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Ruckus in parliament over ‘bounty on Mamata’ by BJP leader

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NEW DELHI: Today is the last day of Budget Session. As the Prime Minister pointed out, this Budget Session was largely productive with key Bills such as ones pertaining to GST, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and maternity benefits were passed. List of Business for the days In Lok Sabha, The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017. Discussion […]

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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull lauds Modi govt’s ‘ambitious’ tax reforms

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday lauded the “ambitious” reform agenda of the Modi government, especially on taxation that has made the duty regime more efficient. “Prime Minister Modi has an ambitious reform agenda. He has made taxes more efficient and deregulated the economy,” Turnbull said at a dinner meeting with industry […]

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Bengal BJP youth leader offers reward of Rs 11 lakh for beheading CM Mamata Banerjee

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KOLKATA: A Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader courted massive controversy by announced a reward of Rs.11 lakh for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s head, following a lathicharge at Birbhum district to disperse a rally raising slogans of “Jai Sri Ram” on Hanuman Jayanti. “Those who will cut and bring West Bengal Chief Minister […]

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Budget Session a ‘winner’ for treasury benches, says PM Modi

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described the Budget Session as a “winner” for the treasury benches as the government was able to secure the passage of many key bills in Parliament. Addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting a day before the session ends, he also pitched for pushing the reforms and development agenda, […]

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PM Modi greets nation on Hanuman Jayanti

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NEW DELHI(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the holy occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman. The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra.  Follow Narendra Modi    ✔@narendramodi हनुमान जयंती की सभी […]

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Kulbhushan Yadav row: Sushma warns Pakistan of consequences, Rajnath says govt will do everything to get justice

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NEW DELHI: Opposition parties on Tuesday raised the issue of Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan on charges of being a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) spy. “The spy was tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded the death sentence. Chief of Army […]

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Petrol pumps may remain closed on Sundays from May:Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers

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MUMBAI: Petrol pumps are likely to remain shut on Sundays from May and a typical work day for fuel retailers across the country last about 8-9 against the usual 12-17 hours currently. Photo : AFP A report by Moneycontrol said that from May 10, fuel retailers may keep petrol pumps shut on Sundays and may restrict working […]

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No proposal to review FDI in multi-brand retail, clarifies govt

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The government today said there is no proposal under its consideration to review the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy in the multi-brand retail sector. “No proposal is under consideration of the government to review the extant FDI policy on multi-brand retail,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmal Sitharaman said in a written reply to […]

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EVM Row: 16 Opposition parties urge EC to revert to paper ballots, poll panel to call all-party meet

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Sixteen Opposition parties today urged the Election Commission to revert to the paper ballot system, claiming the faith of the people in the EVMs has “eroded”. Representatives of parties including Congress, BSP, DMK, Trinamool Congress and the Left met top EC officials to demand reintroduction of the ballot paper system. The poll watchdog, […]

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India, Australia ink six pacts; to boost counter-terror cooperation

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NEW DELHI(PTI): India and Australia on Monday inked six pacts including one aimed at boosting counter-terrorism cooperation after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in New Delhi. The two leaders held comprehensive discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest and concern. At a joint press event […]

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