Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad stopped at Jammu Airport, sent back

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was stopped at the Jammu airport on Tuesday and sent back to Delhi, a party leader said, the second time in a month the former chief minister was not allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir. “Azad sahib had arrived from Delhi at around 2.45 pm and was […]

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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh files Rajya Sabha nomination from Rajasthan

New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh filed nomination papers for the bypoll to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Tuesday. Singh filed four sets of nomination papers in the chamber of returning officer in Rajasthan Assembly and expressed gratitude to the Congress party for nominating him. He condoled BJP leader Madan Lal Saini’s death in […]

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Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu gives’quit corruption’call, plants sapling marking two years in office

New Delhi: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday planted a sapling in the forecourt of Parliament House marking his completion of two years as Rajya Sabha chairman. Naidu assumed the office of Chairman of Rajya Sabha on August 11, 2017. He planted in the forecourt of gate number 11 of Parliament House a sapling of […]

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Rajya Sabha approves resolution on Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a resolution abrogating Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories with Home Minister Amit Shah saying the controversial provisions were responsible for poverty and lack of development in the state. Allaying opposition fears of all hell breaking loose […]

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Indian Medical Association (IMA) calls strike on Aug 8 to protest against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association has given a call for a strike on August 8 to protest against certain provisions of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. It said the medical students will continue their strike across the country under IMA Medical Students Network. “The call is for all the modern medicine doctors to […]

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Home Minister Amit Shah to make statement in Parliament

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah will make a statement in Parliament on Monday, amidst speculation that it could be on Jammu and Kashmir. A home ministry spokesperson said said Shah will speak in Rajya Sabha at 11 am and in Lok Sabha at noon. Earlier, the Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, […]

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Law Minister moves Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday moved the triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha, saying it has been brought to ensure justice for Muslim women and should not be seen through a political prism. Urging members to approve ‘The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019’, he said the practice […]

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Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu accepts Neeraj Shekhar’s resignation

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday said he has accepted the resignation of Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar after being satisfied that the same was voluntary and genuine. When the House met for the day, Naidu mentioned that he had received a letter from Shekhar, son of former Prime Minister and socialist […]

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Vaiko, Anbumani elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu.

New Delhi: Six candidates, including MDMK chief Vaiko and PMK’s Anbumani Ramadoss, were Thursday elected unopposed in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu. Returning Officer and Secretary, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat, K Srinivasan, announced here that Vaiko, DMK’s M Shanmugam and P Wilson, AIADMK’s N Chandrasekaran and A Mohammedjan, and Ramadoss […]

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MP Veerendra Kumar demands withdrawal of customs duty on newsprint

New Delhi: Independent member from Kerala MP Veerendra Kumar on Thursday demanded in Rajya Sabha that the government withdraw the customs duty of 10 per cent slapped on newsprint as it will hit the already stressed print media. Participating in the debate on the Union Budget, the independent member said this was the highest-ever custom […]

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