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Will right away implement women’s quota bill if voted to power: Kharge at CWC

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said the Congress will go to the people with strength in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said public welfare, social justice and progressive development are the guarantees of the Congress (X/kharge)
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:29 PM IST

Age of consent under Pocso Act: ‘Law panel did its work, govt will take final call’

NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo however underlined that the apex child rights body had no issues with the recommendation made by the law commission

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Updated on Oct 08, 2023 08:26 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kharge rejigs CWC: Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot inducted as new members

This decision comes eight months ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and was taken at the 85th Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge along with party leaders Rahul Gandhi and KC Venugopal.(Congress Twitter)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 02:36 PM IST

No-confidence motion about resurrecting India’s founding principles: Mahua Moitra

Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker Mahua Moitra blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s “majoritarian bravado” for destroying Manipur

TMC MP Mahua Moitra. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 03:37 PM IST

Rajya Sabha: Govt tables bill to exclude CJI from panel to appoint CEC, ECs

The bill was moved months after a Supreme Court constitution bench ruled a panel comprising the Prime Minister, LoP, and the CJI shall appoint the CEC and ECs until Parliament brings a law

Rajya Sabha proceedings. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 01:47 PM IST

135 civil servants booked in five years: Jitendra Singh

“Out of these 135 cases, charge-sheets have been filed in 57 cases in the concerned courts for trial. Sanction for prosecution is pending for more than two years in two cases,” Singh said.

Union minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office, Jitendra Singh (ANI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 06:01 PM IST

Online gaming services, advertisements brought under I&B ministry

The Centre has issued an order to bring content providers including online gaming services and online advertisements under the I&B Ministry.

The Ministry of I&B will get the power to regulate policies for gaming content platforms and online advertisements.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 01, 2023 05:43 AM IST

Government doing its best to retain IIT grads: Education ministry

Balaghat lawmaker Dhal Singh Bisen asked the government about asked the government for statistics on the number of IIT students who went abroad

Over 25,000 students will graduate from 23 IITs in 2022-23, the government said (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 08:15 PM IST

NEP will shape foundation of education in India: Pradhan

India's Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, stated that the National Education Policy 2020 will provide a stronger foundation for the country. He presided over the signing of 106 MoUs with various organizations and institutions to promote innovation and collaboration in academia and industry. The MoUs include partnerships with public and private entities and focus on skill development, education, and promoting gender parity in science education. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the event and released funds under the PM SHRI scheme, which showcases the implementation of the education policy.

Union Minister for education, skill development and entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan addresses the valedictory function of the 2nd Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam, in New Delhi (PTI)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 12:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

HT G20 Agenda: Why the world needs more women in leadership roles

Justice Gita Mittal discussed how women were not even permitted to be part of the law fraternity earlier

From left: Senior advocate Madhavi Divan, UN Women Representative for India Susan Ferguson, former chief justice of the J&K high court justice Gita Mittal during a panel discussion at HT G20 Agenda, in New Delhi on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 09:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Amid violence, fire at minister's home, Manipur Cong MLAs seek Modi meeting

More than 100 people have lost their lives in the ethnic violence between Meitei and Kuki community people in Manipur that broke out a month ago.

Police said fresh violence late on Thursday was reported hours after a mob burnt down two houses. (ANI file photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 09:44 AM IST

UPSC Exam toppers: Most candidates third time lucky, humanities rule the roost

The highest number of toppers among the top 20 candidates hail from Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar and Delhi.

The top four ranks were all cornered by women. Four candidates succeeded in their very first attempt while one candidate cleared the exam in the fifth attempt. (File)
Updated on May 31, 2023 03:39 PM IST

Malik summoned as witness in CBI probe into insurance scam

Former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satyapal Malik has been summoned by the CBI as a witness in an alleged insurance scam in the region during his tenure. The CBI has registered two FIRs in connection with corruption allegations levelled by Malik in the awarding of contracts for a group medical insurance scheme for government employees and civil work in J&K worth ?2,200 crore. Malik claimed that the summons were not linked to his allegations but added that the Centre was harassing people.

Last week, Satyapal Malik claimed in an interview that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him not to speak of alleged lapses on part of the MHA following the Pulwama suicide attack in 2019. (HT)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 12:25 AM IST
BySaptarishi Das, New Delhi

Congress objects to chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar expunging portions from Kharge’s speech

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said words that Mallikarjun Kharge used to describe the Prime Minister were previously spoken in Parliament as well as in the state assemblies of Odisha and Karnataka.

Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge speaks in the Rajya Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, (PTI)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 03:34 PM IST
BySaptarishi Das

‘India’s time has arrived’, says PM at NCC cadet rally

While addressing the annual National Cadet Corps rally at the Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi, Modi congratulated the NCC members for their contribution towards nation-building. The NCC is celebrating the 75th year of its inception.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the gathering during the NCC Rally, in New Delhi. (ANI/PIB)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 01:32 AM IST
BySaptarishi Das, New Delhi
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