bill: Bill likely today on big tech cos’ anti-competitive moves

Lok Sabha member Jayant Sinha is bringing in a private Bill to address concerns around alleged anticompetitive practices being adopted by big tech companies. According to the Lok Sabha website, the Bill is likely to be introduced in Parliament on Friday. Last year, the parliamentary standing committee on finance, headed by Sinha, examined the subject … Read more

parliament: Government seeks Parliament’s nod for additional ₹1.48 L cr spending

The government on Monday sought Parliament’s approval for an additional net spending of ₹1.48 lakh crore in 2022-23, as part of the second and final batch of supplementary demands for grants. While the additional gross spending for FY23 is estimated at over ₹2.70 lakh crore, as much as ₹1.22 lakh crore of this will be … Read more

lok sabha: Members enjoy freedom to express views in Lok Sabha: Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Sunday asserted that India has “a robust democracy” even as he maintained that “all members enjoyed freedom to express their views in the Lok Sabha”. The Speaker’s session-eve comments, though made at an international conference in Bahrain, is being seen by many in political circles here in the context … Read more

Ex-CECs applaud SC verdict on appointment of ECs, CECs; says it will create transparency and enhance EC impartiality

Several former chief election commissioners have welcomed the Supreme Court verdict that took away the power from the executive to appoint ECs and CECs. It is a step towards greater transparency through a more representative selection process, former chief election commissioners ET spoke with said. “When a selection is subject to scrutiny by CJI and … Read more

jan vishwas bill: Bill to decriminalise minor offences to come up for house nod in Budget session

The commerce and industry ministry aims to get parliamentary approval for the Jan Vishwas Bill, which proposes to decriminalise hundreds of minor offences, including economic ones, in the second half of the Budget session that starts from March 13, senior officials said. The bill was introduced by commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal in the … Read more

shivamogga: Shivamogga airport to boost business, says PM Modi ahead of its inauguration

Days ahead of his visit to Shivamogga in poll-bound Karnataka to inaugurate the newly built airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the facility will boost commerce, connectivity and enhance tourism in the region. Modi was responding to the tweet threads of Shivamogga MP B Y Raghavendra, who shared a video of the airport … Read more