PARLIAMENT

  • Despite Lok Sabha nod, fate of Insurance Bill hangs in balance Yesterday

    New Delhi: Fate of the Insurance Bill hangs in balance with the Congress expressing its opposition to the manner in which it was brought and approved by Lok Sabha and the government hinting at the possibility of a Joint Session to clear the key reform measure. With the BJP and its...
  • States should use additional funds for infrastructure: PM Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday suggested that additional funds and resources at the disposal of states should be directed primarily towards nation building, an official release said. At a meeting with 35 first-time Maharashtra MLAs, who called on him at the Parliament House, Modi highlighted the union government's...
  • Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill Yesterday

    New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill which seeks to merge the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. The bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday, was cleared by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. It seeks to amend the Citizenship...
  • Parliamentarians condemn interview of 2012 Delhi gangrape convict: Who said what 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Parliamentarians unitedly expressed their anger and condemned the interview of one of the convicts of 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder of a young girl, Mukesh Singh, by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin. MPs of both the Houses raised the issued and demanded that government take strict action in this regard and...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Nirbhaya documentary, Rajnath says filmmaker violated rules 2 days ago

    After the testimony of the Nirbhaya rapist Mukesh Singh sent shockwaves across the nation, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notice banning the telecast of the documentary containing his interview. ...
  • PM Modi asks BJP MPs to make people aware of Union budget 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Stating that the 2015-16 Budget had something in it for every Indian, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked BJP MPs to make people aware of its features. At a parliamentary party meeting of BJP legislators, the party which leads the government also reiterated its resolve about getting various...
  • Along with Congress-ruled states, we will focus on India's social issues to take the nation forward, says PM Modi 3 days ago

    "In a democracy threats do not work. This nation did not bend during the Emergency also," says PM Modi....
  • Rajnath Singh reiterates Centre's stand, dissociates from Mufti Sayeed's remarks on J&K 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said it did not endorse the controversial statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on the state Assembly polls, after a vociferous Opposition disrupted Lok Sabha proceedings seeking a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Responding to the Opposition demand, Home Minister...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 3 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 3 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: J&K CM Mufti says Afzal Guru's hanging travesty of justice; BJP distances itself 3 days ago

    A group of People's Democratoc Party (PDP) MLAs on Monday fired another salvo at its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) calling the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru issue as "a travesty of justice". The issue is sure to embarrass the PDP leadership too and expose chinks in the relations...
  • 661 MPs adopted villages for development under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana: Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: As many as 661 MPs have so far adopted a village under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11 last year with an aim of overall development of rural areas. Of them, 485 are from Lok Sabha and 176 are from Rajya...
  • PM Modi eats lunch in Parliament canteen, pays Rs 29 for veg thaali 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ate lunch in the Parliament canteen. Sources said the PM was accompanied by two MPs from Gujarat to the canteen, which serves highly subsidised food for the MPs, journalists and Parliament staff. The sources said the PM ordered a veg...
  • Seeking PM's response on Mufti Sayeed's remark on J&K polls, Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In heated scenes witnessed in Lok Sabha, the Opposition lambasted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants for the smooth conduct of elections in the state. Entering into a damage control mode, the government and the BJP made a...
  • Live: BJP disassociates itself with Mufti Sayeed's remarks thanking Pakistan for peaceful polls in J&K 4 days ago

    Among the issues to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Monday are the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015, the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants)Amendments Bill, 2014, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Mines and...
  • Budget 2015: India vows tough punishments to bring home 'black money' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India said it plans tougher punishments including jail terms of up to 10 years for those who hide undeclared cash outside the country and for the banks and advisers who help them, as it tries to bring back illicit billions stashed abroad. In his Budget address on Saturday, Finance...
  • FM Arun Jaitley drapes Budget speech documents in tri-colour 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ending an age-old convention, the Finance Ministry on Saturday came out with the Budget documents displaying different colours and a photograph of Parliament. The Budget speech, which is usually in plain blue, was this time in tri-colour - saffron, white and green. The other documents - Budget at a Glance,...
  • Arun Jaitley tutors BJP spokespersons on Union Budget 2015 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday tutored Bharatiya Janata Party spokespersons on Budget 2015 telling them what to speak in public. BJP parliamentary party had organised the meeting where all spokespersons, panelists and former MPs watched the entire Lok Sabha session in the party office. After presenting the Budget, the...
  • Highlights of Union Budget 2015 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Following are the highlights of the Union Budget 2015-16 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday: * No change in personal Income Tax * Health Insurance Premium deduction hiked from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000; for senior citizens to Rs 30,000 ...
  • Jan Dhan Yojana, transparent coal auction, Swachh Bharat major achievements of NDA government: Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    New Delhi: While presenting the first full-fledged Union Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley listed three major achievements of his government. Backing his Prime Minister's pet projects, Jaitley listed Jan Dhan Yojana and Swachh Bharat along with transparent auction of coal blocks as the major achievements. Under...
  • Government open to amendments in land bill in farmer interest: Nirmala Sitharaman 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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? February 26, 2015

    (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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 25, 2015

    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' February 25, 2015

    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...