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Five things to watch out for on July 20

| Updated on July 20, 2018 Published on July 20, 2018

Supply of essential commodities likely to be affected due to the planned nation-wide truckers strike.

The Lok Sabha will debate and vote on an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the Modi government--the first since the BJP-led NDA combine came to power four years ago. The Opposition parties have brought the motion against the government on several issues like special status to Andhra Pradesh, cow vigilantism, lynchings, atrocities against women and dalits and alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act.

Supply of essential commodities are likely to be affected as truck operators are set to go on an indefinite strike from today. They want the government to cut diesel prices, reduce third party insurance premium among other demands.

The Core and Legal Committees of the Indian Olympic Association will meet today to decide the course of action after the Sports Ministry asked the sports body to relax the Asian Games selection norms for better medal prospects. The IOA had named a 524-member contingent earlier this month leading to a massive controversy as they left out football for low rankings and the entire four-member triathlon team for furnishing “misleading information".

The extended budget session of the West Bengal Assembly starts today. The Left Front and the Congress Legislature Party participated in an all party meeting at the Assembly here ahead of the session. The Left Front and the Congress had boycotted previous all party meetings for several sessions, accusing the West Bengal government of not giving enough importance to the views of the opposition in the assembly. Three amendment bills are likely to be placed in the Assembly in this session.

A US delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran. Two months ago President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a 2015 nuclear pact with Iran reached by his predecessor Barack Obama and other world powers, and ordered tough US sanctions on Tehran.

Published on July 20, 2018
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