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Parliament approves Bills to scrap Collegium system of appointing judges

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 06:44

In a major political victory for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the landmark National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, which was unanimously cleared by the Lok Sabha yesterday.

Judges appointment: Constitution Amendment Bill moved in Rajya Sabha

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 00:18

A Constitution Amendment Bill to facilitate establishment of a Commission to appoint judges to higher judiciary was moved on Wednesday night for consideration in the Rajya Sabha.

Insurance Bill: Govt bows to oppn demand for select panel

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 23:20

With a view to gaining support, the government has made it clear that it is amenable to amendments in the bill.

PM votes for first time in Lok Sabha in 10 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 19:56

For the first time in 10 years, the Prime Minister voted in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Congress accuses BJP of inciting communal violence, dividing people

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 16:59

Taking part in the debate on communal violence in Lok Sabha, the Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP-led NDA government of taking riots lightly and warned that the policy of dividing the people will not always work.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to `hug it out` and party?

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 13:45

ormer US secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and President Barack Obama are set to come face-to-face on Wednesday, a day after claiming that her comments on country`s foreign policy in a recent interview were not intended “to attack him”.

Labour Laws amendment Bill likely in Rajya Sabha today

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:59

The government is likely to introduce the Bill to amend the Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Act, 1988, Wednesday in Rajya Sabha.

Congress must resist `sectarian` tendencies of Modi govt: Sonia Gandhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 09:41

A day after hitting out at Narendra Modi-led government for spurt in incidents of communal violence across the country, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said that he party will attack the government over the issue.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to replace Collegium system of appointing judges

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 09:10

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the landmark National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, that seeks to replace the collegium system of judges choosing judges.

Insurance Bill likely to be soon referred to Select Committee

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 00:15

The bill, which proposes hike in FDI in insurance sector to 49 per cent, has been caught in a logjam with Congress-led Opposition insisting on referring it to a Select Committee.

No intention to interfere in Judiciary`s authority: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:03

Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary.

Congress opposes veto provision in Judicial Appointments Bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 19:52

The new Judicial Appointments Bill may run into rough weather in the Rajya Sabha with Congress strongly opposed to its "veto provision".