27 Oct 2014
New Delhi: Expressing concern over Parliament approving important legislative business without much debate, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday asked Lok Sabha Speaker to find ways to devote more time for discussions on businesses like passing of Finance Bill.
08 Feb 2014
New Delhi: Under attack from Opposition over the Communal Violence Bill, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday defended it, saying that the proposed law is not violative of the country's federal structure and is required, as several state governments have been accused of shielding those guilty of targetted violence.
05 Dec 2013
New Delhi: Pitching for the safe passage of Communal Violence Bill in the current session of Parliament, Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Thursday said that it is not a divisive Bill and efforts are on to arrive at a consensus on the issue.
02 Dec 2013
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday voiced her strong opposition to the Prevention of Communal (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013, saying it trampled on the authority of the states.
18 Dec 2013
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has supported the Communal Violence Bill, but insisted on a political dialogue with states before finalising the legislation.
17 Dec 2013
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday supported the Communal Violence Bill, but insisted on a political dialogue with states before finalising it if the Congress-led UPA was serious about the matter and not bringing it on the eve of elections to derive political benefits.
08 Feb 2014
Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday demanded that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre should, despite opposition from many parties, ensure passage of the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill in the ongoing Parliament session.
06 Dec 2013
New Delhi: Faced with stiff opposition from BJP and some non-Congress parties over the Communal Violence Bill, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday rejected the charge that it was a "vote-catching gimmick" and said it was time to control "aberrations" like the Muzaffarnagar riots.
06 Dec 2013
New Delhi: Facing stiff opposition from the BJP and some non-Congress parties over the controversial Communal Violence Bill, the Central Government has decided to drop several provisions to ensure that the legislation is neutral between communities and reduced its role in handling of riots.
03 Dec 2013
New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said it will "unequivocally" oppose the Communal Violence Bill when it comes up for discussion and passage in Parliament as it is a "threat" to communal harmony and an "attack" on the federal structure.