Women's Bill passed in LS

NEW DELHI, Sep 20The Lok Sabha passed the Women's Reservation Bill with 454 votes on Wednesday evening. The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam will grant 33% seats to women in the Lower House of Parliament as well as State legislative Assemblies. Implementation..

‘Women Reservation Bill’ introduced in LS

New Delhi, Sep 19 The Centre on Tuesday introduced in Lok Sabha the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam 2023’ or the Women Reservation Bill, which seeks to guarantee 33 per cent quota for women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.It was introduced..

2 Delhi Police officers to assist CBI in probe

NEW DELHI, Sep 16 Two women IPS officers with Delhi Police have been attached with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to assist in the investigation of the cases pertaining to the violence in Manipur.The probe agency had earlier asked the Police Co..

CWC passes condolence resolutions on loss of lives in Manipur, Himachal

Hyderabad, Sep 16The Congress Working Committee on Saturday passed condolence resolutions over the loss of lives in the ethnic violence in Manipur and the natural disaster in Himachal Pradesh.The Congress’ top decision-making body, holding its first..

Manipuri turban to adorn Parliament Marshals

NEW DELHI, Sep 13Parliament House employees will don new uniforms during the special session starting from September 18.The Marshals in both the houses of the Parliament will also don a new uniform.Manipuri turban will be a part of the Marshals uniform.Ma..

'Full-scale assault' on India’s democratic institutions by BJP, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Sep 8 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Friday that India was witnessing a struggle between “two visions” these days, one he termed as a fight between Mahatma Gandhi’s vision and Nathuram Godse’s vision.Speaking to rep..

India 1st Nation to land spacecraft near moon's south poleIndia joins elite space club with Chandrayaan-3

Bengaluru, Aug 23 India has become the first Nation to land a craft near the moon's south pole, a historic triumph for the world's most populous Nation and its ambitious, cut-price space programme.The unmanned Chandrayaan-3, which means "mooncraft" in San..

Board exams twice a year in line

NEW DELHI, Aug 22 Class 11, 12 students need to study two languages, at least one language must be Indian, stated Ministry of Education's new curriculum framework on Wednesday.Board exams will be conducted twice a year and students will be allowed to reta..

Centre set to resume Naga peace talks

New Delhi, Aug 22 After a hiatus, the Union Government is all set to resume Naga peace talks. An informal meeting was held in New Delhi between the Union Government’s interlocutor for the talks, AK Mishra and National Socialist Council of Nagaland &..

Justice Gita Mittal panel files reports on ID proofs, compensation

New Delhi, Aug 21 The Supreme Court-appoin-ted Justice Gita Mittal com- mittee, set up to oversee relief and rehabilitation of the victims of ethnic violence in Manipur, Monday submitted three reports highlighting the need for reconstruction of identity d..

Officer, 8 Jawans killed after truck skids, falls into river in Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 19: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and eight jawans were killed after the truck they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a river in Ladakh, the army said.The accident happened in Kiyari, 150 km from Leh, at 4.45 pm, S..

CPI(M)’s Brinda Karat submits memorandum to Prez after Manipur visit; flags bad state of relief camps

New Delhi, Aug 18 : Terrible state of relief camps, erosion of trust in government and lack of political will are some of the issues flagged by CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat who submitted a memorandum to President Droupadi Murmu on Friday after a three-day v..

29 women among 53 CBI officers to probe cases

New Delhi, Aug 17: In a major mobilisation, the CBI on Wednesday deputed 53 officers, including 29 women, drawn from its units across the country to probe Manipur violence cases, officials said.The team which includes three DIGs - Lovely Katiyar, Nirmala ..

Rahul Gandhi steps up attack on PM Modi over raging Manipur violence

WAYANAD, Aug 12 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a stinging attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of not addressing the problem of Manipur even during the debate on the violence in the northerneastern state in Parliament a..

Rape of minor, mob lynching may invite death : Bills

NEW DELHI, Aug 11 : Anyone endangering sovereignty or integrity of India may get a maximum punishment of life imprisonment while those involved in mob lynching and rape of minor may be given the maximum punishment of death sentence.These punishments are p..

NewsClick: ED probes Prakash Karat-billionaire Singham email exchanges, funds transfer to journalists

NEW DELHI, Aug 10 : A dump of email exchanges that include some between American billionaire Neville Roy Singham and senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat are under the scanner of the ED as part of its money laundering probe against news portal NewsClick whi..

You are not India, you define corruption, Smriti Irani slams Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Aug 9Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday hit back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s statement on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the NDA Government and said “You are not India, for India is not corrupt.”..

77 Kg heroin seized in Punjab, 4 arrested: Police

Chandigarh, Aug 6: In one of its biggest drug busts so far, the Punjab Police on Sunday said it has seized 77 kilograms of heroin from four people allegedly involved in a trans-border drug smuggling racket. The seizure was made by the Counter Intelligence..

SC stays Rahul Gandhi's conviction

NEW DELHI, Aug 4 The Supreme Court of India on Friday suspended opposition Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a defamation case, enabling him to return to parliament and contest national elections due next year.Gandhi was convicted i..

One day ahead of planned visit to Manipur Will assess ground situation : Opposition leaders

New Delhi, Jul 28The delegation of INDIA bloc MPs which will visit Manipur over the weekend will assess the ground situation first-hand and then make recommendations to the Government and Parliament for a solution to the problems in the violence-hit State..

Opposition MPs to visit on July 29, 30

NEW DELHI, Jul 30 Lawmakers from the Opposition alliance 'INDIA' will visit Manipur on July 29 and 30 to assess the situation in the North Eastern State which is riven with ethnic violence since May 3.A delegation of over 20 Opposition Members of Parliame..

Amit Shah says 'ready for Manipur discussion'

New Delhi, Jul 24Amid Opposition protests over the horrifying video of a mob parading two Manipur women naked, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said he is ready for a discus-sion and asked why the Opposition is not coopera-ting.Ever since the Monsoon S..

AAP plans protests today

New Delhi, Jul 24: The Aam Aadmi Party will Tuesday stage protests across the country against the precarious situation in Manipur, party officials said.In Delhi, the protest will be attended by top leaders of the party at Jantar Mantar, they said. Leaders..

Oppn MP's to hold protest

NEW DELHI, Jul 22 : Amid the stalemate in Parliament over holding a debate on Manipur violence, MPs of various Opposition parties have planned a protest on Monday near Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the Par-liament complex to press for the Prime Minister's st..

New clip from Bengal shows 2 women being 'stripped naked'

KOLKATA, Jul 22 The BJP, on Saturday, alleged that two tribal women were stripped naked and tortured a few days ago in West Bengal’s Malda district. The video clip comes right amid the outrage pouring in over the May 4 Manipur video.BJP’s I-T ..

Centre ready to discuss Manipur issue in Parliament

NEW DELHI, Jul 19 The Government said at an all-party meeting on Wednesday that it is willing to discuss the Manipur situation in the Parliament."The session begins today. So, a meeting of all-party floor leaders was called. 34 parties and 44 leaders atte..

PM should come to LS : Cong

New Delhi, Jul 19Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Wednesday said that the party will move an adjournment motion in the Lower House on Thursday, seeking discussion on the situation in Manipur.He told reporters prior to the commenc..

Ircon bags Rs 144 crore order from NF Railway Construction in Manipur

New Delhi, Jul 18 : Ircon International Ltd on Monday said it has bagged orders worth Rs 144 crore from N F Railway Construction in Manipur.The company received the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) from N F Railway Construction on July 17.In a regulatory filing..

1 killed, 10 injured in blast in eatery on Shimla's Mall Road: Cops

Shimla, Jul 18: One person was killed and 10 others were injured in a blast on Tuesday evening at an eating joint adjacent to the fire brigade office on the Mall Road in the heart of Shimla, officials said. The blast occurred at the Himachali Rasoi restau..

S Jaishankar, Thai, Myanmar Ministers discuss trilateral Highway

Bangkok, Jul 16External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday met his Myanmar counterpart Than Swe and discussed expediting projects, especially the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway, and underlined the importance of ensuring peace and stability..

Cong holds LS polls strategy meet for Northeastern States

New Delhi, Jul 15Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday met party leaders from six northeastern states and deliberated on the strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.During the meeting, the leaders from the states of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,..

Chandrayaan-3's 1st orbit-raising move successful, "health normal": ISRO

Chennai, Jul 15Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation have performed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on Saturday, the space agency said.The health of the spacecraft was "normal", ISRO said in a social media ..

Peace talks held with Naga groups

NEW DELHI, Jul 11 The Government of India (GoI), on Tuesday (July 11), held a crucial meeting with representatives of the NSCN (IM) and the NNPGs in New Delhi.The Central Government representatives held separate meetings with the NSCN (IM) and the NNPGs.T..

Opposition members walk out from Parliament panel meet after demand to discuss Manipur denied

NEW DELHI, Jul 6 : “Opposition members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs walked out of a meeting on July 6 after their demand to discuss the situation in Manipur was denied by the panel chief,” sources said.“At a me..

Defence Secy talks drug trafficking in visit to Myanmar

New Delhi, Jul 3 Amid the continuing tensions in Manipur, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane made a two-day visit to Myanmar to meet its senior leadership to discuss issues of maintaining peace in border areas, illegal trans-border movements and transnati..

BJP slams

New Delhi, Jun 29 : The BJP on Thursday termed as "irresponsible behaviour" of Rahul Gandhi after he visited Manipur on Thursday.Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Delhi, BJP National spokesperson and Manipur in-charge Sambit Patra..

CPI targets Govt over not being invited to all-party meet on Manipur violence

New Delhi, Jun 24The CPI on Saturday hit out at the Government over the party not being invited to an all-party meeting on the situation in Manipur, saying it “exposes the callous attitude” of the Home Minister.Leaders of various parties, incl..

Situation heartbreaking : Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI, Jun 21Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday issued an appeal for peace in violence-hit Manipur and said the unprecedented violence that has devastated the lives of people of the State has left a deep wound on the Na..

JEE-Advanced result announced

New Delhi, Jun 18: Hyderabad zone's Vavilala Chidvilas Reddy has bagged the top rank in the IIT entrance exam JEE-Advanced, the results of which were announced on Sunday, officials said. According to IIT Guwahati, which conducted the exam this year, Reddy..

Cong lampoons Modi's silence

New Delhi, Jun 14 The Congress on Wednesday once again trained its guns at the Centre over the fresh killings in violence-hit Manipur, questioning the Modi Government's "shameless drum beating" about North East India.Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge,..

SC to hear plea for SIT to probe clashes

NEW DELHI, May 7 A Bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud is scheduled on May 8 to hear a petition filed by a Delhi-based body for Manipur tribal communities seeking the Constitution of a Special Investigation Team to investigate the attacks a..

SC disposes of plea concerning movement of people belonging to Mao tribe on NH-2 in Nagaland

New Delhi, May 5 : The Supreme Court on Thursday disposed of a plea seeking directions to the Centre and the states of Nagaland and Manipur to take appropriate steps to safeguard the freedom of movement of people belonging to the Mao tribe along National ..

PM Modi applauds Vijayshanti for lotus fibre initiative

NEW DELHI, Apr 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Nation on the historic 100th episode of the Mann Ki Baat while applauding the changemakers of the country who through their various initiatives brought a change in the society.Speaking to Vija..

Maoists strike in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada 10 cops, driver killed in IED blast

Raipur, Apr 26 Ten policemen and their driver were killed on Wednesday when their minivan was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, officials said.The policemen were returning from an anti-Maoist operatio..

50 Kg bomb in used attack

New Delhi, Apr 26 The Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh today that killed 10 policemen and a driver involved the use of a powerful 50-kg improvised explosive device (IED) that left a massive hole on the road and uprooted trees.The policemen of the District Re..


NEW DELHI, Apr 25 : In a major action against corruption, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has suspended National Investigation Agency (NIA) SP Vishal Garg. According to sources, SP Vishal was accused of accepting bribes in a Manipur-related case.The NI..

Allow exams in local languages : UGC

New Delhi, Apr 19The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to allow students to write exams in local languages even if the course is offered in English medium, while arranging evaluators and encouraging the translation of textbooks, ac..

India records over 10,000 cases for 4th day in a row

NEW DELHI, Apr 16 India has recorded 10,093 Covid cases in the past 24 hours, about 6 per cent lower than yesterday's count of 10,747 infections. This is the fourth consecutive day on which the country has clocked over 10,000 cases in the recent spike in ..

Manipuri approved for CAPF Constable exams

NEW DELHI, Apr 15 In a landmark decision, the Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the conduct of Constable (general duty) examination for Central Armed Police Forces in 13 regional languages including Manipuri, in addition to Hindi and English.The CAPFs..

India's daily Covid cases cross 10,000

NEW DELHI, Apr 13India today recorded 10,158 news Covid cases, 30 per cent more than yesterday. The active cases in the country have now gone up to 44,998, according to data by the Union Health Ministry.The infection count reported today - a sharp jump fr..