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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus crisis

23 Mar 2020

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.

Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

21 Nov 2019

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).

Mukesh, Nita and Ambani kids get Income Tax notices: Report

14 Sep 2019

Mukesh, Nita and Ambani kids get Income Tax notices: Report

Reliance Industries head honcho Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita, and their three children- Akash, Anant, and Isha, have received notices from the Mumbai leg of Income Tax Department, Indian Express reported on Saturday.

Karnataka: Days after taking oath, BS Yediyurappa wins trust vote

29 Jul 2019

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.

Karnataka crisis: Days after trust vote, speaker disqualifies three MLAs

26 Jul 2019

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.

Budget-session: LS worked for 1% of allotted time, RS 6%

07 Apr 2018

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%.

Foreign poll-funding won't be scrutinized as Lok Sabha passes bill

19 Mar 2018

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.

Budget session stormed by Nirav Modi, Karti Chidambaram issues

05 Mar 2018

Budget session stormed by Nirav Modi, Karti Chidambaram issues

The second part of the budget session began today on a stormy note, with the ruling and opposition parties training their guns on each other over major corruption scandals.

Will electoral bonds help cleanse political funding like Jaitley says?

07 Jan 2018

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.

EC unhappy with Electoral Bonds proposition

02 May 2017

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.

Political Funding: Could electoral bonds, corporate funding ensure transparency?

03 Apr 2017

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.

UIDAI blacklists firm that leaked Dhoni's details

29 Mar 2017

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.

Aadhaar: Govt-approved agency tweets Dhoni's personal details in major gaffe

29 Mar 2017

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)"

SC: Aadhaar cannot be compulsory for welfare schemes

27 Mar 2017

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.

Aadhaar Cards: How safe is our sensitive data?

24 Mar 2017

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.

Cabinet slots Union Budget on 1 February, increases wheat prices

17 Nov 2016

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.

Lack of data a hurdle in budget advancement plan

23 Aug 2016

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.

Government looking to advance Union Budget presentation by a month

22 Aug 2016

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.