BUDGET SESSION

  • Lok Sabha passes Insurance Bill raising FDI cap to 49 per cent Yesterday

    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)...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Nirbhaya documentary, Rajnath says filmmaker violated rules 2 days ago

    After the testimony of the Nirbhaya rapist Mukesh Singh sent shockwaves across the nation, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notice banning the telecast of the documentary containing his interview. ...
  • PM Modi asks BJP MPs to make people aware of Union budget 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Stating that the 2015-16 Budget had something in it for every Indian, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked BJP MPs to make people aware of its features. At a parliamentary party meeting of BJP legislators, the party which leads the government also reiterated its resolve about getting various...
  • Insurance Bill introduced in Lok Sabha amid opposition 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    "In a democracy threats do not work. This nation did not bend during the Emergency also," says PM Modi....
  • Sonia Gandhi silent on reports over Priyanka's elevation as Congress General Secretary 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday refused to comment on reports that suggested her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could be elevated to the post of Congress General Secretary. She was also tight-lipped when asked about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. She said "all will become clear once Rahul...
  • Live: BJP disassociates itself with Mufti Sayeed's remarks thanking Pakistan for peaceful polls in J&K 4 days ago

    Among the issues to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Monday are the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015, the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants)Amendments Bill, 2014, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Mines and...
  • Would have been good if Rahul Gandhi attended Budget session: Shashi Tharoor 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said it would have been good if Rahul Gandhi had attended the Budget Session but expressed confidence that the Congress vice president would return from his break with an agenda for change. "Very seriously, it would be good if Rahul Gandhi had attended...
  • No vindictive politics, will act against anyone who is named in black money probe, says Modi 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha over President's address to the joint session of Parliament that took place on the first day of the Budget session. ...
  • BJP mocks at Rahul Gandhi, calls his photos a case of 'lost and found' February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: After a Congress worker released photos of party vice president Rahul Gandhi claiming he was in Uttarakhand following speculations that he was holidaying abroad after skipping the important Budget Session of Parliament a miss, the Bharatiya Janata Party mocked at its rival saying it was a case of...
  • Live: Government concerned after Shiv Sena and Akalis oppose Land Acquisition Bill February 25, 2015

    Day three of the Budget Session is likely to see more disruptions over the Land Acquisition Bill. The PM is likely meeting his top ministers to discuss the impasse. The government is very concerned after allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal both have expressed reservations. Shiv Sena has openly called...
  • Government not to remove 'secular', 'socialist' words from Constitution February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Opposition on Tuesday raised a hue and cry over a Union minister's call for a debate on the words 'secular and socialist' in the preamble of the Constitution but government ruled out any proposal to remove these words. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Jyotiraditya Scindia also sought...
  • Modi tells MPs to defend all ordinances, not be affected by Opposition's remarks February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the National Democratic Alliance on the front foot in Parliament and has directed all the MPs to aggressively defend all the ordinances as united opposition is all set to corner the government on a number of issues. The government is putting all...
  • Facts and fiction of Land Acquisition Ordinance, as narrated by BJP February 24, 2015

    After a high level meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the national capital on Monday night, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Parliament. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government in December 2014, which had brought changes in the earlier...
  • Digvijaya Singh defends Rahul Gandhi for taking a break but admits 'timing could have been better' February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming to the defence of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh said there was nothing wrong in taking a break because it helps in introspecting. However, he admitted that a leave during the Budget session of Parliament might have been avoided. "If Rahul wans...
  • Live: Arvind Kejriwal joins Anna Hazare in his protest against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill February 24, 2015

    Even as a united opposition and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continue with their vociferous protests against the Centre's economic agenda and "pro-rich" stand, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government...
  • Government to introduce Land Acquisition Bill today; aims to placate Opposition, Anna Hazare February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as a united opposition and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continue with their vociferous protests against the Centre's economic agenda and "pro-rich" stand, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by...
  • Is the Congress Vice President running away from his responsibilities? February 24, 2015

    Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi to miss budget session February 23, 2015

    After a series of massive electoral losses with the latest being the complete wipeout of the Congress in Delhi Asembly elections, party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to take leave from party work and skip major part of the Budget session that starts on Monday. He may lead Congress's...
  • Cartoon of the day: Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session February 23, 2015

    Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
  • Hope lesser disruptions in Parliament, says Arun Jaitley February 23, 2015

    President Pranab Mukherjee addressed both Houses of the Parliament making a pitch for the contentious Land Acquisition Ordinance saying the government will protect the interest of farmers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Hope there are lesser disruptions in Rajya Sabha." ...
  • Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session, Congress says he's on leave, BJP mocks him for 'holidaying' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. Even though Congress has given...
  • Rahul Gandhi to skip Budget session, may lead Congress agitation against Land Bill February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: After a series of massive electoral losses with the latest being the complete wipeout of the Congress in Delhi Asembly elections, party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to take leave from party work and skip major part of the Budget session that starts on Monday. He may...
  • Live: Anna Hazare lashes out at government over Land Ordinance, calls it injustice to farmers February 23, 2015

    In spite of the massive numerical superiority in Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance government is set to face a stormy Budget session which will commence on Monday as it is expected to introduce some key legislations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi assurance that issues raised by...
  • Emulate Indian cricket team's discipline: Lok Sabha Speaker to lawmakers February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of a possibly stormy Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said lawmakers should emulate the Indian cricket team's discipline which has kept India on the top in the World Cup. "The lawmakers should follow the young boys of the Indian cricket team who in today's...
  • Budget session to begin today with no headway over key bills, Modi seeks support from Opposition February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In spite of the massive numerical superiority in Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance government is set to face a stormy Budget session which will commence on Monday as it is expected to introduce some key legislations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi assurance that issues...
  • Anna Hazare arrives in Delhi to stage protest against changes in Land Acquisition Act from today February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare arrived in Delhi on Monday to sit on protest at Jantar Mantar over land acquisition. Hazare will begin this two-day protest on Monday against the changes in the Land Acquisition Act. Several farmer organisations and social activists like Medha Patkar are supporting Hazare in his...
  • HSBC sees Budget focusing on public investment-led growth February 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to earmark higher funds for public investments in the Budget to be presented this weekend, taking advantage from the savings he could mop-up from the steep fall in oil import bill in the past few months, says a report. "We expect the main theme...
  • PM Modi reaches out to opposition parties, says all issues will be discussed in Budget session February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to opposition parties at an all-party meeting convened ahead of the Budget session to arrive at a consensus on some ordinances. The Prime Minister assured that all issues will be discussed and asked parties to focus on Budget and smooth...