Rahul Gandhi takes charge as Congress president

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi today took charge as the president of Congress in the presence of the 132-year-old party’s top brass and his family members. The Congress’ central election authority (CEA) handed him over the certificate of his elevation to the top post during a grand event held at the lawns of the All India […]

NGT bans plastic items in Haridwar, Rishikesh

Friday, December 15th, 2017
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New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday imposed a complete ban on plastic items like carry bags, plates and cutlery in towns located on the banks of the River Ganga like Haridwar and Rishikesh. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also banned the sale, manufacture and storage of such items […]

Amit Shah makes Rajya Sabha debut

Friday, December 15th, 2017
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New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah today made his parliamentary debut, occupying a front row seat in the Rajya Sabha on the opening day of the winter session. Shah, 53, who was elected to the Upper House of Parliament in August, walked in just minutes before the proceedings began. Members of the treasury benches, including […]

Sonia retiring as Cong president not from politics: Surjewala

Friday, December 15th, 2017
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New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi has retired as Congress president and not from politics, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala today said, dismissing speculation that she has quit public life. He said Sonia Gandhi will hand over the baton to Rahul Gandhi but her wisdom will continue to be the guiding light for the party. Asked what role […]

MV tax evasion: Kerala HC directs BJP MP to appear before

Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Kerala: The Kerala High Court today directed BJP Rajya Sabha MP and actor Suresh Gopi to appear before the police in connection with the probe into a case of alleged forging of documents to get his two luxury vehicles registered in Puducherry to evade vehicle tax in Kerala. Considering the anticipatory bail plea filed by […]

Exit polls give BJP clear majority in Gujarat

Friday, December 15th, 2017
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New Delhi: Exit polls today predicted a victory for the ruling BJP in Gujarat, giving it a clear majority in the keenly-contested Assembly polls in the state. Soon after voting ended in the second and final phase of the election, an exit poll gave the BJP 115 of the total 182 seats and the Congress, […]

NGT declares Amarnath cave shrine ‘silence zone’

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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New Delhi: In a bid to preserve the eco-sensitive Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, the National Green Tribunal today declared it a “silence zone” and prohibited religious offerings beyond the entry point. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said the Amarnath Shrine Board should ensure that proper infrastructural facilities are […]

Rahul visits cyclone-hit areas in Kerala

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Kerala: Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi today visited some places hit by the Cyclone Ochki in southern Kerala that has claimed 66 lives, most of them fishermen, and pitched for a better warning system to prevent recurrence of such tragedies. Addressing the families of fishermen who died in the cyclone and interacting with them, Gandhi said […]

Rahul says Dalits feel insecure in Gujarat

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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New Delhi: Congress’s president-elect Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat, insisting the community feels insecure in the state despite several laws for their protection. Gandhi wanted to know who will take responsibility for the Una incident where young Dalit men were flogged for skinning […]

Aadhaar linking with services: 7 deadlines you must not miss and why

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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New Delhi: Linking Aadhaar with mobile number, PAN and bank accounts is mandatory and there is no way you can get around it as of now. The government has already provided many extensions to the deadline for Aadhaar linkage and it is unlikely that it would offer any more leeway in terms of time. If […]

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