No plans to make Hindi compulsory: Union minister

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today countered media reports on the government’s intention of making Hindi compulsory. He said that no language is being given a compulsory status in the new National Education Policy (NEP). Continue Reading

10% quota for upper caste poor; Oppn calls it poll gimmick

In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Union Cabinet Monday cleared a 10 per cent quota in government jobs and education for “economically weaker” sections, meeting a key demand of upper castes, a staunch BJP support base which has shown signs of a drift from the party. Continue Reading

Ayodhya case: SC’s bench to pass important order 10 Jan

The Supreme Court today said that an appropriate bench constituted by it will pass an order on 10 January for fixing the date of hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute title case at Ayodhya. Continue Reading

PM’s interview bereft of reality, full of rhetoric: Congress

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interview as bereft of reality and full of rhetoric, the Congress on Tuesday alleged that he was “peddling in lies” and asserted that the countdown for his exit has begun. Continue Reading

BJP, Congress trade barbs over passage of triple talaq bill in LS

The BJP and the Congress traded barbs on Thursday over the passage of the triple talaq bill in Lok Sabha, with the ruling party demanding its rival’s apology for “decades of injustice” towards Muslim women. Continue Reading

Lok Sabha passes triple talaq bill, Opp stages walk out

The contentious triple talaq bill criminalising instant divorce by Muslim men was passed by Lok Sabha after a heated debate on Thursday, with the government projecting it as a matter of “Insaaniyat aur insaaf” for Muslim women. Continue Reading