Saturday, September 26, 2020Three phase Bihar polls begins Oct 28

New Delhi: Elections to the 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly would be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and 7 with votes counted on November 10, the Election Commission of India announced here on Friday.
This will be the largest election in the world since the COVID-19 pandemic as over 7.6 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise across nearly 42,000 polling statio


Friday, September 25, 2020Bihar Assembly polls in 3 phases from Oct 28 to Nov 7, counting on Nov 10

New Delhi, Sep 25: The elections for the 243 Assembly seats of Bihar will take place in three phases between October 28 and November 7. The counting of votes will be on November 10, the Election Commission said on Friday.

Addressing a press conference here, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said, "The Bihar elections will be held in three phases. Elections for the first phase will take p


Friday, September 25, 2020LG in Capital, to meet PM, HM

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has rushed to the national Capital on Thursday.
Sources told ‘The News Now’ that the LG is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
“Sinha will brief the PM about the J&K situation and about security scenario to the HM,” sources said and added that he may also discuss major developmental projects underway i


Friday, September 25, 2020Kashmiris don’t feel they’re Indian: Farooq

BJP hits back, wants him to quit as MP

NEW DELHI: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in an interview said that at this moment people from Kashmir do not feel and do not want to be Indian and might even want the Chinese coming in.
Responding to a question in an interview to TV anchor and journalist Karan Thapar on the mood of people in the Valley, Abdullah said, “To be honest, I wonder whether they (government) wi


Wednesday, September 23, 2020LS nod to J&K languages Bill; Jitendra hits Masudi

JAMMU: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Official Language bill, 2020, to introduce Hindi, Kashmiri and Dogri as official languages in the Union Territory, in addition to Urdu and English. The bill also states that the existing institutional mechanisms such as the Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Jammu and Kashmir, would serve for promotion and development of regional la


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Farm Bills: Youth Cong members detained during protest march towards Parliament

New Delhi, Sep 22: Some youth Congress members were detained by the police on Tuesday when they were trying to march towards the Parliament building in protest against the recently passed farm Bills.

Speaking during the protest march, Indian Youth Congress president Srinivas BV said these Bills will make farmers dependent on corporate houses and were also against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Suspended Opposition RS MPs end sit-in

New Delhi: Eight suspended Opposition Rajya Sabha MPs on Tuesday ended their overnight sit-in inside the Parliament House complex after the Opposition decided to boycott the remaining session in the Upper House.

“All the opposition parties have boycotted the rest of the session (in Rajya Sabha), nobody is attending the session. They appealed to us to withdraw the dharma and since nobody is att


Tuesday, September 22, 2020Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till suspension of 8 members revoked: Azad

NEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the opposition will boycott the proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight members is revoked.

Speaking after the Zero Hour, Azad also demanded that the government brings a bill which should ensure private players don”t procure food grains below the minimum support price (MSP) fixed by the government.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020HM Amit Shah welcomes Cabinet decision to hike MSP of rabi crops

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah has welcomed the Union Cabinet decision to hike the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of six rabi crops. Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Shah, in a series of tweets, said that every day and every moment of Modi Government has been devoted towards welfare of farmers and the poor.

He said, Modi Government has once again reiterated its resolve


Tuesday, September 22, 2020PM lauds Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman for serving tea to suspended MPs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh for serving tea to suspended MPs who are protesting in Parliament House premises against their suspension.

Mr. Modi, in a series of tweets said, for centuries, the great land of Bihar has been teaching the values of democracy and in line with that wonderful ethos, MP from Bihar and Rajya Sabha Deputy Ch


Tuesday, September 22, 2020No legislature in place, elections not in sight, J&K will have no voice in RS after Feb 2021

JAMMU: With no legislature, Electoral College for Rajya Sabha, in place since June 2018 and next elections not in sight, Jammu and Kashmir will cease to have representation in Upper House of the Indian Parliament by February 2021.
The erstwhile state used to send four Members to the Rajya Sabha who are elected by the Members of Legislative Assembly. Last elections, for term of six years, were h


Tuesday, September 22, 2020First in 13 months, PDP holds full session, ‘vows to fight for dignity’

SRINAGAR: In the first meeting of its senior leaders since Jammu and Kashmir's special status was revoked last year, the PDP on Monday resolved it would keep fighting to restore the dignity and rights of people that were "snatched illegally", a party spokesman said.
The PDP held a full session of its senior leaders and party office-bearers at its headquarters here as leaders were allowed to step


Tuesday, September 22, 20208 RS MPs suspended over chaos on farm bills

New Delhi: Eight opposition lawmakers in the Rajya Sabha, including Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien, were on Monday suspended for a week for “unruly behavior” that took place as the House passed two controversial agriculture sector related bills on Sunday.

The government moved a motion for their suspension for “bringing disrepute” to the House for the rest of the monsoon session of Parliame