Ordinance

  • Cabinet decides to bring a bill to amend TRAI act June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: An ordinance which removed legal hurdles in the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be brought in the Budget session of Parliament in the form of a bill. The decision to bring a bill to amend the TRAI...
  • Why Ordinance route was adopted for N Misra's appointment: Congress May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday questioned the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking why the government adopted the Ordinance route in this regard. Congress general secretary and Chairman of AICC Communication Department Ajay Maken, at the same time, made it...
  • N Misra appointed as Principal Secretary to PM through ordinance May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman Nripendra Misra was appointed as the Principle Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the government promulgated an Ordinance to amend a law that could have prevented him from getting the key post. The Ordinance was necessary because of a legal...
  • Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on anti-graft bills March 4, 2014

    The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters on his way back from Myanmar, Khurshid said normally these bills should have...
  • Chidambaram to meet President to convince him on anti-graft ordinances March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will meet President Pranab Mukherjee against to convince him on bringing in key anti-graft bills through ordinances. The Cabinet failed to announce the ordinances on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet bills after the President expressed reservations. The President made his views clear in a...
  • Communal Violence Bill be brought through ordinance route: Rahman Khan March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday said the government should have brought in the Communal Violence Bill also through an ordinance route. The remarks came a day after the Cabinet cleared an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. Khan said, "I was of...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government's move to pass the five anti-corruption bills through the ordinance route has hit a roadblock. The Union Cabinet on Sunday did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances being pushed by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reservations. The President made his...
  • Don't sign ordinances, CPI-M tells president March 2, 2014

    The CPI-M on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament during the recently concluded session," CPI-M general...
  • UPA's effort to push Rahul's anti-graft ordinances meets dead end March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government's effort to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route met a dead end. The Union Cabinet did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reluctance to sign all the anti-graft ordiances. The Cabinet has cleared...
  • President reluctant to sign Rahul's anti-graft ordinances: Sources March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed his reluctance to sign all anti-graft ordinances and the Cabinet may clear one or two ordinances, said sources on Sunday. The President has no objection to changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act, sources added. It was also learnt that the President has no...
  • Manmohan Cabinet to meet today, likely to clear key poll sops February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In what could be Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh's last Cabinet meet, the UPA government is all set to clear some vital proposals on Friday before model code kicks in ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Sources say the Cabinet could approve the merger of the Dearness Allowance with...
  • Government ready with ordinances on two anti-graft bills February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Pushed by Rahul Gandhi, the government looks set to shortly bring ordinances on two anti-corruption bills along with three other legislations which could not be passed during the just-concluded Parliament session. Sources said ordinances were ready on Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill and Right of Citizens for Time-Bound Delivery...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Acting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's wish list, the UPA government is taking the ordinance route to push through more anti-corruption legislations ahead of the general elections. While an ordinance could be brought later this week, CNN-IBN has learnt that the Congress is also considering giving tickets to...
  • Not polite to ask that ordinances be torn: Rahul Gandhi December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, whose strong denunciation of Government's ordinance on convicted lawmakers saw it being junked at the last moment, today said he has learnt that it is "not polite" to ask that ordinances be torn and thrown into the dustbin. Gandhi's remarks made in a lighter vein drew instant...
  • 'Not now', says Sushil Kumar Shinde on issuing ordinance on gay sex December 14, 2013

    Government on Saturday said it did not plan to issue an ordinance on gay rights issue "now" to negate the Supreme Court judgement on homosexuality that has sparked an uproar. "Not now. Our (Congress) VicePresident and President have already spoken on the issue. I am with them," Union Home Minister Sushilkumar...
  • Government likely to challenge SC order on Section 377 December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has stepped up attack on the Supreme Court over a ruling which reversed the high court verdict decriminalising consensual gay sex. With both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi also showing concern over the verdict, indications are rife that the government may be mulling either a review...
  • Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad, Jagdish Sharma disqualified from LS October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (United) leader Jagdish Sharma, convicted in a fodder scam case, were disqualified from the Lok Sabha on Monday. Lalu was on October 3 sentenced to five years imprisonment in a 17yearold fodder scam case by the court after...
  • Congress is for aam aadmi, SPBSP can't save Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi October 14, 2013

    Aligarh: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi kicked off his campaign in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh by targeting both the ruling Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party. The Gandhi scion said that the two parties were playing castebased politics and this, in turn, was setting back the development work in...
  • History will judge Rahul Gandhi by his action on ordinance, says Sachin Pilot October 7, 2013

    Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Sachin Pilot defended Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi 'nonsense ordinance' remark. Speaking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Sachin said, "history will judge Rahul" for his action on the ordinance to shield the convicted legislators. ...
  • Cong backs Rahul over ordinance on convicted leaders: Sachin Pilot October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress party has come out strongly in defence of its Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his outburst against the controversial ordinance on convicted politicians. Minister for Corporate affairs, Sachin Pilot said that Rahul will lead the party to a thumping victory in the 2014 general elections. In...
  • Advani crediting me on withdrawal of ordinance is speculation: Pranab October 5, 2013

    On Board Special Aircraft: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday described as speculation senior BJP leader LK Advani crediting him for the withdrawal of the ordinance on convicted lawmakers, saying he had nothing to do with the development. "I cannot comment on the views of the Opposition. Whoever wanted to seek appointment...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • I have never seen the minutes of the allparty meeting: Arun Jaitley October 4, 2013

    A day after the controversial Bill and ordinance to protect convicted legislators was scrapped by the Cabinet, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley accused the government of fudging minutes of an allparty meeting that was held in September where discussion over the controversial move had taken place. Jaitley...
  • Advani gives credit to President Pranab for withdrawal of ordinance on MPs October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: There is no end to the ordinance on convicted MPs and MLAs row. Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani has now taken on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and blamed her for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst. LK Advani has written a blog saying that Sonia Gandhi advised...
  • Nothing wrong with Rahul's stand on ordinance: Tharoor October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday defended Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's explosive outburst against the ordinance to protect convicted politicians, saying there was nothing wrong with Rahul's stand on the issue. Tharoor also added that the Gandhi scion had in no way disrespected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by...
  • Minutes of the meeting have not been circulated: Arun Jaitley October 4, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley defends that his party did not support the ordinance to shield convicted leaders. ...
  • Cong, BJP spar to take credit to kill ordinance on convicted leaders October 3, 2013

    A day after Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party spar to take credit for killing the Bill that protected convicted legislators, CNNIBN gets the inside story behind the ordinance fiasco and what really happened in the allparty meetings and in Parliament. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 3, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Who deserves the real credit for killing the Bill on convicted politicians? October 3, 2013

    Even as the controversial ordinance and proposed Bill to shield convicted lawmakers has been withdrawn, politics is now playing out on who gets the credit. Is it Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee or the Opposition? ...
  • The Last Word: Is Rahul Gandhi the supreme leader of Congress? October 3, 2013

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday defended his explosive outburst against the ordinance to protect convicted politicians but admitted that the words that he used to lambast the Cabinet decision may have been too strong. While defending the Cabinet's decision to withdraw ordinance on convicted legislators, Rahul said, "I...