Breaking News, July 9: NIA Team To Help JK Police In Kathua Terror Attack Probe; CBI Arrests 2 More From Bihar In NEET Paper Leak Case

Breaking News July 9: The Ministry of Home Affairs today extended the ban on the terrorist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), headed by pro-Khalistani separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, declaring it again as an unlawful association for a further period of five years from July 10, 2024.

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Breaking News July 9 LIVE: Hello, readers! Welcome to Outlook India's breaking news live blog. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday extended the ban on the terrorist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), headed by pro-Khalistani separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, declaring it again as an unlawful association for a further period of five years from July 10, 2024. In other news, PM Modi, holding talks with Russian President Putin in Moscow on Tuesday, said India has been facing terrorism for the last 40-50 years and expressed solidarity with Russia over the March terror attack of Crocus City Hall in which 145 people died. Meanwhile, Mihir Shah, the 24-year-old son of a Shiv Sena leader against who Mumbai Police had issued a Look Out Circular (LOC), has been arrested in connection with an accident in which a BMW allegedly being driven by him fatally knocked down a woman in Worli area of the city in the early hours of Sunday, July 8.

Breaking News, July 9 LIVE: What's In Focus Today?

Welcome to Outlook India's breaking news Live Blog, where we bring you real-time updates of the news that matter to you the most from around the nation and the world.

Here's what's in focus today:

  • Mumbai BMW accident updates

  • PM Modi in Russia

  • Weather updates: Rains in Mumbai, Assam floods

  • NEET UG 2024 updates

  • Jammu and Kashmir militant attack updates

  • and more

Mumbai News LIVE: IMD Issues High Tide Alert Amid Heavy Rains

Incessant rains have been lashing Mumbai since Monday, causing severe disruption to the residents' day-to-day lives. In view of the heavy downpour, the India Meteorological Department issued a high tide alert in the island city.

International News LIVE: Indian-Origin Singaporean Jailed For Raping Runaway Girl

An Indian-origin Singaporean bar owner was sentenced to jail for 13 years and four weeks on Monday and will receive nine strokes of the cane for raping a runaway 17-year-old girl after allowing her to work for him.

The 42-year-old Raj Kumar Bala, was convicted of a charge each of raping and molesting the victim, pleading guilt to a third charge of harbouring a runaway under the Children and Young Persons Act.

Breaking News LIVE: All Exams In University Of Mumbai Postponed Amid Heavy Rains

In view of the heavy rain forecast in Mumbai, Mumbai Suburbs, Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts, all exams scheduled for Tuesday at the University of Mumbai have been postponed. The university said that new dates will be announced soon.

J&K News LIVE: Search Operation Underway In Kathua's Machedi 

Security forces are undertaking search operation in the Machedi area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

This comes a day after an Indian Army convoy was attacked by terrorists in the Machedi area, killing five soldiers.

Breaking News LIVE: Security Beefed Up On Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Following the militants' attack on the Indian Army convoy in Kathua's Machedi area on Monday, security has been tightened up on the Jammu-Srinagar National highway in J&K's Udhampur. | Visuals

Mumbai News LIVE: Waterlogging Causes Delay In Harbour Line Services

Waterlogging was witnessed at Mumbai's Wadala suburban station amid heavy rainfall. The Harbour line services are reportedly running a few minutes late.

India News LIVE: Rajnath Singh Condoles Demise of 5 Soldiers

Taking to X, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said, "I am deeply anguished at the loss of five of our brave Indian Army Soldiers in a terrorist attack in Badnota, Kathua (J&K). My deepest condolences to the bereaved families, the Nation stands firm with them in this difficult time."

"The Counter Terrorist operations are underway, and our soldiers are determined to usher in peace and order in the region. I pray for a speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries in this dastardly terror attack," he added.

Just IN | Russia To Facilitate Return Of All Indians Working In Russian Army

Russia will discharge and facilitate the return of all Indians working in the Russian Army after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the matter with President Vladimir Putin, news agency ANI reported citing sources.

Hathras Stampede Case: SIT Submits Report To Govt

The special investigation team (SIT) has submitted its report in the Hathras stampede case to the government. "The report said that the committee organising the 'satsang' was responsible for calling more people than the permitted number, not making adequate arrangements and not inspecting the spot," news agency ANI reported citing sources.

Assam Floods: Governor Kataria Requests People's Cooperation

Speaking about the flood situation in Assam, Governor Gulab Chand Kataria said, "A flood-like situation more or less persists in Assam every year... People are always prepared for this situation because the region is always prone to floods owing to the Brahmaputra and other smaller rivers. This time there have been more casualties and more area has been affected... People cooperate with the authorities and support the efforts of the administration in dealing with such situations..."

India News LIVE: 2 Men Shot At In Delhi's Seelampur

In the early hours of Tuesday, two men were shot at in Delhi's Seelampur area. Police said that 19-year-old Umar and 35-year-old Waseem were sitting in a park when they were attacked by two assailants at around 1:40 am.

The duo sustained bullet injuries in their legs and were taken to a hospital, an official said.

Bihar News LIVE: 5 Killed In Road Accident In Begusarai

At least five people were killed and three others injured on Tuesday after a collision between a car and an auto-rickshaw took place in Bihar's Begusarai district, police said.

The accident took place near Ratan Chowk in Begusarai town under the jurisdiction of the FCI Police Station when the car collided head-on with the three-wheeler early this morning, a police statement said.

Breaking News LIVE: Rahul Gandhi To Visit Raebareli Today

Congress MP and LoP in Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi, reached Lucknow airport on Tuesday morning. He is en route to his constituency, Raebareli.

Uttarakhand Rain LIVE: Waterlogging In Several Areas

Heavy rainfall has triggered waterlogging in several areas of Khatima in Uttarakhand's Udham Singh Nagar. Banushi Toll Plaza was completely submerged in the water yesterday.

Akhand Pratap Singh, a toll plaza manager, said: “Water started collecting here the day before yesterday and by the night everything got submerged. We don’t have electricity right now. There was up to 6 ft of water. We somehow reached the building and spent a day.”

Delhi News LIVE: Crime Branch Arrests 7 In Organ Transplant Racket

Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested seven persons including a doctor in connection with an organ transplant racket.

"7 people have been arrested in connection with an international organ transplant racket. The mastermind of this racket was a Bangladeshi. Both, donor and receiver were from Bangladesh. We have arrested a person named Russell, who used to arrange patients and donors and the lady doctor involved in the transplant has also been arrested. Further investigation is underway," said Amit Goel, DCP Crime Branch.

India News LIVE: Its Raining In Delhi-NCR!

Currently, Delhi and the national capital region (Delhi-NCR) is receiving rain, with continued relief from heat for the city.

Breaking News LIVE: FIR Against Virat Kohli's One8 Commune In Bengaluru

An FIR has been registered against cricketer Virat Kohli's One8 Commune in Bengaluru's MG Road.

DCP Central said that they have booked around 3-4 pubs for running late till 1:30 am last night, adding that they received complaints of loud music being played. Pubs were allowed to remain open only till 1 am and not beyond that.

Breaking News LIVE: President Droupadi Murmu Condoles Kathua Attack

Taking to X, President Droupadi Murmu said, "The attack on a convoy of Army personnel in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists is a cowardly act that deserves condemnation and firm counter-measures. My sympathies are with the families of the bravehearts who laid down their lives in this ongoing war against terror in its all forms. I pray for the speedy recovery of those injured."

Hathras Stampede: CJI Chandrachud Orders Listing Of Plea Seeking Probe

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud has ordered the listing of plea seeking probe into Hathras stampede.

Modi In Russia LIVE: PM Addresses Indian Community In Moscow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Russia, addressed the Indian community in Moscow.

"I want to thank all of you for coming here. I have not come here alone, I have come with a lot of things. I have brought with me the fragrance of the soil of India. I have brought with me the love of 140 crore countrymen," he said.

Modi In Russia LIVE: PM Reiterates India's 'Third Largest Economy' Goal

"This is my first conversation with the Indian diaspora after forming the govt for the third time," PM Modi said in his address to the Indian community in Moscow.

"Today, on 9th July and it has been a full month since I took oath as the PM of India for the third time and I took a vow that I will work with 3 times more strength, at 3 times more speed and it is also a coincidence that the number 3 is also present in many of the government's goals. The government's goal is to make India the third largest economy in the world in the third term," he added.

Modi In Russia LIVE: PM's Goal To Create 3 Crore 'Lakhpati Didi'

PM Modi said, "In the third phase, the government's target is to create 3 crore houses for the poor, to create 3 crore 'Lakhpati Didi'. We want to empower the women self-help groups running in villages in India, we want in my third phase, 3 crore women from among the poor women of villages become 'Lakhpati Didi', that is, their annual income should be more than Rs 1 lakh."

Modi In Russia LIVE: PM Hails India's Commitment To Its Achievements

PM Modi said, "Today's India makes sure it achieves the target it sets. Today, India is the country that takes Chandrayaan to the part of the moon where no other country in the world could reach. Today, India is the country that is giving the most reliable model of digital transactions to the world."

"Today, India is a country that has the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. When you people gave me the opportunity to serve the country for the first time in 2014, there were hundreds of startups, today there are lakhs of startups. Today, India is a country that is filing patents and publishing research papers in record numbers," he added.

Breaking News LIVE: PM Modi's 'Bharat Badal Raha Hai' Remark

PM Modi in Moscow said, "The world is surprised to see the pace of development that the country has achieved in the last 10 years. When people from the world come to India, they say 'Bharat badal raha hai'. They are clearly able to see the transformation of India, the reconstruction of India."

"When India organises successful events like G20, the world speaks in one voice, 'Bharat badal raha hai'. When India doubles the number of its airports in just 10 years, the world says, 'Bharat badal raha hai'. When India electrifies more than 40,000 kilometres of railway lines in just 10 years, the world also realises the power of India, they say the country is changing," he added.

Chennai News LIVE: CM Stalin Visits House Of Late BSP State President

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister visited the residence of late BSP state president K Armstrong and met his family on Tuesday.

Latest News LIVE: Happy India & Russia Working Shoulder To Shoulder, Says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I am happy that India and Russia are working shoulder to shoulder to give new energy to Global Prosperity. All of you present here are giving new heights to the relations between India and Russia. You have contributed to Russian society with your hard work and honesty."

"On hearing the word Russia, the first word that comes to every Indian's mind is India's partner in happiness and sorrow, India's trusted friend, we call it 'Dosti'...No matter how much the temperature goes down to minus during the winter season in Russia but India-Russia friendship has always been in Plus, it has always been warm. This relationship is built on the strong foundation of Mutual Trust and Mutual Respect," he added.

Delhi Weather: Rains Bring Relief From Heat & Humidity | Visuals

Amid heat and humid weather in the national capital, rain showers brought some relief to Delhiites on Tuesday.

Modi In Russia LIVE: PM Meets Artists Of Russian Cultural Troupe In Moscow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the artists of the Russian cultural troupe in Moscow, who performed to welcome him during his address to the Indian community.

India News LIVE: Sale Of 14 Suspended Products Stopped, Says Patanjali To SC

In its hearing in the Supreme Court, Yog Guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved told the top court that sale of 14 products, whose manufacturing was suspended by Uttarakhand State Licensing Authority, has been stopped.

India News LIVE: Over 5,000 Franchise Stores To Withdraw 14 Suspended Products, Says Patanjali

Patanjali Ayurved told the Supreme Court that it has instructed 5,606 franchise stores to withdraw 14 products after their manufacturing licenses were suspended.

India News LIVE: Patanjali Instructs Media Platforms To Withdraw Ads

Patajali Ayurved told the apex court that it has instructed media platforms to withdraw the ads of the 14 suspended products.

Uttarakhand LIVE: CM Dhami Inspects Flood-Hit Area In Champawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami inspected the flood-affected areas in Champawat's Banbasa area. He was also accompanied by BJP MP Ajay Bhatt in the Khatima area.

CM Dhami also interacted with NDRF personnel engaged in the relief works in the flood-affected area of Khatima.

Excise Policy Case: Delhi Court Takes Cognisance Of ED's Supplementary Chargesheet

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court has taken cognisance on ED's Supplementary chargesheet and filed it against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party.

Special Judge Kaveri Baweja also issued a production warrant for Kejriwal and AAP on July 12.

Modi In Russia: PM Lays Wreath At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier In Moscow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his two-day special visit to Russia, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.

J&K News LIVE: Suspected IED Found On Nagrota National Highway

A suspected Improvised Explosive Device was found near the selfie point on Nagrota National Highway 44 today. It was neutralised by the Security Forces.

UP News LIVE: Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Visits Raebareli's AIIMS

Congress leader and Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi, who is in his constituency of Raebareli, visited the AIIMS there.

He also paid tribute at the Shaheed Smarak Park in the region.

Karnataka LIVE News: Deputy CM Shivakumar Raises Pitch For Renaming Ramanagara District

A proposal to rename neighboring Ramanagara district as ‘Bengaluru South’ has once again gained steam, with a Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar-led delegation on Tuesday meeting Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and submitting a memorandum to raise the pitch.

JD(S) leader and now Union Minister H D Kumaraswamy was the Chief Minister of the JD(S)-BJP coalition, when Ramanagara district was created in August 2007.

(Via PTI)

Stock Market: Sensex, Nifty At Closing

Sensex jumps 391.26 points to settle at new peak of 80,351.64; Nifty climbs 112.65 points to record 24,433.20.

India News LIVE: Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Against Dalai Lama Over Kissing Video

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation over the alleged molestation of a boy by the Dalai Lama, as claimed to have been shown in a video clip that went viral last year, saying the religious leader was “being playful” and has already apologised for the incident.

In the clip, the Dalai Lama was seen kissing the boy on the lips and asking him to “suck his tongue”, which sparked a row on social media.

JUST IN | Mumbai BMW Accident News: Accused Mihir Shah Arrested

Mihir Shah, the 24-year-old son of a Shiv Sena leader against who Mumbai Police had issued a Look Out Circular (LOC), has been arrested in connection with an accident in which a BMW allegedly being driven by him fatally knocked down a woman in Worli area of the city in the early hours of Sunday, July 8.

Kaveri Nakhwa (45), resident of Worli Koliwada, was going with her husband Pradeep on the arterial Dr Annie Besant Road when the luxury car, allegedly driven by Mihir Shah, crashed it into the couple's two-wheeler at around 5.30 am on Sunday, according to the police.

PM Modi In Russia LIVE: Relation With You Decades Old, Modi Tells Putin

Holding talks with Russian President Putin, PM Modi said in Moscow on Tuesday: "For the past 2.5 decades, I have a relation with Russia and you. We have met for 17 times over the past 10 years, and we have had nearly 22 bilateral meetings over the last 25 years. This itself reflects the depth of our relations. I assure you that our upcoming terms will only strengthen our ties further."

PM Modi In Russia LIVE: 'Can Imagine Pain,' Says PM In Terror Attack In Moscow

Speaking to Russian President Putin in Moscow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I am grateful to you for this warm welcome and respect. We got an unprecedented victory in the elections in India, and I thank you for the wishes you conveyed. In March, you also won in the elections, and I congratulate you for that. For the last 40-50 years, India is facing terrorism. When terror attacks took place in Moscow, I can imagine the pain it caused and I condemn all kinds of terrorism."

Modi-Putin Talks: PM Says Heart-Wrenching To See Innocent Dying In War 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in talks with Russian President Putin in Moscow, said it is heart-wrenchin to see innocent lose their lives in wars, conflicts and terror attacks.

"Be it war, conflicts, terror attacks - everyone who believes in humanity is pained when there is loss of lives. But when innocent children are murdered, when we see innocent children dying, it is heart-wrenching. That pain is immense. I also held a detailed discussion with you over this," PM Modi said.

No solution is possible in battlefield, PM Modi told President Putin during talks.

Breaking News LIVE: New Haryana BJP Chief Appointed

Mohan Lal Badoli appointed as the Haryana State president of BJP.

Modi-Putin Talks LIVE: India Ready To Cooperate, Says PM On Restoration Of Peace 

For restoration of peace, India is ready to cooperate in all possible ways, PM Modi told Russian President Putin on Tuesday in Moscow. PM Modi told Russia, country engaged in a war with Ukraine, that "battlefield is not the solution".

"As a friend, I have always said that for the bright future of our coming generations, peace is of utmost importance. But I also know that solutions are not possible on battlegrounds. Amid bombs, guns and bullets, solutions and peace talks do not succeed. We will have to follow the path to peace only through talks," PM Modi told Putin.

NEET News LIVE: CBI Arrests 2 More From Bihar In Paper Leak Case

CBI arrested two more people from Bihar in the NEET-UG paper leak case. One of the arrested persons was the candidate, and the other person was the father of another candidate. They were arrested from Nalanda and Gaya districts of Bihar, respectively, news agency ANI cited CBI sources.

JUST IN | Encounter Breaks Out In J&K's Doda

Encounter breaks out between terrorists, security forces in remote forest area in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir

Breaking News LIVE: MHA Extends Ban On Sikhs For Justice Group 

Ministry of Home Affairs today extended the ban on the terrorist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) declaring it again as an unlawful association for a further period of five years from July 10, 2024.

UP News LIVE: 6 Killed In Separate Accidents In Hardoi, Sultanpur

Six persons were killed on Tuesday in separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi and Sultanpur districts, police said. In Hardoi, four persons were killed and six others injured in the Madhoganj area when a bus lost control and overturned on a hut, police officials cited in a news agency PTI report said.

The incident took place in the morning killing Nankhi (62), Ayesha (45), Hasana Raja (75) and Sufiyan (25), while six others were injured.

In another incident in Sultanpur, two brothers -- Shivank (6) and Shivang (8) -- were killed when a truck hit the motorcycle on which they were travelling with their father Pappu Nishad and mother Aarti, police said.

The parents were injured in the incident.

PM Modi In Russia: Held Productive Discussions With Putin, Says Modi

Held productive discussions with President Putin at the Kremlin today, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Russia currently, in a post on microblogging platform X.

"Our talks covered ways to diversify India-Russia cooperation in sectors such as trade, commerce, security, agriculture, technology and innovation. We attach great importance to boosting connectivity and people-to-people exchanges," PM Modi said.

JK Kathua Terror Attack LIVE: NIA Team To Assist State Police In Probe

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will assist the Jammu and Kashmir police in its probe into a terrorist attack on an Army convoy in Kathua that left five personnel dead and as many injured, officials said on Tuesday.

A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials has been sent to Kathua in Jammu region to extend all possible support to the police in its investigation, they said and made it clear that the probe agency has not registered a case to investigate the terrorist attack.

Five Army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer, were killed, and as many were injured when a group of heavily armed terrorists ambushed a patrolling party on the rugged Machedi-Kindli-Malhar mountainous road near the Badnota village in Lohai Malhar, approximately 150 km from the Kathua district's headquarters.

(Via PTI)

PM Modi In Russia LIVE: PM Modi Receives Russia's Highest Civilian Honour

PM Modi has been officially conferred Russia's most prestigious civilian honour - the Order of St Andrew the Apostle - by President Putin

Live News Today: Fire Breks Out Due To Gas Leakage In Gujarat's Rajkot

A fire broke out in a residential building due to gas cylinder leakage in Dhoraji area of Rajkot district, Gujarat, earlier today. More details awaited.

Cricket LIVE News Today: Gautam Gambhir Appointed As India Team's Head Coach 

Former Cricketer Gautam Gambhir appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team.

Kashmir News LIVE: Encounter In Doda Underway | Visuals

Encounter underway between terrorists and security forces in J&K’s Doda. Security forces are carrying out the operation.

Russia News LIVE: PM Modi Meets Family Members Os Indian Embassy Officials In Moscow | Watch

PM Modi met family members of personnel of Indian Embassy in Moscow before leaving for Austria on Tuesday.

Puri Rathyatra News LIVE: 7 Injured As Idol Of Lord Balabhadra Slips

As per a report by India Today, seven people have been injured in Puri amid a huge crowd for Rathyatra as the idol of Lord Balabhadra slipped. Further details are awaited.