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       INDIA  
         Delhi HC asks JNU not to take any coercive step against Kanhaiya till July 20    
 
 
NEW DELHI : The Delhi High Court today directed Jawaharlal Nehru University not to take any coercive step on a fine imposed against its former students union president Kanhaiya Kumar till July 20. A Rs 10,000 fine was imposed on Kumar by an appellate authority of the university in connection with a 2016 incident in which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised at an event relating to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging. Justice Rekha Palli, in an oral order, asked the university n

 
         No stopping sealing, demolition of unauthorised constructions in Delhi: SC    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today said there would be "no stopping of sealing or demolition" of unauthorised constructions in Delhi. The apex court's direction came after the Centre told a bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that it had not given any instructions to authorities in Delhi to stop their sealing drive against illegal constructions. The bench also directed that construction activity be stopped with immediate effect wherever any unauthorised construction is notice

 
         1,10,333 cases of rape in India in 2014-16    
 
 
NEW DELHI: As many as 1,10,333 cases of rape were registered in the country between 2014-16, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said today. Rijiju said in Rajya Sabha that 38,947 cases of rape were registered in 2016, 34,651 cases of rape were registered in 2015 and 36,735 cases of rape were registered in 2014.

 
         Law against lynching will help: Shiv Sena    
 
 
MUMBAI: Endorsing the Supreme Court 's view, the Shiv Sena today said there should be a law against lynching. Saying that such a law, as recommended by the apex court yesterday, would certainly be helpful, an editorial in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana' noted that suspicion of child theft is not the only reason which leads to mob violence.

 
         Stalin backs women's reservation bill, Rahul thanks him    
 
 
NEW DELHI: DMK working president M K Stalin has extended his party's "wholehearted support" to Rahul Gandhi on the issue of Women's Reservation Bill after which the Congress president praised him for speaking "like a true leader" and urged all political parties to come together to ensure passage of the bill. Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, Rahul Gandhi had made a strong pitch for the early passage of the Women's Reservation Bill during this session and had also written to the

 
         Mob lynchings due to economic disparity: BJP MP    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The incidents of mob lynching are a result of economic disparity, BJP member Meenakshi Lekhi said in the Lok Sabha today. Speaking during Zero Hour, Lekhi said the Supreme Court has spoken about "mobocracy" yesterday. Giving instances of the killing of Bengal migrant worker Manik Roy and an adivasi youth Madhu in Kerala, Lekhi said these cases of lynchings were on account of economic issues. "It is because of economic disparity," she said. Last month, Roy was beaten up by a

 
         MiG 21 crashes in Kangra district of Himachal    
 
 
SHIMLA: MiG 21 fighter jet crashed in a village in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh today, police said. The fighter jet crashed in Mehra Palli village under the Jawali police station, Kangra Superintendent of Police (SP) Santosh Patial said. It is not immediately known if the pilot ejected safely.

 
         RS briefly adjourns over TDP's demands for Andhra package    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha today witnessed a brief adjournment on the opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament after TDP members demanded an immediate debate on their demand for a special package for Andhra Pradesh. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu agreed to take up the matter tomorrow or day after. As soon as the ministers laid the listed papers during the Zero Hour, C M Ramesh (TDP) was on his feet demanding a discussion on the Andhra Pradesh issue. Naidu said he has received notices for suspe

 
         6 held for 'sexually assaulting' Russian tourist in TN    
 
 
THIRUVANNAMALAI: Six people have been detained for allegedly sexually assaulting a 21-year-old Russian woman who is here on a tour, police said today. The woman was found unconscious in a service apartment on Monday and was taken to a hospital by one of the six men who are being questioned. On examination, the doctors found injuries on her body, including bite marks, and alerted police, they said. Police suspect that the foreign national lost consciousness under the influence of some drug,

 
         PM ready for any discussion as monsoon session of parliament begins    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi guaranteed if any party, any member wants to discuss an issue, "we are ready to discuss it" as monsoon session of the parliament begins today. The monsoon session which started today, assures to be action packed, with the Congress leading the no-trust offensive against the government. Telugu Desam Party of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, has noticed for a no-trust motion. The Congress is in talks with other parties for their support.

 
         Reham Khan’s autobiography mentions Shah Rukh Khan    
 
 
LAHORE: Reham Khan, ex-wife of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, may have been cruel to Imran in her autobiographybut Shah Rukh Khan has earned the author’s adoration. Reham Khan was working with a news portal in 2008 when she crossed met Shah Rukh Khan. It was the actor’s modest nature that attracted Reham. "...I became the face of a leading personal injury firm, and popularised the catchphrase ‘Don't delay, Claim Today’. One of their adverts was targeted at the Pakistani and

 
         Dogs who sniffed out Bin Laden to help CISF    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is planning to acquire a Belgian Malinois squad – the dog breed that sniffed out Osama Bin Laden’s hideaway in Pakistan’s Abbottabad in 2001. The CISF will train these dogs to find out possible ‘fidayeen (suicide) attacks’ both in the Delhi Metro network and the Indira Gandhi International airport. The security at both these places is handled by the CISF.

 
         Two-month ban on Pravin Togadia from public events in Guwahati    
 
 
GUWAHATI: The Guwahati Police today barred former VHP leader Pravin Togadia from attending any public function in the state capital for the next two months, fearing that his "inflammatory speeches" could disrupt peace. The prohibitory order under Section 144 of the CrPC by Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra Nath was issued following Togadia's plans to visit the city and attend a series of programmes from today to July 19, organised by his newly-formed group - Antarashtriya Hindu Pa

 
         BJP appoints Anurag Thakur its chief whip in Lok Sabha    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The BJP today appointed Anurag Thakur, its MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, as the party's chief whip in the Lok Sabha, party sources said. Thakur replaces Rakesh Singh, who was recently made Madhya Pradesh BJP president and is busy with election strategy in the poll-bound state.

 
         Judgement on Section 377 reserved by SC as hearing ends    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court reserved its judgement on Section 377 on Tuesday, which forbids homosexuality in the country. SC completed hearing arguments on a batch of petitions demanding amendments to the section. On Tuesday, the court said it would take down the law if it is convinced that it disrupts fundamental rights. The court has asked lawyers to submit their final written arguments by Friday.

 
         Book explores monsoon feelings    
 
 
NEW DELHI: A new book explores rain-drenched worlds of poetry, songs, paintings, architecture, films, gardens and festivals, and also examines the history of monsoon feelings in South Asia from the 12th century to the present. "Monsoon Feelings: A History of Emotions in the Rain" is a collection of evocative essays edited by Imke Rajamani, Margrit Pernau and Katherine Butler Schofield.

 
         I stand with the last person in line, want to erase hatred and fear: Rahul    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today said he stands with the persecuted and seeks to erase "hatred and fear", breaking his silence on the controversy following a reported remark on the Congress being a "party for Muslims". The Congress has dismissed the report in an Urdu daily as a "rumour" and asserted that it was a party of 132 crore Indians.

 
         Mayawati removes party leader    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati took out party national coordinator Jai Prakash Singh on Tuesday, a day after he said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi cannot be the prime minister because of his “mother’s foreign origin”.

 
         TRAI recommends stricter data security rules    
 
 
NEW DELHI: India’s telecom regulator on Monday said the existing framework for protection of personal data by companies and service providers was insufficient and recommended stricter rules to tackle data breaches.

 
         SC directs Parliament to create separate law for lynching to control mob violence    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Parliament to create a separate law to deal with cases of mob violence since mob lynching in the country has increased recently. SC also stated that no citizen can take law into his hands nor become law unto himself and it is the duty of state to guarantee preservation of law and order so as to protect secular beliefs and avoid mob violences.

 
         Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri passes away    
 
 
MUMBAI: Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri, best known for her roles in films like "Hero No 1" and "Beta", has died. She was 62. Bhaduri passed away today morning after suffering cardiac arrest at Sujoy Hospital in suburban Juhu. She was in the hospital from the last two weeks. "She was suffering from kidney ailment and organs had become weak. She passed away due to cardiac arrest at about 1.45 am," her niece Mini Bhaduri told PTI.

 
         Mother Teresa group Missionaries of Charity under investigation for baby trafficking    
 
 
NEW DELHI: India has instructed the state governments to conduct an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by the late Mother Teresa, amid concerns over baby trafficking. Earlier this month authorities shut down a home run by the order in eastern Jharkhand state that provides shelter for pregnant, unmarried women after a nun and a worker there were arrested for baby trafficking.

 
         Mamata govt runs syndicate raj, says Modi; TMC hits back    
 
 
MIDNAPORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a no-holds-barred attack against the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, charging it with "throttling democracy" and running a "syndicate raj" without whose approval nothing moves. Addressing a 'Kisan Kalyan' rally here, the prime minister also reached out to farmers and said his government was working to double their incomes by 2022.

 
         Tent collapses during PM's Midnapore rally, 20 injured    
 
 
MIDNAPORE: A makeshift tent collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore district today, injuring at least 20 people, a police official said. The tent, officials said, was erected next to the main entrance of the rally venue to shelter people from the rain. Many enthusiastic BJP supporters were seen crowding inside the tent during the rally. The prime minister could be heard asking them to be careful, officials said. According to officials, the prime mi

 
         Rahul writes to PM for passage of Women's Reservation Bill    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to ensure the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, starting July 18. In his letter to the prime minister, Gandhi offered his party's unconditional support to the bill and said the time has come for a change, and for women to take their rightful place in state legislatures and Parliament.

 
         Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine    
 
 
JAMMU: A fresh batch of nearly 2,500 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said. The yatra commenced from the twin tracks of Baltal in Ganderbal and Pahalgam in Anantnag district on June 28 and till last evening 1,87,375 pilgrims had visited the cave shrine to pay obeisance.

 
         Petrol and diesel prices set to break all-time high levels    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Prices of petrol and diesel rose to all-time high levels in the last week of May this year after oil companies recommenced daily price hikes of the two products following assembly elections in Karnataka. Petrol and diesel prices remained without any change for a record 19 days during elections. “The need of the hour is to immediately cut excise duty on petrol and diesel not by mere Rs 2 per litre as was done on October 3, but to provide full relief to consumers by effecting a Rs

 
         Temples aren't going to create jobs for tomorrow, says Sam Pitroda    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Sam Pitroda, prominent entrepreneur and policymaker said that religion will not create jobs for tomorrow, only science will build the future in Gandhi Nagar. "When I hear all the debates in this country about temple, religion, God, caste, I worry about India. Temples are not going to create jobs for tomorrow. Only science will create the future," Mr Pitroda said.

 
         Delhi Air hostess commits suicide, family alleges dowry harassment    
 
 
NEW DELHI: An air hostess committed suicide after jumping from the terrace of her residence in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas. The dead has been identified as Anisiya Batra (40) and she worked with a German airline. She jumped from the terrace of her house on Friday.

 
         BJP too has contributed to delay in projects: Mayawati hits back    
 
 
LUCKNOW: Hitting back at the BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the previous governments of neglecting the people and not completing developmental projects in time, BSP chief Mayawati today said the saffron party too had contributed to the delaying of projects. "Why is the prime minister shying away from accepting this?" the former chief minister asked in a statement, hours after Modi blamed the previous governments by non-BJP parties for delay in completion of various schemes and

 
 
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