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  • Plan systematically for 2024 Lok Sabha polls: Sonia Gandhi to Opposition parties Aug 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Plan systematically for 2024 Lok Sabha polls: Sonia Gandhi to Opposition parties

    The Congress President urged the Opposition parties to work “cohesively” together by rising above compulsions. Gandhi made these remarks while chairing the virtual meeting of 19 Opposition leaders.

  • Sonia Gandhi to meet Opposition leaders today; Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee to attend Aug 20, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    Sonia Gandhi to meet Opposition leaders today; Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee to attend

    Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and former National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Shiromani Akali Dal have not been invited for the meeting.

  • Armed with 127th Amendment Bill and welfare schemes, BJP to begin OBC outreach ahead of UP polls Aug 19, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    Armed with 127th Amendment Bill and welfare schemes, BJP to begin OBC outreach ahead of UP polls

    The ruling party in Uttar Pradesh party also plans to highlight other decisions such as the recent one by the Centre to allocate 27 percent reservation for OBCs in the all-India quota for medical seats.

  • Pegasus Project Report: Centre denies snooping allegations in its affidavit in Supreme Court, says will set up probe committee Aug 16, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Pegasus Project Report: Centre denies snooping allegations in its affidavit in Supreme Court, says will set up probe committee

    In its two-page affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the government also informed the top court that it will soon set up a committee of experts to examine all issues raised in the Pegasus Project row to dispel any wrong narrative spread by certain vested interests.

  • India’s home rental programme for migrant workers needs more nuance and ambition Aug 15, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    India’s home rental programme for migrant workers needs more nuance and ambition

    The affordable housing rental complex (AHRC) scheme acknowledges the needs of mobile workers who spend short periods of time in the city and do not seek permanent housing. Applying what we know about migrant work and the development sector will help India to realise AHRC's potential.

  • Sonia Gandhi to meet Mamata Banerjee, Uddhav Thackeray, other Opposition leaders Aug 13, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Sonia Gandhi to meet Mamata Banerjee, Uddhav Thackeray, other Opposition leaders

    The meeting on August 20 comes days after Opposition parties displayed unity against the government during the Monsoon Session of Parliament that concluded two days ahead of schedule on August 11.

  • "Murder of democracy," says Rahul Gandhi at Opposition's march to protest Monsoon Session's curtailment Aug 12, 2021 11:38 AM IST

    "Murder of democracy," says Rahul Gandhi at Opposition's march to protest Monsoon Session's curtailment

    The protest march comes a day after both Houses of Parliament were adjourned sine die, two days ahead of scheduled conclusion of the Monsoon Session.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament ends as RS adjourned sine die Aug 11, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament ends as RS adjourned sine die

    Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha was also adjourned sine die, two days ahead of scheduled conclusion on August 13.

  • The Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha Aug 11, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    The Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha

    Both the Houses saw rare unity between the government and the Opposition during the passage and voting of the Bill that seeks to restore the powers of states to have their own lists of OBCs for reservation in jobs and educational institutions.

  • Lok Sabha productivity drops to 22 percent, 76 hours lost to disruptions in Rajya Sabha in Monsoon Session Aug 11, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Lok Sabha productivity drops to 22 percent, 76 hours lost to disruptions in Rajya Sabha in Monsoon Session

    Last year’s Monsoon Session held amid COVID-19 in September, saw 167 percent business productivity in Lok Sabha and 100.47 per cent in Rajya Sabha.

  • "I spent sleepless night," says Rajya Sabha Chairman as he breaks down while condemning Opposition's ruckus Aug 11, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    "I spent sleepless night," says Rajya Sabha Chairman as he breaks down while condemning Opposition's ruckus

    The Rajya Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on August 10 during the discussion on farmers’ issue with at least two leaders from the Opposition climbing atop the reporters’ table, one waving a black cloth and another throwing a file at the chair after the House was adjourned.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament : Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; Protests continue in Rajya Sabha Aug 11, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament : Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; Protests continue in Rajya Sabha

    In this Monsoon Session, scheduled to conclude on August 13, the only time the proceedings could be carried out in an orderly manner was during the passage of the Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021 on August 10 when the Opposition suspended its protests

  • Explained: What is the Constitution (127th) Amendment Bill, 2021 passed in Lok Sabha and why did the Opposition support it? Aug 11, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Explained: What is the Constitution (127th) Amendment Bill, 2021 passed in Lok Sabha and why did the Opposition support it?

    The Amendment was necessitated after the Supreme Court in its Maratha reservation ruling in May 2021 upheld the 102nd Constitutional Amendment Act.

  • Parliament likely to be adjourned sine die on August 11: Report Aug 10, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    Parliament likely to be adjourned sine die on August 11: Report

    The current Parliament session, first since the devastating second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, began on July 19. The opposition, which was already geared up to target the government over the contentious farm reform laws and the handling of coronavirus crisis, decided to disrupt the House proceedings after the Pegasus issue came to light.

  • Lok Sabha passes Bill to restore states' powers over OBC list ; Opposition extends support Aug 10, 2021 08:19 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes Bill to restore states' powers over OBC list ; Opposition extends support

    The Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill received support from all Opposition parties after more than three weeks of constant disruptions in both the Houses over the Pegasus Project report, farm reform laws and price rise in the Monsoon Session of Parliament that began on July 19.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament: 127th Constitutional Amendment Bill to come up in Lok Sabha today with Opposition support Aug 10, 2021 10:41 AM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament: 127th Constitutional Amendment Bill to come up in Lok Sabha today with Opposition support

    Union minister for social justice and empowerment Dr Virender Kumar, who introduced the bill in Lok Sabha on August 9, will move it for consideration in the Lower House on August 10

  • Explained: All you need to know about the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha on August 9 Aug 09, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    Explained: All you need to know about the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha on August 9

    The Bill that seeks to abolish many appellate tribunals set up under various Acts, was passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote without a debate amid Opposition's protests on August 3.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes three Bills without discussion amid Opposition uproar Aug 09, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes three Bills without discussion amid Opposition uproar

    Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said the government welcomed all the discussions and was ready to debate throughout the day.

  • Bill to restore states' powers over OBC list to get Opposition support in Parliament Aug 09, 2021 11:53 AM IST

    Bill to restore states' powers over OBC list to get Opposition support in Parliament

    The Bill, coming ahead of crucial elections in five states early next year, has political ramifications as restoring powers of the states to identify backward classes has been a demand by many regional parties and even the ruling party’s own OBC leaders.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament: Opposition urges PM to listen to them in the concluding week; Govt to move OBC Amendment Bill Aug 09, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament: Opposition urges PM to listen to them in the concluding week; Govt to move OBC Amendment Bill

    Congress is likely to pause protests during the discussion on Constitution (127th) Amendment Bill to prevent the government from projecting it as a party opposing key legislation related to OBCs.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament : Rahul Gandhi, other Opposition leaders join farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar Aug 06, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament : Rahul Gandhi, other Opposition leaders join farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar

    As many as 200 farmers have been camping at Jantar Mantar since July 22 as part of the “Kisan Sansad’ (farmers’ parliament) against three farm reform laws

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament: Both Houses adjourned for the day amid Opposition's protest; Lok Sabha passes Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill Aug 06, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament: Both Houses adjourned for the day amid Opposition's protest; Lok Sabha passes Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill

    Amid the din and without discussion, the Lok Sabha passed the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill and the Central University (Amendment) Bill.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament : Rahul Gandhi, other Opposition leaders to join protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar today Aug 06, 2021 10:24 AM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament : Rahul Gandhi, other Opposition leaders to join protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar today

    As many as 200 farmers have been camping at Jantar Mantar since July 22 as part of the “Kisan Sansad’ (farmers’ parliament) against three farm reform laws.

  • Pegasus Project Row : Allegations serious if media reports are correct, says Supreme Court; Matter to be heard next on August 10 Aug 05, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Pegasus Project Row : Allegations serious if media reports are correct, says Supreme Court; Matter to be heard next on August 10

    The Court asked the petitioners in the Pegasus Project report case to serve copies of their petitions to the Centre.

  • Supreme Court to hear nine petitions on Pegasus as the row rocks Parliament Aug 05, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    Supreme Court to hear nine petitions on Pegasus as the row rocks Parliament

    The petitions will be heard by a Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant.

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