Parliament Monsoon Session

Parliament Monsoon Session News

Opposition targets govt: No roadmap for $5 trillion goal

The BJP, on the other hand, argued that anti-corruption measures remained on paper till Prime Minister Narendra Modi started taking initiatives on them.

Budget proposals aimed at increasing investment activity, says Nirmala Sitharaman

While replying to a discussion on the Finance Bill, Sitharaman said the Budget proposals will promote Make in India and a ‘less-cash’ economy. The Bill was later passed by the Lower House by voice vote.


What steps taken to tackle patriarchy in farm sector: BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Mahtab cited an Oxfam report — published a decade ago — which stated that women undertook 80 per cent of farm work in India though only 13 per cent of the land was owned by them.

Congress raises China transgression, Rajnath Singh says borders secure

Making a statement on the situation along the Sino-India border, Singh said there is complete restraint by armed forces of India and China at Doklam following a stand-off between them in 2017.

Current Session of Parliament may be extended to clear pending legislation

Modi, according to sources, told the Parliamentary Party meeting that the government has pending legislative agenda so the session may be extended.

Opposition criticises low priority to agriculture in Budget

Opposition parties criticised the low priority accorded to the agriculture sector in the Union Budget, even as BJP MPs praised the many schemes introduced by the government.


Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, “Sixteen airports will be under the jurisdiction of AERA. All the other airports which would not be major airports will continue to be looked after by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Government of India.”

Govt cancels postal exams after Tamil Nadu members disrupt Rajya Sabha

The government’s statement came after members of several parties — predominantly from the AIADMK and DMK — disrupted the proceedings, demanding the exams be scrapped as candidates could only choose to take the exam in English or Hindi.

Form standing committees fast, demand Oppn leaders

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh was among those who raised concerns on the issue.

Surrogacy Regulation Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The bill, introduced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan, stipulates the constitution of surrogacy boards at the national and state levels. The couples will not be able to abandon a child produced through surrogacy under any condition.