In a move to prevent harassment of women, the government has decided to make registration of marriages compulsory
While moving a motion in the Upper House for electing one MP as a member of the Board, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien asked if the government was planning to close the body and stop subsidies to the rubber growers.
However, Jaitley who was present in the House, did not respond even as the Opposition members insisted for clarification from him on the issue.
"There is no such proposal under consideration of the government to take over the delayed residential projects and complete the same for home buyers," Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said during Question Hour.
The sale of 7.35 crore shares or 15 per cent stake would fetch about Rs 530 crore to the exchequer.
"As of July 1, 2017, there are 14 under construction hydro power projects (above 25 mw), totalling 5,055 mw, which are stalled due to various reasons," Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a reply to the Rajya Sabha.
"Trade deficit with China is a matter of concern. We are discussing the issue with China for greater access for Indian products and services in the Chinese market," Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said during Question Hour.
The meeting between the panel on loan waiver and bankers assumes significance as Congress led government was facing mounting pressure to implement the debt waiver, a key poll promise.
Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply to Lok Sabha that no debt waiver scheme for farmers was announced by the central government during the last three years.
While the term 'shell company' is not defined under the Companies Act, Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha that many such entities have been found to be indulging in large scale tax violations.
In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, V K Singh, the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, said the prime minister visited eight countries in the first second half of 2014, starting with Bhutan.
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the upgradation of technology for passenger facilitation was a continuous process.
Imposition of the duty is recommended by the Directorate General of Antidumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), an investigation arm of the commerce ministry, with a view to guard domestic players from cheap imports.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar reminded the opposition that a discussion on the issue of farmers is listed in today's agenda. He said the government was ready for a debate and would answer all the questions raised by members. "Do not interrupt the House. Let us debate," he said.
In a written reply, he also said that in future, as a policy, the airports may be known by the name of the city, in which, they are located/ served.
Amid protests in Gujarat by textile traders who are demanding rollback of 5 per cent GST on fabrics, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it is not correct to say that textiles sector was never taxed in independent India.
However, the Centre informed Parliament that there is a facility has been put in place for farmers to avail concessional debt.
"In the last two years, we have tried to dismantle lot of rules and laws, procedures and paperwork. We have scrapped about 1,200 laws which has never happened before," Kant told reporters here at an event.
The airline will operate a 78-seater aircraft for the route on which operations will commence from August 16.
The need for a fresh approach to gold is imperative. Here are a few recommendations which can be used to sort out gold trade.
Speaking at the silver jubilee function of Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Prabhu said a lot of people give advice on railways.
The government itself has abetted the smuggling of gold by changing its import duty structure for this yellow metal. Earlier, it used to be anywhere between Rs 100-250 per 10 gms. Today, it is 10 percent higher which translates into Rs 2,500 or more.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh are expected to brief a host of Opposition leaders on Thursday at Rajnath’s residence.
"The prices of petrol will come down in the range of 66 paise to Rs 1.77 per litre depending on the local taxes of the municipal corporations and other local bodies. Similarly, the diesel prices will come down in the range of Rs 1.25 to Rs 1.66 per litre," Bapat said.
"The Ministry of Shipping, in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, has announced reforms to the regulatory processes governing the cruise tourism industry in the country," an official statement said.