Amendment

  • UP government clears Mohammad Ali Jauhar University (Amendment) Bill 5 days ago

    Mohammad Ali Jauhar University (Amendment) Bill, which had been pending for seven years, has been finally cleared by the outgoing Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi granting minority status to the varsity. The varsity is the dream project of senior Samajwadi Party minister Azam Khan, who often criticised Raj Bhawan for delaying clearance...
  • Rajya Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM aide 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The TRAI Amendment Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Tuesday which would remove legal hurdles in the appointment of former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chief Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Moving the Bill, Minister...
  • BJD's Jay Panda backs TRAI amendment bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJD MP Baijayant Jay Panda on Monday supported the Bill to amend TRAI Act which seeks to remove a legal hurdle in the appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Mishra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister. While his party's stand on the issue is not...
  • BSP to support TRAI Amendment Bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said that her party will not oppose the appointment of Nripendra Mishra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and support the TRAI Amendment Bill in Parliament. "Centre has the right to choose its officers and decide how they want to run the government,"...
  • Lok Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday even as the Congress continued to object to it. The Bill seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to...
  • Live: Congress raises Ramdev aide Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed in Rajya Sabha July 14, 2014

    The Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripendra Mishra's appointment as Principal Secretary to...
  • Rail Budget to be discussed in Parliament, TRAI Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripender...
  • Duty free allowance of cigarettes, cigars at airports halved July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another step against smoking, the government has reduced by 50 per cent duty free allowance of cigarettes to 100 sticks and 25 cigars in airports. The decision comes barely a day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 'sin tax' and announced increase in excise duty on...
  • News 360: Government brings TRAI Bill to appoint of PM's principal secretary July 11, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the opposition parties for their remarks over the appointment of Nripendra Mishra saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the right to choose his staff. The BJP and the Congress are set for a face-off over the appointment of the Prime Minister's Principal Secretary...
  • TRAI Bill to be tabled in LS today to pave way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority Amendment Bill will be placed in the Lok Sabha on Friday when the House reconvenes after the Budget. The Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Before the Ordinance...
  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Making stalking a non-bailable offence after December 16, 2012 gangrape case was a hurried decision as several facets were missed out, a Delhi court said seeking a mechanism in place to look into the matter. The observation was made by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau...
  • Bihar assembly passes four bills amidst uproar by BJP MLAs February 21, 2014

    The Bihar legislative assembly on Friday passed four bills amid pandemonium created by the opposition BJP members in protest against corruption charge levelled against its two former ministers by a JD(U) member. Amid slogan shouting by the BJP members who squatted on the floor of the Well as soon as the House re-convened for business in...
  • CBI flags off issues in amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: As the country heads towards general elections and with every political party making corruption a big issue, the government's proposed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 have come under serious scrutiny of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone...
  • Cabinet approves constitution amendment bill for judicial appointments December 26, 2013

    The cabinet on Thursday approved a constitution amendment bill to make the appointment of judges more transparent, official sources said. A cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the bill to make the process of appointing judges more participatory between the executive and the judiciary. This will be done...
  • People in jail can contest elections as SC approves amendment in RPA November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday approved amendment to the Representation of the People act wherein people in jail or in police custody can contest elections. The apex court said in the light of amendments brought by the Government of India in the Representation of the People Act, a person...
  • Parliament passes Bill to negate SC order banning jailed politicians from contesting polls September 7, 2013

    With the Lok Sabha's approval, Parliament on Friday passed the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2013, which will negate a Supreme Court order banning politicians in jail and under police custody from contesting polls. The Rajya Sabha passed the bill on August 28. At the start of the session, all parties were...
  • Allow morphine as pain-killer, say doctors September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A fight has been going on for two decades to help patients dealing with excruciating pain as they have been denied access to a simple, pain relief, cost-effective drug morphine because of a stringent Act. The proposed amendments to the 1985 Narcostics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,...
  • RTI Amendment Bill deferred: Is it a blow to political parties? September 6, 2013

    The government has deferred the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus among political parties. The amended Bill will be send to the Parliamentary Standing Committee. Once the Standing Committee clears the amended Bill, it will likely come for debate in Parliament in the Winter Session. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Defiant BJD, TMC force govt to defer RTI amendment bill September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Under pressure from social activists and few political parties, the government was forced to defer the RTI amendment bill keeping political parties outside the ambit of the RTI but announced plans to bring it back in winter session of Parliament. "To say politics is a public office is...
  • RTI Amendment Bill is unethical and immoral: Dinesh Trivedi September 5, 2013

    Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday called the RTI Amendment Bill unethical and immoral. The Bill is aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit. ...
  • Govt defers RTI Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday deferred the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus among political parties. The amended bill will be send to the Parliamentary Standing Committee. Once the Standing Committee clears the amended bill, it will likely come for debate in Parliament in...
  • Live: Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in Lok Sabha September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: 3:55 pm: Finance Minister P Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in the Lok Sabha. He says rupee has overshot its true value, Correction in rupee will take place and a number of measures are being taken to ensure it finds its correct value. On economy, he says it...
  • Moily in doubt over amendment to RTI Bill, says timing not right: sources September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily has expressed doubts over the amendment to the Right to Information Bill saying the timing may not be right, considering the poor perception about politicians, said sources. The amendment, aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit, is...
  • Monsoon Session of Parliament likely to be extended by a day: Sources September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to be extended by a day sources said on Thursday. The Cabinet Committe on Parliamentary Affairs is expected to meet today to decide on the extension of the session. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had on Wednesday indicated that the session may...
  • Bill to keep political parties out of RTI ambit likely to be discussed in Lok Sabha today September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Right to Information Amendment Bill is likely to come up in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Bill is aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit. In June this year, the Chief Information Commissioner's office had passed an order saying political parties should come...
  • RTI Amendment Bill likely to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Monday September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: RTI Amendment Bill is likely be taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill seeks to amend the RTI Act to shield political parties from providing information under the transparency law. "To move the Bill to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 be taken...
  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? August 27, 2013

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's ambitious Food Security Bill on Monday night won the Lok Sabha vote after days of unruly scenes in Parliament. The Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha after Sonia Gandhi forcefully pushed the case. ...
  • The Last Word: Can India afford Food Bill or is it both too expensive and badly timed? August 27, 2013

    In a major victory for the UPA government, its flagship scheme the Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • Lok Sabha rejected 305 opposition amendments to Food Bill August 27, 2013

    The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Food Security Bill, rejecting all the 305 amendments moved by the opposition and adopting the 11 introduced by the government, said government sources on Tuesday. The bill aims to provide subsidised foodgrain at prices much below the market rate to around 67 percent...