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The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Tuesday amid Opposition uproar | ANI

‘Not what we wanted’ — why opposition rejected govt’s ‘debate offer’ on farmers in RS

Rajya Sabha was adjourned Tuesday as Oppn accused govt of not allowing discussions on some of the most prickly issues raised by them, including repeal of farm laws.
Visuals from the spot where the BJP sarpanch and his wife were shot dead during an attack by terrorists in J&K's Anantnag | Twitter/@ANI

BJP sarpanch, wife shot dead by LeT terrorists inside their house in J&K’s Anantnag

The incident took place in the afternoon when two LeT terrorists entered the rented accommodation of Ghulam Rasool Dar and shot him and wife Jawhara Begum at Lal Chowk area in Anantnag.
BJP president JP Nadda, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP BJP leaders at an event on Saturday | ANI

‘Booth vijay abhiyan’, village & dalits reach out, Nadda draws up plan for 2022 UP poll win

On a two-day visit to UP, the BJP president, met the CM, ministers and the BJP state unit's core committee members to focus on the party's preparations for coming elections.

Nadda attacks Opposition in UP, says those with ‘narrow mindset’ should not be elected

The BJP national president who is in Uttar Pradesh Saturday on a 2-day visit, addressed a meeting of the newly-elected chairpersons of zila panchayats and block panchayats Saturday.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with leaders of Opposition parties addresses media on the issue of the Pegasus Project in New Delhi Wednesday, on 28 July 2021 | PTI

There’s a new Rahul Gandhi, and he’s taking ‘active’ charge of building Opposition unity

Over the course of the Monsoon Session, Rahul Gandhi has held joint meetings, press conferences, and done a cycle yatra with leaders from Opposition parties, strategising over ‘unity’.
File photo of Kaushal Kishore, Minister of State for Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs | Twitter | @mp_kaushal

BJP to campaign in UP with inclusive slogan ‘Jai Ambedkar’ not ‘Jai Bheem’: MP Kaushal Kishore

Kaushal Kishore, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, says BJP has worked for the welfare of all while BSP and Samajwadi Party are involved in appeasement politics.
Security personnel stand guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar | PTI

Abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 only complicated ‘dispute’ over J&K, says Hurriyat

Hurriyat also alleged that the Indian govt continues to 'assault' locals by incarcerating political prisoners and 'intimidating' them through arrests and arbitrary laws.
The Mizoram Police post (left) and the Assam border post at Kulichera are separated by just a nullah I Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Assam, Mizoram agree to ‘amicably resolve’ inter-state border dispute

The two state govts agreed to not send their respective forest and police forces for patrolling, domination, enforcement or for fresh deployment to any of the conflict areas.
File photo of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at a press conference, at the BJP headquarters in Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

With booth abhiyaan & mobile app, BJP begins prep for 2022 Maharashtra civic polls

Under the BJP's 'Samarth Booth Abhiyaan', every party MP, MLA and district president has been asked to take responsibility of a certain number of booths in their constituencies.
A view of the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on 4 August, 2021 |PTI

18 opposition leaders blame govt for Parliament logjam, urge to hold debate on Pegasus

Opposition leaders also said the govt has 'unleashed a misleading campaign to malign the combined opposition' and blaming it for the continued disruption of Parliament proceedings.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

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‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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