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24 July, 2017 5:40 PM Congress MPs suspended: Deeply hurt by conduct, says Speaker; Opposition cries foul

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said she was "deeply hurt" over the conduct of Congress MPs in the House and that she had only asked them to raise the lynching issue after Question Hour. Mahajan's comments came shortly after she suspended six Congress MPs from the House for five days for their "highly unbecoming" conduct during protests over the lynching 14

24 July, 2017 4:28 PM Good public support for GST, demonetisation, PM tells Rajasthan MPs

‘Soft economic policies aimed at winning polls will not help’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told BJP MPs from Rajasthan that there was unprecedented public support for demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, adding that “soft economic policies aimed at winning elections” would not do the country any good. The meeting with party 13

24 July, 2017 3:44 PM NIA team arrives with Hurriyat accused at CBI HQ, BJP, Congress lock horns over arrest

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team deputed to bring the seven Hurriyat leaders arrested on money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley, arrived at the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) a short while ago. The arrested Hurriyat leaders are likely to be interrogated before being presented before a Patiala 13

24 July, 2017 12:02 PM Coins Of Rs 1, 2 And 10 Not Being Accepted In Shops: JD(U) Lawmaker In Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Coins of Rs 1, 2 and 10 are not being accepted by shopkeepers and even by banks in several parts of the country, a Janta Dal (United) member said in the Rajya Sabha today. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Ali Anwar Ansari (JD-U) said the people, especially the poor, were facing lot of difficulty due to non-acceptability of these coins 23

24 July, 2017 10:20 AM 'Let Whole Country Watch This,' Says Speaker, Suspends 6 Congress MPs

Sumitra Mahajan said she was constrained to name the MPs for their improper behaviour. The opposition has announced a dharna or sit-in in front of Mahatama Gandhi's statue in Parliament house tomorrow morning. Six Congress lawmakers have been suspended for five days by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for their "highly unbecoming" conduct as they attempted 14

24 July, 2017 10:04 AM From freedom of expression to MPs' conduct – significant speeches of President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee, who will deliver his last address to the nation as the 13th President of India on Monday, was someone who never believed in mincing words. Here are the excerpts of some of his key speeches. New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, who will deliver his last address to the nation as the 13th President of India on Monday, was someone 34

24 July, 2017 8:31 AM Nagaland CM TR Zeliang expands cabinet with induction of one more minister

Kohima: Newly-appointed Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Monday expanded his ministry as he inducted one more minister to his cabinet. Governor P B Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to E E Pangteang from NPF in the presence of Zeliang, Assembly Speaker Imtiwapang Aier, senior bureaucrats and others at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan 15

24 July, 2017 8:05 AM On Missing Indians, Congress Preps Privilege Notice Against Sushma Swaraj

In 2014, the Indian labourers, mostly from Punjab, were taken hostage by ISIS when it overran Iraq's second largest city Mosul. The workers were trying to leave Mosul when they were intercepted. Amid speculation, protests and opposition questions over 39 Indians missing in Iraq since they were kidnapped in 2014, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will make a statement 22

24 July, 2017 4:49 AM 'Sell Your Wife If You Can't Build Toilet': Bihar Officer Tells Villager

The District Magistrate of Aurangabad was on a drive to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swacch Bharat" (Clean India) campaign when he made the comment. A top government officer in Bihar has been accused of going too far while urging people to install toilets, at a public meeting on Sunday. "Sell your wife," Kanwal Tanuj, the District Magistrate 27

24 July, 2017 2:21 AM Geelani-led Hurriyat warns of Syria-like situation in Kashmir

A day after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti rejected third party intervention, Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani warned that "if the mediation of UN body or any third country is not solicited or accepted, the situation in Kashmir may become like Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan." The Hurriyat spokesman noted that both India 25