Speaking to The Indian Express, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “We will consider the issue in a structured manner. Prima facie, the court has categorically held it unconstitutional and illegal... It is a great dawn for women in the country."
"We have also come to the conclusion that the practice being a component of 'personal law' has the protection of Article 25 of the Constitution," read the minority judgment by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice Abdul Nazeer
PM Modi's four I-Day speeches: initiatives, resolution of legacy issues, delivery of promises, new dreams
Three of these places have been marked as going through “unprecedented flood” conditions — Balrampur (UP), Dumariaghat (Bihar) and Jhawa (Bihar) — with Monday’s levels in these forecasting stations exceeding their highest ever flood levels.
”There are two potential ways to explore it. Either through a commission for sub-categorisation/classification on a socio-economic basis within OBCs or by re-constituting the NCBC with a term of reference for sub-classification,” said sources.
Hoping to stitch an Opposition alliance in the run-up to 2019, Mamata Banerjee speaks on the exit of Nitish Kumar, her willingness to work with rivals Congress and Left, her fight against the BJP, Darjeeling agitation, the challenges she faces.
Mamata Banerjee said that all willing regional parties should be taken into confidence and underlined the need for a structured mechanism for coordination among this “grand alliance” of opposition parties.
According to records, Shah has visited 325 of the 680 districts across the country during his tenure. In the course, sources said, he has spent 300 days outstation for organisational purposes — or more than 25 per cent of his tenure as BJP president outside Delhi.
The life and philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyay has been celebrated since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, and gained momentum after the party’s triumph in the UP Assembly elections earlier this year.
Nitish Kumar's resignation is more than just another case of political realignment confined to a state. It’s been said that in politics, Bihar shows the way. Tonight’s drama in Patna may presage the grand 2019 theatre of Lok Sabha elections.
From 2014-16, number of emigrating Indian workers fell 35%. Govt blamed lack of demand — actually, nature of South Asian Gulf labour pool is changing.
The central Act makes Aadhaar mandatory for any “subsidy, benefit or service” for which the expenditure is borne fully or shared partially by the Consolidated Fund of India.
Earlier on Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation had carried out raids in four cities in connection with a corruption case, in which RJD Chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi are among the accused.
In Patna, Nitish described the “grand alliance” in Bihar, including the RJD and Congress, as “unbreakable”. But he also said that on the national stage, the Congress “is the biggest party in Opposition” and “has to take the initiative to set an agenda”.
Concerned about the burgeoning range of off-the-shelf food supplements and the possibility of at least some of them containing banned performance enhancing substances, NADA had recently approached the FSSAI with a request to frame standards for these supplements.
Though there is no Madison Square-like event planned given the hectic schedule, Modi is likely to interact with the Indian community in Lisbon and also participate in community events in Washington and Amsterdam.
The apartment allotted to Ram Nath Kovind was taken over by the security establishment after he was named the NDA choice for the next President
Before that, the BJP had managed to engineer a rebellion by Nitish Kumar’s handpicked Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, another Dalit, and bring him into the NDA.
“The visit is mostly getting to know each other. The visit will be recognised for broadening the understanding between the two leadership,” a source in the government said.
“The RSS has not given any name. It will have no objection to the name suggested by the party after wider consultations,” a source said. The Sangh hopes that the BJP will arrive at a choice after consulting its top leaders.
“We have almost 3 lakh votes more than the required number in the presidential electoral college,” said a senior leader referring to the additional support the BJP has managed to get from parties outside the NDA.
The overall positive mandate has led to a greater responsibility.
Amit Shah is said to have a sense of Modi’s mind on most issues.
We have demanded the central government to cancel this directive, said Chhattisgarh Food Minister.
In the past two years, more than half-a-dozen names recommended by different High Courts for appointment as judges were returned due to allegations.
Jairam released Rs 200 cr to society registered by NAC members; NDA will have to pay it Rs 300 cr over 2 yrs.
The landmark Land Acquisition law made by the UPA government is being called for a review by the Centre.
Their parties together out-polled NDA in 28 seats including 19 lost, have little other option in assembly polls
Ministers won’t have say in senior-level appointments
An editorial in the Organiser also chimes in: “Pakistan is a fuming like volcano and the general proposition that a ‘peaceful and democratic Pakistan [is] useful for India’ looks a distant dream”.
As the Leader of Opposition, Advani had forced a discussion in the Lok Sabha under Rule 193 over sacking of the NDA-appointed Governors.
RJD sources said there was a minimal chance of RJD voting with arch rival BJP against JD(U) nominees.
Modi said that he did not consider “focused activity” for the welfare of Muslims as 'appeasement'.
PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS z By 2022, every family to have pucca house with bijli, sadak, paani, toilet, promises Govt
LS Deputy Speaker, PAC chairman, Finance panel chairman on offer.
In enabling the clearance of 152 projects, the PMG resolved about 300 issues, the sources say.