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22 Jan 2019


Rs. 100 crore approved to build Bal Thackeray's sea-facing memorial

The Maharashtra Cabinet today approved Rs. 100 crore for the construction of a memorial for late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

21 Jan 2019

Saif Ali Khan

Congress leaders want Kareena Kapoor to contest polls from Bhopal

With election season upon us, Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh think giving a Lok Sabha ticket to actress Kareena Kapoor Khan from Bhopal will help in defeating Bharatiya Janata Party.

21 Jan 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP decides to stay out of LS elections in Maharashtra

The Aam Aadmi Party said that "as of now" it has decided not to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra.

19 Jan 2019

Rajiv Gandhi

#UnitedIndiaRally: Sharad Yadav confuses Bofors and Rafale, leaves leaders embarrassed

Sharad Yadav of the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) made a huge mistake on the stage of mega opposition rally in Kolkata on Saturday, after which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it was a slip of tongue.

18 Jan 2019

Andhra Pradesh

Lok Sabha elections schedule could be announced in March first-week

Reportedly, the Election Commission (EC) is set to announce the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections in the first week of March.

18 Jan 2019

West Bengal

Rahul Gandhi backs "Mamata Di" ahead of mega Opposition rally

On Friday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the mega 'United India' rally in Kolkata on Saturday.

16 Jan 2019

Prakash Javadekar

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

Union Minister for Education Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced a 25% increase in seats across universities and colleges in the country to ensure the new caste-agnostic reservation doesn't affect the existing quotas.

14 Jan 2019


BSP making massive preparations to ring in Mayawati's 63rd birthday

Massive preparations are underway to celebrate BSP supremo Mayawati's 63rd birthday in Lucknow, UP capital, tomorrow.

14 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to citizens and has asked for "direct feedback" on a number of issues through a survey launched on the NaMo app.

12 Jan 2019

Ram Nath Kovind

10% general category reservation cleared by President; becomes law

President Ram Nath Kovind has cleared the bill seeking to provide 10% reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category, thereby making the bill a law.

12 Jan 2019


Before SP-BSP joint-presser, Abhishek Singhvi says ignoring Congress 'dangerous mistake'

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav will address the press together soon and fireworks are expected after this.

11 Jan 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Meera Sanyal, banker-turned-politician, dies at 57

On Friday, banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal died after a brief illness. She was reportedly suffering from cancer for the past two years. She was 57.

11 Jan 2019


Here's what to expect from Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav's press-conference

Former bitter rivals Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati will hold a press conference at a five-star hotel in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday, their parties' sources have revealed.

10 Jan 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Prakash Raj meets Kejriwal, discusses ways to address various issues

Actor Prakash Raj, who recently announced that he would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital and discussed ways to address various issues.

09 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

RS passes bill to give 10% reservation to economically-weaker sections

After hours of debate, the Rajya Sabha passed the reservation bill on Wednesday.

09 Jan 2019


#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday had passed, amid protests by the Opposition, the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

08 Jan 2019

Trinamool Congress

#CitizenshipBill: Bill passed in Lok Sabha, despite protests from Opposition

On Tuesday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh tabled the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha as protests against the bill rocked Assam.

08 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

#Reservations: Constitutional amendment required for new quota passed in LS

A day after the Modi government announced its plan to introduce a 10% reservation quota in jobs and education for the general category, the bill to bring about the required constitutional amendment was tabled in the Lok Sabha.

07 Jan 2019


Lok Sabha Speaker suspends four more MPs for disrupting proceedings

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today suspended three AIADMK MPs and one TDP lawmaker for two days for disrupting proceedings of the House.

07 Jan 2019


Assam: Asom Gana Parishad quits NDA over Citizenship Bill disagreements

In yet another setback to the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections this year, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), on Monday, withdrew support from the BJP-led government in Assam.

06 Jan 2019

Indian Air Force

HAL didn't receive orders claimed by Sitharaman; Congress alleges falsity

While defending the Rafale deal, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had accused the Congress of shedding false tears for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and had claimed that the NDA government had drawn up contracts worth Rs. 1 lakh crore for HAL.

06 Jan 2019


Actor Prakash Raj will be contesting Lok Sabha elections

Actor Prakash Raj, who has been critical of the Narendra Modi government, announced on Saturday he will contest the Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central constituency.

05 Jan 2019


#RoadTo2019: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati meet in Delhi to discuss seat-sharing

Akhilesh Yadav, the chief of Samajwadi Party and Mayawati, the matriarch of Bahujan Samaj Party, met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss seat-sharing for the Lok Sabha elections slated to take place in summer this year.

04 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

With gloves off, Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale-deal, but RaGa unimpressed

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the multi-crore Rafale deal on Friday in the Lok Sabha using all her might, but Congress President Rahul Gandhi wasn't satisfied.

54 cases of Malaria deaths reported in 2018: Report

Malaria cases reduced by three million in India in 2017 compared to 2016, Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda told Lok Sabha today.

04 Jan 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman

#RafaleInLokSabha: Nirmala Sitharaman says first-jet will be delivered in 2019

On Friday, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the Rafale deal passionately in the Lok Sabha and said the first jet will be delivered in 2019.

03 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Pravin Togadia announces new party, will contest Lok Sabha elections

Former president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Pravin Togadia is all set to launch his political party, whose name will be announced soon.

03 Jan 2019


#SabarimalaTemple: Statewide bandh called after two-women enter holy shrine

The Sabarimala Karma Samiti (SKS) which is an umbrella organization of various Hindu outfits has called for a statewide bandh in Kerala after two women, in their 40s, entered the hilltop shrine of Lord Ayyappa in the early hours of Wednesday.

03 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

#RafaleDeal: Rahul Gandhi tweets four-questions for Narendra Modi, without number-3

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, tweeted four questions for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal.

206 corruption cases registered against Central government employees in 2018

The CBI has registered 206 cases of corruption against Central government employees between January and November last year, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh informed Lok Sabha today.

02 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

RaGa in Lok Sabha: Entire country is questioning PM Modi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and raised the issue of Rafale deal.

01 Jan 2019


BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha loses VIP status at Patna airport

On Monday, officials told the press that actor-turned politician and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha would no longer be treated as a VIP at the Patna airport and will have to undergo regular frisking when travelling from the airport.

31 Dec 2018

Rahul Gandhi

#ThatWas2018: 5 gaffes of Rahul Gandhi which amused people

With 2019 just a few hours away, all of us are introspecting the year gone by. We hope, so are our politicians.

31 Dec 2018

Ravi Shankar Prasad

#TripleTalaqBill: On crucial test-day, Rajya Sabha adjourned till January 2

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Monday and will stay so till January 2, 2019, on the crucial day when the Triple Talaq Bill was to be discussed in the Upper House.

31 Dec 2018

Ravi Shankar Prasad

#TripleTalaqBill: Before crucial test, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM

Before the Triple Talaq Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha last week, could have been brought up in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House was adjourned on Monday till 2 PM.

31 Dec 2018


#ThatWas2018: Facebook and its catastrophic run, scandals, and data leaks

12 months ago, Facebook made a promise of fixing issues that marred its reputation and affected its community throughout 2017.

31 Dec 2018


#Roadto2019: PM Modi to touch 20 states in 100-day campaign

Having suffered electoral defeats in three Hindi heartland states, the BJP is planning to bounce back with a focused strategy and fresh alliances ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Culture Minister presents Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Bill in Lok Sabha

A bill, which seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member in a trust that runs Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial to make the body "apolitical", was introduced in Lok Sabha today.

28 Dec 2018

Ravi Shankar Prasad

#POCSOAct: Cabinet approves death-penalty for aggravated sexual crimes against minors

The Centre on Friday accepted amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and approved death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual assault of kids.

27 Dec 2018

Ravi Shankar Prasad

245-yes, 11-noes: Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After four hours of heated debate, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.