LS registers 116% productivity, session ends on sour note(17:34) By Rajnish Singh New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The winter session of the Lok Sabha registered 116 per cent productivity, one of the highest compared to the previous monsoon session, and broke many records, but concluded on a sour note on Friday due to an uproar following Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "Rape in India" remark.
RS adjourned sine die, records 100% productivity this session(15:06) New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The last day of the historic 250th session of the Rajya Sabha witnessed interruptions and uproar forcing the Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the House twice, but it recorded nearly 100 per cent productivity during this session.
Row in LS over Rahul's 'Rape in India' remark(12:38) New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Angry scenes were witnessed inside the Lok Sabha on Friday as the winter session drew to a close with fierce attack of the treasury bench all aimed at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his insensitive "Rape in India" remark. BJP members condemned the statement and sought an apology.
List of business in RS(10:58) New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha is expected to be adjourned sine die at the conclusion of its winter session on Friday. On the last working day in this session, the House will see the tabling of papers by 17 ministers, CAG report on Defence and Customs, reports by some parliamentary standing committees and six private members' business resolutions.
List of business in LS(08:34) New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is expected to adjourn the House sine die at the conclusion of its winter session on Friday during which over a dozen Bills passed, including the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
RS paves way for unified regulator for financial services(21:52) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Paving the way for setting up an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the international financial services centres (IFSCs), the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill.
Rajya Sabha passes Bill to extend SCs/STs quota(20:18) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Paving the way for extending reservations in the legislatures to the SCs and the STs for another 10 years, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019.
Farm Minister blames onion price hike on low output(18:10) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Facing flak over skyrocketing onion prices, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar blamed the rate hike on shortage created by low production this season. Tomar was speaking during a discussion on "Crop loss and its impact on farmers" in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Why no more nominations for Anglo-Indians: TMC leader(17:28) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With the Modi government hinting at the end of the Constitutional provisions for nominating Anglo-Indians to the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies, Trinamool Congress MP and also a member of the community Derek O'Brien made a blistering attack on the government.
Govt introduces Bill boost investment in financially distressed sectors(14:20) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha with provisions seeking removal of bottlenecks and streamline the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) aimed at protection of last mile funding to boost investment in financially distressed sectors, a move faced sharp objection of the opposition requesting to sent it to the Standing Committee.
Govt replicates Kashmir phenomena in NE: Congress on CAB(14:00) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) In the backdrop of rising tide of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in northeastern states, the Congress on Thursday accused the Centre of replicating Kashmir "phenomena" in the region by deploying Army and banning mobile internet.
List of business in RS(10:30) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Thursday List of Business in Rajya Sabha includes a motion for reference of a Bill to Joint Committee and Bills for passing and return, besides the tabling of papers by several union ministers and parliamentary committees.
List of business in LS(08:38) New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Thursday List of Legislative Business in the Lok Sabha includes three Bills which will be introduced for consideration and passing.
Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Bill, Sena abstains (Lead)(21:56) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) on Wednesday with 125 members voting for and 105 against the Bill. Earlier the demand for referring the Bill to the Select Committee was negated.
LS passes International Financial Services Bill(19:56) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill for setting up of an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market at the International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in India amid various objections raised by the opposition.
Govt has no stat on religious persecution: LoP in RS(19:38) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Questioning the rationale behind choosing only three countries for giving citizenship to minorities facing persecution there, Leader of Opposition (LoP) and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad asked the government why it was selective in countries and religion in the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Govt tables International Financial Services Bill in LS(19:20) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The International Financial Services Centre Authority Bill is aimed at brushing shoulders with the UK and Singapore in terms of global financial hub and make it possible for Indian firms to access the international market through the centre.
Assistance provided to displaced families: Union Min(18:56) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, said on Wednesday that assistance has been provided to the displaced families living in migrant camps in different parts of the country.
Don't politicise CAB: BJP's Bhupender Yadav(18:52) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Urging the opposition to stop creating an environment to divide the country, BJP leader Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday alleged when the Congress was in power for 10 years it did nothing for the persecuted people.
Govt lists out benefits for martyred J&K personnel(18:48) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, that 3 security force personnel including an SPO have lost their lives between August 5 and December 5 this year. He gave the details of benefits given to the next of kin of those CAPFs personnel, Army personnel and Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel killed in line of duty.
Pak, Afghan migrants granted citizenship in 3 years: Govt(18:26) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that 391 Afghans and 1595 Pakistan migrants have been granted Indian Citizenship during last three years.
Swamy digs old records to put heat on Congress over CAB(18:16) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Pulling out past records to turn the heat on opposition Congress, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that the grand old party had passed a resolution in 1947 for giving citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan.
Raut takes dig at PM, fires salvos on Shah in RS(17:04) New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that our muscular and powerful government should finish Pakistan if they do not like their language.