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MPs will be asked to get tested for COVID-19 three days before Monsoon Session, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
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MPs will be asked to get tested for COVID-19 three days before Monsoon Session, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

To finalise the arrangements for the upcoming session, Birla on Friday chaired a meeting of officials from health ministry, ICMR, AIIMS, DRDO, and Delhi govt

BJP MPs complain to LS speaker after Shashi Tharoor summons Facebook over hate speech report
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BJP MPs complain to LS speaker after Shashi Tharoor summons Facebook over hate speech report

While BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has sought Tharoor's removal as head of the IT Parliamentary panel, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore accused the Congress MP of violating House procedures

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.

Speaker cracks whip in Lok Sabha, says MPs who cross over to other side will face suspension; bans placards
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Speaker cracks whip in Lok Sabha, says MPs who cross over to other side will face suspension; bans placards

Sending out a stern message, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday said members from Opposition and Treasury sides who cross over to the other side during the time of uproar in the House will be suspended for the Session

In letter to EU, Om Birla calls anti-CAA resolutions ‘inappropriate’, says one legislature can’t pass judgment on another
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In letter to EU, Om Birla calls anti-CAA resolutions ‘inappropriate’, says one legislature can’t pass judgment on another

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday wrote to European Parliament president David Maria Sassoli over the resolutions moved against the CAA in the foreign legislature, saying it is inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgement on another and the practice could be misused by vested interests.

'Missing' posters of Gautam Gambhir found in Delhi's ITO after BJP MP skipped meet over air pollution crisis in National Capital
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'Missing' posters of Gautam Gambhir found in Delhi's ITO after BJP MP skipped meet over air pollution crisis in National Capital

Apart from East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir, as many as 24 MPs from various parties and DDA vice-chairman Tarun Kapoor and all three MCD commissioners did not attend the meeting

Mardaani 2: Kota residents meet Lok Sabha speaker to register protest against city's portrayal in film trailer
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Mardaani 2: Kota residents meet Lok Sabha speaker to register protest against city's portrayal in film trailer

The residents' complaints were essentially with the portrayal of the city in Mardaani 2's trailer.

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla unhappy with thin attendance in Parliament, urges MPs to spend maximum time in House
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Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla unhappy with thin attendance in Parliament, urges MPs to spend maximum time in House

Apparently unhappy with Lok Sabha witnessing thin attendance during the evening hours on Tuesday during the debate on demands for grants of Ministries of Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Speaker Om Birla appealed to the members to be present in the House for maximum time and said they will benefit from speeches of fellow members.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tells first-time MPs to ensure smooth proceedings in the House
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tells first-time MPs to ensure smooth proceedings in the House

Underlining that maintaining dignity of the House should be of paramount importance, Birla said, "No one becomes a leader by coming into the Well of the House... That time has gone."

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Om Birla as LS Speaker, encephalitis in Bihar, recapitalisation of public sector banking; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Om Birla as LS Speaker, encephalitis in Bihar, recapitalisation of public sector banking; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Om Birla being appointed as LS Speaker among Modi's political experiments, reasons behind encephalitis in Bihar elude doctors, recapitalisation of public sector banking, Indian table tennis players aim at Tokyo Olympics glory; today's must-read stories

Om Birla takes charge as Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha; Narendra Modi hails election of two-time Rajasthan MP as 'matter of great pride'
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Om Birla takes charge as Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha; Narendra Modi hails election of two-time Rajasthan MP as 'matter of great pride'

The 56-year-old Om Birla was also a member of Rajasthan Assembly for three terms and was also a parliamentary secretary in Vasundhara Raje's government between 2003 and 2008.

Lok Sabha updates: You are more answerable than ever, Speaker Om Birla tells Centre, assures Opposition he'll be unbiased
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Lok Sabha updates: You are more answerable than ever, Speaker Om Birla tells Centre, assures Opposition he'll be unbiased

Lok Sabha LIVE updates: Speaker Om Birla, in his thank you note to the House, said that the Narendra Modi government, which will be serving its second term is more answerable to the people of India than ever. He thanked the prime minister, his party and all the other members of the House for putting their faith in him.

Om Birla is LS Speaker: Initially frowned upon, Modi's political experiments changing course of Indian polity
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Om Birla is LS Speaker: Initially frowned upon, Modi's political experiments changing course of Indian polity

Modi carried on that non-conventionalism while narrowing down on a name for the post of the country’s president. Ram Nath Kovind was as much a surprise for political veterans as members of the Sangh Parivar.

Daily Bulletin: Om Birla set to be elected LS Speaker, Modi to chair all-party meet on simultaneous polls; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Om Birla set to be elected LS Speaker, Modi to chair all-party meet on simultaneous polls; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Om Birla is set to be elected Lok Sabha Speaker; Narendra Modi will chair a meeting on one nation, one poll, Bihar encephalitis toll mounts to 111.

Congress, UPA allies to support Om Birla for Lok Sabha Speaker’s post, silent on appointment of Deputy Speaker
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Congress, UPA allies to support Om Birla for Lok Sabha Speaker’s post, silent on appointment of Deputy Speaker

The Congress and other UPA allies have decided to support the BJP candidate Om Birla for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker, party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Encephalitis outbreak in Muzaffarpur, Om Birla nominated for LS Speaker's post, Cricket World Cup; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Encephalitis outbreak in Muzaffarpur, Om Birla nominated for LS Speaker's post, Cricket World Cup; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Encephalitis outbreak in Muzaffarpur and the reasons behind it, Om Birla nominated by the BJP for Lok Sabha Speaker's post, Cricket World Cup; today's must-read stories

BJP springs surprise nominating Om Birla for post of Lok Sabha Speaker; Rajasthan MP is experienced legislator
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BJP springs surprise nominating Om Birla for post of Lok Sabha Speaker; Rajasthan MP is experienced legislator

By naming Om Birla, the BJP MP from Kota-Bundi, as the NDA's candidate for the post of the Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, once again, exhibited their tendency to spring surprises when it comes to major decisions

Two-time BJP MP Om Birla NDA's choice for Lok Sabha Speaker; Opposition yet to decide candidate ahead of voting on Wednesday
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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.

Sumitra Mahajan says Priyanka's appointment in Congress shows 'Rahul Gandhi cannot handle politics alone'
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Sumitra Mahajan says Priyanka's appointment in Congress shows 'Rahul Gandhi cannot handle politics alone'

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said: "Priyanka is a good woman. But her appointment also shows Rahul has understood that he cannot do politics alone, so he asked his sister Priyanka to help him."