Shantanu Sen, a Rajya Sabha Trinamool Congress MP was suspended for misbehaving and inappropriate action on July 23 during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament. Sen grabbed and tore the statement on Pegasus report which was being read by Ashwini Vaishnav, the Minister of Information and Technology following which he was suspended from the rest of the session. The motion of his suspension was passed by a voice note.
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While the third session of afternoon Parliament began on July 22, the Pegasus row again grappled the meeting as IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw began to speak. Chants of “Jasoosi band Karo, band Karo’’ echoed the halls while TMC's Santanu Sen and others denied his statements. However, Vaishnaw repeated that "The Pegasus report appeared a day before the Parliament's Monsoon Session. This can’t be a coincidence.’’
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After a local court in Farrukhabad issued a non-bailable warrant against her, former MLA Louise Khurshid, wife of former Union minister Salman Khurshid, has been arrested in a case of expropriating use of federal grants for a trust she collaboratively ran with him. Chief judicial magistrate Praveen Kumar Tyagi had issued the warrant against Louise on July 20. The next hearing is on August… read-more
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The US has said that India "remains a challenging place" to do business. In its 2021 Investment Climate Statements report, the country's state department urged the Indian government to reduce barriers and bureaucratic hurdles for easy and attractive investment in the country. The report further mentioned the removal of constitutional status from Jammu and Kashmir and the process of the Citizenship Amendment Law.
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Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, an acting cabinet minister of the Assembly of South Africa, informed that the ongoing riots have cost the lives of at least 276, linked to the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma. The police are investigating 168 cases of murder, arson, and looting. Zuma was arrested after the constitutional court found him guilty of corruption accusations. He is to serve a 15-month prison sentence.
The Yogi Aditiyanath government has decided to provide free WiFi facilities across 17 municipal cities in Uttar Pradesh. The cities include Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Ayodhya, and others. The facility will mainly be available at the bus stand, railway station, tehsil court, registrar office in the state. However, the step is being considered as a step to woo the voters before the 2022 UP assembly election.
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Delhi to witness farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar starting July 22 from 11 am to 5 pm amid the ongoing parliament Monsoon session. However, only 200 people have been allowed for demonstration and are required to strictly follow Covid-19 protocols. Farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh said, “Farmers will hold 'Kisan Sansad' at Parliament street. We will discuss the agrarian crisis, three farm laws, and MSP."
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The Chinese Community Party (CCP) has terrorized Japan with a “nuclear response” and “full-scale war” if Japan interferes with the interest of Beijing in Taiwan. Despite Taiwan and Beijing been governed independently over seven decades, Beijing has full sovereignty over Taiwan. “We will use nuclear bombs first, we will use nuclear bombs continuously. We will do this until Japan declares unconditional surrender for the second time,” the video… read-more
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The central government refuses to cut the excise duty cut on fuel products for fiscal concerns and a ₹10 cut may lead to a fiscal deficit of 0.58%, while it reduces inflation by just 0.2%. However, on July 20, the Centre explained that the petrol and diesel excise duty are being used for developmental infrastructure. Reportedly, additional expenditure for FY22 is expected during revised estimates.
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Punjab CM Captain Amrinder Singh has denied holding any talks with newly appointed Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. A tweet from CM's office said, "CM won’t meet Sidhu till he publicly apologizes for his personally derogatory social media attacks against him." The CM has accepted the decision of Sonia Gandhi to appoint the cricketer turned politician as the Congress head for the state of Punjab.
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