Parliament Winter Session

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Modi calls for 'frank discussions' ahead of Parliament's winter session

18 Nov 2019

Modi calls for 'frank discussions' ahead of Parliament's winter session

Ahead of the winter session in the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he hoped for "frank discussions on all matters".

#WinterSession: Triple Talaq on NDA's agenda; Rafale, CBI on opposition's

08 Dec 2018

#WinterSession: Triple Talaq on NDA's agenda; Rafale, CBI on opposition's

In the last winter session of the Parliament, before the country goes to polls in 2019, the NDA government is hoping to push the Triple Talaq Bill.

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

16 Nov 2018

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

Newly-elected Congress MP from Karnataka's Ballari, V S Ugrappa, today said he'd focus on drinking water, health, and infrastructure in the remaining five months of his tenure.

Union budget to be presented on February 1

05 Jan 2018

Union budget to be presented on February 1

Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announced that the Parliament's budget session is set to begin on January 29. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has recommended that the budget be presented on February 1.

Rajya Sabha's new record: Completes entire Zero Hour agenda

02 Jan 2018

Rajya Sabha's new record: Completes entire Zero Hour agenda

Today, Rajya Sabha created history of sorts by taking up all the Zero Hour issues and special mentions listed in the agenda. Chairman Venkaiah Naidu looked visibly happy and congratulated the house, amid thumping of desks.

Triple talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

02 Jan 2018

Triple talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 criminalizing instant "triple talaq" will be introduced in Rajya Sabha today.

'Lt Governor treats Arvind Kejriwal like a chaprasi'

30 Dec 2017

'Lt Governor treats Arvind Kejriwal like a chaprasi'

The one-upmanship between Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has reached the Parliament. RS MPs slammed Baijal's constant interference in the state's functioning. They urged that Kejriwal should be allowed to operate.

'No begging please!': Venkaiah Naidu chides RS members over language

29 Dec 2017

'No begging please!': Venkaiah Naidu chides RS members over language

Under Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu's watch, there's no "begging" in the House.

Parliament passes two bills for repealing or amending 200 laws

29 Dec 2017

Parliament passes two bills for repealing or amending 200 laws

PM Narendra Modi's lean governance model is finally percolating into legislation as well. After showing results with a compact cabinet, he is now moving towards getting rid of obsolete laws and amending other laws to make them relevant.

Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple-talaq a criminal offense

28 Dec 2017

Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple-talaq a criminal offense

Months after the Supreme Court banned "Triple Talaq", the Lok Sabha has passed a bill criminalizing the instant Islamic divorce.

Sushma Swaraj: Pakistan used Kulbhushan Jadhav meeting as propaganda

28 Dec 2017

Sushma Swaraj: Pakistan used Kulbhushan Jadhav meeting as propaganda

During Parliament's winter session, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Pakistan for their treatment of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's family. His wife and mother were allowed to meet him in what was marketed as a "humanitarian gesture" by Pakistan.

Day after truce with government, Rahul takes swipe at Modi

28 Dec 2017

Day after truce with government, Rahul takes swipe at Modi

After Congress's consistent clamoring for PM Modi's apology disrupted the Parliament, FM Arun Jaitley placated them by saying that Modi didn't mean to question ex-PM Singh's commitment to India.

Uproar in RS over Anantkumar Hegde's remarks of changing Constitution

27 Dec 2017

Uproar in RS over Anantkumar Hegde's remarks of changing Constitution

Now, with the issue of PM Modi insulting his predecessor Manmohan Singh done and dusted, the opposition has found another issue.

Jaitley: Modi didn't question Manmohan Singh's commitment to India

27 Dec 2017

Jaitley: Modi didn't question Manmohan Singh's commitment to India

Finance minister Arun Jaitley tried to pacify Congress with a half-apology claiming that PM Modi didn't mean to question former PM Manmohan Singh's loyalty to India.

All about Transgender Bill before it is re-introduced in Parliament

24 Dec 2017

All about Transgender Bill before it is re-introduced in Parliament

India is a diverse nation, but is it pluralistic?

Sachin Tendulkar's debut RS speech delayed after chaos in House

21 Dec 2017

Sachin Tendulkar's debut RS speech delayed after chaos in House

Today was to be the first time MP Sachin Tendulkar, nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2012, spoke in the House.

Government to Parliament: Muslims not consulted on triple talaq bill

20 Dec 2017

Government to Parliament: Muslims not consulted on triple talaq bill

The government informed Parliament that Muslim organizations were not consulted for the draft bill that criminalized instant triple talaq.

Parliament gives nod to IIM bill: Allows appointments, campuses abroad

20 Dec 2017

Parliament gives nod to IIM bill: Allows appointments, campuses abroad

RS unanimously passed a bill granting Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) liberty to award degrees and set up campuses abroad.

Winter session, Parliament Day 3: Protests continue

19 Dec 2017

Winter session, Parliament Day 3: Protests continue

The ongoing winter session of Parliament has been rocked by protests. Congress is demanding that PM Modi apologize to former PM Manmohan Singh for alleging that the latter colluded with Pakistan to influence Gujarat polls.

Govt. introduces five bills amidst Congress disruption in Lok Sabha

18 Dec 2017

Govt. introduces five bills amidst Congress disruption in Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the second day today after Congress members made a ruckus over insinuations made by PM Modi against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Parliament Winter Session: Lok Sabha adjourned till Dec 18

15 Dec 2017

Parliament Winter Session: Lok Sabha adjourned till Dec 18

On the first day of the Parliament's Winter Session, the Lok Sabha was adjourned after obituary references. Proceedings will resume from 11am on December 18.

Parliament's winter session from December 15 to January 5

24 Nov 2017

Parliament's winter session from December 15 to January 5

Finally, the wait for the Parliament's winter session ends; it will begin the day after polling for the Gujarat assembly elections ends.

Opposition parties turn up the heat against demonetization

23 Nov 2016

Opposition parties turn up the heat against demonetization

A group of 13 outfits led by the Congress, the Left, Trinamool, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party will protest in the Parliament complex against the demonetization scheme.

Lok Sabha adjourned amid chaos

22 Nov 2016

Lok Sabha adjourned amid chaos

Painting a bleak picture for Parliamentary functioning in the winter session, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow; protests by the opposition parties and repeated disruption led to the adjournment.

Ruckus over demonetization, Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday

18 Nov 2016

Ruckus over demonetization, Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday

In light of growing political opposition to the demonetization move, the government has agreed to discuss the issue in the Lok Sabha.

As Winter session kicks off, opposition rallies against demonetization

17 Nov 2016

As Winter session kicks off, opposition rallies against demonetization

Winter session of the Parliament kicked off yesterday on a stormy note as the Opposition parties targeted the government over the 'demonetization' of high value currency notes.