Polity

Pleas against partition in Ayodhya being heard

It had been managing the Ramjanmabhumi and receiving offerings from worshippers. It submitted that the “Asthan of Janam Bhumi was of ancient antiquity.” The Akhara, represented by senior advocate Sushil Kumar Jain, submitted that Muslims had stopped offering regular prayers at the Babri mosque in 1934, when there was a …

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Government offers to send 4 Bills for scrutiny

Days after the Opposition accused the government of passing Bills without scrutiny, the government has proposed to send four pieces of legislation to a standing committee or a select committee. The Opposition parties had demanded that the RTI Amendment Bill, the Triple Talaq Bill and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment …

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Petition filed in SC against Centre’s notification on J&K

Advocate says the move was unconstitutional and illegal A writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the August 5 notification of the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order of 2019, which amends Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and scraps its 65-year-old predecessor — The …

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J&K fuels statehood hopes in northeast

Several calls for ethnicity-based States The Centre’s move to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories has fuelled statehood hopes in the northeast. Several civil society and extremist groups have been fighting for the creation of ethnicity-based States or UTs in four …

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Bifurcation of Kashmir arbitrary: Opposition

‘You have lost the confidence and trust of 1.5 crore people. History will not forgive you,’ says Anantnag MP Opposition MPs in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday questioned the Centre’s right to alter the status quo in Jammu and Kashmir without consulting stakeholders. They were discussing the Bill that bifurcates …

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Consumer Protection Bill gets RS green light

It will replace the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 that provides for the establishment of authorities for the timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer disputes. The Bill, which has already been passed by the Lok Sabha, seeks …

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Lok Sabha endorses Centre’s decisions on Kashmir

President’s declaration ending special status under Art. 370 notified in gazette The Centre’s decisions setting new terms of engagement with Jammu and Kashmir — by reorganising it as Union Territories, ending its special status under Article 370 and 35 (A) and extending to it all the provisions of the Constitution …

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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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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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