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Question Hour is the first hour of a sitting session of India's Lok Sabha devoted to questions that Members of Parliament raise about any aspect of administrative activity. The concerned Minister is obliged to answer to the Parliament, either orally or in writing, depending on the type of question raised. Questions are one of the ways Parliament can hold the Executive accountable.


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MP Navneet Ravi Rana asks question wearing mask in Lok Sabha

With cases of coronavirus being reported in the country, many people have started wearing masks as a precaution to ward off infection. During the Question Hour, Navneet Ravi Rana, an independent member..
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Babul Supriyo chided, his remark in Lok Sabha expunged

Supriyo, minister of state for environment, made the remark while replying to a supplementary related to air pollution during Question Hour.
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​Ruckus in Lok Sabha over Harsh Vardhan's attack on Rahul Gandhi for 'danda' remark against PM, both sides demand apology

The ruckus broke out during the fag end of the Question Hour after Vardhan said he would like to make a statement on Gandhi's recent comment on the prime minister before giving an answer to a starred..
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Harsh Vardhan seeks Rahul's apology for 'derogatory' remarks against PM Modi

Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the country for his "derogatory" remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "During the Question Hour (in..
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Opposition members raise slogans against CAA in Lok Sabha

Some opposition members in Lok Sabha on Monday raised slogans against the amended citizenship law during Question Hour. As soon as the House took up Question Hour, members raised slogans against the..
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Absentee MPs won't get chance to ask supplementaries: LS Speaker

The Speaker's ruling came after he found that Shiv Sena member Prataprao Ganpatrao Jadhav remained absent after giving his name for asking a supplementary question related to the ministry of chemicals..
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Speaker Om Birla rebukes Union minister Danve for not paying attention to House proceedings

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday rebuked Union minister Raosaheb Patil Danve for not paying attention to proceedings of the House. The Speaker's disapproval of the conduct of the Union minister of..
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Verbal duel in Lok Sabha over Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's comments on PM Modi, Amit Shah

During the Question Hour, when Chowdhury rose to ask a supplementary related to the Steel Ministry, ruling alliance members tried to mock him by shouting the word "infiltrator" several times. The..
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Yet to get financial help from Centre for cyclone 'Bulbul' despite PM's assurance: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the state was yet to receive a single penny as financial help from the Centre for cyclone 'Bulbul'-affected areas despite PM Narendra..
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Improve quality of questions: Lok Sabha Speaker tells members

During the Question Hour, BJP member Guman Singh Damor asked about restoration of old temples in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh. After culture minister Prahlad Singh Patel tabled the written reply, Domar..
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Congress members protest over Maha issue, Rahul Gandhi says democracy murdered

The Maharashtra government formation issue rocked Lok Sabha on Monday, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying democracy has been "murdered" in the state while his party members stormed the well..
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Democracy murdered in Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi

Democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in Lok Sabha on Monday. He made these remarks during Question Hour when Speaker Om Birla told him to ask a supplementary...
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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 member seeks relook at national security definition

During the Question Hour, Rahul Shewale also demanded that the definition of national security should be relooked at. "I am an MP and my father was a Naval officer... but I am unable to repair my own..
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Congress members raise slogans, hold protests in Lok Sabha for second day

More than 20 members from the Congress and the National Conference trooped into the Well of the House during the Question Hour even as Speaker Om Birla asked them repeatedly to go back to their seats...
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Winter session starts on stormy note; opposition uproar in Lok Sabha

Soon after oath-taking of four members and paying condolences to members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha who died in recent months, opposition members sought to raise various issues. Within minutes of..
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Solar energy installations for 'Green Railways': Piyush Goyal

Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, he said there was no proposal at present to change Railway fares, after the recent hike in diesel costs due to increased excise duty in the general..
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Rajya Sabha witnesses uproar over issue of attack on former legislator

During the Question Hour, SP member Javed Ali Khan raised the issue of the alleged attack on former Madhya Pradesh legislator Dr Sunilam onboard the Godwana Express. The member was seeking to know what..
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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..
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Govt working on revival of BSNL: Minister tells Lok Sabha

Dhotre also said the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is providing 2G, 3G and 4G (at few locations) mobile services in its Licensed Service Areas (LSAs). "The government is trying for the revival of..
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One minister handles entire question hour

Though the Lower House took up five ‘starred’ questions and supplementaries, all the replies came from Union minister Harsh Vardhan who holds charge of two different ministries — health and..
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Govt doing best possible for cancer research, says Harsh Vardhan

All future health programmes would focus on preventive and promotive healthcare, Vardhan, who also helms the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said during the Question Hour.
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Government committed to disinvestment of Air India

The government is committed to disinvestment of Air India but wants the national carrier to remain in Indian hands, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Responding to a series of supplementaries during..
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Karnataka Crisis: Congress disrupts Rajya Sabha proceedings, House adjourns twice pre-lunch

The House saw two adjournments in the pre-lunch period that saw the washing out of the Zero Hour and the Question Hour.
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Govt looking to expedite Barhni-Kathmandu rail project

Minister of state for railways Suresh Angadi told the Lok Sabha that the external affairs ministry is following up with Nepal and is looking to expedite the process for the project. During the Question..
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Working on long term plan to deal with encephalitis: Government

The government is working on a long term plan to deal with the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) which has left over 100 children dead in Bihar this year, the Union Minister for Health and Family..
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Funding not a constraint for defence preparedness: Rajnath Singh

Funding will not come in the way of the country's defence preparedness and there will be no compromise on it, defence minister Rajnath Singh said. Replying to queries during Question Hour in Rajya..
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