HC moved for nomination of LS leader of opposition

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A plea seeking direction to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to appoint a leader of opposition in the 17th Lok Sabha has been filed in the Delhi High Court. The public interest litigation (PIL), filed by advocates Manmohan Singh and Shishmita Kumari, may be heard by a vacation Bench on […]

Modi congratulates those conferred PM’s Award for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion of Yoga

Modi congratulates those conferred PM’s Award for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion of Yoga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets while taking oath of office and secrecy for the second consecutive term, during a swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (PTI File Photo) New Delhi, June 22 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday congratulated those who have been conferred with the Prime Minister’s Award for […]

Smriti Irani, Goa CM Sawant in Amethi on two-day visit

Smriti Irani, Goa CM Sawant in Amethi on two-day visit

Amethi, June 22 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani, accompanied by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, reached Amethi on a two-day visit on Saturday. This is Irani’s first visit to the constituency which she won after defeating Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in the recent Lok Sabha election. Irani went straight to the house of BJP worker […]

India asks Pak to address global concerns on terror after FATF slams it

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India on Saturday asked Pakistan to address global concerns on terrorism by taking “credible” and “irreversible” steps, after an international body, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), slammed the country for failing to do enough to check terror financing and warned of action if it does not comply with the requirements […]

2009 Swiss aircraft buy: CBI books Sanjay Bhandari, IAF officials

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday said it had a registered a case against arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, officials of Swiss company Pilatus Aircrafts Ltd and some unknown officials of the Indian Air Force and the Defence Ministry in the 2009 trainer aircraft deal case. After registering the […]

Widows of suicide farmers to get land titles in Indian state

Widows of suicide farmers to get land titles in Indian state

A woman carries her baby as she walks through a wheat field on her way to a polling station to cast her vote in Shabazpur Dor village, in Amroha district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Widows often face difficulty in claiming their husband’s property and in receiving […]

BJP protests Bengal violence, seeks CBI probe in Bhatpara deaths

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the alleged police firing that left two dead and several injured at Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district, the BJP on Friday held a rally in the city protesting against the rampant violence across West Bengal. The saffron party also staged a […]

After Modi, Yogi is ready to retire corrupt officials

After Modi, Yogi is ready to retire corrupt officials

Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now asked “corrupt, tainted and non-performing” officials to take voluntary retirement or else they will be forcibly retired. Recently the Modi government had “forcibly retired” 15 senior IT officials on similar grounds. Adityanath, while reviewing […]

Deve Gowda denies saying mid-term polls in Karnataka soon

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday denied saying that there would be a mid-term Assembly election in Karnataka due to the reported rift with its coalition partner, Congress. “Gowda has been misquoted by a section of the media. He did not say there would be a mid-term poll […]

Triple talaq bill back in LS amid opposition protests

Triple talaq bill back in LS amid opposition protests

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The government on Friday introduced the bill to ban instant triple talaq and make the practice a punishable offence under the Indian Penal Code in the Lok Sabha, amidst the opposition’s criticism that it will harm Muslim families and that it was discriminatory. Soon after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad […]

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