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India at 148th in number of women MPs; UN calls for quotas

India at 148th in number of women MPs; UN calls for quotas

United Nations, March 16  Releasing a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians that that placed India 148, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women, has called for reservations for women.The rankings of all 193 UN member countries released...
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LS takes up important bill on winter session’s last day

New Delhi, Dec 16  The Lok Sabha on Friday took up the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill for consideration and passing during zero hour as most of the Opposition left to meet President Pranab Mukherjee. The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday had passed,...
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Lok Sabha disrupted repeatedly

New Delhi, Nov 29  The Lok Sabha was disrupted repeatedly on Tuesday as opposition members created ruckus over the fiscal chaos following the demonetisation.Speaker Sumitra Mahajan tried to run the Question Hour, but slogans raised by the opposition...
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Lok Sabha adjourned as opposition protests demonetisation

New Delhi, Nov 18  The Lok Sabha witnessed disruptions and adjournments on Friday as the opposition demanded a debate on the government’s November 8 demonetisation move under the parliamentary rules entailing vote.Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge...
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Lok Sabha adjourned after obituary references

New Delhi, Nov 16  The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after condoling the death of sitting MP from Cooch Behar Renuka Sinha.Sinha had died in August.Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also condoled the death of five other former members: Arif Baig,...
LS passes bill for higher compensation to workers

LS passes bill for higher compensation to workers

New Delhi, Aug 10  The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed The Employees Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016, as Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said a large number of workforce in the organised sector will benefit.The bill provides for higher compensation...
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Lok Sabha takes up amendments to GST bill for discussion

New Delhi, Aug 8  The Lok Sabha on Monday took up for discussion the amendments to the Goods and Services Tax Bill with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stating that there was a wide consensus on the legislation.“There has been a wide consensus. A large...
Lok Sabha approves Rs 1.03 lakh cr additional spending for government

Lok Sabha approves Rs 1.03 lakh cr additional spending for government

New Delhi, Aug 5  The Lok Sabha on Thursday approved an additional spending of Rs 1.03 lakh crore by the central government during the current fiscal, including a cash outgo of Rs 20,948.26 crore based on the Supplementary Demand for Grants moved by...
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Lok Sabha passes key bill on financial assets’ reconstruction

New Delhi, Aug 2  The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016, with the government making the case for a banking system without loopholes that otherwise...
Lok Sabha passes Bill to set up six new IITs

Lok Sabha passes Bill to set up six new IITs

New Delhi, July 26  The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which seeks to set up six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) including one at Jammu.The other new IITs are to come up in Tirupati, Palakkad,...
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Notice being served on those named in Panama Papers: Jaitley

New Delhi, April 29  The government is taking all necessary steps on the issue of tax evasion and notice is being served on those whose names figure in the Panama Papers leaks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha on Friday.The statement...
Lok Sabha passes bill to amend mines and minerals act

Lok Sabha passes bill to amend mines and minerals act

New Delhi, March 17  The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill to amend the mines and minerals act to allow transfer of captive mining leases not granted through auction.Transfer of captive mining leases, not granted through auction, would allow mergers...
Lok Sabha passes Appropriations Bill, Jaitley assures solving banks stress

Lok Sabha passes Appropriations Bill, Jaitley assures solving banks stress

New Delhi, March 15  Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Appropriation Bill, completing the first phase of the budgetary exercise for 2016-17, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that his government will find a lasting solution to banks’ financial...
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Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar bill to further empower citizens

New Delhi, March 11  The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Aadhaar bill to give legal teeth to the government in ensuring its subsidies and services reach the intended beneficiaries directly, thereby going beyond the scheme’s current mandate of merely...
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Highlights of Union Budget 2016-17

New Delhi, Feb 29  Highlights of the budget for 2016-17 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha. Highlights of Union Budget 2016-17 : * To reduce multiplicity of taxes and cascading, 13 taxes with collections of less than Rs.50...
GDP Projected at 7.6% for 2016-17 – IMF Hails India’s Growth

GDP Projected at 7.6% for 2016-17 – IMF Hails India’s Growth

Emphasis on Infrastructure Development Benefits to small tax payers, health scheme for poor  – Rich taxed – Cigarettes and Cars costlier Revenue Loss from Direct Tax concessions – Rs 1060 crore &  Revenue Gain from Indirect Tax proposals...
One more scheme for holders of black money

One more scheme for holders of black money

New Delhi, Feb 29  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday announced a new amnesty scheme for those having unaccounted money to come clean by paying 45 percent of their undisclosed asset. Presenting his budget for the year 2016-17, Jaitley said...
Jaitley allots Rs.25,000 crore for state-run banks’ recapitalisation

Jaitley allots Rs.25,000 crore for state-run banks’ recapitalisation

New Delhi, Feb 29  Continuing government efforts to deal with the high levels of non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad debts, of state-run banks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday allocated Rs.25,000 crore towards their recapitalisation in the next...
Government to Double the Income of Farmers by 2022

Government to Double the Income of Farmers by 2022

Unified Agricultural Marketing E-Platform to be Dedicated to the Nation on 14th April this Year The Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget today said that his Government intends to go beyond Food Security and give...
Incentivising domestic value addition to help Make in India

Incentivising domestic value addition to help Make in India

While presenting the General Budget 2016-17 in Lok Sabha today, the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that customs and excise duty structure plays an important role in incentivizing domestic value addition towards Make in India campaign. He...
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