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Central Vista project: Supreme Court asks Centre to file affidavit on issue related to change in land use
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Central Vista project: Supreme Court asks Centre to file affidavit on issue related to change in land use

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who is representing the Centre in the court, said that he would file an affidavit within three days

Parliamentary standing committees reconstituted, 50 members moved to new panels
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Parliamentary standing committees reconstituted, 50 members moved to new panels

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu suggested attendance and punctuality be considered while recommending members

PM should express grief in Parliament over death of farmers during agri-law protests: Rakesh Tikait
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PM should express grief in Parliament over death of farmers during agri-law protests: Rakesh Tikait

Tikait lashed out at the government over the MSP issue and said that the system would continue 'only on paper' despite Centre's assurance

Truant legislators: Only one MP attended all sittings in seven consecutive Rajya Sabha sessions, reveals study
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Truant legislators: Only one MP attended all sittings in seven consecutive Rajya Sabha sessions, reveals study

The study, undertaken by Rajya Sabha Secretariat, analysed attendance data over the last seven sessions — from 248th to 254th session — which had a total of 138 sittings

In Pictures: PM Modi pays visit to construction site of new Parliament building in Delhi
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In Pictures: PM Modi pays visit to construction site of new Parliament building in Delhi

The prime minister spent almost an hour at the site and did a first-hand inspection of the construction status of the new Parliament building.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays visit to construction site of new Parliament building in Delhi, inspects work
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays visit to construction site of new Parliament building in Delhi, inspects work

The prime minister spent almost an hour at the site and did a first-hand inspection of the construction status of the new Parliament building.

TMC MP Arpita Ghosh resigns from Rajya Sabha, takes many of her own party by surprise
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TMC MP Arpita Ghosh resigns from Rajya Sabha, takes many of her own party by surprise

Ghosh was among those suspended during the ruckus in Rajya Sabha in the recently concluded Parliament session where both MPs and marshals were allegedly injured

Supreme Court slams Centre for failing to make appointments to tribunals
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Supreme Court slams Centre for failing to make appointments to tribunals

There are around 250 vacant posts at various key and appellate tribunals such as NCLT, DRT, TDSAT and SAT

CJI on parliamentary proceedings: Misdiagnosis, blame shifting miss real issues
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CJI on parliamentary proceedings: Misdiagnosis, blame shifting miss real issues

What the CJI fails to note is that the Opposition, the current one in particular, has violated the dignity of Parliament on several occasions

Pegasus row: SC issues notice to Centre, says govt need not disclose anything that compromises national security
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Pegasus row: SC issues notice to Centre, says govt need not disclose anything that compromises national security

The apex court said it will take up the pleas for hearing after 10 days and will see what course of action should be adopted in the matter

Pegasus row: 'Nothing to hide', expert committee to probe all claims, Centre tells Supreme Court
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Pegasus row: 'Nothing to hide', expert committee to probe all claims, Centre tells Supreme Court

The government told a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana that this issue is "highly technical" and expertise was needed to examine the aspects

Congress says 'Satyameva Jayate' as Twitter unlocks Rahul Gandhi's profile after row
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Congress says 'Satyameva Jayate' as Twitter unlocks Rahul Gandhi's profile after row

Gandhi's account was temporarily suspended last week after he tweeted pictures of the family of a nine-year-old victim of alleged rape and murder in Northwest Delhi. Twitter deemed it a violation of its rules.

After Twitter, NCPCR demands action against Rahul Gandhi's Instagram account
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After Twitter, NCPCR demands action against Rahul Gandhi's Instagram account

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said it has come across a video on the Instagram profile of Gandhi wherein the identity of the family of a minor 'rape-and-murder' victim in Delhi has been revealed

‘Twitter is biased, interfering in India's political process,’ says Rahul Gandhi after company locks Congress-linked accounts
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‘Twitter is biased, interfering in India's political process,’ says Rahul Gandhi after company locks Congress-linked accounts

In a strong attack, Gandhi said Twitter was denying his millions of followers the right to an opinion and termed it as an attack on the democratic structure of the country

Monsoon session ends, war of words doesn't as Centre, Opposition up the ante
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Monsoon session ends, war of words doesn't as Centre, Opposition up the ante

While Union ministers have called the Opposition behaviour "condemnable", the latter accused the Centre of having an "authoritarian attitude"

Parliament: Lok Sabha adjourns sine die as stormy Monsoon Session draws to early close; productivity dips to 22%
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Parliament: Lok Sabha adjourns sine die as stormy Monsoon Session draws to early close; productivity dips to 22%

A disappointed Speaker Om Birla, said members holding placards, raising slogans in the Well of Lok Sabha was not in accordance with its traditions

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourn sine die but here's why president will prorogue Monsoon Session of Parliament
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Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourn sine die but here's why president will prorogue Monsoon Session of Parliament

The presiding officer of a House can call a sitting of the House before the date or time to which it has been adjourned or at any time after the House has been adjourned sine die

'Sacrilege in temple of democracy': RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu slams Opposition behaviour in Parliament
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'Sacrilege in temple of democracy': RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu slams Opposition behaviour in Parliament

Ugly scenes were witnessed in the Upper House when the House began a discussion on farmers' protest against new reform laws

LS passes Constitution 127th Amendment Bill; legislation to restore states' power to make their own OBC lists
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LS passes Constitution 127th Amendment Bill; legislation to restore states' power to make their own OBC lists

Some amendments moved by Opposition members were rejected by the House. A constitutional amendment bill requires a special majority for passage in both Houses of Parliament

Only two persons bought two properties in J&K post Article 370 abrogation, Centre tells Parliament
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Only two persons bought two properties in J&K post Article 370 abrogation, Centre tells Parliament

Since the abrogation of special status, the administration has formulated a new definition of domicile for Jammu and Kashmir