India | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 20, 2014
The government today introduced legislation billed as the biggest tax reform since Independence, with analysts hailing it as a "game changer" that would cut the cost of doing business and boost economic growth.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das | Friday December 19, 2014
The Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax, that will pave the way for a mega tax reform, was tabled in the Lok Sabha today. In the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government would formally take up the bill and seek...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday December 19, 2014
The government will introduce a constitutional amendment bill for its mega tax reform, the Goods and Services Tax, in the Lok Sabha today. But Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Rajya Sabha that it would be taken up only in the Budget Session....
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday December 19, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said in Parliament that India has "strongly conveyed" to Pakistan its opposition to bail for Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander who plotted the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai in 2008.
India | Written by Sidharth Pandey | Friday December 19, 2014
E-rickshaws may soon be back on Delhi's roads. The Lok Sabha today passed amendments to the archaic Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) to allow for thousands of battery-operated rickshaws to come back on the streets of the national capital.
India | Written by Rahul Shrivastava | Thursday December 18, 2014
There may be just two working days left for this Parliament session, but the government is determined to signal its commitment to its agenda of economic reform and will therefore, on Monday, introduce a bill to create a harmonised Goods and Services ...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday December 18, 2014
The Congress on Thursday accused the government of pushing through bills without following established norms.
Cheat Sheet | Rahul Srivastava (With Agency Inputs) | Thursday December 18, 2014
The government may initiate steps for one of the country's biggest economic reforms by introducing a bill that seeks to amend the constitution to create a harmonised Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Wednesday December 17, 2014
Proposed changes to the companies law that were cleared by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday would provide relief to corporates and improve ease of doing business in India, according to experts.
India | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday December 17, 2014
Opposition parties in Lok Sabha walked out of the House today, expressing displeasure over the Government's response to circular on good governance by the Human Resource Development or HRD ministry.
Wednesday December 17, 2014
A Bill seeking to remove "oppressive provisions" in the companies law and to align it with international practices was approved by the Lok Sabha with the government saying it will improve ease of doing business and attract investments.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday December 17, 2014
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to extend protection to unauthorized constructions in the national capital till 2017.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 16, 2014
Trinamool Congress members today alleged in Lok Sabha that CBI was being misused in the Saradha scam and staged a walkout, even as government said it was willing to discuss issues related to the fraud.
246 | Sunday December 14, 2014
The 72-year-old, who contested the Lok Sabha election from Allahabad in 1984 and won, resigned after three years as an MP
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday December 13, 2014
On the anniversary of the 2001 attack on Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and other parliamentarians paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the deadly terror attack.
India | Written by Siddharth Ranjan Das | Sunday December 14, 2014
Yogi Adityanath is not the only BJP parliamentarian to take a keen interest in conversion of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism. In October, BJP Lok Sabha MP Dinesh Kashyap presided over a ceremony that saw 33 Christian families being converted.
Saturday December 13, 2014
Stating that the Coal Mines Bill passed by the Lok Sabha on Friday would pave way for privatisation of the sector and hamper Coal India's interests, trade unions of the public sector undertaking have said they would chalk out a strategy on December 1...
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 13, 2014
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday alleged that the BJP was "misguiding" people in the name of religious conversions and challenged the saffron party to "try and convert" him.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday December 12, 2014
Expressing concern over losing hundreds of monuments to encroachers in the national capital, a Parliamentary Panel today raised apprehensions that areas adjoining Qutub Minar may also face the same fate.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday December 12, 2014
About 11 lakh Cancer cases are occurring in India every year, the Lok Sabha was informed today.