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Democracy is too precious and Parliament is too valuable an institution to sit out a national crisis. India’s battle against the pandemic and its economic revival needs national buy-in; it also requires the executive to be accountable. And this can only happen in Parliament(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Convene Parliament, now

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 06:00 AM IST
The national crisis calls for a national, democratic response
Former President Pranab Mukherjee addresses during the 2nd Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.(PTI)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee addresses during the 2nd Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.(PTI)

Pranab Mukherjee pitches for 1,000 Lok Sabha MPs, central hall as Lower House

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 10:52 AM IST
The former president argued that the last enhancement of the size of the Lok Sabha took place in 1977, almost half a century ago. That too, on the basis of 1971 census.
New Delhi, India - Nov. 26, 2019: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi reads the constitution during a protest under the statue of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar by members of opposition in Parliament after they boycotted the joint address called to commemorate the Constitution Day, due to recent political developments and Government formation in Maharashtra, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 26, 2019: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi reads the constitution during a protest under the statue of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar by members of opposition in Parliament after they boycotted the joint address called to commemorate the Constitution Day, due to recent political developments and Government formation in Maharashtra, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Opposition boycotts Constitution Day celebrations over Maharashtra slugfest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 03:39 AM IST
Congress president Sonia Gandhi led the protest that also involved leaders from different political parties reading out from the Constitution of India. Some leader carried placards that read “Stop Murder of Democracy”, “Save Our Constitution” and “Constitution in Crisis”.
There were also talks about introducing pre-paid food cards but the same couldn’t be rolled out because of bureaucratic hassles.(HT Photo)
There were also talks about introducing pre-paid food cards but the same couldn’t be rolled out because of bureaucratic hassles.(HT Photo)

Go for cashless transactions: LS Speaker to members, journos

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Since the demonetisation of the high-value currency notes in November 2016, the Modi government has been making various efforts to promote cashless transactions.
President Kovind addresses joint sitting of Parliament. (Photo ANI)
President Kovind addresses joint sitting of Parliament. (Photo ANI)

Parliament session Highlights: ‘All MPs must consider one nation,one poll proposal’,says President Kovind

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 12:00 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind is addressing a joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament at the Central Hall today. The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha is underway with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other lawmakers taking oath as MPs. President Kovind shared the plan for the next five years as he touched upon issues such as National Register of Citizens, triple talaq, surgical strikes and One Nation, One Election in the joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday.National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Om Birla was on Wednesday unanimously elected speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha and pledged impartial oversight of the Lower House over the next five years after an acrimonious general election.The Parliament session will continue till July 26. The Economic Survey will be presented on July 4 followed by the Union Budget for 2019- 20 on July 5.Here are the highlights:

Emphasizing that power should not make the newly elected leaders arrogant, he asked them not to take any favours and pick responsible and trustworthy people as their aides.(PTI PHOTO)
Emphasizing that power should not make the newly elected leaders arrogant, he asked them not to take any favours and pick responsible and trustworthy people as their aides.(PTI PHOTO)

In advice to wannabe ministers, PM Modi tells them to stay out of controversy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 11:42 PM IST
The prime minister was addressing a key meeting of the NDA parliamentary party in Parliament’s Central Hall soon after being unanimously elected as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance.
Praising Vajpayee, Azad said there was no anger in his heart towards the opposition for the criticism of the former prime minister’s policy.
Praising Vajpayee, Azad said there was no anger in his heart towards the opposition for the criticism of the former prime minister’s policy.

At Vajpayee portrait unveiling, Congress invokes ex-PM to target PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 12:54 PM IST
A life-size portrait of Atal Bihar Vajpayee was unveiled at the Central Hall of Parliament by President Kovind on Tuesday.
A life-size portrait of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be installed in the Central Hall of Parliament on February 12. Photo : Ajay Aggarwal 12.08.2004(HT Photo)
A life-size portrait of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be installed in the Central Hall of Parliament on February 12. Photo : Ajay Aggarwal 12.08.2004(HT Photo)

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s portrait to be installed in Parliament on February 12

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2019 07:08 PM IST
Vajpayee, a towering BJP leader, was the Prime Minister thrice – first for 13 days in 1996, then for 13 months from 1998 to 1999, and then from 1999 to 2004.
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