Tag: parliament

Opposition dials VP Naidu, seeks virtual meetings of Parliamentary standing committees | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress and TMC on Sunday wrote separate letters to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla seeking their...

Sad to see health minister occupy ‘alternative reality’ as ‘nation gasps for breath’: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor attacked Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday over his remarks that no fresh COVID-19 cases have been detected in 180...

Sad to see health ministry occupy ‘alternative reality’ as ‘nation gasps for breath’: Tharoor | India News

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor attacked health minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday over his remarks that no fresh Covid-19 cases have been detected...

Supreme Court sympathises with Election Commission, but says drop ‘touch me not’ stand | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sympathised with the Election Commission‘s hurt over Madras High Court‘s searing “EC should face murder charges” observation but...

View: An augmented reality Thrissur Pooram in times of Covid, anyone?

Make the Kumbh Mela symbolic, said the PM; however, only after millions of people had gathered in piously milling physical crowds at Haridwar in Uttarakhand,...

Anti-Romeo squads in Bengal if BJP is voted to power: Yogi Adityanath | India News

KOLKATA: Senior BJP leader Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that anti-Romeo squads will be formed in Bengal if the party is voted to power in...

Bangladesh PM promises action against Jamaat for mayhem during PM Modi visit

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed radical outfits Jamaat-e-Islami and Hefazat-e-Islam for orchestrating the violence and arson during protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s...

Telangana GSDP likely to be Rs 9,78,373 crore by end of FY 2020-21

Kicking-off the budget session of the State Legislature, Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said on Monday Telangana’s anticipated GSDP is likely to be Rs 9,78,373 crore by...

SC seeks govt’s response on Places of Worship Act validity | India News

NEW DELHI: Sixteen months after deciding the Ayodhya land dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response to a PIL challenging the validity...

CBI, ED summon TMC netas over Ponzi scams | India News

KOLKATA: Days after it summoned Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Manas Bhuniya over the iCore Ponzi muddle, the CBI on Friday asked Bengal minister Partha...

No proposal at present to revisit coverage of people under NFSA: Food Secy

Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey on Friday said the government has no proposal at present to revisit the coverage of people benefiting from the National Food...

Key issues addressed in the Parliament

Oil on the boil The government has collected over Rs 3.40 lakh crore as central excise duty between January 2020 and January 2021, minister of...

Need Fiscal Council like institution to better manage Centre, state debt: NK Singh

The 15th Finance Commission Chairman NK Singh on Monday called for setting up a Fiscal Council like institution to better manage the debt trajectory of...

China on backfoot as Nepal Communist Party derecognised by SC

Nepal has plunged into yet another political crisis, putting China, Kathmandu’s northern neighbour, on the backfoot. The country’s Supreme Court on Sunday quashed the unification...

China on backfoot as Nepal Communist Party derecognised by EC

Nepal has plunged into yet another political crisis, putting China, Kathmandu’s northern neighbour, on the backfoot. The country’s Supreme Court on Sunday quashed the unification...

Abdullah seeks passage women’s reservation bill in Parliament | India News

JAMMU: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah slammed the BJP on Monday over the delay in the passage of the women’s reservation bill in Parliament despite...

‘Koi Shaque?’: Mithun Chakraborty’s political life comes full circle

If politics is colour, Mithun Chakraborty has seen every shade. In his youth, he embraced the extreme Red. The hue got lighter with success as...

Political life of Mithun Chakraborty comes full circle | India News

If politics is colour, Mithun Chakraborty has seen every shade. In his youth, he embraced the extreme Red. The hue got lighter with success as...

Second part of Parliament’s Budget Session to commence from Monday | India News

NEW DELHI: The second part of the Budget Session of Parliament will commence from Monday with all Covid-19 precautionary measures in place. The Budget Session...

Delimitation Commission gets one-year extension to conclude its task in J&K

The Delimitation Commission, a panel for redrawing the parliamentary and Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, has got a one-year extension, a move indicating that...

Dissent not sedition, can’t try citizens for anti-government views: Supreme Court | India News

NEW DELHI: Emphasising that citizens cannot be prosecuted just for expressing their opinion against the government and its policies, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said...

British lawmakers to debate safety of protesters and press freedom on Monday: Key developments | India News

NEW DELHI: The farmers’ protest is reverberating among the British lawmakers who are set to debate the issue of safety of protesters in the House...

Congress ‘getting weaker’, G-23 leaders meet in Jammu to ‘strengthen party’

Senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Anand Sharma on Saturday stated that the G-23 or the group of 23 dissenting leaders are seeing the Congress...

New social media rules lack Parliament’s assent, bureaucrats may misuse vast powers: Congress

The Congress Saturday alleged the government has brought “non-statutory” guidelines without Parliament‘s assent to control social media platforms, saying vast powers have been given to...

PM Modi sets target of Rs 2.5 lakh crore from asset monetisation | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the planned privatisation of state-run enterprises will help free up resources for spending on welfare,...