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Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

25 Sep 2020

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.

Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

24 Sep 2020

Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, who was the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir, has claimed Kashmiris would rather be ruled by the Chinese than the Indian government, a remark that will certainly spark a political slugfest.

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.

Rajya Sabha passes 3 labor code bills amid Opposition boycott

23 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha passes 3 labor code bills amid Opposition boycott

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed three of the four labor code bills, even as the Opposition continued its boycott of the Parliament.

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.

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

22 Sep 2020

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

Eight members of the Rajya Sabha, who were suspended by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday over the ruckus a day earlier, spent the night at the Parliament complex, continuing their protest over the passage of farm Bills.

Mumbai film industry kills people, makes them addicts: Roopa Ganguly

21 Sep 2020

Mumbai film industry kills people, makes them addicts: Roopa Ganguly

Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarian and actor Roopa Ganguly today alleged that the Mumbai film industry "kills people," and turns them into "drug addicts."

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.

Ravi Kishan responds to Anurag Kashyap's claims of smoking weed

20 Sep 2020

Ravi Kishan responds to Anurag Kashyap's claims of smoking weed

Amid the ongoing controversy about allegations of drug abuse in Bollywood, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap recently claimed that Member of Parliament and actor Ravi Kishan used to smoke weed.

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'

Protests

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.

As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short

19 Sep 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short

The Monsoon Session, being held in the shadow of coronavirus, may be cut short as there's a palpable fear about a rise in infections.

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

16 Sep 2020

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

Social media giant Facebook, already facing scrutiny in India for allegedly favoring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now landed in a fresh soup after a former employee alleged that attempts were made to influence the 2020 Delhi Elections.

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

15 Sep 2020

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

Around 35% of children did not receive mid-day meals during the coronavirus lockdown despite government orders, a survey conducted across five Indian states has found.

Rajnath blames China for LAC-tensions, drums up support for Army

15 Sep 2020

Rajnath blames China for LAC-tensions, drums up support for Army

In his first address to the Parliament on ongoing tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Defense Minister Rajnath Singh blamed China for troops build-up, aggression along the border, and said the Indian Army was prepared to deal with any eventualities.

"What if Abhishek was found hanging?" Kangana asks Jaya Bachchan

15 Sep 2020

"What if Abhishek was found hanging?" Kangana asks Jaya Bachchan

After parliamentarian and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan criticized all those who have been attacking Bollywood, actor Kangana Ranaut has hit back at her.

No data on migrants' death, hence no compensation: Modi government

15 Sep 2020

No data on migrants' death, hence no compensation: Modi government

Turning a blind eye to the heart-wrenching crisis, which sparked after Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a lockdown to battle coronavirus in March, the Labor Ministry on Monday told the Parliament it had no data on migrants who lost their lives, while on their way home.

"Conspiracy to defame film industry": Jaya Bachchan slams Ravi Kishan

15 Sep 2020

"Conspiracy to defame film industry": Jaya Bachchan slams Ravi Kishan

Samajwadi Party MP and veteran actor Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday gave a zero hour notice in the Rajya Sabha to discuss an alleged "conspiracy to defame film industry."

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

14 Sep 2020

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will likely address the ongoing India-China border row in the Parliament on Tuesday, according to reports. The timing of the statement has not been confirmed.

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

14 Sep 2020

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

Yoshihide Suga (71) is set to become the next Prime Minister of Japan after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) elected him as the new head.

17 Lok Sabha MPs test coronavirus-positive as Monsoon Session begins

14 Sep 2020

17 Lok Sabha MPs test coronavirus-positive as Monsoon Session begins

On the day the Monsoon Session of the Parliament began amid a raging coronavirus crisis, a record 17 Lok Sabha MPs, most belonging to the ruling BJP, tested positive for the highly-contagious disease.

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

14 Sep 2020

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.

Amid coronavirus crisis, Monsoon Session begins with unprecedented precautions

14 Sep 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, Monsoon Session begins with unprecedented precautions

The 18-day-long Monsoon Session of the Indian Parliament began on September 14, Monday, with unprecedented precautions, amid the raging coronavirus health crisis.

Sonia Gandhi heads abroad for health check-up

12 Sep 2020

Sonia Gandhi heads abroad for health check-up

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and party leader Rahul Gandhi will reportedly not attend the first part of the Parliament session, which starts on Monday.

Paresh Rawal appointed new chairperson of National School of Drama

10 Sep 2020

Paresh Rawal appointed new chairperson of National School of Drama

National Award-winning veteran actor Paresh Rawal (65) has been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new chairperson of the renowned New Delhi-based theater institute National School of Drama (or the NSD).

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

09 Sep 2020

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a deal between adversaries Israel and UAE, reports said on Wednesday.

Crucial question hour dropped from Parliament's monsoon session, outrage follows

02 Sep 2020

Crucial question hour dropped from Parliament's monsoon session, outrage follows

The government's decision to disallow question hour during the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on September 14, has brought it at the receiving end of criticism from the opposition.

Congress MP dies of coronavirus, spoke about it in Parliament

29 Aug 2020

Congress MP dies of coronavirus, spoke about it in Parliament

Congress MP H Vasanthakumar, who passed away due to coronavirus on Friday, had spoken about the seriousness of the disease in the Parliament but was shunned.

MPs to be tested for coronavirus before Parliament's monsoon session

29 Aug 2020

MPs to be tested for coronavirus before Parliament's monsoon session

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that all parliamentarians will be requested to get themselves tested for coronavirus, 72 hours before the monsoon session of Parliament begins.

COVID-19: Students demand postponement of JEE-Main, NEET amid pandemic

23 Aug 2020

COVID-19: Students demand postponement of JEE-Main, NEET amid pandemic

Amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the central government's go-ahead to hold the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) (UG) exam has not gone down well with students and their parents all across the country.

Wardrobe overhaul! Lok Sabha employees to get annual uniform allowance

23 Aug 2020

Wardrobe overhaul! Lok Sabha employees to get annual uniform allowance

In a first, Lok Sabha employees will get an annual uniform allowance now and will also be allowed to select their uniforms.

Delhi: Areas under three civic bodies among filthiest in India

22 Aug 2020

Delhi: Areas under three civic bodies among filthiest in India

The Swachh Survekshan (Annual Survey of Cleanliness) 2020, whose results were announced on Thursday, found that areas that come under three civic bodies in Delhi are among the country's filthiest places.

10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

20 Aug 2020

10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

More than a year after the abrogation of Article 370, the Centre decided to withdraw 10,000 troops from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an order released on Wednesday evening said.

Fire breaks out at Parliament building, seven tenders at spot

17 Aug 2020

Fire breaks out at Parliament building, seven tenders at spot

On Monday, a fire broke out on the sixth floor of the Parliament Annexe Building in Delhi, after which seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot, multiple reports said.

Parliament gears up for monsoon session amid coronavirus outbreak

16 Aug 2020

Parliament gears up for monsoon session amid coronavirus outbreak

Even as the coronavirus outbreak has shown no signs of letting up in India, preparations are underway for the Parliament's upcoming monsoon session.

I'll get justice: Rhea Chakraborty releases video, claiming innocence

31 Jul 2020

I'll get justice: Rhea Chakraborty releases video, claiming innocence

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused of cheating and harassing late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, has issued her first public response in the matter.

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.

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

30 Jul 2020

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

27 Jul 2020

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

Almost a year after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status and split into two Union Territories, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote a strongly-worded opinion piece in Indian Express, announcing that he would not contest Assembly polls till statehood is restored.

#SSRdeath: Alleging lapses in investigation, lawyer calls for CBI probe

26 Jul 2020

#SSRdeath: Alleging lapses in investigation, lawyer calls for CBI probe

Citing several lapses and missing links in the ongoing investigation by Mumbai Police, a Delhi-based lawyer has called for a Crime Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.