Tag: Lok Sabha

First part of budget session to end on February 13: Sources

NEW DELHI: The issue of farmers’ protests is likely to dominate the Budget Session of Parliament, the first part of which will now end on February 13 instead of February 15, sources said on Sunday. At an all-party meeting, the leaders of various parties raised farmers’ protests over farm laws and wanted a discussion on the […]

Budget session of Parliament from January 29

NEW DELHI: The Budget session of Parliament will begin on January 29 with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of both the Houses and the Union Budget will be presented on February 1. A communication from the Lok Sabha Secretariat said on Thursday that the session would conclude on April […]

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; Monsoon Session concludes

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday evening, bringing the Monsoon Session of Parliament to an end eight days ahead of schedule amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. The session started on September 14 with numerous changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time, the two Houses met at […]

Lok Sabha passes three labour codes amid boycott by Opposition

NEW DELHI:The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed three labour codes amid boycott of the House proceedings by several Opposition parties, including the Congress, in protest against the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha members. Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said the House is witnessing a historic day as these codes would provide salary security, social security and […]

Tata Projects Ltd wins bid to construct new parliament building: Officials

NEW DELHI: Tata Projects Limited on Wednesday won the bid to construct a new Parliament building at a cost of Rs 861.90 crore, officials said. The L&T Ltd had submitted a bid of Rs 865 crore, they said. “The Tata Projects Limited has won the contract to build a new Parliament building,” an official said. […]

Parliament passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to improve India’s aviation safety ratings and provide statutory status to regulatory institutions, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which provides for statutory backing to the DGCA, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident […]

Opposition parties planning joint offensive against Modi government in Parliament

NEW DELHI: Opposition parties are planning a joint offensive against the government to corner it in Parliament on issues of national security like the border situation with China, handling of the COVID pandemic, economy and GST compensation to states, sources said. Leaders of various opposition parties are expected to meet later this week to formulate […]

Parliament nod for removing Artticle 370 provisions, splitting Jammu and Kashmir to 2 Union Territories

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories. The resolution was adopted by Lok Sabha with 351 members voting in its support and 72 against it, while one member abstained. The […]

Passage of Triple Talaq, RTI Bills emboldened Moid government to scrap Article 370

NEW DELHI: The timing for the abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, could not have been better for the Narendra Modi government, which was emboldened to take the bold action after the passage of the Triple Talaq and RTI Bills in Rajya Sabha, sources said. The decision to annul […]

Lok Sabha clears bill to set up central, tribal university in Andhra Pradesh

NEW DELHI: A Bill to set up a central university and a tribal university in Andhra Pradesh was passed by the Lok Sabha on Friday. Moving the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019 for passage, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said the government has alloted Rs 450 crore for the central university and Rs 420 crore […]

India introduces quota bill in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha for 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward section in the general category. The Bill, approved by the Cabinet on Monday, was brought in on the last day of the Winter Session of the Lok Sabha. Union Minister […]

Home Minister introduces Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha today. The Bill seeks to facilitate acquisition of citizenship by six identified minority communities namely Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who came to India before 31st Dec., 2014. Moving the Bill, the […]

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