- Breaking news today July 18, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 11:21 AM IST
Welcome to hindustantimes.com live updates platform where you can find breaking news from India and across the world. Find fast updates about the latest news as it breaks.
Follow all the updates here:
Jul 18, 2022 10:59 AM IST
On Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair plea over 6 UP FIRs, SC says this
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair seeks urgent hearing from SC on his plea to quash the six FIRs in Uttar Pradesh. CJI asks his lawyer to mention it before justice DY Chadrachud where a similar case by Zubair is pending.
Jul 18, 2022 10:24 AM IST
Rupee rises 6 paise to 79.76 against US dollar in early trade
The rupee appreciated 6 paise to 79.76 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday as a positive trend in domestic equities supported the local unit. However, a strong American currency overseas and forex outflows restricted the rupee’s gain, dealers said.
Jul 18, 2022 09:14 AM IST
Covid-19 cases: India logs 16,935 infections and 51 deaths in 24 hours
India daily Covid tally drops below 20,000-mark after 4 days; 16,935 infections and 51 deaths in 24 hours.
Jul 18, 2022 08:16 AM IST
Sri Lanka’s acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe declares state of emergency: Reuters
Sri Lanka’s acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared a state of emergency, according to a government notice released late on Sunday, as his administration seeks to quell social unrest and tackle an economic crisis gripping the island nation.
“It is expedient, so to do, in the interests of public security, the protection of public order and the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the life of the community,” the notification stated.
Jul 18, 2022 08:13 AM IST
Security tightened in Tamil Nadu district where violence broke out over death of class 12th student
Police security tightened outside Sakthi ECR International school, Kaniyamoor in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi where violence and vandalism broke out yesterday during the protests over the death of a girl studying in class 12th.
Jul 18, 2022 08:12 AM IST
Vice President of Gambia arrives in India
Vice President of Gambia Badara A Joof arrives in India. He is on a 5-day visit to India and will participate in CII-EXIM Bank conclave 2022 along with attending other bilateral engagements.
Jul 18, 2022 07:45 AM IST
Gunman among 4 dead in US mall shooting
Three people were fatally shot and two were injured Sunday evening at an Indiana mall after a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and an armed civilian shot and killed him, police said. Read more
Jul 18, 2022 07:44 AM IST
Wreath-laying ceremony of CRPF personnel ASI Vinod Kumar in J&K
Security officials lay a wreath on the mortal remains of CRPF personnel ASI Vinod Kumar who lost his life in a terrorist attack in the Gangoo area of Pulwama yesterday.
Jul 18, 2022 06:43 AM IST
Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on first day of ‘Sawan’
Jul 18, 2022 05:56 AM IST
Ukraine’s Zelensky fires top security chief and prosecutor
As Russian troops pressed their offensive in Ukraine’s east, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fired his state security chief and prosecutor general on Sunday, citing hundreds of criminal proceedings into treason and collaboration by people within their departments and other law enforcement agencies.
“In particular, more than 60 employees of the prosecutor’s office and the SBU (state security service) have remained in the occupied territory and work against our state,” Zelenskyy said.
On Mohd Zubair plea in SC to cancel UP FIRs, what Chief Justice said
AltNews co-founder Mohammad Zubair had sought cancellation of six FIRs in Uttar Pradesh.
Published on Jul 18, 2022 11:13 AM IST
Presidential poll: PM Modi, CMs vote in Droupadi Murmu v Yashwant Sinha race
Presidential Elections 2022: The polling is underway to elect the next president of India, who succeeds Ram Nath Kovind. The contest is between NDA presidential candidate and opposition’s joint nominee Yashwant Sinha.
Published on Jul 18, 2022 10:53 AM IST
2 army personnel on patrol duty near LoC killed in accidental grenade blast
The two army personnel, Captain Anand and Naib Subedar Bhagwan Singh, were part of a patrol team near the LoC in Poonch’s Mendhar sector
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 11:25 AM IST
2 Army officers killed in accidental grenade blast along Line of Control in J&K
The Army personnel were on duty when the incident took place in the Mendhar Sector. The army captain and the JCO were taken to Udhampur for treatment where they succumbed to their injuries.
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 10:00 AM IST
Agnipath, inflation: Govt, Oppn set to clash over key issues in Parliament today
The government proposes to introduce 32 bills during the 18 sittings of Parliament scheduled over 26 days of the monsoon session
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 09:43 AM IST
Presidential polls explainer: How is a president elected?
Presidential polls: The president is elected indirectly by an electoral college comprising the members of parliament of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, and the members of legislative assemblies of all states as well as the national capital territory of Delhi and union territory of Puducherry.
Published on Jul 18, 2022 08:28 AM IST
Race to Rashtrapati Bhawan: Here’s a list of 14 presidents of India
- Presidential elections 2022: As 4,800 MPs and MLAs elect India’s 15th president, here’s a look at the stalwarts who have held the post in the past.
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 10:14 AM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Swati Bhasin