What is the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017?

bankingThe Rajya Sabha passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill is important as it gives the Reserve Bank of India directions to banks to act against loan defaulters.

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If you cooperate, I can operate, Naidu says in Rajya Sabha

venkiahnaiduVenkaiah Naidu, the Vice-President of India is known for his one liners. He did not disappoint when he made his debut as the chairman of the Rajya Sabha on Friday. “If you cooperate, I will operate better,” is what Naidu said.

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Why did the NCP skip the joint opposition meet

prafulpatelThe NCP skipped the joint opposition meeting on Friday. The decision by the NCP to stay away from the meeting came as a jolt to the opposition which had something to smile about following the Rajya Sabha win by Ahmed Patel.

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Back in Gujarat, MLAs check into another resort

gujmlas2The Gujarat MLAs who were holed up at a Bengaluru resort to avoid poaching ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections have arrived in Ahmedabad.

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Gujarat MLAs leave Bengaluru resort after a week’s stay

gujmla2The Gujarat MLAs have left the Eagleton resort where they were holed up for over a week. The MLAs were brought in to the resort located 40 kilometres away from Bengaluru ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat in which Congress candidate Ahmed Patel is contesting. The elections will be held on August 8.

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BJP makes history, overtakes Congress to become largest party in Rajya Sabha

rajyasabhaThe BJP with 58 members has now overtaken the Congress as the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha. The Congress has 57 members in the upper house of Parliament.

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Rajya Sabha strength: BJP on top, check this table out

rajyasabhaThe BJP created history when it became the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha. The BJP with 58 members overtook the Congress which today has 57.

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Absentee BJP MPs: Shah livid, seeks explanation in writing

amit_shahThe BJP’s national president, Amit Shah is livid after a key clause in a bill had to be dropped in the Rajya Sabha owing to the absence of several MPs. Shah has sought a written explanation from the MPs including Union ministers, whose absence from the Rajya Sabha despite a whip resulted in opposition amendments getting passed.

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Modi’s advise on attendance falls on deaf ears: Key clause in Bill dropped for want of numbers

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The stern words by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on attendance in the Rajya Sabha appears to have made little difference to his party’s lawmakers. The BJP was not able to muster up the numbers which led to the dropping of a crucial clause from the bill granting constitutional status to the National Commission on Backward Classes.

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Will Ahmed Patel win Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat: Here are the numbers

ahmedpatelThe big question for the Congress is whether its leader Ahmed Patel can enter the Rajya Sabha for the fifth time. Considered to be one of Sonia Gandhi’s closest aide, Patel’s defeat will be a major loss of face for the Congress.

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