The ongoing session of the 17th Lok Sabha has been the most productive in the last 20 years, with the lower house registering 128% productivity till Tuesday, according to think tank PRS Legislative Research. The Lok Sabha has been working for more than its scheduled time and has held sessions till midnight on two occasions to complete its legislative business.
With the southwest monsoon set to intensify in Kerala over the next few days, the India Meteorological Department has sounded a red alert in Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts of the state.
In a major relief to MDMK chief Vaiko, the Madras high court on Thursday suspended the one-year sentence awarded to him by a lower court in a 2009 sedition case.
Terming the ICJ judgment in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case a «comprehensive victory» for India, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday said Pakistan has been given an opportunity to comply with the rule of law and it is now under a «global gaze» as to what direction it follows. He also took a dig at Pakistan over its claim of victory, as he called it «farcical».
Rizwan Kaskar, the son of Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar, was arrested on Wednesday night from the international airport when he was trying to escape the country. Rizwan's name cropped up during interrogation of Ahmed Raza Wadharia, close aide of Ibrahim's gang member Fahim Machmach, in an extortion case. Rizwan was placed under arrest after interrogation.
Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, shared an old-snap from a family album in which the anti-Apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela can be seen holding Priyanka's son, Rehan, in his arms as she sits alongside him and smiles affectionately. Priyanka shared the photo remembering the revolutionist on his 101st birth anniversary on Thursday.
«Fight there, not here,» was the cryptic remark of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla when a ruling BJP member from Karnataka spoke in Lok Sabha on Thursday about the state's long standing dispute with Tamil Nadu over Cauvery water.
BJP leader Ishrat Jahan was allegedly threatened by locals and asked to vacate her rented house allegedly for attending a Hindu religious event wearing hijab in Howrah, police said on Thursday. In her complaint filed on Tuesday (July 16), Jahan had said that she went to attend BJP's Hanuman Chalisa Path in AC market. But, when she returned home she was accosted by people of her community for attending the Hindu event.
«Empowerment without appeasement and development with dignity» is the new mantra of the Narendra Modi government to carry out welfare programmes for the minorities, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in Lok Sabha on Thursday
The Supreme Court Thursday agreed to reconstitute a bench for hearing cases on the alleged extra-judicial killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police in the insurgency-hit state
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A division bench comprising Justices R Subbaiah and C Saravanan held that Article 361 of the Constitution insulated the Governor of a state from being questioned or answerable before any court with respect to discharge his official duties. Quoting Supreme Court verdicts, the bench said the law gives complete immunity and privilege to the Governor in discharge of his Constitutional obligations.
Pak PM Imran Khan tweeted, «Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release & return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India. He is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pak shall proceed further as per law.» As India celebrated ICJ's decision, Khan's tweet primarily dwelt on Jadhav still being under Pak's custody as the ICJ didn't order his acquittal.