The Congress-JDS government in Karnataka collapsed on Tuesday after the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was defeated in the assembly, ending his 14-month long turbulent tenure. The Congress party will hold nation-wide protests against the alleged political destabilisation carried out by the BJP. Amid standoff over the seizure of tankers, Iran on Tuesday warned Britain’s next prime minister Boris Johnson that it will “protect” waters of the oil-rich Gulf. The seizure of the Stena Impero ship has been seen as a tit-for-tat move after British authorities detained an Iranian tanker on July 4 in the Mediterranean on suspicion it was shipping oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions.
Check all the latest updates of July 24 here:
5:00 pm: West Bengal: Villagers in flood-affected Cooch Behar use makeshift boats to reach from one part of the village to the other.
04: 50 pm: Caretaker Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy: I requested them that at that juncture their responsibility is more than elected representatives&our officers. I requested them to take care of the development of state & problems faced by common man and not depend on elected representatives.
Caretaker K'taka CM: When I took oath, my govt decided to waive off farmer loans, we planned to bring in Debt Relief Act. I wanted to bring such an act & help landless labourers & small farmers. We sent the proposal to the President for approval. He has now signed it, I thank him pic.twitter.com/qr2bxJSgJd— ANI (@ANI) July 24, 2019
4:01 pm: Union cabinet approves sale of 481.79 acres of land held by Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) to the Government of Kerala and utilization of the sale proceeds by FACT.
4:00 pm: India positioned at rank 52 in Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019, rising by 5 positions in a year. India was ranked 57th in GII 2018.
3:58 pm: ISRO: First earth bound orbit raising maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today at 1452 hrs (IST) as planned.
3.50 pm: Aparna Sen: Hate crimes against minorities and dalits are on the rise in the country. No one has the right to brand any of the signatories as anti-nationals. We are raising our voices as secular fabric of our country is being ruined.
3:49 pm: Aparna Sen, one of the signatories to open letter to PM Modi: We're anxious about the state our country is in today. All over India people are being lynched, why people of different faiths are being forced to say 'Jai Shri Ram'.
Aparna Sen, one of the signatories to open letter to PM Modi: We're anxious about the state our country is in today. All over India people are being lynched, why people of different faiths are being forced to say 'Jai Shri Ram'. pic.twitter.com/Fd2X3wyHjk— ANI (@ANI) July 24, 2019
3:48 pm: Union cabinet approves the merger of National Institute of Miners' Health with ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health.
3:42 pm: Union Cabinet approves determination of ‘Fair and Remunerative Price’ of sugarcane payable by sugar mills for 2019-20 sugar season at Rs. 275 per quintal for a basic recovery rate of 10%.
3:41 pm: Union cabinet approves Official amendments to the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019.
1:00 pm: 49 celebrities write to PM over incidents of lynching, seek 'exemplary punishment' for perpetrators
12:45 pm: Karnataka: BJP MLA CT Ravi, along with his supporters met Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami in Bengaluru, today.
12:15 pm: TMC MP Mahua Moitra in Lok Sabha: This country still has people who have not degenerated into this mindless world of black and white, where either we can only be pro-govt or anti-country. All of India doesn't believe this.
12:00 pm: BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargav in Assembly: Hamare oopar wale number 1 ya number 2 ka aadesh hua to 24 ghante bhi aapki sarkar nahi chalegi
11:45 am: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP at RSS office in Chamrajpet, Bengaluru: I came here to take blessings of senior leaders of the Sangh Parivar. I'm waiting for instructions from Delhi, at any point of time we will call for Legislature Party and then head to the Raj Bhavan.
11:30 am: Water logging in West Bengal's Siliguri after heavy rains in the region.
11:15 am: Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry has summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Gaurav Ahluwalia alleging ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).
10.50 am: Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, will hold a meeting of Rajya Sabha MPs of Congress and other opposition parties in the Parliament office today.
10.30 am: Pakistan still has 30,000-40,000 militants, admits Imran Khan.
10.15 am: Congress MPs walk out of Lok Sabha in protest, demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarification over US President Donald Trump's statement on Kashmir.
10 am: Jagadish Shettar, BJP arrives at the residence of BJP State President, BS Yeddyurappa. HD Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) government lost trust vote in the assembly, yesterday.
9.50 am: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP leader Raman Singh admitted to a hospital in Gurugram, yesterday night after he complained of chest pain.
9.45 am: Red alert (heavy rains) issued in Karnataka’s Udupi and Kodagu districts for today & tomorrow. Schools & colleges to remain closed in Udupi today.