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Jyotiraditya Scindia resigns as Congress general secretary

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from his post Sunday, taking responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls. “Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri @RahulGandhi. “I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
  • AICC
Congress flays axing of its chief in Jallianwala trust

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday vehemently opposed the government’s move to end the automatic nomination of the Congress President to the Jallianwala Bagh National Bagh Memorial Trust, calling it an “arbitrary act”. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor led the charge while opposing the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that was introduced by the […]

Tharoor uses cricket analogy to criticise Union Budget

New Delhi: The Union Budget has “unnecessarily defensive strokes, drop catches and quite a few no balls”, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said in Lok Sabha on Monday, slamming the government for allegedly not addressing key issues facing the economy, including farm distress, and raising fuel prices. Tharoor, who was initiating discussion on the Union Budget […]

Over 2,800 faculty positions lying vacant at IITs, 3,211 at NITs

New Delhi: Over 2,800 faculty positions are lying vacant at 23 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campuses across the country, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. “At present, the sanctioned strength of faculty in IITs is 8,856, out of which 6,043 are in position, while 2,813 are lying vacant,” Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
  • BJP
Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers: Govt

New Delhi: There is a shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. Officers in position as on January 1, 2019, was 5,205, against the total authorised strength of 6,699, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply. In order to address the shortage […]

LS passes bill to set up International Arbitration centre

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill for establishing an International Arbitration Centre here to create an independent and autonomous regime for institutionalized arbitration. Moving the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019, aiming to set up an autonomous and independent institution for better management of arbitration in the country, for passage, […]

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Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers: Minister

New Delhi: There is a shortage of around 1,500 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, Parliament was told on Wednesday. Out of the authorised strength of 6,699, 5,205 positions are held across the country and the maximum shortage is in Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT), Bihar, West Bengal cadres, Minister of State for […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
LS Sits Till 11.58 PM To Conclude Debate On Railways; Prahlad Joshi Terms It A Record

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha sat till 11.58 pm on Thursday to conclude discussion on demands for grants for the Railway Ministry, with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi saying it is for the first time in nearly 18 years that the Lower House has sat for this long. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is likely to […]

Child safety, penalising faulty roads key in Motor Vehicles amendment act

New Delhi: Digitization of motor licensing, safety of children during commuting, and stringent punishment for faulty road design and maintenance are priority areas in the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019, slated to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The amended bill, after getting feedback from the public, was circulated amongst the MPs last week. […]

Naveen seeks performance report from party MPs

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday asked his party MPs to submit reports of their performance in the Parliament and on the steps taken by them to resolve issues in their respective constituencies every two months starting August. In a letter to all the Lok Sabha and […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
  • BJD
Minority doesn't mean only Muslims: Naqvi

New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the term minority doesn’t denote only Muslims and that there are five other notified minorities: Jains, Buddhists, Christians, Parsis and Sikhs. Replying to a supplementary question in the Lok Sabha, the Minister said the government in last five year had connected 308 minority districts […]

Bills To Speed Up Arbitration Process In India Gets Rajya Sabha Nod

New Delhi: Parliament on Thursday passed a bill to set up an independent and autonomous regime for institutionalised domestic and international arbitration in India. The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019, which seeks to replace an ordinance issued in March this year by the previous government, was passed by Rajya Sabha. The Bill […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
Govt Introduces Bill In Lok Sabha To Amend RTI Act

New Delhi: The Centre introduced a bill in Lok Sabha on Friday to amend the RTI Act, seeking to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners amid vehement protests by opposition members. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh tabled the […]

Bills to check illicit deposits, empowerment of transgenders introduced in LS

New Delhi: A Bill to tackle menace of illicit deposits and another that provides a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders were introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Bill will replace the Banning of Unregulated Deposit […]

Centre to come up with anti-mob lynching law in this Parliament session

New Delhi: A year after the Supreme Court directed the government to enact a law to deal with the rising cases of mob lynching in the country, the Centre is working out such a legislation and is likely to introduce it in the ongoing session of Parliament, according to sources. The Ministry of Home Affairs […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
Bill proposing Rs 2 cr ex gratia, 5% job quota to kin of martyrs introduced in LS

New Delhi: A private member bill seeking to provide one-time lump sum honorarium of Rs 2 crore, free railway passes and reservation up to 5 per cent in private and public jobs for dependents of martyrs of armed forces, was introduced in Lok Sabha. The bill which proposes a slew of benefits for the dependents […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
  • Army
Parliament passes Protection of Human Rights Amendment Bill

New Delhi: Parliament on Monday passed a Bill to expedite the process of appointment of chairperson and members of NHRC and states rights bodies, with Home Minister Amit Shah allaying fears of the opposition that the government may influence the appointment to the panels. Intervening in the debate in Rajya Sabha, Shah said that the […]

LS passes amendment to Right to Information Act, Oppn slams govt

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Monday passed the bill amending the Right To Information Act, amid objections by the Opposition which alleged that it was an attempt to undermine the law and make the transparency panel a “toothless tiger”. The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to give the government powers to fix salaries, […]

Congress Raises Kashmir Mediation Issue In Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed an uproar over US President Donald Trump’s remarks on Kashmir mediation, with Congress demanding a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. As soon as the Lower House met for the day, members from the Congress and some other Opposition parties were on their feet shouting […]

Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend Motor Vehicles Act

New Delhi: A Bill aimed at weeding out corruption, improving road safety and promote the use of more technology to regulate traffic was passed on Tuesday in the Lok Sabha with by voice vote. Speaking on The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was moved in the House for passage on Monday, Union Road Transport […]