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Akalis leave NDA; Sukhbir urges parties to unite against Centre

27 Sep 2020

Akalis leave NDA; Sukhbir urges parties to unite against Centre

Sukhbir Singh Badal, the President of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), wants all political parties and farmer organizations to protest against the BJP-led Centre and force it to roll back three controversial farm Bills, that have triggered agitation.

Punjab farmers launch "rail roko" agitation against controversial agriculture Bills

24 Sep 2020

Punjab farmers launch "rail roko" agitation against controversial agriculture Bills

Farmers in Punjab launched a three-day-long "rail roko" agitation from Thursday, to protest against three contentious farm Bills, behind which the BJP-led Centre has pushed its weight.

Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills

22 Sep 2020

Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills

The Opposition has boycotted the Parliament in protest of the farm bills. They on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.

Government announces MSP hike amid protests over farm bills

21 Sep 2020

Government announces MSP hike amid protests over farm bills

Amid intense protests over the controversial farm bills, the Union Cabinet has approved an increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi crops for the 2021-22 season, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the Lok Sabha, today.

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

21 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

After a stormy session yesterday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed pandemonium again today after eight MPs, who were suspended for their unruly behavior, refused to leave the House.

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

20 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

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Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

20 Sep 2020

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

19 Sep 2020

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

19 Sep 2020

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

18 Sep 2020

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

17 Sep 2020

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is at loggerheads with ally BJP over three farm Bills, is pondering over another key matter, pertaining to the resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

16 Sep 2020

William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

William H. Gates, the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died at the age of 94, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the family announced.

Not herd-immunity; vaccine critical for ending pandemic, says Bill Gates

15 Sep 2020

Not herd-immunity; vaccine critical for ending pandemic, says Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that a vaccine for COVID-19 is critical and the herd immunity strategy cannot end the pandemic.

Noida's largest coronavirus-dedicated facility, having 400 beds, inaugurated by Adityanath

08 Aug 2020

Noida's largest coronavirus-dedicated facility, having 400 beds, inaugurated by Adityanath

On Saturday, Noida's battle with the deadly coronavirus got a boost when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated a 400-bed hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients.

I'm under house arrest, says Saifuddin Soz, challenging government's claims

31 Jul 2020

I'm under house arrest, says Saifuddin Soz, challenging government's claims

From behind barbed wires at his home in Srinagar, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz junked the government's claims about him not being detained, telling reporters that the Supreme Court was being fed lies.

Priyanka Gandhi asked to vacate government bungalow by August 1

01 Jul 2020

Priyanka Gandhi asked to vacate government bungalow by August 1

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday asked to vacate her government-allocated Lodhi Estate house in New Delhi by August 1.

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

15 May 2020

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an extensive discussion with philanthropist Bill Gates on the coronavirus crisis, the global response to the pandemic, India's efforts, and a vaccine.

Missouri becomes first US state to sue China over coronavirus

22 Apr 2020

Missouri becomes first US state to sue China over coronavirus

The US state of Missouri on Tuesday filed a civil lawsuit against the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Internet just found Keanu Reeves' doppelganger in Brazil!

14 Apr 2020

Internet just found Keanu Reeves' doppelganger in Brazil!

What's sweeter than one Keanu Reeves?

As President, what Bill Gates would do to fight COVID-19

26 Mar 2020

As President, what Bill Gates would do to fight COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 is taking on a toll on healthcare systems established by countries like US and Italy.

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus crisis

23 Mar 2020

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus crisis

With coronavirus positive cases continuing to rise across India, the Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Monday after the Finance Bill, 2020, was passed without discussion.

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

19 Mar 2020

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

As the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, Bill Gates is urging the public 'stay calm'.

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board: Here's why

14 Mar 2020

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board: Here's why

Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, has decided to step down from the board of Microsoft - the company he co-founded more than four decades ago with Paul Allen.

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

04 Mar 2020

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

In a new development, the administration of newly-formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has lifted curbs imposed on social media, reports said on Wednesday. The speed will, however, remain restricted to 2G and these services will not be extended to pre-paid SIMs, the authorities underlined.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

28 Feb 2020

Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government plans to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education, a minister of the coalition said on Friday.

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

23 Feb 2020

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.

Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions

16 Feb 2020

Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions

A couple of protesters of Shaheen Bagh, the epicenter of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation in Delhi, are planning to march towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence at 2 pm today to discuss the contentious law.

On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

14 Feb 2020

On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued notice to the administration of union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, seeking a response on the detention of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

Statements like "Goli Maaro" shouldn't have been made: Amit Shah

13 Feb 2020

Statements like "Goli Maaro" shouldn't have been made: Amit Shah

Former BJP President and the number 2 in government, Amit Shah, has analyzed the poll debacle and blamed provocative statements by the leaders of his party for the same.

Sajjad Lone and PDP's Wahid Parra released after six months

05 Feb 2020

Sajjad Lone and PDP's Wahid Parra released after six months

Exactly six months after they were detained by the Centre, two popular politicians of Jammu and Kashmir were released on Wednesday.

Union Cabinet approves Bill allowing abortion at 24 weeks

29 Jan 2020

Union Cabinet approves Bill allowing abortion at 24 weeks

In a move that will bring a sigh of relief for women, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill that will allow abortion at 24 weeks, as opposed to the earlier upper limit of 20 weeks.

Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya sparks reactions

23 Jan 2020

Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya sparks reactions

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is planning to visit Ayodhya to celebrate the completion of 100 days of his government, which was formed after Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress joined hands.

Come what may, CAA will stay: Amit Shah in Lucknow

21 Jan 2020

Come what may, CAA will stay: Amit Shah in Lucknow

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have been raging across India for the last couple of weeks, but Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which passed the law is in no mood to repeal it.

Andhra Pradesh: State Assembly passes Bill for three capitals

21 Jan 2020

Andhra Pradesh: State Assembly passes Bill for three capitals

Former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's dream project of making Amravati the "futuristic capital" of Andhra Pradesh fell flat after the Assembly passed a controversial Bill approving three capitals in the state on Monday night.

Andhra Pradesh could get three capitals; state tense, opposition outraged

20 Jan 2020

Andhra Pradesh could get three capitals; state tense, opposition outraged

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy wants his state to have not one, not two, but three capitals and hopes this task is completed during the three-day special Assembly session that started today.

India needs CAA, but Modi's politics failed us

14 Jan 2020

India needs CAA, but Modi's politics failed us

Till December 13, Citizenship Amendment Bill was the single most important cultural reform Narendra Modi-led Centre brought. It still is, India should certainly shelter the persecuted minorities. Generations will thank Modi for that.

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

13 Jan 2020

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Goa Congress leader calls CAA 'good law', defies party's stand

10 Jan 2020

Goa Congress leader calls CAA 'good law', defies party's stand

A Congress leader from Goa has called the Citizenship Amendment Act a good law, contradictory to the stand his party has taken.