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India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

25 May 2020

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

Two months after all air travel was suspended in India, amid coronavirus crisis, domestic operations re-started from today, with a number of precautions.

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

08 May 2020

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

30 Apr 2020

SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Central Vista project which aims to build a new Parliament building among other central government offices.

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

21 Apr 2020

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

Already on two ends of the political spectrum, the BJP-led Centre and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool locked horns again today when a team was sent to the state to assess COVID-19 spread.

30% cut in salaries of MPs, including PM, for one-year

06 Apr 2020

30% cut in salaries of MPs, including PM, for one-year

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions, the Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to reduce the salaries of all Members of Parliament, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by 30% for a year, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Pensions will be reduced too.

Coronavirus: UK's PM Boris Johnson hospitalized; Queen Elizabeth addresses nation

06 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: UK's PM Boris Johnson hospitalized; Queen Elizabeth addresses nation

Ten days after testing positive for coronavirus, United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital in London, in what was called a "precautionary measure" by a Downing Street spokesperson.

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

01 Apr 2020

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

The Centre has redefined the domicile laws in Jammu and Kashmir. Under the new regulations, a person who has resided in the Union Territory for over 15 years can be a domicile.

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.

Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

21 Mar 2020

Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

Under guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Health Ministry authorized select private laboratories in India to test for coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

21 Mar 2020

Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

Indian women's ace boxer and Rajya Sabha member MC Mary Kom broke the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol.

#BattleAgainstCoronavirus: Exhausted Dutch health minister resigns, opposition leader gets responsibility

21 Mar 2020

#BattleAgainstCoronavirus: Exhausted Dutch health minister resigns, opposition leader gets responsibility

The death toll due to novel coronavirus isn't declining, the number of infected persons is rising, and countries are scrambling to curtail the menace.

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, has sparked fears of mass infection after she met with almost the entire elite circle of Lucknow, Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh.

3 politicians self-isolate after dinner with coronavirus-infected singer Kanika Kapoor

20 Mar 2020

3 politicians self-isolate after dinner with coronavirus-infected singer Kanika Kapoor

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced that she and her son, BJP MP Dushyant Singh, have decided to self-quarantine fearing an infection of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

19 Mar 2020

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a Rajya Sabha parliamentarian on Thursday, days after his nomination to the Upper House by President Ram Nath Kovind sparked a controversy.

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

18 Mar 2020

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that 255 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

17 Mar 2020

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in the Parliament in December is constitutional and doesn't violate the fundamental rights of citizens, the BJP led Centre told the Supreme Court in a counter-affidavit filed in response to pleas challenging the law.

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

14 Mar 2020

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

A day after he was released, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah met his son Omar at the sub-jail in Srinagar where the latter has been lodged since August. They warmly embraced each other.

Karnataka man, who died of coronavirus, had hypertension and asthma

13 Mar 2020

Karnataka man, who died of coronavirus, had hypertension and asthma

A 76-year-old man in Karnataka died due to coronavirus and became the first COVID-19 fatality in India. The elderly also suffered from hypertension and asthma, the Health Ministry confirmed.

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

11 Mar 2020

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.

8-year-old climate activist rejects PM Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign; gets trolled

07 Mar 2020

8-year-old climate activist rejects PM Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign; gets trolled

Child climate activist Licypriya Kangujam on Friday refused to be included in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign for International Women's Day.

Government says parents' place, date of birth essential for NPR

06 Mar 2020

Government says parents' place, date of birth essential for NPR

Amid uproar regarding the National Population Register (NPR), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed a standing committee of Parliament that questions related to parents' birth were asked in the past as well and it's necessary for "back-end data processing".

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.

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

04 Mar 2020

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

Fuming at petitioner Harsh Mander, who wanted FIRs against politicians who indulged in hate speech, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will first take up the matter where he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the top court.

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

03 Mar 2020

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

Though tensions are simmering in the National Capital after last week's violence, the Centre is not ready to have an open discussion about it in the Parliament. This was made amply clear on Tuesday when Speaker Om Birla said the government will address the issues after Holi, March 10.

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.

Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions

29 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions

In Iran, the novel coronavirus disease has sparked major concerns, especially as the impact of the viral outbreak remains mired in conflicting reports.

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

25 Feb 2020

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

Finding faults in your nation is simple, it is patriotism that requires work. You don't pelt stones, because you don't like the government. You don't torch buses, because you don't support a law passed in the Parliament.

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

24 Feb 2020

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad resigns amid talks of new coalition

24 Feb 2020

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad resigns amid talks of new coalition

In a shocking move, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad (94), resigned on Monday.

Ayodhya: Nritya Gopal Das named president of Ram Mandir trust

20 Feb 2020

Ayodhya: Nritya Gopal Das named president of Ram Mandir trust

The trust tasked with overseeing the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya met for the first time on Wednesday and named Nritya Gopal Das as its president.

UK MP's visa revoked, government blames her anti-India activities

18 Feb 2020

UK MP's visa revoked, government blames her anti-India activities

New Delhi has sort of clarified that the visa of the United Kingdom's Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams was revoked as she was involved in anti-India activities.

Anti-CAA stir: 22 died in UP, government tells Allahabad HC

18 Feb 2020

Anti-CAA stir: 22 died in UP, government tells Allahabad HC

The agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took lives of as many as 22 people, the state government run by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath informed Allahabad High Court on Monday.

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.

People wearing jackets, pants, so there's no recession: BJP MP

10 Feb 2020

People wearing jackets, pants, so there's no recession: BJP MP

Amid the ongoing economic crisis, a member of BJP has exclaimed that people can still afford jackets and pants, hence, there is no recession.

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

07 Feb 2020

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi blasted the Opposition over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Congress and BJP MPs almost come to blows in Parliament

07 Feb 2020

Congress and BJP MPs almost come to blows in Parliament

The sanctity of the Lok Sabha was taken for a ride on Friday when parliamentarians of ruling BJP and opposition Congress almost came to blows and speaker Om Birla had to briefly adjourn the House.

Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

07 Feb 2020

Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

Months after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a trust in the Parliament for the temple's construction.

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.