Govt to push for fugitive offenders bill in this session

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NEW DELHI: The government is planning to push the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill in Parliament this week despite opposition parties seeking to block proceedings. Parliament has not been able to function after MPs reassembled for the second half of the budget session on March 5 due to protests over the fraud at PNB, the financial package for Andhra and other issues. But sources said government will seek to introduce the bill that seeks to allow confiscation of property of those who have fled the country despite an arrest warrant. The…

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Naidu laments disruptions in Parliament

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NEW DELHI: On the concluding day of the National Legislators Conference organised by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s office, vice-president Venkaiah Naidu lamented the frequent disruptions in parliamentary proceedings and warned that if the trend continued, people would lose trust in politicians. Naidu, who is also chairman of Rajya Sabha, expressed concern over lack of quorum in the House and said he had to press the quorum bell on several occasions. The responsibility of having a quorum lay with the government as well as the opposition, he said. “All is…

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