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16 January, 2019 9:23 AM What Interim Budget Is, How It Differs From Full-Year Budget

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Budget 2019 on February 1. That would be an interim budget. An interim budget, just like a full-year budget, is an annual financial statement of a government's finances. It contains key details such as where money comes from (revenue) and where it is spent (expenditure), as well as projections of growth and fiscal 1259

15 January, 2019 6:18 PM Pakistan may lose major non-NATO ally status, Bill introduced in US Congress

The bill was introduced by Republican Congressman Andy Briggs in the House of Representatives. WASHINGTON: An influential US lawmaker has introduced a legislation in Congress to terminate the designation of Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally. Introduced by Republican Congressman Andy Briggs, the resolution 73, introduced in the House of Representatives 276

15 January, 2019 5:00 PM Press conferences by ministers, senior leaders across country for next 4 days: BJP

The BJP announced on Tuesday that its senior central government ministers, chief ministers and other prominent leaders would be holding press conferences at around 50 places across the country for the next four days. "Through press conferences, the messages given by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and party's national president Amit Shah during the National 194

15 January, 2019 10:28 AM Fertiliser Minister seeks additional Rs 23,000 cr to clear January-March subsidy bill

The Fertiliser Ministry has sought additional Rs 23,000 crore from the Finance counterpart to meet the subsidy requirement for the January-March quarter, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Till December, a subsidy payment of Rs 23,283 crore was due towards fertiliser companies and the ministry was left with about Rs 13,056 crore from the budgeted 163

12 January, 2019 6:57 PM Congress to support Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal for new government if he quits BJP over Citizenship Bill

Guwahati: Congress leader Debabrata Saikia on Saturday asked Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to quit the BJP and form a new government with his party's support, while the AGP said it may restore its alliance with the saffron party if the Citizenship Amendment Bill is scrapped. Saikia, the leader of Opposition in Assam Assembly, talking to a local 170

11 January, 2019 6:03 PM AAP Leader To Bring Bill On Alleged Demolition Of Temples In Varanasi

Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh said he has given a notice of the private member bill on demolition of temples and expects it to be taken up for discussion in next session of Parliament. Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh will bring a private member bill on alleged demolition of temples in Varanasi for construction 161

10 January, 2019 11:05 AM Bill for 10% reservation for poor in general category challenged in Supreme Court

New Delhi: A plea challenging the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education was Thursday filed in the Supreme Court. The petition, filed by Youth For Equality organisation and Kaushal Kant Mishra, sought the quashing of the bill saying that the economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation. The plea said the bill violates 124

10 January, 2019 9:21 AM Winter Session of Parliament: Productivity of Rajya Sabha at 18%, Lok Sabha at 46%

Productivity of the session was the third-lowest in the 16th Lok Sabha The Winter Session of Parliament ended on January 9 shortly after the Rajya Sabha passed The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Upper House had been extended by a day to help pass the constitutional amendment bill. The Lok Sabha ended on January 8, after clearing the same bill. According 234

9 January, 2019 6:15 PM 10 per cent quota to poor in general category in central and State govt jobs: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: The Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that 10 per cent reservation to poor in the general category will be applicable to jobs in both central and state governments. Intervening in the debate on The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, he said the legislation gives powers to the states 141

9 January, 2019 5:49 PM Victory for social justice: PM Modi hails Parliament's nod for 10% reservation for general category poor

New Delhi: A day after Lok Sabha's green signal, Rajya Sabha passed the historic quota bill by an overwhelming margin on Wednesday in what is being seen as a big win for the Modi government. Moments after voting concluded in Rajya Sabha, PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and thanked Parliamentarians for a healthy debate on the matter and said that the bill would 183