The UK is pushing for a cut in customs duty on electric vehicles in the ongoing negotiations for signing a free-trade deal with India, a senior official confirmed. At present there is a customs duty of 60 per cent on imported cars priced below $40,000 while it is 100% on those priced above this point. The UK has suddenly brought in the new proposal on electric vehicles, uneasy for India.
Marking the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, on October 2, PM Narendra Modi-led BJP government launched "Swacchataa Hi Seva Hai" campaign towards a clean and neat environment. In his latest Man Ki Baat episode, PM Modi said, Swacchataa (cleanliness) is important and asked citizens to participate and give Swacchanjli to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. Notably, many political leaders, Bollywood actors and other citizens participated in the… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi opposed the 'One Nation, One Election, proposal of the PM Narendra Modi-led Central Government. Taking a dig at the BJP, Asaduddin Owaisi said, the proposal of the Centre is unconstitutional. In addition, other opposition leaders like Shashi Tharoor, Sanjay Singh and others slammed the 'One Nation, One Election. The opposition said, the I.N.D.I.A alliance has scared the ruling BJP, hence this is an effort to rule… read-more
Courtesy: The Hindu
President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army as well as prominent personalities congratulated athlete Neeraj Chopra for winning a historic gold in men's javelin at the World Athletics Championship 2023. Neeraj created history by becoming the first Indian to win gold at the World Athletics Championships. The athlete once again created history and brought glory to the nation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had no plans to attend the G20 summit in India in September in person. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for President Putin accusing him of war crimes in Ukraine, which the Kremlin strongly denies. This means he risks arrest when travelling abroad. The statement came amid the ongoing BRICS Summit in South Africa.
The BRICS grouping will invite six nations to become full members, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa said this afternoon. These countries are Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Argentina, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and will join Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa, Mr Ramaphosa said, adding membership will take effect from January 1 next year. PM Narendra Modi, who is in Johannesburg to attend the BRICS Summit, welcomed six… read-more
In the Monsoon Parliament Session, a new Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha. The bill proposed to replace the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in the selection panel for appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Elections Commissioners (ECs). So far, as per a Supreme Court order, the selection committee had three members, the PM, the Leader of Opposition of Lok Sabha and the Chief Justice.
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The Indian National Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge took a dig at the BJP-led Central Government and PM Narendra Modi. On the second day of the Monsoon Parliament Session, the Congress President said, they expect an official elaborate statement by PM Narendra Modi over the horrific Manipur Sexual Assault Violence against two women. The party also proposed for a discussion over the issue and Manipur violence and protest for months.
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John Abraham made a passionate appeal to PM Narendra Modi, urging him to enact necessary amendments to the Animal Protection Act. In a video shared on his social media handle, John emphasized the importance of safeguarding animals across the country. He further said,Cruelty to animals is against the moral fibre of… read-more
Congress leader and former MP Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him out for his "silence" on Manipur issue. Manipur burns. EU Parliament discusses India's internal matter. PM hasn't said a word on either! Meanwhile, Rafale gets him a ticket to the Bastille Day Parade", said Congress leader Gandhi tweeted. Prime Minister Modi began his two-day visit to France on July 13.