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  • Govt embarrased in RS; move to withdraw 3 bills scuttled Feb 24, 2015 07:37 PM IST

    Govt embarrased in RS; move to withdraw 3 bills scuttled

    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.

  • Winter session begins today; eyes on Insurance Bill, GST Nov 24, 2014 09:00 AM IST

    Winter session begins today; eyes on Insurance Bill, GST

    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.

  • Muslim-based parties may change basics of Indian politics Oct 22, 2014 06:10 PM IST

    Muslim-based parties may change basics of Indian politics

    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.

  • Live: If BJP is fine with NCP, it can go ahead, says Sena Oct 19, 2014 09:34 AM IST

    Live: If BJP is fine with NCP, it can go ahead, says Sena

    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.

  • Is BJP disadvantaged in multi-cornered contests? Feb 11, 2014 08:10 PM IST

    Is BJP disadvantaged in multi-cornered contests?

    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.

  • NDA wants Lokpal passed in din, SP, BSP skip all-party meet Dec 16, 2013 06:25 PM IST

    NDA wants Lokpal passed in din, SP, BSP skip all-party meet

    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.

  • AAP has damaged Mayawati more than Congress Dec 14, 2013 01:50 PM IST

    AAP has damaged Mayawati more than Congress

    AAP dented both Congress and BJP, and according to some estimates, for every one voter the BJP lost to AAP, the Congress lost six.

  • Cobrapost exposes 11 MPs willing to lobby foreign oil major Dec 12, 2013 08:28 PM IST

    Cobrapost exposes 11 MPs willing to lobby foreign oil major

    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.

  • UP govt maintains sugarcane SAP at Rs 280/quintal Nov 20, 2013 08:04 PM IST

    UP govt maintains sugarcane SAP at Rs 280/quintal

    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.

  • BJP may storm to power in Rajasthan with 115-125 seats Oct 30, 2013 09:22 AM IST

    BJP may storm to power in Rajasthan with 115-125 seats

    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.

  • Muzaffarnagar riots: UP Governor pulls up Akhilesh govt Sep 09, 2013 02:06 PM IST

    Muzaffarnagar riots: UP Governor pulls up Akhilesh govt

    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.

  • RTI Amendment Bill may come up for discussion tomorrow Sep 01, 2013 12:01 PM IST

    RTI Amendment Bill may come up for discussion tomorrow

    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.

  • No move to amend RTI Act for immunity to pol parties: Govt Jun 09, 2013 12:58 PM IST

    No move to amend RTI Act for immunity to pol parties: Govt

    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.

  • Fresh hurdle for FDI in retail, Rajya Sabha to re-vote Feb 15, 2013 06:40 PM IST

    Fresh hurdle for FDI in retail, Rajya Sabha to re-vote

    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.

  • BSP slams Centre for diesel price hike Jan 18, 2013 03:00 PM IST

    BSP slams Centre for diesel price hike

    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.

  • Food Bill: Opp blocks adoption of Par Panel's draft report Jan 11, 2013 08:42 PM IST

    Food Bill: Opp blocks adoption of Par Panel's draft report

    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

  • Mayawati attacks Ansari over Rajya Sabha disruptions Dec 12, 2012 09:26 PM IST

    Mayawati attacks Ansari over Rajya Sabha disruptions

    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.

  • JD(U) to act against MP who voted for FDI Dec 07, 2012 05:59 PM IST

    JD(U) to act against MP who voted for FDI

    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.

  • Re touches 1-month high on BSP support to govt on FDI Dec 07, 2012 09:17 AM IST

    Re touches 1-month high on BSP support to govt on FDI

    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.

  • Opposition calls FDI a bid to sell off country Dec 06, 2012 10:12 PM IST

    Opposition calls FDI a bid to sell off country

    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.

  • Shiv Sena calls FDI in retail a bid to sell off the country Dec 06, 2012 08:09 PM IST

    Shiv Sena calls FDI in retail a bid to sell off the country

    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."

  • FDI vote: After Lok Sabha win, govt hopeful on Rajya Sabha Dec 06, 2012 11:00 AM IST

    FDI vote: After Lok Sabha win, govt hopeful on Rajya Sabha

    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.

  • UPA govt wins vote on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha Dec 05, 2012 06:50 PM IST

    UPA govt wins vote on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha

    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.

  • Voting on FDI in retail begins in Lok Sabha Dec 05, 2012 06:10 PM IST

    Voting on FDI in retail begins in Lok Sabha

    BJP leader Sushma Swaraj targets Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, saying his constituency was against FDI, but his government was for it.

  • Motion against FDI: Govt in touch with parties for support Dec 05, 2012 11:00 AM IST

    Motion against FDI: Govt in touch with parties for support

    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.

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