‘No Plan to Link Aadhaar with Social Media Accounts’: Government

The Union government said on Wednesday there is no plan to make social media users verify their accounts through Aadhaar authentication yet – an idea that has come up several times in court cases as a measure to combat fake news and curb child pornography on the internet. The disclosure was made by electronics and […]

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Supreme Court to Hear on Wednesday Pleas Challenging Citizenship Amendment Act

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on 18 December a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. Senior advocates and Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal mentioned the pleas before the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde. The bench, also comprising Justices BR […]

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SC Grants Bail to Chidambaram in INX Media Case Filed by Enforcement Directorate

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday granted bail to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED). The bail comes with a caveat that he can’t travel overseas. Chidambaram has also been asked to not make any kind of contact with the witnesses in the case. Further, the Apex court […]

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Punjab Government to Distribute Free Smartphones to Youth from Republic Day

The Congress-led Punjab government will start distributing free smartphones to the youth in the state, one of the key poll promises of the ruling party, from January 26. Free mobile phones to girl children Mobile phones would be distributed among girl students in class 11 and 12 of government schools in Punjab who do not […]

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“The Indian Railways is and Always Continues to be the Property of India and People of India,” Says Piyush Goyal

The government is not privatising the Indian Railways but only outsourcing commercial and on-board services to private players in order to provide better facilities to commuters, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Responding to a series of queries during Question Hour, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said such a step has been […]

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President Kovind Approves President’s Rule in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena Moves Supreme Court

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday approved the cabinet decision to impose President’s Rule in Maharashtra, on the recommendation of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The development came hours before the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) deadline to form the government was scheduled to end. On Monday, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had given the NCP time […]

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Gandhi Family to be Stripped of Top Tier SPG Cover, Will be Given Z-Plus Security

The Union home ministry on Friday withdrew the special protection group (SPG) cover of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. They will now be extended Z-plus protection by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The decision comes just three months after the Centre pulled out the SPG cover of former […]

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Congress to Hold 10 Days Protest against Modi Govt over Economic Slowdown

The Congress will hold nationwide protests against the Narendra Modi government over economic slowdown in the country from November 5 to November 15. “The party will raise issues surrounding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), current economic crisis, mounting unemployment, spiralling price rise, bank frauds, job losses in public and private sectors, and farm distress,” […]

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EC Issues Showcause Notice to BJP Mumbai Chief for Statement on 1992 Bombay Riots

A day after BJP’s Mumbai chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha delivered a speech in which he insinuated that bombs and bullets used in terror attacks after the 1992 Bombay riots were manufactured in Muslim-majority areas of the city, the Election Commission issued a showcause notice to him. The notices were issued on Thursday to Lodha and Shiv Sena’s Mumbadevi […]

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Alka Lamba, former Chandni Chowk AAP MLA, joins Congress

Alka Lamba, who has been engaged in a bitter war of words with her adopted party AAP, on Saturday formally joined her parent party the Congress. She was welcomed into the party fold by Delhi unit in-charge PC Chacko and other leaders of the party at the Congress headquarters on Akbar road. A beaming Lamba […]

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