Top News LIVE UPDATES: From the debate on RTI (Amendment) Bill in the parliament to an alleged sting accusing IPL boss' aid of 'sex for selection', here are the top stories of the day.

The second day of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament started on a stormy note on Thursday as the Opposition members staged a protest when Jayant Sinha started speaking in Lok Sabha. Sinha had landed himself into a controversy when he garlanded six men convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand. Also, the Opposition is expected to corner the government over the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2018 which will be introduced in Rajya Sabha. The government is seeking dilution in the law pertaining to disclosure of ranks, salaries, allowances and tenure of the Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners of the Centre and states.

Other stories of the day are — in Greater Noida building collapse, rescue operations continue amid little hopes; IPL boss aide caught in alleged ‘sex for selection’ sting; Jio Institute projects Rs 100 crore revenue from student fee in first year; 14 killed, 16 injured as bus falls into a gorge near Suryadhar in Uttarakhand and more.

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Justifying the Opposition’s walkout from the Parliament on the second day of the Monsoon Session, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on mob lynching wasn’t satisfactory at all. ‘This is not a game of ‘ping-pong’ that states and Centre keep shifting responsibilities,’ news agency ANI quoted him as saying outside the Parliament. 

Rajnath Singha addressed the House on lynching today, and ascribed the burden of keeping vigilance on such unlawful activities to the state governments.  Read more

BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav took an alleged dig at the Congress on Thursday, saying that the main Opposition does not have any numbers in this country to pass the no-confidence motion in the Parliament. His comment was in response to Congress veteran Sonia Gandhi’s claim yesterday that the Opposition has sufficient numbers to go ahead with the no-confidence motion against the government.

He also said that the BJP will see which regional parties come together with Congress as a B-team. 

TDP President & Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu had written to all MPs of Opposition seeking support on the no-confidence motion against the government.

Congress stages walkout from Lok Sabha in protest to Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on mob lynching incidents.  

Top News LIVE Updates: An investigation by The Indian Express has discovered over 300 publishers in the country who manage what are called “predatory journals” that claim to be international and publish papers for a listed “charge” or “fee” that ranges from $30-$1,800 per piece. Shyamlal Yadav finds that several of these publications exist online, claim to have a list of experts as editors, and employ minimal or no editorial checks before publication.

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