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'Unruly behavior': 4 Congress MPs suspended for entire monsoon session

25 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha
'Unruly behavior': 4 Congress MPs suspended for entire monsoon session

Amid a heated monsoon session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday suspended four Congress MPs for "unruly behavior."

Bengal school jobs scam: Partha Chatterjee 'airlifted' to AIIMS Bhubaneswar

25 Jul 2022

Partha Chatterjee
Bengal school jobs scam: Partha Chatterjee 'airlifted' to AIIMS Bhubaneswar

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday reportedly shifted West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee to AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

AAP accuses cops of replacing Kejriwal banner with PM Modi

24 Jul 2022

Delhi
AAP accuses cops of replacing Kejriwal banner with PM Modi

An environmental event hosted by the Delhi government has been plagued by controversy.

Control inflation, reduce prices but without hurting farmers: RSS
Control inflation, reduce prices but without hurting farmers: RSS

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, on Friday, called for the government to reduce inflation and lower prices, but with the interest of farmers in mind.

Goa bar row: Irani sends legal notice to Congress leaders

24 Jul 2022

Smriti Irani
Goa bar row: Irani sends legal notice to Congress leaders

Union Minister Smriti Irani has sent a legal notice to Congress leaders over allegations that her daughter was running a bar on an illegal license in Goa's Assagao area.

Teacher recruitment scam: ED arrests West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee

23 Jul 2022

Partha Chatterjee
Teacher recruitment scam: ED arrests West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested West Bengal Commerce and Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata on Saturday for his suspected involvement in the teacher recruitment scam.

'Prove majority': EC tells Thackeray, Shinde over Sena ownership battle
'Prove majority': EC tells Thackeray, Shinde over Sena ownership battle

The power struggle for control of the Shiv Sena between Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde has entered a new phase in which both will have to provide documentary evidence to prove who would head the party.

Delhi: Kejriwal targets BJP after LG accuses Sisodia of corruption

22 Jul 2022

Delhi
Delhi: Kejriwal targets BJP after LG accuses Sisodia of corruption

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal defended Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday after Lieutenant Governor (LG) VK Saxena asked for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's Delhi Excise Policy and accused Sisodia of procedural errors.

Mamata's 'disgruntled' TMC decides to abstain from vice presidential polls

22 Jul 2022

Congress Party
Mamata's 'disgruntled' TMC decides to abstain from vice presidential polls

In an unexpected move, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) said on Thursday that it will not vote in the vice-presidential election since it was "not consulted" about Margaret Alva's candidacy.

Meet Droupadi Murmu, India's 15th President

21 Jul 2022

Draupadi Murmu
Meet Droupadi Murmu, India's 15th President

Droupadi Murmu was on Thursday elected as the 15th President of India by defeating the Opposition's joint candidate, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha with a huge margin.

Kejriwal defies LG, says will go ahead with Singapore trip

21 Jul 2022

Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal defies LG, says will go ahead with Singapore trip

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has declared that he would "go ahead" with his Singapore trip to attend an international summit despite the block by Lieutenant Governor (LG) Vinai Kumar Saxena.

Punjab CM Mann discharged after being admitted to Delhi hospital

21 Jul 2022

Bhagwant Mann
Punjab CM Mann discharged after being admitted to Delhi hospital

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, was admitted to a private hospital in Delhi on Wednesday morning after a minor health issue, sources said on Thursday.

Congress stages protests as ED questions Sonia for 2 hours

21 Jul 2022

Congress Party
Congress stages protests as ED questions Sonia for 2 hours

The Congress held protests across the country on Thursday against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilling party president Sonia Gandhi in connection with a money laundering case.

India gets its first tribal woman president in Droupadi Murmu

21 Jul 2022

Draupadi Murmu
India gets its first tribal woman president in Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu has been elected as 15th President of India.

Larger bench to examine constitutional aspects of Sena conflict: SC
Larger bench to examine constitutional aspects of Sena conflict: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday said the petitions filed by the Shiv Sena and its breakaway faction raise several constitutional questions that require consideration by a larger bench.

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned after Opposition protests
Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned after Opposition protests

On the second day of Parliament's monsoon session, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till Wednesday amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs on issues of price hikes and inflation.

Presidential poll: Yashwant Sinha calls out 'horse-trading' as MLAs crossvote

18 Jul 2022

Draupadi Murmu
Presidential poll: Yashwant Sinha calls out 'horse-trading' as MLAs crossvote

Polling for the election of India's 15th president is currently underway at the Parliament and state assemblies.

Lanka crisis: Centre calls all-party meeting at Tamil Nadu's request

17 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka
Lanka crisis: Centre calls all-party meeting at Tamil Nadu's request

The government on Sunday announced an all-party conference on the unrest in Sri Lanka was scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Ex-Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva is Opposition's pick for vice president
Ex-Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva is Opposition's pick for vice president

The Opposition on Sunday put all speculations to rest and named Margaret Alva, senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan Governor, as the candidate for the post of vice president.

#NewsBytesExplainer: The significance and powers of vice president of India
#NewsBytesExplainer: The significance and powers of vice president of India

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has nominated West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as its candidate for the August 6 vice presidential election.

Droupadi Murmu visits Mumbai; Thackerays not invited despite lending support

15 Jul 2022

Shiv Sena
Droupadi Murmu visits Mumbai; Thackerays not invited despite lending support

The BJP and the Shiv Sena faction headed by Chief Minister (CM) Eknath Shinde hosted an opulent reception for Droupadi Murmu, the NDA's presidential candidate, on Thursday in Mumbai.

Momo Mia! After puchkas, Mamata Banerjee makes momos in Darjeeling

14 Jul 2022

Mamata Banerjee
Momo Mia! After puchkas, Mamata Banerjee makes momos in Darjeeling

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has yet again become the 'talk of the town,' this time for her momo-making skills.

Jumlajeevi to chamchagiri: New list of banned words in Parliament

14 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha
Jumlajeevi to chamchagiri: New list of banned words in Parliament

The Lok Sabha Secretariat has released a long list of words that have been ruled unparliamentary in the Parliament.

Bizzare! Officer gets notice for serving cold tea to Chouhan

13 Jul 2022

Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bizzare! Officer gets notice for serving cold tea to Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has drawn flak after a government official was issued a show-cause notice for serving low-quality, cold tea to the CM during his transit visit to Khajuraho in the state's Chhatarpur district.

Draupadi Murmu shouldn't be made 'symbol of Adivasi': Congress leader

13 Jul 2022

Draupadi Murmu
Draupadi Murmu shouldn't be made 'symbol of Adivasi': Congress leader

In the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for Monday (July 18), Congress leader Ajoy Kumar raked up a controversy by saying the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu represents a "very evil philosophy of India."

Row over 'aggressive' national emblem: Centre slams 'experts' over criticism

13 Jul 2022

Central Government
Row over 'aggressive' national emblem: Centre slams 'experts' over criticism

The Centre has defended the depiction of the national emblem cast atop the new Parliament building on Tuesday following opposition parties' criticism of its alleged "aggressive" makeover.

Rahul Gandhi flies abroad, to skip crucial Congress meet tomorrow

13 Jul 2022

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi flies abroad, to skip crucial Congress meet tomorrow

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reportedly left for a brief "personal visit" abroad and is expected to return by Sunday.

Shiv Sena to support NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu: Thackeray

12 Jul 2022

Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena to support NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu: Thackeray

A day after Shiv Sena legislators urged their leader Uddhav Thackeray to back the NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu, the party on Tuesday implied it would support her.

Kali row: Modi invokes Goddess Kali; Mahua Moitra hits back

11 Jul 2022

Mahua Moitra
Kali row: Modi invokes Goddess Kali; Mahua Moitra hits back

The political controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra's remarks about Goddess Kali continued to rage on as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and TMC trade barbs.

AIADMK tussle: EPS elected as party's interim general secretary

11 Jul 2022

AIADMK
AIADMK tussle: EPS elected as party's interim general secretary

In a big win for AIADMK coordinator E Palaniswami (EPS), the Madras High Court on Monday allowed the General Council meeting of the party where EPS was elevated as the interim general secretary of the party and abolished the dual leadership structure.

Who was Sadhna Gupta, second wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav?

10 Jul 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav
Who was Sadhna Gupta, second wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav?

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's second wife, Sadhna Gupta, passed away on Saturday at Gurugram's Medanta Hospital.

Thackeray moves SC against governor inviting Shinde to form government

08 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray
Thackeray moves SC against governor inviting Shinde to form government

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction has filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court, challenging Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to invite Eknath Shinde to form the state government on June 30.

Eknath Shinde's cabinet: BJP to get maximum berths, key portfolios

07 Jul 2022

Eknath Shinde
Eknath Shinde's cabinet: BJP to get maximum berths, key portfolios

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is planning to expand his cabinet after the Supreme Court hearing on Monday (July 11).

With new chief whip, Thackeray, Shinde face-off reaches Lok Sabha

07 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray
With new chief whip, Thackeray, Shinde face-off reaches Lok Sabha

The internal battle between the two Shiv Sena factions led by Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde, respectively, has now reached Parliament.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How does India elect its vice president?

07 Jul 2022

Electoral College
#NewsBytesExplainer: How does India elect its vice president?

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's term will end on August 10 and according to the Constitution, an election to fill the vacancy must be completed before the expiration of the term.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigns as minister amid Vice President speculations

06 Jul 2022

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi resigns as minister amid Vice President speculations

Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has tendered his resignation as the Union Minister of Minority Affairs amid speculations that he may run for Vice President of India.

'Kaali' remarks: Mahua Moitra says 'bring it on' after FIR

06 Jul 2022

Mahua Moitra
'Kaali' remarks: Mahua Moitra says 'bring it on' after FIR

Trinamool Congress (TMC) Member of Parliament (MP) Mahua Moitra has been charged for her remarks on Goddess Kaali.

Why is BJP reaching out to Pasmanda Muslims? Who're they?

05 Jul 2022

Muslims
Why is BJP reaching out to Pasmanda Muslims? Who're they?

At the recently concluded Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive conclave in Hyderabad, PM Narendra Modi made a special mention of Pasmanda Muslims and emphasized the need for their social empowerment.

Maharashtra: Chief Minister Eknath Shinde wins trust vote by 164-99

04 Jul 2022

Eknath Shinde
Maharashtra: Chief Minister Eknath Shinde wins trust vote by 164-99

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday won the trust vote in the Maharashtra Assembly bagging 164 votes, thereby proving the majority on the second day of the special session of the House.

Thackeray camp moves SC over chief whip appointment by Speaker

04 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray
Thackeray camp moves SC over chief whip appointment by Speaker

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction moved the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday against Maharashtra Speaker Rahul Narvekar appointing Bharat Gogawale of the Eknath Shinde faction as the Chief Whip of the party.

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