• Tue, Jan 22, 2019
  • India's first-ever all-women political party -- the National Women's Party (NWP) -- was launched on Monday in Mumbai and it will contest half -- 283 -- of the 545 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019...
    India's first all-women's party to contest Lok Sabha polls
    The NWP, described as a party of mothers , has been founded by a medico and social activist, (Dr) Shwetha Shetty, and will strive for 50 per cent reservation for women in the lower House. This party is a historic step in our mission to ensure equal representation for women in Parliament. Our ideology is to remove gender disparity in politics and thus create equal importance for females in the patriarchal Indian society, Shetty told the media persons at the formal kick-start here.She pointed out that the battle to get reservations in Parliament is now over two decades old, but the fact is that we continue in a society where most political decisions are taken by males, with females not having an equal say in Parliament, thus diminishing the possibility of women empowerment . With this initiative, the NWP plans to create an environment...
  • Day 40: Won't abandon operations for rescue of trapped Meghalaya miners Day 40: Won't abandon operations for rescue of trapped Meghalaya miners

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday said the government has not yet decided to call off the operations to rescue 15 miners trapped inside a 370 feet deep coal mine for more than a month...

  • Jaitley rubbishes EVM rigging allegations Jaitley rubbishes EVM rigging allegations

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday rubbished the allegation of rigging of the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and said the insanity of the Congress is increasingly becoming contagious.

  • CBI seeks Centre's nod to prosecute P Chidambaram in INX Media case CBI seeks Centre's nod to prosecute P Chidambaram in INX Media case

    The CBI has sought the sanction of the central government to prosecute former Finance Minister P Chidambaram as it has almost finalised a charge sheet in the INX Media case, which involves alleged...

  • Nation has lost great spiritual leader in Shivakumara Swami: RSS chief Nation has lost great spiritual leader in Shivakumara Swami: RSS chief

    Stating that the nation had lost a great spiritual leader, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Monday expressed grief on the passing away of Shivakumara Swami of Sri Siddaganga Mutt.

  • Delhi court allows extradition process against 4 Sterling Biotech promoters Delhi court allows extradition process against 4 Sterling Biotech promoters

    A Delhi court on Monday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to go ahead with the process to extradite four Sterling Biotech Ltd (SBL) promoters from Nigeria and Italy in the Rs 8,100 crore bank fraud...

  • Shivakumara Swami, a saga of service to society Shivakumara Swami, a saga of service to society

    The Walking God as he is reverentially called, the 111-year old Sree Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga mutt has left an indelible imprint with his stellar contributions in education sector and...

  • NSA Ajit Doval's son accuses Caravan magazine, Jairam Ramesh of defamation, moves court NSA Ajit Doval's son accuses Caravan magazine, Jairam Ramesh of defamation, moves court

    Vivek Doval, son of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, filed a criminal defamation complaint on Monday against a news magazine for allegedly publishing a defamatory article.

  • Choksi will be brought back to India: Rajnath Choksi will be brought back to India: Rajnath

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi will not be spared and will be brought back to India to face the law.

  • BJP alleges Bengal govt not allowing landing of Amit Shah's copter, Mamata says 'absolutely not true' BJP alleges Bengal govt not allowing landing of Amit Shah's copter, Mamata says 'absolutely not true'

    The BJP alleged the West Bengal government has denied permission for the landing of a helicopter carrying its president Amit Shah at an airstrip in Malda on Tuesday, a charge Chief Minister Mamata...

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