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  • Rajya Sabha extends deadline for Select Committee on Insurance Bill by December 12 21 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday extended deadline for the Select Committee on the Insurance Amendment Bill and asked it to submit the report by December 12. According to the amendment, the foreign direct investment will be hiked from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The Opposition parties raised questions...
  • Live: Congress running away from debate on black money, says Ravi Shankar Prasad Yesterday

    The winter session of Parliament will have its first working day on Tuesday as it was adjourned on Monday post obituary references. The Narendra Modi government which is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills is all set to face opposition over the Insurance Bill. After Trinamool Congress, BJP's...
  • Winter session's 1st working day today, Centre to face opposition on Insurance Bill in Parliament Yesterday

    New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament will have its first working day on Tuesday as it was adjourned on Monday post obituary references. The Narendra Modi government which is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills is all set to face opposition over the Insurance Bill. After Trinamool Congress,...
  • Shiv Sena puts forward conditions on support to FDI in Insurance Bill Yesterday

    New Delhi: After announcing its support to the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Shiv Sena has put forward conditions on its support for the passage of FDI in Insurance Bill. The party has said that it will oppose the Insurance Bill if amendments to help employees and farmers are not...
  • BJP trying to create tension in West Bengal: TMC leader Derek O'Brien Yesterday

    Derek O'Brien, member of Parliament for All India Trinamool Congress said that TMC would not allow the Insurance Bill to pass. "Do not need a lecture on patriotism. BJP trying to create tension in West Bengal," said Derek O'Brien. ...
  • Confident that opposition will play a positive role in Parliament: PM Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ahead of the first day of the winter session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hopeful of a productive, fruitful session as his government is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session, including foreign direct investment hike in insurance. Addressing the media, Modi exuded...
  • Parliament to witness stormy winter session, Modi government aims to take up 37 bills 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament begins on Monday, it is expected to be a stormy one. The government aims to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session, including Foreign Direct Investment hike in insurance. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has already...
  • Centre aims to pass key bills in Winter Session of Parliament 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Winter Session of Parliament set to begin on Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Centre aims to pass many essential reform bills including Insurance Bill, Coal Ordinance and Constitutional Amendment Bill. He said that the government is committed to get these bills...
  • American Actor Bill Cosby keeps mum on sexual assault allegations 4 days ago

    Comedian Bill Cosby, in an interview declined to answer questions about accusations of sexual assault that resurfaced in recent weeks. ...
  • Kerala mulls bill to contain black magic 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government is planning to bring in a legislation to curb practices like black magic and exorcism following the increase in the number of sorcery cases. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithla has asked the department secretary to draw up a draft bill on the subject. Sources in the office of the Home...
  • PM Narendra Modi had an extraordinarily successful visit: US official 5 days ago

    Washington: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit as "extraordinarily successful", a top official in the Obama administration has said US-India relationship has come "a remarkable distance". "We've just had the extraordinarily successful visit of Prime Minister Modi here to the United States, and an agenda that is working across...
  • NBC, Netflix cancel veteran comedian Bill Cosby's shows after sex assault accusations 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: NBC said on Wednesday it has cancelled an upcoming project with veteran comedian Bill Cosby, his second show to be pulled after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks. The move by NBC comes a day after online streaming company Netflix Inc said it was postponing...
  • Major reforms in adoption procedure: Maneka Gandhi November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Major reforms being carried out by the central government will enable prospective adoptive parents to get a child within a period of maximum of four months, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said here Monday. Briefing the newly-constituted consultative committee of parliament attached to the ministry, she highlighted...
  • Emily Blunt to star in 'Barton and Charlie and Checco and Bill'? November 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: If all goes well, actress Emily Blunt could star opposite Rupert Friend in comedy film "Barton and Charlie and Checco and Bill", which is also the latter's feature directorial debut. The duo last appeared alongside one another in the 2009 docudrama "The Young Victoria". Friend has written the script of...
  • Oxigen: Creating a national payment ecosystem November 8, 2014

    Oxigen offers recharge services for the masses. The Oxigen wallet helps money transfer, recharges and bill payments. It at the same time creates a national payment ecosystem. Oxigen has been pioneering mobile payments for the last ten years. ...
  • Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases November 3, 2014

    Washington: US philanthropist Bill Gates has announced he will donate over USD 500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action. The former Microsoft CEO told the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine...
  • Modi government to amend Lokpal Bill, receives proposal from DoPT: sources November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to amend the Lokpal Bill. The Department of Personnel and Training's proposal for the amendment has been received, said Law Ministry sources on Saturday. The government has begun the amendment process. The government is likely to amend the Lokpal bill to include...
  • Parliamentary panel on railways seek views on Railways Bill October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has invited suggestions and views from the public, NGOs, experts and stakeholders on The Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill to amend the Railways Act, 1989 seeks to prevent the filing of larger number of duplicate cases of compensation claims in different benches...
  • Tamil Nadu opposes new Road Bill, says it encroaches upon state powers October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday vociferously opposed the proposed new Motor Vehicles Bill, saying it encroaches upon the financial, legislative and administrative powers of state governments. "The Bill erodes and encroaches upon the powers of the state government... A major change in the existing set-up has been proposed. "The...
  • Haryana paanwala gets Rs 132 crore power bill October 24, 2014

    Chandigarh: A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore for the month of...
  • A costly error: New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill as he inadvertently hit a fourth digit October 22, 2014

    Albuquerque, NM: A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars. The Public Service Company of New Mexico says it could take weeks to get him his money back. KOB-TV reports that Rio Rancho attorney Ira Karmiol overpaid...
  • Revised GST Bill in Winter Session: Arun Jaitley October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the revised Constitution Amendment Bill to roll out GST would be introduced in the forthcoming Winter Session of Parliament. He also said the first "tranche" of compensation to states for their revenue loss arising due to phasing...
  • Monica Lewinsky joins twitter October 21, 2014

    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, has joined twitter. She described herself as a social activist and public speaker among other things. ...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: On day 5, comedians talk about social media's cool new generation of stars in Alia and Parineeti October 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The past few years, whenever I've attended the Mumbai Film Festival, I've watched most of my films on the weekends. Sundays, in particular, are extremely crowded, because there are many who buy a pass specifically for that day. This was evident to me at 1 am on Saturday when I...
  • Close down alcohol shops on sides of highways, says Nitin Gadkari October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed. "Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted....
  • After Australian couple abandons child, Centre proposes rules to regulate surrogacy in India October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has proposed new moves in order to regulate the booming business of surrogacy in India. According to the new proposed rules, foreign nationals who account for the maximum number of customers, will be barred from using Indian nationals as surrogate mothers. The rules state that it...
  • Bill Murray sang with Bono at George Clooney's wedding October 12, 2014

    New York: 'Ghostbusters' actor Bill Murray reportedly teamed up with U2 frontman Bono to sing at George Clooney's wedding last month. The unlikely pair joined forces with model-actress Karen Duffy at a post-wedding brunch during the four-day celebrations in Venice, Italy, and they serenaded Clooney and his new bride Amal Alamuddin...
  • CA lauds Bill Lawry on Australia Hall of Fame induction October 10, 2014

    Melbourne: The catch cry of "it's all happening" coming out of the television screens made Bill Lawry a commentating phenomenon across the world and Cricket Australia on Friday lauded the veteran player and expert for being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. CA on Friday congratulated the former Aussie...
  • Clean Up India: Bill Gates appreciates Modi's toilet initiative October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring sanitation into focus. "Narendramodi has India talking about toilets-and that's a great thing," Gates said in a tweet, which was re-tweeted by the Prime Minister. Gates, along...