Amendment

  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court 02-03-2014 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Making stalking a non-bailable offence after December 16, 2012 gangrape case was a hurried decision as several facets were missed out, a Delhi court said seeking a mechanism in place to look into the matter. The observation was made by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau...
  • Bihar assembly passes four bills amidst uproar by BJP MLAs 21-02-2014 08:42 PM

    The Bihar legislative assembly on Fridaypassed four bills amid pandemonium created by the oppositionBJP members in protest against corruption charge levelledagainst its two former ministers by a JD(U) member. Amid slogan shouting by the BJP members who squatted onthe floor of the Well as soon as the House re-convened forbusiness...
  • CBI flags off issues in amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act 31-01-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: As the country heads towards general elections and with every political party making corruption a big issue, the government's proposed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 have come under serious scrutiny of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has...
  • Cabinet approves constitution amendment bill for judicial appointments 26-12-2013 03:20 PM

    The cabinet on Thursday approved a constitution amendment bill to make the appointment of judges more transparent, official sources said. A cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the bill to make the process of appointing judges more participatory between the executive and the judiciary. This will...
  • People in jail can contest elections as SC approves amendment in RPA 19-11-2013 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday approved amendment to the Representation of the People act wherein people in jail or in police custody can contest elections. The apex court said in the light of amendments brought by the Government of India in the Representation of the People Act, a...
  • Parliament passes Bill to negate SC order banning jailed politicians from contesting polls 07-09-2013 09:42 AM

    With the Lok Sabha's approval, Parliament on Friday passed the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2013, which will negate a Supreme Court order banning politicians in jail and under police custody from contesting polls. The Rajya Sabha passed the bill on August 28.At the start of the session, all parties...
  • Allow morphine as pain-killer, say doctors 06-09-2013 02:39 PM

    New Delhi: A fight has been going on for two decades to help patients dealing with excruciating pain as they have been denied access to a simple, pain relief, cost-effective drug morphine because of a stringent Act. The proposed amendments to the 1985 Narcostics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,...
  • RTI Amendment Bill deferred: Is it a blow to political parties? 06-09-2013 09:55 AM

    The government has deferred the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus among political parties. The amended Bill will be send to the Parliamentary Standing Committee. Once the Standing Committee clears the amended Bill, it will likely come for debate in Parliament in the Winter Session....
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 05-09-2013 10:30 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Defiant BJD, TMC force govt to defer RTI amendment bill 05-09-2013 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: Under pressure from social activists and few political parties, the government was forced to defer the RTI amendment bill keeping political parties outside the ambit of the RTI but announced plans to bring it back in winter session of Parliament. "To say politics is a public office is...
  • RTI Amendment Bill is unethical and immoral: Dinesh Trivedi 05-09-2013 07:30 PM

    Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday called the RTI Amendment Bill unethical and immoral. The Bill is aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit. ...
  • Govt defers RTI Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus 05-09-2013 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday deferred the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus among political parties. The amended bill will be send to the Parliamentary Standing Committee. Once the Standing Committee clears the amended bill, it will likely come for debate in Parliament in...
  • Live: Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in Lok Sabha 05-09-2013 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: 3:55 pm: Finance Minister P Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in the Lok Sabha. He says rupee has overshot its true value, Correction in rupee will take place and a number of measures are being taken to ensure it finds its correct value. On economy, he says it...
  • Moily in doubt over amendment to RTI Bill, says timing not right: sources 05-09-2013 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily has expressed doubts over the amendment to the Right to Information Bill saying the timing may not be right, considering the poor perception about politicians, said sources. The amendment, aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit, is...
  • Monsoon Session of Parliament likely to be extended by a day: Sources 05-09-2013 08:49 AM

    New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to be extended by a day sources said on Thursday. The Cabinet Committe on Parliamentary Affairs is expected to meet today to decide on the extension of the session. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had on Wednesday indicated that the session...
  • Bill to keep political parties out of RTI ambit likely to be discussed in Lok Sabha today 05-09-2013 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Right to Information Amendment Bill is likely to come up in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Bill is aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit. In June this year, the Chief Information Commissioner's office had passed an order saying political parties should come...
  • RTI Amendment Bill likely to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Monday 01-09-2013 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: RTI Amendment Bill is likely be taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill seeks to amend the RTI Act to shield political parties from providing information under the transparency law. "To move the Bill to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 be taken...
  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? 27-08-2013 11:37 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's ambitious Food Security Bill on Monday night won the Lok Sabha vote after days of unruly scenes in Parliament. The Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha after Sonia Gandhi forcefully pushed the case. ...
  • The Last Word: Can India afford Food Bill or is it both too expensive and badly timed? 27-08-2013 10:27 PM

    In a major victory for the UPA government, its flagship scheme the Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • Lok Sabha rejected 305 opposition amendments to Food Bill 27-08-2013 04:49 PM

    The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Food Security Bill, rejecting all the 305 amendments moved by the opposition and adopting the 11 introduced by the government, said government sources on Tuesday. The bill aims to provide subsidised foodgrain at prices much below the market rate to around 67...
  • Govt to challenge SC order disqualifying convicted MPs, MLAs from polls 20-08-2013 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday decided to challenge the Supreme Court judgement on disqualifying convicted MPs and MLAs from contesting elections. The Cabinet will discuss amendments in the Representation of People's Act on Thursday to overturn the ruling so that convicted MPs can participate in House proceedings but cannot...
  • Mayawati favours constitutional amendment to annul SC order on AIIMS 14-08-2013 03:16 PM

    BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday favoured bringing in a constitutional amendment to annul a Supreme Court order against reservation for faculty in superspeciality section in AIIMS instead of filing a review petition as it would lead to considerable delays. "The Centre should bring a constitutional amendment to put an early...
  • Law relating to overseas Indians passed by Rajya Sabha 13-08-2013 11:05 PM

    A Bill seeking to remove a lacunae relating to overseas Indian citizens was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2011, provides for registration of "overseas Indian cardholders" instead of "overseas citizens of India". The Bill seeks an amendment to bring within the scope of citizenship...
  • Rajya Sabha passes bill to make marriage registration mandatory 13-08-2013 07:27 PM

    Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to make registration of marriages mandatory. The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2012, which was passed by voice vote, seeks to provide compulsory registration of marriages irrespective of religion. The registration of marriages will not apply to those who have registered...
  • Govt calls all-party meet to reach consensus on contentious issues 13-08-2013 09:49 AM

    New Delhi: The government has called an all-party meet on Tuesday to reach consensus on contentious issues. Political parties will decide on how the House will function and the passage of the RTI Amendment Bill. The meet has been convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath for early passage of...
  • Samajwadi Party to back food bill if amendments suggested are accepted 12-08-2013 01:54 PM

    Samajwadi Party on Monday said it will support the Food Security Bill in Parliament if the amendments, including giving due price to farmers and changing the definition of those below the poverty line (BPL), suggested by it, are accepted. "We have made certain suggestions like farmers should get 100 per...
  • Durga Nagpal suspension: IPS officer seeks change in rule 12-08-2013 12:18 PM

    Citing the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal as one of many such in Uttar Pradesh, an IPS officer on Monday tabled a proposal to the central government proposing certain changes in the procedure to be followed in such cases. IPS officer Amitabh Thakur told IANS he has personally...
  • No rush to pass Food Security Bill, says Sharad Pawar 05-08-2013 09:22 AM

    Agriculture Minister and Congress ally NCP chief Sharad Pawar said there is no rush to pass the Food Security Bill and is ready for a discussion on the bill. Earlier, he told CNN-IBN that he is open to changes in the bill. ...
  • Govt should have approached HC instead of clearing proposal to amend RTI act: Ex-CIC 02-08-2013 11:28 AM

    The Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to amend the RTI act to keep political parties out of its ambit. ...
  • Cabinet to discuss amendments to RTI Act to keep political parties out 01-08-2013 10:35 AM

    The Union Cabinet will on Thursday discuss the amendment to the Right To Information (RTI) Act to keep political parties out of its ambit. The Cabinet will seek to ratify the amendments proposed which is likely to be notified as an ordinance. Most political parties have given its nod to...