in the Supreme Court.
2 pm: The roof of the building that houses Bank of Maharashtra's branch in Solapur has collapsed. Over 20 people are feared trapped & 10 people have been evacuated.
1.45 pm: Samajwadi Party Chief and former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav: Yesterday I met the family (Unnao rape survivor's family), they are in immense pain. They do not believe the adminstration anymore because they have struggled since day one, they want justice. Hopeful that govt will give them justice.
1.30 pm: Jammu-Srinagar Highway has been shut due to landslides at Moud in Udhampur. LK Taneja, DSP Traffic, Udhampur says,' Landslides occurred last night, the clearance work is being delayed due to continuous rains, cars are stranded as well.'
1.10 pm: Former CM of J&K and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah's questioning underway by Enforcement Directorate in Chandigarh in connection with Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) irregularity scam case.
12.50 pm: Congress MLA BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan appears before SIT in connection with IMA Ponzi scheme case.
12.30 pm: Court adjourns the hearing in the petition of Tihar Jail against Trial Court's order allowing Christian Michel to speak on phone for 15 minutes against the jail manual that allows call time for only 10 minutes.
12.15 am: Seven dead in an accident on Pune-Bengaluru Highway near Kashil village, after driver lost control of his car and hit a tree.
12 pm: Subir Gokarn, the eminent economist and former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, died. He was 60. Shamika Ravi, the member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), took to Twitter to confirm the tragedy. "I share this with a heavy heart...Subir Gokarn, my friend and colleague, passed away a few hours back," Ravi said on micro-blogging site.
11.45 am: Chief Justice of India (CJI), Ranjan Gogoi has given permission to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a corruption case against a sitting Allahabad High Court judge, Justice SN Shukla. The case will be filed under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA).
11.30 am: Supreme Court asks Centre to consider bringing a law to regulate mobile app-based taxi services like Ola and Uber, for safety and security of women passengers.
11.15 am: Medical students of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) near Siliguri hold protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019.
11 am: Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has been elected as the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker.
10.20 am: CBI registers case against suspended BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar including 10 others accused in Unnao rape survivor's accident case. CBI has also registered a case against 20 unknown persons under criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder and criminal intimidation.
10.15 am: Landslides on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Amarnath Yatra suspended.
9.40 am: Four civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Tangdhar sector.
9.30 am: The Indian Medical Assocition (IMA) has called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesdayto protest the Lok Sabha approving and passing the National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) 2019.