Bills

  • SC admits pleas challenging Judges Appointment Bill, to be heard on Monday August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointment Bill passed by Parliament last week, now faces a challenge in the Supreme Court. The apex court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a...
  • Watch: George W Bush takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, dares Bill Clinton August 21, 2014

    Washington: Former president George W Bush took the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in support of Lou Gehrig's disease research, and challenged his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton to do the same. "To you all that challenged me, I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice...
  • Modi government took credit for schemes introduced by Congress, says Sonia Gandhi August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of taking credit for the schemes and programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and stated that despite doing so much, the Congress-led alliance lost in the Lok Sabha polls as people got misled by false...
  • Sonia, Rahul to take up women's reservation bill in big way: Congress August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress plans to raise the issue of the lapsed Women's Reservation Bill in a big way with party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi set to flag their concerns over the issue during a meeting of eight thousand-odd Mahila Congress members on Wednesday. The All-India Conference...
  • Watch: Bill Gates accepts Mark Zuckerberg's ice-bucket challenge and takes it to a geeky new level with his own engineered structure in place August 16, 2014

    When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the ice-bucket challenge and asked Bill Gates to do the same, we hadn't thought Gates would outdo Zuckerberg by such epic proportions. Bill Gates charted out a plan and engineered a structure to help him take the challenge. In this video Bill Gates says...
  • Legislature, executive should not encroach upon the judiciary: CJI August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha in his Independence Day speech on Friday said that the legislature and executive should not encroach upon the judiciary. His remarks comes after Parliament on Thursday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the 121 Constitutional Amendment Bill. "All the organs like...
  • Law Minister admits no attempts will be made to tame the judiciary August 14, 2014

    In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday talked about the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the collegium...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Parliament passes Judges Appointments Bill, SC collegium to be junked after President's assent August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. The Bill will make way for the setting up of National Judicial Appointments Commission which will appoint and transfer judges...
  • Insurance Bill proposing a hike in FDI limit sent to 15 member select committee August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Insurance bill that proposes to hike the FDI limit in insurance to 49% has been sent to a 15 member select committee. The committee comprises of BJP's Chandan Mitra, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, JP Nadda, Congress' Anand Sharma, JD Seelam, BSP MP SC Mishra, JDU's KC Tyagi, CPI's...
  • Parliament passes Constitutional Amendment Bill August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution (121st Amendment) Bill, 2014 on Thursday and is set to pass the National Judicial Appointments Bill. While 176 members voted in favour of the Constitution Amendment Bill, no votes were registered against it. The Lok Sabha had on Wednesday already passed the Judicial...
  • Bill introduced to establish one more central university in Motihari August 14, 2014

    A bill to establish one more central university in Bihar at Motihari and rename the existing one in the state was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced by HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The new central university at Motihari in East Champaran would be...
  • Parliament panel to review insurance bill in setback for government August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government sent a landmark bill to liberalise the insurance sector to a parliament committee on Thursday after the opposition opposed the legislation in the upper house where it has a majority. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said a select committee will examine the bill to increase the cap...
  • Live: Uproar in Lok Sabha over Communal Violence Bill August 14, 2014

    On the last day of the Budget session, ruckus broke out in the Parliament over the Judicial Appointments Bill and the Constitution Amendment Bill with the Opposition demanding a discussion immediately. The chairperson, however, insisted on the completion of businesses listed before that. It is yet to seen whether the...
  • Judicial Appointments Bill to be introduced in Rajya Sabha today August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointments Bill will be introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday while the Constitution Amendment Bill has already been tabled in the Upper House. Both the Bills were passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress leader Anand Sharma has told CNN-IBN that his party will not...
  • Silent on the first day, Rahul likely to lead the Congress in communal violence debate today August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is ready to take on the government in the Lok Sabha for the second day on Thursday over the communal violence debate. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to lead the party in Parliament even as he chose to remain silent during Wednesday's session. Congress Leader...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Fiery exchanges mark debate on Communal Violence Bill but MPs fail to provide a solution August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress crossed swords in theLok Sabha during the discussion on the Communal Violence Bill on Wednesday accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda, the debate on the floor of the House has raised a pertinent question - whether all...
  • News 360: Congress corners government over spate in communal violence August 13, 2014

    Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the Congress of...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC disposes of PIL on dhoti issue August 13, 2014

    Chennai: Taking note of a Bill passed by the state assembly banning such dress codes, the Madras High Court on Wednesday disposed of a PIL seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu government to frame rules and regulations for clubs in the wake of denial of entry to a dhoti-clad high...
  • BJP blames Congress for acting on Pakistan's behest as Lok Sabha debates Communal Violence Bill August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the...
  • Anand Sharma declares Congress support for Judicial Appointments Bill in Rajya Sabha August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After supporting the government in getting the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill passed in the Lok Sabha, the Congress party will not cause any hindrance in its clearance in the Rajya Sabha too, said senior party leader Anand Sharma. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said, "The government has addressed the...
  • Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014, Constitution Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill. The Bills will now be taken up in the Rajya Sabha and the government may face hurdles in the Upper House as it does not have the required numbers to pass...
  • Congress creates uproar over Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha, debate likely at 3 PM August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress created an uproar in Parliament on Wednesday over the Communal Violence Bill, the debate on it is likely at 3 PM in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding an immediate discussion on the Bill as it has been deferred repeatedly. Even though Speaker...
  • Congress gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss communal violence issue August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday to discuss the issue of rising incidents of communal violence in the country. Party President Sonia Gandhi has once again hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the issue of communal violence. Addressing Congress...
  • Voting on Judicial Appointments Bill, Constitutional Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill will take place in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Sources said that the government was hopeful of getting the Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Sources adding that the session could be extended if the Judicial Appointment...
  • No intention to interfere in judiciary's authority: Government August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary. Responding to a day-long debate on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 in Lok Sabha, Law Minister...
  • Congress opposes veto provision in Judicial Appointments Bill August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The new Judicial Appointments Bill may run into rough weather in the Rajya Sabha with Congress strongly opposed to its "veto provision". "There are issues with the veto provision... I have said everything now by saying this... There are two-three very crucial changes which will affect the independence...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly passes Dhoti Bill August 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the Dhoti Bill which makes enforcing dress code and banning entry of persons wearing 'dhoti' in public places a cognisable offence punishable with jail term. The House adopted the Tamil Nadu Entry into Public Places (Removal of Restriction on Dress) Act 2014 after...
  • Congress will support Judicial Appointments Bill: Moily August 12, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily said that the party will support Judicial Appointments Bill. He said, "There is consensus on Judicial Appointments Bill. We will support it. We have concerns about the veto clause because there should not a conflict between the judiciary and the executive." ...