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Rajya Sabha returns Finance Bill to Lok Sabha with Opposition amendments

AMN The Rajya Sabha has returned the Finance Bill 2017 to the Lok Sabha with five amendments moved by the opposition. Of the five amendments, three were moved by Digvijay Singh of Congress and two by Sitaram Yechury of CPI-M. The bill gives effect to the financial proposals of the central government for the financial … Continue reading Rajya Sabha returns Finance Bill to Lok Sabha with Opposition amendments

LOK SABHA PASSES ALL KEY BILLS RELATED TO GST

Andalib Aakhter / New Delhi The Lok Sabha today passed all key Bills related to Goods and Services Tax, GST  rejecting amendments moved by the opposition.  The Bills are related to Central GST, Integrated GST, UT GST and GST Compensation. The Central GST deals with taxation related to Centre, integrated GST deals in taxation of … Continue reading LOK SABHA PASSES ALL KEY BILLS RELATED TO GST

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan distributes footballs to MPs

AMN Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today distributed footballs to MPs in Parliament premises to promote it across the country in view of U17 FIFA world cup 2017 to be held in India in October this year. Later, talking to media outside Parliament, Sports Minister Vijay Goel said, U17 tournament will be an opportunity to … Continue reading Speaker Sumitra Mahajan distributes footballs to MPs

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over reconstitution of SC,ST, Backward commissions

Andalib Akhter / AMN Opposition parties today stalled proceedings in the Rajya Sabha on the issue of proposed reconstitution of various Commissions dealing with Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities and Backward Classes. The House was adjourned six times before adjournment for the day. This is for the second day the issue was raised in the … Continue reading Uproar in Rajya Sabha over reconstitution of SC,ST, Backward commissions

Discussion on GST Bills begin in Lok Sabha

Our Correspondent Lok Sabha today took up the Goods and Services Tax, GST Bills for discussion and passage. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved CGST, IGST, UT GST and GST Compensation Bills in the House. Speaking on the bills, Mr. Jaitley said, the four GST Bills are being taken together as the context is same. He … Continue reading Discussion on GST Bills begin in Lok Sabha

Indian Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill

AMN Parliament has passed the Mental Healthcare Bill,2016 with the Lok Sabha approving it today. The bill seeks to provide for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fullfil the rights of such persons during delivery of healthcare services. The bill also states that a person who attempts … Continue reading Indian Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill

Arun Jaitley tables GST Bills in Lok Sabha

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today tabled CGST, IGST, UT GST and GST Compensation Bills in Lok Sabha. The integrated GST deals in taxation of inter-state movement of goods and services while the Union Territory GST Bill covers taxation in Union Territories. The compensation law has been prepared to give … Continue reading Arun Jaitley tables GST Bills in Lok Sabha

Govt has not learnt lessons from Pathankot attack: Parliamentary panel

TIA NEWS /New Delhi The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has said that the central government has “not learnt any lesson from the Pathankot attack” and recommended that there remains an urgent need to further strengthen the Security network in the country. The Committee headed by former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram which also … Continue reading Govt has not learnt lessons from Pathankot attack: Parliamentary panel

NDA govt is not against reservations: Minister

Our Correspondent Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot has dismissed opposition allegations that the NDA government is anti-reservations. In the Rajya Sabha, minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, a number of times, assured that the Central reservations for Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will continue. Mr Gehlot described as historic … Continue reading NDA govt is not against reservations: Minister

Allowances, pensions are rights of MPs & Parliament must to decide on it: Minister

AMN / Government today asserted that the allowances and pensions are the rights of MPs and ex- MPs and Parliament has every right to decide on it. Parliament Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the rights and privileges of Parliament are sacrosanct. He was intervening in the matter raised by TMC MP Saugata Roy during Zero … Continue reading Allowances, pensions are rights of MPs & Parliament must to decide on it: Minister

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