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Congress leader Siddaramaiah and BJP's B S Yeddyurappa were locked in a wordy duel in the Karnataka assembly on Tuesday over the fate of whip issued to the rebel MLAs. Yeddyurappa told Siddaramaiah that the whip he has issued against the rebel MLAs has no value. However, Siddaramaiah countered him saying the SC has not barred him from issuing whip.
India skipper Virat Kohli has retained his number one position in the latest ICC Test batsmen's rankings. Kohli, who last featured in India's 2-1 Test series win over Australia, is sitting on 922 points. New Zealand's Kane Williamson (913) is second and Cheteshwar Pujara (881) is third in the rankings.
Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of Conservative Party on Tuesday. His victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a Brexit showdown with the EU and towards a constitutional crisis at home.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the time for publication of Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) till August 31. However, the top court rejected the joint plea of Centre and Assam for re-verification of 20% of draft NRC data to eliminate large scale inclusion of illegal migrants.
Donald Trump's stunning claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate on the Kashmir issue triggered a massive political row on Tuesday even as the government asserted that no such request was made to the US president and all issues will have to be resolved with Islamabad bilaterally.
Karnataka speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday expressed displeasure over near empty treasury benches as the House took up the debate on chief minister H D Kumaraswamy's motion of confidence for the fourth day running. The treasury benches were occupied only by a couple of legislators when the House, which is expected to complete the trust vote process by Tuesday, met in the morning after a prolonged drama that last almost till midnight on Monday.
Putting out a categorical denial of US President Donald Trump’s claim that he had been requested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mediate with Pakistan on Kashmir issue, external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that the PM had made no such request
In a big relief to 46,000 homebuyers in Amrapali group, the SC said that lender banks and Noida authorities cannot stake any claim in the housing projects and asks NBCC to take over all unfinished project and complete it in a time bound manner to hand over to homebuyers. The top court also held banks, Noida and Greater Noida authorities liable for the Amrapali mess.
A miffed Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday night set 6pm on Tuesday as the last deadline for the floor test to prove majority by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy in the House. The Supreme Court will hear a fresh plea of two independent Karnataka MLAs today, seeking holding of the floor test "forthwith". Stay with TOI for all the latest updates.