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  • Government response to SC decision on coal block good governance, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 7 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government's decision to accept the Supreme Court's decision to term the coal block allocation since 1993 as illegal is an example of good governance, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday. "We said we accept your decision. Please consider the 46 mines where production is about...
  • Home Minister asks CMs to expedite cases against MPs, MLAS: Sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways to expedite trials of MPs and MLAs, sources said on Monday. The sources said that Prasad will take up the matter with the Chief Justices of the High Courts. The Attorney General is likely to inform...
  • Home Minister, Law Minister to discuss expedition of trials against MPs facing criminal charges Yesterday

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet on Monday to discuss expediting legal trials against MPs facing criminal charges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that criminal trials against MPs should reach the logical conclusion soon. The meeting comes just days after the Supreme...
  • Watch: Cyrus's spoof on RJD Chief Lalu Prasad 2 days ago

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the possibility of forming an anti-BJP "secular" front as former Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad meet. ...
  • Government is committed to the welfare of the people, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 5 days ago

    Bharatiya Janta party member Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Government is committed to the welfare of the people. The idea is to put India on the path of growth and progress." Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to launch Jan Dhan Yojana from Rajahmundry. ...
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad undergoes heart surgery at a Mumbai hospital 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is undergoing two major heart surgeries - one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. "The surgery began this morning," a spokesperson for the Asian Heart Institute, located in suburban Bandra Kurla...
  • Mumbai: Lalu Prasad to undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad will undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday at a private hospital in Mumbai. The Asian Heart Institute, where he was admitted on Monday for medical evaluation, on Tuesday said that preliminary medical investigations indicated the 66-year-old former Bihar chief minister required to undergo...
  • Cardiac surgery needed for 66-year-old Lalu 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Asian Heart Institute where RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been admitted, on Tuesday said a cardiac surgery was needed, based on preliminary medical investigations. "Laluji is fundamentally a healthy person, as can be seen from the intense campaigning he has done. Based on preliminary reports, we can now...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Can a consolidation of Opposition forces really block the Modi juggernaut? August 25, 2014

    It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. ...
  • Lalu Prasad unwell, taken to a Mumbai hospital for check-up August 25, 2014

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been rushed to a Mumbai hospital after he was taken ill on Monday morning. Lalu was airlifted to Mumbai from Delhi following heart ailment, said party sources. He has been admitted in Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute. "This is...
  • Bihar bypoll results: Nitish-Lalu formula works as RJD-JDU-Congress alliance wins 6 out of 10 seats August 25, 2014

    Patna: It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. These bypolls were being...
  • Results of bypolls in 4 states to be declared today; can the Lalu-Nitish alliance dent BJP in Bihar? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday. Counting will begin at 8 am on Monday morning. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Ten assembly seats went to polls in...
  • Centre cuts minimum export price of onion to USD 350 per tonne August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onion to USD 350 per tonne following improvement in domestic supply situation and softening of prices. In June this year, the MEP on onion was re-introduced at USD 300 per tonne which was further raised to USD 500...
  • Over 50 per cent panchayats don't have banking service in the state August 20, 2014

    At a time when the Centre has launched an ambitious scheme to ensure that each family gets a bank account, the expansion of banks in Bihar has moved at snail's pace with over 50 per cent panchayats still to be covered by its service. Out of 8463 panchayats in Bihar, over...
  • Assembly bypolls to test strength of regrouped Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar August 20, 2014

    Bypolls to 10 Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying. The bypoll, the first major political event after the general elections...
  • 13 fall ill after consuming 'prasad' in Kanpur August 20, 2014

    Thirteen persons of a family, including seven children, on Tuesday fell ill allegedly after consuming 'prasad' in Bilhaur area of Kanpur district. All persons are admitted to Bilhaur Community health centre where condition of the four children are stated to be critical, SDM, Bilhaur Shailendra Bhatia said. The family, residing in Uttaripura...
  • If Nitish Kumar has any self-respect, he should quit politics: Senior JD(U) leader on Lalu's comment August 19, 2014

    A senior JD(U) leader on Tuesday launched a scathing attack at former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asking him to quit politics over RJD president Lalu Prasad's remarks that Kumar had fallen on his feet for forging alliance. The remark was made by senior JD(U) leader Shakuni Chaudhary whose son Samrat Chaudhary...
  • War of words intensifies between Lalu, Paswan August 18, 2014

    The war of words intensified between friend-turned foes Lalu Prasad and Ramvilas Paswan as campaign for the bypoll gathers pace with the former assailing latter as "ungrateful", evoking a sharp response from Paswan in return calling the RJD chief as "expert of jails." Addressing a rally at Bhagalpur, Lalu Prasad moved...
  • JD(U)-RJD alliance to safeguard people from divisive forces of BJP, RSS: Sharad Yadav August 18, 2014

    JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday justified his party's alliance with Lalu Prasad's RJD for the assembly by-poll in Bihar after two decades saying it has nothing to do with individuals but has been forged for the sake of people to safeguard them from divisive forces. "The alliance is for the...
  • LJP's Chirag Paswan hits back, calls Lalu a 'retired comedian' August 18, 2014

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party Vice President Chirag Paswan on Monday called Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad a retired comedian. In retaliation to Lalu's comment on his father and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, he said, "During polls, Lalu comes up with such jokes. He must know that he is...
  • Lalu Prasad calls Paswan 'weathercock', LJP leader hits back August 18, 2014

    Lalu Prasad on Sunday called LJP chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan a 'weathercock', saying he switches sides at the drop of a hat, evoking a sharp response where the RJD supremo was questioned for joining hands with arch rival Nitish Kumar. At a rally in Chapra, 75 km from...
  • Law Minister admits no attempts will be made to tame the judiciary August 14, 2014

    In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday talked about the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the collegium...
  • Manjhi makes U-turn on bribery, blames media August 14, 2014

    With his claim of paying a bribe to settle his electricity bill flying in the face of his predecessor Nitish Kumar's claim of good governance in Bihar, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi made a U-turn on Thursday and said the incident was of an earlier period and the money was...
  • Mulayam downplays talks of tie up with BSP, says will contest UP polls alone August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati rejected Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's proposal to join hands, the SP chief clarified his stand on the issue. "SP will contest the elections in Uttar Pradesh on our its strength," Yadav said playing down the speculations. Earlier in the day,...
  • After Lalu-Nitish bonhomie, Mulayam says ready to join hands with Maya to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another change of heart incident in politics, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh has expressed willingness to join hands with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. This comes two days after RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that the SP and BSP should come together to form a grand alliance...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi lauds Nitish, Lalu; says duo will generate political vitality August 12, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday showered praise on Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar describing them as "champion of social justice" and "symbol of development" respectively and said joining of two hands would generate a political vitality in the country. ...
  • No intention to interfere in judiciary's authority: Government August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary. Responding to a day-long debate on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 in Lok Sabha, Law Minister...
  • Centre tables Constitution Amendement Bill for creation of National Judicial Commission August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday tabled the Constitution Amendment Bill for Judicial Reforms and the Judges Appointment Bill. Two-thirds majority is required for the Bill which if passed will clear the way for scrapping of the collegium system, a forum which decided the appointments and transfer...
  • Manoharan, Mahaveer among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing's Jose Jacob and wrestling's Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cup-winning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh on Monday. According to sources in the sports ministry, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa and judo's...