Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes UAPA Amendment Bill as Sonia Gandhi walksout; Rajya Sabha unanimously passes POCSO Amendment Bill
Parliament LIVE updates: The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha. At least, twenty-eight MLAs have spoken on the POCSO Amendment bill. Smriti Irani addresses the Rajya Sabha. Recounting Derek O'Brien's abuse that he faced during his teens, Irani stresses how such incidents leave an imprint on mind. "After 46 years of the incdient, Derek revealed to the world what happened to him. We should applaud this," Irani says.
Parliament Updates: Rajya Sabha passes Finance, Appropriation bills; Smriti Irani tables bill to amend POCSO Act
Parliament Updates: Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Upper House, "This is Rajya Sabha...it has a way to function...it can not be run like a department of the government. We are not willing to be rubber stamps." Congress walked out of Rajya Sabha in protest against the government stand that prime minister Narendra Modi will not respond on Donald Trump's remarks on the Kashmir issue.
Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes RTI (Amendment) Bill; Rajya Sabha passes bill allowing appointment of SC judge as NHRC chief
Parliament Updates: The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 proposes to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of state and central Information Commissioners. The opposition has protested that such a move could dilute the effectiveness of the RTI Act, thereby threatening the autonomy of the Information Commissions.
SC dismisses petition challenging re-promulgation of triple talaq ordinance; CJI says 'can't do much' after bill lapsed in RS
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition challenging the Triple Talaq ordinance, which was passed by the Centre in February.
'No Ram Mandir, no vote to BJP': Former VHP leader Praveen Togadia asks Narendra Modi govt to bring ordinance to construct temple
Former VHP leader Praveen Togadia Friday said before the announcement of Lok Sabha election schedule, the Narendra Modi government should bring an ordinance to facilitate construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya
The Triple Talaq ordinance was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, two days after it got a Cabinet nod
Akhilesh Yadav attacks Centre for approving triple talaq ordinance, says it will be as 'weapon against minorities'
A bill on the triple talaq ordinance making the practise of instance divorce void and an offence is pending in Rajya Sabha. The bill will lapse on 3 June with the dissolution of the present Lok Sabha.
Under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019, issued on Saturday, divorcing through instant triple talaq will be illegal, void and would attract a jail term of three years for the husband.
UP Police registers case against man for giving triple talaq to wife weeks after Centre's ordinance criminalising practice
The Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday registered a case against a man for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife over phone over a dowry issue.
Kerala-based Sunni Muslim group moves Supreme Court against triple talaq ordinance, calls it 'arbitrary'
The Samastha Kerala Jam’eyyath ul-Ulama, a religious organisation of Sunni Muslim scholars and clerics, filed a petition in Supreme Court on Tuesday against the triple talaq ordinance, according to ANI.
Pravin Togadia says Narendra Modi was elected to build Ram temple, but he 'became lawyer of Muslims'
Pravin Togadia criticised the BJP-led government on its economic policies and also on matters related to India's security, saying that the farmers and the youth are faced with immense problems and the lives of jawans are not safe.
Triple talaq: AIMPLB will either move SC or work with Opposition to thwart passage of ordinance in RS
For the triple talaq ordinance to remain in force, it needs to be passed in the Rajya Sabha within six months. The AIMPLB is counting on this.
According to the ordinance, giving instant Triple Talaq has been made illegal and void, and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.
Triple talaq ordinance garners mixed response: Activists, Congress accuse BJP of treating issue like 'political football'
Under the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet, giving instant triple talaq is illegal and void, and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband. The decision has garnered a variety of responses from across the political spectrum.
'Big move to empower women', 'unconstitutional': Reactions pour in as Cabinet approves triple talaq ordinance
The Congress alleged that the Centre was taking fake credit for the triple talaq ordinance, whereas activists said not only Muslim men but even Hindus should face action for abandoning their wives.
BJP says triple talaq ordinance huge step towards women's empowerment, claims Congress 'politicised' issue
The Congress should be ashamed for politicising the issue for so many years, BJP leader Kapil Sibal said.
'Compelling necessity' to bring about triple talaq ordinance, says Ravi Shankar Prasad; urges Opposition to cooperate
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad briefed the media about the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet in its meeting in Delhi on Wednesday.