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Who controls Parliament? Instead of building a robust system, we have bled its vitality, dignity and efficacy
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Who controls Parliament? Instead of building a robust system, we have bled its vitality, dignity and efficacy

Seven decades, sixteen Lok Sabha and two hundred and fifty one Rajya Sabha sessions later, we have reached a situation where executive doesn’t just have a link to legislature through Parliament, but there is a near-complete Executive take-over of the Legislature. Bit by bit, over these seven decades, every government has contributed to the undermining of the institution of Parliament.

'Oppn fundamentally wrong on facts': Bhupender Yadav downplays accusations regarding improper scrutiny of bills
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'Oppn fundamentally wrong on facts': Bhupender Yadav downplays accusations regarding improper scrutiny of bills

BJP General Secretary Bhupender Yadav on Sunday downplayed the allegations levelled by opposition leaders in the Rajya Sabha regarding the improper scrutiny of the Bills by the Parliamentary Standing Committee

The art of fraud: PNB's Dubai, Hong Kong files reveal collusion between Nirav Modi and high ranking officials
Business

The art of fraud: PNB's Dubai, Hong Kong files reveal collusion between Nirav Modi and high ranking officials

Investigators probing the PNB fraud expect to use the Dubai and Hong Kong files to connect the missing dots in the scam, to nab high ranking individuals.

Rajya Sabha worked for 80% while Lok Sabha worked for 78% of scheduled hours, says Union minister Ananth Kumar
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Rajya Sabha worked for 80% while Lok Sabha worked for 78% of scheduled hours, says Union minister Ananth Kumar

The Rajya Sabha worked for 79.95 percent of the scheduled hours during the Monsoon Session, which concluded on Friday, while the Lok Sabha sat for little less at 77.94 percent of the scheduled hours, Union minister Ananth Kumar said

Budget Session so far: Productivity at 113%; Bills passed just 2
Politics

Budget Session so far: Productivity at 113%; Bills passed just 2

In the seven sessions, the Lok Sabha saw introduction of 5 Bills and passage of 2 Bills

Bill seeking to terminate MP's membership for disrupting House introduced in Lok Sabha
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Bill seeking to terminate MP's membership for disrupting House introduced in Lok Sabha

bill seeking termination of the membership of an MP for disrupting proceedings of the House was among the 32 private members' bills introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday

EveryBill, a startup working to bring self checkout system at hyper local stores
News & Analysis

EveryBill, a startup working to bring self checkout system at hyper local stores

EveryBill is an app to create, capture and communicate bills, and has been built for consumers as well as merchants, co-founder Chanchal Chakrachhatri tells us.

No debate, no din as Rajya Sabha passes SC/ST Bill within minutes
Politics

No debate, no din as Rajya Sabha passes SC/ST Bill within minutes

After days of adjournments, the Rajya Sabha unanimously passed the crucial SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill along with two bills on supplementary demands for 2015-16, within minutes without any debate.

Hope Congress will help in passing pending bills: Venkaiah Naidu
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Hope Congress will help in passing pending bills: Venkaiah Naidu

The government on Monday hoped that the Congress and other opposition parties would stand by their "promise" and help in passing of the pending bills.

Winter session: Ordinance-related bills to be govt's top priority
Politics

Winter session: Ordinance-related bills to be govt's top priority

The government's priority will now be to take up three other ordinance-related bills fast as Winter Session of Parliament begins on 26 November.

From stock market to critical reform bills: Why Bihar poll outcome holds the key
Business

From stock market to critical reform bills: Why Bihar poll outcome holds the key

From an economic perspective the elections become important as they could be the guiding forces for what happens in the course of this year as well as the future

Manipur violence: Zonal education office set on fire in Churachandpur
India

Manipur violence: Zonal education office set on fire in Churachandpur

Protesters on Wednesday torched the zonal education office (ZEO) in trouble-torn Churachandpur district in Manipur.

Modi govt okays changes to anti-hijacking law, introduces harsher punishment
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Modi govt okays changes to anti-hijacking law, introduces harsher punishment

The government on Wednesday approved amendments to anti-hijacking law that provides for death penalty even if ground handling staff and airport personnel are killed during such acts, besides broadening the definition of hijacking, official sources said.

One year of Narendra Modi govt: A six-point plan for it to recover its mojo
Business

One year of Narendra Modi govt: A six-point plan for it to recover its mojo

Nice-to-have schemes like Swachh Bharat cannot take up too much of his time. The PM needs to run a lean, mean, focussed and execution-oriented government. He was elected to do this job— and not anything else

No rule to prohibit introduction of a bill if similar is pending in other House, says PJ Kurien
Politics

No rule to prohibit introduction of a bill if similar is pending in other House, says PJ Kurien

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said there is no rule or provision that prohibits introduction of a bill in Lok Sabha when a similar one is pending in the Upper House.

Venkaiah Naidu seeks oppn support in Rajya Sabha for passage of key bills
Politics

Venkaiah Naidu seeks oppn support in Rajya Sabha for passage of key bills

Lacking numbers in Rajya Sabha for passage of key bills, the government on Friday appealed for opposition support, saying "Congress and friends" should back it to give "push for development" considering the larger interest of people's welfare.

Modi govt braces for tough Budget Session, 44 bills on the agenda
Politics

Modi govt braces for tough Budget Session, 44 bills on the agenda

An official release said that the financial business (11 items) include presentation of and discussion on general and railway budget, voting on demands for grants, supplementary demands for grants for 2014-15 and excess demands, if any, for 2013-14. The rail budget will be presented Feb 26, Economic Survey Feb 27 and general budget Feb 28.

Country looks at Budget with hopes: PM Modi tells Oppn, promises to hear their issues
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Country looks at Budget with hopes: PM Modi tells Oppn, promises to hear their issues

After the all party meeting ahead of the upcoming Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that it was the collective responsibility of all parties to ensure the Parliament session took place smoothly.

Delhi users please note: Your Airtel postpaid bill will go up by 12% from Dec
Corporate

Delhi users please note: Your Airtel postpaid bill will go up by 12% from Dec

Country's biggest telecom operator Airtel has announced an increase in its postpaid monthly charges by about 12% in select plans, effective December in Delhi NCR region.

Parliament winter session from 24 Nov to 23 Dec; govt aims for 30 bills
India

Parliament winter session from 24 Nov to 23 Dec; govt aims for 30 bills

The cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs headed by home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday recommended the dates to the President. The month-long session will have a total of 22 sittings of which four days have been earmarked for private members' business.