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  • Narendra Modi lists his government's initiative, says BJP believes in 'rashtra-neeti', not 'rajneeti' 6 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to counter the Congress Kisan rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday listed out the initiative taken by his government since it came to power 11 months ago. Addressing Bharatiya Janata Party MPs at a one-day workshop, Modi said, "We believe in 'rashtra-neeti' and not...
  • CPM meet will re-examine reasons behind party's downfall in past 10 years: Sitaram Yechury 5 days ago

    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...
  • 6 weeks on, India wonders where Rahul Gandhi might be, Congress finds his absence hard to defend April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India's opposition Congress party is finding it hard to defend a long holiday taken by its vice-president Rahul Gandhi, and some seniors in the party are questioning whether the scion of the country's most famous family is interested in politics. Rahul, a 44-year-old bachelor parliamentarian, took a leave of...
  • 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...
  • NDA comfortably placed in Parliament as far as Land Bill is concerned, says Arun Jaitley April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government is very comfortably placed in the Rajya Sabha to get the new Land Acquisition Bill passed. He also said the government is going about it in a constitutional way saying that the law was framed in consultation with the...
  • Bill for Steel Institute may be introduced in Parliament this session April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: A bill for setting up an institute of national importance under the Ministry of Steel, on the pattern of IITs, is likely to be introduced in the current session of Parliament when it resumes later this month. "The government has already identified Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute (BPNSI) in...
  • 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...
  • Malaysia passes tough law to deal with 'extraordinary' threats by terror entities April 7, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's parliament today passed a tough anti-terrorism bill to deal with "extraordinary" threats posed by terror entities such as the Islamic State (IS), a move denounced by opponents as a harsh blow for civil rights. After 15 hours of heated debate, the Parliament passed the 'Prevention of Terrorism Bill'...
  • Supreme Court to decide on maintainability of pleas against NJAC Act today April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its judgement on Tuesday on maintainability of petitions challenging the validity of a constitutional amendment and the NJAC Act, meant to replace the two-decade old collegium system of judges appointing judges. A three-judge bench of justices AR Dave, J Chelameswar and Madan...
  • CCPA to decide on reconvening Rajya Sabha today April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will take a call on Tuesday on reconvening the Rajya Sabha which was prorogued last month to allow the Centre repromulgate the controversial land ordinance. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to take a call on reconvening the Rajya...
  • Rahul Gandhi set to return, Congress gearing up to ensure good show at farmers' rally on April 19 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi set to make his first public appearance after a nearly two-month long sabbatical, the party is pulling out all the stops to ensure the success of the farmers' rally called on April 19 to protest against the Land Bill. Seeking to put pressure...
  • Imran Khan announces return to Pakistan parliament April 5, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday said he would return to Parliament after a 'boycott' of nearly eight months as the government has accepted his demand of a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in the 2013 general election. "Since the government has formed a judicial commission to audit...
  • Centre insensitive towards poors, will gherao Parliament: AAP April 5, 2015

    Mau: Aam Admi Party leader and Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Sunday said that his party would gherao the Parliament on April 22 against Centre's 'anti-farmer and labour policies'. "A outline of the gherao of Parliament on April 22 is being prepared," Rai, who was on his way to his...
  • Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's return, Digvijaya Singh says timing of his long leave was wrong April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's return next week, his mentor and party's General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said the timing of Rahul's long leave was wrong. He also said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi should continue to be in active politics even after Rahul replaces her from...
  • Centre extends food law deadline by six months: Ram Vilas Paswan April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday. The deadline, which has already been extended twice for implementing the food law, was ending on...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to land ordinance April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The land acquisition ordinance, which the government could not get converted into a legislation in Rajya Sabha due to stiff opposition, was on Friday re-promulgated, a day before it is to lapse. President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance as recommended by the union cabinet on March 31, official...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • Rahul Gandhi exempted from personal appearance till 8th May in Bhiwandi defamation case March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has been exempted from personal appearance till 8th May in Bhiwandi defamation case. Rahul's advocate filed an application before the Bhiwandi court saying Rahul has taken leave from Parliament. His advocate has assured court that when required he will present himself before the court...
  • Rahul Gandhi likely to return to Delhi after April 10: sources March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, he is likely to be back in the national capital after April 10, said sources on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the missing MP posters have been put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh which were removed...
  • With Rahul on leave for over a month, missing MP posters put up in his constituency Amethi March 25, 2015

    Amethi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, missing MP posters were put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The posters have left the party red-faced and Congress workers have removed it. The Congress has already been facing flak for Rahul going on leave...
  • Government may let Land Ordinance lapse on April 5: sources March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: After stiff resistance from the Opposition, the Narendra Modi government might let the Land Ordinance lapse on April 5, sources said on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late Tuesday night where several senior ministers were also present. Sources said...
  • Have MPs turned into 'gang of capitalists', asks CPM's Brinda Karat March 24, 2015

    Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday alleged that the Narendra Modi government is virtually "snatching away" the rights of tribals and farmers and wondered whether Parliament has turned into an "assembly of capitalists". The Narendra Modi government is virtually snatching away the rights of tribals and farmers...
  • Sitaram Yechury slams Modi government, says UPA's Land Bill was better March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst outrage over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday hit out at the Centre government over the proposed legislation. He said the Narendra Modi government is fooling the farmers and UPA's Land Bill was much better than the NDA's. "BJP supported UPA's Land Bill...
  • Major fire inside Parliament complex doused, Home Ministry seeks report March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out inside Parliament complex in Central Delhi on Sunday afternoon. The blaze apparently erupted in an air-conditioning plant. Ten fire tenders battled the flames and brought the fire under control quickly. The blaze was brought under control and no casualties have been reported. The building,...
  • Faced tease,taunts during passage of Insurance Bill, says Jayant Sinha March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Piloting the Insurance Amendment Bill was not just a political and professional challenge for Jayant Sinha as he also faced "teasing" and "taunts" over the stand his father as a former finance minister took on allowing foreign investment in the sector. Recalling the debate in Parliament on the passing...
  • Rains hit crops: Farmers hope for help from PM Modi March 22, 2015

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address that will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday, farmers from different states, who lost their standing crops due to unseasonal heavy rains, are hoping to stand by them. ...
  • Opposition targets Centre over Land Bill, PM Modi to reach out to farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' today March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: As opposition parties target the government over Land Bill and the plight of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attempt to reach out to the farmers in the sixth edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' programme which will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday. The address assume significance...
  • Guards were having coffee during Tunis museum attack, says Tunisia's Politician March 20, 2015

    Tunis: The guards supposed to be protecting Tunisia's parliament and the nearby national museum were having coffee at the time of this week's deadly assault, a senior politician said on Friday. On Wednesday as gunmen mowed down foreign tourists, "there were no police around parliament and the museum," deputy speaker Abdelfattah...
  • Congress-led politics of obstructionism has 'failed': Arun Jaitley March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As two key reform bills related to coal and mines got Parliament's nod, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the Congress saying politics of "obstructionism" led by the party has "failed". "It is an important day for Indian democracy, Parliament and Indian economy as the...
  • Parliament passes Mines Bill, overcoming obstacles March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Overcoming obstacles, the Mines and Minerals bill on Friday was passed by Parliament, becoming the second major reform measure to receive the approval of the legislature in the first half of the Budget Session. The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015,...