Nepal government withdraws controversial Guthi Bill following intense protests

The ethnic Newar community members had called a massive protest rally in Kathmandu on Wednesday, demanding withdrawal of the bill, which they claimed had provisions in favour of land mafias.

published on : 18th June 2019

Hong Kong protesters slam leader's apology, demand she quit

Lam's plea for 'another chance' drew a chorus of criticism, though members of pro-Beijing political parties and her Cabinet, the Executive Council, expressed their support.

published on : 18th June 2019

Hong Kong leader apologises for extradition crisis, vows to stay on

Lam suspended the bill on Saturday after two massive rallies that saw isolated bouts of violence between the police and some protesters.

published on : 18th June 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong leaves jail, vows to join protests

Wong, the poster child of the huge pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" protests in 2014, became the latest voice to call for Lam's resignation as he was released from a sentence.

published on : 17th June 2019

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan seeks panel on health Bill

Bill aimed at regulating education and services provided by allied and healthcare professionals

published on : 17th June 2019

Opposition flags bouquet of issues at all-party meet ahead of 17th Lok Sabha, seeks discussion

The Congress demanded discussions on all issues in Parliament while asserting that the fight of ideology with the BJP is still on.

published on : 16th June 2019

Ex-chemistry teacher becomes richest self-made woman in Asia with $10.5 billion fortune

Zhong Huijuan, a former chemistry teacher who founded Hansoh in 1995, overtook Longfor Group’s Chairman Wu Yajun to claim the self-made title. Zhong is the second-richest woman in Asia.

published on : 15th June 2019

Hong Kong on edge, more protests over extradition bill loom

The standoff between police and protesters in the former British colony is Hong Kong's most severe political crisis since the Communist Party-ruled mainland took control in 1997.

published on : 15th June 2019

Bill Duke asks AR Murugadoss for a chance

Duke had also directed many hit television series like The Twilight Zone and American Playhouse.

published on : 15th June 2019

Jacobite Church to support Church Properties Bill

The decision was announced at the Synod meeting of the Church held at its headquarters at Puthencruz last week. 

published on : 15th June 2019

Cross-border data movement under new law may be allowed on reciprocity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

With the draft personal data protection law ready, the IT and Telecom Minister said that people are not pleased with European data protection law, and are looking the way it will shape up in India.

published on : 14th June 2019

Instead of French tycoons, US donors pay for Notre Dame rebuilding works

While Francois Pinault of Artemis, the parent company of Kering that owns Gucci and Saint Laurent, promised 100 million euros, Total Energy's Patrick Pouyanne had promised a similiar figure.

published on : 14th June 2019

BJP ally Janata Dal-United to oppose Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha

The JD-U leader said Triple Talaq is a social issue and it should be resolved by the society at the social level.

published on : 13th June 2019

Cabinet clears fresh Triple Talaq Bill, to be tabled in Rajya Sabha in upcoming Parliament session

The bill will be introduced in the Budget session of Parliament which begins on Monday to replace an ordinance issued in February by the previous BJP-led NDA government.

published on : 13th June 2019

With provisions to opt out, Aadhaar Amendment Bill to be introduced in Parliament session from June 17

The Bill - which replaces the Aadhaar ordinance - seeks to give the effect to the changes in the Aadhaar Act such as giving a child an option to exit from the biometric ID programme on attaining 18 ye

published on : 12th June 2019
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