It says the government had consulted the opposition and addressed their concerns, but “the opposition ganged up under the leadership of [the] dying Congress to stall the proceedings.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari has admitted a motion for impeaching Justice S K Gangele of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The petition for the impeachment of Justice Gangele follows charges of sexual harassment against him by a former Additional District and Sessions Judge. A Rajya Sabha bulletin said, “The Chairman has, under section 3 […]
The Congress and the Left parties voted against the two bills while the JD(U) walked.
Unhappy over not getting much support in blocking two key bills in Rajya Sabha, Congress alleged the opposition parties were “compromised”.
Both the bills were opposed by the Congress and the Left parties, moving several amendments all but one of which were rejected.
Mines and Minerals bill was passed by Parliament on Friday,
MPs from all parties raised the issue during zero hour and demanded the government’s intervention.
Till date, a total of 33 coal blocks have been auctioned in two tranches.
Azad said standing crops in J&K, HP, UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat and Maharashtra have been destroyed in the unseasonal rains and hailstorm.
The 19-member committee, in its report to the Rajya Sabha, has endorsed the coal ministry’s contention that there should be no insistence on specifying the usage of coal for “own consumption”.
Two committee members, including Mani Shankar Aiyar of the Congress, have appended their dissent to the report.
Congress members moved into aisle shouting slogans against the BJP-led government.
Most banks have not transmitted the 50 basis points cut in key rates by the Reserve Bank of India.
Members of AIADMK were agitated over some remarks of DMK’s Kanimozhi and interrupted her speech.
While an ordinance has a life of six months, it has to be approved by parliament within six weeks of the commencement of the session.
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