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Will change if land bill is against farmers, says Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that "if there is anything against farmers in land acquisition bill, the government is ready to change it". Speaking on motion o

Land bill gets 9 changes; social impact restored for infra projects

While there are 52 amendments proposed by the members, the government on Tuesday moved nine amendments to the land acquisition bill in Lok Sabha as it seeks support from the opposition.

Coal and Mines bills passed, auction of mineral deposits too

The government was able to push through the coal and mines bills in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Both the bills have been approved by the Lok Sabha. The Coal M

Land bill re-ordinance challenged, SC hearing on Monday

On Monday the supreme court bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra will hear a plea of a group of farmers` organisations challenging the legality of the fresh promulgation of the l

Govt has little time for important bills as parliament session resumes

Temperatures are going to rise both outside parliament and inside. Lok Sabha resumed its budget session after a break and Rajya Sabha sitting is from Aril 23. The debate over land bill is going to

Minister Giriraj finally tenders apology for his Sonia Gandhi remark

Union minister Giriraj Singh on Monday expressed regret on the floor of Lok Sabha over his sexist remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “Meri baaton se agar kisi ko

GST bill goes to Rajya Sabha panel after LS okay

The GST Bill has been referred to Select Committee of Rajya Sabha. It will be headed by Bhupendra Yadav. The report of the committee will be placed before house on last day of first week of next se

Parliament sees record performance, so will be land bill

The land acquisition bill (The Right to Fair Compensation, Transparency, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015) may rewrite legislative history even as the parliament saw a re

Move forward on land bill is the request of the prime minister

Responsibility to run parliament has to be shared by all, said prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday at meeting of political parties convened on the eve of the monsoon session.  The all-party

Sushma ready for debate but unrelenting opposition parties force RS adjournment

The monsoon session of the parliament began on Tuesday. Even though the government is willing the opposition is not ready to allow the session to proceed smoothly. At the parliament

Legislative business stalled by the tyranny of the minority Congress

Tyranny of the majority is a familiar concept in politics. It occurs when a majority takes action to thoroughly subjugate the minority. But what is happening in parliament or nothing is happening i

Morning briefing: Kalam’s funeral in Rameswaram with full state honours

The funeral of former President APJ Abdul Kalam is being held in Rameswaram today with full military honours. Prime minister Narendra Modi, Defence minister Manohar Parrikar and few chief ministers

Morning briefing: AAP, TMC, Left join Congress boycott of Lok Sabha

In a show of solidarity, nine opposition parties — Trinamool Congress, CPI(M), CPI, JD(U), RJD, NCP, RSP, Muslim League and Aam Aadmi Party — have decided to boycott the Lok Sabha for t

PM Modi utters Emergency word while targeting Cong

The Rajya Sabha worked for just over nine hours of the 17-day session monsoon session of parliament, which ended today. Key legislation like the goods and services tax bill is pending in the RS.

Modi swears by consensus and Constitution in LS

In a mellowed tone that reflected the reality of current political situation, prime minister Narendra Modi today said that consensus was a democracy’s greatest strength and cooperation empowe

Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar Bill; govt promises privacy

The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Aadhaar Bill amid opposition pro

Why Aadhaar is Niraadhaar: Jairam’s objections to the bill

After snubbing the finance minister in Rajya Sabha, Jairam Ramesh of

Welcome Big Brother. And get ready for post-Aadhaar life

I assume that you already have an Aadhaar number. After all, 98 crore Indians have it. Why won’t you? And if you haven’t, it is time. The Aadhaar bill cleared by parliament on March 16

Jairam puts Jaitley on back-foot on money bill precedents

Jairam Ramesh of the Congress led the opposition attack on the government during the discussion on the Aadhaar bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, putting finance minister Arun Jaitley in an emba

‘Good governance’, but through subterfuge!

The government has tabled the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016, in the Lok Sabha. It seeks to give a legal basis for issuing Aadhaar, t

Money Bill: Lost in translation

The government brought in the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016, to give statutory backing to the Aadhaar scheme launched in 2009. While

Citizen, surveillance and statistics

Aadhaar has faced a volley of criticism for limiting a citizen’s right to privacy. But Aadhaar is not alone in intruding into your life. You can stake a claim to genuine privacy and escape st

A bill that parliament passed in a single day

In what can only be described as rarest of rare case in Indian parliamentary history, the Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University Bill was passed by both the houses on Wednesday. Not just t

Should Lok Sabha and all state polls be held together?

Should Lok Sabha and all state polls be

BJP-Congress locked in keen contests for Rajya Sabha

Voting to elect 27 Rajya Sabha members is underway across seven states as the ruling BJP is hoping to increase its numbers in the upper house of Parliament to enable it to push key legislations.

Cachar Paper Mill faces financial crisis

 Cachar Paper Mill (CPM), a unit of Hindustan Paper Corporation, is facing financial crisis on account of non-availability of coal, the government has said. Coal is not available due to a blan

Amendments to child labour bill come in for criticism

The Lok Sabha passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 but also received heavy criticism from a member of BJP, the majority party in the house. The bill prohibits e

We do not see the end of child labour in the near future with this law: Kailash Satyarthi

The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 has been passed by the Lok Sabha and is expected to be notified soon. Child rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winn

Why bad loans can now be better dealt with

To ensure faster recovery and resolution of bad debts by banks and financial institutions, and easier functioning of asset reconstruction companies (ARCs), the Lok Sabha has passed a bill to amend

Is suicide decriminalised?

The Rajya Sabha passed the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, on August 8. While the proposed law would usher in landmark changes in healthcare and rights of the mentally-ill, if cleared by the

Yet another ID

The government has proposed to provide a new unique identification number to eight crore BPL households, or approximately 40 crore people, for its new insurance scheme, National Health Protection S

Disruptions in parliament amount to gagging majority: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday emphasised on the need to avoid disruption of parliamentary proceedings. He said that while three Ds are essential in a parliamentary system of democracy i.e.

When it took just an hour or two for parliament to pass bills

At the beginning of the session, 19 bills were listed for consideration and passage; none of these were passed. Out of the nine bills listed for introduction, three were introduced. Only two bills

14 IIMs don’t have directors

Out of a total of 20 IIMs in the country, the posts of director in 14 IIMs are lying vacant. The directors of the mentor IIMs are also looking after the work at seven new IIMs (IIM A

Indian labour laws being rationalised

The labour ministry has taken steps for drafting four labour codes on wages; industrial relations; social security & welfare and safety and working conditions, by simplifying, amalgamating and

Hungama over hamam humour

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s comment on his predecessor Manmohan Singh’s alleged practice of using a raincoat in the bathroom has been met with hostile reactions. It’s difficult

Indians to get less and less water as years go by

The average annual per capita water availability in the years 2001 and 2011 was assessed as 1,820 cubic meters and 1,545 cubic meters respectively which may reduce further to 1341 and 1140 in year

Speed breakers left over 11,000 people dead in 2015

A staggering 11,084 people died in road accidents due to speed breakers in India in 2015, with Karnataka reporting 2,310 deaths. As many as 2,109 motorists died in Madhya Pradesh whi

602 lakh Indians don’t have access to safe drinking water

As many as 602.55 lakh people are without access to safe drinking water, the Lok Sabha was informed. Union minister Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi as per data entered by state governmen

The Air India Maharajah is hurt and bleeding

Air India is gasping for breath and we need to stop pumping in taxpayers’ money to keep the national carrier afloat. Turnaround efforts have come a cropper and each time an Air India flight t

No record to back PM statement on savings due to Aadhaar: Activists

Prime minister Narendra Modi said in parliament in February that the government has saved Rs 14,000 crore by eliminating 3.95 crore bogus ration cards using technology and Aadhaar in last two and h

Consumer rights protection bill in next parliament session

Strict consumer rights protection bill will be tabled in the next session of parliament for protection of consumer’s rights, said CR Chaudhary, minister of state for consumer affairs.

Fewer and fewer parliament sittings

The winter session of parliament this year is going to be from December 15 to January 5, which will result in fewer sittings and impact legislative productivity. When parliament meet

Winter session will be productive: Modi

The winter session of parliament is starting and I am confident that it will be productive session, said prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday. He hoped that there is “constru

Let the youth help in governance

 India is the largest democracy and the second largest populated country in the world. One-third of its population belongs to the youth in the age group of 15-29. Youth is a transition period

Modi blames Congress for partition

The partition happened due to the wrong policies of the Congress party, said prime minister Narendra Modi who called for building a new India. In the reply to the Motion of Thanks to

No data breach from UIDAI’s data repository: RS Prasad

The government maintains that there has been no breach of Aadhaar data. “As on date, no incident of data breach has been reported from Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR)

Know more about no confidence motion

The Telugu Desam Party, a former ally of the BJP, wants to move a no confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government. What is a no confidence motion?

Opposition is less than the sum of its parts

Narendra Modi has finally emerged as the architect of unity – of opposition unity, that is. Though it took the Congress and other non-NDA parties four years to learn this lesson, it has come

Time to power the reform

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2014 has been pending for well over four years. The ongoing monsoon session is the last chance for the current government to pass the

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