Articles about Lok Sabha

Sonia Gandhi not among star campaigners for UP polls phase-4

07 Feb 2022

Politics
Sonia Gandhi not among star campaigners for UP polls phase-4

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is not among the party's top campaigners in Uttar Pradesh's (UP) fourth phase of assembly elections.

PM to reply on motion of thanks in LS today

07 Feb 2022

India
PM to reply on motion of thanks in LS today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will, on Monday, reply to the debate on the Motion of Thanks in the Parliament.

Jaishankar cites 'history lessons' to counter Rahul Gandhi's Parliament speech

03 Feb 2022

Politics
Jaishankar cites 'history lessons' to counter Rahul Gandhi's Parliament speech

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Wednesday cited "history lessons" in his counter-attack against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's claim that the government has brought China and Pakistan together.

Rahul Gandhi slams Amit Shah over 'shoe-incident', BJP hits back

03 Feb 2022

Politics
Rahul Gandhi slams Amit Shah over 'shoe-incident', BJP hits back

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday in Parliament and sought an apology from him.

Motion of thanks: Rahul Gandhi to open debate in LS

02 Feb 2022

India
Motion of thanks: Rahul Gandhi to open debate in LS

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be the first speaker from the Opposition to reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President's address in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Budget session 2022: What to expect on Day 1?

31 Jan 2022

India
Budget session 2022: What to expect on Day 1?

The Budget session of the Parliament kicked off on Monday with President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both houses.

Parliament to function in two shifts during Budget Session

25 Jan 2022

India
Parliament to function in two shifts during Budget Session

Amid the third wave of COVID-19, the Parliament will resort to a shift system for the first phase of the Budget Session that begins January 31.

Major bills passed during Parliament's Winter Session

22 Dec 2021

India
Major bills passed during Parliament's Winter Session

The Winter Session of Parliament ended Wednesday a day ahead of schedule.

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned; early end for Winter Session

22 Dec 2021

Politics
Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned; early end for Winter Session

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned sine die (indefinitely) on Wednesday a day ahead of schedule.

Lok Sabha: Smriti Irani introduces bill on women's marriage age

21 Dec 2021

Politics
Lok Sabha: Smriti Irani introduces bill on women's marriage age

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday introduced the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in the Lok Sabha.

Parliament Winter Session: Child marriage, Lakhimpur Kheri violence discussed

20 Dec 2021

Politics
Parliament Winter Session: Child marriage, Lakhimpur Kheri violence discussed

As Parliament's Winter Session resumed Monday, the Opposition reiterated demands for the resignation of Minister of State (Home) Ajay Mishra in the Lok Sabha.

Over 8.5 lakh Indians gave up citizenship in 7 years

14 Dec 2021

India
Over 8.5 lakh Indians gave up citizenship in 7 years

As many as 8,81,254 Indians renounced their citizenship over the last seven years until September 30, 2021, the central government informed the Parliament on Tuesday.

Parliament Winter Session: Opposition set to continue protests

03 Dec 2021

India
Parliament Winter Session: Opposition set to continue protests

Opposition leaders are expected to continue protesting against the suspension of a dozen Members of Parliament (MPs) from Rajya Sabha.

Parliament passes bill to repeal farm laws sans discussion

29 Nov 2021

India
Parliament passes bill to repeal farm laws sans discussion

Both the Houses of Parliament on Monday passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill.

Babul Supriyo resigns as MP month after joining TMC

19 Oct 2021

Politics
Babul Supriyo resigns as MP month after joining TMC

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Babul Supriyo today formally resigned as a Member of Parliament (MP), a month after he had quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

After chaotic Monsoon Session, Lok Sabha adjourned indefinitely

11 Aug 2021

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

India
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

India
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

India
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

Business
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

Business
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

Business
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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.

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