Mayawati seeks for pan-India law to curb lynching

Lucknow, July 13: Welcoming the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission-drafted Bill against lynching, BSP supremo Mayawati Saturday pitched for a stringent, pan-India legislation to arrest the spread of this “dreadful disease”. In a statement issued by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)…

Budget backed with plan, estimates realistic: Sitharaman

New Delhi, July 12: Answering critics of her maiden Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said every estimate in the Budget 2019-20 was “realistic” and that the focus on agriculture and investments lay foundation for nearly doubling size of the…

BJP buying lawmakers with notes ban cash, alleges Digvijaya Singh

PUNE, July 12: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday claimed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party had made so much money during demonetisation that it was now “buying” MLAs. The comments came in backdrop of the political crisis in Karnataka…

Lifting 271 mn out of poverty in 10 yrs, India fastest, Jharkhand No. 1 area: UN

NEW DELHI, JULY 12: India has registered the fastest absolute reduction in the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) value among 10 countries, spanning every developing region, whose combined population is 2 billion people. And Jharkhand is among the poorest regions in…

No question of privatisation of rlys, some units will be corporatised: Goyal

New Delhi, July 12: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said there was “no question” of privatisation of the railways, but said the ministry will invite investments for new lines and projects in national interest. Addressing the Lok Sabha on…

No decision on rebel MLAs’ resignations till July 16 hearing, SC tells Karnataka Speaker

New Delhi, July 12: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo on the resignations by rebel Karnataka lawmakers till the matter will be heard by the court on Tuesday and also barred the Karnataka Speaker from taking any decision…

State Bank of India waives off IMPS, NEFT and RTGS charges

New Delhi, July 12: State Bank of India (SBI) has waived charges on NEFT and RTGS transactions through internet and mobile banking from July 1, after the RBI decided to do away with the charges with an aim to move…

Budget lacks bold, structural reforms: Chidambaram

New Delhi, July 11: The Union Budget 2019-20 does not chalk out a clear roadmap to take India on the high economic growth path and lacks bold and structural reforms, former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram said Thursday…

Govt thinks farmers “inferior” to rich businessmen: Rahul in LS

NEW DELHI, JULY 11: Attacking the Modi government over the “suffering” of farmers, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said it has given them no relief and wondered if it considered them “inferior” to businessmen who have been given concessions and loan…

HC to examine if disability laws apply on people suffering from mental illness

NEW DELHI, JULY 11: The Delhi High Court has agreed to examine a legal question as to whether the laws on disabilities and mental healthcare are applicable on persons suffering from mental illness. Justice VK Rao sought response from the…