LOK SABHA

  • Will not allow political obstructionism to stop Insurance Bill: Arun Jaitley 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A day after introducing the long-pending GST Bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government is "extremely determined" to push insurance sector reforms and will not allow political obstructionism to stop it. "The government is extremely determined to go ahead with this (insurance...
  • Modi government succeeded in containing inflation: Amit Shah 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    Palakkad: BJP President Amit Shah claimed that the Narendra Modi government has succeeded in containing inflation and strengthening the economy of the country. Addressing a public meeting organised at the Kota maiden here as part of the state leaders meeting, Shah said inflation that stood at 7 per cent has...
  • Bill to amend Electricity Act tabled in Lok Sabha 15 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Within days of cabinet approval, the government on Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, designed to bring in the much needed second phase of reforms in the power sector. The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 will promote competition, efficiency, and improvement in the supply...
  • Goods and Services Tax Bill introduced in Lok Sabha after nod by states, TMC sounds caution 20 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Aimed at creating a single tax for goods and services across the country, the Centre on Friday introduced the long-pending Constitution Amendment Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha for rollout of the new regime from April 2016 subsuming various levies like entry tax and...
  • Parliament members condemn Pakistan over bail to Mumbai attacks accused 23 hours 45 minutes ago

    Members of Parliament irrespective of the political party condemned Pakistan after a court granted bail to 26/11 terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • Parliament Winter Session marred by disruptions, fate of crucial bills hangs in limbo Yesterday

    New Delhi: With the Opposition giving the government a hard time in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row, the fate of several crucial bills hangs in a limbo. The government had planned to get key bills like Insurance Bill and GST Bill passed in the ongoing Winter Session. But with...
  • Lok Sabha compliments ISRO scientists for the successful launch of GSLV Mark-III Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Thursday complimented scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful launch of the country's heaviest launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III from Sriharikota. "This launch has placed India in the group of select nations who possess the industrial capabilities of carrying out such complicated...
  • Bill to legalize e-rickshaws passed in Lok Sabha Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to legalize e-rickshaws by bringing them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014 also provides for the central government to make rules on the specifications for e-carts and e-rickshaws and the manner and conditions...
  • Cartoon of the day: The Winter session 2014 Yesterday

    As the 2014 Winter session nears its end with only three sessions left, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • PM Modi won't make a statement on Agra conversion row in Parliament: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as uproar continues in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row in Agra with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government sources say that there is not even a chance that the PM will speak in the House over the issue. According to sources,...
  • India rises above differences, Modi calls Sharif over Pakistan school attack 2 days ago

    Parliament on Wednesday observed a minute's silence over the deadly terror attack that took place in Pakistan. The Lok Sabha adopted a resolution condemning the attack. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also made a statement in the House saying that India has risen above its differences with Pakistan to stand...
  • Opposition parties target Modi government over HRD circular on school to stay open on Christmas 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The united opposition targeted the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday over an Human Resource Development Ministry circular that reportedly said that schools should stay open on Christmas in order to observe Good Governance day. The Congress, TMC, NCP, Left parties staged a walk out from Lok Sabha accusing...
  • BJP won Lok Sabha polls on communal polarisation: Rahul Gandhi 3 days ago

    Gandhi Bani(Kathua): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that BJP succeeded in winning Lok Sabha polls by playing the communal card and even public failed to comprehend the fact. "BJP had succeeded in winning Lok Sabha elections based on communalism and even public failed to recognise the fact," Rahul told...
  • Agra conversion issue rocks Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chairman reprimands MPs for unruly behaviour 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The issue of alleged forced conversion in Agra rocked Parliament once again with unruly scenes witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Opposition MPs entered the well of the House, shouting slogans against the government. They were demanding a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. Congress MP...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day over religious conversion issue 4 days ago

    The opposition parties in Parliament take up the issue of alleged forced conversion and demand a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The NDA government will table the Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, the major reform by the Modi government. ...
  • Bill in Lok Sabha to regularise unauthorised Delhi colonies 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Aiming at regularisation of unauthorised colonies and rehabilitation of slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhopri (slum) clusters in Delhi, a bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday. The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Amendment Bill 2014, was introduced by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah...
  • Bill to regularise e-rickshaw introduced in Lok Sabha 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, paving the way for such vehicles to ply in the national capital and other places. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2014, was introduced in the...
  • Indian private airlines suffering from financial stress 4 days ago

    New Delhi: All private Indian airlines are suffering from financial stress as found in financial audits carried out in 2014 by aviation regulator DGCA, Lok Sabha was informed on Sunday. Observing that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had conducted an audit of all airlines on the impact of financial...
  • Aadhaar not mandatory for LPG subsidy; bank account sufficient: Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Monday made it clear that Aadhaar number was not mandatory for transfer of subsidy amount of LPG cylinder and the option of providing a bank account is also available under the Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL). Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed Lok Sabha that under the...
  • Incorrect map of India on Google websites: Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Survey of India has found out that Google is displaying incorrect map of India on its different websites, the government on Friday said. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Rajyavardhan Rathore said that after complaints...
  • Pakistan lawmakers miffed at not being able to meet Speaker 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The visit of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation to the Lok Sabha on Friday created a flutter with its members claiming that the Speaker did not meet them after giving time. However, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said "they didn't come. I was sitting there inside", an apparent reference to the visitors...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker refuses to introduce delegation of Pakistani MPs 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday snubbed a delegation of Pakistani MPs and refused to introduce the 17-member team in the House on the grounds that it was not an official visit. The delegation of Pakistan Parliamentarians were visiting Parliament as part of the Indo-Pak dialogue process. The members...
  • When Pranab got a 'dressing down' from Indira Gandhi December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee contested the 1980 Lok Sabha elections much against the wishes of Indira Gandhi who gave him a "vociferous dressing down" for an "interminable span of time" after his defeat but he made a dramatic entry into the Union Cabinet despite the loss. Such was the faith...
  • Should I allot five minutes for apology every day in Lok Sabha, asks Speaker Sumitra Mahajan December 12, 2014

    Exasperated by the uproar in Lok Sabha every day over some or the other issue, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took a jibe at the MPs asking them if she should allot five minutes every day for them to apologise for controversial remarks. ...
  • Parliament live: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj apologises for comments on Godse December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In Friday's Parliament Session, the Lok Sabha is scheduled to take up Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014 and Private Members' Bills. The Private Members' Bills will also be taken up in the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • I have an RSS background and I am proud of it, says Venkaiah Naidu December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said he was proud to have an RSS background. He said he could not remain silent when the parent organization was being attacked by the opposition parties. He said these while replying to a debate on Agra religious conversions in Lok...
  • States oppose Centre's revised Goods and Service Tax draft December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to Centre's plans to build a consensus on the Goods and Services Tax, states have opposed the Centre's revised GST draft. The government was hoping to get the legislation passed in the winter session of Parliament. The government was maintaining that broad agreement had...
  • Live: Lok Sabha discussing alleged forced conversion issue December 11, 2014

    The Agra conversion row is likely to stall Parliamentary proceedings again on Thurday. The opposition MPs have already demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. They said 100 Muslims were converted by Hindusim by an RSS offshoot by force and allurement, which is a criminal offence. ...
  • Cabinet nod for Congress LS leader's inclusion in Lokpal selection panel December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The leader of the largest opposition party in Lok Sabha will be included in a panel to select the chairperson and members of Lokpal under the amended law, governing the functioning of the anti-corruption body, approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. The approved amendments in the Lokpal and...
  • States asked to deploy 'tourist police' for visitors' safety December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the recent rape of a woman by a taxi driver in Delhi, the tourism ministry on Tuesday advised state governments and union territories to ensure safety and security of tourists by deploying `tourist police` at prominent spots. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha,...