Lok Sabha members oppose trying of 16-year-old as adults

Several members in Lok Sabha on Wednesday opposed a bill that provides for treating boys aged 16 and above at par with adults for punishment for heinous crimes like rape.

Government constitutes task force for yoga promotion

The government on Wednesday said it has constituted an expert panel for the promotion, development and regulation of yoga and naturopathy.

Amarinder rejects judicial probe into Moga incident

Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Wednesday rejected the Punjab government's decision to constitute a judicial commission to probe into the Moga molestation incident, saying the matter is pending before the High Court.

Amarinder rejects judicial probe into Moga incident

Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Wednesday rejected the Punjab government's decision to constitute a judicial commission to probe into the Moga molestation incident, saying the matter is pending before the High Court.

Why govt not working on ways to control hailstorm, asks BJP MP

Members in Lok Sabha were left amused on Wednesday when a BJP member asked the government why it was not working on steps to "control" hailstorm.

US envoy voices concern over 'challenges faced by NGOs in India'

The US envoy to India Richard Verma on Wednesday voiced "concern" over reports about "challenges faced by NGOs operating in India", as the government has put the US-based Ford Foundation under the scanner.

Congress slams government for not referring GST Bill to standing committee

Reiterating that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill should be sent to the Standing Committee, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday alleged that the government has violated all parliamentary procedures by directly introducing it in the current session of Parliament.

No mechanism available to predict earthquakes: Govt

There is no mechanism as of now to forecast earthquakes but all aspects are monitored closely to ensure that warnings are issued at the earliest, government said on Wednesday.

GST, land boundary Bills: BJP issues whip to MPs

BJP on Wednesday issued a whip to its MPs in both Houses of Parliament till Friday to ensure their presence during the passage of two constitutional amendment Bills pertaining to the GST and land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, for which it has also sought the support of all parties.

Govt formed National Policy on Skill Development: Smriti Irani

Government has formulated the National Policy on Skill Development which gives the broad framework for skill development in the country, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

MDMK celebrates 22nd founding anniversary

MDMK on Wednesday celebrated its 22nd founding anniversary with the party founder Vaiko leading the celebrations here.

300 postal employees punished for non-delivery of money orders

More than 300 postal department employees were punished for non-delivery of money orders in 2013-14, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Govt mulls joint committee route to end Land Bill stalemate

In a bid to end the stalemate over the Land Acquisition Bill, the Narendra Modi government is reportedly mulling to institute a joint panel of the two Houses of Parliament to look into the controversial legislation.

Sonia slams NDA govt in Parliament: As it happened on Wednesday
Sonia slams NDA govt in Parliament: As it happened on Wednesday

Congress president Sonia Gandhi targeted the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Wednesday over the "failure of institutional mechanism" in the country.

LS condoles deaths in bus accident in MP

Lok Sabha on Tuesday condoled the death of 21 people in a bus accident in Madhya Pradesh.

Sandalwood, red sander timbers smuggled most: Govt

Sandalwood and red sander timbers are smuggled the most in the country and the government expects to soon receive a state-wise inventory of such trees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

Ford funding to non-FCRA NGOs, Setalvad's Sabrang Trust

Ford Foundation has funded several NGOs, which were not registered under the FCRA, and another organisation with which activist Teesta Setalvad is associated.

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National Waterways Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

A Bill seeking to develop 101 waterways across the country was introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday amid government's contention that the measure is aimed at providing a cheaper mode of transport and reducing traffic burden on roads.

Govt clueless about Dawood Ibrahim's whereabouts: Home Ministry

The central government is unaware of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's whereabouts, the Home Ministry on Tuesday informed Lok Sabha.