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Parliament: Legislative body of government
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries. The term is similar to the idea of a senate, synod or congress, and is commonly used in countries that are current or former monarchies, a form of government with a monarch as the head. Some contexts restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems, although it is also used to describe the legislature in some presidential systems, even where it is not in the official name.

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Parliament dissolution a political issue, SC should dismiss case: Nepal PM [Video]

Parliament dissolution a political issue, SC should dismiss case: Nepal PM

Calling the Nepal government's move to dissolve the lower house of the Parliament to be a 'political move', Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the Supreme Court should dismiss the case. Oli's comments..

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Nepal Foreign Minister to visit India on Jan 14: PM OlI [Video]

Nepal Foreign Minister to visit India on Jan 14: PM OlI

Addressing an extraordinary session of the Upper House of Parliament on Sunday, Nepal Caretaker Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli announced that Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali will visit India on..

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Preparations of Budget Session are comprehensive: LS Speaker [Video]

Preparations of Budget Session are comprehensive: LS Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on January 08 said that the preparations of Budget Session are comprehensive and the session will run in the Parliament by following all the guidelines. The Budget Session of..

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Student union of ruling NCP rival faction burns effigy of caretaker PM Oli [Video]

Student union of ruling NCP rival faction burns effigy of caretaker PM Oli

A student union of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)'s rival faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal on Thursday burnt the effigy of caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as a..

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Watch: Amid China tension, Tibetans in India vote for Parliament-in-exile [Video]

Watch: Amid China tension, Tibetans in India vote for Parliament-in-exile

Tibetans exiled in India due to Chinese occupation of their homeland cast their vote to elect members of their 17th Parliament, and choose a 'Sikyong'. First phase voting was held in Himachal Pradesh's..

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Kerala govt doing 'futile' exercise by passing resolution against farm laws: V Muraleedharan [Video]

Kerala govt doing 'futile' exercise by passing resolution against farm laws: V Muraleedharan

As the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution against the three contentious farm laws brought by the Centre on December 31, V Muraleedharan said that it is a 'futile exercise' as law has been passed by..

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Starmer: Labour will accept and vote for Government's Brexit deal [Video]

Starmer: Labour will accept and vote for Government's Brexit deal

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said his party will “accept it and vote for it”when the Government’s deal with the EU reaches Parliament.

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'No doubt' Parliament will approve possible Brexit deal, says Benn [Video]

'No doubt' Parliament will approve possible Brexit deal, says Benn

Head of the Commons Brexit Committee Hilary Benn says it's likely that anyBrexit trade deal negotiated between the UK and EU today will be approved byParliament.

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'His point is justifiable': MoS Muraleedharan on Kerala Guv rejecting special session proposal [Video]

'His point is justifiable': MoS Muraleedharan on Kerala Guv rejecting special session proposal

Speaking to ANI in the national capital on December 23, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan spoke on Kerala Governor rejecting proposal for a special..

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'Nehru's biggest legacy is democracy': ANI Chairman Prem Prakash [Video]

'Nehru's biggest legacy is democracy': ANI Chairman Prem Prakash

Jawaharlal Nehru's biggest legacy is democracy, said ANI Chairman Prem Prakash during his 'Reporting India' book launch event. "Jawaharlal Nehru's biggest legacy is democracy. He saw us as a nation..

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Arvind Kejriwal tears farm laws during special session of Delhi Assembly [Video]

Arvind Kejriwal tears farm laws during special session of Delhi Assembly

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on December 17 tore copies of the three farm laws in Delhi Assembly and lambasted at BJP and the Centre over the farm laws. "What was the hurry to get farm laws..

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Watch: BJP’s Narottam Mishra equates Sonia Gandhi to ‘Kaikeyi’, mocks Rahul [Video]

Watch: BJP’s Narottam Mishra equates Sonia Gandhi to ‘Kaikeyi’, mocks Rahul

BJP leader Narottam Mishra has launched a veiled attack on Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. The BJP leader read out what he said was a Whatsapp forward that likened Sonia Gandhi to the..

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Watch: Protesting farm leaders observe day-long fast, AAP joins hunger strike [Video]

Watch: Protesting farm leaders observe day-long fast, AAP joins hunger strike

Farm union leaders have begun a day-long fast at various border points near Delhi. Farmers are protesting against the Centre's three contentious agricultural laws. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP..

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Inside view of new Parliament building: How final building will look [Video]

Inside view of new Parliament building: How final building will look

The foundation stone for the new Parliament building was laid on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Construction of the new building is expected to be completed by 2022. The new Parliament..

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Rahul writes to Lok Sabha Speaker, claims he was not allowed to speak in parliamentary panel meet

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla claiming he was not allowed to speak freely in the meeting of the parliamentary Committee on Defence and sought his..
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Forming new committee no solution: Protesting farmer leaders on SC suggestion

Protesting farmer unions on Wednesday said constituting a new panel to break the stalemate on the three new agriculture laws, as indicated by the Supreme Court, is not a solution as they want a..
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Govt cites Covid-19, nixes winter session; opposition cries foul

The government on Tuesday said the winter session of Parliament will not be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic, drawing criticism from opposition parties which claimed they were not consulted with..
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No winter session of Parliament, govt suggests convening budget session in January 2021


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No Winter Session in Parliament this year due to COVID-19, budget session to be called in January

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Farmers picket toll plazas in Haryana

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SC refuses to entertain plea to ascertain feasibility of confiscating black money

A bench headed by Justice SK Kaul said it can't issue a mandamus for Parliament to create a law. As the apex court refused to hear the plea, the petitioner withdrew the same. The petition, filed by..
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Following India protests closely, says UK after Boris Johnson gaffe

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Convene winter session of Parliament at earliest: Manish Tewari

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday demanded that the winter session of Parliament be convened at the earliest to debate various pressing issues facing the country like the ongoing farmers'..
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Farmers demand special Parliament session to repeal new laws

Farmers’ representatives, who had met Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal on Tuesday, called for an intensification of protests from Saturday even as the Centre offered to..
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Congress MP Manish Tewari urges govt to urgently convene winter session of Parliament


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No place for disruption, be it in Parliament or state assemblies: LS Speaker Om Birla


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Parliament may skip winter session, reopen Jan-end, before Budget

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Covid surge in Delhi casts shadow on winter session

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New agri laws are death sentence for farmers: Rahul Gandhi

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'Kicked' chair when Centre decided to bring farm bills in Parliament: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

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4th-shortest Rajya Sabha monsoon session ends 8 days ahead of schedule

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Opposition parties conduct silent protest march in Parliament over farm Bills

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Essential Commodities Bill passed in Parliament; cereals, pulses, edible oils dropped from 'essential commodities list'

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MPs suspended for their conduct; opposition should rethink, introspect, and return to House: Venkaiah Naidu

The suspension of the eight members of Parliament had to be carried out due to their conduct, said Rajya Sabha chairman M Venakaiah Naidu on Tuesday. The eight MPs from the Upper House were suspended..
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Deputy Chairman bringing tea for suspended RS MPs shows 'excellent democratic values': Naidu

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RS deputy chairman Harivansh arrives with tea for 8 suspended MPs who camped overnight at Parliament lawns

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Avoid making allegations without facts, everyone equal for me: Lok Sabha Speaker to MPs

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