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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.

PARLIAMENT NEWS

Parliament passes amendments to Finance Act

March 24, 2020 3:01 am

The amendments introduced a Rs 15 lakh threshold for taxing NRIs' Indian income if the person qualified as a deemed resident by staying in India for 120 days or more as against no monetary limit earlier in the Budget.

Parliament adjourned indefinately in view of Coronavirus outbreak

March 26, 2020 10:30 am

Parliament: Even as the government is slated to bring the Finance Bill for consideration and passing in the Lok Sabha on Monday, few opposition parties have announced that their MPs will not attend Parliament.

Strict action against those trying to change character of JNU, Govt says in Parliament

March 19, 2020 3:29 pm

The mandate of the JNU is research. The JNU's basic character which existed earlier will continue to remain, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha.

Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as member of Rajya Sabha amid 'shame' slogans

March 19, 2020 1:18 pm

Ranjan Gogoi's nomination to Rajya Sabha by the President has been marred by criticism from the Opposition as well for former Supreme Court judges.

CDR collection: Govt comes under fire for ‘surveillance’ bid, says fixing call drops

March 19, 2020 11:06 am

The Indian Express reported Wednesday that cellphone operators had red-flagged ‘surveillance’ after local units of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) sought call data records of all mobile subscribers across several pockets of the country for specific days over the past few months.

Coronavirus in air, govt looks to prioritise essential House business

March 14, 2020 5:10 am

In this regard, the ruling BJP on Friday issued a whip to all its members to ensure their presence in the House on Monday and Tuesday to pass the Budget and Finance bills.

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: No question of curtailing Budget Session, says Pralhad Joshi

March 13, 2020 9:23 pm

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: "There is no question of curtailing the Budget Session. The Session will not be curtailed," Joshi said. The Budget Session started on January 31 and then it went on recess on February 11. It resumed on March 2 and will conclude on April 3.

Amit Shah on NPR: No one to be marked D (doubtful)... telling you as Home Minister

March 13, 2020 10:40 am

While Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Bihar (where BJP rules with JD-U) and Andhra Pradesh have all passed resolutions against NPR, states such as Odisha and Telangana have reservations on the questions relating to details of parents in the NPR form.

'What about us?': Lok Sabha members eye Khadi wrist watches

March 12, 2020 2:33 pm

"I will try to give it (wrist watch) on concession rate... it is (now) out of the market," Gadkari told members and many of them were seen smiling.

Parliament Highlights: No document will be asked for in NPR, no one will be marked 'doubtful', says Amit Shah

March 12, 2020 9:33 pm

Parliament Highlights: Amit Shah said 1,922 people who could be seen spreading violence in various videos of the riots have already been identified.

PARLIAMENT PHOTOS

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as RS member amid walkout by opposition

March 19, 2020 3:32 pm

As ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi reached the designated spot to take the oath, opposition members raised slogans prompting Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to say that it was unbecoming of members.

JNU campus stir spills onto streets, students march to Parliament

November 19, 2019 7:01 am

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

February 15, 2019 7:31 am

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.

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

March 28, 2018 4:52 pm

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

March 20, 2018 9:33 pm

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

February 24, 2016 10:28 pm

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

February 24, 2015 5:20 pm

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

Today in pics: February 22, 2014

February 22, 2014 3:13 pm

The sun sets over the central dome of the Parliament.

PARLIAMENT VIDEOS

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

July 21, 2018 11:10 am

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

July 20, 2018 8:00 am

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

MPs demand import duty hike on rubber in Kerala

March 01, 2016 9:48 am

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

March 01, 2016 9:05 am

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

March 01, 2016 3:48 am

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.

Left MPs protest demanding hike on import duty of rubber

February 26, 2016 9:20 am

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

February 26, 2016 7:56 am

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.

Copies of Rail Budget brought to Parliament

February 25, 2016 5:51 am

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.