LOK SABHA POLLS 2019
Opposition blunts BJP’s emotive planks of CAA and NRC
During campaigns, BJP tried to camouflage voters’ disenchantment with the Raghubar Das regime by carefully playing up the CAA-NRC and Ram temple planks but the opposition has again showed that its strategy of focusing on bread-and-butter issues such as unemployment, inflation and agrarian crisis.
Jharkhand voters reject 10 turncoats
Former BJP spokesperson Praveen Prabhakar, who joined the National People's Party days before the commen...
Ruling AIADMK faced first electoral rout in 8 years in 2019
In 2019, the AIADMK had little to cheer electorally, as it failed miserably in th...
In the last Lok Sabha polls, 86% of candidates lost deposits
As per the statistical report - which covered 542 parliamentary seats, excluding Vellore where the poll was cancelled - just 587 of the 7,484 defeated candidates held on to their security deposit.
Govt introduces Labour Code on Industrial Relations bill in Lok Sabha
The industrial relations code is the third of four labour codes that have got approval from the Cabinet. The Bill consolidates essential elements of three laws—the Trade Unions Act, 1926, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947—helping improve ease of doing business.
2019 - The year of fake news
CAA protests latest in a series of events that triggered extensive spread of misinformation across social media, say fact checkers.
The last phase in Jharkhand will decide whether the state will get a Santhal chief minister or not
In another setback his father and JMM founder Shibu Soren lost the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Dumka. Santhal has been a JMM bastion and eyeing to score big, it is important for Hemant Soren to win Dumka. On the other hand Marandi too is trying hard to halt the JMM leader’s chief ministerial aspirations.
Citizenship Amendment Bill has endorsement of India's 130 crore citizens: Amit Shah
Trying to allay apprehensions of people of the Northeast, Shah said the Narendra Modi Government is committed to protect the customs and culture of people of the region and informed that Manipur will be brought under Inner Line Permit regime, where the proposed law will not be applicable.
1,113 cases of suspected suicides in armed forces from 2010 to 2019: Govt
Of the total 1,113 cases, 891 took place in the army, 182 in the air force and 40 in the navy, as per the data shared by Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
Delhi assembly polls in new year will decide city's fate for next 5 yrs: Arvind Kejriwal
The dates of the assembly elections are likely to announced in the next few days. "Delhi is now marching ahead with great speed and the new year is very important for Delhiites... The pace at which Delhi is developing now, we cannot afford any brake on this pace," the Chief Minister said.
Prudent Trust reduced BJP-Congress funding gap in Lok Sabha polls
Prudent Electoral Trust has reduced the funding gap between the Congress and the BJP in 2018-19. From its corpus of Rs 182.3 crore in 2018-19, Prudent donated Rs 52.75 crore to the BJP and Rs 39 crore to the Congress.
Ships Recycling Bill sails through in Rajya Sabha
The Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha last week, will make for India’s accession to the Hong Kong Convention that enlists environmentally sound conditions of ship recycling. Till now only the guidelines of the SC passed in 2013, as code on hazardous waste management were being followed. Those guidelines have been dovetailed with The Hong Kong Convention 2009.
Lok Sabha passes bill to raise chit fund amount by three times
According to the bill, it is proposed to raise the maximum chit amount from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh for those managed by individuals or less than four partners, and from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 18 lakh for firms with four or more partners. The maximum commission for the 'foreman', who is responsible for managing the chit, is proposed to be raised from 5 per cent to 7 per cent.
Ashok Gehlot govt says child deaths down at Kota Hospital in 2019, BJP blames poor facilities
Under fire from opposition BJP over the deaths of 100 children in a Kota hospital last month, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday that the Congress govt had in fact brought down the number of casualties compared to that a year earlier.
'Second war of independence': TMC eyes citizenship bill to take on BJP ahead of state polls
Addressing a rally in Kolkata on Friday, Banerjee said she would support the bill if citizenship is given to each and every refugee, irrespective of their religion.
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