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Discussion underway on triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad moved the bill for consideration and passage. The Bill is aimed at protecting the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing instant triple talaq by their husbands. The Bill proposes to make the triple talaq as a cognizable offence. It also provides allowance to victim women and their dependent ... Read More »

J&K: Gunfight underway in South Kashmir’s Shopian district

Security sources said that the encounter ensued after a joint team of security forces launched cordon and search operation at Bonbazar Beigh Mohalla area of the main town Shopian in wee hours today. Earlier, a gunfight raged between militants and security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district area this morning. Two terrorists believed to be trapped. Internet services snapped in ... Read More »

Voting underway in Japan’s upper house election

Media polls have indicated that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc is expected to keep the majority. Mr Abe hopes to gain enough seats to boost chances for a constitutional revision, his long-cherished goal before his term ends in 2021.  His ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, Komeito, will need a two-thirds majority to be able to begin ... Read More »

Election to Odisha’s Patkura assembly seat underway

A total of 10 candidates including BJD’s Sabitri Agarwalla, the lone woman candidate, BJP’s Bijoy Mohapatra and Congress Assembly nominee Jayanta Kumar Mohanty are contesting in the election. Over two lakh 44 thousand voters will exercise their franchise in Patkura poll. Counting of votes will take place July 24th. he elections were delayed due to death of BJD candidate Bed ... Read More »

Meeting between India, Pak on Kartarpur Corridor underway at Attari-Wagah border

The main issues that will be discussed are connectivity at the Zero Point and the number of pilgrims to be allowed especially on special occasions.  Sources say, India will raise its concerns over the security aspect also. New Delhi, had earlier conveyed, its strong concerns to Pakistan over the presence of a leading Khalistani separatist in a committee appointed by ... Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Gunfight underway in Dragad village in Shopian

After receiving information about terrorists, security forces surrounded an orchard area of Dragad-Sugan village.As the security forces came closer, the hiding terrorists opened fire, triggering an encounter which is underway. As a precautionary measure, internet service has been snapped in district.In another encounter, two unidentified terrorists were killed in a gunfight that raged between them and security forces in Dangerpora ... Read More »

Seventh phase of polling in Bengal underway on a brisk pace : Reports of intimidation to voters and rigging pouring in from several areas

Kolkata : In spite of fool proof security arrangements to ensure a peaceful, free and fair 7th phase of Lok Sabha elections in nine constituencies along with by elections in four Assembly constituencies in West Bengal, reports of intimidation to voters and rigging are pouring in from several areas since this morning today. Though the Election Commission claimed that the ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu Bypolls: Voting underway in four constituencies

The bypolls are being held in Sulur, Ottapidaram, Thirupparankundram and Aravakurichi. Repolling in 13 polling stations RPT polling stations was also underway. A total of 137 candidates including those from the AIADMK, DMK, TTV Dhinakran led AMMK and Kamal Hassan’s MNM are in the fray in the four seats. There were reports of EVM glitches in Sulur and officials were ... Read More »

General polls underway in Australia

Voting is underway in Australia’s first general election since political infighting ousted the nation’s fourth leader in a decade. Australia has mandatory voting and a record 16.4 million enrolled voters. Around 7,000 polling stations have been set up across the nation. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made economic management the centerpiece of the campaign for his conservative Liberal-National coalition, which ... Read More »

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Hectic campaigning underway for final phase

With only three days left for campaigning, all the major political parties have intensify the efforts to woo the voters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold rallies in Paliganj in Bihar and Deoghar in Jharkhand. He will also address public meetings in Basirhat and Diamond Harbour in West Bengal on Wednesday. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address public meetings in ... Read More »

Brisk Polling underway for Sixth phase of Lok Sabha Polls

Long queues of voters witnessed at polling booths, VVIPS including President Ramnath Kovind, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, former President Pranab Mukherjee, other political bigwigs, celebrities queue up early to cast their vote.  Fifty-nine constituencies, spread over seven states, going to the polls in this phase. Voting is taking place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, all 10 in Haryana, ... Read More »

LS Polls fifth phase: Voting underway in Shopian, Pulwama districts

Polling began at 7 am in Shopian and Pulwama districts and in Ladakh Parliamentary constituency – spread over two districts of Leh and Kargil, officials said. The officials said while polling would end at 6 pm in Ladakh Parliamentary constituency, it would end at 4 pm in Shopian and Pulwama districts as the Election Commission has curtailed the polling duration ... Read More »

Voting underway in phase V of Lok Sabha polls

About 8.75 crore people will decide the fate of 674 candidates in the fifth of the seven-phase elections. The Election Commission has set up 94,000 polling stations/booths and made elaborate security arrangements. Polling will be held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven seats each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar and four in ... Read More »

Cyclone Fani: Massive restoration work underway

The death toll in Cyclone Fani rose to 29 , two days after the “extremely severe” storm barrelled through coastal Odisha, causing widespread destruction and leaving hundreds grappling with water shortage and power cuts. Announcing a relief package for those affected by the calamity, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said all families in Puri and in those parts of Khurda, which ... Read More »

Talks between Russia’s Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un underway

The North Korean leader is believed to be seeking support after failing to reach an agreement with US President Trump on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme at Hanoi earlier this year. Russia says that situation in the Korean peninsula had stabilised somewhat in recent months and Russia intends to help in any way possible to cement that positive trend. Russia has ... Read More »

Re-polling in 4 naxal-affected centres in Maharashtra underway

According to EC official, voting taking place till 3 pm at Gadchiroli-Chimur’s smaller village localities. An encounter took place between security forces and Naxals in Gadchiroli when a polling party was returning on polling day on Thursday evening. The Naxal-affected district also witnessed IED blasts at two other places on 11 April. Re-polling in 4 naxal-affected centres in Maharashtra underway ... Read More »

Maldives: Counting of votes underway for parliamentary elections held today

Around 78 percent voters are estimated to have exercised their franchise to elect the new parliament members. Voting hours was extended by two hours till 6 PM local time to allow maximum participation. A total of 386 candidates are in fray for 87 seats including former President Mohamed Nasheed and parliamentary speaker Qasim Ibrahim.  The main contest is between Maldives ... Read More »

Nepal: 27 killed in storm; Rescue and relief work underway

Consul General of India in Birgunj, B.C.Pradhan told our correspondent that deceased Indian has been identified as Jeetlal Sahani. Consulate General officials are in the process of contacting his family members to provide all necessary assistance. Around 350 people were discharged after first aid while remaining have been admitted at various hospitals. The condition of several injured is reported to ... Read More »

Highway projects worth Rs 50,000 cr underway in Delhi to ease traffic congestions

In addition, projects worth Rs 5,000 crore are being implemented to check pollution in the river Yamuna. Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a four-lane flyover at Dhaula Kuan junction in New Delhi. The Minister said this flyover is the first step towards developing a signal-free corridor to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and efforts are on to complete all ... Read More »

Encounter underway in Kupwara

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Babagund area of Kupwara following information about presence of militants there, the officials said. They said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards the security forces, who retaliated. There were no reports of any casualties so far in the operation, the officials said. Read More »

PM hails Ujjwala scheme; says ‘Blue Flame Revolution’ underway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13th International Oil and Gas Conference – PETROTECH-2019 in Greater Noida on Monday. The theme of the conference is Shaping the New Energy World through Innovation and Collaboration. The event showcases the recent market and investor friendly developments that have taken place in the country’s oil and gas sector. Addressing the energy ministers and ... Read More »

PM Modi: ‘Blue Flame Revolution underway’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13th International Oil and Gas Conference – PETROTECH-2019 in Greater Noida on Monday. The theme of the conference is Shaping the New Energy World through Innovation and Collaboration. The event showcases the recent market and investor friendly developments that have taken place in the country’s oil and gas sector. Addressing the energy ministers and ... Read More »

Taliban-Afghan talks get underway in Moscow

The talks come 10 days after peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban in Qatar ended with signs of progress towards the withdrawal of thousands of foreign troops from Afghanistan and an end to more than 17 years of war.  The push for peace comes as the Taliban, have staged near daily attacks and are in control of ... Read More »

Meghalaya miners’ rescue operation underway

The NDRF divers  along Indian Navy diving team went down to the main shaft and jointly operating on a strategy that was planned. SDRF is also in assistance and standby with  all their available resources to assist the fire service of Odisha for installation of their pumps. NDRF is offering its full cooperation with all other agencies that visited the ... Read More »