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2 days ago
Modi government passes no-trust test comfortably

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government on Friday passed the no-confidence motion moved by the oppostion with an overwhelming majority, with the government getting 325 out of a total 451 votes. Only 126 MPs voted in favour of the motion. The no-confidence motion was put to vote after a 12-hour heated debate which saw the government and opposition trading charges an...

2 days ago
Shiv Sena boycotts parliamentary work

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) There was some unease in the ruling BJP-led NDA camp when the Shiv Sena, one of the biggest partners in the alliance, decided to boycott parliamentary work on Friday during the no confidence motion. Shiv Sena MP Anandrao Adsul said: We are boycotting the parliamentary work today; we have not even signed our attendance in Parliament. The motion which the...

2 days ago
S. Korean ex-President Park sentenced to 8 more years in jail

Seoul, July 20 (IANS) A court here on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison for illegally taking off-book funds from the state spy agency and interfering in elections during her term in office. Televised live, the Seoul Central District Court meted out the guilty verdict to the 66-year-old, who's already serving a 24-year jail term on a string of c...

7 days ago
After SC order, officers' mindset has changed: Delhi minister

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Ten days after the Supreme Court clipped the powers of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam says peoples perception about the Delhi government has changed. Aam Aadmi Party's MLAs and ministers are feeling more confident, he told IANS. The Supreme Court has said the Lt. Governor is bound to act on the aid and advice...

8 days ago
UN finalises global compact aimed at aiding legal migration

United Nations, July 14 (IANS) The UN has come up with a compact incorporating key provisions for smoother pathways to legal migration and safeguarding migrants that are of particular relevance to India, which contributes the world's largest migrant population. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration that was finalised with fanfare on Friday is scheduled to be formally...

10 days ago
'Rajasthan panchayat made child sit outside house for 10 days, will face action'

Jaipur, July 12 (IANS) Strict action will be taken against the village officials who made a five-year old girl in Rajasthan's Bundi sit alone outside her house since July 3 as punishment for breaking a bird's egg, Rajasthan child rights panel chief Manan Chaurvedi said on Thursday. Talking to IANS, Chaturvedi, who visited Hindoli village where the incident occurred, said that the little ...

12 days ago
BJD, YSRCP support simultaneous polls, Congress opposes

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the YSR Congress, which came for a face to face discussion on simultaneous polls to parliament and state assemblies with the Law Commission on Tuesday supported the idea - with certain riders, while the Congress stayed away but aired its opposition to the idea. Deposing before the Law Commission -- that has invited all national and ...

15 days ago
Most parties oppose simultaneous polls in meeting with Law Commission

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Most political parties, including those friendly with the BJP, told the Law Commission on Saturday that they are opposed to the proposal of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies saying that it was against the constitution and would dilute regional interests. Parties that opposed the proposal included Trinamool Congress and CPI and IUML. AI...

16 days ago
HC continues stay on Delhi Metro employees' proposed strike

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a major relief to lakhs of commuters, the Delhi High Court on Friday extended its interim order restraining a section of Delhi Metro employees from going on strike over demands related to pay hike and promotions. Hearing a Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) plea, Justice Pratibha Rani restrained the staff council members from going on strike till further order and a...

23 days ago
Delhi HC puts brakes on Metro employees' proposed strike

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) In a major relief to lakhs of commuters, the Delhi High Court on Friday restrained a section of the Delhi Metro employees from going on a proposed strike from Friday midnight over their demands relating to pay hike and promotions. Hearing a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) plea, Justice Vipin Sanghi restrained the staff council members from going on strike ti...

23 days ago
Delhi HC puts brakes on Metro employees' proposed strike

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A day before an indefinite strike proposed by a section of the Delhi Metro employees that would have led to mayhem for lakhs of commuters, the Delhi High Court on Friday ordered the staff not to do so or till further orders. The court order on the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation plea will be a relief for daily commuters who use the public service to commute within ...

23 days ago
High court stays proposed strike by DMRC employees

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Ahead of a proposed indefinite strike by Delhi Metro employees from Saturday, the Delhi High Court on Friday restrained them from doing so till further notice. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is engaged in a dispute with a section of its employees over pay-scale and payment of arrears. The 9,000 non-executive employees of the Corporation had threatened t...

28 days ago
US Mideast peace plan to be announced soon: Kushner

Ramallah, June 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner announced that a US Mideast peace plan would be made public soon, media reports said on Sunday. The peace deal will be ready soon and will press on with or without the participation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Xinhua quoted Kushner as saying in an interview with Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds.

29 days ago
Venezuelan security forces killed hundreds, says UN

United Nations, June 23 (IANS) Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime, the UN's human rights body has said. In a report, it cites shocking accounts of young men being killed during operations, often in poor districts, over the past three years, BBC reported on Friday. The UN's human rights chief said no-one was...

1 month ago
Musharraf resigns as All Pakistan Muslim League chairman

Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Former President Pervez Musharraf on Friday resigned from the chairmanship of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), the party's new chairman Mohammad Amjad said. The former military ruler sent his resignation to the Election Commission as it was no longer possible for him to run the party from abroad, said Amjad. Earlier this week, the poll body rejecte...

1 month ago
Kejriwal takes stock of power, water situation

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) On the first day of work since his sit-in at the Raj Niwas ended, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met officials from the water and electricity departments to study the problems faced by people in the city. In a meeting held at the Delhi Secretariat, Kejriwal, who is also the Chairperson of the Delhi Jal Board, took stock of various projects of t...

1 month ago
Will work long hours to declare results in time: DUTA

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Back at work after its 40-day long boycott, the Delhi University teachers have mounds of exam sheets to clear but they say they will not allow any delay in the declaration of results and no students will be forced to face the situation of a zero year. On Monday, the varsity teachers broke their strike which they had embarked upon demanding the repeal of a Univer...

1 month ago
Qatar leadership responsible for its isolation: UAE official

Dubai, June 19 (IANS) A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official on Tuesday blamed the Qatari leadership for its own isolation. UAE Minister of State Anwar Gargash said through his Twitter account that Qatar's proximity to Iran, the normalisation of ties with Israel and its relations with Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah were isolating its people from surroundings. The leadershi...

1 month ago
Kejriwal guarantees IAS officers' security, asks them to return to work

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday assured the IAS officers of their safety and security and urged them to return to work and attend ministers' meetings. I wish to assure them that I will ensure their safety and security with all my powers and resources available at my command. I have given similar assurances earlier also to many officers who have be...

1 month ago
Government should go when it starts fearing citizens: AAP

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Targeting the Narendra Modi government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that when a government starts fearing its own people, it is time for it to go. The observation came just hours before AAP's proposed march towards the Prime Minister's residence for which the Delhi Police has denied permission. AAP spokesman Saurabh Bhardwaj said that it fe...

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