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  • UP parties welcome Bihar development, but no sign of similar realignment against BJP in sight Aug 14, 2022 12:29 PM IST

    UP parties welcome Bihar development, but no sign of similar realignment against BJP in sight

    The parties acknowledge that defeating the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, which send 80 members to Lok Sabha, is key to oust it from power at the Centre. But they remain shy of taking any initiative to unite forces against the BJP, more so considering the poor results of such alliances in the past.

  • Rail Board is not keen to fully restore all concession for senior citizens: Sources Aug 12, 2022 04:22 PM IST

    Rail Board is not keen to fully restore all concession for senior citizens: Sources

    The debate on restoring concessions for elderly citizens has been on for nearly a year now, after rail passenger volumes reached pre-COVID levels. Senior citizens across India have also been protesting demanding the restoration of concessions in railway fares.

  • Lok Sabha member Arun Sao appointed Chhattisgarh BJP president Aug 09, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    Lok Sabha member Arun Sao appointed Chhattisgarh BJP president

    Sao (53), an Other Backward Class (OBC) member, has replaced prominent tribal leader and former Union minister Vishnu Deo Sai, who was leading the state BJP since June 2020.

  • Lok Sabha passes bill to promote non-fossil fuel Aug 08, 2022 06:22 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes bill to promote non-fossil fuel

    Piloting the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, Power Minister R K Singh said ”this is the bill for the future,” and urged the members to approve it. The bill was later passed by the House after rejecting amendments moved by some Opposition members.

  • Lok Sabha passes Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill Aug 08, 2022 05:08 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill

    Governments across the world are making boosting commitments towards climate action to avert environmental crisis.

  • Speaker Om Birla takes exception to Opposition MP approaching minister during Question Hour Aug 08, 2022 04:46 PM IST

    Speaker Om Birla takes exception to Opposition MP approaching minister during Question Hour

    It was after the House discussed a supplementary question related to the availability of human resources in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh called Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy to explain the government’s position in private.

  • No established mechanism to rank cities on pollution: Govt to Lok Sabha Aug 08, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    No established mechanism to rank cities on pollution: Govt to Lok Sabha

    Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey said this in the Lok Sabha in response to a question by Congress MP Jyotsna Charandas Mahant.

  • Counting of votes in vice presidential election begins Aug 06, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    Counting of votes in vice presidential election begins

    The counting started at 6 pm under the supervision of the Lok Sabha Secretary General, who is the returning officer for the poll.

  • BSP Lok Sabha MP acquitted in rape case; complainant had committed suicide outside SC Aug 06, 2022 04:39 PM IST

    BSP Lok Sabha MP acquitted in rape case; complainant had committed suicide outside SC

    Anuj Yadav, the advocate of the MP, said that the special judge of the MP-MLA court, Siyaram Chaurasia, gave the decision in favour of Atul Kumar Singh alias Atul Rai, who represents the Ghosi Lok Sabha seat and has been in jail since June 2019 in the case.

  • Railways aims for better fiscal health; parliament debates cut in concessions Aug 05, 2022 06:57 PM IST

    Railways aims for better fiscal health; parliament debates cut in concessions

    The standing parliamentary committee requested that senior citizen concessions be brought back while scrutinising concessions to railway employees.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid Opposition uproar over 'misuse' of ED Aug 04, 2022 03:28 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid Opposition uproar over 'misuse' of ED

    As soon as the House met at 2 pm, papers were laid on the table and two resolutions adopted amid continued sloganeering by Congress members.

  • Lok Sabha passes Gati Shakti bill Aug 03, 2022 06:45 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes Gati Shakti bill

    Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan responded to the debate.

  • Govt withdraws Data Protection Bill from Lok Sabha Aug 03, 2022 05:42 PM IST

    Govt withdraws Data Protection Bill from Lok Sabha

    New Delhi, Aug 3 The government on Wednesday withdrew the Data Protection Bill from the Lok Sabha. The Bill was introduced on December 11, 2019..

  • India has 2% share in global space economy: Government to Lok Sabha Aug 03, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    India has 2% share in global space economy: Government to Lok Sabha

    The Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday that India makes up about 2% of the estimated USD 360 billion global space economy.

  • Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2022 introduced in Lok Sabha Aug 03, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2022 introduced in Lok Sabha

    The bill seeks to mandate use of non-fossil sources, including green hydrogen, green ammonia, biomass and ethanol for energy and feedstock to achieve the twin target of reducing dependence on fossil fuel and achieving energy security

  • Majority of Indian states lack district hospital in each district; Kerala, Delhi stand out Aug 03, 2022 08:28 AM IST

    Majority of Indian states lack district hospital in each district; Kerala, Delhi stand out

    Half of the states and Union Territories in India don’t have access to a district hospital in each district, the Centre has informed the Lok Sabha.

  • Why this MP bit into raw brinjal mid-speech in Parliament | Watch Aug 02, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    Why this MP bit into raw brinjal mid-speech in Parliament | Watch

    Trinamool Congress (TMC) member Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar took a bite out of a raw brinjal in the Lok Sabha to make a point about high LPG cost.

  • Opposition looking for 'mehngai', but it is not there: BJP leader Jayant Sinha Aug 01, 2022 10:26 PM IST

    Opposition looking for 'mehngai', but it is not there: BJP leader Jayant Sinha

    Participating in the debate on price rise in Lok Sabha, BJP leader Jayant Sinha contended that the government has ensured that the ''thali'' (plate) of the poor is full of eatables and the people are shielded from the impact of inflation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis

  • Lok Sabha revokes suspension of 4 Congress members Aug 01, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    Lok Sabha revokes suspension of 4 Congress members

    The Congress members were suspended last Monday for the rest of the session for protesting and carrying placards inside the House.

  • Gati Shakti University Bill introduced in Lok Sabha Aug 01, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    Gati Shakti University Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

    The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, introduced by Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, also seeks to expand the scope of the University from beyond the railways to cover the entire transport sector to support the ambitious growth and modernisation in the field.

  • Opposition to push for discussion on Agnipath in parliament next week Jul 31, 2022 04:14 PM IST

    Opposition to push for discussion on Agnipath in parliament next week

    A discussion on price rise has been listed in the Lok Sabha for Monday and in the Rajya Sabha the next day.

  • Congress protests in Amethi over Smriti Irani's 'misbehavior' with Sonia Gandhi in Parliament Jul 29, 2022 04:40 PM IST

    Congress protests in Amethi over Smriti Irani's 'misbehavior' with Sonia Gandhi in Parliament

    Congress workers gathered in Amethi in the morning and after a meeting at the party office here they blocked the Gauriganj-Jagdishpur Road, disrupting traffic movement, district officials said.

  • No definitive decision taken on issue of rotational headship at AIIMS: Mansukh Mandaviya to Lok Sabha Jul 29, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    No definitive decision taken on issue of rotational headship at AIIMS: Mansukh Mandaviya to Lok Sabha

    In a written reply to a question on whether the government has any proposal to implement ”rotational headship policy” in AIIMS, New Delhi, the minister said, ”The recommendations of various committees on the issue of rotational headship have been divergent and marked by absence of consensus”.

  • Lok Sabha will function only after Sonia Gandhi apologises for Congress MP's remark on President Droupadi Murmu: BJP leader Jul 29, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Lok Sabha will function only after Sonia Gandhi apologises for Congress MP's remark on President Droupadi Murmu: BJP leader

    A major political row broke out on Thursday over Chowdhury's 'rashtrapatni' remark with the BJP launching an all-out offensive against the opposition party, accusing Chowdhury of hurling a "deliberate sexist insult" at President Droupadi Murmu and demanding an apology from the Congress chief.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned as furore continues over Chowdhury's 'rashtrapatni' remark on President Jul 28, 2022 05:03 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned as furore continues over Chowdhury's 'rashtrapatni' remark on President

    As the House resumed at 4 pm, MPs from both treasury and the Opposition were shouting. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, who was on Chair, urged members to take their seats. As pandemonium continued, he adjourned the proceedings for the day.

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