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The Union government will push two key legislations —Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill and Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill — in the first session of Parliament commencing from June 17. As part of its 100-day agenda, the Union government has lined up a slew of social welfare initiatives for Scheduled Castes including a …

BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday rebuked Union minister Giriraj Singh for his snide tweet aiming NDA leaders in Bihar on their presence in ‘Iftar’ parties and asked him to refrain from making such remarks, party sources said. Singh had posted pictures of top Bihar NDA leaders, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, attending ‘Iftar’ and questioned …

In his first set of instructions after taking over, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh has sought a cutting down on wasteful expenditure with the pruning of ceremonial practices and ensuring that same standard are met for both officers and men in events. Admiral Singh has asked all ranks to imbibe contemporary social and ceremonial practices by …

Days after the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) appointed a special envoy for Jammu and Kashmir, India on Monday stated the grouping had “no locus standi” in matters related to the state that is an integral part of the country. Yousef Aldobeay of Saudi Arabia, an assistant secretary general of OIC, was among four special …

An 11-year-old Polish girl, who was brought up in India and was studying in Goa until a few weeks ago, has requested the Prime Minister and external affairs minister to permit her and her mother to return to India, a place they “call home”. Alicja Wanatko, in a handwritten letter to PM Modi and newly appointed external …

Andre Russell is a proud man. If he is on the field, he will give it his all. A body battered with injuries is a testament to Russell’s tenacity in a year that has already witnessed him plunder 52 sixes in the IPL. But he is a fast bowler too. Fast, mind you, not medium-pace. …

Ahead of an upcoming visit to the UK, Ireland, and France next week, US President Donald Trump told a British daily that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was “nasty” in response to her 2016 comment where she called Trump “misogynistic”. Trump, in his Oval Office interview with the Sun newspaper published on Friday, weighed …

In Tamil Nadu, where language is an extremely sensitive issue and an old slogan, “English Ever, Hindi Never,” still holds resonance, the draft national policy on education has incensed political parties by calling for the adoption of a three-language formula in schools — Hindi, English and the local mother tongue in non-Hindi states. Parties of …

Saurabh Chaudhary, the 17-year-old sensation, made the country proud once as he won the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol Event at the ISS Shooting World Cup in Munich on Monday. He also holds the World record in 10m Air Pistol category for both senior and junior level. This is his second gold medal win this year …

A former village head in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi who campaigned actively for Smriti Irani in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections was shot dead by unidentified assailants outside his house on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, police said. Smriti Irani, who thumped Rahul Gandhi in his pocket borough of Amethi, reached her constituency …

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels just like a bowling outfit, a batting side should also be penalized seven runs if they breach rules of the game during the course of a match. Tendulkar’s comments came following a bizarre controversy that rocked the second semi-final of the Mumbai T20 League between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash Tigers …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a visit to his mother in Gandhinagar on Sunday and sought her blessings after the BJP’s massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah arrived in Gujarat on a two-day visit. The PM pointed his first rally on Sunday after the poll victory. …