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SC says rebel MLAs can't be compelled to participate in trust vote

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that 15 Congress MLAs, who have tendered their resignations, cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the House.

Karnataka crisis: SC takes up row over anti-defection law

NEW DELHI: The 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution, which is popularly referred to as the 'Anti-Defection Law', was at the centre-stage, as arguments began in the Supreme Court on the petitions in the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka.

TDP MP asks Naidu to control his 'pet dog'

AMARAVATI:  The war of words between two leaders of the TDP in Andhra Pradesh touched a new low with Vijayawada MP Kesineni Nani on Monday asking the party President N. Chandrababu Naidu to control his "pet dog".

Four new ministers inducted in Goa Cabinet

PANAJI: Capping a four-day-long drama, three Goa Congress rebels -- Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate and Filipe Nery Rodrigues -- along with former Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo were sworn in as ministers during a formal ceremony at Raj Bhavan near Panaji on Saturday.

Karnataka saga: Can rebel MLAs face disqualification?

NEW DELHI: The saga surrounding the resignation of 16 MLAs of the ruling Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka has zeroed down to the question of whether they can face disqualification.

Modi govt should immediately grant Rs 550 crore under special provisions for Guru Nanak Dev’s Prakash Purv: Bhagwant Maan

CHANDIGARH: Punjab state chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and MP Bhagwant Mann has demanded a grant of Rs 550 crore from the Modi government under the special budgetary provisions on the occasion of the 550th Parkash Purv of the first Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev.

Telangana HC stays demolition of Secretariat, Errum Manzil

HYDERABAD:  The Telangana High Court on Monday directed the state government not to demolish the existing Secretariat buildings and the Errum Manzil in order to construct a new Secretariat and Assembly till further orders.

Media body condemns Chandigarh police for using water cannons on press photographers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Chandigarh Journalist Union has condemned the Chandigarh police for the concious action of using water cannons on the Journalists and Photo Journalists.

TN government will follow 69% reservation

CHENNAI:  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Tuesday said the government will follow the existing 69 per cent reservation policy in medical college admissions.

China calls Trump-Kim meeting 'constructive'

BEIJING: The Chinese government on Monday said the meeting between the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the inter-Korean border was "constructive" and something that must be welcomed.

Priyanka plans to revamp party in UP with new blood

NEW DELHI:  Stunned by the rout in the Lok Sabha battle, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi is working on a plan to revamp the country's oldest political party across Uttar Pradesh keeping in mind the 2022 Assembly elections.

BJP ministers 'favour' parole for Gurmeet Ram Rahim

CHANDIGARH:  The ruling BJP in Haryana seems to be favouring jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted in August 2017 for raping two of his disciples and is now seeking parole, saying this is his right owing to his 'good conduct' in jail.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim seeks 42-day parole to tender fields

CHANDIGARH: Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is facing a 20-year jail for raping his two disciples, has sought a parole of 42 days for tendering sprawling fields in his sects headquarters in Haryana's Sirsa town, officials said on Sunday.

Khaira lambasts Punjab Governor, CM, DGP for pardoning life convict policemen in fake encounter case

CHANDIGARH: Sukhpal Singh Khaira President of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) today strongly condemned Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and DGP Dinkar Gupta for granting pardon to four policemen sentenced to life imprisonment by CBI court in Patiala and described their act as mockery of judicial system and murder of constitution.

Punjab CM calls all party meeting to evolve consensus to tackle depletion of ground water

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that an All Party Meeting would be convened soon to evolve a broad consensus to comprehensively address the problem of depletion of ground water in the state.

Zardari to remain in NAB custody till July 2

ISLAMABAD:  An accountability court in Islamabad on Friday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) an 11-day extension in the physical remand of former President Asif Ali Zardari ina fake accounts case.

China says Taliban leader was in Beijing

BEIJING:  China on Thursday said that one of the top leaders of the Taliban was in Beijing to discuss the Afghan peace process and issue of terrorism with its officials.

Consider 'one nation, one election' concept: President

NEW DELHI:  President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday urged all MPs to consider the government's 'one nation, one election' concept.

India cautions against hasty US peace deal with Taliban

UNITED NATIONS: As a new round of negotiations between the US and the Taliban is to start in Qatar, India has cautioned against a hasty deal with the terror group that is dictated by a Washington timeline rather than the best interests of Afghanistan.

BJP's Om Birla surprise pick as LS Speaker

NEW DELHI:  Om Birla, BJPs two-time MP from Rajasthan, is the NDAs nominee for the post of Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha and is set to be elected on Wednesday, with at least 10 parties, including outside the BJP-led coalition, committing their support to his candidature.

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