The draft bill for cryptocurrencies has been finalised by the finance ministry but certain sections of the government felt more detailed discussions might be required. PM Modi will take the final decision on the same.
Even though currently, total number of women in Parliament is at an all-time high, less than 15 per cent women are part of political decision making at the national level.
The prime minister will also chair a meeting of the Council of Ministers at 4 pm through video conferencing.
The twin moves of Murugan as Union Minister and Annamalai as state president proved that the BJP is finally getting its caste equation right in Tamil Nadu after having been dubbed as a party for the upper castes, especially Brahmins.
PM Modi stressed India's fight against the pandemic is underway with full vigour with the vaccination programme going on steadily and testing numbers also consistently high.
The BJP hits back, says Mamata Banerjee is the biggest separatist leader
The new entrants are Shobha Karandlaje, A Narayanaswamy, Bhagwanth Khuba, and Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar
IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said whosoever lives and works in India will have to abide by the rules of the country.
RK Singh was rewarded for steering reforms in the power sector in the Modi government to make India a power surplus nation.
The elevation of BJP's Alipurduar MP John Barla was met with criticism from the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
Bhupender Yadav has succeeded senior BJP leader and eight-time member of Lok Sabha Santosh Kumar Gangwar who was holding charge of the ministry as Minister of State (Independent Charge).
BJP is being wary in UP, where people predominantly vote along caste and regional lines
Jitendra Singh, who is a Minister of State, in the Prime Minister's Office also holds charge of the sensitive Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space.
The much-hyped Cabinet expansion also included two ex-IAS officers Ashwini Vaishnaw and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh who have been inducted into the Union Cabinet
The petroleum portfolio goes to Hardeep Singh Puri while Jyotiraditya Scindia will head the civil aviation ministry
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Tatu Rane, former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia took oath as Cabinet ministers today
The bigger political message of the reshuffle is in the ministers that PM Modi has dropped.
The fact that Vaishnaw was straightaway made a cabinet minister even though he has no previous ministerial experience and is only two years old as a lawmaker in the Rajya Sabha may have surprised many.
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.