Most Opposition members, including those from Congress, have supported the politically sensitive bill as it touches on the interests of the numerically strong Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
The Factoring Regulation Act, 2011 was enacted to provide for regulating the assignment of receivables to factors, registration of factors carrying on factoring business and the rights and obligations of parties to the contract for assignment of receivables.
Noting that this will be the sixth session of the 17th Lok Sabha, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said that the Monsoon Session will take place from July 19 to August 13 with 19 days of business.
"Learning the languages of other democracies will help in such sharing. Knowledge of foreign languages helps to bring democracies closer to each other and strengthen parliamentary democracy around the world," Birla noted.
Phulbani: A former Lok Sabha member from Phulbani, Sugrib Singh died of Covid-19 infection, one of his relatives informed on Monday. Singh was admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar…
New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday that raising the FDI limit in the insurance sector to 74 per cent was necessary to help insurers deal with issues concerning financial stress. She said this while moving the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2021 for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha. The amendment bill, that […]
New Delhi: A total of 3,17,439 cyber crimes and 5,771 FIRs were registered online through a centralised portal in the last 18 months — a sizeable number of them in Maharashtra and Karnataka, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the Ministry of Home Affairs […]
New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented the Economic Survey that details the state of the economy ahead of the government’s Budget for fiscal year beginning April 1, 2021. The Economic Survey 2020-21, authored by a team led by Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian, details the state of different sectors of the […]
Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s USP is his determination. For, Modi’s grit is the wake up call to the political will. And working determinedly towards achieving his goal of making a ‘New India’ by the year 2022, when this ancient country would be celebrating the platinum jubilee of the hard fought 74th year of Independence, […]
New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla appointed Retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Utpal Kumar Singh as the new Secretary General of the Lok Sabha for a period of one year and Lok Sabha Secretariat in the rank and status of Cabinet Secretary with effect from December 1. Singh will succeed Snehlata Shrivastava. Singh […]
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday unanimously passed a Bill making Aadhaar mandatory for registration of organisations receiving foreign funds and to give the government powers to stop utilisation of foreign funds by an organisation through a “summary enquiry”. The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020, which seeks amendment to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) […]
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Saturday unanimously passed a Bill which has the provisions to promote ease of doing business and ease of living for corporates in India and decriminalisation provision for firms indulging in small offences. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 seeks to amend the Companies Act, 2013. The Bill was moved in […]
New Delhi: The Monsoon Session began on Monday with the Lok Sabha holding its first session with obituary references to 15 parliamentarians who passed away this year. As soon as the House assembled for the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid glowing tributes to the departed leaders and security […]
New Delhi: Among many first time measures being adopted during the functioning of Parliament, Lok Sabha members will also sit in the Rajya Sabha chamber when the Monsoon Session starts from September 14. The unique change, unlike previous sessions, is being adopted to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic which infected a record 95,735 people […]
New Delhi: The upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to begin from September 14 in which 18 sittings are expected in each of the two Houses that would conduct their proceedings without any off day. Though there was no official communication from the government or Parliament, officials privy to the development told IANS “there […]
New Delhi: With no written communication so far from the central government, officials of the two parliamentary secretariats are not yet sure of the date for the commencement of Parliament’s Monsoon Session, though they expect it to begin in the second week of September as it has to be held on or before September 22. […]
Bhubaneswar: Former Union Minister and an eight time MP from Bhadrak, Arjun Charan Sethi passed away in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Monday. He was 79. Arjun Sethi played a crucial role in all round development of Bhadrak and was deeply involved in active politics. He was a minister in the Atal Behari Vajpayee […]
New Delhi: The Central Hall of Parliament is likely to host proceedings of Lok Sabha, with members maintaining social distancing norms and the lower house’s chamber may host Rajya Sabha for the monsoon session as both houses’ presiding officers – Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu and Speaker Om Birla – held a meeting on Monday […]
New Delhi: The Government on Monday introduced the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 in the Lok Sabha which seeks to confer the status of institution of national importance to a cluster of Ayurveda institutions in Gujarat Ayurveda University campus in Jamnagar. The three institutes which would be clubbed are Institute of […]
Bhubaneswar: A Parliamentary Party meeting of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was held at Naveen Niwas today in presence of party’s Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members. Apart from a clear objection against implementation of certain sections of National Population Register (NPR), the party discussed various other issues while […]
New Delhi: A Bill to convert three Sanskrit deemed universities into Central Sanskrit Universities was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with a voice vote. In his concluding remark for the passage of the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said the purpose of the universities is […]
Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties like Congress and RJD have criticised the BJD for supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Parliament. Senior Congress leader B K Hariprasad alleged that BJD is supporting the BJP in all the matters out of fear. “I don’t know what kind of deal has been struck but both BJP and […]
New Delhi: A bill to set up central Sanskrit universities was introduced in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The bill, moved by Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, seeks to convert three Sanskrit deemed universities presently functioning in the country into central universities. The three deemed universities are Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and the Shri Lal […]
New Delhi: The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, which seeks to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight though it was vehemently opposed by the major opposition parties which described it as “anti-Muslim.” However, the government rejected the opposition’s claims, saying the […]
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed with voice vote a Bill on rationalising and facilitating the licensing procedures for use of firearms by individuals as well as to curb crimes committed by using illegal firearms and to provide effective deterrence against violation of the law. The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks an […]