LOK SABHA

  • VK Singh becomes butt of sarcasm in Lok Sabha over age issue 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs General (retired) VK Singh, who as Army Chief was embroiled in a prolonged legal battle with the then government over his age issue, on Wednesday became a butt of sarcasm in Lok Sabha when Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took a dig at...
  • No private persons except SPG protectees will get government houses: Babul Supriyo 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The criteria for allotment of government accommodation has been revised and no private person except a SPG protectee will be allocated such a space in future, Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said on Wednesday. Replying to a written question in Lok Sabha, he also said that...
  • Cyber attacks being launched from China, other nations: Ravi Shankar Prasad 4 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cyber attacks are being launched from China and some other nations to penetrate computer networks of government organisations in India, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. To deal with these issues, the government has taken a number of measure to enhance cyber security and prevent cyber spying attacks, Minister of...
  • Embarrassing moments for BJP in Lok Sabha, 12 MPs vote against clause of GST Bill 5 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday faced some embarrassing moments in Lok Sabha as 12 Bharatiya Janata Party members voted against a clause of the Goods and Service Tax Bill, instead of voting in favour. The 12 ruling party members pressed red button instead of green when Speaker Sumitra Mahajan...
  • Congress, BJP have land for offices but still occupying government bungalows: Babul Supriyo 6 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and two other parties were occupying government bungalows and premises despite being allotted land for construction of their offices in the national capital, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Land has been allotted to Congress, BJP, CPI and SP for construction of party offices,...
  • Lok Sabha approves GST bill, paves way for uniform tax regime 8 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The long-pending GST bill was approved by Lok Sabha after a walkout by Congress even as government vowed to compensate states for any revenue loss and assured that the new uniform indirect tax rate will be much less than 27 per cent recommended by an expert panel. The Constitution Amendment...
  • 'Blatant U-turn' by Modi government on transparency: Sonia Gandhi 9 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "blatant U-turn" on the issue of transparency, charging his government with "deliberately" keeping key posts of Chief Information Commissioner, CVC and Lok Pal vacant. Accusing the BJP dispensation of attempting to...
  • Is the u-turn on Dawood Ibrahim a big embarrassment for Modi government? Yesterday

    An embarrassed Narendra Modi government was forced to damage control after contradicting its position on one of India's most wanted underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. After Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary in reply to a question by Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday...
  • Centre's statement on Dawood Ibrahim in Parliament Yesterday

    New Delhi: The controversial statement by Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in the Lok Sabha on the whereabouts of one of India's most wanted underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim left the Narendra Modi government red-faced on Tuesday. In a written reply to a question by BJP...
  • Modi government claims Dawood Ibrahim not traceable, takes a U-turn, says he's living in Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi: An embarrassed Narendra Modi government was forced to damage control after contradicting its position on one of India's most wanted underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. After Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary in reply to a question by Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha...
  • Congress backs GST Bill but wants it to be sent to Standing Committee Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday supported Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Lok Sabha but opposed some of the provisions of the bill on it introduced by the BJP government, demanding that it be sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee, which was supported by parties like AIADMK and BJD. ...
  • Government approved National Agro Forestry Policy: Prakash Javadekar Yesterday

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the government has approved the National Agro Forestry Policy - 2014 that will help natural resource management and improve forest cover. "The National Agro Forestry Policy - 2014 has been approved by the government," Javadekar said while replying to a question in...
  • Live: Uproar in Parliament over Moga molestation-death case Yesterday

    A fourteen year old was molested and thrown off the bus when she protested against eve teasing. The girl had succumbed to her injuries. ...
  • Rise of Narendra Modi: Has the other India spoken? 2 days ago

    The meteoric rise of Narendra Modi to the position of Prime Minister is a landmark event in many ways. Pundits and experts may have different views on the overall fallout of historic change. But one fact is undeniable: the other India has spoken. By 'other India' I mean the non-English India....
  • Juvenile Justice Bill likely to be introduced in Lok Sabha this week 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A bill which seeks to try juveniles in the age group of 16 to 18 years accused of heinous crimes under laws for adults is likely to be introduced in the Lok Sabha this week. Overruling the recommendations of a parliamentary panel for its re-examination, the Cabinet cleared Juvenile...
  • Black money Bill to be taken up in Parliament next week: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Committing to effectively deal with the black money menace, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government has initiated prosecution against 121 offender and proposes to push for new law in the Lok Sabha next week to unearth funds stashed abroad. In a stern warning to offenders, Jaitley...
  • Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 2015; FM Arun Jaitley clarifies on MAT 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Finance Bill 2015 was tabled in the Parliament on Thursday and was passed later with a voice vote. The Bill contains the government's tax proposals for the fiscal FY16. Speaking in the lower house, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday defended his Finance Bill and gave clarifications...
  • Congress, BJP MPs in a war of words over adjournment notices 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Congress and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party members were engaged in a verbal duel in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday after the Government objected to the practice of daily notices for adjournment motion given by the opposition members. "Every day we cannot have an adjournment...
  • Live: Should donate one month's salary to the people of Nepal, says Mulayam Singh April 27, 2015

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to make a statement on Nepal in Lok Sabha on Monday. The long-pending Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST), moved in the Lok Sabha amid stiff resistance by several Opposition parties, would also be taken up for consideration and passing. ...
  • Bill to repeal 758 irrelevant Acts introduced in Lok Sabha April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: A bill to repeal 758 Appropriation Acts which have lost relevance and are clogging the statute books was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday by the government amid its keenness to weed out obsolete laws. The bill to Repeal 758 Appropriation Acts, including...
  • Rs 1,273 crore Nirbhaya Fund lying unused April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: As much as 1,273.31 crore is lying unused under Nirbhaya Fund set up two years back in the wake of the brutal gang-rape of a young girl on December 16, 2012, Parliament was informed on Friday. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka...
  • Jaitley moves GST Bill for Lok Sabha debate, Opposition walks out April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst uproar from opposition parties, the government on Friday moved a constitutional amendment in the Lok Sabha to allow passage of the Goods and Services Tax Bill. The opposition Congress, the Samajwadi Party (SP), Left, Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) walked out in protest, claiming that...
  • Live: Congress walks out of Lok Sabha after government moves amendment to allow passage of GST Bill April 24, 2015

    The BJP issued a notice to it's members to be present to ensure the constitional amendment is passed with 2/3rd majority. ...
  • Suitable action to augment security of Parliament Complex: Sumitra Mahajan April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said suitable action will be taken to augment the security of Parliament Complex after a parliamentary panel reported gaps in the security apparatus for the sensitive complex. Holding that security of any institution is a continuous process and there is a need...
  • Delhi Police urged people to stop clapping but no one paid any heed, says Rajnath Singh April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh blamed Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi for the suicide of Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan's Dausa district. While speaking on the tragic incident in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, Singh accused AAP supporters at the party's rally of instigating and provoking...
  • Opposition, government clash in Lok Sabha over attacks on churches April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Recent attacks on religious places witnessed a verbal clash in Lok Sabha on Wednesday with Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking to blunt opposition onslaught by expressing readiness to table a detailed statement to show how many such incidents had taken place in which regime. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi refers to Obama, Gorbachev, praises Modi in Lok Sabha April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: In a rare gesture, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. While addressing the House on the issue of net neutrality, Rahul said it is for the first time that a US President has praised an Indian Prime Minister. "I...
  • Rahul Gandhi should fight for #NetNeutrality after #ZameenWapsi April 22, 2015

    Returning from a 56 day sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has wasted no time in setting the political agenda, taking many of his adversaries by surprise. Interacting with farmers at his residence, making a direct charge at the Prime Minister in a mega 'Kisan-Khet-Majdoor' rally on 19th April and...
  • Government to introduce new insurance scheme for farmers soon April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of farmers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday announced that a new insurance scheme for farmers will be introduced soon. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up the issue of compensation for farmers who have incurred heavy losses due to unseasonal rain. The issue...
  • BJP asks MPs to aggressively defend Land Ordinance, highlight Gujarat model April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday asked all its MPs to aggressively defend the Land Ordinance. In the BJP's Parliamentary Party meet, MPs were also told to highlight the Gujarat model while defending the Land Ordinance. The party discussed the strategy on the Land Ordinance, a day after Congress...