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‘Very important business’: BJP issues 3-line whip to Lok Sabha members

"All members of BJP in Lok Sabha are therefore, requested to be positively present in the House throughout the day from 10.00 a.m. onwards on Saturday, the 13th February 2021 and support the Government’s stand,” the whip said.
In the ongoing session for the discussion on the Union budget, the opposition parties have constantly attacked the Centre over the implementation of the budget and the farm laws in both houses of the parliament.(Reuters)
In the ongoing session for the discussion on the Union budget, the opposition parties have constantly attacked the Centre over the implementation of the budget and the farm laws in both houses of the parliament.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 12, 2021 08:25 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Opposition parties may attend key debates to step up pressure

Parties have prepared to push an adjournment motion on the farm issue on February 2.
The Opposition, however, plans to corner the government on the issue of the three contentious farm laws.(ANI)
The Opposition, however, plans to corner the government on the issue of the three contentious farm laws.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 01, 2021 05:51 AM IST
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By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi

HIGHLIGHTS: We will have to take the pledge of ‘India First’, says PM Modi

The new Parliament building will cost Rs 971 crore and is estimated to be completed by 2022.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 03:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh

Parliament: From a circular building of Rs 83 lakh to a Rs 970-cr triangular edifice

The building of Indian Parliament, built originally to house Central Legislative Assembly and Council of State, has been privy to many historic events
A model of the proposed new Parliament building, in New Delhi.(File photo)
A model of the proposed new Parliament building, in New Delhi.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 01:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji

India’s healthcare effectively kept Covid-19 mortality at ‘minimum’, recovery at ‘maximum’: Vardhan

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said, “More than 5 million patients have been infected with coronavirus but the healthcare system of India has shown great efficiency.”
The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan interacting with social media users during Sunday Samvaad-2, in New Delhi.(ANI)
The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan interacting with social media users during Sunday Samvaad-2, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Published on Sep 25, 2020 06:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Monsoon session set to be held from Sept 14 to Oct 1 with Covid guidelines

Officials added that the government and the two presiding officers will also decide whether the proceedings of the two Houses be in two shifts—Lok Sabha in the morning and Rajya Sabha in the afternoon, or vice versa —or spread across alternative days.
A cloudy afternoon sky over Parliament House, in New Delhi. The Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has called a meeting on August 27 to discuss how to prepare for the session.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A cloudy afternoon sky over Parliament House, in New Delhi. The Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has called a meeting on August 27 to discuss how to prepare for the session.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 02:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

House schedule may change next session

A senior official familiar with the matter said that while one House could start in the morning at the scheduled time of 11 am, the other House could start its proceedings in the afternoon, to ensure minimum interaction between MPs of the two Houses and adequate space for lawmakers of both.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu (L), Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (C) and MoS Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal at Central Hall of the Parliament House during the 68th anniversary of the first sitting of Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.(Photo: PTI)
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu (L), Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (C) and MoS Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal at Central Hall of the Parliament House during the 68th anniversary of the first sitting of Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 05:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji

Laptops, tablets in Lok Sabha? Speaker Birla considering digitisation plan

Lawmakers in the Lower House may be allowed to use tablets and laptops, and switch on their mobile phones, in the House, if a plan being considered by speaker Om Birla is rolled out.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 03:14 PM IST
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Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

Rajya Sabha’s importance grows as polity becomes more diverse

The Upper House of Indian Parliament has been playing a pivotal role in India’s much cherished parliamentary democracy, keeping the bicameral structure alive, setting new records and creating history since its inception.
This nature of Rajya Sabha has often sparked a debate over the rationale of a second chamber in Parliament.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
This nature of Rajya Sabha has often sparked a debate over the rationale of a second chamber in Parliament.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 04:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji

Landmark moment for House of Elders, writes Pranab Mukherjee

Bulwark of Democracy: Since its inception in 1952, the Rajya Sabha not only guided the law-making process but also prevented hasty legislation. It continues to serve as a dignified House, working on the federal principles of Indian polity.
One of the earliest available images of the Parliament House, clicked in 1931.(Alamy stock photo)
One of the earliest available images of the Parliament House, clicked in 1931.(Alamy stock photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 04:37 AM IST
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By Pranab Mukherjee

Watch: ‘EU MPs may be invited to Parliament...’: Chidambaram mocks Centre

Updated on Jul 15, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times

EU group in Kashmir Valley today to assess situation on ground

This will be the first visit by any international delegation to the Valley after August 5, when Indian Parliament passed resolutions and laws to split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union territories, and scrap special status to the state and special privileges to its residents.
PM Narendra Modi with members of the European Parliament in New Delhi on Monday.(Reuters)
PM Narendra Modi with members of the European Parliament in New Delhi on Monday.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 08:33 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

HT Tourism Conclave 2019: Eminent personalities to look forward at the event

At the HT Tourism Conclave, visionaries from the tourism industry will discuss strategies that will change the way we think tourism.
The HT Tourism Conclave is set to take place on Friday, September 20.
The HT Tourism Conclave is set to take place on Friday, September 20.
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 04:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘US closely following legislation on territorial status of J-K’: Official

The developments came after the Indian Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The US is closely following India’s legislation regarding the new territorial status and governance of Jammu and Kashmir, a State Department official said on Wednesday(AP)
The US is closely following India’s legislation regarding the new territorial status and governance of Jammu and Kashmir, a State Department official said on Wednesday(AP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 07:12 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

US calls previous arrests of Hafiz Saeed ‘window dressing’, says it made no difference

Hafiz Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist was arrested on Wednesday -- the seventh times since December 2001, when he was nabbed in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament.
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed(REUTERS FILE)
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 04:19 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

Review: Performing Representation: Women Members in the Indian Parliament by Shirin M Rai and Carole Spary

While arguing for the need for a larger number of women MPs in the Indian parliament, Shirin M Rai and Carole Spary examine the role and the performance of women MPs
A protest in New Delhi demanding the passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha on April 15, 2010.(SONU MEHTA/HT)
A protest in New Delhi demanding the passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha on April 15, 2010.(SONU MEHTA/HT)
Updated on May 17, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

Indian-Americans protest outside UN headquarters against Pulwama terror attack

The protesters from across this city gathered at the UN headquarters on Sunday, holding placards and raising slogans against the terror machinery operating on Pakistani soil and demanded swift action against the JeM and its leader Masood Azhar.
The protestors raised slogans against all major terrorist attacks originating from Pakistan such as the 2008 Mumbai 26/11 attack, the Uri attack and the 2001 Indian Parliament attack among others.(Twitter/OFBJP - USA)
The protestors raised slogans against all major terrorist attacks originating from Pakistan such as the 2008 Mumbai 26/11 attack, the Uri attack and the 2001 Indian Parliament attack among others.(Twitter/OFBJP - USA)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 03:09 PM IST
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New York | By Press Trust of India

Parliament monsoon session highlights: Congress didn’t have courage to implement Assam Accord, says Amit Shah on NRC

The issue of publication of the National Register of Citizens in Assam was taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with Amit Shah asserting that Congress didn’t have the courage to implement the Assam Accord which he claimed was the ‘soul’ of the citizenship register.On Monday, Rajya Sabha witnessing pandemonium over the issue leading to several adjournments while in Lok Sabha, home minister Rajnath Singha sserted the Centre has no role in the preparation of the draft list and it was done on the directives of the Supreme Court.Here are the live updates

The Parliament building at Sansad Marg, in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
The Parliament building at Sansad Marg, in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Updated on Jul 31, 2018 08:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Excerpt: Syama Prasad Mookerjee; Life and Times by Tathagata Roy

Governor of Tripura, Tathagata Roy’s biography of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, focuses on an important but forgotten politician. This excerpt examines his mysterious death
Dr Mookerjee with his lifelong friend Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, holding a replica of the Sanchi Stupa.(Courtesy Tathagata Roy)
Dr Mookerjee with his lifelong friend Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, holding a replica of the Sanchi Stupa.(Courtesy Tathagata Roy)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Tathagata Roy
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