Polity

Karnataka trust vote on Monday

Governor’s second direction also ignored, Speaker adjourns Assembly Despite two directions from Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to hold the trust vote on Friday, the process got put off to Monday, with Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar adjourning the Assembly. All eyes are now on the Governor’s …

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‘LS productivity highest in the past 20 years’

Lok Sabha members discussed the General Budget for 17 hours, while the Lower House also discussed demands for grants for various Ministries, including Railways for 13 hours, Road and Transport for over 7 hours and Rural Development and Agriculture for 10 hours 36 minutes, Speaker Om Birla said on Thursday. …

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Arbitration Bills passed amid uproar

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill and the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill. Trinamool MPs walked out, with Sukhendu Sekhar Ray of the party terming the Bills “draconian”. He said the Bills were passed in haste on World Bank diktats. Union Law Minister …

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Governor sets Friday deadline for floor test

The Governor said he had not intervened in the matter earlier “having regard to the fact that the House was called and trust vote was moved.” He pointed out that “proceedings of the House on July 18 were stalled and consequently adjourned without reaching any finality” and this “cannot go …

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SC to reconstitute bench probing Manipur killings

Case pertains to the alleged 1,528 extra-judicial killings The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to reconstitute a Bench to continue monitoring a CBI probe into alleged extra-judicial killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles and the police in Manipur when insurgency was at its peak. The case has been on …

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Finance Bill clauses irk Cong.

‘Government introducing amendments to laws unrelated to finance in Bill’ Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday claimed that the ‘sanctity of Budget numbers have been called into question’ and strongly objected to the manner in which Finance 2019 Bill was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala …

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SC to hear Ayodhya title dispute cases from Aug. 2

Mediation panel told to submit report by August 1 A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, on Thursday fixed the Ayodhya title dispute cases for hearing from August 2. It asked the Registry to keep the case records ready and the mediation …

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Karnataka CM asked to prove majority by 1.30 p.m. today

Govt.’s fall appears imminent as Governor sets deadline; rebels to skip session In a shock to the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government in Karnataka, Governor Vajubhai Vala has directed Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his majority by 1.30 p.m. on the floor of the Assembly on Friday.With the rebel MLAs …

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Dam Safety Bill gets nod from CCEA

It is set to be reintroduced in Parliament after several unsuccessful bids to clear it The Centre is set to introduce the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 in Parliament after it was cleared by the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday. A version of the Bill was first …

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Bill to revamp medical education cleared

National Exit Test must for practice In a move to bring sweeping changes to the medical education sector, the Centre plans to introduce the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in this session of Parliament and repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The Union Cabinet approved a revised version of …

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