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Opposition Walks Out Of Rajya Sabha
The Opposition walked out of the Rajya Sabha on Thursday after Union Minister Prakash Javadekar accused it of suffering from "selective amnesia" on lynching cases. A visibly angry Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad hit back by saying that notwithstanding who was in power, the "Parivaar" (a re..
Presidential Poll: Kovind Ahead Of Meira By Over 2 Lakh Vote Value (Lead)
NDAs Ram Nath Kovind established a massive lead of more than two lakh in vote value over UPA rival Meira Kumar as counting of votes progressed in the Presidential election on Thursday. In an electoral college of 4,896 voters with 10,98,903 value, 2,002 votes with value of 6,84,179 have been count..
BJP Leader In Bihar Killed For Extra-Marital Affair: Police
The main suspect in the murder of BJP leader Krishna Shahi has been arrested, the Bihar Police said on Thursday, adding that the politician was killed for having an extra-marital affair with the suspect's sister. Shahi, who was head of the Bharatiya Janata Party's commercial cell in Bihar, was mu..
Fought Presidential Poll With Confidence: Meira Kumar
Combined opposition-backed nominee Meira Kumar on Thursday said she contested the election for the country's 14th President with "confidence". "I have fought this election with faith, belief, and confidence in the ideology. I also believe in the inner voice of conscience," Kumar told the media. ..
Lok Sabha Adjourned Briefly After Opposition Ruckus
The Lok Sabha was adjourned briefly on Thursday after the opposition parties created a ruckus. Soon after the House met, the Congress-led opposition stood up and started shouting slogans. It was not clear what the issue was. The Congress leaders were seen mentioning some media reports. Amid th..
Leaders Urge Modi Government To Pass A Bill Against Lynching (Lead)
Leaders of different political parties on Wednesday extended their support to a draft bill against lynching prepared by a civil society organization and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get it passed in the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament. The Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA), which defi..
Kamal Haasan’s Poetic Tweet Hints At Entry Into Politics
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan set his Twitter followers and others wracking their minds with a Tamil poem that sounded like signaling entry into politics. "Let us criticise as nobody now is the king. We will standup as we are not a king like you. Defeated and dead then militant. If I decide, I am ..
Lok Sabha Adjourned Till Noon
The Lok Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned till 12 noon after opposition parties led by the Congress created a ruckus on issues related to farmers and atrocities against Dalits and minorities. As soon as the House met at 11 a.m., Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge wanted to raise these issues but ..
Mayawati Quits Rajya Sabha
BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday resigned from the Rajya Sabha, accusing the BJP of preventing her from speaking in the House on issues close to her heart like the cause of depressed sections particularly Dalits. "I had wanted to raise issues in the morning relating to Dalits and about the atrocitie..
BJD To Back Gopal Gandhi For Vice President
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday declared that Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will support UPA-backed candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi in the vice presidential election. "The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will support Shri Gopal Gandhi as the Vice President candidate," Patnaik told reporters. The U..