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  • Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: Voting Under Way For Phase 4; 50.3% Turnout Till 3 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: Voting Under Way For Phase 4; 50.3% Turnout Till 3 PM

    Uttar Pradesh assembly elections drive into the fourth phase today. Fifty three Assembly constituencies including in Raebareli, the parliamentary constituency of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, will votes today. The ruling Samajwadi Party has teamed up with Congress to make it a three -cornered contest against the BJP and four-time Chief Minister ...

  • BMC Elections 2017: 'My Bad,' Tweets Varun Dhawan After Being Trolled For Saying He Voted Last Year

    BMC Elections 2017: 'My Bad,' Tweets Varun Dhawan After Being Trolled For Saying He Voted Last Year

    BMC elections 2017: Varun Dhawan's name was missing from the voters list. He said, "My name has not shown up in the list, unfortunately. It's bizarre because I voted last year"

  • Schools Should Be Accountable For Children's Safety: Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Schools Should Be Accountable For Children's Safety: Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has written to Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar, flagging concerns over the lack of safety guidelines for children in schools.

  • O Panneerselvam Backed By 10 Parliamentarians In Battle Against Sasikala

    O Panneerselvam Backed By 10 Parliamentarians In Battle Against Sasikala

    Ten parliamentarians - 8 from the Lok Sabha and two from Rajya Sabha -- extended support to acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday. While it has no direct bearing on Mr Panneerselvam's support in the state assembly - which is necessary to become a Chief Minister -- it is seen as a factor that would influence many legislators who...

  • Samajwadi Party Lawmaker Amar Singh Relocated To Rajya Sabha Backbenches

    Samajwadi Party Lawmaker Amar Singh Relocated To Rajya Sabha Backbenches

    Weeks after gaining control of Samajwadi Party from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav has engineered the relocation of the party patriarch's loyalists Amar Singh and Beni Prasad Verma in the Rajya Sabha to the last row, inferring a downgrade of their status in the House.

  • UP Elections 2017: No Confusion No Mistake, Only Cycle Only Akhilesh Yadav, Wife Dimple To Voters

    UP Elections 2017: No Confusion No Mistake, Only Cycle Only Akhilesh Yadav, Wife Dimple To Voters

    Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav and its Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan today jointly campaigned for the party's candidates in Kanpur, where the common refrain was "no confusion no mistake, only cycle only Akhilesh".

  • 700 Maoists Have Surrendered Post Notes Ban: PM Modi In Rajya Sabha

    700 Maoists Have Surrendered Post Notes Ban: PM Modi In Rajya Sabha

    Around 700 Maoists have surrendered post-demonetisation and funds to terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir have been choked, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, while insisting that the note ban has had a direct impact on naxalism and terrorism.

  • 'He Demeans Himself': Rahul Gandhi Hits Back At PM Modi Over 'Raincoat' Remark

    'He Demeans Himself': Rahul Gandhi Hits Back At PM Modi Over 'Raincoat' Remark

    An angry Congress set the tone for the Budget session today, threatening to boycott both houses of parliament until Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologises for his "raincoat" remark about his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh in the Rajya Sabha today. Rahul Gandhi has called it "saddening and shameful."

  • 'Notes Ban Created Horizontal Divide Between People, Netas': PM Modi's 10 Quotes

    'Notes Ban Created Horizontal Divide Between People, Netas': PM Modi's 10 Quotes

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a broad swipe at the opposition for their stinging criticism of the last November's ban of high-value notes in parliament, at times digging into history to try to blunt the Left's and Congress' attacks on demonetisation. But it was Modi's jab aimed at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that angered Congress...

  • PM Narendra Modi's Dig At Manmohan Singh On Corruption: 'Bathing With A Raincoat'

    PM Narendra Modi's Dig At Manmohan Singh On Corruption: 'Bathing With A Raincoat'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took on his predecessor, Dr Manmohan Singh, by stating that "there is not a single black mark against him despite all the corruption. Only Doctor Saab knows how to bathe with a raincoat in the bathroom." The remark references the many corruption scandals that erupted in the government on Dr Singh's watch when the ...

  • No Link With BJP, Says O Panneerselvam, But Hints At Centre's Support

    No Link With BJP, Says O Panneerselvam, But Hints At Centre's Support

    O Panneerselvam, who has staged a dramatic rebellion against AIADMK chief VK Sasikala, has asserted that he is acting alone and "not at the behest of the BJP." But he has alluded more than once to his connect with the Centre, stating today that he continued as caretaker chief minister after resigning on Sunday "only after the union government asked...

  • When People Mock Swacch Campaign It Hurts, It Is No Joke, Says PM Modi: Highlights

    When People Mock Swacch Campaign It Hurts, It Is No Joke, Says PM Modi: Highlights

    In his reply to the Presidential Address in Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly defended government's ban on high denomination currency in November, saying it has no parallel in the world and could even be the subject of a "case study at universities". In the hour-long speech, the Prime Minister also took on the opposition, tar...

  • BJP Can Give Moral Support, Says AIADMK Veteran Maitreyan, Backing O Panneerselvam

    BJP Can Give Moral Support, Says AIADMK Veteran Maitreyan, Backing O Panneerselvam

    Hours after a rebellion in Tamil Nadu's ruling party by O Panneerselvam, a loyalist of J Jayalalithaa who took charge as Chief Minister after her death, one of the four persons to come out openly in his support is V Maitreyan. The three-time Rajya Sabha member, who carries a photograph of Amma or Jayalalithaa in his pocket and vows to always do so...

  • Rs 16,200 Crore Undisclosed Foreign Income Detected: Arun Jaitley

    Rs 16,200 Crore Undisclosed Foreign Income Detected: Arun Jaitley

    "As a result of systematic investigations, undisclosed income of about Rs 8,200 crore (including protective assessment of income of Rs 1,497 crore) has been brought to tax in the last about two years on account of deposits made in unreported foreign bank accounts in HSBC," Mr Jaitley told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

  • UP Elections 2017: Akhilesh Yadav Desperate To Retain Power, Says PM Narendra Modi

    UP Elections 2017: Akhilesh Yadav Desperate To Retain Power, Says PM Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a dig at the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, saying that opposition parties were joining hands fearing that BJP will get a majority in Rajya Sabha after the polls. Addressing an election rally in Aligarh, PM Modi said that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was desperately t...

  • The BJP's Social Media Armies Seek To Divide

    The BJP's Social Media Armies Seek To Divide

    The social media armies of the BJP have systematically threatened religious harmony and social peace in Bengal. I stressed this in the Rajya Sabha, explaining how "Digital India" was being turned into "Divisive India". The examples I gave should be scary and worrying for anybody in government. Out of nothing, a Twitter trend was created by manipula...

  • Notes Ban: Government Spent Rs 94 Crores On Ads To Popularise E-Payments

    Notes Ban: Government Spent Rs 94 Crores On Ads To Popularise E-Payments

    Nearly Rs 94 crore has been spent by the government for spreading awareness about digital payments and popularising less-cash economy post demonetisation, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

  • Budget Session 2017: President Pranab Mukherjee's Speech At Parliament

    Budget Session 2017: President Pranab Mukherjee's Speech At Parliament

    President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the Parliament in a joint session of both houses as is customary at the budget session which begins today. Despite opposition of parties, the government advanced the budget presentation to February 1.

  • In Budget Speech, President Says Government Committed To 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas': 10 Points

    In Budget Speech, President Says Government Committed To 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas': 10 Points

    President Pranab Mukherjee in his address to a joint session of Parliament to mark the start of the Budget Session stressed that his government was committed to 'sabka saath sabka vikaas'. He said various steps had been taken by the government for inclusive growth of minorities and the welfare of 'divyangs' or specially-abled. He said like the rain...

  • 'Akhilesh Yadav Supporter' Issuing Death Threats To Me: Amar Singh

    'Akhilesh Yadav Supporter' Issuing Death Threats To Me: Amar Singh

    Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh alleged on Sunday that an open death threat has been issued to him by a "supporter" of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and said he feared that "I may be killed" in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav Seeks Removal Of Ram Gopal As Party Leader In Parliament

    Mulayam Singh Yadav Seeks Removal Of Ram Gopal As Party Leader In Parliament

    Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav today demanded the removal of Ram Gopal Yadav as leader of the SP in Rajya Sabha following his expulsion from the party.

  • Amar Singh Gets 'Z' Category Security Amid Samajwadi Party Rift

    Amar Singh Gets 'Z' Category Security Amid Samajwadi Party Rift

    Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh has been accorded 'Z' category security cover of central paramilitary commandos by the Union government due to threat perception following "recent activities".

  • Budget Session Of Parliament To Begin From January 31

    Budget Session Of Parliament To Begin From January 31

    The Budget session of Parliament was today convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented.

  • Mithun Chakraborty Resigns From Rajya Sabha Citing Health Reasons

    Mithun Chakraborty Resigns From Rajya Sabha Citing Health Reasons

    Actor-turned politician Mithun Chakraborty has resigned from Rajya Sabha citing health reasons. Mr Chakraborty, whose alleged involvement in the Saradha Ponzi scam made news last year, had attended the Upper House for just three days.

  • BJP MP Roopa Ganguly Admitted To Hospital In Kolkata

    BJP MP Roopa Ganguly Admitted To Hospital In Kolkata

    BJP MP Roopa Ganguly was today admitted to a Kolkata hospital after she complained of severe headache and partial loss of vision.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee Upset As Ordinance Comes To Him For Record 5th Time: Sources

    President Pranab Mukherjee Upset As Ordinance Comes To Him For Record 5th Time: Sources

    President Pranab Mukherjee, signing the same ordinance or executive order for a record fifth time in a row, has made his displeasure clear.

  • 2 Bills Passed, Lok Sabha Ran For Less Than An Hour A Day This Winter Session

    2 Bills Passed, Lok Sabha Ran For Less Than An Hour A Day This Winter Session

    The Lok Sabha or lower house of Parliament ran for a total 19 hours in the 21-day winter session, not even averaging an hour a day, while the Rajya Sabha did marginally better at 22 hours. The rest of the time was lost to slogan shouting and disruption, mainly over the government's notes ban and its impact on people. Between the two Houses they cou...

  • Parliament Passes The Disability Bill

    Parliament Passes The Disability Bill

    Keeping aside the bitterness over notes ban issue which paralysed the Winter session, Parliament today passed the Disabilities Bill which stipulates up to two year jail term and a maximum fine of Rs 5 lakh for discriminating against differently-abled persons.

  • What Rahul Gandhi Has Won - And Risked - By Playing Hardball

    What Rahul Gandhi Has Won - And Risked - By Playing Hardball

    While it hardly transacted business, the winter session of parliament marked a transition for the Congress and the opposition. As Sonia Gandhi took a backseat, due to health reasons or out of a desire to give her son more room, Rahul Gandhi became the Congress' prime mover and interface with other opposition parties. He attend parliament regularly,...

  • Indira Gandhi Ignored Advice To Demonetise, Sold Out India: PM Narendra Modi

    Indira Gandhi Ignored Advice To Demonetise, Sold Out India: PM Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today levelled charges against two former premiers, his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh and Indira Gandhi, of ignoring basic steps to fight corruption. Obvious and recommended methods include demonetisation, he told his party's parliamentarians this morning, at a time when his government is being asked to explain the vast...

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