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Will march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors if farm laws not repealed: Rakesh Tikait

SIKAR: Issuing a warning to the Central Government (Narendra Modi government), Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said if the three laws are not repealed, the farmers will march to the Parliament on 40 lakh tractors. Speaking at a farmers’ rally in Sikar in Rajasthan, Tikait said, “Our next call will be […]

Parliament approves Jammu and Kashmir reorganisation amendment bill

NEW DELHI: A bill to merge the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cadre of all-India services officers with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre was passed by Lok Sabha on Saturday by a voice vote. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 has already been passed by Rajya Sabha. The statutory resolution, […]

Modi government to seek Parliament’s nod for additional Rs 37,000 crore infrastructure push

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (Centre) will seek the Parliament’s approval for additional spending of Rs 37,000 crore on infrastructure development in the second batch of supplementary demands for grant. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had earlier in the month announced that Centre’s capital expenditure budget for current fiscal has been increased by an additional […]

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 allowed to function to topple Madhya Pradesh government

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Sunday came down heavily on the BJP government at the Centre, accusing it of being responsible for the situation arising out of coronavirus in the country. He also alleged that the Centre ran Parliament only to ensure that the Madhya Pradesh assembly could function and the Congress […]

Parliament approves amendment to UAPA Amendment bill

NEW DELHI: The Parliament on Friday approved an amendment to the anti-terror law to give powers to the central government to designate an individual as terrorist and seize his properties. While Lok Sabha had passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 on July 24, […]

Government working out package for BSNL, MTNL: Ravi Shankar Prasad in Parliament

NEW DELHI: The government of India is committed to making the services of state-owned telecom companies BSNL and MTNL professional and it is working on evolving a package in this regard, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Rajya Sabha Thursday. Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, the minister said the BSNL has 50 […]

Will ask PAC to call AG CAG to know when was CAG report on Rafale tabled in Parliament: Kharge

NEW DELHI: A day after the Supreme Court of India verdict on the Rafale deal, Public Accounts Committee chairman Mallikarjun Kharge said on Saturday he will request all members of the panel to summon the Attorney General and the CAG to ask them when was the public auditor’s report tabled in Parliament. The senior Congress […]

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