BUDGET SESSION

  • Rahul Gandhi moves adjournment motion in Lok Sabha, demands discussion on net neutrality 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In an all new avatar, an aggressive Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to take on the Narendra Modi government one more burning issue before the country. After wooing farmers and declaring the Land Acquisition Bill as anti-poor, Rahul will lend his support to net neutrality in...
  • Rahul Gandhi takes up issue of net neutrality in Lok Sabha: As it happened 4 days ago

    Lending his support to the massive campaign demanding net neutrality in India, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has demanded a discussion on the issue in the Lok Sabha. He has moved an adjournment motion seeking suspension of question hour so that a debate on the issue can be conducted. ...
  • GST Bill, Disclosure of Foreign Income and Assets Bill to be taken up before Land Bill in Parliament 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the opposition parties continue to target the Narendra Modi government over the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill outside Parliament, sources said that the Goods and Service Tax Bill, Disclosure of Foreign Income and Assets Bill and the Real Estate Bill will be considered before the controversial bill...
  • Congress creating uproar as Rahul Gandhi is back, says Venkaiah Naidu 6 days ago

    Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu hit out at the Congress for disrupting Parliament. The Budget session resumed on Monday and the government tabled the Land Ordinance in Lok Sabha. Naidu said, "Congress is unnecessarily disrupting Parliament. Congress is creating ruckus just because Rahul Gandhi is back." ...
  • Evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions from war-torn Yemen: Sushma Swaraj 6 days ago

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the Lok Sabha on the government's evacuation operation in war-torn Yemen amidst uproar by the Opposition. Sushma said, "Indian government evacuated not just Indians but foreigners too. We evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions." ...
  • Congress, BJP spar in Lok Sabha over Giriraj Singh's remark on Sonia Gandhi's skin colour 6 days ago

    New Delhi: As expected it has been a stormy start to the second part of Parliament's Budget Session with the Congress raising a hue and cry over Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh's comments on the colour of Sonia Gandhi's skin. As soon...
  • Despite appeal for co-operation, opposition parties refuse to budge on Land Bill 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The opposition parties are all set to up the ante against the Narendra Modi government over the Land Acquisition Ordinance in Parliament. The second phase of the Budget session is likely to be a stormy one as the government is expected to table the controversial Land Bill on...
  • Ahead of Budget session, Modi seeks cooperation from opposition parties 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Hoping to get key bills passed in the second part of the Busget session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mondya appealed for cooperation from the opposition parties in Parliament. "I am sure this leg of the session will witness even higher standards of debate to fulfil people's aspirations,"...
  • Live: BJP defends Modi government, says it is wrong to say that we are pro-corporate 6 days ago

    The controversial Land Bill issue is expected to generate much heat in Lok Sabha with the government deciding to table the new land ordinance on the very first day of the second half of Budget session on Monday. The Congress threw down the gauntlet to the Bharatiya Janata Party with...
  • Budget session resumes, government to table controversial Land Bill today 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The controversial Land Bill issue is expected to generate much heat in Lok Sabha with the government deciding to table the new land ordinance on the very first day of the second half of Budget session on Monday. According to the schedule of business, Minister of State for Parliamentary...
  • Congress to aggressively fight against Land Bill in Parliament, Modi hopes for a productive session 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Even though the political battle over the Land Bill is expected to echo in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes that the second phase of the Budget session, which will begin on Monday, will be a productive one. Modi tweeted, "Parliament session begins today. I look forward to a...
  • CCPA to decide on reconvening Rajya Sabha today April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will take a call on Tuesday on reconvening the Rajya Sabha which was prorogued last month to allow the Centre repromulgate the controversial land ordinance. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to take a call on reconvening the Rajya...
  • Rahul Gandhi likely to return to Delhi after April 10: sources March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, he is likely to be back in the national capital after April 10, said sources on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the missing MP posters have been put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh which were removed...
  • With Rahul on leave for over a month, missing MP posters put up in his constituency Amethi March 25, 2015

    Amethi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, missing MP posters were put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The posters have left the party red-faced and Congress workers have removed it. The Congress has already been facing flak for Rahul going on leave...
  • Government may let Land Ordinance lapse on April 5: sources March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: After stiff resistance from the Opposition, the Narendra Modi government might let the Land Ordinance lapse on April 5, sources said on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late Tuesday night where several senior ministers were also present. Sources said...
  • Land Bill is close to Congress: Jairam Ramesh March 22, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, former Rural Development Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh talks about Congress, Sonia Gandhi, Land Acquisition Bill and Budget Session. ...
  • No intention to take away significant power from RBI: Arun Jaitley March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will not take away any 'significant' power of the RBI and a clarification on the central bank's role in the regulation of bond market will be provided in April, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. In his first full year Budget, Jaitley had...
  • Parliament passes Coal bill on Friday March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The crucial bill that provides legal framework for auction of coal blocks was passed by Parliament on Friday, replacing an ordinance that was to expire on April 5. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 was approved by Rajya Sabha after several amendments moved...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Mines and Minerals Bill, will be sent to Lok Sabha March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: On the last day of the first leg of Parliament session, the government successfully got the Mines and Minerals Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Rejecting the demand of the Opposition parties, Rajya Sabha refused to allow the motion to send the Mines Bill to the select...
  • Modi government keeps open option of extending Budget session for a week March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday kept open the option of extending Parliament session for a week if the bills on coal and mines and mineral are not decided by the Rajya Sabha on Thursday with Congress apparently trying to stonewall the measures. The contentious land bill, which was...
  • Opposition takes on government over Land Bill: As it happened March 19, 2015

    After organising protest march from the Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the unified opposition on Thursday is all set create trouble for Modi government in Rajya Sabha over the land bill. Earlier on Wednesday, Congress accused BJP of bulldozing the bill in Lok Sabha. ...
  • PM Modi to meet BJP MPs on April 19, ahead of second part of Budget session March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all Bharatiya Janata Party MPs on April 19, a day before the second part of the Budget session begins. The Prime Minister has already asked BJP MPs to visit their constituency and take the feedback on various government policies. The MPs will be directed...
  • CCPA to decide whether or not to extend Budget session of Parliament March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: With the government running short of time to pass some key bills, a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will on Wednesday take a call on whether to extend the first half of the budget session for a few more days or prorogue it on 20 March. Sources...
  • Witty comments by BJP leader during Budget debate sends Lok Sabha into fits of laughter March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP member Hukum Deo Narayan Yadav was at his wittiest best in Lok Sabha as he spoke on General Budget, taking pot shots at Opposition and sending the entire House into peals of laughter. Speaking in his rustic style, Yadav mixed attack on Congress with lighter narratives while...
  • Modi government open to extending first part of Budget session to get key Bills passed: sources March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday said it is open to the idea of extending the first part of the Budget session which ends on March 20 to ensure the passage of key legislations, said sources. The sources said the government's priority is to get two legislations - Coal...
  • Woman MPs demand apology over sexist remarks but Sharad Yadav defiant March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Sexist comments made by Janata Dal United chief Sharad Yadav last week created uproar in Parliament with women MPs demanding an apology from him. A defiant Yadav, however, refused to apologise claiming that he never disrespected women. "I want to say that in India, women with dark complexion...
  • Rajya Sabha to sit beyond 7 PM from Monday March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha will sit for late hours in last week of the first half of the budget session from Monday to clear the pending legislative and other businesses. The Business Advisory Committee of the House that met on Thursday decided that the House will sit beyond 7 pm from...
  • Insurance Bill passed in Rajya Sabha March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Despite opposition protests, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the insurance sector amendment bill, which seeks to hike the foreign equity cap on domestic companies from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. Formally called the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, the measure seeks to replace an ordinance that was...
  • Rahul Gandhi likely to return from 'vacation' on March 20 March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi appears to have extended his "leave of absence" with party functionaries saying that he was likely to return near the end of first half of budget session that concludes March 20. A party leader, who did not want to be named, said Gandhi may...
  • Haryana government to introduce bill making cow slaughter, beef possesion illegal in Budget session March 12, 2015

    Chandigarh: After Maharashtra, Haryana government will introduce a bill in the Budget session to ban beef and cow slaughter in the state. Punishment under section 302 which amounts to murder, will be slapped for cow slaughter and possession of beef will also be included as crime. Haryana Agriculture Minister Om...