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Top news of the day: Triple ‘talaq’ Bill introduced in Lok Sabha, Modi leads International Yoga Day celebrations in Ranchi, and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga during a mass yoga event on the 5th International Day of Yoga at Prabhat Tara ground, in Ranchi on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga during a mass yoga event on the 5th International Day of Yoga at Prabhat Tara ground, in Ranchi on Friday, June 21, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Triple ‘talaq’ Bill introduced in Lok Sabha amid Opposition protest

The government on Friday introduced The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, also known as the triple ‘talaq’ Bill in the Lok Sabha, the first legislation of the Modi government in its second term, amid protests by Opposition members, who claimed it was violative of the Constitution.

Yoga is above region, above faith, above everything: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday performed yoga with around 40,000 enthusiasts at the Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi on the 5th International Day of Yoga. Events to mark the day are being held across the country.

GST Council takes decisions to ease registration, return filing

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in its 35th meeting on Friday took a number of decisions aimed at easing the registration and return filing process.

Bihar Acute Encephalitis Syndrome deaths: Rajya Sabha observes silence for a moment

The death of more than 130 children in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome figured in the Rajya Sabha on June 21, with the Opposition parties demanding that the government make an urgent intervention and pay compensation to families.

On Yoga Day, Rahul Gandhi tweets Army dog squad pic with ‘New India’ caption

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday courted controversy by tweeting pictures of the dog squad of Indian Army doing yoga and captioning it “New India”, drawing a sharp retort from BJP chief Amit Shah who accused him of mocking Yoga Day and insulting the forces.

10 MLD water to be transported from Jolarpettai to Chennai for six months

In a bid to address the severe water shortage in Chennai, the Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned funds to the tune of ₹65 crore for transporting 10 MLD (million litres per day) drinking water from Jolarpettai to Chennai for six months.

US prepared for strikes on Iran before the operation was called off

The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go, a U.S. official said.

No doubt midterm polls will happen in Karnataka, says Deve Gowda

In a sign of growing tensions in the ruling alliance in Karnataka, JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday said there was no doubt there would be mid-term polls to the State Assembly.

No H1B Visa caps in retaliation for data localisation: U.S. State Department

The U.S. State Department has said that it is not considering capping the number of H1B visas for countries that adopt laws that restrict data being taken out of their borders (data localisation).

Thalapathy Vijay’s next film with Atlee titled ‘Bigil’

Vijay and director Atlee’s third collaboration, after the successful Theriand Mersal, has been titled Bigil(meaning ‘whistle’ in colloquial Tamil). Atlee released the look on Twitter terming it his "birthday gift to Vijay anna."

Live: 2019 Cricket World Cup | England vs Sri Lanka scorecard

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bat first against England in their World Cup encounter here Friday.

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