AMENDMENTS

  • Felt let down when Jaitley didn't repeal retrospective tax amendment: Chidambaram November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the issue of retrospective tax saying it was because of latter's insistence on amendment that he could not go ahead with his plans. At a book launch in the national capital, Chidambaram said, "I...
  • IMA rejects amendments in abortion law proposed by Health ministry November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has rejected the draft of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act amendments. The IMA has formed an Association of All India Body of Gynecologists on MTP, after a meeting on Friday, rejected the draft amendments to MTP act. The Union Health Ministry has...
  • Modi government to amend Lokpal Bill, receives proposal from DoPT: sources November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to amend the Lokpal Bill. The Department of Personnel and Training's proposal for the amendment has been received, said Law Ministry sources on Saturday. The government has begun the amendment process. The government is likely to amend the Lokpal bill to include...
  • Government looking at merging FMC with Sebi October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to merge the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with capital market regulator Sebi to ensure better monitoring of the commodity futures market. "One of the options being considered by the government is merging FMC with Sebi," said a...
  • Parliament passes Constitutional Amendment Bill August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution (121st Amendment) Bill, 2014 on Thursday and is set to pass the National Judicial Appointments Bill. While 176 members voted in favour of the Constitution Amendment Bill, no votes were registered against it. The Lok Sabha had on Wednesday already passed the Judicial...
  • Bill introduced to establish one more central university in Motihari August 14, 2014

    A bill to establish one more central university in Bihar at Motihari and rename the existing one in the state was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced by HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The new central university at Motihari in East Champaran would be...
  • Voting on Judicial Appointments Bill, Constitutional Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill will take place in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Sources said that the government was hopeful of getting the Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Sources adding that the session could be extended if the Judicial Appointment...
  • No intention to interfere in judiciary's authority: Government August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary. Responding to a daylong debate on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 in Lok Sabha, Law Minister...
  • Centre may consider extending Parliament session to pass pending Bills: sources August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government may consider extending Parliament session in order to pass pending Bills, said sources on Tuesday. Some of the pending Bills include the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill, which seeks to raise the cap on FDI in the insurance sector from the current 26 percent to 49...
  • President approves Constitution Amendment Bill for creation of National Judicial Commission August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has fasttracked the process to set up a judicial commission to replace the collegium system for the selection of judges. The President has cleared the Constitution Amendment Bill for the creation of a judicial commission. Sources say the Constitution Amendment Bill is likely to come up...
  • Centre amends All India Services rules to promote impartiality, transparency August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to revamp bureaucracy and promote efficiency and transparency, the Narendra Modi government on Friday amended the All India Services rules on the conduct of bureaucrats. The amendments stated that every member of the services will maintain high ethical standards, integrity and honesty. The Government of India has...
  • Centre uncertain about passing changes in Juvenile Justice Act in current session August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The amended Juvenile Justice Act could be sent to Parliament Standing Committee. After the Cabinet cleared the move to amend the Juvenile Justice Act on Wednesday allowing magistrates the power to decide if juveniles above the age of 16 who are involved in heinous crimes like rape and murder...
  • Congress claims AIADMK support on Insurance Bill, Centre calls allparty meet August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Trouble is growing for the Narendra Modi government over the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill as the Congress on Tuesday claimed that it has the support of AIADMK. To tide over the crisis the government has called allparty meet on Wednesday at 9:30 AM to discuss the Bill. The Congress demanded...
  • No double standards by the Congress on Insurance Bill, says Rahul Gandhi August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: With still no political consensus on the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has hit out at the Narendra Modi government. Rejecting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's charges, Rahul told CNNIBN that there are no double standards by the Congress on the Insurance Bill. Rahul's statement...
  • UP government clears Mohammad Ali Jauhar University (Amendment) Bill July 17, 2014

    Mohammad Ali Jauhar University (Amendment) Bill, which had been pending for seven years, has been finally cleared by the outgoing Uttar Pradesh GovernorAziz Qureshi granting minority status to the varsity. The varsity is the dream project of senior Samajwadi Party minister Azam Khan, who often criticised Raj Bhawan for delaying clearance...
  • Rajya Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM aide July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The TRAI Amendment Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Tuesday which would remove legal hurdles in the appointment of former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chief Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Moving the Bill, Minister...
  • BJD's Jay Panda backs TRAI amendment bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJD MP Baijayant Jay Panda on Monday supported the Bill to amend TRAI Act which seeks to remove a legal hurdle in the appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Mishra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister. While his party's stand on the issue is not...
  • BSP to support TRAI Amendment Bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said that her party will not oppose the appointment of Nripendra Mishra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and support the TRAI Amendment Bill in Parliament. "Centre has the right to choose its officers and decide how they want to run the government,"...
  • Lok Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday even as the Congress continued to object to it. The Bill seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to...
  • Live: Congress raises Ramdev aide Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed in Rajya Sabha July 14, 2014

    The Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripendra Mishra's appointment as Principal Secretary to...
  • Rail Budget to be discussed in Parliament, TRAI Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripender...
  • Duty free allowance of cigarettes, cigars at airports halved July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another step against smoking, the government has reduced by 50 per cent duty free allowance of cigarettes to 100 sticks and 25 cigars in airports. The decision comes barely a day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 'sin tax' and announced increase in excise duty on...
  • 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...
  • TRAI Bill to be tabled in LS today to pave way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority Amendment Bill will be placed in the Lok Sabha on Friday when the House reconvenes after the Budget. The Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Before the Ordinance...
  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court March 2, 2014

    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 February 21, 2014

    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 reconvened forbusiness in...
  • CBI flags off issues in amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act January 31, 2014

    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 gone...
  • Cabinet approves constitution amendment bill for judicial appointments December 26, 2013

    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 be done...
  • People in jail can contest elections as SC approves amendment in RPA November 19, 2013

    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 person...
  • Parliament passes Bill to negate SC order banning jailed politicians from contesting polls September 7, 2013

    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 were...