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.
The Congress will strongly oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament as it is against the country's Constitution and its secular ethos, the party's leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan.. IndiaTimes - Published
The government told the Parliament on Friday that it has formulated a scheme to set up 1,023 fast track special courts (FTSCs) for expeditious trial and disposal of rape cases, including that of.. IndiaTimes - Published
Boris Johnson opened his campaign speech in Derbyshire on Thursday comparing Parliament to "a broken-down bendy bus, jack-knifed on the yellow box junction, stopping the entire nation." It comes after..
Labour’s Keith Vaz has announced his retirement from Parliament after 32 years as an MP for Leicester East. It comes just weeks after the Commons Standards Committee recommended he should be handed a..
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An ex-Labour MP has urged people to vote for Boris Johnson instead of Jeremy Corbyn as he announced his decision to quit Parliament. Ian Austin left Mr Corbyn's party in February in response to what he..
Boris Johnson has visited Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen of the General Election. The prime minister spent just over 25 minutes with the Queen at her official London residence before departing...
Philip Hammond has announced he will not stand in the General Election. He tweeted: "It is with great sadness that I am today announcing my decision to stand down as Member of Parliament for Runnymede..
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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn debate the early general election bill as the UK looks set for a December vote. The Prime Minister said a new Parliament was needed to take Britain out of the European..
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Labour will push for a new EU referendum when the Government brings its latest Brexit plans to the Commons in the coming days. And shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer left open the possibility the..
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Chidambaram, who walked out of jail on Wednesday night, joined other Congress MPs voicing their protest against the steep hike in onion prices and said he was happy to be back. "The government cannot.. IndiaTimes - Published
Congress leaders P Chidambaram, who is out on bail after 106 days in jail, Adhir Chowdhury, Gaurav Gogoi and others protested at the Parliament premises on Thursday against rising onion prices. IndiaTimes - Published
The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has created strong resentment in the northeastern states, is set to be tabled in Parliament with the Union Cabinet on Wednesday giving its clearance.. IndiaTimes - Published
Speaking after P Chidambaram was granted bail by the SC, his son Karti Chidambaram said, "I am very happy that he is going to be back home, I am relieved. He will also be attending Parliament session.. DNA - Published
"I am very happy that he is going to be back home, I am relieved. He will also be attending Parliament session tomorrow," Karti said. Delhi's Rouse Avenue court has issued bail bonds of Rs 2 lakhs and.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Congress on Tuesday attacked the government over high onion prices and accused the BJP members in Parliament of creating a ruckus in order to prevent a discussion on the important issue. The attack.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill which seeks to merge two Union Territories - Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli - into one unit. The Rajya Sabha passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and.. IndiaTimes - Published
The issue of absenteeism among BJP MPs from Parliament was raised at the parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, with Rajnath Singh underlining PM Narendra Modi's dissatisfaction over lack of their.. IndiaTimes - Published
Death penalty for rapists, lynching of convicts in public and castration of those convicted were among the demands made in Rajya Sabha on Monday as MPs expressed outrage over the Hyderabad rape and.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) members staged a protest against BJP MP Pragya Thakur over her statement terming Nathuram Godse as a "patriot", and tried to march towards the Parliament House on.. IndiaTimes - Published
Her tweet defending her comments, which was seen as a praise for Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, came after the Bharatiya Janata Party barred her from attending its parliamentary party.. IndiaTimes - Published
The BJP has condemned the remarks made by its LS MP Pragya Thakur in Parliament on Wednesday referring to Nathuram Godse and said it does not support such statements. BJP working president JP Nadda.. IndiaTimes - Published
Terming the midnight coup in which the BJP formed the government with Ajit Pawar as "murder of democracy", Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel, Anand Sharma, Adhir Ranjan Choudhury and Shashi.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Congress on Sunday said it has spoken to other opposition parties in Parliament for a united resistance against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which is scheduled to be introduced in.. IndiaTimes - Published
Government is selling family silver of the country to pursue privatisation and is doing so without Parliament scrutiny, he said while speaking after Question Hour. Chowdhury said, "Government is.. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minster Narendra Modi is learnt to have expressed displeasure over the absence of some Cabinet ministers during Question Hour, sources in the government said on Thursday. The prime minister.. IndiaTimes - Published
Replying to a Lok Sabha question, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the govt is committed to protecting the right to privacy and added that attempts to malign the govt for reported breach are.. IndiaTimes - Published
The government has no proposal for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. "There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar.. IndiaTimes - Published
Addressing the third day of the Winter Session of the Parliament, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be implemented nationwide and no person.. DNA - Published
According to NCP leaders, Pawar will meet PM Modi in Parliament at 12.30 pm to discuss several issues related to the state, especially the agrarian crisis following unprecedented rainfall. The meeting.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Union home ministry on Tuesday declined a direct reply to DMK MP and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran’s query in Rajya Sabha whether the government had used Israeli spy software to tap.. IndiaTimes - Published
Hungary’s Parliament will begin discussing on Wednesday a bill that restricts its members’ freedom of action, a ruling party proposal that has led to renewed accusations of authoritarianism on the.. Reuters - Published
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pulled them up and asked officials, absent from the meet on pollution in Delhi, to ensure that it is not repeated. The panel's head Jagdambika Pal had written to the speaker.. IndiaTimes - Published
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi wore a mask as a mark of protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the Parliament premises against rising air pollution levels. BJP MP Mansukh Mandaviya reached.. IndiaTimes - Published