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Top news of the day: Supreme Court transfers Unnao rape and Rae Bareli accident cases to Delhi, former Maldives Vice-President detained in Thoothukudi, and more

AISG and Patna Women’s College students protest against the Unnao rape incident in Patna.

AISG and Patna Women’s College students protest against the Unnao rape incident in Patna.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Supreme Court orders Unnao cases to be transferred to Delhi

Supreme Court orders ₹25 lakh interim compensation and CRPF protection to the rape survivor; seeks full details from CBI on Unnao rape, Rae Bareli accident cases.

Maldives ex-Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb detained in Thoothukkudi

The boat carrying him was intercepted by the Coast Guard near Thoothukudi coast.

Abdullahs meet Modi to press for early polls in J&K

The NC’s demand for early polls is significant in that the BJP recently held a meeting of its core group on Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi. At the meeting, BJP working president J.P. Nadda asked the State unit to be prepared for polls. National vice president of the party Avinash Rai Khanna has been appointed in charge of the State polls.

Parliament proceedings: Lok Sabha passes POCSO (Amendment) Bill, Rajya Sabha clears National Medical Commission Bill

The Lok Sabha has cleared the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill too.

14 rebel Congress-JD(S) leaders move Supreme Court against disqualification

On July 29, two rebel Congress leaders — Ramesh L. Jharkhiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli, and an independent leader R. Shanker, who were disqualified on July 25, moved the apex court.

Kulbhushan Jadhav: India ‘evaluating Pakistan’s proposal of facilitating consular access’

“We will reply to Pakistan through diplomatic channels,” the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

Vadodara flooded, people evacuated from low-lying areas

City experiences 450 mm of rain in less than 12 hours.

Zomato row: Madhya Pradesh Police issue notice to man who cancelled order

Zomato customer Amit Shukla tweeted on July 31 that he cancelled his order because the delivery man was not a Hindu. His tweet and the company’s response “food has no religion” went viral.

Explained | Complete list of traffic violation fines

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on July 31. To make roads safer, the Centre in consultation with State Transport Ministers came up with this Bill to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed by the Lok Sabha on April 10, 2017, and was pending in the Rajya Sabha.

Rwanda closes border with Congo over Ebola outbreak

It is now the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history and last month the World Health Organization declared it a rare global emergency.

Only CAC will decide the next coach, says Shantha Rangaswamy

Virat Kohli had said that he would be very happy if incumbent Ravi Shastri continues as coach.

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