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Winter session of Parliament from Monday; government set to push Citizenship bill

Besides the passage of the Citizenship (amendment) bill, the government also plans to convert two crucial ordinances into law during the session.

The Winter session will conclude on December 13. (File image)

Upper caste reservation Bill: Why this constitutional amendment will not require ratification by state assemblies

Unlike the constitutional amendment bill that paved way for a common goods and service tax across the country, this bill will not require ratification of half the state assemblies, a factor that makes it a lot easier for the

Winter Session 2018: Today in Rajya Sabha

Today, the Rajya Sabha will take up ten bills including a constitutional bill to provide 10% quota for to the candidates from economically weaker sections of the society.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: CPI(M) rules out pre-poll alliance of opposition parties, says third front a BJP-sponsored idea

In an exclusive conversation with Financial Express Online, Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo member Nilotpal Basu reveals how the party plans to counter both the BJP as well as Trinamool Congress.

Pakistan expresses ‘concern’ to UN over bill on Kashmir map

Pakistan today said it has expressed "serious concern" to the UN over a draft bill in the Indian Parliament over the map of Kashmir and called upon the world body to uphold its resolutions and urge India to stop such acts whi

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Rajya Sabha sets record, passes 5 bills in few hours

In a record of sorts, five bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha today, which has been under attack for delaying in the passage of key legislation.

Do ‘yagya’ for rains, BJP member advises MPs in Lok Sabha

Organise yagyas for rains. This was the suggestion offered today by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Virendra Singh to fellow Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha as a means to mitigate the drought situation.

Uttarakhand, Enemy Property Act likely to dominate parliament proceedings

The proposed discussion on the 2016-17 Uttarakhand budget and the Enemy Property Bill are likely to generate much heat between the treasury and opposition benches in both houses of parliament during the coming week.

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Stormy proceedings loom as Lok Sabha to take up Uttarakhand budget Monday

A confrontation between the Congress and the ruling BJP is expected in the Lok Sabha on Monday as the house is scheduled to take up discussion on the Uttarakhand budget for 2016-17...

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Financial business tops govt agenda in Parliament next week

Financial business will dominate the government's agenda in Parliament from Monday while seven bills have already been passed in the first week despite the row over imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand...

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Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to gherao Parliament on May 6

Amid escalating confrontation with the government, Congress today announced a gherao of Parliament on May 6 to highlight issues like Uttarakhand, drought and the campaign of "deceit and deliberate lies" against opposition.

Joint Parliament Standing Committee clears Bankruptcy Law: FM Arun Jaitley

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code and is likely to be discussed in the current Budget Session of Parliament.

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The Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 passed in Lok Sabha

The bill seeks to establish a regional centre for biotechnology, an institution of education, training and research, under UNESCO in the NCR

BJP to raise Agusta Westland Chopper scam, Ishrat Jahan case to counter Congress in Parliament

Seeking to corner the Congress after it launched a tirade against it for imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand, the ruling party has decided to raise issues of Agusta Westland Chopper scam, Aircel Maxis scam and the I

Odd-even rule: MPs demand exemption, AAP govt in Delhi refuses

The odd-even rule enforced in Delhi figured in both houses of parliament on Monday -- the first day of the new session -- with members demanding that lawmakers be exempted even as a few MPs violated it inadvertently or simply

FDI up 44 per cent since June 2014: Nirmala Sitharaman

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country grew by 44 per cent to USD 63.16 billion during June 2014 to February 2016 period, Parliament was informed today.

Parliament panel for review of FAC for benefit of Indian Railways passengers

A Parliamentary committee has asked the Indian Railways to review the fuel adjustment component (FAC) for the benefit of passengers without any further delay.

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Govt ready to discuss any issue in Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu

Expressing the hope that the second leg of the Budget session will not be "stormy", Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the government is "willing to discuss any issue" in the House.

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Parliament session beginning tomorrow to be stormy

The second half of the Budget session of Parliament, beginning tomorrow, is all set to be a stormy affair with opposition parties closing ranks over the imposition of Presidents' rule in Uttarakhand.

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Parliament session: Congress gives notices on Uttarakhand issue in Rajya Sabha

Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma have given separate notices (Suspension of Business) in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the Uttarakhand crisis.

GST Bill or not, NDA must get the Bankruptcy Bill passed in the current session

Even if the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill remains stuck due to the Congress opposition, the passage of the Real Estate and Bankruptcy Bills in the Budget Session would mean a significant achievement in terms of getting im

Drought issue to be discussed in Parliament

Congress demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi should call a meeting of chief ministers of drought-hit states to tackle the situation on a war-footing.

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Narendra Modi speech in Lok Sabha: Opposition are experienced and I need their support, says PM

Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the Lok Sabha to reply on the motion of thanks to the President's address, and took a dig at Congress party for continuous disruption of the Parli

Smriti Irani speech row: HRD Minister accused of lying in Parliament by Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s friends

Smriti Irani speech row: The friends and family of Rohith Vemula, the Hyderabad University student who committed suicide, slammed Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday and accused her of lying in Parliame

Budget 2016: Ahead of Parliament session, Sonia Gandhi blasts Narendra Modi govt’s divisive agenda

Budget 2016: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP-led government of unleashing its "divisive agenda by generating a wholly unwarranted debate on patriotism and nationalism" and said it was the government'

No Sikh regiment in Republic Day parade: Shiromani Akali Dal to raise issue in Parliment

Shiromani Akali Dal today said it will raise the issue of the absence of a Sikh regiment contingent in this year's Republic Day parade in the coming session of Parliament.

Supreme Court has rejected Hindustan Zinc petition twice, so why is it being entertained again?

Though the Supreme Court has, as yet, not ruled against the government selling its residual stake in Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), the case is getting increasingly curious.

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