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News18 Afternoon Digest: AAP MLA Atishi Alleges Delhi BJP Chief Tweeting 'Fake News'; Tata Power Partners With HPCL to Set Up EV Charging Stations

AAP leader Atishi lodged a police complaint against Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta for tweeting a video.

AAP leader Atishi lodged a police complaint against Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta for tweeting a video.

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: England vs Pakistan: Michael Vaughan, Pakistan Fans Hail 'Unpredictably Brilliant' Team, Piyush Goyal's Elevation Leaves Rajya Sabha Dy Leader Post Vacant; Bhupender Yadav Emerges as Frontrunner, Covid-19: Death Rate in Second Wave Lower Than the First, Fatality Rate Still Surging, Highest in June, Before College Admission Students Should Sign Bond Against Dowry, Suggests Kerala Governor, AAP MLA Atishi Alleges Delhi BJP Chief Tweeting 'Fake News', Files Police Complaint.

AAP MLA Atishi Alleges Delhi BJP Chief Tweeting ‘Fake News’, Files Police Complaint

AAP MLA Atishi said she has lodged a police complaint against Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta for tweeting a video of rainwater gushing into a bus and “falsely" claiming that it happened in the national capital. Along with the tweet, Gupta had written, “DTC bus floating in a world-class swimming pool built by the Kejriwal government in Delhi." Atishi claimed that the video is of an incident in Jaipur. READ MORE

Tata Power Partners With HPCL to Set Up EV Charging Stations at Petrol Pumps in India

Tata Power has signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Maharatna Oil & Gas Public Sector undertaking, to provide end-to-end EV charging stations at HPCL’s retail outlets (petrol pumps) in multiple cities and major highways across the country. Tata Power is a pioneer in the EV Charging space and owns an expansive network of over 500 public chargers in 100+ cities. READ MORE

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England vs Pakistan: Michael Vaughan, Pakistan Fans Hail ‘Unpredictably Brilliant’ Team

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first published:July 17, 2021, 14:32 IST