New Delhi: The BJP is likely to finalize its candidate for the vice presidential post on Saturday in its parliamentary board meet scheduled to be held later in the day, sources said.
Its parliamentary board comprises party president JP Nadda and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others. BJP, the leading partner in the ruling NDA alliance, will also convey the name to its allies, sources said.
It may also reach out to different parties to seek a consensus over the choice, amid indications that the opposition will also field its candidate to force a contest, as it has for the presidential poll. The last date for filing nomination papers for the poll is July 19 and the election is scheduled for August 6.
The electoral college for picking the next Vice President of the country, who is also the Rajya Sabha chairperson, consists of members of both houses of the Parliament — the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
I could never wrap my head around Bollywood’s obsession with continuously addressing condom as a chhatri or an umbrella. Not only it’s cringe to hear repeatedly but also, it somewhere defeats the whole purpose with which films around these subjects are made. Moreover, picking a taboo subject and making a film on it can turn out to be quite risky if you don’t stick to the agenda and beat around the bush. Thankfully, Rakul Preet Singh’s Chhatriwali, directed by Tejas Prabhaa Vijay Deoskar, doesn’t digress much, and follows a crisp screenplay. There are some flaws here and there, but with all the humour and lighter moments, they can be somewhat overlooked.
A dirty bomb in the possession of an unstable democracy could be lethal. How it was stopped in its tracks is the story of Mission Majnu, which starts by saying that it is ‘inspired by true events’.
The Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) has vehemently opposed the Election Commission of India’s proposal of remote EVMs (RVMs) to enable domestic migrants to vote remotely in the elections being held in their home States or constituencies. The party will submit its stand to the ECI in writing before January 30 and will raise its objections after discussing it within the party.
The national capital recorded no new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020, stated a bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his best wishes to all army personnel, veterans, and their families on the occasion of Army Day.