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  • Government open to amendments in land bill in farmer interest: Nirmala Sitharaman 12 hours 3 minutes ago

    Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the the Modi government is open to amendments in land bill in farmer interest. The PM on Friday spoke in the Lok Sabha targeting the opposition parties on the land bill issue. ...
  • NDA government's religion is 'India First', Tricolour guides us, fight against terror and poverty: Modi 19 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In his indomitable style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition parties while highlighting the achievements and goals of his government while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks to the President's address. While taking potshots at his rivals, Modi said that his only aim...
  • MNREGA is a monument of UPA government's failures, we won't stop it: PM Modi 19 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared that the NDA government will not stop UPA's flagship programme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and that it is a living example of the monument of the previous government's failures. Replying to the Motion of Thanks to the President's...
  • No vindictive politics, will act against anyone who is named in black money probe, says Modi 20 hours 51 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha over President's address to the joint session of Parliament that took place on the first day of the Budget session. ...
  • Economic Survey 2014-15: 'Scope for big bang reforms' as growth pegged at 8 per cent for next year 21 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Economic Survey 2014-15, tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Friday, pegs a growth rate of over 8 per cent for the next financial year while inflation has declined by over 6 percentage points since late 2013. "There is scope for big bang reforms now," said Jaitley...
  • Rail Budget is a good vision document, but where is the money? Yesterday

    (Sumant Chak is a former Additional Member of Railway Board. Below is his reaction to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's maiden Budget.) What the Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has presented in the Parliament is a vision document. It is a good vision document. The only good thing or good part is...
  • Railway Budget 2015: 'SMS alert' service for arrival and departure time of trains Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu has said that it has proposed to introduce an "SMS alert" service to inform passengers in advance the updated arrival and departure time of trains at starting or destination stations in the budget. Similarly SMS alert would be sent 15/30 minutes in...
  • Parliament: Both Houses adjourned following protest by Opposition over Venkaiah's remarks Yesterday

    New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for a while on Thursday morning before presentation of the Railway Budget -- Lok Sabha over Parliamentary Affairs Naidu's comments on the Opposition while the Rajya Sabha over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks about Mother Teresa. As soon as the Lok Sabha...
  • Parliament panel rejects government proposal to try juveniles as adults 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee on Wednesday rejected the government's proposal to try as adults juveniles between 16 and 18 years involved in heinous cases such as rape, saying the move is "in conflict with law" and should be "reviewed". Giving its observation on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of...
  • BJP mocks at Rahul Gandhi, calls his photos a case of 'lost and found' 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After a Congress worker released photos of party vice president Rahul Gandhi claiming he was in Uttarakhand following speculations that he was holidaying abroad after skipping the important Budget Session of Parliament a miss, the Bharatiya Janata Party mocked at its rival saying it was a case of...
  • Live: Government concerned after Shiv Sena and Akalis oppose Land Acquisition Bill 3 days ago

    Day three of the Budget Session is likely to see more disruptions over the Land Acquisition Bill. The PM is likely meeting his top ministers to discuss the impasse. The government is very concerned after allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal both have expressed reservations. Shiv Sena has openly called...
  • Government not to remove 'secular', 'socialist' words from Constitution 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Opposition on Tuesday raised a hue and cry over a Union minister's call for a debate on the words 'secular and socialist' in the preamble of the Constitution but government ruled out any proposal to remove these words. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Jyotiraditya Scindia also sought...
  • Facts and fiction of Land Acquisition Ordinance, as narrated by BJP 3 days ago

    After a high level meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the national capital on Monday night, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Parliament. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government in December 2014, which had brought changes in the earlier...
  • Digvijaya Singh defends Rahul Gandhi for taking a break but admits 'timing could have been better' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Coming to the defence of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh said there was nothing wrong in taking a break because it helps in introspecting. However, he admitted that a leave during the Budget session of Parliament might have been avoided. "If Rahul wans...
  • Live: Arvind Kejriwal joins Anna Hazare in his protest against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 4 days ago

    Even as a united opposition and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continue with their vociferous protests against the Centre's economic agenda and "pro-rich" stand, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government...
  • Congress gives notice for suspension of Question Hour in Rajya Sabha 4 days ago

    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...
  • Hope lesser disruptions in Parliament, says Arun Jaitley 4 days ago

    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." ...
  • Full text: President Pranab Mukherjee's joint address to Parliament 4 days ago

    Focusing on the government's vision of 'Sab ka saath, sab ka vikas', President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday delivered his joint address in the joint session of Parliament. "We have taken out several measures, including smart cities, sanitation etc.," he said. He also added that the government has controlled inflation to...
  • Budget Session: PM Modi appeals to MPs for a constructive debate 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to the members of Parliament for a constructive debate during the Budget Session. Talking to mediapersons just ahead of the session, Modi said, "Today the Budget Session begins. There should be constructive debate on every issue in this complete session." He said the...
  • Rahul Gandhi to skip Budget session, may lead Congress agitation against Land Bill 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After a series of massive electoral losses with the latest being the complete wipeout of the Congress in Delhi Asembly elections, party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to take leave from party work and skip major part of the Budget session that starts on Monday. He may...
  • Live: Anna Hazare lashes out at government over Land Ordinance, calls it injustice to farmers 5 days ago

    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 raised by...
  • Emulate Indian cricket team's discipline: Lok Sabha Speaker to lawmakers 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of a possibly stormy Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said lawmakers should emulate the Indian cricket team's discipline which has kept India on the top in the World Cup. "The lawmakers should follow the young boys of the Indian cricket team who in today's...
  • Anna Hazare arrives in Delhi to stage protest against changes in Land Acquisition Act from today 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare arrived in Delhi on Monday to sit on protest at Jantar Mantar over land acquisition. Hazare will begin this two-day protest on Monday against the changes in the Land Acquisition Act. Several farmer organisations and social activists like Medha Patkar are supporting Hazare in his...
  • Running Parliament smoothly a collective responsibility: PM Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was the collective responsibility of all parties to run parliament smoothly to help the common man meet his aspiration. Modi, who addressed an all-party meeting ahead of the budget session, assured opposition parties that the issues raised by them will be...
  • Government braces up for tough Budget session, 44 items on agenda 6 days ago

    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...
  • Sonia Gandhi holds strategy meet with Congress leaders on Parliament session 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget session, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met senior party colleagues to discuss the strategy to be adopted in Parliament where the government intends to pass a number of bills, including converting certain Ordinances into an Acts. The meeting was attended by party veteran...
  • No possibility of reduction in train fares: MoS Railways February 19, 2015

    Bareilly (UP): Ahead of presentation of the Railway Budget in Parliament next week, government on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of reducing train fares, saying they were "already low". "It (fare reduction) will not be done. Fares are already low and government is giving subsidy," Minister of State for Railways Manoj...
  • J&K: Security clampdown on second anniversary of Afzal Guru's hanging February 9, 2015

    Srinagar: Several separatists leaders were detained or put under house arrest and prohibitory orders clamped in the city in the wake of protests called by them on the second anniversary of execution of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru on Monday. Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Khanyar,...
  • Intelligence Bureau warns of a possible fidayeen attack on PM residence, Parliament February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence agencies fear a fidayeen attack on 7 Race Course Road, the official residence of the Prime Minister and the Parliament building in New Delhi. The Delhi Police and other central paramilitary forces have been put on high alert. Heavy deployment of the security forces have been...
  • A day with Anna Hazare, who wants to launch yet another agitation February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Following Mahatma Gandhi's footsteps, reminding the nation the power of non violence, he inspired lakhs to take to the streets to join his movement for Janlokpal. 77-year-old anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare was the panacea that many Indians were desperately looking for. Perhaps, an ailing Anna sitting on a...