National Food Security Bill tabled in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The government tabled in the landmark National Food Security Bill, 2011 in Lok Sabha. Food Minister K V Thomas introduced the bill that seeks to provide cheaper foodgrain to over half of India’s 1.2 billion population and ensure that people “live a life with dignity”.The bill is to “to provide for food and nutritional security

Formation of cooperative societies to be a Fundamental Right

New Delhi: The Constitution (One Hundred and Eleventh) Bill, 2009 that enshrines the right to form cooperative societies as a fundamental right will be taken up for passage in the Lok Sabha today. The bill also enshrines the right to set up a specialized agency on the lines of the Election Commission to conduct election of the cooperative societies.

Lokpal in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The government is set to introduce the Lokpal Bill in Lok Sabha today and withdraw the existing one which had been introduced in the monsoon session. The Lokpal Bill is being tabled in the 11th hour in Parliament. The bill was circulated to members before introduction in parliament after securing the mandatory assent from

DMK strongman faces heat

Chennai: Sleuths of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) today raided the premises of former DMK Minister KKSSR Ramachandran for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. DVAC sources

Food Security Bill gets the boot from TN CM

Chennai: Strongly opposing the draft National Food Security Bill, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday urged PM Manmohan Singh to exempt Tamil Nadu from the

Sonia’s counter-fire

New Delhi: UPA Chairperson has adorned her armour and has upped her arms all ready to fight against the opposition and Team Anna over the Lokpal Bill, once it is introduced in Parliament. She said her army is ready to counter attack the “obstructionist” tactics of the opposition and the “deliberate and malicious” criticism

Govt is cheating people: Anna

Ralegan Siddhi: Anna Hazare accused the government of cheating its people by creating a weak and toothless Lokpal bill to

Mullaperiyar: Vaiko arrested

Idukki: MDMK Chief Vaiko and Tamil leader Nedumaran were arrested today for breaking the curfew and enforcing a road and economic blockade over the Mullaperiyar issue. He was arrested while he was on his way to the protest from Utharapalam. The MDMK leaders had planned to block all roads leading to Kerala in

Lokpal cleared by cabinet, CBI kept out

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister cleared the draft of the much debated Lokpal Bill which will be tabled in Lok Sabha on Thursday. The bill seeks to give constitutional status to a news anti- corruption body which will include the prime Minister in its ambit. The Central Bureau of Investigation shall remain

HC blocked gvt land acqusition plan

Kochi: The High Court has thwarted the government’s intentions of acquiring the aadivasi land that was encroached by wind mill company-Suzlon Energy Limited . The court stated that it finds something to be amiss in the governments decision in taking over the encroached land. The courts verdicts is a response to the