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Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi writes to PM Modi, urges him to waive farmers’ debts

The letter comes a day after Parliament passed a bill to repeal the three farm laws.

Meghalaya: Congress petitions Speaker to disqualify 12 MLAs who crossed over to TMC

The desertion by the Congress MLAs has propelled TMC as the principal opposition party in the northeastern state.

Congress accuses Goa cabinet minister of sexual exploitation; BJP says charges politically motivated

Goa Congress chief Chodankar said that it was out of decency that he had not revealed the name of the minister.

Supreme Court says contempt matter involving Vijay Mallya to be dealt with finally on January 18

The apex court had earlier dismissed Mallya's plea seeking review of its 2017 verdict which held him guilty of contempt for transferring USD 40 million to his children.

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No caste-wise census, except of SCs, STs, since Independence: Centre

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in reply to a question on whether the government has formulated any scheme or policy for caste-based census.

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Empty liquor bottles recovered from Bihar Assembly premises; Tejashwi says CM must resign

Since 2016, when the liquor prohibition came into force in the state, illicit liquor rackets have mushroomed in many parts of the state.

‘Apologise for what?’ Rahul Gandhi dismisses Centre’s proposal for apology by 12 suspended MPs

Twelve Rajya Sabha MPs were suspended from the House on Monday for the entire Winter Session for creating ruckus on August 11.

Uttarakhand: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami announces repeal of Char Dham Devasthanam Board Management Act

As per the Act, the Chief Minister was the chairman of the board while the Minister for religious affairs was the vice-chairman.

Rajya Sabha: Opposition stages walkout after Venkaiah Naidu refuses to revoke suspension of 12 MPs

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the suspension of 12 MPs will not be revoked since they have not expressed remorse.

New Covid variant: Kejriwal questions delay in banning international flights

Kejriwal had on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop flights coming to India from countries affected by the new variant with immediate effect.

Suspension of Rajya Sabha MPs: Govt says it can revoke suspension if MPs apologise, Opposition firm on its stand

Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, today said the MPs will not offer apology, alleging that they were suspended against the rules.

Suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs: Opposition calls it ‘dictatorship’, Centre justifies action

Leaders of the 12 opposition parties unitedly condemned the suspension and termed it as "unwarranted and undemocratic" and said this was done in "violation of all the Rules of Procedure of Rajya Sabha

GLPL 370: BJP to hold cricket, kabaddi tournaments named after Article 370 in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar

The league is named after Article 370, “which was abrogated in 2019 under Amit Shah’s leadership”, and there are plans to start tournaments in the middle of December.

MoUs worth more than Rs 14k cr signed before Vibrant Gujarat summit

As a result of these upcoming projects, 28,585 new employment opportunities will be created in Gujarat over the next five years, said the state government in its official statement.

NCR’s toxic air: SC hints at forming task force

Meanwhile, senior advocate Vikas Singh contended that the ongoing construction activity in connection with the Central Vista project was also adding to the air pollution in Delhi. He asked the court t

Parliament Winter Session 2021 Updates: Mallikarjun Kharge to write to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu over suspension of 12 MPs

Winter Session of Parliament 2021 News: The opposition leaders termed the suspension "unwarranted and undemocratic", and alleged that the action was in violation of all rules and procedures of the Upp

Parliament passes Bill to repeal three farm laws sans debate

Prime minister Narendra Modi on November 19 had announced the decision to repeal the reformist laws; last week, the Union cabinet approved the decision.

While the Opposition asked for a debate on the issue, the presiding officers of the Houses did not allow it.

SC directs states to inform if wide publicity given on ex-gratia compensation for COVID deaths

The apex court also directed the Gujarat government to create an exclusive online portal to invite applications for disbursal of compensation.

Passage of Farm Laws Repeal Bill without discussion in Parliament shows govt ‘terrified’: Rahul Gandhi

He said the repeal of the laws is a success of farmers and also of the country.

Shashi Tharoor’s selfie with six women MPs with ‘attractive place to work’ tweet sparks row

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday posted a selfie with six women MPs on Twitter with a caption:"Who says the Lok Sabha isn't an attractive place to work?", triggering a controversy with

Parliament Winter Session: 12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for ‘unruly behaviour’ during Monsoon Session

The Upper House had witnessed ugly scenes when the opposition members were protesting against the three farm bills during the Monsoon session. 

IE Thinc Migration: ‘We need power to flow from the bottom to the top’

The latest edition of IE Thinc Migration, moderated by Deputy Associate Editor Udit Misra, explored structural causes of poor livelihoods among migrants and discussed policy solutions to improve condi

Ghulam Nabi Azad says no point raising Article 370 in Parliament; Omar Abdullah hits back

Slamming Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that former prime minister "Jawaharlal Nehru was behind Article 370".

Uttarakhand elections: PM Modi to address rally in Dehradun on Dec 4, launch projects worth Rs 4,000 cr

Earlier, the PM Modi came to Rishikesh on October 4 to inaugurate an oxygen plant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and visited Kedarnath on November 5 to unveil the statue of Adi Guru Sh

Farm Laws Repeal Bill passed in both Houses amid Opposition uproar

The Bill states that though “only a small group of farmers are protesting” against these legislations, the need of the hour is to take along everyone for inclusive growth.

Alert sounded by intel agencies after Sikhs for Justice urges farmers to hoist ‘Khalistani’ flat at Parliament

Delhi Police and other security agencies have been asked to remain alert and vigilant by the intel agencies following the video by Sikhs for Justice.

Parliament Winter Session 2021 Highlights: Farm Laws Repeal Bill passed in both Houses amid Opposition’s demand for discussion

Winter Session of Parliament 2021 Highlights: Various opposition parties have raised the issue of legal backing for MSP at an all-party meet called by the government ahead of the session.

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