17th Lok Sabha
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Ahead of Parliament's Winter Session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla appeals for cooperation and smooth functioning of the House
After an all-party meeting, the Speaker said floor leaders of different parties mentioned various issues to be discussed during winter session, beginning 18 November
Public Accounts Committee of 17th Lok Sabha to meet in Parliament for first time today, Speaker Om Birla to join meeting
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of 17th Lok Sabha will meet for the first time at Parliament Annexe on Monday.
Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes RTI (Amendment) Bill; Rajya Sabha passes bill allowing appointment of SC judge as NHRC chief
Parliament Updates: The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 proposes to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of state and central Information Commissioners. The opposition has protested that such a move could dilute the effectiveness of the RTI Act, thereby threatening the autonomy of the Information Commissions.
Delhi HC discards plea seeking appointment of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, says no statutory requirement for post
'No Leader of Opposition is appointed by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha till now, despite the largest Opposition party having elected its leader,' the petition stated.
'I am no longer Congress president,' says Rahul Gandhi, urges CWC to look for his replacement at the earliest
Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday stressed that he is no longer the president of the Congress, adding that the party should decide on a new chief without delay.
International and domestic arbitration bill introduced in Lok Sabha by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
A bill to set up an independent and autonomous regime for institutionalised domestic and international arbitration was introduced in Lok Sabha on Wednesday
TMC 'unnecessarily targeted in Parliament' over law and order situation in West Bengal, claims party; cites 'many instances of violence' in other states
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday said that West Bengal was being unnecessarily targeted in the Parliament despite many instances of violence taking place in other states.
In first speech in 17th Lok Sabha, Sonia Gandhi slams government move to privatise Rae Bareli coach factory
Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that government was seeking to surreptitiously "privatise" the Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli, adding that it has caused uncertainty among employees and their families
Shiv Sena likely to get deputy speaker post of 17th Lok Sabha, YSR Congress and BJD out of race, reveal sources
Sources said Shiv Sena has been putting pressure on the NDA government to elect their leader for the post. Two rounds of talks have already been held with Shiv Sena in this regard, sources added.
Lok Sabha proceedings come to a halt five minutes before scheduled end of day due to lack of quorum
Within a fortnight of the convening of the 17th Lok Sabha, the business of the house on Friday collapsed due to lack of quorum minutes before it was scheduled to end
'Open your eyes... country is being torn apart': First-time TMC MP Mahua Moitra sets stage for Parliamentary debate in fiery, maiden Lok Sabha speech
In her maiden speech in Parliament, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra warned that prevalent signs suggest that India is moving towards fascism. During the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in Lok Sabha, the Krishnanagar MP said, 'Only if you would open your eyes, you would see that there are signs everywhere, that this country is being torn apart.'
Daily Bulletin: Mike Pompeo to arrive in India today; S Jaishankar to file his Rajya Sabha nomination from Gujarat; day's top stories
Today's top stories: US Secretary of Sate Mike Pompeo will arrive in India today; 11 people were arrested for the Jharkhand hate crime; S Jaishankar will file his Rajya Sabha nomination from Gujarat; and more.
Parliament updates: Owaisi slams BJP over violence against Muslims, says India can't become $5 trillion economy if issue not addressed
Parliament LIVE updates: In Lok Sabha, Asaduddin Owaisi said that the Narendra Modi government needs to keep a check on its 'Indian nationalism' ideology. "If every month, a Muslim will be attacked, how will India become a Rs 5-trillion economy by 2024? If you put a leash on Indian nationalism, mob lynching will be over," he said.
Narendra Modi deliberates on employment, agriculture with economists and experts ahead of Union Budget
It said the prime minister thanked participants for their suggestions and observations on various aspects of the economy.
Parliament Updates: Bill to overturn Sabarimala SC verdict introduced in Lok Sabha; House takes up private member bills
Parliament LIVE Updates: The Rajya Sabha reconvened at 2.30 pm. Private members bills are now being introduced supported with weak ayes and feeble noes. The live broadcast on Rajya Sabha TV showed most seats empty. Several members who had notified to move private member bills were also absent.
Simultaneous polls 'need of the hour', says Ram Nath Kovind, bats for 'development for all' in address to joint sitting of Parliament
Laying the road map of the Narendra Modi government for its second term, President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday said empowering every person is the main goal for a 'New India' by 2022
Parliament Updates: Rajya Sabha convenes for the first time since LS polls; Modi introduces Council of Ministers in House
Parliament LIVE Updates: "To ensure equal rights for women, it is important to do away with practices like triple talaq and Nikah-Halala," Kovind said. He also stressed upon the need to ensure women's security. He said that the government has brought in several tough legislation to ensure a safer atmosphere for women, and going forward, it will also ensure proper implementation of existing laws on women's security.
Two-time BJP MP Om Birla NDA's choice for Lok Sabha Speaker; Opposition yet to decide candidate ahead of voting on Wednesday
Birla will succeed former BJP MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan who had earlier announced her decision to not contest the Lok Sabha election this year.
Pragya Thakur adds spiritual guru's name to hers while taking oath in Lok Sabha, triggers sharp response from Opposition
The mention of Swami Purna Chetnanand Avdheshanand Giri as suffix to her name Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur evoked sharp reaction from the Opposition members who said that such a thing was not permitted.
Congress urges PM Narendra Modi to reverse trend of ordinances, send key bills to standing committee for scrutiny
Alleging that the Narendra Modi government used the Parliament as a 'rubber stamp' during its previous tenure, the Congress on Monday hoped that this trend is reversed and key bills are not pushed without legislative scrutiny