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28 Apr 2017India
Lokpal: SC gives go-ahead for appointments without leader of opposition
Dismissing the Centre's arguments, the SC gave a go-ahead to the Lokpal Committee to appoint members despite the absence of a leader of opposition.
27 Apr 2017India
Lokpal: SC raps Centre over delay in appointment
The SC rapped the Centre for delay in appointment of Lokpal, saying there was no justification for it.
11 Apr 2017Narendra Modi
Motor bill passed by Lok Sabha
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday; the bill seeks to curtail deaths and injuries caused by crashes and reform the road-transport sector.
07 Apr 2017India
GST: Parliament passes four key bills
The parliament on April 6 passed four bills on the GST after they were approved by the Rajya Sabha without any amendments, paving the way for its nationwide rollout.
30 Mar 2017India
26-weeks paid maternity leave: President gives nod
President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 which provides for 26-weeks paid maternity leave for women employees.
30 Mar 2017GST
Lok Sabha approves GST: Moves one step closer to implementation
The four GST Bills were approved in the Lok Sabha bringing GST one step closer to a roll out on July 1st. "We seem to be on time... (we are) reasonably optimistic about meeting the deadline", said Arun Jaitley.
29 Mar 2017Diwali
GST Bills: Employee amenities, gifts made taxable
An examination of the recently introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill reveal that the tax could be levied on certain perks provided by employers to employees, that fall outside Cost to Company (CTC).
29 Mar 2017India
GST bill: Implementation may be delayed to September 1
Implementation of the GST bill may be delayed from the planned July 1 to September 1 for further fine-tuning of the bill and to give industries more time to prepare.
28 Mar 2017J P Nadda
Parliament clears Mental Healthcare Bill which seeks to decriminalize suicide
The Parliament cleared Mental Healthcare Bill after Lok Sabha approved 134 amendments made by the Rajya Sabha in August 2016.
28 Mar 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Political drama in Bihar: MP Pappu Yadav arrested for nuisance
The Patna police arrested the Jan Adhikar Party-Loktantrik (JAP-L) patron and Madhepura MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav.
25 Mar 2017Gorakhpur
UP CM Adityanath shifts Deputy CM from office
UP Chief Minister Adityanath, has asked Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to vacate his office on the fifth floor of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan (Annexe) building.
23 Mar 2017Gorakhpur
UP CM Yogi Adityanath distributes portfolios, keeps Home for himself
Yogi Adityanath retained the crucial home ministry, among others, in an attempt to keep a check on UP's dismal law and order. However, finance has gone to veteran Rajesh Agarwal.
20 Mar 2017Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Appointment: BJP Planning ahead to 2019?
Yogi Adityanath's appointment as CM of UP has been met with anxiety and uncertainty by media and civil society. A Hindutva hardliner, the Yogi's appointment was termed "surprising" by many.
20 Mar 2017India
Cabinet approves key legislations on GST
The union cabinet on March 20 cleared key legislations relating to the Goods and Services Tax, including the Integrated GST, the Central GST, the State or Union Territory GST, and a law related to compensation to states.
20 Mar 2017Gorakhpur
Yogi Adityanath, UP CM, asks for asset details of ministers
Yogi Adityanath, in his first decision as UP CM, has asked all ministers to declare income and assets within 15 days.
19 Mar 2017Gorakhpur
Yogi Adityanath sworn in as 21st Chief Minister of UP
Yogi Adityanath was sworn-in as Uttar Pradesh's CM today. The ceremony was attended by Modi, Amit Shah, Advani, amongst others.
18 Mar 2017Gorakhpur
Yogi Adityanath appointed as UP CM
The BJP has appointed their MP Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur, as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha since 1998.
18 Mar 2017Uttar Pradesh
#SuperSaturday: BJP to announce UP CM amid speculations
Speculations have intensified that Union Minister Manoj Sinha is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah's choice to be Uttar Pradesh's next Chief Minister.
18 Mar 2017Jitendra Singh
Any plans to brew beer on the moon, asks MP
During Lok Sabha's Question Hour, Sisir Kumar Adhikari, a TMC MP, posed a rather peculiar question seeking to know if "an Indian spacecraft is planning to brew beer on the moon?"
17 Mar 2017India
Rural electrification: 5150 villages still dark
The deadline for the Centre's rural electrification programme may be missed, as data revealed that over 5150 villages in India are yet to be electrified. It was supposed to be completed by May 2017.
16 Mar 2017Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
How well did BJP fare among Muslim voters in UP?
There has been plenty of disagreement in the media regarding BJP's success, or the lack thereof, among Muslim voters in UP elections.
16 Mar 2017India
Council clears final 2 bills, GST dream one step closer
The GST council approved two crucial legislations - the state GST and the union territory GST bills.
14 Mar 2017Delhi Police
Delhi-Chicago Air India flight had no functioning lavatories
According to reports, an Air India flight from Delhi that took off for Chicago had only 8 out of 12 toilets functioning.
10 Mar 2017India
Lok Sabha passes Maternity Bill, leave extended to 26 weeks
The Lok Sabha passed the bill to raise the maternity leave for women.
05 Mar 2017Mukhtar Ansari
UP Polls: BSP's Ayodhya candidate booked for rape
The BSP's Ayodhya candidate, Bazmi Siddiqui has been booked by police along with 6 of his aides for raping a woman in Faizabad city.
04 Mar 2017India
GST Council approves the laws; July deadline seems realistic
The GST Council has cleared the Central GST and Integrated GST law. However the legal framework for the State GST and Union Territory GST have yet to be cleared by the Law Commission.
27 Feb 2017Mukhtar Ansari
UP Polls: Mukhtar Ansari's parole cancelled
The Delhi High court cancelled MLA Mukhtar Ansari's parole, granted to him by a trial court, allowing him to campaign for the elections.
25 Feb 2017Prime Minister
Political storm after Dikshit's "Rahul still immature" comment
Congress leader Sheila Dikshit said Rahul Gandhi "is still not mature", pushing the party into damage control mode. Party veteran Harikesh Bahadur followed by saying the Gandhi scion's preparedness should be debated.
24 Feb 2017Vishal Bhardwaj
Rs. 19L raised for expenses of Eman, world's heaviest woman
The family of Eman Ahmed, the world's heaviest woman currently in Mumbai for surgery, has managed to raise Rs. 19L from 169 well-wishers to cover her expenses.
22 Feb 2017India
Maternity leave doubled for industrial female employees
The Labour and Employment Ministry released an executive order allowing female industrial workers to take six months' maternity leave.
20 Feb 2017Mukhtar Ansari
PM invoking communalism, EC should examine remarks: Congress
Congress has asked the Election Commission to look into PM Narendra Modi's 'communal' remarks, saying such comments bring 'disrepute' to his post.
19 Feb 2017India
Council clears compensation for GST bill
The GST Council has cleared a bill, seeking to provide compensation to states for losses they may incur after rolling out the GST.
15 Feb 2017Bangladesh Premier League
Bill in Lok Sabha to clamp down on ostentatious weddings
A bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha by Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan that seeks to end the practice of opulent and extravagant weddings.
12 Feb 2017Venkaiah Naidu
MPs seek probe into E Ahamed's death
Two MPs from Kerala and a Supreme Court lawyer have filed a petition with the NHRC seeking a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of MP E Ahamed in parliament.
10 Feb 2017India
Rural electrification will be completed by May 2018: Piyush Goel
Union Minister Piyush Goel said that out of 18,452 un-electrified villages, approximately 12,033 have been provided with power till last week.
09 Feb 2017Mukhtar Ansari
Candidate gets brother killed for sympathy votes in UP election
Police have arrested Manoj Gautam, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate from Khurja, Bulandshahr district, UP, for allegedly killing his brother Vinod "for electoral gains."
07 Feb 2017Narendra Modi
Lok Sabha listens to PM Modi in rapt attention
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the members of Lok Sabha earlier today.
06 Feb 2017Mukhtar Ansari
Hitmen, guns/liquor smugglers in demand before UP elections
Steps have been taken to keep politics clean in polls-bound Uttar Pradesh (UP).
06 Feb 2017Venkaiah Naidu
Rahul Gandhi joins protest over Ahamed's death
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi joined the protests in the Parliament complex over IUML MP E Ahamed's death.
04 Feb 2017Venkaiah Naidu
Janata Dal United seeks a probe into E Ahamed's death
Janata Dal United has come out in ardent support of the investigation of Former Union Minister E Ahamed's death.