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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Question Hour


To disparage India’s parliamentary democracy, some are imagining its decline

October 16, 2020 9:15 am

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore writes: When it comes to Parliament’s health, post-Narendra Modi, its productivity and standing as a forum for debate have actually been raised.

Explained Ideas: As Parliament resumes, why Question Hour matters

September 15, 2020 8:47 am

Cancelling Question Hour erodes constitutional mandate of parliamentary oversight over executive action, writes P Rajeev.

Fact Check: Who asks for Question Hour depends on who is in Opposition

September 13, 2020 11:29 am

From Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal to Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan, BJP-ruled Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, and Shiv Sena-ruled Maharashtra, Assembly sessions have done away with Question Hour.

Opposition parties planning joint offensive against govt in Parliament

September 06, 2020 7:47 pm

The rapid rise in the number of COVID 19 cases will also come up for discussion. The opposition will also raise the heat in Parliament on the row over social media giant Facebook and allegations that it is soft on ruling party members when it came to applying hate speech rules.

An Expert Explains: What are Question Hour and Zero Hour, and why do they matter?

September 06, 2020 10:16 am

In view of the pandemic and a truncated Monsoon Session, Parliament has said no to Question Hour and curtailed Zero Hour. The Opposition has strongly criticised this. Why these two periods are important.

Parliament session: Oppn raises suspension of Question Hour issue, govt says 'not running away from debate'

September 02, 2020 9:30 pm

Opposing the move, Trinamool Congress MP and Floor Leader in Rajya Sabha Derek O' Brien said the opposition members will lose the right to question the government.

Congress leader Anand Sharma alleges a minister called RS 'Agusta House'

May 06, 2016 2:52 pm

"Everybody is part of this House. This House has its own dignity. We do not need a certificate from anybody," said the Rajya Sabha Chairman.

Gadkari bugging issue set to rock Parliament on Wednesday again

July 30, 2014 8:45 pm

Party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue without naming him.

Ruckus over Gaza: RS adjourned twice during Question Hour

July 17, 2014 1:39 pm

When the House reassembled, Ghulam Nabi Azad urged the Chair to suspend the Question Hour and take up a discussion on the issue.

25 railway projects of previous Budgets still pending

July 11, 2014 1:19 pm

The pending projects would require around Rs 21,000 crore outlay and these involve laying of some new lines