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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. The Opposition on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

03 Sep 2020

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister

18 Aug 2020

RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his criticism of the PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund.

Modi pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on death anniversary

16 Aug 2020

Modi pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his second death anniversary.

Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end

22 Jul 2020

Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end

With rising coronavirus cases overwhelming the medical infrastructure, the government has, once again, decided to relax remote working norms for IT companies and BPOs.

Google for India: New product announcements teased for July 13

12 Jul 2020

Google for India: New product announcements teased for July 13

Google plans to hold its sixth annual "Google for India" event on Monday, July 13.

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

08 Jul 2020

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced it was setting up a panel to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of three trusts of the Gandhi family — namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

02 Jul 2020

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

Endorsing what the government's supporters have been saying after 59 Chinese apps were banned this week, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said India conducted a "digital strike" with the surprise move.

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.

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.

Sit-in agitation will continue, site might change: Shaheen Bagh protesters

18 Feb 2020

Sit-in agitation will continue, site might change: Shaheen Bagh protesters

Shaheen Bagh, a small pocket in South Delhi, got a new identity in December when hundreds of women decided to sit on the streets to protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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.

Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant

28 Jan 2020

Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant

Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.

Ravi Shankar Prasad connects Shaheen Bagh protest with Rahul, Kejriwal

27 Jan 2020

Ravi Shankar Prasad connects Shaheen Bagh protest with Rahul, Kejriwal

BJP doesn't approve of what is happening in Shaheen Bagh and has claimed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi have a link with it.

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

18 Jan 2020

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA

02 Jan 2020

It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA

Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan got the state Assembly to back his stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). This week, the legislators passed a resolution blocking the Act's implementation in the state.

Bengal's tableau won't be seen at R-Day parade this year

02 Jan 2020

Bengal's tableau won't be seen at R-Day parade this year

In what could ignite fresh tensions between Centre, ruled by BJP, and the Trinamool government in West Bengal, the Ministry of Defense rejected the state's tableau proposal for Republic Day parade.

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

29 Dec 2019

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and plans of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation.

After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp

29 Nov 2019

After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp

WhatsApp has come under the scanner of the Indian Government.

BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?

29 Nov 2019

BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?

After losing the West Bengal assembly by-polls to the ruling Trinamool Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party has cast doubts on the reliability of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Ironical much?

In one day, woman given 'Triple Talaq', gang-raped by in-laws

28 Nov 2019

In one day, woman given 'Triple Talaq', gang-raped by in-laws

In a disturbing incident, a woman in Rajasthan was allegedly raped by her father-in-law and another relative, and beaten by her brother-in-law, while her husband pronounced Triple Talaq (instant divorce) to her, all on the same day.

He used my father's ill health, Parrikar's son slams Gandhi

15 Nov 2019

He used my father's ill health, Parrikar's son slams Gandhi

With the Supreme Court dismissing pleas seeking review on its earlier order that said it was satisfied with how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France, the Bharatiya Janata Party got new ammunition to target Congress.

Scorpion on Shivalinga remark: Bailable warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor

12 Nov 2019

Scorpion on Shivalinga remark: Bailable warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor

On Tuesday, a Delhi court issued a bailable warrant against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection to a criminal defamation suit filed by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar.

Chautala joins hands with BJP, father gets furlough from Tihar

26 Oct 2019

Chautala joins hands with BJP, father gets furlough from Tihar

Jannayak Janata Party's founder Dushyant Singh Chautala has a reason to celebrate as his father Ajay Chautala has been granted furlough for two weeks.

Cabinet approves BSNL-MTNL merger to revive telecom PSUs

23 Oct 2019

Cabinet approves BSNL-MTNL merger to revive telecom PSUs

In a bid to revive the two ailing telecom public sector units (PSUs), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), the government announced a four-step plan on Wednesday.

Kerala: Woman protests against husband after Triple Talaq; case registered

18 Oct 2019

Kerala: Woman protests against husband after Triple Talaq; case registered

A case has been registered against a 35-year-old man for giving Triple Talaq (instant divorce) to his wife.

Soon, Personal Data Protection Bill will be tabled in Parliament

16 Oct 2019

Soon, Personal Data Protection Bill will be tabled in Parliament

In a major development, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, has said that the Personal Data Protection Bill is ready and will be tabled in the Parliament soon.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment

13 Oct 2019

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws 'no economic slowdown' comment

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his controversial statements from the day before wherein he cited the box office performance of three films as proof that India's economy is stable.

#EconomicSlowdown: World Bank cuts India's growth rate projection to 6%

13 Oct 2019

#EconomicSlowdown: World Bank cuts India's growth rate projection to 6%

The country's "well-learned" union ministers may want you to believe that there is no economic slowdown whatsoever, but data points otherwise.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

07 Aug 2019

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.

Telecom Ministry approves plan to merge BSNL with MTNL

30 Jul 2019

Telecom Ministry approves plan to merge BSNL with MTNL

The Telecom Ministry has approved a plan to merge state-owned telecommunications companies Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

26 Jul 2019

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan should be punished for his sexist remarks and an example should be set for all- this is what BJP leaders demanded in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Government extends monsoon session of Parliament till August 7

25 Jul 2019

Government extends monsoon session of Parliament till August 7

After rounds of deliberation, the government has decided to extend the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament till August 7, considering a plethora of pending bills in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

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.

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

29 May 2019

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30, exactly a week after he led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a spectacular win in Lok Sabha polls.

Arun Jaitley might not return as Finance Minister: Report

24 May 2019

Arun Jaitley might not return as Finance Minister: Report

After a resounding victory in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon take up the task of forming his cabinet.

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

24 May 2019

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

Lok Sabha elections: Opposition parties spent night outside EVM strongrooms

22 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Opposition parties spent night outside EVM strongrooms

The counting for Lok Sabha elections will begin on Thursday, and Opposition parties don't want to leave anything to chance.

"Conspiracy to kill me," says Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav

19 May 2019

"Conspiracy to kill me," says Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav

On Sunday, a disturbing video from Patna emerged on social media. The bodyguards of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav were seen thrashing a video journalist in the Bihar capital.

Chhattisgarh: Mastermind of Maoist attack, who killed BJP leader, dies

02 May 2019

Chhattisgarh: Mastermind of Maoist attack, who killed BJP leader, dies

In a major achievement for security forces, the mastermind of Maoist attack in April, in which BJP lawmaker Bheema Mandavi lost his life, was killed in an encounter on Thursday. Along with Mandavi, 5 police personnel had also died.