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Rajya Sabha pays homage to Sushma Swaraj

When the House met for the day, Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu read out obituary reference on passing away of the senior BJP leader. He said Swaraj was “like my sister and used to call me Anna. Every year she used to tie me rakhi on Rakshabandhan”.   WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

Lok Sabha takes up Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019

Introducing the Bill, Home Minister said that Jammu & Kashmir is integral part of India, Therefore, Indian Parliament is competent to make laws for the state.   On the accusation of Congress to break rules in this regard, Mr. Shah asked congress to stop blaming and clear their stand on Jammu & Kashmir. Home Minister also explained the rule position ... Read More »

Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 to be tabled in Lok Sabha

The Lower House will also take up the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019 having provisions of 10 per cent reservation for Economically Weaker Sections among the general category. Home Minister Amit Shah assured the members on Monday that he would move the bill and the resolution for consideration of the House. He said that the opposition can ... Read More »

Govt introduces J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha; moves resolution revoking Article 370

Opposition members belonging from Congress, Left, TMC, SP, PDP, RJD and others created uproar in the House after the Minister’s announcement. The agitating members are sitting in the well and raising slogans.  Amid pandemonium, the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced. Earlier, Leader of the Opposition, Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded discussion on the prevailing situation in ... Read More »

Election Commission announces By-Polls to two Rajya Sabha seats

While Saini’s term was to end on 3 April 2024, Shekhar was to be a member of the upper house till 25 November 2020. The Election Commission said the bypolls will be held on August 26. The counting of votes will be held on the same day evening after the elections. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran App to read ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission bill 2019

The National Medical Commission Bill 2019 clearing the upper house hurdle with certain amendments. It will return to the Lok Sabha for passage in amended form and then the Presidential assent will make it a law. The aim of the bill is to better regulate medical education, address fees and financial irregularieties and improve the overall standard of medical services ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the amendments proposed in the bill aim to ensure timely admission and completion of corporate insolvency resolution process. The minister said that Amendments to insolvency law are aimed at ensuring greater timeliness for resolution process, which has to be completed in 330 days, and changes are to made in seven sections ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill

108 votes went in favour and 13 against the Bill.The bill has already been passed by Lok Sabha and will need to go back to the Lower House for approval.It contains provisions for improving the transport scenario in India  and has brought in stiff penalties for traffic violations. Speaking on the bill in Rajya Sabha, Union Road Transport and Highways ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha passes triple talaq bill

The final hurdle to make it an act has been cleared and India looks set to move away from the shadows of this regressive practice which has already been banned in many muslim nations.  Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad moved the bill in Rajya Sabha, saying it has been brought to ensure justice for Muslim women and should not be ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill, 2019

The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on July 8. Ram Vilas Paswan said the Consumer Protection Act came into effect in 1986 and since then the law has not been revisited.  He said the central government will set up a Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) to promote, protect and ... Read More »

Discussion underway on triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad moved the bill for consideration and passage. The Bill is aimed at protecting the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing instant triple talaq by their husbands. The Bill proposes to make the triple talaq as a cognizable offence. It also provides allowance to victim women and their dependent ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha to vote on Triple Talaq bill today

Rajya sabha will vote on the Triple Talaq bill on Tuesday. The bill, which criminalises instant divorce by Muslim men and seeks jail term for the guilty, has already been passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote. The bill was passed by the 16th Lok Sabha but could not pass the Rajya Sabha hurdle. Lok sabha will vote ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill

The Bill seeks to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 which provides a time-bound process for resolving insolvency in companies and among individuals. Replying to a debate on the bill, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman highlighted the need of amendment in the IBC 2016. She said the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Bill has been brought to remove ambiguity ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill 2019

The Bill seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. It is aimed at providing a medical education that improves access to quality and affordable medical education. The bill will also ensure the availability of adequate and high-quality medical professionals in all parts of the country besides promoting equitable and universal healthcare that encourages community health perspective. The Bill ... Read More »

Azam Khan apologises for sexist remark in Lok Sabha

Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan on Monday apologised before Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for his “sexist” remarks against BJP member Rama Devi during the session of the House on July 25. Rama Devi however did not accept his apology. She said that Azam Khan’s remark has hurt both women and men in India. She added that such comments are ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes Companies Amendment Bill

The Bill also seeks to amend the Companies Act, 2013. It aims to tighten Corporate Social Responsibility compliance, transfer certain responsibilities to National Company Law Tribunal and recatgorise certain offences as civil offences. Responding to debate on the bill, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, the bill will ensure improved ease of doing business for the companies. She said, it will ... Read More »

Pressure mounts on SP MP Azam Khan to apologise for his remarks in Lok Sabha

Leaders from all the political parties termed the remark as inappropriate. Union Ministers condemned Azam Khan’s objectionable comment and demanded stringent action against him in order to ensure no such incident is repeated. Leaders from various political parties also expressed dissent over the Azam khan’s objectionable comment. Urging political parties to unite on the issue, the leaders demanded that the ... Read More »

Lok Sabha to take triple talaq bill for consideration, passage

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will move the bill to protect the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing talaq by their husbands and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Also the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 will be moved by Union Health Minister for consideration and passing in the lower house.  ... Read More »

Lok Sabha discusses Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill

Making a statement in Lok Sabha on Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, Home Minister Amit Shah said that previous Congress led government had brought the law and made it stringent to fight the menace of terror, which was the need of the hour. In the same way present government is also trying to handle terror with an iron hand.  Home ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes Motor vehicle Amendment Bill

The bill aims at improving road safety, weeding out corruption from transportation department and ushering in use of technology to regulate traffic. During the discussion, minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari assured the states that their rights would not be violated. Apart from this, the government also introduced the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes RTI amendment Bill

To become a law, the bill will now need the approval of the Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority. The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, passed with a voice vote in the Lower House, seeks to empower the central government on deciding the terms of chief information commissioners and information commissioners at both the central and ... Read More »

National Medical Commission Bill to be introduced in Lok Sabha today

National Medical Commission Bill 2019 will be introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan said that he will introduce the bill in the lower house. The new NMC Bill has been approved by the Cabinet on last week. The NMC Bill proposes reforms in medical education, and seeks to replace Medical ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes Bill for Central Universities in Andhra Pradesh

The Lok Saba has passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill,2019 by voice vote.  The Bill seeks to establish two new universities- the Central University and the Central Tribal University in  Andhra Pradesh.  Replying to a debate on the bill, Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said,  the Universities will be set up with a cost of  1700 crore rupees in four ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha: FM Nirmala Sitharaman replies to debate on Budget 

Finance Minister replied to the debate on the Union Budget in Rajya Sabha today. She said that the aim of the Budget is to propel India to become a 5 Trillion dollar economy by 2024. Finance Minister said that the Budget reflects the firm commitment of the government to boost investment in agriculture and social sector particularly healthcare.  The Budget ... Read More »

Six candidates from Tamil Nadu elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

They include two candidates each from the AIADMK and DMK and one each from the PMK and MDMK. From the ruling AIADMK, the former State Minister Mohamed Jan and the party’s Salem town functionary Chandrasekharan were elected along with Dr Anbumani Ramadoss of the PMK, its ally.  From the DMK, the former Additional Solicitor General P.Wilson and the party’s trade ... Read More »

Lok Sabha: FM Nirmala Sitharaman responds to the budget discussion

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded to the budget discussion which lasted for two days in Lok Sabha. She made it clear that the Government is committed to pursuing fiscal consolidation without compromising on any public spending. Sitharaman also said that the 2019-20 budget shows the Government’s commitment to maintain the fiscal deficit within 3.3 percent of the GDP while ... Read More »

Lok Sabha to resume discussions on Union Budget

Tuesday, the discussion on the budget were held amidst protests by the Congress and TMC members over Karnataka issue and disinvestment in PSUs. Participating in the discussion, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore of BJP said that the budget is the foundation of robust development of the country and it lays a roadmap for New India. He said, the country has now become ... Read More »

Productive day in Parliament: 8 Bills introduced in Lok Sabha  

Proceedings of both houses of the Parliament were in full swing on Monday. In the lower house, discussions were held on recently announced Union Budget and 8 bills were also introduced, while two important bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha.  The bills that were introduced in the Lok Sabha included the DNA Technology Regulation Bill, The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) ... Read More »

8  Bills introduced in Lok Sabha

In Lok Sabha, 8 significant Bills were tabled today. Union Minister Harshvardhan introduced DNA Technology Regulation Bill. Reacting on the Bill, Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary and Shashi Tharoor raised objection. Dr Harshvardhan assured the house that all concerns will be discussed during the discussion. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy introduced the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment ... Read More »

Lok Sabha to take up discussion on Union Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Budget on Friday. Home Minister Amit Shah will introduce the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 and the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 and the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will also be introduced in the Lower House.  The Rajya Sabha is scheduled to debate the ... Read More »

EAM S Jaishankar wins Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat

Gujarat Bhartiya Janata Party OBC front leader Jugalji Thakor also emerged victorious in the bypolls Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat, which were held in the assembly premises in Gandhinagar on Friday. EAM S. Jaishankar secured 104 votes and BJP OBC front leader Jugalji Thakor secured 105, while Congress candidates Chandrika Chudasama and Gaurav Pandya managed to get 70 votes each. WhatsApp ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha discusses the need for electoral reforms 

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday held a short duration discussion under rule 176 on the issue of electoral reforms in the country. 14 opposition parties including Congress, TMC had given notice for the discussion on poll reforms. Participating in the discussion, Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the voter today know the value of vote. he attacked the opposition ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha discusses J&K Reservation (Amendment) Bill 2019

The bill proposes to give reservation in educational institutions and government jobs to people living within 10 kilometres of the International Border in Jammu. The Bill will replace the Ordinance promulgated in this regard. The Home Minister informed the house that over 3.5 lakh students of 435 villages in border districts of Jammu and Kashmir will be benefited from the bill. ... Read More »

Lok Sabha approves extension of President’s rule in J&K by six months

The lower house also gave its approval to the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill 2019. Home Minister Amit Shah asserted in the Lok Sabha that the Modi government has ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards terrorism and its ideology is to ensure protection of borders and make the country free of terrorism. Replying to a statutory resolution seeking Lok Sabha’s nod ... Read More »

Aadhaar (Amendment) Bill listed for consideration & passing in Lok Sabha

The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019 is listed to be introduced the House.  It provides for the reservation of posts in appointments by direct recruitment of persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the socially and educationally backward classes and the economically weaker sections, to teachers’ cadre in certain central educational institutions.  In Rajya ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes SEZ Amendment Bill

The Opposition members, however, opposed the bill. It was initially promulgated as an ordinance in March prior to the announcement of General Elections. NK Premachandran of Revolutionary Socialist Party also moved a statutory resolution to disapprove the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019. Both were taken together for the consideration of the House. Participating in the debate, MP Premachandran said ... Read More »

EAM Dr. S Jaishankar files Rajya Sabha nomination papers today

External Affairs Minister formally joined BJP in the presence of party working president JP Nadda at a ceremony at his office in Parliament on Monday.  A career diplomat and a former foreign secretary hailed for his expertise on India-US relation was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his government and was sworn as external affairs minister on May 30. ... Read More »

EAM Dr. S Jaishankar to file Rajya Sabha papers today

External Affairs Minister formally joined BJP in the presence of party working president JP Nadda at a ceremony at his office in Parliament on Monday.  A career diplomat and a former foreign secretary hailed for his expertise on India-US relation was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his government and was sworn as external affairs minister on May 30. ... Read More »

J&K Reservation Amendment Bill 2019 introduced in Lok Sabha

The bill seeks to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act of 2004, extending the benefits of reservation to people living near the international border in the state. The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was also introduced in the house. The bill proposes to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar for authentication and identity proof in opening bank accounts ... Read More »

Last day of filing of nomination for by-polls to 6 Rajya Sabha seats

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and OBC youth leader from Mehsana Jugalji Thakor, will file their nominations as BJP candidates from Gujarat for the by-polls of two Rajya Sabha seats today. By-polls for the seats were necessitated following the resignations of national president Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani who were elected to the Lok Sabha. Polling and counting ... Read More »

Aadhar (Amendment) Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The Bill seeks to amend Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016, the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002. The Bill also proposes to give children an option to exit from the biometric ID programme on attaining 18 years of age. NK Premachandran of RSP opposed the introduction ... Read More »

Lok Sabha takes up Motion of Thanks on President’s address

The motion was moved by Union Minister of State Pratap Chandra Sarangi. The Rajya Sabha is also scheduled to take up the motion today. Newly appointed BJP working President JP Nadda will open the debate in the Upper House. President Ram Nath Kovind had addressed the joint sitting of both Houses on the 20th of this month. The Parliament session ... Read More »

Fresh Anti Triple Talaq Bill introduced in 17th Lok Sabha

A fresh bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq was introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday amid vehement protests by opposition members. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019 became the first legislation to be tabled in Parliament by the Narendra Modi Government in its second term. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserted that the ... Read More »