NIA Act unconstitutional, repeal it: Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh to SC
The law was passed in 2008 and was enforced on December 31, 2008. The petition by senior advocate Vivek Tankha urged the court to strike it down as unconstitutional and ultra vires the Constitution on the grounds that it was violative of the spirit of federalism.
ED questions P Chidambaram in UPA-era aviation scam case
The case pertains to alleged losses suffered by Air India due to the alleged multi-crore aviation scam and irregularities in fixing air slots for international airlines.
UPA's NPR was about residency, not citizenship: P Chidambaram
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday slammed the BJP-led Central government over the National Population Register (NPR) and said...
There’ll be ‘social vetting’ of NPR entries: UPA-2 Minister told LS
In reply to a question in Lok Sabha on August 28, 2012, then minister of state for home Jitendra Singh had stated, “The National Population Register is the first step towards the creation of a National Register of Indian Citizens.
First NPR by UPA; BJP ministers have said NRC will follow NPR: Congress
The political war of words over National Population Register (NPR) intensified between ruling BJP and opposition Congress on Wednesday, a day after the Centre approved its updation exercise.
UPA also did NPR in 2011, but never took it forward to NRC: Ajay Maken
Former Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Congress leader Ajay Maken, while talking about implementation on National Popu...
Modi govt inherited high cost of mobile internet from UPA govt: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"The mobile phone mess was the scam-tainted legacy of UPA. We have set it right, expanded mobile telephony with consumer satisfaction. Also Committed to making BSNL/ MTNL professional and profitable," Prasad said a day after Congress alleged that private operators were set to gain Rs 36,000 crore every month from the tariff hikes.
Cong, other UPA parties to move censure motion in LS against Pragya Thakur: Sources
The Congress and other constituents of UPA including the DMK, NCP, RJD, IUML, is spearheading a censure motion in Lok Sabha against BJP MP Pragya Thakur that seeks to censure her for her "unwarranted remarks" on Nathuram Godse and against the party.
View: Govt may toss aside corporate critics but there are two things it needs to reflect on
Being a leader isn’t just about winning elections. It is also about performance. And while you can make this as complicated as you want, in simple terms, this performance can be judged on two simple criteria. A good Indian leader is someone who can keep everybody together and deliver great GDP growth.
Centre standing on brink of bankruptcy: Yashwant Sinha
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha asserted that the economy was passing through its "worst-ever crisis" due to the "death of demand" in sectors. He was speaking on the sidelines of his "Gandhi Shanti Yatra" against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). Sinha served as finance minister of India during 1998-2002.
States against NPR query on parents’ birth date, place
The governments of Rajasthan, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, all non-Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states, have lodged protests against the NPR. The state assemblies of Kerala and Punjab have adopted resolutions boycotting the NPR exercise. Question on “date and place of birth of parents” in NPR is being flagged by states.
Anti evasion wing of Mumbai Central GST busts major illegal gold movement channel
“The customs and GST officials have raised their drive to curb evasion of import duty or of the GST,” said a government official speaking on anonymity. India imports 700-800 tonnes of gold on average each year. After the UPA government raised the duty in stages from 2% to 10% in 2013 to check a ballooning current account deficit, smuggling reared its head.
Govt asks WhatsApp to explain breach, says Centre committed to protecting citizen privacy
Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted that the government is committed to protecting the privacy of Indian citizens. He asserted that government agencies have a "well-established protocol for interception which includes sanction and supervision from highly ranked officials in central and state governments, for clear stated reasons in national interest".
Moily slams Modi govt for cold-shouldering UPA initiative on strategic oil reserves
"The present government has been going on snail pace in taking measures during the last six years to utilise these facilities (when faced with price volatility)," he said.
Raghuram Rajan ko gussa kyu aata hai (with apologies to Pinto)?
Rajan stands in stark contrast with exemplary restraint shown by professional central bankers.
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