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Bill on backward classes commission to be reintroduced

New Delhi: The bill to grant constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) will be reintroduced in the Lok Sabha during the winter session, sources said on Thursday. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in the Monsoon Session but the Rajya Sabha made certain amendments to it. With the two […]

Sonia asks Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill
Sonia asks Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urgently pass the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha where the BJP has a majority. In a letter to Modi, Gandhi said: “You may recall that the Rajya Sabha had passed the Women’s Reservation Bill on March 9, 2010. Since then, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 Jul 2021
  • BJP
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

New Delhi: The monsoon session of the Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday. The Speaker said the House worked for 71 hours and passed 14 Bills.

Govt to enhance human milk bank facility: Nadda
Govt to enhance human milk bank facility: Nadda

New Delhi: The government proposes to enhance the human milk bank facility which was recently launched in a city hospital, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Responding to a supplementary question on whether more such banks will be set up, Health minister J P Nadda said plans are to “enhance” the facility. The bank at […]

Six Congress MPs suspended for unruly conduct
Six Congress MPs suspended for unruly conduct

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended six Congress MPs for five consecutive sittings for improper conduct after they tore up papers and threw them towards her podium. The six MPs – Gaurav Gogoi, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Ranjit Ranjan, Sushmita Dev, M.K. Raghavan and K. Suresh — would have to remain out […]

Lok Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus, 3 bills introduced
Lok Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus, 3 bills introduced

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed acrimonious scenes over several issues, including farmers’ plight and incidents involving cow vigilantes, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House for the day. Earlier, the House was adjourned soon after it met in the morning, on the second day of the monsoon session. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge […]

Sansad Ratna Awards 2017
Nine MPs to be conferred with Sansad Ratna awards

Chennai: Nine Members of Parliament — six from the Lok Sabha and three Rajya Sabha members — will be honoured with the `Sansad Ratna Awards 2017′ here on Saturday. “The awards will be presented to the parliamentarians by Justice (retd) P.Sathasivam, Governor of Kerala,” K. Srinivasan, chairman, Prime Point Foundation, told reporters here on Friday. […]

BJP sets target of 400 seats in next Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: The BJP has set an ambitious “Mission 400” target for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, a top party leader said on Friday. The BJP, which won 282 seats in 2014, has identified 120 Lok Sabha seats won by opposition parties in the last general election and has chalked out a strategy to win these […]

Supreme Court
Lokpal law as it stands is workable legislation: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Lokpal law as it stands today is “workable” and there is no “justification” to hold it back till the proposed amendments are effected. A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha also dismissed another plea seeking privacy of the Chief Justice of India […]

Kulbhushan Jadhav
Lok Sabha unites to condemn Pakistan for death sentence on Jadhav

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday unanimously condemned Pakistan’s decision to award death sentence to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and urged the government to take every step to save his life. Raising the matter during Question Hour, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said if Pakistan hangs Jadhav it will be a “pre-planned murder”. “No one […]

Parliament passes Finance Bill, Rajya Sabha amendments rejected

New Delhi: The Finance Bill 2017 was passed by Parliament on Thursday with the Lok Sabha rejecting the amendments proposed by the Rajya Sabha. The Bill, being a Money Bill, will now go to the President for approval before becoming law. Since the Lok Sabha did not accept any of the recommendations of the Rajya […]

Goods and Services Tax
Lok Sabha takes up GST bills for debate

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday moved four GST Bills simultaneously for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha. “The four bills are being taken together because the matter of the bills are same,” Jaitley said while introducing the bills. “Before the constitutional amendment, under the indirect tax regime, the Centre had the […]

Bill for permanent water tribunal moved in LS amid BJD's opposition

New Delhi: A bill to set up a single, permanent tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, amid opposition from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017, was introduced by Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, who called it a “revolutionary […]

armed forces
Armed forces short of more than 9,000 officers

New Delhi: Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha on Friday that the three Services are short of over 9,000 officers and 45,000 personnel in other ranks. According to the data tabled in the lower house, the Indian Army — the largest of the three Services — has vacancies for 8,370 […]

BJD asks PM to understand mindset of Kashmiri youths

New Delhi: Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Saturday charged the central and the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir with “utter failure” to maintain law and order and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take immediate steps to understand the mindset of youths in the state. “It’s more than just a law […]

Lok Sabha passes citizenship amendment bill

New Delhi: A bill seeking to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangaldesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan was approved by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Piloting the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Opposition that the bill was not against the provisions of the Constitution and would give succour to persecuted […]

Debate on simultaneous polls a healthy sign of democracy; tribute to Vajpayee: PM

New Delhi: Describing the debate on holding Lok Sabha and assembly polls together a healthy sign for democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was an appropriate tribute to former premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee who changed the country’s political culture. He said efforts were afoot and discussions being held about simultaneously holding Lok Sabha […]

No-confidence motion moved against Modi govt; Speaker admits it

New Delhi: A no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was today moved in the Lok Sabha, with Speaker Sumitra Mahajan admitting it and saying she would announce the date for a debate on it in “2-3 days”. The Speaker named all opposition members who had moved similar no-confidence motions and said TDP’s Kesineni Srinivas […]

Parliament house in New Delhi on July 24th 2015. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.
LS adjourned sine die; 12 bills passed in Winter Session

New Delhi:The Lok Sabha was today adjourned sine die, bringing to an end the short Winter Session during which the House passed 12 bills, including the ‘triple talaq’ legislation that seeks to criminalise instant divorce in the Muslim community. Announcing the adjournment, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the session, which commenced on December 15, had 13 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021
  • Bills
BJD rejects Gadkari's proposal to settle Mahanadi issue through talks

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha today rejected Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari’s proposal to settle the Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh through dialogue. BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said that discussions on the matter would make sense only after the Chhattisgarh government halts construction work on the river. “There is no point in […]