Date wise Archive

NEW DELHI

The Delhi High Court today sought the Union government’s response on a plea seeking setting up of an SIT to investigate alleged illegal phone tapping of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Lucknow

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today appealed to workers of her party and the Samajwadi Party to forget their past differences to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath today launched his government's Rs 50,000-crore farm debt-waiver scheme named 'Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana'. Hailing the scheme as a milestone, Nath said here it would benefit 55 lakh small and marginal farmers.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today said it would hear a plea by Zakia Jafri, challenging the SIT's clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots, after four weeks.

Jammu

An assistant commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed in sniper firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Monday morning, officials said.

Lucknow

To associate more youngsters with the party ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the UP BJP will organise a cricket tournament at block-level across the state and the contesting teams will be named after eminent personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala Lokayukta has admitted a complaint alleging misuse of Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) and issued notice to Pinarayi Vijayan and other state ministers on it.

Mathura

A high power committee appointed by the Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a slew of steps, including establishment of fodder bank, to overcome stray cattle menace in the state, the committee chairman said.

Sagar Island

Over 30 lakh pilgrims from across the country and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal took holy dip at the confluence of the River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of MakarSankrantion Tuesday, the state government said.Panchayat and Rural Development Minister

NEW DELHI

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma will meet JadavpurUniversity's vice-chancellor on Friday to discuss the matter involving a professor who allegedly wrote a "misogynistic" social media post.The professor had written a post on Facebook on vir

MALDA

The body of the headmaster of a higher secondary school here in Malda district missing since Sunday was found floating in the river Mahananda on Tuesday, police said.A body was found floating in the river Mahananda here.The body was identified as that of SubrataSukul,

Jamshedpur

Police arrested a man involved in cybercrime in East Singhbhum district and seized 25 cloned ATM cards from his house, a senior police officer has said.The man identified as Onkar Singh, was arrested following a raid conducted by a police team headed by Superintendent

Kolkata

The final roll of 2019 witnessed nearly 20 lakh new voters getting added to the electoral rolls in West Bengal, an official of chief electoral officer of the state said.In the final roll, the number of total electors are 6,97,60,868 out of which there are 3,57,83,463

Aizawl

Official of the Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department on Tuesday seized 34.5 gm of heroin at Khawkawn village in Champhai district and arrested a man in this connection.The 50-year-old man was held for allegedly being in possession of the contraband worth around Rs

Guwahati

Assam Government on Monday set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Dr HimantaBiswaSarma to recommend measures for protection of rights of existing tribal communities as well as to decide on the benefits to be given to new Scheduled Tribes, official sources said.Th

Bhubaneswar

Odishachief minister Naveen Patnaikon Tuesday said that his government's Rs 10,000 crore farmer welfare scheme 'Kalia' would open doors for development of agri sector workers.The Odisha government announced the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation

Aizawl

The umbrella organisation of the 35,000 odd Bru refugees living in Tripura on Tuesday appealed to new Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga to take initiative for solving the 22-year-old problem of the displaced people.The Bru refugees are living in six relief camps at K

Kolkata

HarindraRao, general manager, Eastern Railway, in presence of Sanjay Singh Gehlot, additional general manager, Eastern Railway honoured three employees of Eastern Railway with Safety Awards at Eastern Railway headquarters, Fairlie Place on Tuesday for their alertness

Kolkata

With a view to rescuing commuters and saving valuable lives and property in case of a fire incident in the Metro premises, Metro RPF conducted a periodical Mock Fire Drill at Park Street Metro station on January 13.

Author: 
Raman Swamy

It was one of those surreal moments in Parliament.  Outside more than two crore workers of the country were on an all-India strike.  Inside the Lok Sabha, a bizarre Bill to amend the Trade Unions Act was being discussed to determine the criteria for recognition of a trade union.
The irony was highlighted by the fact that the government seemed determined to push through the TU amendment on the very last day of the winter session and that too just 100 days before its term would end and fresh elections are due.

As the country goes to the next general elections in about three months, a sordid drama making a mockery of democracy is being played in Karnataka. The BJP, unable to stomach being outmanoeuvred by the Congress which quickly forged a post poll alliance with JD(U) to keep the BJP out of power, has now mounted  “Operation Topple to bring down the alliance government led by H. D. Kumarswamy.