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Parliament must ask itself whether it rigorously scrutinises constitutionality of bills before it

February 10, 2021 8:59 am

Lack of robust scrutiny processes weakens its image as the highest legislative institution and encourages judicial encroachment on its powers.

NYPO holds Budget 2021 session, youth brainstorm to make India a $5-trillion economy

January 09, 2021 2:20 pm

Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla inaugurated the digital event and lauded the efforts of NYPO for organising national youth parliaments across India.

Letter & spirit

January 06, 2021 8:58 am

On Central Vista project, SC is mindful of its role and limits. Government must heed its message on transparency.

Oppn backs Bills for salary cuts of MPs, ministers; demands restoration of MPLADS

September 19, 2020 1:29 am

The two Bills, discussed together, were not opposed to by any party, but nearly every leader from opposition parties objected to stopping funds under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS).

Govt to introduce bill to make law banning manual scavenging more stringent

September 12, 2020 4:25 pm

The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, also proposes to completely mechanise sewer cleaning and provide better protection at work and compensation in case of accidents, officials said.

Media access to Central Hall of Parliament under scrutiny, review likely

February 11, 2020 9:13 am

Access to Central Hall, where members of both Houses of Parliament meet, is currently granted to only over 200 senior journalists who have fulfilled the criteria laid down by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

For half a century, Parliament's Central Hall has been a turf for MPs and scribes to exchange views

January 19, 2020 10:37 am

For over half a century, Central Hall has served as a convenient neutral turf for government and opposition leaders and journalists to informally exchange news and views.

Centre reaches out to Congress for cooperation in Parliament

June 05, 2019 10:13 pm

According to PTI, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, along with the two ministers of state in his ministry -- Arjun Ram Meghwal and V Muraleedharan -- met Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad at his residence.

Rajya Sabha pendency dips as 22 Bills lapse after Lok Sabha nod

February 15, 2019 5:45 am

Of the 55 Bills that were pending in the Upper House due to limited productivity in the last five years, 22 have lapsed because they were transmitted from the Lower House.

Democracy India's greatest strength, must be defended at any cost: Rahul Gandhi

January 16, 2019 3:40 pm

The Congress chief said then said: "Our democracy is our greatest strength. We must defend it at any cost." He recalled that one day an Afghan lawmaker, who visited him in his office, told him that in her country, the arguments that place in Indian Parliament, are carried out with guns.