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Bills on J&K reservation, voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof tabled in LS

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Bills on J&K reservation, voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof tabled in LS

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS/PTI): A bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 and  a bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar as an identity proof for opening bank accounts and procuring mobile phone connections were introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. A bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation […]

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Congress chief to meet state in-charges to discuss LS rout

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Congress chief to meet state in-charges to discuss LS rout

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi is holding meetings with his party’s state in-charges to review the reasons for its dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. According to top Congress sources, days after he held discussions with the party’s Chhattisgarh in-charge P.L. Punia, Rahul Gandhi on Friday met senior state leader […]

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Rajasthan BJP chief dies at 75; RS likely to adjourn today

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Rajasthan BJP chief dies at 75; RS likely to adjourn today

Jaipur, Jun 24 (PTI): Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini died on Monday while undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi, a party spokesperson said. Saini, also a Rajya Sabha MP, was 75. The Rajya Sabha is likely to be adjourned on Tuesday after obituary reference as its sitting BJP member from Rajasthan, Madan Lal Saini, […]

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AES deaths: Bihar court orders probe into Ministers’ negligence

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on AES deaths: Bihar court orders probe into Ministers’ negligence

Patna, June 24 (IANS): A Bihar court on Monday ordered an investigation into charges of negligence against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey that left nearly 150 children dead due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district over the past fortnight. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Suryakant Tiwari ordered the […]

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3-language formula proposes flexibility regarding choice of language — HRD minister

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on 3-language formula proposes flexibility regarding choice of language — HRD minister

New Delhi, June 24 (PTI): The draft National Education Policy report on the three-language formula proposes for flexibility regarding the choice of language, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Monday. Speaking during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, he said the National Education Policy (NEP) will be finalised after examining all the suggestions […]

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CPI(M)-Congress stages protest, walkout over cut money issue

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on CPI(M)-Congress stages protest, walkout over cut money issue

Kolkata, June 24 (PTI): The MLAs of Congress and CPI(M) on Monday staged a walkout from the West Bengal assembly protesting against the ongoing “cut money scam” and demanded inquiry into the incident. Shouting slogans against the Trinamool Congress government over the cut money issue, legislators of both the parties came down to the well […]

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Mayawati says BSP will fight all polls alone, gets flak from ‘ally’ SP and other parties

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Mayawati says BSP will fight all polls alone, gets flak from ‘ally’ SP and other parties

Lucknow, June 24 (PTI): BSP president Mayawati on Monday declared her party in the future will contest all elections “small and big” on its own, signalling the end of the Bahujan Samaj Party-Samajwadi Party alliance forged for the Lok Sabha polls. The BSP chief, known to have made and broken many an alliance in her […]

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RBI deputy director Viral Acharya resigns

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on RBI deputy director Viral Acharya resigns

Mumbai, June 24 (IANS): Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has quit six months before the end of his term, sources said on Monday. Acharya is the third top official to quit RBI before completing their term. The first being former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and second being former Governor Urjit Patel. […]

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Fresh bill to allow proxy voting to NRIs

By   /  June 23, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Fresh bill to allow proxy voting to NRIs

New Delhi, June 23 (PTI): The Union cabinet will take a call Monday to introduce a fresh bill in Parliament to extend the facility of proxy voting to overseas Indians. A similar bill had lapsed following the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month. Sources in the government said on Sunday that the union […]

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Four ‘IS-inspired’ militants killed in J&K gunfight

By   /  June 23, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Four ‘IS-inspired’ militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, June 23 (IANS): Four “Islamic State-inspired” militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. Following the gunfight, Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh told reporters that the four militants killed in the Daramdora village of Shopian were locals and belonged to the […]

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