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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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Monsoon session will be held with precautions: Parliamentary Affairs Minister [Video]

Monsoon session will be held with precautions: Parliamentary Affairs Minister

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi informed that monsoon session of the Parliament will be held with precautions amid COVID-19 outbreak. "Session that takes place according to Constitution..

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Singapore's governing PAP returns to power but faces setback [Video]

Singapore's governing PAP returns to power but faces setback

Governing party comfortably wins election but opposition Workers Party increases its seats in Parliament from six to 10.

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Katie Price calls for online trolling to be made criminal offence [Video]

Katie Price calls for online trolling to be made criminal offence

Giving evidence to the Petitions Committee as part of its Parliamentary inquiry into online abuse, Katie Price spoke of the abuse directed online at her disabled son Harvey. The TV star wants a new UK..

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Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi for Parliament debate on China after Amit Shah's remark [Video]

Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi for Parliament debate on China after Amit Shah's remark

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on June 29 replied to Home Minister Amit Shah's acceptance of Congress' Rahul Gandhi's parliament debate challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh..

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Tejaswhi Yadav fumes after RJD not invited to all-party meeting on China situation [Video]

Tejaswhi Yadav fumes after RJD not invited to all-party meeting on China situation

Bihar's Leader of Opposition, Tejashwi Yadav, on RJD not being invited to all-party's meeting on India-China face off demanded an answer from Rajnath Singh. He said, "Rashtriya Janata Dal is the..

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PM departs Downing St ahead of statement in Commons [Video]

PM departs Downing St ahead of statement in Commons

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for Parliament where he is set to make a statement. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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'He is speaking goons' language': Chhattisgarh CM on Amit Shah 'do-do haath ho jayein' remark

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