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  • PM Narendra Modi unhappy over absence of MPs from Parliament
    PoliticsPM Narendra Modi unhappy over absence of MPs from Parliament

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed "unhappiness" over the absence of MPs from the house and asked them to ensure their presence.

    2 years ago
  • Jat agitation in Delhi postponed, Parliament march called off
    India NewsJat agitation in Delhi postponed, Parliament march called off

    The Jat agitation that threatened to cripple normal life in Delhi on Monday has been postponed, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Jat leader Yashpal Malik announced here on Sunday. The decision followed several rounds of parleys in Delhi between the government and prominent Jat leaders spearheading the community's agitation in neighbouring Haryana. The Jat community, which is demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, among other things, resumed their agitation on January 29. Apart from Khattar, Union Ministers Birender Singh and P.P. Chaudhary -- both Jats -- threw their weight from the government's side to persuade the Jat leaders to postpone their agitation in support of their demands and grievances. Khattar said both sides have reached a consensus on five points, including initiation of the process of reservation for the Jats in central government jobs, reconsideration of cases lodged against Jat agitators since 2010 and permanent jobs to next-of-kin of those killed and those maimed during the 2016 February agitation in Haryana. Besides, the government will also give monetary compensation to the injured and institute probe against officers accused of high-handedness during the Jat stir, he said. "All this will be done in a time-bound manner. Our government is committed to the welfare of the Jats," the Chief Minister said. Malik said the Jats will not undertake the proposed march to Parliament on Monday. However, he said, token dharnas at some places in Haryana would continue for the time being. Khattar, who was to visit Lucknow to attend the swearing-in of Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, called off his visit to be available for parleys with Jat leaders in his state. The protest call had set alarm bells ringing in Delhi as Parliament is in session. There were apprehensions that normal life would be severely hit in the national capital, apart from the fact that students were to sit for board exams on Monday. Earlier on Sunday, Delhi Metro announced it will suspend services to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and close 12 important stations from Sunday night. These were Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhavan, Lok Kalyan Marg, Janpath, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, R.K. Ashram Marg, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market and Shivaji Stadium. According to a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation official, the 12 stations in central Delhi were to be shut from 8 p.m. on Sunday till further notice. But interchange facility was to be made available at the relevant stations.

    2 years ago
  • Britain's House of Commons back Brexit bill without change
    PoliticsBritain's House of Commons back Brexit bill without change

    Britain's House of Commons boosted Prime Minister Theresa May's aims of an early triggering of the country's exit from the European Union.

    2 years ago
  • PM Narendra Modi raincoat jibe: Congress now walks out from Lok Sabha
    PoliticsPM Narendra Modi raincoat jibe: Congress now walks out from Lok Sabha

    The Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from Lok Sabha over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "raincoat" jibe against his predecessor Manmohan Singh, demanding an apology for it.

    3 years ago
  • Kerala MP E. Ahamed suffers heart attack in Parliament, passes away
    PoliticsKerala MP E. Ahamed suffers heart attack in Parliament, passes away

    Senior Kerala MP, E. Ahamed, who on Tuesday suffered a heart attack and collapsed in Parliament's Central Hall, died after undergoing treatment at the city-based Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, sources confirmed.

    3 years ago
  • PM Narendra Modi hopes for a 'fruitful' budget session
    PoliticsPM Narendra Modi hopes for a 'fruitful' budget session

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ahead of the budget session hoped that the current session will be "fruitful" and all political parties will work together for people's benefit.

    3 years ago
  • Brexit: Government can't trigger Article 50 without Parliament's nod, rules SC
    PoliticsBrexit: Government can't trigger Article 50 without Parliament's nod, rules SC

    The UK Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the process of Brexit -- Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), the media reported.

    3 years ago
  • Parliament session ends with nothing concrete this time
    India NewsParliament session ends with nothing concrete this time

    A month-long winter session in Parliament concluded on Friday with nothing concrete this time due to continuous protest by opposition leaders over demonetisation of old Indian currency in Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

    3 years ago
  • Demonetisation must had been done by Indira Gandhi: PM Narendra Modi
    India NewsDemonetisation must had been done by Indira Gandhi: PM Narendra Modi

    Defending his decision to demonetise Indian old currency of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the decision should have been taken in 1971 when Indira Gandhi was heading the government.

    3 years ago
  • Rahul Gandhi claims to have proofs to show PM Modi is corrupt
    India NewsRahul Gandhi claims to have proofs to show PM Modi is corrupt

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday claimed that he had proofs against PM Narendra Modi which could unveil his corrupt side, adding that he wanted to make revelations in Parliament.

    3 years ago