NEW DELHI — India’s Parliament passed a sweeping new law on Thursday to protect women against sexual violence in response to a fatal December gang rape and beating of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi.
The regulations came as Indian police said on Wednesday that a British tourist who jumped off her hotel balcony to escape a feared sex attack would return home, as two men were set to appear in court over the incident.
NEW DELHI: Rejecting Rajya Sabha's five amendments and opposition's appeal not to make "haste", the Lok Sabha today passed the legislation that aims at better targeting of subsidies through the Aadhar unique identity number within hours of the Upper Housing returning it.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle with pro-European lawmakers in her Conservative Party after they grudgingly backed her plan to trigger Brexit negotiations by the end of March in its first test in Parliament.
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An Arizona bill that would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency, passed an important House committee this week. Final approval of the legislation would help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.
TOPEKA, Kan. — A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can’t use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don’ts runs to several dozen items.
More than 20 other states have such lists. But, the one included by the Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature in a bill that GOP Gov. Sam Brownback signed Thursday appears to be the most exhaustive, according to state Department for Children and Families officials.
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Today, an Arizona Senate Committee passed a bill that would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency. Final approval of the legislation would help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.
A landmark law that would reserve a third of all seats in India's parliament for women cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday when members of the upper house approved it after a rancorous debate.The bill won the backing of 186 of the 248 members of the upper Rajya Sabha chamber, more than the two-thirds majority needed for the draft legislation which would result in a constitutional change.
Conservative and Liberal MPs joined forces Wednesday to vote in favour of the dramatic, disputed overhaul of Canada’s national security laws. Bill C-51 now moves to the Senate for an expected expeditious passage into law.
The 183-96 Commons’ third-reading vote was anti-climactic. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau had pledged support from the outset for what he saw as a flawed piece of lawmaking. The Opposition NDP and Green Party denounced it in its entirety.
Attempts at amending the bill were largely unsuccessful: four mostly minor changes were agreed to in the Commons.
India has taken significant strides in creating job equality for men and women but there is still a long way to go, says Henriette Kolb, head-IFC Gender Secretariat at International Finance Corporation. Kolb, who was in Mumbai recently, spoke to ET's Sreeradha D Basu on where Corporate India stands on job equality. Edited excerpts:Where does Corporate India stand in creating job equality for women?A World Economic Forum Report estimates that it will take 170 years to close the gender gap at the current rate of progress. We cannot afford such slow progress.
Ireland's upper house of parliament passed Saturday a key finance bill needed to secure the country's bailout package, paving the way for embattled Prime Minister Brian Cowen to call elections.The budget -- which hikes taxes and slashes spending as part of the price for the 67.5 billion euro ($91 billion) European Union-International Monetary Fund bailout -- had already passed the lower house of parliament on Thursday."The finance bill now goes to the president for signing into law," a government spokesman said.