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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.