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- Assam NRC: India can't be refugee capital of world, Centre tells SC
- India-US relationship on very sound footing: Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Government mulls extension of ongoing Parliament session by 2-3 days: Source
The government is considering extending the ongoing session of Parliament, which concludes on July 26, by at least two or three days to complete its legislative business, sources said. The ongoing session has been the most productive in the last 20 years with Lok Sabha registering 128% productivity till Tuesday and Rajya Sabha registering was 98% productivity.
Mayawati attacks BJP, asks it to make public its source of funds during polls
"Everybody knows that during elections BJP got Rs 2000 crore in its back accounts. It is not clear who gave it the money and everyone wants to know its source. Is it benami," said BSP chief Mayawati on Friday attacking the BJP. Her remarks came a day after the I-T dept attached a 'benami' commercial plot of Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to her brother and his wife.
- Karnataka: Deputy chief minister arranges food for BJP MLAs on overnight protest
- Karnataka: BJP legislators stage protest, sleep inside assembly
Indian warships to stay longer in Persian Gulf, but won't join US coalition
The US is assembling a military coalition to safeguard the waters off Iran near the Straits of Hormuz through which a fifth of the world's oil moves. While India's two warships escorting merchant vessels in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman backed by surveillance aircraft will continue to stay in the region but it won't be becoming a part of the US coalition.
After night-long dharna inside house, BJP lawmakers take morning walk around Vidhana Soudha
On Thursday, the BJP MLAs staged a night-long dharna in the Karnataka assembly after the House was adjourned in the midst of a debate on the confidence motion moved by CM H D Kumaraswamy. BJP MPs were seen having discussions, dining together and sleeping on the green floor and the well of the House. After the night at Vidhan Soudha, they took a morning walk on Friday.
Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav: Foreign ministry
In a late-night statement, Pakistan foreign ministry said: "Pursuant to the decision of the ICJ, Commander Kulbushan Jadhav has been informed of his rights under Article 36, Paragraph 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations." It added that Pak as a "responsible state" will grant consular access according to its laws for which modalities are being worked out.
- India will become $5 trillion economy because of strong foundation laid by previous govts: Pranab Mukherjee