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Supreme Court asks Lokpal search committee to recommend names for appointment by February end
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Supreme Court asks Lokpal search committee to recommend names for appointment by February end

The apex court had on 4 January directed the Centre to place on affidavit steps taken till date for Lokpal's appointment and expressed its displeasure over the tardy progress made in this regard.

'Assam's burden is our burden,' says Rajnath Singh as Citizenship Amendment Bill is passed in Lok Sabha amid protests
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'Assam's burden is our burden,' says Rajnath Singh as Citizenship Amendment Bill is passed in Lok Sabha amid protests

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh moved the the Citizenship Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha amid protests inside the House and in the northeast.

Protests mar another day in Parliament: Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill amid chants of 'CBI BJP ka tota hai'
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Protests mar another day in Parliament: Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill amid chants of 'CBI BJP ka tota hai'

The penultimate day of the Winter Session of Parliament progressed like most other days this session — amid chaos and constant sloganeering by MPs over various issues. Lawmakers made little headway in the agenda set for the day in both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, though the Lower House passed the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, moved by Minister of State for Law PP Choudhury.

Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; both Houses adjourned for the day
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Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; both Houses adjourned for the day

Parliament LATEST updates: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after passing the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, moved by Minister of State for Law PP Choudhury. The Lower House passed the amendments after MPs from other parties made their statements, amid sloganeering by others over various issues. Furthermore, a report says the government is open to the idea of extending the Winter Session of Parliament, scheduled to end on Tuesday, by two days to pass amendments. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned withing seconds of reconvening at 2.20 pm.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 45 MPs from TDP, AIADMK in two days for disruptions
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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 45 MPs from TDP, AIADMK in two days for disruptions

Cracking the whip on unruly MPs, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has suspended 45 Lok Sabha members belonging to the TDP and the AIADMK.

Parliament updates: Rajya Sabha scraps no-detention policy, passes amendments to RTE, NCTE bills; house adjourned till tomorrow
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Parliament updates: Rajya Sabha scraps no-detention policy, passes amendments to RTE, NCTE bills; house adjourned till tomorrow

Parliament LIVE updates: TMC MP Derek O'Brien hit out at BJP's defence over the situation in Kashmir in Rajya Sabha. Derek said, "When finance minister makes guest appearance for Home minister, people know there's a strong message coming from the government."

Parliament LIVE updates: Discussion underway on supplementary demand for grants; Opposition corners BJP over 'failed' fiscal polices
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Parliament LIVE updates: Discussion underway on supplementary demand for grants; Opposition corners BJP over 'failed' fiscal polices

Parliament LIVE updates: Discussion and voting are underway in the Lok Sabha on the supplementary demand for grants for 2018-19. AITC MP from Dam Dam in West Bengal Professor Saugata Roy said that the country is in a very bad state because of the BJP government's fiscal policies.

Narendra Modi says power is like oxygen to some people, they become restless without it for five or even two years
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Narendra Modi says power is like oxygen to some people, they become restless without it for five or even two years

Releasing a Rs 100 commemorative coin in the memory of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the eve of his 94th birth anniversary, Narendra Modi said the late premier spent most of his political life in the opposition benches but always thought of the country and its people

Parliament Day 8 updates: Speaker agrees to postpone debate on triple talaq Bill till 27 Dec after Mallikarjun Kharge's request
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Parliament Day 8 updates: Speaker agrees to postpone debate on triple talaq Bill till 27 Dec after Mallikarjun Kharge's request

Parliament LIVE updates: Upset over repeated disruptions in the House, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday held a meeting with leaders of various political parties and emphasised that noise would not help solve anything. She said the image of the Lok Sabha has become one of disruptions only, sources said, adding that the Rules Committee of Parliament will meet on Friday to ensure smooth functioning of the House.

Winter Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes landmark surrogacy bill; Rajya Sabha adjourns early amid sloganeering
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Winter Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes landmark surrogacy bill; Rajya Sabha adjourns early amid sloganeering

On the seventh day of Parliament, the Lok Sabha discussed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016, and passed the landmark legislation. Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha did not get much done after the Congress, Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM), and Telegu Desam Party (TDP) caused chaos in the Upper House.

Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill amid sloganeering; House adjourned for the day
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Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill amid sloganeering; House adjourned for the day

Parliament LIVE Updates: The Lok Sabha reconvened with more sloganeering by Congress and AIADMK members. Amid the din, Health Minister JP Nadda introduced the surrogacy bill, after which TMC's Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar spoke on the matter, saying "fashion surrogacy" must be stopped and calling for a public debate on the bill.

Sloganeering over Rafale forces Parliament to adjourn with no discussions; MPs protest in both Houses over several issues
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Sloganeering over Rafale forces Parliament to adjourn with no discussions; MPs protest in both Houses over several issues

Day 6 of the Winter Session of Parliament was another day of unproductiveness for lawmakers, who created a ruckus in both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha over a number of issues, most prominently the Rafale fighter jet deal.

Parliament updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day within moments of reconvening as Congress, BJP spar over Rafale row
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Parliament updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day within moments of reconvening as Congress, BJP spar over Rafale row

Parliament LIVE updates: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House for the day, within four minutes of reconvening the Rajya Sabha.

Winter Session of Parliament: Day 5 sees little business as Opposition and BJP members take turns to disrupt Houses
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Winter Session of Parliament: Day 5 sees little business as Opposition and BJP members take turns to disrupt Houses

"A government which lies to the government has no right to continue," said a placard which a Congress MP was holding outside the Parliament premises. The message gave a glimpse into the kind of productivity we should expect from both the Houses of Parliament. To

Parliament updates: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm over Rafale verdict; triple talaq bill tabled in LS; Rajya Sabha adjourned till Tuesday
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Parliament updates: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm over Rafale verdict; triple talaq bill tabled in LS; Rajya Sabha adjourned till Tuesday

The proceedings of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha was disrupted for the fifth consecutive day on Monday over the Rafale jet deal and multiple issues leading to the lower house being adjourned till Tuesday and upper house till 2 pm.

Parliament Winter Session Day 4: Both Houses adjourned after SC's Rafale verdict; BJP demands apology from Rahul Gandhi
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Parliament Winter Session Day 4: Both Houses adjourned after SC's Rafale verdict; BJP demands apology from Rahul Gandhi

After the Supreme Court verdict on Rafale deal, after a three-judge bench gave a clean chit to the deal, BJP members created a ruckus in both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha forcing the Houses to adjourn for the day. The government demanded an apology from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

Lok Sabha adjourned after SC's Rafale verdict: BJP demands Rahul Gandhi apologise in Parliament
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Lok Sabha adjourned after SC's Rafale verdict: BJP demands Rahul Gandhi apologise in Parliament

The treasury benches on Friday mounted a counter-offensive on the Opposition on the Rafale issue in the Lok Sabha after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the deal, with the government seeking an apology from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

Parliament Winter Session Day 3: Both Houses adjourned as Opposition creates ruckus over Rafale deal, demands for Andhra Pradesh
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Parliament Winter Session Day 3: Both Houses adjourned as Opposition creates ruckus over Rafale deal, demands for Andhra Pradesh

Operations in both Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Thursday without transacting much business due to protests by Opposition parties.

Parliament Winter Session Day 3 updates: Lok Sabha adjourned till 14 December as sloganeering Opposition didn't allow regular business
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Parliament Winter Session Day 3 updates: Lok Sabha adjourned till 14 December as sloganeering Opposition didn't allow regular business

Parliament Winter Session Day 3 LIVE updates: The Lower House of Parliament was adjourned for the day, following the din that ensued. Despite repeated requests from the Speaker to curb the noise, Opposition MPs continued sloganeering.

Winter Session kicks off on Tuesday: Crucial session of Parliament to see key bills, critical issues addressed
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Winter Session kicks off on Tuesday: Crucial session of Parliament to see key bills, critical issues addressed

Starting a day after the grand meeting of opposition parties for a possible anti-BJP front and when results of the five assembly elections would be declared, the proceedings are likely to get affected by the change in number in both houses