India | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 21, 2014
Trinamool Congress on Saturday hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his veiled attack on accusing it of creating obstructions in the Rajya Sabha and said BJP should fight the party politically and not make it a "slanging match".
Saturday December 20, 2014
The minister regretted that although the Insurance Bill, which seeks to raise FDI cap from 26 per cent to 49 per cent, was approved by standing committee of Parliament and Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, "political obstructionism is being used to en...
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 20, 2014
A day after introducing the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government is "extremely determined" to push insurance sector reforms and will not allow political obstructionis...
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.
Friday December 19, 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said there is no "serious crisis" in the rupee. Speaking in Rajya Sabha, he blamed the rising dollar for the recent weakness in the rupee and said the strength in the US currency posed a "serious challenge" for...
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's absence in the Rajya Sabha on Friday gave the Opposition enough ammo to halt the proceedings of the House, who have been demanding his statement on the issue of conversion.
India | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Friday December 19, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday failed to break the logjam.
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 ...
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).
India | Edited by Mala Das | Thursday December 18, 2014
The government is preparing for a showdown with a muscle-flexing opposition in the upper house on its key reform, the Insurance Bill, which it has listed for introduction today.
India | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava; Edited by Mala Das | Thursday December 18, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the Rajya Sabha today, but the ruling BJP has decided that it will not "not give an inch", said sources, on the opposition's demand for a statement from him on religious conversions.
India | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday December 18, 2014
With a number of key bills pending and the Winter Session to end in four days, the BJP is set to push ahead with its legislative agenda in Parliament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the Upper House, Rajya Sabha, today.
India | Agencies | Wednesday December 17, 2014
A united opposition confronted the government in Parliament today over a huge controversy over mass conversions to Hinduism.
Wednesday December 17, 2014
Six Indian carriers including beleaguered SpiceJet, now-collapsed Kingfisher Airlines and Paramount Airways jointly owe a whopping Rs 5,889 crore to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and three state-run oil companies, the Rajya Sabha was informed...
Wednesday December 17, 2014
The domestic airline industry suffered a total operating loss of over Rs 5,964 crore, including more than Rs 2,874 crore of Jet Airways and Rs 2,123 crore of national carrier Air India, in 2013-14, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday December 16, 2014
Proposals to construct a war memorial and a war museum are under "active consideration" of the government, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday told Parliament.
Thursday December 11, 2014
The Cabinet approved late on Wednesday the Insurance Amendment Bill with a composite foreign investment cap of 49 per cent for presenting it in Parliament, incorporating the changes suggested by a house panel.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 9, 2014
The demand to declassify records relating to Subhash Chandra Bose was raised in Rajya Sabha by the Trinamool Congress and got support from the Left and Congress.