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Following the morning disturbances at Rajya Sabha, the Chamber must resume normal functioning at 1 p.m.: Sources
Cong MP DK Suresh visits Parliament to protest soaring fuel prices
# WATCH | Congressman DK Suresh and others go to Parliament to protest rising fuel prices. "I’m traveling … https://t.co/AcoWFtAAFe
– ANI (@ANI) 1626764590000
GoI will not list population in terms of distribution now, with the exception of SCs and STs
The state governments of Maharashtra and Odisha have requested that caste details be collected in the next census. The government of India decided not to enumerate the population of castes other than SC and ST in the census: Ministry of Interior in Lok Sabha
Gun battle with Naxals
1 ITBP jawan injured and 1 killed in a shootout with Naxals near Amdai Ghaati under Chote Dongar PS Limit in Naraynapur, this morning: Bastar IG P Sundarraj. An ITBP agent named Shiv Kumar Meena was killed in a shootout with Naxals near Amdai Ghaati under Chote Dongar PS Limit in Naraynapur this morning. Another injured gendarme is out of danger: Bastar IG P Sundarraj
The Prime Minister said the pandemic was not a political issue but a humanitarian issue for us. It was the first time in 100 years that a huge population received a ration and no one went hungry asleep. We did it successfully. It is our responsibility and was not a favor to anyone.
– Parliamentary Affairs Min Pralhad Joshi
Rajya Sabha leaders to meet with president at 1 p.m.
All the leaders met with the president because they wanted to have a discussion about COVID. The president of Rajya Sabha has given his agreement. It will be discussed at 1:00 p.m .: Harivansh Dy President Rajya Sabha. The House was adjourned until 1:00 p.m.
GoI’s disappointing response to Pegasus: MP Gaurav Gogoi
The government’s response has been disappointing. Instead of ordering a judicial inquiry, the GoI defends NSO. The former IT minister told parliament that an investigation had been carried out into NSO by CERT-In. What happened to this probe? Congressman Gaurav Gogoi on ‘Pegasus’
I am in Delhi because Rahul Gandhi wanted to meet me at 4pm today. I meet him. That’s what KC Venugopal told me. I don’t know what topic he’s going to discuss.
– Siddaramaiah, leader of the Karnataka Congress, Delhi
India will chair the meeting of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI). The meeting will take place July 12-14
– Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Supreme Court Calls on Kerala Government to Relax Covid-19 Restrictions for Bakrid Celebration in State
- It is a shocking state of affairs that the government of Kerala has caved in to traders’ demand to relax lockdown standards
- If there is a spread of the COVID19 infection due to the Kerala government relaxations due to Bakrid, anyone can bring it to the attention of the court who will then take appropriate action.
- Pressure in any way cannot infringe the most precious right of the right to life for Indian citizens, if an untoward incident occurs any public can bring it to our attention and action will be taken accordingly.
- We ask Kerala to take into account article 21 read with article 144 of the constitution of India and follow our orders given in the Kanwar Yatra case.
- SC warns Kerala government to take action if Bakrid state relaxations lead to further spread of COVID-19
Rajya Sabha was adjourned shortly after her start until noon amid opposition uproar
Lok Sabha adjourned until 2 p.m. amid opposition uproar
The opposition including Congress, TMC, RJD, DMK held a meeting in Parliament and decided to raise the issue of Pegasus in both Houses
The state of health of the former CM of the UP & ex-governor of Rajasthan, Kalyan Singh unstable. Its clinical parameters are closely monitored by expert consultants. He was put on non-invasive ventilation due to worsening breathing.
– IGP Lucknow
Closure of the meeting of all BJP deputies in Parliament
We are going to raise this issue (Pegasus) … No one is hindering the development of the nation, it is they (BJP) who have hampered it. They have made lakhs and crores of money by imposing taxes, raising the price of fuel, wasting money on projects.
– LoP in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge
First discussion then presentation. If he (PM Modi) wants to make a presentation on COVID, he should do it in the central hall separately to MPs and Rajya Sabha members. MPs should be allowed to discuss COVID issues in their constituencies
– Mallikarjun Kharge, LoP in RS
Oil stabilizes after collapsing amid COVID-19 fears, OPEC + deal
Oil prices stabilized on Tuesday after falling about 7% in the previous session as part of a wider market pullback driven by concerns over the increase in COVID-19 infections that have occurred just as the producers signed a new supply agreement.
Rupee slips 6 paise to 74.94 against US dollar at start of trade
Congressman Gaurav Gogoi moved a motion to adjourn the business of the House to discuss the Pegasus issue
Sensex tumbles 335 points, currently at 52,217.99; Nifty loses 106 points, to 15,646.40
Price as of Jul 20, 2021 10:10 a.m.Click on the names of the companies for their live prices.
Ryan Tharp arrested in Raj Kundra porn case
The criminal branch of the Mumbai police has arrested a certain Ryan Tharp from the Nerul area in connection with a case relating to the production of pornography. Actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra was arrested yesterday in the case
India has offered 7.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine; no consensus on compensation clause: sources
India has been offered 7.5 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine as part of the COVAX global vaccine sharing program, but it’s not clear when the jabs will arrive in the country as a consensus on the indemnity clause has not yet been reached, sources said. The government said last week that it was actively working with vaccine maker Moderna to see how its vaccine could be made available in the country. Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was granted emergency use authorization by India’s drug regulator last month.
Canada has suspended flights from India until August 21, 2021: Government of Canada
“Pegasus” in Parliament
- Congressman Manickam Tagore has given notice of adjournment motion to Lok Sabha on the issue of the “Pegasus Project” media report.
- CPI (M) leader in Rajya Sabha MP Elamaram Kareem gives notice under Rule 267 to suspend activity and discuss alleged government espionage of opposition party leaders, journalists, judges and even union ministers using Pegasus spyware
Congress appointed nearly half a dozen presidents of the Punjab. This proved the failure of Captain Amarinder Singh’s government in the state. With the enthronement of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Head of State, it is “Comedy Circus Govt” in the Punjab
– BJP General Secretary Tarun Chugh
India reports 30,093 new cases
There have been 45,254 healings and 374 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry
Total number of cases: 3 11 74 322
Active cases: 4 06 130
Total recoveries: 3 03 53 710
Number of deaths: 4,14,482
Total vaccination: 41,18,46,401
Rockets land near presidential palace in downtown Kabul during Eid prayers: Afghanistan TOLOnews
A congressman has been warned
Congressman Manickam Tagore gives notice of adjournment motion to Lok Sabha on the issue of the media report on the “Pegasus Project”
AAP MP gives SAR Zero Hour notice on “Pegasus Project” report
On Monday, the AAP MP issued a notice of suspension of activity under Rule 267 following revelations about the extent of Pegasus spyware. Rajya Sabha attended three adjournments on the first day of the monsoon session on Monday before it was adjourned for the day.
Since the start of the pandemic, the World Bank Group has committed or mobilized a record USD 157 billion in new financing, an unprecedented level of support for an unprecedented crisis
– The President of the World Bank Group, David Malpass
Congress on Pegasus
Congress will hold press conferences in each state tomorrow on the “Pegasus Project” media report. Party state units to stage protest march against Raj Bhavans across the country on July 22
South Korean pm apologizes for wave of virus on destroyer
The South Korean prime minister has issued a public apology for a large-scale coronavirus outbreak on a destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off the coast of East Africa. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Tuesday that the government was “very sorry for not having carefully taken care of the health of our soldiers who are dedicated to the country.”
Parts of Delhi will receive light rain today
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light rain for several parts of the nation’s capital on Tuesday. The meteorological body also predicted drizzle for Sonipat and Haryana’s Uttar Pradesh over the next two hours.
United States improves travel advice
The United States has improved the travel advisory for India from the highest level 4, which means no travel, to level 3, which urges citizens to reconsider their travel.
BM travel advisor
The West Bengal government has made it mandatory for all passengers on inbound flights (commercial and non-commercial flights) to produce either full proof of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR report to enter the state.
Blinken speaks to Iranian-American journalist after kidnapping plot
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken offered his support to an Iranian-American journalist on Monday after prosecutors said Tehran plotted to kidnap her in New York. “Good conversation today with @AlinejadMasih, who has shown extraordinary courage,” Blinken tweeted after speaking with Masih Alinejad, a journalist known for her criticism of the clerical state, including her demand according to which women veil.
Leftist Pedro Castillo is the elected president of Peru
Leftist teacher Pedro Castillo was proclaimed Peru’s president-elect on Monday by an electoral jury after examining allegations of electoral fraud raised by his right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori. The unionist, 51, was declared the winner six weeks after a polarizing vote that leaves Fujimori facing an imminent corruption trial.
IS claims bombing Iraqi market
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing Tuesday morning that left at least 30 dead and dozens injured in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on the eve of the Eid al-Adha celebrations.