Parliament approves Bills to scrap Collegium system of appointing judges

In a major political victory for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the landmark National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, which was unanimously cleared by the Lok Sabha yesterday.

Bill on appointment of judges referred to Parliamentary panel

Government has notified the landmark food security legislation, giving a legal right on highly subsidised foodgrains to 67 percent of the country’s population.

Parliament clears Land Acquisition Bill, RS nod to Judicial Bill

The Rajya Sabha Thursday passed the constitutional amendment bill that seeks to create a judicial appointments commission for making recommendations on appointments in the higher judiciary, while Parliament cleared the Land Bill.

Refer bill on judicial appointments to MPs` panel: BJP

Arun Jaitley said that a bill providing a say for the executive in the appointment of judges in the higher judiciary should be referred to a parliamentary panel.

Anti-quota outfit to launch campaign in Uttar Pradesh

An organisation opposing reservation in promotion to employees of Uttar Pradesh government, today decided to launch a public campaign against the constitutional amendment bill.

Zardari tries to mend strained relations with Sharif

Facing dilution of his powers by a bill introduced in Parliament, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is seeking to mend fences with opposition PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif.