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President’s speech reflects Modi govt’s focus on governance

The budget session of Parliament began on Monday with an address by president Pranab Mukherjee.  Economic Survey will be presented on February 27 and Railway Budget on February 26. The budget

US lawmaker quits over spending tax money; is India watching?

A lawmaker in the US has resigned after revelations that he was spending tax payers money on redecorating his office and also undertaking tours. However, these kinds of resignations rarely happen i

Venkaiah sells housing dream & says land act to enable affordable housing

Making another bid to sell the vexed land acquisition bill, housing and urban poverty alleviation minister Venkaiah Naidu told the MPs of his ministry’s consultative committee that  land

51 MPs/MLAs declare crime against women: ADR

Out of 1,581 (33%) MPs/ MLAs analysed with declared criminal cases, 51 have declared cases related to crimes against women, reveal a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Natio

Parliamentarians too want a big salary hike

Members of parliament are angling for a 100 percent hike in their salary. The Lok Sabha’s committee on salary and allowances has called a meeting on January 12 where it is like

Not enough for the kids

The nation is virtually in election mode, and political parties are busy thinking up campaign strategies. But have MPs been making a mark in their constituencies? A study of malnutrition indicators

Disruptions in parliament: common perceptions and reality

Three points of common perception emerge when we talk of interruptions of parliamentary proceedings: first, the interruption is waste of public time and money; second, it results in failure on the

How did the 17th Lok Sabha perform?

As many as 240 bills were introduced in the 17th Lok Sabha, and 222 of them were passed, while 11 bills were withdrawn and 6 bills remain pending; 1 bill was assented. During this Lok Sabha, on ave

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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