BUDGET SESSION

  • Would have been good if Rahul Gandhi attended Budget session: Shashi Tharoor 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said it would have been good if Rahul Gandhi had attended the Budget Session but expressed confidence that the Congress vice president would return from his break with an agenda for change. "Very seriously, it would be good if Rahul Gandhi had attended...
  • No vindictive politics, will act against anyone who is named in black money probe, says Modi 2 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha over President's address to the joint session of Parliament that took place on the first day of the Budget session. ...
  • BJP mocks at Rahul Gandhi, calls his photos a case of 'lost and found' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After a Congress worker released photos of party vice president Rahul Gandhi claiming he was in Uttarakhand following speculations that he was holidaying abroad after skipping the important Budget Session of Parliament a miss, the Bharatiya Janata Party mocked at its rival saying it was a case of...
  • Live: Government concerned after Shiv Sena and Akalis oppose Land Acquisition Bill 4 days ago

    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...
  • Government not to remove 'secular', 'socialist' words from Constitution 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Opposition on Tuesday raised a hue and cry over a Union minister's call for a debate on the words 'secular and socialist' in the preamble of the Constitution but government ruled out any proposal to remove these words. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Jyotiraditya Scindia also sought...
  • Modi tells MPs to defend all ordinances, not be affected by Opposition's remarks 5 days ago

    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...
  • Facts and fiction of Land Acquisition Ordinance, as narrated by BJP 5 days ago

    After a high level meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the national capital on Monday night, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Parliament. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government in December 2014, which had brought changes in the earlier...
  • Digvijaya Singh defends Rahul Gandhi for taking a break but admits 'timing could have been better' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Coming to the defence of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh said there was nothing wrong in taking a break because it helps in introspecting. However, he admitted that a leave during the Budget session of Parliament might have been avoided. "If Rahul wans...
  • Live: Arvind Kejriwal joins Anna Hazare in his protest against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Is the Congress Vice President running away from his responsibilities? 6 days ago

    Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
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  • Rahul Gandhi to miss budget session 6 days ago

    After a series of massive electoral losses with the latest being the complete wipeout of the Congress in Delhi Asembly elections, party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to take leave from party work and skip major part of the Budget session that starts on Monday. He may lead Congress's...
  • Cartoon of the day: Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session 6 days ago

    Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
  • Hope lesser disruptions in Parliament, says Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee addressed both Houses of the Parliament making a pitch for the contentious Land Acquisition Ordinance saying the government will protect the interest of farmers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Hope there are lesser disruptions in Rajya Sabha." ...
  • Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session, Congress says he's on leave, BJP mocks him for 'holidaying' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. Even though Congress has given...
  • Rahul Gandhi to skip Budget session, may lead Congress agitation against Land Bill 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After a series of massive electoral losses with the latest being the complete wipeout of the Congress in Delhi Asembly elections, party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to take leave from party work and skip major part of the Budget session that starts on Monday. He may...
  • Live: Anna Hazare lashes out at government over Land Ordinance, calls it injustice to farmers 6 days ago

    In spite of the massive numerical superiority in Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance government is set to face a stormy Budget session which will commence on Monday as it is expected to introduce some key legislations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi assurance that issues raised by...
  • Emulate Indian cricket team's discipline: Lok Sabha Speaker to lawmakers 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of a possibly stormy Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said lawmakers should emulate the Indian cricket team's discipline which has kept India on the top in the World Cup. "The lawmakers should follow the young boys of the Indian cricket team who in today's...
  • Budget session to begin today with no headway over key bills, Modi seeks support from Opposition 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In spite of the massive numerical superiority in Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance government is set to face a stormy Budget session which will commence on Monday as it is expected to introduce some key legislations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi assurance that issues...
  • Anna Hazare arrives in Delhi to stage protest against changes in Land Acquisition Act from today 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare arrived in Delhi on Monday to sit on protest at Jantar Mantar over land acquisition. Hazare will begin this two-day protest on Monday against the changes in the Land Acquisition Act. Several farmer organisations and social activists like Medha Patkar are supporting Hazare in his...
  • HSBC sees Budget focusing on public investment-led growth 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to earmark higher funds for public investments in the Budget to be presented this weekend, taking advantage from the savings he could mop-up from the steep fall in oil import bill in the past few months, says a report. "We expect the main theme...
  • PM Modi reaches out to opposition parties, says all issues will be discussed in Budget session 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to opposition parties at an all-party meeting convened ahead of the Budget session to arrive at a consensus on some ordinances. The Prime Minister assured that all issues will be discussed and asked parties to focus on Budget and smooth...
  • All-party meet ahead of Budget session to reach consensus on key legislations 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A day before the crucial Budget session, the Narendra government has decide to reach out to opposition parties and there will be two all-party meetings to explore consensus on passing key legislations, including bills to replace ordinances on land acquisition and mining. The first meeting is called by Parliamentary...
  • Government braces up for tough Budget session, 44 items on agenda February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is bracing up for Budget session beginning on Monday where it will face a tough challenge to get bills replacing six ordinances passed. The government's agenda includes 44 items of financial, legislative and non-legislative business. The session will begin with President Pranab Mukherjee's address to members of...
  • Budget session to be stormy, Opposition party to give tough time to government on Ordinances February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The budget session of Parliament beginning on Monday is expected to be a stormy affair with the Narendra Modi dispensation facing the tough task to ensure passage of six bills replacing Ordinances in the face of stiff opposition in the Upper House. Emboldened after the ruling BJP's Delhi...
  • Centre to introduce draft Bill on Small Factories in budget session February 21, 2015

    Hyderabad: The NDA government is all set to move amendment proposals to Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Bill and Factories Act, 1948 and introduce Draft Bill on Small Factories (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) in the upcoming budget session, Union Labour Minister B Dattatreya said on Saturday. The Minister...
  • Government reaches out to opposition parties over pending Bills ahead of Budget session February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget session, the Narendra Modi government is trying to reach out to opposition parties over pending Bills, said sources on Thursday. The government has called an all-party meeting on Sunday at 12:30 PM which will be attended by the Prime Minister. Sources said Parliamentary Affairs...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker calls all-party meeting on February 22 ahead of Budget session February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called a meeting of leaders of political parties on February 22 to ensure smooth run of the Budget Session during which the government will also seek to convert six recent ordinances into legislations. Parliament sources said Mahajan has convened a meeting of leaders...
  • West Bengal Assembly budget session to start from February 19 February 16, 2015

    Kolkata: The Budget Session of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly will begin on February 19 with Governor K N Tripahi addressing the House, while the state budget will be tabled on February 27. Announcing this in Kolkata on Monday, Speaker Biman Banerjee said the session would continue for at least 11...