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  • Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to Om Birla, seeks chairmanship for Congress of at least one substantive Parliament panel Sep 24, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to Om Birla, seeks chairmanship for Congress of at least one substantive Parliament panel

    The Congress may lose the chairmanship of two crucial parliamentary committees on home affairs and information technology in an imminent rejig of the panels, sources had said on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Four Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for rest of session for disrupting proceedings Jul 25, 2022 04:23 PM IST

    Four Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for rest of session for disrupting proceedings

    Later, Parliamentary Affair Minister Pralhad Joshi moved a resolution to suspend the four for the rest of the session. The House then passed the resolution by a voice vote and Rajendra Agarwal who was chairing the proceedings announced their suspension.

  • National emblem installation should not be linked to religious ceremony: CPI(M) Jul 11, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    National emblem installation should not be linked to religious ceremony: CPI(M)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the national emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament building on Monday. Officials said the emblem has been cast at the top of the central foyer of the new Parliament building and a supporting structure of steel, weighing around 6,500 kg, has been constructed to support it.

  • Congress MPs meet Om Birla, Venkaiah Naidu over party leaders' 'ill-treatment' by police during Delhi protests Jun 16, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    Congress MPs meet Om Birla, Venkaiah Naidu over party leaders' 'ill-treatment' by police during Delhi protests

    Congress leaders and MPs have been staging demonstrations against their former president's questioning by the ED in a money-laundering case pertaining to the National Herald newspaper.

  • Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha to resume simultaneous functioning from 11 am on March 14: Report Mar 08, 2022 07:01 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha to resume simultaneous functioning from 11 am on March 14: Report

    According to the sources, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met on Tuesday and discussed the seating arrangements for the second part of the budget session.

  • M Venkaiah Naidu, Om Birla discuss measure to hold safe Budget Session amid surge in COVID infections Jan 10, 2022 07:10 PM IST

    M Venkaiah Naidu, Om Birla discuss measure to hold safe Budget Session amid surge in COVID infections

    Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday directed the secretaries general of both the Houses to examine in detail the prevailing scenario of the COVID pandemic and suggest measures for the safe conduct of the Budget session, sources said.

  • Mobile app launched for live telecast of Parliament proceedings, view daily business of Lok Sabha Dec 21, 2021 04:22 PM IST

    Mobile app launched for live telecast of Parliament proceedings, view daily business of Lok Sabha

    Informing the House about the mobile application and its features during the Question Hour, Om Birla asked the members to download it on their devices and also make the people of their respective constituencies download the LS Member App so that they can see the conduct of their MPs in the House.

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla hopes House will run smoothly in Winter Session of Parliament Nov 29, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla hopes House will run smoothly in Winter Session of Parliament

    In a series of tweets in Hindi, the Speaker expressed hope that members will maintain discipline during the proceedings.

  • Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury appeals Om Birla to ease out restrictions on media during Winter Session Nov 28, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury appeals Om Birla to ease out restrictions on media during Winter Session

    The leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha point out that the present government had restricted media from covering the proceedings of the Parliament.

  • Babul Supriyo to meet LS Speaker Om Birla today to quit as MP Oct 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST

    Babul Supriyo to meet LS Speaker Om Birla today to quit as MP

    In an tweet Babul Suriyo tweeted from his official twitter that "Sincere Gratitude to Hon'ble Speaker Sir Om Birla for granting me his time tomorrow at 11 am to formally resign as a MP. I will not hold on to the Berth/Perks/Salary of a MP now that I am no longer a part of BJP that I won the seat for. If I have it in me, will win it again".

  • B S Yediyurappa bags first-ever 'Best MLA Award', instituted by Karnataka Assembly Sep 24, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    B S Yediyurappa bags first-ever 'Best MLA Award', instituted by Karnataka Assembly

    Karnataka speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri said the award was instituted on the suggestions of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla who had said that all the legislative assemblies and councils should honour their best members.

  • Armed forces won't let political turmoil in any other country affect India: Om Birla Aug 26, 2021 04:07 PM IST

    Armed forces won't let political turmoil in any other country affect India: Om Birla

    Om Birla is on a week-long trip to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as part of the 'parliamentary outreach programme for empowerment of panchayati raj institutions’.

  • All COVID protocols will be followed during Monsoon Session; 323 MPs fully vaccinated: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Jul 12, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    All COVID protocols will be followed during Monsoon Session; 323 MPs fully vaccinated: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

    Om Birla said those who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus will be requested to undergo an RT-PCR test before entering the parliament premises during the session.

  • Steps taken by Om Birla enriched parliamentary democracy, enhanced productivity: PM Modi Jun 19, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    Steps taken by Om Birla enriched parliamentary democracy, enhanced productivity: PM Modi

    It is worth noting that he has placed special emphasis on giving first time MPs, young MPs and woman MPs the opportunity to speak on the floor of the House, Modi said.

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tests positive for COVID-19, is admitted to AIIMS Mar 21, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tests positive for COVID-19, is admitted to AIIMS

    The speaker, who tested positive on March 19, is stable and all his parameters are normal, AIIMS has said in a statement.

  • Subsidy on canteen food served in Parliament canteens ends; Prices to go up Jan 19, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Subsidy on canteen food served in Parliament canteens ends; Prices to go up

    While Birla did not specify the financial implications of the move, sources said the Lok Sabha Secretariat can annually save more than Rs 8 crore with the subsidy coming to an end.

  • Question Hour to be allowed during Budget Session for an hour: LS Speaker Om Birla Jan 19, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    Question Hour to be allowed during Budget Session for an hour: LS Speaker Om Birla

    All MPs will be requested to undergo COVID-19 test before the start of Parliament session said Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on January 19.

  • 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."

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla calls for more efforts to develop agriculture sector Jan 07, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla calls for more efforts to develop agriculture sector

    Speaking at an event organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), he said having more agro-based projects would also help in reducing migration of people from rural to urban areas.

  • Parliamentary panels cannot meet virtually without amending rules; oversight stymied: Shashi Tharoor Jun 10, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    Parliamentary panels cannot meet virtually without amending rules; oversight stymied: Shashi Tharoor

    His remarks come days after it emerged that a meeting of the parliamentary panel on Information Technology, headed by Tharoor, was scheduled for June 17 during which officials of the information and technology ministry were to be called for a briefing on the government's coronavirus-tracking Aarogya Setu application and related issues of data security and privacy of citizens.

  • PAC will examine lockdown's economic impact; may call RBI governor: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury May 12, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    PAC will examine lockdown's economic impact; may call RBI governor: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

    Underlining that the PAC should widely examine the Centre's actions and approach in handling the COVID-19 crisis, Chowdhury said, "The panel will study both health and economic aspects of this pandemic."

  • Despite COVID, hopeful that Monsoon Session could be held on time: Lok Sabha Speaker May 10, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    Despite COVID, hopeful that Monsoon Session could be held on time: Lok Sabha Speaker

    The Speaker underlined that it was a testing time due to the COVID-19 crisis, but expressed hope that the session could be held as per normal schedule.

  • Speaker Om Birla says it is not right to question Chair outside House Mar 17, 2020 01:35 PM IST

    Speaker Om Birla says it is not right to question Chair outside House

    Birla has always been emphasising in the House that questions as well as answers should be kept short so that more issues can be taken up during the Question Hour. On Tuesday, some members, including from the Congress, wanted to ask supplementary questions.

  • Govt ready to hold discussion on Delhi violence after Holi: Lok Sabha speaker Mar 03, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Govt ready to hold discussion on Delhi violence after Holi: Lok Sabha speaker

    Amid uproar in the House by members demanding an immediate discussion on the issue,the speaker said the matter can be taken up after the festival.

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