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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 an 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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‘Let’s defeat Covid first; together can fight BJP in 2024’: Mamata Banerjee [Video]

‘Let’s defeat Covid first; together can fight BJP in 2024’: Mamata Banerjee

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee responded to a reporter’s question on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Banerjee said that said fighting Covid-19 is one of her top priorities now. “I am just a street fighter...

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Gautam Gambhir to distribute 200 oxygen concentrators in Delhi [Video]

Gautam Gambhir to distribute 200 oxygen concentrators in Delhi

Amid oxygen crisis in national capital in view of devastating second wave of COVID-19, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Lok Sabha MP from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir, on May 01 said he is going to..

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Need to spread awareness among people to follow COVID protocols: Om Birla [Video]

Need to spread awareness among people to follow COVID protocols: Om Birla

While addressing a meeting with presiding officers over COVID situation in the country, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on April 19 said, "To contain COVID-19 spread, we all need to work in tandem and on a..

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President Kovind, PM Modi & others pay tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary [Video]

President Kovind, PM Modi & others pay tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary

President Kovind, PM Modi paid homage to BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary. PM Modi paid his tribute to Ambedkar while addressing the Association of Indian Universities. He also took to..

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Ambedkar Jayanti: VP Naidu, LS Speaker pay floral tribute [Video]

Ambedkar Jayanti: VP Naidu, LS Speaker pay floral tribute

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to Father of Indian..

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Amid state polls, new Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra takes charge [Video]

Amid state polls, new Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra takes charge

Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's..

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Sushil Chandra takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner [Video]

Sushil Chandra takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner

Sushil Chandra on April 13 took charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner. Chandra replaces Sunil Arora who retired on April 12. Sushil Chandra was appointed as Election Commissioner in 2019..

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Rahul Gandhi eats Easter lunch with orphanage children | Oneindia News [Video]

Rahul Gandhi eats Easter lunch with orphanage children | Oneindia News

Congress leader and Wayanad representative in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi had Easter lunch with children at Jeevan Jyothi Orphanage in Kalpetta in Wayanad, Kerala. Rahul Gandhi’s sister and Party’s..

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‘Didi accepting her defeat…’: PM Modi responds to TMC’s Varanasi challenge [Video]

‘Didi accepting her defeat…’: PM Modi responds to TMC’s Varanasi challenge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for branding BJP leaders as "outsiders". Referring to some TMC leaders' claim that Banerjee might contest..

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Amused with mind games of 'MoShah': Derek O'Brien over Nadda's claim to win WB polls [Video]

Amused with mind games of 'MoShah': Derek O'Brien over Nadda's claim to win WB polls

After BJP president JP Nadda claimed to win Assembly elections and forming government in West Bengal, TMC leader Derek O'Brien declined his claims and called it "mind games"."I am amused with mind..

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Trinamool ignites buzz about Mamata vs Modi in Varanasi. What it means [Video]

Trinamool ignites buzz about Mamata vs Modi in Varanasi. What it means

As Mamata Banerjee faces a tough battle in the ongoing Bengal polls, her party has now thrown a challenge to PM Modi for the 2024 Lok Sabha election. Responding to PM Modi’s jibe about Mamata..

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CM Yogi lays foundation stone for extension of Gorakhpur airport's terminal building [Video]

CM Yogi lays foundation stone for extension of Gorakhpur airport's terminal building

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on March 28 laid foundation stone for extension of terminal building at Gorakhpur Airport in Uttar Pradesh. Civil Aviation Minister (Independent Charge)..

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'Khud bhi dubte hai, dusro ko bhi dubaate hai': Rajnath Singh on Rahul Gandhi [Video]

'Khud bhi dubte hai, dusro ko bhi dubaate hai': Rajnath Singh on Rahul Gandhi

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on March 28 took a pot shot at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's sea dive in Kerala during campaigning, by saying that he sinks others with himself. Singh added that Rahul's..

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'1st poll in 6 years when...': BJP on WB voting, attack on Suvendu brother's car [Video]

'1st poll in 6 years when...': BJP on WB voting, attack on Suvendu brother's car

The Bharatiya Janata Party congratulated the Election Commission as West Bengal began voting to choose its next government. Kailash Vijayvargiya said that he has witnessed local, Assembly, and Lok..

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Why Mamata Banerjee wants PM Modi’s visa to be canceled? Watch to find out [Video]

Why Mamata Banerjee wants PM Modi’s visa to be canceled? Watch to find out

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeking votes of a section of people in Bengal during his visit to Bangladesh, and asked why his visa..

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Why shouldn't PM Modi's visa be cancelled for seeking votes in Bangladesh: CM Banerjee [Video]

Why shouldn't PM Modi's visa be cancelled for seeking votes in Bangladesh: CM Banerjee

Amid the assembly polls in state, while addressing a public gathering in Kharagpur on March 27, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mamata Banerjee blamed Prime Minister..

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Prashant Kishor: Seasoned poll strategist who revived Mamata's fortunes after Lok Sabha setback

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West Bengal: BJP surges, but fails to match its 2019 Lok Sabha performance


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Lok Sabha Speaker should look into news of my death: Sumitra Mahajan

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What was the urgency?' asks former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over unverified reports of her demise

"How could news channels run a report on my so-called demise without even cross-checking with the Indore administration?" Sumitra Mahajan asked.
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Sushil Chandra assumes charge as chief election commissioner

Chandra was appointed as the CEC on Monday, the day Sunil Arora demitted office. Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He would demit..
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Sushil Chandra succeeds Sunil Arora as CEC, to take charge on April 13

Sushil Chandra on Monday was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from April 13, a day after incumbent CEC Sunil Arora demits office. Chandra was appointed as an election..
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Central force personnel should go with officials to get votes of infirm people: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

In a letter to Sudeep Jain, the deputy election commissioner in charge of the state, Chowdhury, also the leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha, said that the decision of the poll panel to..
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In bitter battle for Bengal, it’s Mamata vs ex-loyalist today

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Battle for Bengal and Assam kicks off today on a turf that has favoured saffron alliance of late

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Govt trying to construct e-highway on 1,300-km Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: Gadkari

The government is trying to construct a separate 'e-highway' on the 1,300-kilometre-long Delhi-Mumbai Expressway where trucks and buses can ply at a speed of 120 km per hour, Road Transport and Highway..
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Budget session concludes, Lok Sabha records 114% productivity


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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

Lok Sabha was on Thursday adjourned sine die, bringing the nearly two-month long Budget session to an end. The session started on January 29 and was originally slated to end on April 8 but several..
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RS approves Delhi govt bill amid opposition walkout

Amid loud protests, a heated debate and walkouts by opposition parties, the NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, was approved by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday by an 83-45 vote, establishing primacy of..
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Parliament passes National Commission for Allied, Healthcare Professions Bill

A bill to set up a Commission for regulating and prescribing uniform education standards for allied and healthcare professionals was approved by Parliament with Lok Sabha giving a nod to the..
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Time to frame CAA rules extended by Parliament

The government has been granted time till April 9 by Lok Sabha and July 9 by Rajya Sabha to frame rules under the citizenship law.
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AAP in talks with opposition parties to counter bill on Delhi L-G powers in Rajya Sabha

The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday amidst strong opposition from the Congress and the AAP. The bill makes it mandatory for..
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Marine Aids to Navigation Bill passed by Lok Sabha

With technological changes taking place at a fast pace in marine navigation, Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to replace an over nine-decade-old law governing lighthouses.
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Parliament passes bill to club 7 castes in poll-bound Tamil Nadu under one nomenclature

Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill-2021 to club seven castes in poll-bound Tamil Nadu under one nomenclature of Devendrakula Vellalars.​The..
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Setback for Kejriwal as NCT Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The bill, that seeks to amend the National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991, was strongly opposed by Arvind Kejriwal.
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Lok Sabha clears bill to extend powers of Delhi LG


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Every person need not be vaccinated against coronavirus, health minister tells Parliament

Union heath minister Harsh Vardhan told Lok Sabha on Friday that universal immunisation is not required against coronavirus and that the government is following the recommendations of the National..
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No one should have doubts about Covid-19 vaccines: Harsh Vardhan

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday, while speaking in Lok Sabha, said no one should have any doubts about the Covid-19 vaccines.He also urged everyone to take the vaccine doses without..
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Road accidents kill more people than Covid last year, says Gadkari

The government is serious about reducing road accidents as more people died from such mishaps in the last one year than from Covid-19 infection, road transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday...
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Lok Sabha passes Appropriation Bill, completing two-thirds of budget exercise


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EC proposal to link electoral roll with the Aadhaar under consideration: Govt in Lok Sabha


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Government, opposition spar over sedition cases in Lok Sabha


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No information on leak of WhatsApp chat on Article 370 scrapping: Government to Lok Sabha

A 500-page transcript of a purported WhatsApp conversation, containing details of Balakot air strikes and abrogation of Article 370, went viral in January this year after it was submitted by the Mumbai..
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Bill to amend juvenile justice law introduced in Lok Sabha


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Delhi: Bill in Lok Sabha to give LG more power, stage set for Centre-AAP faceoff

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Centre to introduce bill to define powers of Delhi LG

The government is set to introduce a bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday seeking to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 to better define the powers of Delhi LG.
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3 law panel reports advised splitting SC into 2: Ravi Shankar Prasad in Lok Sabha


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Ravneet Bittu to assume charge as leader of Congress in Lok Sabha temporarily

Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu would function as the leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha for the remaining part of the Budget session of Parliament, sources said on Thursday...
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India has provided over 481 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries: Government

In written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan said external supplies are done factoring in domestic production, requirements of the national..
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India says it has direct stakes in maintenance of peace and stability in Myanmar

In response to a question in Lok Sabha, minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan said India has urged that the rule of law and democratic process be upheld and called upon the leadership..
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Goyal, Harsimrat spar in Lok Sabha over FCI notification


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Fuel price war paralyses Parliament

Both Houses of Parliament failed to function on Tuesday with leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleging “digital discrimination” against the opposition in the lower House,..
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LPG price has doubled in 7 years, and the subsidies are gone too

The price of a household cooking gas, or LPG, refill has doubled in the last seven years and subsidy has been erased by raising rates in small doses over the years. Simultaneously, government’s tax..
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Opposition facing ‘digital discrimination’ in Lok Sabha, Congress alleges

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday alleged “digital discrimination” against the political opposition inside Lok Sabha and said that everything said by the government..
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Lok Sabha adjourned for day as Opposition protests over rising fuel prices

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Second part of Parliament's Budget Session to commence today

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