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  • Has Modi's economic reform agenda hit a roadblock? 8 hours 50 minutes ago

    The first working day of winter session witnessed disruptions as the opposition tried to corner the government on the issue of black money. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which led the opposition's charge, got support from several other parties like the Samajwadi Party, JDU, Congress, and AAP -- all demanding that...
  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is battling anti-incumbency factor and people's wrath in wake of the floods, is taking it easy in these Assembly elections. Talking to CNN-IBN on Tuesday, he said, "It is the easiest when nobody expects from you. The so-called experts have written of...
  • Opposition parties stage protest in Parliament over black money; government seeks support 11 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The first working day of winter session witnessed disruptions as the opposition tried to corner the government on the issue of black money. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which led the opposition's charge, got support from several other parties like the Samajwadi Party, JDU, Congress, and AAP -- all...
  • BJP MP Chandan Mitra confident of passing bills listed for winter session 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    Despite the ruckus, BJP MP Chandan Mitra, who is the head of the Select Committee on insurance, said that he was confident of passing bills listed for the winter session. Mitra said, "I am confident of finishing the work by the stipulated time. The demands of TMC leaders of not...
  • Botched surgeries: Congress takes up matter with President 16 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Alleging a cover-up, Congress has taken up with President Pranab Mukherjee the issue of the death of 14 women in botched up sterilisation surgeries in BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh. AICC legal department secretary KC Mittal has sent a written communication in this regard to Mukherjee last evening and has sought an...
  • TMC questions Modi government on black money issue 17 hours 12 minutes ago

    The Trinamool Congress took on the Narendra Modi government on the issue of black money and was protesting outside Parliament holding black umbrellas. TMC MP Saugata Roy said, "PM Modi promised that black money will be brought back and every citizen will get Rs 15 lakh, where is that money....
  • Centre introduces Bill to include leader of largest opposition party in panel to select CBI chief 17 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Days ahead of the retirement of present Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha, the government on Tuesday introduced a Bill in Lok Sabha to include the leader of the largest opposition party in the panel to select the head of the agency in the absence of a...
  • Rajya Sabha extends deadline for Select Committee on Insurance Bill by December 12 17 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday extended deadline for the Select Committee on the Insurance Amendment Bill and asked it to submit the report by December 12. According to the amendment, the foreign direct investment will be hiked from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The Opposition parties raised questions...
  • Union Ministers Birender Singh, Suresh Prabhu file nominations for Rajya Sabha seats 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, filed their nominations on Tuesday. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, ministers and all the BJP MLAs were present when the two filed their nomination before Returning Officer Sumit...
  • Government prepared for discussion on black money: BJP 17 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Facing opposition flak on the issue of black money, BJP on Tuesday sought to wriggle out of the situation by saying that it was ready for a discussion on it. "We are committed and sincere to bring back black money from abroad. Government is fully prepared for a discussion...
  • Congress signals it could back Modi's insurance reform plan 20 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The main opposition Congress party signalled on Monday it could support government legislation to liberalise the insurance industry, a long-delayed reform expected to help improve investor confidence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed in August to lift the cap on foreign investment in insurance ventures from 26 per cent to...
  • Live: Congress running away from debate on black money, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 20 hours 59 minutes ago

    The winter session of Parliament will have its first working day on Tuesday as it was adjourned on Monday post obituary references. The Narendra Modi government which is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills is all set to face opposition over the Insurance Bill. After Trinamool Congress, BJP's...
  • Complaint filed against Bihar CM Manjhi for 'upper caste' remark 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    Chapra (Bihar): A complaint was filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in a court in Saran district, charging him with sowing discord in society by questioning the origin of upper caste people. In his complaint, filed in Chief Judicial Magistrate Radheshyam Shukla's court, advocate Rajkishore Giri charged Manjhi with...
  • Gujarat BJP MLA allegedly beats up youth for wielding sword in a drunk state 22 hours 2 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party legislator was on Monday caught on camera purportedly beating a "drunk" youth with a rod in Morbi district. However, the police said that the youth was wielding a sword in an inebriated state when the MLA called up the police. The video taken by a by-stander purportedly...
  • Winter session's 1st working day today, Centre to face opposition on Insurance Bill in Parliament 23 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament will have its first working day on Tuesday as it was adjourned on Monday post obituary references. The Narendra Modi government which is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills is all set to face opposition over the Insurance Bill. After Trinamool Congress,...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Polling for first phase today; 7 ministers, 12 MLAs in the fray Yesterday

    Srinagar: Over 10.50 lakh voters will get to decide the political fate of 123 candidates, including seven ministers and 12 sitting MLAs, who are in the fray in 15 constituencies in the first phase of the five phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Polling will start at 8:00...
  • Amit Shah denied permission for rally in Kolkata, BJP says willl wait for HC order Yesterday

    Kolkata: The state unit of BJP on Monday expressed confidence of holding the proposed meeting of BJP president Amit Shah in the city on November 30. "We are confident that Amit Shah's meeting will take place in the city. We will also wait for the High Court order on the...
  • Smriti Irani fumes as media has a field day over her visit to astrologer Yesterday

    Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani is upset after the media showcased her visit to an astrologer who predicted that she would be the next Indian President. ...
  • Shiv Sena puts forward conditions on support to FDI in Insurance Bill Yesterday

    New Delhi: After announcing its support to the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Shiv Sena has put forward conditions on its support for the passage of FDI in Insurance Bill. The party has said that it will oppose the Insurance Bill if amendments to help employees and farmers are not...
  • Battle for West Bengal: Is Mamata Modi's real challenger? Yesterday

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her volley of attacks against the BJP-led government at the Centre on Monday by calling it anti-people. ...
  • Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday in J&K Yesterday

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Amidst security alert about possible Maoist attacks on politicians in Jharkhand and militant groups' poll boycott call in Jammu and Kashmir, the stage was set for the first of staggered assembly elections in the two states on Tuesday. The first phase will cover 15 seats in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • BJP takes dig at Congress over Leader of Opposition issue Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday took a dig at Congress over its paltry numbers in Lok Sabha, saying the opposition party has become so weak that the government has to work to give recognition to its leader. In an apparent reference to proposed amendment which will allow the Leader of Congress...
  • TMC-BJP war of words deepens, Mamata questions PM's foreign trips' expense Yesterday

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her volley of attacks against the BJP-led government at the Centre on Monday by calling it anti-people. Addressing a rally in Kolkata, the Trinamool Congress chief accused the government of using Central Bureau of Investigation against her party which is under fire...
  • Congress misusing state machinery in Jharkhand: BJP Yesterday

    Jamshedpur: BJP on Monday alleged that Congress had been misusing the state machinery for getting electoral gain in the five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand beginning on Tuesday. The arrest of party candidate from Daltongunj Manoj Kumar Singh within hours of the AICC supremo Sonia Gandhi's campaign for a state minister and...
  • Jharkhand elections: 8 big fights in Round One Yesterday

    The 13 Assembly segments of Jharkhand are going to polls on Tuesday and 199 candidates are in the fray. Fate of turncoats, local heavyweights, Independents, members of royal families and new coalitions are at stake. The political atmosphere is uncertain to such an extent that parties expecting leaders to address...
  • BJP trying to create tension in West Bengal: TMC leader Derek O'Brien Yesterday

    Derek O'Brien, member of Parliament for All India Trinamool Congress said that TMC would not allow the Insurance Bill to pass. "Do not need a lecture on patriotism. BJP trying to create tension in West Bengal," said Derek O'Brien. ...
  • Smriti Irani will become the President of India, predicts her astrologer Yesterday

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani was on Monday seen knocking the door of an astrologer in Bhilwara in Rajasthan. This astrologer is the same person who had predicted some time back that Irani would become a minister. His newest prediction is that the actor-turned-politician will one day...
  • With no clarity on Article 370, BJP delays release of J&K poll manifesto Yesterday

    Srinagar: With just a day to go for the first phase of polls for Jammu and Kashmir, there is still no clarity within the Bharatiya Janata Party on Article 370 which has delayed releasing of its manifesto. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there should be a debate on Article 370....
  • Parliament adjourned for the day after sitting MP Murli Deora's obit reference: As it happened Yesterday

    The winter session of Parliament has begun on Monday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was confident that opposition will play a positive role. The government is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session. ...
  • Confident that opposition will play a positive role in Parliament: PM Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ahead of the first day of the winter session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hopeful of a productive, fruitful session as his government is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session, including foreign direct investment hike in insurance. Addressing the media, Modi exuded...