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The IBC amendment bill seeks to protect bidders of insolvent companies from any risk of criminal proceedings for offences committed by previous promoters.
In an open letter, they asked the govt not to betray the Constitution. The signatories included Romila Thapar, Yogendra Yadav, Nandita Das, Aparna Sen.
Some clauses in data protection bill are expected to be controversial, so Modi govt could agree to refer it to a select panel of both Houses of Parliament.
Read the full text of the USCIRF's statement on the citizenship bill, which claimed the Indian govt is creating a religious test to screen citizens.
The bill, which seeks to provide citizenship to all non-Muslim refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan & Afghanistan was passed with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it.
Opening up the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill for debate in Lok Sabha, Amit Shah said the legislation was necessary since the Congress had "divided" India on the basis of religion.
The minister of state for defence Shripad Yesso Naik said girls will be admitted in all 31 Sainik schools across the country as soon as a "time-bound action" is taken.
The bill, which was approved by cabinet on 4 December, seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
BJP’s Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur made controversial remarks on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse in Lok Sabha Wednesday. The remarks were expunged by the Speaker.
A few Congress MPs jostled with the marshals when they were stopped from protesting in the well of the house during Question Hour.