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Opposition raises farmers' issues at all-party meeting Opposition raises farmers' issues at all-party meeting



New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attended an all-party meeting ahead of Parliament session, which begins on Monday.

The meeting was called by the government to seek cooperation from the Opposition parties in smooth running of Parliament.

Suman Rao crowned Miss India 2019 Suman Rao crowned Miss India 2019



Mumbai, Suman Rao from Rajasthan has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant during a star-studded ceremony at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium here.

Shivani Jadhav from Chhattisgarh clinched Femina Miss Grand India 2019 title and Shreya Shanker from Bihar won Miss India United Continents 2019 title during the grand finale of the beauty pageant on Saturday.

Muslim students bag 80% of government scholarships Muslim students bag 80% of government scholarships


New Delhi, Students from the Muslim community received about 80 per cent of total scholarships offered under 20 Central government schemes in 2018-19, official data shows.

Those from the Christian community came in at second place with 7.5 per cent share while it was 5 per cent for Sikhs and 4.7 per cent for Hindus, according to the National Scholarship Portal managed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Manmohan Singh meets Congress Chief Ministers Manmohan Singh meets Congress Chief Ministers

 

New Delhi, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday met Congress Chief Ministers and discussed issues to be taken up at the meeting of the governing council of Niti Aayog later in the day.

The meeting, held at the party office, was attended by the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh (Kamal Nath), Rajasthan (Ashok Gehlot), Puducherry (V. Narayansamy), Chhattisgarh (Bhupesh Baghel) and Karanataka (H.D. Kumaraswamy).

Jaya Prada's petition against Azan Khan dismissed Jaya Prada's petition against Azan Khan dismissed



Lucknow, The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has dismissed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaya Pradas petition seeking the disqualification of Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Mohd Azam Khan.

Justice Rajan Roy and Justice N.K. Johri, while hearing the petition, said that the matter was beyond their jurisdiction. They said the matter could be heard by the Allahabad High Court and not the Lucknow bench because Rampur came within the jurisdiction of the Allahabad High Court.

Air Force aerospace safety review conducted in Chandigarh Air Force aerospace safety review conducted in Chandigarh


Chandigarh, A pan-Indian Air Force aerospace safety review was conducted here on Friday, highlighting core concerns on aerospace safety in Maintenance Command.

A total of 150 experts from Air Headquarters, Headquarters Maintenance Command, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, various repair depots, equipment depots, Air Force liaison cells, and other units under Maintenance Command spread across the country participated in the day-long council meeting at 3 Base Repair Depot, a statement by the Defence Ministry said.

Antony declines to be Congress chief, Venugopal's no to new post Antony declines to be Congress chief, Venugopal's no to new post

 

New Delhi, The crisis in the Congress is showing no signs of ending, with one of its senior-most leaders A.K. Antony turning down an offer to be the party President, a post which Rahul Gandhi is adamant on quitting in wake of the Lok Sabha electoral debacle.

According to party sources, Antony, a former Defence Minister and a trusted man for the Gandhi family, cited health issues as a reason for not taking up the job.

AAP asks MEA to ensure return of two women from Punjab stranded abroad AAP asks MEA to ensure return of two women from Punjab stranded abroad



Chandigarh, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators from Punjab on Friday met officials of the Ministry of External Affairs, urging them to ensure the safe return of two Punjabi women "trapped" in Australia and Kuwait.

In a statement issued here, the legislators Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Jai Kishan Singh Rori met Under Secretary G.D. Pande and other officials in New Delhi, urging them to facilitate their release and safe return.

The AAP leaders said young boys and girls of the state were opting for greener pastures on the foreign shores due to wrong policies of the state and Union governments.

Will start movement for return of ballot papers: Mamata Will start movement for return of ballot papers: Mamata

 

Kanchrapara West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday intensified her demand for the return of the ballot paper system in polling and said her party will start a movement with this demand on the July 21 Martyr's Day Rally.

Accusing the BJP of programming the EVMs used in the 2019 polls, the Trinamool Congress supremo said "ballot papers are the only solution for reinstating democracy in the country".

Hold RS polls on 2 Gujarat seats the same day: Congress Hold RS polls on 2 Gujarat seats the same day: Congress



New Delhi, The Congress on Thursday demanded that the Rajya Sabha elections for two seats of Gujarat that fell vacant after BJP President Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani were elected to Lok Sabha, should be held on the same day.

Shah and Irani were Rajya Sabha MPs from Gujarat before winning their first Lok Sabha election this year.

Cheema seeks intervention of Amit Shah to protect Punjabis in Meghlaya; writes to him Cheema seeks intervention of Amit Shah to protect Punjabis in Meghlaya; writes to him

 

Chandigarh,

Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Punjab Assembly, through a letter to union home minister, Amit Shah, has demanded that the life and property of the Punjabis living in Shillong (Meghalaya) for over two centuries be protected by all means, thus performing his duty towards the minority community there by demolishing the Sowrd of Democles sword hanging on their heads for a long time now.

Rains in J&K plains, unprecedented snowfall in Sonamarg Rains in J&K plains, unprecedented snowfall in Sonamarg


Srinagar, Unprecedented fresh snowfall occurred on Wednesday in Baltal and Sonamarg hill stations while heavy rains over the past 24 hours inundated low lying areas in the Valley.

Fresh, unprecedented snowfall occurred in the month of June in Baltal and Sonamarg areas of north Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Wednesday.

Rahul is, will be Congress chief: Surjewala Rahul is, will be Congress chief: Surjewala

 

New Delhi, Members of the erstwhile core group committee of the Congress met here on Wednesday and discussed the party's preparations for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was headed by senior Congress leader A.K. Antony.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: "Rahul Gandhi was, is and will be the Congress party chief and none of us have any doubt about it.

Pakistani lawyer trying to prove Bhagat Singh's 'innocence' in Saunders murder Pakistani lawyer trying to prove Bhagat Singh's 'innocence' in Saunders murder

 

Chandigarh, Eighty-eight years after freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged in the Lahore conspiracy case at Lahore on March 23, 1931, efforts are on across the border to prove that the martyrs did not get a fair trial.

The Lahore police last week submitted in a Pakistan trial court the first information report (FIR) registered in the murder of British police official John Saunders (also known as the Lahore conspiracy case) claiming that the case was registered against "unidentified" persons.

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