Polity

RS approves President’s proclamation for J&K

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the government had no objection to holding Assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir along with the Lok Sabha poll later this year if the Election Commission (EC) so desired.Replying to a discussion related to a statutory resolution on the President’s proclamation under …

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Rajya Sabha calendar charts many milestones

many milestones

The 2019 Rajya Sabha calendar, launched by its Chairman and Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu, is a treasure trove of the Upper House’s history. For instance, it says that over 34 of its 66 years of existence, including the first 17 years, the Rajya Sabha did not have a Leader of …

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No easy passage for triple talaq Bill

Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 will be passed, the numbers are stacked against the legislation in the Rajya Sabha. The new triple talaq Bill that makes the offence (of resorting to triple talaq) a bailable one is slated …

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Rajya Sabha rocked for 7th day

Rajya Sabha rocked for 7th day

For the seventh consecutive day, the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were washed out over a war of words between the government and the Opposition on the Rafale aircraft deal and protests by Tamil Nadu parties over the Cauvery issue. Minutes after the Upper House convened for the day, Congress …

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President’s Rule in J&K from today

Rule in J&K

President’s Rule will come into force in Jammu and Kashmir from Thursday, after expiry of six months of Governor’s Rule, an official order said on Wednesday. President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation paving the way for imposition of Central rule in the State which was placed under Governor’s Rule …

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Both Houses adjourned after repeated protests

Members demand special status for A.P., temple ordinance Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned in the first half of proceedings for the second day in a row on Thursday following protests by various parties over different issues. Soon after the Rajya Sabha paid respects to those killed in the 2001 …

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NGOs flay judge’s citizenship view

‘Instant citizenship to migrants would be disastrous for indigenous communities’ NGOs in Meghalaya have resented the plea by a judge of the State’s High Court for granting citizenship to migrants from India’s neighbourhood without any questions asked or production of documents. Admitting a petition of an Army recruit denied domicile …

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KCR sworn in as Telangana CM

Takes oath along with Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao was sworn in as Chief Minister of Telangana for the second term by Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Thursday. Mohammed Mahmood Ali, who was Deputy Chief Minister holding the revenue portfolio in the …

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Kamal Nath to take charge in M.P.

After marathon meetings, decision on Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh likely today Forty-eight hours after the Congress made a political comeback in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, veteran leader Kamal Nath seems set to take over reins in Bhopal as the next Chief Minister. The formal announcement is expected late on Thursday following …

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Centre amends rules for minorities from three nations

Citizenship form will have a separate column for them The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, is pending in Parliament, but the Union Home Ministry has notified amendments to the Citizenship Rules, 2009, to include a separate column in the citizenship form for applicants belonging to six minority communities from Pakistan, …

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