Amend farm Bills, BKS asks Centre

Amend farm Bills, BKS asks Centre

Sunday, 20 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

RSS-affiliated Kisan Sangh wants Bills to be cleared by House panel The RSS affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) has joined hands with critics of the three farm sector-related Bills that will come up for passage in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday. This could put up added pressure on the Government to...

Don’t be misled by dalals’ advocates: PM to farmers

Saturday, 19 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Bills ‘rakhsha kavach’ to save interests of farmers, says Modi Accusing the opponents of the agriculture Bills passed by the  Lok Sabha  of “standing with middlemen”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured farmers that the Government’s purchase of their produce and Minimum Support price (MSP) would continue. He asked them...

Farm Bills anger farmers, protest spreads

Farm Bills anger farmers, protest spreads

Saturday, 19 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Protests in Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, western UP; farmers’ body plans rail roko from September 24 to 26 A day after the Lok Sabha passed two contentious agriculture Bills, despite the opposition by BJP’s oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal terming it as an “anti-farmer” move, farmers’ protests have spread in...

Indict ex-Min Shourie for selling off Palace Hotel for trifle: Court

Friday, 18 September 2020 | Agencies | New Delhi

A special CBI court wants sale case of one of the grandest palace-hotels in Rajasthan, Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel in Udaipur, to be reopened and former Union Minister Arun Shourie, former bureaucrat Pradeep Baijal and hotelier Jyotsna Suri to be charged as it claimed that it was grossly sold at...

US court refuses to stay Trump’s move to cut H-1B visas

Friday, 18 September 2020 | PNS | Washington

A US court has declined to bar the Donald Trump administration’s move in US to curtail H-1B visas widely used by foreign technology workers. The ruling on Wednesday was the second time this month that US District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington has denied a request to suspend the proclamation. Trump’s June...

Exclusive terminal for private jets at Delhi airport

Friday, 18 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Delhi international airport on Thursday opened an exclusive terminal to handle the flight operations of private jets. The terminal has 57 parking bays and can handle up to 150 private jet flights per day. It was inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday afternoon. The Minister said the...

BJP MP Ashok Gasti dies of Covid; gaffe earlier on his demise

Friday, 18 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Ashok Gasti, who was battling with Covid-19 in a critical condition in a Bengaluru hospital succcumbed to it late on Thursday. The BJP leader had taken the oath as a Rajya Sabha member on July 22. Earlier in the day there was confusion about the condition of the...

Rich nations with just 13% global population to secure half of Covid-19 vaccines

Rich nations with just 13% global population to secure half of Covid-19 vaccines

Friday, 18 September 2020 | AFP | Washington

A group of wealthy nations representing 13 per cent of the global population have already bought up more than half of the promised doses of future Covid-19 vaccines, according to a report by Oxfam on Wednesday. The non-governmental organisation analysed deals struck by pharmaceuticals and vaccine producers for the five leading...

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