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'Rahul Gandhi becoming doomsday man of India': Sitharaman poses 10 questions

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Veteran leader Rahul Gandhi is associating himself with 'break India' fringe group ideologies, the finance minister said.
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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman replying to the discussion on the Union Budget in the Lok Sabha on Saturday,
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman replying to the discussion on the Union Budget in the Lok Sabha on Saturday,

Sitharaman counters Rahul Gandhi's 'Hum do, Hamare do' with MNREGA data

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 11:07 AM IST
The budget combines stimulus with reforms and has an element to provide impetus to make India one of the top economies of the world in the coming decades, Sitharaman said.
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In the ongoing session for the discussion on the Union budget, the opposition parties have constantly attacked the Centre over the implementation of the budget and the farm laws in both houses of the parliament.(Reuters)
In the ongoing session for the discussion on the Union budget, the opposition parties have constantly attacked the Centre over the implementation of the budget and the farm laws in both houses of the parliament.(Reuters)

‘Very important business’: BJP issues 3-line whip to Lok Sabha members

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 08:25 PM IST
"All members of BJP in Lok Sabha are therefore, requested to be positively present in the House throughout the day from 10.00 a.m. onwards on Saturday, the 13th February 2021 and support the Government’s stand,” the whip said.
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"Purchase on MSP increased after the laws were formed,” PM Narendra Modi assured.(PTI)
"Purchase on MSP increased after the laws were formed,” PM Narendra Modi assured.(PTI)

PM Modi’s reply to motion of thanks on President’s address: Top 5 quotes

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 05:47 PM IST
Here are top 5 quotes from the Prime Minister’s address to the lower house of the parliament.
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India has tightened vigil along the 3,000-km long China border. pti(MINT_PRINT)
India has tightened vigil along the 3,000-km long China border. pti(MINT_PRINT)

Congress MP moves adjournment motion notice in LS to discuss China border

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 12:15 PM IST
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a three-line whip to its Lok Sabha members to be present in the House today and support the government's stand.
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The unique helpline became operational for the budget session to help MPs quickly access reference notes and background material for debates.(HT Photo)
The unique helpline became operational for the budget session to help MPs quickly access reference notes and background material for debates.(HT Photo)

Calls for PM’s number, vaccines flood 24/7 helpline for MPs

By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 03:31 AM IST
Some people have dialled the helpline to ask for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s phone number. One person called up the staff to seek an appointment with the PM as he “needs to give the PM some advice on the farmers’ protests.”
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MK Stalin promised to order an inquiry into the ‘mysterious death’ of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, since the judicial commission constituted by the government has not submitted its report even after three years, immediately after assuming power.(AFP)
MK Stalin promised to order an inquiry into the ‘mysterious death’ of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, since the judicial commission constituted by the government has not submitted its report even after three years, immediately after assuming power.(AFP)

Will quit politics if I fail to prove graft charges against TN Min, says Stalin

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Coimbatore
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:13 PM IST
Referring to the memorandum submitted by the DMK to the Governor last month listing corruption charges against the CM and his colleagues, Velumani had said he would step down from his post if the charges were proved and sought to know whether Stalin was ready to quit politics if he failed to do so.
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Vasava, a six-time MP from tribal-dominated Bharuch in Gujarat, had on Tuesday said he was quitting the BJP only due to health problems and had no issues with the government or the party.(@MansukhbhaiMp)
Vasava, a six-time MP from tribal-dominated Bharuch in Gujarat, had on Tuesday said he was quitting the BJP only due to health problems and had no issues with the government or the party.(@MansukhbhaiMp)

BJP MP Vasava to withdraw resignation after talks with senior leaders

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Vasava, a six-time MP from tribal-dominated Bharuch in Gujarat, had on Tuesday said he was quitting the BJP only due to health problems and had no issues with the government or the party.
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MoS Kailash Chaudhary remains hopeful that talks will resolve standoff between farmers and the union government.(Twitter/@KailashBaytu)
MoS Kailash Chaudhary remains hopeful that talks will resolve standoff between farmers and the union government.(Twitter/@KailashBaytu)

‘Talks need to be conducted from farmers’ perspective’: MoS Kailash Chaudhary

By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Choudhary’s words were similar to how several ministers and lawmakers have reacted to the ongoing protests by farmers at Delhi’s borders, which have now entered its 32nd day.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed for conducting simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies over the last few years on the ground that it does away with the obstruction in carrying out development work that is hampered by the model code of conduct imposed due to polls.(HT PHOTO.)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed for conducting simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies over the last few years on the ground that it does away with the obstruction in carrying out development work that is hampered by the model code of conduct imposed due to polls.(HT PHOTO.)

To push for ‘one nation, one election’, BJP to hold 25 webinars over next few weeks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Since coming to power in 2014, PM Modi has advocated simultaneous elections. Recently, while addressing the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference, the PM pitched for one nation, one election, pointing out it is the need of the hour as elections are being held every few months, impacting development work.
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The Supreme Court held that the concept of ‘ex post facto’ Environmental Clearance (EC) is against the fundamental principles of environmental jurisprudence.(PTI)
The Supreme Court held that the concept of ‘ex post facto’ Environmental Clearance (EC) is against the fundamental principles of environmental jurisprudence.(PTI)

Key Supreme Court judgments that marked 2020

By Utkarsh Anand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 04:45 AM IST
The year 2020 was as striking as any other year for the Supreme Court of India. A rundown of the outgoing year shows an assortment of crucial judgments , including a few that changed the landscape of judicial history.
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first BJP leader to successfully complete a five-year term as the country’s prime minister.(PTI)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first BJP leader to successfully complete a five-year term as the country’s prime minister.(PTI)

Remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:48 AM IST
In 2015, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was bestowed with India’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling the plaque to lay the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building. The Opposition boycotted the ceremony because it claimed the government had not been willing to listen to its views on the project(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling the plaque to lay the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building. The Opposition boycotted the ceremony because it claimed the government had not been willing to listen to its views on the project(ANI Photo)

Parliament and the virtues of listening

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:11 PM IST
The government is now paying the price for not hearing the concerns of the Opposition and farmers before rushing its three controversial agricultural bills through Parliament
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers at the 'Kisan Kalyan' event in Raisen (Madhya Pradesh) through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers at the 'Kisan Kalyan' event in Raisen (Madhya Pradesh) through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI)

PM Modi’s Varanasi office listed on OLX for ‘sale’; 4 arrested

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The accused had taken a picture of the “Jansampark Kaaryalay (public relations office)” of Modi, who represents Varanasi in the Lok Sabha, and put it “up for sale” on OLX website.
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Opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi, D. Raja, and others address media after meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi, D. Raja, and others address media after meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘Was not allowed to speak': Rahul Gandhi to Lok Sabha speaker on exit from Parliamentary panel meet

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:44 PM IST
The Congress leader and Wayanad MP exited the Parliamentary panel meet on Wednesday along with the members of his party, sparking a wave of political backlash, alleging that the panel’s time was being wasted in discussing armed forces’ uniform instead of the crucial issue of national security.
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The Houses were adjourned at the time of the attack, but several parliamentarians and staff were present inside the building.(Reuters file photo)
The Houses were adjourned at the time of the attack, but several parliamentarians and staff were present inside the building.(Reuters file photo)

We will never forget the cowardly attack on our Parliament, tweets PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:01 AM IST
On this day 19 years ago, a five-member suicide squad comprising Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists attacked the Indian Parliament, while the Lok Sabha was in session.
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A vehicle of BJP National President JP Nadda's convoy damaged after stone-pelting by alleged TMC activists at Sirakal near Diamond Harbour, in South 24 Pargana.(PTI)
A vehicle of BJP National President JP Nadda's convoy damaged after stone-pelting by alleged TMC activists at Sirakal near Diamond Harbour, in South 24 Pargana.(PTI)

TMC, BJP lock horns as MHA calls 3 IPS officers back on deputation

UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 01:09 AM IST
The allegation is part of a new verbal war between the Centre and the state government sparked by an attack on BJP president JP Nadda’s convoy by stone-throwing TMC activists when he was on a visit on Thursday to Diamond Harbour.
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Tiwari said that he is completely committed to the party’s ideology and never took the Congress party’s membership.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Tiwari said that he is completely committed to the party’s ideology and never took the Congress party’s membership.(HT FILE PHOTO)

After over 2 years, senior leader Ghanshyam Tiwari back in BJP

By HT Correspondent | Jaipur, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:22 PM IST
On June 22, 2018, Tiwari and his son Akhilesh floated a political outfit named “Bharat Vahini Party” to contest the assembly polls in Rajasthan later that year
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A vehicle of BJP National President JP Nadda's convoy damaged after stone-pelting by alleged TMC activists at Sirakal near Diamond Harbour, in South 24 Pargana.(ANI)
A vehicle of BJP National President JP Nadda's convoy damaged after stone-pelting by alleged TMC activists at Sirakal near Diamond Harbour, in South 24 Pargana.(ANI)

Shah plans Bengal visit as row over attack on Nadda escalates

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:55 AM IST
BJP blames ruling TMC for attack as MHA summons Bengal chief secy, DGP; state govt hits back, says law-and-order state subject.
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Former PM Rajiv Gandhi at Palam airport on December 17, 1985.(HT File Photo)
Former PM Rajiv Gandhi at Palam airport on December 17, 1985.(HT File Photo)

Evidence ignored to appease vote bank, claims new book

By Chetan Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:00 AM IST
In the book, Kanth said that a year before Gandhi’s assassination, another similar murder of a political leader held many crucial clues.
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Union minister Joshi said, “It is expected that this new building will be completed before Winter Session 2022, with its full grandeur as “har Bhartiya ka swabhiman” epitomising “Ek bharat shreshtha Bharat”.(SOURCED)
Union minister Joshi said, “It is expected that this new building will be completed before Winter Session 2022, with its full grandeur as “har Bhartiya ka swabhiman” epitomising “Ek bharat shreshtha Bharat”.(SOURCED)

New Parliament complex will cater to future needs

By Pralhad Joshi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:22 AM IST
Since long, there has been a need for addressing severe structural constraints of the existing Parliament House building, more vividly realised during the last Monsoon Session of Parliament held in the shadow of Covid-19 pandemic.
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A model of the proposed new Parliament building, in New Delhi.(File photo)
A model of the proposed new Parliament building, in New Delhi.(File photo)

Parliament: A look at how seating arrangement has evolved over the past 68 years

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 09:49 AM IST
The Lok Sabha chamber, used as the Legislative Assembly much before independence, had only 145 seats
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Punia said, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is doing this with the intention of etching their name on the new building.(Hindustan Times)
Punia said, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is doing this with the intention of etching their name on the new building.(Hindustan Times)

President should lay the foundation stone of new Parliament building: Cong’s Punia

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra will lay the foundation stone of the new Parliament building and perform bhoomi pujan on December 10.
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Kumaraswamy clarified that he was not blaming Gowda for it, as he knows and respects his father’s lifelong commitment towards secular identity.(PTI)
Kumaraswamy clarified that he was not blaming Gowda for it, as he knows and respects his father’s lifelong commitment towards secular identity.(PTI)

Lost goodwill of people after joining hands with Cong: Kumaraswamy

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:48 PM IST
The former Chief Minister said, he fell to the “trap” and accused Congress leader Siddaramaiah of a conspiracy, as he stated that even BJP had not “betrayed” him to that level.
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla speaks to media on the proposed new Parliament building, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla speaks to media on the proposed new Parliament building, in New Delhi.(PTI)

New Parliament building will be temple of Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Birla also said that the new Parliament building will be earthquake resistant and more than 11,000 people will be involved in building the Parliament.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(File photo)

PM to chair all-party meeting on Covid-19 today

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 09:40 AM IST
This will be the second all-party meeting called by the government to discuss the Covid-19 situation since the outbreak of the pandemic
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After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)
After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)

The Rajinikanth factor in Tamil Nadu polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 07:33 PM IST
There is little doubt that irrespective of whether he succeeds or not, Rajinikanth’s entry will shape the nature of politics in an important state that sends 39 MPs to the Lok Sabha.
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NCP leader Nawab Malik addressing the media.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
NCP leader Nawab Malik addressing the media.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)

Opposition leaders ask Centre to hold winter session soon

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:58 PM IST
Malik told ANI that Parliament should sit for a winter session even if the session runs for a short period of time.
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A view of the frozen Ghupuks Lake is seen near Leh, the joint capital of the union territory of Ladakh.(AFP)
A view of the frozen Ghupuks Lake is seen near Leh, the joint capital of the union territory of Ladakh.(AFP)

Religious, political groups in Leh, Kargil hold joint meeting, decide to continue talks

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Leh
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 10:15 PM IST
The Leh-based People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule for Ladakh and the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) discussed various issues, including demands for full statehood and inclusion of Ladakh in the Sixth Schedule.
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This will be the second all-party meeting called by the government to discuss the Covid-19 situation since the Covid-19 outbreak. The first meeting was held on April 20 amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.(ANI)
This will be the second all-party meeting called by the government to discuss the Covid-19 situation since the Covid-19 outbreak. The first meeting was held on April 20 amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.(ANI)

PM Modi to chair all-party meet on Covid on Dec 4

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:17 AM IST
The PM has, so far, interacted with six companies involved in the preparation of the vaccine. On Monday, over video conferencing he interacted with teams from Gennova Biopharma, Biological E and Dr. Reddy’s.
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