As many as 17 parties are planning to hold coordinated nationwide protests on and around November 8.
Former interlocutor MM Ansari said the appointment of a former cop showed the government did not believe problems in Kashmir can be resolved without goli (bullets) or gaali (abuse).
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According to official sources, the Health ministry is learnt to have “moved a file on the issue that will require the consideration of the secretary”.
According to official sources, the Health Ministry is learnt to have “moved a file on the issue that will require the consideration of the secretary”.
RSBY will continue for now because the National Health Protection Scheme, which was to have taken its place, has failed to get the cabinet’s nod for 11 months now.
There is a case for allowing advance directive, but there are some known limitations of such a law as well
In that meeting in June, he writes, Sonia reminded him: “Pranabji, you are most eminently suited for the office but you should not forget the crucial role you are playing in the functioning of the government."
Earlier in the day, Roy met Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and submitted his resignation from Rajya Sabha, choosing not to continue in a post that he had won as a TMC leader.
Defending the BJP’s decision to clear the air about Jay Shah’s business dealings, a Union minister said on the condition of anonymity that the party “works as a family”, and that “we are one team”.
The Committee recommended: Ladies above 45 years of age, who wish to go for Haj but who do not have a male Mehram and their school of thought permits should be allowed to travel in groups of four or more.
In the run-up to the Assembly elections in March, the father and son had a falling out that played out in public several times. Mulayam, however, “gave his blessings”, Akhilesh told the gathering on Wednesday.
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The praise comes in the backdrop of continuing privacy concerns in India about Aadhaar. It also comes when there is growing distrust in the government on foreign agencies working in the development sector.
The under five mortality rate in India stands at 50 per 1000 live births down from 74 in the 10 years between 2005-06 and 2015-16.
The Nyas was formed by various Hindu organisations to oversee the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The meeting with Swamy, said Waqf Board chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi, was part of the board’s initiative to meet all parties from the “mandir paksh (side)” to work out a solution that would enable both a mandir and a masjid to come up in Ayodhya.
Triple talaq: At the marathon meeting in Bhopal on Sunday, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) again accused the government of attempting an attack on Muslim personal laws, and welcomed the court order for not going in that direction.
Starting with the Public Health Foundation of India in April this year and many other smaller organisations working in tobacco control, home ministry has been in the process of tightening the leash on NGOs who receive foreign funding on account of various financial and administrative licences.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey is one of two deputies of Health Minister J P Nadda — the other is Anupriya Patel.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who has been elevated to cabinet rank, speaks on minorities, instant triple talaq and the universal civil code.
The NEET was introduced in the wake of repeated complaints about admission and capitation fees in medical colleges. Last week, the Supreme Court rejected all pleas for exemption of Tamil Nadu from the ambit of NEET and asked for counselling to start.
Arun Jaitley spoke at length on the need to bring transparency in electoral funding and how despite best efforts the system has failed to arrive at a foolproof way to prevent entry of criminals into politics.
The Centre on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court what “may appear to be marital rape” to a wife “may not appear so to others” and marital rape should not be criminalised as it “may destabilise the institution of marriage apart from being an easy tool for harassing the husbands”.
“We acted as per instructions of the court to defuse tension. We used whatever force was necessary. There were lakhs of people on the other side throwing stones. We did not use force in a hurry,” Manohar Lal Khattar said.
Union ministers J P Nadda and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met Election Commissioner O P Rawat Tuesday and asked him to consider the plea “in view of elections due late this year/early next year”.
On Tuesday, Roy was present in Parliament, when the newly elected Trinamool Congress members of the Upper House took oath and subsequently met briefly in the party office, but he chose not to come to the party office.
BJP general secretary and Haryana in-charge Anil Jain said that the government “took a calculated risk” and contained the violence in two hours.
Rubinoff Syngkon and Justin Dkhar, former Parliamentary secretaries to the Congress government, joined the BJP in presence of party president Amit Shah and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the party's pointsman for its Northeast outreach.
While the ruling party members invoked Emergency to counter what they called “mischievous propaganda” by the Congress, they also sought to protect the Aadhaar legislation
“We are viewing this very seriously. Not only do we not agree with the judgment, we think this is a direct assault on the fundamental right to practice religion. The repeated reference to nikaah, halala, polygamy etc have raised apprehensions that there may be more such interference on the anvil,” Madani said
Soman described the verdict as a victory, not just for Muslim women but for all women of India. “Rich or poor, literate or illiterate, Hindu, Muslim or Christian — all women supported us in our fight
“I am feeling very good. I hugged my family when the verdict came, they congratulated me, told me it was a historic day for Muslim women in India. We have been vindicated —not just I, for all those like me, even those who were not present, this is for all of them,” Bano told The Indian Express
Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM, the Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad, in fact said the verdict has thrown a spanner in the plans of NDA government to bring in uniform civil code (UCC). He said the lack of unanimity among the judges shows how contentious the issue is