WINTER

  • Live: Winter session of Parliament begins today 10 minutes ago

    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 16 minutes ago

    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...
  • 'Should I switch on the geyser or should I skip taking a bath today?' 10 dilemmas you're bound to face every winter 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    That time of the year has arrived when blankets become your best friends forever and there's nothing in the world you value more than them. The days are getting shorter, the sun has never felt better and a jacket is something you must carry all the time.Winter is coming and...
  • Parliament to witness stormy winter session, Modi government aims to take up 37 bills 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament begins on Monday, it is expected to be a stormy one. The government aims to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session, including Foreign Direct Investment hike in insurance. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has already...
  • Winter session to begin today, Insurance Bill, GST Act high on agenda 3 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament is scheduled to begin on Monday. The government will be keen on getting parliamentary approval for the recent ordinances that were promulgated, especially the coal mines special provisions ordinance. The new law will set in motion the process of auctioning coal blocks in line...
  • Opposition parties likely to unite against Centre on passage of FDI in Insurance Bill 14 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government is likely to have a tough time getting the FDI in Insurance Bill passed in Parliament in the upcoming Winter Session. Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has already announced that it would hold demonstrations against raising FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent. After...
  • Cartoon of the day: Mamata's TMC heads to Parliament with 'scam tainted' MPs 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mamata Banerjee is having a hard time defending her Trinamool Congress leaders who are under CBI scanner in connection with the Saradha scam. Her party skipped the all-party meet called ahead of Winter Session. It is to be seen what role the party plays in getting key bills passed in...
  • Trinamool Congress ups the ante, decides to skip another all-party meet called by Venkaiah Naidu 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A day before the winter session of Parliament, the Trinamool Congress has upped the ante as it has decided to skip the all-party meet called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday. The TMC will skip another all-party meeting called by MoS Personnel on the UPSC language...
  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan earthquake 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken...
  • After skipping an all-party meet, TMC to stage a dharna in Parliament opposing FDI in insurance Yesterday

    New Delhi: High drama will be witnessed during the winter session of Parliament as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said that the party will be staging a dharna opposing Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance in the House. The TMC did not attend the all-party meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker...
  • All-party meet ahead of Parliament's Winter Session Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday held an all-party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament during the Winter Session beginning Monday. The meeting was followed by dinner which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Briefing the media after the meeting, Mahajan said 18 parties attended the...
  • Centre aims to pass key bills in Winter Session of Parliament Yesterday

    New Delhi: With the Winter Session of Parliament set to begin on Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Centre aims to pass many essential reform bills including Insurance Bill, Coal Ordinance and Constitutional Amendment Bill. He said that the government is committed to get these bills...
  • Search begins for new CBI director, all eyes on Parliament's Winter session 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked CBI director Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself of 2G scam probe. As Sinha retires in December, the big challenge before the government is to get the Lokpal Act amended to pave the way for Sinha's successor. According to the sources, the government is considering...
  • Long 'to do' list for Modi as clock ticks on reform 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a long list of pro-growth measures to implement over the next four months, but time may have already run out to breathe enough life into the economy to meet the tough 2014/15 fiscal deficit target without cuts. Modi's election victory in May unleashed a...
  • Though not the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Congress MP Kharge given LoP seat 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Though denied the status of the Leader of Opposition, Mallikarjun Kharge has been allotted the seat normally given to LoP in the Lok Sabha next to that of the Deputy Speaker in the Opposition benches. Kharge, who is the leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha, will...
  • Minimum temperature drops to sub-zero in entire Kashmir division 2 days ago

    Srinagar: The entire Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, experienced sub-zero minimum temperature, even as Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, registered the coldest night of the season at minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, the MeT Department here said on Friday. Srinagar registered a drop of almost one degree in night temperature...
  • All 50 US states feel freezing temperatures, four dead in New York 3 days ago

    New York: Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York and contributed to the deaths of four people. Every US state, including Hawaii,...
  • Government to propose amendments to Land Act, in talks with Congress to push through changes: sources 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi government is reaching out to the Opposition to push through amendments to the the Land Act. Keen to avoid any negative political fallout over changes to the Act, the government is holding talks with the Congress. However, the...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan convenes all-party meeting on November 22 6 days ago

    New Delhi: An all party meeting has been convened by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on November 22 to ensure that the month-long winter session beginning next Monday is a smooth affair. Mahajan has called leaders of various parties for discussions over dinner. The winter session of Parliament, which has a huge legislative...
  • Goods and Services Tax bill to be tabled in winter session 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Showing clear intent in reforming India's indirect tax regime within a time frame, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said the government would bring in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in the upcoming winter session of parliament. The finance minister made the announcement at the Citi Bank Investor...
  • Congress forms Shadow Cabinet panels after denial of LoP status November 7, 2014

    New Delhi Unfazed by denial of the Leader of the Opposition status in Lok Sabha, Congress has formed several Shadow Cabinet committees along with Twitter handles as part of moves to be an effective opposition. Seven Shadow Cabinet committees have been formed ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament beginning on...
  • Will form a united front of like-minded parties in Parliament to fight against BJP: Nitish Kumar November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the winter session, socialist opposition parties SP, JD-U, RJD and JD-S on Thursday announced a united front in parliament to counter the BJP led government. A luncheon meeting called by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh was attended by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata...
  • Ahead of Parliament's Winter session, Mulayam, Lalu, Nitish meet for lunch November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for the commencement of Parliament's Winter Session, some regional parties are trying to put up a united front against the Narendra Modi government which enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh on Thursday hosted a lunch meeting...
  • From Sonmarg in the north to Coorg down south: 10 breathtaking places where you can enjoy the Indian winter the best November 3, 2014

    The winter season is upon us and if you love the cold mornings and hill tops covered in a blanket of snow, there is no dearth of places you can visit in India. From snow covered mountains in Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir to the misty mornings of Coorg in...
  • SC tells UP, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal to build shelter homes before winters October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh to build shelter homes for the homeless people ahead of winter season. The court has warned the states that it will be harsh on them if the shelters are not ready on...
  • From 'rogan gosht' to 'gajar ka halwa': 10 traditional Indian dishes that are best enjoyed during the winter season October 30, 2014

    You know winter has arrived in India when you see heaps of groundnuts being sold on every street. Winter season in India is the best time to gorge on sweets and dishes dripping with ghee because you can always hide the kilos you pile up beneath the many layers of...
  • Winter Session to commence on November 24, government hoping to clear most pending bills October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Winter session of Parliament will start from November 24 and conclude on December 23 during which a heavy legislative agenda is on the cards. There are eight bills pending in Lok Sabha and 59 in Rajya Sabha. The government is hoping to clear most of the pending bills...
  • Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha October 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said on Friday. The first batch of birds arrived earlier this month. The numbers are gradually going up, divisional forest officer B.R. Das said. About 3,000...
  • Winter session of Parliament likely from November 24 October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Winter session of Parliament is likely to start from November 24 and is expected to be a month-long affair. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled on Monday. The meeting will decide the schedule and would send the recommendation...
  • J&K floods: 5 weeks on, residents try to cope with destruction October 17, 2014

    Srinagar: Five weeks after floods hit Jammu and Kashmir, residents of Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar are still trying to wade through the destruction and to salvage their belongings. Over 250 people lost their lives and many were injured when the floods ravaged the state. One Sartaj Madni and his friends were...