ORDINANCE

  • Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines Bill to replace Ordinance 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Coal Mines bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks after the Supreme Court cancelled their allocation leading to uncertainty in the coal sector, amid opposition by Left and some other parties. The...
  • Andhra CM backs Land Ordinance, promises to cut green tape for investors 3 days ago

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has thrown his weight behind the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill and promised to cut green tape for investors and provide speedy clearance. He said, "We have to support the Land Ordinance and the spirit of implementation is very important." ...
  • Anna Hazare's platform is now more political: VK Singh 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's platform is more political and not just social anymore, MoS External Affairs VK Singh said on Saturday. Speaking over the issue of Land Acquisition Ordinance, Singh said though he respects Hazare but over time the activist's platform of issues to be discussed has turned...
  • Modi tells MPs to defend all ordinances, not be affected by Opposition's remarks February 24, 2015

    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...
  • Anna Hazare protest against Modi-government's land ordinance; Kejriwal to participate on Tuesday February 24, 2015

    Anna Hazare, who shook the previous UPA government four years ago with his anti-corruption crusade, is back in the national capital to take on the BJP government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its "pro-rich" development agenda. Attacking Modi government's Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, Hazare said BJP had...
  • Is the Congress Vice President running away from his responsibilities? February 24, 2015

    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. ...
  • Anna Hazare returns, targets Modi government's Land Ordinance; Kejriwal to participate on Tuesday February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare, who shook the previous UPA government four years ago with his anti-corruption crusade, is back in the national capital to take on the BJP government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its "pro-rich" development agenda. Attacking Modi government's Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, Hazare said...
  • Government approves Motor Vehicles Act amendment bill February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is believed to have approved a bill, proposing amendments to the existing Motor Vehicles Act, to replace an Ordinance brought out last year for enabling plying of e-rickshaws in the National Capital. According to sources, the Cabinet this evening approved Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill to be tabled...
  • Congress-led opposition slams Modi-government's land ordinance February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Opposition parties led by the Congress on Monday slammed the government over the ordinance amending the land acquisition act, calling the move "anti-farmer" and "anti-people". "Our conscience is clear. The land acquisition act was passed after one of the longest discussions. We are shocked that there was a need...
  • Congress gives notice for suspension of Question Hour in Rajya Sabha February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In the first salvo against the government in Parliament on the land acquisition ordinance, Congress on Monday gave a notice for suspension of Question Hour in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday to discuss the contentious measure, calling it "anti-farmer". Deputy Leader of Congress in the Upper House Anand Sharma, who...
  • New land acquisition law to benefit more farmers: Government February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Monday sought to allay apprehensions on the Land Acquisition ordinance saying even farmers whose land was acquired for critical projects like atomic energy, petroleum and highways will also get compensation. "By bringing this ordinance, we have done something which would benefit all the farmers," Environment Minister Prakash...
  • Activists meet Rajnath Singh, air concerns over land ordinance February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Members of an organisation taking part in Anna Hazare's anti-land ordinance stir on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and put forth their grievances to him with the latter assuring that their concerns would be sympathetically considered. Singh gave the activists of Ekta Parishad a patient hearing and told...
  • Hope lesser disruptions in Parliament, says Arun Jaitley February 23, 2015

    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." ...
  • Budget session to begin today with no headway over key bills, Modi seeks support from Opposition February 23, 2015

    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...
  • Rahul welcome to join protest, but cannot share stage: Anna Hazare February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A day before launching a protest in Delhi against what he termed the "anti-farmer" land ordinance, social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi can join the movement but would have to sit with the common man. The 77-year-old Gandhian also said that Delhi...
  • The ordinance should be revoked immediately: Anna Hazare February 22, 2015

    Activist Anna Hazare will be holding a protest in Delhi this week. "When the law was made, why was such an ordinance passed which would cause problems for the farmers? It should be revoked and the 2013 law should be amended for the benefits of the farmers," said Anna Hazare. ...
  • PM Modi reaches out to opposition parties, says all issues will be discussed in Budget session February 22, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • Will strongly oppose land ordinance in Parliament: Congress February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress will strongly oppose the land ordinance in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament saying interests of farmers and livelihood losers will be "completely eliminated" if it becomes law as it reopens the route for forcible acquisition. "The ordinance is a black ordinance. We are going to oppose it...
  • Delhi: Anna Hazare to protest in Jantar Mantar against land ordinance February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare will hold a two-day protest at Jantar Mantar in February against the recent amendments in the Land Acquisition Act by the Centre. The agitation will be supported by several farmers' organisations and many other social activists including Medha Patkar will participate in it. "The two-day protest...
  • Ordinance not good for democracy, 'breaches' trust of people: President Pranab Mukherjee January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: After cautioning the Government against taking the Ordinance route, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday did some plain speaking, saying enacting laws without discussions "breaches the trust" reposed by people and is not good for democracy. In his address on the eve of 66th Republic Day, Mukherjee spoke about the...
  • CCPA to announce the dates for the budget session today January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet committee on Political Affairs will meet on Wednesday to announce the dates for the budget session. According to sources, the session is likely from Febuary 23. With President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route', the government is planning to introduce the recent ordinances...
  • Centre to discusses Ordinance issue after President's objection January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The senior ministers of Central government met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss how to ensure that the Ordinances issued recently are followed up with legislative action in the upcoming Budget session next month after President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route. The meeting called...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee speaks out against partisan politics January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has rapped political parties for obstructing Parliament after the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resorted to a flurry of executive decrees to push through economic reforms held up by the opposition. In a rare rebuke from country's largely ceremonial president, Mukherjee said the government and...
  • President cautions Centre against ordinance route January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: With the Modi government opting for ordinances eight times in as many months, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday cautioned against the "ordinance route" being taken for normal legislations. Ordinances are meant for specific purpose "to meet an extraordinary situation under extraordinary circumstances",...
  • Rajasthan HC turns down plea filed against Panchayat ordinance on education norm January 15, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court on Thursday turned down the petition filed by opposition parties and civil rights groups against panchayat ordinance brought in by state government that enacted minimum educational qualification mandatory for candidates contesting panchayat polls in the state. While rejecting the petition , the court said while it appreciates...
  • Modi government is showing its true colours, BJP leaders making controversial remarks: Sonia January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the true colours of the Modi government were now coming out as many of their leaders were making provocative and controversial statements. "Influential members of the BJP are making disturbing statements which are taking forward their policy of polarisation," senior Congress...
  • President nod to ordinance for iron ore, non-coal mineral auction January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to an ordinance for auction of iron ore and other non-coal mines, a government source said. The Union Cabinet had earlier approved the ordinance on January 5. This would pave the way for introduction of competitive bidding for allocation of iron ore and...
  • Ordinance to amend Citizenship Act promulgated January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the three-day meet of Indian diaspora in Gujarat, government on Tuesday promulgated an ordinance that seeks to merge Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes, by which PIOs will also get life-long Indian visa. The President has signed the Citizenship Ordinance,...