President signs Citizenship (Amendment) Bill into law

President Ram Nath Kovind, on Friday, signed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 into law after both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed the bill, earlier this week, amending the existing Citizenship Act of India. Read More
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Rajya Sabha passes UAPA Bill, opposition expresses concern

The Rajya Sabha passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 with 147 votes in favour and 42 against it while the opposition called it to be sent to a selection committee. Read More
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Rajya Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill with just 99 votes

The Triple Talaq Bill, which was passed three times by the Lok Sabha over the last 19 months, received the approval of the Rajya Sabha, amid walkouts by the Bharatiya Janata Party allies JD(U) and AIADMK. Read More
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Tripal Talaq Bill unlikely to pass in the current session

The Triple Talaq Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha in the ongoing monsoon session amid opposition from parties, may not pass through the Rajya Sabha. And the government seems to have understood the difficulty behind passing the bill into law. Read More
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Congress opposes UAPA Bill, opposition fear violation of rights

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha by the home minister, Amit Shah, has attracted criticism from the opposition parties by calling it as a tool to violate the fundamental rights of citizens. Read More
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Rahul quits as Congress chief, asks party to elect new leader soon

Claiming responsibility for the Lok Sabha election debacle, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in an open letter to party workers, resigned from his post and said it was an honour to serve the party. He said that it would be unjust to “ignore” his own responsibility for the election defeat. Read More
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Congress chief ministers pursue Rahul to withdraw his resignation

In an attempt to pursue Congress president Rahul Gandhi to withdraw his resignation from his post, chief ministers of states from the party urged Rahul Gandhi that nobody else except him was capable of reviving the organization at this stage. Read More
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Govt tables Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha, many parties oppose

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced a new bill to make the practice of triple talaq or instant divorce, practiced in the Muslim community, illegal, in the Lok Sabha saying rights of Muslim women will be protected. Read More
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‘One Nation, One Election’: Several opposition leaders skip Modi’s meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided a meeting, to discuss “One Nation, One Election” initiative, where he invited the presidents of all political parties having representatives in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to New Delhi. Read More
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NDA nominates BJP MP Om Birla for Lok Sabha speaker’s post

The BJP-led NDA nominated Om Birla, two-time BJP MP from Rajasthan, for the speaker’s post in Lok Sabha.Birla has been a three-time MLA in the Rajasthan assembly and represents the Kota-Boondi constituency in the Lok Sabha. Read More
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