SC asks Parliament to bring in special law against lynching

The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned recent incidents of lynching and mob violence against Dalits and minority community members as "horrendous acts of mobocracy", and asked Parliament to pass law establishing lynching as a separate offence with punishment.

How Lok Sabha members fared in the last four years

The monsoon session of Parliament is set to begin on July 18 and it marks the beginning of the fifth year of the 16th Lok Sabha. With barely a year to go for the general election, here is an analysis, based on the data available in the Lok Sabha and PRS websites, on how the elected representatives have fared in the Lower House.

Live: England vs India third ODI | Rashid strikes a crucial wicket; removes Kohli

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first in the series-deciding third and final ODI against India in Leeds on Tuesday.

England have made one change to their playing eleven bringing in James Vince for an injured Jason Roy. India, on the other hand, have made three changes, replacing Umesh Yadav, Siddharth Kaul and KL Rahul with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur and Dinesh Karthik respectively.

Accept gay relationships; all suppression is wrong, says Supreme Court

Public acceptance of people living in gay relationships will help meet health concerns and control the spread of HIV, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court told the lawyers who supported criminalisation of homosexuality, arguing that homosexual behaviour led to spread of HIV.

On monsoon session eve, PM seeks cooperation of all parties for smooth functioning of Parliament

As the monsoon session of Parliament is set to begin on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought the cooperation of all political parties in making it a a productive sitting, which will end on August 10. Addressing political leaders in the Parliament House, the Prime Minister hoped that each one of them would raise issues of public importance in the larger interest of the country.

Controversy over iPhone, leather bag gift to Karnataka MPs

The coalition government in Karnataka, which has been facing difficulty in mobilising finances for payment of salaries of civic workers and farm loan waiver, has funds to gift expensive iPhones and leather bags to State Members of Parliament (MPs). An iPhone, leather bag and a folder costing over ₹ 1 lakh along with the invitation was given to each MP from the State ahead of a meeting scheduled on July 18 at Karnataka Bhavan in Delhi.

Inspect all childcare homes run by Missionaries of Charity: Maneka tells States

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has ordered all the States to get the childcare homes run by the Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) inspected immediately following the surfacing of cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by them, the Ministry said in a statement.

Mayawati sacks BSP vice-president for saying Rahul Gandhi has ‘foreign blood and looks’

BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday sacked party vice-president Jai Prakash Singh for making comments against Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s appearance. He was also sacked from his post of national coordinator of the party. The action comes a day after Mr. Singh dismissed Mr. Gandhi as an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar among world’s 100 highest-paid entertainers: Forbes

Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are among the world’s 100 highest-paid entertainers, according to a Forbes list topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather. Akshay is ranked 76th on the Forbes list of the World’s Highest Paid Celebrities 2018 while Salman is on the 82nd spot.

Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth.

Okuhara stands in Sindhu’s way again at World Championship

India’s premier shuttler P V Sindhu might have to upstage defending champion and familiar foe Nozomi Okuhara as the two finalists of the previous edition are drawn to meet in the quarterfinals of the World Championship, to be held from July 30 to August 5 in Nanjing, China.

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