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Hathras gangrape: UP Police blocks entry to victim's village; family claims intimidation, harassment
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Hathras gangrape: UP Police blocks entry to victim's village; family claims intimidation, harassment

According reports, the victim's family members have been confined within a single room of their house, and their mobile phones have been taken away by local authorities while Section 144 has been imposed in the entire region

Rajya Sabha dy chairman offers tea to protesting MPs; Narendra Modi says gesture shows his 'big heart'
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Rajya Sabha dy chairman offers tea to protesting MPs; Narendra Modi says gesture shows his 'big heart'

The suspended parliamentarians spent the night in the lawns near Mahatma Gandhi's statue, a first such overnight protest in the Parliament complex, old-timers said

Rajya Sabha Chairman rejects notice for no-confidence motion against deputy, suspends 8 MPs
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Rajya Sabha Chairman rejects notice for no-confidence motion against deputy, suspends 8 MPs

Opposition members protested against the decision, leading to adjournment of the proceedings for about 20 minutes

Parliament's Monsoon Session: RS passes farm bills amid Opposition fury; in LS, Centre faces heat over COVID-19
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Parliament's Monsoon Session: RS passes farm bills amid Opposition fury; in LS, Centre faces heat over COVID-19

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh took up the bills for passing even as Opposition MPs were protesting in the Well of the House and "ploughed" through the procedure to pass the bill, eventually declaring them as being passed by voice vote

In Rajya Sabha, Opposition MPs sloganeer and tear official papers over passage of farm bills
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In Rajya Sabha, Opposition MPs sloganeer and tear official papers over passage of farm bills

Amid the chaos, mics in the Rajya Sabha were muted and the proceedings were then adjourned for around 15 minutes

No Question Hour in Monsoon Session; 'govt reducing Parliament to noticeboard', says Opposition
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No Question Hour in Monsoon Session; 'govt reducing Parliament to noticeboard', says Opposition

There will be no Question Hour in in the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament. Notifications issued by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats said that private members' bills will also not be taken up

'Enough evidence to prove Facebook's bias towards BJP': TMC MP Derek O'Brien writes to Mark Zuckerberg
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'Enough evidence to prove Facebook's bias towards BJP': TMC MP Derek O'Brien writes to Mark Zuckerberg

Earlier, the Congress party had written to Zuckerberg, demanding a probe into the alleged bias and interference by Facebook India in the country's electoral democracy

Mamata Banerjee did not allow enough trains for West Bengal's migrants: Amit Shah to CNN-News18
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Mamata Banerjee did not allow enough trains for West Bengal's migrants: Amit Shah to CNN-News18

The Home Minister added that other states had behaved responsibly, accepted migrant workers in large numbers and allowed more trains, but Bengal had not done the same.

Opposition slams Amit Shah for denying link between NPR and NRC; Congress says BJP caught in trap of its own making
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Opposition slams Amit Shah for denying link between NPR and NRC; Congress says BJP caught in trap of its own making

The Congress pointed to the Union home ministry's annual report for 2018-19, which states that the NPR is the "first step" towards the creation of a National Register of Indian Citizens.

As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers
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As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers

Amid calls for the death penalty for rapists, in the aftermath of the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian, this ringside view proves how political posturing can contrast with reality, with politicians themselves protecting the rapist-killer by permitting inordinate delays and presidential pardons.

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes Bill banning e-cigarettes, takes up amendment to SPG Act; Rajya Sabha discusses economic slowdown
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Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes Bill banning e-cigarettes, takes up amendment to SPG Act; Rajya Sabha discusses economic slowdown

Parliament LIVE Updates: The Lok Sabha passes the Bill banning e-cigarettes and takes up the amendment to the SPG Act. Congress' Manish Tewari asks why the amendment should not be passed. He quotes a 1989 Cabinet report as to the dangers faced by former Prime Ministers and their families. Rajya Sabha takes up short duration discussion on the economic situation of the country. Deputy Chairperson Harivansh is in the Chair. Congress leader Anand Sharma starts the debate. He points out the GDP is falling, factories are closing down, people don't have cash, agriculture is in a bad shape. The widening gap between the rich and poor is frightening.

Parliament today: Rajya Sabha scraps Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir amid Opposition uproar; LS clears bill banning commercial surrogacy
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Parliament today: Rajya Sabha scraps Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir amid Opposition uproar; LS clears bill banning commercial surrogacy

Members of the Congress and Trinamool Congress in the Rajya Sabha opposed the scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Derek O’Brien hits out at Centre for rushing bills in Parliament, asks ‘are we delivering pizzas or passing legislation?'
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Derek O’Brien hits out at Centre for rushing bills in Parliament, asks ‘are we delivering pizzas or passing legislation?'

Are we delivering pizzas or passing legislation, TMC MP Derek O'Brien wondered on Wednesday, continuing his attack on the government over the speed at which bills have been passed this Parliament session.

'Oppn fundamentally wrong on facts': Bhupender Yadav downplays accusations regarding improper scrutiny of bills
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'Oppn fundamentally wrong on facts': Bhupender Yadav downplays accusations regarding improper scrutiny of bills

BJP General Secretary Bhupender Yadav on Sunday downplayed the allegations levelled by opposition leaders in the Rajya Sabha regarding the improper scrutiny of the Bills by the Parliamentary Standing Committee

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to address nation on Kargil war victory; rain fury to continue in Mumbai; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to address nation on Kargil war victory; rain fury to continue in Mumbai; day's top stories

The downpour in Mumbai revived the memories of the much greater monsoon fury the city had witnessed on 26 July, 2005 as intense spells of rain are likely to continue in the districts of Thane, Raigad and Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said earlier on Friday.

Saradha scam: CBI summons Derek O'Brien, may quiz him on financial transactions of TMC mouthpiece
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Saradha scam: CBI summons Derek O'Brien, may quiz him on financial transactions of TMC mouthpiece

Reacting to the summons, Derek O'Brien alleged that the CBI notice was sent as the TMC was opposing amendments to the Right to Information Act.

RS passes bill amending POCSO Act: Derek O'Brien shares trauma of sexual assault, Smriti Irani lauds TMC leader's courage
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RS passes bill amending POCSO Act: Derek O'Brien shares trauma of sexual assault, Smriti Irani lauds TMC leader's courage

Rajya Sabha passes POCSO Amendment Bill. "Over six lakh sexual offenders have been registered under the National Sexual Offenders Registery (NSOR) in India," Smriti Irani told Rajya Sabha while discussing POCSO Amendment Bill, 2019.

Daily Bulletin: Karnataka trust vote delayed till Monday; TMC panel to meet kin of Sonbhadra victims; Assam flood toll rises to 47; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Karnataka trust vote delayed till Monday; TMC panel to meet kin of Sonbhadra victims; Assam flood toll rises to 47; day's top stories

Day after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was detained and stopped from going to Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh, where 10 people were gunned down this week during a clash over a land dispute, a team of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs is set to visit the families of the victims on Saturday.

Trinamool Congress MPs to visit families of Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra clash victims on Saturday
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Trinamool Congress MPs to visit families of Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra clash victims on Saturday

A team of Trinamool Congress MPs will visit on Saturday the families of the Sonbhadra clash victims in Uttar Pradesh, party sources said on Friday.

Monsoon Session of Parliament: TMC's Rajya Sabha MPs protest against disinvestment of public sector companies
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: TMC's Rajya Sabha MPs protest against disinvestment of public sector companies

Trinamool Congress members in Rajya Sabha on Monday sought to disrupt proceedings of the House by entering the well and raising slogans to protest disinvestment of public sector companies.