M Thambidurai, leader of the All India Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhagam in Parliament, was unanimously elected as Lok Sabha's deputy speaker on Wednesday, making him the first leader to occupy the post twice. The sixty-seven-year-old AIADMK leader was elected to the post after a motion, moved by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and seconded by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj supporting him, was carried by voice vote amid thumping of desks from all sides. Thambidurai, who was deputy speaker from ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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The civil services examination will be held as per schedule on August 24, the government declared on Thursday in Parliament, while saying that consultations will be held with various parties and stakeholders on the matter after the current session. "As for this year, there is no scope for postponement of (UPSC preliminary) examination," Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said as opposition created uproar in Rajya Sabha demanding an all-party meeting immediately. Civil services ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Chennai, Aug. 4 (ANI): Representatives of the Tamil film industry staged a protest outside the Sri Lankan Consulate here on Monday over the release of an unethical article by the Government of Sri Lanka last week. They demanded the closure of the ...TruthDive, 1 month ago
On July 4, 2013, the body of a young Dalit boy, Ilavarasan, was found on a culvert adjoining the railway track in Dharmapuri, northern Tamil Nadu. Initially thought of as a suicide, his family suspected foul play by upper caste groups. Ilavarasan’s mistake was falling in love, and eloping and marrying Divya, who belonged to the higher, Vanniyar caste. Two Weeks after they were married, the Vanniyars had a meeting in Divya’s natal village of Sellankottai, constituted a kangaroo ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Congress may get chairmanship of the prestigious Public Accounts of Committee but still there is no guarantee whether it will get the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. There is also no assurance from the government whether the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha will be accommodated in the decision-making process relating to key appointments such as Lok Pal in the absence of the Congress not getting recognition as leader of the opposition. "I want to take ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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