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Announcement of a strategic disinvestment plan in the Budget will send a positive message, Garg said.

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China should consider Belt and Road Initiative via Kolkata, Mumbai ports instead of PoK: Subramanian Swamy

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  • Swamy also said that every university should have police personnel on the campus, and JNU, which is in news for a recent incident of violence, should be "closed for two years". "The economy is in dire times, everything is going downwards, if the trend continues banks will close down, NBFCs will close down and (it will) lead to disaster," Swamy said.

    Bhalla had earlier briefed the panel on the situation in north-eastern region following enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act.

    The new Motor Vehicles Act with stricter penalties for violation of traffic laws has come into force Pan-India from September 1, 2019.

    The Rajya Sabha MP was to speak on "The CAA-2019: Understanding and Interpretation" as a part of the Visva Bharati Lecture Series at the varsity's Lipika Auditorium. The programme was scheduled at 3.30 pm and was to be presided over by the varsity's vice chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty.

    Naveen Patnaik had raised a few eyebrows by supporting the Centre’s Citizenship Ammendment Bill (now an Act) in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. A few days later, he announced that his party, the Biju Janata Dal, which has supported most of the Narendra Modi government’s bills, would not support the National Register of Citizens.

    He complimented the members for making this session productive and for improving the quality of debates. The Rajya Sabha chairman said the seriousness is borne out of a definite sense of purpose of enhancing the dignity of this august institution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House during the valedictory remarks.

    The complaints against 19 Rajya Sabha members of eight major parties from both the ruling and opposition benches, besides two independent members, were not taken up for preliminary examination by the Ethics Committee as they were not directly addressed to the authorities mentioned under Rule 295.

    The Upper House passed 52 Bills during the 65-odd sittings in 2019 -- an output of 0.80 bills per day (four bills in five days) which is the best in the last 36 years -- official sources said. Nearly 50 bills were passed in the first two sessions of the Lok Sabha this year, which saw an innovative speaker ensure that every member got a chance to speak during zero hour at least once in the session.

    The repercussions of the big policy decisions taken by the Centre could also have a bearing on the party’s functioning in 2020 when a new party president is set to take charge.

    The Lok Sabha recorded productivity of 116 per cent in the winter session while for Rajya Sabha it was at 99 per cent, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Friday, the last day of the session.

    Narendra Modi led his party to a super-sized victory for a second term as Prime Minister.

    The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Paki...

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