The first part of the session will be from January 29 to February 9. After nearly a month-long recess, Parliament will resume the session from March 5. The session would conclude on April 6.
"What could be the advantage of our leaders speaking in Hindi at the UN? It may help them reach to the TV audience (but) not to any delegate there. It is (also) an expensive effort. What are we gaining?"
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called Singh a “philosopher king” that Aristotle had spoken of. Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said Singh is unique in the sense that he has been both — a raja and a mantri.
Azad said the overwhelming majority of the parties in the Rajya Sabha wanted the triple talaq Bill to the referred to the Select Committee while the government was in an “absolute minority.”
In 13 sittings in 22 days, Lok Sabha passed 22 Bills, Rajya Sabha 9, says minister Ananth Kumar.
While party leadership is ‘disillusioned’ by ‘irresponsible behaviour’ of members, many MPs blame poor floor coordination for fiasco.
After Opposition attack, Jaitley defends noteban, GST and recapitalisation
Arun Jaitley keen on debate, say BJP MPs after meeting of parliamentary party, accuse Cong of doublespeak
Ravi Shankar Prasad did not get an opportunity to speak on the bill. No sooner had he introduced that Anand Sharma (Congress) and Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (Trinamool) moved amendments.
The government has refused to include minorities but agreed to incorporate a provision for woman member in the rules.
With Rahul Gandhi present, Congress members were vociferous in their protest. They stormed the well, with support from NCP, Left parties and RJD on the benches.
Over-inclusive, says Chidambaram, it keeps out even those convicted of non-financial crime
Joice George, Independent, Lok Sabha, discusses his zero-hour issue with The Indian Express.
This prompted chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to say “not coming to the House is not a good practice”.
Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said the amendments were brought in the “national interest” and “no private individual or entity will be a beneficiary of this bill”.
Although the bill was listed, Rajya Sabha did not take it up since Opposition members said the business advisory committee had not allocated it time.
Medical Commission Bill sent to standing panel, its member doctors ready with many questions
Jaitley said these loans were given at times without proper risk assessment and even without being backed by securities.
FRDI Bill: Jaitley says no need to create fear psychosis, government will consider what panel recommends
Shobha Karandlaje, BJP, Lok Sabha, discusses with The Indian Express, the killing of RSS-BJP workers in Karnataka, an issue she raised during zero hour
The cabinet approved last week the proposal to introduce the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill 2017 that will make instant triple talaq illegal.
Prasad reached the Lok Sabha a little late, which led to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan telling him to be punctual. Prasad responded that he had been busy in Rajya Sabha.
With Sonia overseeing them, Congress MPs raised full-throated slogans demanding that Modi apologise (maafi mango) for his remarks about Manmohan Singh.
After Manmohan, 2G drives Congress protests, its MPs block cricketer’s attempt at first speech
Not insisting on apology, says Congress, let PM Narendra Modi simply say it was a poll stunt and withdraw his statement
The panel also pointed out that from “2012-13 onwards, the ‘Capital’ component of the budgetary allocation has witnessed a persistent decrease in comparison to ‘Revenue’ component of the Budget”
The law makes instantaneous pronouncement of talaq or talaq-e-biddat a cognisable, non-bailable offence
Trinamool's priorities for the session, Derek O’Brien said, were to talk about the lack of jobs, the problems on Aadhaar and the FRDI (Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance) Bill
The bill “enables the central government to reissue the notice of acquisition to the owner or such other person interested in the property, for the purpose of giving an opportunity of being heard”
The BJD MPs, who were upset with the central government’s stand that it will not form a tribunal to deal with the Mahanadi river dispute, had held a demonstration in front of Gandhi statue before the House met
The Supreme Court recently approved the Centre’s proposal for 12 special courts across the country to try “1581 criminal cases” pending against legislators, and directed that they be made operational by March 1, 2018
Asks why PM Modi is silent on Rafale and Jay Shah, BJP hits back with Bofors and Vadra.
Pakistan violated the ceasefire 771 times on the LoC till December 10 and 110 times along the IB till November-end. In 2016, there were 449 violations
“Eventually, we must have a separate law for small and medium companies and have a comprehensive Companies Act only for large companies,” Chidamabaram said during a discussion on the Companies (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha
“I told the civil aviation minister, either you make a law or I [Shipping Ministry] will call it ‘air boat’ and make a new law to enable it,” Gadkari said
In Lok Sabha, Cong MPs speak with microphones off