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 is in decline due to absence of dialogue

There is no worthwhile dialogue between the treasury benches and the Opposition. Procedures and customs have been ignored by the government and bureaucracy finds itself squeezed.

Out of my mind: Full speed

The new quota Bill (124th Constitution Amendment Bill) is no doubt for regaining that lost ground. Narendra Modi has shown that he is a master of the political game.

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Budget session of Parliament from January 31 to Feb 3, interim budget on Feb 1

The budget session is expected to be the last Parliament session before the Lok Sabha elections likely to be held in April-May this year.

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Rajya Sabha passes General Category Quota Bill

Parliament Winter Session 2019 Today HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the passage of the quota Bill in both the houses of the Parliament, calling it a victory for social justice.

Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Bill 2019 amid protests by Opposition parties

However, defending the Bill, Rajnath Singh said it will be implemented across India. "The Bill will safeguard the interests of Assam. The government ensures protection to minorities. It is not biased towards any religion," he added.

10% quota Bill a 'political gimmick' by BJP before elections: J&K ex-CM Omar Abdullah

``Had he waited for four and a half years if he really wanted to give it?’’ Omar asked, adding that one does not wait for something which he wants to do from one’s heart.

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Highlights: Jaitley asks opposition to support bill large heartedly without grudges

Quota Bill in Lok Sabha LIVE: The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had approved the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill on Monday.

Parliament highlights: Lok Sabha passes bill providing reservation for 'economically weaker' general category

Parliament highlights: The NDA government's bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education to economically backward sections of the general category was passed by Lok Sabha after hours of discussion. While 323 MPs voted in favour of the bill, three voted against it.

Parliament Winter Session UPDATES: Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill passed by Lok Sabha

Even as most of the MPs were in favour of the Bill to be passed, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi opposed it saying that if anyone conceals a disease like leprosy, it is a case of fraud in a contract of marriage.

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Government has no role in choosing offset partner, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: As Congress on Friday launched a fresh attack on the BJP Government on Rafale, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman resorted to a point-wise analysis of the whole issue. She said there was no agreement between the HAL and Dassault, and that the Congress was shedding crocodile tears for HAL.

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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. 

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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.

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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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.

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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