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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.

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BJP MPs head most panels, outnumber opposition in committees

In last Parliament session, opposition alleged government was passing crucial bills without scrutiny.
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Why new Motor Vehicles Act with heft fines is unique

The Narendra Modi government passed over 28 bills in the last monsoon session of Parliament. During the previous term, it had passed 133 bills. Out of them, the Motor Vehicles Act is the only law which..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Parliament

Prime Minister’s motive for prorogation was to silence Parliament, court hears [Video]Prime Minister’s motive for prorogation was to silence Parliament, court hears

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s motive for an “exceptionally long” prorogation was to “silence” Parliament, Supreme Court justices have heard. Lawyers for Gina Miller, who is bringing a..

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Supreme Court begins hearing legality of prorogation [Video]Supreme Court begins hearing legality of prorogation

The Supreme Court begins hearing whether the prorogation of Parliament is unlawful. It will take place over three days and it is unclear when a ruling will be made. 11 justices are sitting on a panel..

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Gina Miller arrives at Supreme Court for appeal over Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament [Video]Gina Miller arrives at Supreme Court for appeal over Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament

Pro-EU businesswoman Gina Miller arrives at the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court justices will begin to examine if Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the run-up to the..

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Boris Johnson denies lying to Queen over reasons for suspending Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson denies lying to Queen over reasons for suspending Parliament

The UK prime minister says it is not "not true" that he mislead the Queen over intentions to suspend parliament so it could not scruntise his Brexit plans

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UK PM Johnson denies lying to the Queen [Video]UK PM Johnson denies lying to the Queen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending parliament for five weeks after a court ruled his decision to do so was unlawful. Francesca..

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Boris Johnson: I did not lie to the Queen over Parliament’s prorogation [Video]Boris Johnson: I did not lie to the Queen over Parliament’s prorogation

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen in order to secure the suspension of Parliament. Scotland's highest civil court ruled on Wednesday that the five-week prorogation was unlawful because it was..

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Timeline: Looking back over Brexit [Video]Timeline: Looking back over Brexit

Watch a timeline of the United Kingdom's tortuous journey, since it voted in 2016 to leave the European Union.

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Could we have a Christmas general election? [Video]Could we have a Christmas general election?

With Parliament suspended until October 14, the likely date of a snap general election has moved closer to Christmas. The earliest date for polling day is probably Thursday November 28.

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PM’s suspension of Parliament ruled ‘improper’ and ‘unlawful’ by Scottish court [Video]PM’s suspension of Parliament ruled ‘improper’ and ‘unlawful’ by Scottish court

Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament has been ruled “improper” and “unlawful” by three senior Scottish judges, who concluded it had been done with “the purpose of stymying..

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Deputy Labour leader calls for a second referendum before a general election [Video]Deputy Labour leader calls for a second referendum before a general election

Fresh Labour Party divisions have opened up over Brexit with a call from deputy leader Tom Watson for a second referendum before any general election. In a speech on Wednesday, Mr Watson said a..

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MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16 [Video]MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16

MPs who appealed against an earlier ruling that the Prime Minister's prorogation of Parliament was lawful, say they are hopeful of being able to return to the House of Commons by early next week. Boris..

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What does prorogation mean for Brexit? [Video]What does prorogation mean for Brexit?

Boris Johnson has sent MPs packing by suspending Parliament for five weeks in a controversial move as the Brexit deadline looms large. We take a look at what will happen before the current Brexit..

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Brexit: The state of the parties as Parliament is suspended [Video]Brexit: The state of the parties as Parliament is suspended

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand after the prorogation of Parliament. It comes after Amber Rudd handed in her Conservative whip and Angela Smith joined the Liberal Democrats.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is ready for a general election [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is ready for a general election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party is ready to contest a general election against Boris Johnson but wants to secure a extension to Article 50 before agreeing to terms to any election date. Mr..

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British lawmakers push and shove as Parliament is suspended [Video]British lawmakers push and shove as Parliament is suspended

British lawmakers pushed and shoved in front of the speaker's chair as the suspension of Parliament early on Tuesday sparked tense scenes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Senior UK govt figures must publish Brexit WhatsApp messages [Video]Senior UK govt figures must publish Brexit WhatsApp messages

Communications on Parliament suspension must be handed over after House of Commons vote in latest Johnson defeat.

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Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons [Video]Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons

Boris Johnson lost his second bid to trigger a general election while opposition MPs staged a protest ahead of the prorogation of Parliament in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Opposition leaders condemn Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament [Video]Opposition leaders condemn Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the Government's decision to go ahead with the suspension of Parliament for five weeks as "disgraceful". "Parliament should be holding the Government to account...

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What happens next in Parliament? [Video]What happens next in Parliament?

On September 9, the Government tabled another motion under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act which seeks to trigger an early general election. Boris Johnson failed in his bid to do the same last week. But..

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Leading judges reject Parliament suspension legal challenge [Video]Leading judges reject Parliament suspension legal challenge

Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller makes a statement outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London having attended the judicial review hearing into the decision to prorogue Parliament. A legal..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

Why might there be an election in October? [Video]Why might there be an election in October?

Should a no-confidence motion in either the Government or the Prime Minister carry, and if no other party can command a majority within 14 days, a general election can be called. And if two-thirds of..

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Jeremy Corbyn handed 'big girl's blouse' as gift [Video]Jeremy Corbyn handed 'big girl's blouse' as gift

After being branded a 'great big girl's blouse' by the Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn was offered his very own pink floral blouse as Parliament prepares for another day of debate. A reporter was waiting..

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Breakthrough announced in House of Lords over Bill to block no-deal Brexit [Video]Breakthrough announced in House of Lords over Bill to block no-deal Brexit

The Government has paved the way for proposals seeking to block a no-deal Brexit on October 31 to become law before Parliament is suspended. Lord Ashton of Hyde, Conservative chief whip in the Lords,..

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Watch: How did the legislation to delay Brexit get through Parliament? [Video]Watch: How did the legislation to delay Brexit get through Parliament?

Wondering what just happened in Parliament? Here's how Hilary Benn's bill to delay the Brexit deadline played out in the Commons

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British MPs Vote To Delay Brexit [Video]British MPs Vote To Delay Brexit

Britain's members of Parliament have voted for a new law to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Brexit until 2020. According to Business Insider, the vote was intended to stop a no-deal exit..

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Government to ‘redevelop’ Rajpath, Parliament and secretariat

The Narendra Modi government has set the ball rolling for a massive re-plan and redevelopment of New Delhi’s iconic central vista — the stretch from the gates of Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate..
IndiaTimes - Published

Existing Parliament building could become museum if new one is built

The Centre has floated a request for proposal (RFP) to redevelop the Parliament House or build a new one. The existing Parliament building might be turned into a museum, if the Centre decides to build..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt to redevelop Parliament building or build new one by 2022

The government has invited design and architecture firms from across the globe for consultancy works by floating of a request for proposal (RFP) on September 2 for the "development or redevelopment of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rajasthan truck driver pays whopping Rs 1.41 lakh fine for 'overloading'

Heavy fines have been introduced in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, which was passed by Parliament in July and aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations
DNA - Published

Parliament bars Israeli PM's plan for cameras at polling stations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed on Monday in a bid to have cameras installed at Israeli voting stations, but seized on the legislative defeat to hone accusations his foes intend to steal next..
Reuters - Published

India has lost an exceptional lawyer: PM Modi mourns Ram Jethmalani

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mourned Ram Jethmalani and said "In the passing away of Shri Ram Jethmalani Ji, India has lost an exceptional lawyer and iconic public figure who made rich..
IndiaTimes - Published

100 days of Modi 2.0, a month of Parliament scrapping Article 370: Key developments


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US backs India's move to declare Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, 2 others as terrorists under new-anti terror law

The said law was passed by the Parliament last month and allows the Centre and states to designate individuals as terrorists and seize their property. Under the earlier law, only organisations could be..
DNA - Published

Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed declared individual terrorists under new anti-terror law

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed were on Wednesday declared individual terrorists by the government under a new anti-terror law. The decisions have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's supporter arrested in bid to enter Parliament with knife

The suspect has been taken to Parliament Street police station where a team of senior police officers questioned him.
DNA - Published

States have no option but to adopt Motor Vehicles Act

States have no option but to comply with the amended Motor Vehicles Act, which has several new provisions including higher penalties for traffic offences. Motor vehicle laws fall under provisions of..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP can conduct NRC in Parliament too: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the government should conduct NRC in Parliament too.
DNA - Published

'I am also an outsider as my father lived in Bangladesh': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Manoj Tiwari's demand of Delhi NRC

Taking a dig at BJP MP Manoj Tiwari for demanding NRC in Delhi, Chowdhury said the BJP should also conduct NRC in Parliament.
DNA - Published

People were demanding one country, one constitution for long: Lok Sabha Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday lauded the Union government's decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying the people of the country were demanding "one nation, one..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pak claim forces Rahul to clarify stand on Kashmir

In a series of tweets, the Congress leader said though he disagreed with the government on many issues, Kashmir was India’s “internal matter.” The clarification is the first time that Rahul has..
IndiaTimes - Published

Constitution bench to examine legality of J&K’s altered status

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the response of the Centre and the Jammu & Kashmir government to a bunch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of two decisions — the presidential..
IndiaTimes - Published

He buried his own party in the grave: J&K Governor Satypal Malik lashes out at Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

"By saying what he said in Parliament, he buried his party in the grave. What do I say on his knowledge? I'm doing my work with utmost devotion. I don't care about these remarks," Malik told ANI here..
DNA - Published

Rahul made unending business of my invitation, I withdrew it: J&K Governor

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday slammed leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury saying that he has buried his party in the grave by his remarks in Parliament.
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I don't care: Jammu and Kashmir governor on Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's remarks

After Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury suggested Satya Pal Malik be made the president of BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit, the governor hit back at him and said that he does not care about such..
IndiaTimes - Published

CAG to table Rafale deal report in winter session

The CAG has completed its audit of the offset deal in the Rafale fighter contract with France and is likely to table its report in the winter session of Parliament. The deal had caused controversy when..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jaitley's voice may no longer reverberate in Parliament, his presence will be remembered: Rahul Gandhi


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OPINION: Parliament has rightly asserted its powers

The final hearing would happen before the Supreme Court, which would decide on its Constitutional validity
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Secretariat bans use of plastics in Parliament complex

According to a circular, the staff of the secretariat and other allied agencies working in the Parliament House Complex have been asked to follow the directions.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

PDP MPs yet to resign despite Mehbooba Mufti’s directive

When the Centre announced the decision on August 5, both the MPs staged a protest inside and outside Parliament, shouted slogans in the well of the Rajya Sabha and tore a copy of the Constitution.
IndiaTimes - Published

Government open to taking steps to facelift Parliament complex: PM Modi

"There was a view this time that our Parliament complex must get a facelift in terms of facilities. The presiding officers, MPs and friends from media stressed on it too. When we mark 75 years of our..
DNA - Published

No-deal Brexit will be stopped, former finance minister Hammond says

Parliament will block a no-deal Brexit if unelected people behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson try to wrench Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without agreement, former finance minister..
Reuters - Published

Lok Sabha will not adjourn due to death or ruckus in next 5 years: Speaker Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla became popular in the very first session of Parliament because of the manner in which he presided over the proceedings of the Lower House. "The day I was given the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delimitation of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly: Election Commission begins consultation

The meeting is taking place just a week after Parliament revoked Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and enacted the law that bifurcates the state into two Union Territories --..
DNA - Published

J&K Delimitation process will begin after communication from MHA: EC

The meeting is taking place just a week after Parliament revoked Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and enacted the law that bifurcates the state into two Union Territories --..
DNA - Published

Rahul Gandhi seeks support from PM Modi, Kerala CM for flood-hit Wayanad

Gandhi, currently visiting areas ravaged by floods and landslides in his constituency, posted the appeal on his Facebook page. "My Parliamentary constituency Wayanad has been devastated by floods with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nehru was a 'criminal': Shivraj Singh Chouhan slams former PM, says he 'committed crime' of imposing Article 370

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's comments have come after Parliament recently revoked Article 370 that gave special status to the Jammu and Kashmir and also passed Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization) Act 2019,..
DNA - Published

DNA EXCLUSIVE: Centre eyes anti-conversion law

Modi govt likely to present bill in next Parliament session, confident of approval
DNA - Published

After paperless Parliament, App for MPs: Speaker Om Birla

Birla, an MP from Kota in Rajasthan, said Lok Sabha Secretariat would soon be made paperless so that crores of public money could be saved by decreasing the use of paper
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Omar Abdullah's NC moves SC challenging Presidential orders on Article 370

Arguing that the legislation approved by Parliament and the orders issued by the President subsequently were "unconstitutional", the petition prayed for these to be declared as "void and inoperative"...
IndiaTimes - Published

Bill to prevent religious conversion likely to be introduced in next Parliament session: Sources

Reports suggest that the government is preparing to introduce the bill in the next session of Parliament.
DNA - Published

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav shares tweet terming J&K 'Indian-Administered'

This comes after Parliament abrogated Articles 370 and 35A and formed two new Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
DNA - Published

TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien appears before CBI in connection with Saradha Chit Fund Scam

O'Brien was summoned by the agency on July 26, 2019 to join the investigation in connection with the TMC mouthpiece 'Jago Bangla'. While he was asked to appear before the agency in the first week of..
DNA - Published

Parties should have code of conduct for their MPs in Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu

Speaking to reporters at a get-together after the end of the Parliament session, Naidu who is also the Rajya Sabha chairman suggested that the parties should include such a code in their election..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jammu's Valmiki Samaj rejoices as govt abrogates Article 370

Ever since Parliament took the decision of abrogating Article 370, the Valmiki community has been celebrating the historic decision
DNA - Published

UK must leave EU on Oct. 31, PM Johnson says when asked about prospect of resigning

Parliament should honor the 2016 Brexit referendum and leave the European Union on Oct. 31, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday when asked if he would resign if his government lost a..
Reuters - Published

Maharaja Hari Singh's son Congress leader Karan Singh refuses 'blanket condemnation' of Article 370 scrapping

In a statement, he stated that the "unusually fast decisions" taken in Parliament regarding Jammu and Kashmir "will obviously have far-reaching implications at many levels". "
DNA - Published

Maldives supports India's decision on Article 370

India abrogated Article 370 which accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir after a resolution regarding the same was passed in both houses of the Parliament
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha session: Highest number of oral questions answered in 20 years

The Lok Sabha had sittings for 37 days and Rajya Sabha for 35 days during the Parliament session
DNA - Published

Madhya Pradesh was central to Sushma Swaraj's political journey

BJP stalwart and former Union minister Sushma Swaraj, who died on Tuesday night, had a special connection with Madhya Pradesh, which she represented in Parliament multiple times.
IndiaTimes - Published

Pak PM Imran Khan to chair National Security Committee meet over abrogation of Article 370

While addressing the joint session of Parliament, Khan on Tuesday said that the decision to scrap Article 370 is in line with the ruling BJP's "racist ideology" and asserted that Pakistan will take up..
DNA - Published

President declares abrogation of provisions of Article 370

The President's move came after both houses of Parliament passed a resolution in this regard.
IndiaTimes - Published

Law of Land: It's perfectly legal

There are no hurdles at all for Kashmir and Ladakh to become UTs. Both houses have approved the new bill and it is now a law. When Art 370 was introduced, there was the Constituent Assembly, whose..
DNA - Published

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury parrots Pakistan line on Kashmir, stuns Parliament

Before bill and prez order on J&K is cleared by Lok Sabha, debate sees Congress score a memorable self-goal
DNA - Published

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