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  • Fugitive offenders to be barred from accessing capital market

    MUMBAI: The Sebi said fugitive economic offenders and companies promoted by them will not be allowed to access the capital market. Sebi said such offenders, and companies where they are promoters and directors, cannot raise capital through the market by means of public issues, rights issue, or open offer, among other means. The Parliament passed a bill that said a person may be declared a fugitive economic offender if an arrest warrant

  • Hindu community will prosper only if it unites: Mohan Bhagwat

    Chicago : Hindus have no aspiration of dominance and the community will prosper only when it works as a society, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said and urged the community leaders to unite and work for the betterment of the mankind. Addressing a gathering of some 2,500 delegates attending the second World Hindu Congress here, Bhagwat said one of the key values to bring the whole world into a team is to

  • Bharat Bandh: No changes will be made in SC/ST Act passed by Parliament, says Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

    Nagpur: Union Social Justice Minister Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said there was no going back on the amendments made to the SC/ST Act passed by Parliament against which some organisations had called for a Bharat Bandh. Speaking in Nagpur, Maharashtra, he said that his party– the Republican Party of India (Athawale)– was opposed to the government’s advisory against the use of the word Dalit. Those who are demanding a change in the Scheduled

  • PIO anti-Brexit campaigner releases book

    London: An Indian-origin campaigner who mounted a successful legal challenge to prevent British PM Theresa May triggering Brexit without Parliament’s approval has released a new memoir to trace her journey through death threats and abuse from Brexiteers.


    Simultaneous polls unworkable for now

    It appears most unlikely that the idea to hold elections simultaneously to Parliament and State assemblies can be implemented for the next general elections even partially. That both Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat and Law Commission chairman Justice (retd) Balbir Singh Chauhan have cautioned against jumping into it without adequate homework should itself dispel any thought of steamrollering it. Apart from the logistic unworkability that Rawat has talked about, Justice Chauhan

  • Chicago’s World Hindu Congress to boost Hindu community on world stage

    Mumbai: On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of historic address of Swami Vivekananda to the Parliament of World Religions, the second World Hindu Congress (WHC) will be held at Chicago between September 7 to 9. More than 2000 successful personalities across the globe will discuss, debate and finalise strategies for three days to develop roadmap for boosting the profile of the Hindu community on the world stage.

  • Centre may opt for legislative route for construction of Ram temple: UP Dy CM

    Lucknow :   Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday said he was hopeful that if the need arose and there was no way out, the Centre could opt for the legislative route in Parliament for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, when it has adequate numbers in both Houses.

  • Pakistan’s National Assembly to elect new Prime Minister today

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s newly-elected National Assembly (NA), the lower house of the country’s Parliament, will vote for the new Prime Minister of Pakistan on Friday. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif are in contention for the position.

  • Bhishma Pitamaha of Indian politics

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee‘s activism started with the youth wing of Arya Samaj, of which he was the general secretary in 1944. He joined the RSS in 1939. He had a chequered career in Indian politics. He was a member of the Parliament, having been elected to Lok Sabha over ten times and to Rajya Sabha twice.  Pandit Nehru, impressed by his oratorical skills and the force of argument, said that he would

  • When MPs behave well

    When they are good, they are very, very good. Well, that is actually true of our MPs who, it seems, behaved so well in the just-concluded monsoon session that this turned out to be the most productive  since 2000. Given the wash-out of entire sessions in the last two decades, the frequent adjournments and walk-outs, the slogan-shouting in the well of the House, the raucous display of placards, etc, the orderly conduct

  • ‘Objectionable’ comments made by PM Narendra Modi on BK Hariprasad in Parliament expunged

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today expunged certain remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the House that were found to be “objectionable”. The remarks made by the prime minister while referring to the opposition’s candidate B K Hariprasad for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman were expunged after some members made a demand in this regard, according to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.

  • Par passes bill to restoreoriginal SC/ST atrocity law

    New Delhi : Parliament on Thursday passed a bill to overturn a Supreme Court order concerning certain safeguards against arrest under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law, with the Rajya Sabha unanimously adopting it amid din.

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    Lok Sabha adjourned after Congress members protest over Rafale deal

    New Delhi: Congress members today created uproarious scenes in the Lok Sabha demanding a probe into the Rafale fighter aircraft deal by a Joint Parliamentary Committee, forcing an adjournment of the proceedings. The Congress members raised the issue as soon as the Zero Hour began with their leader Mallikarjun Kharge            seeking the Speaker’s permission to speak on the alleged scam.

  • Promotion of corruption act is now in place

    Last week the government finally got the Parliament to clear the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act (PCAA). It appears to make the right sounds. It aims to provide good deterrents to prevent corruption. But read between the lines, and the laws appear to be aimed at protecting criminals by ensuring that evidence against them never gets recorded.

  • Lok Sabha disrupted due to protests by TMC over leaders’ detention in Assam’s Silchar airport

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was disrupted on Friday after protests by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs over the detention of their leaders at Assam’s Silchar airport. Shortly after proceedings began, the TMC lawmakers came to the well, protesting against the detention of their eight-member team, which had intended to launch a campaign against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Thursday.