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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.


Just government grants too limiting, Sanskrit varsities open to offer varied courses

May 11, 2022 12:26 pm

Sources involved in the process said most higher educational institutions offering conventional courses on Sanskrit are finding it difficult to sustain themselves purely based on grants received from the government at the level of the Centre and states.

SCs, STs, OBCs in central govt: what data on posts and vacancies show

April 23, 2022 12:11 pm

DoPT has asked Union ministries and departments to “ensure that the reservation rosters are strictly maintained... any promotion order issued shall be subject to further orders that may be passed by the Supreme Court”. A look at the existing data on representation of various social categories

Why is there no debate in Parliament?

April 20, 2022 10:03 pm

Feroze Varun Gandhi writes: MPs are encouraged to blindly follow the party whip. The executive is less accountable and laws are passed with inadequate scrutiny.

Newsmaker | Mr Mittal goes to Parliament: The Lovely ride from a shop to House

April 13, 2022 1:50 pm

Days from now, Ashok Mittal, the founder of Lovely Professional University and scion of a family that has grown from one sweet shop to one of Punjab's biggest business houses, will take oath for the Upper House as a nominee of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Government unwilling to discuss price-rise, adjourned House: Congress

April 08, 2022 2:34 am

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, said at a press conference, “The prices of every commodity have risen, which has impacted people, especially the poor.”

Parliament Highlight: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

April 07, 2022 2:29 pm

Budget Session 2022 India, Parliament Updates, Bills, Fuel Price Hike, MCD Bill Highlights, 7 April: The Lok Sabha was scheduled to discuss the need to promote sports in India and steps taken by the Centre to this effect.

CAG report tabled in Parliament: 'Punctuality declining, trains taking more time'

April 07, 2022 11:36 am

The report pointed out that when compared to other countries, the Indian Railways has the most lenient benchmark of measuring punctuality.

Mallikarjun Kharge raises hate speech issue in Rajya Sabha, seeks discussion; Venkaiah denies

April 07, 2022 2:21 am

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu did not allow the issue to be raised under rule 267 and even ordered expunging from records the references to the alleged call by the priest for the killing of a particular minority community.

Regulate fee in private medical colleges: Plea in Rajya Sabha

April 07, 2022 9:37 am

The government, Jairam Ramesh said, came up with the NMC Bill in 2017 that provided for NMC to regulate fees and all other charges for not more than 40 per cent seats in private medical colleges.

CA Bill passed in Rajya Sabha: Autonomy of audit bodies will not be diluted, says Nirmala Sitharaman

April 06, 2022 7:18 am

The Chartered Accountants, the Cost and Works Accountants and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, will not dilute the autonomy of the audit and accountancy bodies, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday, stressing that it will strengthen corporate governance.


PM meets Sonia Gandhi, Mulayam Yadav, Farooq Abdullah as Parliament Budget Session concludes

April 07, 2022 8:52 pm

The Budget Session of Parliament was curtailed by a day on the request of Opposition leaders, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Thursday, while asserting that the government was ready to conclude the session on the last day.

Bonhomie in Parliament: Congress, BJP leaders cross paths, exchange pleasantries

April 05, 2022 6:46 pm

Earlier in the day, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi chaired a meeting of the parliamentary party and discussed the current political situation and the party's strategy in both houses of Parliament.

Parliament House complex abuzz with political bigwigs

March 24, 2022 7:01 pm

From newly sworn-in Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, many senior political leaders and chief ministers of various states arrived at the Parliament House complex on Thursday

'Will witness creation of aatmanirbhar Bharat': PM lays foundation stone of new Parliament House

December 10, 2020 7:28 pm

If the old Parliament House gave direction to India post-independence, the new building would be a witness to the creation of a self-reliant India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

This is how Parliament Monsoon session will start amid Covid-19 pandemic

August 28, 2020 10:26 pm

Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took stock of the seating and house arrangements in the Parliament.

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. 


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

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

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:

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.