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AgustaWestland deal: Govt says bribe-giver convicted, will identify taker, Sonia Gandhi says do the probe
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

This infuriated Congress members who moved menacingly towards the treasury benches. Marshals stepped in, positioning themselves between the two sides to prevent any physical clash.

Jadhav ‘not of any party’, Dasgupta ‘not attached’, but Advantage NDA
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

A nominated member is allowed six months to decide whether to join a political party.

Session eve, Oppn wants to discuss Art 356; Speaker says it’s sub judice
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

While the Congress and other Opposition parties have given notices for discussions on this issue in both Houses, the government, which has not taken a clear line on the matter yet, may block them citing court proceedings.

On session eve, Oppn wants to discuss Article 356; Speaker says matter sub judice
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

The Supreme Court has stayed until April 27, the next date of hearing of the Centre’s appeal against the order of the Uttarakhand High Court that set aside the imposition of President’s Rule in the state.

Stormy proceedings likely as second part of Budget session of Parliament opens on Monday
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

The Panama papers' revelations and the current drought and drinking water scarcity situation in several states would surely figure during the session.

Trouble for Rahul? Nitish Kumar elected JD(U) chief, set to take on PM Modi
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may soon compete with Rahul Gandhi for a pivotal role against Narendra Modi.

AAP to raise Vidarbha issue in Parliament
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Naturally, while in power, BJP had its hands tied even if it wanted to move forward on the issue because it had the potential of creating a huge law and order problem in Maharashtra.

Will go to court against Jat Reservation Bill: BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

The bill proposes to include Jats and five other castes in backward classes by bifurcation.

NDA’s bid to tilt balance in Rajya Sabha begins by filling seven vacancies
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

A total of 12 people are scheduled to retire in April. The election recently held to fill these seats afresh has resulted in a continuation of the status quo.

Throwing out MLA: No rule, Maha Assembly Speaker says ‘feeling’
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

The rules do empower the Speaker to suspend a member but in this case, the action has been taken by the Assembly and not the presiding officer.

Can’t use rules as a cover-up, says CPM MP Mohammad Salim
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

CPM MP Mohammad Salim speaks to The Indian Express on the sting row.

Vijay Mallya was in Rajya Sabha day before he left India
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

The attendance record on the Rajya Sabha website shows that Mallya was present in the House on March 1, a day before he left the country.

In Lok Sabha, marathon session continues till 11 pm
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

It began at 3.05 pm and continued till 11 pm.

Promised changes in Railways are cosmetic: Opposition MPs
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

'It is cosmetic and the problems still persist,' NCP member Tariq Anwar said.

Govt wants two extra days in first half
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Sources told The Indian Express the government had indicated to leaders of parties that it may wrap up the first part on March 18, instead of the scheduled March 16.

5 Questions: ‘33 crore gods evoke divergent feelings, a minister can’t adopt one single line on them’
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

Sharad Yadav, JD(U), RS discusses privilege motion with Pradeep Kaushal of indian Express.

Privilege Motion vs Privilege Motion in Lok Sabha as BJP hits back at Scindia
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

Dattatreya accused Scindia of "defaming him and tarnishing" his image by attributing such comments to him that he never made about Vemula.

Budget speech: A poetic start calms House furore
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

House meets amid din over privilege motion against Irani’s speech.

Jat quota stir atrocities repeat of Partition horror: Haryana CM Khattar
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

Jat quota stir: Khattar breaks down at meet with party MLAs

Scindia’s speech vs Irani’s speech: RSS, O P Sharma, Godse deleted in House records, JNU students stay
Fri, Feb 26, 2016

Rule No 352 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha states a member “shall not refer to any matter of fact on which a judicial decision is pending”.

The name Manu is not unparliamentary: K C Tyagi
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

KC Tyagi, JD(U), Rajya Sabha, tells why he called Smriti Irani names

BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi calls Left parties ‘witches in growth story’
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Lekhi charged the Left parties with “Taliban-fashion executions” in Kerala, “atrocities on campus” and “whitewashing their brutalities through repressive policies”.

Quota at gunpoint is murder of democracy, says BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

The MP from Haryana’s Kurukshetra constituency also criticised the announcement of compensation for people killed during the Jat stir.

BJP considers Rajya Sabha berth for Prabhu from Maharashtra
Mon, Feb 22, 2016

Prabhu and Sitharaman are among six members of the Narendra Modi government who will complete their tenures in the Upper House this year.

On road to ‘unity’, Chautala’s INLD to honour Nitish at rally
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

Senior INLD leader Abhay Chautala, Leader of Opposition in the Haryana Assembly, had met Nitish during his last visit to the national capital and expressed the party’s desire to honour him.

All-Party Meet: Left, Congress raise JNU arrest, Rohith Vemula case
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

The meeting was called to discuss legislation that the government is hopeful of passing in the upcoming Budget session beginning 23 February.

Upset allies Akali Dal and Shiv Sena let BJP know: Keep us in loop
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Minority insecurity, Dalit issues flagged at NDA meeting, allies complain of not being consulted on important matters.

JD(U), RLD to reach out to farmers, plan rally in Meerut
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Sources said there was agreement among the leaders to revive Charan Singh’s legacy to provide an ideological anchor to the proposed unified party.

Budget Session begins February 23, proposals on February 29
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Budget to be tabled on Feb 29; over a month-long recess from March 16.

Ajit Singh’s RLD likely to merge with JD(U) ahead of UP polls
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Support for bypolls in Uttar Pradesh could be first step towards merger.

Balram Jakhar towered over the rest, physically, politically
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Tales around his height are part of political folklore.

Working on grand alliance for UP assembly polls: Sharad Yadav
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Making the announcement, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said doors were open for the formation of a grand alliance in the state for which "talks were on".

JPC delegation to visit Hyderabad university
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

“The members of the committee”, according to him, “will interact with Dalit students and members of the faculty to ascertain various manifestations of caste-based discrimination.”

Parliament House kitchen to go green
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

The kitchen was shifted out of the main building in 2012 in the aftermath of the Mumbai Mantralaya fire, following orders from the then Speaker Meira Kumar.

Manish Tewari’s colleagues on House panel say they can’t recall discussion on troop movement
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

The Standing Committee report on Demands for Grants (2012-13), which was presented to the Lok Sabha on April 29, 2012, said: “As stated by the Secretary, the media report was based on wrong inferences, surmises and conjectures and is strongly dismissed.”

Heads-Up 2016: Parliament- Locked House
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

2015 saw the passage of a landmark private member’s bill on rights of transgenders in the Rajya Sabha — the first time in 47 years that such a bill had cleared the House.