Category: POLITICS

Haryana government orders judicial probe into August 28 incident, farmers call off Karnal sit-in

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Saturday ordered a judicial probe into last month’s clash between farmers and police and sent the IAS officer who is at the centre of a row over his remarks on leave. Following this, farmers called off their sit-in outside the Karnal district headquarters. Haryana Additional Chief Secretary Devender Singh said […]

Gujarat chief minister resigns; Congress says onus of Rupani’s failure on PM Modi

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday resigned from the post, his sudden announcement coming over a year before the state goes to polls. It is not clear what prompted the development in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state where elections to the 182-member Assembly are due in December 2022. Rupani (65), the fourth […]

‘Modi government in process of selling India’s crown jewels,’ says Rahul Gandhi on NMP

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the Centre’s move to monetise its assets across key sectors, saying the Modi dispensation is in the process of selling India’s “crown jewels” built by previous governments with public money over 70 years. Addressing a press conference here with former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, he […]

Basavaraj Bommai to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister at 11 am on Wednesday

NEW DELHI: Newly appointed leader of the BJP legislature party Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot has invited him to form the government and he will take oath as Chief Minister at 11 AM on July 28. “I have informed the Governor about my election as the leader of the legislature party. He has […]

Lok Sabha sees repeated adjournments amid Opposition protests over Pegasus, farm laws

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a series of brief adjournments amid uproar created by opposition members over various issues, including the Pegasus spying controversy and the three contentious agri laws. While no legislative business could be transacted, the House for the first time in the Monsoon session took up “matters of urgent public […]

Kisan Sansad: Farmers plan to carry on protest till August 13

NEW DELHI: Protesting farmer leaders said on Thursday that they intend to continue with the ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the national capital till August 13, the day the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament comes to an end. On Wednesday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had given permission to the […]

Opposition should ask difficult, stinging questions but should also give opportunity to reply in peaceful environment: Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday siad that I hope all of you have been vaccinated at least once. But even then, I pray to all of you and my colleagues in the House to cooperate in following the Corona protocols. Vaccine is given in ‘baahu’ (arms), and those who take it become ‘Baahubali’. […]

Modi government to take up 31 Bills during Monsoon session beginning Monday

NEW DELHI: As many as 31 Bills, including two related to finance, six on Ordinances are likely to be taken up by the Narendra Modi government (Centre) during the Monsoon Session of Parliament that will commence from Monday while the Opposition has demanded discussions on a host of issues including the Covid-19 situation and threat […]

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister terms rising population ‘hurdle in development’, unveils policy to stabilise it

LUCKNOW: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday unveiled a policy aimed at stabilising the population in Uttar Pradesh and reducing maternal and infant deaths in a time-bound manner as he termed rising population a “hurdle in development”. The Uttar Pradesh Population Policy 2021-2030, unveiled on the occasion of World Population Day, also aims at bringing […]

ED raids Anil Deshmukh; Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi slam BJP, Modi government

NAGPUR/ MUMBAI: For the second time in two months, former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has come under the scanner, this time of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which raided three locations, including his residences in Nagpur and Mumbai, and two others belonging to his two associates in connection with an alleged corruption case filed against […]

Yogi Adityanath government did nothing in 4 years to help homebuyers: Aam Aadmi Party

NOIDA: The BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government has done nothing in four years to help home buyers who are awaiting possession of their flats in Noida and Greater Noida, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here alleged on Friday. On a day the Yogi Adityanath-led government marked four years of its completion in Uttar Pradesh, the AAP’s […]

Will march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors if farm laws not repealed: Rakesh Tikait

SIKAR: Issuing a warning to the Central Government (Narendra Modi government), Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said if the three laws are not repealed, the farmers will march to the Parliament on 40 lakh tractors. Speaking at a farmers’ rally in Sikar in Rajasthan, Tikait said, “Our next call will be […]

India should have four capitals on a rotation basis: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said India should have four capitals on a rotation basis and sessions of Parliament should be held in different locations in the country. She also slammed the Narendra Modi government (Centre) for its decision to observe January 23 as ‘Parakram Diwas’ to commemorate the birth anniversary […]

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