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Shiv Sena MP should be thrown out of Maharashtra Sadan: Shobhaa De
Author Shobhaa De said on Wednesday that the Shiv Sena MP who tried to force feed an employee of IRCTC-managed canteen should be thrown out of Maharashtra Sadan.
SC drops contempt charges against Giriraj Kishore
The Supreme Court Wednesday dropped contempt charges against VHP leader Giriraj Kishore, who died after judgement on the issue was reserved, for allegedly making defamatory statement in 1994 on Ayodhya controversy.
Monsoon continues in north India
Monsoon showers continued to lash several parts of north India bringing down temperatures significantly even as rivers in Uttar Pradesh flowed in spate at a few places.
India to have four new central varsities
The government has decided to set up four new central universities in the country, parliament was told Wednesday.
Dialogue only option to resolve Palestinian issue: India
Expressing deep concern over the escalating conflict in Gaza, India on Wednesday said dialogue remains the only viable option to resolve issues between Israel and Palestine.
Convict sentenced to over 10 years not to be released without hearing prosecutor: SC
The appellate court shall not release a convict, sentenced to punishment for death or life imprisonment or for a period of ten years or more, without hearing public prosecutor, SC ruled.
Truth a defence in contempt proceeding: Supreme Court
Truth is a defence in contempt proceeding and it is now statutorily settled, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said.
Is PM God to give us occasional darshan: Kharge
"Is Prime Minister a God that he should give us darshan" once in a while, leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday.
Court pulls up CBI for incomplete reply to Jagdish Tytler plea
The CBI was Wednesday pulled up by a court here for filing an incomplete reply to a plea filed by Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, facing charges of forgery of a letter sent to the prime minister.
58 more Indian nurses brought back from Iraq
India has quitely rescued another batch of 58 nurses from conflict zones in Iraq and was making all efforts to secure the release of 39 construction workers being held captive by Sunni militants ISIS in the oil-rich Gulf country.
Asaram`s ashram made certain violations on central ridge: Govt
An official committee has found that the ashram of controversial godman Asaram Bapu on the ecologically sensitive central ridge of Delhi has made "certain violations", Lok Sabha was informed today.
Bill to curb ex-judges panel members from pvt practice pending in RS: Centre to HC
The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a bill to bring uniform service conditions for members of various tribunals and to prohibit them from undertaking arbitration assignments and private practice is pending in the Rajya Sabha.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC resumes hearing on States` power on remission
The Supreme Court on Wednesday commenced the crucial hearing to examine the power of the Union and states to grant remission for releasing convicts whose death sentences are commuted to life term with the Centre asserting that the rights of the victims cannot be overlooked.
Biography of PM Modi released in Chinese language
A biography of Prime Minister Narendra Modi titled " Modi-Incredible emergence of a star" has been published in the Chinese language.
Need to respect each others concerns: PM Modi told Chinese President
Chinese Prez Xi Jinping has agreed to create the "right conditions" to harness the true potential of ties with India after PM Narendra Modi emphasised the need for respecting each other`s concerns.
India third in rape cases, second in murder in the world: UN report
India figures third among top 10 countries where highest number of rape have taken place in 2010 while in cases of murder, the country comes second in 2012, Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.
26/11 trial in Pakistan adjourned for seventh time in a row
For the seventh time in a row, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case adjourned the hearing Wednesday till September 3 as the judge has gone on a summer vacation.
Maharashtra govt orders probe into force-feeding incident, Shiv Sena expresses regret
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into complaints made by MPs from the state regarding quality of services being provided at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi.
Indo-Pak secretary level talks on ceasefire violations on August 25
In order to raise concerns about the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan`s armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will be meeting her Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in Islamabad on August 25, as per reports on Wednesday.
Rajnath should step in to ensure safety of NE people: Congress
Congress on Wednesday sought Home Minister Rajnath Singh`s personal intervention in ensuring safety of people from North-Eastern states living in Delhi and demanded speedy investigation into death of a Manipuri youth two days back in a suspected case of road-rage.
CJI frames new SC rules; summer vacations cut down to 7 week
The Supreme Court of India shall now be governed by the Supreme Court Rules of 2013 following the notification of the same in the Gazette of India, it was reported on Wednesday.
Is PM God to give occasional darshan: Kharge to Swaraj
"Is Prime Minister a God that he should give us darshan" once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday.
Nitish condemns Sena MPs act, seeks action
Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday strongly condemned Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly forcing a fasting Muslim to eat and sought strong action against people "attacking" religious faith of other communities.
Roti and Ramzan: MPs and Muslims
The shocking act by Shiv Sena MPs of forcefully stuffing a roti into the mouth of a fasting Muslim youth has once again brought into focus the high-handedness exhibited by some sections of the elected class.
Pakistan yet to grant MFN status to India: Govt
Pakistan has yet to grant the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
Narendra Modi releases Sardar Patel`s biography in Braille
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a biography of independent India`s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Braille, an official statement said.
NRI economist sets up Mahatma Gandhi statue trust in UK
A charity trust to raise about one million pounds for the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, to be installed at Parliament Square here next year, has been established by eminent NRI economist Meghnad Desai.
1.29 L cases of crime against children, 88836 of rape in 3 years
Altogether 1,29,448 cases of crime against children and 88,836 cases of rape have been registered across the country in the last three years with the highest being in 2013.
Whistleblowers can get security from government
Whistleblowers or people exposing corruption can get security from the government, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
Congress worried over Natwar Singh`s forthcoming book?
The Congress appears to be worried about possible revelations contained in former foreign minister Natwar Singh`s forthcoming autobiography.
Rise in tourists from Bangladesh to India
Bangladesh continued to top the list of six neighbouring countries in terms of number of foreign tourists arriving in India, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
No plans to bring co-operative societies under RTI: Govt
Government is not planning to bring any amendment in the Right to Information Act to include co-operative societies under it, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.
No proposal to change five-day week: Govt
There is no proposal to change the present five-day week for the employees of central government ministries and departments, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.
Gadkari, Najma mum on Shiv Sena incident
Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Najma Heptulla on Wednesday refused to comment on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast.
Shiv Sena MPs `force` fasting Muslim to eat: Who said what
Leaders of various political outfits cut across party lines to condemn Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly abusing and forcing a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati.
Modi govt to set up 100 smart cities
Government is planning to set up 100 smart cities across the country that will provide all modern amenities, education and employment opportunities.
It won`t be business as usual within Congress: Tharoor
It won`t be "business as usual" in the Congress after the severe drubbing in the elections and party president Sonia Gandhi would soon fix accountability and take decisions on revamping the party, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said Wednesday.
Shiv Sena MPs defend force feeding, says did not know staffer`s religion
Amidst hullabaloo over allegedly abusing and forcing a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati last week, Shiv Sena MPs defended their act.
Need to promote values through text books: Rajnath Singh
There is a need to promote values and culture through text books to bring about a "perceptional change" in society, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.
Dropout rate matter of concern: Smriti Irani
The overall primary school dropout rates have gone down in India except in the case of tribal children, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani said here on Wednesday.
11 Shiv Sena MPs named for forcing fasting Muslim to eat roti
An alleged act of 11 Shiv Sena MPs has outraged the nation during the holy month of Ramzan.
VTU results declared
The Visvesvaraya Technological University declared results for BE first and second semester examinations of Belgaum, Gulbarga and Mysore regions.
Speak on Katju allegations, AIADMK to Manmohan Singh
The AIADMK on Wednesday raised the issue of corruption in the judiciary in the Rajya Sabha and sought an explanation from former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
PM offers floral tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered floral tributes to noted freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, on his 158th birth anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament.
17 more nurses stranded in Iraq return home
Seventeen more nurses, who were stranded in Iraq, have arrived in Kochi.
Mahatma`s bust unveiled in South Korean city
In yet another sign of the growing people-to-people ties between India and South Korea, a bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the South Korean city of Busan to mark the inauguration of an Indian Cultural Centre.
Modi pays tribute to Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid floral tribute to freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 158th birth anniversary.
Uproar in Parliament; govt says report regarding Shiv Sena MPs unverified
Parliament was rocked over reports that Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a fasting Muslim worker to eat in the new Maharashtra Sadan, but government dismissed the allegations as "unsubstantiated".
PM urged to secure fishermen`s release from Sri Lanka
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody.
Subramanian Swamy to file PIL in Sunanda death case
Suspecting foul play in the death of Sunanda Pushkar, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, Wednesday, announced that will file a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding court-monitored probe in the case.
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