While it was personally a happy day for Maken, he could not celebrate it with family. His son, Aujaswi, scored 97.5 per cent in best of four subjects in CBSE Class XII — the results were declared on Monday.
BJP president J P Nadda has been addressing office-bearers every third day on video conferences. He has addressed state presidents, MLAs and MPs on virtual platforms.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi is expected to ask the MPs about the coronavirus situation in their respective states and take suggestions from them on the Congress’s future course of action.
The irony of virtually inaugurating bridges in the time of pandemic-induced social distancing was not lost on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Five parties – the Congress, CPI, CPM, TMC and RJD — have opposed the move, with some writing to CEC Sunil Arora, arguing that it would expose senior citizens to influence by the administration and the party in power.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh has written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, asking him to permit proceedings for the Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change — scheduled for July 10 — via videoconferencing.
The Congress is now out to woo the influential Brahmin community. And former Union minister Jitin Prasada has taken the lead to reach out to the community.
Top union ministers and several chief ministers on Sunday greeted LJP patriarch and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Twitter on his birthday. But, there were no wishes from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
After virtually taking charge of the coronavirus situation in Delhi-NCR, Amit Shah recently held series of meetings on the situation of the pandemic in the country.
Senior BJP leader and former Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy and his wife Neelam have always been very social and loved to host their friends. But when their elder daughter Avshreya got married to Abhimanyu, nephew of JD(U) leader K C Tyagi, both the families decided to make it a private family affair.
Modi joined the Twitter-like Chinese social media platform ahead of his visit to China in May 2015, and had more than 2.4 lakh followers.
While Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehra’s tenure has been extended by another full term of three years, Attorney General for India K K Venugopal’s term has been extended only for a year.
CJI Bobde was an ardent biker when he was a lawyer in Nagpur.
Citing Ram Vilas Paswan's directions, the Department of Food and Public Distribution has issued an office memorandum, asking “all concerned” to comply with the minister’s directions with “immediate effect”.
Coincidentally, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra too mentioned her grandmother Indira Gandhi in her video while attacking the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of threatening her through various departments for speaking the truth.
Amit Shah, in fact, seems to be using this mechanism quite well while being in the national capital.
Taking a cue from senior leaders like Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who urged Rahul Gandhi to return as Congress president at the CWC meeting Tuesday, some Congress functionaries Wednesday wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi with the same demand.
Rajnath Singh, who is on the first international visit by a minister in Covid-19 times, took an Indian Air Force aircraft to reach Moscow.
Lawyers are appearing from different parts of the country ever since the court went virtual, but perhaps for the first time the court was seated, even if virtually, away from Delhi.
Paswan posted pictures of him performing yoga with a message: “To keep away from violent and negative thoughts, the Chinese government should also practice yoga so that they can learn to live in unity and peace instead of violence.”
NITI Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar shared a video of him performing Surya Namaskar at home. “I start my day with Surya Namaskars - Salutations to the Sun, the eternal source of light and energy…” he tweeted.
The government had come under criticism from some opposition parties, particularly the Congress, for not keeping them informed about the ground situation in Ladakh.
Hariprasad is a four-time Rajya Sabha MP and had been one of the seniormost general secretaries of AICC and a CWC member for many years.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urged people to “invest modern life with the flavor of life of yesteryears for a complete living in harmony with society and the nature”.
One gets to hear that Congress president Sonia Gandhi herself is planning to raise the issue of increase in petrol and diesel prices.