The Monsoon session of parliament was short-terminated last week following days of relentless protest by the Opposition over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws, price rise and other issues.
The Union ministers in particular criticised the Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for demeaning the parliamentary procedure.
According to the CBI FIR, IFFCO and IPL were importing huge quantities of fertilisers, running into several thousands of metric tons, along with raw materials for fertilisers from various foreign suppliers, for the country's farmers, and the government was providing subsidy on them to facilitate supply to the farmers at reasonable rates.
Kendrapara’s popular delicacy ‘Rasabali’ may soon get Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
Both Houses of parliament have witnessed little business except the government passing bills amid din without any proper discussion
The minister was making a statement on the Pegasus project reports, published in The Wire, which showed that over 300 hone numbers - including those of two serving ministers, over 40 journalists, three opposition leaders among others could have been targeted for hacking through Pegasus spyware.
PM Modi called for healthy discussions in Parliament and sought the cooperation of leaders of all political parties. He expressed hope that the sessions run smoothly and complete the business. He also expressed his condolences on the loss of lives due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Besides Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union minister and Leader of House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi were present at the meeting.
Earlier this month, the Chinese displayed banners near the Line of Control in Demchok during celebrations of the birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on July 6.
The government is going to introduce 17 new Bills in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which begins on July 19. With the much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle finally done and dusted, it is time for governance again.
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked how it was possible for the top court to frame legislation when it is in Parliament's jurisdiction.
The Monsoon session of Parliament is likely to commence on its usual timing this year with signals coming from the government to hold the session in the third week of July, sources said.
New Delhi: The government has been granted time till April 9 by Lok Sabha and July 9 by Rajya Sabha to frame rules under the citizenship law. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in Lok Sabha that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) was notified on December 12, 2019 and came into […]
New Delhi: Asserting that the central government honours the farmers and it is ready to accept their logical suggestions on the three contentious farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared that these laws are “optional and not compulsory”. The Prime Minister made the announcement while speaking on the motion of thanks on the […]
New Delhi: The Budget Session of Parliament commences on Friday and business of both the Houses will begin with President Ram Nath Kovind’s address at 11 a.m. The session is being held in two parts this year due to Covid-19 pandemic. Following tradition, the President will address the joint sitting of Parliament at the Central […]
New Delhi: Ahead of their proposed tractor parade on Republic Day, protesting farmer unions on Monday announced they will march towards Parliament from different locations on February 1 when the annual Union Budget is scheduled to be presented. Darshan Pal of the Krantikari Kisan Union said the protesting farmers remain firm in their stand of […]
New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi in his letter to Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury made it clear that no winter session of Parliament will be convened due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Budget Session is likely to be called in January 2021. Chowdhury, in his letter to Lok […]
Bhubaneswar: The upcoming Monsoon Session of the Odisha Assembly will follow the same Covid-19 guidelines which are currently in place for the smooth conduct of proceedings in the both upper and lower houses of the Parliament. Informing the development, Odisha Assembly Speaker SN Patro on Tuesday stated that the Monsoon Session of the State Assembly […]
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: As many as 17 MPs have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. COVID test of all the parliamentarians was conducted ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament which began today. As per ANI reports, the 17 parliamentarians include Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh among others. 17 MPs, including Meenakshi […]
New Delhi: Parliament is fully prepared for the 18-day Monsoon Session from Monday under the shadow of the corona virus pandemic with many firsts, including sitting of the two Houses in shifts without any off day, entry only to those having a negative COVID-19 report and compulsory wearing of masks. In run-up to the session, […]
New Delhi: On the first day of testing, all officials working in Parliament were asked to go for coronavirus or Covid-19 tests. The testing will continue till Tuesday to cover other staff and security personnel. Parliament officials told IANS that Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests and Rapid Tests will be done. RT-PCR […]
New Delhi: As Parliament is geared up for the upcoming Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats have issued detailed guidelines for MPs, their personal staff and parliamentary employees to follow during the period. The members have been requested to get their RT-PCR tests conducted 72 hours prior to arrival at Parliament after […]
New Delhi: In the wake of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no question hour and private members’ business during the monsoon session, according to a notification issued by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat. However, zero hour and other proceedings will be held as per schedule. Monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled to begin from September […]
New Delhi: With no written communication so far from the central government, officials of the two parliamentary secretariats are not yet sure of the date for the commencement of Parliament’s Monsoon Session, though they expect it to begin in the second week of September as it has to be held on or before September 22. […]
New Delhi: The Central Hall of Parliament is likely to host proceedings of Lok Sabha, with members maintaining social distancing norms and the lower house’s chamber may host Rajya Sabha for the monsoon session as both houses’ presiding officers – Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu and Speaker Om Birla – held a meeting on Monday […]