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Monsoon Session of Parliament ends

Monsoon Session of Parliament ends

11 Aug 2017 | 7:02 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) Both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die after a four-week-long Monsoon Session concluded with BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu taking over as new Rajya Sabha Chairman, signalling the last of significant change of guard in the top echelons of the Government.

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50 Joint Naval exercises undertaken in last 4 years: Min

50 Joint Naval exercises undertaken in last 4 years: Min

11 Aug 2017 | 5:18 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) The country has undertaken 50 Joint Naval exercises during the last four years, including eight this year, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

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RS adjourned sine die, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu terms it a productive session

RS adjourned sine die, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu terms it a productive session

11 Aug 2017 | 4:47 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha was today adjourned sine die after a four-week-long Monsoon session with new Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu terming it a productive session.

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Govt considering entry of girls in NDA, Sainik Schools: MoS Defence

Govt considering entry of girls in NDA, Sainik Schools: MoS Defence

11 Aug 2017 | 3:40 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) Entry of girls in National Defence Academy (NDA) and Sainik Schools is under consideration of the Government, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

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Make Parliament voice of sanity; we don't have luxury of time, says Naidu on 1st day as RS Chairman

Make Parliament voice of sanity; we don't have luxury of time, says Naidu on 1st day as RS Chairman

11 Aug 2017 | 2:37 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) Newly elected Vice-President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu today started his first day in the House making a fervent appeal to the Members not to lose time in disruptions but discuss and debate as the country needed effective legislation to tackle poverty, disparity, abuse of power and many other challenges .

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Growth in 2017-18 may be lower than 6.75-7.50 pc forecast: Economic Survey

Growth in 2017-18 may be lower than 6.75-7.50 pc forecast: Economic Survey

11 Aug 2017 | 2:34 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) The second Economic Survey of the year today indicated further downslide in the growth for 2017-18 below earlier forecast of 6.

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Rajya Sabha adjourned Sine Die after four-week long Monsoon session

11 Aug 2017 | 2:29 PM

(Rpting, replacing word 'introduced' with 'passed' in para four, line one) New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha was today adjourned sine die after a four-week-long Monsoon session , that saw 19 sittings of the House.

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Rajya Sabha adjourned Sine Die after four-week long Monsoon session

Rajya Sabha adjourned Sine Die after four-week long Monsoon session

11 Aug 2017 | 2:20 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha was today adjourned sine die after a four-week-long Monsoon session , that saw 19 sittings of the House.

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Members including BJP MP R K Singh demand changes in laws to take on shell companies

Members including BJP MP R K Singh demand changes in laws to take on shell companies

11 Aug 2017 | 1:53 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) Members in the Lok Sabha including from the ruling BJP today strongly countered the government version that the existing provisions of the laws are good enough to deal with shell companies.

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Pak "false narrative" on human right violations in J&K should be exposed, says Parl panel

11 Aug 2017 | 1:52 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) A Parliamentary panel comprising among others Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has recommended that the government should make all out efforts to "expose" Pakistan in fomenting cross-border terrorism and also about its "false narrative" of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Not a single paisa of corporates written off by Govt: Jaitley

11 Aug 2017 | 1:48 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today made it clear that not a single paisa of corporates has been written off by the Government.

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RAJYA SABHA ADJOURNED SINE DIE

11 Aug 2017 | 1:35 PM

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No need to doubt preparedness of Indian armed forces, says Defence Minister Jaitley

No need to doubt preparedness of Indian armed forces, says Defence Minister Jaitley

11 Aug 2017 | 1:25 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) There should not be any doubt about defence preparedness and availability of arms and ammunition, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha today.

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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, House passed 14 Bills during Monsoon session

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, House passed 14 Bills during Monsoon session

11 Aug 2017 | 12:47 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die today marking the completion of the Monsoon session of Parliament.

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Now country's 3 top posts held by people coming from grassroots, PM says, hails Venkaiah's entry as V-P, RS Chairman

Now country's 3 top posts held by people coming from grassroots, PM says, hails Venkaiah's entry as V-P, RS Chairman

11 Aug 2017 | 12:41 PM

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the entry of Mr M Venkaiah Naidu as new Vice-President of the country and new Chairman of the Rajya Sabha as a proof of the maturity of the Indian democracy in which the three top posts of the country were for the first time held by people who came from a humble background.

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LOK SABHA ADJOURNED SINE DIE

11 Aug 2017 | 12:22 PM

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Today in Parliament

11 Aug 2017 | 11:08 AM

LOK SABHA ------------------ The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Public Premises (Eviction of unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017 The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Private Members' Business RAJYA SABHA ---------------------- The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Appropriation Bill, 2017 The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017 The Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Amendment Bill, 2017 The Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017 The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017.

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Don't politicise Chandigarh stalking case: Govt to Oppn

Don't politicise Chandigarh stalking case: Govt to Oppn

10 Aug 2017 | 10:49 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar today urged Opposition Congress not to politicise Chandigarh stalking case and said that law will take its course in the matter.

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Funds under Sarv Siksha Abhiyan: Centre, states have concurrent responsibility

10 Aug 2017 | 9:27 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) The government today stated the responsibility for meeting the fund requirements under Sarv Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) vests with both the Centre and the States.

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No proposal for merging UGC & AICTE: Govt

10 Aug 2017 | 9:21 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) The Government today clarified that there is no such proposal under consideration at present to merge the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) into a single higher education regulator.

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Govt lays MTEF statement in parliament on spending departments, Fiscal Management

10 Aug 2017 | 8:48 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) The Medium-term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) Statement which sets forth a three-year rolling target for the expenditure indicators with specification of underlying assumptions and risks involved, was laid in Parliament today.

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Venkaiah Naidu resigns from RS

Venkaiah Naidu resigns from RS

10 Aug 2017 | 8:44 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Rajya Sabha Chairman M Hamid Ansari has accepted the resignation of Vice President-elect M Venkaiah Naidu.

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India's solar power capacity increased to 13652 MW over past 2-yr

10 Aug 2017 | 7:28 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) India’s total installed cumulative solar power capacity grew over threefold to 13,652 Megawatt (MW) over the past two fiscal years, the Government today informed Lok Sabha.

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5120 OBC posts lying vacant in Home Affairs Dept: Min

10 Aug 2017 | 7:23 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) A total of 5120 posts meant for the Other Backward Class (OBC) category were lying vacant in the Home Affairs Department, followed by the Revenue and Financial Services Department, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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Govt introduces Code on Wages Bill, 2017 in LS

10 Aug 2017 | 7:17 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Government today introduced The Code on Wages Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha aiming at the universal minimum wages across the country.

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Anand Sharma sees red on BJP MP's description of Godse as patriot

10 Aug 2017 | 7:08 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) The mention of Nathuram Godse as a 'patriot' during yesterday's commemorative discussion on the Quit India Movement raised the hackles of Congress MP Anand Sharma, who today demanded expunction of the remarks.

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Govt introduces National Sports University Bill in Lok Sabha

10 Aug 2017 | 7:05 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) The Government today introduced the National Sports University Bill in the Lok Sabha seeking to establish a first of its kind sports university in the country, which will come up in Manipur.

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887 cases registered under PWDVA during 2014 & 2015

10 Aug 2017 | 7:02 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI As many as 887 cases were registered under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PDWVA), 2005 during 2014 and 2105, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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Had great experience in RS: Yechury in his emotional valedictory speech

Had great experience in RS: Yechury in his emotional valedictory speech

10 Aug 2017 | 6:36 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) On his last day as Member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr Sitaram Yechury today turned emotional, recalling his first stint as a member of the Upper House during Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Prime Ministership, recalling that at that time, he did not even know that 'House' meant Rajya Sabha before he took the designation.

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Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 introduced in LS

10 Aug 2017 | 6:32 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Government today introduced The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, in the Lok Sabha amid opposition from opposition members.

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