Budget Session 2017: Maternity Benefit Bill Passed By Lok Sabha
Women in India’s organised sector workforce will get paid maternity leave of up to 26 weeks, up from the existing 12 weeks, under the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that was passed in the Lok Sabha. The law will help 1.8 million women in the organised sector, but over 90 per cent of the country’s […]
Mocking the Prime Minister's 'chowkidar' campaign, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday said Narendra Modi was attempting to convert the whole country into chowkidars after being "caught" in the Rafale fighter jet deal.
Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will start a 3-day long ‘Ganga-Yatra’ from Chhatnag in Prayagraj to Assi Ghat in Varanasi. She will start the 140-km long rally on a steamer boat.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad mourned over sudden demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. He said, “Manohar Parrikar’s demise is a big loss for Indian politics. It is necessary to have more people like him in Indian politics.”
Former IAS officer from J&K Shah Faesal launched his political party ‘Jammu and Kashmir Peoples' Movement’ today. 2010-batch civil servant resigned from his post earlier this year. Faesal also launched crowd funding campaign for his party.
Manohar Parrikar passed away at his Panaji residence Sunday evening. He was battling pancreatic cancer over the past year. Parrikar served as chief minister thrice and also in the Union cabinet as Defence minister.
While addressing a rally in Bargarh, Odisha, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi slammed Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for rising unemployment and their “utter failure” to create job opportunities to youths.
Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Andhra Pradesh minister Nara Lokesh sought blessings at holy places of different religions. He offered prayers at a temple, a mosque and a church in Andhra Pradesh’s Mangalagiri.
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hit back at Congress and Rahul Gandhi for what he said were contradictory statements on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Naqvi said, “Congress party itself is giving contradictory statement.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, “Healthcare is, in a sense, a foundation. So, we have to ensure that foundation is built firmly. Congress government in 2019 is dramatically going to increase amount of money we put into health care and education
In another civic tragedy in Mumbai, a portion of a foot overbridge collapsed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station in south Mumbai on Thursday evening. Six people were killed and more than 30 injured.
Naqvi commented on Congress alliance with other parties, saying: “There are so many lumps in the alliance that even election will come to an end but the lumps in alliance will remain puzzled, along with Congress and whoever is involved in it.”
Delegations of India and Pakistan arrived at the integrated check post at Attari-Wagah border to hold talks over Kartarpur corridor. This is the first delegation-level meeting between the two sides since the Kartarpur corridor project was approved.