Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has apologized to BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Congress leader Kapil Sibal for making unverified allegations of corruption against them. Both withdrew their defamation cases against the AAP leader on Monday.
A no-confidence motion tabled by arch rivals TDP and YSR Congress against the Modi government was not taken up in the Lok Sabha on Monday as the Parliament logjam entered its third week amid no signs of thaw between the opposition and the government.
The government is ready to discuss the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha and was open to suggestions from the opposition -- but referring it to a Select Committee made no sense, according to Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
With assembly elections in Karnataka less than two months away, the Congress government in Karnataka decided to recommend to the Centre to grant religious minority status to Lingayats. A cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah decided to accept the report of a committee headed by a retired high court judge. The politically dominant Lingayat community that makes up about 17 per cent of the state population is seen as loyal to the BJP.
With the political situation in Kashmir swiftly slipping out of hand and strikes against security forces and army camps on the rise, the BJP’s bluster however is also on the rise with Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s muscular words.
Criticising US President Donald Trump for his protectionist policies, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman has accused him of not taking his job seriously and warned these measures lead to "risks of a disruptive trade war".