India, Australia to kick off naval exercise in eastern Indian Ocean
India is set to kick off a two-day naval exercise with Australia in the eastern Indian Ocean, in what constitutes some additional strategic signaling after similar exercises with the US and Japan in the region amid the ongoing military confrontation with China in Ladakh.
Regrettable that President not according hearing to opposition parties: Congress
The Congress on Tuesday said it is unfortunate and regrettable that President Ram Nath Kovind was not according a hearing to opposition parties who have sought time from him to raise their concerns over the two contentious farm bills.
Farm bills: Congress lists 3 demands to end boycott of Rajya Sabha
The Congress on Tuesday said its boycott of Rajya Sabha will not end till the govt brings another bill making it illegal for private players to buy food grains from farmers below the MSP, all state agencies comply by the MSP and the procurement price is fixed as per the Swaminathan panel's recommendations. The opposition also called for the revocation of suspension of eight MPs.
PM Modi's inauguration push won Gujarat for BJP. Can it repeat magic in Bihar?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a project inauguration and foundation stone laying spree ahead of assembly elections in Bihar. He had done so ahead of the 2017 Gujarat state polls. It did work in Modi’s home state but will it work in Bihar too?
DRDO conducts successful flight test of ABHYAS
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from the Interim Test Range, Balasore, Odisha. During the trials, two demonstrator vehicles were successfully test flown, according to sources. Abhyas is designed & developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment, DRDO.
Parliament's Monsoon session likely to end on Wednesday
The Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to conclude on Wednesday, eight days before it is scheduled to end, due to Covid-19 concerns among lawmakers, sources said. Rajya Sabha is likely to adjourn sine die after taking up five bills on Wednesday while Lok Sabha, which will meet at 3 pm Wednesday is likely to be adjourned sine die around 5 pm after an extended Zero Hour.