Thursday, Dec 08, 2022

Election Result LIVE

Zero Hour in Lok Sabha: China has got into Indian territory, built shelter, why govt ignoring, asks Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

December 8, 2022 9:20:55 pm

The Congress leader said, “I want to ask...why is the (Narendra) Modi government ignoring the permanent shelter and structure…”

53% houses sanctioned under PMAY-U completed: Govt

December 8, 2022 6:58:27 pm

Deadline for all 1.20 crore is Dec 2024, Lok Sabha told

Shashi Tharoor urges Centre to announce relief package for Vizhinjam fisherfolk

December 8, 2022 5:19:13 pm

Protests by the coastal community against the Adani Vizhinjam International Seaport project ended after 138 days on Tuesday.

Comments against Collegium not well taken: SC on criticism by govt functionaries

December 8, 2022 9:19:02 pm

The apex court's statement came amidst the ongoing differences between the Judiciary and the Centre over the collegium system, especially in light of statements by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju.

SC reserves verdict on batch of pleas against bull-taming sport Jallikattu

December 8, 2022 4:42:37 pm

The top court had earlier said the petitions challenging the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017 needed to be decided by a larger bench since they involved substantial questions relating to interpretation of the Constitution.

5 Questions | VCK MP D Ravikumar: ‘Should have policy for burial grounds, crematoriums so there’s no discrimination’ 

December 8, 2022 9:54:18 am

VCK MP D Ravikumar says, "I have requested the government to set up solar powered crematoriums in rural areas, but nothing has happened."

Experts: Industry, academia must work in peacetime to fight future pandemics

December 8, 2022 7:21:34 am

Keynote speaker Prof VijayRaghavan said to succeed biotech research needs to happen not just in a few elite institutions but in a broader ecosystem.

SC status for converts: Supreme Court to see if it needs to await report

December 8, 2022 6:38:30 am

Meanwhile, in a plea filed in the matter, the Catholic Bishops Conference of India said it is supporting the petitioner “fully”.

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Nishikant Dubey, BJP MP from Godda, Jharkhand: The entire world’s cyber crime is happening in my constituency

December 8, 2022 5:15:10 am

"There has been a big TV series on Netflix called Jamtaara on this, if you’ve watched it. All that is being done by the Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators.”

Lok Sabha takes up debate on Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill

December 8, 2022 4:04:04 am

It had once been introduced in 2019 before being sent to the Standing Committee for detailed perusal. This time, the government has reintroduced the Bill after incorporating some amendments as advised by the Standing Committee.

Rajya Sabha welcomes Jagdeep Dhankhar, its new Chairman

December 8, 2022 3:31:51 am

Opposition members urged him to give more time for discussions, ensure that the Opposition’s voice is heard in the House, allocate more time for smaller parties and see to it that legislations are not passed in a hurry and are sent to parliamentary panels for scrutiny.

PM’s ‘not era of war’ comment gave voice to global sentiment: Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha

December 8, 2022 3:29:05 am

Making a statement in the Upper House on the developments in foreign policy since the Monsoon Session, the Minister spoke of the Samarkand Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in September where the PM made the remarks.

Opposition unites on 22 hot issues, need for less disruptions; TMC, AAP join strategy meet

December 8, 2022 5:40:21 am

Leaders of 14 parties attended the meeting, which saw a near-unanimity about the need for minimal disruption of Houses. The sense was that disruption of the Houses should be resorted to as the last step.

HC seeks Centre’s response on why married people can’t be considered for legal arm of Army

December 8, 2022 9:25:07 am

The court went on to ask how a person's marital status would affect the training, and granted time to the Centre to file an additional affidavit on entry into the Army.

CBI filed 56 cases against MPs, MLAs in last 5 years: Govt

December 8, 2022 5:40:31 am

According to the data, 10 cases were registered in Andhra Pradesh between 2017 and 2022, the highest during the period.

Three Kashmiri Pandits among 14 from minorities killed in J&K this year: govt

December 8, 2022 6:37:10 am

180 militants, 31 security personnel and 31 civilians have been killed in J&K in 123 terror incidents so far this year.

Wildlife protection amendment Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha

December 8, 2022 2:12:36 am

During the discussion on the Bill, Congress MP Vivek Tankha said the government had left out some aspects while drafting the amendment.

UK envoy warns of visa frauds in his name, asks applicants to be alert

December 8, 2022 6:40:05 am

According to the UK Home Office, scammers could telephone people in the UK or other countries, use websites to offer fake services or opportunities to study and work in the UK and guarantee visas, and mail from email IDs or messages from numbers that look official but are not.

Belagavi heat in LS: NCP wants Shah to look in; BJP MPs say matter in SC

December 8, 2022 3:38:18 am

Congress, TMC raise issue of losing House panel chief posts

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, 5 other Indians among Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

December 7, 2022 7:24:17 pm

The other Indians to feature on the list are HCLTech Chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra (rank: 53), Securities And Exchange Board Of India (SEBI) Chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch (rank: 54), and Steel Authority Of India Chairperson Soma Mondal (rank: 67).

Lightning kills 907 in India as extreme weather surges in 2022

December 7, 2022 7:22:34 pm

Temperatures during India's monsoon season have risen this century and the country could see more frequent heatwaves in future, the government said in August.

Coimbatore blast case: NIA arrests three suspects

December 8, 2022 2:03:27 am

The explosion had killed a 25-year-old youth, who allegedly was a terrorist owing allegiance to global terror group ISIS.

Over 2,900 communal violence cases registered in country in last 5 years: Govt

December 7, 2022 6:44:24 pm

Citing National Crime Records Bureau data, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said a total of 378 cases of communal or religious rioting were registered in 2021, 857 in 2020, 438 in 2019, 512 in 2018 and 723 in 2017.

PM Modi: Disruptions pain young MPs, let’s make session more productive

December 8, 2022 3:19:24 am

Modi, who addressed the media at the beginning of the Winter Session, said he has had the opportunity to talk to a number of young MPs during the last few years and many of them have told him about their concern about the continuous stalling of the proceedings in Parliament.

Worldwide TB R&D funding surpasses $1 billion, but falls short of goals

December 8, 2022 7:01:05 am

The report, Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends, 2005–2021, highlights that despite reaching the $1-billion mark, funding for TB R&D is a mere fraction of what’s needed to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goal of ending TB as a pandemic by 2030.