Isha Sahai Bhatnagar
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Anubrata Mondal arrest: List of other TMC leaders already under ED, CBI radar

Partha Chatterjee, Abhishek Banerjee, Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee are few of the ministers who faced CBI, ED questioning
TMC leader Anubrata Mondal was on Thursday arrested by the CBI over the alleged cattle smuggling case. (ANI image)
TMC leader Anubrata Mondal was on Thursday arrested by the CBI over the alleged cattle smuggling case. (ANI image)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 12:57 PM IST

Grand Alliance 2.0: What political leaders had to say on Nitish Kumar’s move

After Kumar’s announcement to split, several leaders from different political parties had their say on the political chaos in Bihar
Nitish Kumar is set to take oath on Wednesday as the chief minister. (File image)
Nitish Kumar is set to take oath on Wednesday as the chief minister. (File image)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 10:47 AM IST

Assam, Mizoram sign memorandum of understanding to resole boundary dispute

Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana and Assam’s border protection and development minister Atul Bora signed the memorandum
The two sides met in Aizwal. (PTI)
The two sides met in Aizwal. (PTI)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:27 AM IST

Human trafficking: MHA instructs high courts to organise ‘judicial conferences’

In 2020, there were 1,714 registered human trafficking cases, the highest being reported from Maharashtra (184) and Telangana (184)
The Union ministry of home affairs in New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)
The Union ministry of home affairs in New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 03:46 PM IST

Unemployment rate dropped by 0.6% between 2019-20 and 2020-21: Centre

Sikkim (71.3%) had the highest Worker Population Ratio in 2020-21 followed by Himachal Pradesh (69.5%) and Chhattisgarh (63.6%) while Bihar had the lowest (39.9%)
Minister of state for labour and unemployment Rameswar Teli gave the information in Parliament. (ANI)
Minister of state for labour and unemployment Rameswar Teli gave the information in Parliament. (ANI)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 09:21 AM IST

VP Venkaiah Naidu’s farewell today, PM Modi to present memento

A publication chronicling the tenure of Naidu as the vice president and chairman of Rajya Sabha will be released by the Prime Minister
Venkaiah Naidu demits office on Wednesday. (File image)
Venkaiah Naidu demits office on Wednesday. (File image)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 10:00 AM IST

MPs have no immunity in criminal cases during session: Naidu

MPs do not enjoy any immunity from arrest in criminal cases when the House is in session and cannot avoid summons issued by law enforcement agencies, Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday.
M Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu. (AFP)
M Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu. (AFP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 12:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

8th National Handloom Day to be celebrated on August 7

In 2015, the Union government had declared August 7 as National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Andolan that began in 1905 on the same day. The movement was aimed at encouraging Indians to wear clothes that were handwoven by indigenous communities instead of foreign-made apparel
The Union Ministry of Textiles will host the 8th National Handloom Day on August 7 in honour of the handloom industry and weavers. (HT PHOTO.)
The Union Ministry of Textiles will host the 8th National Handloom Day on August 7 in honour of the handloom industry and weavers. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 02:17 PM IST

Take part in discussion, maintain decorum, LS Speaker Om Birla urges Opposition

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings have been disrupted as Opposition lawmakers have protested since the beginning of the monsoon session
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. (PTI)
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. (PTI)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 01:07 PM IST

No centralised data on internet shutdowns, Centre tells Parliament

Minister of state for communications Devusinh Chauhan said state governments are empowered to issue orders for temporary suspension of internet service to maintain law and order
India emerged as the country with the highest number of internet shutdowns for the fourth consecutive year for reasons ranging from curbing protests to preventing online frauds, tech policy think tank Access Now said in April. Of the 106 shutdowns, 85 were in Jammu and Kashmir. (HT Photo)
India emerged as the country with the highest number of internet shutdowns for the fourth consecutive year for reasons ranging from curbing protests to preventing online frauds, tech policy think tank Access Now said in April. Of the 106 shutdowns, 85 were in Jammu and Kashmir. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 09:16 AM IST

‘Smriti Irani is a pathological liar’: Congress on ‘Silly Soul’ bar row

A major controversy broke out when Silly Souls was served a show cause notice after it was found that its owners renewed the restaurant’s liquor license using the name of a deceased person
Union minister for women and child development Smriti Irani at Parliament House during the ongoing monsoon session. (PTI Photo)
Union minister for women and child development Smriti Irani at Parliament House during the ongoing monsoon session. (PTI Photo)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 04:08 PM IST

Parliament: Family courts act, anti-doping bill on agenda

Congress MP Pramod Tiwari submitted a zero-hour notice in Rajya Sabha on the issue of “surge in Indian money held in Swiss Banks”
A plethora of bills are set to be discussed in both houses of Parliament. (File image)
A plethora of bills are set to be discussed in both houses of Parliament. (File image)
Updated on Aug 03, 2022 10:57 AM IST

‘Political hatred and revenge’: Congress slams ED raids in National Herald case

Party spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said the Congress will not allow the government to ‘distract people’ from issues such as price rise and unemployment
File- Police personnel deployed during the Satyagrah March over summoning of party leader Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case by Enforcement Directorate.(Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
File- Police personnel deployed during the Satyagrah March over summoning of party leader Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case by Enforcement Directorate.(Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 04:57 PM IST

Parliament: Debate on price rise in Rajya Sabha today

16 leaders in the Upper House including TMC MP Derek O’Brien, CPI(M) MP Elamaram Kareem, CPI(M) MP John Brittas, TRS MP Keshava Rao, among others will raise the issue
A heated debate on price rise expected on Tuesday. (File image)
A heated debate on price rise expected on Tuesday. (File image)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 12:38 PM IST

Sanjay Raut ED custody: List of opposition leaders facing agency’s probe

From Congress president Sonia Gandhi to former education minister in the West Bengal government Partha Chatterjee, here’s a list of leaders facing the ire of ED
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was remanded in ED custody till August 4. (File image)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was remanded in ED custody till August 4. (File image)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 12:23 PM IST

Parliament’s Monsoon Session: Notices for discussion on price rise submitted

The government on Wednesday last said a discussion on price rise and inflation is likely to be taken up in Parliament
Parliamentary proceedings have been disrupted as Opposition protested against price rise and inflation. (PTI)
Parliamentary proceedings have been disrupted as Opposition protested against price rise and inflation. (PTI)
Published on Aug 01, 2022 10:16 AM IST

BJP trying to destroy democracy in Jharkhand, alleges Congress

On Saturday, the police intercepted three Congress MLAs--- Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachhap and Naman Bixal --- with huge amounts of cash in West Bengal. The incident resulted in Congress leaders attacking the saffron party for attempting “Operation Lotus” in a state run by the opposition
Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur with party MLA Anoop Singh lodging an FIR against his party’s suspended MLAs Dr. Irfan Ansari, Naman Vixal Kongadi and Rajesh Kachhap accusing them of conspiracy to topple the state government at Ranchi Argora police station in Ranchi on Sunday. (ANI PHOTO.)
Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur with party MLA Anoop Singh lodging an FIR against his party’s suspended MLAs Dr. Irfan Ansari, Naman Vixal Kongadi and Rajesh Kachhap accusing them of conspiracy to topple the state government at Ranchi Argora police station in Ranchi on Sunday. (ANI PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 07:01 PM IST

Over 47k Pocso cases filed in 2020: Govt in Lok Sabha

As many as 47,221 cases were registered in the year 2020 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (Pocso) with a conviction rate of 39
According ot the data, Uttar Pradesh had a conviction rate of 70.7% whereas the figures for Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh stood at 30.9% and 37.2%, respectively. (PTI)
According ot the data, Uttar Pradesh had a conviction rate of 70.7% whereas the figures for Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh stood at 30.9% and 37.2%, respectively. (PTI)
Published on Jul 30, 2022 12:19 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Govt in Lok Sabha: 47,221 Pocso cases were registered in 2020

According to the data, Uttar Pradesh had a conviction rate of 70.7% whereas the figures for Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh stood at 30.9% and 37.2%, respectively.
(Pic for representation)
(Pic for representation)
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 06:17 PM IST

‘Rashtrapatni’ row: A look at Adhir Chowdhury’s past controversial statements

Congress leader and Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was embroiled in a controversy on Thursday over his ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark that led to a verbal duel in Parliament between the BJP and Congress
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been at the end of criticism for his statements in the past too. (File image)
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been at the end of criticism for his statements in the past too. (File image)
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 12:30 PM IST

7.22 lakh candidates selected for central govt jobs since 2014: Centre to LS

The highest number of recommendations were received in 2019-20 with 1,47,096 applications, followed by 1,30,423 in 2014-15
The highest number of applicants received was 5.09 crore in 2018-19. (File image)
The highest number of applicants received was 5.09 crore in 2018-19. (File image)
Published on Jul 28, 2022 11:17 AM IST

413 complaints in 2021 of forceful service charges, Centre informs Lok Sabha

On July 4, 2022, the Centre issued fresh guidelines deeming it illegal for restaurants and hotels to levy a service charge without the consent of the diner
During 2019-20, 658 complaints were filed regarding levy of service charge. (File image)
During 2019-20, 658 complaints were filed regarding levy of service charge. (File image)
Published on Jul 28, 2022 11:10 AM IST

“Why harass the poor woman”: Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sonia Gandhi’s ED questioning

Sonia Gandhi is being questioned for alleged financial irregularities in the party-promoted Young Indian, which owns the National Herald newspaper
The agency registered a new case under criminal provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. (File image)
The agency registered a new case under criminal provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. (File image)
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 03:39 PM IST

LS: Opposition protests over price rise, misuse of central agencies to continue

Congress MP Shaktisinh Gohil submitted a suspension of business notice under Rule 267 over the the current ruling party’s political vendetta against its political opponents
Congress leaders were protesting against rising fuel prices in Parliament. (ANI)
Congress leaders were protesting against rising fuel prices in Parliament. (ANI)
Published on Jul 27, 2022 11:08 AM IST

4,484 custodial deaths in past two years, UP tops chart: Centre

A total of 4,484 deaths in police custody and 233 in alleged police encounters were reported in the country in the last two years, the home ministry informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
While Uttar Pradesh reported a total of 952 cases (451 in 2020 and 501 in 2021) of custodial deaths in the past two years, Bengal registered 442 (185 in 2020 and 257 in 2021) during this period.
While Uttar Pradesh reported a total of 952 cases (451 in 2020 and 501 in 2021) of custodial deaths in the past two years, Bengal registered 442 (185 in 2020 and 257 in 2021) during this period.
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 05:01 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘This is not a place to..’: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla appeals to protesting MPs

Opposition members in the Lok Sabha protested against the issues of price rise and Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that the citizens of India do not want to see placards in the hands of ‘honourable’ leaders and urged the MPs to maintain the sanctity of the House (ANI)
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that the citizens of India do not want to see placards in the hands of ‘honourable’ leaders and urged the MPs to maintain the sanctity of the House (ANI)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 03:14 PM IST

Over 7 lakh registered gig workers in India, Centre informs Parliament

According to e-Shram portal, the number of gig workers as on 28.01.2022 is 7,17,686 in categories like beauty & wellness, automobile & transportation, tourism & hospitality, food industry & education
The e-Shram portal has 27.99 crore registered unorganised workers. (File image)
The e-Shram portal has 27.99 crore registered unorganised workers. (File image)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 09:44 AM IST

Opposition creates ruckus in Lok Sabha despite speaker Om Birla’s ‘final warning’

The sixth day of the ongoing monsoon session was marred with protests and sloganeering by opposition leaders, who demanded a discussion on price rise and the implementation of 5% GST on household products
Congress MPs (from right) Manickam Tagore, TN Prathapan, Jothimani and Ramya Haridas protest outside Lok Sabha after being suspended for the rest of the day’s session for allegedly disrupting proceedings. (PTI Photo)
Congress MPs (from right) Manickam Tagore, TN Prathapan, Jothimani and Ramya Haridas protest outside Lok Sabha after being suspended for the rest of the day’s session for allegedly disrupting proceedings. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 05:15 PM IST

Droupadi Murmu to take oath as India’s 15th President today

Droupadi Murmu will be the first tribal and only the second woman to take oath as President. She will also be the first President born after Independence.
New Delhi: Droupadi Murmu, who is set to be the first tribal woman President of India, in New Delhi, (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(HT_PRINT)
New Delhi: Droupadi Murmu, who is set to be the first tribal woman President of India, in New Delhi, (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 09:31 AM IST

Soorarai Pottru is best film; Ajay Devgn, Suriya bag top acting honours at national film awards

Tamil film “Soorarai Pottru”, partially inspired by the events of the life of Simplify Deccan founder GR Gopinath, received 13 awards, including for best feature, best actor and best actress, at the 68th National Film Awards for 2020 announced on Friday.
 (2D Entertainment)
(2D Entertainment)
Updated on Jul 22, 2022 11:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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