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Rajya Sabha passes National Food Security Bill by voice vote

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 23:40

Parliament on Monday passed the National Food Security Bill, which aims to provide cheap food grain to two-thirds of India`s 1.2 billion population with the Rajya Sabha giving its nod after an almost 10-hour-long debate.

India should approach IMF to arrest rupee plunge: Rajiv Kumar

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 18:11

With rupee scaling new historic lows against dollar every day, the spectre of India knocking the doors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to seek a bail out is just a matter of time.

The Food Bill: Understanding the legal perspective

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 12:03

No nation can work on an empty stomach. Realising this fact along with the fact that a large number of people are not able to get two square meals a day, the government has taken up a near impossible mission.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi flies to the US for medical check-up

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 09:24

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday left for the US for medical check-up.

Why was Food Ordinance passed in a hurry? asks Arun Jaitley

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 08:10

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Monday moved a motion on Food Security Bill.

Salman Khurshid urges Congress workers to highlight Food, Land Bills

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 00:28

Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday urged upon Congress workers to take the UPA government`s achievements like the National Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill to the people.

Food Security Bill expected to be in Rajya Sabha Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 23:30

The National Food Security Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha Aug 26, is expected to be taken up by the Rajya Sabha Monday.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi to fly to the US for medical check-up

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 22:23

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is travelling to the US for a medical check-up, a senior party leader said.

CPI to move amendments to Food Security Bill: Raja

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 16:26

A CPI MP from Rajya Sabha on Sunday said the party would move amendments to the Food Security Bill, which was passed by Lok Sabha last week, in Upper House of the Parliament on Monday.

Congress to hold workshop on land bill for its spokespersons

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 22:00

After workshop on Food Security Bill, Congress will hold similar exercise to train its spokespersons and TV panelists on the land acquisition bill to explain the benefits of the legislation.

Jayalalithaa hits out at DMK over Food Security Bill

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 16:14

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday said the people would teach DMK president M Karunanidhi a fitting lesson for his double standards.

Food security: Sonia`s boom-or-bust gamble

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 13:21

The political fallout from the food security legislation may well prove to be nearly as dramatic as Indira Gandhi`s bank nationalisation ploy of 1970 and the "garibi hatao" (banish poverty) campaign of the following year.