AMENDMENTS

  • Amendment proposed in Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India has proposed to amend the Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. In his reply to a question, Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said that the process of reviewing the Act has commenced. Replying to another question, he...
  • Government notifies new law on judges appointment April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Monday brought into force a controversial law to appoint members to the higher judiciary, two days before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hears a clutch of petitions challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act. The notification bringing into effect from Monday the National Judicial Appointments...
  • Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on plea against Land Ordinance April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the government's response on a plea of farmers' organisations challenging the legality of the fresh promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance. A bench of Justices JS Khehar and SA Bobde issued notice to the government asking it to file the reply within four...
  • Karnataka makes Kannada a mandatory subject in schools March 31, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday made Kannada language a mandatory subject in classes one to ten in schools affiliated to Karnataka board and a compulsory medium of instruction from classes one to five. This is envisaged in the Kannada Language Learning Bill, 2015 making Kannada a mandatory subject in classes...
  • Faced tease,taunts during passage of Insurance Bill, says Jayant Sinha March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Piloting the Insurance Amendment Bill was not just a political and professional challenge for Jayant Sinha as he also faced "teasing" and "taunts" over the stand his father as a former finance minister took on allowing foreign investment in the sector. Recalling the debate in Parliament on the passing...
  • Centre gives nod to Maharashtra's cow-shelter village scheme March 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Following the President's assent for Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995, which bans slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, the state government on Tuesday said the Centre had given a go-ahead to its cow shelter villages scheme too. The state will receive Rs 90 crore...
  • United Opposition marches against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill to Rashtrapati Bhavan March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: High drama was witnessed on the streets of the national capital as Opposition parties unitedly undertook a protest march against the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill on Tuesday. MPs from 14 opposition parties marched from Parliament to Rashtraparti Bhavan. Leaders from Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP), Trinamool Congress (TMC), CPI-M, CPI...
  • Government intends another discussion with Opposition on Land Bill March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Government intends to have another round of discussion with Opposition on the Land Bill before moving it in Rajya Sabha as parties including Congress, the Left and some others have escalated the protest against the measure. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement...
  • Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha after heated debate on technicalities March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A controversial Bill providing for raising the FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Thursday but not before a heated debate and adjournments over technicalities as a similar legislation was pending in the House. The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015...
  • Parliament nod to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday cleared a bill to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws in Delhi, months after Delhi High Court had put a ban on them. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to amend the 1988 Act was passed by Rajya...
  • Mumbai High Court asks for exact date of enforcement of new law on beef ban March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday sought a clarification from the Maharashtra government on the exact date when the new Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, which bans slaughter of bullocks and bulls, came into force. A division bench of justices VM Kanade and AR Joshi directed the government to file...
  • Supreme Court restrains High Courts from hearing pleas against NJAC Act March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday restrained all high courts from entertaining any plea against two laws meant to replace the two-decade-old collegium system of judges appointing judges. "No high court will proceed with the matters relating to the constitutional validity of these laws," a three-judge bench headed by Justice...
  • Land Acquisition Bill passed in Lok Sabha; Congress, Shiv Sena opposes it March 11, 2015

    The Lok Sabha finally passed a diluted version of the Land Acquisition Bill. Amidst pressure from within and outside, the government made nine amendments but the Centre refused to bring back the consent or social impact assessment clause, which sparked furore in the Lok Sabha. ...
  • Modi government to move 9 amendments to garner Opposition's support on Land Acquisition Bill: sources March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: As the controversial Land Acquisition Bill will be taken up for voting in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the Narendra Modi government is likely to move nine amendments to garner Opposition's support, say sources. The government moves amendment deleting social infrastructure projects from the exempted categories and to restrict...
  • Centre to table Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today, reaches out to Opposition March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The controversial Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill is expected to be taken up in Lok Sabha on Monday. Facing fire from the opposition over amendments to the Land Bill, the Narendra Modi government is learnt to have restricted the...
  • Eight hours allotted to discusson on land acquisition bill in Lok Sabha March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Eight hours have been allotted for the discussion on the controversial Land Acquisition amendment Bill which is likely to come up for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Financial business, including the discussion on railway and general budgets for 2015-16 and consideration and passing of the...
  • Despite Lok Sabha nod, fate of Insurance Bill hangs in balance March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Fate of the Insurance Bill hangs in balance with the Congress expressing its opposition to the manner in which it was brought and approved by Lok Sabha and the government hinting at the possibility of a Joint Session to clear the key reform measure. With the BJP and its...
  • Lok Sabha passes Insurance Bill raising FDI cap to 49 per cent March 4, 2015

    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)...
  • Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill which seeks to merge the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. The bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday, was cleared by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. It seeks to amend the Citizenship...
  • Modi government to present Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will present the contentious Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Wednesday which it wants to get passed in the Budget session before April 5. The government is facing stiff resistance from opposition parties which have termed the Bill 'anti-farmer' and 'anti-poor'. If...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi passed in Lok Sabha March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It is the third ordinance to be replaced by a bill passed by the Lower House since Monday, the others being the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaw operations in Delhi introduced in Lok Sabha March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced by Minister of State for Road Transport P Radhakrishnan, will replace an ordinance promulgated in January in this regard. E-rickshaws,...
  • 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...
  • Farmers from different states join Anna Hazare’s agitation against Land Acquisition Bill February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Keval Singh reached Delhi at 4 AM on Tuesday morning with his wife and four children to protest against the Land Acquisition Bill. Singh, a resident of Katni district in Madhya Pradesh, used to own a land which he alleges has been illegally encroached upon by a corporate...
  • Shiv Sena skips NDA meet on land bill, conveys reservations to Centre February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party-ally in Centre and Maharashtra Shiv Sena skipped the National Democratic Alliance meeting on Land Amendment Bill called on Tuesday evening. The BJP was to allay its allies' fears on land bill at the meeting. Shiv Sena sources have said that the party's reservations on the proposed...
  • Shiv Sena, BJP to hold first co-ordination meeting in Maharashtra February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena targeted Bharatiya Janata Party over the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill, the two allies are set to hold their first co-ordination committee meeting on Tuesday evening in Maharashtra. The Sena has been continuously targetting the Devendra Fadnavis government, the most recently over the killing of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Government approves Motor Vehicles Act amendment bill February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is believed to have approved a bill, proposing amendments to the existing Motor Vehicles Act, to replace an Ordinance brought out last year for enabling plying of e-rickshaws in the National Capital. According to sources, the Cabinet this evening approved Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill to be tabled...