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July 23, 2024 8:34 AM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman set to present Modi 3.0 govt’s first budget today

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to present the Union Budget 2024 in Parliament today (Tuesday), marking her seventh consecutive budget and eclipsing the late Moraji Desai's record of six consecutive budgets, which is likely to focus on changes in the income tax structure and improving the ease of doing business in India. At 11 am today, the much-awaited full budget for 2024-25, the first under the Modi 3.0 government, will be presented on the floor of the Parliament. All eyes will be...

July 22, 2024 5:18 PM

Indian economy capable of growing at sustained rate of 7%: Economic Survey

The Economic Survey presented in Parliament today by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paints an optimistic picture for India's economic future. According to the survey, the Indian economy has the potential to sustain a growth rate of over 7% in the medium term, provided it builds on the structural reforms undertaken over the last decade. This ambitious growth target, however, is not without conditions. The survey emphasizes that achieving this sustained growth will require a concerted effort...

July 22, 2024 8:33 AM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to table Economic Survey in Parliament today

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the Economic Survey 2023-24 along with a statistical appendix in Parliament on Monday, a day ahead of the Union Budget. The Budget Session of Parliament will commence today (Monday) and subject to the exigencies of government business, the session is likely to conclude on August 12. Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Jayant Chaudhary, Pankaj Chaudhary, Kirtivardhan Singh and Sukanta Majumdar will present the document on the table in Lok Sabh...

July 12, 2024 7:10 PM

Nepal PM Dahal loses parliamentary vote of confidence

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal lost a parliamentary vote of confidence on Friday, ending a tumultuous 20-month tenure that saw him survive four such trust votes, and paving the way for the formation of a new coalition government. Dahal, 69, was forced to either resign or prove his majority in parliament after his largest ally, the liberal Communist Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) party, withdrew support to his government last week. He needed at least 138 votes in his favour in the 275-...

July 12, 2024 9:25 AM

PM Prachanda to seek vote of confidence for fifth time in Parliament today

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' is seeking a vote of confidence for the fifth time in the House of Representatives on Friday. For PM Prachanda securing a vote of confidence will be challenging, as Nepali Congress has 88 members and CPN-UML has 79 members in the House of Representatives while CPN (Maoist Centre) has 32 members only. Appointed as Prime Minister on December 25, 2022, Prime Minister Prachanda garnered a vote of confidence in the House for the fourth time on May 20 thi...

July 2, 2024 10:27 AM

PM Modi arrives in Parliament for NDA parliamentary party meeting

Ahead of the proceedings of the Parliament Session on Tuesday, MPs from the National Democratic Alliance converged for a meeting in Parliament premises. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President JP Nadda along with Union Ministers and other MPS were seen arriving for the meeting this morning. The NDA's parliamentary party meeting is being held at GMC Balayogi Auditorium of the Parliament Library Building (PLB). Various NDA leaders including Giriraj Singh, Milind Deora, Kangana Rana...

July 1, 2024 10:18 AM

New criminal laws into effect: IPC, CrPC, Indian Evidence Act will be replaced from today

In a move that will completely overhaul the criminal justice system in the country, three new criminal laws come into effect from today, July 1. The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), the Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA), passed in Parliament last December, will replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860, the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973, and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 respectively. Several new provisions have been incorporated in the thr...

July 1, 2024 9:07 AM

New criminal laws come into effect: Know what legal luminaries think of their impacts on legal system

As the three new criminal laws come into effect today (Monday), several legal experts say there are big challenges ahead for law-enforcing agencies, judicial officers, and legal professionals. It is said that these laws will affect a large number of citizens at some point of time or the other in their lives. The passing of the three criminal law bills in Parliament last year sparked a series of debates regarding the need to take such steps towards evolution in the field of law with the introduct...

June 27, 2024 6:41 PM

LoP in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi, other opposition leaders meet LS Speaker

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi along with other opposition leaders met Speaker Om Birla in his chamber in Parliament on Thursday. This is the opposition's first meeting with the Lok Sabha Speaker after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and MP from Kota, Om Birla, was elected as the Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Speaking about the meeting, Congress MP KC Venugopal told ANI that the meeting was a courtesy from Rahul Gandhi to meet and thank Lok...

June 27, 2024 3:23 PM

President’s address presented roadmap of progress, good governance: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that President Droupadi Murmu's address to the joint session of Parliament presented a comprehensive roadmap for progress and good governance. In a post on X, PM Modi highlighted President Murmu's address as "comprehensive." "Rashtrapati Ji's address to both Houses of Parliament was comprehensive and presented a roadmap of progress and good governance,” PM Modi said. “It covered the strides India has been making and also the potential that lie...

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