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AAP to move SC against amendment bill that provides more power to LG

After the Rajya Sabha passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which provides more powers to the Lieutenant Governor, AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has termed the development as a “sad day” for democracy. Notably, the bill was passed amid chaos and massive protest by the Opposition....

BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha get elected unopposed

With the Congress not fielding its candidates for the two vacant Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat, the two candidates fielded by the BJP— Dinesh Prajapati and Rambhai Mokariya—have won the election unopposed. Notably, the two candidates were declared as winners by the Election Commission after the scrutiny of their forms. With the victory, the total...

BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat to get elected unopposed

The two candidates fielded by the BJP for the two Rajya Sabha seats vacant in Gujarat— Dinesh Prajapati and Rambhai Mokariya—are all set to win the election unopposed. Notably, Thursday was the last day for filing nominations for the election, but Congress has not fielded any candidate for the same. Dinesh Prajapati and Rambhai Mokariya...

TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi resigns from Rajya Sabha

The exodus of leaders from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) continues unabated with party MP Dinesh Trivedi announcing his resignation from the Rajya Sabha on Friday. There are speculations that Trivedi will be soon joining the saffron party ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal. However, the MP has not said anything in this regard....

Govt warns FB, Twitter of strict action for violation of Indian Constitution

Strict action will be taken if social media is misused to spread fake news and fuel violence in the country, said Union electronics and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the Parliament on Thursday. Prasad’s warning comes amid a tussle with microblogging website Twitter. The minister in his Rajya Sabha address specifically named social...

India-China Dispute: India committed to maintaining bilateral ties, says Rajnath Singh

India’s sustained talks with China have resulted in an agreement between the forces of the two countries to disengage at friction points at the north and south banks of Pangong Tso lake, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. Rajnath Singh said this during his suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha on the situation...

PM Modi warns people against “foreign destructive ideology”

In a veiled attack on foreign governments and international celebrities lending their support to the ongoing farmers’ protest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the country needs to exercise caution from foreign influences. PM Modi termed the same as “foreign destructive ideology”—a spin on the term foreign direct investment. PM Modi also hit out...

“Only Congress can do farming with blood”, says Narendra Singh Tomar

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday lambasted the Congress for playing politics over farm laws and allegedly misleading the farmers. Tomar, while addressing the Rajya Sabha over the contentious farm laws, said, “The world knows that farming is done with water, but only Congress can do farming with blood.” Tomar asserted that the...

Centre, IMA’s data differ on death of doctors due to COVID-19

At a time when several state governments are facing criticism over alleged data manipulation related to COVID-19 infections and deaths, a major difference in the data between the Centre and Indian Medical Association (IMA) over deaths of doctors due to the deadly viral infection has come to the fore. While the Union government in Rajya...

S Jaishankar says no illegality in his Rajya Sabha victory from Gujarat

External affairs minister S Jaishankar has contended before the Supreme Court that there was no illegality and violation of law in his election to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. Notably, S Jaishankar filed an affidavit in the apex court in connection with a plea filed by Congress leader Gaurav Pandya, who lost the election. Jaishankar was...

PM Modi takes a dig at Congress, says “not even 100 left in parliament”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at the Congress for not having even 100 members in the Parliament. PM Modi was speaking at an election rally in Forbesganj in Bihar. PM Modi said that the Congress is in such a state that it does not have 100 members of Parliament, even if...

Gujarat gets Rs170.79 cr from Centre for combating COVID-19

Apart from the financial help, Gujarat has also received testing equipment, reagents, PPE kits, N95 masks, HCQ & ventilators from the Union government The information was made available by the Centre in Rajya Sabha in response to a question raised by MP Parimal Nathwani Gujarat has received Rs 170.79 crore from the Union government under...