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  • Tuesday, July, 2019| Today's Market | Current Time: 03:32:55
  • Thousands of protestors march towards Hong Kong’s controversial train station

    In Hong Kong, thousands of anti-government protesters began a march today that will end outside a controversial train station linking the territory to the Chinese mainland, as activists try to keep pressure on the city’s pro-Beijing leaders. The rally is the first major large-scale protest since last Monday’s unprecedented storming of parliament by largely young, […]

    Parliament passes Aadhaar amendment bill

    Parliament has passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with the Rajya Sabha approving it today. The Lok Sabha had already passed the bill. The bill seeks to amend Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 and to further amend the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 and the […]

    Parliament adopts resolution levying 200% duty on Pakistani goods

    Parliament has adopted a statutory resolution for levying 200 per cent duty on all goods originating in or exported from Pakistan. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha approved the amendment in the first schedule of the Custom Tariff Act in this regard. India had notified the basic custom duty to 200 per cent on all […]

    RBI to discuss issuance of sovereign bonds with govt: Das

    Reserve Bank India Governor Shaktikanta Das has said the Central bank will discuss the issuance of overseas sovereign bonds with the government. Briefing media after the customary post-budget meeting of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with the RBI Central Board this afternoon, he said the system has sufficient liquidity and the Union Budget for 2019-20 has […]

    Congress, JD(S) ministers resign in Karnataka to save govt

    In a bid to save the shaky coalition government in Karnataka, both Congress and JD(S) ministers in the council have handed over their resignations to the legislative party leaders, to accommodate the rebels. Senior leaders K C Venugopal, Siddaramaiah, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Mallikarjuna Kharge from Congress and H D Kumaraswamy from JD(S) took this decision […]

    Lok Sabha takes up discussion on Union Budget

    The Lok Sabha has taken up discussion on the Union Budget-2019-2020. Initiating the discussion, Shashi Tharoor of Congress termed the Budget as rhetoric and full of empty promises. He accused the government of not fulfilling its promise of generating two crore jobs annually, but in fact, joblessness in the country is high. He said, under […]

    New Delhi registers protest over new UN report on Kashmir situation

    New Delhi today registered strong protest over a new United Nation report alleging rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. Expressing deep concern over the by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, it said, the seems to accord legitimacy to terrorism. Foreign Office […]

    Parliament passes Dentists (Amendment) Bill

    Parliament has passed the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with the Rajya Sabah approving it today. Lok Sabha had already passed the bill. The Bill seeks to make the Dental Council of India more effective and make changes in clauses relating to its membership and that of State Councils. It will help reduce redundancy by restructuring […]

    Over 3 lakh children rescued from child labour in last five years: Govt

    More than three lakh 20 thousand children have been rescued from various forms of child labour during the last five years. Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said this in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. He said the government is committed to eradicating the problem of child labour from all parts of the country. […]

    Delhi HC declines to entertain plea seeking directions to LS Speaker to appoint LoP

    The Delhi High Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking directions to the Lok Sabha Speaker to appoint a Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the House. A bench comprising Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar reasoned that there was no law which prescribed the appointment of an LoP. The court […]