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The Congress-led Rajasthan government has decided to honor those who adopt stray cows on Independence day and Republic day. The Directorate of Gopalan has issued a letter to all district collectors demanding them to motivate donors, NGOs, social workers, and cow lovers to adopt stray cows and felicitate them on August 15 and January 26. …

The president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal, Shripad Joshi, withdrawn today amid controversy over the withdrawal of the invitation to writer Nayantara Sahgal for the annual Marathi literary meet by the event’s organizers. Opposition parties in Maharashtra have stated that the invitation was canceled on the orders of the ruling BJP. The 92nd …

The Constitutional Amendment Bill to confirm 10% reservation in education and government jobs for the economically weak may have only crossed its first legislative hurdle, but it has already opened a pandora’s box of demands from various political parties in the country. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has welcomed the move, despite calling it …

The government today in the Lok Sabha introduced amendments to the POCSO Act, which grants for the death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, making it gender neutral, introducing provisions against child pornography and for enhancing punishment for certain offenses. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019, looks to protect children …

India is hopeful to wholly operationalize the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran soon, and the government has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai for related transactions, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. Mr.  Gadkari, after Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif visited him, stated the …

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu stated on Sunday that political parties should focus on development instead of doing our freebies during elections. “Rather than focusing on freebies, we should focus on long-term growth stories, developmental stories so that the people can stand on their own. These temporary things will be temporary lollipops only,” he said in …

RashtriyaSwayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday called upon sportspersons to put the country on top of the international sports map, noting if India is able to establish its dominance in sports, the world will accept it as a superpower. “Like the Army personnel, sportspersons are held in respect throughout the world and countries …

Weeks after coming to power in Rajasthan, the Congress today decided to change the previous Vasundhara Raje government’s decision to permit only those with minimum educational qualifications to fight the panchayat and local body elections. It will move an amendment to this effect in the state assembly soon. Rajasthan had become the first state in …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India’s biggest rail-road bridge in Assam as part of efforts to boost defense along the border with China. PM Modi drove in a cavalcade along the 4.9-kilometer longBogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra river to inaugurate the project which has taken nearly twenty years and $800 million or Rs. 5,600 …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today opened the Bogibeel railroad bridge in Assam, billed as India’s longest railroad bridge. Its foundation was laid in 1997. The five-kilometer structure spans the waters of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The bogibeel bridge will connect Assam’s Dibrugarh and Dhemaji districts, bordering Arunachal Pradesh. It will cut the travel time between …

The Supreme Court registrar on Monday denied giving an early hearing to a petition against the home ministry order that gives sweeping powers to investigating agencies to intercept and monitor data on computers. Advocate Manohar Lal Sharma filed the petition challenging the government’s notification authorizing 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer …

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday said officials to withhold distribution of free smartphones under the Sanchar Kranti Yojna (SKY) launched by the previous BJP government. In a video conference with district collectors and superintendents of police, Baghelordered that distribution of smartphones is stopped in all 27 districts till further orders, a government spokesperson …