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Monsoon Session of Parliament: From Rafale, COVID management to fuel prices, Oppn preps arsenal to corner Centre
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: From Rafale, COVID management to fuel prices, Oppn preps arsenal to corner Centre

The Rafale deal, COVID-19 vaccines, and fuel prices are likely to be at the very top of the Opposition's agenda to up the ante against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Farmers to protest outside Parliament every day during Monsoon Session, says Samyukt Kisan Morcha
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Farmers to protest outside Parliament every day during Monsoon Session, says Samyukt Kisan Morcha

A warning letter will be given to all Opposition MPs on 17 July, asking them to protest the agri laws inside the House, the SKM said

Monsoon Session: Centre likely to table Bill for amendments to GIBNA for insurance PSU privatisation
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Monsoon Session: Centre likely to table Bill for amendments to GIBNA for insurance PSU privatisation

Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget 2021-22 had announced a big-ticket privatisation agenda including privatisation of two public sector banks and one general insurance company

Monsoon Session of Parliament likely to be held from 19 July to 31 August, say sources
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Monsoon Session of Parliament likely to be held from 19 July to 31 August, say sources

The Monsoon Session of Parliament usually commences in the third week of July and concludes ahead of Independence day

Rahul, Priyanka booked under 1897 Epidemic Act: Colonial-era law was introduced to combat disease, protect public servants
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Rahul, Priyanka booked under 1897 Epidemic Act: Colonial-era law was introduced to combat disease, protect public servants

When first introduced 123 years ago, the Epidemic Diseases Act allowed colonial authorities to detain plague suspects, destroy or demolish infected property and dwellings, and examine passengers at will

Truncated Monsoon Session clocks highest productivity in 20 yrs, but Opposition cries foul over breakneck speed of legislation
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Truncated Monsoon Session clocks highest productivity in 20 yrs, but Opposition cries foul over breakneck speed of legislation

On average, Lok Sabha discussed a Bill for 1.5 hours, and Rajya Sabha discussed a Bill for just about an hour before passing it

Stormy Monsoon Session of Parliament sees Rajya Sabha pass 25 Bills over Opposition's protest, absence
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Stormy Monsoon Session of Parliament sees Rajya Sabha pass 25 Bills over Opposition's protest, absence

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said in concluding remarks that the House’s productivity was 100.47 percent, while written replies were given to a total of 1,567 unstarred questions

Parliament's Monsoon Session ends prematurely; LS, RS rush key farm, labour bills; Oppn boycotts Upper House
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Parliament's Monsoon Session ends prematurely; LS, RS rush key farm, labour bills; Oppn boycotts Upper House

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned with the Opposition still fuming over the events that led to suspension of eight MPs.

Who controls Parliament? Instead of building a robust system, we have bled its vitality, dignity and efficacy
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Who controls Parliament? Instead of building a robust system, we have bled its vitality, dignity and efficacy

Seven decades, sixteen Lok Sabha and two hundred and fifty one Rajya Sabha sessions later, we have reached a situation where executive doesn’t just have a link to legislature through Parliament, but there is a near-complete Executive take-over of the Legislature. Bit by bit, over these seven decades, every government has contributed to the undermining of the institution of Parliament.

Rajya Sabha dy chairman offers tea to protesting MPs; Narendra Modi says gesture shows his 'big heart'
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Rajya Sabha dy chairman offers tea to protesting MPs; Narendra Modi says gesture shows his 'big heart'

The suspended parliamentarians spent the night in the lawns near Mahatma Gandhi's statue, a first such overnight protest in the Parliament complex, old-timers said

Rajya Sabha Chairman rejects notice for no-confidence motion against deputy, suspends 8 MPs
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Rajya Sabha Chairman rejects notice for no-confidence motion against deputy, suspends 8 MPs

Opposition members protested against the decision, leading to adjournment of the proceedings for about 20 minutes

Farm bills row in RS: BJP says Opposition's behaviour 'disgraceful'; RSTV feed cut, claims TMC's Derek O'Brien
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Farm bills row in RS: BJP says Opposition's behaviour 'disgraceful'; RSTV feed cut, claims TMC's Derek O'Brien

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the passage of the bills "a watershed moment in the history of Indian agriculture", the Congress and other Opposition parties slammed the bills as "death warrants" of farmers, and called it a "black day for democracy".

Farm Bills introduced in Rajya Sabha; MSP-based procurement to continue, says Narendra Singh Tomar
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Farm Bills introduced in Rajya Sabha; MSP-based procurement to continue, says Narendra Singh Tomar

Opponents of the Agriculture Bills see them as an attempt to dilute the public procurement system and say they could lead to exploitation of farmers by private companies

Parliament Monsoon Session: LS sees disruptions as Congress-BJP argue over PM CARES fund; RS passes bills slashing MPs' salaries
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Parliament Monsoon Session: LS sees disruptions as Congress-BJP argue over PM CARES fund; RS passes bills slashing MPs' salaries

Lok Sabha saw a string of adjournments as the Opposition raised slogans against MoS Finance Anurag Thakur for his allegation that the PM National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was set up "only for the benefit of the Gandhi family"

Lok Sabha passes farm bills amid opposition from farmers, political parties; what you should know about legislations
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Lok Sabha passes farm bills amid opposition from farmers, political parties; what you should know about legislations

The Bills, which were first introduced ordinances on 5 June, seek to pave the way for private players to purchase agriculture produce outside APMCs and amend the various laws capping their stockpiling, procurement and storage

Parliament Monsoon Session: LS passes farm bills as Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits PM's Cabinet in protest; RS discusses COVID-19 management
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Parliament Monsoon Session: LS passes farm bills as Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits PM's Cabinet in protest; RS discusses COVID-19 management

In the Rajya Sabha, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said that a coronavirus vaccine is likely to be available in India by early next year and added that the Centre is aiming to bring down India's COVID-19 mortality rate

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes controversial farm sector bills; SAD's Harsimrat Badal quits Modi Cabinet
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Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes controversial farm sector bills; SAD's Harsimrat Badal quits Modi Cabinet

Parliament LIVE Updates: Harsimrat Kaur Badal of Shiromani Akali Dal will resign as Union minister over government's farm ordinances, PTI reported. She has been handling the food processing ministry in the NDA government since 2014

'China violated peace in east Ladakh': Rajnath Singh in RS slams Beijing over its 'complete disregard' for bilateral agreements
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'China violated peace in east Ladakh': Rajnath Singh in RS slams Beijing over its 'complete disregard' for bilateral agreements

Beijing has undertaken significant infrastructure construction along the Line of Actual Control, Rajnath Singh told the Upper House on Thursday

'Did people recover by eating 'Bhabhi Ji Papad'?: Shiv Sena taunts BJP, defends Maharashtra's COVID-19 response
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'Did people recover by eating 'Bhabhi Ji Papad'?: Shiv Sena taunts BJP, defends Maharashtra's COVID-19 response

In an apparent dig at Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Raut said did those people recover by eating 'Bhabhi Ji Papad'. Meghwal had come under fire after he claiming that the ingredients of a papad brand help in the formation of antibodies needed to fight COVID-19.

Parliament Monsoon Session: LS clears bill allowing RBI to supervise cooperative banks; Congress raises Chinese surveillance issue
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Parliament Monsoon Session: LS clears bill allowing RBI to supervise cooperative banks; Congress raises Chinese surveillance issue

The Centre told the Parliament in a written reply to a question that India’s ties with China have not worsened in the aftermath of the border tensions