He also underlined the need for applying the "principle of proportionality" while taking into consideration the consequences of competition norms.
Gujarat finance minister Saurabh Patel tells CNBC-TV18 that the states are yet to hear from the Centre on the proposed amendments.
Rich natural resources combined with talent of youth gives the Northeast the potential to play a key role in the development journey, the Prime Minister noted.
Given that it is far short of a majority in the Rajya Sabha, the only easy road to legislation is a deal with the Congress, which has 69 seats in a 245-member house with a current strength of 241. The halfway mark is 121.
Nitin Gadkari hopes to get Cabinet nod for changes to the Motor Vehicle Act soon, which he adds would be based on the US and UK norms. He hopes to move amendments to the Act in this session.
Contesting the Opposition charge in this regard, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu cited BJP's Lok Sabha election manifesto which said a task force would be set up to deal with the problem of black money.
The leaders are making the last effort at the retreat to push the Pakistani premier to ink the regional connectivity agreements. Pakistan stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity on Wednesday on the pretext that they have not completed the "internal process".
Identity of 427 account holders abroad has been established and 250 of them have admitted to having accounts, the Finance Minister revealed while asserting that the government is on the right track in bringing back illicit money stashed abroad.
Just as one swallow does not make a summer‘s day, one phase of high voting does not signal a big turnaround in voter sentiment in J&K.
The main reason why legislation will not happen is our perennial election season â€“ which will continue till February, when Delhi goes to the polls.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government completed six months in office, Congress leader Kamal Nath slammed the Centre for making false promises.
"100 percent flawless polls in 1st phase in Jammu and Kashmir and not a single incident which vitiates poll process," Sampath told reporters.
The big ticket issue is IPR, with us raising red flags on compulsory licence as well as Section 3d of the Patents Act that prevents ever greening of patents. Moreover, retro tax issues continue to haunt US-based companies.
Congress leader Kamal Nath says they will not let the government dilute the Land Acquisition Act, as the Act has been finalised after a lot of deliberations.
Except for contentious issues such as the Land Acquisition Act, in which the Congress has pledged to not allow alterations, most bills are fairly uncontroversial and may be make progress in the Winter Session, senior journalist Aditi Phadnis of the Business Standard.
Addressing the media, Modi exuded confidence that in this winter season, "I hope that we will be able to conduct business with a calm mind."
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets.
It remains to be seen whether it will reduce the â€œsecularâ€ parties to a zero or force them to recognise their limitations as secular parties and band together.
Addressing a CII delegation, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the proposed interface will facilitate quick approval of applications for setting up industries in an effective and transparent manner.
Urging a holistic and pragmatic approach in dealing with environment and development, Goyal said, "Once the development needs of a country are addressed then talking about environment makes sense."
Narendra Modi has changed the game in Jammu & Kashmir where the moral ground is slipping from under the separatists and the dynasts. From Omar Abdullah to the PDP‘s Mehbooba Mufti, all are forced to acknowledge the change and fight for their political spaces.
India needs to launch a thousand experiments with improving its democracy â€” and this can't happen if we shout down every innovation even before it is tried out. We have too many naysayers and too few doers.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed the conclave and hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NDA leaders were not invited for the event.
The 13-day-old BJP government in Maharashtra today won the trust vote in the Assembly but the passage of the confidence motion triggered a huge controversy with Shiv Sena and Congress contesting the procedure and claiming it had failed to prove majority.
Whichever way one looks at it, Maharashtra is in for interesting times. The BJP leadership will be ruing the fact that it tried to drive too hard a bargain with the Sena given the numbers it got on 19 October.