Tag: Lok Sabha

MP Baijayant Panda
Kendrapara MP demands statue of Biju Patnaik in Parliament

New Delhi: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Friday met the speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan and submitted a demand memorandum seeking installation of a statue of the legendary leader and former chief minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik in the premises of the Parliament. Panda in his memorandum highlighted Biju Patnaik’s achievements and contribution […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
BJP declares candidates for four LS, 13 Assembly seats

BJP’s Central Election Committee (CEC) on Sunday declared candidates for four more Lok Sabha and 13 Assembly seats in Odisha ....

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Parliament's Monsoon Session From July 19

Noting that this will be the sixth session of the 17th Lok Sabha, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said that the Monsoon Session will take place from July 19 to August 13 with 19 days of business.

  • Monday, 12 July 2021
BJP wins Jind Assembly seat; Congress, INLD bite dust

Chandigarh: Establishing it grip on state politics just ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, Haryana’s ruling BJP won the Jind Assembly seat in a multi-cornered contest on Thursday by 12,935 votes. BJP candidate Krishan Lal Middha was declared elected after getting 50,566 votes. The winner will have a tenure of only nine months […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
BSP-SP announce tie up for LS polls, keep Congress out of it

Lucknow: Arch rivals Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) announced on Saturday that they will contest the coming Lok Sabha polls together in Uttar Pradesh sharing 38 seats each of the 80 in the state while leaving Rae Bareli and Amethi for Congress, which has been kept out of the alliance. The other […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Cabinet approves 10 per cent quota for economically backward upper castes

New Delhi: With an eye on the upper caste vote in the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved 10 per cent reservation for economically backward people in general category in jobs and educational institutions. The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took the decision to provide for 10 per cent […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Lok Sabha passes Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2018-19

New Delhi: The second batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2018-19 for gross additional expenditure of Rs 85,948.86 crore, which includes Rs 41,000 crore for recap of the Public Sector Banks (PSBs), was passed by voice vote in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid din. The supplementary demand was tabled by Finance Minister Arun […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 to provide protection to consumers

New Delhi: The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 which was passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday will provide protection of the interests of consumers and establish authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer’s dispute. The Bill replaces the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, enforces consumer rights and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned after passing transgender rights bill

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was on Monday adjourned for the day after passage of the Transgenders Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016 amid din as the opposition members created pandemonium in support of their various demands, including a JPC probe into Rafale fighter jets deal. After a washout of the first week’s business, the […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
LS adjourned for the day amid ruckus over Rafale, Ram temple

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Thursday after two brief adjournments during Question Hour amid unrelenting protests by the opposition, which raised the Rafale deal among other issues, while NDA ally Shiv Sena demanded an ordinance to pave the way for the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
LS adjourned for the day after mourning Vajpayee's death

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday after paying tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and four other former and incumbent MPs who passed away during the intersession period. Soon after the House met for the day beginning the Winter Session of the Parliament, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan made […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Meghalaya CM Conrad K. Sangma quits Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Tuesday resigned from the Lok Sabha after being elected to the Meghalaya Assembly on August 27. He will take oath as a member of the Assembly on Wednesday. Sangma, who won the by-election from South Tura, said he had submitted his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
LS passes National Sports University bill

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the National Sports University bill, 2017, which seeks to establish a National Sports University in Manipur to promote sports education. The bill seeks to establish a National Sports University located in Manipur to promote sports education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management, and […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Crimes against women up in 2016

New Delhi: Number of crimes recorded against women went up in 2016 to more than 3.3 lakh (338,954) from 3.2 lakh (329,243) in 2015, according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, Parliament was told on Tuesday. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha, in a written reply, that the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Law Commission to discuss simultaneous polls with parties

New Delhi: The Law Commission has invited all the national and recognised state political parties to hold consultations on July 7-8 on the practicality of conducting simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state legislatures. The Commission has prepared a draft paper on “Simultaneous Elections – Constitutional and Legal Perspectives” and has sought opinions of “all […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021