'The recent protests by writers, artists, scientists and academics have made the issue of intolerance a matter of nation-wide debate.'
The minister said the Congress on several occasions has undermined the Constitution in its 50 years of governance.
Modi, on the first day of the Winter session, was seen intently listening to the speeches and taking notes during the proceedings.
Pakistan had demanded that NSG should follow an objective, equitable and non-discriminatory approach for admitting new members.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 8,000 police and gendarmes would be posted to carry out border checks.
Despite the quick capture, the presidential mansion was still on lockdown as the secret service conducted a security sweep of the area, The Guardian quoted media reports as saying.
'We can't blame anybody. We lacked the desire to win. We created a lot of chances but failed to double the scoring tonight.'
P.V. Sindhu, B. Sai Praneeth and H.S. Prannoy progressed to the quarterfinals of their respective events at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion.
Valdes, who earned only two caps with Man United, convoyed the tweet with a picture that shows the sentence: 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.'
The SEBI also ordered banks and depositories should not make any debits in the accounts of Jain and Srikanth without its permission.
The revised maturity period of such NCDs/bonds, restructured based on negotiations with the issuing Indian company, should be 3 years or more.
About 53 per cent of these online shopping through foreign websites are for personal items like clothing/ apparel, footwear.
The downing of a Russian aircraft by Turkey is the latest twist in centuries of tangled relations between two great powers with a long history of tension and rivalry.
Men and women marching together are a highlight of the opening ceremonies at the Olympic, Commonwealth, Asian, National Games - did it take a PT Usha to open our eyes to that?
It will not take long until the presence of migrants will become a feature in most towns and even villages. What kind of Germany will this transformation of society create?
Maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius.
The fair attracted a large number of people.
The 5th edition of the festival started on Thursday.
The CPI-M said Banerjee's 'panic reaction' was prompted by the CBI.
The scheme was started in 1988 by the Left Front.
Discussions are on with some of the nine countries.
Prithivi has a length of about 9 metres.
MCL is also all set to enter into power generation and transmission sectors.
Wildlife experts are on the job to enumerate these species.
The writer narrates the spiritual journey of Siddhartha from a worldly man to the Enlightened One.
Their hands work tirelessly as they spin and weave myriad colours, designs and styles, tucked away in some odd places.
Has the education system failed in responding to the complex linguistic diversity of India, asks the writer.
Green tea, cacao are known for anti-inflammatory effects.
Passion in the action between the sheets gradually declines.
Crawford also helps Kaia groom her eyebrows.
People at Arts University Bournemouth are groomed to be specialists with a distinct “maker” culture.
Globsyn Business School has positioned itself as India’s only b-school, drawing from the strength and diversity of the fast evolving global corporate world.
In India, transport accounts for high carbon emissions, which has led to a greater focus on developing alternative.
Emraan is sporting a clean-shaven look for the film.
Here is one delightful fact about Salman Khan!
'I shot 'Gerua' song with SRK and Kajol in Iceland.'
press trust of india
New Delhi, 27 December
Disability rights groups today expressed dismay over the inordinate delay in introducing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in Parliament even after it was approved by the Cabinet a few days ago.
Activists of the Disabled Rights Group (DRG) and the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NRPD) said they will approach major political parties to convince them to introduce the Bill when Parliament reconvenes.
“Parliament session will be convened to pass the Vote on Account in January and February. This important piece of legislation must also be taken up by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha for enactment,” NPRD secretary Muralidharan said.
DRG convener Javed Abidi said: “We will be approaching all major political parties to garner support for this as we genuinely believe that the cause of disability is a totally non-partisan and non-political issue.”
Besides offering a
comprehensive definition of disability, the legislation which will replace the
Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995, provides for an increase in the quota for persons with disabilities from three per cent to five per cent in government jobs.
It also makes private companies accountable for creating a disabled-friendly environment.
As a mark of protest, disability rights activists will hold candle-light vigils in various parts of the country on December 31, the members said.
In Delhi, the vigil will be held outside the Vice-President's House as he is the chairman of Rajya Sabha, they said.