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Watch: 2 MP Congress leaders fight at Republic Day event

26 Jan 2020

Watch: 2 MP Congress leaders fight at Republic Day event

In an embarrassment for the ruling Indian National Congress party in Madhya Pradesh, two party leaders were seen hitting each other at a Republic Day event.

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

25 Jan 2020

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

21 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

Republic Day is not merely a gazetted holiday for Indians, it's a feeling that fills our heart with pride, as we witness the spellbinding parade and the tricolor waving high in the sky.

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

20 Jan 2020

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 to honor the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect.

Bank KYC forms to start asking your religion: Here's why

21 Dec 2019

Bank KYC forms to start asking your religion: Here's why

Banks may soon start asking depositors to disclose their religion. What's the need for this?

Five times Bollywood celebrities were trolled for their political "acumen"

19 Dec 2019

Five times Bollywood celebrities were trolled for their political "acumen"

Whether they are promoting their movies, chilling on a chat show or even contesting elections, the political understanding of Bollywood celebrities sounds, at best, debatable.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill clears Lok Sabha, protests planned across Northeast

10 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill clears Lok Sabha, protests planned across Northeast

With the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill clearing the Lok Sabha test on Monday, a student's body has called for an 11-hour shutdown across Northeast. The bandh started at 5 am today and will continue till 4 pm.

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.

Should CJI's office come under RTI Act? SC's verdict today

13 Nov 2019

Should CJI's office come under RTI Act? SC's verdict today

Today, the Supreme Court will announce whether the office of Chief Justice of India should come under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

#Article370Revoked: SC gives time to Centre, adjourns matter till November

01 Oct 2019

#Article370Revoked: SC gives time to Centre, adjourns matter till November

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre has four weeks to submit its response on a bunch of petitions challenging its decision to rescind Article 370, thanks to an order of the Supreme Court.

After NRC, Amit Shah promises illegal immigrants' expulsion across India

09 Sep 2019

After NRC, Amit Shah promises illegal immigrants' expulsion across India

Over a week after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list was released in Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said today that the Centre plans to eradicate illegal immigrants from the entire country.

No dead bodies doesn't mean everything's normal, says Srinagar Mayor

03 Sep 2019

No dead bodies doesn't mean everything's normal, says Srinagar Mayor

Just because there aren't dead bodies lying around on the streets of Kashmir, it doesn't mean everything is normal, feels Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu, who was given the status of Minister of State (along with his Jammu counterpart), after Centre revoked Article 370 last month.

Kashmir: Days after lockdown, schools, offices could re-open on Monday

16 Aug 2019

Kashmir: Days after lockdown, schools, offices could re-open on Monday

After days of lockdown, Kashmir's residents may get respite on Monday as schools and government offices could be re-opened, NDTV reported quoting sources. However, the decision will be taken after studying the on-ground situation.

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

10 Aug 2019

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

Pakistan suffered a huge setback on the Kashmir issue after being rebuffed in all efforts to seek international intervention against India's decision to revoke Article 370 and split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

06 Aug 2019

Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday alleged Union Home Minister Amit Shah lied in the Lok Sabha about his "detention" status.

Will go to any "extent for Kashmir-cause": Pakistan Army Chief

06 Aug 2019

Will go to any "extent for Kashmir-cause": Pakistan Army Chief

A day after BJP-led Centre took steps to rip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, Pakistan's Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said the country will go to any "extent" to support Kashmiris in their "struggle for freedom".

#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder

In what qualifies as one of the biggest gaffes of Congress in recent days, their Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday asked how was Jammu and Kashmir India's "internal matter" when the issue was being monitored by the UN.

Congress chief whip resigns over party's stand on Article 370

05 Aug 2019

Congress chief whip resigns over party's stand on Article 370

In yet another blow to the Indian National Congress, party whip in the Rajya Sabha, Bhubaneswar Kalita, resigned on Monday.

Bollywood divided over scrapping of Article 370: Who said what?

05 Aug 2019

Bollywood divided over scrapping of Article 370: Who said what?

In a historic move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government scrapped Article 370 of Indian Constitution today, thereby repealing the special status given to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

#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.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Article 370 scrapped. How will things change in J&K?

05 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: Article 370 scrapped. How will things change in J&K?

Keeping up with one of its core ideologies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday scrapped Article 370 of Indian Constitution, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmir: Amit Shah proposes to remove Article 370

05 Aug 2019

Kashmir: Amit Shah proposes to remove Article 370

Putting an end to suspense related to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed to remove the Article 370 of Indian Constitution, which grants special status to the northernmost state, in Rajya Sabha.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution

03 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution

Jammu and Kashmir is on the edge. Indian Army said Pakistan Army-backed terrorists are looking to infiltrate the valley and disrupt peace. Soon, the state government led by Governor Satya Pal Malik asked tourists to head home.

What exactly is Article 15 of the Indian Constitution about?

30 Jun 2019

What exactly is Article 15 of the Indian Constitution about?

Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15, an Anubhav Sinha directorial which hit the theatres on June 28, has created a huge buzz and has shifted the focus to the actual Article 15 of the Indian Constitution.

Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

29 Jun 2019

Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

The Supreme Court will reopen on Monday, July 1, after its annual six-week-long summer vacation and the first week will be jam-packed with important cases.

Article 370 not permanent, says Amit Shah in Parliament

28 Jun 2019

Article 370 not permanent, says Amit Shah in Parliament

On Friday, Lok Sabha debutant and Union Home Minister Amit Shah reiterated BJP's stand on the contentious Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

The Election Commission (EC) declared it has seized a whopping Rs. 3,439cr across India this polling season.

'Modi Code of Misconduct': Opposition on EC's WB campaign ban

16 May 2019

'Modi Code of Misconduct': Opposition on EC's WB campaign ban

After the Election Commission (EC) cut short the campaigning period for the last phase of elections in West Bengal, opposition parties have come together to support CM Mamata Banerjee.

Pulwama attack: 100 companies of paramilitary forces deployed in Kashmir

23 Feb 2019

Pulwama attack: 100 companies of paramilitary forces deployed in Kashmir

With India still reeling from the Pulwama attack, the Center has airlifted 100 companies of paramilitary forces to Srinagar to bolster security in Jammu and Kashmir.

What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

19 Feb 2019

What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

Following the deadly terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred, demands for scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution have intensified.

On Gandhi's death anniversary, Hindu Mahasabha recreates his assassination

30 Jan 2019

On Gandhi's death anniversary, Hindu Mahasabha recreates his assassination

In a shocking incident, right-wing outfit Hindu Mahasabha recreated the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, Wednesday, in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh.

After Hindu girl comment, Anantkumar Hegde targets rival's Muslim wife

28 Jan 2019

After Hindu girl comment, Anantkumar Hegde targets rival's Muslim wife

Union minister Anantkumar Hegde, who has grabbed the limelight time and again for his wild statements, has hit a new low.

SC doesn't hold 10% EWS quota, but will examine validity

25 Jan 2019

SC doesn't hold 10% EWS quota, but will examine validity

On Friday, the Supreme Court said it will examine the validity of the 10% quota law for the economically weaker sections.

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

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.

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

08 Jan 2019

#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.

Are you eligible for the 10% reservation for general category?

07 Jan 2019

Are you eligible for the 10% reservation for general category?

On Monday, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government announced 10% reservation in jobs and education for economically backward upper castes.

22 mentally-ill inmates of Badaun asylum handed over to families

05 Jan 2019

22 mentally-ill inmates of Badaun asylum handed over to families

Following the displeasure shown by the Supreme Court over the chaining of mentally-ill persons in a faith-based mental asylum in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, the district administration freed 22 persons today and handed them over to their family members.

In new video, Naseeruddin Shah says dissenting voices being silenced

05 Jan 2019

In new video, Naseeruddin Shah says dissenting voices being silenced

Amnesty India released a video on Friday featuring veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah where he spoke about constitutional rights of Indians and claimed there was a crackdown on dissenting voices.

UN-Chief honors Hansa Mehta for Universal Declaration of Human Rights

07 Dec 2018

UN-Chief honors Hansa Mehta for Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UN chief Antonio Guterres has lauded the "essential" role played by Indian reformer Hansa Jivraj Mehta in shaping the landmark document on Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ensuring it contains a more gender-sensitive language.