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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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Maharashtra: Left parties mull alliance with Congress-NCP

Before the Lok Sabha polls, the CPI-M had offered to ally with the Congress-NCP, but sought the Dindori seat in Nashik district for its lone MLA in Maharashtra- Jiva Pandu Gavit, who represents..
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Petition filed against Gangwar for 'insulting' people of north India

In the petition, social activist Tamanna Hashmi has accused the minister of state for labour and employment of "insulting" the people of north India by the statement. Gangwar, who made the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress NCP seal deal; will fight 125 seats each in Maharashtra polls

Congress and Nationalist Congress Party will contest 125 seats each in Maharashtra elections. The two partners had contested the 2014 polls separately but came together in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls ...
IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul Gandhi expresses grief over loss of 11 lives in Andhra boat tragedy

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expressed grief at the loss of 11 lives in a boat capsize incident in the Godavari River near Devipatnam village in Andhra Pradesh. Taking to Twitter, Lok Sabha..
IndiaTimes - Published

82 ex-MPs still to vacate official bungalows despite Lok Sabha panel warning

Over 80 former MPs are yet to vacate their official bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi despite a stern warning by a Lok Sabha panel, sources said. On August 19, the Lok Sabha Housing Committee headed by C R..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bahujan Samaj Party to field women candidates in over half of Assembly seats in Maharashtra

During the Lok Sabha elections, like in Uttar Pradesh, the BSP had allied with the SP in Maharashtra.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra: Congress to pit Prithviraj Chavan against former NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale in Satara Lok Sabha by-polls

On Saturday, NCP's Lok Sabha MP and a descendant of Shivaji Maharaja Udayanraje Bhosale joined BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
DNA - Published

BJP MP Jual Oram appointed Chairperson of Defence Committee, Rahul Gandhi named as member

BJP MP from Sundargarh, Jual Oram is appointed as the chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence, the Lok Sabha secretariat said in a bulletin on Friday.
DNA - Published

BJP MPs replace Congress leaders as heads of 2 parliamentary panels

BJP MPs Jayant Sinha and P P Choudhary will head the panels on finance and external affairs respectively. In the previous Lok Sabha, Congress' Veerappa Moily and Shashi Tharoor used to head the two..
IndiaTimes - Published

Blow to NCP: Shivaji Maharaj's descendant and NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosle joins BJP

On Saturday, NCP's Lok Sabha MP and a descendant of Shivaji Maharaja Udayanraje Bhosale joined BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
DNA - Published

6 reasons why Maharashtra, Haryana assembly elections are unique

The forthcoming elections in Maharashtra and Haryana are the first after the 2019 Lok Sabha election. They are the first after the Modi government nullified Article 370 of the Constitution. These are..
IndiaTimes - Published

LS Speaker's 'praise for Brahmins' triggers political row, opposition parties dub it as 'casteist'

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's comments that Brahmins always held a high place in society kicked-up a political row on Wednesday with opposition parties dubbing it as "casteist remarks". Apart from sharp..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla calls cops on drinking & partying passengers

The Speaker's personal assistant had tried to talk to them, but they got confrontational with him.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra assembly elections: Sudhir Sawant protests against 'dictatorship', quits AAP

Sawant, a former Congress Lok Sabha MP, who later became a party MLC, had joined the AAP in the presence of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Sindkhedraja in January 2018
DNA - Published

Former UP CM Kalyan Singh rejoins BJP

The 87-year-old leader took the membership of the saffron party in the presence of UP BJP chief Swatantradev Singh. His son Rajveer Singh, Lok Sabha MP from Etah, and grandson Sandeep Singh, minister..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress names Pranab's daughter, Meira Kumar's son national spokespersons

The Congress on Monday appointed former president Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee and and ex-Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar's son Anshul Kumar as national spokespersons. Congress..
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Sonia Gandhi clips wings of data department chief

In an organisational reshuffle on Wednesday, Congress downgraded Praveen Chakravarty, the incumbent chief of the party's data analytics department. He had been at the receiving end of considerable..
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Congress losing the battle of perception against BJP : Adhir Chowdhury

Adhir Chowdhury, the leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday conceded that the party and others in the opposition are losing the "battle of perception" as they are being branded as..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Waste paper' vs 'historic document': Contradictory voices in Assam Congress on NRC

Differences seem to have cropped up in the Congress' Assam unit over the NRC, with former chief minister Tarun Gogoi describing it a "waste paper" and a Lok Sabha MP terming it a "historic scientific..
IndiaTimes - Published

Over 3 lakh votes I got in Amethi in 2014 told me people needed help there: Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani, who defeated former Congress president and three-term Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi in the last Lok Sabha elections, said she saw there "some people picking up grain from mud to..
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Another NCP leader, Pawar's relative, to join BJP

Patil, a former Maharashtra minister, is the son of Padmasinh Patil, a close aide of Pawar. Padmasinh Patil's sister is married to Pawar's nephew and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar...
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Not in politics to get clicked or blow my own trumpet: Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol, who was elected as MP from Gurdaspur after defeating Cong's Sunil Jakhar by 82,459 votes in the Lok Sabha polls this year, has come under scrutiny for his lack of attendance in the Lower..
IndiaTimes - Published

Politics continues over Grand Alliance leadership in Bihar

RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari says that everyone has accepted Tejashwi and he has proved to be a universal leader in the Lok Sabha elections
DNA - Published

People were demanding one country, one constitution for long: Lok Sabha Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday lauded the Union government's decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying the people of the country were demanding "one nation, one..
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to approach Centre for repeal of Articles 104, 193


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No civilian casualty in Jammu and Kashmir, every life valuable to us: Satya Pal Malik

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Satya Pal Malik said, "We managed to keep things under control during Panchayat elections, Lok Sabha elections and even now. Every Kashmiri life is valuable..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress should have spoken to its own finance ministers: Sitharaman slams Rahul for 'stealing from RBI' jibe

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday slammed Rahul Gandhi's "stealing from RBI" attack at the government and said the people of the country had given the Congress leader and his party a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amit Shah shifts to late Prime Minister Vajpayee's residence

Amit Shah was earlier staying at 11, Akbar Road residence. The home minister was allotted Vajpayee's bungalow after the BJP stormed back into power for a second successive time in the Lok Sabha..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul made unending business of my invitation, I withdrew it: J&K Governor

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday slammed leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury saying that he has buried his party in the grave by his remarks in Parliament.
DNA - Published

First PAC meeting of 17th Lok Sabha to be held today


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Arun Jaitley was political giant, invaluable asset for country: Lok Sabha Speaker


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Rajnath Singh compares BJP's 303 Lok Sabha members to '3 Nought 3' British rifle

Defence minister Rajnath Singh compared BJP's 303 members in LS to '3 Nought 3' British rifle. Singh lauded the efforts by BJP workers during the 17th LS polls. "You party workers have added a new..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul Gandhi to pay three-day visit to Wayanad on August 26

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will pay a three-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Wayanad from August 26, to meet the locals and leaders of the party. Earlier this month, Rahul went on a two-day..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP adds 23,000 new members during a drive in Kashmir Valley

Total BJP membership in Jammu and Kashmir before the Lok Sabha elections was 5,20,959.
IndiaTimes - Published

High Court disposes of PIL against MNS rallies before Lok Sabha polls

The petition had sought that the court directs the election watchdogs to call for expenses incurred by political parties such as the MNS, who had not contested a single seat, but held rallies and..
DNA - Published

Gujarat: 7 poll petitions filed against S Jaishankar, Jugalji Thakor's win

By-elections for the two Rajya Sabha seats vacated by BJP's Amit Shah and Smriti Irani post their Lok Sabha victory was held on July 5 in which Jaishankar and Thakor emerged as winners against..
DNA - Published

ED widens probe against Chidambaram, explores leads on 300 cr in bribes

According to sources, the new line of investigation by ED as well as CBI will cover the FIPB approvals granted to Diageo Scotland Ltd, Katara Holdings, Essar Steel Ltd and Elforge Ltd. As in the case..
IndiaTimes - Published

President Ram Nath Kovind's address hails J&K move and Lok Sabha polls; salutes forces' bravery

President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the nation on the eve of India's 73rd Independence Day celebrations delivered a message of peace, harmony and goodwill, and reminded fellow countrymen of continuing..
DNA - Published

BJP expels Himachal ex-minister Anil Sharma from party

Sources says Sharma's father and former Union minister Pandit Sukhram had asked the BJP for a Lok Sabha ticket for his grandson and Sharma's son, Aashray
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BJP exples Himachal Pradesh's former power minister Anil Sharma

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expelled former Himachal Pradesh power minister Anil Sharma from the party. Sharma is the son of former Union minister Sukh Ram, who had quit the BJP and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha will not adjourn due to death or ruckus in next 5 years: Speaker Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla became popular in the very first session of Parliament because of the manner in which he presided over the proceedings of the Lower House. "The day I was given the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata court issues arrest warrant against Shashi Tharoor over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark

In July last year, Shashi Tharoor had said if BJP won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it would create a condition leading to the formation of a 'Hindu Pakistan'. Addressing an event in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Honoured to be Wayanad MP: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed honour and pleasure to people of his Lok Sabha constituency for displaying "bravery and dignity" when Kerala is facing the wrath of nature.
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to lead delegation in 4th South Asian Speaker's Summit in Maldives

A parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will visit the Maldives to participate in the 4th South Asian Speaker's Summit scheduled to be held on September 1 and 2.
IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala floods: Rahul Gandhi urges Centre to help flood-ravaged state

Gandhi, who represents Wayanad constituency in the Lok Sabha, is on a two-day visit to review the relief measure in the district. On the first day, he visited relief camps and held a meeting with local..
DNA - Published

Rahul arrives in Kerala to review flood situation in Wayanad

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday began his Kerala visit to review situation in his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency ravaged by floods and landslides. Gandhi, who won with a record margin from the hill..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress elects Sonia Gandhi as interim president

The decision comes as a surprise to everyone, as Rahul Gandhi who resigned from the party leadership after Lok Sabha elections debacle, had earlier said that no member from the Gandhi family will..
DNA - Published

After paperless Parliament, App for MPs: Speaker Om Birla

Vowing to make the Parliament paperless by the next session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday announced some new steps to facilitate effective participation of the members in the proceedings. "An..
IndiaTimes - Published

Omar Abdullah's NC moves SC challenging Presidential orders on Article 370

Arguing that the legislation approved by Parliament and the orders issued by the President subsequently were "unconstitutional", the petition prayed for these to be declared as "void and inoperative"...
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee likely to give monthly pension to Hindu priests

Sources close to the party have revealed that the party will now work to garner Hindu votes especially after analysis after the Lok Sabha elections of 2019
DNA - Published

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