Breaking News July 21
India's ambitious second mission to the Moon Chandrayaan-2 will lift off at 2.43 pm on July 22 with scientists resolving the technical glitch in GSLV-MkIII-M1 rocket that led to the aborting of the launch three days ago. Chandrayaan-2, which will be launched on-board the most powerful Geostationary Launch Vehicle GSLV-Mk-III dubbed 'Baahubali.’ The fate of the HD Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka will be decided on the floor of the assembly today after the resignations of 15 MLAs have threatened its political relevance in the state. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House today during which the American leadership will press him to take “decisive and irreversible” actions against terrorist and militant groups operating from Pakistani soil and facilitate peace talks with the Taliban.
Check all the latest updates of July 22 here:
9.00 pm: With Pakistan airspace reopened, Air India to resume flights on Delhi-Kabul, Lucknow-Najaf routes.
8.54 pm: Bihar Assembly passes Appropriation Bill 2019.
8.14 pm: Death toll in Bihar climbs to 104: State Disaster Management Department officials.
7.21 pm: Death toll in Assam floods climbs to 66: State Disaster Management Authority.
6.45 pm: Rajya Sabha passes The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
5.21 pm: Kalraj Mishra took oath as the new Governor of Himachal Pradesh, in Raj Bhawan, today.
4:33 pm: Mumbai's Esplanade Court sends Dawood Ibrahim's nephew Rizwan Kaskar, Ahmed Raza and two others to police custody till 29th July.
3.45 pm: Mumbai: Fire breaks out in MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited) building at Bandra, four fire tenders are present at the spot. Fire fighting operations are underway. No injuries or casualties have been reported.
3 pm: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday scripted a history by launching Chandrayaan-2 successfully. The launch of Chandrayaan-2 was carried out at 2.43 pm from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on-board GSLV Mk-III. With the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2, ISRO has taken a giant leap in aerospace sector too.
2.30 pm: Bhopal BJP MP Pragya Thakur has arrived at BJP office in Delhi to meet BJP Working President JP Nadda and BJP General Secretary(organization) BL Santhosh.
2.10 pm: Over 3,000 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp for the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir.
2 pm: DK Shivakumar, Congress in Karnataka assembly: Why is the BJP not accepting it wants the chair? Why are they not accepting the fact that they are behind 'operation lotus'? They should accept that they have spoken to these(rebel) MLAs.
1.45 pm: Malegaon 2008 blast case: Hearing adjourned for two weeks on application filed by Sameer kulkarni (one of the accused in the case) seeking video recording of the trial court proceedings.
1.30 pm: Asaduddin Owaisi on BJP MP Pragya Thakur's remark 'not elected to clean toilets': Not at all surprised, neither I am shocked by this obnoxious statement; she says this because that is her thought process. The MP believes in the caste and class discrimination happening in India.
1.15 pm: Chandrayaan-2 launch: Filling of Liquid Oxygen in Cryogenic Stage completed and filling of Liquid Hydrogen in progress; Launch at 2:43pm.
1 pm: Anand Murthy, an advocate, has filed PIL in Karnataka High Court, alleging that trust vote is being deliberately delayed.
12.50 pm: Delhi's Saket Court takes cognizance on the charge-sheet filed in the death case of Rohit Shekhar, son of late former Uttar Pradesh CM, ND Tiwari. Next date of hearing is July 25.
12.35 pm: PM Modi to visit Bhutan in August.
12.15 pm: General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, met Haj pilgrims at Haj House, Bemina in Srinagar today.
12 pm: India Meteorological Department, Dehradun: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places especially in Nainital, Champawat, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar, Dehradun & Pauri districts of Uttarakhand on 24th and 25th of July.
11.40 am: Monsoon session of Jharkhand Assembly begins from today.
11.15 am: At least five people were injured in a clash between two groups of people allegedly belonging to the Trinamool Congress and the BJP over a blood donation camp in the city’s Behala area, police said.
11 am: Congress MPs hold protest in Parliament premises over Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh) firing incident.
10.45 am: Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar summons rebel MLAs to meet him at his office at 11 am on July 23. The notice has been issued over disqualification (of rebel MLAs) petition by coalition leaders.
10.30 am: Six Congress MPs have given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'Political leaders being prevented from meeting people in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh.'
10.15 am: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday reacted to his controversial statement in which he had asked terrorists to ‘kill’ the corrupt. “Whatever I said was in a fit of anger and frustration due to rampant corruption here,” news agency ANI quoted Malik as saying.
"As Governor, I should have not made such a comment, but my personal feeling is the same as I said. Many political leaders and big bureaucrats are steeped in corruption here," he said.
9.54: A fire broke out at an office on the fourth floor of Kidwai Bhawan in central Delhi's Janpath Road on early Monday morning, officials said. No casualty has been reported, they said. The fire department said they received a call about the blaze at 4.45 am, after which seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Essential documents, air-conditioners and furniture were damaged in the fire, a senior officer said. The fire was brought under control by 7 am, the officer said, adding that the cause is being ascertained.
9.45 am: Delhi Police Special Cell yesterday arrested a wanted robber, who was key accused in a number of armed robberies in Delhi.
9.40 am: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who is on a visit to the US on Sunday addressed the Pakistani diaspora in Washington.
9.30 am: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs, who are lodged at Ramada Hotel, Bengaluru, perform Yoga. Congress-JD(S) coalition government to face floor test in the Karnataka Assembly today.