Breaking News, July 10: Mihir Shah Sent To Police Custody Till July 16; NTA Files Affidavit In SC Over NEET-UG Row

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Supreme Court To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Review Petitions | Photo: PTI
Breaking News July 10 LIVE: Mihir Shah - the son of a politician and main accused in the Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case - has reportedly admitted that he was driving the car when the incident occurred. According to sources cited in an NDTV report, Mihir Shah has also claimed he wasn't drunk. In other news, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that a Muslim woman is entitled to file a petition for maintenance against her husband under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Breaking News LIVE: Top Issues In Focus Today

Welcome to Outlook India's Breaking News Live Blog, through which we bring you real-time updates on major events and developments across the globe. Here’s a look at top events and developments in focus today:

  • Supreme Court to hear review petition on same-sex marriage

  • Voting for By-elections for 13 seats across seven states

  • World leaders in Washington DC for NATO Summit 2024

  • Sunita Williams to address Earth today from the International Space Station

Breaking News LIVE: Top Headlines From Yesterday

Modi Austria Visit LIVE: Modi Becomes First Indian PM To Visit In 40 Years

After a two day visit to Russia and meetings with Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Modi has landed in Austria. With this visit, he becomes the first Indian PM to visit Austria in over 40 years.

Breaking News LIVE: Supreme Court To Hear Review Petition For Same-Sex Marriage Verdict 

A five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud will hear a batch of petitions seeking a review of the top court’s October 16 judgement refusing to recognise same-sex marriages in India.

At least 12 review petitions were filed challenging the verdict and calling for a more inclusive interpretation of marriage laws that are extended to same-sex couples.

By-poll Elections Today: Which Constituencies Are Voting?

A total of 13 constituencies across seven states will be voting today in by-poll elections. The constituencies involved are -

  • Raiganj, Ranaghat Dakshin, Bagda, and Maniktala in West Bengal

  • Badrinath and Manglaur in Uttarakhand

  • Jalandhar West in Punjab

  • Dehra, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh

  • Rupauli in Bihar

  • Vikravandi in Tamil Nadu

  • Amarwara in Madhya Pradesh.

Bypoll Elections: Voting Begins For 13 Assembly Seats

The voting for the 13 assembly seats across seven states begun at 7 AM. Voters will have time till 6 PM to cast their ballots. Read more here on the key candidates, parties and more

Breaking News LIVE: PM Modi Arrives In Austria

After a two day visit to Russia, Narendra Modi arrived in Austria, making him the first Indian PM to visit the country in over 40 years. Modi's visit also comes on the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties between India and Austria.

Breaking News Today: 18 Dead, 19 Injured In Unnao Bus Accident 

At least 18 people have died and 19 were injured after a sleeper bus going from Sitamarhi in Bihar to Delhi rammed into a milk container under Behtamujawar PS on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway in Unnao.

Ukraine War News: India Has Power To Tell Putin To Stop The War, Says White House

A day after PM Modi wrapped up his visit to Russia, the White House has stated that India's ties with Moscow can help put pressure on Putin to end the war in Ukraine.

"We believe India's long-standing relationship with Russia gives it the ability to urge President Putin, to end his brutal war, an unprovoked war in Ukraine...India is a strategic partner with whom we engage in full and frank dialogue, including their relationship with Russia and we've talked about this before. It's critical that all countries, including India, support efforts to realize an enduring and just peace when it comes to Ukraine. It is for President Putin to end. President Putin started the war, and he can end the war," stated White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

National News LIVE:BJP Kedarnath MLA Shaila Rani Rawat Dies 

BJP MLA from Kedarnath Shaila Rani Rawat died at the Max Hospital here late on Tuesday night. She was 68, family sources said.

Rawat was being treated for a backbone injury and had been placed on on ventilator support for the last few days.

She won the Kedarnath seat to make it to the Uttarakhand Assembly for the first time in 2012 on a Congress ticket. She lost the seat in 2017 but won it again in 2022 on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket.

World News LIVE: Imran Khan Denied Pre-Arrest Bail By Pakistan Court 

A Pakistani court on Tuesday refused pre-arrest bail to former prime minister Imran Khan in three cases of May 9 riots and allowed police his custody for interrogation.

Khan was booked on the charges of abetment in attacks on Lahore Corps Commander House known as Jinnah House, Askari Tower, and Shadman police station on May 9, 2023 following his arrest in a graft case.

(with PTI inputs)

UP Bus Accident News: Officials Say Bus Was Overspeeding, Probe Underway  

A bus accident on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway has left 18 dead and injured 19 others. As per Unnano DM Gaurang Rathi, initial investigation suggests that the bus was overspeeding.

Gaza War News: Israeli Forces Strike Another Gaza School, 29 Killed 

As the war in Gaza rages on, an Israel air strike has reportedly killed 29 Palestinians sheltering outside a school in Khan Younis. This strike would mark the fourth school strike Israel has carried out in the past four days.

NATO Summit 2024: NATO To Appoint Kyiv Representative 

During the NATO Summit 2024 in Washington DC, the US-led alliance has stated that it will appoint a senior representative in Ukraine’s capital to deepen ties to the war-torn country.

As per White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, the representative in Kyiv would seek to “deepen Ukraine’s institutional relationship with the alliance”.

National News LIVE: Search Operation Underway IN J&K's Kathua

A search operation by security forces is underway in Kathua. This operation comes after an Indian army convoy was attacked, killing five personnel.

Following the terror attack, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane expressed condolences over the incident and said, "I express profound grief on the loss of five Bravehearts in a terrorist attack in Badnota, Kathua, and extend deepest condolences to the bereaved families."

A spokesperson from the Defence Ministry also stated that "their sacrifice will not go unavenged and India will defeat the evil forces behind the attack".

Weather Update LIVE: Heavy Rainfall To Hit States Amid 'Active' Monsoon, Says IMD

As per the IMD and its weather forecast for the coming week, heavy rainfall over Gujarat Region, North Interior Karnataka; Saurashtra & Kutch, Telangana, Kerala & Mahe and South Interior Karnataka is expected this week.

Furthermore, heavy rains for Jharkhand, Odisha and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura has also been forecasted.

J&K News LIVE: Security Forces Conduct Search Op In Samba

In view of the recent terror attack on an Indian Army convoy, security forces are conducting a search operation in the Samba region.

Latest News LIVE: Modi Hails Austria's 'Vibrant Musical Culture'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently in Austria, hailed the nation's "vibrant musical cutlure".

Taking to X, he shared a video and said, "I got a glimpse of it thanks to this amazing rendition of Vande Mataram!"

Earthquake Today News: 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Mahahrashtra's Hingoli

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter Scale struck Maharashtra's Hingoli on Wednesday morning. As per the National Centre for Seismology, tremors were felt in the region at around 7.14 a.m and the earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km.

National News LIVE: What Was Supreme Court's Verdict On Same Sex Marriage

In October 2023, the five-judge constitution bench headed by CJI Chandrachud had delivered four separate verdicts on a batch of 21 petitions seeking legal sanction for same-sex marriages. All five judges were unanimous in refusing to accord legal recognition to same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act, adding that it was within Parliament's ambit to change the law for validating such union.

Indonesia Landslide NEws: Death Toll Rises to 23,Dozens Buried 

Search efforts for those trapped in a deadly landslide intensified Wednesday, with more rescuers deployed to search an unauthorized gold mine on Indonesia's Sulawesi island that saw 23 deaths over the weekend.

More than 100 villagers were digging for grains of gold Sunday in the remote and hilly village of Bone Bolango in Gorontalo province when tons of mud plunged down the surrounding hills and buried their makeshift camps.

The provincial Search and Rescue Office said Wednesday that 81 villagers managed to escape from the landslide, several of them pulled out by rescuers, including 18 with injuries. It said 23 bodies were recovered, including a 4-year-old boy, while 33 others were missing.

(via AP)

Mumbai BMW Crash News: Sanjay Raut Alleges Govt Trying To Protect Accused Mihir Shah

"The government is trying to protect the accused. This is not a common case... You can check the criminal records of the father of the accused... The Mumbai Police will now have to investigate his association with an underworld gang, and how is he able to afford his properties and such fancy cars. How did he become a close aide of the CM also needs to be exposed... The accused was under the influence of drugs, and to avoid this from coming into his medical records, he was hidden somewhere for three days... The way an innocent woman was crushed to death by him, under the influence of drugs, is inhuman. Such people should not be released from jail...," stated Shiv Sena UBT Leader Sanjay Raut.

Mihir Shah, the son of deputy Shinde Sena leader in Palaghar Rajesh Shah, was arrested after a 72 hour search for allegedly running over and killing a woman on Sunday morning in Worli.

Bengal News LIVE: SC Holds Maintainable State Govt's Suit Over CBI Probe Of Cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held as maintainable West Bengal's suit alleging that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing cases despite withdrawal of general consent by state.

Bihar Bypoll News LIVE: Voter Turnout So Far

A voter turnout of 9.27 per cent was registered till 9 am in the byelection to Rupauli Assembly seat in Bihar on Wednesday. Voting, which started at 7 am, will continue until 6 pm.

The bypoll was necessitated following the resignation of seating MLA Bima Bharti, who won the seat for JD(U) several times but quit the party to contest the Lok Sabha elections on an RJD ticket. Despite her loss in the parliamentary election, she is now contesting again in the bypoll as an RJD candidate.

SC News LIVE: Divorced Muslim Woman Can Seek Maintenance From Husband, Says Top Court

The Supreme Court today (July 10) held that a Muslim woman is entitled to file a petition for maintenance against her husband under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Bypolls Voting LIVE: Voter Turnout In Bengal

A voter turnout of over 22 per cent was registered in the bypolls to four Assembly constituencies of West Bengal till 11 am on Wednesday, as per Election Commission official figures.

Among the constituencies, Ranaghat Dakshin saw the highest turnout with 26.32 per cent voting, followed by Raiganj at 25.98 per cent, Bagda at 22.63 per cent and Maniktala at 21.89 per cent.

Mumbai BMW Accident Case: Accused Admits He Was Driving

Mihir Shah - the son of a politician and main accused in the Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case - has reportedly admitted that he was driving the car when the incident occurred. According to sources cited in an NDTV report, Mihir Shah has also claimed he wasn't drunk.

Mihir Shah was arrested last evening. A total of 12 people, including Shah's mother and two sisters, were taken into custody.

India News LIVE: Russian Charge d'affaires On PM Modi's Visit

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Russia visit, Russian Charge d'affaires said, "It was historic, game-changing given turbulent environment we have around us."

"PM Modi's visit to Moscow was watched by whole world," Russia's Charge d'affaires Roman Babushkin said.

Mumbai Hit And Run Case:  llegal Portion Of Juhu Bar To Be Demolished, Says BMC 

In the latest update for the Mumbai BMW hit and run case, BMC has stated that the illegal portion of the bar in Juhu where accused Mihir Shah went before the accident is being demolished. Read more here.

CUET Result LIVE: CUET UG Results Expected Soon

CUET UG Result is expected to be declared soon. Before NTA declares the result for the CUET 2024 exam, the final answer key will be released for the candidates.

As per the latest reports, the CUET UG result is expected to be declared as early as this week. Read here to know more about the CUET UG Result 2024 date, time

Maharashtra News LIVE: SC To Hear Sena Vs Sena Matter On Thursday

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider listing of a plea of the Uddhav Thackeray faction challenging Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar's order declaring the Shiv Sena bloc led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde as the "real political party" after its split in June 2022.

(via PTI)

National News LIVE: Supreme Court Reserves Verdict On PIL On Child Marriage

Supreme Court has reserved its judgement on a PIL alleging that there has been a rise in child marriages in the country.

The matter was heard by a bench of comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra heard submissions from 'Society for Enlightenment and Voluntary Action', and Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati.

ASG Bhati, appearing for the Centre, claimed there was a significant decrease in child marriages in the country.

Mumbai BMW Crash Case: Eknath Shinde Removes Rajesh Shah As Deputy Leader

Shiv Sena has removed Rajesh Shah, father of accused Mihir Shah from the post of deputy leader of the party. As per reports, he was relieved from the post based on orders from CM Eknath Shinde

Karnataka News LIVE: 2 Policemen Injured In Gang Attack

Two policemen were injured on Wednesday when the members of the "Chaddi-Baniyan" gang of Madhya Pradesh allegedly attacked them during Mahazar (recreation of crime scene) at Mulki near here, police said.

Four gang members were arrested on Tuesday at Sakleshpur in Hassan and were brought to Mulki from where they had fled towards Bengaluru after looting cash and jewellery valued at Rs 15 lakh and injuring an elderly couple in Kotekani area on July 8, they said.

(via PTI)

Weather Update: IMD Orange Alert For Saurashtra & Kutch

IMD has issued an orange alert for isolted heavy rainfall in the Saurashtra and Kutch region.

Mumbai BMW Crash Case: Shinde Vows Legal Assistance For Vicitm's Family 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has promised to provide legal assistance to the victim's family. A 45-year-old woman was killed by a speeding BMW car which was being driven by Mihir Shah, the son of a Shiv Sena deputy leader - Rajesh Shah.

By-Poll Elections 2024 LIVE: Voter Turnout As Of 1 PM

By poll elections for 13 assembly seats are underway in seven states. Here is the voter turnout as of 1 PM as per the Election Commission of India -

  • Rupali, Bihar - 39.36%

  • Dehra, Himachal Pradesh - 46.47%

  • Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh - 47.05%

  • Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh - 51.59%

  • Amarwara, Madhya Pradesh - 51.98%

  • Jalandhar West, Punjab - 34.40%

  • Vikravandi, Tamil Nadu - 50.95%

  • Mangalpur,, Uttarakhand - 43.88%

  • Badrinath, Uttarakhand - 33.08%

  • Bagda, West Bengal - 35.66%

  • Raiganj, West Bengal - 41.38%

  • Maniktala, West Bengal - 33.37%

  • Ranaghat Dakshin, West Bengal - 42.19%

National News LIVE:  NCW Welcomes SC Ruling On Alimoney for Divorced Muslim Women

NCW chief Rekha Sharma welcomed the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that affirms the right of Muslim women to seek maintenance, saying the decision is a significant step towards ensuring gender equality and justice for all women, regardless of their religion.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Muslim woman can seek maintenance from her husband under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), which is applicable to all married women irrespective of religion.

"I wholeheartedly welcome the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that affirms the right of Muslim women to seek maintenance under Section 125 of the CrPC. This decision is a significant step towards ensuring gender equality and justice for all women, regardless of their religion,” she said.

(via PTI)

Bypolls News LIVE Today: Sporadic Violence Reported In U'khand, Bengal

Moderate to brisk polling was recorded in 13 assembly constituencies across seven states where bypolls were underway on Wednesday amid sporadic incidents of violence in Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

The electoral exercise, the first since the Lok Sabha polls, will decide the fate of many veterans and some debutantes, including Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife Kamlesh Thakur.

The bypolls are being held against vacancies created either due to deaths or resignation of incumbent members.

(Via PTI)

BMW Hit-And Run Case:  Accuse Mihir Shah Taken Into Police Custody Till July 16

Sewri Court in Mumbai sends accused Mihir Shah to Police Custody till 16th July.

Uttarakhand Bypolls LIVE News: 4 Hurt In Clash In Manglaur Constituency

Four people were injured in a clash between supporters of rival parties at a polling booth in Uttarkhand's Manglaur assembly constituency where bypolls were underway on Wednesday, according to police.

Polling was also underway in the state's Badrinath assembly constituency.

By 3 pm, a voter turnout of 56.21 per cent was recorded in Manglaur and 40.50 per cent in Badrinath.

(Via PTI)

Latest News LIVE Today: 15 People Show Reactions After Meds In Andhra, Hospitalised

At least 15 people developed reactions after taking the antibiotic drug Ciprofloxacin & Metrozil at Nakkapalli CHC yesterday, says Dr Srinivas Rao, MS, Anakkapalli district.

"The patients were shifted to Anakapalli Government Hospital. We have informed the Drugs Control officer regarding this. The medicines from this particular batch will be stopped until reports from the Drugs Control Department. The condition of the patients is stable. State Miniter Anitha said that all measures should be taken to help the patients," adds Dr Srinivas Rao.

JK Kathua Ambush LIVE News: 24 Detained In Search Ops For Terrorists

At least 24 people have been detained for questioning as the hunt for the terrorists behind the ambush in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, in which five army personnel were killed, entered its third day on Wednesday, officials said.

The search operation by the army and police is underway amid intermittent heavy rain in dense forests across four districts, besides Kathua. It was launched from three different areas -- Kathua, Udhampur and Bhaderwah, official said.

NEET-UG Paper Leak Row LIVE: NTA Files Affidavit In SC 

National Testing Agency (NTA) files affidavit in the Supreme Court in relation to the NEET-UG 2024 exam.

The NTA, having come to know about the malpractice by individuals at Godhra and few centers at Patna, has made an assessment of the performance of all the appeared candidates at the concerned centers to come to the conclusion as to whether any tangible impact of the malpractice at that centers has taken place so as to have wide spread ramifications of impactable magnitude, it says.

The data analysis of the performance so done by the NTA succinctly indicates that the alleged malpractices have not, either impacted the sanctity of the entire exam or resulted in any undue benefit to the students appearing at the centers in Godhra and Patna, affidavit of NTA says.

Bypolls LIVE Today: Voting Ends At 13 Assembly Constituencies

Voting ended at 13 assembly constituencies across 7 states. On Wednesday, voting started at 7 am. The constituencies where voting took place today included- Rupauli, Nalagarh, Dehra, Hamirpur, Amerwara, Jalandhar West, Vikravandi, Badrinath, Manglaur, Ranaghat Dakshin, Bgda, Raiganj and Maniktala.