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SC to hear on September 1 plea seeking compliance of 2019 verdict on filling up of posts in CIC & SICs

The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would hear on September 1 a plea seeking compliance of its 2019 verdict on time-bound filling up of posts...

Cairn Energy: Retrospective tax: India to put safeguards in place to avoid another Cairn

The Centre will ensure that adequate safeguards are in place when settling retrospective tax disputes with companies to protect itself from possible future challenges from...

Govt used women marshals to defame, frame Opposition MPs: Kharge on ruckus in Rajya Sabha

Launching a major offensive on the government over the issue of ruckus in Rajya Sabha on the last day of the monsoon session, Leader of...

Sharad Pawar seeks caste census to rationalise quota quantum

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has said that a caste census should be held to collect empirical data to rationalise quantum of reservations. While...

Pegasus row: Nothing to hide, will constitute tech committee of experts, Centre tells SC

The government told the Supreme Court on Monday that no illegal surveillance was possible under the existing checks and balances in the interception rules, distancing...

Opposition should apologise to nation for their behaviour in Parliament: Ministers

Putting the blame on the Opposition for unruly scenes witnessed during the monsoon session of Parliament, a group of union ministers on Thursday said Rajya...

View: The enactment of Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021, marks the beginning of a new era of judicial reforms in India

The enactment of the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021, by Parliament on Monday — shutting down multiple tribunals, including the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) and...

Govt will refund Rs 8000 crore to four companies once new taxation laws come into effect: CBDT Chairperson

Once the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 becomes law by early next week, the Government will have to pay Rs 8000 crore to four companies...

As cities fall in Afghanistan, the propaganda war grows

First, a remote provincial capital in Afghanistan’s southwest fell. The next day, it was a city in Afghanistan’s north. By Sunday, Taliban fighters had captured...

COVID-19: Hazards of not reopening schools too serious to be ignored, says parliamentary panel

The hazards of not reopening schools after prolonged closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic are “too serious to be ignored”, according to a parliamentary panel....

Covid-19 led to lower growth, disrupted production activities: Govt to Parliament

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world economy including India, causing lower economic growth and disruption in production activities, Minister of state for commerce and...

Parliament passes Essential Defence Services Bill

Parliament on Thursday passed a bill which allows the central government to prohibit strikes, lockouts, and layoffs in units engaged in essential defence services. The...

Total debt expected to rise to 61.7% of GDP in FY22: Minister

The government on Tuesday informed Parliament that it expects the total debt as percentage of GDP to increase to 61.7 per cent (provisional) in 2021-22...

Insolvency process: Parliament panel suggests benchmark for ‘quantum of haircut’

A Parliamentary panel has suggested having a benchmark for the “quantum of haircut” in an insolvency process amid instances of financial creditors taking steep haircuts...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seeks defense of cities as Taliban advance

The Afghan president on Monday blamed the American troops’ speedy pullout for the worsening violence in his country and said that his administration would now...

AIMIM chief Owaisi holds Central government responsible for disruptions in monsoon session of Parliament

With the monsoon session of Parliament witnessing repeated adjournments, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Sundayblamed the Narendra Modi government for the current deadlock, alleging it...

Government responsible for disruption of Parliament proceedings, must discuss Pegasus issue: Congress

The Congress on Friday held the government responsible for disruption of proceedings in Parliament, saying this was happening as it is avoiding a discussion on...

Pegasus snooping: How costly is the Israeli spyware?

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 30, 2021) The high-profile Pegasus snooping scandal has brought the hot-button issue of state surveillance back into focus...

‘Kisan Sansad’ discusses one of 3 agri laws, passes resolution demanding its repeal

The ‘Kisan Sansad’ being held by farmers at Jantar Mantar here on Thursday held discussions on one of the three agri laws against which they...

Government hiding on Pegasus issue, responsible for Parliament logjam: Congress

Accusing the BJP dispensation of being responsible for the logjam in Parliament, the Congress on Thursday said the government was “avoiding” discussion on the Pegasus...

Parliament not functioning as govt not agreeing to Oppn demand for discussion on Pegasus snooping issue: Congress

Parliament is not functioning as the government is not agreeing to the Opposition’s “united” demand for a discussion on Pegasus snooping issue, the Congress alleged...

Pramod Sawant to be BJP’s CM face for 2022 Goa polls: JP Nadda

Ahead of 2022 Assembly Elections in Goa, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said that the party is going forward...

Nadda rules out leadership crisis in Karnataka, says Yediyurappa has done good work

Amid speculation about a change of guard in Karnataka, BJP president J P Nadda on Sunday ruled out any leadership crisis in the southern state...

200 farmers start ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar

Amid heavy security, a group of 200 farmers protesting the Centre’s three agri laws started a ‘Kisan Sansad‘ at central Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday,...

After removal as CBI chief, 8 phones of Alok Verma, kin listed for Pegasus snooping, claims report

Eight phones of the then CBI director Alok Verma and his family members were put in the list of devices targeted for snooping using Pegasus...