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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.

In the house this year: Canteen staff trained in top institutes

January 01, 2018 12:00 am

According to a new policy decision, Parliament catering staff to be recruited by the Railways will have to be holders of diplomas in Food Production, Food and Beverage Service or Bakery and Confectionery, or graduates in Hotel Administration. These include chefs, kitchen help, waiters and even bakers.

An Oversight Problem

December 08, 2017 12:20 am

For now, Parliament is ill-equipped to oversee economic issues in an integrated way

2005 cash-for-question scam: 11 former MPs to be put on trial

August 10, 2017 5:11 pm

The former MPs who are accused in the case are: Chhatarpal Singh Lodha, Anna Saheb, M K Patil, Manoj Kumar, Chandra Pratap Singh, Ram Singh, Narender Kushwaha, Pradeep Gandhi, Suresh Chandel, Lal Chandra Kol, Y G Mahajan, Raja Rampal.

Winter session: Standstill in Parliament can be reflection on where the country is headed

December 16, 2016 8:24 pm

The juvenile tactic of disrupting Parliament sessions is deeply entrenched in Indian politics, but it should make you question the maturity of the MPs we've sent to represent us in Parliament

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan writes to Naidu, pitches for new Parliament building

December 28, 2015 11:17 am

Mahajan gave two options for the new building. One option for construction of the new building would be within the Parliament complex itself which would require relocation of certain facilities and services, she said.