Lok Sabha passes finance bill without discussion, Congress and DMK demand financial package to deal with coronavirus
A decision to approve the Finance Bill without discussion was taken at the all-party meeting convened by the Speaker.
No documents will be collected for NPR, govt yet to take a call on NRC, MoS Home Nityanand Rai informs Rajya Sabha
The NPR data will be collected along with the house-listing phase of the Census to be conducted from 1 April to 30 September.
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.
BJP's Sangeeta Deo accuses two women Congress MPs of ‘assaulting’ her during ruckus in Lok Sabha over Delhi violence
BJP MP Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo alleged two women Congress parliamentarians assaulted her during ruckus in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
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.
Roads at Shaheen Bagh, Chand Bagh blocked by protesters, MHA tells Lok Sabha; no assessment of loss to general public, says G Kishan Reddy
The Home Ministry said on Tuesday that two roads in Delhi — one at Shaheen Bagh and the other at Chand Bagh — have been blocked by protesters
During debate on Finance Bill in RS, TMC MP alleges 'financial coronavirus' destroying economy; Budget fulfills people's expectations, says BJP
TMC MP Manas Ranjan Bhunia accused the government of depriving the poor of employment opportunities generated from the MNREGA as it has cut expenditure under the scheme and alleged that it is selling out precious assets of the country
SC order on reservation: Centre tells Lok Sabha govt wasn't party to case after Opposition accuses it of failing to defend quota
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot said the top court order pertains to a 2012 decision of the previous Congress government in Uttarakhand and asserted that the Central government is 'committed' and 'dedicated' to reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs
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.
In RS, Opposition claims protests against CAA spontaenous, Constitution under threat; secularism and tolerance in party's DNA, says BJP
Terming the protests over the amended citizenship law as 'spontaneous', Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday alleged that the Constitution is under threat from the ruling BJP
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
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.
Economy is not in recession, says Anurag Thakur in Lok Sabha; MoS Finance claims India’s GDP set to surpass China in 2021-22
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur said that according to the IMF estimates, India continues to be among the fastest-growing economies in the world and its gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to grow at 5.8 per cent in 2020-21 and is further projected to surpass China with a growth rate of 6.5 per cent in 2021-22.
Congress leaders attend Budget Session of Parliament wearing black armbands to express solidarity with anti-CAA, NRC protesters
Top Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi on Friday staged a protest near Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex to save the Constitution and express solidarity with those protesting against the Citizenship Act, NRC and NPR
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.
Best session of Rajya Sabha in 17 years, says Venkaiah Naidu as Upper House passes 32 bills in 35 sittings
The 249th session of the Rajya Sabha was the best in the last five years, in terms of utilisation of available time, said Venkaiah Naidu.
Rahul Gandhi lashes out at Modi govt for 'diluting RTI', says move will 'help corrupt steal from India'
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged on Saturday that the Modi government is 'diluting' the RTI Act to 'help the corrupt steal from India', days after the amendment was passed by the Rajya Sabha.
Railways received Rs 65,837 crore and highest ever outlay for capital expenditure amounting to Rs 1.60 lakh crore in the Budget for the year 2019-20.
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Daily Bulletin: NDA-II's first Economic Survey to be tabled in Parliament; Rahul Gandhi to appear in Mumbai court over RSS defamation case; day's top stories
Chief Economic Advisor KV Subramanian to table the first Economic Survey, ahead of Union Budget; Rahul Gandhi to appear in Mumbai court in RSS defamation case concerning Gauri Lankesh's murder; day's top stories