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New rules of UP Assembly: No phones, tearing of documents, laughing out loud

The members will also not be allowed to take any literature, questionnaire, book or press comments inside or distribute slips not related to the proceedings.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others during the Monsoon session of the UP Assembly at Vidhan Bhawan, in Lucknow, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023. (PTI)
Published on Aug 08, 2023 09:29 PM IST

BJP, JD(S) boycott Assembly proceedings in protest against suspension of 10 MLAs

The opposition BJP and JD(S) boycotted the Karnataka Legislative Assembly for the second day after 10 BJP members were suspended for their conduct.

Former CM Basavaraj Bommai with BJP MLAs stages a protest at Vidhana Soudha against the suspension of 10 party MLAs in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Published on Jul 21, 2023 11:58 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

BJP is uncivilised: Siddaramaiah on BJP MLAs’ conduct in Karnataka assembly

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah calls BJP MLAs "uncivilised" for tearing up copies of bills and agenda in assembly session. 10 MLAs suspended.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2023 09:32 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Monsoon session: Washout continues on Day 3, Tejashwi blasts BJP

‘A charge sheet against me was filed in 2017. I do not know what has happened to it. God knows it. When I was taking oath as deputy CM last year despite a charge sheet pending against me, they (read BJP) did not raise objection. Now, they are saying why did you take oath. They should have stopped me then’

Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav talks to reporters in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 12, 2023 10:09 PM IST
By, Patna

Maharashtra assembly to go paperless with hi-tech system, akin to new Parliament

The HMCS is an upgraded version of the one in the Parliament and is believed to be a major step towards digitisation of the two houses of the state legislature

For representational purposes only. (Brähler Image)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 02:33 PM IST

HT This Day: June 29, 1977 -- Time capsule had left out Prasad, Bose and Shastri

With the Congress members visibly embarrassed, the Janata benches shouted “shame’ , “shame”, when the Union Education Minister, Dr Pratap Chandra Chunder, today disclosed in the Lok Sabha that the names of Dr Rajendra Prasad, Mr Lal Bahadur Shastri and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose did not figure in the “time capsule” buried in the Red Fort by the previous Government, according to the document in the possession of the Government, which purports to be the copy of the original document.

HT This Day: June 29, 1977 -- Time capsule had left out Prasad, Bose and Shastri
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 11:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Yana Fry shares the journey of divorcing a aying husband amidst cancer battle

Yana Fry shares her emotional journey of divorcing her husband during his five-year cancer battle, revealing the toll it took on their marriage.

Eminent life coach Yana Fry. (Image Credit: Yana Fry/ Linkedln)
Published on Jun 20, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Conservative rebellion escalates as House Speaker McCarthy faces ultimatum

Hard-line conservatives angered by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s debt-ceiling deal are demanding power-sharing and budget-cutting concessions.

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2023. REUTERS/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 13, 2023 05:30 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Tuhin Das Mahapatra

Jill Biden set to embark her first solo campaign appearances, is Joe too old?

Jill Biden is set to embark on a whirlwind tour, making her first solo appearances of the campaign season in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles

President Joe Biden listens as first lady Jill Biden speaks at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.(AP)
Published on Jun 12, 2023 07:51 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

President Biden's historic Oval office addresses ‘crisis averted’

46th U.S. President Joe Biden lauds 'crisis averted' with debt ceiling deal in first Oval Office address

US President Joe Biden during a national address in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Friday, June 2, 2023. Biden�defended a debt limit deal he struck with Republicans as necessary to prevent an �economic collapse� and said he would sign it on Saturday amid frustration from many lawmakers in both parties who backed the agreement reluctantly. Photographer: Bonnie Cash/UPI/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 05:32 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Tuhin Das Mahapatra

Tom Hanks receives Honorary Doctorate from Harvard University

Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks has received an honorary doctor of arts degree from Harvard University.

Actor Tom Hanks examines a ball as part of a spoof during Harvard University commencement exercises on the school's campus, Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Cambridge, Mass. Hanks was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts during the ceremonies. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)(AP)
Published on May 26, 2023 09:28 AM IST
ANI | | Edited by Tuhin Das Mahapatra

Congress' UT Khader files nomination for Karnataka speaker

Chief minister Siddaramaiah and deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar - who were sworn in Saturday - accompanied the 53-year-old Khader.

UT Khader.
Published on May 23, 2023 01:23 PM IST

The anti-defection law is failing in its purpose

It now only helps political parties control their MLAs and cling on to power. Should it continue to be a part of our Constitution?

In the last 30 years, at least four Constitution benches have examined the anti-defection law, which still doesn’t work (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 15, 2023 07:40 PM IST

Supreme Court order strengthens Speaker’s authority in anti-defection law cases

The Constitution bench verdict on Thursday in the Maharashtra political crisis case seems to strengthen the hands of the speaker in deciding disqualification petitions under the anti-defection law.

A speaker can examine if the application is bona fide or intended only to evade adjudication, the Supreme Court has said.
Updated on May 12, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Who is Jagadish Shettar and why did he quit Karnataka BJP?

Jagadish Shettar will contest from Hubballi – Dharwad central constituency with a Congress ticket.

Jagadish Shettar(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 11:44 AM IST

‘It is BJP which insulted OBCs’: Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka's Kolar

This is the first time for Rahul Gandhi to visit the town after getting convicted in a defamation case for his statements at Kolar rally in 2019.

‘It is BJP which insulted OBCs’: Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka's Kolar
Published on Apr 16, 2023 03:30 PM IST

China “hopes and believes” Germany will support peaceful Taiwan ‘reunification’

China’s “hopes and believes” Germany will support China’s “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan, top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi told Germany’s foreign minister Annalena Baerbock in Beijing, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

HT Image
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 03:48 PM IST
By, Beijing

Commission working on 10.5% quota for Vanniyars need 6 more months: CM Stalin

The demand for grants for the department of Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare was taken up for discussion on Thursday in the ongoing assembly

In November 2021, the Madras HC held that the quota is unconstitutional. (Facebook | MK Stalin)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 04:50 PM IST
ByDivya Chandababu

BJP MLA sets up party for Vindhya statehood

The Vindhya region comprises Rewa, Satna, Shahdol, Singrauli, Sidhi and Anuppur districts in Madhya Pradesh.

Narayan Tripathi (HT)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Speaker Gupta apprises Canadian delegation on Haryana Vidhan Sabha’s NeV app

Haryana Vidhan Sabha speaker Gian Chand Gupta on Monday apprised a visiting foreign delegation about the steps taken towards making the state assembly paperless, saying the initiative has helped in saving 98% paper.

Haryana Vidhan Sabha speaker Gian Chand Gupta on Monday apprised a visiting foreign delegation about the steps taken towards making the state assembly paperless, saying the initiative has helped in saving 98% paper. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 01:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Ukraine looking at India to help end Russia’s war, says minister

Ukraine seeks enhanced engagement with India, including a resolution to the war with Russia. Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova delivered a letter from President Volodymyr Zelensky seeking a phone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and inviting him to visit Ukraine. The Ukrainian leadership wants to coordinate with India on security issues and hopes for greater Indian involvement in efforts to end the war. Dzhaparova also raised the possibility of Ukraine?s speaker, Ruslan Stefanchuk, joining a parliament-level event to be hosted by India.

MEA secretary (West) Sanjay Verma with first deputy minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 12:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi Speaker constitutes House panels, committees

Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj who earlier headed the privileges committee is no longer part of any committee because of his elevation to the cabinet.

A senior assembly official said that the assembly committees are constituted generally for one year, but remain valid till they are reconstituted. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 01:52 AM IST

Himachal Pradesh assembly forms panel for legalising cannabis cultivation

CM Sukhu said that under the NDPS Act, the state has been given the right to cultivate cannabis and transport of cannabis.

Central government has given legal status to the cultivation of cannabis in some districts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 04:24 AM IST
By, Shimla

Himachal assembly in session: Speaker refuses to allow discussion on ‘removal’ of outsourced staff, BJP stages walkout

The issue of “termination of services” of outsourced employees echoed loud in the Himachal Pradesh assembly on Tuesday with the opposition BJP staging a protest and later walking out of the House after their adjournment notice was rejected by the speaker.

Leader of Opposition Jai Ram Thakur along with other BJP MLAs walks out of the Himachal assembly over the outsourced employees issue in Shimla on Tuesday. (Deepak Sansta /HT)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 10:38 PM IST
By, Shimla

Assam Congress keep an eye out for in-house ‘informers’ working as ‘BJP agents’

Last Wednesday, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told the assembly that he was informed about the decisions taken in the Assam CLP meeting held the previous day

For representational purposes only. (Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 10:23 AM IST

Bihar assembly adjourned after uproar over clashes on Ram Navami

Ram Navami violence in Bihar’s Nalanda and Sasaram districts led to the death of one person and injuries to at least 10 people

The house was adjourned till 2pm. (Bihar Vidhan Sabha)
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 04:09 PM IST

PM Modi trying to throttle democracy: Pratibha Singh

Addressing a press conference at state party headquarters Rajiv Bhawan in Shimla, Pratibha Singh claimed that while Congress has become the voice of farmers, horticulturists, workers and the common man, the PM Modi is busy benefiting his crony capitalist friends.

Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) Ppresident Pratibha Singh on Friday accused PM Narendra Modi of trying to throttle democracy to save his friend Adani. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:51 AM IST
By, Shimla

Rahul Gandhi tore ordinance in 2013 for 3-month protection from disqualification

Rahul Gandhi called the ordinance utter nonsense and suggested it should be torn into pieces before proceeding to do just that to a printout to prove his point.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arriving at Surat district court. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:41 AM IST

Give that pep into your life..! 10 best portable mini speakers

The best 10 portable mini speakers available in India are outlined in this article. It would enable you to select the best one to satisfy your needs.

The best 10 portable mini speakers that provide on-the-go-sound(https://www.pexels.com)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 06:02 PM IST
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Waterproof bluetooth speakers for the beach and pool: top 10 picks

Explore the top 10 picks for waterproof Bluetooth speakers, perfect for the beach and pool. Enjoy your music and entertainment while lounging in the sun and water with these durable and high-quality speakers.

Top 10 Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers for Beach and Pool that will be perfect for you.(Pexels)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 02:16 PM IST
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