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RS chairman accepts Mayawati’s resignation

July 20: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted the resignation of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati from the Rajya Sabha member.

Let’s see how much inner voice of conscience prevails: Meira

July 20: Let’s see how much the inner voice of conscience prevails, Congress-led opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar said today as the counting of votes for the country’s top constitutional post continues.

Explosive in UP House; NIA probe recommended

July 15: A dangerous plastic explosive was found in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly triggering a major security alert and prompting a complete overhaul of the security system in the Vidhan Bhavan.

Govt pulled up over NRI voting rights

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the Centre for its failure to amend either the law or rules to allow voting rights to the NRIs through proxy and e-ballots during the elections here.

Apex court orders CBI probe into Manipur killings

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a CBI probe into the killings of over 80 civilians by police and armed forces in Manipur during the insurgency

Modification on cattle ban to be considered

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea for modification of its July 11 order, which noted that the Madras High Court

Nashik bears nature’s brunt

July 15: Nashik bore the brunt with the Godavari overflowing at several places with full force, and covered almost the entire state of Maharashtra

SIT arrests policeman for ’role’ in Amarnath terror attack

July 15: The Special Investigation Team, probing the recent terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, has arrested a policeman for his suspected role in the incident.

US House imposes conditions for defence funding to Pakistan

July 15: The US House of Representatives has voted for three legislative amendments to impose tougher conditions for reimbursement of defence funding to Pakistan

’Sectarian attacks in India might indirectly help al-Qaida’

July 15: Rising sectarian attacks in India might help drive support to al-Qaeda, a top US expert has told lawmakers, noting that the terror group is trying to reassert itself in the Indian subcontinent.

’India, US bureaucracies not well-aligned on issue of defence trade’

July 15: The trajectory of Indo-US defence ties is "incredibly positive" but the bureaucracies in the two countries are not "well-aligned" on the issue of defence trade, a senior US defence official has said.

Middleman charged, not Dhinakaran

July 15: The Delhi Police on Friday filed a chargesheet against a suspected middleman in the Election Commission bribery case, but omitted the name of AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran.

Display data on C-Sections, govt directs pvt hospitals

July 15: The government has directed private hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Services to “prominently” display data of C-Section surgeries and normal deliveries.

Oppn corners govt on China stand-off

July 15: The Opposition parties on Friday had tough questions for the government on its handling of the China and Kashmir episodes, but said they did not get all the answers they wanted.

SP divided over prez nominee

July 15: Opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Friday met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP president Mayawati and sought their support.

Myanmar army chief meets Modi, Jaitley

July 15: The commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Defence Forces on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, taking forward the bilateral military relation between the two neighbours.

5.56 lakh taxpayers come under I-T scanner

July 15: In the second phase of Operation Clean Money, the income tax department has identified 5.56 lakh individuals whose cash deposits post demonetisation do not match their tax profiles. The second phase was launched in April this year.

Govt invites suggestions on PG-level online courses

July 15: The Centre has invited suggestions from higher educational institutions, students and industry for the introduction of more courses for postgraduate students based on Swayam — a massive online open course (Moocs).

CBI on Bofors: Only SC or govt can reopen case

July 15: The CBI has cleary stated that it could reinvestigate the Bofors case only if the Supreme Court or the government specifically ordered it to do so.

China should drop road plan for troops pullout, says Centre

July 15: India will withdraw its soldiers from Doklam Plateau of Bhutan only if China does the same to restore status quo, the government told Opposition leaders here on Friday.

2 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Tral: Police

July 15: Two terrorists were believed to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today, police said.

Trump in Paris with Russia scandal in tow

July 14: France rolled out the red carpet to welcome Donald Trump today on a presidential visit laden with military pomp that the White House hopes will offer respite from a growing scandal back home.

Tillerson leaves Gulf with no end in sight to Qatar crisis

July 14: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today wrapped up a four-day mission to the Gulf with little sign of progress in resolving the diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar.

11 Indians killed in Saudi blaze

July 14: Eleven Indians have been killed in a fire in the southern Saudi city of Najran and the Indian Consulate in Jeddah is providing all assistance to the families of the deceased and those injured in the tragedy.

Beijing faces backlash after dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody

July 14: China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died after losing his battle with terminal cancer, remaining in custody under guard in hospital until his last breath as Beijing faced a wave of criticism over its treatment.

China fast catching as global economic power, US at top: survey

July 14: China is fast catching up as a global economic power, while the public perception around the world is that the US still remains at the top, according to a new survey in 38 countries.

Al-Qaeda in Indian subcontinent getting more active

July 14: Al-Qaeda is getting more active in the Indian subcontinent and by 2017, it boasted several hundred members

Trump caught on tape complimenting Macron’s wife’s body

July 14: President Donald Trump was captured complimenting the French president’s wife’s appearance as he toured a famous Paris landmark.

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%

July 14: In a push to digital payments, state-owned lender SBI will cut charges on electronic transfer of funds through NEFT and RTGS by up to 75% from Saturday

Nagaland CM revokes Zeliang suspension

July 14: After turning down Governor P B Acharya’s directive to seek a trust vote by July 15, Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Thursday night

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