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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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Post-CAA, Maharashtra government moves to get detention centre ready

The issue of CAA and NRC was recently raised in the Lok Sabha by Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant, who sought information on whether the ministry of home affairs has issued a model detention centre manual..
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NGOs allege destruction of VVPAT data of 2019 LS polls before expiry of mandatory one-year period

Two NGOs alleged in the Supreme Court on Monday that the Election Commission (EC) has violated election rules by destroying the VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) data of last year's Lok Sabha..
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Congress feels time is right for Rahul Gandhi to return as party chief: Harish Rawat

His remarks come when party leaders like Shashi Tharoor and Sandeep Dikshit have called for fresh elections to the Congress' top post, respecting Rahul Gandhi's decision to opt out. Rawat said Rahul..
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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury won't attend Trump dinner, cites exclusion of Sonia

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who has been invited to attend the dinner with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, said he will not attend the function as his party chief..
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Uniform Civil Code cannot be forced upon people, it has to be optional: Randeep Surjewala

"The very fact of the Uniform Civil Code is that it cannot be forced upon you, it has to be optional and not compulsory. It has to be voluntary and that will be a great step...," Surjewala said. While..
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How Arvind Kejriwal model of development poses threat to BJP in upcoming state polls

After sweeping Delhi assembly election, AAP now plans to go national and also replicate the ‘Kejriwal model of development’ in other states. Also, several states have started emulating this model..
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Govt appoints CVC and CIC, Congress claims anomaly in appointments

The decision to fill the two top posts was taken at meeting of the respective selection panels comprising PM Narendra Modi, leader of the largest opposition party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury..
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Nine groups submit draft plans for better polls in the future

The recommendations, based on the lessons learnt from polls to the Lok Sabha and four state assemblies held last year, will be studied by the commission and after due consideration and acceptance,..
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla lauds 'Hunar Haat' initiative

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday lauded the 'Hunar Haat' initiative of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, saying it provides a platform for small scale artisans to sell their products.
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PM Modi meets rickshaw-puller Mangal Kewat in Varanasi

During his one-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on February 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Mangal Kewat, the rickshaw puller who had invited the PM to his daughter's wedding. The..
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Trust for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya will work rapidly: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that the trust set up for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya will work "rapidly". "A trust has been formed for construction of a grand Ram temple..
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PM launches, lays foundation of 50 projects worth Rs.1,254 crore

PM Modi on Sunday laid foundation of 50 projects worth Rs 1,254 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency. He also flagged off the IRCTC's 'Maha Kaal Express' through video link during his day-long visit to..
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'Modi-Shah not invincible anymore': Sanjay Raut on Delhi Assembly poll results

In another attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena leader Sanjay raut on Sunday said that Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah are not invincible anymore as they were in the 2014..
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SC adjourns by 2 weeks hearing on plea against Congress manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha polls


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Group of Kashmiri Pandits in US hails PM Modi's remarks on community in Parliament

The Global Kashmiri Pandits Diaspora hailed Prime Minister Modi for his "historic statement" where he spoke about the pain of the Kashmiri Pandits who had to leave the valley due to militancy...
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Delhi assembly polls: AAP achieves the impossible twice

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, AAP did not lead in a single assembly constituency. Nine months later, it turned the tables on BJP, wresting Delhi for the third consecutive time.
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It will still take time for Kejriwal to emerge as national leader: Political experts

The AAP is at present recognised by the Election Commission as a state party. It emerged as the principal opposition in Punjab in 2017. However, its national ambitions suffered a setback when its..
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Over 40,000 pilgrims travelled to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara: Govt

A total 44,951 pilgrims have travelled via the Kartarpur corridor to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Narowal, Pakistan, government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. “A total number of..
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No info on 'tukde-tukde gang': MHA in Lok Sabha


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Rajya Sabha adjourned till March 2

The second phase of Parliament's budget session will commence from March 2. Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha was also adjourned till March 2.
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Mahua Moitra, Manish Tewari included in par panel on data protection bill

The government's proposal to include Mahua Moitra of the TMC and Manish Tewari of the Congress in the joint committee was approved by voice vote in the lower house. Moitra and Tewari will replace..
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Lok Sabha: First half of Budget session ends, House to meet


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No restrictions on visit of any Indian citizen to Jammu and Kashmir: Govt

In response to a question seeking to know the time by which the government proposes to allow Indian delegates to visit Jammu and Kashmir, minister of state for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy told the Lok..
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'Kaam ki Rajneeti' wins, work is true nationalism: AAP's prominent faces Atishi and Raghav Chadha

AAP's prominent faces Atishi and Raghav Chadha, who registered victory in their Assembly election debut, said the mandate has shown that "kaam ki rajneeti" (politics of work) has won and that "work is..
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With AAP's victory in Delhi, all focus on Prashant Kishor

The AAP's victory in Delhi assembly polls has yet again brought the focus on election strategist Prashant Kishor and his firm Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), which first changed the contours..
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No information on any group called 'Tukde Tukde Gang': Govt

Replying to a written question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the ministry has no information on whether the terminology 'Tukde Tukde Gang' is based on specific inputs..
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Delhi Assembly Election Results 2020: AAP's Atishi takes comfortable lead against BJP's Dharambir Singh in Kalkaji

Atishi had also contested the Lok Sabha election from East Delhi Constituency in 2019
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Smriti Irani hits out at opposition for accusing PM Modi of partiality

Union minister Smriti Irani on Monday hit out at the opposition for accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of partiality, saying he has ensured development of constituencies represented by leaders of..
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SC quota order: Oppn targets BJP; govt cites 'Cong govt's 2012 order'

The Centre on Monday informed Lok Sabha that it was not a party to the case in which the Supreme Court ruled that states are not bound to provide quota in appointments and promotions, after the..
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Dayanidhi Maran's remarks on Sanskrit spark furore in Lok Sabha

DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran's remark questioning the relevance of Sanskrit sparked a furore in Lok Sabha on Monday with treasury members demanding that he apologise, while the Chair directed that the..
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SC order on reservation: Govt says it was not party in court

The government on Monday informed Lok Sabha that it was not a party in the Supreme Court which has ordered that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments.
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Lok Sabha Speaker seeks permanent solution to poster menace in House


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Institute of Teaching, Research in Ayurveda Bill introduced in Lok Sabha


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Neither British nor Mughals could diminish India's democratic character: Lok Sabha Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Sunday said the roots of democracy have been strong in India since ancient times and not even the British or Mughal rulers were able to diminish the republican and..
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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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‘Danda’ drama: BJP, Congress MPs nearly come to blows in Lok Sabha


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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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Action should be taken against Cong MP Manickam Tagore for trying to attack Harsh Vardhan: Pralhad Joshi

Condemning the Congress and its MP Manickam Tagore for "misbehaving" with Union Minister Harsh Vardhan in Lok Sabha, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday demanded that action be..
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Congress leaders, Pralhad Joshi meet LS speaker after uproar in House


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Cong MPs came to my seat in LS, tried to attack me: Harsh Vardhan

Treasury and opposition members nearly came to blows in the Lok Sabha on Friday when the Union health minister condemned in "no uncertain words" the "outlandish" remarks made by former Congress chief..
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Uproar in Lok Sabha over Rahul Gandhi's 'danda' remark, Congress MPs charge at Union Minister Harsh Vardhan

As the ruckus continues, the Lok Sabha speaker was forced to adjourn the proceedings.
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Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned following ruckus over Harsh Vardhan's remarks

During question hour when Rahul rose to ask a question, Harsh Vardhan said he would like to first "unequivocally condemn the outlandish remarks of the Congress leader against Prime Minister Narendra..
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Congress: PM Modi misleading House to justify CAA

Congress slammed Modi's speech in Lok Sabha as "oscillating between stand-up comedy, half-truths and rank communalism".
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PM narrates train story to take dig at Congress leader Adhir in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a swipe at Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha for his remarks against him, by narrating an interesting anecdote to convey that people..
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PM refers to 1st Assam CM Bordoloi while defending CAA

Replying to a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in Lok Sabha, Modi said Nehru in a letter to Bordoloi, the then Assam chief minister, in 1950 had asked him to distinguish..
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Northeast ignored for years; now becoming growth engine: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said for years the northeastern region was ignored but things changed under his government, and it has now become a growth engine. Replying to a debate on the..
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Parliament Live: Pessimism and gloom wont help us, we have to think big, says PM Modi on $5 trillion dollar economy

Previously, Modi addressed the Lok Sabha earlier in the day
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Let's work together to make India $5-trillion economy: PM

In the Lok Sabha, he also exhorted all the members to give suggestions on ways to take advantage of opportunities thrown up by the current global economic situation. "Let's move ahead with the resolve..
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PM Modi fires salvos at opposition leaders, dubs Rahul Gandhi as tubelight

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took repeated digs at opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi of the Congress whom he dubbed as "tubelight" saying that it took him 30-40 minutes to respond..
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PM talking of Nehru, Pakistan, but silent on main issue of unemployment: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi's remark came shortly after Modi's reply in Lok Sabha to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address. In his lengthy address, Modi not only took potshots at the Congress, but also touched..
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