Pralhad Joshi: News

Pralhad Joshi is an Indian politician who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is serving as the Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal, and Mines of India, as of 2021. He is the Member of Parliament representing the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency. Joshi has also served as BJP Karnataka’s State President from 2014-2016. He was also in the panel of chairpersons of Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2018. Joshi gained first-ever media attention with RSS during 1992-1994 when they organized a movement to hoist the National flag at Idgah Maidan, Hubli, Karnataka. Recently, the order by Karnataka High Court was approved by the Supreme Court where it restored the ownership of the maidan to the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation. Joshi was elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019 general elections. In 2019, he was appointed as the Cabinet Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term government and was sworn in as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines.

DMK MP's 'unfit' jibe at minister triggers uproar in House

A discussion on the Centre's flood aid for Tamil Nadu escalated into a massive row in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

05 Feb 2024

Sanjay Singh

Rajya Sabha chairman blocks AAP leader's oath, cites privileges case

Jailed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh was not sworn in as Rajya Sabha MP on Monday as the Upper House Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar refused to allow him to take the oath, citing the privileges case against him.

30 Jan 2024

Amit Shah

All Parliament suspensions revoked ahead of Budget Session

The suspension of 11 Rajya Sabha MPs was revoked by the House ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament, which will begin on Wednesday.

02 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Karnataka sculptor's Ram statue to be installed in Ayodhya temple

The Ram Lalla idol that will adorn the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, has been finalized, Union minister Pralhad Joshi revealed.

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.

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.

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.

09 Nov 2023


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.

18 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs Union Cabinet meeting amid Parliament's special session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a key Union Cabinet meeting on Monday to discuss the agenda for the ongoing special Parliament session.

31 Aug 2023


'Special session' of Parliament from September 18-22: Pralhad Joshi

In a major development, the central government has called for a "special" session of Parliament from September 18 to 22.

Lok Sabha panel to probe Adhir Chowdhury's 'misconduct' on Friday

The Lok Sabha's Privileges Committee is set to investigate the complaint of "misconduct" against suspended Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday, PTI reported.

'Retrogressive': Congress's Adhir Chowdhury may approach SC over Parliament suspension

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has termed his Lok Sabha suspension as a "retrogressive step" by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre.

Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury suspended from Lok Sabha over misconduct

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been suspended from the Lok Sabha for unruly behavior during the proceedings in the Lok Sabha.

08 Aug 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Brought no-confidence motion to break Modi's 'maun vrat': Gaurav Gogoi

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on Tuesday opened the debate on the no-confidence motion against the central government after Rahul Gandhi's name as lead speaker was withdrawn at the last minute.

25 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

INDIA plans no-confidence motion against Centre in Parliament: Reports

The opposition bloc Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) is planning to move a no-confidence motion against the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the ongoing Monsoon Session in the Parliament, said reports.

Parliament's Monsoon Session from July 20, likely in new building

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi has announced that the upcoming Parliament Monsoon Session will commence on July 20 and continue till August 11.

16 Apr 2023

Jagadish Shettar

Karnataka: Denied ticket, Jagdish Shettar quits BJP; may contest independently 

Former Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar has announced his resignation from the primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and MLA's position after being denied a ticket.

18 Oct 2022

Bilkis Bano

Bilkis Bano case: Union minister Pralhad Joshi defends rapists' release

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday defended the early release of convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case, saying it was done as per the rule of law.

02 Aug 2022


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.

11 Oct 2021

Amit Shah

Amit Shah meets Coal, Power Ministers amid coal shortage concerns

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday met his colleagues handling the Coal and Power Ministries amid concerns of coal shortage and power outage in several parts of India.

10 Oct 2021


Increase in demand, revival of economy causing coal shortage: Centre

Amid warnings of a power crisis due to coal shortage, the Centre said on Saturday that an increase in demand for electricity due to the revival of the economy is leading to the depletion of coal stocks at power plants.

26 Jul 2021


Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has resigned. Who will replace him?

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today said that he has decided to resign. He said he would meet the State Governor later in the day.

29 Jan 2021

Ram Nath Kovind

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.

15 Dec 2020

Lok Sabha

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.

10 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

PM will lay foundation stone of new Parliament building today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the new Parliament building today. Several ministers from his government, politicians from other parties, and ambassadors of different countries are expected to attend the event.

18 Jun 2020

Narendra Modi

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a two-stage electronic auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, saying this will make India self-reliant energy-wise, and help all sectors.

29 Nov 2019

Lok Sabha

Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has tendered an apology for praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin in the Parliament.