Budget Session

  • Sonia Gandhi meets Pranab Mukherjee to discuss political situation 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the political situation in the country. The meeting came even as a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha for the Congress hangs in the balance. Last week, during...
  • Budget session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly begins on Monday 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Presentation of Budget, Telugu Desam Party government's white papers on different sectors, its proposed 'vision documents' for development and poll promises like farm loan waiver would be part of the agenda of Andhra Pradesh Assembly's Budget session which begins on Monday. This would be the first Budget session of the...
  • Live: Uproar in Lok Sabha over Communal Violence Bill 6 days ago

    On the last day of the Budget session, ruckus broke out in the Parliament over the Judicial Appointments Bill and the Constitution Amendment Bill with the Opposition demanding a discussion immediately. The chairperson, however, insisted on the completion of businesses listed before that. It is yet to seen whether the...
  • After facing flak over absence, MP Rekha finally attends Parliament August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing a lot of flak over her absence in Parliament, Rajya Sabha MP Rekha finally attended the Budget session on Tuesday. The Bollywood actress has attended a total of five sessions of Parliament since her nomination in 2012. Rekha had attended one day of the Winter Session...
  • BJP holds Parliamentary party meet to discuss bills July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday held a parliamentary party meet to discuss the different bills to be tabled in the ongoing session in Parliament. According to sources, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told party MPs that they must heed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's...
  • Price rise: Did we store onions, potatoes in banks, Congress asks Jaitley July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: "Did we take away onions, potatoes and tomatoes and store them in a bank," Congress on Monday said as it took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his remarks blaming the previous UPA regime for rising prices and claimed that "instead of good days, days of...
  • UPA responsible for mess, govt will keep prices under check: Arun Jailtley July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. The short-duration discussion saw...
  • Cannot hold month-old govt responsible for price rise: Venkaiah Naidu July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack over rising prices, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that a one-month-old government which is yet to take policy decisions cannot be held responsible for price rise. With the Budget Session starting on stormy note due to disruptions by Opposition on the issue of...
  • Live blog: July 7 July 7, 2014

    The Budget Session of the 16th Lok Sabha begins today with high expectations. The Modi government will be presenting its maiden Rail Budget on Tuesday and the General Budget on July 10. ...
  • Congress is the largest party in Lok Sabha, should be in Opposition: Mallikarjun Kharge July 6, 2014

    Just a day ahead of the Parliament session, Congress hopes to cement its position as the main opposition party. The Congress which has only 44 seats needs 11 more seats to hold the post of the Leader of Opposition. Party leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said that the law says...
  • Delhi Congress to gherao Parliament on Monday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Congress on Saturday said it will gherao the Parliament House on Monday - the first day of the budget session - demanding a roll back in the recent rail fare hike and to protest against the BJP-led Central Government's "failure" to curb soaring price rise of essential...
  • All-party meet held to ensure smooth functioning of Budget session July 5, 2014

    Delhi: Days ahead of the budget session, leaders from various political parties met for an all-party meeting in the Delhi on Saturday. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called for the meeting asking leaders to ensure the smooth functioning of Parliament during the Budget session. PM Narendra Modi was present along...
  • MPPEB scam likely to raise heat in Assembly's budget session beginning on Monday June 29, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Assembly's budget session beginning on Monday is likely to be stormy with the Opposition planning to raise the MP Professional Board Examination scam in the House and treasury benches preparing hard to counter them. The session is scheduled to continue till July 28, during which the state's budget will...
  • Can't rule out appointment of new Governors before Budget Session: Rajnath Singh June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst speculation on the new Governors under the Narendra Modi government, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the appointment of the new Governors is likely before the Budget Session of Parliament begins on July 7. "A concrete situation on the appointment of new Governors will emerge...
  • Modi government to present Rail Budget on July 8, General Budget on July 10 June 23, 2014

    New Delhi:The Narendra Modi government's first Budget Session will commence on July 7 and will proceed till August 14. While the annual Railway Budget will be presented on July 8, the Union Budget will be presented on July 10. Dates for the Budget Session were finalised in a meeting of the...
  • Parliament's Budget session schedule to be finalised on Monday June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The schedule for the Budget session of Parliament will be finalised on Monday amid indications that it will start from July 7 with presentation of the Union Budget 2014-15 on July 11. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled...
  • Opposition raises slogan against SP government in Assembly, question hour adjourned June 19, 2014

    The first day of the Budget session of Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday witnessed noisy scenes, with opposition members raising slogans against the SP government over the law and order situation in the state, forcing the adjournment of the question hour of both the Houses. Even before the proceedings of the...
  • Stormy UP assembly budget session from Today June 18, 2014

    The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly begins Thursday amid apprehension that opposition parties like the BJP would stall proceedings over law and order situation in the state. The budget for 2014-15 would be presented by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who holds the finance portfolio, June 20 and the session...
  • Budget session of Parliament likely from July 7 June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The budget session of Parliament is likely to be convened from July 7 and may go on for a month. Sources said that the session may last till August 6. The Union Cabinet may consider finalizing the schedule at its meeting on Wednesday. During the first week of the...
  • Akhilesh Yadav meets the Governor ahead of budget session June 14, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday called on Governor B L Joshi in Lucknow ahead of the budget session of the state legislature, which is likely to be dominated by opposition attack over spate of rapes and killings in the state. An official release described the meeting as a...
  • Rajasthan budget session to begin on July 11 June 5, 2014

    The budget session of Rajasthan Assembly will begin on July 11, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said after a cabinet meeting in Jaipur on Thursday. Besides the annual budget for 2014-15, the session would take up a number of pending amendment bills. The cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, decided...
  • Madhya Pradesh Assembly budget session to begin on June 30 May 24, 2014

    The budget session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly will commence on June 30, a senior official said on Saturday. "During the 29-day-long session, which will culminate on July 28, 21 sittings of the House will take place to transact official and non-official business including budget for 2014-15," said Assembly's Principal Secretary Bhagwandev...
  • Jharkhand assembly's budget session from Feb 19 February 8, 2014

    Jharkhand assembly's budget session will begin Feb 19 and end March 7, said an official on Saturday. "The state cabinet today gave its approval for 21 proposals. The proposals include convening the state assembly budget session from Feb 19," Cabinet Secretary JB Tubid told reporters. Among the other decisions taken by the...
  • Cabinet likely to take up Ordinance on Food Bill on June 13 June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to consider on Thursday a proposal to promulgate an Ordinance for implementing the government's most ambitious Food bill. The Food Security bill, a pet project of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, was tabled in the Budget session of Parliament but could not be taken up...
  • Cong for special Parliament session if there is unanimity May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Holding the opposition's "disruptionary tactics" responsible for not allowing passage of the Food Security and Land Acquisition Bills in Parliament's Budget Session, the Congress on Saturday expressed its willingness for a special session if the other parties were agreed. Congress spokesperson PC Chacko also said that the party...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Parliament stalemate May 12, 2013

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha talks about Parliament stalemate, Karnataka polls result and much more. ...
  • Sonia hugs Sushma, triggers rumours of backchannel talks May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday hugged Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj in the Central Hall of Parliament. The two exchanged pleasantries and spoke for a few minutes. The meeting between the two came days after Sushma had attacked Sonia for destroying spirit of democracy. Last Friday, Swaraj had accused...
  • Parliament disruptions: A negation of democracy? May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Daily disruptions and ruckus inside Parliament - that Vice President Hamid Ansari said has been described as "competitive hooliganism" - have become routine and both the government and opposition blame each other for it, but experts say it is a negation of democracy and probably a way to...
  • Sonia, Kamal Nath meet PM as Parliament remains stalled May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: 1:00 pm: As the Lok Sabha resumed, uproar continued in the House with BJP MPs demanding Manmohan Singh's resignation. The Lok Sabha has now been adjourned for the day and the Food Security Bill may again be taken up on Wednesday. 12:40 pm: The Congress Core Group is meeting...
  • Parliament stalled, will UPA be able to get Food Bill passed? May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Opposition is in no mood to relent saying it will not let Parliament function without the resignations of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. On Monday, there was uproar in the Lok Sabha with the BJP, its allies and...