Tag: Lok Sabha

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
8 crore certified literates between 2010-16: Javadekar

New Delhi: Nearly eight crore learners have cleared the basic literacy assessment tests held between 2010 and 2016 for being certified as literates, the Lok Sabha was informed today. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said in the House that under Saakshar Bharat programme, around 7.92 crore learners appeared under basic literacy assessment test held between August, […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Disqualify candidates named in charge sheets for bribing voters: EC to tell govt

New Delhi: The Election Commission is set to ask the government to amend laws to disqualify candidates listed in charge sheets for bribing candidates, a move which comes days after it cancelled a Tamil Nadu assembly bypoll following allegations of use of money to influence electors. The poll watchdog has decided to write to the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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LS passes GST supplementary bills

New Delhi: The historic Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime today came a step closer to meet its July 1 target of rollout, with the Lok Sabha approving four supplementary legislations. The Central GST Bill, 2017; The Integrated GST Bill, 2017; The GST (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017; and The Union Territory GST Bill, 2017 were […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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3,700 illegal immigrants detected in Odisha: Govt

New Delhi: As many as 3,700 illegal immigrants have been identified in Odisha and some of them found to be involved in petty theft, Lok Sabha was told today. “As per available information, around 3,700 such immigrants have been identified in Odisha,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said during Question Hour. The Minister […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Rabi Ray's funeral conducted with full state honours

Bhubaneswar: The mortal remains of noted socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray was today consigned to flames at his native village in Khurda district with full state honours. Ray’s nephew lit the funeral pyre at Bhanragarh village in the presence of hundreds of people including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, his Bihar counterpart […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Odisha declares one-day state mourning in Rabi Ray's honour

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: With condolences pouring in from across the country over demise of eminent socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray, Odisha government on Monday declared one-day state mourning in honour of the departed soul. “Odisha will observe one-day state mourning in honour of late Rabi Ray,” an official statement issued by Chief Minister’s […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Rabi Ray scripted unerasable chapters

Bhubaneswar: Born in an aristocratic family, former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray (90) scripted unerasable chapters in many spheres – from patriotism by joining the freedom struggle to a socialist in JP movement, a politician and Lok Sabha speaker. He was one of the last surviving socialist leaders who were closely associated Ram Manohar Lohia’s […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Kendrapara remembers inherent simplicity of socialist Rabi Ray

Kendrapara: With the demise of noted socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray, the people of Kendrapara district in Odisha today recalled that the person used even repsond to letters posted to him in postcards. Ray, who rose to become the Speaker of the 9th Lok Sabha, was elected from Kendrapara in the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
BJD MP told to explain statement on possible ties with Congress

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sought explanation from party MP Bhartruhari Mahatab for his recent statement on the party’s possible ties with opposition Congress. Mahatab, the leader of BJD Parliamentary party in the Lok Sabha, has also been accused of issuing “harmful” statements to media without prior permission of the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Centre to 'revisit' pollution categorisation of industries

New Delhi: The government has decided to “revisit” the three-colour categorisation for classification of industries as per their pollution potential, Lok Sabha was told today. “The government has decided to ‘revisit’ the categorisation system for classification of industries under red, orange and green categories,” Environment minister Prakash Javadekar said while replying to a question. He […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Dawood Ibrahim's location is not known: Govt

New Delhi: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s location is not known to the government and once he is located, his extradition process will be initiated, Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said Dawood is an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and a red corner notice has […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Parliament condemns terror attack on Pak school

Parliament on Wednesday stood as one in condemning the killing of 141 persons, including 132 children, by terrorists in a school in Peshawar in Pakistan

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Bill to amend law on CBI chief's appointment passed in LS

A bill to amend a law on appointment of CBI chief was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amid stiff resistance with Congress alleging that it was aimed at keeping the largest opposition party out of the selection process, a charge denied by the government

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
CBI bill in LS taken up amid uproar

Amid uproar and Congress walkout, Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up a bill under which absence of any of the three members of the selection committee to choose CBI chief will not hinder the exercise, with the government saying there was no deliberate design in this

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021