Economic slowdown: Here are five more reforms Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman can look at to kick-start growth engines
There are at least five big reforms that need doing, can quickly get-off the ground, and which will have lasting positive effects on growth
Election Commission warning on electoral bonds: Opaqueness defeats idea of clean money in political funding
Electoral bonds scheme, which came into effect in January 2018, had clocked in over Rs 600 crore political funding by October 2018.
Health Ministry asks states to set up mental health authority, review boards to implement Mental Health Care Act
The Union Health Ministry has asked all the states to set up State Mental Health Authority and District Mental Health Review Board to ensure effective implementation of the Mental Health Care Act, 2017.
Draft Bill on river Ganga’s protection provides for armed personnel to arrest polluters; claims existing laws not adequate
The draft Bill for protection of the Ganga has suggested provisions such as having an armed force, Armed Ganga Protection Corps to have the power to arrest polluters and imprisonment of 2-5 years for offences like commercial fishing, polluting the river and construction of illegal structures in active flood plains.
Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes amended OBC bill; here is all you need to know about the changes
The Lok Sabha unanimously passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Thursday, making the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) a constitutional body and granting it complete powers to safeguard the rights and interests of Other Backward Classes (OBC).
Monsoon Session Day 1: RS, LS debate mob lynching, key legislations passed; govt to face no-confidence motion on Friday
the talking point of the day was an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, the first to be admitted since the BJP-led dispensation came to power four years ago. Here is a breakdown on highlights of the day from both Houses.
BJP’s FY17 income up 81%, BSP’s 266%; 75-80% of total funding comes from faceless donors; Who funds India’s politicians?
The current trend in India—where a lion share of funds for parties come from anonymous sources—signals danger as it will inevitably strengthen the infamous political-corporate nexus, black money generation and corruption in the economy.
Animal rights body PETA on Wednesday urged Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswamy to ban jallikattu, claiming that at least 23 people have died since the state allowed the bull-taming sport in January last year
Homoeopathic doctors' bodies on Monday came together at the Ramlila Maidan here in support of a Bill that the might allow doctors pursuing Indian systems of medicine to practice allopathy after clearing a bridge course.
The triple talaq bill is a conspiracy against Muslims and a move to punish men from the community, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has alleged.
'They are lobbying to stall triple talaq bill': Former minister Arif Mohammad Khan slams Muslim law board
On Tuesday, former Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan penned an op-ed in The Times of India entitled Women get a raw deal again: Muslim Personal Law Board is still stuck in Shah Bano timewarp as its opposition to triple talaq bill proves.
The year 2017 will be remembered as the "costliest" one for the US with losses from hurricanes, wildfires and extremely cold weather reaching a record $306 billion, according to a government report.
Parliamentary affairs ministers Ananth Kumar on Friday accused the Congress of doing injustice to the Muslim women by opposing the Triple Talaq Bill saying that they should learn from the past and let the legislation pass
Winter Session of Parliament ends: MPs remain undecided over triple talaq bill; Rajya Sabha's productivity dips to 54%
The Winter Session of Parliament, which began on 15 December, 2017 amid much uproar over its delay, is set to end on Friday.
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