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  • Oratorial skills, statesmanship make Atal Bihari Vajpayee a living icon Yesterday

    New Delhi: Finally, it has come true. The Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre has conferred Bharat Ratna on iconic leader and statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Ending months of speculation, a day before his birthday, December 25, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhawan announced, "PresidentMukherjee has been pleased...
  • Political obstruction makes PM Modi's road to reform a rocky one 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Parliamentary obstruction scuppered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic agenda in a month-long session that ended on Tuesday, and the prospect of further deadlock means he will find it hard to deliver quickly on promises of reform. Lawmakers left without voting on a long-delayed Bill to raise the cap on...
  • PM asks MPs to tell people about bills passed by Government in Parliament 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to highlight the government's "successful performance" in Parliament and explain to people the bills passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha despite disruption by opposition parties. While addressing members at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, the Prime Minister asked...
  • BJP, RSS leaders meet to discuss religious conversions 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh met on Monday night to discuss the escalating controversy over forced conversions by some Sangh Parivar outfits that has paralysed Parliament where some crucial Bills in insurance and coal sector remained stuck. The meeting convened over dinner at Union...
  • Winter session a flop show: Have BJP floor managers failed the government? 3 days ago

    The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal's MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. CNN-IBN asks whether MPs should be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament. ...
  • Protests over conversions set back Modi's reform agenda 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday as protests erupted in Parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism. Opposition members threw papers and swarmed to the centre of the Upper...
  • Should MPs be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament? 3 days ago

    The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal's MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. CNN-IBN asks whether MPs should be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament. ...
  • Venkaiah Naidu appeals to opposition parties to let Parliament function 3 days ago

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to opposition parties to let the House function. The remarks came in the backdrop of opposition parties demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the issue of alleged forced conversion. Naidu said, "The statements of the Union Ministers are sufficient. Opposition parties must...
  • Opposition parties harming people's interests by blocking Bills: Naidu 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Hitting out at opposition parties, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they were raising the conversion issue to derail the Narendra Modi government's agenda of development and good governance and accused them of "blocking" important Bills in Parliament. After the opposition parties stalled proceedings in Parliament, Naidu...
  • Fighting TB: Lessons learned and the way forward 3 days ago

    Mumbai: As a member of Parliament in the world's largest democracy, it is my responsibility to voice my concern against major public health problems such as tuberculosis. TB is one of the biggest public health challenges facing India today. India bears the highest burden of TB in the world, with...
  • Janata Parivar ups the ante against NDA government, demands discussion on black money issue 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central government is facing a hard time in Parliament with the Janata Parivar led by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav hitting out at them over black money issue. Mulayam along with other SP leaders staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha protesting against the government over...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over forced conversions after opposition members enter well of the House 3 days ago

    With just two days left for the Winter Session of Parliament to end, key bills like GST Bill and Insurance Bill are likely to be discussed on Monday. ...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The head of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the...
  • No one can derail development agenda of Modi government: Amit Shah 4 days ago

    Chennai: Amid the raging controversy over a conversion bid by some Sangh Parivar outfits, BJP President Amit Shah asserted that such incidents would not derail the party-led NDA Government from its development agenda. "BJP has made its stand clear on conversions. And no one can derail the party (government) from...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Narendra Modi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled Parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Bhagwat said India was a "Hindu nation" where many Hindus had been...
  • Under fire, BJP puts the onus on Opposition to support law banning religious conversions 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Under attack over religious conversions in Agra, Bharatiya Janata Party has put the onus on the Opposition to support an anti-conversion bill. A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggested that a law banning conversions should be supported by opposition parties if they were against religious conversions, BJP chief...
  • Parliament panel seeks blueprint for advanced Railway e-ticketing system 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee has asked the Railways to submit a blueprint for its plan to implement the new generation advanced e-ticketing system under which seven lakh tickets could be booked per day. The public transporter has envisaged a better system which would work seamlessly even during high traffic when...
  • Two days left in winter session, fate of Insurance, Coal Bills hang in balance 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With only two working days left in the winter session of Parliament, the fate of the government's economic reform agenda, particularly the Insurance Bill and the Coal Bill, hangs in balance in view of strong opposition by some parties. The Insurance Bill, which provides for raising FDI cap from...
  • PM Modi may order insurance, coal reforms if vote delayed: officials 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may consider using an executive order to push through laws overhauling the insurance and coal sectors, if the increasingly fractious Parliament fails to pass them soon, two government officials said. Bitter and sometimes sectarian disputes between ruling party and opposition lawmakers have held up a...
  • Will not allow political obstructionism to stop Insurance Bill: Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after introducing the long-pending GST Bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government is "extremely determined" to push insurance sector reforms and will not allow political obstructionism to stop it. "The government is extremely determined to go ahead with this (insurance...
  • Bill to amend Electricity Act tabled in Lok Sabha 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Within days of cabinet approval, the government on Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, designed to bring in the much needed second phase of reforms in the power sector. The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 will promote competition, efficiency, and improvement in the supply...
  • Goods and Services Tax Bill introduced in Lok Sabha after nod by states, TMC sounds caution 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Aimed at creating a single tax for goods and services across the country, the Centre on Friday introduced the long-pending Constitution Amendment Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha for rollout of the new regime from April 2016 subsuming various levies like entry tax and...
  • Parliament members condemn Pakistan over bail to Mumbai attacks accused 6 days ago

    Members of Parliament irrespective of the political party condemned Pakistan after a court granted bail to 26/11 terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • India's 2014-15 GDP growth seen at around 5.5 per cent 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India's economy is expected to grow at around 5.5 per cent in the fiscal year to March 2015, the Finance Ministry said in a report tabled in Parliament on Friday. If the forecast materialises, it would mark an improvement from two successive years of below 5 per cent growth. The...
  • Parliament live: Prime Minister speaks on 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's bail 6 days ago

    With the Opposition giving the government a hard time in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row, the fate of several crucial bills hangs in a limbo. ...
  • Parliament Winter Session marred by disruptions, fate of crucial bills hangs in limbo 1 week ago

    New Delhi: With the Opposition giving the government a hard time in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row, the fate of several crucial bills hangs in a limbo. The government had planned to get key bills like Insurance Bill and GST Bill passed in the ongoing Winter Session. But with...
  • Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital for respiratory tract infection 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi was on Thursday admitted to a hospital for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection. "She has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for further treatment of the infection," AICC general secretary Ajay Maken said. Sonia had undergone surgery in the at a US hospital...
  • Cartoon of the day: The Winter session 2014 1 week ago

    As the 2014 Winter session nears its end with only three sessions left, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Chaos in Parliament as Opposition, Government call each other arrogant 1 week ago

    New Delhi: It has been a day of uproar in Parliament yet again with the opposition targeting the government over the Agra conversion row. The opposition parties maintained that a discussion is not enough and rather demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the government stood firm on its...
  • PM Modi won't make a statement on Agra conversion row in Parliament: sources 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Even as uproar continues in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row in Agra with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government sources say that there is not even a chance that the PM will speak in the House over the issue. According to sources,...