Mines & Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2015 has been passed in the Rajya Sabha.
Mines & Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2015 has been passed in Rajya Sabha, with 117 'Ayes', 69 'Noes' and two abstentions.
The Upper House had rejected a motion from Opposition parties to send the bill again to Select Committee.
Union Home Minister speaks in Lok Sabha on the death of IAS officer DK Ravi:
- I have spoken with the Chief Minister (of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah) about this.
- He has said that a few more reports eill come out in the next two days. After that, a decision can be taken.
- If the (Karnataka) state government asks for a CBI inquiry, the Centre is prepared to call for one.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in Rajya Sabha on crop losses triggered by unseasonal rains:
- This is a natural calamity.
- Farmers have suffered a lot
- The central government is going to support the farmers
- Assessment of losses for each of the states hasn't been finished yet.
- The Agriculture Department has constituted a different team for each of the states.
- Farmers from the affected regions will be helped as soon as possible, we are trying our best.
The decision is in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda to do away with archaic laws which are hindering efficient governance.
The other three principal acts which have been repealed are Foreign Jurisdiction Act, Sugar Undertaking (Taking Over of Management) Act and Indian Fisheries Act.
Out of the 36 acts proposed to be repealed, four were principal acts and others were amendments to the various acts.
The Acts which are sought to be repealed include amendments to the Representation of the People Act, Marriage Act, Election Laws, Divorce Laws and Anand Marriage Act and the Evidence Act.
Seeking to weed out archaic and dead laws, the Lok Sabha today approved a bill to repeal as many as 35 legislations.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for 10 minutes after ruckus over Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
Reports of Select Committes on Mines and Coal Bills to be submitted in Rajya Sabha today
- The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill and the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill were sent to separate select committees by a united opposition on March 12 as they wanted a thread-bare examination of the legislations.
- Select committee on mines bill adopted the report with two amendments. It accepted crucial amendment for tribal welfare.The bill seeks to create create district monetary fund.
- The bill will be sent back to the Lok Sabha for ratification if the Rajya Sabha amends it.
- The select committee on coal adopted its report with no amendment.
- Congress and Left parties have dissented to both reports.
- Sources say the government has managed to secure the support of the Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress and Naveen Pattnaik's Biju Janata Dal for these key legislations.
Yeh Ladai Aar Paar Hogi
(We will fight to the finish): Sharad Yadav
The Modi government has 31% of the popular vote, all of us represent 69% of the people. But we were divided. Today we have come together: Sharad Yadav
We have asked the President to intervene and ask the Modi government not to go ahead with land bill in Rajya Sabha: Sonia Gandhi
14 different parties have come together to oppose the Modi-government's amendments to the land bill: Sonia Gandhi
We have got together to meet the President to present a memorandum. Request him to intervene to protect interests of farmers: Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi leads opposition leaders in a protest march against the land bill. The march starts from the Parliament and ends at Rashtrapati Bhavan, passing through Vijay Chowk and Raisina Hill.
Sonia Gandhi leads MPs in protest march against the land bill.
Heavy police deployment near Parliament as opposition leaders gather to march against government's amendments to land bill
The Congress party and TRS have shared the dias and made the commitment. They took 9 years to fulfill it... now they're trying to find fault by saying we have taken 9 months: Venkaiah Naidu
Leaders from opposition parties gather at Parliament to begin protest march against land bill.
Andhra Pradesh must have its own capital, adequate resources need to keep flowing to the state: Sonia Gandhi
Polavaram is a national project, must take off immediately: Sonia Gandhi
People of Andhra Pradesh deeply anguished by apathy shown to them by this government: Sonia Gandhi
I have written to the prime minister twice... urge PM to give his immediate attention to this matter that is so vital for the people of Andhra Pradesh: Sonia Gandhi
- Lok Sabha discussing Andhra Pradesh reorganization bill.
- Sonia Gandhi speaks in Lok Sabha on Telangana, Andhra Pradesh.
Congress walks out of Lok Sabha.
Please maintain decency and decorum in the House. Let's have a civilized debate, don't try to scroll brownie points. Don't politicize the issue, everyone knows who is indulging in votebank politics in India: Venkaiah Naidu
These are condemnable incidents: Venkaiah Naidu in Lok Sabha after uproar on nun rape, church attack
Don't invent an issue that doesn't exist: Arun Jaitley tells Opposition in Lok Sabha on Rahul Gandhi 'Snooping' row.
I have personally seen all the forms - the former PM Dr Manmohan Singh's form, Sonia Gandhi's form was revised at least 4 times.
This is a security matter. Let us not politicise it, says Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha
I have a paper with me - the questionnaire that was sent to Atal Bihari Vajpayee... he was asked what sort of chappal you wear. Similar questionnaire was sent to Soniaji as well. This is a routine exercise done by the Delhi Police: Venkaiah Naidu
We should not cast aspersions; Government not interested in surveillance: Venkaiah Naidu in Lok Sabha
Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Rahul Gandhi 'snooping'. Congress and other opposition parties walk out.
I will not allow a discussion. I am listening to those who gave a notice under 267: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien
'Don't question my ruling', Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien tells Opposition members wanting to speak on the matter.
Few years ago, the government noticed that certain private entities were importing devices for 'snooping'. These were then banned by the government: Anand Sharma
We have been informed that the government is tapping phone lines of political leaders. This needs to be investigated: Congress leader Anand Sharma.
This isn't in the last 8 months it has started. I can get the 526 forms that were filling during the Congress government and show it to the leader of Opposition... will this end the issue?: Arun Jaitley
Going to a person's house and asking him or his secretary to fill a proforma is not snooping: Arun Jaitley
Delhi Police special branch does transparent security profiling. This can't be termed as snooping. There may be a relevance for shoe sizes... we are not security experts: Arun Jaitley
Delhi Police has been profiling important people since 1957 -- and the proforma has been there since 1987. This practice was started with a Congress government in 1987: Arun Jaitley
Gossip can't be treated as facts and given sanctity. The issue you have raised today is making a mountain out of what isn't even a molehill: Arun Jaitley in Parliament on alleged political espionage against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
Government sources say that the Congress should keep in mind that Mr Gandhi's mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi is among those who has filled the Delhi Police form on multiple occasions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was profiled last year; BJP chief Amit Shah is among the latest to be added to the list, sources said.
On March 12, Delhi Police officials visited the residence of Mr Gandhi, who is on a controversial and lengthy leave of absence, and allegedly asked questions that included what colour his hair and eyes are and what kind of clothes he wears. Information on the names and phone numbers of Mr Gandhi's associates was also allegedly sought.
The Congress says that Mr Gandhi is protected by the Special Protection Group or SPG, and the Delhi Police has no role to play in determining his cover.
The government added that in 1987, it was the government of Mr Gandhi's father, Rajiv Gandhi, that added a questionnaire to the process that is meant to be used at least in part to handle the security of prominent politicians.
Mr Gandhi, 44, who is not in the country, was profiled by police officers who visited his home as part of a routine and decades-old exercise that began in 1957, and has covered nearly 500 VIPs who live in Delhi, say government sources.
Senior minister Venkaiah Naidu has denied the accusations. "The police only conducts a routine security check, there is nothing wrong, the government is no way involved in this," the minister said.
"Why does the police need to know his shoe size... Is this the sort of spying that this government plans against political opponents?" asked Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
In Parliament today, the Congress confronted the government over what it has titled 'Snoopgate 2' - the alleged political espionage against its vice president Rahul Gandhi by the Delhi Police.
Congress and some other opposition parties supported Insurance Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
The Insurance Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on March 4.
The Insurance Bill provides for raising the foreign investment cap in insurance sector from 26 per cent to 49 per cent.
The Bill was passed by voice vote after walkout by Trinamool Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
The Lok Sabha has passed the Rail Budget today, it will now go to the Rajya Sabha.
Congress to support Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha, after backing it in Lok Sabha on March 4: Sources
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in Rajya Sabha on the release of Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam:
- The Home Ministry has issued an advisory to the Jammu and Kashmir government.
- All 27 cases should be pursued vigourously.
- Close surveillance should be ensured on the activities of Masarat Alam Bhat and his associates and followers that are detrimental to the public order of the country in general and JK in particular.
- Any information coming forward from the monitoring and surveillance should be reviewed under the provisions of the Public Safety Act.
- If any adverse activities are detected, action should be taken.
- State government should ensure that it surveillance and monitoring of Masarat Alam Bhat, his associates and followers are done in tandem with central security agencies in the interest of public safety and order.
Opposition to help Government pass Insurance, Motor Bill
Opposition, Government agree on Coal & Mines Bill timeline
Ordinances on key bills to lapse on April 5th
Land Bill unlikely to be passed this week
Land Ordinance: Government's Claims of Stalled Projects Exaggerated?
The only list NDTV could access was shared by a top industry body of stalled infrastructure projects worth above Rs. 1,000 crores. It reveals that of 67 such projects, only seven - or 10 per cent - are currently stalled or surrendered solely because of land acquisition problems.
The house was adjourned for the day after the government amendments to the land bill were passed.
Land Bill passed in Lok Sabha, the Congress walks out
The Biju Janata Dal and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) walk out of the assembly as voting begins.
Voting begins on government's Land Bill in Lok Sabha.
Lok Sabha sitting extended for voting on government's Land Acquisition Bill.
Opposition takes up issue of Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam's release in Rajya Sabha for the second day.
Government moves nine amendments to controversial Land Acquisition Bill in a bid to get opposition on board. The amendments have been moved by Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh.
Here are some of the amendments that have been moved by the Centre:
- Removal of social infrastructure projects from the exempted categories.
- Removal of exemption to social infrastructure projects in PPP mode.
- Restriction on acquisition of land within 1 km of both sides of railway tracks and highways.
- States to create land banks of vacant lands for acquisition for development projects.
- Hassle free mechanism for redressal of grievances of land losers.
- Mandatory employment for even farm laborers on account of land acquisition.
- Appeals against land acquisition do not have to be moved in High Court.
- People will be allowed to approach authorities within the district first for redressal.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in Rajya Sabha on the release of Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam:
- Masarat Alam has been detained under the Public Safety Act of 1978 eight times.
- Where it is question of public safety, public security and national security, this government is not willing to make any compromises.
- We are not in politics for access to power, to build the Nation.
"The Prime Minister says the Centre did not know about any of this. Why doesn't your party withdraw support?": Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge responds to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervenes in the Lok Sabha as Opposition members interrupt the Union Home Minister:
- This has not been done with the Centre's knowledge.
- No intimaton of this was given to the Centre.
- I also lend my voice to the outrage that has been displayed in this House and across the country.
- Want to assure the country that Government will not tolerate any action which harms the unity of the nation.
- We have sacrificed Shyama Prasad Mukherjee for this cause so please do not give us lessons on patriotism.
- I assure the House and the Nation that this government will not accept or compromise on the issue of the country's integrity and security.
- This anger is not about any party or this bench or that bench. It is about the Nation.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh makes statement in Lok Sabha on the release of Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam:
- This is an issue of security. This government will never compromise on issues of public safety and public security.
- We have received report from Jammu and Kashmir government.
- Since 1995, 27 criminal cases have been filed against Alam.
- These cases include conspiracy and sedition.
- Jammu and Kashmir government report says Alam has got bail in all 27 cases.
- We are not entirely satisfied with the state home department report and have sought some clarifications.
- We have taken this matter very seriously and will issue a strict avisory if needed, after clarification is recieved from the state government.
Congress leader Anand Sharma attacks government in Rajya Sabha over the release of Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam:
- Was there some understanding that the Prime Minister was privy to?
- Till this issue is taken up, the House cannot discuss anything else.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will speak in Lok Sabha at noon on the release of Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam. rime Minister will also be here. He will intervene if needed: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu to Lok Sabha.
"We will never compromise on national security. Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) will make a statement on the matter," Union Minister Arun Jaitley tells Rajya Sabha amid ruckus over the release of Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam.
Ruckus in Lok Sabha as Opposition takes on the government over the release of Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam.
Congress wants Land Act passed by UPA in 2013 to remain unchanged, says party leader Mallikarjun Kharge
Insurance Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Congress and NCP support some amendments. The Bill now needs to be passed in Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority.
"If the Insurance Bill is defeated in the Rajya Sabha, it gives us an opportunity for a joint session of Parliament," said Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha on Nirbhaya documentary:
We've taken restraining order against telecast; will find out why permission was given to interview a rapist.
Lok Sabha MP Kirron Kher on Nirbhaya documentary:
- Right to consent belongs to the women
- Her body is her property
- They need to feel safe all the time
- But the problem is that that responsibility is with the men in the society
- There should be programmes in the schools teaching kids right from the childhood
Members debate Nirbhaya documentary in Rajya Sabha.
Javed Akhtar: Accha hua kii documentary banii, ab pata chalega kitne log hain jo uss rapist jaise soch rakhtey hain. If any one finds it objectionable, they should change their mindset.
Jaya Bachchan: I dont want any more assurances, I want to know what actions are being taken.
Ambika Soni: The question is how those people got the permission to shoot the documentary.
The Nirbhaya documentary exposes the mindset of many. It's not just the man in the prison, represents the view of many men in India. Let's not pretend all is well, says Anu Aga, Rajya Sabha MP.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Rajya Sabha on Nirbhaya documentary.
Here are the highlights:
- Government obtained a restraining order on broadcasting of film.
- Have sought explanation on how permission was given to telecast it.
- Want to assure the House no such permissions will be given in the future.
- Government condemns it. It will not allow any organisation to leverage from such an incident and use it for commercial purpose.
- Government will institute an inquiry into the incident and responsibility will be fixed.