Monsoon session of Parliament, Greater Noida building collapse and other news in pictures

 

Monsoon session of Parliament

The monsoon session of parliament is began on Wednesday. (Click here for live updates). The session will have 18 working days before ending on August 10. And the government has listed as many as 45 Bills, including pending Bills for introduction and passage.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought the cooperation of all parties for the smooth functioning of Parliament, and told an all-party meeting that issues raised by the Opposition gave the government an opportunity to re-evaluate its policy decisions.

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S.Korea downgrades growth forecast

South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon (second from left) speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday. Kim said that South Korea's economy will create only 180,000 jobs this year, down from the 320,000 jobs it forecast in December.

South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon (second from left) speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday. Kim said that South Korea’s economy will create only 180,000 jobs this year, down from the 320,000 jobs it forecast in December.  
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South Korea’s government dramatically cut its outlook on the job market while downgrading its growth forecast Wednesday, boding ill for President Moon Jae-in’s jobs-first agenda. The Finance Ministry said South Korea’s economy will create a mere 180,000 jobs this year, down from the 320,000 jobs it forecast in December. That’s the lowest annual increase in years. “If we do not make efforts to solve the current situation, difficulties in growth and jobs will continue,” the Ministry said in a statement. It announced a set of measures to help generate jobs and raise income for the poor, who along with the elderly have suffered most from the sluggish hiring environment. That includes increasing benefits, welfare and jobs for senior citizens, expanding unemployment benefits and boosting stipends for young people looking for their first jobs. – AP

Several trapped in debris

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the site of a collapsed building in Shahberi village, east of New Delhi on Wednesday.

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the site of a collapsed building in Shahberi village, east of New Delhi on Wednesday.
 
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At least three bodies have been recovered and three others were rushed to hospital after two buildings collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shahberi village on Tuesday night. A six-storey under-construction building collapsed on an adjacent building around 9.30 p.m on July 17. The second building also collapsed under the impact. The police have detained the builder and property dealer for questioning.

Rescuers work at the site of a building collapse in Shahberi village, east of New Delhi on Wednesday,

Rescuers work at the site of a building collapse in Shahberi village, east of New Delhi on Wednesday,
 
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Rescue operations in progress on Wednesday after an under-construction building collapsed on another building in Greater Noida’s Shahberi village, near Delhi on Tuesday night.

Three killed, many trapped as two buildings collapse in Greater Noida

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