The Karnataka Assembly will go for a floor test on Thursday after the Supreme Court ruled that the 15 rebel MLAs cannot be forced to take part in Assembly proceedings. Meanwhile, Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy Wednesday said he has decided to withdraw his resignation from the assembly and will vote in favour of the trust vote to be sought by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. In another development, the mediation panel is likely to submit "progress of mediation" in the land dispute case Ayodhya
Check all the latest updates of July 18 here:
11:12 pm: Fire broke out earlier today at ‘Takshashila Arcade’ in Sarthana where 22 students had died in a fire on its fourth floor on May 24; the fire broke out today during demolition of the floor. It was soon brought under control. No injuries reported.
10:00 pm: Karnataka BJP legislators who are on an over night 'dharna' at the assembly demanding floor test, eat dinner at the Opposition Lounge of Vidhana Soudha.
Karnataka: BJP legislators who are on an over night 'dharna' at the assembly demanding floor test, eat dinner at the Opposition Lounge of Vidhana Soudha pic.twitter.com/BurvIXAvO6— ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2019
9:22 pm: Lok Sabha session extended for one hour. 'Matters of urgent public importance' being discussed.
8:17 pm: 12 Bengali film and television actors, joined BJP in presence of party leaders Mukul Roy and Dilip Ghosh, earlier today.
8:00 pm: Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow.
7:15 pm: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra writes to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath says,'I appreciate the security arrangements made during my visits to the state but I request you to keep the security cover to minimum so that people do not face any inconvenience.'
6:30 pm: Govt likely to move IBC Amendment Bill in Parliament on Monday.
5:15 pm: Lok Sabha passes The Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2019
4:01 pm: Karnataka Assembly has been adjourned for 30 minutes.
3:59 pm: Water level recedes in Kolakhowa Gozal village after rainfall stops in Dibrugarh.
3:54 pm: A Bengal Tiger found sitting on a bed in a house in flood hit Harmati area of Assam's Kaziranga. Forest officials have reached the spot.
3:20 pm: Fire breaks out in a residential building in Millat Nagar in Jogeshwari area. Two fire tenders rushed to the spot.
3:15 pm: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
3:00 pm: Karnataka Minister & son of H D Deve Gowda, H D Revanna arrived barefoot at the state Assembly, for trust vote debate.
2:15 pm: Underpass Railway Bridge water logged in Tughlakabad Prahladpur area, following heavy rainfall today.
2:10 pm: Death toll due to flooding & landslide reaches 90 with 29 people still missing. Over 3,366 people have been rescued from across the nation. Data collection and relief distribution is in full swing.
2:05 pm: How do we provide a dynamic electronic platform through eNAM (National Agriculture Market) to states, this'll be pondered over. How do we increase investment in agriculture? All of this was pondered over: Maharashtra CM after 1st meeting of Committee on agriculture set up by PM.
2:05 pm: Calling Nelson Mandela her inspiration and guide, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday said the anti-apartheid icon told her that she ought to be in politics long before anyone else did.
2:00 pm: Congress leader Siddaramaiah in Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru: Till we get clarification on Supreme Court's previous order, it is not appropriate to take floor test in this session which is against the Constitution.
1:55 pm: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) sends notice to Delhi Police (SHO Kanjhawala) over "sexual assault of 3 minor boys". The letter states "Complainants informed me that the accused persons are roaming free & continue to threaten the survivors and their family"
1:50 pm: Former Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar (son of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar) who recently joined BJP: After 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, everyone should accept that there is only one person who is working for nation's unity & development and that is PM Narendra Modi.
1:35 pm: Being a former Chief Minister, being the leader of opposition, he (BS Yeddyurappa) is misguiding the nation, misguiding the court: DK Shivakumar, Congress in Karnataka Assembly.
1:25 pm: Toll in Japan suspected arson rises to 24: AFP news agency quotes Fire Department.
1:15 pm: Customs officials at Pune International airport have recovered foreign currency worth approximately Rs 35.41 lakh from two passengers.
1:05 pm: Power generated using solar installation is being used by a local for household work; unused power is sent back to grid. Aarti Mohanty says,“We're using solar cooker 'Sun Wings' since a yr.Everyday you get food (rice,dal) ready in 1.5 hours. It saves electricity bill”
1:00 pm: India condemns terrorist attack in Erbil (Iraq) yesterday. We extend our condolences to the families of the deceased including a diplomat from Turkey. India has always opposed & rejected terrorism in all its forms and manifestations: Raveesh Kumar
12:55 pm: Mumbai Police Anti-Extortion Cell arrested Dawood Ibrahim's brother, Iqbal Kaskar's son Rizwan from Mumbai airport, last night.
12:50 pm: Rescue operation underway at Lilong Bridge in Imphal, after a car fell into a river yesterday.
12:45 pm: Tributes being paid to the two police personnel who died after a van with 24 under-trial prisoners being taken to Moradabad jail was attacked by criminals, yesterday.
12:43 pm: When a member chooses not to come, our attendants will not permit them to sign the register of attendance. The concerned member will not be entitled to draw any emolument that is meant for the member to be drawn for being present in the House: Karnataka Speaker.
12:35 pm: I wish to congratulate people living in 'kutcha' colonies as Centre gave a positive response yesterday to the proposal of Delhi govt to give ownership rights to the people over their houses. They have agreed to authorise the 'Kutcha' colonies: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
12:20 pm: I have self respect and so do my ministers. I have to make some clarifications. Who is responsible for destabilising this government? Karnataka CM, HD Kumaraswamy during trust vote debate in Assembly.
12:00 pm: SC agrees to reconstitute bench for hearing Manipur extrajudicial killing case.
11:41 am: N Mahesh, BSP MLA is not present in the House during trust motion.
11:30 am: A coach of the Antyodaya Express heading from Mumbai to Gorakhpur derailed in a Western Ghat section near here in the early hours of Thursday, disrupting rail traffic on the route, officials said.
11:24 am: I am very happy that the entire House is together in welcoming the ICJ judgement. Hope we will pursue till Shri Kulbhushan is discharged and released: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav
11:14 am: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO): Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm IST on July 22, 2019.
11:05 am: Delhi High Court has issued notice to Sushen Mohan Gupta, businessman and alleged middleman in AgustaWestland money laundering. Court has sought his reply on Enforcement Directorate plea challenging his bail; Next date of hearing is 12th September.
11:00 am: In 2017, govt made commitment on floor of the House to undertake all steps necessary to protect interest&welfare of Shri Jadhav.Govt has made untiring efforts in seeking his release including through legal means in ICJ: EAM S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha on Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict.
10:50 am: Andhra Pradesh cabinet meeting was held today morning before the commencement of Assembly session. The meeting discussed and approved the bills to be introduced in the House.
10:35 am: Congress Party has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over "alarming situation due to spurt in crime in Delhi".
10:30 am: Japanese authorities say at least 38 people have been injured, some critically, after a man started a fire at a famous animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan: The Associated Press.
10:25 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a community summit 'Howdy, Modi!' on September 22 during his visit to the United States. The summit will be hosted by the Texas India Forum in Houston.
10:15 am: Congress MP Selja Kumari has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'need for social integration through inter-caste marriages'
10:15 am: We are 101 per cent confident. They are less than 100, we are 105. There is no doubt that their motion will be defeated.: BS Yeddyurappa
10:12 am: Congress leader Siddaramaiah arrives at Vidhana Soudha; Karnataka government to face floor test today.
Bengaluru: Congress leader Siddaramaiah arrives at Vidhana Soudha; Karnataka government to face floor test today. pic.twitter.com/40l1z9MvZ6— ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2019
9:55 am: 6-7 transgenders thrashed a man with sticks at a dhaba on highway in Karnal. Sachin Kumar, SHO, says, “Incident took place on 11 July. Police went to the spot on receiving the info, transgenders were taken into custody.Till now,we haven't received any complaint. Probe on".
9:50 am: The judgement is positive. Hopefully, Pakistan will realise the mistake that they have made and will take action to ensure that Kulbhushan Jadhav gets justice and is returned to India: Union Minister Gen (retired) VK Singh.
9:30 am: Group of traders protest pedestrianisation of Ajmal Khan Road in Karol Bagh.
9:15 am: With only three days left for election to the Patkura Assembly seat, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday campaigned in the area to ensure victory of BJD candidate Sabitri Agarwal.
9:00 am: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to make a statement in Parliament on Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, today.
8:30 am: 13 buffaloes, 2 calves and 2 cows died after roof of the tin shelter collapsed due to rain in Najafgarh, last night in the national capital.
8:25 am: Government- run Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus driver suspended, conductor served show-cause notice and bus marshal sent to Civil Defence office, after a viral video showed them with a girl dancing to a Haryanavi song inside the bus on July 12.
8:20 am: Police has detained three persons for kidnapping a minor girl in Nandigama town, in Krishna district. Accused to be produced in a local court today.