Rethinking role of presiding officers in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha will lead to better functioning of Parliament
A new setup that includes the guidelines outlined below could drastically reduce the abuse of their powers by the presiding officers of both Houses of Parliament
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".
Labour ministry introduces bill allowing companies with more than 300 workers to fire staff without its permission
The proposal, which was the bone of contention between the Union ministry and trade unions, is part of the Industrial Relation Code Bill 2020
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
The proposed reduction to the salaries and allowances of MPs and ministers amounts to savings of around Rs 54 crore.
Rajya Sabha re-elects Harivansh Narayan Singh as dy chairman; 'outstanding umpire,' says Narendra Modi
Harivansh's name was proposed by BJP president JP Nadda, and his proposition was supported by Leader of the House, Thawarchand Gehlot
Parliament's Monsoon Session to kick off under COVID-19 shadow; MPs must provide negative test certificate
Rajya Sabha will convene in the morning from 9 am to 1 pm and Lok Sabha will sit from 3 pm to 7 pm, as part of the precautionary measures
Farooq Abdullah, in first visit to Delhi since abrogation of J&K's special status, arrives for Monsoon Session of Parliament
The NC president is likely to be in focus since he was under detention during the last two sessions held after the abrogation of the then-state's special status
As with parliamentary proceedings, access, accountability and open legislatures can help revive public confidence
While the Parliament is often the cynosure of all eyes, state legislatures, unfortunately, seem to gain attention only when a particular state government’s survival is in question
Rajya Sabha polls: 43 first-timers elected to Upper House accounting for 72% of vacancies, shows official data
With only 12 retiring members being re-elected in the Rajya Sabha and seven more members with past experience of the Upper House returning for another term, the collective experience of the Members of Rajya Sabha will drop to only 63 terms, a senior official in the research division of RS secretariat said.
Parliament starts thermal screening of visitors at all entrances as coronavirus cases rise to 110 in India
Amid the novel coronavirus scare, the security at Parliament has started thermal screening of visitors at all its entrances on Monday. With coronavirus being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, the issue also dominated the discussion among MPs on Monday.
Parliament complex gears up against coronavirus, announces colour-coded passes, restrictions on visiting hours from 11 March
In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the movement of visitors and their entry into Parliament will be restricted when it reassembles after Holi on 11 March.
Rajya Sabha clocks 96% productivity in first phase of Budget Session; 155 MPs made speeches in Upper House of Parliament
Rajya Sabha recorded 96 percent productivity during the first phase of the Budget session with 155 members speaking during the nine days of sitting from 31 January to 11 February.
Union Budget likely to be presented on 1 February; Centre contemplating scheduling Parliament session for 31 Jan
The Centre is contemplating convening the Budget Session of Parliament from 31 January and the Union Budget is likely to be presented on 1 February, sources said.
Congress files breach of privilege notice against Smriti Irani for statement on Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark, says Union minister misled House
Congress MP Manickam Tagore on Sunday submitted a breach of privilege notice against Union minister Smriti Irani for her statement against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha last week.
MHA says situation in Jammu and Kashmir returning to normal, will release detained politicians; no time-frame specified
Top Union Home ministry officials on Friday conveyed to a parliamentary panel that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is getting normal and detained political leaders, including former chief ministers, will be released but gave no time frame for it, sources said.
After air quality in Delhi turns 'severe', Congress MP to introduce bill to strengthen central pollution control body
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said on Thursday he will introduce a private member's bill to give "more teeth" to the apex pollution control body, CPCB, in the upcoming session of Parliament.
‘It may happen’: P Chidambaram takes jibe at BJP over EU MPs’ Kashmir visit, says they could be invited to speak in Parliament
Former finance minister P Chidambaram, who was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till 13 November, took a jibe at the BJP government over the European Union parliamentarians' visit to Jammu and Kashmir, saying they could be invited to the Parliament and speak in favour of the government.
Public Accounts Committee of 17th Lok Sabha to meet in Parliament for first time today, Speaker Om Birla to join meeting
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of 17th Lok Sabha will meet for the first time at Parliament Annexe on Monday.
China asks for 'closed' UNSC consultations on Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan writes letter to council; meeting likely tomorrow
China has submitted a formal request for 'closed consultations' at the UNSC to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir