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Lok Sabha : Opposition protests against suspension of six MPs

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Today opposition leaders staged a dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament House complex protesting against the suspension of six Congress members from the Lok Sabha for five days. They were joined by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and raised slogans against the government. They also attacked the Centre over mob lynching incidents […]

Parliament to host farewell programme for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee

The Parliament will be hosting a farewell programme today inside its Central Hall for the outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has requested all the members to attend the function. The programme will begin at 5:30 in the evening and will be addressed by the Speaker Mahajan and Vice President Hamid Ansari, […]

Centre blames Mamata Banerjee for unrest in Darjeeling

Centre on Friday, blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the unrest in Darjeeling, saying her attitude and handling of the issue had set the quiet hills on fire. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told the Lok Sabha that tri-partite talks involving the Centre, the state and the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration can be held […]

Notes in circulation at 85% of pre note-ban level: Govt

Government on Friday said that notes in circulation are above 85 per cent of the pre-demonetization levels and steps have been taken to accelerate remonetization. Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said this in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. He said, as on 23rd of last month, the notes in circulation […]

Ram Nath Kovind to be sworn in as 14th President of India on Tuesday

President elect Ram Nath Kovind will be administered oath of office by Chief Justice of India on Tuesday in a special function at the Central hall of Parliament. NDA candidate Kovind was elected as the 14th President of India yesterday after securing victory over opposition Meira Kumar. He got 2,930 votes valued 7,02,044 and Kumar […]

Govt says Indigo airlines submitted expression of interest regarding disinvestment of Air India

Government today said Indigo airlines has submitted an expression of interest regarding disinvestment of Air India. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said, no response needs to be communicated to Indigo airlines at this stage as disinvestment of any Central Public Sector Enterprises is done in accordance […]

Lok Sabha adjourns for day after Opposition uproar on farmers’ plight

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day after Opposition uproar on farmers’ plight. As soon as the House met for the day, Opposition led by Congress and Left raised the issue of agrarian crisis in the country and trooped into the well shouting slogans. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar questioned the opposition and […]

LK Advani receives Lifetime Achievement award for contributions as Lok Sabha member

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a Lok Sabha member. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav got the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Rajya Sabha MP. The award to LK Advani was given by the Vice President Hamid Ansari. Addressing a Parliamentary Award function in New Delhi, Ansari said, […]

All India Radio earns revenue of Rs 10 cr through PM’s Mann Ki Baat

All India Radio has earned a revenue of around 10 crore rupees through the Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat Programme in the last two years. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said, the revenue from this programme increased substantially during the year 2016-17. He […]

Counting of votes for Presidential election underway at Parliament House complex

The counting of votes for Presidential election is underway at Parliament House complex. The counting began at 11 AM. First, the votes cast into the ballot box in Parliament House have been taken up for counting followed by the boxes received from state assemblies in an alphabetical order. The votes are being counted on four […]

ISRO earned 6.1 mn euros through launch of 29 foreign nano satellites

The government today said Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), the commercial arm of ISRO has earned foreign exchange of about 6.1 million Euro through launching of 29 Nano satellites. Replying to questions in the Lok Sabha, minister of state in the Prime Minister’s office, Dr Jitendra Singh said 29 Nano satellites were from 14 foreign countries […]

Lok Sabha adjourned following opposition uproar on issue of agrarian crisis

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 12 noon following opposition uproar on issue of agrarian crisis. As soon as the House met for the day, opposition members led by Mallikarjun Kharge demanded suspension of question hour to discuss plight of farmers. Responding to it Parliamentary Affairs minister Ananth Kumar said, that crisis in agriculture is […]

India foodgrain output up 8.7% at record 273.38 MT in 2016-17

Foodgrain production in the country has been estimated at a record level of over 273 million tonnes during 2016-17. This was stated by Minister of State for Agriculture SS Ahluwalia in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. He said the earlier record production of foodgrain was in 2013-14 with an output of […]

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day over different issues

Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day today over different issues on the second day of the Monsoon session. The House was first adjourned till 12 and later when it met again noisy scenes continued to interrupt the proceeding forcing the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourning the House for the day. Earlier in the day, […]

PM Modi meets Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi on 1st day of Monsoon Session of Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Just before Lok Sabha met for the day, Modi walked up to the two top Congress leaders and shook hands in the House. He also met Samajwadi party patriarch Mulayam […]

Both Houses of Parliament adjourned till tomorrow

Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned till tomorrow after paying tributes to sitting and former members and victims of Amarnath terror attack. As soon as Lok Sabha met, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read the condolence message over the death of sitting MP Vinod Khanna and some former members of the House. The House also condemned […]

Presidential Election 2017: Voting tomorrow, counting on 20 July

Election for the post of President of India will be held tomorrow. Ram Nath Kovind, the former Governor of Bihar, is Presidential candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA’s candidate for the post of President of India. Kovind is a leader and a politician from the BJP. Meira Kumar, the former Speaker of Lok Sabha, […]

Govt. convenes all party meeting ahead of Monsoon Session

The Government has convened an all-party meeting today ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament to seek Opposition’s support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called a meeting of leaders of political parties in the House this evening at Parliament House. During the meeting, […]

Lok Sabha Speaker calls all party meeting tomorrow

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Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called an all party meeting tomorrow. During the meeting, Ms Mahajan will seek cooperation from the floor leaders of different parties in the Lok Sabha to ensure smooth transaction of business in the House. The monsoon session of Parliament will start from […]

Opposition declares Gopal Krishna Gandhi as its candidate for V President’s post

Former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi is Opposition’s pick for the post of Vice President of India. The name of Gopal Krishna Gandhi was selected during the meeting of 18 opposition parties which met to decide on their candidate for the vice presidential polls. The meeting, convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, was held […]

Opposition parties meet underway to evolve strategy for vice presidential elections

The meeting of Opposition parties to evolve a strategy for the upcoming vice presidential elections is underway in New Delhi. The meeting has been convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, BSP leader Satish Mishra, RLD leader Ajit Singh, CPI (M) general secy Sitaram Yechury, CPI general secy Sudhakar Reddy, […]

Vice Presidential election to be held on August 5

The Vice Presidential election will be held on the 5th of August and counting will take place on the same day. Announcing the schedule for Vice Presidential election in New Delhi today, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said, the poll will be notified on 4th July with 18th July being the last date for filing nominations. […]

Swaraj posts video of her 2013 LS speech interrupted by Meira Kumar

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today attacked opposition Presidential nominee and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar saying she had interrupted her 60 times during her six minute speech in the House. Swaraj posted a video on twitter handle mentioning that this is how Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar treated the Leader of Opposition. Swaraj […]

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