Parliament

Parliament is the chief legislative body of India. It constitutes the President of India, Rajya Sabha, the Upper House and Lok Sabha, the Lower House. The President of India is the head of Parliament. The President has full powers to summon and prorogue either house of Parliament or to dissolve Lok Sabha. However, he can exercise these powers only upon the advice of the Prime Minister and his cabinet. The representatives in either House of the Parliament are called Members

of Parliament. Indian Parliament meets at the Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi, which stands on six acres of land. The Central hall consists of the chambers of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and the Library hall. Surrounding these chambers is a four-storied circular structure which accommodates the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Parliamentary Committees and offices. In 2001, the Parliament Complex was attacked by terrorists.

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Parliament Highlights: Both Houses adjourned for the day

Parliament Winter Session Highlights: Members of the Shiv Sena had earlier walked out of the Lok Sabha over the farm distress in Maharashtra. The Lower House also saw Opposition parties protesting against the situation in Kashmir.

Coming up this Parliament session: Citizenship, Data Protection and other bills

New Bills include the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, whose earlier version lapsed at the end of the previous Lok Sabha, and the Personal Data Protection Bill.

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Winter Session from Monday, Lok Sabha Speaker chairs all-party meeting

The government is likely to face a raucous session as it tries to push the Citizenship (Amendment ) Bill, which has been listed in the business for the first Winter session of Modi 2.0.

Delhi’s Central Vista redevelopment project needs transparency and accountability

The buildings of the redeveloped Central Vista were given life-span extensions, which increased from 150 years to 250 within the hour-long press conference by Puri. For this, they will need to work with a material other than concrete, which only has a longevity of approximately 70 years.

Parliament Winter Session to be shorter this year

The Winter Session of Parliament begins as India stares at an economic slowdown. Both Opposition and Centre are also expected to be at loggerheads over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir after Article 370 was scrapped in the previous session.

Explained: Why Lok Sabha is still 543

As per Article 81, the composition of the Lok Sabha should represent changes in population. But it has remained more or less the same since the delimitation carried out based on the 1971 Census. Why is it so?

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History shows lack of debate is a symptom of majoritarianism

A majoritarian parliament is different from majority in the parliament. Majority in parliament gains legitimacy through deliberation but in a majoritarian parliament, numbers trump every other moral consideration.

BJP MPs to head most key House panels, Cong gets only Home Affairs

BJP’s Jayant Sinha to head Finance panel, Jual Oram Defence, P P Choudhary External Affairs

Telling Numbers: What Rajya Sabha MPs earned from directorships, professions

Among the 213 MPs who did submit declarations, 124 (58%) declared NA or “nil” for interests under the five heads under which MPs are required to make declarations.

Brandishing knife, 26-yr-old man tries to enter Parliament, arrested

According to police, the man whipped out a knife while entering the complex and shouted slogans in favour of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Dera Sacha Sauda chief convicted of rape and murder.

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JNU campus stir spills onto streets, students march to Parliament

Heavy police deployment has been made outside JNU's campus to monitor the situation.

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.

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In Parliament: Rajya Sabha bids adieu to retiring members, parties continue protest

The Rajya Sabha Wednesday bid farewell to 58 retiring members.The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till Monday.

TDP continues Andhra protest, Sushma Swaraj confirms 39 Indians dead: Parliament in pictures

Three no-confidence motions against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, given by YSR Congress member Y V Subba Reddy and TDP MPs Thota Narasimham and Jayadev Galla, were declined by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. 

Budget session: Opposition turns up the heat on Government

With the row over the JNU sedition case and the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula setting the stage for a stormy start to the Budget session.

Stormy start to Budget Session as govt introduces land bill

Government introduces land acquisition bill in Lok Sabha, opposition stages walk-out.

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Today in pics: February 22, 2014

The sun sets over the central dome of the Parliament.

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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.

Congress given 38 minutes, BJP gets over 3 hours to speak on the no-confidence motion

The Telugu Desam Party has moved a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government. Here's the amount of time each party is allowed to speak on the issue. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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Country Is Not The PM, PM Is Not The Country: Rahul Gandhi In Lok Sabha

Tearing into the Prime Minister’s style of functioning, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi urged Narendra Modi Wednesday to “listen to the voice of our people… listen to what the country is trying to tell you”. He also told him that “you cannot defend the Indian flag by destroying the relationships between our people”. In a […]

MPs demand import duty hike on rubber in Kerala

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Kerala MPs stalled the Parliament proceedings demanding import duty hike on rubber. The MPs protested and urged the government to increase the import duty on natural rubber. Rubber growers have been distressed owing to more than 155 per cent fall in prices in the last five years.

Aircel-Maxis scam: Uproar in Parliament over Karti Chidambaram's role

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Proceedings in the Parliament were adjourned today following an uproar by AIADMK members over former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis scam. AIADMK members marched into the Well of the House and raised slogans against Karti, following which the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.00 pm. Meanwhile, a similar situation prevailed in the Lok Sabha as well.

Petrol price reduced, diesel hiked

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): The government on Monday lowered the price of petrol by Rs 3.02 per litre while the price of diesel was raised by Rs 1.47 per litre. The revised prices will take effect from the midnight of February 29 and March 1. The revision in fuel prices comes on a day when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 in the Parliament. With this change, the price of Petrol in Delhi will become Rs. 56.61/litre while diesel will be available at Rs. 46.43/litre. People across the nation welcomed the reduction of petrol price, and hoped for further reduction in fuel price.

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Left MPs protest demanding hike on import duty of rubber

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Kerala Left MPs on Friday staged a protest outside the Parliament in front of Gandhi statue demanding to raise the import duty on rubber. The protestors raised slogans to curb the import of rubber and provide adequate price to the farmers cultivating rubber.

Copies of Economic Survey brought to Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Copies of the Economic Survey, to be tabled on Friday, have been brought to the Parliament. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday will present the Economic Survey for 2016-2017 in the Parliament. The Economic Survey is the Finance Ministry's view on the annual economic development of the country that gives a broad idea on the macro-economic data, which will impact the budget decisions.

Budget Session Kicks Off On A Dramatic, Stormy Note: An Analysis

Day two of the Budget session of Parliament saw Rajya Sabha face repeated adjournments as Opposition party BSP stormed the Well of the House demanding that the BJP government come clear on the constitution of an inquiry committee into the suicide of Rohith Vemula. The House was then adjourned for the day. In Lok Sabha, […]

Copies of Rail Budget brought to Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The copies of the Rail Budget 2016 were brought to the Parliament on Thursday. The Rail Budget is expected to focus on capacity creation in the rail sector with an increased outlay of about Rs. 1.25 lakh crore. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is expected to present the Budget at 12 noon, will face a tough challenge on whether to raise the passenger fare or not.

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