Tag: Lok Sabha

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  • Lok Sabha passes bill allowing government to withdraw Rs 98.18 lakh crore from consolidated fund

    Lok Sabha passes bill allowing government to withdraw Rs 98.18 lakh crore from consolidated fund

    The Bill Appropriation Bill 2019-20 was moved by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

    July 17, 2019
  • Govt ramping up infrastructure along China border to ensure security: Rajnath Singh

    Govt ramping up infrastructure along China border to ensure security: Rajnath Singh

    Speaking on Doklam, the minister said both the countries are exercising restraint in the matter.

    July 17, 2019
  • Toll system to stay as government does not have enough funds, says Nitin Gadkari

    Toll system to stay as government does not have enough funds, says Nitin Gadkari

    Amid concerns expressed by some members over the collection of toll in different parts of the country, Gadkari said that money collected through toll from those areas which have the capacity to pay is utilised for building roads in rural and hilly areas.

    July 16, 2019
  • Lok Sabha passes NIA (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to broaden agency powers

    Lok Sabha passes NIA (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to broaden agency powers

    Home Minister Amit Shah said that the anti-terror law will not see the religion of people involved in terror activities and the changes in the law will effectively handle terror cases.

    July 15, 2019
  • As Jet ceases ops Air India becomes attractive acquisition, says Puri

    As Jet ceases ops Air India becomes attractive acquisition, says Puri

    Jet Airways stopped operating, Air India has become "attractive acquisition."

    July 12, 2019
  • A flawed democracy~II

    A flawed democracy~II

    Voters have a Hobson's choice or no choice at all to vote for a suitable, capable candidate who can share their concerns as their representative. The mind-blowing end game transforms the lawbreakers as law makers. Dynasty politics is a sure game-changing winning brand in Indian democracy.

    July 12, 2019
  • A flawed democracy~I

    A flawed democracy~I

    India has been grouped under 'flawed democracies'. This is not too distressing considering the gargantuan scale of the electoral exercise. The free and fair elections honouring basic civil liberties in India face certain inherent challenges, risks and systemic and procedural constraints.

    July 11, 2019
  • Somen Mitra offers to quit after party’s poor performance in polls

    Somen Mitra offers to quit after party’s poor performance in polls

    Gandhi formally resigned as the Congress president, saying he was responsible for the loss in the Lok Sabha election and that accountability was critical for the party's future growth.

    July 10, 2019
  • First-timer as BSP floor leader

    First-timer as BSP floor leader

    The district of which Baishnab was collector was one of the worst affected and the relief and rehabilitation work he organized impressed Vajpayee and his PMO.

    July 10, 2019
  • Gandhi ghosts will haunt party

    Gandhi ghosts will haunt party

    The Gandhis are charismatic but Rahul and Priyanka have proved that they are not vote catchers as was seen in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

    July 7, 2019
  • One nation, one poll

    One nation, one poll

    Polls are merely the means for selecting governments and not an end in themselves. But with frequent elections, the means tend to become the end and the end is reduced to being the incidental. Moreover, populism is thrust upon the parties for fear of losing votes. For the national parties continual elections are a punishment without having committed any crime.

    July 7, 2019
  • Here are the key highlights of Union Budget 2019

    Here are the key highlights of Union Budget 2019

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden Union Budget speech in the Monsoon Session of Indian Parliament.

    July 5, 2019
  • Nirmala Sitharaman ends British-era tradition, Union Budget out of traditional ‘bahi khata’

    Nirmala Sitharaman ends British-era tradition, Union Budget out of traditional ‘bahi khata’

    The 'budget case' tradition started in the 18th century, when the Chancellor of the Exchequer or Britain's budget chief was asked to 'open the budget' while presenting his annual statement.

    July 5, 2019
  • Polls for Vellore Lok Sabha seat on August 5: Election Commission

    Polls for Vellore Lok Sabha seat on August 5: Election Commission

    The election for Vellore constituency which was to be held on April 18 was rescinded following the seizure of a large amount of cash by the Income Tax department.

    July 4, 2019
  • ‘At times I stood completely alone, and am extremely proud of it’, Rahul Gandhi in open letter

    ‘At times I stood completely alone, and am extremely proud of it’, Rahul Gandhi in open letter

    He made it clear that he had stepped down from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on 25 May ~ two days after the outcome of the Lok Sabha polls ~ when the CWC had met to take stock of the party's crushing defeat at the hands of the Narendra Modi-led BJP.

    July 3, 2019
  • Rahul Gandhi resigns as Congress president

    Rahul Gandhi resigns as Congress president

    Rahul Gandhi, addressing the media, said that he has already put in his papers from the post of Congress President and now it is up to the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to appoint his successor soon.

    July 3, 2019
  • Elusive numbers

    Elusive numbers

    Among the positive takeaways from the elections is that this Lok Sabha will have the distinction of the highest percentage of women MPs since Independence. The Prime Minister is keen to push through major electoral reforms like simultaneous elections at different levels of governance. If it is history that is being attempted to be written, along with this and many others which require urgent attention, he ought to consider, on top priority, taking a fresh look at the tattered Women's Reservation Bill.

    July 3, 2019