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  • Time for national policy on need for Upper House in state legislatures: Venkaiah Naidu Sep 03, 2018 07:30 AM IST

    Time for national policy on need for Upper House in state legislatures: Venkaiah Naidu

    The event was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and H D Deve Gowda, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Rajya Sabha Deputy Leader of Opposition Anand Sharma.

  • Whatever poll results, BJP to need consensus for reforms: Nomura May 17, 2016 09:05 AM IST

    Whatever poll results, BJP to need consensus for reforms: Nomura

    Overall, if the exit polls are accurate, then the state election results could marginally improve the BJP‘s seat tally in the Upper House, but the government will need to continue to build a consensus to push through legislative reforms in the Upper House, says Nomura

  • Rajya Sabha passes Real Estate Regulator Bill Mar 10, 2016 05:07 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha passes Real Estate Regulator Bill

    In the case of defaults or delays, the same rate of interest will be levied for promoters as well as buyers. The Bill also seeks to establish fast track dispute resolution mechanism

  • Govt lists GST in RS; BSP, Cong to agitate against VK Singh Dec 06, 2015 12:41 PM IST

    Govt lists GST in RS; BSP, Cong to agitate against VK Singh

    On its party, government has listed GST along with six other bills in Rajya Sabha for next week. Six bills have been listed in the Lok Sabha.

  • Lapse of land ordinance not a setback for govt: Jaitley Aug 31, 2015 04:15 PM IST

    Lapse of land ordinance not a setback for govt: Jaitley

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had yesterday announced that the government will not re-promulgate the controversial Ordinance on Land Acquisition which expires on Monday and declared readiness to incorporate any suggestion in the bill, which is pending in Rajya Sabha.

  • Very optimistic on passage of GST, other bills: Sitharaman Aug 14, 2015 06:03 PM IST

    Very optimistic on passage of GST, other bills: Sitharaman

    The minister was speaking on the sidelines of a party initiative to reach out to people to explain to them about what happened during the recently concluded Monsoon Session of Parliament.

  • Sinha urges Opposition to aid Centre in pushing reform laws Aug 05, 2015 07:50 AM IST

    Sinha urges Opposition to aid Centre in pushing reform laws

    The constitution amendment bill for roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been passed by Lok Sabha, and has to be now cleared by Rajya Sabha, where the government does not enjoy majority of its own.

  • Political infighting is denting the biz confidence: Moody's Jul 31, 2015 10:03 AM IST

    Political infighting is denting the biz confidence: Moody's

    While pegging India's true growth potential at near 10 percent, Moody's also warned that "GDP growth is not likely to rise above 7.5 percent if the government continues to over-promise and not deliver".

  • Moody's warns against curbing RBI autonomy on policy rates Jul 30, 2015 11:35 AM IST

    Moody's warns against curbing RBI autonomy on policy rates

    Moody's Analytics, an economic research unit of Moody's Corp, also raised a red flag over the Parliament logjam and said it is denting business confidence as key reform bills like land and GST are stuck.

  • Govt clears GST amendments, states to be compensated Jul 29, 2015 10:31 PM IST

    Govt clears GST amendments, states to be compensated

    The Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the GST bill to compensate states for revenue loss for five years on introduction of the uniform nationwide indirect tax regime, as has been suggested by Rajya Sabha Select Committee.

  • Retail prices of pulses jump up to 41% in last 1 year: Govt Jul 24, 2015 07:01 PM IST

    Retail prices of pulses jump up to 41% in last 1 year: Govt

    Prices of pulses have increased by up to 41 percent in retail markets during the last one year on decline in production due to account of adverse weather conditions, the government on Friday informed Parliament.

  • Stainless steel imports up 49% in FY15: Govt Jul 22, 2015 05:59 PM IST

    Stainless steel imports up 49% in FY15: Govt

    India, world's third largest steel producer, had imported 3.7 LT of stainless steel in 2013-14, showed data presented by Minister of State for Steel Vishnu Deo Sai in the Rajya Sabha.

  • Rajya Sabha panel endorses majority provisions of GST Bill Jul 22, 2015 02:15 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha panel endorses majority provisions of GST Bill

    The landmark bill on GST on Wednesday won majority support of the Rajya Sabha Select Committee, which endorsed almost all the provisions while also agreeing to demands of parties like TMC for a five-year compensation to states.

  • Inability to pass GST, Land Bill will slow things: Bhartia May 14, 2015 10:27 AM IST

    Inability to pass GST, Land Bill will slow things: Bhartia

    The Rajya Sabha approved 24 amendments relating to 16 issues. It also passed the Companies Act Amendment Bill. The Lok Sabha, where the ruling NDA has brute majority, passed the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill. However, both these Bills have been sent to panels or committees in the Rajya Sabha,

  • Rural woes, farmer's suicide force govt to delay Land Bill Apr 24, 2015 07:50 AM IST

    Rural woes, farmer's suicide force govt to delay Land Bill

    The death of farmer Gajendra Singh, who hanged himself from a tree during Aam Aadmi party's anti-Land Bill rally in New Delhi on Wednesday, dominated debate in Parliament on Thursday.

  • Congress to fight against Land Bill in Parliament session Apr 20, 2015 08:08 AM IST

    Congress to fight against Land Bill in Parliament session

    Parliament will reconvene on Monday after a month and the government faces the mammoth task of getting the re-promulgated land ordinance converted into legislation, the task they couldn't achieve in the first part of the Budget session due to stiff opposition in the Rajya Sabha where it struggles with numbers.

  • NDA's land bill will be rejected in RS: Sharad Yadav Apr 19, 2015 10:04 PM IST

    NDA's land bill will be rejected in RS: Sharad Yadav

    Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav today noted that NDA government's "controversial land acquisition bill" will be rejected by the opposition in Upper House of the Parliament.

  • CCPA recommends reconvening RS from Apri 23 to May 13 Apr 07, 2015 07:24 PM IST

    CCPA recommends reconvening RS from Apri 23 to May 13

    The bill on Land Acquisition, which provides for amending the Act of 2013, was passed by Lok Sabha during the first half of the session but it got stuck due to opposition in Rajya Sabha where ruling NDA is woefully short of numbers

  • MMDR, Coal bills to come up for debate in Rajya Sabha Mar 19, 2015 06:49 PM IST

    MMDR, Coal bills to come up for debate in Rajya Sabha

    If these bills are not cleared today, the government will extend the ongoing first half of the Budget session by a couple of days.

  • Govt to auction 15-20 more mines if Coal Bill passed in RS Mar 19, 2015 02:13 PM IST

    Govt to auction 15-20 more mines if Coal Bill passed in RS

    The Coal Ordinance which was re-promulgated in December would lapse on April 5. "Whatever action has already been taken is deemed to be valid, so we would have completed all our actions before April 5. As far as ongoing auction process is concerned nothing will get impacted.

  • BJP will seek passage of Mines, Coal Bills before Land Mar 19, 2015 08:16 AM IST

    BJP will seek passage of Mines, Coal Bills before Land

    According to sources, the party will evolve its strategy on the land acquisition bill only after assessing the response of various parties on the passage of two bills on mines and coal that were sent to the Select Committees of Rajya Sabha. The bills on mines and coal will come up tomorrow in the Upper House.

  • Govt open to extending first half of Budget session Mar 18, 2015 12:41 PM IST

    Govt open to extending first half of Budget session

    The first half of the session is otherwise slated to end on March 20. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, which met here on Tuesday, decided to hold two additional sittings on Monday and Tuesday "if required" to pass the two bills.

  • Insurance Bill introduced in LS amid opposition Mar 03, 2015 05:14 PM IST

    Insurance Bill introduced in LS amid opposition

    The Insurance Laws (Amendment) bill, 2015, seeks to replace an ordinance issued by the government earlier, which had come under sharp attack from various quarters. The bill seeks to amend the Insurance Act, 1938 and the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act 1972 and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999.

  • Insurance Bill tabled in Lok Sabha amid opposition Mar 03, 2015 04:55 PM IST

    Insurance Bill tabled in Lok Sabha amid opposition

    The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015, seeking higher foreign equity participation in Indian insurance companies, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today although it is still pending in Rajya Sabha.

  • Stalemate & obstructionism cannot go on in perpetuity: FM Dec 24, 2014 03:42 PM IST

    Stalemate & obstructionism cannot go on in perpetuity: FM

    Jaitley, a key strategist of BJP, suggested that the government may go to the extent of calling a joint session if the insurance bill is again blocked in the Upper House in the next session. The ruling party currently does not have the numbers in Rajya Sabha.

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