LOK SABHA

  • Juvenile Justice Bill likely to be introduced in Lok Sabha this week 19 hours 21 minutes 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 2 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 3 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 4 days 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 6 days ago

    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...
  • 7 times Rahul Gandhi proved today in Parliament, that he is back and he means business April 20, 2015

    Rahul Gandhi has been known to take the nation by surprise from time to time. Sometimes by taking an impromptu 'vacation'; at other times by answering every question with 'women empowerment', he continues to make us all wonder just what exactly is his brain made up of. Today, again, the vice...
  • Rahul attacks Narendra Modi on Land Bill, calls his government 'suit boot wali sarkar' April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Keeping up his combative stance on Land Acquisition Bill, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of being anti-farmers and pro-corporate. Taking a dig at Modi's suit which had his name written all over it, Rahul called the Central government a 'suit boot...
  • Evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions from war-torn Yemen: Sushma Swaraj April 20, 2015

    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 April 20, 2015

    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...
  • After nearly two months of absence, Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi today April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Speculations over Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi are likely to end as there are reports that he will be returning to Delhi late on Wednesday night. Rahul has been on leave since the February 22 missing the first leg of the crucial Budget session of Parliament. He is...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit backtracks on her remarks, says never said Rahul Gandhi is incapable April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday backtracked from her statement on party vice president Rahul Gandhi. "I have nowhere said that Rahul Gandhi is incapable. I just said Sonia Gandhi is a good leader," Dikshit said. The 77-year-old veteran leader earlier on Tuesday...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit questions Rahul Gandhi's leadership, asks Sonia to continue leading the party April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday voiced her reservations over Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president. "There are question marks over Rahul Gandhi's leadership qualities; Sonia should continue to lead the Congress," said Dikshit. The 77-year-old veteran leader said under Sonia Gandhi...
  • CPM meet will re-examine reasons behind party's downfall in past 10 years: Sitaram Yechury April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The CPM party congress began on Tuesday and the party will elect its new leadership in Vishakhapatanam. The incumbent general secretary Prakash Karat has completed three terms at the helm and senior politburo member Sitaram Yechury is the frontrunner to suceed Karat. Other names doing the rounds are...
  • Rajya Sabha to reconvene from April 23, three days after Lok Sabha session April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The next session of Rajya Sabha will begin from April 23, three days after the second half of the budget session of Lok Sabha commences on April 20, a Rajya Sabha communique said. "The President has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on Thursday, the 23rd April, 2015, at...
  • CCPA recommends reconvening Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday recommended reconvening the Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13. Even though the Lok Sabha passed the Land Acquisition Bill with nine amendments on March 9, it is yet to be take up in the Upper House. The Upper...
  • BSP's founder member Deena Nath Bhaskar accuses party of selling tickets, resigns April 4, 2015

    Bhadohi: Founder member of BSP and former minister Deena Nath Bhaskar has resigned from the primary membership of the party, accusing the leadership of "selling tickets" to candidates. "I have sent my resignation through speed post on April 2," Bhaskar said. After "feeling suffocated" in BSP, he joined Samajwadi Party...
  • Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5 March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Government is likely to allow the controversial land ordinance to lapse on April 5 amid stiff opposition by many political parties and activists who have stepped up campaign against the measure. "It has to lapse on April 5. We will then see what to...
  • Mulayam Singh blames party workers for Lok Sabha poll debacle March 23, 2015

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's pain over the humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha polls on Monday came to the fore as he told party workers that they poured cold water on his dreams of forming a government at the Centre. Addressing party workers on the birth anniversary of socialist...
  • Parliamentary Panel on Lokpal to miss deadline, seeks more time March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal amendment Bill will miss the March 25 deadline for submission of its report and has sought more time to finalise it. The 31-member Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, headed by Congress MP EM Sudarsana Natchiappan, is examining...