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Deeply touched, says ex-Prez Kovind on PM Modi’s praise for his presidency

PM Modi’s letter said Kovind has contributed to setting the highest standards of probity and performance, principles, and sensitivity and service

PM Narendra Modi greets outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind during the latter's farewell. (PTI)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 10:29 AM IST

NMC doesn’t have data on placing medical students from Ukraine in WB: Centre

The NMC has not yet given permission to transfer or accommodate foreign medical students in Indian medical institutes/universities, the health ministry said in Lok Sabha

Indian students arrive after being evacuated from war-torn Ukraine under 'Operation Ganga' earlier this year. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2022 05:31 PM IST

Airlines can’t bar passenger for disability, reduced mobility: New DGCA rule

DGCA has explicitly barred airlines from preventing a passenger to board the plane on medical grounds, saying it will need to get medical opinion before taking a decision. if it decides not to allow a passenger, this decision, with reasons, will have to be communicated in writing

Representational image(HT )
Updated on Jul 22, 2022 04:58 PM IST

Parliament session: Opposition continues protests against inflation, GST hike

The first week of the monsoon session saw ruckus and disruption amid the Opposition’s stir in both the Houses

Opposition leaders protest over rising inflation near Mahatma Gandhi's statue at the Parliament in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2022 03:52 PM IST

Imp to differentiate between fact-checker, those who spread tension: Thakur

New Delhi: It is important to differentiate between a fact-checker and those who try to spread enmity in the garb of fact-checking, union information and broadcast minister Anurag Thakur told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday

Union minister Anurag Thakur stressed on the need to draw a distinction between fact-checker and those who spread tension (PTI)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 04:42 PM IST

BJP lowering credibility of central agencies using coercion: Congress

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said protests and demonstrations are ornaments of democracy, and having tolerance is crucial

Congress leader Pawan Khera addresses a press conference in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 01:37 PM IST

Centre allowed 7 cities, towns to be renamed in last five years, Lok Sabha told

The Madhya Pradesh government sent a proposal on April 25 this year to change the name of Nasrullaganj Nagar in Sehore to Bhairoonda

New Delhi: Members in the Lok Sabha during Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday (PTI/Video grab)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 08:46 AM IST

Centre rejects India’s ranking on latest World Press Freedom Index

The report, which was released in May, said India’s ranking fell down to 150th position from last year’s 142nd rank.

Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 05:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Centre refutes Opposition’s ‘caste, religion’ allegations over Agnipath scheme

The Indian Army said that the matter, requiring caste and religion certificates, was always there and there has been no change for the Agnipath scheme

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh at Parliament House during the ongoing monsoon Session in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2022 03:25 PM IST

Opposition leaders hold protest against rising prices

Congress whip in Lok Sabha Manickam Tagore said opposition members led by his party wanted a discussion on price rise and GST but the government did not allow it

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi joins the Opposition protest on the issues of inflation and price rise in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament complex during the monsoon session. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 19, 2022 01:10 PM IST

No plans to develop National Employment Policy: Centre

The ministry said in response to questions raised by Lok Sabha MP Beesetti Venkata Satyavathi amid the ongoing monsoon session in Parliament

At present, there is no committee for drafting of National Employment Policy. (File image)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 10:06 AM IST

‘Driving force’: BJP targets Sonia Gandhi after SIT report on Gujarat riots case

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Ahmed Patel was the conspirator according to the SIT affidavit but ‘his boss’, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, was the ‘actual driving force’ behind the conspiracies

The Gujarat SIT on Friday claimed in an affidavit before an Ahmedabad court that activist Teesta Setalvad was part of a ‘larger conspiracy’ hatched by Sonia Gandhi’s former political secretary, late Ahmed Patel. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 16, 2022 02:03 PM IST

Parliamentary panel submits report on Mediation Bill, 2021

The objective of the bill is to settle any civil or commercial disputes through mediation before seeking court or tribunal’s intervention

The bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha on December 20, 2021. (File image)
Updated on Jul 14, 2022 10:32 AM IST

Presidential polls: EC starts distribution of ballot boxes, paper pens

The election commission had earlier conducted a review meeting on the preparedness of the upcoming Presidential elections

On June 13, the RO, AROs and CEOs were briefed about the election procedure. (File image)
Published on Jul 13, 2022 09:38 AM IST

BJP is ‘control-freak’, ‘dossier-loving’ government: Congress

Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi pointed out that the Centre has been “excessively but selectively” delaying the judicial appointment proposals for the high courts and the Supreme Court

Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the BJP govt has created an atmosphere of “fear, trepidation, anxiety and hesitation” among the judicial sector by the misuse of the “dossier raj”.(PTI file photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2022 05:20 PM IST

NCW launches awareness programmes on NRI marriages

The programmes were held in four technical sessions, namely, role of judiciary in providing relief to women aggrieved in NRI marriages, role of police, legal machinery and sociological aspects

It was aimed at creating awareness among victims around available preventive measures. (File image)
Published on Jul 12, 2022 09:57 AM IST

PM Modi tackles Indo-China border dispute with DDLJ strategy: Congress

DDLJ – Deny, Distract, Lie and Justify, is how Congress described the Prime Minister’s strategy to handle the border crisis

Congress spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi was speaking at a press conference. (File image)
Published on Jul 11, 2022 04:03 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi rushes Mukul Wasnik to Goa amid disarray in Congress

Dinesh Gundu Rao, the Congress’s Goa in charge, on Sunday accused the BJP of conspiring with Digambar Kamat and Micheal Lobo to ensure that the Congress “is weakened

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 10:46 AM IST

Army looks to recruit those proficient in Mandarin

There has been a lingering stand-off between India and China along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh for the past few years

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Pande is on a three-day visit to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand to review the security situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in this sector on Friday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 05:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

51cr FEMA fine on Amnesty India and 10cr on Aakar Patel: ED

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday levied a penalty on Amnesty India International Private Limited and its former CEO Aakar Patel for alleged violations of the country’s foreign exchange law, the agency said in a statement.

Aakar Patel did not respond to messages seeking comment, but he tweeted from an unverified handle, “The ed is the govt not the judiciary. we will fight it (again) and win (again) in court.’’
Updated on Jul 09, 2022 05:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

BJP has no regard for tricolour: Congress on Centre’s move to amend Flag Code

The Centre has made a change in the Flag Code of India 2002 amid the launch of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign to mark the 75 years of Indian Independence

Earlier, the code only allowed flags made out of khadi to be used for official purposes. (File image)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 02:49 PM IST

50% Vivo India transferred out of nation, says ED

The investigating body carried out raids at 48 locations across India in connection with “forged identification documents and falsified addresses” by several firms linked with Vivo India.

A scooterist rides past a shopping complex with the billboard of Chinese smartphone maker Vivo in Ahmedabad, India, December 14, 2018 REUTERS/Amit Dave (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 03:40 AM IST

Almost 50% of Vivo India’s turnover transferred out of India, reveals ED

The investigating body carried out raids at 48 locations across India in connection with “forged identification documents and falsified addresses” by several firms linked with Vivo India

Out of the total sale proceeds of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,25,185 crore, Vivo India remitted <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>62,476 crore. (File image)
Published on Jul 07, 2022 07:40 PM IST

Congress hit out at government for duping farmers

The promise to double the farmers’ income by 2022 has remained unfulfilled and the committee for guaranteeing Minimum Support Prices has not been formed, said Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda

Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda . (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 07, 2022 03:43 PM IST

Swamy Ramanujacharya: Amit Shah virtually unveils ‘Statue of Peace’ in Srinagar

Union home minister Amit Shah today virtually unveiled the ‘Statue of Peace’ of Swamy Ramanujacharya in Srinagar, located in a temple in the Sonwar region

Union home minister Amit Shah. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2022 01:16 PM IST

JNU not a place to pursue political aspirations: VC Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit

Addressing the issue of multilingualism in the National Education Policy (NEP), the JNU VC said the government should be careful while pushing regional languages

Vice chancellor Pandit said JNU is a politically active campus (HT Image)
Updated on Jul 07, 2022 12:54 PM IST

Congress moves Broadcasting Authority against Zee News over Rahul Gandhi video

The Congress accused Zee News and an anchor of the TV channel of distorting a video clip and ‘falsely and maliciously’ depicting Rahul Gandhi as a sympathiser of Kanhaiya Lal’s killers

The Congress said that Rahul Gandhi’s comments were referring to the vandalism of the party office in Wayanad and were in no way connected with Kanhaiya Lal’s murder. (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 07:02 PM IST

We appeal to citizens to recognise the hollow nationalism of BJP: Congress

The senior Congress leader reiterated that those who are fringe today will become mainstream tomorrow because “you were fringe yesterday and mainstream today”

Pawan Khera was addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters. (FIle image)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 04:09 PM IST

Hotels, restaurants should not force consumers to pay service charge: CCPA

The department of consumer affairs (DoCA) earlier said that it would develop a framework soon to enforce strict compliance by the stakeholder with regard to the service charge imposed

The guideline allows consumers to lodge complaints on National Consumer Helpline (NCH) number 1915. (File picture)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 06:47 PM IST

BJP to face consequences of spreading propaganda against Rahul Gandhi: Congress

Congress alleged that spreading fake news on social media platforms is one thing, but using the platforms “with terrorists” is intolerable

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 03:47 PM IST
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