US President Donald Trump endorses merit-based immigration system

US President Donald Trump endorses merit-based immigration system

If passed by the Congress and signed into law, the legislation could benefit highly-educated people and technology professionals from countries like India.


Aug 03, 2017, 13:28 PM IST

Ryan assures Republican senators House will not pass 'skinny' Obamacare repeal

As the contents of the skinny bill were released, the Senate also passed a measure that would permanently repeal the Obamacare tax on high-cost, employer-provided insurance along party lines.

Jul 28, 2017, 10:10 AM IST

White House threatens to bypass hardline conservatives on tax reform

Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.

Mar 26, 2017, 23:48 PM IST
Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law. 

Mar 25, 2017, 08:59 AM IST
Donald Trump demands support in do-or-die Friday vote on healthcare plan

Donald Trump demands support in do-or-die Friday vote on healthcare plan

U.S. President Donald Trump warned House Republican lawmakers that he will leave Obamacare in place and move on to tax reform if they do not get behind new healthcare legislation and support it in a vote on Friday.

Mar 24, 2017, 08:54 AM IST

Obama vetoes legislation to thwart financial adviser rule

Obama says that some firms have steered clients into products that had higher fees and lower returns, which he says costs families about USD 17 billion a year.

Jun 09, 2016, 02:43 AM IST
Delhi government plans bill to save Yamuna

Delhi government plans bill to save Yamuna

Delhi's AAP government is planning to bring new legislation to eliminate multiplicity of authorities that has contributed to the Yamuna, once northern India's pride and lifeline, turning into a hugely polluted waterway.

Oct 18, 2015, 19:00 PM IST

West Bengal: Domestic helps to press for legislation on wages

 Domestic helps from at least seven states will converge here on Friday for a two-day seminar to rally behind their colleagues from West Bengal pushing for a legislation to govern wages and provision for other amenities.

Jun 16, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

Himachal withdraws legislation to seize illegal assets of officials

The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Thursday withdrew a legislation passed by the previous BJP government that was aimed at enabling speedy trial and confiscation of ill-gotten money and property by public servants.

Apr 02, 2015, 23:39 PM IST

China mulls new law to deploy counter-terrorism troops abroad

China has drafted a new legislation to deploy troops in counter-terrorism missions abroad with the consent of the nations involved, a law if passed could enable Chinese military to directly take on Xinjiang militants active in neighbourhood countries including Pakistan.

Nov 25, 2014, 20:56 PM IST

Punjab Congress against `anti-protest legislation`

Punjab Congress today expressed strong opposition to the state government`s move to revive the "anti-protest legislation", saying it was "draconian" and anti-democratic and "reminded of British era slavery".

Jul 10, 2014, 00:20 AM IST

Rising number of legislations blamed for pendency of cases

Government today blamed "increasing number" of state and central legislations, vacancies of judges and adjournments as some of the main factors responsible for pendency of over three crore cases in various courts across the country.

Jul 07, 2014, 15:51 PM IST

Brazil World Cup host city may `drop out` if `key legislation` not approved soon

The mayor of the city of Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, which is a venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has admitted that his city may drop out from the World Cup roster if key legislation is not approved soon.

Mar 25, 2014, 11:53 AM IST

Turkey passes bill restricting alcohol sales, ads

Turkey`s Parliament has passed legislation to ban all advertising of alcohol and tighten restrictions on sales in the mainly Muslim but secular country.

Jun 24, 2013, 00:14 AM IST

New Legislation on CBI not acceptable: Naveen

Rejecting certain recommendations made in the fifth report of the Second ARC on `public order` and new legislation on CBI, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said those were against the federal structure.

Apr 16, 2013, 20:20 PM IST

Key legislations unlikely to be enacted soon

Enactment of key legislations like strengthening of anti-rape laws, land acquisition bill and Lokpal bill is likely to be delayed.

Feb 19, 2013, 19:59 PM IST

Legislation for doubling H1B visa, make Green Card easier

If the cap is hit in the first 45 days when petitions may be filed, an additional 20,000 H-1B visas will be made available immediately.

Jan 30, 2013, 15:41 PM IST

US Senator introduces legislation to stop aid to Pak

A top American Senator introduced legislation in the Senate that seeks to eliminate foreign aid to Pakistan until the conviction of Dr Shakil Afridi.

Jun 05, 2012, 10:41 AM IST

Cameron says plans to tackle ‘fat cat’ pay

The British PM also said remuneration committees needed to be reformed to stop the merry-go-round or crony capitalism.

Jan 08, 2012, 20:41 PM IST

Opposition obstructing key legislations: Sibal

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal
on Saturday hit out at the opposition for "obstructing" key
legislations in Parliament.

Jan 07, 2012, 20:03 PM IST