Rahul Gandhi was on Monday elected unopposed as president of the Congress party. He will take charge on 16 December, after formally collecting a certificate declaring him the new party president.
The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest elections from two constituencies. This comes after a plea was filed by a BJP leader challenging Section 33(7) of The Representation of the People Act of 1951, that allows a person to contest elections to Parliament and state assemblies from two constituencies.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed, a group founded by UN-designated terrorist Masood Azhar, recently organised a ‘Shohada-e-Kashmir’ conference in Rawalakot to commemorate the martyrdom of several terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.
VP Venkaiah Naidu bats for 100 days of Parliament meetings every year. He said that political parties need to decide on the minimum number of days the Parliament should function
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday said that Russia is ready to support Pakistan in eliminating terrorists from the country. “Pakistan has its own interest in getting rid of terrorist organisations using its territory,” Lavrov added. This comes after the US warned that if Pakistan does not act against terrorists, it will do “everything” to destroy them.
Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir, police said here. Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said the slain militants were apparently Pakistanis .
Govt to increase health budget to 2.5% of GDP by 2025: Minister J.P. Nadda. With more finance flow to the states, the government is attempting to achieve Universal Health Coverage, says health minister J.P. Nadda
No condom ads between 6 am and 10 pm, says I&B ministry. The I&B ministry has issued an advisory asking TV channles not to air condom ads which could be ‘indecent and inappropriate for viewing by children’ during the daytime
India’s admission into Wassenaar Arrangement may be ticket to NSG, key to decreasing World’s Nuclear Stockpile. India’s entry into the Wassenaar Arrangement as its 42nd member last week on the heels of its joining the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June 2016, is doubtlessly a feather in the cap of Indian diplomacy and a recognition of our growing international clout.
India’s economy is likely to expand by 7.2 per cent in 2018 and go up further to 7.4 per cent in the following year on the back of strong private consumption, public investment and the ongoing structural reforms, a United Nations (UN) report said .