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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.

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

06 Sep 2020

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

22 Jun 2020

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.

Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds

14 Jan 2020

Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds

In 2018-19 fiscal, the coffers of seven political parties overflowed, and a large chunk of this money came through the controversial electoral bond route.

BJD not dependent on me: Naveen Patnaik sparks succession talks

27 Dec 2019

BJD not dependent on me: Naveen Patnaik sparks succession talks

He became Odisha's Chief Minister for a fifth consecutive term, made Biju Janata Dal (BJD) a formidable force in the coastal state, and now 74-year-old Naveen Patnaik has sparked conversations about his successor.

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Amid Maharashtra crisis, Modi lauds NCP for obeying parliamentary norms

18 Nov 2019

Amid Maharashtra crisis, Modi lauds NCP for obeying parliamentary norms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Rajya Sabha on the first day of the Parliament's winter session.

Article 370: PM Narendra Modi likely to address nation today

08 Aug 2019

Article 370: PM Narendra Modi likely to address nation today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation on Thursday, to explain his government's move of removing special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and splitting the state into two Union Territories.

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

07 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

Congress is not moving an inch from its stand on Article 370. The grand old party on Tuesday reiterated that no government can change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it "acceded" to India as one state.

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.

#Article370: Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir tabled in Parliament

05 Aug 2019

#Article370: Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir tabled in Parliament

Hours after revoking Indian Constitution's Article 370, which bestowed special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah moved a Bill to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

Meet Pratap Sarangi: The minister who lives in a hut

31 May 2019

Meet Pratap Sarangi: The minister who lives in a hut

On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Cabinet of ministers took oath at the bedecked Rashtrapati Bhavan.

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

31 May 2019

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

26 May 2019

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

Today in wholesome news, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha is set to step into the Parliament, making history by becoming the youngest Lok Sabha member.

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

23 May 2019

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.

#Verdict2019: Andhra slips from Naidu's hands, Reddy will be CM

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Andhra slips from Naidu's hands, Reddy will be CM

The results of Thursday turned the wheels in Andhra Pradesh as sitting Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu faced an embarrassing defeat.

Elections 2019: 10 candidates of Odisha's poverty-stricken areas are crorepatis

08 Apr 2019

Elections 2019: 10 candidates of Odisha's poverty-stricken areas are crorepatis

Voters in four Lok Sabha constituencies, namely Koraput, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, and Berhampur, of Odisha will cast their votes on April 11. Barring Berhampur, the other three constituencies are infamous for poverty.

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

01 Apr 2019

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson who has been fielded from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, shared a video of a woman cooking food on an earthen oven sparking questions about the success of Ujjwala Yojana.

Puri or Varanasi: Where will PM Modi contest elections from?

12 Mar 2019

Puri or Varanasi: Where will PM Modi contest elections from?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, just like the last Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reports.

Ahead of elections, former BJD MP Baijayant Panda joins BJP

04 Mar 2019

Ahead of elections, former BJD MP Baijayant Panda joins BJP

Baijayant Jay Panda, who quit Biju Janata Dal (BJD) last year, joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.

Was 16th Lok Sabha productive? Let the numbers talk

14 Feb 2019

Was 16th Lok Sabha productive? Let the numbers talk

On Wednesday, the 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved for the general elections, due in April-May. In almost two months from now, some of the lawmakers will return to the House while others would have to taste defeat.

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

26 Jan 2019

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.

Odisha Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP

03 Nov 2018

Odisha Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP

The BJP has alleged that the BJD government has neglected the agricultural sector, forcing many farmers to commit suicide in Odisha.

Triple Talaq Bill deferred in Rajya Sabha as "no unity"

10 Aug 2018

Triple Talaq Bill deferred in Rajya Sabha as "no unity"

The much-awaited triple talaq bill, which was expected to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha today, has been deferred.

17 opposition parties demand paper ballot in 2019

03 Aug 2018

17 opposition parties demand paper ballot in 2019

More than a year after the Election Commission (EC) declared all elections will be held through EVMs, 17 opposition parties are demanding a return to the ballot paper system.

A chest-thumping Amit Shah says no-one dared to implement NRC

31 Jul 2018

A chest-thumping Amit Shah says no-one dared to implement NRC

BJP President Amit Shah spoke on the Assam NRC issue in the Rajya Sabha today and said only this government had the courage to implement it.

BJP will win no-confidence motion; why did Opposition move it?

20 Jul 2018

BJP will win no-confidence motion; why did Opposition move it?

BJP is set to face a trust vote in the Lok Sabha today, and despite Sonia Gandhi's insistence that they "have the numbers," the math is simple: NDA has 313 members in the 535-member House.

LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8

19 Jul 2018

LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8

The Lok Sabha today passed a bill seeking removal of schools' 'no detention policy' for Classes 5 and 8.

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

02 Jun 2018

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

If you want a government job in India, you should at least be a graduate. But if you're going to become a politician, people's support is more than enough.

Fuel prices rise for 10th day, government assures "long-term" measure

24 May 2018

Fuel prices rise for 10th day, government assures "long-term" measure

Even as petrol/diesel prices increased for the 10th day, the government again assured relief, with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad batting for a "long-term" solution instead of an "ad hoc measure."

'Bar busting' ex-Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik forays into politics

19 Apr 2018

'Bar busting' ex-Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik forays into politics

Former Mumbai police chief Arup 'bar busting' Patnaik made his foray into politics yesterday.

Opposition works hard to build consensus on removal of CJI

07 Apr 2018

Opposition works hard to build consensus on removal of CJI

Opposition parties intend to carry on their efforts to build a broad consensus on the motion to remove the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra.

Will-it, won't-it? Opposition holds impeachment-motion against CJI despite having numbers

03 Apr 2018

Will-it, won't-it? Opposition holds impeachment-motion against CJI despite having numbers

An impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra seems to have lost momentum, with many opposition parties still undecided.

Firebrand Mamata Banerjee to meet regional leaders

31 Mar 2018

Firebrand Mamata Banerjee to meet regional leaders

Riding high on the success of her meetings in Delhi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has a jam-packed itinerary for the coming months. She will be meeting regional leaders to whip up maximum support for an anti-BJP front for 2019 LS elections.

Report: 87% of Rajya Sabha candidates are crorepatis

22 Mar 2018

Report: 87% of Rajya Sabha candidates are crorepatis

An Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) survey has revealed that a whopping 55 candidates (87%) of the analyzed 63 candidates contesting the Rajya Sabha elections are crorepatis.

Opposition couldn't move no-confidence motion as Speaker adjourns LS

19 Mar 2018

Opposition couldn't move no-confidence motion as Speaker adjourns LS

The Parliament logjam continued today. As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled, opposition MPs trooped into the Well, raising slogans and holding placards.

Will successive gathbandhans lead to BJP's downfall in 2019?

14 Mar 2018

Will successive gathbandhans lead to BJP's downfall in 2019?

Recently, BJP faced a unique challenge: After a quarter century, arch-rivals SP and BSP combined forces to contain the saffron tide in UP's Gorakhpur and Phulpur LS bypolls.

Now, Odisha to intensify demand for special category status

10 Mar 2018

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.

Sonia Gandhi forges Opposition unity by hosting dinner

07 Mar 2018

Sonia Gandhi forges Opposition unity by hosting dinner

Even as various regional parties are considering a non-BJP non-Congress alliance, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has invited Opposition leaders for dinner to forge a united front against the BJP in Parliament.