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RS to resume normal timings from Tuesday

New Delhi, March 8: The Upper House will return to its pre-Covid working time of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the members will be seated in the Rajya Sabha chamber and gallery in accordance with the social distancing norms. Vandana Chavan, who was in chair, made the

Madhya Pradesh Assembly passes anti-conversion bill

Bhopal, March 8: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed by voice vote a bill that checks religious conversions through marriage or by any other fraudulent means. The bill earlier replaced the ordinance, cleared by the cabinet in December and promulgated in January, which had provisions of 10 years imprisonment

NIA to probe explosives recovery case near Mukesh Ambani's house

New Delhi, March 8: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday started an investigation into the case related to explosives recovered in an abandoned car found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house in Mumbai. The agency took over the probe following orders received from the Ministry of Home Affairs. The case

Women farmers take centre stage at protest sites

New Delhi, March 8: Thousands of women farmers held protest marches and delivered speeches at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur protest sites at Delhi's borders on International Women's Day. Noting that women contribute significantly to the country's farming sector, the organisers have laid out elaborate plans to let women farmers

Women photographers making an impact

New Delhi, March 8: "People always call me 'sir' when they first call as they don't expect a woman to be behind the camera" are the words of Gurugram-based maternity and baby photographer Anega Bawa. While the rise in number of women taking to professional photography may be slow, it

Uzbek & Indian soldiers to start anti-terror drills on U'khand hills

New Delhi, March 8: Uzbek soldiers will carry out counter-terror operation drills along with their Indian counterparts to enhance capabilities starting Tuesday till March 21 in Chaubatia near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand. As part of the joint exercise, Jammu and Kashmir-like terror operation situation will be created in Chaubatia wherein both

SC agrees to re-examine 50% quota cap, issues notice to states/UTs

New Delhi, March 8: After nearly three-decades of the Indra Sawhney judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday said the 50 per cent cap on reservation laid down by a 9-judge bench in 1992, could be re-examined in view of subsequent constitutional amendments and the socio-economic changes that has followed. A