Articles about Parliament

PM hits out at critics of the Central Vista project

16 Sep 2021

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

No plans to print currency notes: Sitharaman on economic crisis

26 Jul 2021

No plans to print currency notes: Sitharaman on economic crisis

The government has no plan to print currency notes to tide over the current economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed Parliament on Monday.

56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

22 Jul 2021

56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

A total of 56 staff members of the national carrier, Air India, including five pilots, died due to the coronavirus until July 14, the central government told the Parliament today.

Centre slams Twitter in Parliament over non-compliance of IT rules

22 Jul 2021

Centre slams Twitter in Parliament over non-compliance of IT rules

The Indian government said that Twitter's earlier statement expressing concerns over freedom of expression in India was a tactic to divert attention from its non-compliance with the country's laws at that time.

Rahul Gandhi, other MPs protest at Parliament against farm laws

22 Jul 2021

Rahul Gandhi, other MPs protest at Parliament against farm laws

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other Members of Parliament from the party today protested against the new agricultural laws at the Parliament House.

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

21 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology (IT) will take up the Pegasus scandal for inquiry on July 28.

'Kisan Parliament': Farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar from tomorrow

21 Jul 2021

'Kisan Parliament': Farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar from tomorrow

Farmer unions have said their representatives will go to the Jantar Mantar in Delhi daily to protest against the new farm laws, starting tomorrow, July 22.

Congress, Akali Dal to skip PM's all-party meet on COVID-19

20 Jul 2021

Congress, Akali Dal to skip PM's all-party meet on COVID-19

The Congress party and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have said they will not attend the central government's all-party meeting on its COVID-19 management this evening.

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

20 Jul 2021

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the Opposition, saying it is "spreading lies" and politicizing the coronavirus pandemic.

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

20 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned minutes after proceedings began today, as the Opposition continued to raise slogans and protest against the Pegasus scandal, that unfolded over the weekend.

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned after Opposition protests

19 Jul 2021

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned after Opposition protests

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Monsoon Session of the Parliament. Both Houses of the Parliament were, however, adjourned as the session witnessed protests by the Opposition.

Parliament's Monsoon Session set to begin with COVID-19 protocols

13 Jul 2021

Parliament's Monsoon Session set to begin with COVID-19 protocols

The 19-day Monsoon Session of the Parliament is set to commence on July 19 and will conclude on August 13, with all the necessary COVID-19 protocols in place.

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.

Centre asks Delhi HC to dismiss Central Vista plea

11 May 2021

Centre asks Delhi HC to dismiss Central Vista plea

In response to a petition that sought to temporarily halt the construction work of the Central Vista project, the Centre on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court (HC) that the plea was an "abuse of process of law" and sought its dismissal with a fine, according to Live Law.

300% rise in cyber attacks in India in 2020: Government

23 Mar 2021

300% rise in cyber attacks in India in 2020: Government

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, cyber attacks across the country rose by as much as 300% last year to reach a total of 11,58,208 as compared to 3,94,499 in 2019, the Union Home Ministry informed the Parliament on Tuesday.

On Women's Day, Rajya Sabha MPs call for equal representation

08 Mar 2021

On Women's Day, Rajya Sabha MPs call for equal representation

On the occasion of International Women's Day today (March 8), several women Members of Parliament (MPs) spoke in the Rajya Sabha to discuss and highlight the need for the empowerment and safety of women in India.

Tunnels will link PM, VP's houses with new Parliament building

04 Mar 2021

Tunnels will link PM, VP's houses with new Parliament building

The new Parliament building, one of the most ambitious projects of the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime, will have underground tunnels, connecting it with the residences of the Prime Minister, the Vice-President, as well as chambers of Members of Parliament (MPs), TOI reported on Thursday.

PM Modi gets emotional bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

09 Feb 2021

PM Modi gets emotional bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Congress party's Ghulam Nabi Azad, is set to retire on February 15.

Farmers being instigated: Agriculture Minister in Parliament

05 Feb 2021

Farmers being instigated: Agriculture Minister in Parliament

Amid massive protests against three farm reforms, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said farmers are being instigated and that the agitation is limited to just one state.

Home Ministry gets time till July to frame CAA rules

03 Feb 2021

Home Ministry gets time till July to frame CAA rules

The rules for implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed in 2019, are under preparation, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Parliament on Tuesday.

#Budget2021: Budget allocation for healthcare sector sees a 137% rise

01 Feb 2021

#Budget2021: Budget allocation for healthcare sector sees a 137% rise

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging in India, healthcare has gained the prime focus in the Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday.

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

30 Jan 2021

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

Addressing an all-party meeting on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi reiterated the Centre stands by the offer made by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to farmers to suspend the three new farm laws for 18 months.

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.

President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

29 Jan 2021

President Kovind condemns R-Day violence in address to Parliament

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed both Houses of the Parliament amid a sweeping boycott by 17 Opposition parties.

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

29 Jan 2021

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

As many as 17 Opposition parties have decided to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both Houses of Parliament, indicating that the Budget Session will be replete with confrontations.