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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.


Idea Exchange: New Parliament not break from past, rather working with it, says man behind redesign

January 09, 2020 8:23 am

Patel, speaking at The Indian Express Idea Exchange, said the Central Vista redevelopment project is expected to be finished by 2024, which is the deadline set for his firm.

First Parliament session of 2022 in new building

January 09, 2020 2:58 am

Birla, according to a release issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat here, said there was an urgent need to provide sufficient space and facilities to MPs and its staff to “fulfil the dream of a New India”. 

New New Delhi: Triangular Parliament with spires, Rashtrapati Bhavan biodiversity park

December 31, 2019 1:01 pm

As part of the redevelopment, a senior official told The Indian Express, North and South Blocks will be turned into museums. While details are being worked out, one idea, sources said, is to showcase the history of India before 1857 in one and from 1857 to now in the other.

Explained: Why Pranab Mukherjee wants 1,000 MPs — and why Lok Sabha has only 543 today

December 18, 2019 6:41 am

The composition of the Lok Sabha has remained more or less the same for four decades. How is it determined, and what are the arguments for and against a change?

'No justification': Anglo-Indians in Kolkata criticise passage of Constitution Amendment Bill in Parliament

December 15, 2019 8:39 am

In Kolkata's Bow Barracks, where the Anglo-Indian community has predominantly lived since the First World War, the move to remove provisions for the nomination of Anglo-Indians to Lok Sabha and certain state Assemblies comes as no surprise.

BJP slams Rahul’s ‘rape in India’ remark, he says attention being deflected from North East

December 14, 2019 1:22 am

Right after Lok Sabha assembled for the last day of the Winter Session, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said the ruling party members had given notice for an adjournment motion over Gandhi’s remarks.

CAB will end persecution of those for whom Partition is an ongoing reality

December 14, 2019 12:17 pm

It is a moment of pride for all of us as this step will further strengthen India’s centuries-old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.

Citizenship Amendment Bill protests highlights: Protesters vandalise railway stations, block roads in Bengal

December 15, 2019 7:45 am

Citizenship Amendment Bill CAB 2019 Protests in Assam, Tripura, Guwahati, Northeast Today highlights: West Bengal witnessed were in throes of violence, with protesters setting ablaze Beldanga railway station in Murshidabad district and thrashing RPF personnel.

Explained: How Data Protection Bill compares with its EU counterpart

December 13, 2019 8:47 am

The Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019, has significant parallels to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Explained: 2001 Parliament attack, and what happened after

December 13, 2019 8:14 am

Friday, December 13, will mark 18 years since the deadly attack on Parliament by terrorist groups linked to Pakistan. Recalling the attack, the investigation and trial.


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.


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:

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.