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Jul 31, 2019
Explainer: Difference between a Bill and an Act; how a draft legislation becomes a law after multiple readings in ParliamentWhen a bill has been passed, it is sent to the President for his approval per Article 111. The President can assent or withhold his assent to a bill or he can return a bill.
Apr 30, 2019
Provision in RTI Act allowing transfer of application to 'appropriate' department gives authorities easy escape routeThe authors of this article filed an RTI application with the Law and Legislative Department of Government of Haryana in November 2018, seeking information about their budgetary allocation for the state judiciary. While they were aware that any questions on the flow of money would face some pushback, they did not fathom that their RTI application would receive 60 unusable replies from different departments of the state bureaucracy.
Feb 09, 2019
DNA bill is designed to failThe Bill is a potpourri of good intentions—but aims at governing too much
Jan 09, 2019
After Lok Sabha, now Rajya Sabha approves historic 10% quota Bill for general category poor; big win for Modi govtThe Parliament on Wednesday approved amending the Constitution to provide 10 percent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education with the government terming the landmark move as 'slog over sixes'.
Dec 24, 2018
Transgender Persons Bill 2018: Half-hearted legislation does more harm than good, creates rights that can't be enforcedIt has been four years since the passing of the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court, wherein the court granted recognition and certain rights and protection to the transgender community in India.
Oct 10, 2018
Govt may need to have a new form of law to mandate SIM card and bank account linking to AadhaarThe government will have to ensure that it addresses issues drawn out by majority and minority verdict.
Feb 28, 2018
New US legislation makes it easier to penalise operators of websites that facilitate online sex traffickingThe bill’s passage marks one of the most concrete actions in recent years from the US Congress to tighten regulation of internet firms.
Dec 20, 2017
Winter Session of Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes forest amendment bill, adjourned till Thursday morningThe Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will meet for the fourth day in the ongoing Winter Session of the Parliament on Wednesday.
Oct 05, 2017
BJP's Manoj Tiwari challenges Arvind Kejriwal to a public debate, says Delhi CM has become a 'big problem'Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari Thursday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal had an "ego like Ravana" and challenged him to a public debate on the city's problems
Sep 13, 2017
Transgenders in Kerala continue to face discrimination as poor grasp of issues negate govt effortsTransgenders in Kerala continue to face discrimination and hostile conditions as poor realisation of transgender issues become visible in Kerala government's half-hearted efforts