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Centre asks Delhi HC to dismiss Central Vista plea

11 May 2021

Centre asks Delhi HC to dismiss Central Vista plea

In response to a petition that sought to temporarily halt the construction work of the Central Vista project, the Centre on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court (HC) that the plea was an "abuse of process of law" and sought its dismissal with a fine, according to Live Law.

300% rise in cyber attacks in India in 2020: Government

23 Mar 2021

300% rise in cyber attacks in India in 2020: Government

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, cyber attacks across the country rose by as much as 300% last year to reach a total of 11,58,208 as compared to 3,94,499 in 2019, the Union Home Ministry informed the Parliament on Tuesday.

On Women's Day, Rajya Sabha MPs call for equal representation

08 Mar 2021

On Women's Day, Rajya Sabha MPs call for equal representation

On the occasion of International Women's Day today (March 8), several women Members of Parliament (MPs) spoke in the Rajya Sabha to discuss and highlight the need for the empowerment and safety of women in India.

Tunnels will link PM, VP's houses with new Parliament building

04 Mar 2021

Tunnels will link PM, VP's houses with new Parliament building

The new Parliament building, one of the most ambitious projects of the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime, will have underground tunnels, connecting it with the residences of the Prime Minister, the Vice-President, as well as chambers of Members of Parliament (MPs), TOI reported on Thursday.

PM Modi gets emotional bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

09 Feb 2021

PM Modi gets emotional bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Congress party's Ghulam Nabi Azad, is set to retire on February 15.

Farmers being instigated: Agriculture Minister in Parliament

05 Feb 2021

Farmers being instigated: Agriculture Minister in Parliament

Amid massive protests against three farm reforms, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said farmers are being instigated and that the agitation is limited to just one state.

Home Ministry gets time till July to frame CAA rules

03 Feb 2021

Home Ministry gets time till July to frame CAA rules

The rules for implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed in 2019, are under preparation, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Parliament on Tuesday.

#Budget2021: Budget allocation for healthcare sector sees a 137% rise

01 Feb 2021

#Budget2021: Budget allocation for healthcare sector sees a 137% rise

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging in India, healthcare has gained the prime focus in the Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday.

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

30 Jan 2021

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

Addressing an all-party meeting on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi reiterated the Centre stands by the offer made by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to farmers to suspend the three new farm laws for 18 months.

Government attempts to ban Bitcoin again; Considers digitizing the rupee

30 Jan 2021

Government attempts to ban Bitcoin again; Considers digitizing the rupee

After leaving Indians with no choice but to embrace digital transactions, the government is poised to ban cryptocurrencies.

Sitharaman tables Economic Survey; FY22 GDP growth pegged at 11%

29 Jan 2021

Sitharaman tables Economic Survey; FY22 GDP growth pegged at 11%

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday tabled the Economic Survey 2021 in the Parliament.

President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

29 Jan 2021

President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed both Houses of the Parliament amid a sweeping boycott by 17 Opposition parties.

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

29 Jan 2021

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

As many as 17 Opposition parties have decided to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both Houses of Parliament, indicating that the Budget Session will be replete with confrontations.

Parliament canteen's subsidy ends; non-veg buffet now costs Rs. 700

28 Jan 2021

Parliament canteen's subsidy ends; non-veg buffet now costs Rs. 700

Ahead of the Budget session, the Parliament has ended subsidies on the food in the canteen. Food in the Parliament canteen has been a contentious subject for many years as the menu offered meals at throwaway prices.

R-Day rally: 20 farmer leaders served notices by Delhi Police

28 Jan 2021

R-Day rally: 20 farmer leaders served notices by Delhi Police

Two days after a farmers' protest rally took a violent turn, the Delhi Police has issued notices to at least 20 farmer leaders for defying an agreement regarding the rally.

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

27 Jan 2021

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

The banned pro-Khalistani group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has announced a reward for unfurling the "Khalistani flag" on the Indian Parliament on February 1, when the Union Budget 2021-2022 will be presented.

Farmers' leaders to address protesters, Budget Day march still on

27 Jan 2021

Farmers' leaders to address protesters, Budget Day march still on

After violence rocked Delhi, farmers' leaders will address protesters at the Singhu border, one of the key locations of their agitation, today. Later, the leaders would also hold a meeting to discuss the next steps.

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

26 Jan 2021

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

The Ministry of Home Affairs, headed by Amit Shah, seen as the number two in the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, suspended internet services till 11:59 pm today at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi, and their adjoining areas in New Delhi.

WhatsApp isn't mandatory, users can opt out: Delhi High Court

25 Jan 2021

WhatsApp isn't mandatory, users can opt out: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court (HC) remarked that accepting WhatsApp's updated privacy policy isn't mandatory, and users have the choice of using a competing app if they don't like its Terms of Service (ToS).

Farmers nab man trained to disrupt tractor-rally, kill protest leaders

23 Jan 2021

Farmers nab man trained to disrupt tractor-rally, kill protest leaders

The farmers protesting at the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana claimed to have nabbed a person who was trained to disrupt their proposed tractor rally on Republic Day (January 26).

Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government

22 Jan 2021

Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government

Posting objectionable, anti-government content on social media platforms will now be considered cybercrime in Bihar, the state government announced on Friday.

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

22 Jan 2021

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

The standing committee of the Parliament on Information Technology grilled officials of Facebook and Twitter at a meeting on Thursday over their views on the prevention of misuse of online platforms.

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

22 Jan 2021

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government's 'Swachh Bharat' cleanliness mission helped in the fight against the coronavirus.

Facebook data breach: CBI books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research

22 Jan 2021

Facebook data breach: CBI books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a complaint against United Kingdom-based consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research in connection with the Facebook data theft case.

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

19 Jan 2021

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

India is reportedly considering a hike in import duties by 5-10% on smartphones, electronic components, and appliances among more than 50 items in the upcoming Union Budget.

India's 2020-21 GDP to shrink 7.7%, biggest contraction since 1952

07 Jan 2021

India's 2020-21 GDP to shrink 7.7%, biggest contraction since 1952

India's economy is estimated to contract 7.7% in the fiscal year 2020-21, according to the first advance estimates released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

05 Jan 2021

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

The Union Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will be presented on February 1, sources were quoted as saying by PTI on Tuesday.

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

04 Jan 2021

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

For the seventh time today, protesting farmers will sit on the negotiation table with the government on the other end and they plan on sticking to their demand of repealing the three laws. They have added another demand — a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for procuring crops.

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

25 Dec 2020

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

The Vice-President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar just months before Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

25 Dec 2020

Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

For nearly a month now, farmers and the Union government have been at loggerheads over three farm laws that were passed in the Parliament in September.

Amid ruling party infighting, Nepal President dissolves Parliament

20 Dec 2020

Amid ruling party infighting, Nepal President dissolves Parliament

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday dissolved the House of Representatives following the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Sunny Deol gets Y-category security after supporting new farm laws

17 Dec 2020

Sunny Deol gets Y-category security after supporting new farm laws

Actor and politician Sunny Deol has been given Y-category security by the central government.

Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

15 Dec 2020

Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

There will no Winter Session of the Parliament this year in view of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to take hundreds of lives in India daily.

New Parliament building will be witness to self-reliant India: Modi

10 Dec 2020

New Parliament building will be witness to self-reliant India: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building, saying the new building will be witness to a self-reliant India.

From April, your take home salary could be reduced

09 Dec 2020

From April, your take home salary could be reduced

A new rule by the Centre would mean that employees take a lesser portion of their salaries home, as a substantial chunk of their money would be sent to their retirement corpus.

All you need to know about the new Parliament building

06 Dec 2020

All you need to know about the new Parliament building

The new Parliament building will be bigger than the existing complex, boasting bigger Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers, a grand Constitution Hall, paperless offices, etc.

New Parliament building: Modi to lay foundation stone next week

05 Dec 2020

New Parliament building: Modi to lay foundation stone next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the new Parliament building on December 10 (Thursday), Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said on Saturday.

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

05 Dec 2020

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

03 Dec 2020

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

Representatives from farmers groups protesting against the Centre's new farm laws on Thursday held talks with the government to address their concerns.

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

03 Dec 2020

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

Top ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government spent time yesterday preparing for the key meeting with farmers' representatives, which is scheduled for 12 noon today at Vigyan Bhawan.