Reforms Bill

  • Government hopes to push key bills in last week of monsoon session September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is eyeing to push some key reform bills for discussion in Parliament in the last week of its monsoon session. With the government facing persistent attack over economic crisis and the Prime Minister promising more reforms, it is planning to introduce as many bills as possible...
  • US: Senate passes landmark immigration reform bill May 22, 2013

    Washington: The landmark immigration bill, which offers a path to citizenship for more than 11 million including over 260,000 Indians undocumented immigrants and increasing H1B visas today passed its first legislative test. The Senate Judiciary Committee on the fifth day of its deliberations that included 300 amendments to the...
  • US: Senators reach deal on H1B visa expansion plan May 21, 2013

    Washington: In a "major breakthrough", two influential American Senators on Tuesday reached an agreement on the contentious H1B visa expansion plan, which Congressional aides said is a compromise between the demand of the techindustry and the concerns of the labour unions. The deal reached between Democratic Senator Charles Schumer and...
  • No consensus on land reform bill in all-party meet March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Political parties failed on Thursday to agree on how to compensate farmers for land acquired for infrastructure and industrial projects, dashing market hopes of a breakthrough. The government wants parliament to pass a bill aimed at speeding up dozens of major projects throttled by India's notoriously slow land acquisition...
  • Singhvi matter is private: Salman Khurshid April 24, 2012

    Congress leader Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday that Parliament must be concerned with issues of public interest....
  • Parl session resumes, CD row may rock session April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The postrecess budget session of Parliament resumed on Tuesday. The government is planning to bring in three key finance sector reforms the Pension Regulatory Bill, the Insurance Bill and the Banking Reforms Bill in the current session. The priority, however, will be to see that the...
  • BJP keeps door open on financial reform bills March 18, 2012

    Kolkata: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said his party was not against supporting the financial reform bills if the government approached it with 'integrity and courage', but will remain opposed to FDI in multibrand retail. Sinha, chairman of the Parliament Standing Committee on Finance said that at a...
  • US Senate passes Wall Street Reform Bill May 19, 2011

    Washington: The US Senate on Thursday gave a final approval to a sweeping reform of the Wall Street to make financial institutions more accountable and prevent a repeat of the 2008 market collapse, handing out a major legislative victory to President Barack Obama. The Senate passed the Wall Street Reform Bill...
  • Cabinet to discuss five bills on higher education March 11, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will on Thursday discuss five bills that could change the face of higher education in the country. The bills include the Foreign Education Providers Bill, which will regulate foreign universities, willing to open shop in India. Incidentally foreign universities, willing to open shop in India, are at...
  • No tax reform bill this Budget session: Report February 12, 2010

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will not present a major tax reform to bring down corporate tax and simplify income tax rules this month, the Business Standard daily said on Friday, citing unnamed sources. The Direct Taxes Code bill was expected to be presented in the budget session of Parliament...
  • US Senate passes $871 bn healthcare reform bill December 25, 2009

    Washington: Handing out a huge Christmas eve political victory to President Barack Obama, the US Senate on Thursday passed a landmark $871 billion healthcare bill, the centrepiece of his domestic agenda, that will extend medicare services to 36 million uninsured Americans. The early morning legislation, which proposes sweeping changes in the...
  • One million protest abortion reforms Bill in Spain October 18, 2009

    Madrid: More than one million people took to the streets of Madrid to condemn plans by Spain's socialist government to liberalise abortion laws in the overwhelmingly Catholic country, organisers said. In warm autumnal sunshine, protesters staged an early evening march across the city behind a huge banner reading "Every Life Matters"...