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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 in New Delhi.

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Govt plans to merge two UTs- Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Two Union Territories- Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli- will be merged into one and a bill in this effect will be tabled in Parliament next week, Union minister Arjun Meghwal said in the Lok..
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28 private member bills introduced in Lok Sabha

Measures to control population and compulsory teaching of vedic education were among the issues raised by members through 28 private member bills introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Other bills..
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Out of 25k tonnes of plastic waste generated everyday in India, 40% uncollected: Govt

India generates more than 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste everyday, 40 per cent of which remains uncollected and littered in the environment, the Centre informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.
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SPG amendment bill to be introduced in Lok Sabha next week

Elite SPG commandos protects the prime minister and his/her immediate family, former prime ministers and their immediate family for a certain period depending on the threat perception. While listing..
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Lok Sabha Speaker asks MPs to take pledge against single-use plastic

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday suggested that the members of Parliament should take a pledge to shun single-use plastic in a bid to encourage people for the same.
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Bill to ban production, sale of e-cigarettes in Lok Sabha


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Rajya Sabha refers bill on ‘surrogacy ban’ to 23-member panel

Rajya Sabha referred the bill seeking to ban commercial surrogacy to a 23-member select committee of Rajya Sabha. The bill which aims to ban commercial surrogacy while allowing only altruistic one for..
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'Defeated, dejected and corrupt politicians who are used to black money': BJP slams opposition protest on electoral bond

Congress on Thursday raised the issue of electoral bonds in Lok Sabha, claiming the scheme resulted in money laundering and made corruption "official."
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Shiv Sena member seeks Bharat Ratna for Savarkar, Birsa Munda

A Shiv Sena member in Lok Sabha on Thursday demanded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour bestowed by the Union government, for Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar and tribal icon Birsa Munda...
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Congress creates uproar in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds issue, walks out of proceedings

A ruckus then broke out as Congress leaders stormed the Well of the House chanting slogans. A sharp exchange of words was also witnessed between Congress' leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary and..
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Opposition protests in LS over disinvestment of PSUs, electoral bond

The opposition Congress on Thursday protested in Lok Sabha against privatisation of a few PSUs, including Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), and issuance of electoral bonds, terming the move..
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Electoral bonds have made corruption official: Congress in Lok Sabha

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Manish Tewari said despite reservations expressed by the Reserve Bank of India and the Election Commission, the government went ahead with the scheme. Congress..
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Pragya Thakur named in defence ministry panel

According to the government notification dated October 21, the 21-member parliamentary consultative committee is headed by Union defence minister Rajnath Singh. Pragya Singh Thakur, who defeated..
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Kudankulam malware an error confined to administrative block; will have special storage facility for N-waste: Minister

Union minister for department of atomic energy Jitendra Singh on Wednesday assured the Lok Sabha that the Kudankulam nuclear plant is safe from cyber attacks and that the government is making a special..
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Priyanka facing rebels? Only 40 attend UP meet

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s plan to rebuild the party in politically crucial UP is facing stiff resistance from the old guard. The discord in ranks was visible at the meeting..
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CERT-In issued notice to WhatsApp seeking info on Pegasus spyware: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Replying to a Lok Sabha question, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the govt is committed to protecting the right to privacy and added that attempts to malign the govt for reported breach are..
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No proposal to link social media accounts of individuals to Aadhaar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government has no proposal for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. "There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar..
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Lok Sabha member seeks relook at national security definition

During the Question Hour, Rahul Shewale also demanded that the definition of national security should be relooked at. "I am an MP and my father was a Naval officer... but I am unable to repair my own..
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J&K stone-pelting down but 700 held since August 5: Govt

The government said 765 people were arrested in 190 stone-pelting and ‘law and order’ cases in Jammu & Kashmir between August 5, the day Article 370 became a dead letter, and November 15. As..
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MPs take pro-farmer stand during pollution debate in Lok Sabha

A much-anticipated discussion in the Lok Sabha on air pollution in the capital took a “pro-farmer” turn with MPs arguing that agriculturists should not be vilified for stubble burning, which..
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Next Doklam could be in Arunachal, warns MP

BJP member Tapir Gao told Lok Sabha on Tuesday during zero hour that China has encroached on around 60 km of the state's land and warned that the next Doklam could happen in the northeastern state...
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No formal recommendation needed to confer Bharat Ratna on Veer Savarkar: Centre tells Lok Sabha

In the run-up to the Maharashtra elections, BJP had mentioned in its manifesto that the party would bestow the Bharat Ratna upon Veer Savarkar
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Lok Sabha Speaker pulls up officials for skipping Parliamentary panel meet on pollution; next meet on Wednesday

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pulled them up and asked officials, absent from the meet on pollution in Delhi, to ensure that it is not repeated. The panel's head Jagdambika Pal had written to the speaker..
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No formal recommendation necessary: MHA on Bharat Ratna to Savarkar

Amidst ongoing demand for conferring Bharat Ratna on Veer Savarkar, the ministry of home affairs on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that recommendations for this award is received regularly but no..
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Withdrawal of SPG cover to Gandhis: Congress MPs stage walkout in Lok Sabha after Speaker refuses to hold discussion

Congress said the Centre's move to withdraw SPG security cover for the family was 'arbitrary', adding that there were "existing and probable threats" to the Gandhis.
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Lok Sabha Speaker takes note of Rahul Gandhi's absence from House


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Please don't allow next Doklam in Arunachal: BJP MP Tapir Gao

Please don't allow the next Doklam in Arunachal Pradesh as China has encroached more than 50km of land of the state, BJP member Tapir Gao claimed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
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Issue of withdrawal of SPG cover for Gandhis raised in Lok Sabha


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'Didi should tell how BJP won 18 LS seats in WB': Asaduddin Owaisi on Mamata Banerjee's 'minority extremism' remark


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Congress members raise slogans, hold protests in Lok Sabha for second day

More than 20 members from the Congress and the National Conference trooped into the Well of the House during the Question Hour even as Speaker Om Birla asked them repeatedly to go back to their seats...
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Lok Sabha Speaker warns of action against members protesting in well

Amid sloganeering by Congress over various issues in Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday warned that he will be forced to take action against members protesting in the well. Congress members sought..
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Congress gives notice of adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over withdrawal of SPG cover of Gandhis


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Cong attacks govt for removing SPG cover of Gandhis, to petition Prez

During Question Hour, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the issue and attacked the ruling government for its pettiness and demanded that the security detail be reinstated.
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Winter session, Day 1: Opposition attacks govt on J&K, Farooq

The opposition mounted a full-throated attack on the Centre in Lok Sabha over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and termed the detention of National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah as illegal and..
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JNU students' protest figures in Lok Sabha


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Lok Sabha MP raises issue of climate change


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Opposition leaders in Lok Sabha demand Farooq Abdullah be allowed to attend House

Opposition leaders also raised the issue of MPs not being allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of its special status, whereas parliamentarians from Europe have been taken to the state,..
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Winter session starts on stormy note; opposition uproar in Lok Sabha

Soon after oath-taking of four members and paying condolences to members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha who died in recent months, opposition members sought to raise various issues. Within minutes of..
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Incumbent upon the govt to run the House smoothly: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, Congress MP and leader of the party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday said it was the government's responsibility to run the House smoothly so..
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Heated winter session likely over 'slump', citizenship bill

The Parliament session starting on Monday is set to be stormy as the ruling BJP looks eager to reinforce the post-election authority it demonstrated in the first session of the new Lok Sabha, while the..
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Govt ready to discuss all issues in House: PM Modi

“The government is ready to discuss all issues within the framework of rules and procedures of the Houses,” Modi was quoted as saying. The interactions came in a meeting of the NDA and a separate..
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Shiv Sena MPs being allotted seats on opposition side in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha: Pralhad Joshi

Shiv Sena MPs are being allotted seats on the opposition side in both houses of Parliament as its minister has resigned and the party is "working out" alliance with the Congress and NCP to form..
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Ensure smooth winter session, Speaker urges all parties

Ahead of the winter session of Parliament commencing on November 18, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla appealed to all political parties for cooperation to ensure the smooth functioning of the House.
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We look forward to productive Parliament session: PM Modi after all-party meeting

After taking part in an all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla ahead of the winter session at Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he "looked forward to a..
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Lok Sabha Speaker appeals to parties for cooperation for a smooth winter session


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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to chair all-party meeting today ahead of winter session

Om Birla will hold a meeting on Saturday with the leaders of all parties in the House for the smooth functioning of Parliament during the winter session which is beginning from Monday. Among the bills..
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Congress: If J&K situation is normal, will Farooq be allowed to attend Lok Sabha?


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Ahead of winter session, Lok Sabha Speaker calls all-party meeting on November 16

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi will hold an all-party meeting on November 17. The meeting has been called so that the Parliament runs smoothly. The winter session of Parliament will..
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Don't try to scare us, Sanjay Raut tells BJP

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday asked the BJP not to scare or intimidate it, and let the Sena choose its own political path. "We are prepared to fight and die, but will not tolerate threats or..
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If BJP not keeping promise, no point continuing alliance: Sanjay Raut

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said if the BJP was not willing to fulfil its promise of sharing the chief minister's post in Maharashtra, there was no point in continuing the alliance...
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