Jayant Sinha says faced tease, taunts during passage of Insurance Bill

 Piloting the Insurance Amendment Bill was not just a political and professional challenge for Jayant Sinha as he also faced "teasing" and "taunts" over the stand his father as a former finance minister took on allowing foreign investment in the sector.

Insurance Bill passed in Rajya Sabha with Congress' support
Insurance Bill passed in Rajya Sabha with Congress' support

In a major breakthrough to the BJP-led NDA government's efforts to push through reforms, the Congress has agreed to support Insurance Laws Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, as per reports on Thursday.

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Uproar continues in Parliament, both Houses adjourned sine die
Uproar continues in Parliament, both Houses adjourned sine die

The row over religious conversion disrupted last day of Winter Session of Parliament on Tuesday, with both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha being adjourned sine die.

Conversion row in Parliament: As it happened on Monday
Conversion row in Parliament: As it happened on Monday

With just two days remaining in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, the fate of the government's economic reform agenda, particularly the Insurance Bill, hangs in the balance.

Insurance bill our baby, find no reason to oppose it: Congress

Congress on Wednesday indicated it will not obstruct the passage of the Insurance Bill as it said that it was in principle the UPA's "baby" and most concerns over it were addressed by the parliamentary panel.

TMC calls Insurance Bill 'anti-people', says will oppose it

Terming the Insurance Bill as 'anti-people', the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday said that the party will strongly oppose FDI in the insurance sector.

Government confident of passing Insurance Bill despite opposition

The Narendra Modi government Monday expressed confidence at getting the Insurance Bill, which seeks to raise the cap on foreign equity in the sector from 26 percent to 49 percent, through parliament even as some opposition parties appeared allied against the measure.

BSP won't oppose Insurance Bill if select committee meets its demands: Mayawati

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party ( BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday said her party will not oppose the passage of the Insurance Bill during the Winter Session of Parliament if the select committee, which is scrutinizing the bill agrees to their demands.

Congress not decided on insurance bill

The Congress Monday declined to reveal its stand on a bill that seeks to increase the cap on FDI in insurance, saying it will decide after a parliamentary panel gives its report.

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Winter Session of Parliament begins today

Winter Session of Parliament beginning Monday is all set to be a contentious affair with several Opposition parties deciding to oppose the Insurance Bill and corner the government on black money issue.

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned after condoling Murli Deora's death

New Delhi: Winter Session of Parliament, which  began on Monday, is all set to be a contentious affair with several Opposition parties deciding to oppose the Insurance Bill and corner the government on black money issue.

Insurance Bill sent to Select Committee of Rajya Sabha

Giving in to opposition pressure, the government on Thursday referred the controversial Insurance Bill to the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha.

Insurance Bill further delayed, informal talks on

The Insurance Bill is not coming up in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday as the deadlock continues over referring it to the select committee despite Modi government`s efforts to rally the Opposition for bringing on track its first major economic reform initiative.

No double standards on Insurance Bill: Rahul Gandhi

Rejecting the charge that it was doing a U-turn on Insurance Bill and being "confrontational", Congress on Tuesday alleged that the government`s stand smacks of "arrogance".

Rahul Gandhi refutes double standards on insurance bill

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said the Congress party does not have "double standards" on the insurance bill.