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Getting Parliament to work: Sumitra Mahajan should crack the whip on noisy MPs

May 14, 2015

Getting Parliament to work: Sumitra Mahajan should crack the whip on noisy MPs

The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may have functioned but the quality of its work left a lot to be desired. #Rajya Sabha #PoliticalPlay #Lok Sabha #parliament #Hamid Ansari #Sumitra Mahajan
Amendments to whistleblowers law passed by Lok Sabha, Oppn walks out

May 13, 2015

Amendments to whistleblowers law passed by Lok Sabha, Oppn walks out

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill to amend the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2011 amid resistance from the Opposition which sought that it be sent to the Standing Committee, with Congress and Left members staging a walk-out. #India #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #RTI #Whistleblower act
Budget session adjourn sine die even as govt fails to ensure passage of land bill

May 13, 2015

Budget session adjourn sine die even as govt fails to ensure passage of land bill

The Budget session of Parliament concluded on Wednesday with passage of record official business in recent years but the government failed to ensure passage of the controversial Land Acquisition Bill as also key reform measure of GST amid stiff resistance from opposition. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Government #parliament #Opposition #Land Bill #Budget Session #GST Bill #Sine die
Collegium system not perfect, but superior to NJAC, says former CJI

May 13, 2015

Collegium system not perfect, but superior to NJAC, says former CJI

Does the governments involvement in the appointment of judges to higher courts pose a threat to the independence of the judiciary? This question is central to the ongoing debate over the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC). The NDA government's decision to replace the collegium system which has been in place since 1993, has left the legal fraternity somewhat divided. #Lok Sabha #TheySaidIt #President #Collegium System #Leader of Opposition #VN Khare #NJAC #Faizan Mustafa
To improve quality of debates, Speaker Mahajan to have experts train MPs

May 13, 2015

To improve quality of debates, Speaker Mahajan to have experts train MPs

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is likely to appoint experts to help raise the level of debates in the lower House. The group will comprise experts, advisers and researchers who can simply complex issues and explain them to MPs. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #parliament #Sumitra Mahajan #PRS legislative #Swaniti
Rajya Sabha names 10 members for joint committee on land bill

May 13, 2015

Rajya Sabha names 10 members for joint committee on land bill

Rajya Sabha today named 10 members, including Digvijay Singh from Congress and TMC's Derek O'Brien, to the Joint Committee that will look into the controversial Land Acquisition Bill. #Digvijay Singh #Congress #BJP #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Land Acquistion bill #Joint Committee
'Modi govt is doing politics of vendetta': Amethi food park issue again leads to heat in Lok Sabha

May 13, 2015

'Modi govt is doing politics of vendetta': Amethi food park issue again leads to heat in Lok Sabha

The issue of mega food park in Rahul Gandhi's constituency Amethi again generated heat in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with Congress accusing government of resorting to "politics of vendetta" on development issues. #Congress #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Amethi #parliament #Opposition #Amethi food park
Rajya Sabha names 10 members to Joint Committee on controversial land bill

May 13, 2015

Rajya Sabha names 10 members to Joint Committee on controversial land bill

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday named 10 members, including Digvijaya Singh of Congress and Derek O'Brien of Trinamool Congress, to the Joint Committee that will look into the controversial Land Acquisition Bill. #Congress #BJP #Rajya Sabha #Lok Sabha #TMC #Land Acquisition Bill #Joint Committee
BJP wants life term for politicians helping illegal immigrants

May 13, 2015

BJP wants life term for politicians helping illegal immigrants

Award life imprisonment to politicians who help rehabilitate illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan, a BJP member demanded today. #BJP #Lok Sabha #Life term #BJP MP #zero hour
Only photos of President, PM & CJI to be on central government ads: SC

May 13, 2015

Only photos of President, PM & CJI to be on central government ads: SC

The Supreme Court today issued a slew of guidelines on regulation of public advertisements and said that they can carry pictures of certain dignitaries like the President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India. #Supreme Court #Lok Sabha #Madhav Menon