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Opposition stages walkout from Lok Sabha

Congress, RJD and NCP today staged a brief walkout from the Lok Sabha protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s yesterday’s remarks against former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. As soon as Zero Hour started, Congress leader Malliarjun Kharge raised the issue and demanded Mr. Modi’s apology. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan objected to it saying the issue … Continue reading Opposition stages walkout from Lok Sabha

Demonetisation not a political fight: PM in Rajya Sabha

andalib akhter / New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi today clarified that the fight against corruption and black money was not a political one and not targeted against any party. Replying to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha, Mr Modi said, the action against the corruption will empower the … Continue reading Demonetisation not a political fight: PM in Rajya Sabha

Parliament passes Payment of Wages Bill

AMN Parliament has passed the Payment of Wages Amendment Bill 2017 with the Rajya Sabha approving it today as the Lok Sabha had passed it yesterday. The proposed law will benefit workers by ensuring fair payment of wages through bank accounts, enhance social security and bring more workers into formal employment. Replying to the debate … Continue reading Parliament passes Payment of Wages Bill

Railways inducting modern technology on regular basis: Prabhu

Our Correspondent Railway minister Suresh Prabhu today assured the Lok Sabha that his ministry accord highest priority to safety in train operations and all possible steps are undertaken on a continual basis including upgradation of technology to aid safe running of trains. Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, Mr Prabhu said consequential train accidents … Continue reading Railways inducting modern technology on regular basis: Prabhu

Aircraft’s lavatory waste disposed on ground, not in air: Govt

AMN The Government has said there is no switch or system available in aircraft to dispose the lavatory waste during flight and it can only be dispensed off on ground during its servicing. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha yesterday, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed that the government has … Continue reading Aircraft’s lavatory waste disposed on ground, not in air: Govt

No official estimate of black money in cash in country: Govt

AMN / Government today said it has no official estimate of percentage of black money held in the country in cash. This was stated by Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. He was asked whether it is a fact that six percent of black money in … Continue reading No official estimate of black money in cash in country: Govt

Lok Sabha passes bill to ensure wage payments through e-transfer, cheques

AMN The Lok Sabha today passed the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which seeks to enable employers to pay wages to workers through cheque or directly crediting to their accounts. The bill, moved by Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya in the House, will replace the Ordinance promulgated by the President on 28th December … Continue reading Lok Sabha passes bill to ensure wage payments through e-transfer, cheques

TMC MPs walk out of RS to protest threats by BJP leaders

The Trinamool Congress members in the Rajya Sabha today walked out protesting against Deputy Chairman’s ruling not allowing the matter raised by Derek O’Brien who alleged that his party MPs are being threatened by the BJP leaders. Raising the matter during Zero Hour, the TMC MP also displayed some newspaper reports. Deputy Chairman Prof. P … Continue reading TMC MPs walk out of RS to protest threats by BJP leaders

PM hits out at Congress in Lok Sabha

Andalib Akhter / NEW DELHI The Prime Minister today came down heavily on Congress, saying everyone remembers how democracy was under threat from 1975 to 1977, when opposition leaders were jailed and newspaper freedom was curtailed. Replying to the Motion of Thanks on President’s address in the Lok Sabha, Mr Narendra Modi said there were … Continue reading PM hits out at Congress in Lok Sabha

TMC MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue against H1-B visa issue in US

MPs from Trinamool Congress today protested in front of Gandhi statue against H1-B visa issue in US. Holding placards, party MPs demanded Narendra Modi government to secure the interest of Indian IT firms globally. India has already expressed its concern over the decision by US President Donald Trump administration. New Delhi says Indian authorities are … Continue reading TMC MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue against H1-B visa issue in US

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