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August 9, 2017 11:31 am gmt |
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Amid the border standoff with china, defense minister Arun Jaitley today said the Indian armed forces are strong enough to meet any challenge to the country’s security. He also said in the Rajya sabha that the people of the country have predominant wish of retrieving the parts of Jammu and Kashmir oc...
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August 3, 2017 11:25 am gmt |
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  India has secured the release of 251 fishermen and 42 fishing boats in Sri Lankan custody this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday. Government has been attempting for the early release of Indian fishermen who are being held by the Sri Lankan Navy for “allegedly” fishing i...
In India
May 23, 2017 5:56 am gmt |
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Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission, an official statement said on Monday without giving any reason for the move. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on 8 June. An official statement from the poll panel on Monday withdrew an ea...
In India
October 15, 2016 6:49 am gmt |
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Ila Ganesan has assured that he and Pon Radhakrishnan would take measures to conduct Jallikattu during the festival of Pongal in the year 2017. He made the remarks addressing the reporters after assuming duties in New Delhi. BJP veteran and national executive member iLa Ganesan was elected unopposed ...
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August 9, 2016 5:09 am gmt |
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The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill for the rollout of the Goods and Sevices Tax (GST) was passed by the Lok Sabha Monday(8th Aug), with 443 members present in the House voting in favour of the legislation. The AIADMK members staged a walkout after registering their opposition. The Bill had been ...
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August 4, 2016 4:48 am gmt |
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The Rajya Sabha passed the crucial constitutional amendment Bill preparing the ground for the goods and services tax (GST) on Wednesday (3rd Aug) virtually unanimously amid walk out from the AIADMK, which rules Tamil Nadu, which claimed that the bill violates federal structure of the Constitution. Bu...
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August 2, 2016 6:10 am gmt |
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The Rajya Sabha witnessed high drama soon after it assembled on Monday (1st Aug), with AIADMK member Sasikala Pushpa alleging that she was slapped by a “leader”, who wanted her to resign from her post. She demanded protection from the chair, wondering whether the government would assure her protectio...
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July 25, 2016 9:25 am gmt |
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Navjot Sidhu says, ‘I gave up Rajya Sabha seat as I was asked to keep away from Punjab. This is not possible.’ Sidhu says, ‘If this would have been the first time , I would have tolerated but this was the fourth time, they asked me to leave Punjab and I won’t do that.’ He [&he...
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March 10, 2016 11:29 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the opposition in the Rajya Sabha to support bills already passed by the Lok Sabha, saying the country was waiting for the legislations to be passed.  He also put emphasis on cooperation between two houses to ensure the country progressed.  Describing t...
In India
December 23, 2015 7:18 am gmt |
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India passed legislation lowering the age at which someone can be tried for rape and other crimes to 16, spurred into action by an uproar over the release of a minor convicted of taking part in a 2012 fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus. Parents of the victim had led […]...
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December 22, 2015 6:54 am gmt |
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The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday takes up the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 for consideration and passage. Following the Supreme Court’s dismissal of a plea against the release of the juvenile offender in the December 16 gang-rape case, Parliamentarians have cut across...
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July 28, 2015 7:31 am gmt |
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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed away yesterday (Monday) and both Houses of Parliament were adjourned today (Tuesday) after paying glowing tributes to him. Kalam passed away yesterday at a private hospital in Shillong. He was 84. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the Lok Sabha will now meet on July 30 a...
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May 31, 2015 1:35 pm gmt |
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President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the land ordinance, which was cleared by the Cabinet yesterday for the third time after the government failed to convert it into law during the recently concluded Budget Session of Parliament. The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had decid...
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May 14, 2015 4:28 am gmt |
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It is not possible to provide minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3,000 under the Employees’ Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95), run by retirement fund body EPFO, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. “The EPS, 1995 being a contributory scheme, obligations of all payments are met from the assets of the fund. Th...
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May 3, 2015 4:52 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave for Azerbaijan tomorrow to attend the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Baku. Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other finance ministry officials have already reached Baku for the meeting of Board of Governors of the ADB. The four-day 48t...
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April 30, 2015 5:14 am gmt |
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K Kanimozhi of DMK, in the Rajya Sabha’s session yesterday, asked  whether the government was planning to amend the law to make marital rape a crime. She had also asked whether the UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women had recommended to India that marital rape should be c...