NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination papers for the July 17 presidential election on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states. "Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination at Parliament House at 11.45 a.m," the Lok Sabha Secretariat said in a statement here on Thursday. BJP sources said four sets of nomination papers have been prepared and each will be signed by Modi, Shah, Telugu Desam Party...
It was announced by the government on Thursday that it will be lenient in the initial days of GST if the mistake is genuine. It will not enforce penal laws if the mistake is genuine for the first few days of GST which will be launched on 1st July.
"Our intention is to have a smooth landing of GST. The intention is not to harass everyone in the first month," Revenue Secretary Hashmukh Adhia said here at a Town Hall session on GST.The government will be very very kind to genuine mistakes, Adhia...
A video has been surfacing on the internet which shows quite a bewildering picture of a bear wandering around a van, opening its gate and sitting on the driver's seat comfortably for around 12 minutes and later leaving with just a water bottle.
Matt Peterson, a van driver, who was filming a bear wandering around the parked cars near the woods was surprised when the animal casually got into one of the vehicles. What was more startling was when it did so by simply opening the door with its paws.
The Opposition on Thursday officially announced their proposed candidate for the upcoming Presidential Elections, and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has been selected.
From a Dalit background, Kumar was elected unopposed as the first woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha and served as a Member of Parliament for a record 5 terms. During the Manmohan Singh government in 2004-2009, Kumar served as the Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
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Tigmanshu Dhulia's upcoming film 'Raagdesh' based on the Red Fort trial of three INA officers that changed the course of India's freedom movement will have its trailer released in the Indian Parliament.
Yes, for the first time ever, the Parliament has allowed for a trailer to be launched on its premises and it's a big honour for the film and its makers.
It is a great move to honour the heroes of the Independence struggle in the country by the Parliament.
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The meeting of Opposition parties chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi has come to an end, and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has been selected as the Presidential candidate by the Opposition. Meira Kumar, a Dalit, will take on NDA's proposed candidate Ram Nath Kovind (another Dalit) in the upcoming Presidential elections taking place on July 17.
The search for a suitable candidate for the Presidential elections became difficult for the Opposition since NDA announced that the centre...
Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday demanded a CBI inquiry into the 'ink' controversy surrounding the Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana.
He said it was unprecedented that as many as 12 votes had been cancelled in Rajya Sabha polls and truth needs to come out.
"A CBI probe is needed to find out the truth," the senior Congress leader told reporters.
Congress and INLD have alleged that a BJP MLA replaced the pen during the biennial polls held here on June 11, resulting in rejection of 12 votes on the ground that these were marked with a different pen ink.
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Election Commission is already holding an inquiry into the matter after losing candidate R K Anand, Congress and INLD approached it with complaints.
Commenting on the new railway line between Sonipat-Jind which was inaugurated by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Hooda said, "this was my dream project. During UPA time, we had completed 98 per cent work on this project, but the BJP Government took 18 months just to install pillars on this rail line".
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"Be it Metro rail or this railway line, not even one project has started during their time," he said, hitting out at the BJP.
"This government has failed on all fronts. It is only doing one job, which is cutting ribbons for projects initiated during our time," Hooda said.
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On the death of two youths during police recruitment drive at Kurukshetra recently, Hooda said, "for the first time I am witnessing that youths are being made to run on concrete as against proper tracks or kutcha path. Youths and their attendants, which number in thousands, are forced to sleep in parks with no adequate facilities for them".
He demanded adequate compensation for next of kin of those who had died during recruitment drive in Kurukshetra.
Hooda also slammed the BJP Government for invoking the Essential Services Maintenance Act, for six months to prevent any disruption in power supply, after 25,000 employees of Haryana power distribution companies decided to observe two-day strike on June 29 and 30, seeking rollback of the decision of "outsourcing" of operation and maintenance of power sub-divisions.
"We never invoked ESMA during our ten years of rule. That is the last resort, but this government is using it as first resort. They want to murder democracy," Hooda alleged.