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03 Apr 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appointed as Leader of Rajya Sabha

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was today once again appointed as the Leader of the Rajya Sabha following his re-election to the House.

01 Apr 2018

West Bengal

Kerala-CM Vijayan not in favor of joining hands with Congress

As talks of an anti-BJP front for next Lok Sabha polls gain ground, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said he isn't in favor of joining hands with Congress to forge an opposition-alliance that should be aimed at giving people a real political-alternative.

31 Mar 2018


Haryana: Delhi CM Kejriwal holds roadshow in Rohtak-Bhiwani belt

With the Aam Aadmi Party keen to contest the Haryana Assembly polls next year, the party's national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today held a roadshow in the Rohtak-Bhiwani belt of the state.

Congress might lose RS deputy-chair post as PJ Kurien retires

Congress's losing spree continues. Losses in assembly polls have had a direct effect on its parliamentary strength.

30 Mar 2018


Maharashtra: Shiv Sena questions Fadnavis' announcement of 72,000 govt jobs

The Shiv Sena on Friday took a dig at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his announcement to provide government jobs to 72,000 people, asking him to make public names of those who would get these jobs.

28 Mar 2018

Indian Army

Indian Army and Navy has shortage of 274 pilots: Government

Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State in the Defense Ministry, today informed Lok Sabha that there is a shortage of 274 pilots in the Army and the Navy.

SSC CGLE 2017 exam: No question of re-examination, says government

The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination 2017 has not been canceled, and there is no question of re-conducting it, the government said today.

28 Mar 2018


Over 26k corruption complaints received against govt officials in 2017

Over 26,000 complaints were received against government officers, including senior officials, last year, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

27 Mar 2018


Currently, no proposal to scrap Article 370, says Centre

There is currently no proposal to scrap Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

24 Mar 2018


2019 Election: Shah sets target of 21 seats from northeast

Gearing up for the 2019 General election, BJP President Amit Shah today set a target of 21 seats out of 25 parliamentary constituencies from the northeast in the Lok Sabha polls.

22 Mar 2018


Parliament lost 14 days, government now rushes to clear logjam

Since the Parliament reconvened on March 5, proceedings have been washed out every day as various parties haven't stopped protesting.

21 Mar 2018

Indian Army

163 Army personnel died in Siachen in last decade: Govt

The Army lost 163 personnel deployed at the Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battlefield, during the last ten years, said Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

20 Mar 2018


Foreign funding licenses of 5,000 NGOs canceled: Government

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today informed Lok Sabha that nearly 5,000 NGOs were barred by the government from receiving foreign funding after the cancellation of their licenses since April 2017.

20 Mar 2018


330 Pakistani, 1,770 Bangladeshi nationals deported in 3 years: Govt

As many as 330 Pakistani and 1,770 Bangladeshi nationals, who were illegally staying in India, have been repatriated in the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Foreign poll-funding won't be scrutinized as Lok Sabha passes bill

The Lok Sabha has passed a bill that exempts political parties from scrutiny of foreign funds they have received from abroad since 1976.

Political parties get relief from scrutiny of foreign funding

The Lok Sabha has recently passed a bill that will exempt political parties from scrutiny of funds they have received from abroad since 1976.

18 Mar 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Regardless of recent losses, BJP confident of winning Maharashtra bypolls

Undeterred by recent setbacks in byelections in some states, the BJP is confident of retaining the Bhandara-Gondia and Palghar Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra bypolls.

17 Mar 2018

Rahul Gandhi

84th Congress Plenary to focus on countering Modi-led BJP

A two-day Congress Plenary session which started on Saturday is set to decide not only the party's roadmap for the next five years, but also devise strategies to counter the seemingly invincible BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

17 Mar 2018


Delhi: 100 arrested for hacking user-data of online shopping websites

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (UPSTF) has arrested over 100 fraudsters for hacking user database of leading online shopping websites and insurance companies.

16 Mar 2018


No proposal under consideration to discontinue Rs. 2,000 note: Govt

The government on Friday categorically said there was no proposal to discontinue Rs. 2,000 currency note, which was introduced post demonetization.

16 Mar 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Congress, Trinamool support TDP's no-confidence motion against Modi government

After the TDP decided to quit the NDA earlier today, it is now moving a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government.

15 Mar 2018


Budget session: Amid paper-tearing and protests, bills passed without discussion

With protests rocking the Parliament's budget session, productivity has hit an all-time low.

15 Mar 2018


How to apply for a Voter ID card online?

In India, the Election Commission prevents election fraud by issuing a unique voter ID card to eligible citizens.

15 Mar 2018

West Bengal

Ganga Cleaning Drive: Over Rs. 3,600cr in last 3 years

The Minister of State for Water Resources Satyapal Singh informed the Lok Sabha that the government has released Rs. 3,633 crore between 2014-15 and 2016-17 for cleaning the Ganga river and beautifying its ghats.

14 Mar 2018


3,768 complaints received from Indian women abroad against NRI husbands

The Indians Missions and Posts abroad received 3,768 petitions from distressed Indian women on complaints related to dowry and ill-treatment by NRI husbands during 2014-17, the government said.

12 Mar 2018


No plan to introduce common course for all boards: HRD-Ministry

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Monday ruled out any plan to introduce a common course in CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards, saying the uniform syllabus across the country will not take into account the local culture and language.

12 Mar 2018

Upendra Kushwaha

No data maintained of fake education boards: HRD Ministry

The HRD Ministry on Monday said it does not maintain any data of fake education boards found functioning in the country.

10 Mar 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Now, Odisha to intensify demand for special category status

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that his government and the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will pursue its demand for according special category status for the state.

09 Mar 2018


Sonia Gandhi reveals why she didn't become Prime-Minister in 2004

Speaking at India Today Conclave in Mumbai, Sonia Gandhi revealed why she chose not to become the Prime Minister even after leading UPA to power in 2004.

09 Mar 2018


Rajya Sabha elections: BJD fields three candidates from Odisha

BJD candidates Prashanta Nanda, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, and Achyuta Samanta on Friday filed their nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections from Odisha.

09 Mar 2018


Over 22,000 Indian websites hacked during April 2017-January 2018

According to Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics and IT KJ Alphons, a total of 22,207 Indian websites were hacked between April 2017 and January 2018.

09 Mar 2018


Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

India is the largest democracy in the world where "voting" plays an important role in shaping the country's destiny.

07 Mar 2018

Shiv Sena

Budget Session: No work and only protests dominate Parliament

Proceedings continue to be stalled in Parliament on day 3 of the Budget session.

07 Mar 2018


Running Mumbai locals caused Rs. 4,000 crore loss to Railways

Soon after the Union Budget announced about the expansion of the suburban Mumbai rail network, the government on Wednesday informed the Parliament that the national transporter has incurred a loss of above Rs. 4,000cr in the last three years in running the Mumbai locals.

06 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

BJP win in Tripura, an ideological victory: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday dubbed the BJP's win over the Left in Tripura a "victory of ideology" and said the party needs to work hard to maintain its winning electoral streak, according to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.

06 Mar 2018


Meghalaya swearing-in ceremony: Conrad Sangma takes oath as CM

National People's Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma has emerged as the winner in the battles of the Sangmas. He took oath as the CM today.

04 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Congress launches campaign against Centre in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Congress on Saturday launched a campaign over the alleged failures of the Narendra Modi dispensation and passed five resolutions against the Centre and the state government.

02 Mar 2018


Implement Delhi-like school safety rules in Madhya Pradesh: Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, in a letter to Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, suggested to the state government to enact safety norms regarding schools on the lines of Delhi's rules.

01 Mar 2018


Lokpal-meet: Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge rejects PM Modi's 'special invite'

Congress and BJP are now trading punches on the issue of appointing a Lokpal.

07 Feb 2018


Now, Muslim grooms to take oath against triple talaq

While getting married, Muslim men will now have to promise that they would never give their wives triple talaq.