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Don`t expect women`s bill in LS soon

The women`s reservation bill appears to have been put on on the backburner for the time being after dissent stared at the face of BJP with some MPs threatening to defy the whip and the Yadav trio stepping up their campaign against the measure.

Union Cabinet meeting postponed

he Union Cabinet meeting scheduled for Thursday evening has been postponed. Along with the cabinet meeting, the meetings of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs and the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure were also deferred. Th

Narendra Modi`s moment of truth

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been summoned by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team(SIT) to appear before it on March 21 for questioning in post-Godhra riots in the state in 2002.   The sum

Three Yadavs stick to their ways

As the Lok Sabha, paralysed since Monday, began, Speaker Meira Kumar tried to restore order in the house by giving a chance to the Yadav trio air their views on Women`s Reservation Bill right at the start of the question hour. Bit it did not help.

We will consult all before bringing bill in LS: Pranab

The stand-off over Women`s Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha ended today with government announcing that the proposed legislation would be brought in the House only after consultations with all sections. The breakthrough came after SP c

Toll-free helpline to arrest water mafia in Mumbai

A toll-free helpline was launched in Mumbai on Wednesday to tackle the menace of water mafia in the city. The helpline is an initiative of the non-governmental organisation Swabhiman Sanghatana, headed by Nitesh Rane, son of revenue minister Naray

Women`s quota splits BJP, many want to vote against it

Trouble is brewing for the Women`s Reservation Bill with a section of BJP MPs in Lok Sabha expressing their opposition to the measure and threatening to vote against it and the party today decided to crack on the dissenters by issuing a whip to th

Rag pickers protest privatisation

Traditional rag pickers belonging to the informal sector held simultaneous rallies across Delhi on Wednesday to demand official recognition of their right to collect waste. The rallies, organised by a number of non-governmental organisations, were

Court asks for details on rural medical degree

The Delhi High court has asked the government to provide details on the short-term medical degree the government had proposed to meet the shortage of doctors in rural areas of the country. The bench comprising Chief Justice Madan Lo

Ajit joins Yadav troika

The little club of those opposing the women’s quota bill has got a new member. Ajit Singh has joined hands with the Yadav troika of Lalu, Mulayam and Sharad, giving a jolt to the Congress. The Lok Dal leader joined the Yadavs for a strategy meet

Do not tolerate corruption: Cab Sec`s reminder to babus

The UPA government has a “zero tolerance” policy for corruption but that does not mean it is implemented in practice. In fact, Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar has, in a letter to all secretaries to the government, referred t

Percentage of STs in NREGS going down

The percentage of scheduled tribes (STs) among beneficiaries of the  central government’s flagship National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) has been decreasing over the years. As per the reports submitted to the

It occurred to me this morning...

Nandan Nilekeni: You cannot wipe out corruption with one Lok Pal Bill. BV Rao: Yes, just like we have not been able to stop murders in spite of hanging. Shall we scrap Sec

Govt to rationalise natural gas prices

The government is planning to rationalise multiple prices of natural gas in the country to make fuel costs uniform for all consumers, oil secretary S Sundareshan said on Wednesday. "The challenge before us is to rationalise pri

"Allow non-IPS officers to be CBI director"

Indian Police Service (IPS) officers should not have a monopoly over the post of the CBI Director and the role of IPS officers on deputation should be reduced, a parliamentary panel has said. According to a report of parliamentary standing

India mulling scaling down Afghan mission operations

India is looking at various options including paring down of the operations of its missions in Afghanistan in the wake of terror attacks on Indians there. Government is also planning to put all the Indians working in projects like p

Women`s bill: What next?

Notwithstanding the euphoria over passage of the women`s quota bill in Rajya Sabha, it is going to be a long haul before this can be implemented. By a conservative estimate, it may take about two years. The next step obviously is fo

Conflicting signals on women`s bill, may get delayed

The Women`s Reservation Bill, which has been passed by Rajya Sabha, may get delayed as finance bill is likely to be the priority of the government. There seems to be a churning with growing signs of unease among the BJP`s MPs who think the

The Yadavs continue to play truant, paralyse Lok Sabha

The three Yadavs continue to play truant. Right from the start of today`s proceedings, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav, SP chief Mulayam Singh and RJD chief Lalu Prasad led the agitation inside Lok Sabha against the womens reservation bil

Advani favours compulsory voting

Observing that voting percentage among the educated section was far lower than that in the lower rungs of society, senior BJP leader L K Advani has favoured compulsory voting as a remedial measure. "If a survey is taken of the

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