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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.)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Updated on Jul 22, 2022 11:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Centre to introduce new ‘Emigration Bill’ for ‘safe and legal’ migrations

The EAM said that the ministry has taken several initiatives to promote legal migration, such as the Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana and the Indian Community Welfare Fund

Union external affairs minister S Jaishankar in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 05:31 PM IST

National Herald: Opposition unites against Sonia Gandhi’s questioning by ED

Sonia Gandhi’s summon relates to the alleged financial irregularities in the party-promoted Young Indian, which owns the National Herald newspaper

Congress leaders going to party Headquarters from Parliament by bus during a protest against the questioning of interim president Sonia Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 02:42 PM IST

‘Sinister strategy’: Cong plans protests over Sonia Gandhi’s questioning by ED today

The Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory asking people to avoid certain stretches that are likely to be affected due to the protests organised by the Congress to coincide with Sonia Gandhi’s questioning by ED in Delhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is expected to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Delhi today in connection with a money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 09:00 AM IST

Opposition protests in Parliament with milk, curd packets against GST rate hike

Not only the Lok Sabha, but even the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2pm within minutes of its commencement on the third day

The protests took place within both the Houses and in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue. (ANI)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 03:14 PM IST

Opposition parties continue protests on price rise, increased GST in Parliament

Congress MP Manickam Tagore filed an adjournment motion notice to raise the issue of price hike of domestic LGP cylinders

 (File image)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 11:55 AM IST

347 sanitation workers died in last 5 yrs across India; UP highest: Govt data

The Centre also provided data on the year-wise deaths of manual scavengers; 2019 saw the highest number of deaths (116) in the last five years, followed by 92 deaths in 2017

Uttar Pradesh saw the highest number of deaths, standing at 51. (File image)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 09:45 AM IST

Airfares not regulated, airlines free to fix ‘reasonable prices’: Centre

Minister of state for civil aviation Gen. VK Singh (retd.) told the Rajya Sabha that fare bands with upper and lower limits were introduced by the Centre as a temporary measure due to the pandemic

VK Singh was responding to a query by CPI(M) MP John Brittas in the Rajya Sabha. (File Photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:06 PM IST

‘Elections do not frighten me’: Opposition’s VP candidate Margaret Alva

Alva’s nomination is seen as an outreach to south Indian voters, and a senior leader maintained that fielding a woman candidate also shows the Opposition’s commitment against gender bias

Opposition's vice presidential candidate Margaret Alva files her nomination papers at Parliament House in the presence of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi (right) and Mallikarjun Kharge in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 04:52 PM IST

Opposition continues protests on price rise in Parliament

Opposition leaders held a protest at Parliament complex near the Gandhi statute on the issue of price rise

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi joins Opposition protest over the issues of inflation and price rise at Parliament on the second day of the monsoon session
Published on Jul 19, 2022 10:32 AM IST

Govt provided 27 lakh crore fiscal stimulus under ABFP: Centre to Lok Sabha

Junior labour minister Rameswar Teli said 59.53 lakh people have received benefits through 1.50 lakh establishments have received benefits under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ARBY)

The government said the Centre launched the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan to boost employment and livelihood opportunities in six states for migrant workers who returned from cities due to the Covid pandemic (HT File Photo/Gurminder Singh)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 09:08 AM IST

Rising inflation due to Modi’s faulty policies: Kharge on GST implementation

On Monday, the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament, a range of household items came under the purview of the goods and service tax as the GST panel, headed by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, accepted the recommendation of the Group of Ministers from states on withdrawing exemptions with a view to rationalizing the levy

Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge before voting in the election for the President of India at Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 18, 2022 04:38 PM IST

‘India lost a true friend’: Lok Sabha pays tributes to Shinzo Abe, others

Paying tribute to former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said upon his untimely demise Japan lost a visionary politician while India lost a true friend

Lok Sabha also paid to tributes to former president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the third president of Kenya Mwai Kibaki and former parliamentarians who recently passed away. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 05:02 PM IST

Agnipath, inflation: Govt, Oppn set to clash over key issues in Parliament today

The government proposes to introduce 32 bills during the 18 sittings of Parliament scheduled over 26 days of the monsoon session

Ahead of the monsoon session, Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu asked political parties to ensure a “meaningful and productive session”as a “farewell gift” to him. His term ends on August 10. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 09:43 AM IST

Congress ally JMM, other parties back Droupadi Murmu for President

NDA fielded Droupadi Murmu while a combined 17 opposition parties have nominated former union minister Yashwant Singh as their presidential candidate

The presidential election is scheduled for July 18. (File image)
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 10:37 AM IST

Congress to hold nationwide protests against price rise

Non-subsidized LPG now costs ₹1,053 per 14.2-kg cylinder in the national capital, up from ₹1,003 previously

 (PTI (representative))
Published on Jul 07, 2022 08:21 AM IST

TMC MP Mahua Moitra unfollows party on Twitter amid ‘Kaali’ controversy

The Trinamool Congress MP courted controversy after passing comments on how she perceives Goddess Kali, in reference to a recent film on the Hindu deity

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra. (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 01:32 PM IST
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