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Puri draws flak for walking out of Lok Sabha Puri draws flak for walking out of Lok Sabha

 

New Delhi, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri was at the receiving end of Opposition's ire for walking out of the Lok Sabha even before the matter he had raised was over.

Puri had moved a motion for election of two members to the Rajghat Samadhi committee and began to walk out even before Speaker Om Birla asked for a customary voice vote.

BJP MPs never raised Delhi's law & order issues in Parliament in 5 years: AAP BJP MPs never raised Delhi's law & order issues in Parliament in 5 years: AAP

 

New Delhi, Calling Delhi's "deteriorating" law and order situation a matter of "grave concern", the ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday accused BJP MPs of not raising the city's crime issues in Parliament in the last five years.

Speaking to the media, AAP's chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said the seven BJP MPs need to step out of their homes and comfort zones and take responsibility.

New wink sensation Tina Dabi Khan driving fans crazy New wink sensation Tina Dabi Khan driving fans crazy

 

New Delhi, If you miss last year's sensational wink from Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, try the new one from IAS topper Tina Dabi Khan who identifies herself as a Kashmiri bahu (daughter-in-law) and is now driving fans crazy on social media with her wink and cute dimples.

In her latest Instagram video, she is seen with a not-to-missed- wink. The video does not carry any caption but has been viewed by almost 165,000 times on the Facebook-owned photo sharing app.

Govt changes but issues of manhandling remain: Congress on Acharya's exit Govt changes but issues of manhandling remain: Congress on Acharya's exit

 

New Delhi, Hours after Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya quit, the Congress slammed the Modi government saying the government changes but issues of manhandling remain.

Acharya is the third top official to quit RBI before completing their term. The first being former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and second being former Governor Urjit Patel.

An-32 to continue flying in mountains: IAF Chief An-32 to continue flying in mountains: IAF Chief

 

Gwalior, Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief B.S. Dhanoa on Monday said that the An-32 transport aircraft will continue to fly in the mountains as there was no other option. The Air Force Chief's statement came more than a fortnight after An-32 aircraft, with 13 IAF personnel on board, crashed in Arunachal Pradesh.

Addressing a press conference here during a commemoration to mark 20 years of the Kargil war, Dhanoa said: "The An-32 will continue to fly as we have no choice.

Seven youths held for harassing ex-Miss India Universe granted bail Seven youths held for harassing ex-Miss India Universe granted bail

 

Kolkata A Kolkata court on Friday granted bail to the seven youths held for harassing former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta, a senior police officer said.

The seven accused were granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 1,000.

The seven youths were arrested on Tuesday by south Kolkata's Charu Market police station on Tuesday, a day after the incident.

BJP delegation visits Bengal's violence-hit Bhatpara, demands probe into killings BJP delegation visits Bengal's violence-hit Bhatpara, demands probe into killings

 

Kolkata, A three-member BJP delegation on Saturday visited violence-hit Bhatpara in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district where two persons were shot dead during a clash on Thursday, and demanded a probe into the killings even as it accused the state police of opening fire on innocent people.

The three-member delegation, comprising BJP MPs S.S. Ahluwalia, Satya Pal Singh and Vishnu Dayal Ram, visited the house of the two deceased - Rambabu Shaw and Dharambir Shaw - in Bhatpara on Saturday afternoon and said the bereaved families would be given financial aid of Rs 10 lakh each

Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha amid opposition Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha amid opposition

 

New Delhi, The government on Friday introduced The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 banning Triple Talaq in the Lok Sabha amid criticism that it will harm Muslim families and was discriminatory.

The opposition requested Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for a division during its introduction. It was introduced after 186 MPs voted in favour while 74 voted against it.

While introducing it, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that only 31 cases of Triple Talaq had been noted after an ordinance on the issue was issued.

Wheat left to rot in Punjab, Haryana after bumper harvest Wheat left to rot in Punjab, Haryana after bumper harvest


Chandigarh, Millions of tonnes of food grain are being stored in the open across the northern states of Punjab and Haryana, known as the "granaries of India", following a bumper wheat crop this season, due to lack of warehouse space.


The result: Vast quantities of grain, procured by state agencies for the Central pool, lie rotting.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh admitted more than 100 lakh tonnes of wheat is currently stored in the open, risking decay.

Delimitation of Assembly seats in J&K could push polls beyond 2019 Delimitation of Assembly seats in J&K could push polls beyond 2019

 

Srinagar, The Union Home Ministry's recent decision to call for the delimitation file from the Jammu and Kashmir law department has fuelled speculation on whether the upcoming state Assembly election would have to wait till the fresh delimitation of Assembly seats in the strife-torn state.

The Election Commission has said that the schedule for the Assembly election would be announced after the conclusion of the annual Amarnath Yatra which begins on July 1 and will end on August 15.

Punjab lawmakers assure support to Sikhs in Meghalaya Punjab lawmakers assure support to Sikhs in Meghalaya



Chandigarh, A high-level delegation, which has been rushed to Shillong by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday assured the Punjabi settlers there of full support to protect their fundamental rights.

The delegation, led by Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, met many members of the Sikh community settled in Meghalaya and is scheduled to meet Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday.

Congress calls Kovind's speech 'hollow, uninspiring' Congress calls Kovind's speech 'hollow, uninspiring'

 

New Delhi, The Congress on Thursday described President Ram Nath Kovind's speech in Parliament as "hollow" and "uninspiring".

Addressing the media, party leader Anand Sharma and Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said Kovind's address to the joint session of Parliament was just a repetition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech.

'One nation, one election' meet starts, 8 parties skip 'One nation, one election' meet starts, 8 parties skip


New Delhi, A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his 'one nation, one election' proposal began here on Wednesday, with eight key opposition parties staying away.

Besides the BJP, those attending the meeting included Akali Dal's Sukhbir Singh Badal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar, BJD President Naveen Patnaik, YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, CPI's D. Raja and S. Sudhakar Reddy, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechuri, TRS President K.T. Rama Rao, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti.

Raghav Bahl invests $7.2 million more in 'The Quint' Raghav Bahl invests $7.2 million more in 'The Quint'

 

Bengaluru, Serial media entrepreneur Raghav Bahl invested an additional $7.2 million (Rs 50 crore) in his flagship news website 'The Quint', said data intelligence platform paper.vc on Tuesday.

"According to regulatory filings by Quintillion Media Ltd, Bahl has invested $7.2 million in The Quint out of $21.5 million (Rs 150 crore) he will invest in three tranches, with the latest investment as the first tranch," said the media firm's filing.

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