Pawar met Modi over agrarian crisis in Maharashtra
NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament and informed him about the poor conditions of the farmers in Maharashtra and requested him to take steps over crop damage and the rising agrarian crisis in Maharashtra.
Congress slammed NDA for Removing SPG Cover from Gandhis
The Congress has criticised the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government for the removal of the Special Protection Group (SPG) cover for party president Sonia Gandhi and her two children – Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Paresh Rawal bats for Sanskrit professor
Actor turned politician Paresh Rawal is not happy with the ongoing agitations by the students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) over the appointment of a Muslim professor Firoz Khan in the Sanskrit faculty, saying he is “stunned by the protest” against Firoz Khan.
India knocked out of 2022 football world cup qualifying
The Indian football team lost to Oman 1-0 on Tuesday in Muscat and got knocked out of the 2022 world cup qualifying round. The solitary goal of the match was scored by Mohsin Al Ghassani in the 33rd minute of the match.
NRC all over India: Shah
Union home minister Amit Shah categorically said on Wednesday that the NRC will be carried out across the country. He also cleared the air that there would be no discrimination based on religion.
Pink ball cricket marks a new beginning for Test cricket
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin believes that Day/Night Test will give extra mile for the popularity of Test cricket. It would attract spectators due to suitable match timings. India’s first Day-Night affair is against Bangladesh that started Friday.
Shiv Sena MPs to sit in opposition bench in RS
The effect of Maharashtra assembly polls can be seen in the Rajya Sabha as well. Shiv Sena is no more an ally of BJP at the Centre, so the sitting arrangement of two Shiv Sena MPs in the Rajya Sabha (RS) has been changed. Sanjay Raut and Anil Desai will now sit in the opposition benches in the ongoing winter session of parliament.
Normalcy restored in Kashmir: Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that there was no curfew in Kashmir while he said that normalcy has been restored in the state. He further added “Internet in Kashmir will be restored as soon as local administration feels it is fit to do so”.
RIL becomes 6th largest oil company
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has added another feather to its cap now it became the world’s sixth-largest oil company surpassing BP Plc.
BHU Students call off stir over Muslim professor’s appointment
The students of Banaras Hindu University, faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyan (SVDV), have called off their ongoing stir against the appointment of Dr Firoz Khan as an assistant professor of Sanskrit in the university. The Sanskrit faculty reopened on Thursday after several rounds of talks between the agitating students and university administration. Classes will resume from Friday.
Karnataka by-polls: BJP throws out three rebels
The BJP has been aggressively working towards ‘Mission 7 Plus’ in a bid to save its four-month-old minority government in Karnataka. The saffron party on Thursday expelled three rebels who were not ready to withdraw from the fray of December 5 by-polls of 15 assembly seats in Karnataka.
RIL may merge entertainment channel with Sony
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries and Sony Corporation are discussing to amalgamate their entertainment channel businesses. According to a senior Reliance spokesperson, “We do not comment on media speculation and rumours”.
Maharashtra governor likely to miss Delhi Conference
Government formation in Maharashtra is likely to take place by the alliance of three parties. Seeing this, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari is set to remain in Mumbai rather than to attend the conference of governors beginning on Saturday in Delhi.
Most schools in India lack basic facilities: Sisodia
Most schools in India don’t have basic facilities, this was stated by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday and called to increase education budget. He further added at least 6 per cent of the GDP needs to be allotted to education.
AP CM bats for English in primary school
Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday said that the decision to mandate English Medium in primary schools was taken to prepare the next generation of students to face the highly competitive world.
BJP fails to fulfil its promise in Jharkhand: AJSU Prez
President of All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) Sudesh Mahto said that after the election results in Jharkhand, his party is ready to join hands with anyone, who is ready to work for the welfare of the state with honesty and dedication. AJSU alleged that BJP has failed to fulfil the promises it hadmade to the voters.
4 Kerala MLAs Censured for climbing on speaker’s dais
Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan on Thursday condemned four MLAs of the Congress party for climbing on the speaker’s dais and raising slogans during a protest. The incident took place on Wednesday during a protest by Congress-led UDF MLAs against the police lathi-charge on Palakkad legislator Shafi Parambil and some Kerala Students Union activists during a march to the assembly on Tuesday.
RS refers to ban commercial surrogacy
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan moved a motion in the Rajya House (RS)Thursday referring to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019. He is in favour that there should not be commercialisation in surrogacy. Some members indicated towards certain amendments in this act and put forward that only closed relatives should be allowed to act as surrogate mothers to couples who have been legally married for at least five years.
Congress demands PM to break silence over Electoral bonds
The Congress party on Friday protested outside the parliament premises over the electoral bond, demanding prime Minister to break his silence. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, however, said he has examined the issue and it was not important enough to set aside the business. He, however, said members could seek a debate or raise it under different rules.
Crack further widens between BJP-Shiv Sena
The relationship between two saffron outfits Shiv Sena and BJP is getting from bad to worse. Taking a dig at the BJP, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Friday that Shiv Sena won’t side with the BJP even if it offered Lord Indra’s throne. He further added the new chief minister in the state would be from the Shiv Sena. The three parties namely NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress are busy in giving final shape to their alliance and preparing to form government in Maharashtra.
Indian speedsters terrorise Bangladesh batsmen
Bangladeshi batsmen turned pale on Eden grounds. Indian bowlers mesmerised Bangladesh’s batting in the opening day of the second cricket Test match being played under floodlights with the pink ball at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India bowled out Bangladesh on 106 and India was 80-2 when the news was last written.
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