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Representatives of farmer organisations met in Moga on Saturday to forge a common platform to oppose the farm bills.(HT file photo)

Punjab’s farmer leaders to burn copies of farm bills tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Announce Punjab bandh on September 25; resolve not to engage any political party in the agitation
The proposed buildings under the plan to revamp New Delhi’s Central Vista, the seat of power in national capital Delhi, will not be taller than the 42-metre-high India Gate to maintain uniformity of structures.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The proposed buildings under the plan to revamp New Delhi’s Central Vista, the seat of power in national capital Delhi, will not be taller than the 42-metre-high India Gate to maintain uniformity of structures.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

No building in new central vista will be taller than India Gate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 05:48 AM IST
The plan involves restructuring the Central Vista in a move that will include a common secretariat, a new Parliament complex, and a redesigned Rajpath, while also razing a dozen government offices.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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

Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 03:14 PM IST
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.
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.
India’s lower house of representatives, the Lok Sabha, has seen the number of graduates increase from the first Lok Sabha (in 1952) to the seventeenth(HT Photo)
India’s lower house of representatives, the Lok Sabha, has seen the number of graduates increase from the first Lok Sabha (in 1952) to the seventeenth(HT Photo)

Number of graduates is highest ever in Lok Sabha

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 12:02 AM IST
The numbers run contrary to popular perception but mirror the larger trend across the country; the literacy rate has increased from 18.33% in 1951 to 74% in the last census in 2011.
A year after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died, India’s Parliament will publish a book on the legendary statesman that will contain his select speeches and many rare photographs(AP)
A year after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died, India’s Parliament will publish a book on the legendary statesman that will contain his select speeches and many rare photographs(AP)

House to publish rare book on Atal Bihari Vajpayee

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 12:37 AM IST
Vajpayee, the first non-Congress Prime Minister to complete a full term (1999-2004) in power, became a member in the second Lok Sabha in 1957 and served 10 terms in the Lower House.
The resolution is meant to scrap the Article 370 that grants special status to the state and the bill divides the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.(HT image)
The resolution is meant to scrap the Article 370 that grants special status to the state and the bill divides the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.(HT image)

‘Not detained, Farooq Abdullah is at home,’ Amit Shah responds to MPs

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 03:41 PM IST
NCP’s Supriya Sule and DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran sought to know where the National Conference leader from Jammu and Kashmir was on the day crucial legisations related to his state were being discussed.
The Rose Valley scam estimated at Rs 17,000 core is the biggest gonzo scan in Bengal in terms of the money involved, during the high profile Saradha scam that is estimated to involve about Rs 2,400 core.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
The Rose Valley scam estimated at Rs 17,000 core is the biggest gonzo scan in Bengal in terms of the money involved, during the high profile Saradha scam that is estimated to involve about Rs 2,400 core.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

CBI summons Derek O’Brien in connection with TMC mouthpiece funding

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 07:33 AM IST
TMC’s leader in the Lower House in the previous Lok Sabha, Sudip Banerjee was arrested in January 2017 in connection with the Rose Valley scam.
Lower House cleared the Triple Talaq bill.(AFP)
Lower House cleared the Triple Talaq bill.(AFP)

As session gets extra time, govt eyes passage of labour code and key bills

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 03:17 AM IST
Minutes after the Lower House cleared the Triple Talaq bill, parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi placed the proposal of extension which was immediately accepted.

Parliament highlights - ‘Nothing for farmers in new Union Budget’: Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 07:33 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi criticised the Union Budget on Thursday in his first speech of the current Lok Sabha. Rahul Gandhi said that the NDA government at the Centre hasn’t done enough for farmers and the country is going through an agrarian crisis. The Congress leader was speaking on the death of a farmer on Wednesday in Kerala’s Wayanad, his constituency. Former finance minister P Chidambaram also trained his guns on the Budget and the state of the Indian economy. He said political instability will have impact in the economy. The Government told the Parliament that piped water will reach every rural household by 2024. Union Minister GL Shekhawat told that water in more than a thousand blocks have been over exploited, in the wake of the severe water crisis in southern and western India. Catch major highlights here:

Parliament highlights: President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir extended for another 6 months

UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 04:42 PM IST
Parliament Live: The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be taken up for consideration and passing in the Rajya Sabha today. Follow live updates here
One of those who is organising the campaign, a former AICC secretary and a Youth Congress leader, said that leaders from the party’s frontals will also be present.(Hindustan Times)
One of those who is organising the campaign, a former AICC secretary and a Youth Congress leader, said that leaders from the party’s frontals will also be present.(Hindustan Times)

Young Congress leaders to march to Rahul Gandhi’s house, urge him to stay

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 04:32 PM IST
On Friday, former AICC members, secretaries, former MLAs as well as sitting and former MPs will congregate at the AICC headquarters in Delhi at noon to devise ways of convincing Gandhi.
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:

Senior Congress leader in Maharashtra and former leader of opposition in Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil Tuesday submitted his resignation.(HT File photo)
Senior Congress leader in Maharashtra and former leader of opposition in Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil Tuesday submitted his resignation.(HT File photo)

Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil quits Congress, reports say may join Devendra Fadnavis cabinet

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:42 PM IST
Vikhe Patil’s son Sujay Vikhe Patil had switched to BJP from Congress before Lok Sabha Polls. He won with a margin of 2.81 lakh votes from Ahmednagar Lok Sabha constituency.
Two senior ministers in the outgoing NDA, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from two high-profile seats.(HT Photo)
Two senior ministers in the outgoing NDA, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from two high-profile seats.(HT Photo)

Rajya Sabha members prepare for fresh innings in Lower House

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 11:52 PM IST
For the BJP, party president Amit Shah won from Gandhinagar as he was expected to; the constituency has been a BJP citadel since 1989.
First-time voters at a polling booth in Pandav Nagar in Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
First-time voters at a polling booth in Pandav Nagar in Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP vs Congress vs AAP: A triangular contest for 7 Delhi seats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 08:16 PM IST
This election, which saw a high-pitched campaign replete with rhetoric, political defections, an assault on the CM, and even a couple of personal attacks, will be even more crucial as Delhi elects a new assembly in less than nine months.
Ghaziabad India - March 14, 2019: A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Ghaziabad India - March 14, 2019: A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Congress and BJP have both won Akbarpur seat in UP

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 06:45 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, will go to polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019. Votes will be counted on May 23.
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-(Photo-Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-(Photo-Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: UP’s Amroha will see a contest between BJP, opposition alliance

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 10:12 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Darbhanga constituency in Bihar

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 02:31 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Sitting MP Kirti Azad has recently joined Congress and BJP has this time fielded Gopal Jee Thakur
Both the BJP as well as the Congress have issued whips to their MPs to be present in Parliament on December 31.(PTI)
Both the BJP as well as the Congress have issued whips to their MPs to be present in Parliament on December 31.(PTI)

Rajya Sabha to discuss Triple Talaq Bill tomorrow, BJP, Cong issue whips

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 03:00 PM IST
A whip had been issued by the BJP on Wednesday as well, directing its MPs to be present in Lok Sabha on Thursday, when the Triple Talaq Bill was tabled in the Lower House.
The BJP has issued a whip to its Lok Sabha members to be present in Parliament on December 27, the day the triple talaq Bill will be taken up for discussion and will likely be put to vote.(PTI/Representative Image)
The BJP has issued a whip to its Lok Sabha members to be present in Parliament on December 27, the day the triple talaq Bill will be taken up for discussion and will likely be put to vote.(PTI/Representative Image)

Triple talaq bill to face Lok Sabha test on December 27, BJP issues whip to MPs

Hindustan Times, New | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 07:28 AM IST
The three line whip, issued on Tuesday, is a strict instruction to attend and vote, breach of which would normally have serious consequences.
Tabling the bill, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said there was a need for a stringent law to break the nexus of politicians, corrupt officers and the mafia.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Tabling the bill, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said there was a need for a stringent law to break the nexus of politicians, corrupt officers and the mafia.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh assembly again passes bill to check organised crime

Hindustan TImes, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:59 AM IST
The UPCOCB had to be re-introduced in the assembly as it could not be passed in the Legislative Council, where the ruling BJP is in a minority, after being cleared by the Lower House earlier in December last year.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourns the House as MPs gather near the well of Parliament over various issues, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo / TV Grab)
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourns the House as MPs gather near the well of Parliament over various issues, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo / TV Grab)

Lok Sabha adjourns amid noisy protests over various issues

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 01:07 PM IST
This is the fourth straight day that Question Hour has been washed out in the Lower House.
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