Is it vaccine for votes or for all, Anand Sharma asks PM
Panel also considering summons for Amazon and Google on the issue of protection of data and its privacy
Shatrughan Sinha had joined Congress after being denied ticket last year by the BJP to contest from his home town, which he had won in 2009 and 2014.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded that the eight suspended Rajya Sabha MPs apologise for their ‘unruly behaviour.’
The letter comes a day before the meeting of a Parliamentary committee where opposition parties are likely to raise the issue of Facebook India's alleged bias towards BJP, and reports of its public policy head Ankhi Das supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disparaging opposition in internal messages.
The Congress demanded a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the charges mentioned in the report, saying they threaten the foundation of Indian democracy and need to be investigated.
“We banned Chinese apps to protect data of countrymen, it was a digital strike,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Rahul Gandhi should know that on international matters, like China, questions should not be asked on Twitter.
Though Modi had fled India during the BJP-led NDA government's rule, most of his alleged crimes pertained to the period of the Congress-led UPA rule, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
The exemption will be applicable from April 20 in those areas of the country where the effect of coronavirus is negligible, or which are less affected areas.
Congress has demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah for "abdication of duty" during the communal violence in northeast Delhi.
Law Minister Ravi Prasad said it was a 'good thing' that people were protesting for days but some people were heard saying on television that there would not be dialogue until the CAA was rolled back.
The Union minister said the anti-CAA protest in Shaheen Bagh was being supported by the 'tukde tukde gang'.
Ravi Shankar Prasad's assertion came hours after the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution seeking scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which provides Indian nationality to persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Prasad's comment came in the backdrop of nationwide outrage over the alleged rape and murder cases at Hyderabad and Unnao.
Whatsapp had said that Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Pegasus spyware.
The Congress has alleged that LS security personnel manhandled their women MPs during protest.
The party said it is waiting for action to be taken against the incident.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.