Friday , 22 September 2017

National News

RS show-cause to TV channel, papers for reporting expunged remarks

NEW DELHI The Rajya Sabha Secretariat is in the process of issuing show-cause notice to a TV news channel and a few newspapers which telecast and published the remarks by an MP that were expunged by the Chair. Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday said that he had received a notice for initiating breach of privilege motion against a TV channel ... Read More »

Shun mindset of red beacon culture: Modi to BJP MPs

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked party MPs to shun the mindset of “lal batti (red beacon) culture”. He made these remarks in a meeting with party MPs from western Uttar Pradesh at his residence, according to an official statement. Modi routinely meets party MPs from different states during Parliament’s sessions to discuss governance and political ... Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind is India’s 14th President

  NEW DELHI: Ram Nath Kovind, a low-key lawyer-turned-politician, was elected Thursday as India’s 14th President, the first BJP member and the second Dalit to occupy the country’s highest office. Please like & share: Read More »

116 lawmakers from rival parties vote for Kovind

NEW DELHI: Ram Nath Kovind’s triumph was a foregone conclusion given the NDA’s numerical superiority over the opposition, but his presidential bid got a push with lawmakers from rival parties cross-voting for him in several states including poll-bound Gujarat and Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal. Please like & share: Read More »

Modi did not take up H1B visa issue with Trump: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday contended that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not taken up with President Donald Trump the issue of H1B visa restrictions imposed by the US and asked the government to take steps to address the matter affecting Indian professionals. Please like & share: Read More »

Meira Kumar represented Cong’s dynasty culture: BJP

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Thursday took a swipe at the opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar’s claim of fighting an ideological contest, saying she represented the dynasty culture of the Congress while its candidate Ram Nath Kovind showed its commitment to the marginalised groups. Please like & share: Read More »

Right to privacy can’t be absolute: SC

PTI   NEW DELHI Right to privacy cannot be an absolute right and the State may have some power to put reasonable restriction, the Supreme Court said Wednesday while examining the issue whether it can be declared as a fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, also asked the Centre and ... Read More »

Sri Lanka govt not to clash with UN on human rights: Minister

PTI   Colombo Unlike the previous Rajapaksa regime, the current Sri Lankan government will not follow the policy of confrontation with the UN over the human rights violations committed during the three-decade long civil war, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said Tuesday. Senaratne, who is also the Health Minister, was responding after Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe severely criticised the conclusions ... Read More »

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