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News 18 Afternoon Digest: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha as Congress Demands Discussion on Fuel Price Hike; Meghan Tells Oprah How Kate Made Her Cry Before Wedding and Other Stories

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11am

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11am

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon:'Entire Country Suffering': Ruckus in Rajya Sabha as Congress Demands Discussion on Fuel Price Hike;‘Seas Don’t Discriminate’: How Women Officers are Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Indian Navy; Mithun Chakraborty Was Originally a Naxalite, Has No Credibility or Respect, Says TMC’s Saugata Roy;TMC Candidate from Habibpur Sarala Murmu to Join BJP as Desertion Marks a New Trend in Bengal Polls;Meghan Tells Oprah How Kate Made Her Cry Before Wedding, Royals Fretted Over Son's 'Dark' Skin Colour;WTC Final: Team India to Quarantine for 14 Days Ahead of World Test Championship Final

‘Entire Country Suffering’: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha as Congress Demands Discussion on Fuel Price Hike

The second half of Parliament’s Budget Session began on a stormy note on Monday as the opposition Congress demanded a discussion on fuel price hike, leading to the adjournment of the House till 1pm. Early on Monday, the Trinamool Congress sought the adjournment of the session citing state elections are only a few weeks away and MPs may not be able to attend. READ MORE

‘Seas Don’t Discriminate’: How Women Officers are Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Indian Navy

It is 10am on a balmy Tuesday morning. The scene is almost perfect. The sun, the sand, the beach. The location: the exotic Nicobar Island of Kamorta. Lieutenant Navjot Kaur, a 27-year-old Navy officer, is hard at work. As the logistics officer at INS Kardip, she is overseeing the unloading of supplies brought in by INS Saryu, a patrol ship. READ MORE

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TMC Candidate from Habibpur Sarala Murmu to Join BJP as Desertion Marks a New Trend in Bengal Polls

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Meghan Tells Oprah How Kate Made Her Cry Before Wedding, Royals Fretted Over Son’s ‘Dark’ Skin Colour

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WTC Final: Team India to Quarantine for 14 Days Ahead of World Test Championship Final

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