Odisha to promulgate an ordinance to curb land grabbing

 In a bid to curb land grabbing, Odisha government today decided to promulgate the Odisha Land Grabbing Prohibition Ordinance, 2014.

Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: AG to HC

The Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the Cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed.

Ordinance promulgated on Polavaram project

As Telangana becomes the 29th state on June 2, government on Thursday promulgated an ordinance merging some villages and mandals of Telangana into Seemandhra in a bid to deal with resettlement and rehabilitation of those displaced by Polavaram power project.

Ordinance for Nripendra Misra`s appointment smacks of impropriety: Congress

Congress today attacked BJP over the "urgency" in bringing an ordinance for the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as the Prime Minister`s Principal Secretary, saying the move smacks of "impropriety".

Ordinance for Nripendra Misra`s appointment smacks of impropriety: Congress

Congress on Thursday attacked BJP over the "urgency" of bringing in an ordinance for the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as the Prime Minister`s Principal Secretary.

Law panel favours disqualification upon framing of charges

Law Commission favoured disqualification of candidate on framing of charges by court, saying it has significant potential to check criminals entering the poll arena.

Ordinances result of special circumstances: Salman Khurshid

Congress-led coalition government was proposing ordinances as a special case due to constant disruptions of house proceedings, Salman Khurshid said Tuesday.

Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on graft: Khurshid

The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.

Ordinance giving teeth to penal provisions for crime against SC/STs passed

In a bid to woo the SCs and STs ahead of elections, government on Sunday cleared an ordinance making penal provisions more stringent.

Govt decides against ordinance route on anti-graft measures

The Union Cabinet on Sunday night rejected the ordinance route for a set of anti-corruption measures despite pressure from Rahul Gandhi for bringing such laws.

Ordinance route amounts to anti-democratic exercise: CPI-M

Opposing the ordinance route for anti-graft bills, CPI(M) on Sunday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee saying it amounts to an anti-democratic and partisan exercise.

JD(U) asks UPA not to take ordinance route on anti-graft bills

Janata Dal (United) warned UPA government not to take ordinance route on anti-corruption bills before Lok Sabha polls and urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to give assent if government went ahead.

Swamy raises questions on proposed draft ordinances

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday termed the proposed draft ordinances "ultra vires" of the Constitution and urged President Pranab Mukherjee to seek legal opinion before promulgating them.

Congress MP pitches for Ordinance route for anti-graft bills

A Congress MP on Saturday made a strong pitch for the Ordinance route for Rahul Gandhi`s pet anti-corruption measures and other bills even as Government seems to have developed cold feet on the issue.

Do not bring ordinance on Disability Rights Bill: CCPD to PM

Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) on Friday opposed any move by the government to bring an ordinance to safeguard the rights of people with disabilities saying it fails on standards set by the United Nations on the issue.

Cabinet defers consideration of anti-graft ordinances

The much-anticipated anti-graft ordinances being pushed by Rahul Gandhi were on Friday put off by the Union Cabinet.

Will protest if ordinance route is taken on anti-graft bills: BJP

With the Centre set to to bring ordinances on two anti-corruption bills, BJP on Wednesday said it will register its protest with President Pranab Mukherjee if such a route is adopted.

Govt set to bring Ordinances on Rahul-backed anti-graft Bills

The UPA government appears all set to take the Ordinance route on five Bills, which Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been pushing for.

Use ordinance only in immediate need: President Pranab Mukherjee

Expressing concern over growing tendency of some states to enact controversial legislations through ordinance route, President Pranab Mukherjee said the instruments should be normally promulgated only in the event of immediate need.

Rahul Gandhi praises Manmohan, calls him his `guru`

Days after his public criticism of the government over ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sought to mollify Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he is "my guru" and "a man with good intent".