New economic data casts dark clouds over economic revival 
The Consumer Price Index increased from 7.46%  in June to 7.96% in July, according to data released by the government on Tuesday. The CPI measures the change in market price levels for a representative basket of goods and services purchased by households. Meanwhile, overall factory output has decelerated by 1.8% in June to 3.4% due to a sharp decrease in the manufacturing activity.

Lok Sabha set to pass judicial appointments commission bill today
The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, that seeks to scrap the collegium system of selecting judges, will be passed today. Instead of having the Chief Justice of India and four senior-most judges make appointments to the Supreme Court and High Courts, the government aims to establish a six-member commission to make these decision. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday assured the judiciary that the government has “no intentions whatsoever to intervene in the rights, jurisdiction, authority, constitutional powers of the Supreme Court and high courts of India". The Congress also lent its support to the bill, barring two provisions.

Modi accuses Pakistan of waging proxy war against India
During his maiden visit to Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told armed forces personnel that Pakistan was incapable of waging a conventional war against India so was resorting instead to sending terrorists across the border. He also told the gathering that the Indian government will never compromise its position on the disputed Siachen glacier. During his day-long visit, Modi visited Kargil, where he inaugurated the 44-megawatt Chutak hydro-power project.

Supreme Court asks CBI to submit records in 2G spectrum case
The apex court on Tuesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigations to submit all its records in the 2G spectrum allocation case, as the agency's director Ranjit Sinha sought to reopen it even as the case nears completion. The agency wants to revise its chargesheet against Swan and Reliance Telecom. According to the earlier chargesheet, CBI noted that Reliance Telecom had used Swan Telecom as a front to get 2G allocation. But advocate Prashant Bhushan, who appeared in court for the Centre for Public Interest Litigation, accused Sinha of undermining the trail at its fag end.

Trinamool Congress, Telugu Desam Party MPs spar over room in Parliament House
Room no.5 of Parliament House on Tuesday witnessed scuffles between legislators from the Trinamool Congress and Telugu Desam Party. Both sets of legislators laid claim to the room as their office in Parliament House, with the TMC members flashing what they claimed was an official allocation letter from the Lok Sabha secretariat. The matter is yet to be resolved.