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28 Apr 2017


Lokpal: SC gives go-ahead for appointments without leader of opposition

Dismissing the Centre's arguments, the SC gave a go-ahead to the Lokpal Committee to appoint members despite the absence of a leader of opposition.

27 Apr 2017


Lokpal: SC raps Centre over delay in appointment

The SC rapped the Centre for delay in appointment of Lokpal, saying there was no justification for it.

11 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi

Motor bill passed by Lok Sabha

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday; the bill seeks to curtail deaths and injuries caused by crashes and reform the road-transport sector.

07 Apr 2017


GST: Parliament passes four key bills

The parliament on April 6 passed four bills on the GST after they were approved by the Rajya Sabha without any amendments, paving the way for its nationwide rollout.

30 Mar 2017


26-weeks paid maternity leave: President gives nod

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 which provides for 26-weeks paid maternity leave for women employees.

30 Mar 2017


Lok Sabha approves GST: Moves one step closer to implementation

The four GST Bills were approved in the Lok Sabha bringing GST one step closer to a roll out on July 1st. "We seem to be on time... (we are) reasonably optimistic about meeting the deadline", said Arun Jaitley.

29 Mar 2017


GST Bills: Employee amenities, gifts made taxable

An examination of the recently introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill reveal that the tax could be levied on certain perks provided by employers to employees, that fall outside Cost to Company (CTC).

29 Mar 2017


GST bill: Implementation may be delayed to September 1

Implementation of the GST bill may be delayed from the planned July 1 to September 1 for further fine-tuning of the bill and to give industries more time to prepare.

28 Mar 2017

J P Nadda

Parliament clears Mental Healthcare Bill which seeks to decriminalize suicide

The Parliament cleared Mental Healthcare Bill after Lok Sabha approved 134 amendments made by the Rajya Sabha in August 2016.

Political drama in Bihar: MP Pappu Yadav arrested for nuisance

The Patna police arrested the Jan Adhikar Party-Loktantrik (JAP-L) patron and Madhepura MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav.

25 Mar 2017


UP CM Adityanath shifts Deputy CM from office

UP Chief Minister Adityanath, has asked Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to vacate his office on the fifth floor of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan (Annexe) building.

23 Mar 2017


UP CM Yogi Adityanath distributes portfolios, keeps Home for himself

Yogi Adityanath retained the crucial home ministry, among others, in an attempt to keep a check on UP's dismal law and order. However, finance has gone to veteran Rajesh Agarwal.

20 Mar 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Appointment: BJP Planning ahead to 2019?

Yogi Adityanath's appointment as CM of UP has been met with anxiety and uncertainty by media and civil society. A Hindutva hardliner, the Yogi's appointment was termed "surprising" by many.

20 Mar 2017


Cabinet approves key legislations on GST

The union cabinet on March 20 cleared key legislations relating to the Goods and Services Tax, including the Integrated GST, the Central GST, the State or Union Territory GST, and a law related to compensation to states.

20 Mar 2017


Yogi Adityanath, UP CM, asks for asset details of ministers

Yogi Adityanath, in his first decision as UP CM, has asked all ministers to declare income and assets within 15 days.

19 Mar 2017


Yogi Adityanath sworn in as 21st Chief Minister of UP

Yogi Adityanath was sworn-in as Uttar Pradesh's CM today. The ceremony was attended by Modi, Amit Shah, Advani, amongst others.

18 Mar 2017


Yogi Adityanath appointed as UP CM

The BJP has appointed their MP Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur, as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha since 1998.

18 Mar 2017

Uttar Pradesh

#SuperSaturday: BJP to announce UP CM amid speculations

Speculations have intensified that Union Minister Manoj Sinha is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah's choice to be Uttar Pradesh's next Chief Minister.

18 Mar 2017

Jitendra Singh

Any plans to brew beer on the moon, asks MP

During Lok Sabha's Question Hour, Sisir Kumar Adhikari, a TMC MP, posed a rather peculiar question seeking to know if "an Indian spacecraft is planning to brew beer on the moon?"

17 Mar 2017


Rural electrification: 5150 villages still dark

The deadline for the Centre's rural electrification programme may be missed, as data revealed that over 5150 villages in India are yet to be electrified. It was supposed to be completed by May 2017.

How well did BJP fare among Muslim voters in UP?

There has been plenty of disagreement in the media regarding BJP's success, or the lack thereof, among Muslim voters in UP elections.

16 Mar 2017


Council clears final 2 bills, GST dream one step closer

The GST council approved two crucial legislations - the state GST and the union territory GST bills.

14 Mar 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi-Chicago Air India flight had no functioning lavatories

According to reports, an Air India flight from Delhi that took off for Chicago had only 8 out of 12 toilets functioning.

10 Mar 2017


Lok Sabha passes Maternity Bill, leave extended to 26 weeks

The Lok Sabha passed the bill to raise the maternity leave for women.

05 Mar 2017

Mukhtar Ansari

UP Polls: BSP's Ayodhya candidate booked for rape

The BSP's Ayodhya candidate, Bazmi Siddiqui has been booked by police along with 6 of his aides for raping a woman in Faizabad city.

04 Mar 2017


GST Council approves the laws; July deadline seems realistic

The GST Council has cleared the Central GST and Integrated GST law. However the legal framework for the State GST and Union Territory GST have yet to be cleared by the Law Commission.

27 Feb 2017

Mukhtar Ansari

UP Polls: Mukhtar Ansari's parole cancelled

The Delhi High court cancelled MLA Mukhtar Ansari's parole, granted to him by a trial court, allowing him to campaign for the elections.

25 Feb 2017

Prime Minister

Political storm after Dikshit's "Rahul still immature" comment

Congress leader Sheila Dikshit said Rahul Gandhi "is still not mature", pushing the party into damage control mode. Party veteran Harikesh Bahadur followed by saying the Gandhi scion's preparedness should be debated.

24 Feb 2017

Vishal Bhardwaj

Rs. 19L raised for expenses of Eman, world's heaviest woman

The family of Eman Ahmed, the world's heaviest woman currently in Mumbai for surgery, has managed to raise Rs. 19L from 169 well-wishers to cover her expenses.

22 Feb 2017


Maternity leave doubled for industrial female employees

The Labour and Employment Ministry released an executive order allowing female industrial workers to take six months' maternity leave.

20 Feb 2017

Mukhtar Ansari

PM invoking communalism, EC should examine remarks: Congress

Congress has asked the Election Commission to look into PM Narendra Modi's 'communal' remarks, saying such comments bring 'disrepute' to his post.

19 Feb 2017


Council clears compensation for GST bill

The GST Council has cleared a bill, seeking to provide compensation to states for losses they may incur after rolling out the GST.

Bill in Lok Sabha to clamp down on ostentatious weddings

A bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha by Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan that seeks to end the practice of opulent and extravagant weddings.

12 Feb 2017

Venkaiah Naidu

MPs seek probe into E Ahamed's death

Two MPs from Kerala and a Supreme Court lawyer have filed a petition with the NHRC seeking a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of MP E Ahamed in parliament.

10 Feb 2017


Rural electrification will be completed by May 2018: Piyush Goel

Union Minister Piyush Goel said that out of 18,452 un-electrified villages, approximately 12,033 have been provided with power till last week.

09 Feb 2017

Mukhtar Ansari

Candidate gets brother killed for sympathy votes in UP election

Police have arrested Manoj Gautam, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate from Khurja, Bulandshahr district, UP, for allegedly killing his brother Vinod "for electoral gains."

07 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha listens to PM Modi in rapt attention

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the members of Lok Sabha earlier today.

06 Feb 2017

Mukhtar Ansari

Hitmen, guns/liquor smugglers in demand before UP elections

Steps have been taken to keep politics clean in polls-bound Uttar Pradesh (UP).

06 Feb 2017

Venkaiah Naidu

Rahul Gandhi joins protest over Ahamed's death

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi joined the protests in the Parliament complex over IUML MP E Ahamed's death.

04 Feb 2017

Venkaiah Naidu

Janata Dal United seeks a probe into E Ahamed's death

Janata Dal United has come out in ardent support of the investigation of Former Union Minister E Ahamed's death.