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Divided government, gridlocked House

Different parties rule at state and national levels. It is not yet clear if this is a sign of maturing democracy or a crisis of governance

Tempers ran high in Rajya Sabha as members tore official copies during protest over Telangana row. (PTI Photo)

MPs complain to Chair about mosquito menace in Parliament House

“We all come here after getting elected but mosquitoes come just like that into the House!” said MP Najma.

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PM starts week with Rs 28 veg thali, salad at canteen

Modi made a surprise visit to Room number 70 on the first floor of the Parliament building and took lunch there.

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Modi denounces communalism, says his govt stands for all

“Nobody has the right to discriminate on the basis of religion… ,” said Narendra Modi in Lok sabha.

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Govt introduces land acquisition bill in Lok Sabha, opposition stages walk-out

Rural Development Minister Birender Singh is scheduled to introduce the land acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha.

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Pranab Mukherjee assures govt will protect farmers’ interests

Mukherjee seeks MPs’ cooperation for smooth conduct in House.

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Nothing new in President’s address: Sonia Gandhi

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily was also critical of the government.

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FULL TEXT: President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to The Joint Session of Parliament

President Pranab Mukherjee’s speech in the address to The Joint Session of Parliament.

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President Pranab Mukherjee cautions govt on ordinance route, raps opposition for stalling Parliament

Mukherjee’s comments come weeks after he sought clarification from the government on the ordinance issue.

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Mines ordinance cleared but fate of next one on arbitration unclear

The cabinet cleared the ordinance after the mines ministry stressed the need for urgent action.

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Explained: Of bills and Ordinances

The govt has issued ordinances related to allocation of cancelled coal blocks and the insurance sector.

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Conversion row disrupts House, Opposition taunts PM Modi for his silence

“You don’t need a 56-inch chest to come here, you just need a four-inch heart to come here,” said Derek O’Brien.

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Out of my mind: A better parliament for all

The operating procedures of the Indian Parliament were laid down in colonial times and have not changed.

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Bill in RS to provide for death penalty for hijackers

Legislation to amend anti-hijack law is to incorporate global treaties like the Beijing Protocol, 2010.

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Leaders pay homage to martyrs of Parliament attack

On December 13, 2001, five heavily-armed gunmen stormed Parliament complex and opened indiscriminate fire, killing nine persons.