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One Nation One Ration Card on parliamentary panel radar

The standing committee on food, consumer affairs and public distribution will meet officials of the related department to discuss ways to strengthen the PDS system and augment use of technological means for implementation of the flagship ration portability scheme → Read More

Twitter has furnished written apology over Ladakh map error: Meenakshi Lekhi

The 30-member parliamentary committee was unanimous in its criticism against Twitter and most of the members were of the view that JPC should ask the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to take strict action against the social media platform → Read More

All eyes on Bihar as counting of votes set to take place today

Nitish Kumar hopes to make history by returning to power for the fourth consecutive time, while Tejashwi Yadav hopes to become the youngest ever chief minister of the state.The Assembly elections in Bihar was the first to be held in India after the covid outbreak → Read More

End of an era in Bihar politics as Ram Vilas Paswan passes away

The rise of Paswan was meteoric both in Bihar politics and also at the national level.In a record of sorts, He represented the constituency ten times in the Lok Sabha before heading to Rajya Sabha last year → Read More

PM Narendra Modi speaks to CM Yogi Adityanath on Hathras incident

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday intervened and asked chief minister Yogi Adityanath to take strict action against those responsible for the crime.Meanwhile, the state government has also set up a special investigation team which will be monitored by the home secretary → Read More

BJP, Congress spar over Facebook at IT meet

Both Congress and BJP raised very strongly issues of political collusion with Facebook India MD Ajit Mohan, said a member of the panel → Read More

Shashi Tharoor move to call meeting is partisan: BJP

People in the know said the panel could become a political battlefield in two meetings slated for 1 and 2 September.Senior BJP leaders who are members of the panel said Shashi Tharoor was behaving in a partisan manner → Read More

Ram temple groundbreaking ceremony today, PM to attend

The event signals the start of fulfilling a promise that has been part of BJP’s poll manifestos for decades.Members of Ram Janmabhoomi Trust consulted senior BJP leaders to draw up the list of invitees → Read More

PM Modi launches Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan with focus on employment for migrant workers

The programme aims to provide jobs to labourers in rural areas which have been affected by reverse migration.According to the government, the scheme focuses on 116 districts across six states including UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Odisha → Read More

Political parties in one voice against China, opposition questions government’s handling

The union government had on Friday only invited presidents of key political parties.The sharpest critique on Friday however came from Congress president Sonia Gandhi → Read More

Modi's meeting with CMs: Things to watch out for on day 2

States are expected to raise two key issues -- focus on improving access to institutional healthcare facilities and need for further opening up of economy to tackle issues of lower consumer spending and unemployment → Read More

Uttar Pradesh forms labour commission to help out migrant workers

Over 35 lakh migrant labourers returning to Uttar Pradesh during lockdown.The Commission will act as a link between the industry and workers to ensure that the latter are gainfully employed → Read More

Uttar Pradesh to set up Invest UP to boost investment in the state

The chief minister, cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats will be part UP Invest and the state government also plans to make professionals part of the agency → Read More

After two decades of wait, Gairsain made Uttarakhand’s summer capital

When the agitation for a separate state was going on, the people of Garhwal and Kumaon had unanimously decided that Gairsain should be the state capital since it straddles both the regions → Read More

Adesh Gupta replaces Manoj Tiwari as Delhi BJP president

Tiwari was removed as BJP’s state president by national leaders nearly four months after he lost to the Aam Aadmi Party.During his tenure as the state unit president, BJP had won the municipal elections in Delhi in 2017 and also won all the seven seats of Delhi in 2019 general elections → Read More

Rajya Sabha to adjourn sine die due to coronavirus threat

Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die after passage of Finance Bill.Many opposition parties had decided they would stop attending the House proceedings → Read More

BJP set to move no-trust motion against Kamal Nath-led Madhya Pradesh govt

The state assembly speaker issues notices to 22 MLAs asking them to appear before him by 13 March.Congress opposed holding of floor test stating resignations of 19 MLAs had not been accepted → Read More

Speaker Om Birla forms committee to look into misconduct by MPs in Lok Sabha

Seven Congress MPs were suspended from the House for the entire Budget session.Disruption and sloganeering continued in both Houses for the fifth consecutive day → Read More

L&T, other companies offer to construct Ram temple in Ayodhya, says VHP

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust will meet later this week to discuss construction of Ram temple.A proposal has been sent and meetings have taken place between the trust and L&T, VHP said → Read More

Prashant Kishor says need a leader in Bihar who doesn't piggy back

Launches campaign called "Bihar ki Baat".Kishor had worked actively for the election campaign of Kumar in 2015 → Read More