Top stories of the day: Lok Sabha passes J&K Reorganisation Bill, Unnao rape survivor on life support, and more

The Lok Sabha during the vote on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill on August 6, 2019. Photo: LSTV

The Lok Sabha during the vote on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill on August 6, 2019. Photo: LSTV  

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Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, Ayes: 370, Noes 70

“Jammu and Kashmir is Paradise on Earth, and will remain so,” Amit Shah assures House.

Amit Shah lied, I was detained in my house: Farooq Abdullah

“I feel sad that Home Minister of India can lie like this and say that I wasn’t detained. I was detained in my house,” he said, adding that he had to force himself out of his house.

Fact-check: What is true and what isn’t on J&K, Article 370

The online discussions mentioned a number of claims regarding the new legislation and the status of Jammu and Kashmir. Here is a fact check on such claims.

Explained | State, Union Territory, and Union Territory with a Legislative Assembly

What are the differences between a State, a Union Territory with a legislature, and a Union Territory without one?

China ‘seriously concerned’ over Kashmir situation, slams move on Ladakh

Asked to comment on reports that India had announced establishment of “Ladakh central territory,” which covers territory of the western section of the Sino-Indian border, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chuying said: “China has always opposed the Indian side’s entry of the Chinese territory in the western section of the Sino-Indian border into the administrative jurisdiction of India.”

Ahead of Jaishankar's Beijing visit, India tells China to avoid commenting on Ladakh

The Indian response came after Beijing said that the ending of special status of Jammu and Kashmir undermined its sovereignty.

Pakistan holds joint session of Parliament to discuss Kashmir issue

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser briefly adjourned the joint session after Opposition lawmakers disrupted the proceedings in the House, protesting that the day’s agenda did not specifically mention Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

Unnao rape survivor critical, on life support system: AIIMS

The victim’s lawyer, who was also critically injured, was admitted to the Trauma Centre on Tuesday. The victim has been kept in the ICU.

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dies at 88

Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in Beloved, Song of Solomon and other works transformed American letters by dramatising the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died on August 5 night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Morrison’s family issued a statement through Knopf saying she died after a brief illness.

Ayodhya hearing: No Muslims allowed to enter disputed structure since 1934, says Nirmohi Akhara

Supreme Court rejects plea to live stream the Ayodhya land dispute case proceedings.

Karnataka rains: Dakshina Kannada declares holiday for schools, colleges tomorrow; Pune-Bengaluru stretch of NH 48 closed

The flood situation in northern districts of Karnataka continues to be grim as outflow from reservoirs in the Krishna basin of Maharashtra has witnessed an increase, resulting in further inundation of villages, barrage-cum-bridges, and farmlands.

Kerala journalist death: IAS officer Sriram Venkitaraman granted bail

Magistrate grants bail after perusing the chemical examination report of Mr. Venkitaraman’s blood samples, which were found negative for alcohol content.

Educationist Mrs. YGP passes away

Renowned educationist and founder of the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) Group of Schools, Mrs. Y.G.Parthasarathy, passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday afternoon. She was 93.

U.S. labels China a ‘currency manipulator’

Washington’s move came as Beijing allowed its yuan to fall below the politically sensitive level of seven to the U.S. dollar on Monday for the first time in 11 years and Chinese firms have reportedly stopped buying U.S. farm produce.

Ashes 2019 | Injured James Anderson ruled out of second Test

Anderson, who had struggled to be fit for the series opener against Australia at Edgbaston, pulled up injured on day one of the first Test, which the hosts went on to lose by 251 runs.

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