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"It is shameful and depicts the government in a bad light...government employees' behaviour and way of living should serve as an example in the society for others to follow," an official said.
The EC statement said that the notification for the polls will be issued on April 26 while the last date for filing nominations would be May 3.
The move comes in the wake of public outrage over the Kathua rape-and-murder case where the victim was a minor.
Sinha had last year launched a scathing attack on the Modi government, describing demonetisation as “an unmitigated economic disaster” and slamming the implementation of GST.
After the BJP came to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started the practice of telling the people of the country the work done in a year.
The maharaja said that he was saddened by the dilapidated condition of the school building, which has the distinction of being the first high school in the erstwhile princely State of Mysore.
The External Affairs Minister will participate in a ministerial-level meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), where India became a full member in 2017.
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In the wake of outrage over the brutal rape and murder of a minor in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to pronounce the death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age.
Taking his party's fight against the Congress to the Gandhi family's pocket borough, BJP president Amit Shah today said his party would rid Rae Bareli, the Lok Sabha constituency of former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, of 'parivarvad' and take it on the path of development.
US President Donald Trump may be on the cusp of a historic foreign policy triumph after North Korea announced on Saturday that it will suspend nuclear tests and missile launches immediately and shutter a site used to conduct nuclear tests.
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Navi Mumbai Commissioner on Saturday rejected 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Abu Salem's parole application which he applied for his marriage.
The BJP preisdent said Rae Bareli voted for top Congress leaders but had not witnessed development since Independence.
The Election Commission added that the term of office of one of these members would end on May 31 while it would end on June 21 for the other five members.
In a series of tweets, Chidambaram asked what was the operating ratio of the Railways in 2017-18 and would it be the worst ratio in recent years.
Five mobile phones and Rs 1,200 were also seized. The accused were identified as Sachin, Ahlawat, and Shehzadi, police said.
The Ordinance mandates that there would be stringent punishment for rapists of children below 12 years of age with minimum 20 years of jail term and maximum punishment being death.
The fire, which was brought under control in short time, broke out due to an electrical short-circuit near the media enclosure, officials said.
Congress welcomed Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa's move to contest against state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, should the latter fight from another seat in North Karnataka.
The chapter in Class 8 science book says to avoid sexual abuse, girl students should not wear provocative dress and take care of the way they sit.
Dinesh Singh, former Raebareli Congress MLC joining the BJP, has claimed that the entire Congress party from here is switching parties along with him.
Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan said that the perpetrators of sexual harassment and assault should own up to their mistakes and apologise unconditionally.
Operating ratio is an indicator of the financial health of Railways. It shows how much the Railways spends to earn a rupee. An operating ratio of 98.5% essentially means that the Railways spent 98.5 paisa to earn 100 paisa (Re 1) in the last financial year.
As the movement drew more crowd, with nearly 1,000 people participating in the protest programme led by Maliwal on Friday, her fast has become ground for much politicking and a rallying point for anti-BJP voices.
The SC has dismissed a plea by Dawood Ibrahim's family challenging attachment of 'their' properties in Mumbai worth crores, most of which have allegedly been acquired with the gangster's ill-gotten wealth.Two residential properties belonging to Dawood were registered in his mother Amina Bi's name, and five in sister Hasina Parkar's name.The court has now ordered the Center to seize them.
The provisions of the ordinance will apply for economic offenders who refuse to return, persons against whom an arrest warrant has been issued for a scheduled offence as well as wilful bank loan defaulters with outstanding of over
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an all-India weather warning predicting heat wave conditions in some parts of the country and thunderstorms and windy conditions in other parts over the coming four days.
The online registration has begun. The aspirants can now visit the bank's official portal to register themselves. The last date for applying is May 13, 2018.
The Chhattisgarh Police has released the admit cards for the entrance test of Constable DEF on its official website cgpolice.gov.in. The online application for the exam was released in January 2018. A total of 2259 vacancies have
The admit cards for Common Law Entrance Test or CLAT is expected to be released on April 26, 2018 on it's official website clat.ac.in. Earlier, the admit cards or hall tickets were supposed to be released on April 20, 2018, but
The actress' comments came amid massive protests across the country over the recent string of rape crimes against minors and women
He made the announcement at an event in Bihar's Patna. He was attending an event 'Rashtra Manch' which was venued at Patna's SKM Hall.
'Every team has their leg-spinner. Even a bowler like Ravichandran Ashwin, he likes to bowl more leg spin than off spin,' says Kapil.
Ordinance seeks to confiscate properties of economic offenders - like Nirav Modi- who have left the country to avoid facing criminal prosecution
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hema Malini on Saturday said the number of crimes reported against women and minors might be rising due to the recent publicity it has gathered.
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Snapping its three-session rising streak, gold recorded a steep fall of Rs 240 to Rs 32,390 per 10 grams at the bullion market here today due to weak
Silver prices softened by 0.50 per cent to Rs 40,431 per kg at the futures trade as participants trimmed their positions owing to a weak trend overse
Gold prices went down by 0.46 per cent to Rs 31,453 per ten grams at the futures trade owing to a weak global trend and profit-booking by speculator
A court overturns a 28 year jail sentence for senior BJP party member Maya Kodnani over the 2002 riots.
Indian Twitter users rally around hashtag "daughter in danger" in support of Delhi women's commissioner.
The dramatic gesture made headlines because Dalits have historically been denied entry into temples.
An ABF liaison officer had flagged the group to Australian authorities as potential "non-genuine travellers" during a stopover in Thailand.
Joginder Sanger, Chairman of Mastcraft Group and Chairman of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, received the award during the Eastern Eye Asian Business Awards ceremony.
The highest number of millionaires leaving their country of origin is from India. 23,000 millionaires have left India since 2014. In 2017, it was 7,000.
"But you get on their bad side and all of a sudden you are face to face with [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg's secret police," the employee told The Guardian.
Some developers offer a post-handover extended payment plan wherein an investor could get the keys of the property after paying on average 50% of the price.
GFG Alliance companies, including Liberty House and SIMEC, currently support 1,300 cadets from 26 schools across Britain to participate in the scheme, with a target of 5,000 students by next year.
Neil Basu, currently the Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner, will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations.
Raising the Mecca Masjid blast case in the Congress bastion of Rae Bareli, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday dared its chief Rahul Gandhi to apolo
The criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the IPC, the Evidence Act, CrPC and the POCSO Act
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a village here by two youths, who have been arrested, police said on Saturday. The girl was allegedly lure
The administration in Odisha’s Koraput district has decided to make it mandatory for shops and commercial establishments to display signboards and h
The Madras High Court had last week directed the Tamil Nadu government to disburse the amount within four weeks.
The shortage, caused by government policies, poses a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was also responsible for India’s last cash crisis.
Why is President Trump so determined to prevent spouses of H-1B visa holders from living the American dream?
Women and girls by the hundreds are taking free self-defense courses taught by the New Delhi police, as the country combats sexual assault.
As mining and development projects shrink the country’s forests, animals in search of food have been forced to wander farther from their natural habitats.
Politicians have resigned, the Supreme Court has stepped in and opposition leaders are trying to push the prime minister into a corner.
India, the world’s top importer of weapons, wants to develop its local industry. U.S. companies are offering technology and new factories to win deals.
The Department of Technical Education, Government of Telangana concluded the TS POLYCET 2018 examination today.
Behind the apartment's curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in.
Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday advised students protesting over the Kathua rape-murder case to control their emotions and resume their classes.
For the second time this week, Twitter users around world on Friday faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform.
A minor fire broke out at the venue of a public meeting of BJP president Amit Shah, triggering panic and commotion in the audience.
IPL 2018 SRH vs CSK: The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team will aim to extend their winning run when they face the Kane Williamson-led team at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nushrat Bharucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively. The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) hosted the tenth season of India Runway Week (IRW) at The DLF Place Saket, New Delhi.
Barring a few, the Indian film industry has remained largely mute on the spate of savage crimes against women and children in the country. Shouldn't celebrities from the entertainment world, who have such a powerful and influential voice, speak up? Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar speak up as they've done in the Jammu child rape case.
Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), one of the leading public sector banks, on Friday entered into an agreement for information utility services with the National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL). The NeSL became India's first information utility (IU) for bankruptcy cases under the 'Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016' in October 2017. With this agreement, the IOB branches will be able to provide high-quality, authenticated information about debts and defaults; which will have more transparency in maintaining the list of borrowers, debtors, creditors and loan defaulters.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday hinted at Pakistan's reluctance to maintain friendly relations with India. While addressing a gathering in Diu, Singh said, "We always want to maintain good relations with our neighbouring countries. We consider all our neighbours our relatives. However, one of them doesn't listen. But they will have to listen some day. All international forces are putting pressure on them."
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The major reforms undertaken by the Indian government for raising economic growth and maintaining macroeconomic stability have made the country one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, said Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA). Garg was addressing the Special Event hosted by US-India Strategic Partnership Forum on 'Indian Economy: Prospect and Challenges' in Washington D.C on Friday.
When asked about whether the alleged cash crunch in the country is also affecting the printing machinery business, deputy managing director Sangam Khanna from Komori, the company which is among the top two companies worldwide engaged in providing currency printing machines, said that their business supplies the equipment as and when asked by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) What happens when women from "silai schools" in rural India up the ante under the expert guidance of fashion designers? Consumer durables company Usha International Ltd, in collaboration with IMG Reliance, has launched Usha Silai, an ethical and sustainable fashion label which has clothes sewn by women from Usha Silai School and mentored by designers. The label is a movement to eliminate gender disparity and bring rural women into the world of high street fashion garment construction.
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Some lawyers in the Congress argued against upsetting the judiciary.It was a tongue lashing from Sharad Pawar that spurred the Congress and other parties to go ahead with their move.
The Union cabinet also decided to put in place measures for speedy investigation and trial of rape cases.