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Parliament: Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom
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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Rahul Gandhi’s remark sparks furious Parliament protests

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s “rape in India” barb at the Modi government at a poll rally in Jharkhand triggered furious protests in both Houses on Friday, with BJP MPs demanding an apology and..
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18 years since 2001 Parliament attack: Politicos pay tributes to the martyred

The terror attack on the Parliament on December 31, 2001, was carried out by terrorists from the outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
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Videos for Parliament

UK general election: "Some say his going to push Brexit through Parliament before Christmas" [Video]UK general election: "Some say his going to push Brexit through Parliament before Christmas"

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PM uses motoring metaphors for 'broken Parliament' [Video]PM uses motoring metaphors for 'broken Parliament'

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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:44Published


Uncertainty remains as Iraq parliament accepts PM's resignation [Video]Uncertainty remains as Iraq parliament accepts PM's resignation

Parliament approves resignation of Abdul Mahdi's government after two months of protests that left more than 400 dead.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Iraq parliament approves PM Adel Abdul Mahdi's resignation [Video]Iraq parliament approves PM Adel Abdul Mahdi's resignation

Parliament approves resignation of Abdul Mahdi's government after two months of protests that left more than 400 dead.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi submits resignation to parliament [Video]Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi submits resignation to parliament

Parliament to meet on Sunday to decide on Iraqi PM's fate amid ongoing anti-government protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:46Published

Helen McCourt’s mother ‘horrified’ by decision to release her killer [Video]Helen McCourt’s mother ‘horrified’ by decision to release her killer

The mother of murder victim Helen McCourt has said she is “horrified” by the Parole Board’s decision that her daughter’s killer has “met the test for release”, despite never telling police..

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Georgia protests: Crowds gather outside Parliament buildings | #TheCube [Video]Georgia protests: Crowds gather outside Parliament buildings | #TheCube

Georgia protests: Crowds gather outside Parliament buildings | #TheCube

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:58Published

Georgia: Police clash with protesters in front of Parliament [Video]Georgia: Police clash with protesters in front of Parliament

Police in riot gear attempted to push thousands of demonstrators away from the parliament building in the Georgian capital, as a second day of sizable protests simmered over the failure of promised..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Spain's far right looks to reignite embers of Franco era [Video]Spain's far right looks to reignite embers of Franco era

Centre-right conservatives collapse as far right doubles its numbers in Parliament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Keith Vaz will not stand for re-election amid suspension row [Video]Keith Vaz will not stand for re-election amid suspension row

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Former Labour MP urges people to vote for Boris Johnson [Video]Former Labour MP urges people to vote for Boris Johnson

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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:35Published

Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament' [Video]Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament'

Jeremy Corbyn says, "many people in our country have grown weary of politics", blaming the behaviour of MPs and "shouting matches in Parliament. Speaking in Telford, the Labour leader said: "I'm not..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:54Published

Boris Johnson visits Queen to dissolve Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson visits Queen to dissolve Parliament

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...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:21Published

Politics: The state of the parties as Parliament is dissolved [Video]Politics: The state of the parties as Parliament is dissolved

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as Parliament is dissolved ahead of the General Election on December 12.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Philip Hammond to stand down as MP after 22 years [Video]Philip Hammond to stand down as MP after 22 years

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

Boris Johnson rallies Cabinet Ministers ahead of UK general election [Video]Boris Johnson rallies Cabinet Ministers ahead of UK general election

Boris Johnson addresses his Cabinet Ministers for the final time before Parliament dissolves for the winter General Election.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

John Bercow's best bellows [Video]John Bercow's best bellows

As John Bercow prepares to step down as Speaker of the House of Commons, we take a look at some of his best bellows. Mr Bercow has been speaker for 10 years and the election for a new speaker is..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Vote breakdown: Parliament votes for December general election [Video]Vote breakdown: Parliament votes for December general election

A look at how Parliament voted in deciding to hold a general election on December 12.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Boris Johnson compares Jeremy Corbyn to Goldilocks during early election debate [Video]Boris Johnson compares Jeremy Corbyn to Goldilocks during early election debate

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

British PM Johnson Presents General Election For December [Video]British PM Johnson Presents General Election For December

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was finally time to “get Brexit done.” Johnson said his government would present a bill to parliament. According to Reuters, he wants to hold an..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

European leaders agree 'flextension', missing October 31 Brexit deadline [Video]European leaders agree 'flextension', missing October 31 Brexit deadline

Britain will remain in the European Union until next year unless Parliament ratifies Boris Johnson's Brexit deal sooner, the remaining member states have agreed. Following a meeting of ambassadors,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Arlene Foster: DUP has no regrets about backing Brexit [Video]Arlene Foster: DUP has no regrets about backing Brexit

The leader of the DUP has said her party has no regrets about backing Brexit, insisting it can still be delivered in a way that protects the Union. Arlene Foster said her party had yet to decide..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

Boris Johnson repeats December election push as EU agrees Brexit extension [Video]Boris Johnson repeats December election push as EU agrees Brexit extension

Brussels ambassadors have agreed that an extension to Britain's membership of the EU is needed, but a decision on the length will not be made until next week. The EU 27 accepted the "principle of an..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

British PM Johnson calls for Dec. 12 election [Video]British PM Johnson calls for Dec. 12 election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday for a general election on Dec. 12 to break Britain’s Brexit impasse, conceding for the first time he will not meet his “do or die” deadline to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum [Video]Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

 

Working to have Parliament session in new building in 2022: Lok Sabha Speaker


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Lok Sabha passes 14 bills and Rajya Sabha passes 15 bills during Winter session of Parliament


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Uproar in Parliament over Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remarks

The BJP on Friday launched a blistering attack in both House of Parliament on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his 'rape in India' remarks and sought his apology.
IndiaTimes - Published

CAB violative of Constitution, IUML tells SC, seeks stay

A day after Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Indian Union Muslim League filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Thursday, challenging its constitutional validity saying it violates..
IndiaTimes - Published

‘Upset with CAB’, Bangladesh top ministers cancel visits

In a diplomatic setback, Bangladesh foreign minister M K Abdul Momen cancelled his visit to New Delhi a day after Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill and protests broke out in Assam.
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‘Insidious’ CAB will wreck statute, fail court test: P Chidamabaram

In his first speech in Parliament after his release on bail, Congress MP and former Union minister P Chidamabaram on Wednesday termed the Citizenship Amendment Bill as nothing but an attempt by BJP to..
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Lok Sabha refers data protection bill to joint House panel

Amid criticism that privacy provisions had been diluted, the personal data protection bill was referred to a joint select committee of Parliament soon after it was introduced with communications and IT..
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Dark day in constitutional history of India: Sonia Gandhi on passage of Citizenship Bill by Parliament


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Paris conference sign of foreign concern for Lebanon: Berri

A Paris conference to mobilize support for Lebanon showed that the international community is more concerned about the country than some Lebanese, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday.
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Bill to amend Arms Act passed by both Houses of Parliament

The Bill was already passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday.
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Some in Congress itching to challenge Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in court: Gaurav Gogoi

Congress leaders could move court if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passed by Parliament as some in the party are "itching to" challenge it legally, party spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi said on Monday.
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Protests erupt in northeast as region braces for bandh after Amit Shah tables CAB in Parliament


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Over 900 scientists, scholars demand withdrawal of CAB from Parliament

Over 900 prominent Indian scientists and scholars wrote an open letter against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The group has demanded the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress to strongly oppose CAB in Parliament, says it's against country's secular ethos

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

Over 1,000 fast track courts to be set up for rape cases

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

Rape convicts under POCSO Act should not have right to file mercy petition: President Kovind

Parliament should review mercy petitions, the President said.
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MPs plan to junk subsidy at canteens in Parliament


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No more subsidised food in Parliament canteen; govt to save 17 crore every year

The cost of the subsidy to provide cheap food to the MPs in Parliament canteen was Rs 17 crore.
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P Chidambaram in Rajya Sabha after release on bail

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..
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P Chidambaram reaches Parliament day after Supreme Court granted him bail


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Congress protests at Parliament premises over rising onion prices

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

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill set to be introduced in Parliament despite opposition in northeast

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

Cabinet approves Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, to be introduced in Parliament: Prakash Javadekar


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'P Chidambaram will attend Parliament session tomorrow', says son Karti after SC grants bail in INX Media case

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..
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Cabinet gives nod to Data Protection Bill, likely to be tabled in Parliament this winter session

Last week, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that a "robust" and "balanced" data protection law will soon be tabled in the Parliament.
DNA - Published

P Chidambaram to attend Parliament from Thursday, says son Karti

"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

Citizenship Amendment Bill gets cabinet's nod, likely to be introduced in Parliament next week

Following Modi cabinet's nod, the citizenship bill is expected to be introduced by the Home Minister in the current winter session, probably in the last week.
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Watch: Man comes in front of Rajnath Singh's convoy, detained

The incident occurred at around 1:25 PM when Singh's convoy was approaching the Parliament.
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Congress slams govt over high onion prices, accuses BJP of scuttling discussion on it in Parliament

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

Parliament passes bill to merge UTs Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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

SPG (Amendment) Bill passed by Parliament amid Congress protest

The Congress has alleged that the amendment was brought for the purpose to remove the SPG security of the members of the Gandhi family.
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Telangana rape: Court likely to issue order on Police's plea seeking 10-day custody of four accused on Wednesday

The incident in Telangana caused a major uproar in the Parliament.
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Parliamentary party meet: Rajnath Singh speaks of PM Modi's dissatisfaction with absenteeism among BJP MPs

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..
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Parliament panel seeks suggestions on Cinematograph bill

Parliament's standing committee on information technology has sought suggestions from the public on the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill that is under its consideration.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury refers to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as 'Nirbala'

It has been a busy time in the Lok Sabha with our elected representatives to the Parliament accusing each other of being an 'intruder' in the country
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Outrage over rape cases: Death penalty, lynching, castration of rapists demanded in Parliament

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..
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Parliament approves Iraqi prime minister's resignation

Iraq's parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, following weeks of violent anti-government protests that have rocked the country.
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Youth Cong stages protest against Pragya Thakur, demands her expulsion from Parliament

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

Remark was against Udham Singh's 'insult', says Pragya Thakur, calls controversy 'storm of lies'

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..
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Sad day in Parliament's history: Rahul Gandhi on Pragya Thakur hailing Nathuram Godse


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Godse remarks: Pragya Thakur dropped from defence panel; stopped from attending meetings of BJP parliamentary party

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..
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'Dignity for Indians' and 'unity for India' mantras of our Constitution: PM Modi in Parliament

"Today is a historic day. 70 years ago, we adopted our great Constitution," PM Modi said while addressing the joint session of the Parliament.
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Sonia Gandhi leads Cong protest in Parliament against BJP's move to form Maharashtra govt

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

In touch with opposition for united resistance against CAB: Congress

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..
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Government selling PSUs to pamper some private players: Adhir Rajan Chowdhury

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..
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Lok Sabha Speaker asks MPs to take pledge against single-use plastic

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday suggested that the members of Parliament should take a pledge to shun single-use plastic in a bid to encourage people for the same.
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PM unhappy that ministers not present during question hour in Parliament

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..
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Govt must disclose all details about electoral bonds before Parliament: Congress


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