As the Centre comes under attack for resorting to the ordinance route, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday it would be better if ordinances were "lesser" in number even as Government asserted it had "no fancy" for promulgating them.
Faced with criticism over the government issuing several ordinances, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the government has "no fancy for issuing ordinances" and that the Opposition should allow the Parliament to function properly.
Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education.
The government has decided to reach out to the public to apprise them on the importance of the recent ordinances and the circumstances in which they were promulgated, a decision that comes in the wake of the President voicing his objection over the 'ordinance route'.
National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday criticised the Centre over the "delay" in granting a special package to the flood-affected people of J&K, alleging why the proposal submitted by the state government "remains an object of contemptuous neglect".
Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the government to "unblock" foreign contributions to the tune of Rs 1.87 crore received by controversial NGO 'Greenpeace' from its Amsterdam headquarters, saying the ministry showed "no material to restrict access" to the foreign fund.
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will disclose all the information and evidence to prove the terror angle in the Pakistani vessel incident in due course.
Senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the Government can't escape from its responsibility by blaming Opposition for frequent disruptions in Parliament, and questioned the ruling alliance over taking frequent recourse to ordinance route to push through legislations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday night said the people had now realised that country had geared up to fulfill their hopes and aspirations and "there is hope in the air and there is confidence".
Hitting back at the BJP, Congress on Wednesday said there is "no dilution" of its stand against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism but wanted the Modi government to get its act together in the wake of the terror boat incident.
Stating that the PPP model promoted nothing but "indirect privatisation", senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Tuesday said that it should be dropped as he charged that it was the manifestation of the same principle which was behind the NDA government's controversial land ordinance.
Rejecting BJP's charge of playing "dirty politics" over the 'bomb' boat issue, Congress on Monday said doubts have been raised in the public realm and it has the right as principal opposition party to question the government.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday alleged that the so called "good days" have come only for a handful of big industrialists close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not for the common man, and an "anti-farmer" atmosphere prevailed in the country.