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  • Embarrassing moments for BJP in Lok Sabha, 12 MPs vote against clause of GST Bill 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday faced some embarrassing moments in Lok Sabha as 12 Bharatiya Janata Party members voted against a clause of the Goods and Service Tax Bill, instead of voting in favour. The 12 ruling party members pressed red button instead of green when Speaker Sumitra Mahajan...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Bangladesh Land Boundary Accord Bill 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the bill to operationalise the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh, and the entailing exchange of enclaves between the two countries. The Constitution (One Hundred and Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2013, was unanimously passed by the upper house, with 180 votes in favour and none...
  • While Salman Khan was being sentenced to jail, here are other important events that took place 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as the entire electronic media was engrossed with the 13-year-old hit-and-run case in which Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been convicted and sentenced to jail for five years, there were important developments talking place in other parts of the country too which were completely ignored by the...
  • Real Estate Bill sent to select committee of Rajya Sabha 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A united Opposition on Wednesday forced Government to send the controversial Real Estate Bill that seeks to regulate realty business, to a 21-member select committee of Rajya Sabha, which has been asked to submit its report by the first week of the Monsoon Session. After trying twice in this...
  • Lok Sabha approves GST bill, paves way for uniform tax regime 3 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The long-pending GST bill was approved by Lok Sabha after a walkout by Congress even as government vowed to compensate states for any revenue loss and assured that the new uniform indirect tax rate will be much less than 27 per cent recommended by an expert panel. The Constitution Amendment...
  • Insurance Bill passage shows firm commitment of Indian government: US insurance organisation 11 hours 52 minutes ago

    Washington: Describing the passage of India's Insurance Bill that raises the FDI cap to 49 per cent as a "substantial step", an influential US insurance organisation has lauded the new government for going ahead with the economic reforms and infusing new energy. "The ability of the government to build a...
  • LPG subsidy not to be taxed: Finance Ministry 21 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry on Tuesday clarified that LPG subsidy received by individuals in their bank accounts will continue to be exempt from income tax. The clarification follows doubts being raised by tax experts over an amendment in Finance Bill, 2015 that expanded the definition of taxable income to include...
  • Congress backs GST Bill but wants it to be sent to Standing Committee Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday supported Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Lok Sabha but opposed some of the provisions of the bill on it introduced by the BJP government, demanding that it be sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee, which was supported by parties like AIADMK and BJD. ...
  • No end to wait for homebuyers as realty projects suffer major delays Yesterday

    There is no end to the wait of homebuyers as realty projects are far from completion. Experts say this is a problem that has been driven by the real estate boom where developers have launched projects many times beyond their capabilities. ...
  • Real Estate Bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha today, showdown between Centre, Opposition likely Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha is likely to see a heated debate over the Real Estate Regulatory Authority Bill that is listed for consideration on Tuesday. The Congress has said it will oppose the bill strenuously as it is anti-home buyer and pro builder. However, on Monday, Congress Vice President...
  • Rajya Sabha likely to witness heated debate over Real Estate Bill on Tuesday Yesterday

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha is likely to witness a tug of war between Government and Opposition over real estate bill, which is listed for consideration and passage on Tuesday as main Opposition party Congress has upped the ante over it after Rahul Gandhi's Saturday meeting with home buyers. Facing number crunch...
  • Rahul Gandhi likely to protest with home buyers against Real Estate Bill at Jantar Mantar today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Keeping up his combative stance on new Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill proposed by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to protest with home buyers at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Monday. Earlier, he met organisations...
  • Juvenile Justice Bill likely to be introduced in Lok Sabha this week 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A bill which seeks to try juveniles in the age group of 16 to 18 years accused of heinous crimes under laws for adults is likely to be introduced in the Lok Sabha this week. Overruling the recommendations of a parliamentary panel for its re-examination, the Cabinet cleared Juvenile...
  • Rahul Gandhi reaches out to middle class, assures support against Modi government's Real Estate Bill 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After wooing farmers and youth, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is making an attempt to reach out to the middle-class by taking up the issue of New Real Estate Bill and branding it anti-consumers. Rahul met organisations representing home-buyers at the Congress headquarters on Saturday and assured them of...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 2015; FM Arun Jaitley clarifies on MAT 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Finance Bill 2015 was tabled in the Parliament on Thursday and was passed later with a voice vote. The Bill contains the government's tax proposals for the fiscal FY16. Speaking in the lower house, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday defended his Finance Bill and gave clarifications...
  • Not possible to indicate time-frame to implement Lokpal law: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Thursday said it is not possible to indicate a "definite" time-frame for the implementation of the Lokpal Act and Whistle Blowers Protection Act as some deficiencies have been noticed in them and amendments were being considered. Replying to supplementaries in Rajya Sabha,...
  • This is 'sooj-boojh ki sarkar', says Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Days after Rahul Gandhi's 'suit-boot ki sarkar' barb, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday described the Narendra Modi dispensation as 'soojh-boojh ki sarkar' and took a dig at the Congress Vice President for his "disappearance for a jaunt". ...
  • No 'love' lost between Venkaiah Naidu and KC Tyagi in Rajya Sabha 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajya MP KC Tyagi on Wednesday shared some lighter moments in Rajya Sabha amid a reference to parting of ways by Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal United in 2013. The two parties have separated breaking their 17-year-old relationship then as Bihar...
  • Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi woos farmers, begins his 15 km padyatra against Land Bill in Amravati 6 days ago

    Amravati: In an attempt to reach out to farmers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi kicked off his padyatra against the Narendra Modi government's Land Acquisition Amendment Bill from Gunji village in Amravati district, Maharashtra on Thursday. Rahul will walk 15 kilometers through villages in Amravati district in Vidarbha region which has...
  • Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi reaches out to farmers, to begin 15-km padyatra against Land Bill today 6 days ago

    Amravati: Seven years after his first big public statement on farmers' rights in Vidarbha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will begin his padyatra against the Narendra Modi government's Land Acquisition Amendment Bill from Gunji village in Amravati district, Maharashtra, on Thursday. Rahul will walk 15 kilometers through villages in Amarvati district...
  • Rahul Gandhi 2.0 new found energy and a totally different approach 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is on a roll after he returned from a two month secret hiatus abroad. Quiet literally, he is on a roll. After his return, Rahul Gandhi addressed a big rally of the farmers against the proposed Land Acquisition Bill at Ram Leela...
  • Farmer hangs self over crop loss, 3 die of cardiac arrest in Uttar Pradesh 1 week ago

    Muzaffarnagar: Unable to repay a loan, a 55-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his residence in Alem town of Shamli district here, police said on Wednesday. Anandpal committed suicide last night by hanging himself from ceiling of his house as he was unable to repay...
  • Centre reaches out to farmers, relaxes compensation norms, lowers moisture content benchmark: sources 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to reach out to the farmers, the government relaxed compensation norms for farmers and lowered moisture content benchmark in the grains, said sources on Wednesday. The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting on the agrarian crisis in the country due to unseasonal rains and...
  • Cabinet meets to discuss agrarian crisis due to unseasonal rains 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet met on Wednesday to discuss the agrarian crisis in the country due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm ahead of Parliament session. The Cabinet is likely to announce relief measures for farmers facing huge crop damage. The meet came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reached...
  • Witnesses claim farmer Gajendra Singh was instigated to climb tree but death an accident: sources April 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major development in the death of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh at the Aam Aadmi Party's anti-Land Bill rally in Delhi, investigators found two witnesses who claimed that Singh was instigated to climb the tree, said sources on Tuesday. Sources added that police are still ascertaining the...
  • Mukesh Ambani back on top as richest Indian in Forbes list April 28, 2015

    Washington: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani on Monday regained his position as the world's richest Indian with a net worth of $19.6 billion, pushing Sun Pharmaceuticals founder Dilip Shanghvi back to the second place after seven weeks. With a fall of $100.1 million in his net worth, Ambani slipped from his...
  • Government will push land Bill for passage in this session: Minister April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will push for the passage of land bill in this session notwithstanding the opposition to it by many parties, a Union Minister said on Monday but remained non-committal on its passage. He dismissed as mere "propaganda" the reports that Government may delay pushing the bill for passage in...
  • Rahul Gandhi now on 'rent a cause' phase: Arun Jaitley April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi, saying he is now on a "rent a cause" phase and questioned his "commitment" to politics. "What is the kind of commitment to politics that you suddenly disappear for months together and then you come back...
  • No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government April 26, 2015

    Hyderabad: Stating that the NDA government would not do a rethink on the Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is pro-development and in the interest of farmers and poor. "There is no question of the NDA government...