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Diplomatic channels ’unimpeded’ to resolve standoff: China

July 20: China said today that diplomatic channels with India remained "unimpeded" to discuss the military standoff in Sikkim sector but reiterated that the withdrawal of the Indian troops from Doklam area is a "precondition" .

Pak summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations across LoC

July 20: Pakistan today summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh after two civilians were killed in alleged ceasefire violations across the Line of Control by Indian troops.

US Senator McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer

July 20: US Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and the current chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, his office said.

Shiv Sena dares Sonia to sack Siddaramaiah on flag issue

July 20: Attacking the Karnataka government for exploring the possibility of having a state flag, the Shiv Sena today

China aiming at unilaterally changing tri-junction status: Sushma in Rajya Sabha

July 20: China intends to unilaterally change the status of the tri-junction with Bhutan, which poses a challenge to India’s security, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

Shimla rape case: Bandh called by BJP affects normal life

July 20: BJP activists protesting the alleged mishandling of the Kotkhai schoolgirl rape and murder case today blocked several roads and gheraoed the state secretariat even as the shutdown called by the party affected normal life in the district.

HC asks police to file status report in Sunanda Pushkar case

July 20: The Delhi High Court today asked the city police to file a status report with regard to the ongoing probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanada Pushkar.

LS adjourns for the day amid Oppn protests over farmer issues

July 20: The Lok Sabha was adjorned without transacting any business on Thursday due to noisy protests by the opposition parties against the failure of the government to help the distressed farmers.

15 killed as bus falls into gorge in Shimla

July 20: Fifteen passengers were killed and nine injured as a bus rolled into a 700-metre deep gorge in Rampur area of Shimla on the Hindustan-Tibet National Highway, about 140 km from here, today.

Kejriwal’s reallocates Sisodia’s portfolios

July 20: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reallocated his deputy Manish Sisodia’s portfolios, a move intended to sharpen focus on the AAP government’s priorities, sources said today.

Airlines can’t impose flying ban on anyone

July 20: Airlines have no authority to impose flying ban on anybody, including parliamentarians, and the law of the land should take its course, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said today.

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.

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