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Currency crunch: Ghost of demonetisation haunts government, RBI, says Chidambaram

Currency crunch: Ghost of demonetisation haunts government, RBI, says Chidambaram

ATMs in some parts of the country continued to remain out of cash on Wednesday as the government scrambled to rush currency to meet an "unusual spurt in demand".

Apr 18, 2018, 21:07 PM IST
Congress to observe fast on April 9 at Rajghat for 'communal harmony'; Rahul Gandhi to take part

Congress to observe fast on April 9 at Rajghat for 'communal harmony'; Rahul Gandhi to take part

Rahul Gandhi had on Friday directed party leaders to organise fasts across the country to promote harmony.

Apr 08, 2018, 19:53 PM IST
Dalit protests: BJP will neither withdraw reservations, nor allow anyone to do so, says Amit Shah

Dalit protests: BJP will neither withdraw reservations, nor allow anyone to do so, says Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday clarified that the central government would neither scrap the policy of reservation for SC and ST communities in education and jobs.

Apr 04, 2018, 19:35 PM IST
 Amid Dalit protests, PM Modi takes a dig at Congress, says 'don't drag Ambedkar into politics'

Amid Dalit protests, PM Modi takes a dig at Congress, says 'don't drag Ambedkar into politics'

Widespread protests had taken place on Monday in different parts of the country over Supreme Court order on SC/ST Act.

Apr 04, 2018, 16:22 PM IST
Bharat Bandh today against SC order on SC/ST Atrocities Act; government to file review petition

Bharat Bandh today against SC order on SC/ST Atrocities Act; government to file review petition

The SC on March 20 had taken note of the alleged rampant misuse of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act.

Apr 02, 2018, 00:21 AM IST
SC/ST Atrocities Act: Government to file review petition before Supreme Court on Monday

SC/ST Atrocities Act: Government to file review petition before Supreme Court on Monday

The apex court on March 20, 2018, had taken note of the alleged rampant misuse of the stringent  SCs and STs act against government servants.

Apr 01, 2018, 22:48 PM IST
Long-term capital gains tax and other budget proposals to kick in from April 1

Long-term capital gains tax and other budget proposals to kick in from April 1

Arun Jaitley had retained the 10-15 percent surcharge on the super-rich, while raising the health and education cess, levied on all taxable income, to 4 percent from 3 percent at present.

Mar 31, 2018, 23:50 PM IST
Deadline to link Aadhaar to welfare schemes extended to June 30

Deadline to link Aadhaar to welfare schemes extended to June 30

On December 15, 2017, the apex court had extended till March 31, 2018, the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes.

Mar 28, 2018, 19:04 PM IST
Congress issues whip for no-confidence motion

Congress issues whip for no-confidence motion

The Congress had tabled in the Lok Sabha a notice for no-confidence motion on Friday.

Mar 26, 2018, 23:42 PM IST
 Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat, health protection scheme to benefit 10 crore families

Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat, health protection scheme to benefit 10 crore families

Ayushman Bharat is touted as the world's largest government-funded health care programme.

Mar 21, 2018, 21:26 PM IST
India not considering any proposal to sign NPT as precondition to join NSG: Government

India not considering any proposal to sign NPT as precondition to join NSG: Government

India is not considering any proposal to sign the NPT as a precondition for joining the NSG, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.

Mar 21, 2018, 18:08 PM IST
 Facebook data breach: Congress hits back, accuses government of diverting attention from death of Indians in Iraq

Facebook data breach: Congress hits back, accuses government of diverting attention from death of Indians in Iraq

The BJP on Wednesday questioned links between the Congress and Cambridge Analytica and wondered if it will now depend on "data theft" to woo voters.

Mar 21, 2018, 15:44 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh special status: TDP ready to support no-confidence motion against Centre

Andhra Pradesh special status: TDP ready to support no-confidence motion against Centre

Two ministers of the TDP - S Chowdary and Ashok Gajapathi Raju - had quit their posts on March 8, 2018.

Mar 15, 2018, 18:28 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Wednesday, minutes after it reassembled at 2 pm.

Mar 14, 2018, 15:33 PM IST
Earmark separate quota for Haj aspirants aged 70 and above: SC

Earmark separate quota for Haj aspirants aged 70 and above: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the earmarking of an "exclusive quota" for Haj pilgrims aged 70 and above.

Mar 14, 2018, 01:04 AM IST
Parliament stalemate continues, government, Opposition trade charges

Parliament stalemate continues, government, Opposition trade charges

Parliament remained deadlocked for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday.

Mar 14, 2018, 00:51 AM IST
Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry Minister, takes additional charge of Civil Aviation

Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry Minister, takes additional charge of Civil Aviation

TDP leader Ashok Gajapathi Raju resigned as aviation minister.

Mar 12, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Rs 2.5 per pad: Biodegradable sanitary napkins launched on Women's Day

Rs 2.5 per pad: Biodegradable sanitary napkins launched on Women's Day

The government on Thursday launched biodegradable sanitary napkins which will be available at PMBJP kendras by May 28, 2018.

Mar 08, 2018, 23:08 PM IST
Respond to plea on Rohingya refugees by March 16: SC to Centre

Respond to plea on Rohingya refugees by March 16: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave time to the Centre to file response to a plea seeking to halt the alleged "pushback" of Rohingya refugees at the borders.

Mar 08, 2018, 00:56 AM IST
Aadhaar linking deadline may be extended beyond March 31, Centre tells Supreme Court

Aadhaar linking deadline may be extended beyond March 31, Centre tells Supreme Court

On December 15, 2017, SC had extended till March 31, 2018, the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes.

Mar 06, 2018, 22:20 PM IST