A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for drivers plying these battery-operated vehicles drew wide support in Lok Sabha today even as some opposition members demanded that it be sent to the Standing Committee for wider consultations.
The bill on amending the MNREGA will be taken up in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday after the opposition complained that discussion on the issue was getting postponed.
Expressing concern over the nuclear deal between China and Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the government has raised the issue with China and asserted that it is "well prepared" to safeguard national interests.
An Akali Dal member in Lok Sabha on Wednesday accused a Congress MP from Punjab of misleading the House over reported moves of the state government to construct a memorial in the Golden Temple, leading to a verbal spat between the two sides.
Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed uproar over the reported move to keep schools open on Christmas with several opposition parties accusing government of "misleading" the House and implementing Sangh Parivar agenda, evoking a sharp attack on the Gandhi family from treasury benches.
In a bid to overcome the shortage of officers in Army, a plan has been chalked out for recruitment drive and seats in the Academy were also being increased, a senior Army official said here on Tuesday.
A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, paving the way for such vehicles to ply in the national capital and other places.
A bill to evict unauthorised occupants from public premises was taken up for consideration in the Lok Sabha on Monday with the members expressing concern that the government might misuse powers to harass MPs.
More than 60 per cent followers of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bengaluru-based executive, who was running a pro-ISIS twitter account, were non-Muslims and a majority of his Muslim followers were from western countries, particularly the UK, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.