Latest News: Oppn Leaders Hold Meeting Before Monsoon Session
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Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Says GST Generated Sufficient Revenue

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday, 15 July, said the Goods and Services Tax, for which the government has faced criticism from all quarters, has worked well and generated sufficient revenue.

Addressing the seminar organised by Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCCI) under aegis Chhattisgarh State Infrastructure Development Corporation (CSIDC), Goyal said, "The GST in the past one year has successfully worked and has generated ample revenue. This year there won't be a dearth of revenue if people continue to be a part of this system and pay their taxes. Just when people pay their taxes correctly, the government will be more empowered to reduce the rates even further, making the mechanism simpler."

Vasi-Bora Village in Gujarat Partially Submerged in Water

Vasi-Bora village in Navsari, Gujarat, is partially submerged in water due to high tide and heavy rain in the area. Locals say, "this happens every year during the monsoon season. Water enters our houses," ANI reported.

Single Mothers Needn't Disclose Name of Child's Father

The Madras High court, last week, clarified that there was no legal obligation for single mothers to disclose the name of their child's father while registering for his/her birth, reported.

Justice MS Ramesh observed: “There are also cases where women are constrained to raise children with their own sources in view of their unwilling and unconcerned partners. It would be totally unjustifiable to insist such single or unwed mothers to compel them to declare the of the father of the child who has chosen to abandon the child.”

Mumbai Woman Gives Birth to Twins on Train

A Mumbai woman, travelling on the LTT-Visakhapatanam express on Sunday, gave birth to twins safely, thanks to a timely assistance from lady constables.

The woman experienced the labour pain while on board the train and the RPF officials of the Central railways were alerted about the situation.

Police Serve Notice to All India Kisan Sabha's Dr. Ajit Navale

The Maharahstra Police have served a notice to All India Kisan Sabha's Dr Ajit Navle to not organise or participate in any protest supporting demands by Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathna, a farmers organisation that has threatened to block milk supply to Mumbai, demanding price hike for milk farmers.

One Terrorist Killed, 2 Security Personnel Injured in Gunfight in J&K

A terrorist was killed, and two army personnel sustained injuries in a gunfight on Monday morning in Kupwara's Safeway Gal along the Line of Control, Jammu and Kashmir. An AK 47 was recovered from the terrorist.

PM Modi to Address Farmers' Rally in West Bengal's Midnapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town on Monday, a BJP leader had informed on Sunday, July 15.

The rally, to be held on the Midnapore College grounds in the afternoon, would be the Prime Minister's first visit to the state this year, news agency IANS reported.

"It is going to be a historic gathering. Modi ji's impending visit has created a lot of excitement and enthusiasm among party activists and leaders," BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said

Girl Commits Suicide at Tilak Vihar Police Station, Delhi

A girl committed suicide at Delhi's Tilak Vihar Police station on Sunday, 15 July. A police post in-charge and another woman have been sent to district lines. A Sub-Inspector and a Head Constable have been suspended. Further Investigation is underway, ANI reported.

Data Breach: India Refuses To Share Facebook’s Response On Cambridge Analytica

Indian government has refused to share copies of responses received from Facebook over global data breach scandal involving data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, stating the information was shared by the companies “in confidence.”

“The responses received cannot be shared since the companies have shared (it) in confidence. They have requested to treat the information contained in their letter as confidential and have furnished (it) only for use of authority,” the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in reply to an RTI query filed by news agency PTI.

SC to Hear Appeal Filed by Father Sony Verghese

The Supreme Court of India will hear a petition, in connection with the Kerala Church Sex scandal case, filed by Father Sony Verghese, who is also one of the accused in the case.

MoS Giriraj Singh Says Rahul Conspiring to 'Destroy Constirtution'

Minister of State Giriraj Singh has once again targeted the Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, saying that he was conspiring to destroy the Constitution. "There is a conspiracy to divide the nation. This started after Rahul Gandhi's meeting with Muslim intellectuals," he said, adding the Gandhi scion must apologise.

Talking about Shariat courts, Singh said that "one nation, one law" will be accepted, not one nation two laws.

Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos Test Fired

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was today test fired at 10.18 am from Odisha's Chandipur range launch pad, reports ANI.

SC Asks Centre's View on Green Flags

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre about its views on the PIL, seeking a ban on the green flags with crescent and star, resembling national flag of Pakistan, filed by Waseem Rizvi.


Karnataka Dy CM Orders Tough Action Against Those Responsible for Bidar Lynching

Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara today told the media that he has directed the DG to take serious action against those responsible for the Bidar lynching. A person was killed, and two others received injuries when a mob attacked them on the suspicion that they were child-lifters. “People cannot take law into their own hands,” Parameshwara said.

Wholesale Inflation Increases to 5.77% in June

The wholesale inflation for the month of June has increased to 5.77% from 4.43% for the month of May.


Rahul Seeks PM Modi's Support for Women's Reservation Bill

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to ensure the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in the upcoming Monsoon Session of the Parliament.

Portion of a Tent Collapses at PM Modi's Rally, Several Injured

A portion of a tent collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore. PM Modi instructed the SPG personnel to look after the people and attend to the injured. The Prime Minister, later, met some of those who sustained injuries.


Tent Collapses at PM's Rally, Creates Panic at the Gathering

A portion of a tent collapsed, injuring several attendees, at PM Narendra Modi’s rally in West Bengal’s Midnapore. Several people sustained injuries and were shifted to the hospital. PM Modi himself paid a visit and inquired about their health later.

CM Mamata Banerjee Wishes Speedy Recovery for Those Injured at Midnapore Rally

“We pray for the speedy recovery of all those injured at the Midnapore rally on Monday. The government is giving all help for medical treatment,” CM Mamata Banerjee said.

Shopian Firing Case: SC to Decide on Maintainability of Lt Col Karamveer's Singh Plea on 30 July

In the Shopian firing case, the Supreme Court will decide in its next hearing on 30 July whether Lt Col Karamveer Singh's (father of Major Aditya) plea to quash the FIR is maintainable or not, reported ANI.

BJP Youth Wing Activists Vandalise Shashi Tharoor's Office

Bharatiya Janata Party youth wing activists smeared black oil on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's constituency office in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, 16 July, over his comment that a "Hindu Pakistan" would be created if the ruling party at the Centre returned to power.

Tharoor, however, was not present in the office when the incident took place, reported IANS.

The Yuva Morcha activists, shouting anti-Tharoor slogans, barged into the office and even tied a banner saying "Hindu Pakistan" office. Soon after the incident, Tharoor took to Twitter to slam the BJP:


Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Meet in Finland's Helsinki

US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin sat down for a much-awaited summit meeting in Finland’s Helsinki on Monday, 16 July, as the former blamed Washington's own past "foolishness and stupidity" for bad relations between the two countries.


CBI Files Charge-Sheet Against Farooq Abdullah in JKCA Scam

The CBI on Monday filed a charge-sheet in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in Srinagar, against former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah and other accused, in the multi-crore J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) scam.

NHRC Issues Notice to Centre and Maharashtra Govt Over Farmers' Suicide

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Centre and the Maharashtra government over farmers' suicides in the state, reported The Times of India. As many as 639 farmers reportedly committed suicide in Maharashtra between March and May in 2018.

Opposition Leaders Hold Meeting Ahead of Monsoon Session

The meeting of Opposition leaders is underway in the Parliament library, ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, which is scheduled to commence on 18 July.

One Policeman Killed in Terrorist Attack Outside NC Leader's House in J&K

One policeman died and another was injured in a terrorist attack on a police post outside National Conference leader Gh Muhadin's house in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday, 16 July.


Husband of Air Hostess Who Allegedly Committed Suicide Arrested

The husband of Anissia Batra, the air hostess who allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the terrrace of her south Delhi house, has been arrested by the police and will be produced before the magistrate on Tuesday, reported ANI.

Centre Seeks Report from WB Govt on Tent Collapse Incident in Midnapore

The Centre has sought a report from the West Bengal government on the tent collapse incident during PM Modi's rally in Midnapore in which several people were injured, reported ANI.


TDP MPs Meet Kumaraswamy, Seek Support for its Fight Against the Centre

TDP MPs CM Ramesh, TG Venkatesh and Murali Mohan met Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Monday and handed over TDP President and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu’s letter seeking cooperation and support for TDP’s fight against the Centre over the Special Category status for the state.


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