PHOTO: PM Modi has a ‘protocol encounter’ with Uddhav Thackeray in Pune

Uddhav Thackeray meets PM Modi for the first time after becoming Maharashtra Chief Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a ‘protocol encounter’ with Uddhav Thackeray for the first time after he assumed office as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The prime minister was received by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari,…

Rajya Sabha passes SPG Amendment Bill amid walkout by Congress

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill was passed through a voice vote. However, the Congress staged walkout from the House. After this, the SPG cover will be provided to the incumbent Prime Minister and his immediate family living with him at the official residence. Also, ex-PMs and their respective family members will get the SPG cover only if they live at the official residence. The MHA will have the right to review SPG cover for former PM after five years from the day of retirement.