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10 January, 2019 9:21 AM Winter Session of Parliament: Productivity of Rajya Sabha at 18%, Lok Sabha at 46%

Productivity of the session was the third-lowest in the 16th Lok Sabha The Winter Session of Parliament ended on January 9 shortly after the Rajya Sabha passed The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Upper House had been extended by a day to help pass the constitutional amendment bill. The Lok Sabha ended on January 8, after clearing the same bill. According 251

7 January, 2019 2:47 PM Despite opposition uproar, Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018

New Delhi: Amid uproar created by the opposition on various issues, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed 'The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018'. The bill was introduced by Union Minister PP Choudhary. The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 will amend the Divorce Act, 1869; Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939; Special Marriage Act, 1954; Hindu Marriage 197

5 January, 2019 6:26 AM Let Muslims Shave Beard Before Surgery Only If Needed: Mumbai Corporator

Doctors at civic-run hospitals in Mumbai ask Muslim patients to shave off beard before they perform surgery on them, the Samajwadi Party alleged on Friday. Rais Sheikh, the SP's group leader in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said he had received several complaints from Muslim patients on the issue. In his letter to civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta 131

3 January, 2019 3:26 PM Lord Hanuman Belonged To Vaishya Community, Says BJP Leader

Vineet Agarwal Sharda claimed the Vaishya community and Lord Ram come from the same lineage and Lord Hanuman is the adopted son of Lord Ram. Uttar Pradesh BJP leader Vineet Agarwal Sharda has said Lord Hanuman belonged to the Vaishya community, weeks after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the Hindu deity a Dalit. Talking to PTI Thursday, Mr Sharda 154

2 January, 2019 1:00 PM Rajasthan's Only Muslim Minister Prays At Shiva Temple

Shale Mohammad performed puja for about half-an-hour following Hindu rituals. Shale Mohammad, the only Muslim face in Ashok Gehlot's cabinet, offered prayers at a Shiva temple in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer days after taking charge of the minority affairs department. Mr Mohammad, son of Muslim religious leader Gazi Fakir, reached his constituency Pokhran in Jaisalmer 129

1 January, 2019 9:52 PM Opposition In Rajya Sabha Moves Motion To Send Triple Talaq Bill To Panel

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has moved a motion in the House for referring the "triple talaq" bill to a select committee. The motion is likely to be taken up on Wednesday when the House takes up the the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018. In the motion, Mr Azad has also proposed the names of 11 Opposition 122

1 January, 2019 2:08 PM Ghulam Nabi Azad moves motion to refer triple talaq bill to RS select committee

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has moved a motion in the House for referring the "triple talaq" bill to a select committee. The motion is likely to be taken up on January 2 when the House takes up the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018. In the motion, Azad has also proposed the names of 11 Opposition 85

29 December, 2018 6:15 PM Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath distributes portfolios; Bala Bachchan gets Home, Bhanot finance

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath distributed portfolios to his cabinet on Friday evening, keeping Public Relations, Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Department and Employment Department among others with himself, an official said. Tribal MLA Bala Bachchan, who was the minister in the previous Digvijay Singh-led Congress government 179

26 December, 2018 2:22 AM Will ensure minorities treated as equal citizens in Naya Pakistan: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for the second time within a week tried to compare the treatment of minorities in his country and India, saying they would be treated as equal citizens in Naya Pakistan "unlike what is happening in India". On the occasion of Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah's birth anniversary on Tuesday, Khan said that Jinnah 104

20 December, 2018 1:45 PM BJP MLC Bukkal Nawab claims Lord Hanuman was a Muslim, sparks row

Lucknow: State Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Bukkal Nawab on Thursday sparked controversy by claiming that Lord Hanuman was a Muslim, adding that Muslim names are 'almost similar' to those of Lord Hanuman. Speaking to news agency ANI, he said, "I believe that Lord Hanuman was a Muslim. That is why the names of the people 142