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Parliament of India: National bicameral legislature of the Republic of India
The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body of the Republic of India. It is a bicameral legislature composed of the President of India and the two houses: the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. The President in his role as head of legislature has full powers to summon and prorogue either house of Parliament or to dissolve Lok Sabha. The president can exercise these powers only upon the advice of the Prime Minister and his Union Council of Ministers.

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JD(S) chief Deve Gowda, others elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka

The state's ruling BJP sent to Parliament two MPs - Ashok Gasti and Eranna Kadadi.
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Lok Sabha may convene in Central Hall for July session

With social distancing norms in mind, the next session of Parliament, expected to be convened in July, may see Lok Sabha vacating its chamber for Rajya Sabha and moving its proceedings to the Central..
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68th anniversary of first sitting of Parliament: Vice President, Lok Sabha Speaker, Union ministers visit Central Hall, Parliament Chambers

On the occasion of the 68th year of the first sittings of Parliament of India, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and several Union Ministers visited the historic Central Hall..
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TMC MPs write to Venkaiah Naidu, Om Birla requesting to defer Parliament amid COVID-19 surge

Trinamool Congress MPs on Sunday wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu over the denial of the request to defer the working of Parliament as COVID-19 cases..
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Amid 'shame' slogans, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

This is the first time that the Upper House of the Parliament has witnessed such protests and walkout during oath-taking.
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54,000 under surveillance, Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha

Amid calls for more testing in India, health minister Harsh Vardhan told Parliament on Tuesday that 54,000 people were under community surveillance across the country for novel coronavirus. He also..
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Delegation of Congress MPs to visit Delhi's riot-affected areas

A delegation of Congress MPs will visit the riot-affected areas of Delhi on Wednesday and assess the situation on the ground, sources said. The Congress has been demanding that the issue of communal..
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UNHRC files intervention application in Supreme Court over CAA; MEA says 'no locus standi'

India has strongly objected to the move, saying that the CAA is an internal matter of India and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws.
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BJP, Congress spar over whether DSP had link to Pulwama attack

Singh was posted in Pulwama and Congress’s allegations take into account his name figuring in claims regarding the 2001 Parliament attack and he was also in the frame during the recent visit of..
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J&K: Arrested top cop, Devinder Singh, to be probed in connection with 2001 Parliament attack and links with Afzal Guru

J&K police on Sunday said that the arrested DSP will be dealt with as a "terrorist".
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Om Birla plans common rulebook for state Houses, Parliament

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said he will confer with Speakers of all state assemblies later this month to put in place a set of common rules to govern all state legislatures as well as the Indian..
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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to victims of 2001 Parliament attack


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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Federal US commission seeks sanctions against home minister Amit Shah

The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is a "dangerous turn in wrong direction" and sought American sanctions against home..
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Indian parliamentary delegation attacks Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue

An Indian delegation hit out at Pakistan on Wednesday for raising the Kashmir issue at the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly in Serbia, saying it is ironic that a state responsible for countless..
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Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, BJP veteran L K Advani, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad were among others who offered..
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Revocation of J&K's special status sovereign decision: India at UNHRC

India strongly rejecting Pakistan's "malicious" campaign at the UNHRC on Tuesday asserted revocation of J&K's special status as a sovereign decision taken by Indian Parliament and the country cannot..
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Parliament approves triple talaq bill: What the new law says

Parliament on Tuesday marked a historic moment when Rajya Sabha passed the much-debated and politically contentious triple talaq bill that makes the Muslim practice of instant divorce punishable with..
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In big win, government swings Rajya Sabha vote to clear triple talaq bill

Parliament on Tuesday marked a historic moment when Rajya Sabha passed the much-debated and politically contentious triple talaq bill that makes the Muslim practice of instant divorce punishable with..
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Passage of triple talaq bill true testimony to Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas: Smriti Irani

Parliament approved the bill that makes the practice of instant triple talaq a criminal offence, after the contentious legislation was passed by Rajya Sabha earlier Tuesday
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No more Talaq-Talaq-Talaq: BJP

The BJP on Tuesday lauded the passage of the triple talaq bill in Parliament, with party president Amit Shah saying that it is a great day for Indian democracy and the law will free Muslim women from..
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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,..
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Venkaiah Naidu pulls up Modi minister for absence in Rajya Sabha

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his displeasure over ministers skipping Parliament proceedings, Rajya Sabha Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday embarrassed the government by..
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Rahul Gandhi raises slogans in Parliament over Karnataka issue

This is for the first time that Gandhi was seen raising slogans in the 17th Lok Sabha.
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It is bottom-up inclusive budget: Kiran Bedi

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi Friday hailed the union budget for the fiscal 2019-2020 presented in Parliament by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and said 'it is a bottom-up..
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NRI businessmen in Gulf welcome India's budget, urge job creation

The Budget was presented by Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament on Friday. Sitharaman hiked tax on petrol and diesel, raised import duty on gold, levied additional surcharge on super rich..
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Budget 2019: Sitharaman announces 2% interest subvention for GST-registered MSMEs on fresh loans

While presenting the Union Budget 2019-20 in Parliament, Sitharaman said Rs 350 crore has been allocated for the same, adding that the interest subvention scheme is expected to benefit about 20 percent..
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Nirmala Sitharaman begins presenting Union Budget

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has started presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament. Union Cabinet approved the budget ahead of its presentation in the Parliament. The first budget of..
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Kejriwal meets PM Modi in Parliament; Ayushman Bharat, water harvesting on agenda

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament and discussed water harvesting-related issues and the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
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PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss simultaneous polls

Making the announcement at the usual meeting of political parties called on the eve of the 17th Lok Sabha convening on Monday, PM Modi said Parliament should begin with "fresh zeal and new thinking"...
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With Manmohan Singh's exit, no ex-PM in Parliament now

When former PM Manmohan Singh ceased to be a member of Rajya Sabha on Friday, it marked the first time in many years that there will be no former PM in Parliament with Janata Dal(S) leader HD Deve..
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Bill to ban triple talaq to be brought again: Prasad

The government will bring a bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq again in Parliament, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Monday. With the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month,..
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Sonia Gandhi re-elected chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party

The Congress on Saturday re-elected Sonia Gandhi as the chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP). The meeting was attended by the 52 newly-elected Lok Sabha members of the Congress along with..
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