03:11 pm New Delhi: In the midst of concern about the safety of bank deposits from Punjab and Maharashtra Co-Operative (PMC), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman said on Friday that the government is considering proposals to raise the insurance cap from existing Rs 1 lakh. In September, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) placed restrictions on withdrawals at the PMC Bank following suspected Rs 4,355-crore irregularities. The cap has now been increased to Rs 50,000, but the fear of account holders about the future of their deposits has not been allayed. Currently, bank depositors get an insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh on their amount by the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation.
03:11 pm New Delhi: A citizens ' register or National Citizens ' Register (NRC) on the lines of the Assam exercise will be conducted across the country, Home Minister Amit Shah announced today in parliament, stating that "no one should be worried from any religion." Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Amit Shah said the NRC is "just a process" to get everyone under the citizen's list."
01:11 pm New Delhi; A decision to restore internet services in Kashmir-where the internet has been snapped for more than 100 days will be taken when the "local administration is informed," said Union Home Minister Amit Shah in parliament today, adding that no one has died in Jammu and Kashmir as a result of police firing since 5 August when the government made the big announcement of ending Jammu and Kashmir's special status. We heard leaders say that on Srinagar's streets there would be blood bath, but nothing of this kind happened. I'm happy that not one person died as a result of police shooting, "said the Home Minister. He also said that the number of stone-throwing incidents has fallen from 805 to 544. The central government had ended Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5 and split it into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
10:11 am Chennai: South mega stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have shown their willingness to work together politically, sparking speculation that they could turn the 2021 elections to the Tamil Nadu assembly into a kind of blockbuster. Having received an honorary doctorate from Odisha, Kamal Haasan said on his way home: "Rajini and I will work together if there is a need for the growth of Tamil Nadu. It's important to work now. Later on, we can discuss our policies. We've been together for 43 years, we're not a miracle coming together. "If there is a situation that requires for the development of the Tamil people, I would join hands with Kamal Haasan". Rajinikanth said.
04:11 pm Nagpur: Bombay High Court's Nagpur bench imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on the petitioner on Monday challenging former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis ' election. Petitioner Suresh Rangari had said, through counsel Ashwin Ingole, that Fadnavis had concealed details about the alleged atrocity complaint filed against him in the district of Wardha. The court held that there was no substance in the allegations and imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh.
02:11 pm Thiruvananthapuram: A 12-year-old girl was crying as she was stopped this morning on her way to Kerala's Sabarimala shrine, while her family were reportedly being asked to go without her. The girl is being led away by a police woman at the Pamba base camp, about 9 km away from the shrine. Her father tried to comfort her with the police and explanation, but nothing helped. The Kerala government remained uncommitted to protecting women and girls between the ages of 10 and 50 who are no longer barred from visiting the shrine after a Supreme Court order but were unable to do so because of the stiff opposition of priests, rightwing activists and even some political parties.
02:11 pm New Delhi: Today, opposition Congress leaders in the Lok Sabha asked for a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on withdrawal of the Gandhi family's Special Protection Group (SPG) protection. Shah left the lower house when the members of Congress started to shout slogans, asking him to make a statement as to why SPG security cover had been removed from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who said they were facing serious threats. The three are now covered under the class Z plus by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which provides security cover for around 100 personnel. Leader of Congress Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury gave a notice moving an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha against the Gandhi family's removal of SPG protection. A motion for an adjournment is moved to postpone the house's proceedings to resolve the problem raised in the motion. The Speaker refuted this.