An attempt is being made to change the narrative so that the proposal is seen as something the Election Commission wants rather than an agenda the Modi government is actively pursuing.
While Assam had a woman chief minister in 1980, quite a few legislative assemblies of the northeastern states had ended their term without having a single woman MLA.
Thanks to the uneven utilisation of funds, actual spending on amenities like foot overbridges has seen negative growth in recent years.
Satpathy says he does not buy that there is no alternative to Modi in the next general elections and is confident of the re-emergence of the regional parties.
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The Bill to establish a National Commission for the Backward Classes cannot be sent to the president because different versions were passed in the two houses. But how did this happen?
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The Bill passed seeks to strengthen corporate standards,deal stringently with defaulters and improve ease of doing business.
Data from 2013 and even 2011 – before the Modi government was in power – was referenced in a Lok Sabha session to answer queries on the current issues in the agriculture sector.
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Lok Sabha member B. Mahtab said that 2.7 billion units of electricity could be saved if the time zone was advanced by half-an-hour in the northeast region.
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Contrary to the finance minister’s assurance in the Budget speech, amendments to the Finance Bill ensuring anonymity to the donor as well as the receiver will only add opacity to political donations.
The debate and discussion that went into this Bill stand in stark contrast to other recent ‘backdoor’ parliamentary decisions, such as the Finance Bill.
In the current Lok Sabha, 18% of Adityanath’s debates have focussed on Hindu issues, including cow slaughter, enforcing a uniform civil code and protection of Hindu pilgrims.
Despite the number of youth joining militancy and cases of infiltration rising, the MHA insists that the situation in the state is on the mend.
Various water conservation schemes have been initiated to meet the rising power demand, Piyush Goyal said.
Recent events show that Babasaheb Ambedkar’s fears of democracy giving way to dictatorship if the authority of its leaders remains unchecked may not have been unfounded.
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at.
There have been multiple complaints of comments made in the Rajya Sabha being edited out of the official records.
For the government to truly fight black money and ensure complete transparency in political funding, the ambit of the Right to Information Act must be expanded to include political parties.
Rising non-performing assets and sluggish economic growth have led to a decline in corporate borrowing, inhibiting the anticipated lending bonanza to companies from banks after demonetisation.
To tackle black money that originates in the process of electing MPs and MLAs, the legal provision that freezes the number of Lok Sabha and state assembly states must be revisited.
A bill which seeks to tax money deposited in banks post demonetisation was passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, within minutes and without any debate.
Demonetisation aims to eradicate black money, but the move deflects attention from the core issue to a dramatic action that may fail to tackle the problem.
Punjab congress MLAs resigned en masse and Amarinder Singh quit as Lok Sabha MP after the court ruled that Punjab had no right to unilaterally terminate water-sharing agreements over the Satluj Yamuna Link Canal with neighbouring states.
You have been appointed general secretary of [the] Samajwadi Party (SP). I hope in the coming days you will strengthen the party in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections,” Mulayam said in a handwritten letter to Amar Singh.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has already identified 36,348 families for distribution of the package under which each family will get around Rs 5.5 lakh.
The Indian Railways is the largest employer of manual scavengers, along with the army and municipalities. The scavengers are almost all Dalit or from lower Hindu castes.
New governors for Punjab, Assam, Manipur and Andaman and Nicobar were announced today.
The exhibit, which began today, was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and displays numerous state-of-art defence technologies.
The amended law does a disservice both to the children who want to study but do not have the means, and to the state that owes its future to them.
In a remarkable coincidence, irrefutable evidence of ‘the RSS connection’ with Gandhi’s assassination surfaced in recent years – just as it was about to claim the Gandhian heritage.
If the prime minister is not galvanised to act by the growing disaffection among India’s youth, it could spell doom for the country’s vast population – and its leaders.
As the drought continues and temperatures soar, this map shows how different parts of the country are affected.
The Supreme Court can not only review the decision by the Lok Sabha speaker, but should also ask the government to draft the Aadhaar Bill again, with greater parliamentary and public deliberations.
Asaduddin Owaisi contended that amending the FCRA, which is under domain of the home ministry, was against the provisions of the Constitution.
Accounting for half of India’s population, the states from the Gangetic belt have higher fertility rates than the Indian average.
Kirti Somaiya has demanded a probe to find out who received kickbacks in the deal for the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters.
The recent advertisement by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat House Committee reiterates that our ‘public’ representatives and ‘public’ servants do not consider public money to be their own, and thus show little accountability in its expenditure.