LIVE News Updates: Congress reschedules 'Bharat Bachao rally' at Ramlila Maidan, to be held on Dec 14 now
Mild tremors felt in parts of Delhi
Mild tremors were felt in parts of Delhi on Tuesday. More details are awaited.
Congress reschedules 'Bharat Bachao rally' at Ramlila Maidan, to be held on Dec 14 now
The Congress' mega 'Bharat Bachao rally' in Delhi against Modi government's anti-people policies, which was scheduled on November 30, will now be held on December 14, the party announced on Tuesday.
"It has been decided to reschedule the date of 'Bharat Bachao Rally' on Saturday, the 14th December, 2019 at 11.00 a.m. at Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi," Congress' general secretary, organization, K C Venugopal said in a tweet.
The Congress had said on Saturday that its district-level and state-level agitations against the Centre's policies would culminate in a massive rally at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi on November 30.
Maharashtra Congress leaders meet Guv over PMC Bank crisis
A delegation of Congress leaders on Tuesday met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari over the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank scam and gave him a memorandum.
Congress wins 961 wards in elections to Rajasthan's urban local bodies, BJP gets 737 wards: state election commission
Rajasthan local body elections: Congress wins 961 seats, BJP 737 seats. 386 Independent candidates have also won the local body elections. pic.twitter.com/IKFuelyxNg— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019
Parliament panel on pollution to meet tomorrow
Is NDA legitimate, asks Shiv Sena
Two days after it was unceremoniously ejected from the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday raised serious questions on the very legitimacy of the NDA.
It demanded to know who had authorised the Sena's removal from the NDA, whether proper procedures were followed or not, and if any show-cause notice was served before taking the extreme step.
"A person with a crooked face, who made the announcement has no knowledge of history or the past politics which led to the creation of the NDA in which Shiv Sena was involved in its 'karma-dharma' from the very first day it was born," the Sena said in strong identical edits in the party mouthpieces "Saamana" and "Dopahar Ka Saamana".
It pointed out that it was political giants like the Sena founder late Balasaheb Thackeray, late Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, late Defence Minister George Fernandes, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani, and Akali Dal's Parkash Singh Badal, who were the founding pillars of the NDA.
"While Fernandes was the NDA Convenor, Advani was the NDA Chairman. They held meetings and discussed important issues before taking any decisions unitedly.
"But today, who is the Chairman/Convenor of the NDA? Was a meeting of all the NDA allies convened and the matter discussed? Then, on what basis was the arbitrary decision to remove the Sena taken and by whom," the Sena demanded sternly.
Police registers FIR in connection with yesterday's protest by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students
Delhi: Police registers FIR in connection with yesterday's protest by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students. More details waited. pic.twitter.com/XPpDluoea9— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019
Railway Board now reduced to 150 officers with transfers, first such move in decades
Rly rightsizes Railway Board, transfers 50 directors and above level officers to zones: Order
34 lakh domestic tourists and 13,000 foreign tourists visited Kashmir in the last 6 months: Govt in Lok Sabha
Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over SPG issue
'Not One Oppn MP Was in Well of Rajya Sabha, Yet.': TMC Accuses Govt of Running Away From Debate
"Not a single MP from Opposition went into the Well of the Rajya Sabha. Yet, House was adjourned within minutes right till 2 pm. Oppn deprived of raising imp issues in Zero Hour & holding ministers accountable in Question Hour. Parliament When you don't have answers, u run away," tweeted
Not a single MP from Opposition went into the Well of the Rajya Sabha. Yet, House was adjourned within minutes right till 2 pm. Oppn deprived of raising imp issues in Zero Hour & holding ministers accountable in Question Hour. #Parliament When you don't have answers, u run away— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও'ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) November 19, 2019
BSP MP Danish Ali raises JNU issue in Lok Sabha; says police atrocity is condemnable
Bahujan Samaj Party MP Danish Ali raises Jawaharlal Nehru University issue in Lok Sabha. Ali said that police atrocity is condemnable.
On Monday, The faculty and students of Jawaharlal Nehru University alleged that over 10 students, including the visually and physically challenged, were injured due to the "brutality" of police personnel who severely baton charged them during their protest against the hostel fee hike, even as the Delhi Police denied the accusations.
JNU students took out a march from the University premises to Parliament House but were stopped at Baba Gang Nath Marg near the campus from where nearly 100 protestors, including students' union president Aishe Ghosh, were detained.
Ghosh alleged that there was no woman police official while she was being detained.
"I was picked up by four male policemen and put in a bus. When I questioned them about the absence of women police personnel, they were rude to me," she said.
Former students' union president N Sai Balaji claimed that students who were taken inside buses for detention were thrashed by the police personnel.
A former student, Sandeep Louis, was among those injured.
"He was trying to climb the barricade when police thrashed him. He was bleeding from the head but was led by police to a van so that he could be detained," said Abhishek, his friend.
Postal services with India have resumed, parcels are still banned: Pakistan media
Postal services with India have resumed, parcels are still banned: Pakistan media— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019
Rajya Sabha to hold a discussion on the pollution issue
Rajya Sabha to hold a discussion on the pollution issue. A Calling Attention Notice has been admitted for Thursday.
Opposition leaders come into the Well of the House, shouting slogans of 'We want justice, we want justice and 'Jawab do, jawab do'
Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill in RS today
The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019, already passed from the Lok Sabha in August, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The bill seeks to remove the Congress President as a permanent member of a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu orders review of new military-style uniform of House marshals
Rajya Sabha Chairman: Secretariat of the Rajya Sabha after considering various suggestions came out with a new dress code for the marshals. But we've received some observations by some political as well as well-meaning people. I've decided to ask Secretariat to revisit the same pic.twitter.com/bOf0W7PHwM— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019
Congress wins 16 wards in Rajasthan local body election , BJP 4; counting underway
Pakistan's ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for his medical treatment: family members
Lahore: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departs for London for medical treatment. pic.twitter.com/slrs1PruHQ— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM.
Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 pm after oppn uproar over police action on protesting JNU students, situation in J-K
SC begins hearing a batch of petitions filed by Kashmir Times Editor, Anuradha Bhasin and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
Supreme Court begins hearing a batch of petitions filed by Kashmir Times Editor, Anuradha Bhasin and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, with respect to restrictions on communication & other restrictions after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir. pic.twitter.com/Ehvj6HblWQ— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019
Maratha Reservation matter to be heard by the Supreme Court on January 22, 2020
Congress party has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'withdrawal of Special Protection Group (SPG) protection of Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi
Congress party has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'withdrawal of Special Protection Group (SPG) protection of Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi'. pic.twitter.com/AnXGggT8m2— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019
Binoy Vishwam has given notice to suspend the business of the Rajya Sabha to discuss police assault on JNU students
CPI parliamentary group leader, Binoy Vishwam has given notice to suspend the business of the Rajya Sabha to discuss police assault on JNU students.
Communist Party of India (CPI) Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswan gives suspension of business notice in the upper house under rule 267, over Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) issue. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/Qyr5Dnb4zz— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019
Suspension of academic work and blockade of ad block to continue in JNU: JNUSU
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Sembawang Air Base in Singapore today
Blasts heard near Damascus airport
Blasts heard near Damascus airport: Syrian state media (AFP)— NDTV (@ndtv) November 19, 2019
Rajasthan civic polls: Counting of votes begins
The counting of votes for 49 civic urban local bodies in Rajasthan began on Tuesday.
"The counting began at 8 am amid tight security arrangements," an official of the state election commission said.
The polling was held on Saturday to elect more than 2,000 ward councillors in 49 municipal bodies.
The results will be announced later in the day.
Election for chairman and deputy chairman of urban local bodies will be held on November 26 and 27, respectively.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday paid tributes to Indira Gandhi, the country's first and only female Prime Minister
सशक्त, समर्थ नेतृत्व और अद्भुत प्रबंधन क्षमता की धनी, भारत को एक सशक्त देश के रूप में, स्थापित करने में अहम भूमिका रखने वाली लौह-महिला और मेरी प्यारी दादी स्व० श्रीमती इंदिरा गांधी जी की जयंती पर शत् शत् नमन।#IndiraGandhi pic.twitter.com/7ezAIsSQ9N— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 19, 2019
JNUSU press conference at 4 PM today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary
Tributes to our former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2019
Hong Kong leader says campus protesters must surrender
Hong Kong's chief executive said Tuesday that protesters occupying a city centre university had no option but to surrender if there were to be a peaceful resolution to a three-day standoff.
"This objective could only be achieved with the full cooperation of the protesters, including of course the rioters that they have to stop violence, give up the weapons and come out peacefully and take the instructions from the police," she told a press conference in her first comments on the siege.
Sonia Gandhi, Former PM Manmohan Singh Pranab Mukherjee pay floral tribute to Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Former President Pranab Mukherjee pay floral tribute to Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary.
Delhi: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Former President Pranab Mukherjee pay floral tribute to Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/AUuiYH12Dj— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019