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PM Modi speaks after laying the foundation stone of the new Parliament building, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

‘New Parliament building will be witness to Atmanirbhar Bharat’: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The Prime Minister then delved into democratic history of India, saying the texts available here are older than the Magna Carta, which is considered the foundation of democracy.
The event will begin at 12:55pm and the foundation stone will be laid at 1 pm, officials said, adding that a ‘sarva dharma prarthana’ (inter-faith prayer) will be held at 1.30pm.(ANI)
The event will begin at 12:55pm and the foundation stone will be laid at 1 pm, officials said, adding that a ‘sarva dharma prarthana’ (inter-faith prayer) will be held at 1.30pm.(ANI)

PM Modi to lay foundation of new Parliament building: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 07:59 AM IST
PM Modi will also perform the ground-breaking ceremony for the building, which is expected to be completed by 2022 at an estimated cost of Rs 971 crore.
During the meeting, Yediyurappa extended an invitation to Modi to inaugurate Bengaluru Tech Summit on November 19 on a virtual mode, it said.(ANI)
During the meeting, Yediyurappa extended an invitation to Modi to inaugurate Bengaluru Tech Summit on November 19 on a virtual mode, it said.(ANI)

Yediyurappa discusses state’s development with PM Modi, invites to inaugurate Bengaluru tech summit

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:07 PM IST
The meeting at the Parliament House lasted for 15 minutes, an official release from the state information department said.
On June 5, President Ram Nath Kovind had promulgated three ordinances to usher in agricultural reforms for raising the income of the farmers and giving them more freedom to sell their produce.(ANI/Twitter)
On June 5, President Ram Nath Kovind had promulgated three ordinances to usher in agricultural reforms for raising the income of the farmers and giving them more freedom to sell their produce.(ANI/Twitter)

Left MPs protest against Centre’s ‘anti-farmers policies’

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Farmers in Punjab, Haryana are protesting against the recent agriculture ordinances passed by the Union Cabinet.
The Lok Sabha speaker made these remarks while chairing the Empathy Conclave 2020 on World Hepatitis Day in Parliament House.(PTI)
The Lok Sabha speaker made these remarks while chairing the Empathy Conclave 2020 on World Hepatitis Day in Parliament House.(PTI)

Govt has taken comprehensive steps to reduce impact of coronavirus pandemic: Lok Sabha speaker

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Om Birla said he has great faith in the strength and resilience of the Indian people, and added that the path to victory can be difficult but never impossible.
The Supreme Court is hearing two petitions which challenged the redevelopment project .(HTPhoto/Source from Anisha Dutta)
The Supreme Court is hearing two petitions which challenged the redevelopment project .(HTPhoto/Source from Anisha Dutta)

Central Vista redevelopment will not harm landmarks: DDA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 04:49 AM IST
The Central Vista is being redeveloped after taking into account the present needs of the city and will be carried out with “extreme sensitivity” to preserve the area’s heritage, a counter-affidavit filed before the top court on July 4 stated.
An artist’s impression of a section in the redevelopment plan.
An artist’s impression of a section in the redevelopment plan.

No stay by Supreme Court on Central Vista redevelopment project for now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 05:13 PM IST
The Central Vista houses iconic buildings like the Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, the North and South Block buildings, which house important ministries, and the India Gate.
The renovation of the Parliament building is a segment in the Centre’s larger Central Vista project which includes a new Parliament house, a new Central secretariat complex for ministries, and new residences for the Prime Minister and the Vice President. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The renovation of the Parliament building is a segment in the Centre’s larger Central Vista project which includes a new Parliament house, a new Central secretariat complex for ministries, and new residences for the Prime Minister and the Vice President. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Decision on new Parliament building to be announced soon by environment panel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 11:54 PM IST
The contentious project which will cost Rs 922 crore according to estimates by the Central Public Works Department and involve transplantation of at least 233 trees from the existing site was discussed in detail by the 13-member committee but the decision cannot be shared immediately, experts said.
Parliament will restrict the movement of visitors and their entry when it reassembles after Holi on March 11(Hindustan Times)
Parliament will restrict the movement of visitors and their entry when it reassembles after Holi on March 11(Hindustan Times)

Colour-coded passes, restricted visiting hours: Parliament steps up against coronavirus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 03:54 PM IST
The directions, which have been issued to both Houses, also say those coming to meet the members of Parliament at the reception would be allowed to stay only for an hour. It also adds that the members will not be able to take their visitors on a tour of Parliament.
Security personnel takes position as BJP MP Vinod Sonkar’s car accidentally touched the boom barrier at Parliament entrance.(ANI Photo)
Security personnel takes position as BJP MP Vinod Sonkar’s car accidentally touched the boom barrier at Parliament entrance.(ANI Photo)

Security scare at Parliament after MP’s car accidentally touches boom barrier

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:28 AM IST
A similar incident was reported in February last year when Congress Lok Sabha MP from Manipur Dr Thokchom Meinya’s car rammed a barricade at Parliament premises.
HT Image
HT Image

CPWD applies for environmental clearance for new Parliament building

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:22 AM IST
CPWD’s application for the new Parliament building has been submitted on February 13. It will be placed before the expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the ministry of environment, forest and climate change on February 25 for approval.
Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Karan Singh arrive for attending parliament Monsoon Session in New Delhi on July 25, 2016.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Karan Singh arrive for attending parliament Monsoon Session in New Delhi on July 25, 2016.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

The foundations of our Constitution and House remain firm, writes Karan Singh

By Karan Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 04:35 AM IST
Parliament House is redolent with history and the memory of our great leaders who have spoken over the decades there during the Constituent Assembly and subsequent parliamentary debates in both Houses.
The Bharat Vikas Group has now put up traps in key areas, such as in the store, to catch the cats.(REUTERS)
The Bharat Vikas Group has now put up traps in key areas, such as in the store, to catch the cats.(REUTERS)

Staff can’t bell Parliament’s unparliamentary cats

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 10:32 AM IST
These unwanted guests, who have entered the sprawling complex and found enough food, shelter, and rodents to survive on, have also possibly killed peachicks, an internal report said in July. While this may be in line with the laws of nature, it has alarmed officials since the peacock is India’s national bird.
The Lok Sabha Speaker’s office told HT that big water dispensers will be installed in large numbers across the Parliament building, library and the annexe.(REUTERS)
The Lok Sabha Speaker’s office told HT that big water dispensers will be installed in large numbers across the Parliament building, library and the annexe.(REUTERS)

Plastic out, bottles from home back as Parliament goes green

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 05:05 AM IST
According to two senior officials involved in the purchase of water bottles that were widely used in the Parliament complex, an average of 2,000 bottles of Rail Neer, a product of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, were bought daily.
The Centre plans to finish revamp of Rajpath by November 2021, officials said.(Mohd Zakir/ HT archive)
The Centre plans to finish revamp of Rajpath by November 2021, officials said.(Mohd Zakir/ HT archive)

2022 Republic Day parade may be held on a new Rajpath

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 04:36 AM IST
The Republic Day parade is held on January 26 each year at Rajpath, India Gate. It begin from the Raisina Hill, near the President’s estate Rashtrapati Bhavan, and ends at the India Gate.
No decision has been taken on whether the Parliament House, a heritage structure, will be revamped or a new structure built(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
No decision has been taken on whether the Parliament House, a heritage structure, will be revamped or a new structure built(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Central Delhi’s redevelopment must reconcile modernisation and heritage

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 07:43 PM IST
Many governments have opted for retrofitting of old buildings or their adaptive reuse. The Centre should take into account both history and the need to create a world-class capital
Since 2015, Lutyens’ Delhi has undergone several changes and with the recent decision to revamp the central vista, more are expected to come about in the next couple of years.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Since 2015, Lutyens’ Delhi has undergone several changes and with the recent decision to revamp the central vista, more are expected to come about in the next couple of years.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Central vista revamp plan will not affect Delhi’s bid for World Heritage City tag: Tourism dept

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 09:38 PM IST
The central government on Thursday announced its decision to revamp large parts of Lutyens’ Delhi, which includes revamping or building a new Parliament House by 2022 and razing a number of buildings to construct an integrated complex to house all government departments and ministries.
The central vista, consisting of some of the most iconic buildings of Delhi, came into being when the British capital was shifted to Delhi from Calcutta in 1911.(HT image)
The central vista, consisting of some of the most iconic buildings of Delhi, came into being when the British capital was shifted to Delhi from Calcutta in 1911.(HT image)

Mixed reaction for plan to revamp central Delhi

New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury and Risha Chitlangia
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2019 03:38 AM IST
Urban development experts say redevelopment is the way forward but add that government should have a strategic vision for the area, which has a lot of historical significance, so new and old constructions blend smoothly.
Only by acting together can we ensure we achieve the full potential of cyberspace and digital technology to benefit all countries and all people(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Only by acting together can we ensure we achieve the full potential of cyberspace and digital technology to benefit all countries and all people(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Constructing an open, free, secure cyberspace in the face of rising threats

By Tobias Feakin
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:34 PM IST
Authoritarian states have embraced cyberspace to undermine liberal democracies. Let’s fight back
A view of the Parliament House.(REUTERS)
A view of the Parliament House.(REUTERS)

‘Mentally ill’ man with knife stopped outside Parliament gate

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 07:04 AM IST
Police said the man appeared a bit “mentally disturbed” and claimed that he wanted to be heard on his views about meat and liquor ban.
A man who tried to enter Parliament on Monday allegedly with a knife being whisked away by police .(ANI photo)
A man who tried to enter Parliament on Monday allegedly with a knife being whisked away by police .(ANI photo)

Gurmeet Ram Rahim follower caught trying to enter Parliament with a knife

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The man, sporting black shirt and jeans, has been identified as Sagar Insa. He is a resident of Laxmi Nagar and a follower of Dera Sacha Sauda chief and rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Arun Jaitley dies at the age of 66(PTI)
Arun Jaitley dies at the age of 66(PTI)

Arun Jaitley was BJP’s Pranab Mukherjee, a formidable political strategist

New Delhi | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 04:46 PM IST
There are countless stories of Jaitley having helped friends and colleagues buy homes, own cars, and finance higher studies for their children. He never sold old vehicles.
Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha chairman urged the government to expand and modernize the colonial-era Parliament building.(PTI Photo)
Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha chairman urged the government to expand and modernize the colonial-era Parliament building.(PTI Photo)

Parliament House should be modernised: Venkaiah Naidu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 09:20 AM IST
The Parliament building—considered by many as a functioning monument—has frequently faced maintenance issues. Once, a huge chunk of the ceiling fell in a minister’s room which was right below the kitchen.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday a royal commission, a powerful form of public inquiry, into the events leading up to a March 15 attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people.(AFP)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday a royal commission, a powerful form of public inquiry, into the events leading up to a March 15 attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people.(AFP)

New Zealand Prime Minister announces royal commission inquiry into Christchurch attack

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 03:58 PM IST
A suspected white supremacist has been charged with one count of murder over the Christchurch shootings and will next appear in court on April 5.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks during the discussion on issues relating to Rafale deal, in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks during the discussion on issues relating to Rafale deal, in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

In 150-min Rafale rebuttal, Nirmala Sitharaman responds to Congress with Bofors barb

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Prior to the resumption of the debate, Congress president Rahul Gandhi told reporters in the Parliament House complex that his party would initiate a probe into the deal if it came to power in 2019.
All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) members and farmers arrive for a two-day rally to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce, in New Delhi, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.(PTI)
All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) members and farmers arrive for a two-day rally to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce, in New Delhi, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.(PTI)

No permission for farmers march, prepared to tackle crowd and traffic: Delhi Police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 07:30 AM IST
If allowed to march from Ramlila Ground to Jantar Mantar, the farmers will pass through Guru Nanak Chowk, Ranjit Singh Flyover and Tolstoy Marg, said the traffic police. But they will not be allowed to get near the Parliament House, police added.
Tallinn’s Town Hall Square or Raekoja plats is a popular hangout spot(Saubhadra Chatterji)
Tallinn’s Town Hall Square or Raekoja plats is a popular hangout spot(Saubhadra Chatterji)

Tallinn for the first-timer

Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 11:33 PM IST
Why you should travel to the medieval city where even the harmless ghosts will welcome you to the Baltics’ beauty
Delhi Police officers with JNU scholar Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club soon after the incident in New Delhi on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Delhi Police officers with JNU scholar Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club soon after the incident in New Delhi on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Wrote to police for security thrice, but didn’t get any: Umar Khalid

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 02:42 AM IST
An unidentified man allegedly attempted to shoot the JNU scholar outside the Constitution Club, just 500 metres from Parliament House, on Monday.
Clicking on the image takes you to a number of entries on Independence Day, including videos, news reports and portals offering general information on the subject.(HT)
Clicking on the image takes you to a number of entries on Independence Day, including videos, news reports and portals offering general information on the subject.(HT)

Google doodle celebrates India’s Independence Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 09:59 AM IST
The Google Doodle features a couple of peacocks crossing their beaks in an intimate gesture, flanked on both sides by a Bengal tiger and an Asian elephant.
Security personnel at the India Gate on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Security personnel at the India Gate on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan illuminated on Independence Day eve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 12:42 AM IST
Illuminating important buildings on the occasion is an old tradition followed in the country.
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