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Labour ministry introduces bill allowing companies with more than 300 workers to fire staff without its permission
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Labour ministry introduces bill allowing companies with more than 300 workers to fire staff without its permission

The proposal, which was the bone of contention between the Union ministry and trade unions, is part of the Industrial Relation Code Bill 2020

Parliament Updates: LS adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow; House passes bill reducing MPs' salaries, amended Essential Commodities Bill
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Parliament Updates: LS adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow; House passes bill reducing MPs' salaries, amended Essential Commodities Bill

Parliament Updates: The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, has been passed in the Lok Sabha, by voice vote. The House has been adjourned until 3 pm on 16 September, 2020

Day 1 of Monsoon Session sees Question Hour scrapped amid Opposition fury, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman re-elected
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Day 1 of Monsoon Session sees Question Hour scrapped amid Opposition fury, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman re-elected

The Opposition alleged that the Centre was trying to throttle democracy by doing away with the Question Hour, which it called the "Golden Hour" of the House

'Media can't run parallel probe': Delhi HC tells Arnab Goswami to show restraint in Sunanda Pushkar case
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'Media can't run parallel probe': Delhi HC tells Arnab Goswami to show restraint in Sunanda Pushkar case

The court was hearing an application by Congress MP Tharoor seeking an interim injunction against Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV, from making defamatory remarks against the Congress leader

Facebook India chief Ajit Mohan appears before Parliamentary panel over WSJ report on hate speech
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Facebook India chief Ajit Mohan appears before Parliamentary panel over WSJ report on hate speech

A parliamentary panel lead by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor had taken note of a WSJ article claiming that Facebook ignored its hate-speech rules in favour of the BJP

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

Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary panel to discuss Facebook hate speech issue today
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Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary panel to discuss Facebook hate speech issue today

The BJP members of the panel have opposed Tharoor's decision to discuss the issue of Facebook reportedly ignoring hate speech rules in India, and summoning the platform's representatives before it

Sonia Gandhi sends message to Congress letter-writers by elevating young MPs to senior positions in Lok Sabha
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Sonia Gandhi sends message to Congress letter-writers by elevating young MPs to senior positions in Lok Sabha

Party leaders claimed that the interim Congress chief was cocking a snook at Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari and others in the Lok Sabha

Cancel parliament panel meet on internet ban in Jammu and Kashmir, Nishikant Dubey tells Shashi Tharoor
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Cancel parliament panel meet on internet ban in Jammu and Kashmir, Nishikant Dubey tells Shashi Tharoor

In a letter, Dubey said that the panel should not deliberate on the issue as it will be disregarding an advisory by Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla which stated that the panel may not take up those issues for examination which are pending in courts

'Not about post, but country,' says Kapil Sibal after seeking organisational reform in Congress during CWC meet
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'Not about post, but country,' says Kapil Sibal after seeking organisational reform in Congress during CWC meet

After the meeting of Congress' top decision-making body, the CWC urged Sonia Gandhi to continue as its interim chief till an AICC session is convened

CWC meeting Updates: Sonia Gandhi has no ill-will against dissenters, says Randeep Surjewala
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CWC meeting Updates: Sonia Gandhi has no ill-will against dissenters, says Randeep Surjewala

CWC Meeting meeting Updates: 'Sonia Gandhi has never kept a grudge against anyone and never will. In her concluding remarks, she has said that he has no ill will against those who have written the letter requesting a change in party structure and leadership,' said Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress interim chief for now, says no ill-will towards dissenters
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Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress interim chief for now, says no ill-will towards dissenters

The CWC also authorised the Congress president to bring about necessary organisational changes to tackle the challenges faced by the party.

23 senior Congress leaders pen letter to interim chief Sonia Gandhi seeking 'sweeping changes' in party
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23 senior Congress leaders pen letter to interim chief Sonia Gandhi seeking 'sweeping changes' in party

The leaders have called for full time and effective leadership, visible and active in the field, and elections to the Congress Working Committee

BJP MPs complain to LS speaker after Shashi Tharoor summons Facebook over hate speech report
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BJP MPs complain to LS speaker after Shashi Tharoor summons Facebook over hate speech report

While BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has sought Tharoor's removal as head of the IT Parliamentary panel, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore accused the Congress MP of violating House procedures

Facebook row: Shashi Tharoor, Nishikant Dubey seek breach of privilege proceedings against each other
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Facebook row: Shashi Tharoor, Nishikant Dubey seek breach of privilege proceedings against each other

The political slugfest started after Tharoor said that the standing committee would like to hear from Facebook officials about its hate speech rules

Eleven Facebook employees ask company to denounce 'anti-Muslim bigotry' in open letter, says report
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Eleven Facebook employees ask company to denounce 'anti-Muslim bigotry' in open letter, says report

Facebook employees in the US and around the world are also raising questions about whether adequate procedures and content regulation practices were being followed by the India team, the report said

Shashi Tharoor sends notice to BJP MP for 'disparaging remarks' on summoning parliamentary panel to discuss FB row
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Shashi Tharoor sends notice to BJP MP for 'disparaging remarks' on summoning parliamentary panel to discuss FB row

The Congress leader, who heads the parliamentary panel on IT, had earlier said that panel members would like to hear Facebook's stand on the WSJ report on the conduct of its India team

BJP leaders deny receiving preferential treatment by Facebook, says platform censors pro-India content
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BJP leaders deny receiving preferential treatment by Facebook, says platform censors pro-India content

A report claimed Facebook opposed applying hate speech rules to individuals liked to BJP even though they were ‘flagged internally for promoting violence’

Parliamentary panel to consider summoning Facebook over WSJ report on hate speech: Shashi Tharoor
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Parliamentary panel to consider summoning Facebook over WSJ report on hate speech: Shashi Tharoor

Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi alleged that the BJP and RSS control Facebook and Whatsapp in the country, and that they spread hatred through these platforms to influence the electorate

Sonia Gandhi to remain interim chief till 'proper procedure' implemented to elect party president: Congress
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Sonia Gandhi to remain interim chief till 'proper procedure' implemented to elect party president: Congress

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi that the top post would not automatically fall vacant even though Gandhi's tenure as interim chief comes to an end on 10 August