Participants on general news channels behave like grizzlies with high blood pressure. Business channels are an oasis of calm.
Select committee also makes a case for lower GST rate for the banking industry to maintain the competitiveness of the industry globally
Both the Left parties and AIADMK have demanded that states should be empowered to levy higher taxes on tobacco and tobacco products while petroleum and products should be kept out.
One of the criticisms of the proposed amendment is that it could, in one stroke, legalise the illegal detention of thousands of underage children by policemen across the country.
Rajya Sabha saw repeated adjournments with opposition members creating uproar, including by trooping into the Well of the House.
The Congress-led Opposition is hoping to paralyse the House over recent controversies such as the Lalit Modi row and the Vyapam scam.
The Congress, however, appeared to be divided on the issue of walking out of the panel although it is in touch with rest of the Opposition parties to sense their mood.
Arun Jaitley had said it is a serious question in a parliamentary democracy wherein the wisdom of a directly elected house is questioned repeatedly by the indirectly elected house.
The land boundary agreement is crucial for India and Bangladesh. Passing the bill unanimously in the Rajya Sabha was no small feat, given the opposition’s attitude to the Modi government.
Government should engage with the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, instead of speaking of hierarchies.
Arun Jaitley is the leader of the House in Rajya Sabha.
CAG seeks explanation on payments, House TV channel
As sloganeering assumed feverish pitch, Congress MPs shouted: “chicken curry na mutton curry istifa do Gadkari (neither chicken nor mutton curry, it is only resignation from Gadkari.”
Former India hockey captain says he will ask Tendulkar to participate in the discussion.
“But mine was not a policy statement…that was my suggestion,” she said.