The JD(U) leadership’s decision to deny Rajya Sabha re-nomination to the party’s three retiring MPs has triggered a rebellion by Shivanand Tiwari, the most vocal of the three.
Parliament has a backlog of 122 Bills at the end of the monsoon session. Bills pending in the Lok Sabha will lapse after the 15th Lok Sabha is dissolved, writes NK Singh.
There is nothing fictional about this festival. Taking the concept of literary weeks a step further, the city is gearing up to host India Non-Fictional Festival, a one-of-its kind fest that will give a platform to discuss non-fiction writings.
The Congress on Tuesday hit back at Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia for highlighting Rs 44-lakh stamp duty evasion by state party unit president Partap Singh Bajwa, saying that the minister had avoided his own party (Shiromani Akali Dal) treasurer NK Sharma's similar evasion of Rs 1.3 crore.
For the government investigation into the land deals of state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa, his own party was keener, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said.
PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa today admitted to buying disputed property from his younger brother Fateh Singh Bajwa. Speaking to media in a press conference, he said there is a status quo on the ownership of the property being Shamlat deh in the high court.
On the concluding day of the five-day session, the Punjab assembly again erupted over realty deals of both ruling and opposition leaders. Soon after zero hour began, revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who claimed to have spent a "sleepless night" on Thursday to dig out details of land deals of Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa and his younger brother Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa, sought time from speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal to make his statement.
The dossier prepared by the ruling Badals on the land deals of Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa and his younger brother Fateh Jang Bajwa seems to be for the sake of party "treasurer" NK Sharma. The Dera Bassi MLA has a thriving realty empire, courtesy the Badals.
So how fast or how slow are we likely to grow this year? There is irrefutable evidence that long-term structural issues need to be addressed to restore the growth momentum, writes NK Singh.
In an open letter written to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, state Congress spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Monday said the CM may feign ignorance about corrupt practices and gross misuse of office by chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) NK Sharma, even as the latter had been indicted by two departments of the state government.
Chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) treasurer NK Sharma on Monday accused Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa, his brother Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa and party spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira of usurping the shamlat and government land in connivance with the revenue officials during the Congress government.
The Raghuram Rajan panel report is an improvement over methodologies which were employed in the past to measure backwardness, writes NK Singh.
There is a need to reassess the way India defines poverty. And human dignity must be at the heart of such an endeavour, writes NK Singh.
A valuable anthology featuring essays by Amartya Sen and Arvind Panagariya, among others, presents sobering thoughts on Bihar and India’s challenges in growth and governance. Vipul Mudgal
Uttar Pradesh lokayukta justice (retired) NK Mehrotra has recommended filing FIRs against two former BSP ministers and several bureaucrats and engineers for allegedly siphoning off Rs 1,410 crore of public money for the construction of Dalit memorials during former chief minister Mayawati’s regime.
Bihar's upcoming ultra-modern Nalanda University, named after India's ancient seat of learning, has finalised the architectural design for its proposed campus at Rajgir.
The prime minister is making the right noises, but to restore trust and improve competitiveness he needs to empower the finance minister, writes NK Singh.
Including Bihar in the Special Status category will allow for a more democratic extension of the government’s liberal policies, writes NK Singh
The Broadcast Editors' Association (BEA) and its members were today asked by the Delhi high court to respond to a plea to declare as "void" an enquiry against Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary on his alleged bid to extort Rs. 100 crore from a firm of Congress MP Naveen Jindal.
Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma came under constant fire of a united Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on Friday as he tried to defend government's policy to bring FDI in multi-brand retail. Sharma had a tough time in warding off Opposition barbs.