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Episode 761 August 8, 2022

Today’s Top News Headlines and Latest News at 8:30 pm on 8th August 2022

Today’s Latest News Transcript at 8:30 pm on 8th August 2022

You are listening to the Expresso News Update. Here is the latest news from The Indian Express.
Beginning today’s evening bulletin with the top national news: Maharashtra has issued a notice announcing that the monsoon session of the state legislature will be held from August 10 to 18. Meanwhile, officials with the Maharashtra Raj Bhavan have confirmed that they are preparing for the Cabinet swearing-in ceremony to be held on Tuesday morning. Sources in the ruling coalition said the much-delayed expansion will include five ministers each from the BJP as well as from the rebel camp of the Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, while a bigger expansion will take place after the monsoon session. Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were sworn in on June 30, but the Cabinet expansion has been pending since then.

Next up: Amid clear signs of turbulence in the BJP-JD(U) tie-up, the RJD and JD(U) called for separate meetings of their MLAs in Patna. The Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular), a constituent of the NDA, is also holding a meeting of its MLAs. The calls for the meetings followed a phone call Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reportedly had with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. On Sunday, the JD(U) had hinted at a BJP hand in “conspiracies” against the Nitish government, and said that nothing was final on a tie-up between the two for future elections. Nitish also skipped a meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. JD(U) sources said all its 45 legislators would meet on Tuesday at the CM’s residence.

Moving on: Bulldozers demolished a part of the illegal extensions at the residence of Shrikant Tyagi who abused and pushed a woman at a housing society in Noida last week, a video of which came to light later. The demolition comes a day after his alleged associates turned up at the society asking for the woman’s address. An FIR has been registered against Tyagi and sections of the Gangster Act have been added to it, but he is still on the run, the police said. Officials of the Noida Authority reached the Grand Omaxe society in Sector 93 early today morning with workers to demolish the illegal extensions Tyagi had made to his ground-floor residence which included an extended patio that was covered.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed M Venkaiah Naidu’s wit and one-liners as he praised his five-year term as vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman during which “productivity of the House increased 70 per cent”. In his farewell speech for Naidu in Rajya Sabha, Modi said the outgoing chairman encouraged dialogue and has set standards and legacy that will continue to guide his successors. Naidu completes his five-year term on August 10. Modi said Naidu was of the opinion that disruptions of proceedings beyond a point were contempt of the House.

A special court in Mumbai remanded Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to 14-day judicial custody in a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of a Mumbai ‘chawl’. Raut was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on August 1 in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of the Patra Chawl in suburban Goregaon. He was produced before special PMLA judge MG Deshpande at the end of his ED custody today. The federal probe agency did not seek further extension of his custody. The judge then sent Raut to judicial custody.

In other news: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has claimed that an atmosphere is being created against free government welfare services by terming them freebies, rather than planning to strengthen them in the 75th year of independence. During an online briefing, Kejriwal demanded the Centre to provide free good education, healthcare, 300 units of electricity to every household and offer an ‘unemployment allowance’. He said those who oppose such things, should be called “traitors”. Prime Minister Modi had last month cautioned people against what he called a “revadi culture” of offering freebies for votes and said this was “very dangerous” for the development of the country.

Shifting focus to international news: US President Joe Biden expressed solidarity with the Muslim community on Sunday after a fourth Muslim man was killed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in what authorities are describing as targeted attacks. Biden, in a Twitter post after news of the fourth death, said he was angered and saddened by the killings and asserted that “these hateful attacks have no place in America.” Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the killings, the latest of which occurred on Friday evening. The other three Muslim men killed in the state’s largest city in the past nine months appeared to have been targeted for their religion and race, police have said.

And finally: Pope Francis has welcomed the departure from Ukrainian Black Sea ports of the first ships carrying grain previously blockaded by Russia, saying the breakthrough could be a model for dialogue to bring an end to the war in Ukraine. The first ship, the Razoni, set off on August 1 with seven more following through Sunday thanks to a grain and fertiliser export deal between Moscow and Kyiv brokered by Turkey and the United Nations last month. It came after UN warnings of possible outbreaks of famine in some areas of the world due to a halt in grain shipments from Ukraine that had squeezed supplies and sent prices soaring.

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Today’s Top News Headlines and Latest News at 8:30 pm on 8th August 2022Today’s Latest News Transcript at 8:30 pm on 8th August 2022 You are listening to the Expresso News Update. Here is the latest news from The Indian Express. Beginning today's evening bulletin with the top national news: Maharashtra has issued a notice announcing that the monsoon session of the state legislature will be held from August 10 to 18. Meanwhile, officials with the Maharashtra Raj Bhavan have confirmed that they are preparing for the Cabinet swearing-in ceremony to be held on Tuesday morning. Sources in the ruling coalition said the much-delayed expansion will include five ministers each from the BJP as well as from the rebel camp of the Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, while a bigger expansion will take place after the monsoon session. Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were sworn in on June 30, but the Cabinet expansion has been pending since then. Next up: Amid clear signs of turbulence in the BJP-JD(U) tie-up, the RJD and JD(U) called for separate meetings of their MLAs in Patna. The Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular), a constituent of the NDA, is also holding a meeting of its MLAs. The calls for the meetings followed a phone call Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reportedly had with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. On Sunday, the JD(U) had hinted at a BJP hand in “conspiracies” against the Nitish government, and said that nothing was final on a tie-up between the two for future elections. Nitish also skipped a meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. JD(U) sources said all its 45 legislators would meet on Tuesday at the CM’s residence. Moving on: Bulldozers demolished a part of the illegal extensions at the residence of Shrikant Tyagi who abused and pushed a woman at a housing society in Noida last week, a video of which came to light later. The demolition comes a day after his alleged associates turned up at the society asking for the woman’s address. An FIR has been registered against Tyagi and sections of the Gangster Act have been added to it, but he is still on the run, the police said. Officials of the Noida Authority reached the Grand Omaxe society in Sector 93 early today morning with workers to demolish the illegal extensions Tyagi had made to his ground-floor residence which included an extended patio that was covered. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed M Venkaiah Naidu’s wit and one-liners as he praised his five-year term as vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman during which “productivity of the House increased 70 per cent”. In his farewell speech for Naidu in Rajya Sabha, Modi said the outgoing chairman encouraged dialogue and has set standards and legacy that will continue to guide his successors. Naidu completes his five-year term on August 10. Modi said Naidu was of the opinion that disruptions of proceedings beyond a point were contempt of the House. A special court in Mumbai remanded Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to 14-day judicial custody in a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of a Mumbai ‘chawl’. Raut was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on August 1 in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of the Patra Chawl in suburban Goregaon. He was produced before special PMLA judge MG Deshpande at the end of his ED custody today. The federal probe agency did not seek further extension of his custody. The judge then sent Raut to judicial custody. In other news: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has claimed that an atmosphere is being created against free government welfare services by terming them freebies, rather than planning to strengthen them in the 75th year of independence. During an online briefing, Kejriwal demanded the Centre to provide free good education, healthcare, 300 units of electricity to every household and offer an 'unemployment allowance'. He said those who oppose such things, should be called "traitors". Prime Minister Modi had last month cautioned people against what he called a "revadi culture" of offering freebies for votes and said this was "very dangerous" for the development of the country. Shifting focus to international news: US President Joe Biden expressed solidarity with the Muslim community on Sunday after a fourth Muslim man was killed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in what authorities are describing as targeted attacks. Biden, in a Twitter post after news of the fourth death, said he was angered and saddened by the killings and asserted that "these hateful attacks have no place in America." Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the killings, the latest of which occurred on Friday evening. The other three Muslim men killed in the state’s largest city in the past nine months appeared to have been targeted for their religion and race, police have said. And finally: Pope Francis has welcomed the departure from Ukrainian Black Sea ports of the first ships carrying grain previously blockaded by Russia, saying the breakthrough could be a model for dialogue to bring an end to the war in Ukraine. The first ship, the Razoni, set off on August 1 with seven more following through Sunday thanks to a grain and fertiliser export deal between Moscow and Kyiv brokered by Turkey and the United Nations last month. It came after UN warnings of possible outbreaks of famine in some areas of the world due to a halt in grain shipments from Ukraine that had squeezed supplies and sent prices soaring. "You were listening to the Expresso News Update by The Indian Express. Ask your digital assistant device to play the latest news from the Indian Express to stay up to date with the most accurate and reliable updates." Click here to listen to today morning's news bulletin
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