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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot writes to Centre, seeks direction to banks for granting loans to PM-KUSUM applicants

Rajasthan is among the early adopters of the KUSUM project and has already selected more than 600 applicants under the scheme.

Delhi Assembly speaker suspends BJP MLA for next session for disrupting House proceedings

The BJP has eight MLAs in the 70 member Assembly dominated by the ruling AAP that has 62 members in the House.

Blanket gag order will have chilling effect on press freedom: Bombay HC on Shilpa Shetty plea

The court noted that the freedom of press has to be balanced with the right to privacy of an individual.

Rakesh Asthana’s appointment: Contempt plea in Supreme Court against PM Modi and Amit Shah

Sharma, in his plea, stated that Asthana's appointment amounts to 'wilful denial' of the Supreme Court judgement.

Chhattisgarh govt clears bill to acquire medical college linked to CM Bhupesh Baghel’s son-in-law

The CCMH has a total outstanding debt of Rs 125 crore. The state government will have to shell Rs 140 crore per year for running the college while it will pay the owners of the college twice its valu

Won’t intervene in new cabinet selection, Yediyurappa says Bommai has full freedom

Bommai, who is on his first visit to the national capital after becoming a chief minister, also said the Karnataka government will further strengthen the state's health infrastructure to combat the cu

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Dhanbad judge ‘murder’: Supreme Court takes suo motu cognizance, directs Jharkhand chief secretary, DGP to file report within a week

Two persons were arrested yesterday in connection with the case. The Police have also recovered the three-wheeler involved in the incident.

Revival on its mind, Congress discusses plan proposed by Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor had submitted the plan to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi during his meeting with them earlier this month.

Pegasus row: Supreme Court to hear plea seeking independent probe by sitting or retired judge

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of the submissions of senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Ram and veteran scribe Sashi Kumar, that the petition has been filed and numbered

Supreme Court, Pegasus row

Goa CM Pramod Sawant clarifies after backlash over remarks on gang-rape of 2 minor girls

Pramod Sawant also said he will ensure that the culprits get the most stringent punishment under the law.

Goa rape case

Independence Day 2021: PM Modi seeks people’s inputs for August 15 speech

The portal noted that the prime minister in his Independence Day speech lays out the government's programmes and policies, and Modi over the last few years has directly invited ideas and suggestions f

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Pegasus row: Officials from 3 ministries skip IT panel meet; Shashi Tharoor writes to Lok Sabha speaker alleging contempt

Tharoor also circulated the three-page letter to all the members of the panel.

Delhi Assembly passes resolution terming Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Commissioner of Police ‘unconstitutional’

The Union Home Ministry had on Tuesday appointed Asthana as the Delhi Police commissioner.

BJP not to field candidate for RS bypoll, TMC’s Jawhar Sircar set to be elected unopposed

Suvendu Adhikari, the opposition leader in the West Bengal assembly, said the saffron party will not nominate any candidate for the Rajya Sabha seat vacated by former TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi.

Centre, AAP government failed; Can’t take action against good samaritans for helping COVID patients, says Delhi HC

The bench granted time to the drug controller to clear its stand on whether it wishes to prosecute all such persons who had procured or distributed medical oxygen for free to the needy COVID-19 patien

What is Section 124A and why has Supreme Court revived the debate around the ‘colonial’ sedition law?

The government had informed the Rajya Sabha in 2019 that it doesn't plan to scrap the sedition law.

Modi govt announces 27% reservation for OBCs, 10% for Economically Weaker Sections in medical courses

There was no reservation in the AIQ Scheme until the Supreme Court introduced a reservation of 15% for SCs and 7.5% for STs in 2007.

‘Khela Hobe’? Five roadblocks to Mamata Banerjee’s national ambitions for 2024 elections

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in Delhi on a visit, is leaving no stone unturned to reach out to opposition leaders.

Covid-19: BJP, CPI(M) spar as case count remains high in Kerala

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar attacked the CPI(M)-ruled state, alleging that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's failures represents a big risk to all of India.

kerala covid

‘Formal inclusion of migrants requires samaj, sarkar and bazaar to come together’

The fourth edition of IE Thinc Migration series, moderated by Udit Misra, Deputy Associate Editor, The Indian Express, had panelists discuss why the difficulties of millions of migrant workers have st

Kishtwar cloudburst: Weather poses challenge for rescue operations; 20 still missing

Seven persons were found dead and 17 others were rescued in an injured condition after the remote village was struck by the cloudburst in the early hours of Wednesday, damaging 21 houses, cow sheds, a

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Courageous move by Mamata Banerjee to set up panel to probe Pegasus snooping row: Shiv Sena

Banerjee on Monday said her state government has formed a two-member inquiry commission to look into allegations of snooping on politicians, officials and journalists using the Israeli spyware Pegasus

West Bengal probes Pegasus spyware case what are the powers of a Commission of Inquiry know here in details

Parliament deadlock: Mayawati urges Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of Pegasus row

Her statement came as Parliament witnesses continued disruption due to the Opposition protest over several issues including the snooping row, farm laws and price rise. 

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Amid Pegasus impasse in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi says govt preventing discussion on issues of national importance

He also said that the foundation of India's democracy is that Parliamentarians should be the voice of people and discuss issues of national importance, but the Modi government is not allowing this to

rahul gandhi

Border row with Assam: Mizoram writes to Centre; demands removal of blockade from National Highway

Residents in Mizoram feels that if the supply chain of goods including essential items is interrupted, this may lead to a problematic situation.

Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel meeting to question govt officials on Pegasus postponed due to lack of quorum

The panel's chair Tharoor had said the panel members will question officials from the Information and Technology Ministry.

Kashmiri Pandits feeling more secure of late, many have returned to valley: Govt

“Kashmiri Pandits have felt more secure in the recent past, as evident from the fact that 3,841 Kashmiri migrants youth have moved back to Kashmir and have taken up jobs in various districts of Kash

Kashmiri Pandits, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, Dogra Hindu families, Prime Minister's rehabilitation package, Jammu and Kashmir's recruitment board , Kashmiri migrants
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