SPECIAL SESSION

  • Sensex edges up in thin trade during special session March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: In a range-bound trading, the BSE benchmark Sensex ended a shade higher by 1.57 points in the special 90-minute trading on Saturday as funds refrained from making any major commitments in the absence of global cues. The 30-share index, which has gained a moderate 13.66 points in the previous session,...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss Food Security ordinance today July 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is expected to take up the proposed Food Security ordinance on Wednesday. According to sources, the Cabinet may either consider clearing the ordinance or calling a special session of Parliament to pass the National Food Security Bill, which is held up in Parliament. Facing criticism from...
  • Naxal attack: Cong to boycott allparty meet called by Chhattisgarh CM May 29, 2013

    Bastar: The Naxal attack in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday wiped out the top leadership of the Congress in the state. The party has decided to boycott the allparty meet called by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday. A special session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly has also...
  • Cong for special Parliament session if there is unanimity May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Holding the opposition's "disruptionary tactics" responsible for not allowing passage of the Food Security and Land Acquisition Bills in Parliament's Budget Session, the Congress on Saturday expressed its willingness for a special session if the other parties were agreed. Congress spokesperson PC Chacko also said that the party...
  • Govt mulling Special Parl Session to pass crucial bills May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: With the crucial Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill still pending, sources say the government is mulling a Special Session of Parliament to get the bills passed. Reports also say the government is looking at the option of introducing an ordinance instead too. But the government had earlier...
  • Anti-rape law: Sharp divide over proposed amendments to Bill March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After the brutal Delhi gangrape incident, the government faced pressure to come up with stringent anti-rape laws to curb sexual violence against women. The Justice JS Verma committee proposed certain amendments in the existing rape laws. The Home Ministry now has proposed a few changes in the ordinance....
  • Govt rejects calls for special Parliament session: Sources January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Friday rejected the Opposition's demand to convene a special session of Parliament to discuss antirape laws, according to sources. The sources added that the discussion is likely to take place during the Budget Session. The threemember Justice Verma Committee's report may now come around the Budget...
  • Decision on Par session after Verma panel report: Govt December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid demands by the Opposition for convening of a special session of Parliament to pass stringent laws on crime against women, the government on Monday said the decision could be taken after Justice Verma Committee, set up for the purpose, submits its recommendations. Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram said...
  • Delhi gangrape: BJP for special session of Parliament December 29, 2012

    Shimla: Bharatiya Janata Party national vice president Shanta Kumar here on Saturday called for convening special session of Parliament immediately to discuss the issues arising out of Delhi gangrape case. Asserting that the issue of capital punishment for rape should be debated in the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha MP from Himachal...
  • Andhra to give statutory status to SC, ST subplan November 30, 2012

    Hyderabad: A threeday special session of the Andhra Pradesh legislature began on Friday to give statutory status to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribe subplan. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy introduced the Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Caste subplan Scheduled Tribe subplan Planning, Allocation and Utilisation of Financial Resources Bill 2012 in...
  • Omar 'proud' to attend special session of Parliament May 13, 2012

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is keenly looking forward to attend the special session of Parliament on Sunday to mark 60th anniversary of its sitting. "Looking forward to visiting Parliament House tomorrow, after ages, to attend the 60th anniversary event," Abdullah tweeted on Saturday. "Am proud of having been...