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Congress Working Committee slams Modi govt’s ‘brazen’, ‘undemocratic’ move on Article 370

The Congress Working Committee late Tuesday deplored the “unilateral, brazen and totally undemocratic” manner in which provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution was abrogated and the state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated by the government into two Union Territories. At a meeting of the Congress’s highest decision-making body, the party accused the BJP of violating constitutional law, the states’ rights, parliamentary procedure and democratic governance. Party sources said various party leaders made their points and the leadership respected [...]

Jyotiraditya Scindia backs Modi govt’s Kashmir move as list of Congress dissenters grows

The Congress’ list of leaders dissenting against the party’s stance on Jammu and Kashmir continues to grow with one of its most prominent faces, Jyotiraditya Scindia, joining the chorus voicing support to the BJP’s move to scrap the state’s special status. “I support the move on #JammuAndKashmir & #Ladakh and its full integration into union of India,” Scindia tweeted Tuesday evening. “Would have been better if constitutional process had been followed. No questions could have been raised then. Nevertheless, this [...]

Bhubaneswar Kalita resigns from Congress to protest party’s stand on Article 370

In another setback for the Congress, its Rajya Sabha MP and chief whip Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigned from the membership of the House on Monday opposing the party's stand on the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu announced in the House that he has accepted Kalita's resignation. The Union government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state [...]

RBI Act needs to be amended to remove ambiguity on surplus flows to govt

The Bimal Jalan Committee is reported to be finalising the framework to calculate the surpluses and reserves the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should transfer to the government. The present legal framework allows the RBI to choose what proportion of reserves it transfers. As a consequence, it has built up reserves higher than what most other central banks hold. The role of a central bank is different from that of a commercial bank. It issues money on behalf of the [...]

Roadies star Raghu Ram announces wife Natalie’s pregnancy with adorable pic, says he’s ‘over the moon’

MTV Roadies star Raghu Ram and his wife Natalie Di Luccio are expecting their first child together. The popular TV host took to Instagram to share an adorable picture with his wife to make the announcement. She wrote: “Getting ready for the biggest adventure of my life yet! @nataliediluccio #OverTheMoon.” In the picture, Raghu has his arms around Natalie and her baby bump as she is holding a pair of blue-coloured baby shoes in her hands. Natalie looks happy in [...]

Virat Kohli shares pic with Vivian Richards, calls him ‘biggest boss’

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Monday took to twitter to share a photograph with a former West Indian great who has time and again praised Kohli. Sir Vivian Richards, two-time World Cup winner and a legend of the game, shared the frame with Kohli. Kohli wrote, “With the biggest BOSS!” along with the picture that he shared. Richards had earlier said that Kohli’s aggressive game is similar to what the legend himself used to play. “Kohli is aggressive. I [...]

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