Tag: Lok Sabha

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
Sunanda Pushkar case transferred to fast-track court

New Delhi: The 2014 Sunanda Pushkar suicide case, in which Congress Lok Sabha member and her husband Shashi Tharoor has been charge-sheeted for abetment to suicide, has been transferred to a special fast-track court. Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh transferred the case to the designated court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who is exclusively […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday morning bringing an end to the Budget session — half of which was completely washed out in disruptions. As the House met, AIADMK MPs protested near the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s podium demanding the setting up of the Cauvery Management board. Mahajan asked the MPs to […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
No-confidence motion: Lok Sabha disrupted, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi: The logjam in Parliament continued on Monday as the TDP and YSR Congress raised the pitch for taking up their no-confidence notices against the Modi government amid a ruckus in the Lok Sabha leading to disruption of the House. The Lok Sabha was adjourned for an hour till noon while the Rajya Sabha […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
No-confidence motion not taken up in Lok Sabha, House adjourned

New Delhi: Amid protests and disruptions, the TDP and the YSR Congress on Friday tried to move a no-confidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha but it could not be taken up amid sloganeering. Thota Narasimham of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Y.V. Subba Reddy of YSR Congress had submitted notices of […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Parliament house in New Delhi on July 24th 2015. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.
LS passes two bills amid din, House adjourned for the day

New Delhi: Two bills were passed amid din in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, as members from different parties crowded near the Speaker’s podium, showing placards and raising slogans over different issues. Minister of State for Labour, Santosh Kumar Gangwar moved The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which was passed through voice vote in […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned amid protests against PNB bank fraud

New Delhi: 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 till 12 noon after Trinamool Congress and Left […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after paying tributes to Hukum Singh, BJP MP from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, who died on Saturday. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read the condolence message for Hukum Singh, after which she adjourned the House for the day as a mark of respect. Earlier, two […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Nagaland MP Rio quits NPF for NDPP

Dimapur: Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) and joined the newly floated Nagaland Democratic People’s Party (NDPP) ahead of the state assembly elections. The three-time former Chief Minister submitted his resignation letter to NPF supremo Shurhozelie Lieziestsu but did not […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Triple talaq bill pushed to budget session, ordinance unlikely

New Delhi: With the Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die on Friday, the controversial triple talaq bill was pushed to the budget session that begins on January 29. Government sources ruled out any possibility of an ordinance on the bill, stuck in the Rajya Sabha. The bill, already cleared by the Lok Sabha, could not be […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Congress, BJP spar in LS over Maharashtra violence

New Delhi:The Congress and the BJP clashed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over the Maharashtra violence which left a young man dead. Congress leaders blamed the state’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the unrest while the BJP accused the Congress of politicising the issue and “dividing the masses”. Before the issue was raised, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
FinMin requested to bring ATF under GST: Sinha

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Ministry has proposed to include jet fuel under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, Parliament was informed on Thursday. “This ministry has requested Ministry of Finance to include ATF in the ambit of GST regime with full input tax credit at the earliest possible,” Minister of State of […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Naidu releases Lok Sabha 2018 calendar

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday released the Lok Sabha calendar 2018 which is based on the theme of inscriptions in parliament. Naidu said the theme of the calendar is unique and motivating and the sublime messages in the inscriptions were pearls of wisdom and part of the country’s philosophical traditions. He […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Lok Sabha passes Bill that criminalises triple talaq

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill that criminalises instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands after the government rejected an overwhelming demand from the Opposition to refer the legislation to a Parliamentary standing committee for detailed consideration. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 was […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Bill on triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: A bill criminalising triple talaq was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday amid protests from opposition parties who objected to its introduction. Members from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Biju Janata Dal, and some other parties spoke against the introduction of The […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021