State Legislative assemblies met for average of 21 days in 2021, passed over 500 bills
Most of these bills saw 'little legislative scrutiny' with about half of the bills being passed within a day of their introduction, according to a legislative think tank
Centre likely to approve on Wednesday bills for withdrawal of farm laws
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced on the occasion of Gurupurab that the government has decided to withdraw the farm laws in the interest of the nation
In United States, no big backlash for states passing anti-transgender laws
One batch of bills seeks to ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public schools.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.