President confers Bal Shakti Puraskar to 49 children
The Bal Shakti Puraskar is given to children in the fields of innovation, social service, scholastic, sports, art and culture and bravery and carries a medal, a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a certificate and a citation.
Nirbhaya case: President Ram Nath Kovind rejects convict Mukesh's mercy plea
President of India Ram Nath Kovind has rejected mercy plea of Ni...
Nirbhaya case: Court issues fresh death warrants against 4 convicts, orders hanging on Feb 1, 6 am
Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Aro...
Nirbhaya case: Tihar jail seeks from court fresh death warrants against 4 convicts
The court was hearing a plea by one of the four death row convicts in the case, Mukesh Kumar Singh, seeking postponement of the date of his execution on January 22. The 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gang raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a moving bus in south Delhi by six persons.
President rejects mercy plea of Nirbhaya convict Mukesh Singh
The rejection came soon after the Union Home Ministry forwarded the petition to the president on Friday morning. "It's a very good thing. Our hopes have gone up after the disheartening news that the execution might be delayed," the young woman's father told PTI as news came in of the rejection. Mukesh had filed his mercy petition two days ago.
MHA forwards mercy petition of Nirbhaya convict to Prez; recommends rejection
Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, has filed a mercy petition which was forwarded by the Home Ministry to President Ram Nath Kovind for his further actions. A Delhi court had passed death sentence to the four convicts who will now be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar Jail
President junks plea to disqualify AAP MLA for being member of NDMC
President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected a plea seeking disqualification of Aam Aadmi Party MLA Surender Singh for allegedly holding an office of profit by being a member of the New Delhi Municipal Council.
Budget Session of Parliament to commence on January 31
"The President has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on Friday, January 31, 2020, at New Delhi. Subject to exigencies of business, the Session is scheduled to conclude on Friday, April 3, 2020," the communication from the Rajya Sabha secretariat said.
A dream Kochi nuptials & a presidential visit: American's wedding happens, with some help from Kovind
An American couple exchanged vows, and guess who they had to thank?
SC issues notices on Centre's plea for transfer of anti-CAA pleas from different HCs to itself
A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant issued notices to all petitioners, seeking their replies, and slated the matter for further hearing on January 22 along with a slew of other anti-CAA petitions, already pending before the apex court.
Will not sack JNU VC, says HRD Secretary
There was no question of sacking JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, HRD secretary Amit Khare has said though officials asserted that the VC should implement the formula decided during negotiations last month for ending the student protest over hike in fees.
President Kovind to skip National Awards ceremony, Naidu will present prizes on Monday
President Ram Nath Kovind will host high tea for the winners later.
National Medical Commission: Delhi AIIMS' Professor Suresh Chandra Sharma appointed its first chief
President Ram Nath Kovind had on August 8 given assent to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019, which provides for a system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education and ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country, among others.
Budget session of Parliament may start from Jan 31
The final dates will be notified by the government after the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) recommends the dates for the session. A meeting of the CCPA is likely to be held soon. The budget session will start with President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament and the Economic Survey is likely to be presented on the same day.
HRD minister to conduct monthly review of central varsities, accountability to be fixed for anomalies
The Minister will meet the Vice Chancellors every month to seek report and accountability will be fixed for irregularities of any nature, they said. The review will not only consider the academic progress made but also whether the functioning of the university was normal and student grievances, if any, were addressed or not.
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