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Pragya Thakur Apologises For Remarks On Godse

New Delhi: Amid opposition ruckus, BJP member Pragya Thakur on Friday made a fresh statement in Lok Sabha, apologising for her remarks on Nathuram Godse, even as she asserted that she never described Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin as a patriot. “I want to say only what I do for the country. On November 27, during a […]

Cabinet Clears Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved six bills including the Citizenship Amendment Bill and extended reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies for another 10 years. Responding to questions, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Citizenship Amendment Bill takes care of India’s interests. “I am […]

Citizenship Bill Introduced In LS Amid Opposition's Objection

New Delhi: The government on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha despite objection raised by the opposition parties calling the move “fundamentally unconstitutional” and “violation” of Article 14 of the Indian constitution and others. Following over an hour debate on Bill’s legislative competence if it can be taken or […]

LS Passes Bill To Decrease Number Of Licensed Firearms

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed with voice vote a Bill on rationalising and facilitating the licensing procedures for use of firearms by individuals as well as to curb crimes committed by using illegal firearms and to provide effective deterrence against violation of the law. The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks an […]

LS Burns Midnight Oil To Pass Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

New Delhi: The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, which seeks to give Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight though it was vehemently opposed by the major opposition parties which described it as “anti-Muslim.” However, the government rejected the opposition’s claims, saying the […]

Bill To Set Up Central Sanskrit Universities Introduced In Lok Sabha

New Delhi: A bill to set up central Sanskrit universities was introduced in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The bill, moved by Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, seeks to convert three Sanskrit deemed universities presently functioning in the country into central universities. The three deemed universities are Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and the Shri Lal […]

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Congress, RJD Slam BJD For Supporting Citizenship Amendment Bill

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties like Congress and RJD have criticised the BJD for supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Parliament. Senior Congress leader B K Hariprasad alleged that BJD is supporting the BJP in all the matters out of fear. “I don’t know what kind of deal has been struck but both BJP and […]

Central Sanskrit Universities Bill 2019 Passed In LS

New Delhi: A Bill to convert three Sanskrit deemed universities into Central Sanskrit Universities was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with a voice vote. In his concluding remark for the passage of the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said the purpose of the universities is […]

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BJD Chalks Out Strategy Ahead Of Parliament Budget Session

Bhubaneswar: A Parliamentary Party meeting of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was held at Naveen Niwas today in presence of party’s Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members. Apart from a clear objection against implementation of certain sections of National Population Register (NPR), the party discussed various other issues while […]

Ayurveda Institute Bill Introduced In Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Government on Monday introduced the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 in the Lok Sabha which seeks to confer the status of institution of national importance to a cluster of Ayurveda institutions in Gujarat Ayurveda University campus in Jamnagar. The three institutes which would be clubbed are Institute of […]

Central Hall May Host Lok Sabha, LS Chamber Rajya Sabha's Meet

New Delhi: The Central Hall of Parliament is likely to host proceedings of Lok Sabha, with members maintaining social distancing norms and the lower house’s chamber may host Rajya Sabha for the monsoon session as both houses’ presiding officers – Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu and Speaker Om Birla – held a meeting on Monday […]

Former Union Minister and 8-Time Bhadrak MP Arjun Sethi Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Former Union Minister and an eight time MP from Bhadrak, Arjun Charan Sethi passed away in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Monday. He was 79. Arjun Sethi played a crucial role in all round development of Bhadrak and was deeply involved in active politics. He was a minister in the Atal Behari Vajpayee […]

Indian Parliament
Parliament's Monsoon Session Expected In September 2nd Week

New Delhi: With no written communication so far from the central government, officials of the two parliamentary secretariats are not yet sure of the date for the commencement of Parliament’s Monsoon Session, though they expect it to begin in the second week of September as it has to be held on or before September 22. […]

Parliament's Monsoon Session Likely From September 14

New Delhi: The upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to begin from September 14 in which 18 sittings are expected in each of the two Houses that would conduct their proceedings without any off day. Though there was no official communication from the government or Parliament, officials privy to the development told IANS “there […]

Rajya Sabha
Covid-19 Impact: Lok Sabha Members Will Also Sit In Rajya Sabha Chamber In Monsoon Session

New Delhi: Among many first time measures being adopted during the functioning of Parliament, Lok Sabha members will also sit in the Rajya Sabha chamber when the Monsoon Session starts from September 14. The unique change, unlike previous sessions, is being adopted to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic which infected a record 95,735 people […]

Monsoon Session
Monsoon Session Begins In Lok Sabha Adhering To COVID-19 Protocols

New Delhi: The Monsoon Session began on Monday with the Lok Sabha holding its first session with obituary references to 15 parliamentarians who passed away this year. As soon as the House assembled for the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid glowing tributes to the departed leaders and security […]

Lok Sabha Passes Companies Law Bill To Decriminalise Small Offences, Promote Ease Of Doing Business

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Saturday unanimously passed a Bill which has the provisions to promote ease of doing business and ease of living for corporates in India and decriminalisation provision for firms indulging in small offences. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 seeks to amend the Companies Act, 2013. The Bill was moved in […]

Lok Sabha Passes Bill: Aadhaar To Be Mandatory For NGOs To Receive Foreign Funds

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday unanimously passed a Bill making Aadhaar mandatory for registration of organisations receiving foreign funds and to give the government powers to stop utilisation of foreign funds by an organisation through a “summary enquiry”. The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020, which seeks amendment to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) […]

Speaker Om Birla Appoints Former IAS Officer Utpal Kumar As New LS Secretary General
Speaker Om Birla Appoints Former IAS Officer Utpal Kumar As New LS Secretary General

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla appointed Retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Utpal Kumar Singh as the new Secretary General of the Lok Sabha for a period of one year and Lok Sabha Secretariat in the rank and status of Cabinet Secretary with effect from December 1. Singh will succeed Snehlata Shrivastava. Singh […]

Economic Survey
FM Sitharaman Tables Economic Survey 2020-21 In Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented the Economic Survey that details the state of the economy ahead of the government’s Budget for fiscal year beginning April 1, 2021. The Economic Survey 2020-21, authored by a team led by Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian, details the state of different sectors of the […]