2019 LOK SABHA ELECTIONS
Lok Sabha okays bill to set up central Sanskrit varsities
Responding to the debate on the Sanskrit Central Universities Bill, 2019, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" said the government wants to strengthen all Indian languages, be it Tamil, Hindi, Kannada or Bengali. He said holy scriptures written in Sanskrit are a treasure of knowledge and the government wants the next generation to study these books.
Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 ; Amit Shah: There will be NRC
Shah said: “It’s a humanitarian issue, beyond political ideol...
Social Security Code Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
The Bill proposes setting up a social security fund using corpus available under corporate ...
Lok Sabha passes bill to set up unified body to regulate IFSCs
"... we are bringing several regulators together as one unit to the limited extent of dealing with various institutions which are present in the IFSC," Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. All the laws of land, including the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, will apply. The unified authority will act as a single-window for regulating various financial activities in the IFSC, she said.
PM Narendra Modi's tweet on BJP's victory in Lok Sabha elections most liked on Twitter this year
Also, #loksabhaelections2019, the hash tag in the Lok Sabha elections this year, was the most used in India, followed by #chandrayaan2, #cwc19, #pulwama and #article370.
Parliament passes Citizenship(Amendment) bill, 2019; awaits Presidential assent
Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, while protests raged in Assam and Tripura.
UK election 2019: Voters head to polls across the United kingdom
After a six-week campaign, the UK goes to the polls on Thursday in a vote to determine whether the Conservative party’s Boris Johnson or Lab...
Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh, protesters observing fast in Guwahati
The Army and the security forces were conducting flag marches in Guwahati town which was the epicentre of the protests, besides Dibrugarh and Tezpur. In Dibrugarh municipal area the indefinite curfew was relaxed from 8 am. A large number of people, including artists, singers and filmstars are observing a 10-hour fast.
Govt invites applications for appointment of CIC, 4 Information Commissioners
It is proposed to appoint the CIC in to succeed the incumbent on completion of the tenure likely on January 11, 2020, it said. Sudhir Bhargava is the Chief Information Commissioner. Besides the top post in the CIC, the government has also decided to fill the four vacant posts of Information Commissioners.
As anti-CAB protests rock North Eeast, Congress says situation akin to Jammu & Kashmir, slams BJP
The Congress said that these protests, which, according to officials, claimed at least two lives in Assam on Thursday, are "spontaneous" and are not linked to any political party. The Congress also accused the government of asking the media not to show the "real picture" in the northeast.
13 fighter jets crashed from 2017-18 to November 2019: Government
"Thirteen fighter aircraft have crashed during the period from 2017-18 to November 2019. Every accident is followed by an investigation by a BoI or a CoI which gives causes of accident and suggests remedial measures to avoid similar accident in the future. "These recommendations are circulated to all the operating units for implementation," he said.
Lok Sabha TV covered CAB passage just the way it covered midnight GST launch
The preparation for the event was similar to the one that was put in place by the channel on the night of June 30, 2017 when the GST was announced in a special midnight session of the parliament attended by PM Narendra Modi, senior officials in the channel told ET.
Lok Sabha okays bill to extend SC-ST quota in Parliament, Assemblies
The bill was passed with 352 members voting in favour and none against it. The reservation for SCs, STs and Anglo-Indians given for the past 70 years in Lok Sabha and state assemblies was due to end on January 25, 2020. The reservation for Anglo-Indians is set to expire on January 25 next year as the Bill does not extend the facility to the community.
Citizenship Amendment Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
According to the proposed legislation, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
Shiv Sena opposes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha
The Sena does not need to prove how "staunch Hindu" and "patriotic" the party is, Sanjay Raut said while participating in a debate on the Bill in the Upper House. "We should discuss this Bill based on humanity not on religion. The Sena member also attacked some MPs who said that those opposing the Bill were "traitors" and "speaking the language of Pakistan".
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