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Govt convenes all-party meet on July 21 ahead of Monsoon Session of Parl

The government has convened an all-party meeting on July 21 ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament which will start next Monday, the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry said. The meeting, which will be held at 11 am on Sunday, has been called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju, the ministry said in a statement. This will be Leader of Opposition and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's first time at the customary session-eve meeting of floor leaders from all parties if he attends it. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) said no representatives from the party will attend the meeting as July 21 is observed by the party as Martyrs' Day. TMC's parliamentary party leader in Rajya Sabha Derek O'Brien wrote to Rijiju and informed him that his party will not be able to attend the meet. "For 30 years now, 21st July has been observed as 'Martyrs' Day' in Bengal in honour of our 13 colleagues who were unlawfully killed in a police firing on the day in 1993. "In this context, all MPs of the All Indi

Govt convenes all-party meet on July 21 ahead of Monsoon Session of Parl
Updated On : 16 Jul 2024 | 6:45 PM IST

France's business elite braces for new era of political volatility

Far right and left-wing parties want to roll back some of Macron's reforms, ranging from raising the retirement age to scrapping a wealth tax on financial assets

France's business elite braces for new era of political volatility
Updated On : 07 Jul 2024 | 11:04 PM IST
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 12:53 AM IST

Bihar govt cancels Rs 826 crore-contracts given during coalition regime

The NDA government in Bihar cancelled 350 contracts totalling Rs 826 crore that were awarded during the previous RJD-led 'mahagathbandhan' government

Bihar govt cancels Rs 826 crore-contracts given during coalition regime
Updated On : 25 Jun 2024 | 1:09 PM IST

Macron warns of civil war threat if far left or right wins snap election

Macron criticised the far-right's approach to insecurity, arguing that it reduces people to their religion or their origin

Macron warns of civil war threat if far left or right wins snap election
Updated On : 25 Jun 2024 | 9:04 AM IST

Former MP Prajwal Revanna remanded in judicial custody for 14 days

A court here on Monday remanded former MP Prajwal Revanna, who was arrested on charges of rape and sexual abuse against several women, to 14 days judicial custody. As his custody under the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is probing the cases, ended on Monday, he was produced before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody. The 33-year-old grandson of JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda had failed in his bid to retain the Hassan parliamentary constituency in the recent polls. SIT officials arrested Revanna soon after he landed at Bengaluru Airport from Germany on May 31. He had left for Germany on April 27, a day after Hassan went to the polls. A 'Blue Corner Notice' seeking information on his whereabouts had earlier been issued by the Interpol, following a request by the SIT via the Central Bureau of Investigation. A Special Court for Elected Representatives issued an arrest warrant against Revanna on May 18, following an application moved by

Former MP Prajwal Revanna remanded in judicial custody for 14 days
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 6:55 PM IST

BSP supremo Mayawati announces nephew Anand Akash as her successor

Earlier in May, Mayawati announced the removal of her nephew from the position of national coordinator and her 'political successor' "until he attained full maturity"

BSP supremo Mayawati announces nephew Anand Akash as her successor
Updated On : 23 Jun 2024 | 11:56 PM IST

Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia on 'deathbed', says BNP leader Alamgir

Accusing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of a personal political vendetta against her predecessor and political rival Khaleda Zia, a senior leader from her party on Sunday claimed she is on her "deathbed" as she has been deprived of advance medical treatment abroad. A report in The Daily Star said that Khaleda Zia, 78, was rushed to Evercare Hospital here in an ambulance around 3:30 am on Saturday as she suddenly fell ill at her residence, 'Firoza' in Gulshan. Hasina's action is a result of personal political vendetta, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged and said, It's our misfortune that our leader Khaleda Zia is now in critical condition on her deathbed without receiving any (necessary) medical treatment (abroad). She was quickly admitted to the CCU, where her medical treatment began under the supervision of a medical board. The BNP leader further alleged that Zia has been imprisoned for a long period due to the vindictiveness of

Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia on 'deathbed', says BNP leader Alamgir
Updated On : 23 Jun 2024 | 9:45 PM IST

Rahul pens letter to people of Wayanad, says their love protected him

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday wrote an emotional letter to the people of Wayanad, the constituency that he is giving up to represent Rae Bareli in the Lok Sabha, and said when he faced abuse on a daily basis, their unconditional love protected him. Rahul had won both from Wayanad and Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituencies and must vacate one of the seats within 14 days of the Lok Sabha results, which came out on June 4. He is giving up Wayanad and his sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi is set to contest from there in the ensuing bypoll. "I was a stranger to you and yet you believed in me. You embraced me with unbridled love and affection. It didn't matter which political formation you supported, it didn't matter which community you were from or which religion you believed in or which language you spoke," Rahul said. "When I faced abuse day after day, your unconditional love protected me. You were my refuge, my home and my family. I never felt for even

Rahul pens letter to people of Wayanad, says their love protected him
Updated On : 23 Jun 2024 | 8:24 PM IST

Defer rollout of three criminal laws: Mamata Banerjee to PM Modi

She stressed on having a fresh review of the laws by Parliament

Defer rollout of three criminal laws: Mamata Banerjee to PM Modi
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 7:09 PM IST

Agenda for regulatory reform

Improving the governance of omnipotent regulators who currently dominate the economy and the lives of Indian citizens should be at the top of the new government's priorities

Agenda for regulatory reform
Updated On : 20 Jun 2024 | 10:25 PM IST

Modi government pledges 20 million new rural homes, boosts funding

One of the main criteria that will separate the new homes in rural India under PMAY-G from the ones that have been already constructed is the increased per-unit funding allocated for construction

Modi government pledges 20 million new rural homes, boosts funding
Updated On : 18 Jun 2024 | 5:58 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi to make poll debut as Rahul to leave Wayanad for Rae Bareli

Kharge attributed the party's decision to have Rahul retain Rae Bareli to the Nehru-Gandhi family's "emotional" and "generational" ties with that seat

Priyanka Gandhi to make poll debut as Rahul to leave Wayanad for Rae Bareli
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 11:15 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi picks Rae Bareli, Priyanka to contest from Wayanad LS seat

Rahul Gandhi said it was a difficult decision for him as he has an emotional connection with both Rae Bareli and Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi picks Rae Bareli, Priyanka to contest from Wayanad LS seat
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 8:15 PM IST

Political uproar over EVM 'unlocking'; Elon Musk joins debate. Key points

After claims that a relative of a Shiv Sena candidate used a phone to 'unlock' an EVM during vote counting, the poll body denied the allegations. Elon Musk's tweet on EVM hacking sparked a debate

Political uproar over EVM 'unlocking'; Elon Musk joins debate. Key points
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 9:49 AM IST

Amaravati's revival: Andhra farmers weave capital dreams, once again

The landscape of Amaravati is dotted with unfinished edifices: Skeletal frames of ministerial bungalows, judges' residences, govt offices, and other structures lie in varying stages of incompleteness

Amaravati's revival: Andhra farmers weave capital dreams, once again
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 10:44 PM IST

INDIA's joy may be short lived as 7 UP MPs risk losing parliamentary seats

Six elected MP's from the INDIA bloc in Uttar Pradesh have serious criminal charges pending, which, if convicted, will result in their poll victories standing cancelled

INDIA's joy may be short lived as 7 UP MPs risk losing parliamentary seats
Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 10:57 AM IST

Mohan Majhi: Journey from village sarpanch to Odisha Chief Minister

Mohan Charan Majhi, BJP's tribal leader who was named the 15th chief minister of Odisha, kicked off his political career as a village sarpanch nearly three decades ago. Hailing from Raikala village in the tribal-dominated and mineral-rich Keonjhar district, Majhi (52), the son of a watchman, has been elected to the Odisha assembly on four occasions 2000, 2004, 2019 and 2024. Majhi, a graduate, was the village head from 1997-2000. He was also the secretary of the BJP's Adivasi Morcha before being elected as an MLA from Keonjhar in 2000. In the 2024 assembly elections, he retained the Keonjhar seat by defeating BJD's Mina Majhi. He was the opposition chief whip in the previous Odisha assembly, countering the BJD government on several key issues. In his first reaction after he was named the CM, Majhi said: Due to the blessings of Lord Jagannath, the BJP achieved majority in Odisha and is going to form the government in the state. I would like to thank the 4.5 crore Odias who voted fo

Mohan Majhi: Journey from village sarpanch to Odisha Chief Minister
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 8:59 PM IST

EU Parl elections: Here are some key races to watch in 27-nation bloc

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the EU elections. Voters are casting ballots in two dozen languages in 27 countries with scores of different campaign issues. So here's a look at some key places to watch in the June 6-9 elections for a new European Parliament. HUNGARY Long-serving Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbn is expected to extend his party's nearly 15-year streak of election victories when the Central European country votes in European Parliament elections on Sunday, but is facing one of the most formidable challenges of his career from a former ally. Orbn's right-wing populist Fidesz party has taken more than 50 per cent of the vote in the last three EU elections, and looks poised to take the most votes again this year. But a new opposition force, headed by a former Fidesz insider turned Orbn critic, has in a matter of weeks grown to become Hungary's largest opposition party, and will likely cause Fidesz to lose at least one seat in the parliament. Pter Magyar, a 43-year-

EU Parl elections: Here are some key races to watch in 27-nation bloc
Updated On : 08 Jun 2024 | 4:15 PM IST

Consensus needed to run country: PM-designate Narendra Modi at NDA meet

Elected leader of alliance, gets President invite to take oath as PM on Sunday

Consensus needed to run country: PM-designate Narendra Modi at NDA meet
Updated On : 07 Jun 2024 | 11:46 PM IST