With yet another ally Apna Dal on Thursday expressing reservations over the new land bill, government said it was open to considering suggestions in farmers interest but accused Congress and other parties of attempting to project industry and infrastructure in bad light that would harm the country.
Government on Thursday withdrew the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2014, introduced in the winter session, from Lok Sabha saying that a fresh legislation will be brought soon seeking to merge Person of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizenship of India schemes apart from other issues.
Government on Thursday sought to puncture the Congress offensive against the new land bill by citing former Commerce Minister Anand Sharma's strong reservations on the measure in 2012 where he stated that the old bill during UPA will have "adverse" long term implications.
The Centre is exploring various options to bring to book those who have played fraud with several hundred students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in various states under the Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
Anna Hazare, who shook the then UPA government three years ago with his anti-corruption crusade, was back in the capital on Monday on a two-day dharna protesting against the land ordinance promulgated by the Modi government, accusing it of being pro-corporate.
More than 35 Congress MPs on Monday staged a demonstration in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Parliament premises demanding that the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act be implemented immediately.
Government is set to face tough times during the Budget session of Parliament starting on Sunday even as it promised to walk the "extra mile" to accommodate opposition's concerns and Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for cooperation for the benefit of common man.
President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the joint sitting of Parliament on Monday, which was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Thursday, will reflect the essence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's inclusive development ('Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas') plank and NDA government's socio-economic agenda.
The Congress on Thursday slammed the BJP government for insinuating that 'leakage' of confidential documents used to take place during the UPA regime but the NDA government was taking precautions to stop it.
The Look Out Circular(LOC) against Greenpeace India activist Priya Pillai will be withdrawn if she gives an undertaking she won't depose before the UK parliamentary committee on alleged violations in the country, the Government told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
The Congress will oppose in the budget session of parliament the bill meant to replace an ordinance brought by the Narendra Modi government for land acquisition, a senior party leader said here Wednesday.
Congress on Wednesday sought to corner the NDA government over the Pakistan terror boat issue and charged that the Defence Ministry had treated the matter casually as the row over it deepened in the wake of remarks by a senior Coast Guard officer contradicting the official version of the incident.