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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. 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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Jeremy Hunt makes way to Parliament for Autumn Statement [Video]

Jeremy Hunt makes way to Parliament for Autumn Statement

The Chancellor has left Number 11 Downing Street and arrived at Parliament where he will deliver his Autumn Statement. Jeremy Hunt appeared with a large green folder for the fiscal statement, rather..

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PM arrives at Parliament [Video]

PM arrives at Parliament

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has arrived at the Houses of Parliament where he will deliver a statement following his return from the G20 summit in Bali. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at..

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Mordaunt: I was a minister before Sunak was even elected [Video]

Mordaunt: I was a minister before Sunak was even elected

Penny Mordaunt lays out her case for why she should be the next PM. The MP says she "was a minister before Rishi Sunak was even elected to Parliament". Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at..

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Jacob Rees-Mogg says he saw no 'pushing or shoving' [Video]

Jacob Rees-Mogg says he saw no 'pushing or shoving'

Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg admits there was "some confusion" at the chaotic Commons fracking vote on Wednesday night, but denies seeing any "pushing or shoving". Rees-Mogg himself has been..

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Hunt announces new economic advisory council for UK growth [Video]

Hunt announces new economic advisory council for UK growth

Jeremy Hunt has announced in Parliament the inception off an economic advisory council which will help the government form economic policies. The chancellor also announced to MPs the reversal of..

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Tory MP: We’re British, we don’t throw ladies under the bus [Video]

Tory MP: We’re British, we don’t throw ladies under the bus

Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski said he is “not sure” why the media “are always trying to attack the prime minister” as he made his way to Parliament on Thursday. He added that most..

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Conor Burns vows to clear his name and return to Parliament [Video]

Conor Burns vows to clear his name and return to Parliament

Conor Burns has hit out at the decision to have his whip withdrawn over allegations of serious misconduct, saying he has "still not been told the nature" of the complaint made against him. Speaking to..

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District court encroaching on powers of SC, Parliament: Muslim leaders

Muslim leaders termed the district court order as “encroaching on the powers of the Supreme Court and Parliament which have made it crystal clear that no further changes could be made at religious..
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1998 JMM verdict review: SC to examine legislative immunity in bribe-for-vote

The Supreme Court Tuesday decided to examine whether lawmakers can claim complete immunity for their conduct in Parliament or assemblies even in case of taking bribe for voting. The court will take a..
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Congress slams its removal from Parliamentary panel chair

With Congress removed from the chair of yet another parliamentary committee, the party protested against the move with a sharp letter to Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, arguing that it was..
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Rahul unlikely to attend Parliament's winter session due to Bharat Jodo Yatra

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to attend the upcoming winter session of Parliament due to the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, the party said on Saturday. The winter session of Parliament is likely..
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All inhabited villages in northeast to be connected with 4G network by December 2023: Kiren Rijiju

All inhabited villages in the northeastern region and border areas must be connected with 4G network by December 2023, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday. In February 2022, the government had..
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Centre to make 'some changes' in age-old sedition law, issue to be taken up in next Parliament session

The central government might make several changes to the existing sedition law in the country over the next Parliament session.
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Order putting sedition law on hold to continue, SC grants time to Centre

The Supreme Court was told by Attorney General that more time be granted to the Centre as "something may happen in the winter session of Parliament".
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SC didn’t agree with will of people: Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on NJAC

The NJAC Act, unanimously passed by both the Houses of Parliament and ratified by more than half of all the states, was struck down by a Constitution bench of the apex court as unconstitutional in..
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Over 1500 obsolete and archaic acts to be repealed in coming Parliament session: Rijiju


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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar to host Rajya Sabha floor leaders for dinner

Though various party leaders have been calling on Dhankhar since he took over as Vice President, this would be his first formal interaction with floor leaders of Rajya Sabha. The dinner meet comes..
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Demeaned, berated and fired: Fresh evidence of toxic bullying culture in parliament emerges

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Mentality of north India and Parliament still not conducive for women's quota: Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar has said the "mentality" of north India and Parliament seems not conducive yet to giving reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and legislative..
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EWS quota: Supreme Court refuses to consider plea of no-debate in Parliament

The bench declined to see the lack of debate in Parliament as a challenge, stating "we are losing our energy if we talk about that".
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Busy week ahead when politics returns from mourning the Queen

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After the death of the Queen was announced last Thursday, MPs and peers stepped away from Parliament to observe a period of mourning for the monarch.
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SC refuses to consider plea of no-debate in Parliament as ground to challenge EWS quota


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Repercussions would have been less grave if govt acted on time during second wave of Covid: Parliamentary panel


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Make cancer a notified disease: Parliament panel

Cancer should be classified a notifiable disease, the parliamentary standing committee on health and family welfare has recommended. In its 139th report, which was submitted to the Rajya Sabha..
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Citizenship Law: Supreme Court adjourns hearing of petitions challenging CAA to September 19

CAA was passed by Parliament in December 2019, after which it met with protests all across the country. The CAA came into effect on January 10, 2020.
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Rahul Gandhi out to unite country in a foreign T-shirt: Amit Shah

Amit Shah said: “I want to remind Rahul baba and other Congress members about his speech given in Parliament. Rahul baba had said India is not a nation. Rahul baba, in which book have you read this?..
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CJI recalls lawyers' contribution in drafting Constitution, freedom struggle, says their percentage in Parliament declining


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Citizens have right to voice opinion on laws: Gandhis to HC

Preventing a citizen from expressing a genuine opinion against any bill or law passed by Parliament is violative of the right to free speech and principles of democracy, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi..
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Video: Man run over by truck after falling from bike due to pothole in Thane

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China looks to delay sanctioning of another Pakistan based terrorist

China has put on hold a joint India-US proposal to sanction a Pakistan based terrorist, Abdul Rauf Asghar, who's an accused in the 1999 IC 814 hijacking and also Parliament attack. Beijing had in June..
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Pralhad Joshi slams opposition for alleging lower Parliament productivity

Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday alleged that opposition leaders Jairam Ramesh and Gaurav Gogoi peddled lies at a press conference as the decision to adjourn the Parliament..
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Uniform adoption law should cover all religions, LGBTQ community, suggests Parliamentary panel

The Parliamentary panel has made a suggestion that the uniform adoption law in India should be applicable for all religions and the LGBTQ community.
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The Monsoon Session 2022 of the Parliament has adjourned sine die by the Centre on Monday, four days ahead of the official schedule.
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After the Parliament session was cut short by the government, TMC leader Derek O'Brien hit out at the Centre and PM Modi for the decision.
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CAG smells a rat as import of pearls pips global output

Suspecting large-scale round-tripping of black money, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) which has tabled a report in Parliament on Monday said India's import of diamonds and pearls during 2010..
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Constantly disrupted, monsoon session of Parliament ends four days early

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Electricity Bill introduced in Lok Sabha, sent to parliamentary panel for scrutiny, opposition walks out in protest

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People will keep calling him for something or other: PM at Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's farewell

Addressing an event at the Parliament House complex organised by members of Parliament to bid farewell to Naidu, he said a collection of good words was in order to carry forward the legacy of Naidu who..
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'His legacy will guide the nation for years': PM Modi bids farewell to Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in Parliament

PM Narendra Modi bid farewell to outgoing Vice President Venkaiah Naidu during his speech in the Parliament, praising his legacy and tenure.
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Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday clarified that members of Parliament do not enjoy any immunity from arrest in criminal cases when the House is in session and that they cannot avoid..
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Enforcement Directorate quizzes Kharge amid protests in Parliament, outside

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ED questions Mallikarjun Kharge in National Herald case, Congress says 'Modishahi' reaching a new low

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Country battling 'epidemic of unemployment' but govt polishing image of 'arrogant king': Rahul Gandhi

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