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PARLIAMENT NEWS

Parliament highlights: Kharge questions govt, 'have you taken the contract of deshbhakti?'

February 06, 2017 10:35 am

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu claimed that the Opposition is trying to politicise the issue and that the Government is ready to address it when raised.

Fire breaks out in Parliament room ahead of Union Budget

January 31, 2017 9:37 pm

At least twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames, according to reports.

Budget session of Parliament to begin from January 31

January 07, 2017 10:19 pm

While the session will begin with the President's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses, the same day the pre-budget economic survey will be tabled.

Winter session: Standstill in Parliament can be reflection on where the country is headed

December 16, 2016 8:20 pm

The juvenile tactic of disrupting Parliament sessions is deeply entrenched in Indian politics, but it should make you question the maturity of the MPs we've sent to represent us in Parliament

No proposal to reduce Indian mission strength in Islamabad: Govt

December 14, 2016 4:33 pm

Eight Indian officials have come back in the last two months after Pakistan levelled "baseless allegations" against them and endangered their safety and security by making their identity public.

Parliament LIVE updates: Have personal information on corruption by PM Modi, says Rahul Gandhi

December 14, 2016 10:05 am

Demonetisation debate in Parliament: Track our LIVE blog and get the latest updates.

Demonetisation: Whips issued, BJP, Congress get set for debate in Parliament

December 14, 2016 1:26 am

Demonetisation: The latest sticking point is who will speak first, with the government insisting that the debate will be initiated by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, an idea the opposition parties are not comfortable with.

Photos | 2001 Parliament attack: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi, LK Advani pay tributes to those who lost their lives

December 13, 2016 3:38 pm

On December 13, 2001, Parliament was attacked by terrorists. Here are some pictures from the tributes payed to those who lost their lives.

Demonetisation debate: Why shouldn't PM Modi be present in Parliament, asks P Chidambaram

December 13, 2016 11:46 am

P Chidambaram on Parliament protests: Why is the PM unwilling to be present during the debate?

Bickering over demonetisation may derail GST rollout

December 12, 2016 4:52 pm

The government was hoping to finalise the draft laws before presenting it to the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.

PARLIAMENT PHOTOS

Budget session: Opposition turns up the heat on Government

February 24, 2016 10:28 pm

With the row over the JNU sedition case and the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula setting the stage for a stormy start to the Budget session.

Stormy start to Budget Session as govt introduces land bill

February 24, 2015 5:11 pm

Government introduces land acquisition bill in Lok Sabha, opposition stages walk-out.

PARLIAMENT VIDEOS

MPs demand import duty hike on rubber in Kerala

March 01, 2016 9:48 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Kerala MPs stalled the Parliament proceedings demanding import duty hike on rubber. The MPs protested and urged the government to increase the import duty on natural rubber. Rubber growers have been distressed owing to more than 155 per cent fall in prices in the last five years.

Aircel-Maxis scam: Uproar in Parliament over Karti Chidambaram's role

March 01, 2016 9:05 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Proceedings in the Parliament were adjourned today following an uproar by AIADMK members over former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis scam. AIADMK members marched into the Well of the House and raised slogans against Karti, following which the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.00 pm. Meanwhile, a similar situation prevailed in the Lok Sabha as well.

Petrol price reduced, diesel hiked

March 01, 2016 3:48 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): The government on Monday lowered the price of petrol by Rs 3.02 per litre while the price of diesel was raised by Rs 1.47 per litre. The revised prices will take effect from the midnight of February 29 and March 1. The revision in fuel prices comes on a day when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 in the Parliament. With this change, the price of Petrol in Delhi will become Rs. 56.61/litre while diesel will be available at Rs. 46.43/litre. People across the nation welcomed the reduction of petrol price, and hoped for further reduction in fuel price.

Left MPs protest demanding hike on import duty of rubber

February 26, 2016 9:20 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Kerala Left MPs on Friday staged a protest outside the Parliament in front of Gandhi statue demanding to raise the import duty on rubber. The protestors raised slogans to curb the import of rubber and provide adequate price to the farmers cultivating rubber.

Copies of Economic Survey brought to Parliament

February 26, 2016 7:56 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Copies of the Economic Survey, to be tabled on Friday, have been brought to the Parliament. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday will present the Economic Survey for 2016-2017 in the Parliament. The Economic Survey is the Finance Ministry's view on the annual economic development of the country that gives a broad idea on the macro-economic data, which will impact the budget decisions.

Copies of Rail Budget brought to Parliament

February 25, 2016 5:51 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The copies of the Rail Budget 2016 were brought to the Parliament on Thursday. The Rail Budget is expected to focus on capacity creation in the rail sector with an increased outlay of about Rs. 1.25 lakh crore. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is expected to present the Budget at 12 noon, will face a tough challenge on whether to raise the passenger fare or not.

Irani slams Rahul Gandhi over Rohith Vemula case

February 24, 2016 4:49 pm

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Accusing the main opposition of practicing "political opportunism" Union Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday sought to know as to where was Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi when more than 600 students died during the Telangana movement. Irani said "Today I am being accused of discrimination. One student dies and there is political battle over it. In my 20 months as minister, I have served my country, people without any prejudice. I did my duty, and I won't apologise for it," said Irani in response to Vemula's suicide in Parliament's Budget Session. She added "I have been accused that with which authority, do I to write letters Universities? Just because I contested from Amethi, you would crucify me."

Suresh Prabhu gives final touch to Rail Budget 2016

February 24, 2016 11:25 am

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday gave finishing touches to the Railway Budget, which will be presented on Thursday in the Parliament. Last year, Suresh Prabhu did not introduce any new trains, but augmented the services of several trains. This year women passengers demanded installation of more closed circuit television cameras and deployment of railway protection force in trains for security purpose.

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