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Lok Sabha panel cracks whip on ex-MPs overstaying at official bungalows, asks them to vacate residences within a week
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Lok Sabha panel cracks whip on ex-MPs overstaying at official bungalows, asks them to vacate residences within a week

Former MPs overstaying at their official bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi, were ordered to vacate their residence by a Lok Sabha panel.

Union health ministry proposes doing away with NEET-PG; says MBBS final exam enough for admissions to MD, MS
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Union health ministry proposes doing away with NEET-PG; says MBBS final exam enough for admissions to MD, MS

Union Health Ministry proposed to do away with NEET-PG, making final MBBS examination for admission to MD and MS programmes.

Mahua Moitra's speech, Owaisi's oath taking, Speaker Suresh's benign chastising: Why this week in Parliament left me feeling empty
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Mahua Moitra's speech, Owaisi's oath taking, Speaker Suresh's benign chastising: Why this week in Parliament left me feeling empty

During Moitra's speech, Kerala Congress MP Suresh Kodikunnil was in the Speaker's Chair looking benign, smiling and occasionally saying things like 'you already took three minutes'. Suresh is an interesting character, a seven-time MP. This week when he took his oath in Hindi and was reportedly scolded by Sonia Gandhi for not taking it in Malayalam or English.

Venkaiah Naidu says bills pending in Rajya Sabha for more than five years should be considered lapsed
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Venkaiah Naidu says bills pending in Rajya Sabha for more than five years should be considered lapsed

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday suggested that any bill pending for more than five years in the Upper House should be considered lapsed.

Kerala exit poll projections: Sabarimala did little to consolidate Hindu votes for BJP, say analysts
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Kerala exit poll projections: Sabarimala did little to consolidate Hindu votes for BJP, say analysts

Analysts say BJP hasn't got any benefit in Kerala from the Sabarimala row, including in Pathanamthitta — the hotspot of Sabarimala protests — where exit polls predict a sizeable gap between BJP candidate K Surendran and Congress candidate Anto Antony

Lok Sabha election: BJP declares first list of 184 candidates; at least 35 of 78 MPs re-nominated have criminal cases against them
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Lok Sabha election: BJP declares first list of 184 candidates; at least 35 of 78 MPs re-nominated have criminal cases against them

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha election on Thursday, and the attention is focused on the 'big wigs' who have been retained to make good on the party's ticket.

Explained: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, triple talaq bill among 46 draft laws set to lapse as Parliament adjourns sine die
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Explained: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, triple talaq bill among 46 draft laws set to lapse as Parliament adjourns sine die

Parliament explained: The 16th Lok Sabha had a total of 17 sessions and 331 sittings in which a total of 219 Bills were introduced, out of which 205 were passed. Overall productivity was 85 per cent, according to PRS Legislative Research.

'Neither did plane fly, nor did earthquake occur': Modi peppers last Lok Sabha speech with digs at Rahul Gandhi
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'Neither did plane fly, nor did earthquake occur': Modi peppers last Lok Sabha speech with digs at Rahul Gandhi

In his last speech in the 16th Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took potshots at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his various gestures and comments made in the House during the last five years, including raking up of the Rafale fighter deal.

Narendra Modi's 'Mahamilawati' attack in Parliament a sign that PM assumes party will win LS polls
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Narendra Modi's 'Mahamilawati' attack in Parliament a sign that PM assumes party will win LS polls

In his nearly 100-minute speech in the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi named the achievements of his government, offered clarity on Rafale deal and mounted a strong counter-attack on Congress, and other Opposition parties, laced with aggressive political rhetoric, humour and sarcasm

KCR's dream of a third front far-fetched proposition; lack of common agenda keeps regional satraps divided
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KCR's dream of a third front far-fetched proposition; lack of common agenda keeps regional satraps divided

Political pundits are vary of reading too much in KCR's efforts to form a 'national party'-less alliance. And there are two reasons behind it, one lies in the past, and one in the present

Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'impatient to take India to new heights': Full text of PM's Independence Day Speech
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'impatient to take India to new heights': Full text of PM's Independence Day Speech

In his last Independence Day address as India's 15th Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the country was on a new trajectory of growth due to initiatives in the last four years of his government and asserted that he was impatient to take the country ahead of many others in the world.

Uttar Pradesh's lone Muslim minister slams triple talaq supporters, says AIMPLB wants to fulfill vested interests
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Uttar Pradesh's lone Muslim minister slams triple talaq supporters, says AIMPLB wants to fulfill vested interests

A lone Muslim minister in Uttar Pradesh on Friday slammed those supporting triple talaq, arguing that if uttering the word 'nikaah' (wedding) thrice does not solemnise a marriage, how can uttering the word 'talaq' thrice result in divorce.

Akhilesh Yadav accuses BJP of spreading hatred, trying to divert people's attention ahead of UP civic polls
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Akhilesh Yadav accuses BJP of spreading hatred, trying to divert people's attention ahead of UP civic polls

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday accused the ruling BJP of spreading "hatred" and trying to "divert people's attention" through its campaigns for the civic polls in Uttar Pradesh.

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election results highlights: Amarinder says Sunil Jakhar's win will revive Congress
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Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election results highlights: Amarinder says Sunil Jakhar's win will revive Congress

Counting of votes polled in the 11 October by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency began on Sunday.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2017: Lok Dal offers symbol as option B to Mulayam ahead of EC order on 'cycle'
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2017: Lok Dal offers symbol as option B to Mulayam ahead of EC order on 'cycle'

"I want them (Mulayam-Akhilesh) to resolve the dispute and if it does not happen and cycle symbol goes to Akhilesh or EC freezes it, Lok Dal is with Mulayam," Lok Dal's National President Sunil Singh said.

Parliament logjam: It's time to discipline members, end agitational politics
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Parliament logjam: It's time to discipline members, end agitational politics

Maintaining the discipline, decorum and dignity of the Parliament is of paramount importance for the Indian democracy, something our politicians seem to have forgotten