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  • Frequent disruptions show alarming trend: Meira Kumar

    Parliament’s Monsoon Session concluded on Tuesday amid concerns over loss of five days of work on account of disruptions and warnings that the “alarming” trend could lead to unforeseen consequences. Speaker Meira Kumar used her valedictory remarks at the end of the month-long session to disapprove the ‘mock Parliament’ held by some parties noting that […]

    Free distribution of food grains an order, not suggestion: SC

    Supreme Court of India has asserted that it had ordered free distribution of foodgrains to the poor in the country instead of allowing them to rot in godowns and it was not a suggestion as made out. “It was not a suggestion. It is there in our order. You tell the Minister,” the court told […]

    Bill to monitor safety of dams

    With several dams across the country being nearly half-a-century old, a bill which seeks to monitor their safety at regular intervals was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Dam Safety Bill, 2010 aims to establish an institutional system to regularly monitor the safety of large dams. The new legislation, tabled by Water Resources […]

    SC issues notices former Satyam MD Rama Raju, 4 others

    The Supreme Court Monday asked former Satyam managing director B Rama Raju and four others, accused in Rs 14,000-crore accounting fraud in Satyam, as to why their bails should not be cancelled. The Supreme Court bench comprising Justice Deepak Verma and Justice Dalbeer Bhandari issued notices to the five accused on a petition filed by […]

    Par adjourns till noon after uproar over CBI misuse charge

    Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon on Monday as opposition BJP alleged misuse of CBI by the govt, a charge strongly refuted by the Treasury benches. As soon as the Lok Sabha met, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj accused the government of misusing CBI to “protect some from the clutches of law, […]

    12 Maoists Surrender in response to package

    Efforts to wean away Maoists from the path of violence seems to be making progress going by the response to the government’s surrender packages announced in Jharkhand and WBengal a month back. Jharkhand has made a head-start with 10 rebels giving up arms since the state government announced the ‘Operation Nai Disha on 31st July. […]

    President confers Saina Nehwal Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2010

    Indian Woman Badminton star, Saina Nehwal has been conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2010. At a function held in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday evening, the President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil gave away the Arjun Awards, Dronacharya Awards and Lifetime Achievement awards, besides other awards to outstanding sports persons, coaches […]

    NAC to consider food security proposals on Mon

    Keen on a holistic approach on food security issues, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council will meet on Monday to discuss proposals from a working group on the right to food Bill that it would recommend to the govt. The framework, proposed by the NAC’s working group headed by human rights activist Harsh Mander, presents […]

    Sonia all set to be Congress President for record fourth term

    Sonia Gandhi is all set to be re-elected as Congress President for a record fourth term this week with the polls for the top party post likely to be an uncontested affair. The last date for filing nominations for the election is 2nd September, a day on which several sets of nomination papers are expected […]

    PM visits JN stadium, asks authorities to redouble efforts

    The Government will table the much-awaited Direct Taxes Code (DTC) bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday, that is expected to provide relief to income tax payers, both personal and corporate, though not as much as was proposed earlier in the draft. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday visited the Jawaharlal Nehru sports complex in […]