In 2018, India happily lost the distinction of being the country with the largest number of poor. The number of people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.9 a day) has been falling fast.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday revealed that he shares a warm relationship with many opposition leaders, including West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. In an interview to ANI with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, the Prime Minister said that the Trinamool Congress chief sends him kurtas and Bengali sweets “once or twice” in a year.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Gujarat government to pay Rs 50 lakh, a job and an accommodation to Bilkis Yakub Rasool as compensation for the ordeal she suffered as a 21-year-old in 2002 when a mob gang-raped her and brutally killed her three-and-half-year-old daughter.
report and sought an account from the UP government.
Gives Relief From Personal Appearance Till April 30
A panel of three SC judges headed by Justice SA Bobde will inquire into a dismissed junior court assistant's allegation of sexual harassment against CJI Ranjan Gogoi, who has refuted them strongly. The panel has issued notices to the complainant and SC secretary general and asked them to be present before it on Friday, the first hearing on the complaint.
Modi, who is facing money-laundering charges, is currently in the United Kingdom and the Enforcement Directorate is trying to extradite him.
'Hilal May Have Made IEDs For Banihal Strike'
A day after Akshay Kumar said he would be getting into an «unknown and uncharted territory» with something he had not done before, the Bollywood actor on Tuesday said the «candid and completely non political» chat he had with PM Modi will be aired on Wednesday. The 51-year-old star said the interview will be a «breather» during election time.
Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Lekhi, had said that issuance of notice by the Supreme Court to Rahul Gandhi would make him personally appear to give explanation. Hours after the hearing, the order of the SC, was uploaded on the apex court website which made it clear that Gandhi's personal presense on April 30 has been dispensed with.
Claiming that as many as 11,990 farmers have killed themselves since the BJP government assumed office, Pawar said the prime minister avoids talking about this reality as well as other issues like farm distress, water scarcity and price rise at hustings.
District Judge Poonam A Bamba transferred the case to Addititional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal who will take up the matter on April 26.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor and Union minister Alphons Kannamthanam and BJP leader Kummanam Rajashekharan are among the key contenders. According to Election Commission sources, Kannur recorded the highest voting percentage of 41.8 as of 1 pm while Ponnani the lowest of 33.97 per cent
Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate on his plea to travel to Europe, UK and Dubai in May. The court has posted the matter for hearing on April 29. Saxena has sought permission to travel abroad on the ground of some medical ailments.
The Supreme Court display board notified that from court number 1, presided over by the CJI, to court number 5 would not be holding judicial proceedings till 11:30 AM. According to sources, deliberations among top judges on certain issues were on. On Monday, all the 15 Supreme Court benches had commenced judicial proceedings at 10:45am, 15 minutes after the usual time.
In an apparent reference to BJP president Amit Shah, Vijayan said those who had led«communal violence» in north India, thought that they could win the heart of people of the state by organsing road shows
Today, the spice has spawned distress and suicide. Prices of pepper have crashed to Rs 300 a kg from Rs 750 a kg in 2015-16. The rates are back to what they were in 1995-97. Besides low prices, farmers have had to contend with cheaper imports, diseases like quick wilt, and climatic changes which have taken a toll on the output
Rahul Gandhi expressed regret on Monday before the Supreme Court for linking its order on Rafale to his «chowkidar chor hai» political campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The voting for the third phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 has begun in 117 seats spread across 13 states and two UTs. Over 1600 candidates are in the fray in this phase.
The power of the voter ID is much more than IED of terrorism, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning after he had cast his vote in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. «I feel blessed to have exercised my franchise in this biggest festival of democracy,» the PM said, and urged people to come out in large numbers to vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.
Polling for phase 3 of the LS polls is underway in 117 LS seats in 13 states and 2 union territories. In this phase, all eyes will be on the states of Gujarat and Kerala. While in Kerala BJP will be hoping to make its debut, in Gujarat, where it won all the 26 seats in 2014, the BJP will like to prevent the Congress from gaining re-entry into the state.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told Supreme Court judges that this issue should be debated to devise ways and means to protect future CJIs and SC judges from what he called scurrilous attacks. A sexual harassment charge by a dismissed woman employee of the Supreme Court against CJI Gogoi has led many SC judges to request all male staff at their residential offices.