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Tripura RS bypolls for seat vacated by CM Manik Saha to be held on Sep 22: ECI

The Election Commission of India has said that the last date for nomination for the Tripura Rajya Sabha bypolls is September 12 and the counting of votes will take place post 5pm on the election day on September 22

Manik Saha vacated his Rajya Sabha seat as per rules after he became the chief minister of Tripura. (File)
Manik Saha vacated his Rajya Sabha seat as per rules after he became the chief minister of Tripura. (File)
Updated on Aug 31, 2022 01:37 PM IST

PM Modi’s Economic Advisory Council releases ‘Roadmap for India@100’

The ‘Competitiveness Roadmap for India@100’ will guide the path of India to become a higher-income economy by 2047, when the country will mark the 100th year of Independence

The report was released in New Delhi in the presence of EAC-PM chairman Dr. Bibek Debroy on Tuesday. (Twitter/All India Radio News)
The report was released in New Delhi in the presence of EAC-PM chairman Dr. Bibek Debroy on Tuesday. (Twitter/All India Radio News)
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 02:13 PM IST

Senior leaders urge Rahul Gandhi to assume Congress’s leadership again

On Sunday, the CWC announced the schedule for polling for the Congress president’s election amid speculation that the Gandhi family could step aside to make way for a non-Gandhi chief of the party

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (AP)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (AP)
Updated on Aug 29, 2022 10:18 AM IST

Modi urges people to watch DD serial on unsung heroes of freedom movement

On August 17, Modi attended a special screening of the serial along with Bharatiya Janata Party chief JP Nadda, Union home minister Amit Shah and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

The serial is being aired every Sunday at 9pm on Doordarshan. (HT PHOTO)
The serial is being aired every Sunday at 9pm on Doordarshan. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 29, 2022 09:04 AM IST

Azad move flags the uncertainty facing senior G23 leaders

A section of the members, including Anand Sharma, said Azad’s move had shocked them and the circumstances surrounding it were “entirely avoidable’’

Former parliamentarian Sandeep Dikshit expressed dismay over the resignation of fellow G23 leader Azad. (Ayush Sharma)
Former parliamentarian Sandeep Dikshit expressed dismay over the resignation of fellow G23 leader Azad. (Ayush Sharma)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 11:35 PM IST

Gehlot as Congress Prez?: List of non-Gandhi party presidents post Independence

Speculations are rife that senior leader and Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot could be in the fray for the party president post

There have been at least 10 non-Gandhi Congress presidents so far since independence. (File image)
There have been at least 10 non-Gandhi Congress presidents so far since independence. (File image)
Updated on Aug 25, 2022 11:41 AM IST

‘Mile Kadam, Jude Vatan’: Congress releases slogan for Bharat Jodo Yatra

The Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra will cover 3,570 km from Kanyakumari to Kashmir over a period of five months beginning September 7

Senior Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jairam Ramesh unveiled the tagline of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, ‘Mile Kadam, Jude Vatan’ in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Senior Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jairam Ramesh unveiled the tagline of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, ‘Mile Kadam, Jude Vatan’ in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 03:55 PM IST

India finishes third in international astronomy Olympiad with 5 medals

In the Olympiad held between August 14 to 21, a total of 209 students from 37 main and six guest teams participated

India was placed jointly in the third position along with Singapore. (File image)
India was placed jointly in the third position along with Singapore. (File image)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 09:43 AM IST

PM Modi to inaugurate super-specialty hospital, cancer centre in Haryana, Punjab

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the super-specialty Amrita Hospital in Faridabad, Haryana, and the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Mohali, Punjab on Wednesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Faridabad and Mohali on Wednesday to inaugurate the super-specialty hospital and the cancer research centre. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Faridabad and Mohali on Wednesday to inaugurate the super-specialty hospital and the cancer research centre. (ANI)
Published on Aug 22, 2022 03:46 PM IST

Rozgar Sansad on August 21 in Nand Nagri, says Delhi minister Gopal Rai

The ongoing movement in northeast Delhi is in demand for the National Employment Policy for which a draft has already been prepared by Desh Ki Baat Foundation to share with the central government

The protesters will also rally against the Agnipath recruitment scheme of the defense forces. (File image)
The protesters will also rally against the Agnipath recruitment scheme of the defense forces. (File image)
Published on Aug 19, 2022 10:49 AM IST
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Congress lauds ‘bold response’ by Bihar leaders in forming Mahagathbandhan govt

On Tuesday, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar expanded his cabinet by inducting 31 ministers, days after he and his deputy Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav took oath

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (left) with deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in Patna last week. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (left) with deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in Patna last week. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 17, 2022 06:11 PM IST

Over 7.9 million enrolled under Bal Aadhaar initiative from April to July

The Bal Aadhaar, a precursor to a standard Aadhaar, is issued in blue colour to children aged up to five

Biometrics to establish uniqueness for Bal Aadhar are not collected. (HT PHOTO)
Biometrics to establish uniqueness for Bal Aadhar are not collected. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 16, 2022 10:20 AM IST

Wishes pour in from global leaders on I-Day for India

Congratulating the world’s largest democracy, tech billionaire Bill Gates congratulated India and showered praises on PM Modi for his leadership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi salutes on the occasion of 76th Independence Day, at Red Fort, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi salutes on the occasion of 76th Independence Day, at Red Fort, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2022 10:12 AM IST

151 police personnel awarded excellence in investigation medal by home ministry

The Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation was constituted in 2018 and is announced on August 12 every year

The recommendations of the eligible officers were made in February this year. (ANI image)
The recommendations of the eligible officers were made in February this year. (ANI image)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 03:07 PM IST

Anubrata Mondal arrest: List of other TMC leaders already under ED, CBI radar

Partha Chatterjee, Abhishek Banerjee, Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee are few of the ministers who faced CBI, ED questioning

TMC leader Anubrata Mondal was on Thursday arrested by the CBI over the alleged cattle smuggling case. (ANI image)
TMC leader Anubrata Mondal was on Thursday arrested by the CBI over the alleged cattle smuggling case. (ANI image)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 12:57 PM IST

Grand Alliance 2.0: What political leaders had to say on Nitish Kumar’s move

After Kumar’s announcement to split, several leaders from different political parties had their say on the political chaos in Bihar

Nitish Kumar is set to take oath on Wednesday as the chief minister. (File image)
Nitish Kumar is set to take oath on Wednesday as the chief minister. (File image)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 10:47 AM IST

Assam, Mizoram sign memorandum of understanding to resole boundary dispute

Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana and Assam’s border protection and development minister Atul Bora signed the memorandum

The two sides met in Aizwal. (PTI)
The two sides met in Aizwal. (PTI)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:27 AM IST

Human trafficking: MHA instructs high courts to organise ‘judicial conferences’

In 2020, there were 1,714 registered human trafficking cases, the highest being reported from Maharashtra (184) and Telangana (184)

The Union ministry of home affairs in New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)
The Union ministry of home affairs in New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 03:46 PM IST

Unemployment rate dropped by 0.6% between 2019-20 and 2020-21: Centre

Sikkim (71.3%) had the highest Worker Population Ratio in 2020-21 followed by Himachal Pradesh (69.5%) and Chhattisgarh (63.6%) while Bihar had the lowest (39.9%)

Minister of state for labour and unemployment Rameswar Teli gave the information in Parliament. (ANI)
Minister of state for labour and unemployment Rameswar Teli gave the information in Parliament. (ANI)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 09:21 AM IST

VP Venkaiah Naidu’s farewell today, PM Modi to present memento

A publication chronicling the tenure of Naidu as the vice president and chairman of Rajya Sabha will be released by the Prime Minister

Venkaiah Naidu demits office on Wednesday. (File image)
Venkaiah Naidu demits office on Wednesday. (File image)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 10:00 AM IST

MPs have no immunity in criminal cases during session: Naidu

MPs do not enjoy any immunity from arrest in criminal cases when the House is in session and cannot avoid summons issued by law enforcement agencies, Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday.

M Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu. (AFP)
M Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu. (AFP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 12:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

8th National Handloom Day to be celebrated on August 7

In 2015, the Union government had declared August 7 as National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Andolan that began in 1905 on the same day. The movement was aimed at encouraging Indians to wear clothes that were handwoven by indigenous communities instead of foreign-made apparel

The Union Ministry of Textiles will host the 8th National Handloom Day on August 7 in honour of the handloom industry and weavers. (HT PHOTO.)
The Union Ministry of Textiles will host the 8th National Handloom Day on August 7 in honour of the handloom industry and weavers. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 02:17 PM IST

Take part in discussion, maintain decorum, LS Speaker Om Birla urges Opposition

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings have been disrupted as Opposition lawmakers have protested since the beginning of the monsoon session

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. (PTI)
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. (PTI)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 01:07 PM IST

No centralised data on internet shutdowns, Centre tells Parliament

Minister of state for communications Devusinh Chauhan said state governments are empowered to issue orders for temporary suspension of internet service to maintain law and order

India emerged as the country with the highest number of internet shutdowns for the fourth consecutive year for reasons ranging from curbing protests to preventing online frauds, tech policy think tank Access Now said in April. Of the 106 shutdowns, 85 were in Jammu and Kashmir. (HT Photo)
India emerged as the country with the highest number of internet shutdowns for the fourth consecutive year for reasons ranging from curbing protests to preventing online frauds, tech policy think tank Access Now said in April. Of the 106 shutdowns, 85 were in Jammu and Kashmir. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 09:16 AM IST

‘Smriti Irani is a pathological liar’: Congress on ‘Silly Soul’ bar row

A major controversy broke out when Silly Souls was served a show cause notice after it was found that its owners renewed the restaurant’s liquor license using the name of a deceased person

Union minister for women and child development Smriti Irani at Parliament House during the ongoing monsoon session. (PTI Photo)
Union minister for women and child development Smriti Irani at Parliament House during the ongoing monsoon session. (PTI Photo)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 04:08 PM IST

Parliament: Family courts act, anti-doping bill on agenda

Congress MP Pramod Tiwari submitted a zero-hour notice in Rajya Sabha on the issue of “surge in Indian money held in Swiss Banks”

A plethora of bills are set to be discussed in both houses of Parliament. (File image)
A plethora of bills are set to be discussed in both houses of Parliament. (File image)
Updated on Aug 03, 2022 10:57 AM IST

‘Political hatred and revenge’: Congress slams ED raids in National Herald case

Party spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said the Congress will not allow the government to ‘distract people’ from issues such as price rise and unemployment

File- Police personnel deployed during the Satyagrah March over summoning of party leader Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case by Enforcement Directorate.(Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
File- Police personnel deployed during the Satyagrah March over summoning of party leader Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case by Enforcement Directorate.(Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 04:57 PM IST

Parliament: Debate on price rise in Rajya Sabha today

16 leaders in the Upper House including TMC MP Derek O’Brien, CPI(M) MP Elamaram Kareem, CPI(M) MP John Brittas, TRS MP Keshava Rao, among others will raise the issue

A heated debate on price rise expected on Tuesday. (File image)
A heated debate on price rise expected on Tuesday. (File image)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 12:38 PM IST

Sanjay Raut ED custody: List of opposition leaders facing agency’s probe

From Congress president Sonia Gandhi to former education minister in the West Bengal government Partha Chatterjee, here’s a list of leaders facing the ire of ED

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was remanded in ED custody till August 4. (File image)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was remanded in ED custody till August 4. (File image)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 12:23 PM IST

Parliament’s Monsoon Session: Notices for discussion on price rise submitted

The government on Wednesday last said a discussion on price rise and inflation is likely to be taken up in Parliament

Parliamentary proceedings have been disrupted as Opposition protested against price rise and inflation. (PTI)
Parliamentary proceedings have been disrupted as Opposition protested against price rise and inflation. (PTI)
Published on Aug 01, 2022 10:16 AM IST
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