Finance Bill: News
24 Mar 2023Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill without debate amid Opposition's ruckus
The Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill 2023 on Friday without debate as Opposition MPs raised slogans demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the allegations of fraud against the Adani Group.
23 Mar 2020India
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus crisis
With coronavirus positive cases continuing to rise across India, the Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Monday after the Finance Bill, 2020, was passed without discussion.
21 Nov 2019Lok Sabha
Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds
Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Congress party staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Thursday over the issue of electoral bonds. The party also protested the privatization of public sector units (PSUs).
29 Jul 2019Karnataka
Karnataka: Days after taking oath, BS Yediyurappa wins trust vote
BJP's BS Yediyurappa won the trust vote on Monday, days after he took oath as Karnataka's Chief Minister.
26 Jul 2019Karnataka
Karnataka crisis: Days after trust vote, speaker disqualifies three MLAs
The political crisis in Karnataka, which was sparked due to a slew of resignations, took a new twist on Thursday after speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified three rebel MLAs.
07 Apr 2018Lok Sabha
Budget-session: LS worked for 1% of allotted time, RS 6%
The Budget session which concluded on Friday was, as per PRS legislative research, least productive since 2000. Lok Sabha spent just 1% of its allotted time on legislative business, while Rajya Sabha spent 6%.
19 Mar 2018Supreme Court Of India
Foreign poll-funding won't be scrutinized as Lok Sabha passes bill
The Lok Sabha has passed a bill that exempts political parties from scrutiny of foreign funds they have received from abroad since 1976.
07 Jan 2018India
Will electoral bonds help cleanse political funding like Jaitley says?
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has reiterated that the government is committed to transparency in political funding.
02 May 2017Indian Government
EC unhappy with Electoral Bonds proposition
The Election Commission has expressed reservations about the government's decision to introduce electoral bonds for donations to political parties.
03 Apr 2017India
Political Funding: Could electoral bonds, corporate funding ensure transparency?
Union Budget 2017 made tall claims towards bringing in transparency in political funding in India. Months later, moving forward on the proposals on electoral bonds and corporate funding might have rendered the process more opaque than before.
29 Mar 2017Mahendra Singh Dhoni
UIDAI blacklists firm that leaked Dhoni's details
The UIDAI has blacklisted the Aadhaar Centre that accidentally leaked cricketer MS Dhoni's personal details online, for ten years.
29 Mar 2017Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Aadhaar: Govt-approved agency tweets Dhoni's personal details in major gaffe
After e-governance firm Common Services Center, which assists the Centre in Aadhaar enrolment, tweeted photographs of M.S. Dhoni's personal details on the Aadhaar website in a 'fan moment', his wife Sakshi reached out to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, asking, "..is there any privacy left ??? (sic)"
27 Mar 2017Mahendra Singh Dhoni
SC: Aadhaar cannot be compulsory for welfare schemes
The SC has clarified that Aadhaar cards cannot be made compulsory by the government for availing of welfare schemes.
24 Mar 2017Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Aadhaar Cards: How safe is our sensitive data?
The Centre is making 'Aadhaar Card' mandatory for filing Income Tax Returns, applying for PAN card, and availing several schemes and services from 1 Apr'17.
17 Nov 2016India
Cabinet slots Union Budget on 1 February, increases wheat prices
The Indian government has slated the Union Budget for 1 February, marking a move against a colonial-era tradition of presenting the budget on the last day of February.
23 Aug 2016India
Lack of data a hurdle in budget advancement plan
Senior officials have admitted that advancing the budget presentation could prove complicated due to the lack of revenue and expenditure data for budget preparations.
22 Aug 2016India
Government looking to advance Union Budget presentation by a month
The government is planning to advance the Union Budget presentation by a month to January end from 2017.