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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 Highlights: Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

February 13, 2021 5:28 pm

Parliament Highlights: Amit Shah said, "I will reiterate again that this bill has nothing to do with the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir, in due time J&K will be given statehood.”

Parliament Live Highlights: Mallikarjun Kharge to be Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha

February 13, 2021 9:20 am

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for appointing Kharge to the post as Azad is retiring.

Disengagement at Pangong Tso banks, other issues remain, will be taken up later: Rajnath Singh

February 11, 2021 7:21 pm

In his statement to Rajya Sabha on Thursday morning, Singh said, “According to the agreement on disengagement with China in Pangong lake area, both sides will remove the forward deployment in a phased, coordinated and verified manner”.

Several MPs demand restoration of MPLAD scheme

February 11, 2021 10:38 am

Under the scheme, MPs can recommend development programmes involving expenditure of Rs 5 crore every year in their constituencies.

Parliament Highlights: Rajya Sabha to convene at 9 am today

February 12, 2021 9:18 am

"Our sustained talks with China have led to agreement on disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Lake. After this agreement, India-China will remove forward deployments in a phased, coordinated manner," Rajnath Singh said

'MSP, mandi system continuing even after farm laws': PM's top quotes from his Lok Sabha address

February 10, 2021 7:19 pm

From the Covid-19 pandemic to the ongoing farmer's protest, here's what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address.  

No civilian aware of move to abrogate Article 370: Govt to RS

February 10, 2021 1:02 pm

The Central government got the approval of Parliament on August 5, 2019 for the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

Parliament Highlights: Govt have great respect for farmers, says PM in Lok Sabha; Cong, TMC stage walkout

February 11, 2021 9:32 am

Parliament Highlights: Parliament has witnessed a number of disruptions over the last few days, as the Opposition continuously clashed with the Centre over its contentious new farm laws.

Govt defends farm laws in RS, Oppn demands fresh ones after consultations: Top developments

February 05, 2021 10:19 pm

During a brief Question Hour of 15 minutes, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan while answering a query by a member said that till now, 22 countries have placed their demands for Covid-19 vaccines before India.

Parliament Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned twice amid din over farm laws

February 06, 2021 9:07 am

Parliament Highlights: On Day 6 of the Budget Session in the upper house, several opposition members urged Centre to repeal the farm laws and highlighted the ongoing chaos the laws are causing.

PARLIAMENT PHOTOS

'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. 

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

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: 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.