Politics

Monday, August 8, 2022PM hails Naidu's witty one-lines as RS bids farewell to vice president

New Delhi, Aug 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said M Venkaiah Naidu's witty one-liners were "revered, and never countered", and hailed his highly productive five-year term as vice president of India and Rajya Sabha chairman.

Two days before Naidu demits office, the Rajya Sabha bade him farewell with Modi leading the House in lauding his tenure during which, the PM said, the productivit

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022Next Vice President: EC issues certificate of election to Dhankhar

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Election Commission on Sunday issued a certificate announcing the election of NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar as the 14th vice president of India.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey signed the "Certification of the Election" of Dhankar.

A signed copy of the certificate was handed over to the Union Home Secretary by seni

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022Vice Presidential Election 2022 Polling: Home Minister Amit Shah, others cast vote

Srinagar, Aug 6: With the term of incumbent M Venkaiah Nauru ending on August 10, members of both Houses of Parliament are voting to elect the next Vice-President of India on Saturday.

Besides Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other leaders of the ruling and opposition parties were seen casting their votes at the Parliament House.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has an

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann appears before court in Chandigarh over rioting case

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema appeared before a district court in Chandigarh Saturday over his alleged involvement in a case of rioting registered in 2020. The Chandigarh Police had named 10 Aam Aadmi Party leaders, including the CM, in its chargesheet.

Mann and Cheema appeared before the Court of CJM (Chief Judicial Magistrate) Dr Aman Inder Sing

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022PM Modi, Manmohan Singh cast vote to elect India’s next V-P

As the term of incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10, members of both Houses of Parliament are voting to elect the next Vice-President of India on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress MP Manmohan Singh were seen casting their vote at the Parliament House on Saturday. While the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has announced West Bengal Governor Jagdeep

 

Friday, August 5, 2022Every institution in India under BJP-RSS control, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Days after Opposition parties termed the Supreme Court’s judgment in the PMLA case a “dangerous verdict”, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Friday that “all the institutions of India are in the control of the BJP and the RSS.” Asked about the Supreme Court, he said “Saare ke saare. Ek nahin bacha hai. Saare ke saare (All of them, without exception. All of them).”

On why the Opposition i

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022Biography of President Droupadi Murmu to release later this year

A biography of Droupadi Murmu, India’s youngest President and the first to be born after Independence, will hit the stands later this year, Penguin Random House India (PRHI) announced Tuesday.

Touted to be the first authentic and definitive account of India’s 15th President, Madam President: A Biography of Draupadi Murmu claims to unpack the many trials and tribulations, and early years of str

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022SC seeks response of Centre, CVC on pleas challenging extension of tenure of ED head

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response of the Centre and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on a batch of petitions challenging the extension of tenure of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) director and the amended law allowing such extensions up to five years.

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Krishna Murari issued notices to the respondents based on as many as e

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022Country battling ‘epidemic of unemployment’ but govt polishing image of ‘arrogant king’: Rahul

The country is battling an “epidemic of unemployment” with crores of families left with no means of a stable income but the government is spending billions just to polish the image of an “arrogant king”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday.

In a Facebook post in Hindi a day after the debate on price rise in the Lok Sabha, Gandhi said the Congress had tried to get the government to ans

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022Amit Shah says will implement CAA once Covid vaccination drive is over

Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that seeks to give citizenship to illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians will be implemented once the Covid vaccination drive is over.

Shah gave this assurance to Suvendu Adhikari, the Leader of Opposition in West Bengal assembly, wh