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Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha adjourned abrubtly because of lack of quorum

NEW DELHI: Lack quorum on Friday forced abrupt adjournment of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Rajya Sabha, which re-convened at 2.30 pm after repeated adjournments caused by Congress protests, was to take up private members’ bills as is the practice on Fridays. Soon after, most BJP and Congress members moved out of […]

Shah Rukh Khan a patriot, go watch ‘Dilwale’: MP home minister Babulal Gaur

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BHOPAL(PTI): Even as right-wing activists staged protests against Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dilwale in various parts of the state today, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur said that the actor is a patriot. “Yes, he is a nice man and a patriot,” Gaur told reporters when asked about the protests. He further said the film was […]

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House cannot be run by rules alone but by political consensus:RS Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien

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NEW DELHI(PTI): After the logjam in Rajya Sabha was broken at an all-party meet, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on Friday said the House cannot be run on rules alone (rpt) alone but by political consensus and asked members to adopt self restraint and not cross the benchmarks or break their oath. “It is not […]

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National Herald Case: Sonia, Rahul may seek bail tomorrow

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi could seek bail when they appear before a magistrate on Saturday in the National Herald case with the Congress today insisting that they were open to all legal remedies and options. “We are open to availing all legal remedies and options including bail” said party’s chief spokesman Randeep […]

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Vyapam scam: Madhya Pradesh HC grants bail to BJP leader former minister Laxmikant Sharma

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BHOPAL(PTI): The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday granted bail to former state minister Laxmikant Sharma, an accused in the 2012 scam of police constable recruitment examination, conducted by Vyapam (MP Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal). Sharma, a former Technical Education Minister, who has been lodged in Bhopal jail since June 2014, is likely to walk free […]

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India tour of Australia: Ravindra Jadeja set for comeback; Shami, Ishant, Vijay in fray too

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Back in form with an impressive performance against South Africa in the recently-concluded Test series, Ravindra Jadeja is likely to make a comeback when the national selectors meet in New Delhi on Saturday to pick the Indian squad for the upcoming limited-overs series in Australia. India will play five ODIs and three T20 internationals in […]

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Section 377: Shashi Tharoor sees ‘intolerance’ in BJP over rejection of Bill

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NEW DELHI: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday saw “intolerance” among a section of the ruling BJP after his move to introduce a Bill for decriminalising homosexuality was rejected in Lok Sabha. The introduction of the private members’ Bill, which sought amendment to the IPC by seeking to “substitute a new section for Section 377”, […]

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Act against Microsoft, US agencies for showing wrong Jammu and Kashmir map: BJP

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BJP MP Tarun Vijay on Friday asked the government to take up with the US a wrong map of Kashmir allegedly published by Microsoft and other American agencies, saying it was a “cartographic attack” on India’s sovereignty. “There is a cartographic attack on India’s sovereignty and unity. Microsoft and other American agencies are publishing a […]

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BJP Chief Amit Shah asks MP Kirti Azad to keep mum

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NEW DELHI: New Delhi: A day before BJP leader Kirti Azad was to make some startling revelations in the ongoing DDCA scam controversy, the party chief Amit Shah asked him to act restraint. According to CNN IBN report, Azad was summoned by Shah who advised him not to make any statement on DDCA row. DDCA […]

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Visa fee hike by up to $4,500 not to impact Indian IT industry growth: Narayana Murthy

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NEW DELHI: The hike in visa fees by up to $4,500 will not have an impact on the growth of the Indian IT industry, Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy said on Friday. I don’t think it is an issue at all, $2,000 or $4,000 that doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you have […]

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