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The Parliament building in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP MPs oppose audit of PM CARES Fund at a parliamentary committee meeting

At the Public Accounts Committee meeting, most members, including 12 from BJP, also opposed panel chairman & Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury’s suggestion to discuss Covid.
Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan addressed a press conference on Delhi's water quality

Face penal action if country of origin isn’t displayed on e-commerce sites: Ram Vilas Paswan

Consumer affairs ministry to set up a team to monitor any such violation, which could invite a maximum jail term of three years or a fine of Rs 2,000 or both.
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MHA suspends IPS officer Basant Rath for ‘misconduct’, days after complaint against J&K DGP

IPS officer Basant Rath had been involved in a nasty social media row with the DGP that culminated in a police complaint by the former.
File image of slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani's posters in Kashmir | Azaan Javaid | ThePrint

J&K police file FIR after letter calls for strike on Burhan Wani death anniversary tomorrow

The letter was being circulated as a missive from separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, but police say his family has denied he wrote it.
The Parliament building in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Rajya Sabha allows reporters at standing panel meetings, restricts ministry officials to 2

While issuing protocols for holding meetings, the Upper House also restricted participation of the number of support staff servicing different committees in the meetings.
The new parliament building is set to come up in the same complex as the existing one | File photo: Bloomberg

New parliament building gets most necessary clearances, Modi govt now awaits SC nod

The new triangular building is estimated to cost Rs 922 crore, with the bill to be footed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats.
Civil services

Centre calls for immediate action against IAS officer who submitted ‘fake’ OBC certificate

In a letter to Kerala chief secretary, the DoPT has said the OBC certificate of the 2016 batch IAS officer was ‘erroneous and incorrect’.
File image of Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh (centre) | PTI

IPS transfer row in Mumbai Police hints at fresh cracks in Shiv Sena-NCP ties

Mumbai Police commissioner's decision to transfer 10 deputy commissioners of police Thursday was revoked by the government Sunday without explanation.
The Parliament building in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

5 officials, soft copies, audio recordings: New rules for Parliamentary panel meetings

Lok Sabha secretariat issued protocols to ensure members stay safe during the pandemic as Parliamentary panel meetings are resuming from next week.
Bright circles drawn at a Mumbai market to maintain social distancing | Representational image | ANI

How many Covid cases in Maharashtra? State govt and civic bodies can’t make up their minds

Stark differences stalk the Covid case tallies issued by state govt and civic agencies of Mumbai & six satellite towns. In Kalyan-Dombivli, the difference was 4,744 on 2 July. 

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI’s March rate cut was biggest surprise in history of monetary policy panel, paper says

India’s rate-setting panel is due to meet in the first week of August as the economy heads toward its first annual contraction in more than four decades.

Defence

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.