AMENDMENT

  • News 360: Government brings TRAI Bill to appoint of PM's principal secretary July 11, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the opposition parties for their remarks over the appointment of Nripendra Mishra saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the right to choose his staff. The BJP and the Congress are set for a faceoff over the appointment of the Prime Minister's Principal Secretary...
  • RTI Amendment Bill deferred: Is it a blow to political parties? September 6, 2013

    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 September 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • RTI Amendment Bill is unethical and immoral: Dinesh Trivedi September 5, 2013

    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. ...
  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? August 27, 2013

    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? August 27, 2013

    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. ...
  • No rush to pass Food Security Bill, says Sharad Pawar August 5, 2013

    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 CNNIBN that he is open to changes in the bill. ...
  • Govt should have approached HC instead of clearing proposal to amend RTI act: ExCIC August 2, 2013

    The Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to amend the RTI act to keep political parties out of its ambit. ...
  • DMK urges govt to push for amendments in UN resolution on Sri Lanka March 16, 2013

    With emotions running high in Tamil Nadu over the issue of war crimes committed against Tamils in Sri Lanka, the UPA government is under tremendous pressure from its ally, the DMK. The DMK has said that unless the UPA supports the amended resolution by the US in the United Nations,...
  • The Last Word: Is criticism of revised Lokpal Bill justified or unfair? February 1, 2013

    The new draft of Lokpal Bill cleared by the Cabinet on Thursday saw mixed reactions with those who led demonstrations for a strong Lokpal speaking in different languages. While former IPS officer Kiran Bedi came out in support of the new draft, Aam Aadmi Party member Prashant Bhushan said the...
  • We welcome new banks and more competition: HSBC India December 19, 2012

    Welcoming the Banking Laws Amendment Bill, which allows setting up of new banks in the country, HSBC Indian Country Head Naina Lal Kidwai said more competition always helps. ...
  • PM calls allparty meet on SC/ST Bill on Aug 21 August 9, 2012

    The Supreme Court earlier rejected Mayawati demand for quota for promotion of SCs and STs in government jobs in UP. ...
  • Cabinet clears nuclear liability bill August 20, 2010

    The cabinet gave a thumbs up to the nuclear liability bill after accepting proposed changes to a bill aimed at opening up Indias USD 150 billion nuclear power market. ...