Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha or the House of People is the Lower House of Parliament. The members of this house are elected by the citizens of India through general elections which takes place every five years. The House has 552 seats according to the Constitution, which is made up by the election of up to 530 members to represent the States, up to 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be

nominated by the President. Currently, the 16th Lok Sabha is in session. The operations of Lok Sabha continues for five years unless it is dissolved earlier. The minimum age for a representative in the Lok Sabha is 25 years. Three sessions of Lok Sabha take place in a year; Budget session between January to May, Monsoon session between July to September and Winter session between November to mid-December. The House is chaired by the Speaker.

Lok Sabha News

Explained: Key provisions of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019

Chapter I of the Bill defines a surrogate mother as, “a woman bearing a child (who is genetically related to the intending couple) through surrogacy from the implantation of the embryo in her womb…”.

Explained: What transgenders' rights Bill passed by Lok Sabha says

The Bill prohibits discrimination against a transgender person on grounds including denial, discontinuation or unfair treatment in educational establishments, services, employment, healthcare.

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Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Bill to divide J&K into two Union Territories passed in Lok Sabha

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: The Bill to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature similar to Delhi or Puducherry, and Ladakh without one like Chandigarh, was passed with a two-thirds majority in Rajya Sabha.

Centre scraps Article 370; Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh to be Union Territories

The Home Minister also put forth a statement informing that Ladakh will now be given the status of Union Territory, while Jammu and Kashmir will be a separate Union Territory.

Explained: Why Medical Commission Bill bothers doctors

National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill explained: The existing Act provides for the Medical Council of India (MCI), the medical education regulator in India.

Parliament Highlights: LS passes bill seeking to institute uniform safety procedures for dams

Parliament Highlights: Earlier in the day, the Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after passing the Wages Code Bill which seeks to define the norms for fixing minimum wages for workers of organised and unorganised sectors.

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Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Lok Sabha passes POCSO (Amendment) Bill unanimously

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: The Rajya Sabha also passed the National Medical Commission Bill 2019 which seeks to replace the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Rajya Sabha

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 got the stamp of Parliament when it was cleared by Rajya Sabha, five days after it got the nod from Lok Sabha.

Parliament highlights: Triple Talaq clears Rajya Sabha amid walkout by AIADMK, JD(U)

Parliament Live News, Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha Today: The Rajya Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 that makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence, with the BJD extending support and NDA constituents JD(U) and AIADMK walking out.

Explained: Lok Sabha has passed amendments to The Companies Act. Here's what they are

Under the 2013 Act, there are 81 compoundable offences that carry punishments of a fine and/or prison terms. These offences are heard by courts. The Bill makes 16 of these offences civil defaults, where government-appointed adjudicating officers may levy penalties.

Lok Sabha Photos

Modi govt's last day in Parliament: Hugs, digs, protests, little business

The Parliament approved Modi Government’s sixth and final Budget that gave Income Tax rebate to those earning up to Rs 5 lakh, an annual cash dole of Rs 6,000 to small farmers and pension for unorganised sector workers.

Rahul Gandhi wears black band as mark of protest against Sadhvi's remark

The protest was led by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who wore a black band across his face.

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Narendra Modi's victory speech

Narendra Modi on Friday reached out to the opposition seeking cooperation of all parties and leaders.

BJP gears up for 'PM', Narendra Modi poses for office

Various exit pols have projected Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi to become the prime minister.

Candidates continue to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections

Candidates continue to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2014 in their respective constituencies.

Fifth phase of polling underway

Moderate to brisk voting was on Thursday recorded in the first five hours of polling.

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Tight security for voting in Mizoram

Voting for the lone Lok Sabha constituency and an Assembly by-poll in Mizoram began on Friday.

Lok Sabha Elections: Polling ends in Meghalaya

Polling for two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya began on a peaceful note in the second phase of the election.

Elections 2014: Candidates hit the road as poll campaign heats up

BJP candidate Hema Malini was campaigning in Mathura for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls.

Lok Sabha Videos

Thousands gathers in Assam to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

More than 5000 people gathered together to oppose the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at a protest organised by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), backed by 30 indigenous organisations.

On Doklam and surgical strikes, Modi says Congress' comments were childish

Replying to the no-confidence motion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that when it came to Doklam, the Congress was all over the place when asked about meeting Chinese officials. And on surgical strikes, he said, the party's comments were childish.

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If you want to test your allies, find a better way to do it: Narendra Modi on no-confidence motion

The much-awaited speech by PM Narendra Modi packed the usual punches for the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi. One such was Modi's statement that the no-confidence motion was a test for Opposition unity, not his government's strength.

HIGHLIGHTS: When Rahul Gandhi defined jhumla, talked about Jay Shah, Rafale deal and more

In his long speech on the floor of the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi defined jhumla, attacked the government on the issues of farmers, women's safety, lack of jobs and accused the BJP of playing divisive politics. And it all ended with a hug and a wink.

When Rahul hugged Modi: Call me Pappu, insult me. But I have no hate for you

At the end of an impassioned speech, Rahul Gandhi tells the Parliament that he has no hatred towards the BJP or RSS or anyone else who call him names and insult him. He said, that's what it is to be a Congressman, an Indian.

PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss Budget Session

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.

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Ahmed Patel disagrees with Sumitra Mahajan's statement over reservation policy

Ahmedabad, Jan 24 (ANI): Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Sunday slammed the statement made by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan against the reservation policy saying that Parliament is the "supreme body" and that there is nothing wrong if discussions are made over there regarding reservation policy.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan: Suspended 25 Congress MPs For Good Future Of The Parliament

Speaking at the Idea Exchange programme of The Indian Express an hour after adjourning the House, Mahajan said she had taken the “stringent decision” with the hope to give the culture of the country’s parliamentary proceedings “a fresh start ” by taking a tough stand against obstructionism in the House.  

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