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Polling for 26 Rajya Sabha seats in seven states will begin at 9 this morning. It will continue till 4 PM. The states are Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Kerala. The counting of votes will be taken up after the voting ends. In Uttar Pradesh, 11...
The government has decided to declare 2018 as 'National Year of Millets to boost the cultivation of millets like ragi and jowar on a mission mode to achieve nutritional security. This was stated by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh while addressing MPs in a consultative committee meeting in New Delhi...
India sent a note-verbale to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan on continuing harassment and intimidation of officials and staff members of the High Commission in Islamabad. Sources said, India yesterday asked Pakistan to immediately investigate all the incidents and direct the relevant authorities to ensure that such incidents...
The continued deadlock between the government and the opposition forced the adjournment of both the Houses of Parliament for the fourteenth day today. The Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha were adjourned till tomorrow as opposition members continued to stall the proceedings on several issues. However, the Rajya Sabha...
Government has constituted a task force to review the Income-tax Act, 1961 and to draft a new Direct Tax Law in consonance with the economic needs of the country. Finance Ministry, in a release said, in this endeavour of drafting the new tax law, it is imperative to engage with...
The CBI has registered a case of loan fraud worth 824 crore rupees committed by Chennai-based Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd and carried out searches. Officials said, the CBI carried out searches at the official and residential premises of promoters of Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd yesterday as it launched probe in...
The Union Cabinet has approved the launch of Ayushman Bharat -National Health Protection mission. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi yesterday. The Scheme has the benefit cover of 5 lakh rupees per family per year. The target beneficiaries under...
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj slammed the Congress party for indulging in cheap politics over the death of 39 Indians in Mosul, Iraq. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi last evening, Mrs Swaraj criticised the Congress for not allowing her to make statement in the Lok Sabha on the...
Condolences are pouring in over the death of 39 Indian citizens in Iraq. United Nations has condoled the killing of 39 Indians, saying the tragedy is yet another example of the "barbarism and cruelty" of the notorious terror outfit. Secretary-General's Special Representative for Iraq Jan Kubis extended his deepest...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated India’s commitment to a rule-based multilateral trading system, based on the principles of inclusiveness and consensus. Mr Modi said, this while interacting with the Ministers and Senior Dignitaries, who attended the Informal WTO Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi yesterday. He said, a robust conflict resolution...