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  • Ahead of Kashmir debate by UK MPs, LS Speaker says 'Respect sovereign mandate of other Parliaments' Jan 13, 2021 09:52 PM IST

    Ahead of Kashmir debate by UK MPs, LS Speaker says 'Respect sovereign mandate of other Parliaments'

    Birla's remarks came hours ahead of a debate on "political situation in Kashmir", scheduled in the UK Parliament on January 13. A day earlier, the UK MPs had discussed the topic of "persecution of Muslims, Christians and minority groups in India."

  • Union Budget 2021-22 to be presented on February 1 Jan 05, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021-22 to be presented on February 1

    The Budget will be presented on Februrary 1 and President Ram Nath Kovind will address a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament on January 29.

  • Why India is far from being a one-party state Dec 04, 2020 01:58 PM IST

    Why India is far from being a one-party state

    Data shows that though the BJP is expanding its footprint across India, the regional parties are still a force to reckon with in Indian politics

  • Bypolls to one Lok Sabha and 56 assembly seats on November 3 and 7: Election Commission Sep 29, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Bypolls to one Lok Sabha and 56 assembly seats on November 3 and 7: Election Commission

    While bypolls to 54 assembly seats will take place on November 3, by-elections for one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar and two assembly seats in Manipur will be held on November 7, the Commission said.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; Monsoon Session concludes Sep 23, 2020 09:40 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; Monsoon Session concludes

    The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die earlier this afternoon after a nearly four-hour-long last sitting where the Upper House passed seven bills.

  • Parliament Session Highlights: Monsoon session cut short as Lok Sabha adjourned sine die Sep 23, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    Parliament Session Highlights: Monsoon session cut short as Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

    Today was the tenth day of the 18-day Monsoon Session of Parliament that began on September 14, under the shadow of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Lok Sabha Monsoon Session likely to end on September 23 Sep 22, 2020 06:54 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Monsoon Session likely to end on September 23

    The session which began on September 14, witnessed passage of several bills by the Lok Sabha, including those which sought to replace the ordinances issued recently.

  • Aarogya Setu app has more than 15.7 crore registered users: IT Minister Sanjay Dhotre Sep 21, 2020 08:37 PM IST

    Aarogya Setu app has more than 15.7 crore registered users: IT Minister Sanjay Dhotre

    Replying to a specific question on low rating reportedly given by an organisation to the app, Dhotre said the rating was by an independent media company MIT Technology Review, and not the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • Coronavirus India impact | Monsoon session of Parliament likely to be curtailed, may end by mid-next week Sep 19, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    Coronavirus India impact | Monsoon session of Parliament likely to be curtailed, may end by mid-next week

    Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Prahlad Patel were among may politicians who contracted COVID-19 after attending the monsoon session of the Parliament.

  • Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha witnesses 4 adjournments as Congress, BJP spar Sep 18, 2020 10:49 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha witnesses 4 adjournments as Congress, BJP spar

    The ruckus began after Union Minister Anurag Thakur attacked the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family, saying that the PM's National Relief Fund set up in 1948, has not been registered yet and that it was established to benefit the family.

  • Lok Sabha passes two agri sector bills amid protests by Opposition, SAD Sep 17, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes two agri sector bills amid protests by Opposition, SAD

    The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill were passed by voice vote

  • Business Insight | RBI gets more teeth to govern co-operative banks with the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill Sep 17, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    Business Insight | RBI gets more teeth to govern co-operative banks with the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill

    In this edition of Business Insight, find out all about the latest amendment

  • India, China expected to continue military and diplomatic talks: Government Sep 16, 2020 10:58 PM IST

    India, China expected to continue military and diplomatic talks: Government

    In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan gave a brief account of the four-month-long standoff and said the Chinese side attempted to transgress the Line of Actual (LAC) in several areas of the western sector since mid-May.

  • Lok Sabha passes bill to cut salaries of MPs by 30 percent Sep 15, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes bill to cut salaries of MPs by 30 percent

    The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced in the Lower House on Monday.

  • Day 2 of Parliament Monsoon Session: Rajnath Singh to speak on LAC standoff with China Sep 15, 2020 09:49 AM IST

    Day 2 of Parliament Monsoon Session: Rajnath Singh to speak on LAC standoff with China

    Rajnath Singh's statement is scheduled for 3 pm amid the Opposition’s demand of a debate on the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

  • Parliament’s Monsoon Session: 25 MPs test positive for COVID-19 on Day 1 Sep 14, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    Parliament’s Monsoon Session: 25 MPs test positive for COVID-19 on Day 1

    As many as 17 Lok Sabha Members of Parliament (MPs) have tested positive for COVID-19 on the first day of the Monsoon Session, news reports suggest.

  • No proposal for raising Foreign Institutional Investment limit in PSBs to 49%: Anurag Singh Thakur Sep 14, 2020 01:47 PM IST

    No proposal for raising Foreign Institutional Investment limit in PSBs to 49%: Anurag Singh Thakur

    Replying to another question, he said, the government and World Bank have so far signed only one loan of $750 million on May 15, 2020 as budgetary support to the Government for accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme in order to support measures undertaken under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), the benefits of which have flown to all States/UTs.

  • FDI inflow from China declines to $163.77 million in FY20: Finance Ministry Sep 14, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    FDI inflow from China declines to $163.77 million in FY20: Finance Ministry

    Giving details of the total foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow from Chinese companies in India, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur said, it was $350.22 million in 2017-18, while it declined to $229 million in the following year.

  • PM Modi ahead of monsoon session: Hope MPs give unequivocal message that nation stands with soldiers Sep 14, 2020 10:32 AM IST

    PM Modi ahead of monsoon session: Hope MPs give unequivocal message that nation stands with soldiers

    The Parliament's monsoon session, first in the COVID-19 era, is expected to be stormy as the Opposition has plans to corner the government over a host of contentious issues such as handling of the pandemic, economic crisis, rise of unemployment and dismal GDP figures.​

  • Government lists 23 new bills for Parliament's Monsoon session Sep 11, 2020 05:09 PM IST

    Government lists 23 new bills for Parliament's Monsoon session

    According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, the lower house will also take up discussion and voting on the First Batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2020-21.

  • Cabinet discusses labour reforms, to push remaining 3 Codes in Monsoon session Sep 08, 2020 10:28 PM IST

    Cabinet discusses labour reforms, to push remaining 3 Codes in Monsoon session

    Earlier this month, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar had indicated that remaining three labour codes on industrial relations, social security and occupational safety and health would be tabled in the ensuing Monsoon session of Parliament.

  • From the Mundhra Scandal to the license scam, how Question Hour held the government accountable Sep 03, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    From the Mundhra Scandal to the license scam, how Question Hour held the government accountable

    The first hour of a sitting session of the House proceedings, Question Hour, is devoted to questions that members of parliament raise about any aspect of governance. The concerned Minister is obliged to answer to the Parliament, either orally or in writing, depending on the type of question raised.

  • Opposition slams government for scrapping Question Hour, calls it murder of democracy Sep 02, 2020 02:17 PM IST

    Opposition slams government for scrapping Question Hour, calls it murder of democracy

    The Opposition accuses the government of using the pandemic to reduce Parliament to a 'notice board' by doing away with. Question Hour in the monsoon session.

  • No hard copies of ordinances will be distributed in upcoming Parliament session Aug 24, 2020 07:54 PM IST

    No hard copies of ordinances will be distributed in upcoming Parliament session

    The Lok Sabha Secretariat has been making necessary arrangements for holding the session while ensuring social distancing norms.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament to witness many first-time measures in view of COVID-19 Aug 16, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament to witness many first-time measures in view of COVID-19

    According to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, members of the Upper House will be seated in both chambers and galleries during the session.

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