Amit Shah tables Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha; protests continue across Assam

GUWAHATI, Dec 9: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today tabled the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha as protests by groups in Assam and the Northeast continued. The bill will be taken up for voting in the house later…

Pak occupied Kashmir, Aksai Chin integral part of J&K, can die for it: Amit Shah

Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin is an integral and inseparable part of Jammu and Kashmir and India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. “Whenever I talk about Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan…

Parliament scripts history, passes Triple Talaq Bill

Parliament on Tuesday approved the bill that makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence, after the contentious legislation was passed by Rajya Sabha following non-aligned BJD extending support and NDA constituents JD-U and AIADMK walking out. Lok Sabha had passed…

Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend Right To Information Act after division

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill after division that allows the Central government to notify the term of office for the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners (ICs) with the Opposition slamming the measure as…

National Medical Commission Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which seeks to replace the 63-year-old Medical Council of India (MCI) to reform the medical sector in India, was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday. The Bill, introduced by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan,…

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 introduced in Lok Sabha

The Government introduced the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha today.  The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh said that this Bill in no way compromises the independence of RTI Act…

Bill to protect rights of transgenders in LS

New Delhi: A bill which provides a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders by defining their identity and rights to prohibit discrimination against them was introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill,…

LS productivity reaches 20-year high at 128 pc

New Delhi: The ongoing session of the 17th Lok Sabha has been the most productive in the last 20 years, with the Lower House registering 128 per cent productivity till Tuesday, according to think tank PRS Legislative Research. The Lok Sabha,…

Lok Sabha sits till midnight again

New Delhi:The Lok Sabha sat till 11.59 pm on Tuesday to conclude discussion on demands for grants for the agriculture and rural development ministries. This is for the second time in less than a week that the Lower House conducted…

Bill to amend SEZ Act in Lok Sabha

A bill to allow trusts to set up units in special economic zones (SEZs) was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday. The Union Cabinet had recently approved introduction of the Special Economic Zones (Amendment)…

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