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Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills

Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills

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Eight Rajya Sabha MPs suspended; resolution against Deputy Chairman junked

21 Sep 2020

Eight Rajya Sabha MPs suspended; resolution against Deputy Chairman junked

After trying to stall the passage of two out of the three Agriculture Bills in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday, the opposition moved an unprecedented resolution, seeking the removal of Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh.

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

20 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Protests

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

20 Sep 2020

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

19 Sep 2020

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short

19 Sep 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short

The Monsoon Session, being held in the shadow of coronavirus, may be cut short as there's a palpable fear about a rise in infections.

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

19 Sep 2020

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

Don't be misled: Modi tells farmers, amid agriculture Bills' criticism

18 Sep 2020

Don't be misled: Modi tells farmers, amid agriculture Bills' criticism

With three agriculture Bills taking the shape of a new controversy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged farmers to not be misled and assured that they would not be treated unfairly.

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

18 Sep 2020

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns over Centre's farm bills

17 Sep 2020

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns over Centre's farm bills

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet on Thursday.

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

17 Sep 2020

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the Rajya Sabha on the pertaining border dispute with China, declaring that no global power can prohibit Indian troops from patrolling in the traditional areas.

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

17 Sep 2020

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is at loggerheads with ally BJP over three farm Bills, is pondering over another key matter, pertaining to the resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

16 Sep 2020

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

Social media giant Facebook, already facing scrutiny in India for allegedly favoring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now landed in a fresh soup after a former employee alleged that attempts were made to influence the 2020 Delhi Elections.

"Conspiracy to defame film industry": Jaya Bachchan slams Ravi Kishan

15 Sep 2020

"Conspiracy to defame film industry": Jaya Bachchan slams Ravi Kishan

Samajwadi Party MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday gave a zero hour notice in the Rajya Sabha to discuss an alleged "conspiracy to defame film industry."

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

15 Sep 2020

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

The under-construction Mughal museum in Uttar Pradesh city Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his office said in a statement on Monday.

17 Lok Sabha MPs test coronavirus-positive as Monsoon Session begins

14 Sep 2020

17 Lok Sabha MPs test coronavirus-positive as Monsoon Session begins

On the day the Monsoon Session of the Parliament began amid a raging coronavirus crisis, a record 17 Lok Sabha MPs, most belonging to the ruling BJP, tested positive for the highly-contagious disease.

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

14 Sep 2020

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.

Amid coronavirus crisis, Monsoon Session begins with unprecedented precautions

14 Sep 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, Monsoon Session begins with unprecedented precautions

The 18-day-long Monsoon Session of the Indian Parliament began on September 14, Monday, with unprecedented precautions, amid the raging coronavirus health crisis.

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

13 Sep 2020

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "good governance" in the state.

Amid tussle with Sena leaders, Kangana meets Maharashtra Governor

13 Sep 2020

Amid tussle with Sena leaders, Kangana meets Maharashtra Governor

Actor Kangana Ranaut met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan on Sunday evening. Her sister Rangoli Chandel was also present at the meet.

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies during treatment for post-COVID complications

13 Sep 2020

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies during treatment for post-COVID complications

Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, on Sunday morning.

Amit Shah, recently discharged after COVID-19 treatment, admitted to AIIMS

13 Sep 2020

Amit Shah, recently discharged after COVID-19 treatment, admitted to AIIMS

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, late Saturday night, multiple reports stated.

Sonia Gandhi heads abroad for health check-up

12 Sep 2020

Sonia Gandhi heads abroad for health check-up

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and party leader Rahul Gandhi will reportedly not attend the first part of the Parliament session, which starts on Monday.

Why Kangana Ranaut got Y-plus security? Union Minister explains

12 Sep 2020

Why Kangana Ranaut got Y-plus security? Union Minister explains

Actor Kangana Ranaut, whose Y-plus category security cover ignited criticism about the misuse of taxpayers' money, was given the special treatment on request of her father, said MoS (Home), G Kishan Reddy, on Friday.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

11 Sep 2020

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

In poll-bound Bihar, the sensational Sushant Singh Rajput death case became a simmering issue, with the ruling NDA milking the tragedy to score political points.

Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

11 Sep 2020

Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

On a day when India added a record 96,551 new coronavirus cases and the total tally breached the 45 lakh mark, BJP Bengal President Dilip Ghosh declared that the health crisis is over and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was imposing lockdowns to block the saffron party's rallies.

Sack Amit Malviya by Thursday: Subramanian Swamy tells BJP

09 Sep 2020

Sack Amit Malviya by Thursday: Subramanian Swamy tells BJP

Subramanian Swamy, Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member, gave an ultimatum to his own party as he sought the removal of social media head Amit Malviya by Thursday.

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

08 Sep 2020

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

On the last day of the monsoon session, both Houses in Maharashtra Assembly witnessed an upheaval as members moved privilege motions against journalist Arnab Goswami and actor Kangana Ranaut.

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

07 Sep 2020

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

06 Sep 2020

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

03 Sep 2020

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation

02 Sep 2020

Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed via a tweet on Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in home isolation as he is asymptomatic.

Crucial question hour dropped from Parliament's monsoon session, outrage follows

02 Sep 2020

Crucial question hour dropped from Parliament's monsoon session, outrage follows

The government's decision to disallow question hour during the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on September 14, has brought it at the receiving end of criticism from the opposition.

TN: History-sheeter comes to join BJP, escapes after seeing cops

01 Sep 2020

TN: History-sheeter comes to join BJP, escapes after seeing cops

A notorious history-sheeter had a close run-in with cops as he tried to join the Bharatiya Janata Party at an event in Tamil Nadu on Monday.

Government announces 7-day state mourning upon ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's death

31 Aug 2020

Government announces 7-day state mourning upon ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's death

The central government on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning to pay respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died earlier today.

Pranab Mukherjee passes away; PM Modi, President Kovind pay tributes

31 Aug 2020

Pranab Mukherjee passes away; PM Modi, President Kovind pay tributes

India's former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus,

Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

31 Aug 2020

Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

There has been a decline in the health of former President Pranab Mukherjee (84), the Delhi hospital where he is undergoing treatment said in a statement on Monday.