Modi asks BJP MPs to play lead role in development of constituency

New Delhi, July 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked BJP MPs to nurse their constituency by playing a leading role in its development and advised them to take up a cause of human sensitivity like eradication of leprosy or…

Court asks EC to decide on linking Voter ID with Aadhaar

NEW DELHI, July 16: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to decide on the possibility of linking election identity cards with Aadhaar numbers in accordance with law within 8 weeks. The petition in this regard was…

Govt denies possibility of reintroduction of Old Pension Scheme

New Delhi, July 16: The government denied possibility of reintroduction of Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for government employees, given a written reply in the Lok Sabha. OPS was replaced by National Pension Scheme (NPS) in 2004, for a defined benefit…

Pakistan opens airspace for all civilian traffic; Indian flights to operate soon

New Delhi, July 16: Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic on Tuesday morning, sources said, effectively removing the ban on Indian flights that were not allowed to use majority of its airspace since the Balakot air strikes in…

Rajasthan HC seeks to dispense with ‘My Lord’

JODHPUR, JULY 16: In a first for any High Court, the Rajasthan High Court has asked lawyers to abandon the colonial practice of addressing its Judges as ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’, saying they are comfortable with simply being called…

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway services likely to resume from Thursday

SILIGURI, JULY 16: Services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train are likely to resume from Thursday. The services have come to a halt after landslides triggered by heavy rains blocked the train tracks at some places in the…

SC to examine abortion laws after plea alleges violation of rights

NEW DELHI, July 15: The Supreme Court Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of certain legal provisions that allow abortion only to save the woman’s life or in case of abnormal foetus and allegedly violate women’s right to health,…

Govt should focus on road safety: LS members

New Delhi, July 15: Expressing concern over increasing number of road accidents, several members in Lok Sabha Monday urged the government to focus on road safety, especially on expressways. Participating in the discussion on the Demands for Grants of the…

Can’t help if Sidhu doesn’t want to do his job: Amarinder

New Delhi/Chandigarh, July 15: Hours after Navjot Singh Sidhu sent his resignation from Punjab Cabinet to the chief minister, Amarinder Singh said if the cricketer-turned politician did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about…

‘Is Governor a mere puppet?’ question in BPSC Mains exam triggers row in Bihar

Patna, July 15: The question paper of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Mains Examination, which was held on Sunday, has raised eyebrows because of a question on the role of state Governor. The question paper, shared on Twitter by news…