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INDIA bloc secures major victory in assembly bypolls, wins 10 out of 13 seats

New Delhi, Jul 13: In a decisive triumph, the INDIA bloc has emerged victorious in the recent assembly bypolls, capturing 10 out of the 13 contested seats. The NDA managed to secure only two seats, while an Independent candidate claimed victory in Bihar’s Rupauli Assembly constituency. Vote

Indians travelling to Qatar will soon be able to make UPI payments

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS): NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the international arm of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), on Thursday signed an agreement with QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in Qatar, to launch QR code-based Un

Budget 2024: When will Union Budget be presented? Here are date, time and other details

The Narendra Modi-led Union government today announced the dates for the Union Budget 2024. Union Parliamentary Affairs minister Kiren Rijiju today announced that the Budget Session of the Parliament will commence on and continue till August 22. Budget 2024: Date and Time The 2024 Union Budget w

At least 27 dead in stampede at ‘satsang’ in UP’s Hathras

  At least 40 people are feared dead in a stampede at ‘satsang’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras on Tuesday. According to police, a religious event was underway in Mughalgarhi village of Hathras district when the stampede took place. “So far 27 bodies have been sent to t

Three new criminal laws come into force today; no more IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act | 10 points

Three new criminal laws — Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023 and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam 2023 — will come into effect today, July 1. These laws will replace the British-era Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act.

Arvind Kejriwal Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody In Delhi Liquor Policy Case

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to jail for 14 days under judicial custody in the Delhi liquor policy case being probed by the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI). The CBI said it needs Mr Kejriwal's custody in the "interest of investigation and justice".

New Telecom Act comes into effect in India: What has changed, how does it affect you

The Telecommunications Act 2023 will come into effect on June 26. It replaced the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885 and the Indian Wireless Telegraph Act of 1933. This new law reflects the significant advancements in the telecom sector and aims to change the regulatory environment to address contemporary

CM Siddaramaiah to meet PM Modi on Jun 29

Bengaluru, Jun 27 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that he will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. “The PMO has scheduled the appointment for 8 a.m.,” he stated. Speaking to the media here after garlanding Kempe Gowda statue on the occas

Plea before President to sack Owaisi as MP over 'Jai Palestine' remark

NEW DELHI: A plea has been submitted before President Droupadi Murmu to expel Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi from Lok Sabha over his "Jai Palestine" remark he made while taking oath as parliamentarian. Highlighting Article 102 of the Constitution, advocate Hari Shankar Ja

BJP MP Om Birla re-elected as Lok Sabha Speaker

New Delhi, Jun 26 (IANS): Om Birla, BJP MP from Kota-Bundi, was on Wednesday elected by voice vote as the Lok Sabha Speaker for the second consecutive time. With this win, Birla became the first BJP leader to serve the coveted position for the second consecutive time. Protem Speaker of th

Rahul Gandhi appointed leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha

Rahul Gandhi appointed leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha. Congress leader KC Venugopal made the announcement saying, “CPP chairperson Sonia Gandhi wrote to Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab informing the decision of appointment of Rahul Gandhi as the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, oth

Asaduddin Owaisi's 'Jai Palestine' slogan during oath sparks row in Lok Sabha

After BJP's Shobha Karandlaje raised objection to Owaisi's controversial oath, presiding officer Radhamohan Singh instructed it to be removed from the record. A huge uproar erupted after AIMIM president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi raised pro-Palestine solgans while taking oath as a member of

Om Birla, K Suresh file nominations for first Lok Sabha Speaker election ever

  BJP MP Om Birla and Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh on Tuesday filed nominations for the Lok Sabha Speaker election after talks between the ruling National Democratic Alliance and the Opposition's INDIA bloc failed. This is the first time ever that the Lok Sabha will witness an election

'Trial court didn’t apply its mind': Delhi HC stays CM Kejriwal's bail

New Delhi, Jun 25 (IANS): Delhi High Court on Tuesday, in its final verdict on the Enforcement Directorate's plea, stayed a trial court order granting bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Justice Sudhir Jain said that the documents and arguments were not appreciated by the trial court

Delhi HC reserves order on ED's plea against CM Kejriwal's bail in excise policy case

New Delhi, Jun 21 (IANS): The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on the Enforcement Directorate's plea seeking a stay on the release of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on bail. A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to the Chief Minister in connection with a money laundering ca

NEET re-exam should be done, awarding grace marks bad practice, says CM

Bengaluru, Jun 15 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday that a re-examination for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) should be conducted. “Students have been treated unfairly in NEET exams. Many have been assigned ranks, which is a great injustic

19 Keralites dead, Kerala govt to provide 5 lakh financial assistance to their families

The Kerala government has decided to provide ₹5 lakh financial assistance to families of Keralites who died in the Kuwait fire incident. Kerala Health Minister Veena George will soon leave for Kuwait to coordinate treatment of injured and return of bodies of deceased, the state government said. As p

SC reiterates not to stay NEET UG counselling; retest for 1,563 candidates on Jun 23

New Delhi, Jun 13 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Thursday reiterated that it would not pass any interim direction to stay the admission counselling process to medical programmes pursuant to the NEET UG 2024 examination amid the allegations of paper leak and other irregularities. During the hea