Parliament: News

31 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi takes a swipe at opposition ahead of Budget Session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on opposition MPs to avoid disrupting the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament.

Rajya Sabha: Elections for 56 seats on February 27

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday said that 56 seats of the Rajya Sabha from 15 states will go to polls on February 27.

19 Jan 2024

Mahua Moitra

Expelled Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra vacates Delhi bungalow

Former Lok Sabha MP and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra will reportedly vacate her government bungalow on Friday.

31 Dec 2023

Karnataka

Karnataka: BJP MP's brother arrested for cutting trees worth crores

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pratap Simha's brother Vikram Simha was arrested on Saturday in connection with a case filed against him for allegedly chopping down nearly 126 trees without permission.

25 Dec 2023

Jagdeep Dhankhar

No 'cultured mind' to understand mimicry: TMC MP on Dhankhar

Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kalyan Banerjee on Monday defended his mimicry of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, arguing he can't help if someone lacks a "cultured mind" to appreciate humor.

25 Dec 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Mass suspension of opposition MPs premeditated: Kharge to Dhankhar

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has said the mass suspension of the opposition MPs during the Parliament Winter Session seems "predetermined" and "premeditated" by the central government.

24 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

Let people decide: BJP leader linked to Parliament security breach

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pratap Simha, under fire over the Parliament security breach, on Sunday stated he has placed his trust in the people.

INDIA bloc's nationwide protest against opposition MP suspensions today

Following the suspension of nearly 150 opposition MPs from the Parliament, leaders of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) have launched a protest against the same on Friday.

21 Dec 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Parliament Winter Session: Both Houses pass Telecommunications Bill 2023

The Parliament, on Thursday, passed the Telecommunications Bill 2023.

21 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

Parliament passes bill on appointment, service conditions of CEC, ECs

The Lok Sabha passed a bill to establish a mechanism for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (EC) after a brief discussion on Thursday.

CISF to take over Parliament security after last week's breach 

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) may soon take over the security responsibilities of Parliament.

DMK minister jailed for 3 years in corruption case

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) minister K Ponmudy has been sentenced to three years of simple imprisonment in a Rs. 1.75 crore disproportionate assets case, ANI reported.

21 Dec 2023

Delhi Police

Former Karnataka cop's son detained in Parliament security breach case

An engineer from Karnataka, who is reportedly the son of a retired cop, was detained by Delhi Police officials from his Bagalkote residence on Wednesday night over alleged links to the security breach in Parliament.

20 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

2 more opposition MPs suspended as Parliament standoff continues

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday suspended two more MPs from the opposition parties for the remainder of the Winter Session of Parliament for "misconduct," PTI reported.

20 Dec 2023

Jagdeep Dhankhar

Dhankhar mimicry row: PM Modi's phone call and Banerjee's defense

Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman, Jagdeep Dhankhar, on Wednesday, said that he received a phone call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who expressed deep concern and condemnation over the alleged disrespectful behavior by some MPs.

19 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha discusses criminal law bills amid opposition absence

Even as two-thirds of opposition members remain suspended from the Lok Sabha, the Centre on Tuesday took up three bills for discussion, which—if passed—will replace the existing criminal laws.

19 Dec 2023

Jagdeep Dhankhar

Suspended TMC MP mocks Dhankhar at protest, VP says 'shameful'

Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kalyan Banerjee allegedly mocked Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar during a protest by opposition parties outside the Parliament on Tuesday.

19 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

'Maintain decorum': Modi to BJP MPs responding to opposition criticism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s MPs to "maintain decorum" when addressing criticism from the opposition.

Amid MP suspensions, INDIA to hold 4th meeting in Delhi 

At a time when over 140 opposition MPs have been suspended from the Parliament, the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) is convening a crucial meeting in New Delhi.

19 Dec 2023

Shashi Tharoor

In a first, over 140 opposition MPs suspended from Parliament

Forty-nine opposition MPs were reportedly suspended from the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, pushing the total Parliament Winter Session suspensions to 142.

18 Dec 2023

Indian Government

After Parliament security breach, Centre seeks Joint Secretary (Security) nominations

The Centre has sought nominations for the Joint Secretary (Security) to the government, whose office is responsible for the Parliament security.

18 Dec 2023

Delhi Police

Parliament security breach: Delhi cops reach 6 states for investigation

The Delhi Police's Special Cell teams have arrived in six states to probe last week's Parliament security breach incident.

18 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

'Unprecedented': 79 opposition MPs suspended from Parliament today

A staggering 79 opposition MPs were on Monday suspended over staging protests and alleged "misconduct," per reports.

15 Dec 2023

Delhi Police

2 more suspects arrested in Parliament security breach probe

In a major development in the Parliament security breach probe, the Delhi Police's Special Cell has detained two more individuals suspected of having links to the six people arrested in the case.

15 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

SC to hear Mahua Moitra's challenge to expulsion in January

The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra's plea challenging her expulsion from the Lok Sabha over cash-for-query allegations to January 3.

15 Dec 2023

Kolkata

Key conspirator in Parliament security breach surrenders

The alleged mastermind of the Parliament security breach surrendered to the police on Thursday.

14 Dec 2023

Delhi Police

Parliament security breach: 4 accused sent to 7-day police custody

The Patiala House Court, on Thursday, sent the four people arrested for the Parliament security breach to seven days in police custody.

14 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

List of major security changes made since Parliament breach

After a well-planned and coordinated attack exposed the shortcomings of the security on Parliament premises, significant security revamps have been made to ensure safety.

14 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

Parliament breach brings security protocols under scrutiny

The Parliament security breach on Wednesday wherein two young individuals jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the visitors' gallery with smoke bombs while two others created a ruckus outside the complex shocked the nation.

14 Dec 2023

Congress Party

14 opposition MPs suspended for remainder of Winter Session 

One Rajya Sabha and 13 Lok Sabha MPs have been suspended from Parliament for "unruly conduct."

14 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

Parliament security breach: Accused frustrated over joblessness, claims family

Neelam Azad, one of the five protesters apprehended for the recent security breach in Parliament, was reportedly despondent over her unemployment status.

14 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Winter Session: TMC MP Derek O'Brien suspended from Parliament

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar suspended Derek O'Brien on Thursday for "ignoble misconduct."

14 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

8 suspended for Parliament security breach

The Lok Sabha Secretariat on Thursday suspended eight personnel for lapses that led to a security breach a day ago.

14 Dec 2023

Om Birla

BJP MP meets LS speaker for issuing pass to intruder

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pratap Simha, under whose name a visitor pass was issued to one of the individuals who jumped into the Lok Sabha chambers, reportedly met House Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday.

Parliament breach: 5 arrested, 1 at large; charged under UAPA

The Delhi Police's special cell is investigating the Parliament security breach under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Sections 120B and 452 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

13 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

Parliament security breach: Neelam Azad was arrested during wrestlers' protest

Neelam Azad was arrested outside Transport Bhawan on Wednesday for an apparent security breach at the Parliament building.

12 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

Mahua Moitra must vacate government bungalow: Parliament panel to Centre

The Parliament's Housing Committee has reportedly asked the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to order Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra to vacate her official bungalow.

12 Dec 2023

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Rajya Sabha passes election commissioner appointment bill, key changes made

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Other Election Commissioners (ECs) (Appointment, Conditions of Service, and Term of Office) Bill, 2023, moved by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal.

12 Dec 2023

Amit Shah

Amit Shah likely to reintroduce 3 criminal law bills today

The central government announced the withdrawal of the three bills—introduced in the Lok Sabha in August—aimed at replacing current criminal laws late on Monday.

11 Dec 2023

Amit Shah

Union Cabinet clears criminal law amendment bills: Report

The Union Cabinet on Monday cleared redrafted bills seeking to amend Indian criminal laws, allowing Union Home Minister Amit Shah to table them in the ongoing Parliament Winter Session, per NDTV.

SC upholds Article 370 abrogation; J&K elections by September 2024

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Article 370's abrogation by the Centre in August 2019 as Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud noted it was a temporary provision.

09 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

Sad day: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Mahua Moitra expulsion

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey on Saturday said Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra's expulsion from the Parliament over corruption and national security issues was painful.

08 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

BJP's end begins: Mahua Moitra roars after Lok Sabha expulsion

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra said on Friday that the Ethics Committee has no power to expel her.

08 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

TMC MP Mahua Moitra expelled from Lok Sabha

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra has been expelled from the Lok Sabha after a majority of MPs voted in favor of the ethics panel's recommendation that she be removed.

08 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

Parliamentary ethics panel recommends Mahua Moitra's expulsion from Lok Sabha

The Parliamentary Ethics Committee on Friday recommended the expulsion of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra from the Lok Sabha over the purported cash-for-query case, reported ANI.

08 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

Panel report on Mahua Moitra tabled, House adjourned till 2pm

The Parliamentary Ethics Committee presented its report on the "cash-for-query" case against Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

06 Dec 2023

Amit Shah

Parliament winter session: Amit Shah defends J&K bills

Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah, on Wednesday, defended the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2023.

06 Dec 2023

Amit Shah

Parliament: Amit Shah likely to speak on J&K bills today

Home Minister Amit Shah will reportedly respond to the debate on the two key bills on Jammu and Kashmir in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2023

Khalistani

Khalistani terrorist Pannun threatens to attack Parliament citing Afzal Guru

Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has issued a threat to "shake the very foundations of Parliament" on or before December 13, the anniversary of the 2001 attack on Parliament.

04 Dec 2023

Raghav Chadha

AAP MP Raghav Chadha's Rajya Sabha suspension revoked 

The Rajya Sabha on Monday revoked the suspension of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha from the Upper House.

04 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

Parliament Winter Session: Ethics committee to submit report on Moitra

The Parliament Winter Session is set to begin on Monday and conclude on December 22.

02 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

Parliament Winter Session: Debate over cash-for-query row, Manipur likely

With the Parliament Winter Session starting on Monday, the Centre and the opposition are once again likely to clash over topics such as the cash-for-query row involving Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra and the Manipur issue.

23 Nov 2023

Mahua Moitra

After Mahua Moitra row, Digital Sansad account access protocols changed

The Lok Sabha Secretariat has reportedly changed the protocols for accessing the Digital Sansad portal after Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra's cash-for-query controversy.

Winter Session of Parliament to begin on December 4

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi announced on Thursday that the Winter Session of Parliament will take place from December 4th to 22nd.

09 Nov 2023

Mahua Moitra

Will Mahua Moitra be disqualified from Parliament over cash-for-query row?

The Lok Sabha Ethics Committee, set to meet on Thursday to adopt its draft report, will reportedly propose the removal of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra from the House due to her alleged involvement in the cash-for-query scandal.

02 Nov 2023

Mahua Moitra

Mahua Moitra admits sharing her login credentials to ethics panel

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra appeared before the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee on Thursday regarding the cash-for-query case.

02 Nov 2023

Mahua Moitra

Mahua Moitra, opposition MPs walk out of parliamentary panel meet

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Danish Ali, and other opposition party MPs walked out of the Parliament Ethics Committee meeting on Thursday.

02 Nov 2023

Mahua Moitra

Cash-for-query case: Mahua Moitra to appear before parliamentary panel today

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra is scheduled to appear before the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee on Thursday in the "cash for query" case.

01 Nov 2023

Mahua Moitra

Being forced: Mahua Moitra to appear before parliamentary panel tomorrow

After citing pre-scheduled engagements until Saturday, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra said that she would appear before the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee on Thursday. Moitra accused the panel of forcing her to appear before it.

28 Oct 2023

Mahua Moitra

'No rule prohibits': Mahua Moitra on sharing Parliament login 

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra on Friday reportedly admitted to sharing her Parliament login and password with her businessman friend Darshan Hiranandani but asserted that "no rules prohibit it."

27 Oct 2023

Mahua Moitra

Cash-for-query row: Mahua Moitra to skip ethics panel summons

After the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee summoned Mahua Moitra on October 31 regarding the cash-for-query allegations against her, she asked the panel to fix another date after November 5, citing pre-scheduled engagements.

20 Oct 2023

Mahua Moitra

Received Hiranandani's letter: Ethics committee on Moitra's cash-for-query row

Lok Sabha Ethics Committee chairperson Vinod Sonkar said on Friday that the panel received businessman Darshan Hiranandani's letter against Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra in the cash-for-query row, NDTV reported.

17 Oct 2023

Raghav Chadha

AAP's Raghav Chadha won't have to vacate government bungalow: HC

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha to stay in his allotted government bungalow.

21 Sep 2023

Lok Sabha

Women's Reservation Bill passed in Rajya Sabha with 215-0 votes

The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam or the Women's Reservation Bill, seeking to reserve 33% of seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, has been passed in the Rajya Sabha with 215-0 votes.

20 Sep 2023

Lok Sabha

Women's Reservation Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Women's Reservation Bill, called the "Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam," was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, with 454 votes in favor and two against it. The number of women members in the Lok Sabha will now increase from 82 to 181.

20 Sep 2023

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi supports Women's Reservation Bill, demands caste census

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Congress party would support the reservation for women in Parliament and the state assemblies.

Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury alleges 'secular,' 'socialist' removed from Preamble

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claimed on Tuesday that the new copies of the Constitution given to MPs on the opening day of the new Parliament building did not have the words "secular" and "socialist" in the Preamble, ANI reported.

20 Sep 2023

Sonia Gandhi

Women's Reservation Bill debate: Sonia Gandhi to lead Congress's charge

The Women's Reservation Bill—proposing a 33% quota for women in the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies—will be debated in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, with Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi leading the debate from her party.

Here's why women's reservation is unlikely before 2027

After nearly three decades of stalling, the Women's Reservation Bill—or the Naari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam—is on the verge of becoming law in India.

19 Sep 2023

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Law Minister Meghwal introduces Women's Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha

Law and Justice Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday introduced the much-anticipated Women's Reservation Bill, titled the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, in the Lok Sabha.

19 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Historic Lok Sabha session begins in new Parliament building

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha formally commenced in the new Parliament building on Tuesday.

19 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

'Samvidhan Sadan': PM Modi suggests new name for old Parliament 

Addressing MPs on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the old Parliament building was a testament to their sentiments that not only makes them emotional but also reminds them of their duties.

19 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi to walk to new Parliament with copy of Constitution

As India celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi on Tuesday, the country also bids farewell to the old Parliament building, shifting to the new Parliament House.

19 Sep 2023

Canada

Tit-for-tat: Concerned over 'anti-India activities,' India expels Canadian diplomat

Hours after Canada expelled senior Indian diplomat Pavan Kumar Rai—alleging the Indian government's role in killing pro-Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar—India has expelled a senior Canadian diplomat over concerns of "anti-India activities."

18 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Women's Reservation Bill cleared in key Union Cabinet meeting: Report

The Union Cabinet cleared the Women's Reservation Bill at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening, reported ANI.

Election commissioners appointment bill allegedly dropped from Parliament's agenda

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre has reportedly withdrawn a controversial bill on appointing top election officers from the agenda of the Parliament's ongoing five-day special session.