Budget Session

  • Jharkhand assembly's budget session from Feb 19 08-02-2014 07:53 PM

    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...
  • Cabinet likely to take up Ordinance on Food Bill on June 13 11-06-2013 06:15 PM

    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 18-05-2013 11:22 PM

    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 12-05-2013 12:45 PM

    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 07-05-2013 06:58 PM

    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? 07-05-2013 06:10 PM

    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 07-05-2013 11:21 AM

    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...
  • Parliament stalled, will UPA be able to get Food Bill passed? 07-05-2013 08:54 AM

    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...
  • 2G: LS approves extension of JPC till the end of Monsoon Session 06-05-2013 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha has approved the extension of the term of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G scam till the end of Monsoon Session. The Monsoon Session is likely to begin around July 23. Facing a combined Opposition and allegations of bias, the chairman of JPC, PC Chacko...
  • 2G: Chacko to move resolution for extension of JPC beyond May 10 06-05-2013 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: Chairman of the joint Parliamentary Committee on the 2G scam PC Chacko is likely to move a resolution in the Lok Sabha seeking extension of the JPC beyond the Budget Session. Sources say that the BJP has agreed to the extension of the JPC beyond May 10. After...
  • LS stalled after uproar over Sarabjit's death, other issues 02-05-2013 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha proceedings were paralysed on Thursday as members created uproar over the death of Sarabjit Singh, acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in anti-Sikh riots case and Chinese incursions. As soon as the House assembled for the day, Akali Dal members rushed to the Well waving placards...
  • Food, Land Bill on Lok Sabha agenda on Thursday 01-05-2013 09:15 PM

    New Delhi: Despite BJP escalating confrontation in Parliament, government has listed two key bills, including the ambitious National Food Security Bill, for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill piloted by Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh is also on the legislative...
  • Finance Bill passed by Lok Sabha with 12 minor amendments 30-04-2013 03:14 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Finance Bill taking in consideration all the amendments proposed even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) walked out of the House protesting against coal scam. The Bill was passed with 12 minor amendments. The passage of the bill effectively brought to an...
  • Govt gets Oppn on board on Finance Bill 29-04-2013 12:41 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be a breakthrough in the efforts to end Parliament deadlock as the government has managed to get the Opposition on board to pass the Finance Bill. Sources say that the Finance Bill is likely to be taken up on Tuesday along with demands for grants....
  • Live: After uproar, both Houses adjourned for the day 29-04-2013 11:39 AM

    New Delhi: 2.04 pm: Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have been adjourned for the day. 12.19 pm: The all-party meet called by Meira Kumar ends. 12.19 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after uproar over demand for PM's resignation over coal scam. 12.09 pm: "I have...
  • Economic reform agenda runs into political hurdle 29-04-2013 08:38 AM

    New Delhi: A Parliament deadlocked yet again over corruption scandals threatens Finance Minister P Chidambaram's ambitious reform agenda, dealing a harsh dose of political reality on the heels of his North American roadshow to sell the India story. Two long-stalled reforms - one to lift the foreign ownership cap in...
  • Oppn shows no signs of relenting as Parl resumes today 29-04-2013 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: Parliament will resume on Monday after a wasted week that saw adjournments and uproar over various issues such as 2G scam, coal scam and the Delhi minor rape. The opposition, however, is still not in a mood to relent and is all set to attack the government over...
  • NCP warns UPA over Finance Bill; will Oppn let Parl function? 27-04-2013 09:13 AM

    New Delhi: Pressure seems to be growing on the UPA government from within its own constituents. With the first week of the reconvened session of Parliament almost being a washout, the National Congress Party (NCP) has thrown a sharp hint. It says that any failure to pass the Finance Bill...
  • Fresh uproar over coalgate; Rajya Sabha adjourned 25-04-2013 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: Proceedings were washed out for the third consecutive day in Rajya Sabha as BJP created uproar on the coalgate issue demanding resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and dismissal of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar. Lok Sabha, which did not transact any business during the last two working days...
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after BJP, SP uproar 25-04-2013 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was on Thursday was adjourned till noon after opposition BJP and UPA ally SP created ruckus in the House over separate issues. While BJP persisted with its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the coalgate scam, SP members trooped into the well raising...
  • 2G, Coalgate rock Parliament, Oppn divided over PM's resignation 23-04-2013 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday sharpened its attack on the UPA government demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the 2G spectrum scam and coalgate. Even as the Opposition appeared divided over seeking PM's resignation, for the Congress these are worrying times. The passage of crucial bills...
  • Troubles mount for UPA as Budget Session resumes 22-04-2013 11:56 PM

    As Budget Session resumed on Monday, the UPA government once again came under attack by the Opposition. While former telecom minister A Raja accused the PMO of being in the know of 2G decisions, the growing instances of rape in the capital also pushed the Centre on the backfoot. The...
  • 2G, coal, rape: Is the government concerned? 22-04-2013 11:30 PM

    Parliament reconvened on Monday for the second half of the Budget Session. The Opposition did all it could to corner the government on a host of issues. The UPA will hope to maneuver with allies to get its way. ...
  • Govt likely to convene all-party meet on Food Bill 22-04-2013 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: Government is likely to convene an all-party meeting soon on the ambitious Food Security Bill before it is taken up in Parliament. "We are planning to convene an all-party meeting before taking up for further proceedings. It is likely to be held in a day or two," a...
  • Parliament live: We're not able to protect our women, children, says Yechury 22-04-2013 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: 3.53 pm: Sitaram Yechury says, "What is happening is that 3 out of 4 registered rape cases go without being punished. It is not about policing and law and order only. It is some thing in the society that needs to be looked at also." "We are just...
  • CBI coal report: BJP moves notice for suspension of Question Hour 22-04-2013 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: Parliament reconvenes on Monday for the second half of the Budget Session. The Opposition looks set to corner the government on a host of issues and the UPA will be manouvering with allies to get its way. The opposition is expected to blockade proceedings on the rape of...
  • Ready to discuss every issue in Parliament: PMO 22-04-2013 09:45 AM

    The Budget Session of Parliament resumes on Monday. Despite the fact that Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday sent out a strong message against MPs disrupting Parliament, the scene is unlikely to be any different. ...
  • Oppn looks to corner UPA as Budget Session resumes 22-04-2013 08:00 AM

    New Delhi: The Budget Session of Parliament resumes on Monday. Despite the fact that Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday sent out a strong message against MPs disrupting Parliament, the scene is unlikely to be any different. The Opposition has several issues against the government even as the Congress faces...
  • Parliament set to resume stormy Budget session on Monday 21-04-2013 06:40 PM

    Delhi: The Parliament is all set to resume the second part of the Budget session on Monday after a four-week long recess. The Budget session, which began on February 22, will conclude on May 10. The stage seems set for a stormy session, with Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid...
  • JPC draft report on 2G scam should be rejected: Advani 21-04-2013 01:09 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has called for the rejection of the JPC draft report on 2G spectrum allocation scam. He also said the BJP will bring up the issue in the second phase of the Budget Session, which is beginning on Monday. The Opposition...