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TMC's Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray goes under home quarantine, says party leaders likely to follow suit
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TMC's Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray goes under home quarantine, says party leaders likely to follow suit

Trinamool Congress MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray said on Wednesday that he has gone on home quarantine in wake of the coronavirus pandemic and would not take part in the rest of the Budget Session

‘Nero fiddled while Rome burned’: Opposition in Lok Sabha demands Amit Shah’s resignation over failure to control Delhi violence
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‘Nero fiddled while Rome burned’: Opposition in Lok Sabha demands Amit Shah’s resignation over failure to control Delhi violence

Coming down heavily on the Centre over failure to contain violence in Delhi, the opposition in Lok Sabha demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah, but the BJP alleged a conspiracy behind the riots

Lok Sabha suspends 7 Congress MPs for 'gross misconduct'; Opposition continues protests seeking immediate discussion on Delhi violence
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Lok Sabha suspends 7 Congress MPs for 'gross misconduct'; Opposition continues protests seeking immediate discussion on Delhi violence

Seven Congress MPs in the Lok Sabha were suspended for the rest of the Budget session, as ruckus disrupted proceedings in the Lower House for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday. The MPs including Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, R Unnithan, Manickam Tagore, Benny Behnan, and Gurjeet Singh Aujla, were suspended on charges of "gross misconduct", reports said.

Rajya Sabha clocks 96% productivity in first phase of Budget Session; 155 MPs made speeches in Upper House of Parliament
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Rajya Sabha clocks 96% productivity in first phase of Budget Session; 155 MPs made speeches in Upper House of Parliament

Rajya Sabha recorded 96 percent productivity during the first phase of the Budget session with 155 members speaking during the nine days of sitting from 31 January to 11 February.

BJP issues whip to Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha MPs asking them to be present on Tuesday for discussion of ‘very important legislative work’
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BJP issues whip to Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha MPs asking them to be present on Tuesday for discussion of ‘very important legislative work’

The BJP has issued a whip asking its members of parliament to be present in their respective Houses on Tuesday when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to reply to discussions on the Union Budget in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

K Parasaran, Hindu parties' counsel in Ayodhya case, made member of Ram Temple trust; 92-yr-old is a Vedic scholar, Padma Vibhushan awardee
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K Parasaran, Hindu parties' counsel in Ayodhya case, made member of Ram Temple trust; 92-yr-old is a Vedic scholar, Padma Vibhushan awardee

The residence of the lead counsel for the Hindu parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, K Parasaran, will be used as the office of the trust set up to construct a Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya.

2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case convicts will be ‘hanged soon’, Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Lok Sabha
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2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case convicts will be ‘hanged soon’, Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Lok Sabha

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday assured Lok Sabha that convicts in the 2012 gangrape and murder case will be hanged soon. The culprits are trying to delay punishment which is not justified, he added. Several members, especially women MPs across party lines, raised the issue of attacks on women in various parts of the country.

Amit Shah says Ram Temple trust will have 15 members, including one Dalit; body to be totally independent
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Amit Shah says Ram Temple trust will have 15 members, including one Dalit; body to be totally independent

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday announced that the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra, set up by the government for construction of a temple in Ayodhya, will have 15 trustees and one of them will be from the Dalit community

In Lok Sabha, Narendra Modi announces Ram Temple Trust in Ayodhya: Amit Shah congratulates PM for 'unprecedented decision'; Adityanath, Shiv Sena react
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In Lok Sabha, Narendra Modi announces Ram Temple Trust in Ayodhya: Amit Shah congratulates PM for 'unprecedented decision'; Adityanath, Shiv Sena react

Narendra Modi announced the constitution of 'Shri Ram Janambhoomi Tirath Kshetra', which would oversee the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, nearly three months after the Supreme Court ruling in the decades-old case.

Budget Session of Parliament: No decision on NRC yet, Centre tells LS; Opposition slams govt over unemployment, economy during Motion of Thanks agenda
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Budget Session of Parliament: No decision on NRC yet, Centre tells LS; Opposition slams govt over unemployment, economy during Motion of Thanks agenda

In the Parliament on Tuesday, the Centre on Tuesday in the Lok Sabha said that the government hasn’t taken any decision on implementing a nationwide NRC.

Parliament Updates: TMC's Sukhendu Ray sings 'mile sur mera tumhara' in jibe at Narendra Modi, Amit Shah for conflicting statements on NRC
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Parliament Updates: TMC's Sukhendu Ray sings 'mile sur mera tumhara' in jibe at Narendra Modi, Amit Shah for conflicting statements on NRC

Parliament LIVE Updates: In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, the Centre said that as per the information received from Assam Government, the state has not constructed any detention camp in Assam exclusively to detain those who do not have documents proving their citizenship under National Register of Citizens

Amid nationwide protests, no decision on preparing National Register of Citizens at national level, says Ministry of Home Affairs
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Amid nationwide protests, no decision on preparing National Register of Citizens at national level, says Ministry of Home Affairs

The government has not taken any decision on preparing a nationwide NRC, it reiterated in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, amid protests against the citizens' register in the country

'Mark out, disenfranchise, annihilate': TMC MP Mahua Moitra tears into Centre over CAA in Parliament, rejects 'Us vs Them' debate
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'Mark out, disenfranchise, annihilate': TMC MP Mahua Moitra tears into Centre over CAA in Parliament, rejects 'Us vs Them' debate

Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker Mahua Moitra on Monday accused the BJP-led government of betraying the voters who had expressed their faith in it, saying that nobody wants to be part of 'us versus them' debate.

Both Houses of Parliament hit by anti-CAA sloganeering; Opposition MPs protest as BJP's Parvesh Verma initiates debate on Motion of Thanks
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Both Houses of Parliament hit by anti-CAA sloganeering; Opposition MPs protest as BJP's Parvesh Verma initiates debate on Motion of Thanks

BJP MP Parvesh Verma on Monday strongly criticised the Congress in the Lok Sabha for opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and accused the Opposition party of creating problems like Article 370 as part of its 'vote bank politics'

Budget Session from 31 Jan; LS speaker Om Birla, RS chairman M Venkaiah Naidu call all parties for discussion before Parliament meets tomorrow
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Budget Session from 31 Jan; LS speaker Om Birla, RS chairman M Venkaiah Naidu call all parties for discussion before Parliament meets tomorrow

Ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has convened a meeting of the leaders of various political parties in the evening of 30 January.

Union Budget likely to be presented on 1 February; Centre contemplating scheduling Parliament session for 31 Jan
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Union Budget likely to be presented on 1 February; Centre contemplating scheduling Parliament session for 31 Jan

The Centre is contemplating convening the Budget Session of Parliament from 31 January and the Union Budget is likely to be presented on 1 February, sources said.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's meeting with CEOs of PSU banks postponed
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's meeting with CEOs of PSU banks postponed

The meeting has been postponed due to Nirmala Sitharaman's pre-occupation in Parliament, sources said

UAPA Amendment Bill to be debated in Rajya Sabha today: Draft law fails basic test of elasticity, doesn't safeguard against potential abuse
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UAPA Amendment Bill to be debated in Rajya Sabha today: Draft law fails basic test of elasticity, doesn't safeguard against potential abuse

History lesson that this five-decade-old legislation teaches us is that use of UAPA lies in its misuse and one which has taken place across party lines. With the overwhelming majority of the Lok Sabha appearing convinced, only time will tell whether this was the first step towards a more secure India or the last nail in the coffin for free speech and political dissent.

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes bill criminalising instant triple talaq; Rajya Sabha nod to RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019
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Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes bill criminalising instant triple talaq; Rajya Sabha nod to RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passed the instant triple talaq bill. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minority Affairs Minister, says that the Opposition is against the triple talaq Bill because they are afraid of losing a certain set of votes. The Bill is in lines with the constitutional commitment. The Bill will protect Muslim women, he adds.

Daily Bulletin: Lok Sabha likely to take up Triple Talaq Bill for debate and passage; India's first space war drill 'IndSpaceEx' to kickstart today; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Lok Sabha likely to take up Triple Talaq Bill for debate and passage; India's first space war drill 'IndSpaceEx' to kickstart today; day's top stories

Lok Sabha likely to take contentious Triple Talaq Bill for consideration and passage today; India's first space war drill 'IndSpaceEx', likely to kickstart today; day's top stories