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Lok Sabha: Lower house of the Parliament of India
The Lok Sabha, or House of the People, is the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, with the upper house being the Rajya Sabha. Members of the Lok Sabha are elected by adult universal suffrage and a first-past-the-post system to represent their respective constituencies, and they hold their seats for five years or until the body is dissolved by the President on the advice of the council of ministers. The house meets in the Lok Sabha Chambers of the Sansad Bhavan, New Delhi.

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‘Love & jihad don't go hand-in-hand’: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan slams BJP [Video]

‘Love & jihad don't go hand-in-hand’: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan slams BJP

Trinamool Congress’ Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan has spoken on the ‘Love-Jihad’ law that has been proposed by some BJP ruled states. ‘Love is personal. Love and jihad can't go hand in hand. Who I..

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PM Modi inaugurates multi-storeyed flats for MPs in Delhi [Video]

PM Modi inaugurates multi-storeyed flats for MPs in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated multi-storeyed flats for Members of Parliament via video conferencing on November 23. The flats are located at Dr BD Marg in the national capital. Lok Sabha..

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Congress is on its lowest in last 72 years: GN Azad [Video]

Congress is on its lowest in last 72 years: GN Azad

Congress' GN Azad on Nov 22 commented on party's performance. He said, "Congress is on its lowest in the last 72 years. Congress does not have even the post of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha during..

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PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary [Video]

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary

Leaders remembered Jawaharlal Nehru on his 131st birth anniversary. PM Modi took to twitter to pay tribute to India's first Prime Minister. Congress' Rahul Gandhi paid floral tribute to Nehru at..

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Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt for 'recession', Anurag Thakur tells him to focus on Congress [Video]

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt for 'recession', Anurag Thakur tells him to focus on Congress

Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur on November 12 reacted on Rahul Gandhi's recent tweet which he made on country's economic situation. Thakur said that Gandhi..

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Bihar results | 'We're losing because...': JDU leader amid counting of votes [Video]

Bihar results | 'We're losing because...': JDU leader amid counting of votes

Amid counting of votes cast in the Bihar Assembly elections, leader of incumbent Janata Dal (United), KC Tyagi, spoke on early trends. Tyagi said that RJD had failed to win even a single Lok Sabha seat..

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Bihar results: We are losing due to COVID impact, says KC Tyagi on initial trends [Video]

Bihar results: We are losing due to COVID impact, says KC Tyagi on initial trends

Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi on November 10 said that NDA is losing only due to COVID-19 impact. "A year ago, RJD couldn't win a single seat in Lok Sabha polls. As per Lok Sabha results, JDU and..

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BJP will form govt in WB with over 200 seats: Amit Shah [Video]

BJP will form govt in WB with over 200 seats: Amit Shah

In 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in the state with over 200 seats, said Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah in Kolkata..

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Congress doesn't have even 100 MPs, people still punish them: PM Modi [Video]

Congress doesn't have even 100 MPs, people still punish them: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Congress during his public rally in Forbesganj at Araria district on November 03. He said, "The public cannot be fooled for long, look at what condition the..

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Kamal Nath adamant his 'item' remark referred to Parliament's agenda lists [Video]

Kamal Nath adamant his 'item' remark referred to Parliament's agenda lists

Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath on November 01 again clarified his remarks wherein he referred BJP leader Imarti Devi as 'item' and said it wasn't to insult anyone and I told..

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LS Speaker, MPs virtually participate in 206th session of Governing Council of IPU [Video]

LS Speaker, MPs virtually participate in 206th session of Governing Council of IPU

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and MPs virtually participated in 206th session of Governing Council of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on November 01. The 206th Session of the Governing Council of the IPU..

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Om Birla casts his vote in Rajasthan local body elections [Video]

Om Birla casts his vote in Rajasthan local body elections

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla cast his vote in Rajasthan local body elections on November 01. He urged locals to come out and vote. "Urban bodies are connected to everyday life of common people. In this..

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'Pak minister admitted role in Pulwama attack': Rajnath Singh hits out at oppn [Video]

'Pak minister admitted role in Pulwama attack': Rajnath Singh hits out at oppn

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh recalled the 2019 Pulwama terror attack which left as many as 40 CRPF jawans dead. Singh attacked Congress over its remarks linking the ghastly attack to Lok Sabha..

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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: 53.54% voter turnout till 6 pm in phase 1 [Video]

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: 53.54% voter turnout till 6 pm in phase 1

Bihar recorded a 53.54 per cent polling in the first phase of assembly polls on Wednesday, according to a release by the Chief Electoral Officer Bihar. "Till 5 pm the voter turnout in Bihar phase one..

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BJP chief JP Nadda to kickstart 120-day nationwide tour in December for 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Nadda, during his country tour, will give priority to visiting the constituencies where the BJP had lost in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
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Eye on 2024 polls, Nadda to go on 120-day nationwide tour from December

BJP president J P Nadda will embark on a 120-day nationwide tour to tone up the party's formidable organisational machinary with an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, as the saffron dispensation looks to..
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SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against PM

The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to adjourn the hearing on sacked BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur's plea against the rejection of his nomination papers to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls against Prime Minister..
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Special AICC panel may discuss Bihar debacle, internal rumblings

The special AICC committee to assist Congress President Sonia Gandhi is likely to meet on Tuesday in the wake of the fresh setback in the Bihar elections and renewed rumblings from members of the G-23..
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Development started in India after Vajpayee became PM: Union minister

"The beginning of development started after Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the prime minister and people came to know what development means," the Union minister of state for agriculture told a gathering..
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Government should prepare to welcome 'Bharat ki beti' Kamal Harris: Adhir Chowdhury

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday said that the government should prepare itself to welcome US vice-presidential candidate Kamal Harris stating that she is destined to..
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Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha takes oath as new Chief Information Commissioner

A three-member panel headed by PM Modi and including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, had short-listed Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha for the..
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Who said BJP cannot be defeated?: Chidambaram

Former union minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said that the opposition parties must believe that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can be defeated and the upcoming Bihar polls would hopefully prove the..
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Centre splurged Rs 713.20 core on ads in 2019-2020: RTI

"This comes to roughly Rs 1.95 crore per day that was spent only for advertisements in the last fiscal which also saw the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections being held," said RTI activist..
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New Parliament building to be ready by Oct 2022; construction to begin this December

Construction of a new Parliament building will begin in December this year and is likely to be completed by October 2022, while necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that Parliament..
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Centre enhances poll expenditure limit by 10% ahead of Bihar elections

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, the poll expenditure limit of candidates in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has been increased by 10%.
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Leader with ability to predict political winds, Ram Vilas Paswan articulated issues of common man

A nine-time member of Lok Sabha, Paswan remained a prominent leader in national politics for over four decades since he entered Lok Sabha from Hajipur in 1977 with a record margin. The victory also..
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President Kovind, PM Modi condole Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's demise

Ram Vilas Paswan was the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Narendra Modi government. Paswan was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977 on a Janata Party ticket..
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Govt allows political gatherings of more than 100 people in poll-bound states

The home ministry on Thursday allowed political gatherings of more than 100 persons to be held with immediate effect in poll-bound Bihar and all assembly/Lok Sabha constituencies where bypolls have..
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Buzz of YSRC joining NDA as Jagan set to meet Modi

BJP, sources said, wants YSRC to join the NDA as the exits of Shiv Sena earlier this year and the Shiromani Akali Dal last month have brought down the NDA's strength in the Rajya Sabha to 113. Sources..
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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury questions PM Modi's 'silence' over Hathras rape case

Chowdhury, the Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha, wondered why the prime minister is silent on the killing and alleged gang-rape of a young woman in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh when he is "vocal..
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'Himachal ka chhokra': PM's affectionate reference to Anurag Thakur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday referred to Union minister Anurag Thakur as "Himachal ka Chhokra", an apparent show of his support to the young Himachal Pradesh leader after Congress leader..
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Bihar Assembly election 2020: 'Mahagathbandhan' formulates seat sharing, Congress to contest 70 Seats, Left parties 30

Keeping in mind the poor performance of its allies in the Lok Sabha elections last year the RJD wanted to take a guarded step before entering into any seat-sharing.
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Babri mosque demolition verdict boost to BJP as party hails acquittal of all accused

With the party set to intensify its campaign for the Bihar assembly polls besides by-elections to one Lok Sabha and 56 assembly seats, the court verdict has again brought the emotive issue, which has..
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Bypolls to one Lok Sabha and 56 assembly seats on Nov 3 and 7: EC

The Election Commission on Tuesday announced byolls to Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar and 56 assembly seats across 11 states while deciding not to hold assembly bypolls due in Kerala, Assam,..
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Sitharaman slams Sonia's 'bypass Centre farm laws' advice to party-ruled states, cites Cong's 2019 manifesto

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday targeted the Congress over party chief Sonia Gandhi's advice to party-rules states to bypass farm laws brought by Centre. Sitharaman said Congress..
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Rajya Sabha incident was unfortunate, says LS Speaker Om Birla


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Opposition had no problem with me, boycott due to politics: LS Speaker Om Birla


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EC holds back bypoll dates as 4 states point to elections in’21

While releasing the Bihar poll schedule on Friday, the Election Commission refrained from announcing the dates for bypolls due in one Lok Sabha and 64 assembly constituencies across 14 states in view..
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Opposition members boycotted last day of session due to some political compulsions: Om Birla

Opposition members boycotted the last day of the Monsoon Session due to some "political compulsions," Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday, noting that they conveyed they have no issues with him.
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Lok Sabha saw 68.65% average attendance, 8,700 Covid-19 tests conducted in Parliament during monsoon session: Speaker Om Birla


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Mini Lok Sabha session saw record productivity

Adjourned sine die eight days ahead of its scheduled duration, the curtailed monsoon session of Lok Sabha witnessed a record 167% productivity with several key bills passed although the opposition..
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Farmers bodies to hold nationwide protests against passage of farm Bills tomorrow

Protests are already taking place in Punjab and Haryana since the Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on September 14, 2020, by Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.
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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, opposition remains absent

While the opposition boycotted the proceedings, Speaker Om Birla began proceedings at 6 pm and announced the adjournment sine die after the government laid the papers on the table and the MPs raised..
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MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Coronavirus at AIIMS

Suresh Angadi is the first member of the Union Cabinet to succumb to coronavirus. Member of Lok Sabha from Belagavi constituency in Karnataka.
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Pandemics caused by new virus infect humans in multiple waves: Govt

Pandemics caused by a new virus have the propensity to infect human population in multiple waves and some countries which initially successfully contained the Covid-19 outbreak are now reporting a..
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Lok Sabha to take up three Bills for consideration and passing today


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Rajya Sabha to take up FCRA Bill and Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill today

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday will take up four bills for consideration including the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 and The Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill,..
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1cr migrants, including those on foot, returned home: Govt

More than one crore migrant workers returned to their home states during March-June, “including those who travelled on foot” during the Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown, the government told Lok..
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Opposition walkout in Rajya Sabha gives govt walkover on 7 bills

With opposition benches in the Rajya Sabha empty — their occupants walked out on Tuesday saying they would boycott proceedings until the suspension of eight MPs was revoked — the House passed seven..
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Lok Sabha passes three labour code bills, Rajya Sabha to take them up today

Amid boycott from major opposition parties, including Congress, Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed three important labour code bills — the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, the..
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J&K will have 5 official languages, Lok Sabha clears bill

Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the J&K Official Languages (Amendment) Bill — which makes Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi, apart from Urdu and English, as official languages of J&K. Section 47 of the J&K..
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Lok Sabha passes three labour codes amid boycott by opposition

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed three labour codes amid boycott of the House proceedings by several opposition parties, including the Congress, in protest against the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha..
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Parliament's Monsoon session likely to end on Wednesday

The Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to conclude on Wednesday, eight days before it is scheduled to end, due to Covid-19 concerns among lawmakers, sources said. Rajya Sabha is likely to adjourn..
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Various opposition parties boycott Lok Sabha proceedings in solidarity with suspended Rajya Sabha members

Various opposition parties, including the Congress and the TMC, on Tuesday boycotted Lok Sabha in solidarity with the eight Rajya Sabha members who were suspended for unruly behaviour. Congress leader..
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Rajya Sabha passes Rashtriya Raksha University Bill 2020

Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Rashtriya Raksha University Bill 2020, which seeks to establish Rashtriya Raksha University as an institution of national importance by upgrading Raksha Shakti..
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Parliament passes bill giving national importance tag to five new IIITs

Parliament on Tuesday passed a legislation to declare the five new IIITs in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur as institutes of national importance, enabling them to award degrees. The..
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Congress calls meeting of its Lok Sabha MPs ahead of today's session


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Govt hikes minimum support price for wheat, five other rabi crops

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday told the Lok Sabha said that minimum support price (MSP) of six Rabi crops has been increased. The increase came a day after two..
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Farm Bills: Bharatiya Kisan Union calls for nationwide protest on September 25

Protests are already taking place in Punjab and Haryana since the Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on September 14, 2020, by Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.
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Lok Sabha passes bill to amend Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act


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FCRA bill making Aadhaar a must for NGOs tabled in Lok Sabha

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) is all set to be amended, under which providing the Aadhar numbers of the office-bearers of any NGO will be mandatory for registration and public..
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Lok Sabha adjourned till 3 pm today after marathon midnight proceedings


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No conclusive evidence of foodborne transmission of Covid-19, Lok Sabha informed

A committee constituted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has opined that as of now, there is no conclusive evidence for foodborne transmission of Covid-19, Lok Sabha was..
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