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  • Both UPA and NDA govts weakened Lokpal Bill: Anna Hazare Dec 15, 2017 07:15 PM IST

    Both UPA and NDA govts weakened Lokpal Bill: Anna Hazare

    Hazare alleged that former prime minister Manmohan Singh "weakened" the Lokpal Bill (when it was framed during his tenure) and Narendra Modi "further weakened" the law by presenting an amendment in Parliament.

  • Is Arvind Kejriwal an asset or a liability for AAP? Feb 10, 2014 04:03 PM IST

    Is Arvind Kejriwal an asset or a liability for AAP?

    Kejriwal is quickly moving from the asset side of AAP's ledger to liability. The main reason is his irresponsible nature: even if we discount his self-proclaimed title of anarchist, it is clear that he is quitter rather than a doer.

  • Lokpal Bill gets President's nod Jan 01, 2014 07:05 PM IST

    Lokpal Bill gets President's nod

    The Lok Sabha secretariat had yesterday sent to the Law Ministry a copy of the Bill which has been signed by Speaker Meira Kumar. The Bill was then forwarded to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the President's assent, official sources said.

  • UPA did more than any other govt to fight corruption: Rahul Dec 21, 2013 06:19 PM IST

    UPA did more than any other govt to fight corruption: Rahul

    He says a 3rd of the Indian population came out of poverty in the last 10 years. There is a need to raise manufacturing to 25% of GDP.

  • Lok Sabha passes Lokpal Bill amid protests over Telangana Dec 18, 2013 01:34 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes Lokpal Bill amid protests over Telangana

    Rahul Gandhi said that the Lokpal Bill alone is not enough to fight corruption. "It is the responsibility of the 15th Lok Sabha to approve all six anti-corruption bills. I request for extension of the session. Need to pass the Judicial Accountability Bill, the Whistle Blowers Bill."

  • Post RS clearance, Lokpal Bill set for Lok Sabha test today Dec 18, 2013 09:49 AM IST

    Post RS clearance, Lokpal Bill set for Lok Sabha test today

    This comes after a rare moment of camaraderie when the Congress-led UPA and BJP-led NDA came together to ensure the smooth passage of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday to take India a step closer to a strong anti-corruption ombudsman. The Bill was passed with several amendments.

  • Lokpal Bill gets RS nod, LS to consider tomorrow Dec 17, 2013 07:15 PM IST

    Lokpal Bill gets RS nod, LS to consider tomorrow

    The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011, which has been pending in the House for the last two years, was approved by voice vote after a five-hour debate. Samajwadi Party, which was strongly opposed to such a measure, boycotted the House proceedings after staging a walkout as soon as the debate began this morning.

  • SP adamant, disrupts Lokpal proceedings in Rajya Sabha Dec 17, 2013 11:27 AM IST

    SP adamant, disrupts Lokpal proceedings in Rajya Sabha

    Earlier on Tuesday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi replied to anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's letter on the Lokpal Bill saying the government was committed to the Bill. Anna had written to Rahul thanking him for his commitment to get the Lokpal Bill passed.

  • 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.

  • SP to oppose Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha tomorrow Dec 16, 2013 03:01 PM IST

    SP to oppose Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

    The SP chief is also learnt to have expressed his reservation on the Lokpal Bill to the government.

  • Lokpal Bill likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today Dec 13, 2013 10:36 AM IST

    Lokpal Bill likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

    The Samajwadi Party has already gone on record to say that it will oppose the Bill while the NCP says it will support it.

  • Socio economic reforms: Speeding on the information highway Mar 22, 2013 12:11 PM IST

    Socio economic reforms: Speeding on the information highway

    There has been a heavy emphasis on social reforms in India over the last several years. The nature of these social reforms has resulted in a situation where individuals have a bigger voice in the various events around them that occupy a spot in their daily lives.

  • Anna Hazare to tour country campaigning for Jan Lokpal Bill Feb 18, 2013 01:32 AM IST

    Anna Hazare to tour country campaigning for Jan Lokpal Bill

    Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare today said he would tour the entire country for the next one and a half years to campaign on his demand for the Jan Lokpal Bill.

  • Kiran Bedi backs new Lokpal draft Feb 01, 2013 09:31 AM IST

    Kiran Bedi backs new Lokpal draft

    Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who protested along with anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare for a strong Lokpal Bill, has come out in support of the new revised draft.

  • CBI under Lokpal supervision as Cabinet clears Bill Jan 31, 2013 10:08 PM IST

    CBI under Lokpal supervision as Cabinet clears Bill

    The Central Bureau of Investigation will be under the supervision of the Lokpal, while a public servant facing an inquiry by the Lokpal will be given an opportunity to be heard at the stage of the preliminary inquiry.

  • Lokpal to come up in Budget Session of Parl: Narayanasamy Jan 04, 2013 03:53 PM IST

    Lokpal to come up in Budget Session of Parl: Narayanasamy

    The Government has agreed on most of the recommendations of a Parliamentary select committee on Lokpal Bill and the legislation is likely to come up in the Budget Session of Parliament, Union Minister V Narayanasamy said.

  • Lokpal Bill to be delayed further Dec 19, 2012 03:02 PM IST

    Lokpal Bill to be delayed further

    The much-hyped Lokpal Bill will be delayed further with the government saying it will bring the measure in the Rajya Sabha in the Budget Session with required amendments in the light of the report of the Select Committee.

  • BJP leadership crisis giving upper hand to Cong: Sardesai Dec 06, 2012 09:54 PM IST

    BJP leadership crisis giving upper hand to Cong: Sardesai

    Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief, CNN-IBN, says that BJP‘s political strategy clearly has failed on the floor of the House. Unless internal crisis with the BJP is resolved it will give Congress a bit of breathing space.

  • Cabinet likely to approve amendments to Lokpal Bill Dec 05, 2012 10:07 PM IST

    Cabinet likely to approve amendments to Lokpal Bill

    The Cabinet is likely to consider giving post-facto approval to official amendments - including the one on delinking the formation of Lokayukta in states from the central bill - to the much-debated Lokpal Bill, tomorrow.

  • Parl adjourned after Oppn uproar over FDI, SC/ST Quota bill Nov 23, 2012 11:31 AM IST

    Parl adjourned after Oppn uproar over FDI, SC/ST Quota bill

    The much-sought-after Lokpal Bill will be on agenda on Friday as Parliament meets on day two of the winter session.

  • Winter session day 2: Key agenda on the table Nov 23, 2012 08:48 AM IST

    Winter session day 2: Key agenda on the table

    The much-sought-after Lokpal Bill will be on agenda on Friday as Parliament meets on day two of the winter session.

  • Select Committee report on Lokpal likely in RS tomorrow Nov 22, 2012 10:21 PM IST

    Select Committee report on Lokpal likely in RS tomorrow

    The report of the Select Committee on Lokpal Bill, which has recommended delinking creation of Lokayuktas in states from the central bill, is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.

  • Law Ministry favours safeguards for PMO officials: Lokpal Oct 25, 2012 03:34 PM IST

    Law Ministry favours safeguards for PMO officials: Lokpal

    The Law Ministry has favoured providing safeguards for officials of the PMO to insulate them from questioning by Lokpal on sensitive issues like national security, and the suggestion seems to have found support of some members of a Parliamentary panel.

  • Parliament deadlock: Over 90 bills pending Aug 24, 2012 08:30 AM IST

    Parliament deadlock: Over 90 bills pending

    While the government is under fire over the CAG report and the Opposition gunning for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation in the coal block allocations, UPA's reform agenda has been pushed to a corner.

  • Ramdev's 3-day symbolic fast to end today Aug 11, 2012 12:30 PM IST

    Ramdev's 3-day symbolic fast to end today

    Baba Ramdev's symbolic three-day fast at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi comes to an end on Saturday. However, on Friday Ramdev claimed that he would not leave his agitation until the government responded to his demands.

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