Government gets business done in first Winter Session
The winter session that began on November 18 had 20 working days. While the Lok Sabha outshone Rajya Sabha with 116% productivity to 99%, the quality of debates in the Upper House was better with less disruptions. However, the monsoon session,which was the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha, had a better record.
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019: Federal US commission seeks sanctions against home minister Amit Shah
In a statement issued on Monday, the...
Rajya Sabha soul of India's federal structure, must play supportive role: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday addressed the 250th ses...
Parliamentary panel postpones Assam visit due to protest over amended Citizenship Law
The visit of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs was slated from Dec 18 to 21, but it has been postponed in view of curfew and law and order situation in parts of the state.
Citizenship Act amended to distract people from country's economic slowdown: Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday accused the Union government of practising "politics of distractions" and said the Citizenship Act was amended to divert people's attention from the country's economic slowdown.
UN closely analysing possible consequences of India's Citizenship Amendment Bill: UN spokesperson
According to the amended Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
Sena slams Centre on citizenship law, violence in north-east
The Shiv Sena on Friday attacked the Centre, saying it brought the new citizenship law to show it is the sole saviour of Hindus and asked what kind of politics it is playing by inviting uncalled for pain after the move caused violence in the north-eastern states.
Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh, protesters observing fast in Guwahati
The Army and the security forces were conducting flag marches in Guwahati town which was the epicentre of the protests, besides Dibrugarh and Tezpur. In Dibrugarh municipal area the indefinite curfew was relaxed from 8 am. A large number of people, including artists, singers and filmstars are observing a 10-hour fast.
Indians account for 93% H4 visas issued by US: S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha stated that Indians today account for 93 per cent of total number of visas issued unde...
Citizenship Amendment Bill becomes Act, President Kovind gives his nod
President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 was passed in the ...
Police in states across India are relying on private firms and consultants to solve cybercrime cases
Cyber crimes are rising rapidly. Police's own teams are still being built, hence the need for private eyes.
House panel to submit report on online safety of kids in a month
14-member committee mulls over legislative provisions to address online exploitation. The government has revealed in the ongoing Parliament session that 377 websites hosting child pornography have been taken down while 50 first information reports (FIRs) have been filed in cases of online sexual exploitation of children.
Modi government will try to solve concerns over Citizenship Bill, Shah assures Tripura delegations
"Met with delegations of IPFT and Joint Movement Against CAB from Tripura and discussed their concerns over CAB. Modi government will try to solve their issues in a positive way," Shah tweeted. The home minister also thanked the delegation "for their appeal to maintain peace and call off the strike".
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill gets President's assent, becomes act
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by Lok Sabha on Monday.
Panel of MPs mulls legislation to address online exploitation of children; to submit report in a month
Members of the panel told ET that in the next one month the committee of 14 members from 10 parties will hold deliberations with telecom regulator Trai, National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and social media companies such as Bytedance (TikTok), WhatsApp, Google, Facebook, Sharechat and Microsoft and submit its report.
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