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No-confidence motion not taken up in Lok Sabha, House adjourned

New Delhi: Amid protests and disruptions, the TDP and the YSR Congress on Friday tried to move a no-confidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha but it could not be taken up amid sloganeering. Thota Narasimham of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Y.V. Subba Reddy of YSR Congress had submitted notices of […]

Parliament house in New Delhi on July 24th 2015. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.
LS passes two bills amid din, House adjourned for the day

New Delhi: Two bills were passed amid din in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, as members from different parties crowded near the Speaker’s podium, showing placards and raising slogans over different issues. Minister of State for Labour, Santosh Kumar Gangwar moved The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which was passed through voice vote in […]

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned amid protests against PNB bank fraud

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned on Monday as soon as they met for the second part of the budget session of Parliament amid opposition protests over the Punjab National Bank fraud and special status to Andhra Pradesh. The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon after Trinamool Congress and Left […]

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after paying tributes to Hukum Singh, BJP MP from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, who died on Saturday. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read the condolence message for Hukum Singh, after which she adjourned the House for the day as a mark of respect. Earlier, two […]

Budget 2018-19: No change in personal income tax rates & more

12:45 pm: Finance minister proposes increase in custom duty on mobile phones to 20% from 15% 12:43 pm: Standard deduction of Rs 40,000 for salaried employees in lieu of transport and medical expenses says Finance Minister Jaitley 12:39 pm: Budget 2018: Jaitley proposes to extend 25% corporate tax rate to companies with revenue up to […]

Nagaland MP Rio quits NPF for NDPP

Dimapur: Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) and joined the newly floated Nagaland Democratic People’s Party (NDPP) ahead of the state assembly elections. The three-time former Chief Minister submitted his resignation letter to NPF supremo Shurhozelie Lieziestsu but did not […]

BJD demands equestrian statue of Buxi Jagabandhu in Parliament

Bhubaneswar: Demanding installation of an equestrian statue of Buxi Jagabandhu in Parliament House Complex, BJD Parliamentary party chief in Lok Sabha, Bhartruhari Mahtab today said it will lead to resentment among Odisha people if the statue is not installed. In a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker, Mahtab stated that the people of Odisha can’t picture […]

Triple talaq bill pushed to budget session, ordinance unlikely

New Delhi: With the Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die on Friday, the controversial triple talaq bill was pushed to the budget session that begins on January 29. Government sources ruled out any possibility of an ordinance on the bill, stuck in the Rajya Sabha. The bill, already cleared by the Lok Sabha, could not be […]

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 […]

Tribunal on Mahanadi in 3 months: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: While maintaining that a discussion will be a better way to resolve the Mahanadi dispute and ensure enough water for Odisha, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari said that the centre acknowledges the right of Odisha to demand a tribunal and it […]

  • Friday, 23 Jul 2021
  • BJD
No discussion on Mahanadi issue amid uproar in RS

Bhubaneswar: Discussions on Mahandi water dispute could not be held in the Rajya Sabha today following uproar by Congress leaders over the Triple Talaq Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha last week. As the pandemonium continued over the Triple Talaq Bill, the Speaker adjourned the House for the fourth time, till 11 am […]

  • Friday, 23 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Congress, BJP spar in LS over Maharashtra violence
Congress, BJP spar in LS over Maharashtra violence

New Delhi:The Congress and the BJP clashed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over the Maharashtra violence which left a young man dead. Congress leaders blamed the state’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the unrest while the BJP accused the Congress of politicising the issue and “dividing the masses”. Before the issue was raised, […]

Triple Talaq Bill Needs Relook

The triple talaq bill passed by the Lok Sabha has evoked extreme reactions on either side of the political, social and gender divide. On the one side are the BJP and its supporters, women’s organizations speaking for Muslim women like Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan and Muslim women in general, who have hailed it as a […]

  • Thursday, 10 Jun 2021
  • BJP
LS passes bill on changes in bankruptcy code

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday passed a Bill that seeks to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to plug potential loopholes and prohibit “certain persons”, such as wilful defaulters, from submitting resolution plans to let them take charge of the company. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed after […]

FinMin requested to bring ATF under GST: Sinha

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Ministry has proposed to include jet fuel under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, Parliament was informed on Thursday. “This ministry has requested Ministry of Finance to include ATF in the ambit of GST regime with full input tax credit at the earliest possible,” Minister of State of […]

Naidu releases Lok Sabha 2018 calendar

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday released the Lok Sabha calendar 2018 which is based on the theme of inscriptions in parliament. Naidu said the theme of the calendar is unique and motivating and the sublime messages in the inscriptions were pearls of wisdom and part of the country’s philosophical traditions. He […]

Lok Sabha passes Bill that criminalises triple talaq

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill that criminalises instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands after the government rejected an overwhelming demand from the Opposition to refer the legislation to a Parliamentary standing committee for detailed consideration. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 was […]

  • Tuesday, 06 Jul 2021
  • Bill
Bill on triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: A bill criminalising triple talaq was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday amid protests from opposition parties who objected to its introduction. Members from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Biju Janata Dal, and some other parties spoke against the introduction of The […]

Lok Sabha passes amendment bill on GST cess

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed an amendment bill that seeks to replace an ordinance in which tax rates on motor vehicles was hiked to a maximum of 25 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. The House took up for discussion the GST (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2017 […]