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Centre plans to extend session by 10 days amid uproar

BJP keen on clearing its legislative agenda even as Opposition parties question urgency to pass Bills The Union government plans to extend the ongoing Parliament session by 10 days as it is keen on clearing its legislative agenda, and party MPs should gird themselves for it, BJP president Amit Shah …

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Centre usurping States’ rights: MPs

They flag certain provisions of the Motor Vehicles Bill passed by the Lok Sabha The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote. Several members cutting across party lines supported the safety and traffic violation aspects of the Bill, but said that through …

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Labour Bills meet with protest

Refer drafts to the Standing Committee on Labour, says Opposition The government on Tuesday introduced the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 and the Code on Wages Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha amid protests from the Opposition that the move was being made at the …

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President doesn’t make things up: aide

Trump’s Chief Economic Adviser dismisses questions on PM Modi’s request to mediate on J&K U.S. President Donald Trump “does not make up things”, a top presidential adviser said on Tuesday when asked about his statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate on the Kashmir issue. India …

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Scrutinise RTI Bill: Opposition

No easy passage for the proposed amendments in the Rajya Sabha The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is going to be the next flash point in the Rajya Sabha with the Opposition members moving a resolution to send the legislation to a select committee. The resolution was signed by …

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Expert panels to the aid of LSGIs

To address safety threats posed to old and small structures Technical committees comprising experts of prominent engineering colleges would come to the aid of local self-government institutions (LSGIs) for addressing complaints on safety threats posed to old and small structures due to reckless digging and piling. Local Self-Government Department sources …

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Paperless travel takes off at KIA

Airport rolls out biometric-based self-boarding facility Passengers at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will soon have the option of boarding their flight without producing travel documents at each touch point, with the KIA rolling out a biometric-based self-boarding facility. Vistara passengers travelling from Bengaluru to Mumbai on Monday were the …

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