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13-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dead, nation mourns

Veteran parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee, the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha who had defied his party's call to quit the post, died here on Monday following a cardiac arrest and prolonged old age-related illness.Chatterjee was given a 21 gun salute...

10-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha passes 21 bills in 17 sittings of monsoon session

Lok Sabha, which was adjourned sine die on Friday, passed 21 Bills in its 17 sittings during the monsoon session.The government introduced 22 bills in the House as members sat over 20 hours beyond the scheduled time to make up for over eight hours lost in...

09-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha passes GST amendment bills

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed four bills that seek to amend GST laws which, among other things, seek to simplify the return filing process and increase the upper limit of turnover for opting for composition scheme from Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.5 crore, among...

06-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha passes bill to restore SC/ST Act

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest.The amendment bill was introduced...

06-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Parliament passes Bill for stringent punishment in rape cases

Parliament on Monday passed a Bill that enhances the minimum punishment for rape of women from seven to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gang rape of girls below 12 years of age.The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, earlier...

01-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha passes Insolvency Code amendment Bill

A Bill to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016, allowing home buyers to be treated as financial creditors, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday amid allegations from opposition parties that some changes were intended to "help just one...

30-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha passes bill for stringent punishment in rape cases

A bill that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday.The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed after a reply by Minister of State for Home...

23-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Government agenda gets a push; 6 bills introduced, 2 passed in LS

The fourth sitting of the monsoon session of Parliament on Monday saw the government giving a push to its legislative agenda with six bills introduced and two passed in the Lok Sabha while three bills were taken up for passage in the Rajya Sabha.The Lok...

06-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Budget session marked by disruptions, low productivity

The budget session of Parliament ended on Friday with the second part completely washed out in the wake of a standoff between the government and the opposition whose no-confidence motion was not taken up for more than a fortnight.In an unprecedented action,...

28-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha disrupted again, Rajya Sabha bids farewell to retiring members

The Lok Sabha saw repeated adjournments and could not take up the no confidence motion once again on Wednesday amid ruckus as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, angry over the disruptions, threatened to adjourn the house sine die midway through the Budget session.Disruptions...

23-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Parliament logjam continues, Congress gives no-trust notice

The impasse in both the Houses of Parliament continued on Friday and Parliament failed to transact any business for the 15th consecutive working day.Meanwhile, the Congress too tabled in the Lok Sabha a notice for no-confidence motion against the Narendra...

19-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Parliament logjam continues, no-confidence motion not taken up

The Parliament on Monday could not transact any business as the opposition parties continued to stall proceedings over their demands, resulting a wash out of the second part of the budget session for eleven consecutive days.In Lok Sabha, no-confidence motions...

09-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Parliament logjam washes out first week's business

The first week of the resumed Budget Session of Parliament was a complete washout as it failed to transact any business again on Friday due to the standoff between the government, some of its allies and the opposition over a range of issues including demand...

07-Mar-2018 New Delhi

LS, RS disrupted again, no breakthrough in meeting called by Speaker

The opposition continued to force adjournments of both Houses of Parliament for the third day on Wednesday over the Rs 12,600-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and other issues, even as a meeting of leaders of various parties with the Lok Sabha Speaker...

05-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned amid protests against PNB bank fraud

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned on Monday as soon as they met for the second part of the budget session of Parliament amid opposition protests over the Punjab National Bank fraud and special status to Andhra Pradesh.The Lok Sabha was adjourned...

05-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, records 91% productivity

The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday, bringing the short Winter Session to an end. The Lower House has recorded 91 per cent productivity.Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the House sat for 61 hours over 13 sittings.The Lower House passed 13 bills while...

03-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Parliament sees disruptions over Maharashtra violence

The riots in Bhima-Koregaon in Pune during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Anglo-Maratha War of 1818 forced adjournments in both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday, with the Congress demanding a probe by a Supreme Court judge and a statement by...

06-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Gaikwad issue echoes in LS; Sena threatens to boycott NDA meet

As Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Thursday defended himself and apologised in the Lok Sabha for the assault on an airline staff, an ugly situation arose as two Union Ministers got involved in heated exchanges and almost came to blows.Gaikwad's party colleagues...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Congress-BJP members spar in Lok Sabha

Members from the BJP and Congress got into a war of words in the Lok Sabha after Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge claimed people from his party laid down their lives for the nation, while none from the BJP did.Leader of Opposition Kharge also mentioned leaders...

15-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Parliament's winter session headed for washout

Parliament's winter session -- which ends on December 16 -- is headed for a virtual washout as chaos reigned in both houses on Thursday, the penultimate day of the month-long session.Members of both the opposition and treasury benches indulged in recrimination over...

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