Mar 24, 2021 09:44 PM IST
The bill sought to give primacy to Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor (L-G) over the elected government.
- Mar 24, 2021 07:56 PM IST
The Upper House debated the amended Finance Bill 2021 that was approved by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It returned the bill after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had to curtail her reply to the discussion on the legislation after a verbal spat with TMC members over implementation of central schemes such as PM Kisan Yojana and Ayushman Bharat in West Bengal.
- Mar 24, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Replying to a debate on Finance Bill 2021 in the Rajya Sabha, she cited low inflation, higher GDP growth, record foreign investment and lower fiscal deficit to defend her government's handling of the economy.
- Mar 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST
The central government had announced a liquidity infusion scheme as part of AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan on May 13, 2020, in the backdrop of the outbreak of global pandemic COVID-19 in the country.
- Mar 22, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Earlier while moving the bill for consideration, Joshi said its major objective is to generate employment in the sector and enhance the contribution of the mining sector in the total GDP of the country.
- Mar 18, 2021 07:35 PM IST
The statement was issued by Sitharaman in the Rajya Sabha while replying to a debate on the insurance amendment bill.
- Mar 18, 2021 07:24 PM IST
Under the new structure, at least 50 percent of directors shall be independent directors, while specified percentage of profits being retained as a general reserve.
- Mar 18, 2021 07:19 AM IST
Replying to another question, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said there is no provision of detention centres under the Citizenship Act, 1955.
- Mar 17, 2021 03:20 PM IST
The Indian government should take a cue from the Australian parliament that passed the world's first law last month to ensure news media businesses are fairly remunerated for the content they generate, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said.
- Mar 16, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Environment ministry's expert appraisal committee (EAC) had recommended clearance for the government's ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project with a direction to the CPWD, who are the developers, to ensure no air pollution is caused during the demolition process.
- Mar 10, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Replying to a discussion on the Bill in the House, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said it makes the provision to avoid payment of tax payers' money as an award in those cases where the agreement or contract is 'induced by fraud or corruption'.
- Mar 10, 2021 04:04 PM IST
In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy also said the government has consistently emphasised to Pakistan to put an end to cross-border infiltration of terrorists and dismantle the infrastructure supporting terrorism on a permanent basis.
- Mar 09, 2021 03:30 PM IST
The additional DA for central government employees was halted last year, as the government moved to mop up financial resources in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Mar 08, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Since the Monsoon session of Parliament, convened in September 2020, the timings were curtailed in view of the COVID-19-related restrictions.
- Feb 28, 2021 07:18 PM IST
We are political rivals, but I appreciate that he doesn't hide his true self. Those who do, are living in bubble, said Ghulam Nabi Azad.
- Feb 18, 2021 07:29 PM IST
As the main opposition party in the state did not field any candidate, two BJP candidates are expected to be declared winners in the elections scheduled for March 1, returning officer C B Pandya said.
- Feb 12, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Besides discussion on the Budget, the House also debated for 15 hours on a motion thanking the President for his address to the joint sitting of Parliament at the start of the Budget session.
- Feb 12, 2021 03:05 PM IST
Speaking on the fiscal roadmap of the government, the Finance Minister said: “We have not hurried to say that next year the fiscal deficit will come down to something which we will like to see. We are going to be careful about how we come down that fiscal path without affecting or creating any hurdles to growth.”
- Feb 10, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Puri further said the floor and the ceiling price on airfares was an extraordinary measure which was necessitated by an extraordinary situation.
- Feb 10, 2021 06:14 PM IST
Scheduled international passenger traffic continues to remain suspended in India since March 23, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Feb 09, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Sugar mills of Uttar Pradesh owed Rs 7,555.09 crore, followed by Karnataka at Rs 3,585.18 crore and Maharashtra at Rs 2,030.31 crore, the data showed.
- Feb 09, 2021 06:03 PM IST
The chairman said the "spirit of democracy" in the context of the ordinance mechanism should be understood and to the extent possible, the government should return to the legislative process for enacting laws.
- Feb 09, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Seroprevalence is highest among doctors and nurses (26.6 percent), followed by para-medical staff (25.4 percent), field staff (25.3 percent), and administrative staff (24.9 percent), the Centre has informed.
- Feb 08, 2021 02:58 PM IST
Prime Minister defends farm reforms, says India can achieve great things if it comes together as one
- Feb 05, 2021 03:03 PM IST
Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President's address, the members of opposition parties attacked the government for dubbing the farmers protesting against the farm laws as "anti-nationals" and for "defaming" their agitation.