The Opposition parties have decided to move a no-confidence motion on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament on Wednesday to demonstrate their aggressive intent against the Narendra Modi government, which they said had created a "poisonous atmosphere" in the country.
A preliminary probe into the collapse of the makeshift tent at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Midnapore on Monday has hinted at possible lapses by the Special Protection Group's advance security liaison (ASL) team and lack of coordination among different agencies.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that "extra-judicial" acts like "cow vigilantism or any other vigilantism" and lynchings should be nipped in the bud and passed guidelines to the Centre and the states such as fast-tracked trials, victim compensation, deterrent punishment and disciplinary action against lax law-enforcing officials.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would strike down the penal code's Section 377 that criminalises unnatural sex the moment it is convinced the law violates the fundamental rights of citizens as "majoritarian governments" couldn't be expected to take such decisions.
The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday offered a "new deal" to the Congress, seeking the party's support to pass two bills that seek to prohibit triple talaq and nikah-halala,along with the women's reservation bill.
The BJP on Tuesday rejected Rahul Gandhi's assertion of the Congress being an inclusive party and once again sought to paint the rival as "a Muslim party", seeking to keep the issue alive in an effort to marginalise the Congress in the electoral arena.
The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Lokpal selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would meet on July 19 to constitute a "search committee" that would start the process of recommending a panel of names for appointing the country's first anti-grafts ombudsman.
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has said the BJP's rhetoric on the much-denied report that Rahul Gandhi had described the Congress as a "Muslim party" was an attempt by the government to steer the attention away from the bad news on the economy.
Arun Jaitley on Tuesday got a refresher course from the Janata Dal Secular on instances when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had teared up, in response to the Union minister without portfolio's jibe at Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for crying at a party meeting.