Feb 24, 2015 07:37 PM IST
Finance Minister and Leader of the House Arun Jaitley referred to the rules of business, stating that the withdrawal had become necessary as in all the three Bills, Ordinances had been proclaimed and the Bill substituting the Ordinances had to be introduced.
- Nov 24, 2014 09:00 AM IST
The Insurance Amendment Bill and the GST Act are also a part of government economic reforms agenda. The Insurance Bill was referred to the select committee in the last session. The Trinamool Congress is likely to oppose it this time too. The party also intends to take on the Centre on the issue of black money.
- Oct 22, 2014 06:10 PM IST
In the past, the Muslim vote in Maharashtra either went to the Congress, NCP or the Samajwadi party (in pockets of Mumbai and Bhiwandi). This time, the AIMIM has replaced the Samajwadi party as the preferred choice among Muslim-only parties. In 2009, the Samajwadi party got three seats; this time it got only one.
- Oct 19, 2014 09:34 AM IST
As per the latest tally, BJP has emerged as the largest party in Maharashtra, but has fallen short of majority. BJP's former ally Shiv Sena is distant second.
- Feb 11, 2014 08:10 PM IST
The data suggest that in 2009, the BJP won 51 percent of its straight fights, but only 31 percent of its multi-cornered fights. The Congress, on the other hand, won 55 percent and 58 percent respectively.
- Dec 16, 2013 06:25 PM IST
Ansari had called an-all party meet on Monday at 4 pm in an attempt to break the deadlock over the Lokpal Bill. The government said that all efforts are on to ensure the Lokpal Bill is passed in the current session of Parliament.
- Dec 14, 2013 01:50 PM IST
AAP dented both Congress and BJP, and according to some estimates, for every one voter the BJP lost to AAP, the Congress lost six.
- Dec 12, 2013 08:28 PM IST
In its latest undercover investigation, codenamed operation Falcon Claw, investigative website Cobrapost has exposed a bunch of parliamentarians who are willing to not only write recommendation letters but also lobby with the Union Ministry of Petroleum for a foreign company to help it secure oil exploration and rigging rights in the Northeast.
- Nov 20, 2013 08:04 PM IST
In the meeting held by the senior Cabinet ministers in the afternoon, the finance minister said that the Cabinet will take a decision on the sugar issue, next week. However, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said no decision was taken, as the central government is not in the position to give any money.
- Oct 30, 2013 09:22 AM IST
Corruption and rising prices may crush the Congress government of Ashok Gehlot and result in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) storming back to power after five years.
- Sep 09, 2013 02:06 PM IST
The UP Governor has also called for more police presence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas. Schools and colleges are shut for the next three days. A curfew is on three police station zones in Muzaffarnagar with the Army carrying out flag marches in rural areas.
- Sep 01, 2013 12:01 PM IST
A Bill seeking to amend the RTI Act to shield political parties from providing information under the transparency law is scheduled to come up for discussion in Lok Sabha tomorrow.
- Jun 09, 2013 12:58 PM IST
Officials in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which acts as nodal department for the implementation of RTI Act, said they have gone through the Central Information Commission's order and there was nothing that warranted their intervention.
- Feb 15, 2013 06:40 PM IST
The decision to allow FDI in the multi-brand retail sector by the government is set to face a fresh vote in the Rajya Sabha during the budget session.
- Jan 18, 2013 03:00 PM IST
BSP today slammed the Centre for diesel price hike but ruled out withdrawing outside support to the UPA government saying it would give the Congress-led alliance another chance to do "wonders" in its last months.
- Jan 11, 2013 08:42 PM IST
Opposition parties-led by BJP today blocked adoption of a draft report of a Parliamentary Panel on the Food Bill because of differences on issues like coverage of poor people and quantity of grains to be supplied
- Dec 12, 2012 09:26 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday accused the government of not being serious about the quota promotion bill, warning it of dire circumstances, even as she lashed out at Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari for repeated adjournments of the House and his failure to ensure its smooth functioning.
- Dec 07, 2012 05:59 PM IST
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said that the party would take action against MP Upendra Kushwaha for voting in favour of the UPA government on the issue of FDI in retail in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.
- Dec 07, 2012 09:17 AM IST
The rupee has touched a one-month high to closed at 54.134, on hopes of strong fund flows as the BSP lends support to the government on the FDI issue in the Rajya Sabha explains CNBC-TV18‘s banking editor Latha Venkatesh.
- Dec 06, 2012 10:12 PM IST
As the debate on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail continued in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, in a huge boost to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's chances, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati declared that she would vote for the government on the issue.
- Dec 06, 2012 08:09 PM IST
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut says that FDI in retail is a bid by the government to sell off the country. Citing Bofors, 2G spectrum and coal scams, the Shiv Sena leader said, "Till now the government has looted the country, but now it wants to sell it off."
- Dec 06, 2012 11:00 AM IST
Buoyed by Lok Sabha's approval of its decision on FDI in multi-brand retail, the government on Wednesday night expressed confidence it will muster the numbers in Rajya Sabha also to defeat the Opposition motion against the contentious measure.
- Dec 05, 2012 06:50 PM IST
The UPA-led government has won foreign direct investment (FDI) vote in multi-brand retail in Lok Sabha. While there were 218 votes against the FDI, there were 253 votes in the favour of the government's move.
- Dec 05, 2012 06:10 PM IST
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj targets Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, saying his constituency was against FDI, but his government was for it.
- Dec 05, 2012 11:00 AM IST
Against the backdrop of BSP and SP keeping their cards close to their chest on voting in Lok Sabha on a motion against FDI, the government on Wednesday said it was in touch with various parties for their support.