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TMC MP Derek O'Brien in Parliament | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘Mr Modi, come listen to us’: Derek O’Brien shares Oppn’s message on Pegasus, farmers issue

The TMC MP released a three-minute video clip on Twitter which has been compiled using clips from RSTV, comprises statements made by the opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with other opposition parties' leaders visit farmers' Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on 6 August 2021

Rahul Gandhi, other opposition parties’ leaders visit ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar

Leaders of 14 opposition parties met at the Parliament House and decided to visit the venue. They didn't speak from the podium nor were they seated on the dais at the gathering.

L-G must not interfere in every Delhi govt matter, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia says

Manish Sisodia was reacting to L-G Baijal referring to the Centre the Delhi govt's decision to choose lawyers for fighting cases related to the farmers' agitation.
Representational image of farmers protesting at Singhu border | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

No record of farmers who died during ongoing agitation against farm laws, Modi govt says

In the Lok Sabha Friday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar also said Centre has not undertaken any study to ascertain the apprehensions of farmers about the three farm laws.

200 farmers from Singhu border gather at Jantar Mantar to protest against farm laws

This is the first time since the Republic Day violence in Delhi that authorities have granted permission to the protesting farmer unions to hold a demonstration in the city.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (second right) with other opposition members takes part in a protest against the farm reform laws, during the monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on 22 July 2021 | Kamal Kishore | PTI

In Parliament, Congress shifts gears from Pegasus to farmers with eye on Punjab, UP polls

The Congress, which has been targeting Modi govt over the Pegasus 'hacking' controversy, has changed strategy given that farmers are now protesting at Jantar Mantar.
Farmers protesting at Singhu border | Photo: Manisha Mondal ThePrint

Delhi Police allows farmers to hold protests against farm laws in Jantar Mantar

Farmers' unions said that they will hold a 'Kisan Parliament' at Jantar Mantar during the monsoon session and 200 protesters from the Singhu border will attend it every day from 22 July.
File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | ANI

Arvind Kejriwal govt rejects Delhi police’s panel of lawyers for farmers’ protest cases

Kejriwal govt had Thursday accused Centre of putting pressure on it to replace its prosecutors appearing in cases related to the farmers' stir, with those of the Delhi Police.
IT & Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya address a press conference on Cabinet decisions, in New Delhi on 8 July 2021 | ANI

‘Not abolished but enhanced’: Tomar reaffirms mandi promise after first meeting of new cabinet

Narendra Singh Tomar, who retained agriculture ministry in Modi's cabinet reshuffle, assures that APMCs will continue to function, gives details on Rs 1 lakh crore infrastructure fund for farmers.
Lakha Sidhana (in white shirt) seen at a public gathering in Bathinda

Delhi court grants interim protection from arrest to Lakha Sidhana in R-Day violence case

The court granted Sidhana protection from any coercive action till July 19. Recently, he was granted interim protection from arrest till 3 July in another Republic Day violence case.

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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,...
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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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