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Om Birla: Speaker of The Lok Sabha
Om Birla is an Indian politician who is the 17th and current Speaker of the Lok Sabha. He serves a Member of Parliament for the Kota-Bundi constituency in Rajasthan. Prior to parliament, he was elected thrice to the assembly of Rajasthan.

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LS Speaker's 'praise for Brahmins' triggers political row, opposition parties dub it as 'casteist'

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's comments that Brahmins always held a high place in society kicked-up a political row on Wednesday with opposition parties dubbing it as "casteist remarks". Apart from sharp..
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla calls cops on drinking & partying passengers

The Speaker's personal assistant had tried to talk to them, but they got confrontational with him.
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Om Birla launches Fit India drive in Parliament complex


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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..
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to approach Centre for repeal of Articles 104, 193


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Panel of assembly speakers will frame code of conduct for MLAs: Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla announced that a committee of speakers of state assemblies will be formed to frame "code of conduct" for members of legislative assemblies and councils to make them more..
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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

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to lead delegation in 4th South Asian Speaker's Summit in Maldives

A parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will visit the Maldives to participate in the 4th South Asian Speaker's Summit scheduled to be held on September 1 and 2.
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After paperless Parliament, App for MPs: Speaker Om Birla

Vowing to make the Parliament paperless by the next session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday announced some new steps to facilitate effective participation of the members in the proceedings. "An..
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Sushma Swaraj was an ambassador of Indian culture: LS speaker Om Birla

"SushmaSwaraj ji was an ambassador of the Indian culture. She was an able administrator and a sensitive leader. Today the entire country is sad to lose a leader like her. She understood everyone's..
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President Kovind, PM Modi pay homage to Sushma Swaraj

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla were among leaders who paid their last respects to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday.
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Lok Sabha passes 35 bills over 37 sittings

The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha spread across 280 hours and over 37 sittings saw 35 bills passed. In his valedictory address at the end of the session, Speaker Om Birla shared that the number..
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Don't challenge my decisions on giving time to members: LS Speaker Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday warned members against challenging the Chair's decision on time given to members to speak during a discussion.
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Most productive session since 1952, says Speaker Om Birla


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Parliament House of largest democracy should be most magnificent and attractive: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Presiding over the proceedings of Lok Sabha on Monday, Speaker Om Birla said that it is the aspiration of all of us that the Parliament House of the largest Republic and the largest democracy of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha to become paperless from next session: Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday announced that the Lower House will become paperless from the next session, a move which will save crores of rupees to the exchequer. During the Zero Hour,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Azam Khan apologises for sexist remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi in Lok Sabha

As soon as Lok Sabha met after the weekend break, Speaker Om Birla allowed Azam Khan to speak in the House.
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Apologise or face action, Speaker Om Birla tells Azam Khan

He has never respected women, we all know what he had said about Jaya Prada. He has no right to stay in the Lok Sabha, I will request the Speaker to dismiss him, says Rama Devi
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Apologise outright or face action, Azam Khan to be told

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan will be asked to tender an unconditional apology to BJP MP Rama Devi in Lok Sabha for his sexist remarks against her on Monday, failing which he will face disciplinary..
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Azam Khan asked to appear before Lok Sabha Speaker on Monday: Sources

Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan was informed on Friday to appear before Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on July 29 and tender an unconditional apology in the House for his sexist remarks against BJP MP Rama..
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Lok Sabha members demand exemplary action against Azam Khan

Cutting across party lines, members in Lok Sabha condemned Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan's sexist remarks to BJP member Rama Devi and demanded exemplary action against him. After hearing the members for..
IndiaTimes - Published

LS likely to pass resolution favouring 'exemplary action' against Azam Khan

Lok Sabha is likely to pass a resolution authorising Speaker Om Birla to take 'exemplary action' against SP member Azam Khan for his misogynist remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi. Leaders across party..
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PM Modi participates in tree plantation drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, defence minister Rajnath Singh and home minister Amit Shah participated in a tree plantation drive organised by the Lok Sabha..
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Om Birla: MPs will get bills well in advance from next session


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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury hails Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla


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British-era laws should be replaced with new ones, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla


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Uproar in Lok Sabha over SP leader Azam Khan's objectionable remarks against acting Speaker

Samjawadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday stoked a huge controversy in the Lok Sabha with his objectionable remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi, who was conducting the proceedings of the House in the..
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Don't read from news clippings, Speaker tells law minister

Speaker Om Birla asked Ravi Shankar Prasad not to read from news clippings and name newspapers while referring to instances of instant triple talaq when the law minister was moving for consideration..
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Parliament congratulates scientists on Chandrayaan-2 launch

Informing members about the launch, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the country has shown its space prowess with the mission.
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Lok Sabha: Opposition parties against extension of Parliament session

During a business advisory committee meeting chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, the government conveyed to the opposition parties that it was considering to extend the ongoing parliament session,..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha adjourns till 2 pm

Speaker Om Birla led the House in expressing condolence over the passing away of Paswan and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit. Paswan, a Lok Janshakti Party member, was a member from Samastipur..
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Need to engage all citizens to address environmental change: Speaker Om Birla


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When LS Speaker Om Birla told opposition member, 'don't touch my staff'

LS Speaker's remarks came when the opposition members including Congress, TMC and DMK were protesting in the well of the House during the Question Hour as the Speaker denied them to raise the issue of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha Speaker to TMC MP: Don't do marketing of West Bengal

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday asked a leader of the Trinamool Congress not to do "marketing" of West Bengal after he spoke about a health scheme of the state government in the House
IndiaTimes - Published

Why opposition MPs are happy with Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has tweaked a parliamentary procedure which has pleased the opposition MPs. After every debate, the minister concerned gives his reply. Earlier, the opposition MPs would keep..
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'Fight there, not here': Lok Sabha Speaker tells Karnataka MP on water dispute

"Fight there, not here," was the cryptic remark of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla when a ruling BJP member from Karnataka spoke in Lok Sabha on Thursday about the state's long standing dispute with Tamil..
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Lok Sabha passes NIA amendment bill to give more powers to anti-terror agency

The bill was passed with 278 members voting in favour and six against it, said Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.
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West Bengal chief secretary asked to convene meeting of committee monitoring central schemes

Speaker Om Birla informed Lok Sabha on Monday that he has asked the chief secretary of West Bengal to convene a meeting of a committee which monitors implementation of central schemes in states.
IndiaTimes - Published

Swachhata Abhiyan: Lok Sabha Speaker urges MPs to work for fulfilment of Mahatma Gandhi's mission

Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla led the Parliamentarians in undertaking Swachhata Abhiyan in the Parliament House Complex on Sunday. Accompanying Birla in the exercise were Union minister of human..
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Lok Sabha Speaker asks MPs not to talk in the House

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday asked MPs not to talk when proceedings of the House are on. "I have seen some members talking to each other while sitting in their seats as well as while..
IndiaTimes - Published

Adhir Ranjan stokes controversy with his 'naali' remark in LS; BJP hits back, says 'arrogance will finish Cong'

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stoked a controversy on Monday with his "naali" (drain) remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha, with the BJP launching a scathing attack on..
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How new Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is changing house proceedings


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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is humility personified, a graceful scholar: Tarun Vijay


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Will discuss with parties on how to deal with disruptions: Lok Sabha Speaker

Making his intentions clear on dealing with disruptions, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Thursday said he will hold discussions with all parties to address the issue. He also said that members should not..
IndiaTimes - Published

Who said you can't say 'Vande Mataram', 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', asks LS Speaker Om Birla

Asked whether it was going to be tough for him to run the Lok Sabha amid religious chants, Om Birla said, "There is no challenge. We will run the House by keeping all party leaders together... Who said..
DNA - Published

I will be an impartial Speaker: Om Birla

PM Modi advises newly-elected Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla not to lose his trademark smile
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With support even from opposition, Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker

BJP leader and NDA nominee Om Birla was on Wednesday unanimously elected Lok Sabha Speaker with opposition parties, including Congress and Trinamool Congress, supporting him even as PM Narendra Modi..
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Lok Sabha Speaker meets President, Vice President

After being elected as Lok Sabha Speaker on Wednesday, Om Birla called on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. Birla went to Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet Kovind and later met..
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Union minister Ramdas Athawale uses humour to take dig at Rahul

In his congratulatory remarks after the unanimous election of Om Birla as Lok Sabha Speaker, Athawale said he is happy that Rahul got a chance to sit in Lok Sabha though as an opposition member. "I was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot congratulate Birla for being elected Lok Sabha Speaker

Leaders from the ruling as well as the opposition in Rajasthan Wednesday congratulated BJP MP Om Birla for his unanimous elections as speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha
IndiaTimes - Published

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