According to sources election of members for 58 Rajya Sabha seats and a by-election seat will be held on Friday, across 16 states. Sources reported that the polling will take place in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh, among others.
New Delhi sources reported that the forthcoming Rajya Sabha elections will in all likelihood increase the existing strength of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), even while the Congress would witness further erosion. Meanwhile it reflects the changing political equations in the country with the ascendancy of the BJP
New Delhi sources stated that the proceedings in Parliament on Thursday began with sloganeering in the Lok Sabha, which was adjourned within minutes of assembly. Meanwhile the Rajya Sabha passed the Gratuity Bill before erupting into protests and being adjourned for the day. Earlier on Wednesday, Parliament proceedings had been washed out for the 13th consecutive day as members of parties like the AIADMK and TRS continued with their protests.
New Delhi sources reported that 87% of the candidates contesting the forthcoming Rajya Sabha elections are crorepatis with JD(U)'s Mahendra Prasad has the highest assets worth Rs 4,078 crore, says a release by election watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). According to sources the other top candidates with the highest assets are actor turned politician Jaya Bachchan
According to sources India warned social media giant Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of "stringent action" including summoning him over "misuse" of data to allegedly influence electoral process. He said "We fully support freedom of press, freedom of speech and expression and free exchange of ideas on social media".
The Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI has announced that other than the captains of Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the other 6 captains of franchises, need not attend the opening ceremony of IPL which will be held on April 7. All the 8 captains will be involved in the shooting of a special promotional video on April 6, and they will be leaving to their cities.
The list of people involved in frauds to cheat banks in the name of being industrialists, has been extending. While a lot of people get loans for their small and large businesses, and are being given loans based on their earning potential, most of them repay loans on time, and keep growing further in life. However, some fail to repay the loan, and also involve in fraudulent activities, with several cases even leading to deaths and suicides of people unable to repay loans.
New Delhi sources reported that Sinha on the sidelines of 'Deendayal SPARSH Yojana' award ceremony that "The new telecom policy is almost ready, and, this month, we will place it on the Department's website for public comments and they will bring it in the next session of Parliament". Meanwhile he said the recent Cabinet nod to the telecom relief package that entails giving more time to companies to pay for the spectrum they bought as well as liberalized spectrum caps will ensure that the
According to Mercer's Quality of Living rankings 2018 Hyderabad ranks 142 in the list of all the countries in the world, sharing a spot with Pune. While Pune was ranked 151 last year, Hyderabad was ranked 144. Both cities have managed to improve their quality of living. Meanwhile other Indian cities on the list are Bengaluru (149), Chennai (151), Mumbai, (154), Kolkata (160) and New Delhi (162).
New Delhi sources reported that President Ram Nath Kovind presented Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri awards at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. According to sources the ceremony, held at the majestic Durbar Hall, was attended by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh apart from other dignitaries.
Beijing sources reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping over phone on his re-election for another five years and discussed efforts by both the countries to enhance high level exchanges and deepen bilateral cooperation. Meanwhile according to sources Modi is perhaps the first foreign leader to have spoken to Xi as the Chinese President began his second five year term after his election by China's Parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC)
As Hasin Jahan, the wife of Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami keeps piling complaints on him, the cricketer's uncle Khurshid Ahamed has said that Jahan is potential enough to get rid of Shami. Jahan had created a controversy wave on March 7, revealing that Shami had extramarital affairs, and later even the cricketer lost his BCCI contract.
rajya-sabha-elections-2018 | On March 23, elections will be held for the vacant seats in Rajya Sabha in different states. For a total of 58 seats, the elections will be held on this Friday. Finance minister Arun Jaitley is all set to contest the elections from Uttar Pradesh. As BJP doesn't possess majority currently in the parliament, the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections are of high importance.
Srikalahasti sources reported that popular astrologer Mulugu Ramalingeswara Swamy, famous in the Telugu states, has made a startling revelation over the death of actress Sridevi. Mulugu Swamy made these comments on Sunday while reading out the almanac on the occasion of Ugdi, Telugu New Year, at the famous Srikalahasti temple.
Lucknow sources reported that as the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh celebrated a year, an alliance partner has given it a poor assessment and has gone public with his view that there are "grave problems". Om Prakash Rajbhar, a minister in the UP cabinet, also warns that the ruling BJP "will lose elections" if the government doesn't shape up.
According to sources as anticipated Gandhi Scion and Congress' President Rahul Gandhi went all guns blazing against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Congress party's 84th plenary in New Delhi yesterday. Sources reported that Rahul started off his speech targeting the two Modis, Narendra Modi and Nirav Modi.
The national award winning actress Kangana Ranaut has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an inspiring role model for Women. Kangana Ranaut has been one of the highest paid actresses of Bollywood, known for her stellar performances in movies like Woh Lamhe, Fashion, Queen, Tanu weds Manu, to name a few. The bold and beautiful actress is known for her open and straightforward talks that lead her into troubles and controversies. Recently, the actress had been to an event
Following the brutal rape of a 90 years old lady by a 53 years old man, the Kohlapur district court has sentenced him to lifetime imprisonment till death. Vishni Krishna Nalavade, belongs to Putharkat taluk's Naganwadi village.
Despite heavy troubles given to people with demonetization, to the traders and businessmen with the implementation of GST, and the constant failures and non implementation of promised and proposed government schemes leading to a drastic economic downfall, the Modi lead government has been in the rule yet. However, the situation has now deteriorated further. The Modi lead BJP had won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, winning by a majority of 282 seats, and coming to rule.
Accordingly when speaking at the Congress party's 84th plenary in New Delhi, the party's former President Sonia Gandhi vehemently attacked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his power hungry politics. Sonia termed Modi's policies as 'dramebaazi' and divisive for the country.
According to sources when commenting on TDP's No Confidence Motion against Narendra Modi led government, BJP's national president Amit Shah said that BJP would sail to victory easily. Meanwhile he confidentially said that No Trust motion will easily be defeated. "Opposition's no-confidence motion will be easily defeated by a 300 plus majority commanded by NDA in the Lok Sabha," Amit Shah asserted. Amit Shah said "They are very much ready to face the proposed no-confidence motion.
According to sources the Indian pacer Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan has appealed to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to meet and listen to her side of the story in regards to her allegations against her husband. Meanwhile Jahan has accused her husband of physical and mental abuse, and of having extra-marital affairs. A case has also been registered against Shami on the basis of a written complaint filed by her.
Puri sources reported that President Ram Nath Kovind paid obeisance to the deities at Shree Jagannath Temple here and sought blessings amid tight security. According to sources Kovind, who is on his maiden visit to Odisha after becoming President, was welcomed at the Singhdwar, the Lion's Gate of the 12th century shrine, by Gajapati King of Puri Dibyasingha Deb and senior servitors.
Hyderabad sources reported that twenty eight participants diagnosed with chronic insomnia completed an eight week study involving the practice of "Heartfulness Meditation" as an intervention to help with insomnia. Meanwhile the pre- and post-Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) scores were measured.
The Shiv Sena party has openly declared that BJP will win only a maximum of 110 seats in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. A detailed write up has been put up in Shiv Sena's official journal Saamna, on this regard. With the Samajwadi party succeeding in Gorakhpur and Bulpur elections, the BJP camp has been petrified.
The Punjab Patiala court has convicted the popular singer Daler Mahendi in an abduction case. The Punjab court has given this verdict in an abduction case, which was filed in 2003, and now he has been sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment.
The Supreme Court has postponed the verdict in the most controversial case of Justice Loya's death. CBI Special court chief justice Loya, had passed away in an unanticipated manner, when he had been to attend a marriage ceremony in Nagpur, way back in December 2014.