A bandh was also observed on July 8 in Puducherry at the instance of these parties to protest against the “undemocratic style of functioning of the Lt Governor and the nomination of three BJP activists by the Centre without adhering to democratic procedures.”
“Unfortunately, in recent years, difficulties have been created in the movement of Indian IT professionals, particularly in the US where the temporary movement and location of (Indian) IT professionals is wrongly equated with that of the immigrants,” Congress leader Anand Sharma said.
On Sunday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had said that 39 Indians abducted in Iraq by the ISIS three years ago may be lodged in a jail in Badush in northwest Mosul in Iraq. He said that the minister had earlier said on the floor of the House that the youth were alive and in Mosul.
In response to Azad’s speech, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi urged the Opposition to refrain from giving “religious colour to such incidents.” He then countered Azad’s claim that no action was taken against the perpetrators involved in the lynchings.
Rahul Gandhi is expected to address the farmers rally in Rajasthan and talk on the current agrarian crisis along with raising issues pertaining to farmers’ distress and farm loan waivers.
Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid was the lone legislator from Jammu and Kashmir who abstained from voting in the presidential poll on Monday. Defending his decision to abstain from voting, Rashid said while the BJP could never have been his choice, the united opposition had lost the right to seek his vote. “Though the top […]
The Monsoon Session of Parliament will be held from July 17, 2017 to August 11, 2017. The session will see a total of 19 sittings and will cover Presidential and Vice-presidential elections. Apart from this, bills spread across various field like education, security, finance, labour, shipping and statistics are likely to be introduced and discussed.
Dalits constitute 20% of the state’s population. During the past few days, Hooda has held a series of “Kisan Panchayats” to raise the issues of farmers, who are facing crisis in the absence of profitable prices.
Anil Baluni also posted a video clip of the interview the former union minister had given to a Pakistani news channel in 2015. Aiyar is purportedly saying in the interview that the way of the deadlock in India-Pakistan relationship is “Remove them (BJP) and bring us (Congress) in. There is no other way”.
In an interview on the 10th anniversary of his book, ‘India After Gandhi’, historian Ramachandra Guha put his faith in Nitish Kumar, saying it would be his ‘fantasy’ to see the Bihar Chief Minister at the helm of the Opposition.
Shiv Sena starts Karj Mukti campaign, Congress asks the big question to farmers: Have you got the loan waiver?
Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Defence Ministry’s inquiry report in the scam has been “exceptionally critical” of the role of former Army chief Gen N C Vij, who is the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) director, and some other retired personnel.
Though individuals like Amritsar MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla and Amritsar (North) MLA Sunil Dutti, both from the Congress, have extended personal support to the textile traders, the party has kept a distance from the protest so far.
The Cabinet expansion was deferred as it was felt there were many contenders for the remaining eight berths. Those who would be left out may not work hard for the party in the upcoming elections, which may affect prospects of the Congress. The elections would be a litmus test for the Congress in state after coming to power in March.
Sharma said the present stand-off is in the trilateral junction between India, Bhutan and China and the positions are well-known and it is thus important that the status quo ante is restored, where the position as it was before the 16th.