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Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

17 Sep 2020

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the Rajya Sabha on the pertaining border dispute with China, declaring that no global power can prohibit Indian troops from patrolling in the traditional areas.

SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to Lucknow hospital

07 Aug 2020

SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to Lucknow hospital

Former Union Defense Minister and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has been admitted to a private hospital in Lucknow.

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.

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

05 Mar 2020

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi, who was presiding the Lok Sabha on Thursday, suspended seven Congress MPs after they created a ruckus while demanding the resignation of Hanuman Beniwal, a member of BJP ally RLP.

In Parliament, PM announces trust for constructing Ayodhya's Ram Temple

05 Feb 2020

In Parliament, PM announces trust for constructing Ayodhya's Ram Temple

A grand temple of Lord Rama will be constructed at Ayodhya and a trust named Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Skshetra has been set up for the same, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

'Rape in India' remark: BJP demands Rahul's apology, he refuses

13 Dec 2019

'Rape in India' remark: BJP demands Rahul's apology, he refuses

The Parliament witnessed a huge uproar on Friday with BJP's representatives tearing into Rahul Gandhi for his remarks about rapes.

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.

Will create invisible Hindu-Muslim partition: Sena attacks Citizenship Bill

09 Dec 2019

Will create invisible Hindu-Muslim partition: Sena attacks Citizenship Bill

According to Shiv Sena, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will create an "invisible partition" between Hindus and Muslims in the country.

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.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

01 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

With an eye on making Indian roads safer, Rajya Sabha passed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Wednesday.

Azam Khan apologizes for sexist remarks, but Rama Devi unconvinced

29 Jul 2019

Azam Khan apologizes for sexist remarks, but Rama Devi unconvinced

On Monday, Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan apologized for his sexist comments, which he made against BJP MP Rama Devi last week in Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

15 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to strengthen the NIA.

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.

Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha: All details here

21 Jun 2019

Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha: All details here

Days after winning general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP got to work in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Emergency, defense scams and more: Modi writes about Congress' blunders

20 Mar 2019

Emergency, defense scams and more: Modi writes about Congress' blunders

Institutional insult is the Congress' way, wrote Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a blog on Wednesday asking voters to "choose wisely".

In last Lok Sabha speech, Modi takes dig at RaGa

13 Feb 2019

In last Lok Sabha speech, Modi takes dig at RaGa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday delivered his last speech in the Lower House before the 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved for general elections due in April-May.

Why today's RS session is crucial for Triple Talaq bill

13 Feb 2019

Why today's RS session is crucial for Triple Talaq bill

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, commonly known as Triple Talaq bill, will lapse if the Rajya Sabha doesn't give a nod on Wednesday, the last working day of the budget session.

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.

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

16 Jan 2019

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

Union Minister for Education Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced a 25% increase in seats across universities and colleges in the country to ensure the new caste-agnostic reservation doesn't affect the existing quotas.

#RafaleDeal: Rahul Gandhi tweets four-questions for Narendra Modi, without number-3

03 Jan 2019

#RafaleDeal: Rahul Gandhi tweets four-questions for Narendra Modi, without number-3

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, tweeted four questions for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal.

#POCSOAct: Cabinet approves death-penalty for aggravated sexual crimes against minors

28 Dec 2018

#POCSOAct: Cabinet approves death-penalty for aggravated sexual crimes against minors

The Centre on Friday accepted amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and approved death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual assault of kids.

#RafaleVerdict: 'Rahul maafi maango', demand BJP-leaders, Parliament adjourned after ruckus

14 Dec 2018

#RafaleVerdict: 'Rahul maafi maango', demand BJP-leaders, Parliament adjourned after ruckus

Three days after the winter session of Parliament started, the Lok Sabha was adjourned on Friday owing to ruckus after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking an investigation into the multi-crore Rafale deal.

Bahrain votes for new parliament but Shiite-dominated opposition absent

24 Nov 2018

Bahrain votes for new parliament but Shiite-dominated opposition absent

Polls opened in Bahrain today to elect a new parliament, but absent from the ballot is the Shiite-dominated opposition, whose most prominent figures are serving lengthy prison sentences.

Apparently, Japan's cybersecurity minister 'never used' computers

16 Nov 2018

Apparently, Japan's cybersecurity minister 'never used' computers

In a surprisingly funny news, Yoshitaka Sakurada, the minister-in-charge of Japanese cybersecurity, has admitted to never using computers in his whole professional life.

'Sonia Gandhi's math is weak': Ananth Kumar on trust vote

19 Jul 2018

'Sonia Gandhi's math is weak': Ananth Kumar on trust vote

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar hit back at former Congress president Sonia Gandhi today over her apparent confidence of winning the no-trust vote against the government.

Monsoon session: Lok Sabha accepts no-confidence motion against NDA

18 Jul 2018

Monsoon session: Lok Sabha accepts no-confidence motion against NDA

On the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, a no-confidence motion was moved and accepted against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

FIFA 2018: Russian women advised against sleeping with guests

15 Jun 2018

FIFA 2018: Russian women advised against sleeping with guests

Lawmaker Tamara Pletneva has advised Russian women to not sleep with footballers during the FIFA World Cup 2018, to avoid giving birth to mixed race children.

Women's Day:  Let's look at India's powerful women politicians

08 Mar 2018

Women's Day: Let's look at India's powerful women politicians

Though women in India are worshipped, the political-class has never been keen on sharing power with women.

Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple-talaq a criminal offense

28 Dec 2017

Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple-talaq a criminal offense

Months after the Supreme Court banned "Triple Talaq", the Lok Sabha has passed a bill criminalizing the instant Islamic divorce.

Sonia Gandhi urges Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill

21 Sep 2017

Sonia Gandhi urges Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has urged PM Narendra Modi to use his party's majority in the Lok Sabha to get the Women's Reservation Bill passed.

First time ever, BJP is largest party in Rajya Sabha

04 Aug 2017

First time ever, BJP is largest party in Rajya Sabha

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) overtook the Congress on Thursday to become the largest party in the Rajya Sabha with 58 MPs.

Austria's highest court allows seizing of Hitler's childhood house

01 Jul 2017

Austria's highest court allows seizing of Hitler's childhood house

Ending a long-running legal fight for Adolf Hitler's childhood house, the Constitutional Court of Austria upheld a 2016 law, ruling the state was right to seize the property.

UK elections 2017: Who are the Indian candidates?

08 Jun 2017

UK elections 2017: Who are the Indian candidates?

One of the oldest and largest immigrant communities in the United Kingdom, Indians have been quietly but steadily working their way up into the country's top political rung.

Srinagar by-polls: Farooq Abdullah wins by over 9000 votes

15 Apr 2017

Srinagar by-polls: Farooq Abdullah wins by over 9000 votes

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah has won the Srinagar by-polls with a margin of over 9000 votes, against Peoples Democratic Party's Nazir Ahmad Khan.

Shiv Sena MP attacked Air India employee with slippers

23 Mar 2017

Shiv Sena MP attacked Air India employee with slippers

Ravindra Gaikwad, a Shiv Sena MP attacked one of the members of the Air India staff with slippers on Thursday.