• Government to talk to all parties on GST Bill and seek a consensus for its passage.
  • Monsoon Session of Parliament begins; Prime Minister calls upon political parties to work together in Parliament to take the country forward.
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says violence in Jammu and Kashmir  is sponsored by Pakistan;  Says militancy will be dealt with sternly.
  • Supreme Court accepts major recommendations of Lodha Committee report on reforms in BCCI; Bars Ministers, civil servants and others above 70 years of age from becoming its members.
  • Navjot Singh Siddhu resigns from Rajya Sabha.
  • In Karnataka, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George resigns after a court directs filing of FIR against him in a harassment and suicide case of a police officer.


  • In Turkey, nearly 8,000 police officers suspended on suspicion of having links with coup plotters.



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