Saturday , 22 September 2018

National News

Rape cases: Parliament passes Bill for stringent punishment

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Monday passed a Bill that enhances the minimum punishment for rape of women from seven to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gang rape of girls below 12 years of age. Please like & share: Read More »

President denounces political violence in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday expressed regret over political violence in Kerala which he said did little justice to the glorious traditions of the state and its people. Please like & share: Read More »

Shah dares Congress to clear stand on OBC Bill

PTI   CHANDAULI (UP) BJP chief Amit Shah Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand on the amended OBC bill when it is taken up in the Rajya Sabha,  saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities. He also charged the opposition with playing vote bank politics on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) ... Read More »

Goyal proposes higher pay, rank for railway GMs

PTI   NEW DELHI Union Minister Piyush Goyal has proposed a higher rank and pay scale for Railway general managers, making them equivalent to secretaries in the Central government and at par with the state chief secretaries, a source in the ministry said. This is a second time in three years that a railway minister has made such a proposal ... Read More »

‘Going back to paper ballots make no sense’

IANS   NEW DELHI The demand to bring back paper ballots in the next Lok Sabha elections in place of Electronic Voting Machines being pressed by major opposition parties has not found favour with two former Chief Election Commissioners, who, however, share their opposition to a proposal for simultaneous elections, saying it cannot be “coerced”. The former CECs say that ... Read More »

Jaish terrorist: India to ask Pakistan to provide details

PTI SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI India plans to invoke a 32-year-old Commonwealth pact to seek details from Pakistan about the 2018 Sunjawan Army camp terror attack mastermind Mufti Waqas, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant who was killed by security forces in March this year, according to officials. The move is also expected to help India in making a fresh appeal to the United ... Read More »

Will launch public campaign to ‘expose’ Modi govt on corruption issue: Cong

PTI   NEW DELHI The Congress on Saturday decided to take on the Narendra Modi government on the issue of corruption by launching a public campaign that will highlight the bank scams, Rafale deal and the “bad” state of the economy. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee chaired by party chief Rahul Gandhi where ... Read More »

Every infiltration bid along LoC in J&K will be foiled: Sitharaman

PTI   BENGALURU Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday asserted that every attempt at infiltration along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir from across the border would be thwarted. “I am here as Raksha Mantri to take care of our borders to stop infiltration. I will keep doing that irrespective of what is happening there (in Pakistan). Our ... Read More »

Leave politics outside, focus on people’s welfare inside Rajya Sabha: Naidu to MPs

PTI   NEW DELHI Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday asked newly elected members “to leave politics outside” and focus on people’s welfare inside the House. Naidu inaugurated a two-day orientation programme for the new members of the Rajya Sabha here and spoke with them on different aspects of the functioning of Parliament for about ... Read More »