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14 years on, NATO to renew a vow to Ukraine
World

14 years on, NATO to renew a vow to Ukraine

NATO foreign ministers will gather for two days at the Palace of the Parliament in the Romanian capital Bucharest

Nepal votes to elect new parliament and provincial assemblies, counting to start tonight
World

Nepal votes to elect new parliament and provincial assemblies, counting to start tonight

Political observers closely watching the elections have predicted a hung parliament and a government that is unlikely to provide the required political stability in Nepal

Winter session of Parliament to begin from December 7: Pralhad Joshi
India

Winter session of Parliament to begin from December 7: Pralhad Joshi

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi informed that the winter session of Parliament will begin from 7 December and continue till 29th of the month

Filling up vacant posts, using up capital budgets among Modi government's eight priority areas
India

Filling up vacant posts, using up capital budgets among Modi government's eight priority areas

As per the data provided by the government to the Parliament, there are 40.35 lakh sanctioned positions in the central government as on 1 March, 2021, with only 30.55 lakh employees

North India, Parliament's mindset still not conducive to women's reservation, says NCP president Sharad Pawar
India

North India, Parliament's mindset still not conducive to women's reservation, says NCP president Sharad Pawar

Pawar said, the country is still not mentally ready to accept women's leadership, as the Women's Reservation Bill, which aims to reserve 33 per cent seats in Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies for women is still pending for clearance

Explained: What is a constitutional monarchy, which King Charles III has vowed to uphold
World

Explained: What is a constitutional monarchy, which King Charles III has vowed to uphold

While Britain does not have a single constitutional document, it still has laws and carefully documented traditions that together form a constitution, one that binds the king

COVID-19: 'Repercussions would have been less grave' if govt acted on time during second wave
India

COVID-19: 'Repercussions would have been less grave' if govt acted on time during second wave

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health said the second wave was undoubtedly marred by high cases, increased deaths, shortage of oxygen and beds in hospitals, reduced supplies of medicines and other important drugs

Former member of Afghanistan's parliament urges world to label Taliban as a 'gender apartheid' regime
World

Former member of Afghanistan's parliament urges world to label Taliban as a 'gender apartheid' regime

Naheed Farid, a women's rights activist who was the youngest-ever politician elected to parliament in 2010, accused the Taliban of using women as a 'bargaining chip' to demand legitimacy, funds, and aid from the international community

Explained: Why New Zealand’s anti-vax protesters have gathered outside Parliament
World

Explained: Why New Zealand’s anti-vax protesters have gathered outside Parliament

Around 2,000 protesters gathered at New Zealand’s Parliament grounds on Tuesday. The protest was much about lingering discontentment over the government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis as it was about current rules, including a requirement that people wear masks in stores

Cong attacks the government for not holding functions at Parliament's historic Central Hall to mark 75th anniversary
India

Cong attacks the government for not holding functions at Parliament's historic Central Hall to mark 75th anniversary

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said there were special functions in Parliament's historic Central Hall to mark the 25th, 50th and 60th anniversary of Independence

'Finishing remaining work to ensure Winter Session is held in new Parliament building', say officials
India

'Finishing remaining work to ensure Winter Session is held in new Parliament building', say officials

Last week, the government told the Lok Sabha that 70 per cent of the physical progress on the new Parliament building project had been made, and the completion date is set for November 2022

Monsoon session of Parliament extremely disappointing, govt was in rush to curtail session: Congress
India

Monsoon session of Parliament extremely disappointing, govt was in rush to curtail session: Congress

Congress said the government did not have a legislative agenda and though it listed 32 bills at the start of the session, it managed to pass only seven in Lok Sabha and five in Rajya Sabha

Monsoon Session: Speaker Om Birla takes exception to Opposition MP approaching minister during Question Hour
Politics

Monsoon Session: Speaker Om Birla takes exception to Opposition MP approaching minister during Question Hour

It was after the House discussed a supplementary question related to the availability of human resources in the NCLT, Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh called Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy to explain the government's position in private

Bill in Lok Sabha to amend Electricity Act to push for private investment in power distribution sector
India

Bill in Lok Sabha to amend Electricity Act to push for private investment in power distribution sector

The bill is aimed at allowing privatisation of electricity on the lines of communication. If the bill is passed in both the houses, customers will have the option to choose the supplier of electricity just like one can choose for telephone, mobile and internet services

BPCL strategic sale: Centre to decide on re-initiating the process after reviewing situation
Business

BPCL strategic sale: Centre to decide on re-initiating the process after reviewing situation

The government withdrew its offer to sell its entire 52.98 per cent stake in BPCL in last May. COVID pandemic, energy transition issues and geo-political conditions affected several industries globally, especially the oil and gas industry, Minister of State for Finance told Parliament

BJP slams Congress-led Rajasthan govt in, outside Parliament over attack on party MP Ranjeeta Koli
Politics

BJP slams Congress-led Rajasthan govt in, outside Parliament over attack on party MP Ranjeeta Koli

Arjun Ram Meghwal and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore hit out at the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in the state, noting that Koli has been attacked for the fourth time by the "mining and land mafia"

Outright affront to Parliament: Congress slams ED summons to party leader Mallikarjun Kharge
Politics

Outright affront to Parliament: Congress slams ED summons to party leader Mallikarjun Kharge

In a statement, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh charged that the ED summons to Kharge when the Parliament session was on was done with the sole purpose of harassing the Leader of Opposition (LOP) and the Congress

North Korea to convene rubber-stamp parliament to discuss new laws and organisational issues in September
World

North Korea to convene rubber-stamp parliament to discuss new laws and organisational issues in September

North Korea's legislative body meets only once or twice a year, mostly for day-long sessions to approve budgets or other decisions deemed necessary by the ruling Workers' Party

Remove 'illegitimate' child reference from adoption law, suggests parliamentary panel
India

Remove 'illegitimate' child reference from adoption law, suggests parliamentary panel

The panel has underlined the need to enact a single comprehensive law covering guardianship aspects of various categories of persons and applicable to all, irrespective of religion

AAP MP Raghav Chadha seeks suggestions from people on issues to be raised in Parliament
India

AAP MP Raghav Chadha seeks suggestions from people on issues to be raised in Parliament

Raghav Chadha said he has been inspired by the firm commitment of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann to work for the welfare of the people.