Tag: Lok Sabha

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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
7th pay Commission
7th Pay Commission: Gratuity ceiling to leap from Rs 10 Lakh to Rs 20 lakh

New Delhi: After implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the ceiling of gratuity amount for central government employees has been increased from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. Meanwhile, the government on Monday introduced  a bill in the Lok Sabha that will allow it to notify the period of maternity leave and gratuity […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
UP CM Adityanath, deputy CM Maurya resign from Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Days after being elected to the state legislative council, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya today resigned as Lok Sabha members. A senior Lok Sabha secretariat official said the two BJP MPs submitted their resignation letters to the secretariat. While Adityanath represented the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Paternity leave across all sectors, proposes private member's bill

New Delhi: Championing the cause of fathers in the early days after a child’s birth, a private member’s bill proposes that all workers, including those in the unorganised and private sector, get paternity leave extendable up to three months. The Paternity Benefit Bill, 2017, which may be considered in the next session of Parliament, pushes […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021