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Flood situation continues to be grim in Assam and Bihar

Many rivers including Brahmaputra are still flowing above the danger marks. The flood situation is serious in Assam’s Nalbadhi and Kokrajhar.   In Bihar, more than 81 lakh people have been affected in 12 flood-hit districts including Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, and Katihar.   42 relief camps in Bihar are providing ... Read More »

Chandrayaan-2 successfully performs 2nd orbit raising task: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation, on Friday 26 July confirmed that India’s second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, has successfully performed its second Earth-bound orbit maneuver. The space agency in a tweet said that the spacecraft performed the maneuver at exactly 01:08 am on 26 July, according to the plan. The space ... Read More »

Nation celebrates 20 years of victory in Kargil war

The Nation is celebrating 20th anniversary of the victory in the Kargil War today. Two decades ago, on July 26, Indian Armed forces secured one of the most dramatic and hard fought victories in history. Each year India remembers its brave hearts on 26 July celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas. ... Read More »

England collapse sets up Ireland Test thriller at Lord’s

Ireland have the chance to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Test history after another England batting collapse on Thursday set the scene for a thrilling finish at Lord’s. When lightning flashes and rain cut short the second day’s play at 6:10 pm local time in a match ... Read More »

20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas being observed

26 July 2019 will mark 20 yrs of emphatic victory of our soldiers. Each year India remembers its brave heart on 26 July celebrated as Vijay Diwas. The day reminds the country of extreme valour, sacrifice and exemplary courage of Indian soldiers against an adversary which has the advantage of ... Read More »

Delegation of Karnataka BJP leaders calls on Amit Shah & J P Nadda

The state BJP led by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa is keen to stake claim to form the next government but is waiting for the central leadership’s nod for its next move. Karnataka BJP leaders, including Jagdish Shettar, Arvind Limbavali, Madhuswamy, Basavaraj Bommai and Yeddyurappa’s son Vijayendra, met Shah ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha passes RTI amendment bill

The bill seeks to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners. Opposition has been opposing the Bill, saying it will dilute the powers of Information Commissioners. Lok Sabha has already passed RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Read More »

Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The bill to criminalise the practice of triple talaq and ensure gender justice to muslime women has been passed in lok sabha on Thursday . After a day long debate over the bill, Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) bill 2019 was passed in the lower house. Earlier, Law ... Read More »

SC directs Centre to Fund Set-up of Special Courts

The court directed that the courts should be set up within 60 days. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has been asked to file a progress report in four weeks. The special courts will try the pending cases of sexual assault on children under the POCSO Act. The court said it would ... Read More »

36th meeting of GST Council postponed

The meeting will be rescheduled for a later date. The last meeting of the GST Council was held on June 21 where the last date for filing of GST returns for FY 2017-18 was extended by two months to August 2019. Read More »

Paris sizzles, London boils as record heat threatens Europe

Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal in many parts of the world. But temperate Europe ? where air conditioning is rare ? isn’t equipped for the temperatures frying the region this week. So tourists frolicked in fountains to seek relief and authorities and volunteers fanned out to ... Read More »

Anti-Triple Talaq Bill must for gender justice: Govt

It was the first draft legislation tabled by the Narendra Modi government in this first session after it took oath of office for a second term in May. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 proposes to declare the practice of instant Triple Talaq as void and ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes bill to tackle illicit deposit schemes

Lok Sabha on Wednesday approved a bill to save gullible investors from Ponzi schemes. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 was passed unanimously by a voice vote. Once passed by Parliament, it will replace an Ordinance. The Bill seeks to help tackle the menace of illicit deposit-taking activities ... Read More »

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