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Friday, October 30, 2020

Parliament Monsoon Session


Deputy Chairman said Opposition wasn’t in seat when asking for division, RS TV shows otherwise

September 28, 2020 7:43 am

When contacted, O’Brien said he shouted "division" from his seat when the motion moved by him seeking reference of the Bill to a select committee was taken up.

Inside Track: The absence from India which has triggered the biggest buzz is not of a politician

September 27, 2020 9:27 am

From Narendra Modi and Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi, many prominent MPs were missing from the Parliament's Monsoon Session.

Back farmers’ demand to legalise MSP as floor price, says ally JD(U)

September 24, 2020 7:17 am

Stressing that the interests of farmers have been “supreme” for JD(U), Tyagi said Bihar had repealed APMC Act in 2006 because “too much intervention of middlemen” was hurting farmers' interests.

Farm Bills reveal an inexplicable insensitivity and ingratitude towards farmers

September 24, 2020 8:48 am

The SAD has a history of making sacrifices in defence of the toiling and beleaguered farmers. It has a legacy to live up to. In the interest of our country, we still hope that the government would agree to withdraw these bills and reintroduce them in amended form.

The G in NGO

September 24, 2020 12:24 am

New FCRA Bill frames state suspicion, shrinks space for NGOs, undercuts their role in deepening grass-roots democracy.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to manage, operate ports better

September 24, 2020 1:24 am

The Bill was moved by Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya, who said it is important for management of ports to change over time.

Message From The Chair: Venkaiah Naidu points to ruckus, Om Birla congratulates MPs

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.

Congress a house divided, MPs split over attending Speaker’s address

September 24, 2020 1:16 am

At a meeting of Congress MPs, the party’s leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury argued that they should not stay away from the valediction.

Session of rancour ends prematurely, battle over farm Bills set to continue

September 24, 2020 1:10 am

There was intense bitterness and discord during the last four days, with eight Opposition MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha and the Opposition staying away from both Houses on the last day.

Monsoon session: Oppn boycott on, Rajya Sabha passes 8 Bills in less than 4 hours

September 24, 2020 1:08 am

On Tuesday, again amid Opposition boycott, Rajya Sabha had passed seven Bills, drawing criticism from leaders of some opposition parties.


Farm Bills protest: Rail roko agitation starts in Punjab, train services suspended

September 24, 2020 9:09 pm

Farmers in Punjab began their "rail roko" protest against farm Bills on Thursday, as the Railways suspended several trains to avoid any untoward incident.

Protests against farm Bills in various parts of the country

September 23, 2020 10:58 am

Agitations against the contentious farm Bills intensified Tuesday, even as Parliament continued to witness disruptions over them.

Masks, shields: Parliament meets under Covid shadow

September 15, 2020 6:27 pm

The Monsoon session of Parliament commenced on Monday amid extensive COVID-19 precautions.

Farmers to students: 9 pictures of protests from across India

September 14, 2020 9:06 pm

Protests erupted in several states Monday over the farm ordinances promulgated by the Centre.

Monsoon Session of Parliament begins today amid Covid-19 protocols

September 14, 2020 3:47 pm

After a considerable delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 18-day monsoon session in Lok Sabha kicked off on Monday at 9 am. Minutes later, it was adjourned for an hour over the demise of former president Pranab Mukherjee.