Ram Vilas Paswan

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Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

19 Apr 2020

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

26 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

Your daily essentials could get more expensive in 2020

27 Dec 2019

Your daily essentials could get more expensive in 2020

While we look forward to the new year, we're afraid there's already some bad news.

Skies cleared up, no need to reintroduce odd-even, says Kejriwal

18 Nov 2019

Skies cleared up, no need to reintroduce odd-even, says Kejriwal

On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there is no need to extend the odd-even road rationing scheme for now as the air in the national capital has started clearing up.

Delhi's tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai's best: Study

17 Nov 2019

Delhi's tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai's best: Study

Tap water in Delhi is the most unsafe for drinking among several metro cities and state capitals, a government study has found.

In poll-bound Jharkhand, BJP ally LJP decides to go 'solo'

12 Nov 2019

In poll-bound Jharkhand, BJP ally LJP decides to go 'solo'

For Bharatiya Janata Party, its allies are causing more headaches than the opposition could. After a bitter divorce with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, another ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has gone awry.

Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

28 Jun 2019

Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

The Centre, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is taking concrete steps to minimize corruption and ensure welfare schemes reach the last person in the queue.

Amit Shah rebukes minister Giriraj Singh for 'Iftar party' dig

04 Jun 2019

Amit Shah rebukes minister Giriraj Singh for 'Iftar party' dig

BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reprimanded Union Minister Giriraj Singh for taking a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his own party member Sushil Modi over an Iftar party.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies

22 May 2019

Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies

As the nation braces itself for Lok Sabha elections' counting on Thursday, May 23, BJP moved to display its strength.

No summer elections: Nitish Kumar has a suggestion for EC

19 May 2019

No summer elections: Nitish Kumar has a suggestion for EC

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was among the early voters who cast their ballot on Sunday, the last phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi in allies' presence

26 Apr 2019

PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi in allies' presence

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in the presence of top BJP leaders and allies.

At Amit Shah's nomination from Gandhinagar, NDA shows strength

30 Mar 2019

At Amit Shah's nomination from Gandhinagar, NDA shows strength

BJP President Amit Shah filed his nomination from Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Saturday after NDA showed its strength in a massive rally.

Bihar's grand-alliance: Congress settles for 9 seats, RJD gets 20

22 Mar 2019

Bihar's grand-alliance: Congress settles for 9 seats, RJD gets 20

After weeks of conversations, the grand alliance in Bihar revealed the seat-sharing arrangement for upcoming general elections on Friday.

BJP gets Patna Sahib seat. Will Shatrughan Sinha be dropped?

18 Mar 2019

BJP gets Patna Sahib seat. Will Shatrughan Sinha be dropped?

The Bharatiya Janata Party may drop Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib seat this election season and field Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the coveted constituency instead, a PTI report claimed.

#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever

14 Mar 2019

#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever

For the Bharatiya Janata Party, the days of disgruntled allies have become a thing of the past.

No one's more opportunistic than 'chacha': Tejashwi on Bihar CM

24 Dec 2018

No one's more opportunistic than 'chacha': Tejashwi on Bihar CM

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is the face of anti-NDA front in Bihar, took a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whom he calls chacha, saying no one is as opportunistic as him.

#RoadTo2019: Bihar seat-sharing done, BJP-JD(U) to contest on 17 seats

23 Dec 2018

#RoadTo2019: Bihar seat-sharing done, BJP-JD(U) to contest on 17 seats

In an apparent show of strength, BJP President Amit Shah, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan announced the seat sharing agreement for Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Sunday.

LJP, RLSP demand same number of seats as in 2014-polls

09 Nov 2018

LJP, RLSP demand same number of seats as in 2014-polls

Two NDA constituents, LJP and RLSP, have made it clear that the number of seats they wanted to contest for the next Lok Sabha election was the same as that of 2014.

Shah: BJP, JD(U) to contest 2019 elections on equal seats

26 Oct 2018

Shah: BJP, JD(U) to contest 2019 elections on equal seats

It has been confirmed that the BJP and Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on an equal number of seats.

PM Modi's constituency Varanasi among the new RAF bases

07 Oct 2018

PM Modi's constituency Varanasi among the new RAF bases

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, will be a new base for the Rapid Action Force (RAF), the specialized blue dungaree donning anti-riot and crowd control paramilitary unit of the country.

Ram Vilas Paswan seeks 15% reservation for upper caste

11 Sep 2018

Ram Vilas Paswan seeks 15% reservation for upper caste

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, in an interview to Hindustan Times, demanded that the upper caste should get 15 per cent reservation.

NDA allies in Bihar will cease to be politically-relevant: Congress

05 Aug 2018

NDA allies in Bihar will cease to be politically-relevant: Congress

Parties like Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP will cease to be politically relevant in Bihar if they stay in alliance with BJP, Congress leader in-charge of the state Shaktisinh Gohil said.

SC okays reservation in promotions in government jobs, for now

05 Jun 2018

SC okays reservation in promotions in government jobs, for now

The SC today permitted the Center to continue with reservation for SC/ST employees in promotions for now, and agreed to hear a petition against quashing of the practice.

Paswan meets Shah; seeks ordinance on Dalit-crimes, special-status for Bihar

03 Jun 2018

Paswan meets Shah; seeks ordinance on Dalit-crimes, special-status for Bihar

Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan today met BJP President Amit Shah, seeking an ordinance to restore the original provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and called for ensuring reservation in promotion for the community.

At Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding, unruly crowd steals crockery, food-items

13 May 2018

At Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding, unruly crowd steals crockery, food-items

Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding with Aishwarya Rai on Saturday was mired in chaos with an unruly crowd stealing food items and breaking crockery.

Mumbai: Porters crushed by train didn't hear warning-horn, say police

26 Apr 2018

Mumbai: Porters crushed by train didn't hear warning-horn, say police

Two porters, who were mowed down by a Mumbai local train on Tuesday while trying to clear the body of a 66-year-old man off the tracks, couldn't hear the repeated honks blown by the Virar-bound train motorman, cops said today.

1 crore students in hostels to get subsidized wheat/rice

23 Apr 2018

1 crore students in hostels to get subsidized wheat/rice

The government will provide 15kg of wheat and rice per month to an estimated 1 crore students in all hostels with at least two-thirds of students from SC, ST, and OBC categories, under a scheme that could cost exchequer upto Rs.4,000cr annually.

Celebs endorsing misleading ads to be banned for 3 years

06 Jan 2018

Celebs endorsing misleading ads to be banned for 3 years

In a bid to intensify the crackdown on false and misleading advertisements and protect consumers from being misled, the government has introduced the new, tougher Consumer Protection Bill in Lok Sabha.

Gujarat Elections: How has caste emerged as a key factor?

15 Nov 2017

Gujarat Elections: How has caste emerged as a key factor?

To counter the Congress offensive in Gujarat, BJP has invited 200 backward class and Dalit leaders from across states to enhance its election campaign.

Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge

09 Jul 2017

Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge

The Department of Consumer Affairs has urged people to move consumer courts if they find any restaurant slapping service charges, which is now illegal.

Govt: Post GST, prison term for not printing revised MRPs

07 Jul 2017

Govt: Post GST, prison term for not printing revised MRPs

In a bid to ensure compliance by manufacturers and retailers under the new GST regime, the government announced that parties who do not print revised maximum retail prices for unsold or newly manufactured goods would face a severe penalty.

Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines

21 Apr 2017

Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan stated that the government has approved guidelines on service charge, clarifying that it is entirely voluntary.

Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries

14 Apr 2017

Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries

Food lovers rejoice! The Modi government has asked for the removal of the service charge voluntary component which hotels levy.

EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

21 Mar 2017

EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

In an attempt to decriminalize politics, the Election Commission has approached the Supreme Court seeking a ban on convicted politicians from contesting elections.

Rajnath Singh to visit Hungary in outreach initiative

12 Sep 2016

Rajnath Singh to visit Hungary in outreach initiative

India's Home Minister is scheduled to visit Hungary as part of an outreach initiative that the government has adopted to help strengthen bilateral ties.