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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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Jal Shakti Minister halts his journey to help two injured men in Jodhpur [Video]

Jal Shakti Minister halts his journey to help two injured men in Jodhpur

Union Minister of Jal Shakti and BJP MP from Jodhpur, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on June 29 helped two persons, who met an accident in Shergarh. Shekhawat was on his way to visit his Lok Sabha..

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YSRCP MP writes letter to LS Speaker, seeks protection from Central forces [Video]

YSRCP MP writes letter to LS Speaker, seeks protection from Central forces

The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Member of Parliament (MP), K Raghu Rama Krishna Raju wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. He requested armed security for himself from central forces. While..

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Watch: Ministers perform yoga on International Yoga Day [Video]

Watch: Ministers perform yoga on International Yoga Day

On the occasion of sixth International Yoga Day, several union ministers performed yoga on June 21. Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi performed yoga in Delhi. Union Steel Minister..

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PM Modi writes to citizens on 1st anniversary of NDA 2.0 govt, expresses gratitude [Video]

PM Modi writes to citizens on 1st anniversary of NDA 2.0 govt, expresses gratitude

As his government completes one year of its second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter to the people of the country listed out several initiatives, achievements and big decisions taken by..

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India shouldn't budge an inch till status quo ante restored at Indo-China border: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Tuesday said the retreat of the Chinese Army in Ladakh vindicated the argument that intrusions had indeed taken place on the Indian side..
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Lok Sabha secretariat issues guidelines on holding meetings of parliamentary panels


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Indira Gandhi imposed emergency to save her PM's chair: Ravi Shankar Prasad

"Today we recall the draconian day of 25 June 1975, when the then Congress Government led by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed emergency to save her PM chair as her election to Lok Sabha from..
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Facing health issues due to 'torture' by Cong: Pragya Thakur

BJP's Lok Sabha member from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur , who participated in the International Yoga Day event at the state BJP headquarters here, told reporters that she had "swelling and pus from..
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PM Modi reviews development projects in his Lok Sabha constituency


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Digvijaya seeks FIR against MP CM Shivraj Chouhan and Smriti Irani over 'fake' video of Rahul

Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Madhya Pradesh Police, seeking registration of an FIR against chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union minister Smriti..
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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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1 year of Modi govt 2.0: BJP lauds efforts, Congress calls it a disaster

The narrative of the country at this juncture is so overpowered by the rising crisis of Covid-19 pandemic and the serious concerns over the slipping down of the economy, as to dominate the reactions of..
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Lok Sabha nominates 15 MPs as associate members of delimitation panel


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BJP expels former Lok Sabha MP Premchand Borasi

The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday expelled former Lok Sabha MP Premchand Borasi "Guddu" from the primary membership of the party on charges of "indiscipline" after he criticised ex-Union..
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M Venkaiah Naidu reviews preparedness for holding regular parliament panel meetings

It has been decided that officers of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, and those of ministries appearing before such committees would be kept bare minimum, they said. Naidu had held detailed..
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LS Speaker seeks review of House panel system introduced in 1993

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has asked for a comprehensive review of the committee system that examines Budget proposals and important government policies. The introduction of 17 department-related..
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SC adjourns hearing on plea by sacked BSF Jawan whose nomination against Modi got rejected

"In a nut-shell the factual matrix of the case is that on the directions of the Returning officer, the nomination of the appellant to the elections was wrongly rejected for not being presented in a..
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Govt doing commendable job in fighting Covid-19: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla


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RS chairman, LS speaker discuss possibility of virtual meetings of Parl panels


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Pragya hits out at Cong for declaring her missing, says she is unwell

BJP Lok Sabha member from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday hit out at the Congress for declaring her 'missing' and raising questions on her presence amid Covid-19 crisis in the state. Pragya said..
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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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Opposition dominated Rajya Sabha for 39 of 68 years, but law making not impacted: M Venkaiah Naidu

"The mode of elections to and tenures of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are different. This could lead to a situation of the Government of the day having majority as required in the Lok Sabha and not having..
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Relief package will inject new energy, lift country out of atmosphere of despair: Lok Sabha Speaker


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Despite Covid-19, hopeful that Monsoon Session could be held on time: Lok Sabha Speaker

The Monsoon Session of Parliament, which normally begins in the last week of June or in the first week of July, may still be held on time, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Sunday, amid concerns that..
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TMC MP Aparupa Poddar gives birth to baby girl, nicknamed Corona

The two-time Lok Sabha MP has nick-named her baby girl as Corona as she was born during the outbreak of the pandemic.
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Adhir Ranjan backs Centre's decision to operate trains to ferry stranded workers

Supporting the Centre's decision to operate "point to point" passenger trains to ferry stranded workers to their home states, leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Choudhury on Friday said he had..
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Covid-19: Lok Sabha, 5 state assemblies set up control room for coordination among lawmakers, public

Control rooms have been set up in Lok Sabha and five state assemblies for coordination between lawmakers and the public in the fight against Covid-19, the Lok Sabha Secretariat said on Saturday.
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Rajasthan assembly sets up COVID-19 control room

The Rajasthan assembly will set up a COVID-19 control room that will coordinate with those in the Lok Sabha and other state assemblies, according to an official release issued on Friday.
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Set up control rooms in assemblies for better coordination between states in Covid-19 fight: Lok Sabha Speaker


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Housekeeper employed with Lok Sabha Secretariat tests Covid-19 positive; hospitalised

A housekeeper working with the Lok Sabha secretariat has been found positive for Covid-19 and admitted to hospital, sources said. The infected man has not attended office for the last few days. He had..
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India has been reasonably successful in containing spread of COVID-19: Lok Sabha Speaker


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Parliament panel on finance should meet virtually to take stock of economy: Congress leader

In a letter to Jayant Sinha, chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, Manish Tewari has urged him to explore the feasibility of convening a meeting of the panel virtually to take..
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Mandatory for cable operators to carry 25 DD, RS and Lok Sabha TV channels: I&B ministry


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Lok Sabha speaker to give one month's salary to PM's relief fund for coronavirus pandemic


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Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill amid opposition demand for financial package to combat Covid-19


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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus outbreak, Raya Sabha likely to follow

Many opposition parties had questioned the government on allowing the Parliament to function despite the coronavirus outbreak.
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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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Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s likely return as MP CM a big boost for BJP

Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s likely return as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for a fourth time comes as a major boost for BJP, recovering a major state after Jharkhand and Maharashtra slipped out of its..
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56 complaints of child pornography received from 2016-20: Irani

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) received 56 complaints and cases pertaining to online child sexual exploitation content from 2016 to 2020, Union Minister for Women and..
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Heated exchanges in Lok Sabha over Congress MP's claim on shortage of essentials


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No community spread of coronavirus in India, says Harsh Vardhan

Answering supplementaries during the question hour in Lok Sabha, the minister said the Indian Council of Medical Research was doing tests to see if there was community spread. "Whatever test we are..
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J&K open for tourists, shut for terrorists: Mantri in Lok Sabha


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India provided 15 tonnes of medical supplies worth Rs 2.11 crore to coronavirus-hit China: Government

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan said the medical supplies included one lakh surgical masks, five lakh pairs of surgical gloves,..
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337 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, believed to be in Pak's custody: Govt

A total of 337 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, are believed to be in Pakistan's custody, minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan said on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha.
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Govt, DMK members lock horns over 2G scam in Lok Sabha


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276 Indians, including 255 in Iran, infected with coronavirus abroad: MEA

As many as 276 Indians have been infected with coronavirus abroad, including 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE and five in Italy, the government said. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, minister..
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Must laud govt for its response to virus: Karti Chidambaram

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram complimented the Union government for its efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, and said one should not “play politics” over the issue. His comments in Lok Sabha..
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Lok Sabha passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

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Value of 12,426 immovable enemy properties in India estimated at Rs 1 lakh crore

As many as 12,426 immovable properties across the country valued at around Rs 1 lakh crore as well as enemy shares of 302 companies are currently vested in the custodian of enemy property of India, the..
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Govt should be complimented for its efforts to deal with coronavirus: Karti Chidambaram

His comments in Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour came against the backdrop of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi repeatedly attacking the Modi government over its handling of the health scare and..
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Possibility of illegal immigrants staying in religious places may not be ruled out: MoS Home tells Lok Sabha


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No of Kashmiri migrants residing in parts of country is around 65k

The ministry of home affairs on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that the number of registered migrant families from Jammu and Kashmir currently residing in Jammu is 43,618, in Delhi/NCR is 19,338 and in..
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Rahul Gandhi considers himself 'privileged', wants to be treated differently: Anurag Thakur

Taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi, Union minister Anurag Thakur said the Congress leader considers himself a "privileged" MP and wants to be treated differently than other Lok Sabha members.
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Parliament nod for three central Sanskrit universities

The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. Earlier the bill was passed by Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to upgrade three deemed to be universities in Sanskrit --..
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