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  • 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.

  • Insurance Bill: Panel for hiking FDI cap to 49% Dec 09, 2014 08:51 PM IST

    Insurance Bill: Panel for hiking FDI cap to 49%

    The panel is believed to have recommended that penalties on insurance companies be linked to seriousness of offences committed by them. It has suggested mechanism to ensure that there is minimum scope for subjective interpretation.

  • 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.

  • Land Bill back in LS for fresh approval Sep 05, 2013 05:55 PM IST

    Land Bill back in LS for fresh approval

    Lok Sabha Secretary General A Bal Shekar informed the House that the Rajya Sabha has returned the bill with amendments. The fresh amendments include one on dilution of retrospective clause with regard to acquisition of land for irrigation projects.

  • Land Bill back in LS for fresh approval Sep 05, 2013 04:35 PM IST

    Land Bill back in LS for fresh approval

    The Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed by Rajya Sabha last night, was today returned to Lok Sabha to seek its approval for the fresh amendments passed by the Upper House.

  • PM Abe's bloc wins big in upper house vote Jul 21, 2013 05:12 PM IST

    PM Abe's bloc wins big in upper house vote

    The victory gives the hawkish leader a stronger mandate for his "Abenomics" recipe to revive the economy and spells his personal political redemption after he led his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to a humiliating defeat in a 2007 upper house election.

  • Japan's ruling bloc likely to win upper house elections Jul 17, 2013 12:37 PM IST

    Japan's ruling bloc likely to win upper house elections

    Support for Abe's Liberal Democratic Party has consistently far outstripped that for other parties in the run up to the election.

  • 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, AIADMK and JD-U members were up on their feet in both Mar 26, 2012 02:00 PM IST

    BJP, AIADMK and JD-U members were up on their feet in both

    Houses raising slogans and displaying copies of the newspaper that carried the Army Chief's interview. In the Upper House, S S Ahluwalia (BJP) raised the issue of Army chief's allegation and demanded a statement from the government.

  • Lokpal Bill to come up in Rajya Sabha during Budget session Feb 07, 2012 09:02 PM IST

    Lokpal Bill to come up in Rajya Sabha during Budget session

    The much talked about Lokpal Bill is expected to be brought again for consideration in the Rajya Sabha during the second phase of the Budget session of Parliament.

  • Team Anna blames Ansari for Lokpal fiasco in Rajya Sabha Dec 30, 2011 07:00 PM IST

    Team Anna blames Ansari for Lokpal fiasco in Rajya Sabha

    Team Anna today faulted Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari for abruptly adjourning the Upper House sine die without a vote on the Lokpal Bill.

  • Lokpal appears headed for joint Parliament session: Bedi Dec 28, 2011 10:36 AM IST

    Lokpal appears headed for joint Parliament session: Bedi

    With numbers stacked against government in Rajya Sabha for passage of Lokpal Bill, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi today said the legislation appeared headed for a joint session of Parliament as the Upper House may pass a version different from the one passed in Lok Sabha.

  • Indian MPs get iPad lessons Aug 31, 2011 03:45 PM IST

    Indian MPs get iPad lessons

    The next time you see a parliament in session, and spot the MPs go their way through the sessions making quick notes on their iPad, don‘t be taken in by surprise.

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