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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J&K’s Article 370 ‘scrapped’; RS passes bill to split state into 2 UTs

Amit Shah, the Union home minister, announced in Rajya Sabha, that the special status given to the state of Jammu & Kashmir has been scrapped after modifying Article 370 of the Constitution through a presidential order. 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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Rajya Sabha passes RTI (Amendment) Bill amid high drama

The Rajya Sabha, on Thursday, has passed the controversial Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The government faced a spirited challenge from the Congress and other opposition parties, who accused government for trying to kill the effectiveness of the RTI Act. 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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In a blow to Chandrababu, 4 out of 6 TDP Rajya Sabha MPs join BJP

Four of the six Rajya Sabha members from Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party joined the BJP, on Thursday. The TDP MPs who joined the BJP are CM Ramesh, YS Chowdary, Garikapati Mohan Rao, and TG Venkatesh. 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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After 353 seats in Lok Sabha, NDA on course to dominate Rajya Sabha

After winning a clear majority in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic alliance is also likely to dominate the Rajya Sabha by 2021. This will give the government a free hand to clear legislations. Read More
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Rajya Sabha clears 10% reservation for poor in general category

The Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday night, cleared the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill, which seeks to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the “economically weaker section” from the general category of citizens. Read More
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