Thursday, October 22, 2020

rajya sabha

Over-speeding caused most road crashes, deaths in 2019: Govt report

NEW DELHI: Over-speeding led to maximum number of road crashes and deaths in India in 2019, revealed the annual road accident report of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

SP's Ram Gopal Yadav files nomination for RS polls

LUCKNOW: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha biennial elections slated for November 9.

PM's farsightedness helped lessen corona severity in India 

BHOPAL: BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that the farsightedness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had ensured that the severity of coronavirus pandemic in India was lesser compared with other countries.

Cong revs up for 'tractor yatras' to counter BJP on farm laws

NEW DELHI:The opposition Congress plans to hold 'tractor rallies' across the country in November in line with Rahul Gandhi's similar endeavour in Punjab and Haryana earlier this month in order to counter the BJP's efforts to drum up support for the three central farm laws.

Kamal Nath's remark: MP BJP leaders hold silent protests

BHOPAL:A day after former Chief Minister Kamal Nath allegedly used the word 'item' against Madhya Pradesh's Dalit woman Minister Imarti Devi, the leaders of the ruling BJP led by the Chief Minister held two-hour 'silent' sit-in protests on Monday at different places in the state.

Yogi to address 18 election rallies in Bihar

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is a much-in-demand star campaigner for the upcoming Bihar elections.
The Chief Minister will start campaigning from Tuesday and is scheduled to address 18 rallies in Bihar.

Rahul Gandhi,Capt Amarinder vow to froce centre to revoke black farm laws

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in pledging to force the Union Government to revoke the draconian Farm Laws, which they said will be debated in the special session of the Vidhan Sabha on Monday with the aim to aggressively and effectively combat the damaging impact of the legislations on farmers.

Ghulam Nabi Azad tests positive for Covid-19

NEW DELHI:Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has tested positive for Covid-19.

Jose Mani's alliance with LDF may get wife a RS seat ticket

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the Jose K Mani-led Kerala Congress (Mani) faction parting ways with the opposition UDF and its alliance with the CPI-M-led LDF a mere formality now, his wife Nisha Jose Mani may land up with the ticket for the Rajya Sabha seat which he will vacate.

Air India facing a very challenging financial situation: Hardeep Puri

NEW DELHI:Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri has called Air India's leave without pay (LWP) scheme a "win-win for employees and management", and pointed out that Air India has not laid off a single employee even as international and domestic carriers have resorted to cost cutting through layoffs.

Air India facing a very challenging financial situation: Hardeep Puri

NEW DELHI: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri has called Air India's leave without pay (LWP) scheme a "win-win for employees and management", and pointed out that Air India has not laid off a single employee even as international and domestic carriers have resorted to cost cutting through layoffs.

Repeal anti-farmer laws to save ‘annadata’ from ruining: Arvind Kejriwal to PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday demanded that the Narendra Modi-led government at the Center should bring the MSP regimen under the purview of the law to ensure 100 per cent MSP to farmers on all crops, after reversing the three black laws imposed on the farmers in a dictatorial way.

7 gang rape Bihar woman in Buxar, kill son

PATNA:Seven men in Bihar's Buxar district gang raped a woman and killed her 5-year-old son, an official said on Monday. One person has been arrested.
The incident was reported near Chaigain village on Saturday. A man hunt is underway to nab the others, police said.

Rajmata proved 'jan seva' important, not 'raj satta': PM

NEW DELHI: Late Vijaya Raje Scindia proved that 'jan seva' or public service was important than 'raj satta' or power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday after releasing a commemorative coin in honour of the Jana Sangh and BJP leader.

Centre issues notification to CBI to take over Hathras probe

Farm laws: AAP to 'gherao' Khattar's Karnal residence on Sunday

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday announced it would hold a protest outside Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's residence in Karnal on Sunday morning over the new farm laws.

Nitish deliberately insulted my father: Chirag's letter to Nadda

NEW DELHI:Hours before the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday, a letter written by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan to BJP national J.P. Nadda reached the public domain, in which he alleges that his father was insulted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over a Rajya Sabha seat election.

Raj temple priest murder: Family refuses to perform last rites as protests erupt

JAIPUR:Thousands of people gathered in Rajasthan's Bukna village on Saturday to protest against the brutal murder of temple priest Babulal Vaishnav as the victim's family refused to perform the last rites, seeking action and financial assistance.

Chameleons will be ashamed of Naidu: YSRCP leader on Rafale volte-face

AMARAVATI:Rajya Sabha member and senior YSRCP leader V. Vijaysai Reddy said that even chameleons will be ashamed of the volte-face by opposition leader and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo Nara Chandrababu Naidu on the Rafale fighter jets deal.

Country has lost an able administrator': Cabinet pays tribute to Paswan

NEW DELHI:The Union Cabinet on Friday offered condolences on the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who died on Thursday evening at the age of 74.
The Minister died days after undergoing a heart surgery.

Bhagwat's nudge post Hathras, focus back on nomadic tribes

NEW DELHI:As the entire nation was discussing the Hathras horror where a 19-year-old was allegedly gangraped that later resulted in her death, over the weekend, RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat advocated that RSS office bearers and volunteers work for the Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNT).

Andhra CM meets Modi to discuss state development

NEW DELHI:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday to discuss the development of the state.

Nitish govt misusing old phone number to defame Tejashwi: RJD

PATNA:With its top party leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav facing murder charges, the RJD on Monday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi of engaging in a criminal conspiracy against Tejashwi Yadav.

YSRCP leader Dronamraju Srinivas passes away

VISAKHAPATNAM:YSRCP leader and former legislator Dronamraju Srinivas Rao succumbed to a lung infection on Monday after recovering from Covid-19.

Covid positive AAP MLA reaches Hathras victim's home

NEW DELHI:Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kuldeep Kumar, who was found Covid positive just five days ago, on Monday landed up at the Hathras gang-rape victim's home to meet her family.

Black farm laws: Mann dares both CM Amarinder Singh, Sukhbir Badal for live debate*

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab state president and MP Bhagwant Mann on Friday challenged the Congress Party and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), saying  they wanted plausible answers of his five questions to each in a live debate to bring forth the whole truth what they had done for the people of Punjab?

Bihar polls: Congress to hold talks on seat sharing

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Wednesday is expected to discuss the seat sharing formula with its allies for the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, and the party has called its leaders from Bihar to Delhi.

RS adjourned sine die amid opposition boycott

NEW DELHI:After the completion of its legislative business, the Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned sine die even as the opposition continued to boycott the session on the third consecutive day after the suspension of eight lawmakers over Sunday's pandemonium.

LS to adjourn sine die, 3 Bills listed on Wednesday

NEW DELHI:As the Lok Sabha is to adjourn sine die on Wednesday, the government has listed three Bills for the Legislative Business of the day to pass it in the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Andhra CM invites Union Jal Shakti Minister to visit Polavaram

AMARAVATI/NEW DELHI:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy met with Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekawat, and invited him to visit the Polavaram project on Wednesday.

Stakeholder consultations being held for retail trade policy: Goyal

NEW DELHI:  Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said consultations with stakeholders are afoot for the formulation of a National Retail Trade Policy.

Was numbers game behind Sunday ruckus in RS?

NEW DELHI:Was the numbers game responsible for the ruckus witnessed in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday over the two agriculture-related contentious Bills? That could be the case, if one were to believe the opposition, even though the government asserted that it had the required numbers.

RS passes FCRA Bill amid opposition boycott

NEW DELHI:The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill sans opposition making Aadhaar mandatory for registration of organisations receiving foreign funds, and also to give the government powers to stop utilisation of foreign funds by an organisation through a "summary enquiry".

AIADMK to seek explanation from RS member for opposing farm Bills

CHENNAI:Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday said that it will seek an explanation from its Rajya Sabha member S.R. Balasubramanian for speaking against the three farm Bills in the upper house on Sunday.

Don't fall into Congress's trap, MSP to continue: Narendra Tomar

NEW DELHI:Amid the opposition's objection and widespread protests of farmers in various states over two farm Bills passed by both the Houses of Parliament last week, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar requested the farmers "not to fall into the trap of Congress", asserting that "MSP will continue".

Farmers made puppets of corporates through agri Bills: RJD

PATNA:Taking a dig at the Modi government over the agriculture-related Bills, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has said that it has made 'anna datas' or food-providers the puppets of its 'fund datas' or fund-providers.

All Swaminathan panel recommendations implemented: Minister

NEW DELHI:Amid the opposition uproar over the three agriculture-related Bills, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said that the Modi government had accepted the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations for the agricultural sector in toto and implemented all of them.

Akali Dal to hold 'chakka jam' in Punjab on Sept 25

CHANDIGARH:The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), an NDA ally, on Tuesday announced to undertake 'chakka jam' for three hours across Punjab on September 25 to protest against the farm bills passed by both the Houses of Parliament.

HCs across states witness surge in abortion cases

NEW DELHI:High Courts across the nation are currently witnessing a substantial increase in abortion cases, revealed a legal report on Tuesday.
In 'Assessing the Judiciary's Role in Access to Safe Abortion- II' report by Pratigya campaign, cases seeking permission of termination of pregnancy from the High Courts in India from May 2019 to August were analysed.

Farm Bills well-intentioned, but why the haste: Sharad Pawar

MUMBAI:Announcing a day's token fast in support of the suspended Opposition MPs, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday asked why the government was in such a hurry to pass the Farm Bills.