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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.

Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 at cost of Rs 517 crore: Centre tells Parliament
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Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 at cost of Rs 517 crore: Centre tells Parliament

The prime minister's last trip abroad was to Brazil, in November last year, to attend the BRICS Summit

LS passes labour reforms, RS clears 7 bills as Opposition keeps away from Parliament over suspension of MPs
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LS passes labour reforms, RS clears 7 bills as Opposition keeps away from Parliament over suspension of MPs

As per PTI the Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to conclude tomorrow (23 September, Wednesday), eight days before it is scheduled to end, amid concerns of the spread of coronavirus among lawmakers.

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.

Will boycott Rajya Sabha till suspensions of eight MPs revoked, says Opposition; apologise first, demands Centre
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Will boycott Rajya Sabha till suspensions of eight MPs revoked, says Opposition; apologise first, demands Centre

Leader of the House Thaawarchand Gehlot said the suspended members tried to portray that it is the mistake of the Chair and not the opposition. "This is not proper," he added

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

Centre tells Parliament nearly 1,200 detained under stringent NSA by police in 2017, 2018; 563 still in custody
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Centre tells Parliament nearly 1,200 detained under stringent NSA by police in 2017, 2018; 563 still in custody

According to the 2018 NCRB report, Madhya Pradesh detained the highest number of people under the NSA in 2017 and 2018 among all states followed by UP

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

BJP likely to move motion seeking 'strong action' against Opposition MPs for row in Rajya Sabha, says source
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BJP likely to move motion seeking 'strong action' against Opposition MPs for row in Rajya Sabha, says source

This comes after 12 Opposition parties moved a no-confidence notice against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh over the manner in which the bills were passed in House

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".

In Rajya Sabha, Opposition MPs sloganeer and tear official papers over passage of farm bills
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In Rajya Sabha, Opposition MPs sloganeer and tear official papers over passage of farm bills

Amid the chaos, mics in the Rajya Sabha were muted and the proceedings were then adjourned for around 15 minutes

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: Centre, Oppn trade fire on PM CARES Fund; RS passes bill to punish attacks on health workers
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Parliament Monsoon Session: Centre, Oppn trade fire on PM CARES Fund; RS passes bill to punish attacks on health workers

In the Lok Sabha, Opposition MPs of the Congress, DMK, TMC, and others opposed the PM CARES Fund, alleging that it lacked transparency

Parliament's Monsoon Session likely to be curtailed as COVID-19 cases among MPs rise
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Parliament's Monsoon Session likely to be curtailed as COVID-19 cases among MPs rise

After some MPs, including Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prahlad Patel, tested positive for COVID-19 during the session, some parties have said that conducting the full 18-day session could be risky

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