AMENDMENTS

  • Live: Lok Sabha passes Companies Amendment Bill 16 hours 26 minutes ago

    A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Wednesday as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Insurance Amendment Bill for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. ...
  • Arun Jaitley to present Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha today 18 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Wednesday as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Insurance Amendment Bill for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day over religious conversion issue Yesterday

    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. ...
  • Crucial day for Modi government in Parliament as it will table Insurance Amendment Bill today Yesterday

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Tuesday as it will push for the big reform measure by tabling Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • Bill to regularise e-rickshaw introduced in Lok Sabha 2 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...
  • States oppose Centre's revised Goods and Service Tax draft 6 days ago

    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...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Electricity Act, 2003 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the various amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 as per the power ministry's proposed amendment bill. "The amendments will usher in much-needed further reforms in the power sector, promote competition, efficiency in operations and improvement in quality of supply of electricity in the...
  • Strong anti-rape laws yet to curb sexual assaults even 2 years after Delhi gangrape case 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012 in the national capital witnessed huge uproar and protests with thousands of people out on the streets demanding justice for the victim and severe punishment for the culprits. Even though the country witnesses several cases of...
  • Congress gives a go ahead to Insurance Bill in Select Committee: sources December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a boost to the Narendra Modi government's reform agenda, the Congress has given a go-ahead to the Insurance Bill in the Select Committee, said sources. The government has proposed to hike foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent in the insurance sector. The Left...
  • Smriti Irani hails support of political parties in passage of education Bills December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hailed the support from all the parties in Lok Sabha for the passage of three crucial Bills on education, saying the overall consensus reflected that "rashtraneeti" had prevailed over politics. "We have seen a consensus evolve in Lok Sabha during the passage...
  • Congress-BJP gap over Insurance Bill narrows down December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The differences between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party have narrowed over proposed amendments in Insurance bill and clause by clause discussion is taking place in the Select Committee, the sources said. According to the sources, a draft report of the Insurance laws amendment bill to be circulated on December...
  • 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...