Kerala Assembly passes Lok Ayukta Bill despite stiff opposition by UDF

Despite stiff opposition raised by the UDF members and their subsequent boycott, the Kerala Assembly on Tuesday passed the controversial Lok Ayukta (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to make the executive the appellate authority over reports by the anti-corruption watchdog. After hours-long heated arguments and debates, the opposition announced their boycott of the … Read more

World listens when India speaks, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in US

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla interacted with members of the Indian diaspora and Indian students studying in the United States on Saturday and said the voice of the country reverberates around the world as its democracy is the most dynamic and vibrant. On his arrival in Boston, Birla visited the Harvard University … Read more

Over 7.4 mn cases settled during third National Lok Adalat today: NALSA

Rajasthan and Maharashtra became the first states to use end-to-end digital platforms during the third National Lok Adalat of the year on Saturday that saw 74 lakh cases settled across the country including 16.45 lakh pending and 58.33 lakh pre-litigation cases. Hailing the alternative dispute redressal mechanism, the Chief Justice of India-designate … Read more

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla flags off ‘Har Ghar Tiranga yatra’ in Delhi

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla flagged off “Har Ghar Tiranga yatra” in the national capital on Saturday. “Our ancestors fought for freedom, we are celebrating 75th year of Independence. We aim to take our country forward as per the dreams of those who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s freedom,” LS Speaker … Read more

School drop-out rate decreasing across all levels: Govt informs Lok Sabha

School drop-out rate is continuously decreasing in the country at all levels of education, including primary, upper primary and secondary, the government informed Lok Sabha on Friday. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said this in reply to a written question on whether there was an increase in school drop-out … Read more

Monsoon Session: Bill to strengthen antitrust watchdog tabled in Lok Sabha

The Competition (Amendment) Bill, which seeks structural changes in the governing structure of the Compe­tition Commission of India (CCI), was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Rao Inderjit Singh introduced the Bill seeking substantive provisions to allow the CCI to address the needs of new-age markets. The … Read more

Monsoon session: Lok Sabha withdraws suspension of four Congress MPs

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday revoked the suspension of four Congress members, after party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said it was not the intention of the opposition to hurt the chair. The Congress members were suspended last Monday for the rest of the session for protesting and carrying placards inside … Read more

Actor-BJP MP Ravi Kishan to introduce Population Control bill in Lok Sabha

Actor-turned-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Kishan on Friday said he was going to introduce a private member’s bill on population control in the Lok Sabha. A Member of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur constituency, Kishan has four children, three daughters and a son, with his wife Priti. … Read more