monsoon session of Parliament

Congress refuses to join RS inquiry committee to probe violence in House

Mallikarjun Kharge said the opposition was keen to participate in discussions and claimed that it was the government that obstructed the smooth functioning of the session.

published on : 10th September 2021

Opposition MPs raise Pegasus snooping issue in debate on OBC bill in Lok Sabha

Pitching for a discussion on the Pegasus issue, opposition parties have repeatedly disrupted the proceedings in Parliament, resulting in frequent adjournments in both houses.

published on : 10th August 2021

No decision yet on nationwide NRC, says Union Minister Nityanand Rai in Parliament

When the final list of the NRC was published in 2019, a total of 19.06 lakh of the 3.3 crore applicants were excluded, triggering a huge political row.

published on : 10th August 2021

Govt mobilises Rs 31,290 cr from Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme: FM

The ceiling will be counted on financial year basis and will include the SGBs purchased during the trading in the secondary market.

published on : 10th August 2021

Rajya Sabha adjourns for the day amid Opposition protest, walkout

After the passage of these two bill, the House took special mentions before Deputy Chairman Harivansh adjourned the House for the day.

published on : 9th August 2021

No transaction with NSO Group: Defence Ministry on the firm at the centre of Pegasus snooping row

NSO Group has been under increasing attack following allegations that its Pegasus software was used for surveillance of phones of people in several countries, including India.

published on : 9th August 2021

Parliament passes Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation amendment bill

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her brief statement, said the legislation will benefit small depositors, including those of the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank.

published on : 9th August 2021

Govt introduces Constitution amendment bill in Lok Sabha to restore states' rights on OBC list

Opposition parties had accused the Centre of assaulting the federal structure by taking away the power of the states to identify and list the Other Backward Classes.

published on : 9th August 2021

Parliament passes bill to abolish 9 appellate tribunals, Govt says 'fully respect' judicial independence

The bill moved by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was passed by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha, while a statutory motion moved by the Opposition members to send it to a select committee was negated.

published on : 9th August 2021

Opposition members protest introduction, passage of bills amid din in Lok Sabha

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Manish Tewari alleged that democracy is being "murdered" with the government pushing ahead with its legislative agenda in such a manner as the House has not been in order.

published on : 9th August 2021

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid protests by opposition members over Pegasus, other issues

Congress leader Manish Tewari said the introduction of bills amidst opposition protests is violation of the Constitution.

published on : 9th August 2021

Classical language status to Marathi under consideration: Govt in Lok Sabha

Minister of State for Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal said a 8-member committee was set up which is deliberating on the subject.

published on : 9th August 2021

COVID-19: Hazards of not reopening schools too serious to be ignored, says parliamentary panel

The committee has noted that the closure of schools has not only impacted social fabric of families in a negative manner, it has also increased involvement of children in household chores.

published on : 8th August 2021

Hopeful IT panel will take up Pegasus; officials may have been instructed to skip last meet: Shashi Tharoor

Avoiding discussion and accountability is the real insult to Parliament, the former Union minister and Thiruvananthapuram MP asserted.

published on : 8th August 2021

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid Opposition din; retrospective tax bill passed

After a brief statement by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and clause-wise consideration of the bill, it was passed by voice vote.

published on : 6th August 2021
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