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  • Despite Lok Sabha nod, fate of Insurance Bill hangs in balance 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Fate of the Insurance Bill hangs in balance with the Congress expressing its opposition to the manner in which it was brought and approved by Lok Sabha and the government hinting at the possibility of a Joint Session to clear the key reform measure. With the BJP and its...
  • No rift with BJP, but Shiv Sena will oppose Land Bill, says Uddhav Thackeray 10 hours 19 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, which has been critical of the Narendra Modi Government over the Land Bill, on Wednesday sought to put an end to speculation about a rift with BJP and said its stand on policy decisions should not be seen as a "revolt" against its senior alliance partner. Sena...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 10 hours 57 minutes ago

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 11 hours 3 minutes ago

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  • Lok Sabha passes Insurance Bill raising FDI cap to 49 per cent 15 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The long-pending Insurance Bill, a key economic reform legislation providing for raising foreign investment cap to 49 per cent, was on Wednesday passed by Lok Sabha with the government insisting that the measure is crucial for expanding the penetration of insurance in the country. The controversial Insurance Laws (Amendment)...
  • Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill 16 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill which seeks to merge the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. The bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday, was cleared by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. It seeks to amend the Citizenship...
  • Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines Bill to replace Ordinance 17 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Coal Mines bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks after the Supreme Court cancelled their allocation leading to uncertainty in the coal sector, amid opposition by Left and some other parties. The...
  • Anna Hazare gets threats on Facebook; FIR registered against 2 Canada men 17 hours 21 minutes ago

    Thane: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, who is set to undertake a footmarch protesting the Land Acquistion Bill, has received life threats on social networking site Facebook, police said on Wednesday. A Kalyan resident Ashok Gautam (57), who is associated with the movement of the veteran activist, has been getting messages in...
  • Modi government to present Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will present the contentious Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Wednesday which it wants to get passed in the Budget session before April 5. The government is facing stiff resistance from opposition parties which have termed the Bill 'anti-farmer' and 'anti-poor'. If...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi passed in Lok Sabha Yesterday

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It is the third ordinance to be replaced by a bill passed by the Lower House since Monday, the others being the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and...
  • Insurance Bill introduced in Lok Sabha amid opposition Yesterday

    New Delhi: A key economic reform bill, providing for raising the FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent, was introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday amid stiff opposition by Left and TMC. The Insurance Laws (Amendment) bill, 2015, seeks to replace an ordinance issued by the government earlier,...
  • Along with Congress-ruled states, we will focus on India's social issues to take the nation forward, says PM Modi Yesterday

    "In a democracy threats do not work. This nation did not bend during the Emergency also," says PM Modi....
  • Mukesh Ambani richest Indian for 8th year; Bill Gates on top globally 2 days ago

    New York: Mukesh Ambani has retained his position as the richest Indian for the eighth year in a row with a networth of US dollar 21 billion, while moving up one place on the global rich list that has been topped once again by software czar Bill Gates. ...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaw operations in Delhi introduced in Lok Sabha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced by Minister of State for Road Transport P Radhakrishnan, will replace an ordinance promulgated in January in this regard. E-rickshaws,...
  • Finance Ministry proposes levy of tax on all government services 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Monday proposed the levy of service tax on all services provided by the government and an enabling provision has been proposed in the Finance Bill in this regard. Although the list of services which will incur the service tax has not been decided, telecom and...
  • Uma Thurman: It would be intolerable to have a humourless, boring child 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: 'Kill Bill' star Uma Thurman says she would have found it 'intolerable' if any of her children were boring. The 44-year-old, who has daughter Maya, 15, and son Levon, 12, with her former husband Ethan Hawke, and two-year-old Luna with her former partner Arpad Busson, told Britain's HELLO! Magazine...
  • Those opposing new Land Bill are against rural infrastructure: Arun Jaitley 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Dismissing charges of new Land Bill of the BJP-led NDA government being "anti-farmer", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday alleged those who are opposing it are against rural infrastructure creation. He said in fact it was the 2013 Land Bill that was "anti-farmer". "According to me, if there is anything...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 5 days ago

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  • PM's hard-hitting speech: Has Modi got his mojo back? 5 days ago

    In his indomitable style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition parties while highlighting the achievements and goals of his government while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks to the President's address. While taking potshots at his rivals, Modi said that his only aim is to...
  • Congress couldn't pass land bill in time: Rajiv Shukla 5 days ago

    Taking the credits for land bill, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla on Friday said that it was passed in the interest of farmers. We couldn't pass it in time and that's why voters couldn't understand it. Farmers interests should be most important. ...
  • Government open to amendments in land bill in farmer interest: Nirmala Sitharaman 5 days ago

    Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the the Modi government is open to amendments in land bill in farmer interest. The PM on Friday spoke in the Lok Sabha targeting the opposition parties on the land bill issue. ...
  • Private member bill on forced conversions introduced in Lok Sabha 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A bill to ban forced conversions was among the 37 private members' bills introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Some of the other bills introduced included the ones on compulsory military training, promotion of two child norm and amending the Code of Civil Procedure...
  • Union Budget 2015 may back off fertiliser subsidy reform 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Investors looking for India's budget on Saturday to tackle fertiliser subsidies are likely to be disappointed, because sources say the government plans to largely maintain the current regime. The government was widely expected to deregulate urea prices after freeing up diesel following a fall in crude prices, but two...
  • Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan rubbishes BJP claim that he sought changes to land act 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that BJP's claim that he had opposed the land acquisition bill of UPA government was "mischievous". "As part of the consultation process, the (then) Union Minister Jairam Ramesh sought views of all the state governments and...
  • PM Modi will not take suggestions as he is 'allergic' to me: Anna Hazare 6 days ago

    Bijnor: Social activist Anna Hazare, who is spearheading agitation against the Land Acquisition Bill, on Thursday said Prime Minister will not accept his suggestions on the issue as Narendra Modi is "allergic" to him. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not accept my suggestions on the Land Acquisition Bill as during the...
  • Maharashtra Bill to ban cow slaughter to get President nod soon: BJP MPs 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A long-pending Maharashtra Bill seeking a ban on cow slaughter is expected to soon receive Presidential assent, a delegation of state BJP MPs said on Thursday. Seven MPs led by Kirit Somaiya met President Pranab Mukherjee, who indicated appropriate action on the measure soon. The legislation, entitled Maharashtra Animal...
  • Government to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Government has decided to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill and is seeking support from Samajwadi Party (SP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC). The bill was discussed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended the bill....
  • Activists gearing up for more protests on Land Acquisition Bill 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Having vociferously protested against the land ordinance for two days, activists are now gearing up for a massive showdown with the government at the district and state levels. "We are beginning a district level movement from next week against the land bill," PV Rajagopal, a Gandhian activist, said on...
  • Land bill: Shiv Sena to launch awareness drive for farmers 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked party workers to travel across Maharashtra to aware farmers about the Centre's proposed land reforms bill, party sources said. Thackeray's decision came after a series of meetings on Wednesday with senior leaders, legislators, parliamentarians and district-level activists about the ramifications of the...
  • Government to bring Coal, Citizenship Bills in Lok Sabha 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After introducing the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Government looks set to bring the Coal and Citizenship Bills in Lok Sabha that will replace the ordinances brought by it in this regard earlier. Sources said government has taken a decision to bring the new Insurance Bill in Lok Sabha next...