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Jun 18, 2019
BJP springs surprise nominating Om Birla for post of Lok Sabha Speaker; Rajasthan MP is experienced legislatorBy 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
Jun 11, 2019
Virender Kumar to be pro tem Speaker in 17th Lok Sabha: Temporary Lok Sabha moderator's main role is to administer oath to new MPsBJP MP Dr Virender Kumar was appointed as the pro tem or interim Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Dec 28, 2018
Triple talaq bill will find support in Rajya Sabha, it's not about 'political opposition', says Ravi Shankar PrasadThe government expressed hope on Friday that the triple talaq bill, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, will find support in the Rajya Sabha, whose approval is necessary for the bill to become law.
May 07, 2018
Parliament Logjam Part 6: Waning legislative influence, lack of clear mission flags need to redefine Rajya Sabha's functioningRajya Sabha has, over time, whittled away its legislative influence in Parliament, as well as its ability to represent states' interests at a federal level.
Apr 05, 2018
NDA MPs to forego salary: BJP complicit in Parliament's descent into irrelevance, attempts at virtue-signalling won't workAs the ruling coalition, it is NDA's responsibility to carry the Opposition along and ensure that the House remains functional. However, as the Congress has sought to turn the Parliament into an arena for political grandstanding, the BJP has been happy to play along.
Mar 21, 2018
Parliament updates: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after Oppn members shout 'We want justice' slogansLok Sabha was again unable to take up a no-confidence motion against the government with disruptions continuing to stall proceedings on Tuesday.
Jan 03, 2018
Triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today: Noisy showdown likely as Narendra Modi govt dares OppositionNoisy showdown is expected in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday as the Narendra Modi government hopes to pass the controversial bill on triple talaq which gives legal right to Muslim women against talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq and makes the practice a "cognizable and non-bailable offence".
Dec 21, 2017
18 drones spotted near airports in 2017 despite restrictions from DGCA on their civil useThe number of cases of drones being detected around airports that pose a hazard to aeroplanes have increased since 2016, with 18 such incidents so far this year, according to official data.
Dec 20, 2017
Winter Session: Venkaiah Naidu expresses anguish over ministers absence in Upper HouseRajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday expressed displeasure at ministers not making it to the House in time for laying the papers listed against their names.
Dec 09, 2017
Winter Session of Maharashtra Assembly to begin on 11 December; state government to table 13 billsOver a dozen new bills are likely to be tabled in the both Houses of the Maharashtra legislature in the Winter Session beginning in Nagpur from 11 December