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Srinagar poll violence: Lok Sabha polls are a ‘sham’, can’t be alternative to ‘self-determination’, says Pakistan

Pakistan’s Foreign Office said the elections cannot be an alternative to the right to self-determination promised to the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the numerous UNSC resolutions.

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Lok Sabha remembers Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru; condemns London terror attack

As soon as the House met for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan recalled the contribution of the three freedom fighters to the freedom struggle

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Maternity (Amendment) Bill: Looks good on paper, but there’s more to it than what meets the eye

While India may be ahead of the United States (which gives its women employees 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave), our Maternity Bill leaves out a large section of women in the unorganized sector — and that’s a colossal setback.

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Union Budget 2017-18: Passing mention about women’s schemes

While Jaitley mentioned the central government will commission railways lines of 3,500 kms this year, and even stressed on tiny details like certain trains would be dedicated for religious tourism — there was no mention on how safety of women in these railways would be improved or looked into

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Winter session: Standstill in Parliament can be reflection on where the country is headed

The juvenile tactic of disrupting Parliament sessions is deeply entrenched in Indian politics, but it should make you question the maturity of the MPs we’ve sent to represent us in Parliament

Lok Sabha Speaker accepts resignation of Amarinder Singh

Singh had announced his resignation in protest against the “injustice” meted out to the people of Punjab following the November 10 Supreme Court verdict on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water.

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Out of My Mind: What is the Rajya Sabha for?

The election process to the Rajya Sabha is highly predictable. In most states, parties know how many of their own nominees can be elected.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s new car is a Jaguar worth Rs 48.25 lakh

The Lok Sabha Secretariat cited security reasons to purchase the luxury sedan

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Lok Sabha ends session, Rajya Sabha to follow today

No business left, Lower House adjourned sine die two days early.

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Anti-Hijacking Bill Passed: Death penalty clause, Neerja Bhanot dominate debate

Piloting the bill, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the government was trying to deal with the problem of security of airports through a mix of technology and manpower.

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Lok Sabha Speaker asks MPs: ‘Should I hold a class for you?’

It all began with the use of an objectionable word by BJP’s Sanjay Jaiswal during Zero Hour on the working of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Lok Sabha passes Uttarakhand budget amid Congress walkout

Congress members walked out of the lower house after their leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the government could have waited till Tuesday for the trial of strength for the Harish Rawat government.

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In Parliament, BJP set to target Robert Vadra on Monday

Last week, Somaiya had attacked the Congress leadership in Parliament over the VVIP chopper scam.

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Drought: A ringing silence

The public would have benefited from knowing what the representatives of the people have to say on the drought situation as it has unfolded in their areas.

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80 MPs attend discussion on drought

Opposition members demanded increase in jobs under MGNREGA, and waiver of school fees and farm loans. As many as 10 states are reeling under drought, with Maharashtra and Telangana severely affected.