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Do away with 1-month notice in Special Marriage Act: Interfaith couples

CJI DY Chandrachud observed that the 30-day notice clause under the Act, is “patriarchal” and lays couples “open for invasion by the society”.

28 Apr 2023

Road to 2024: Nitish to meet Naveen, KCR next in bid for Opposition unity

The likely move assumes significance as the BJD chief has been maintaining equidistance from Congress and BJP

26 Apr 2023

‘Census must be held to plan policies & schemes’

As India’s population is projected to surpass China by the middle of this year, concerns are being raised by experts on the lack of an updated census to plan its future policies and programmes.

25 Apr 2023

House panel may meet over removal of history chapters

It was the first meeting of the committee after the controversy broke out over deletions from history textbooks, such as that of an entire chapter on Mughal history, references to caste and inequality

21 Apr 2023

Bill on Uniform Civil Code to be July flashpoint

According to sources, at a high-level meeting chaired by Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday, he expressed his keenness to introduce the bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament in July. 

20 Apr 2023

After Cong, Athawale roots for caste census 

Athawale, leader of the Republican Party of India (RPI) which is an NDA ally, said he has raised the demand several times in Parliament and NDA meetings without any result.

19 Apr 2023

Kharge writes to PM Modi demanding caste census, says reliable database essential for social justice

In the letter dated April 16, he also pointed out that the regular decennial census was to be carried out in 2021 but it has not yet been conducted.

18 Apr 2023

Only parliamentary enactments can create govt fact-check unit: Experts

CPM Rajya Sabha MP John Brittas, a member of the Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT), said the amendments haven’t been discussed in the committee.

15 Apr 2023

Age limit delaying induction into new Congress Working Committee

The thinking in the party could be that it is better to be blamed for delaying the process than facing the consequence of not accommodating experienced leaders above 50 years, says a senior leader.

12 Apr 2023

INTERVIEW| There isn’t an iota of democracy in Congress: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ruling out any alliance with the BJP, Ghulam Nabi Azad says it is the Congress that is giving BJP a free run.

09 Apr 2023

Opposition slams Modi govt for House washout, vows to strengthen unity in ranks

Leaders of parties such as the CPI, CPI(M), RJD, IUML attended the march and the presser where they reiterated their demand for a joint parliamentary committee probe into the Adani issue.

07 Apr 2023

Jairam, Scindia spar over history, and a bit of poetry

Rani Laxmi Bai must be flummoxed about how her name has been regularly bandied, used and abused by politicians. The weapons have changed though.

07 Apr 2023

Budget session over, sixth shortest since 1952

“This session also saw the least amount of time spent on questions in the current Lok Sabha and only about 7 per cent of starred questions were answered in either House,” said Roy.

07 Apr 2023

Quit Congress because of Rahul, so did many others, claims Ghulam Nabi Azad

Azad claimed he continues to remain "2000 percent more Congressi" than those leaders who work through Twitter.

06 Apr 2023

Karnataka polls: DKS, Siddaramaiah put up ‘united front’, say aim is to defeat BJP

Siddaramaiah rubbishes media reports on CM selection. Not upset with ex-CM, says Shivakumar.

05 Apr 2023

Congress to continue dialogue for Opposition unity, says Gogoi

Though it’s unclear who will spearhead the Congress camp to coordinate with other opposition leaders, Gogoi said Kharge, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi may take part in the efforts.

02 Apr 2023

Row erupts as Forest Amendment Bill sent to select committee

The Centre’s recent move to refer the Forest Conservation Amendment Bill, 2023 to a Select Committee of Parliament instead of the Standing Committee has led to a row.

02 Apr 2023

Rahul disqualification: Congress capital march to 'save democracy' halted

Several leaders, including former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and Madhya Pradesh in charge J P Agarwal, were detained by the police, but they were later released.

29 Mar 2023

Opposition united in 'black protest', meet at Congress Chief Kharge's house to take on BJP

Leaders of 18 Opposition parties including the TMC, AAP and BRS camped at the Congress president's residence last night and vowed to fight against BJP together.

28 Mar 2023

Big consolidation as TMC joins call to Congress to unite Opposition

The meeting was called to protest Rahul’s disqualification from the Lok Sabha after his conviction in a defamation case.

28 Mar 2023

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