Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday termed as "unjustified" the "insistence" of opposition in bringing an amendment to the motion of thanks to the President's address to Parliament, saying the motion was "well considered" in view of government's commitment to development for all.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP, an NDA ally, has come around to supporting the land bill after initially raising objections even as some other partners in the ruling coalition continue to be wary of some of its provisions.
Reaching out to the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was ready to remove anything that was anti-farmer in the land bill and "publicly prayed" to the detractors not to stall the legislation in the Rajya Sabha where NDA is in a minority.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.