Rajya Sabha Archive

Sri M’s book ‘The Journey Continues’ launched in New Delhi

This work is a sequel to his best selling autobiography Apprenticed to the Himalayan Master’ New Delhi: An overflowing hall, packed through the aisles, clapped and cheered as Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha unveiled “The Journey Continues”, the eagerly awaited sequel to author and spiritual guide Sri M’s autobiography at the India


Enforcing Net Neutrality: A continuous monitoring challenge New Delhi, 20thJuly, 2015- The Indian Legal Foundation (TILF) in association with Grandmasters India conducted a Brainstorming and Forum Discussion in India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. This day-long session focused on the various aspects of Net Neutrality.   As the Department of Telecom (DoT) panel lead

Decline in Tea Production in Assam and West Bengal

Tea production during the months of April and May, 2014 declined by 30.72 million Kilograms (kgs.) compared to the production during the corresponding period of 2013. However, the production during January to March 2014 had gone up by 8.37 million kgs compared to corresponding period of 2013. Most of the tea growing regions have received

Talk on ‘India-UK Initiatives in Climate Change’ organised by MCCI

We target to make the UK the largest Investor in India from the current third position’  – said The Right Hon’ble Baroness Sandip Verma, Minister of the Department of Energy and Climate, Government of the United Kingdom at the MCCI Talk on ‘India –UK Initiatives in Climate Change’ held today at the MCCI Chamber. Shri

‘Transforming our Cities – Postcards of change’ book by Dr Isher J Alhuwalia

Telling Tales of Innovation and Enterprise ‘Transforming our Cities – Postcards of change’ book by Dr Isher J Alhuwalia -Express Group unveiled the book officially The Book provides an overview of the challenge of urbanization in India   New Delhi 10th February 2014:   The Express group to officially unveiled the book, ‘Transforming our Cities- Postcards of change’ by Dr Isher J

29 Coal Blocks Deallocated for Unsatisfactory Performance

The progress of development of coal blocks and associated end use plants is reviewed by an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) under the chairpersonship of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal having members from Ministry/Department of Power, Steel, Industrial Policy & Promotion, Legal Affairs and Economic Affairs. Based on the recommendations of IMG following blocks have been de-allocated

PM’s statement on the economic situation in the Rajya Sabha

Coal Minister’s Statement in Rajya Sabha

Minister of Coal, Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, made a statement in Rajya Sabha today regarding investigation of coal block allocations and related issues. Full text of the statement is as follows: “As reported by Central Bureau of investigation (CBI), it has registered 3 Preliminary Enquiry cases and 13 FIRs since May, 2012 regarding alleged irregularities in

Private Sector Investment in Power Sector

The share of private sector investment in new capacity addition has increased from 9.1% in the 10th Plan to 41.9% in the 11th Plan. As per extant policy, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100% is permitted in power sector, under the automatic route for generation, transmission and distribution. Recently, the Government has liberalized the FDI policy

Incentives Given for Business Units in SEZs

 The fiscal concessions and duty benefits allowed to SEZs are in built into the SEZs Act, 2005 and Rules framed thereunder. These exemptions are uniformly applicable to all SEZs and are primarily in the nature of incentives for export and are consistent with the principles that guide export promotion initiatives of the Government in general. Since