October 20, 2020 7:00 am
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey also took exception to Tharoor's referring to Republic TV as 'Repulsive TV'.
October 04, 2020 9:14 am
Even as many raised apprehensions about attending the Parliament in the middle of a pandemic, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla urged all MPs to take Covid-19 tests and in the House often asked them to keep wearing masks.
September 24, 2020 2:33 am
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi took some time to praise Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday. While there was praise for his handling of Covid, Joshi also appreciated Birla giving new MPs a chance to speak in Parliament.
September 24, 2020 1:20 am
Naidu mentioned that for the “first time in this history” of Rajya Sabha, a motion for removal of Deputy Chairman was given, which he rejected on the grounds that it should have been a resolution and needed a 14-day notice.
September 15, 2020 8:46 am
In his customary remarks before the start of the session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in what was seen by the Opposition as a pre-emptive move, called on Parliament to send out a unanimous message that the entire country stands behind its Armed Forces.
September 11, 2020 7:34 am
Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Choudhury had earlier written to Birla for early appointment of Deputy Speaker.
September 01, 2020 1:44 am
He said the question of discussions influencing courts does not arise in the case of Standing Committees.
August 29, 2020 10:06 am
Veterans who have headed key panels point out that parliamentary committees are an extension of Parliament itself and the fundamental rule — Parliament is supreme — stands true for the committees as well.
August 26, 2020 8:54 am
Om Birla's letter drawing the attention of Committee chairpersons to the rules comes a few days after BJP MP Nishikant Dubey wrote to him seeking the removal of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor as chairman of the Standing Committee on IT for allegedly “flouting”rules.
August 17, 2020 1:06 am
Earlier, every MP used to get a message from the Speaker on his or her birthday, but now Birla has asked the Lok Sabha channel to air a programme on their birthdays, including greetings and a short documentary on them.