Subsidies on food, fertiliser and petroleum have been pegged higher by over 3 per cent to more than Rs 2.4 lakh crore for 2017-18. The subsidy bill on food, petroleum and fertilisers is estimated at Rs 2,40,338.6 crore for 2017-18 fiscal, according to the ... Business Standard, 3 weeks ago
'The role of Parliament is to hold the government of the day, whichever party is in power, accountable for its actions, policies.''The amount we are wasting on Parliament is a very miniscule amount. But the cost of delay in policy-making is huge and that affects the entire nation.' IMAGE: A television grab of members protesting in the Rajya Sabha during the winter session of Parliament. According to PRS Legislative Research, more than 80% of productive time was washed out because of the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The winter session of Parliament appears to be headed for a virtual washout with the third week ending on Friday without transaction of any substantial business because of the Opposition ruckus over demonetisation and some other issues. Lok Sabha The 16-day-long deadlock over demonetisation in the Lok Sabha deepened on Friday with government hitting back at the agitating Opposition and demanding its apology for paralysing Parliament, trigerring fresh round of protests. As soon as the House ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Post-Jayalalithaa AIADMK cannot take on the Narendra Modi dispensation like its late charismatic leader did it on several occasions in the past, says R Ramasubramanian. Tamil Nadu's most charismatic leader, J Jayalalithaa is no more. Her death has created a huge political vacuum in the state and for the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in particular. But the interesting aspect to be seen is the shape that the politics of the ruling AIADMK is expected to undergo in the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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