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BUDGET SESSION NEWS

5 Questions: RSP MP N K Premachandran

April 08, 2022 2:32 am

'It has been a fruitful session and there have been some good debates, especially the one on the Ukraine crisis... But, unfortunately, we could not discuss the most important issue — price rise — because government did not want a debate on it.'

Government unwilling to discuss price-rise, adjourned House: Congress

April 08, 2022 2:34 am

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, said at a press conference, “The prices of every commodity have risen, which has impacted people, especially the poor.”

5 Questions: The ministers use paper to answer questions, can’t expect MPs not to, MP NK Premachandran says

April 07, 2022 2:05 pm

Premachandran talks to Liz Mathew about the Budget Session that ended today and the problems faced by MPs as the Parliament goes paper-less.

Parliament Highlight: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

April 07, 2022 2:29 pm

Budget Session 2022 India, Parliament Updates, Bills, Fuel Price Hike, MCD Bill Highlights, 7 April: The Lok Sabha was scheduled to discuss the need to promote sports in India and steps taken by the Centre to this effect.

Mallikarjun Kharge raises hate speech issue in Rajya Sabha, seeks discussion; Venkaiah denies

April 07, 2022 2:21 am

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu did not allow the issue to be raised under rule 267 and even ordered expunging from records the references to the alleged call by the priest for the killing of a particular minority community.

Parliament Highlights: Rajya Sabha passes Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022

April 06, 2022 10:29 pm

Budget Session 2022 India, Parliament Updates, Bills, Fuel Price Hike, Ukraine Situation Discussion, MCD Bill Latest Updates, 6 April: Rajya Sabha passes Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022

Parliament highlights: Lok Sabha passes Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill by voice vote

April 04, 2022 10:30 pm

Budget Session 2022 India, Parliament highlights, 4 April: The Bill seeks to provide legal sanction to the police to take physical and biological samples of convicts as well as persons accused of crimes.

Seven Bills on RS agenda in last week of budget session

April 02, 2022 2:58 pm

The Bills that are proposed to be taken up by the Upper House during the last week of the current session include the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022, relating to Tripura as passed by Lok Sabha, and the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, passed by Lok Sabha earlier this week.

Prices of EVs to be equal of petrol cars in 2 years, says Nitin Gadkari

March 31, 2022 6:16 pm

The Road Transport and Highways Minister said the government's policy is import substitute, cost-effectiveness, pollution-free and indigenous production.

Rajya Sabha bids goodbye to 72 members, PM hails contribution

April 01, 2022 2:16 am

The prime minister said experience has its own importance, and the MPs should take it forward in the service of the nation.

BUDGET SESSION PHOTOS

PM meets Sonia Gandhi, Mulayam Yadav, Farooq Abdullah as Parliament Budget Session concludes

April 07, 2022 8:52 pm

The Budget Session of Parliament was curtailed by a day on the request of Opposition leaders, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Thursday, while asserting that the government was ready to conclude the session on the last day.

Budget Session 2018: Amit Shah slams Congress for calling GST Gabbar Singh Tax

February 05, 2018 5:39 pm

In his maiden speech in Rajya Sabha, BJP President Amit Shah attacked Congress for naming GST as Gabbar Singh Tax and applauded his government for the Namo healthcare scheme and Triple Talaq bill. Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad targets BJP for the recent incidents of rape in Haryana and Amit Shah's son's Jay sudden gain in income

Parliament session begins on a stormy note

April 25, 2016 6:49 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flanked by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, MoSes Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Jitendra Singh and Rajiv Pratap Rudy arrive to address media on the first day of the second part of budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi.

President takes buggi to kick off Budget session

February 23, 2015 6:48 pm

"My Government will constantly endeavour for smooth conduct of legislative business and enactment of progressive laws in the Parliament which reflects the will and aspirations of the people," President Mukherjee said in his address.

Today in pics: Budget Session begins amid protest over price rise

July 07, 2014 7:05 pm

The protest was against hike in rail fares, food prices and other essential commodities.

BUDGET SESSION VIDEOS

Irani slams Rahul Gandhi over Rohith Vemula case

February 24, 2016 4:49 pm

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Accusing the main opposition of practicing "political opportunism" Union Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday sought to know as to where was Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi when more than 600 students died during the Telangana movement. Irani said "Today I am being accused of discrimination. One student dies and there is political battle over it. In my 20 months as minister, I have served my country, people without any prejudice. I did my duty, and I won't apologise for it," said Irani in response to Vemula's suicide in Parliament's Budget Session. She added "I have been accused that with which authority, do I to write letters Universities? Just because I contested from Amethi, you would crucify me."

Raising 'anti-national' slogans is not Freedom of Speech: Amit Shah

February 24, 2016 12:43 pm

Bahraich (UP), Feb 24 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday attacked the Congress for disrupting the Budget session over JNU row. He said the party should stop supporting 'anti-national' activities in the name of freedom of speech. Shah further asked the political parties sitting in Parliament that people who raise slogans like 'Bharat tere tukre honge', is freedom of speech or an act of sedition?

Treasury benches scared of what I will speak in Parliament: Rahul

February 24, 2016 7:57 am

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Reaching the Parliament to attend the ongoing Budget Session, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he will raise the JNU issue in the Parliament but the treasury benches are scared of what he will speak and won’ t let him speak. Speaking to reporters, Rahul said that the government said they are open to a discussion but they will not let him speak as they are “scared” of him. Gandhi had yesterday accused the Modi government and RSS of crushing voices of dissent of college and university students across the country.

PM Modi welcomes positive criticism ahead of Budget Session

February 23, 2016 8:29 am

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Addressing the media ahead of the Budget Session on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said all parties have assured for smooth functioning of the session, adding that the positive criticism would make it a success. The first phase of the Budget Session will come to an end on March 16 and the second phase will begin from 25 April and conclude on 13 May.

Budget Session: President Mukherjee leaves for Parliament

February 23, 2016 6:34 am

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday left his official residence to attend the Budget Session. Mukherjee will address both Houses on his government's plans, policies and vision for the year ahead. The Budget Session of Parliament is commencing today and is expected to have a stormy start over a host of issues, including the JNU row, Rohith Vemula suicide case and Pathankot terror attack.

PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss Budget Session

February 16, 2016 4:57 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called an all-party meet of the leaders of Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha to discuss upcoming budget session. The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on February 23. The Rail Budget will be presented on February 25 and the Economic survey on February 26. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for 2016-17 on February 29.

Opposition boycotts budget session in Kerala Assembly

February 12, 2016 7:14 am

Trivandrum, Feb 12 (ANI): Protests broke out inside the Kerala Assembly while Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was presenting the interim budget on Friday. The Left Democratic Front (LDF) protested inside and outside the Kerala Assembly against the Kerala Government, saying the interim budget was leaked. The LDF members holding banners and placards raised slogans against Chandy. Thereafter, the LDF members marched out of the House and boycotted the budget session.

Govt. to prepone Budget Session if Congress supports GST: Naidu

January 17, 2016 12:00 pm

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that he suggested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of advancing the Budget Session if the Congress supports Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. He added that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier discussed three conditions put by the Congress regarding GST with the party leaders.

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