Daily Bulletin: 19 lakh excluded from final NRC list in Assam, Bumrah's hat-trick, Texas shooting; today's top stories
Here are today's top stories: Assam govt appeals for peace as final NRC list excludes 19 lakh people from list, Motor Vehicles Amendment Act to be implemented today, and more
Amnesty scheme for legacy service tax, excise duty cases to open on 1 September; to be operational for four months
More than Rs 3.75 lakh crore is blocked in service tax and excise litigations
Kerala-based Muslim body moves Supreme Court against triple talaq law, claims Act violates Articles 14, 15 and 21
A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, 'Samastha Kerala Jamiathul Ulema', a religious organisation of Sunni Muslim scholars and clerics in Kerala, moved the top court seeking to declare it as unconstitutional.
Penal action for violation of CSR norms: Modi govt going after asset creators as if profit-making is a crime
In contrast, Modi has strengthened the command-and-control bureaucratic structure and seems to be doubling down on Gandhian socialism as the backbone of economic policymaking
UAPA Amendment Bill to be debated in Rajya Sabha today: Draft law fails basic test of elasticity, doesn't safeguard against potential abuse
History lesson that this five-decade-old legislation teaches us is that use of UAPA lies in its misuse and one which has taken place across party lines. With the overwhelming majority of the Lok Sabha appearing convinced, only time will tell whether this was the first step towards a more secure India or the last nail in the coffin for free speech and political dissent.
RTI (Amendment) Bill passed in RS: BJP sought stronger law when in Opposition, wants to weaken it now, says ex-CIC Shailesh Gandhi
'The reasons that the government is putting forward to amend the RTI Act do not make any sense,' former CIC Shailesh Gandhi said.
Amendment to RTI Act will compromise autonomy of information commissions, undermine status of commissioners, say ex-officials
The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 proposes to give the Centre the powers to set the salaries and service conditions of information commissioners at the central and state levels.
RS passes bill amending POCSO Act: Derek O'Brien shares trauma of sexual assault, Smriti Irani lauds TMC leader's courage
Rajya Sabha passes POCSO Amendment Bill. "Over six lakh sexual offenders have been registered under the National Sexual Offenders Registery (NSOR) in India," Smriti Irani told Rajya Sabha while discussing POCSO Amendment Bill, 2019.
Bill to provide National Exit Test for entrance to postgraduate medical courses introduced in Lok Sabha
A bill that proposes National Exit Test, a common final year MBBS examination introduced in Lok Sabha. The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 was introduced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. The bill provides for the setting up of a medical commission in place of the Medical Council of India.
Jersey, Oh! Baby, Mallesham, Game Over, Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya: Best Telugu films of 2019 so far
Nani-Shraddha Srinath's sports drama Nani and Samantha Akkineni-starrer coming-of-age slice-of-life film Oh! Baby were among the top Telugu films of 2019 yet.
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill tabled in LS; proposed law provides for stiffer penalties, regulation of cab aggregators
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was on Monday introduced in the Lok Sabha with Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari urging the members to pass it.
Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Aladdin, Toy Story 4 — Hollywood's box office winners of 2019 so far
The 22nd addition to the vast MCU, Avengers: Endgame broke an array of box office records which include all-time highest grossing domestic title ever
Kumbalangi Nights, Unda, Virus, Ishq: Best Malayalam films of 2019 so far have celebrated big and small stars
While Prithviraj Sakumaran's directorial debut Lucifer already garnered Rs 200 crore, smaller films like Kumbalangi Nights also made a mark.
Our top seven picks of 2019 so far — Article 15, Kalank, Photograph, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, Sonchiriya, Gully Boy, and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.
Budget 2019: Amnesty scheme for excise, service tax cases to unlock Rs 3.75 lakh crore involved in pending cases
Excise duty and service tax, along with 15 other indirect taxes were subsumed into the goods and services tax (GST) that came into force about two years ago on 1 July 2017.
Parliament LIVE updates: Rajya Sabha approves resolution to extend President’s Rule in state, passes J&K Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Parliament LIVE updates: Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha. The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill seeks to further reservations to people living along LoC, LAC and international border, Shah said.
Lok Sabha updates: You are more answerable than ever, Speaker Om Birla tells Centre, assures Opposition he'll be unbiased
Lok Sabha LIVE updates: Speaker Om Birla, in his thank you note to the House, said that the Narendra Modi government, which will be serving its second term is more answerable to the people of India than ever. He thanked the prime minister, his party and all the other members of the House for putting their faith in him.
The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be introduced in the ensuing session of Parliament, beginning June 17.