Winter Session of Parliament

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Opposition questions haste, stops short of stalling quota Bill

BJP ally and Union minister Anupriya Patel of the Apna Dal lent her voice to the Opposition demand for proportional reservation for OBCs, as well as B Mahtab’s doubts regarding administration of economic criteria.

Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill, minister says 1986 law needs change

The Bill will now go to Rajya Sabha for consideration and passage. Once adopted, it will replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

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Karnataka MPs unite against Tamil Nadu counterparts in Lok Sabha over Mekedatu

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House after the legislators were joined by TDP MPs seeking special assistance for Andhra Pradesh’s new capital and Congress lawmakers raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal.

PAC wants fimmakers to self-certify movies while applying to CBFC

The PAC has recommended that if CBFC does not agree with the certification that has been asked for by the filmmaker, it can be referred to a “Film Certification Jury”.

Transgender Persons Bill: In Rajya Sabha, Opposition likely to demand scrutiny by Select Committee

In the Lok Sabha, the Bill was passed with 27 amendments introduced by the government. All the amendments moved by Opposition members were rejected.

Opposition chalks out strategy in House: corner govt on four issues

The parties, including Congress, Trinamool Congress, Left parties and SP, also agreed that while the Opposition wants both Houses to function, it is the government that is engineering disruptions.

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Lok Sabha clears judges pay hike, asserts its supremacy

However, unless Rajya Sabha clears it on the last day of the winter session Friday, the hike will have to wait till the budget session.

Rajya Sabha standoff over triple talaq Bill: Cong told Govt will support Bill if you agree to pay subsistence allowance

While the Opposition stuck to its demand that the Bill be referred to a select committee, the government, sources said, made an attempt to secure Congress support but did not eventually accept its proposal to break the deadlock.

Future will remember us for new economic history: Govt

After Opposition attack, Jaitley defends noteban, GST and recapitalisation

Triple talaq Bill: Rajya Sabha business halts amid Opposition demand for select committee referral

Deputy chairman P J Kurien noted the amendment had been accepted by chairman Venkaiah Naidu, once a motion for an amendment has been moved it becomes “a property of the House” and he cannot either withdraw the motion or amend it.

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Winter Session Of Parliament Least Productive Sittings In 15 Years

The winter session of Parliament has been one of the “least productive” sessions for both Houses in the past 15 years with the issue of demonetisation leading to repeated disruptions, a research body has claimed. According to data provided by the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry at the end of the session Friday, the productivity of work […]

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