PARLIAMENT

  • Rahul Gandhi likely to return to Delhi after April 10: sources 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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,...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Mines and Minerals Bill, will be sent to Lok Sabha 1 week ago

    New Delhi: On the last day of the first leg of Parliament session, the government successfully got the Mines and Minerals Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Rejecting the demand of the Opposition parties, Rajya Sabha refused to allow the motion to send the Mines Bill to the select...
  • Is J&K CM supporting terror activities, asks Congress in Lok Sabha 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In response to Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge's remark on the issue of Kathua terror attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in the Lok Sabha on Friday. "Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel have killed two terrorists," said Singh saluting the personnel for their bravery. He informed...
  • Modi government keeps open option of extending Budget session for a week 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday kept open the option of extending Parliament session for a week if the bills on coal and mines and mineral are not decided by the Rajya Sabha on Thursday with Congress apparently trying to stonewall the measures. The contentious land bill, which was...
  • Islamic State group claims responsibility for Tunisia museum attack 1 week ago

    Tunis: The Islamic State group has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on Tunisia's national museum that killed 23 people, mostly tourists. Thursday's statement described the attack as a "blessed invasion of one of the dens of infidels and vice in Muslim Tunisia," and appeared on a forum...
  • Black money bill likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To check the black money menace, a bill is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday with stringent provisions to prosecute those stashing illicit wealth abroad, with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years. The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax) Bill,...
  • Government to auction 15-20 more mines if Coal Bill passed in Rajya Sabha March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The coal auction will resume by end of April or early May with 15-20 more mines, provided the Coal Mines bill is passed in Rajya Sabha or a new ordinance is promulgated. "If the Bill (Coal Mines) get passed (in Rajya Sabha) then there...
  • Opposition takes on government over Land Bill: As it happened March 19, 2015

    After organising protest march from the Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the unified opposition on Thursday is all set create trouble for Modi government in Rajya Sabha over the land bill. Earlier on Wednesday, Congress accused BJP of bulldozing the bill in Lok Sabha. ...
  • 20 foreign tourists, two locals killed as gunmen attack Tunisia museum March 19, 2015

    Tunis: Gunmen stormed Tunisia's national museum killing 20 foreign tourists and two Tunisians on Wednesday in an attack that raised fears for a rare success story of the Arab Spring. The brazen daytime assault sparked panic at the nearby Parliament and the National Bardo Museum, an iconic attraction in a country...
  • 'Don't expect land bill to come in 1st half of Budget session' says Congress March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Wednesday said it does not expect land acquisition bill will actually come before Parliament in first half of the Budget session a day after Sonia Gandhi led an Opposition march of 14 parties to President House on the issue. "Let us wait what comes before the Parliament and...
  • Gunmen storm Tunisian museum, kill two Tunisians, 17 foreign tourists March 18, 2015

    Tunis: Gunmen in military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum, killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians on Wednesday in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that has largely escaped the region's "Arab Spring" turmoil. Visitors from Italy, Germany, Poland and Spain were among the dead in the noon...
  • Tunisian forces free all hostages from Tunis museum after attack: official March 18, 2015

    Tunis: Tunisia's Interior Ministry says two gunmen and a security officer have been killed in a raid on a major museum that left several tourists dead. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Radio Mosaique that the standoff is over after the raid Wednesday afternoon. The two gunmen had opened fire...
  • Sonia Gandhi writes to Anna Hazare, vows to oppose Land Bill March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed her agreement with the concerns of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on the NDA government's Land Bill and vowed to oppose it at all fora. Sonia on Tuesday wrote a letter to the social activist in reply to his earlier missive and referred to...
  • Gunmen attack Tunisian Parliament, 8 killed, many taken hostages March 18, 2015

    Tunis: At least eight tourists were killed and others were taken hostage by militants who attacked Tunisia's Parliament compound, which includes a museum, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Wednesday. Foreign tourists ran for shelter, covered by security forces aiming rifles into the air, live television footage showed. Security forces...
  • CCPA to decide whether or not to extend Budget session of Parliament March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: With the government running short of time to pass some key bills, a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will on Wednesday take a call on whether to extend the first half of the budget session for a few more days or prorogue it on 20 March. Sources...
  • Sonia Gandhi led protest march against Land Bill March 17, 2015

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi led the protest march against the Land Bill from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Fourteen parties unitedly undertook the march terming the Bill anti-farmer. She said, "Secular forces in Parliament are determined to defeat PM's communal agenda. I request the President to intervene to protect the rights...
  • United Opposition marches against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill to Rashtrapati Bhavan March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: High drama was witnessed on the streets of the national capital as Opposition parties unitedly undertook a protest march against the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill on Tuesday. MPs from 14 opposition parties marched from Parliament to Rashtraparti Bhavan. Leaders from Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP), Trinamool Congress (TMC), CPI-M, CPI...
  • JDU chief Sharad Yadav's daughter defends her father's sexist remarks, asks why should he apologise March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: After Janata Dal United chief Sharad Yadav sparked a controversy in Parliament by commenting on the skin colour of south Indian women during the insurance bill debate on Friday, his daughter Suhasini Bundela has defended him. Speaking to CNN-IBN Suhasini said that her father has not said anything...
  • Uproar in Lok Sabha over nun gangrape case, TMC blames BJP for communal clashes March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Demanding answers from the West Bengal government, leaders from various parties raked up the issue of nun gangrape case in Parliament on Tuesday. Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused the government of creating a communal atmoshphere in the country. The government also dismissed the allegation of accusing the Opposition of politicising...