Keyword : Rajya Sabha

Govt firm, moves land acquisition bill in Lok Sabha

The land acquisition bill to replace an ordinance has been introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday despite opposition crying foul. The government had promulgated the ordinance making significant changes

Govt ready to talk and change on land bill

While the government keeps a brave face on land acquisition bill even as it tries to open a window of accommodation, the BJP has formed a committee to look into farmer`s concerns. Pa

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

RS makes history, okays private member bill on transgender

After almost 45 years in legislative history, the Rajya Sabha on Friday passed a bill that seeks equal rights for the transgenders. The last private member bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha in 197

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

Trouble for Smriti Irani: Court to hear case on her qualifications

It is a season of pouring trouble for the Modi government. As the issue of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj’s humanitarian gesture misfires, a Delhi court has taken cognisance of a com

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

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.

Morning brieifing: Govt committee suggests GST rate of 17-18 per cent

A key government committee has suggested a standard goods and services tax (GST) rate of 17-18%, increasing chances of a consensus on the key reform so that the constitutional amendment that it ent

Tracking Vijay Mallya on Twitter and in Rajya Sabha

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is currently absconding from the country for delaying the repayment of Rs 9,000 crores loan taken by now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, can be seen active on micro-blog

Impose ban on bank defaulters leaving the country

It is shameful confession by Attorney General representing the government of India before the Supreme Court that bank defaulter Vijay Mallya fled the country on March 2. Mallya was l

Twitter outrage on Vijay Mallya

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya is facing legal proceedings for allegedly defaulting loans of over Rs 9,000 crores from various

Real Estate Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Real Estate Bill (2016) which seeks to protect buyers from builders who fail to deliver projects on time. According to union urban development minister M Venka

I did not flee from India: Vijay Mallya

After an uproar on mainstream and social media about Vijay Mallya`s dissapearance after he was accused of delaying the repayment of over Rs 9,000 crores loan, he took to his twitter handle to expre

Mallya case: banks to learn their lesson

The recent statement from the liquor baron Vijay Mallya indicating he may

Why Aadhaar is Niraadhaar: Jairamís objections to the bill

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

Why Aadhaar is baseless?

It was no less than a roller-coaster ride for Aadhaar, a programme formulated by the UPA government to assign a 12-digit unique number to every Indian resident. From the time it came into being in

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

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

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