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Delhi Assembly's monsoon session from August 6 to August 10

The AAP government on Tuesday decided to convene a five-day monsoon session of Delhi Assembly starting August 6. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. "The monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly will take place from August 6 to August 10," deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia told reporters after the cabinet meeting. During the five-day session, BJP legislators are likely to attack the AAP dispensation over waterlogging in the national capital.

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Sack ministers for backing lynch mobs, Congress tells PM

On a day when the Supreme Court came down heavily on mob lynching incidents across the country, the Congress appealed to the Prime Minister to follow his 'raj dharma' and seek the resignation of the Union ministers supporting those involved in the crimes. "The Modi government has given a licence to kill for mob frenzy vigilantism. The Supreme Court today cancelled that licence," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Tuesday. Condemning lynching incidents across the country, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime.

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Rahul expresses solidarity with Kashmir IAS officer

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Shah Faesal, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre who faces disciplinary action for voicing his views on social media. Gandhi said in a letter to Faesal: "I write to you in solidarity against the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to initiate an inquiry for expressing your opinion on the rising incidents of rape in India.

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Support bill on triple talaq and nikah halala, Prasad tells Rahul

A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi sought the Prime Minister's support for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked him to support the proposed law to prohibit triple talaq and nikah halala. He said that as national parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress cannot have two sets of standards in dealing with women and their rights. In a letter to Gandhi, which was released to the media, Prasad said: "As part of the new deal, we should approve, in both houses of Parliament, the Women's Reservation Bill, the law prohibiting triple talaq and imposing penal consequence on those who violate the law, and prohibiting nikah halala."

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Cong will attack Modi with mob lynching, women safety

The Congress party on Tuesday said it will raise the issues of mob lynching and women's safety besides many other important matters in Parliament's monsoon session which begins on Wednesday.

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PM rally mishap.. SPG team send to probe

The Central government on Tuesday sent a Special Protection Group (SPG) team to West Bengal to probe the Midnapore canopy collapse when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally, leaving several injured, a Home Ministry official said.

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Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government

The Congress party on Tuesday announced that it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), on the other hand, submitted a notice for no-trust motion. It has asked the Lok Sabha Secretary General to include the no-trust motion in the list of business for Wednesday, the opening day of the session. Addressing the media, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the party would raise several issues for discussion in the session such as those of women's safety, "misrule" in Jammu and Kashmir, dilution of SC/ST Act, attempts to abolish reservation policy and issues of farmers, besides special status to Andhra Pradesh.

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AAP Office of Profit: EC to hear final arguments on July 23

The Election Commission on Tuesday said it will hear the final arguments in the AAP office-of-profit case on July 23 as it underlined that the illegality of the order appointing 21 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries does not absolve the petitioners of holding an office of profit. In its order, the EC advised the petitioners to avoid arguing on these lines and confine themselves to the narrow question of what comprises office of profit.

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Fadnavis kneels down before Shiv Sena

The Nanar refinery project, in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district, will not be imposed on the people of the area and the government wanted to find a solution to the issue through discussions, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state Legislative Council today. The USD 44 billion dollar project, a venture of Indian, Saudi Arabian and United Arab Emirates oil firms, is being opposed by a section of the people there as well as parties like the Shiv Sena which have claimed that it would destroy the ecosystem of the Konkan belt.

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Rs 1630000000 black cash, 100 kg gold seized..links with CM suspected

In one of the biggest recoveries till date, the Income Tax (IT) department has seized Rs 163 crore cash and about 100-kg bullion, following raids at multiple premises of a road construction firm in Tamil Nadu, officials said. The searches were launched on Monday at the premises of Ms SPK and Company, a partnership firm engaged in roads and highways construction on contract from the government.The raids followed after IT officials found "evidence of suspected tax evasion by the firm and its associates". Sources say that those raided have strong political links. Tamil Nadu CM directly oversees the Department of Highways and Minor Ports. Earlier the DMK had alleged that contractor Nagarajan was doing benami business for TN CM.

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