Budget 2019: Key Takeaways

New Delhi: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget in Parliament on Friday. She is the first full-time woman finance minister (and the second woman ever) to do so. In 1970-71, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had taken charge of the finance portfolio after Morarji Desai’s resignation and presented the Union Budget in Parliament. […]

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Pratap Sarangi Takes Oath As Union Minister

New Delhi: Odisha’s BJP MP Pratap Chandra Sarangi stole the show yet again today at the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan after he secured a berth in the Narendra Modi-led Union council of ministers. The Union council of ministers and others in attendance cheered and gave a standing ovation to Sarangi, just before he was […]

Modi elected BJP, NDA parliamentary party leader

New Delhi: Narendra Modi was elected the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentary party at a function in Central Hall of Parliament today. Veteran Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal moved the resolution to elect Modi as the leader of the […]

Odisha Sends 33% Women To Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Being the first state in India Odisha will see exactly 33% of women MPs in the 17th Lok Sabha. Before election Odisha’s CM and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik promised to send 33% to Lok Sabha. Later keeping his promise he fielded 7 women candidates out of 21 in total in the […]

BJD To Support Front Which Grants Odisha Special Status

Bhubneswar: Changing its stance of maintaining equidistance from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has said it is now open to support any front which will grant special status to Odisha. BJD vice president Surya Narayan Patro said, “The party which will think about Odisha will get our […]

President Addresses Parliament for Budget Session

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: As the beginning of new financial year is going to start soon, the Parliament of India will hold the budget session from today that is 31st Jan to 13th Feb. On the eve of the beginning of the session President Ram Nath Kovind Addresses the joint session of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha […]

10% Quota Bill Passed in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha passed the 10% quota bill today with 165 votes which one of the historic economical reservation bill. The Upper House of the Parliament is having total of 172 seats out of which only 7 were against it. Yesterday only  the Constitution (124th Amendment 2019) bill providing for 10 per cent reservation […]

General Categories Poor Get 10% Quota

New Delhi: The ruling Modi-led BJP government has approved 10% reservation for the economically backward upper caste in government jobs and education. This will really change the fate of the party in the elections of 2019. The Government is now planning to move a Constitution Amendment Bill in the Parliament to actualise the new quota […]