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New Parliament building will make every Indian proud, said PM Narendra Modi while sharing the video of newly-constructed complex. 

A Delhi court on Friday granted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi permission to get a regular passport for three years following the loss of his MP privileges after his disqualification from parliament. Rahul Gandhi had approached the court for a no-objection certificate (NOC) after he surrendered his diplomatic passport after facing disqualification as an MP.

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain plea seeking a direction to the Centre to invite the President for the inauguration of the new Parliament.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sought time this morning to meet Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi to seek support in Parliament against the Delhi ordinance passed by BJP government.
"Sought time this morning to meet Cong President Sh Kharge ji and Sh Rahul Gandhi ji to seek Cong support in Parl against undemocratic n unconstitutional ordinance passed by BJP govt and also to discuss general assault on federal structure and prevailing political situation." Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Friday. 

8:47 PM

Maharashtra cabinet expansion soon, says Dy CM Fadnavis

The expansion of the Maharashtra cabinet will take place soon, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday. He was replying to media queries on cabinet expansion of the state government, which took charge on June 30 with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Fadnavis being sworn in.
7:40 PM

No bar to performance of havans at Kolkata's Rabindra Sarobar: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said that its earlier order prohibiting puja in and around Rabindra Sarobar in Kolkata did not bar the performance of havans at the lake. The NGT was hearing an application seeking clarification on whether the tribunal's earlier directions in the order dated November 15, 2017, prohibited the performance of havans at Rabindra Sarobar.
6:41 PM

Cooperative federalism being turned into joke, boycotts Niti Aayog meet: Kejriwal to Modi

AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, announced boycott of the Niti Aayog meeting over Centre's recent ordinance and charged that "cooperative federalism" in the country was being turned into a "joke".
5:04 PM

Delhi HC dismisses Gandhis' pleas against I-T assessment transfer

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed petitions by Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra against the Income Tax department's decision to transfer their assessments to the Central Circle, which is mandated to check tax evasion, instead of an ordinary assessment in a matter related to fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.
4:37 PM

73% women want companies to allow them take menstrual leave: Report

Around 73 per cent of women want companies to allow them to take menstrual leaves while 86.6 per cent are in favour of a menstrual-friendly workplace where hygiene methods and support infrastructure are available to women, according to a recent study.
4:09 PM

Delhi services ordinance issue: Kejriwal to meet Telangana CM on Saturday

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekar Rao in Hyderabad on Saturday to seek the Bharat Rashtra Samithi's support to oppose the Centre's ordinance on control of services in the national capital. Kejriwal has been reaching out to leaders of non-BJP parties to garner their support against the ordinance so that the Centre's bid to replace it through a bill is defeated when it is brought in Parliament.
3:22 PM

Govt's rice procurement reaches 52.06 million tones so far; makes Rs 1.6 ltrn MSP payment

The government's rice procurement has reached 52.06 million tonnes so far in the ongoing 2022-23 marketing season, benefitting 1.12 crore farmers with MSP of Rs 1.6 trillion, the food ministry said on Friday.

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) along with state agencies undertakes procurement of paddy under price support scheme. The Centre has set a target to buy 62.60 million tonnes of rice in the 2022-23 marketing season (October-September).


3:02 PM

Health condition of fourth cheetah cub in MP's Kuno National Park stable: Official

The health condition of the fourth and the last surviving cheetah cub at the Kuno National Park (KNP) in Madhya Pradesh, which witnessed the death of its three other siblings earlier this week, is stable, an official said on Friday. India's ambitious cheetah population revival program suffered a setback after three India-born cheetah cubs died at the KNP this week. Jwala, earlier known as Siyaya, gave birth to four cubs in the last week of March after being translocated from Namibia in September last year.

2:38 PM

Air India's plane to Vancouver suffers technical problem; returns to Delhi

An Air India plane en route to Vancouver returned to Delhi shortly after take off on Friday due to a technical issue, according to the airline. The Boeing 777 aircraft operating flight AI185 landed back safely in the national capital.

"Air India flight AI185 Delhi to Vancouver dated May 26, 2023, operated by B777 aircraft has air returned to Delhi following a technical issue shortly after take off," it said in a statement.

2:32 PM

NCLAT sets aside NCLT order on Zee-Sony merger

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has set aside the order of NCLT directing bourses NSE and BSE to reconsider their approval for the Zee-Sony merger. A two-member NCLAT bench has asked NCLT to consider the merger of Zee Entertainment with Culver Max Entertainment (earlier known as Sony Pictures Networks India) afresh, after hearing all the parties.

2:27 PM

Arvind Kejriwal to meet Telengana CM tomorrow to seek support against Centre's ordinance

2:18 PM

Go First airlines cancels flights until 28th May due to operational reasons

1:47 PM

We are not slaves of Congress: Former Karnataka CM & JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy on new Parliament

1:23 PM

Congress releases '9 saal 9 sawaal' document questioning 9 years of Modi govt

1:20 PM

SC refuses to stay ED, CBI probe against Abhishek Banerjee in Bengal recruitment case

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to stay the Calcutta High Court's direction allowing the ED and CBI to probe Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee in connection with the multi-crore recruitment case in state-run schools of West Bengal. A bench comprising Justices J.K. Maheshwari and P.S. Narasimha said that as far as an investigation is concerned, the court is not inclined to interfere. However, the bench stayed the high court's order imposing a Rs 25 lakh cost on the party's national General Secretary.

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First Published: May 26 2023 | 8:15 AM IST

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