Former Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi has urged President Ram Nath Kovind to return the Right to Information Amendment Bill to the Parliament for reconsideration to defend the citizens fundamental right. Kovind was a member of the standing committee which finalised the Right to Information Bill, 2004, suggesting parity of information commissions with the Election Commission […]

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Days after two BJP MLAs voted in favour of the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, the saffron party on Sunday accused the ruling Congress of forging the signatures of 8 to 12 legislators during voting on a bill, although they were not present in the Assembly. The BJP is now mulling approaching the state […]

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The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the response of the AAP government and app-based cab service providers, Ola and Uber, on a PIL seeking directions to the two companies to adhere to the city taxi scheme of 2015. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the […]

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Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal have performed well in completing houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), rating agency ICRA said on Wednesday. AP and UP have completed more than 3 lakh homes each under this scheme which aims to provide Housing for All by 2022. The PMAY has witnessed […]

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Parliament Wednesday passed a bill to enable Universities or colleges to be considered as an unit instead of department while providing reservation for filling vacancies of teachers in central education institutes. The passage of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha will help in filling up the existing over […]

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By Ananthakrishnan G Hours after the Supreme Court Thursday asked Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to take a decision on the resignations of 10 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs before the day ended, the Speaker told the court that the process would take time and he won Hearing a plea by the 10 MLAs against […]

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BJP Karnataka chief B S Yeddyurappa has reverted to the earlier English spelling of his name B S Yediyurappa, apparently influenced by numerology. The change became public on Friday in his letter to Governor Vajubhai Vala, staking claim to form the government, and later, in the official invitation for the swearing-in ceremony of the BJP […]

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will conduct an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of the states Sangrur and Patiala districts on Tuesday. The two districts have been inundated following a breach in the Ghaggar river after heavy rains last week. The chief minister will conduct an ariel survey of the affected areas in the […]

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A prayer meeting was held at Sadaiv Atal-the memorial to Atal Bihari Vajpayee-on Friday to mark the first death anniversary of the former prime minister. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and members of Vajpayees family were amongst those who paid tributes to the BJP leader amid the playing […]

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The Karnataka government will set up a state-wide squad to check any misuse during the flood relief programme, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said on Wednesday. Addressing reporters after a meeting with senior officials on the flood relief programme, Ashoka said there was a notion among some people that the natural calamity was an opportunity to […]

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