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Supreme Court refuses to accept Centre’s request for NDA exam for women from 2022

Induction of women in NDA cannot be delayed by a year, the Supreme Court observed New Delhi: Rejecting the Centre’s proposal to hold NDA exam for women in 2022, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed UPSC to issue notification for the 2021 exams on November 14. On Tuesday, the Centre had told the Supreme Court...

Women to get entry into NDA for permanent commission, Centre tells SC

In a milestone development, the Union government on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that women will be admitted to the National Defence Academy (NDA) for permanent commission into armed forces. The Centre’s response came in connection with a petition seeking direction to allow women to appear for NDA and Naval Academy exams. The government informed...

Lalu Prasad Yadav trying to poach NDA MLAs, alleges Sushil Modi; releases audio clip

Just before the election for the post of Bihar Assembly Speaker, BJP leader Sushil Modi alleged that RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav is trying to poach NDA legislators in a bid to bring down the Nitish Kumar government.  Notably, Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently behind bars and serving his sentence for the fodder scam. The allegations...

RJD to boycott Nitish Kumar’s oath-taking ceremony

Tejashwi Yadav-led RJD will be boycotting the oath-taking ceremony of Nitish Kumar which is scheduled at around 4.30 pm on Monday. RJD has said that it has decided to boycott the oath-taking ceremony as the mandate is against the NDA. RJD, on Monday, took to Twitter to announce its decision. It said: “The RJD boycotts...

PM Modi addresses BJP workers after Bihar victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that elections in India will be fought on the issue of development and people who continue to live in denial have lost their deposits. PM Modi said this while addressing workers at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after the victory of NDA in the Bihar election. PM...

Bihar Election Result: Updates

Bihar election is being seen as a litmus test for the ruling NDA at the Centre and the state. While the NDA was facing a lot of flak from the Opposition on several issues, PM Narendra Modi tried his best to woo the Bihar voters by making a host of promises including free COVID-19 vaccine....

Bihar Election: BJP threatens FIR against LJP candidates for using PM Modi’s pictures

Rattled by the decision of Lok Janshakti Party to go solo in the Bihar election and the subsequent political developments in the state, the BJP on Wednesday issued a strong warning to Chirag Paswan and the rebel BJP leaders who are queueing up to jump the ship for an LJP ticket for Bihar election. Bihar’s...

Former Union minister Dilip Ray convicted in coal scam case

Former Union minister in the NDA government Dilip Ray has been convicted by a special CBI court in Delhi in a coal scam case. The case pertains to irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand in 1999. A former minister of state (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, Dilip Ray also...

Chidambaram criticises Centre over 9 successive quarters of economic downturn

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday criticised the NDA government over its handling of the economy, alleging the BJP-led dispensation has caused nine successive quarters of economic decline and an impending recession in 2020-21. “Those who scoff at the UPA’s record must know that economists are laughing at their ignorance and ineptitude,” the...

UPSC defers preliminary exam scheduled for May 31

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday deferred the Civil Services preliminary examination scheduled to be held on May 31. The decision came following a review of the situation in wake of the Covid19 pandemic outbreak in the country. The UPSC said that given the extension on restrictions it won’t be able to carry...