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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89

Kolkata: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was put on ventilator support in a Kolkata-based hospital following a heart attack, died on Monday. Chatterjee, 89, was suffering from a kidney-related ailment. He was moved to the hospital on Tuesday.  A 12-member team of doctors was keeping a constant watch ... Read More »

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passes away

Chatterjee, who was admitted in a private hospital on August 10, breathed his last at 8.15 am today. Doctors said he had a cardiac arrest. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) veteran was suffering from kidney ailment and was put on ventilator support on Saturday. He suffered a hemorrhagic stroke ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes prevention of atrocities against SC, STs amendment bill

The law to prevent atrocities against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes will remain as stringent as ever. The Prevention of Atrocities against SCs/STs amendment bill not only restores its provisions but also make them stricter. Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot while responding to the discussion on ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes OBC Commission Bill

The Narendra Modi government’s commitment to Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, reinforced over the last two days. On Wednesday, the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill, approved by the cabinet, and on Thursday the Bill giving constitutional status to  National Commission for Backward Classes passed by Lok Sabha. Social Justice and ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha adjourned over Assam’s NRC

After a smooth first half of the session, the upper House was adjourned minutes after it reconvened after lunch break. A short duration discussion on farmers issues and MSP was to be held. Before the discussion could begin,  Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad requested for a reply by the ... Read More »

Lok Sabha discusses OBC Commision Bill

The Bill amends the Constitution to create a National Commission for Backward Classes. This Bill was originally passed by Lok Sabha on 10 April, 2017 and transmitted to Rajya Sabha for their concurrence. Rajya Sabha passed the Bill with an amendment at its sitting held on the 31 July, 2017 ... Read More »

Lok Sabha discusses fake news, data protection and Doklam

The bill seeks to amend the law for speedy disposal of commercial disputes and for reducing the pecuniary jurisdiction of commercial courts from Rs 1 crore to Rs 3 lakh. The bill also allows state governments to establish commercial courts at the district level, even in territories where high courts ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code amendment bill

Last month, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to promulgate the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, providing significant relief to home buyers by recognising their status as financial creditors. Speaking on the same, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas said, “Home buyers will be recognised as financial creditors ... Read More »

No Confidence Motion begins in Lok Sabha; AIADMK, BJD abstain

Hours before the Lok Sabha is to take up the no trust vote against his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for a disruption-free and constructive debate in the House. “Today is an important day in our Parliamentary democracy. I am sure my fellow MP colleagues will rise ... Read More »

Lok Sabha: Discussion on no-confidence motion on Friday

In a move aimed to ensure smooth functioning of Monsoon session of Parliament, Speaker of Lok Sabha has accepted the No Confidence motion moved by Opposition parties. It will be taken up on Friday. Congress’s Malikarjun Kharge and some TMC MPs expressed apprehensions that the attendance may be low on ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha Committee to mull changes in Procedures

Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu appointed a committee to revise the rules and procedure of conduct of business in the upper House of Parliament. The two-member committee will be headed by former Rajya Sabha Secretary General V.K. Agnihotri, while S.R. Dhaleta, a former Joint Secretary in ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha Committee to revise guidelines for conduct in House

The two-member committee will be headed by former Rajya Sabha Secretary General V.K. Agnihotri, while S.R. Dhaleta, a former Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, would serve as a member.  Although the committee would have a holistic relook at the rules, the provisions dealing with the ... Read More »

Will not let Raje, mins in villages: Kisan Sabha

Jaipur: Former MLAs Amra Ram, Pema Ram and farmer leader Charan Choudhury said chief minister Vasundhara Raje and her ministers would be barred by farmers from entering villages. This will be done to show political leaders that if ordinary farmers cannot gather in the state capital, then they too cannot ... Read More »