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A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Member of Congress is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.

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Protests rock Beirut as government seeks MPs' confidence

Scores of people were injured in Beirut on Tuesday in clashes between security forces and protesters rejecting the new government as it sought to win a parliamentary vote of confidence.
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Lebanese parliament convenes to vote on new government

Lebanese parliament convened a session on Tuesday for MPs to hold a vote of confidence on the new government led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab, as security forces clashed with protesters nearby seeking..
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Jacob Rees-Mogg announces debate on emergency laws to keep terrorists behind bars [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg announces debate on emergency laws to keep terrorists behind bars

MPs will consider on Wednesday all stages of emergency legislation to block terrorists being automatically freed early from jail, the Government has announced.

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Matt Hancock on coronavirus: The situation will get worse before it gets better [Video]Matt Hancock on coronavirus: The situation will get worse before it gets better

Health Secretary Matt Hancock makes a statement in the House of Commons updating Parliament on the spread of coronavirus after the number of Brits infected with the virus doubled yesterday to eight. Mr..

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Matt Hancock: We have no plans to evacuate all UK nationals from China [Video]Matt Hancock: We have no plans to evacuate all UK nationals from China

Matt Hancock has updated MPs on how the UK is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. The Health Secretary says the number of cases of the virus worldwide is doubling roughly every five days but that..

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Lebanon passes budget critics call 'useless piece of paper' [Video]Lebanon passes budget critics call 'useless piece of paper'

With a $1.2bn debt payment looming, MPs approve a budget that makes rosy assumptions about the crisis-torn economy.

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Matt Hancock gives a statement on coronavirus in the UK [Video]Matt Hancock gives a statement on coronavirus in the UK

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said there is an "increased likelihood" of cases of the new coronavirus in the UK, but insisted the risk to the public remains low and the country is "well..

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London's Big Ben must 'bong for Brexit' on January 31, say MPs [Video]London's Big Ben must 'bong for Brexit' on January 31, say MPs

London's Big Ben must 'bong for Brexit' on January 31, say MPs

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Brexit a step closer as Withdrawal Bill clears House of Commons [Video]Brexit a step closer as Withdrawal Bill clears House of Commons

The UK’s exit from the European Union moved a step closer after Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill cleared the Commons. The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill was given a third reading by 330..

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Suspense of Brexit disappears as British MPs prepare to approve terms of the UK's exit [Video]Suspense of Brexit disappears as British MPs prepare to approve terms of the UK's exit

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British MPs are set to seal the Brexit deal today [Video]British MPs are set to seal the Brexit deal today

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Labour deputy leader hopeful wants 'Ministry of Fabulosity' [Video]Labour deputy leader hopeful wants 'Ministry of Fabulosity'

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has told ITV News' Acting Prime Minister podcast that she we would like to create a 'Ministry of Fabulosity', saying: "It's a real thing, it will be full of fabulous MPs..

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Spanish socialists win MPs' backing for left-wing coalition government, by just two votes [Video]Spanish socialists win MPs' backing for left-wing coalition government, by just two votes

This is the first coalition government since Spain's transition to democracy after the regime of Francisco Franco.View on euronews

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MPs in Iranian parliament chant 'death to America' [Video]MPs in Iranian parliament chant 'death to America'

Iranian MPs chant 'death to America' while in their parliament chamber after the US killing of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.

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Turkish MPs back sending troops to Libya to support UN-backed government [Video]Turkish MPs back sending troops to Libya to support UN-backed government

Turkish MPs back sending troops to Libya to support UN-backed government

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Lebanese security forces, protesters clash ahead of vote

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters trying to block MPs and ministers from reaching parliament on Tuesday for a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Hassan Diab's new..
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‘Danda’ drama: BJP, Congress MPs nearly come to blows in Lok Sabha


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Congress leaders protest in Parliament complex

The Congress MPs in both Houses also attended the joint sitting of Parliament in Central Hall wearing black bands on their arms during the President's address. The MPs wearing the bands were sitting..
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Lebanese MPs debate 2020 budget as protesters throw stones at police

Projected revenues in Lebanon's 2020 budget may be unrealistic because of a contraction in the country's economy, the chairman of the parliamentary budget committee said on Monday, as protesters hurled..
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Mayawati calls meeting to decide on Delhi Assembly poll candidates

The BSP has already announced to field candidates for all 70 seats in the Delhi elections. According to sources, the meeting will be attended by Delhi in-charge MPs, as well as the leaders of the Delhi..
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Congress fact-finding team to visit JNU

A Congress fact-finding team is scheduled to visit JNU on Wednesday. The team headed by Sushmita Dev has three former student leaders, who will visit the spot and speak to students to try and find out..
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PM Modi lauds MPs for 'record-breaking' Parliament sessions


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Rajya Sabha spent Rs 1.26 crore on its MPs' health in 2018-19


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Ace shooter Vartika Singh writes letter in blood to Amit Shah, offers to be executioner to hang Nirbhaya convicts

"I should be allowed to hang the four men convicted in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case. This will send a message throughout the country that a woman can also conduct execution. Rapists should learn lessons..
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BJP’s women MPs move poll panel for ‘severest possible action’ against Rahul


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Rahul Gandhi’s remark sparks furious Parliament protests

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s “rape in India” barb at the Modi government at a poll rally in Jharkhand triggered furious protests in both Houses on Friday, with BJP MPs demanding an apology and..
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'Rape in India' remark: Smriti Irani files complaint against Rahul Gandhi to Election Commission

Earlier on Friday, Union Minister Smriti Irani along with other women MPs in Lok Sabha demanded an apology from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his 'rape in India' remark.
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Smriti Irani says Rahul using rape as 'political tool'; BJP women MPs approach EC

A delegation of BJP's women parliamentarians including Union minister Smriti Irani on Friday approached the Election Commission and demanded "strongest possible action" against Congress leader Rahul..
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'Won't apologise': Rahul Gandhi amid controversy over 'rape in India' remark

Rahul Gandhi refuses to apologise after women MPs in parliament demanded apology over his 'rape in India' remark.
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'Rahul Gandhi apologise': Smriti Irani, other women MPs slam Cong leader over 'Rape in India' remark

"This is the first time in history that a leader is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped. Is this Rahul Gandhi's message to the people of the country?" Smriti Irani said.
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Numbers don’t look good, but oppn ready for the fight

A parliamentary strategy meeting was held at Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence on Sunday where it was decided to rope in support from other opposition parties with Ghulam Nabi Azad helming..
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BJD likely to support Citizenship Amendment Bill in parliament

The party has decided to issue whip to all its MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members to attend the session during Monday to Wednesday. BJD has 12 MPs in the Lok Sabha while it has seven in Rajya..
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Congress and Smriti Irani spar in Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla rebukes MPs


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TMC issues whip to MPs, reinforces stance against Citizenship Amendment Bill

TMC national spokesperson Derek O'Brien has said that the CAB hurts the 'very heart and soul of the idea of India'.
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Parliament canteen subsidy to be out from next session

From the next session, MPs may have to pay more for the food they are provided in Parliament canteen after they unanimously gave an in-principle approval to a proposal on Thursday to withdraw the..
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MPs unanimously decide to forgo food subsidy at Parliament canteen: Sources


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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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Parliamentary party meet: Rajnath Singh speaks of PM Modi's dissatisfaction with absenteeism among BJP MPs

The issue of absenteeism among BJP MPs from Parliament was raised at the parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, with Rajnath Singh underlining PM Narendra Modi's dissatisfaction over lack of their..
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Outraged by Hyderabad rape, MPs call for lynchings, castrations

MPs on Monday called for swift death penalty to rape convicts, their public lynching or surgical and physical castration and their trials in fast-track courts. Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu..
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Venkaiah Naidu suggests rethink on mercy appeals in heinous crimes

"What happens even after punishment is given (to convicts). We all are witness...appeal, mercy (petition)...can anybody think of having mercy on such people," Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu..
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Outrage over rape cases: Death penalty, lynching, castration of rapists demanded in Parliament

Death penalty for rapists, lynching of convicts in public and castration of those convicted were among the demands made in Rajya Sabha on Monday as MPs expressed outrage over the Hyderabad rape and..
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BJP MPs repeat offenders in praising Godse: Scindia

"At that time (2014), the House was adjourned and the MP was asked by the then government to apologise," he said, adding that the BJP speaks of discipline but its leaders continued to show disrespect..
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Sitharaman's reply in Rajya Sabha, MPs doze off

There was a sequence to the events, as one MP started dozing while the Finance Minister was speaking. A little bit more into the reply and a second MP was also spotted dozing. Thereafter, Minister of..
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Japan MPs' disaster helmet drill sparks Twitter debate

Some Japanese lawmakers giggled this week during a drill to practice the use of disaster prevention helmets, at least one of which was put on backwards, prompting Twitter users to question if they were..
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In rare war of words, BJP MPs spar over parliamentary procedures


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Congress MPs brought shame to Lok Sabha: BJP


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Abuse of women MPs uncalled for: Sonia Gandhi


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Conduct of MPs unacceptable: Speaker


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Lok Sabha speaker may suspend two Congress MPs for storming Well of House, shouting slogans: Sources

Congress leaders carrying placards with messages like "save Constitution" and "save democracy" and a black banner which said "stop murder of democracy" jostled with the marshals. According to the..
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Two Congress women MPs allege 'manhandling' as party members clash with Lok Sabha Marshals

The scuffle started after the Speaker ordered the security officers to forcibly remove two Congress MPs who were vociferously protesting in the Well of the House over the political situation in..
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BJP attacks Congress for its MPs' 'unruly' behaviour

Speaking to reporters, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at the opposition party soon after Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned due to vehement opposition by Congress members over the..
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Lok Sabha Speaker asks MPs to take pledge against single-use plastic

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday suggested that the members of Parliament should take a pledge to shun single-use plastic in a bid to encourage people for the same.
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To ensure MPs attend panel meets, Rajya Sabha puts checks in place


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Rajya Sabha chairman Naidu may ask parties to ensure presence of their MPs in Parl panel meets, or will drop them: Sources


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Priyanka facing rebels? Only 40 attend UP meet

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s plan to rebuild the party in politically crucial UP is facing stiff resistance from the old guard. The discord in ranks was visible at the meeting..
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MPs take pro-farmer stand during pollution debate in Lok Sabha

A much-anticipated discussion in the Lok Sabha on air pollution in the capital took a “pro-farmer” turn with MPs arguing that agriculturists should not be vilified for stubble burning, which..
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Withdrawal of SPG cover to Gandhis: Congress MPs stage walkout in Lok Sabha after Speaker refuses to hold discussion

Congress said the Centre's move to withdraw SPG security cover for the family was 'arbitrary', adding that there were "existing and probable threats" to the Gandhis.
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VHP to launch campaign to reach out to MPs on citizenship bill

he Vishwa Hindu Parishad is set to launch a a Citizenship (Amendment) Bill campaign to win the support of parliamentarians, especially TMC MPs, who are vehemently against the proposed legislation. VHP..
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Lebanese parliament session expected to be postponed: parliamentary sources

A Lebanese parliament session is expected to be postponed on Tuesday because protests had prevented MPs from arriving, two parliamentary sources said, torpedoing the first session since demonstrations..
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Turkey's pro-Kurdish party mulls pulling MPs from parliament

A pro-Kurdish opposition party is considering withdrawing lawmakers from Turkey's parliament due to mounting pressure it is facing, and as an act of protest against the government's decision to oust 24..
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Opposition leaders in Lok Sabha demand Farooq Abdullah be allowed to attend House

Opposition leaders also raised the issue of MPs not being allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of its special status, whereas parliamentarians from Europe have been taken to the state,..
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Government ready to discuss all issues in winter session of Parliament: PM Modi

The winter session is from November 18 to December 13. During the session, which will be the last session of Parliament in 2019, there should be high quality of debates in which all MPs should..
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Naidu expresses concern over absenteeism of MPs in parliamentary standing committees

A day before the landmark 250th session of Rajya Sabha begins, its chairman Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern over absenteeism of members in department-related parliamentary standing committees, saying..
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