Daily wrap: 11 Cong-JDS MLAs quit in K’taka, Maya criticises Budget

BSP chief Mayawati - The Federal
BSP chief Mayawati. PTI

World Cup: Rohit, Rahul tons help India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets

India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Saturday (July 6) with both the openers – KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma – hitting a century each. India has already qualified for the semi finals along with Australia, England and New Zealand. Rohit was declared the Player of the Match.

11 Karnataka coalition MLAs quit, BJP waiting in the wings

In a big jolt to the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, senior Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy announced he had submitted his resignation as legislator on Saturday (July 6). Seven other Congress MLAs and three JD(S) MLAs, including former party president H Vishwanath, have also quit. Of the total 11, Ramesh Jharkiholi and Anand Singh had submitted their resignations on July 1. The rest submitted their resignations on Saturday.

Criminal gangs infiltrate trade across India, Pakistan border

In its latest and largest ever drug haul, the Department of Customs seized 532 kg of suspected heroin worth ₹2,700 crores, on June 30 which was smuggled into India from Pakistan in a truck through the trade route via Attari border. The consignment of heroin and another 52 kg of suspected mixed narcotics was concealed under hundreds of bags of rock salt inside the Pakistani truck which arrived at Attari through the Integrated Check Post (ICP) two days before its interception.

Mayawati mocks Modi, says majboor govt better for people

Seemingly mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election theme of a strong government versus a “helpless” one, BSP chief Saturday claimed a “majboor” ruling alliance would actually have been better. During elections Modi used to ask people whether they wanted a “majboor” (helpless) or a “majboot” (strong) government.

Why Amit Shah chose Telangana for membership drive launch

By choosing Hyderabad to launch Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) membership drive on Saturday (July 6), Union home minister Amit Shah has sent a clear political message to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Buoyed by the surprise victories in the recent Lok Sabha (LS) elections in Telangana, the saffron party is eyeing to make inroads into the country’s youngest state.

Will appear in court case, BJP-RSS trying to intimidate me: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he will appear in a court in Patna for a case filed by his “political opponents” in the BJP-RSS to “harass and intimidate” him. Gandhi’s appearance in the court later Saturday comes days after he as well as CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury pleading not guilty in a defamation case in Mumbai filed against them by an RSS worker.

AIADMK to send Mohammed John, N Chandrasekaran to Rajya Sabha

AIADMK has announced former Tamil Nadu minister A Mohammed John and party’s Mettur secretary N Chandrasekaran as its candidates for the July 18 Rajya Sabha elections from the state. The announcement comes almost a week after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) announced LPF general secretary M Shanmugam and advocate C Wilson as its candidates for the six Upper House seats that will be up for polls from the state. Both the DMK and AIADMK have given one seat each to their allies, MDMK and PMK respectively.