Rajya Sabha passes Bill to replace Collegium system of appointing judges

New Delhi: In a major political victory for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the landmark National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, which was passed unanimously by the Lok Sabha yesterday. The Bill was passed by a voice vote following a detailed discussion on the government’s proposal to scrap the existing collegium […]

Shankaracharya Vs Sai devotees: PIL filed against Swaroopananda Saraswati in HC

Lucknow: The Sai Temple authority in Lucknow has filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court demanding an FIR against Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth Swaroopananda Saraswati for hurting religious sentiments. The spat between Sai devotees and Swaroopanada Saraswati has turned ugly in the last few days after the latter stoked a huge controversy by issuing objectionable remarks […]

Narendra Modi asks party MPs to focus on conduct, governance.

Surajkund: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday asked newly-elected party MPs to focus on their conduct both in Parliament and in public as people were observing them and directed them to nurture their constituencies and spread the message of good governance. After inaugurating a two-day workshop for over 150 newly-elected Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs of […]

Sex education should be banned in schools: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has courted yet another controversy by stating that sex education should be banned in schools. The Union Minister is his vision document for Delhi schools says: “So-called “sex education” to be banned. Yoga to be made compulsory.” Dr Vardhan’s views on sex education is sure to spark a debate […]

Clean chit to Narendra Modi in 2002 riots premature: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Hitting out at Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday demanded “legal accountability” for the “clear and inexcusable failure” of governance during the 2002 Gujarat riots and dismissed talk of clean chit to him as “politically expedient” but “far too premature”. Contending that Modi was answerable on moral grounds, the Congress’ chief campaigner said, […]

Ready to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi: Arvind Kejriwal

Bangalore: Coming out with his guns blazing against Narendra Modi, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday declared he was ready to take on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate from Varanasi but linked his final call to the people’s approval there. Accepting the challenge for a face-off with Modi, a combative Kejriwal said AAP wanted him to […]

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