Bills

  • I should have consulted people before quitting, says Arvind Kejriwal 16-04-2014 08:55 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he committed a "mistake" of not consulting people before resigning as chief minister of Delhi. "I think we made a mistake on (the issue of) resignation. Resignation in principle was (however) right," Kejriwal told NDTV in Varanasi. Kejriwal and his cabinet quit on...
  • Andhra: Governor seeks clarity on special responsibility under Telangana Bill 12-04-2014 04:49 PM

    Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan has sought certain "clarifications" from the Centre on the "special responsibilities" of the Governor in the new state of Telangana and the residual state of Andhra Pradesh under the AP Reorganisation Act-2014. Under the Act, there will be one Governor for the two...
  • Oosthuizen grabs share of Masters lead with early eagle 11-04-2014 11:18 PM

    Augusta: Louis Oosthuizen, who lost an epic playoff at the Masters two years ago, grabbed a share of the lead at Augusta National on Friday with an eagle in his second round. With most players still struggling to cope with the lightning fast greens, the South African joined overnight leader...
  • Haas leads way at Masters, deja vu for Adam Scott 11-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Former FedExCup champion Bill Haas posted his lowest score in a major to snatch the lead midway through the Masters first round on Thursday while holder Adam Scott experienced a real sense of deja vu. The 31-year-old Haas, whose great uncle Bob Goalby landed the coveted Green Jacket in 1968,...
  • 3 myths that block progress for the poor 07-04-2014 06:46 PM

    By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many...
  • Mickelson shrugs off injury concern before Masters 04-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Phil Mickelson dispelled any lingering doubts about his health ahead of the Masters when he carded an impressive four-under-par 68 in the opening round of the Houston Open on Thursday. A week before the start of the year's first major, Mickelson recorded four birdies during a bogey-free round to end...
  • Full text: Aam Aadmi Party's manifesto for LS polls 03-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Delhi on Thursday. It has also called for passing of Jan Lokpal Bill which covers "a peon to the Prime Minister". The manifesto talks about eligibility to fight polls to be lowered from...
  • Nagma clarifies her stance on slapping youth at election rally for molestation 02-04-2014 06:40 PM

    On reports that she slapped a youth during an election rally last week when he tried to come too close to her, Nagma said that she was just trying to push him. She also accused her opponents' for creating disturbances during her rallies and meetings. Asked if she is getting...
  • BJP seeks votes of Biharis, but Shiv Sena beats them in Mumbai: Rahul 01-04-2014 07:31 PM

    Aurangabad: Pointing out that Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena beats up people of Bihar in Mumbai, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the former saying that its leaders are seeking votes in Bihar. While addressing a rally at Aurangabad in Bihar, Rahul said, "Shiv sainiks...
  • Inflated electric bill shocks Ghaziabad consumer, turns CJ to fight his case 24-03-2014 10:40 AM

    In this report, CJ Aftab Ahmed is highlighting the erroneous electricity billing by the Ghaziabad electricity department. Aftab has been billed for more than four lakh rupees towards his monthly electricity charges which he claims is way above his usage. ...
  • Gates Foundation selects IIT Roorkee to increase sanitation in India 22-03-2014 11:15 PM

    Six Indian institutions were on Saturday selected for financial aid from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to work out solutions to the poor sanitation levels in the country. The institutions were given two years to develop innovative, safe and affordable technologies to improve sanitation. Eram Scientific Solutions and Amrita...
  • Power of 49: The power & its mystique

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The world's largest democracy is bracing itself for the most anticipated event every 5 years. To keep things in perspective, almost 1 in 6 on...

  • Sanjay Singh confident about AAP winning 100 LS seats, says party is missing Hazare 20-03-2014 07:18 PM

    Noting they were "missing" anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday said that had he been associated with the party it would have achieved its target easily. "The party is missing Hazare... Had he been with us, we would have easily achieved our target," Singh,...
  • Rahul promises to address problems of street vendors 15-03-2014 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday promised to a group of street vendors that grievances of the community will be addressed and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will meet them "directly" to listen and settle the problems being faced by them. The delegation from Chandni Chowk...
  • TRS gets Telangana but refuses to ally with Congress for Assembly, LS polls 15-03-2014 04:19 PM

    Hyderabad: Finally, the TRS chief K Chandrashekhara Rao has broken his silence over possibility of an alliance with the Congress in Telangana. After saying a firm 'no' to merger with the Congress, KCR has now ruled out any alliance with the Congress in both Assembly and Lok Sabha elections to...
  • Telangana: TRS may go solo in polls, a loss-loss situation for Congress 13-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Hyderabad: Will he? Won't he? Everyone is asking these two questions in Telangana these days. The Telangana Rashra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhara Rao seems to have changed his mind after the creation of Telangana state by Parliament. He is not saying anything on the possible tie up with the...
  • Web founder Tim Berners-Lee calls for Internet bill of rights 12-03-2014 06:43 PM

    London: As the Internet turns 25, the inventor of the world wide web has called for a digital bill of rights to protect net users from surveillance and explore principles of privacy and free speech. Tim Berners-Lee said that an online "Magna Carta" is the need of the hour to...
  • A lot of work is required for the betterment of tribal areas: Margaret Alva 08-03-2014 07:35 PM

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Saturday said a lot of work was needed to be done for the betterment of tribal areas of Rajasthan and to address women issues there. "Though tribals in the state are happier as compared to other parts of the country, still a lot of work...
  • No permanent enemy, friend in politics: SC 07-03-2014 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: The formation of Aam Aadmi Party government with the support of Congress which joined hands with BJP in opposing Arvind Kejriwal regime on Jan Lokpal Bill demonstrates that there is no permanent enemy or friend in politics, the Supreme Court observed on Friday. "In India the situation can...
  • 'Appropriation Bill passed; Model Code not violated' 06-03-2014 08:48 AM

    Appropriation Bill was on Wednesday approved by the Jharkhand Assembly, paving the way forexpenditure for next fiscal with Speaker Sashank Sekhar Bhokta clarifying that the exercise did not come under Model Code of Conduct though it coincided with the announcement of generalelections. Bhokta told media that passing of the Appropriation...
  • 'Appropriation Bill passed in Jharkhand Assembly; Model Code not violated' 06-03-2014 12:11 AM

    Appropriation Bill was on Wednesday approved by the Jharkhand Assembly, paving the way for expenditure for next fiscal with Speaker Sashank Sekhar Bhokta clarifying that the exercise did not come under Model Code of Conduct though it coincided with the announcement of general elections. Bhokta told media that passing of...
  • Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on anti-graft bills 04-03-2014 11:05 PM

    The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters on his way back from Myanmar, Khurshid said normally these bills should...
  • Govt decides to split AP, create Telangana on June 2 04-03-2014 10:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday decided to designate June 2 as the bifurcation date for Andhra Pradesh and the creation of Telangana. Andhra Pradesh will be divided into Seemandhra and Telangana having 13 and 10 districts respectively. On March 1, President Pranab Mukerjee had signed the Telangana Bill...
  • Chidambaram to meet President to convince him on anti-graft ordinances 04-03-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will meet President Pranab Mukherjee against to convince him on bringing in key anti-graft bills through ordinances. The Cabinet failed to announce the ordinances on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet bills after the President expressed reservations. The President made his views clear in...
  • Top 10: The world's richest tech billionaires in 2014 04-03-2014 12:06 PM

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has regained the title of the world's richest man in the Forbes magazine's annual billionaire list that includes 56 India-based billionaires. Apart from the richest people on the planet, the list also details the world's richest billionaires in the world of tech. Google's Larry Page has...
  • Gates reclaims top spot, Mukesh Ambani richest Indian in Forbes billionaire list 04-03-2014 10:08 AM

    Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the ranks of billionaires, which included a record number of women. With a net worth of $76 billion, the Microsoft Corp co-founder reclaimed the top spot after a...
  • Communal Violence Bill be brought through ordinance route: Rahman Khan 03-03-2014 08:46 PM

    New Delhi: Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday said the government should have brought in the Communal Violence Bill also through an ordinance route. The remarks came a day after the Cabinet cleared an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. Khan said, "I was...
  • After Fali Nariman snub, Lokpal search panel head Justice KT Thomas quits 03-03-2014 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: Head of the Lokpal Committee Search Panel Justice KT Thomas has now pulled out from the panel. He has written to the Prime Minister's Office expressing inability to be part of the panel. "I have decided to withdraw from the search committee after I studied the rules. The...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy 03-03-2014 02:12 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill,...
  • 2014: A year for change?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Election-2014 will be interesting, especially with the new entrants-AAP. Despite AAP made a mark in Delhi and there seems an increasing popularity across India because...