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Having Numbers On Its Side, Government Confident To Win No-Confident Motion

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre on Wednesday claimed that it would sail through the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition on the opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

“We are ready to give a befitting reply to the opposition on the no-confidence motion. We are 100 per cent confident of defeating it. The NDA is united and would vote against the motion,” Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepted the notice for a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday. The Lok Sabha will debate and vote on the motion on Friday.

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RS Chairman Tells Political Parties To “Talk It Out, Walk Out Or Vote Out” But Don’t Disrupt

New Delhi: RajyaSabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has cautioned political parties them against disrupting work in Parliament, amid escalating tensions between the government and the Opposition. RajyaSabha chairman in his signature style told political parties to “talk it out, walk out or vote out.”

Prime Minister NarendraModi urged the Opposition to allow debates that can even help the government to review its policies. The fault lines, however, remained deep as over eight Opposition parties wrote to LokSabha Speaker SumitraMahajan to say that the trends that emerged in the budget session might “prove lethal” to constitutional democracy if left unchecked.

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Government Reaches Out To Opposition, Looks Forward To A Fruitful Monsoon Session

New Delhi: Monsoon session of Parliament will start from Wednesday, but in the prevailing scenario it is difficult but the government is looking forward to a ‘fruitful’ monsoon session and has already reached out to the Opposition with assurance for debate on any subject of its choice.

Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar has called an all-party meeting on Tuesday morning to discuss the agenda for the monsoon session with them. Speaker SumitraMahajan will meet the leaders separately in the evening. Parliament’s monsoon session will take place from July 18 to August 10.

The BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is keen to push through important legislations that have the potential to offer political dividends for the ruling establishment ahead of the state assembly elections and next year’s LokSabha polls. It is particularly keen on the bill to create a national commission for Other Backward Castes. The Centre has also shortlisted the bill to criminalise instant triple talaq for passage during this session.

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French Kiss For FIFA World Cup As France Routs Croatia With 4-2

New Delhi: Croatia were expected to press a France team that has throughout this World Cup campaign refused to have a go at opponents despite possessing one of the most heralded attacks in the world as in football, pragmatism usually trumps panache. At least that has been the case in modern football with teams forced to try different styles of play in order to break down conservative opponents. 

Didier Deschamps’s France team has been dubbed reactionary by fans and media alike but it is not just the ability to react to the style of play of opponents but also to different situations that has helped them reach this far.

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India Inaugurates Its Largest Visa Centre In Bangladesh

New Delhi: India on Saturday inaugurated its largest visa centre in the world in the Bangladeshi capital to reduce the waiting time for applicants. Bangladeshis constitute one of the largest number of visitors from a single country to India. Last year, India issued 1.4 million visas to Bangladeshi nationals.

Visiting Home Minister Rajanth Singh, who is in Dhaka on a three-day visit inaugurated the centre along with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan. The new integrated state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) spread in an 18,500 square feet commercial area at Jamuna Future Park in Dhaka will replace all the existing centres in Dhaka in two phases.