Tag: Lok Sabha

Parliament's winter session likely to be held Nov 18-Dec 13

New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament is likely to be held from November 18 to December 13. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA), headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, was held on Wednesday to discuss the dates and strategy for Parliament’s winter session. Though the government has not confirmed the […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
DNA Technology Regulation Bill referred to Parliamentary panel

New Delhi: The DNA Technology Regulation Bill that provides for the establishment of a national DNA data bank and regional DNA data banks and was passed by Lok Sabha in July has been referred to a parliamentary standing committee for examination and come back with a report in three months. The bill seeks to provide […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Winter Session of Parliament from November 18 to December 13

New Delhi: The next session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will commence on November 18 and is likely to conclude on December 13, according to an official communication. This is the second session of 17th Lok Sabha and the 250th Session of the Rajya Sabha, for which the Upper House has planned some commemoration […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
PM Modi Applauding BJD Fuels Speculation Of Growing Bonhomie With BJP

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising BJD at the Upper House of the Parliament, speculations of a growing bonhomie between the regional party and BJP are rife. Speaking on the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha on Monday, PM Modi praising BJD and NCP had said, “These parties have wonderfully […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Bills On Corporate Tax, Unified Regulator For IFSCs In LS On Monday

New Delhi: The government will introduce two important Bills in the Lok Sabha on Monday — the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill and the International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) Authority Bill. These Bills were cleared by the Union Cabinet on November 20. The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill provides for reduction in rates of corporate income tax […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
DHFL Total Loan Portfolio Stands At Rs 95,615: Govt

New Delhi: The Regional Director (Western Region) of Ministry of Corporate Affairs has conducted an Inspection of DHFL and submitted the inspection report to the Finance Ministry and as per that it has a total loan portfolio of Rs 95,615 crore, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. The Regional Director (Western Region) has conducted an […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Govt Plans To Merge UTs Daman And Diu, Dadra And Nagar Haveli; Bill Introduced In LS

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday introduced in the Lok Sabha a bill to merge Union Territories Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli into one. The proposed legislation — The Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill 2019 — was introduced in the House by Union Minister […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Ban E-Cigarettes

New Delhi: A Bill to ban e-cigarettes was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with voice vote after the government raised the issue of health hazards like cancer. Replying on the debate over the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage, Advertisement) Bill, 2019, which resumed on Wednesday, Union […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021