Parliament: News

08 Feb 2023

Mahua Moitra

Mahua Moitra defends using profanity in Parliament, Hema Malini responds

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra said on Wednesday that she stood by her recent use of an expletive against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ramesh Bidhuri in Parliament amid demands for an apology from her.

07 Feb 2023

Rahul Gandhi

What's Adani's relation with PM Modi: Rahul Gandhi in Parliament

Underlining billionaire Gautam Adani's meteoric rise over the last eight years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rule, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, in his address in Lok Sabha, questioned the relationship between the two.

06 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

Adani-Hindenburg row: Opposition stalls Parliament proceedings, seeks PM Modi's response

The fraud allegations made by Hindenburg Research against Adani Group have sparked a political row in the country, with the Opposition disrupting the Parliament for the third day on Monday.

03 Feb 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Adani-Hindenburg row: Kharge huddles with Opposition leaders to corner government

As many as 16 Opposition parties met at the office of Parliament's Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mallikarjun Kharge after he called an urgent meeting on Friday to jointly strategize for demanding accountability from the government on the risk to Indian investors.

02 Feb 2023

Adani Group

Ruckus in Parliament as Opposition demands discussion on Adani-Hindenburg row

Proceedings in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 2 pm on Thursday after the Opposition kicked up a storm, demanding discussion on the risk to Indian investors in view of the diminishing value of Adani Group's shares following allegations of fraud leveled by US-based Hindenburg Research.

01 Feb 2023

Union Budget

Union Budget 2023-24: Key announcements for women

India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced a one-time small saving scheme for women called "Mahila Samman Saving Certificate," which will stay available until March 2025.

01 Feb 2023

Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2023-24: What gets costlier, what's cheaper? Details here

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivered her fifth annual budget to Parliament on Wednesday.

01 Feb 2023

Union Budget

Union Budget 2023-24: Key takeaways for education sector

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman officially presented the Union Budget 2023-2024 on Wednesday in Parliament.

31 Jan 2023

Droupadi Murmu

What President Droupadi Murmu said during her first Parliament address

In her first address to the Parliament as the President on Tuesday, as the Budget Session began, Droupadi Murmu lauded numerous decisions taken by the central government, including the abrogation of Article 370 and abolishment of triple talaq.

31 Jan 2023

Budget Session

Budget Session: Nirmala Sitharaman tables 2023 Economic Survey in Parliament

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday tabled the Economic Survey 2022-23 in Parliament, following President Droupadi Murmu's maiden address to a joint session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, marking the start of the Budget Session.

31 Jan 2023

Budget Session

Parliament Budget Session begins; President Murmu calls government fearless, decisive

The Budget Session of the Parliament kicked off on Tuesday with President Droupadi Murmu's maiden address to a joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

31 Jan 2023

Union Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present 2023 Economic Survey today

The central government is set to table the 2023 Economic Survey on Tuesday, a day before the Union Budget 2023-24 presentation.

01 Jan 2023

Ministry of Culture

50 ASI-protected monuments 'untraceable' across India including in Delhi, Haryana

In a shocking revelation, the Ministry of Culture informed the Parliament that up to 50 of India's 3,693 protected monuments are "untraceable."

22 Dec 2022

Lok Sabha

COVID-19 precautions return to Parliament as speakers, MPs mask up

Amid a global resurgence of COVID-19 cases, especially in neighboring China, the mask mandate was reimposed in Parliament on Thursday.

21 Dec 2022

Bollywood

Kangana Ranaut slams fake news regarding 'Emergency'

Actor Kangana Ranaut reacted to reports of her film Emergency being shot inside the Parliament premises.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Rule 267 that Opposition invoked in Rajya Sabha?

Both houses of the Parliament have been witnessing a stormy winter session over the recent India-China clash at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

20 Dec 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge's 'dog remark' triggers backlash from BJP

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's remarks that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had not lost "even a dog" for the country sparked a heated debate in Parliament.

19 Dec 2022

Arunachal Pradesh

LAC clash: Parliament likely to witness uproar this week too

The Opposition is set to bring up the issue of the border clash between Indian and Chinese forces in Arunachal Pradesh again in the Parliament this week.

13 Dec 2022

Trinamool Congress

Mohua Moitra rips into Centre over economy, ED raids, elections

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra ripped into the Centre over a range of issues—including its claims of economic development—on Tuesday.

13 Dec 2022

China

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation received funds from China, alleges Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday the Congress for demanding a discussion in Parliament on the recent India-China border clash in Arunachal Pradesh.

13 Dec 2022

Rajnath Singh

LAC clash: Indian Army foiled China's landgrab attempt, says Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday addressed the Parliament over the clash between Indian and Chinese troops near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

LAC clash: Opposition corners Centre, to raise issue in Parliament

After questioning the Centre's "silence"—prompted by the clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh last week—the Opposition is set to raise the issue in Parliament on Tuesday, which could see a heated sitting.

Parliamentary Standing Committee proposes ban on sale of loose cigarettes

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has reportedly proposed a ban on the sale of loose cigarettes across the country in order to curb tobacco use.

Parliament winter session begins today; 16 new bills on agenda

The Parliament winter session begins on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to interact with mediapersons on day one of the session, as per the Lok Sabha secretariat release on Tuesday.

Private member's Bill proposes banning non-veg food at government functions

A private member's Bill to ban serving non-vegetarian food at government programs is among the 20 Bills to be tabled for discussion in the Parliament's upcoming winter session, a Lok Sabha notification said.

07 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

Meet 'son of soil' Jagdeep Dhankhar, India's 14th Vice President

Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the 14th vice president of India on Saturday.

06 Aug 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

It's Dhankhar vs Alva in vice presidential election today

India will elect its new vice president (VP) on Saturday, more than a week after Droupadi Murmu became the country's first tribal woman president.

04 Aug 2022

IIT Madras

4,500 faculty posts lying vacant at IITs: Centre tells Parliament

Over 4,500 faculty positions are currently lying vacant at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campuses across the country, the central government informed the Parliament this week.

02 Aug 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

BJP meeting regarding vice-presidential polls on August 5: Pralhad Joshi

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Tuesday the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the impending vice-presidential elections.

31 Jul 2022

SpiceJet

No need to panic: DGCA chief on recent flight snags

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Arun Kumar on Sunday stated that recent technical issues with domestic flights would unlikely spark any chaos.

31 Jul 2022

Shiv Sena

Sanjay Raut detained by ED after raid at his residence

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday detained Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in the Patra Chawl scam case.

26 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha

Parliament monsoon session: 19 opposition Rajya Sabha MPs suspended

Amid a stormy monsoon session in Parliament, 19 Rajya Sabha MPs from opposition parties have been suspended for the rest of the week.

26 Jul 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi detained at protest over Sonia Gandhi's ED questioning

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was detained by the Delhi Police on Tuesday after a massive protest at Vijay Chowk in the national capital.

25 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha

'Unruly behavior': 4 Congress MPs suspended for entire monsoon session

Amid a heated monsoon session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday suspended four Congress MPs for "unruly behavior."

21 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

India gets its first tribal woman president in Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu has been elected as 15th President of India.

Agnipath: Supreme Court transfers petitions against scheme to Delhi HC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred three petitions challenging the Agnipath scheme for armed forces recruitment to the Delhi High Court.

19 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned after Opposition protests

On the second day of Parliament's monsoon session, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till Wednesday amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs on issues of price hikes and inflation.

18 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Presidential poll: Yashwant Sinha calls out 'horse-trading' as MLAs crossvote

Polling for the election of India's 15th president is currently underway at the Parliament and state assemblies.

18 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Monsoon Session begins today: PM urges MPs for fruitful session

The Monsoon Session of Parliament began on Monday.

Monsoon session from Monday: Government plans to introduce 24 new Bills

The Union government is preparing for the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament, which is scheduled to begin on Monday and end on August 12.

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