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Rising number of legislations blamed for pendency of cases

Government today blamed "increasing number" of state and central legislations, vacancies of judges and adjournments as some of the main factors responsible for pendency of over three crore cases in various courts across the country.

india.com (16 days ago)

SC has not stopped continuance of Shariat courts, says Darul Uloom Deoband lawyer

The counsel of the Darul Uloom Deoband, Shakeel Ahmed Syed, on Monday said that the Supreme Court not only allowed the continuance of Shariat courts, but also disposed off the writ petition filed to stop parallel courts from functioning.

india.com (16 days ago)

Number of child labourers in country has declined: Govt

The Union government Monday said the number of working children in the age group of 5-14 has declined in the country.

india.com (16 days ago)

Budget Session LIVE - Finance Minister justifies rail fare hike, blames UPA for losses incurred...

The 42-day-long Budget Session of Parliament begins from Monday and will have 28 sittings. During this period, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government`s first Railway and General Budgets on July 8 and July 10 respectively.

india.com (16 days ago)

SP chief Mulayam slams Modi govt for price rise

Slamming the government on the issue of price rise, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday said inflation has further increased after the Narendra Modi government came to power.

india.com (16 days ago)

Morgan Stanley Asia Private-Equity Fund Raises $1.7 Billion

Morgan Stanley's Asian private-equity business has raised about $1.7 billion for its fourth Asia fund, the U.S. firm said in a statement Monday.

wsj.com (16 days ago)

Price rise: Congress leaders try to gherao Parliament, stopped by police

Several senior leaders Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar, Haroon Yusuf, Sharmistha Mukherjee, Mukesh Sharma and other former MLAs were among those who staged the protest.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

China's Dairy Plans to Spur Deal Making

A renewed push by the Chinese government to consolidate the country's dairy industry could spur a new round of deal making and capital raising in the sector.

wsj.com (16 days ago)

IMF Calls for More Public Investment

Christine Lagarde said public investment should be ramped up in some countries as the global economic recovery remains fragile and laborious.

wsj.com (16 days ago)

Mayawati says discussion on inflation should be prioritized in Rajya Sabha

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati told media here on Monday that the party has proposed that the issue of inflation should be taken up on priority in the Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament.

india.com (16 days ago)

Supreme Court refuses to stay Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag`s appointment as Army Chief

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to put a stay on the government`s decision to appoint Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief. Suhag is set to take over as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on August 1.

india.com (16 days ago)

Shariat Court has no legal sanctity, fatwas illegal: Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday declared that no legal status has been granted to the Shariat Courts and religious decrees or fatwas are illegal if they tread on the rights of an individual.

india.com (16 days ago)

Congress entitled to leader of opposition post in Lok Sabha: Sonia Gandhi

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said her party was the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha and hence was "entitled" for the post of the leader of opposition in the lower house.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

Price rise, rail fare hike disrupts Lok Sabha proceedings

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejected the notices for adjournment motions but said she was ready to have special discussion under Rule 193 that does not entail voting.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

Second quake in a week hits Pithoragarh; Darma, Johar valleys on alert

The villages of Darma and Johar valleys have been put on alert against any damage if further tremors occur. ITBP and BRO personnel have been asked to remain vigilant.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

Mizoram gets new governor

Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal on Sunday was appointed governor of Mizoram for the remainder of her term.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

India-Bangladesh joint border survey in Cachar

Cachar district shares 32-km international border with Bangladesh.Dispute over the border land led to exchange of bullets between the border guards of the two countries in Harinagar of Cachar.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

Congress should get LoP post: Sonia Gandhi

With the government appearing to be in no mood to budge, Congress president Sonia Gandhi indicated a hardening of stance on the issue by saying that her party must get the post of Leader of Opposition.

india.com (16 days ago)

Budget Session LIVE - Lok Sabha adjourned till Tuesday amid uproar over price rise

The 42-day-long Budget Session of Parliament begins from Monday and will have 28 sittings. During this period, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government`s first Railway and General Budgets on July 8 and July 10 respectively.

india.com (16 days ago)

SABMiller Sells African Hotels Stake

SABMiller is planning to sell its 40% stake in African hotel and casino group Tsogo Sun Holdings for around $1.09 billion.

wsj.com (16 days ago)

Indonesian Shares Jump

Shares in Indonesia jumped higher as overseas exit polls showed a lead for presidential candidate Joko Widodo, while Japan edged lower after recent gains.

wsj.com (16 days ago)

`Making big people accountable to law sent a positive message`

Holding powerful people accountable to law in recent scams like 2G and CWG has sent a positive message that the high and mighty cannot get away with any wrongdoings, Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar said here on Monday.

india.com (16 days ago)

Opposition not willing to discuss price rise: Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Monday blamed opposition Congress for disrupting the Lok Sabha, saying the government was ready to take up the discussion on price rise.

india.com (16 days ago)

Arun Jaitley or Rajnath Singh: Who's No.2 in Narendra Modi's government?

In the Rajnath camp, there is no scope for confusion. "He is very much the number two. There is no doubt over it," sources close to the home minister said.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

10th batch of devotees leave for Amarnath from Jammu

The 10th batch of 2,479 pilgrims on Monday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from Jammu base camp amid tight security.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

Supreme Court gets three new judges

Justices Arun Mishra, Adarsh Kumar Goel and Rohington F Nariman on Monday assumed charge as Supreme Court judges, taking the apex court's strength to 27, including Chief Justice R M Lodha.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

Opposition slams govt in Rajya Sabha on price rise

Congress on Monday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for riding to power on promise of controlling inflation yet doing nothing on it.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

Shariat court and fatwas have no legal sanction, Supreme Court says

The Supreme Court today ruled that fatwas have no legal sanction. The apex court said religion or faith cannot be used to victimize innocents.

indiatimes.com (16 days ago)

Javadekar, Sitharaman take oath in Rajya Sabha

Union ministers Prakash Javedkar and Nirmla Sitharaman and senior JD-U leader Sharad Yadav and NCP`s Praful Patel on Monday took oath as members of Rajya Sabha.

india.com (16 days ago)

Sonia Gandhi ups the ante, says Congress should get LoP post

With the government appearing to be in no mood to budge on the issue, Congress president Sonia Gandhi indicated a hardening of stance on the issue by saying that her party must get the post of Leader of Opposition.

india.com (16 days ago)

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