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Bypolls 2022: TMC, Congress, RJD win; BJP draws blank
Politics

Bypolls 2022: TMC, Congress, RJD win; BJP draws blank

West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar said it is a general trend that the party in power in the state generally wins the by-elections

By-polls Results 2022: Counting of votes for four Assembly, one Lok Sabha seat underway
Politics

By-polls Results 2022: Counting of votes for four Assembly, one Lok Sabha seat underway

West Bengal’s Asansol and Ballygunge have emerged as a major prestige fight for the TMC and the BJP

International issues should be resolved through mutual dialogue, diplomacy: Om Birla
India

International issues should be resolved through mutual dialogue, diplomacy: Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's remark came during the inaugural function of the mid-year Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Executive Committee Meeting

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourn sine die, clocking 129 and 99.80% productivity respectively
India

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourn sine die, clocking 129 and 99.80% productivity respectively

The second part of the Budget Session began on 14 March while the sittings were to conclude on 8 April

Lok Sabha passes bill to ban financing of weapons of mass destruction
India

Lok Sabha passes bill to ban financing of weapons of mass destruction

The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, passed in 2005, only banned the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction

Over 4.09 crore cases pending in district courts, 59 lakh in high courts, about 70K in Supreme Court: Law Ministry
India

Over 4.09 crore cases pending in district courts, 59 lakh in high courts, about 70K in Supreme Court: Law Ministry

Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha that disposal of pending cases in courts is within the domain of the judiciary and that the government has no role in disposal

EAM Jaishankar opens up on Russia-Ukraine conflict, says, 'If India has chosen a side...'
World

EAM Jaishankar opens up on Russia-Ukraine conflict, says, 'If India has chosen a side...'

Jaishankar said, "We are strongly against the conflict, we believe that no solution can be arrived at by shedding blood and at the cost of innocent lives"

Centre introduces bill to ban financing of weapons of mass destruction in the Lok Sabha
India

Centre introduces bill to ban financing of weapons of mass destruction in the Lok Sabha

The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, passed in 2005, only banned the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction

Over 3.93 lakh foreigners overstaying in India: Centre tells Lok Sabha
India

Over 3.93 lakh foreigners overstaying in India: Centre tells Lok Sabha

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said 25,143 foreigners overstayed after expiry of visa in 2021, 40,239 foreigners overstayed in 2020 and 54,576 overstayed in 2021

Criminal procedure bill will defend human rights of law-abiding citizens, says Amit Shah
India

Criminal procedure bill will defend human rights of law-abiding citizens, says Amit Shah

Referring to concerns of some Opposition members over the misuse of data collected under the proposed law, the home minister said the world is using database and ‘we too will have to use it’, moving ahead with time

Government wants to strengthen internal security: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on bill allowing police to collect biometric data
India

Government wants to strengthen internal security: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on bill allowing police to collect biometric data

The bill seeks to provide legal sanction to the police to take physical and biological samples of convicts as well as persons accused of crimes

24 cases of suicides by students of central universities in 5 years: Govt tells Lok Sabha
India

24 cases of suicides by students of central universities in 5 years: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Rajkumar Ranjan Singh said the central government and the University Grants Commission (UGC) have taken several initiatives to check the incidents of harassment and discrimination of students

India continues to remain highest receiver of FDI, says Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha
India

India continues to remain highest receiver of FDI, says Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha

Nirmala Sitharaman said foreign investments have to be gauged, not just by looking at FIIs and FPIs which by very nature depend on the interest rates and they keep on "moving up and down."

Smriti Irani addresses woman MP as lady, sparks debate in Lok Sabha
India

Smriti Irani addresses woman MP as lady, sparks debate in Lok Sabha

Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary and Saugata Roy of TMC objected to Irani referring to Geetha Viswanath Vanga of the YSRCP as a lady member during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha

Licences of 466 institutions rejected under FCRA since 2020: Centre tells Lok Sabha
India

Licences of 466 institutions rejected under FCRA since 2020: Centre tells Lok Sabha

A total of 100 applications of NGOs were refused in 2020, 341 applications were refused in 2021 and 25 applications were refused till 21 March 2022

J&K: 34 people from outside bought properties after Article 370 was scrapped, says Centre
India

J&K: 34 people from outside bought properties after Article 370 was scrapped, says Centre

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the properties are located in Jammu, Reasi, Udhampur and Ganderbal districts.

Explained: The row in Parliament over the new bill that lets police take bio samples of accused
India

Explained: The row in Parliament over the new bill that lets police take bio samples of accused

The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, seeking to replace The Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920, permits authorities to collect biometric data along with 'physical and biological samples' of convicts, and those arrested or detained

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill tabled in Lok Sabha; will help investigation agencies increase conviction rate, says Centre
India

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill tabled in Lok Sabha; will help investigation agencies increase conviction rate, says Centre

As per the provisions of the Bill, any person convicted, arrested or detained under any preventive detention law will be required to provide 'measurements' to a police officer or a prison official

Banks never got back money from defaulters under UPA govt, says Nirmala Sitharaman
India

Banks never got back money from defaulters under UPA govt, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman also said in the Lok Sabha that actions have been taken, including registration of FIRs, against those who have cheated small savings depositors through various fraudulent activities

Lok Sabha approves 'crypto tax' amendments; 'detrimental to investor growth', says industry expert
Business

Lok Sabha approves 'crypto tax' amendments; 'detrimental to investor growth', says industry expert

Under the amended law, loss from crypto assets cannot be set off against gains in crypto assets as well