Articles about Parliament

Health minister says no to BJP MP's population control bill

02 Apr 2022

India
Health minister says no to BJP MP's population control bill

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha on Friday that instead of using 'force (jabran),' the government had successfully used awareness and health campaigns to accomplish population control.

Meet Phangnon Konyak, Nagaland's first woman Rajya Sabha MP

22 Mar 2022

Politics
Meet Phangnon Konyak, Nagaland's first woman Rajya Sabha MP

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) S Phangnon Konyak is all set to become the first woman Rajya Sabha MP from Nagaland as no other candidate filed nomination for the lone seat from the state on Monday when the deadline ended.

Sansad TV's YouTube account hacked, renamed to Ethereum

15 Feb 2022

India
Sansad TV's YouTube account hacked, renamed to Ethereum

Sansad TV's YouTube account was "terminated" on Tuesday by the platform "for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines."

Taxing cryptocurrency is government's sovereign right: FM Sitharaman

11 Feb 2022

Business
Taxing cryptocurrency is government's sovereign right: FM Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government has sovereign right to tax profit made from cryptocurrency transactions.

World is appreciating India's COVID-19 fight: PM Modi

08 Feb 2022

Politics
World is appreciating India's COVID-19 fight: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the willpower and discipline of 130 crore Indians and the efforts of India in fighting COVID-19 are being appreciated across the world.

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.

'How many of 2cr promised jobs were provided?' asks Kharge

02 Feb 2022

Politics
'How many of 2cr promised jobs were provided?' asks Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday, flagged the issue of unemployment in India during the Budget Session of Parliament.

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.

#Budget2022: What gets costlier, what's cheaper? Check full list

01 Feb 2022

Business
#Budget2022: What gets costlier, what's cheaper? Check full list

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday (February 1) presented her fourth annual budget in Parliament.

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: 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.

Parliament: Rahul Gandhi moves adjournment notice over Lakhimpur Kheri incident

15 Dec 2021

India
Parliament: Rahul Gandhi moves adjournment notice over Lakhimpur Kheri incident

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other Members of Parliament on Wednesday moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

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.

CBSE Class X 'misogynist' question dropped after controversy reaches Parliament

13 Dec 2021

India
CBSE Class X 'misogynist' question dropped after controversy reaches Parliament

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has removed a controversial comprehension passage from its Class X English board examination.

Parliament: Bills to extend tenures of CBI, ED chiefs today

08 Dec 2021

India
Parliament: Bills to extend tenures of CBI, ED chiefs today

The Parliament will on Wednesday consider two controversial bills that seek to extend the tenures of the chiefs of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED).

'Mistaken identity': Amit Shah says Centre regrets Nagaland civilian deaths

06 Dec 2021

India
'Mistaken identity': Amit Shah says Centre regrets Nagaland civilian deaths

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday told the Parliament the central government regrets the killings of over a dozen civilians during a botched Army operation in Nagaland.

Amit Shah to give statement on Nagaland civilian killings today

06 Dec 2021

India
Amit Shah to give statement on Nagaland civilian killings today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will give a statement Monday on the firing incident in Nagaland in which 14 civilians were killed amid a botched anti-surgency operation, Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu said.

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.

NHAI suffers Rs. 2,731cr toll loss due to farmers' protest

02 Dec 2021

Business
NHAI suffers Rs. 2,731cr toll loss due to farmers' protest

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) suffered a revenue loss of more than Rs. 2,731 crore due to the ongoing farmers' protest.

Rajya Sabha adjourned as Opposition protests MPs' suspension

01 Dec 2021

Politics
Rajya Sabha adjourned as Opposition protests MPs' suspension

Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Wednesday amid protests by Opposition MPs over the suspension of 12 members.

Parliament: Suspension of MPs won't be revoked, says Venkaiah Naidu

30 Nov 2021

India
Parliament: Suspension of MPs won't be revoked, says Venkaiah Naidu

The controversial suspension of a dozen Members of Parliament will not be withdrawn, Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.

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.

Modi to attend all-party meeting ahead of Parliament's Winter Session

22 Nov 2021

Politics
Modi to attend all-party meeting ahead of Parliament's Winter Session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly attend an all-party meeting on Sunday (November 28), a day before the Winter Session of Parliament begins.

Farmers yet to withdraw tractor march despite PM Modi's announcement

20 Nov 2021

India
Farmers yet to withdraw tractor march despite PM Modi's announcement

Farmers' leaders on Saturday said they are yet to withdraw the proposed tractor march to the Parliament during its Winter Session.

PM hits out at critics of the Central Vista project

16 Sep 2021

Politics
PM hits out at critics of the Central Vista project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at critics of the ambitious Central Vista project and asserted that ease of living and ease of doing business was behind the spirit of the work being done under the initiative.

Last mail delivered, Ram Sharan 'Postman' signs off from Parliament

30 Aug 2021

India
Last mail delivered, Ram Sharan 'Postman' signs off from Parliament

Prime ministers and ministers changed and there were new faces of MPs every five years but Ram Sharan Postman, assigned Parliament beat, remained a constant walking up and down the corridors of power for the last 21 years. Right till he delivered his last daak.

'Sorry state of affairs,' says CJI Ramana on Parliamentary debates

15 Aug 2021

India
'Sorry state of affairs,' says CJI Ramana on Parliamentary debates

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Sunday lamented the poor quality of lawmaking and Parliamentary debates in the country.

Venkaiah Naidu expresses anguish over ruckus in Rajya Sabha

11 Aug 2021

Politics
Venkaiah Naidu expresses anguish over ruckus in Rajya Sabha

Expressing deep anguish over some opposition MPs climbing on the table in the House, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said he couldn't sleep because of the sacrilege in the "temple of democracy."

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.

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.

Pegasus row: Defence Ministry says 'no transaction' with spyware maker

09 Aug 2021

India
Pegasus row: Defence Ministry says 'no transaction' with spyware maker

The Union Ministry of Defence today said that it has done "no transaction" with NSO Group, the Israeli company which is at the center of a controversy involving its Pegasus spyware program.

Parliament: Opposition leaders meet; key bills to be moved today

09 Aug 2021

Politics
Parliament: Opposition leaders meet; key bills to be moved today

The ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament, which has been marred by Opposition protests, enters its final week today.

'Listen to us': Opposition to Modi before Parliament Session concludes

08 Aug 2021

Politics
'Listen to us': Opposition to Modi before Parliament Session concludes

Just one week before the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament concludes, the Opposition said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should attend the proceedings and listen to their demands.

Modi to hold 3-day meet to plan remaining 3 years

07 Aug 2021

India
Modi to hold 3-day meet to plan remaining 3 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a key three-day meeting with his council of Ministers to plan for the remaining three years of his government's term, sources in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) told the media.

Parliament adjourned; Opposition leaders join farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar

06 Aug 2021

India
Parliament adjourned; Opposition leaders join farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar

Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned early for the day amid constant sloganeering by Opposition parties, a trend that has continued for the past two weeks.

Rahul Gandhi, Opposition leaders cycle to Parliament protesting fuel prices

03 Aug 2021

Politics
Rahul Gandhi, Opposition leaders cycle to Parliament protesting fuel prices

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi today led a breakfast meeting of Opposition leaders to discuss a joint strategy against the central government in the Parliament.

Rahul Gandhi to host Opposition leaders over Pegasus row tomorrow

02 Aug 2021

Politics
Rahul Gandhi to host Opposition leaders over Pegasus row tomorrow

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to host members from 14 Opposition parties to discuss a collective strategy against the government over the Pegasus spyware controversy.

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.

PM Modi asks MPs to expose Opposition over Parliament ruckus

27 Jul 2021

Politics
PM Modi asks MPs to expose Opposition over Parliament ruckus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked the Congress and other Opposition parties for not allowing the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament to function.

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