PM Modi asks all parties to cooperate for productive Monsoon Session

NEW DELHI, July 17: Ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought cooperation of all political parties and asked them to ensure that it turns out to be a productive. The Monsoon session will begin…

After alleged illegal adoptions Juvenile Justice Act likely to be amended

NEW DELHI, July 17: The Women and Child Development Ministry is going to amend the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act to make the district magistrates and collectors “competent officers” for approving adoptions, instead of courts, Union minister Maneka Gandhi said today,…

Baby selling scandal: Maneka Gandhi orders inspection into Missionaries of Charity shelter homes

New Delhi, July 17: Minister of women and child development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has directed state governments to inspect all child care homes run by Missionaries of Charity (MC) across the country. On July 5, the Jharkhand Police had arrested…

Rs 163 crore cash, 100 kg gold seized during IT raids at TN contracting firm

Chennai, July 17: The Income Tax (IT) department has seized Rs 163 crore cash and about 100 kg gold during raids on multiple premises of a road construction firm in Tamil Nadu. According to officials, this is one of the…

I stand with the last person in line, want to erase hatred and fear: Rahul

New Delhi, July 17: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today said he stands with the persecuted and seeks to erase “hatred and fear”, breaking his silence on the controversy following a reported remark on the Congress being a “party for Muslims”.…

Modi attacks Mamata govt, says it throttled democracy

Midnapore (WB), July 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a no-holds-barred attack against the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, charging it with “throttling democracy” and running a “syndicate raj” without whose approval nothing moves. Addressing a ‘Kisan Kalyan’…

Rahul writes to PM for passage of Women’s Reservation Bill

New Delhi, July 16: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to ensure the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, starting July 18. In his letter to the…

Hindu Pakistan: BJP activists threatened to kill me, claims Shashi Tharoor after attack on his Kerala office

New Delhi, July 16: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday alleged that BJP Yuva Morcha “vandals” attacked his constituency office in Thiruvananthapuram and even threatened to kill him. Tharoor said the activists of BJP’s youth wing smeared black oil on…

Both govt, private varsities cannot increase fees on their own, says SC

New Delhi, July 16: Government and private universities cannot increase their fees arbitrarily without getting the approval of the fee fixation committee, the Supreme Court has held. The court’s judgement came after about 150 students filed a petition questioning Tamil…

BrahMos successfully test-fired under adverse weather conditions

New Delhi, July 16: India’s potent supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was test-fired at 10.18 am from Odisha’s Chandipur range launch pad on Monday. The test-firing was done from an Integrated Test Range (ITR) and was conducted to increase the longevity…