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Top news of the day: Rajya Sabha passes farm Bills amid pandemonium; India records 12 lakh COVID-19 tests in 24 hours, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Parliament proceedings | Two agriculture-related Bills passed in Rajya Sabha by voice vote amid pandemonium This is the first time in the monsoon session of Parliament, called amidst COVID-19 pandemic, that the House saw such scenes of pandemonium. The protests started after Deputy Chairman Harivansh rejected […]

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Top news of the day: Furore in Lok Sabha over Anurag Thakur’s remarks on Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund; Google removes Paytm app from Play Store, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Parliament proceedings | Furore in Lok Sabha over Anurag Thakur’s remarks on PM National Relief Fund After introducing the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said her deputy Anurag Singh Thakur will talk about PM CARES […]

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Top news of the day: Sachin Pilot meets Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi ahead of Rajasthan Assembly session; Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive of coronavirus, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. COVID-19: UGC objects in Supreme Court to Maharashtra and Delhi cancelling exams A view of the University Grants Commission (UGC), in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma   The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday strongly objected to Maharashtra and Delhi governments employing […]

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Morning Digest: Curfew announced in Srinagar for two days; Trump signs executive order against hiring H1B visa holders for federal contracts, and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day. Curfew announced in Srinagar for two days The Srinagar administration on Monday declared a curfew for August 4 and 5, the first anniversary of the removal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, as it “feared protests and violence.” Trump signs executive order against […]

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Top news of the day: Home Minister Amit Shah, T.N. Governor test positive for COVID-19; won’t impose any language through new education policy, says Education Minister, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Coronavirus | Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive for COVID-19 Mr. Shah has requested people who had come in contact with him to isolate and get themselves tested for COVID-19. Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive for COVID-19 “As the infection is […]

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Top news of the day: Saifuddin Soz claims he is kept under house arrest without formal orders; Jaya Jaitly gets four years in jail in corruption case exposed by Tehelka, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. ‘I am not a free man’: Saifuddin Soz claims he is under house arrest Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Saifuddin Soz on Thursday scaled a tall pillar of his gate at Srinagar’s Friends Colony, even as policemen kept warning him against doing so, to […]

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Top news of the day: West Bengal announces 2-day lockdown every week; SC dismisses pleas for preserving artefacts found at Ram Janmabhoomi, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Coronavirus | West Bengal announces 2-day lockdown every week Stating that community transmission of COVID-19 has been recorded in a few areas in West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee government on Monday announced a complete lockdown across the state for two days every week to stem the […]