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The two bills will now go through a reconciliation process to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions, and a combined legislation must pass both chambers again before being sent to the White House for the president’s signature and enactment.(AP file)

US Senate passes bill to raise country cap on Green Cards, Indians may benefit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:25 PM IST
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act was passed on Wednesday by unanimous consent. The House of Representatives had passed its own version of the legislation in 2019.
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Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala addressing supporters while canvassing for the party candidate during the recent Baroda assembly byelection.(HT file photo)
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala addressing supporters while canvassing for the party candidate during the recent Baroda assembly byelection.(HT file photo)

Abhay Chautala submits private member’s Bill to Haryana Speaker on MSP guarantee for farmers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 03:45 PM IST
On assembly session eve, INLD leader’s Bills have been referred to the agriculture and food and supplies department to explain govt’s viewpoint
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Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM presents draft resolution rejecting farm laws, urges Centre to make MSP statutory

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:58 AM IST
As soon as the House assembled on the second day of the special assembly session, the chief minister introduced the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020.
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The Lok Sabha, scheduled to meet for four hours from 3 PM to 7 PM, cleared The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 at 8.23 PM and at 11.38 PM approved The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020.(ANI)
The Lok Sabha, scheduled to meet for four hours from 3 PM to 7 PM, cleared The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 at 8.23 PM and at 11.38 PM approved The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020.(ANI)

LS burns midnight oil to clear pending bills

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 12:39 AM IST
In the Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla, 57, sat through the proceedings till the House was adjourned early on Tuesday to meet again in the afternoon.
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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured the House that the legislation empowers the central bank to regulate only the banking activities of co-operatives.(PTI)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured the House that the legislation empowers the central bank to regulate only the banking activities of co-operatives.(PTI)

Parliament monsoon session: RS passes bill to bring co-operative banks under RBI supervision

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the House that several co-operative banks came under stress during the Covid-19 pandemic and their finances are being closely monitored by banking sector regulator RBI
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**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** New Delhi: Parliamentarians in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (LSTV/PTI Photo)(PTI20-09-2020_000128B)(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** New Delhi: Parliamentarians in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (LSTV/PTI Photo)(PTI20-09-2020_000128B)(PTI)

One in five bills sent to panels during NDA’s 2nd term: Data

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:30 AM IST
The government has so far introduced 82 bills in Parliament since it won the general elections in 2019. Only 17 of them have been referred to various standing committees for in-depth reviews, the data says.
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Members of Parliament sitting in the social distance during the Monsoon Session in Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Members of Parliament sitting in the social distance during the Monsoon Session in Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Bills to reduce salary, allowances of MPs, Ministers by 30% passed in Rajya Sabha

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:10 PM IST
While MPs from Congress, Biju Janata Dal (BJD), and other parties wholeheartedly supported the bill, they asked the Centre to restore the MPLADS Funds at the earliest.
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Indian parliament(HT photo)
Indian parliament(HT photo)

Parliament nod to Bill for giving ‘national importance’ tag to Gujarat Ayurveda institutes

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The Bill - ‘The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020’ - was passed by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha.
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The bill was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. It had got approval of Lok Sabha in March.(PTI)
The bill was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. It had got approval of Lok Sabha in March.(PTI)

Parliament passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:29 PM IST
The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 also provides for keeping aircraft belonging to the country’s armed forces outside the purview of the Aircraft Act, 1934.
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Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the members in the Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Friday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the members in the Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Friday.(HT Photo)

Himachal slashes legislators’ salary by 30%, Bill passed

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 11:47 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh Regulation of Salaries and Allowances of Different Categories in Certain Exigencies Bill replaces the ordinance promulgated by the governor on April 11.
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The Bihar government Monday initiated de-empanelment procedure against a private hospital in Patna for serious lapses in its functioning.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
The Bihar government Monday initiated de-empanelment procedure against a private hospital in Patna for serious lapses in its functioning.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Bihar govt rescues Covid patient allegedly held captive by hospital for failure to clear bills

By Ruchir Kumar|Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, patna
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Out of a bill of Rs 6.34 lakh that the hospital raised for the patient’s treatment for 20 days in ICU, his attendants paid Rs 2.44 lakh before the government intervened to settle the issue.
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Taapsee Pannu is worried someone is sneaking into her house.
Taapsee Pannu is worried someone is sneaking into her house.

Taapsee Pannu, Dino Morea, Vir Das complain about ‘insane’ electricity bills

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 08:00 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu is shocked on seeing her latest electricity bill. She has been sent a bill for Rs 36,000 for a house that is not even in use.
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Nirmal Kaur lives in Ludhiana with her 11-year-old grandson after the death of her son. Her only source of income from running a small stall has dried up because of the lockdown.(Bloomberg)
Nirmal Kaur lives in Ludhiana with her 11-year-old grandson after the death of her son. Her only source of income from running a small stall has dried up because of the lockdown.(Bloomberg)

Punjab CM to the rescue of 70-yr-old woman, wants her rent, medical bills paid

UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The CM was made aware of the plight of the woman , Nirmal Kaur, during an #AskCaptain Facebook Live session on Saturday
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The dog was caught in the Ishar Nagar area and kept in a cage at the MC’s animal birth control centre since then.(HT Photo)
The dog was caught in the Ishar Nagar area and kept in a cage at the MC’s animal birth control centre since then.(HT Photo)

As owner of chicken-loving pitbull goes missing, Ludhiana MP foots dog’s bill

By Harsimran Singh Batra | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 01:15 AM IST
‘My staff has handed over Rs 10,000 to mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu for upkeep of the dog and I will bear the expenses till the time MC locates the actual owner of the dog,’ said Ravneet Singh Bittu
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Police personnel look on as a train carrying migrants from Jaipur rolls into the Danapur station, Patna May 2, 2020(Santosh Kumar/ HTPhoto)
Police personnel look on as a train carrying migrants from Jaipur rolls into the Danapur station, Patna May 2, 2020(Santosh Kumar/ HTPhoto)

Transporting migrants: Centre should have devised a cost-sharing plan or taken care of the entire bill

PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 07:35 PM IST
So many have demanded that the Centre bears the cost of travel. The chief ministers of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh have spoken out against the decision to burden the states further. But, the Centre has not made any announcement
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Rajya Sabha.(HT file)
Rajya Sabha.(HT file)

Rajya Sabha discusses two bills to promote AYUSH

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 08:20 PM IST
The Minister of State for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) tabled the bills in the Upper House that saw a thin attendance of members.
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DISCUSSION ON BILL: Punjab jails mired in a mess, not reforming inmates: Randhawa

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The minister said this while taking part in a discussion on ‘the Punjab Prisons Development Board Bill, 2020’ which was later passed by the House.
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Kerala Assembly.(ANI)
Kerala Assembly.(ANI)

Kerala to introduce new bill to legalise students’ union activities on campuses, says State Education Minister

By Asian News International | Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Speaking at the Kerala Assembly here on Tuesday, Jaleel said that the new bill to legalise strike of students on campuses is in the final stages and would be introduced in the House soon.
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6 fined 20 lakh for not issuing bills in Chandigarh

By Munieshwer A Sagar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 29, 2020 01:08 AM IST
It is mandatory for sellers to issue a bill for every sale above 200
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Pisciculture scam: 20 booked for claiming subsidy on fake bills

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Hisar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2020 11:16 PM IST
The accused include a former district deputy director of the department of fisheries, a fisheries officer, a junior engineer and 17 farmers
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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has denied consent to pending bills that had been sent to him by the TMC government.(ANI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has denied consent to pending bills that had been sent to him by the TMC government.(ANI PHOTO.)

Acrimony between Bengal Guv Dhankhar, TMC govt resumes over consent to bills

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 01:42 AM IST
Dhankhar did not clear the bills twice, saying the government did not provide the inputs he sought for some clarifications. On Friday, a statement issued by Raj Bhawan cited the same reason.
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Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.(HT file)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.(HT file)

Bill to set up central Sanskrit universities introduced in Lok Sabha

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 08:00 PM IST
The bill, moved by Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, seeks to convert three Sanskrit deemed universities presently functioning in the country into central universities.
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Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill to merge two Union territories Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli into one unit.(PTI)
Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill to merge two Union territories Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli into one unit.(PTI)

Parliament approves bill to merge two UTs

By HT Correspondent and Agencies | Hindustan times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 01:20 AM IST
The Rajya Sabha passed the Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019 through voice vote. Lok Sabha had passed this bill on November 27.
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A US federal judge on Saturday temporarily stayed a Trump administration order requiring immigrants to furnish proof they either have health insurance or can pay for it within a month of arriving.(HT File (Representative Image))
A US federal judge on Saturday temporarily stayed a Trump administration order requiring immigrants to furnish proof they either have health insurance or can pay for it within a month of arriving.(HT File (Representative Image))

US judge stays order requiring immigrants to prove they can pay their medical bills

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 09:32 PM IST
This order was issued under the same authority that President Trump used to ban visitors from certain Muslim-majority countries.
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At least 1,900 outsourced employees of the MCG are currently under the scanner after a report was submitted two weeks ago on a 20 month-long investigation.(HT FILE)
At least 1,900 outsourced employees of the MCG are currently under the scanner after a report was submitted two weeks ago on a 20 month-long investigation.(HT FILE)

MCG’s contractual junior engineers can no longer clear bills

By Kartik Kumar | Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 04:45 AM IST
MCG officials said measurement registers can contain details of building plans, property type, quality of materials used in construction projects, and licences.
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At present, a 1964 Act partially banning cow slaughter is in place. The Act allows for the slaughter of non-milch and diseased cattle. However(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
At present, a 1964 Act partially banning cow slaughter is in place. The Act allows for the slaughter of non-milch and diseased cattle. However(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Karnataka BJP pushes for beef ban, minister says will introduce bill soon

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Since, BS Yediyurappa became chief minister on July 26, leaders in the state party have been clamouring for reintroduction of the Bill. These calls appear to have been answered as confirmed by state minister CT Ravi.
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The Delhi government will extend its 100% power subsidy scheme to those domestic consumers who manage to keep their power bills to at most Rs 800, senior government officials working on the plan said on Monday.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
The Delhi government will extend its 100% power subsidy scheme to those domestic consumers who manage to keep their power bills to at most Rs 800, senior government officials working on the plan said on Monday.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Delhi’s ‘power’ play: Pay nothing for Rs 800 bill

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 01:40 PM IST
The government will also offer a flat Rs 800 discount to those who consume a maximum of 400 units of power, the officials added.
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Doctors and medical students raise slogans during a protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bills, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi on, August 5, 2019.(PTI)
Doctors and medical students raise slogans during a protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bills, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi on, August 5, 2019.(PTI)

National Medical Commission Bill passed in Parliament, IMA calls for strike

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 08:31 PM IST
The provision of NEXT exam and allowing ‘limited access to practice medicine’ for people connected with modern scientific medicine mid-level community health providers has angered doctors.
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The government had earlier set up a committee which identified these bills to be repealed.(HT Photo)
The government had earlier set up a committee which identified these bills to be repealed.(HT Photo)

Parliament passes Bill to repeal 58 obsolete laws

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:35 PM IST
The bill to repeal the archaic laws has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.
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