Articles about Lok Sabha

After chaotic Monsoon Session, Lok Sabha adjourned indefinitely

11 Aug 2021

After chaotic Monsoon Session, Lok Sabha adjourned indefinitely

The Lok Sabha, the Lower House in India's bicameral Parliament, was adjourned sine die (indefinitely) on Wednesday two days ahead of schedule.

Lok Sabha clears bill allowing states to make OBC lists

10 Aug 2021

Lok Sabha clears bill allowing states to make OBC lists

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a Constitution amendment bill to give states the power to make their own lists of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

No plan on nationwide NRC yet; will update NPR: Government

10 Aug 2021

No plan on nationwide NRC yet; will update NPR: Government

The Home Ministry on Tuesday informed Parliament that the government has not yet taken any decision to prepare the National Register of Indian Citizens at the national level.

No arrests yet in 2020 JNU violence, Centre tells Parliament

03 Aug 2021

No arrests yet in 2020 JNU violence, Centre tells Parliament

The Centre on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that no one has been arrested in connection with the violence that broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University last year.

Pegasus row: Rs. 133 crore loss from 'non-functioning' of Parliament

01 Aug 2021

Pegasus row: Rs. 133 crore loss from 'non-functioning' of Parliament

As the Opposition's continued protests over the Pegasus snooping scandal have stalled the functioning of Parliament, reports said the impasse is causing massive loss to the public exchequer.

Amid Pegasus row, LS rushes 5 bills in 44 mins

31 Jul 2021

Amid Pegasus row, LS rushes 5 bills in 44 mins

The Monsoon Session of Parliament has seen repeated disruptions amid protests by the Opposition over the Pegasus spyware controversy.

Modi inserted Pegasus in phones; hit democracy's soul: Rahul Gandhi

28 Jul 2021

Modi inserted Pegasus in phones; hit democracy's soul: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday fired a fresh salvo at the Narendra Modi government over the Pegasus scandal.

Congress to replace Adhir Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

12 Jul 2021

Congress to replace Adhir Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

The Indian National Congress is reportedly looking to replace Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the party's leader in the Lok Sabha.

MP seeks Tharoor's disqualification from Parliament over 'Indian variant' remarks

25 May 2021

MP seeks Tharoor's disqualification from Parliament over 'Indian variant' remarks

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, urging him to disqualify Congress party leader Shashi Tharoor from the Indian Parliament.

Time to frame CAA rules extended by Parliament

23 Mar 2021

Time to frame CAA rules extended by Parliament

The government has been granted time till April 9 by Lok Sabha and July 9 by Rajya Sabha to frame rules under the citizenship law.

Will file complaint against Sena's Arvind Sawant: MP Navneet Rana

23 Mar 2021

Will file complaint against Sena's Arvind Sawant: MP Navneet Rana

Navneet Kaur Rana, an independent MP from Maharashtra's Amravati, on Tuesday said that she will file a complaint against Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant, whom she has accused of threatening her in the Lok Sabha lobby.

Lok Sabha approves Bill giving Centre more power over Delhi

22 Mar 2021

Lok Sabha approves Bill giving Centre more power over Delhi

In a blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, the Lok Sabha on Monday approved a proposed law to give the central government more power over the national capital.

Will grant statehood to J&K at 'appropriate time': Amit Shah

13 Feb 2021

Will grant statehood to J&K at 'appropriate time': Amit Shah

Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said statehood will be granted back to Jammu & Kashmir at an appropriate time, during a discussion on the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization (Amendment) Bill, 2021, in Lok Sabha.

Opposition tears into Centre over farm reforms; Lok Sabha adjourned

05 Feb 2021

Opposition tears into Centre over farm reforms; Lok Sabha adjourned

Bedlam continued inside the Lok Sabha on Thursday and in the Rajya Sabha, the Opposition berated the Centre over the three agricultural reforms and the farmers' agitation, which has been continuing since November.

With eye on education, Sitharaman announces Central University, Sainik schools

01 Feb 2021

With eye on education, Sitharaman announces Central University, Sainik schools

In her annual Budget speech, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of education-related measures, like setting up a Central University in Leh and the establishment of 100 new Sainik schools.

Union Budget 2021: Sitharaman announces Rs. 35,000 crore for vaccines

01 Feb 2021

Union Budget 2021: Sitharaman announces Rs. 35,000 crore for vaccines

On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget, her third one so far and the first one amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Government attempts to ban Bitcoin again; Considers digitizing the rupee

30 Jan 2021

Government attempts to ban Bitcoin again; Considers digitizing the rupee

After leaving Indians with no choice but to embrace digital transactions, the government is poised to ban cryptocurrencies.

Sitharaman tables Economic Survey; FY22 GDP growth pegged at 11%

29 Jan 2021

Sitharaman tables Economic Survey; FY22 GDP growth pegged at 11%

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday tabled the Economic Survey 2021 in the Parliament.

BJP's Maneka Gandhi allegedly threatens businessman with false molestation case

08 Jan 2021

BJP's Maneka Gandhi allegedly threatens businessman with false molestation case

Maneka Gandhi, the Lok Sabha member from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, showed her high-handedness when she threatened a businessman from Bengaluru with a false molestation case after animal rights activists accused him of allegedly hitting a stray dog.

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

05 Jan 2021

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

The Union Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will be presented on February 1, sources were quoted as saying by PTI on Tuesday.

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

04 Jan 2021

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

For the seventh time today, protesting farmers will sit on the negotiation table with the government on the other end and they plan on sticking to their demand of repealing the three laws. They have added another demand — a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for procuring crops.

Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

25 Dec 2020

Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

For nearly a month now, farmers and the Union government have been at loggerheads over three farm laws that were passed in the Parliament in September.

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

19 Dec 2020

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he is willing to "work for the party as all desire" at a meeting with party dissenters who wrote a letter criticizing the leadership in August.

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

19 Dec 2020

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

15 Dec 2020

Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

There will no Winter Session of the Parliament this year in view of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to take hundreds of lives in India daily.

New Parliament building will be witness to self-reliant India: Modi

10 Dec 2020

New Parliament building will be witness to self-reliant India: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building, saying the new building will be witness to a self-reliant India.

Will return sports award if farm laws stay: Vijender Singh

06 Dec 2020

Will return sports award if farm laws stay: Vijender Singh

Boxer Vijender Singh (35) on Sunday said that he will return his 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna' award if the government does not withdraw the three contentious farm laws.

All you need to know about the new Parliament building

06 Dec 2020

All you need to know about the new Parliament building

The new Parliament building will be bigger than the existing complex, boasting bigger Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers, a grand Constitution Hall, paperless offices, etc.

New Parliament building: Modi to lay foundation stone next week

05 Dec 2020

New Parliament building: Modi to lay foundation stone next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the new Parliament building on December 10 (Thursday), Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said on Saturday.

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

05 Dec 2020

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

04 Dec 2020

A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

The counting of votes to announce the winner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls began today at 8 am.

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

01 Dec 2020

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.

Our intentions as holy as Ganga: PM amid farmers' protest

30 Nov 2020

Our intentions as holy as Ganga: PM amid farmers' protest

Miles away from where farmers have launched a massive agitation against the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attempted to reach out to them by saying that the new laws will empower them.

Coal scam: CBI conducts raids across 3 states including Bengal

28 Nov 2020

Coal scam: CBI conducts raids across 3 states including Bengal

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday launched a massive search operation, reportedly raiding around 40 sites across three states in connection with a coal mafia case.

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

27 Nov 2020

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

23 Nov 2020

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

19 Nov 2020

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

The rift in Congress, out in open after the recent debacle, took a new turn when sources close to leader Kapil Sibal said he hadn't been asked to campaign in Bihar, reports NDTV.

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

18 Nov 2020

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.

Bihar elections: NDA crosses half-way mark, BJP emerges single-largest party

10 Nov 2020

Bihar elections: NDA crosses half-way mark, BJP emerges single-largest party

A long-time dream of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was fulfilled on Tuesday after it emerged as the single-largest party in Bihar, where counting of votes began at 8 am.

Bihar elections: JD(U) member concedes defeat, blames coronavirus

10 Nov 2020

Bihar elections: JD(U) member concedes defeat, blames coronavirus

In a surprising development, KC Tyagi, the spokesperson of JD(U), conceded defeat just a couple of hours after counting of votes began in Bihar.