Amending land act vital for rural infrastructure: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a strong pitch for amending the existing land acquisition law, saying it will enable creation of better rural infrastructure.

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CBSE helps students, parents deal with exam-related stress

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) offers counselling services to students and parents of CBSE-affiliated schools to help them deal with examination and result related stress.

Government ready for suggestions on land bill: Naidu

The government is prepared to incorporate "constructive and meaningful" suggestions in the land bill which will be taken up in the Lok Sabha next week, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha Speaker greets people on Holi, women's day

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday greeted people on Holi and also International Women`s Day which falls on March 8.

250 pilgrims will undertake Mansarovar Yatra through Nathu La

The government on Wednesday said as per an understanding reached with the Chinese side, five batches of 50 pilgrims each are expected to travel through Nathu La for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra this year.

Smeared with Holi colours, two BJP members asked to leave LS

Two BJP members on Tuesday entered the Lok Sabha chamber with 'gulal' smeared on their faces, prompting the Chair to politely turn them away.

Discussions going on over Imphal-Mandalay bus service: Singh

India is in discussion with Myanmar to start bus service between Imphal and Mandalay and a joint technical survey was carried out in January to finalise the route alignment, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh informed Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

CLND gives basis for India joining international liability regime: Govt

The government on Wednesday said that the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (CLND) provides the basis for India joining an appropriate international liability regime such as the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC).

352 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistan jails: Govt

The number of Indian prisoners, including fishermen, in Pakistani jails as on date is 352, the government said on Wednesday.

Have taken up issue of beer in Mahatma Gandhi's name with US authorities: Govt

The government on Wednesday said it was aware of the reports that a US-based company has been marketing a kind of beer named 'Gandhi-bot' and the matter has been taken up with the relevant authorities.

Various Metro projects behind schedule: Govt

Various ongoing Metro projects including those in Bangalore and Chennai are running behind schedule, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Civil services is facing a shortage of over 1600 officers: Govt

Shortage of officers is not limited to the armed forces alone, the civil services too are facing a shortfall of over 1,600 officers.

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Govt proposes to take land bill for consideration in Lok Sabha on Monday
Govt proposes to take land bill for consideration in Lok Sabha on Monday

The controversial land bill will come up for consideration on Monday with government planning to bring some amendments to reach out to allies, Opposition and farmer bodies and take their concerns on board.

Bill to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi passed in Lok Sabha

A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Climate change missions did not see 'expected' progress: Govt

Acknowledging that national climate change missions have not achieved "expected" progress, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the government is taking steps to speed up implementation of these programmes.

Bangladesh cooperating with India in nabbing insurgent leaders

 Bangladesh has been extending full cooperation to India through pro-active action against Indian insurgent groups based in that country that resulted in uprooting of several top militant leaders, Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.

Govt regularly takes up issue of ceasefire violation with Pak: LS told

The government on Tuesday said it has regularly taken up with Pakistan at the highest level the issue of ceasefire violation along the International Border and the Line of Control and the need for upholding sanctity of the border and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003.

Telangana MP demands separate HC for state

A TRS member Tuesday raised in Lok Sabha a demand for a separate High Court for Telangana, prompting the government to promise that a decision on the matter will be taken expeditiously.