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A view of Parliament House complex, in New Delhi(PTI Photo)

LS clears 2 key bills; RS nod to FDI hike in insurance

UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 06:15 AM IST
The Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, passed by voice vote, is aimed to bring more transparency in the auction process and help boost employment in the sector.
A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha for providing six pharma education institutes with a tag of national importance (HT_PRINT)
A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha for providing six pharma education institutes with a tag of national importance (HT_PRINT)

Bill to grant national importance tag to 6 pharma institutes tabled in Lok Sabha

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 06:32 PM IST
  • The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 provides for granting the status of nation importance to the six institutes in Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Raebareli.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor opposed the bill at the introduction stage but Women and Child Development minister Smriti Irani rejected the points raised by him. (PTI)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor opposed the bill at the introduction stage but Women and Child Development minister Smriti Irani rejected the points raised by him. (PTI)

Parliament session: Bill to amend juvenile justice law introduced in Lok Sabha

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 03:03 PM IST
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021 was introduced by a voice vote.
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Full speech text: Prez Kovind's address to Parliament as Budget session starts

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 01:30 PM IST
India is holding its Budget session in the Parliament starting today. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the country's Union budget on February 1.
Men work near the Parliament in New Delhi. (AFP)
Men work near the Parliament in New Delhi. (AFP)

House canteen dishes out new menu, hikes prices

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:55 AM IST
  • The parliament canteen, now run by ITDC will offer as many as 58 items, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, from January 27.
The home minister tested negative for the disease on August 14.(ANI Photo)
The home minister tested negative for the disease on August 14.(ANI Photo)

Amit Shah admitted to AIIMS for complete check up before Parliament session

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 12:15 PM IST
Amit Shah had announced his health status on Twitter after testing positive for the virus, and urged those who came in contact with him in recent days to isolate themselves and get tested.
The functionary said they will also demand a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Wall Street Journal report last week that claimed Facebook’s Indian staff ignored its rules in handling hate speech by BJP politicians.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
The functionary said they will also demand a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Wall Street Journal report last week that claimed Facebook’s Indian staff ignored its rules in handling hate speech by BJP politicians.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Congress to raise China, Facebook, Covid-19 handling in upcoming Parliament session

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 03:56 PM IST
The party will also raise the issues of job losses, agrarian distress, and the economic crisis
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab answering a remote question from Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye, Sally-Ann Hart, seen on a screen above the benches, during Prime Minister's Question time (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London.(AFP)
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab answering a remote question from Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye, Sally-Ann Hart, seen on a screen above the benches, during Prime Minister's Question time (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London.(AFP)

Sans sound and fury, UK’s virtual parliament session begins

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 05:25 PM IST
PMQs have long been the time when the prime minister and leader of the opposition engage in feisty encounters across the dispatch box, landing punches and counter-punches on issues of the day.
The entire Parliament complex is being disinfected regularly and more hand sanitisers are being kept in the premises for use.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The entire Parliament complex is being disinfected regularly and more hand sanitisers are being kept in the premises for use.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Government may not curtail Budget session over coronavirus outbreak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 05:43 AM IST
The ongoing second half of the budget session that started from March 2, will complete its due course till April 3, top government functionaries said on Monday.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar has attacked the BJP over Dehi violence(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar has attacked the BJP over Dehi violence(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

‘Capital is burning’: Sharad Pawar slams Centre over northeast Delhi violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Delhi police’s handling of the riots has been criticized in various quarters with critics also questioning if the Centre’s response was inadequate. Pawar’s NCP, too, could raise the issue in the house tomorrow.

Parliament Session Live: J-K Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 07:08 PM IST

The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was taken up for consideration and passing in Lok Sabha on Friday.The bill is aimed at providing relief to persons in Jammu and Kashmir residing in areas adjoining the international border.They can now avail reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission in different professional courses. Home Minister Amit Shah will move the bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004. :

Parliament session highlights- ‘Voters punished negativity seen in Rajya Sabha’: PM Modi warns Upper House

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 12:10 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday replied to the debate in the Rajya Sabha on President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to Parliament. In the Lower House, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad shall move that the Bill to amend the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 and further to amend the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 and the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002, be taken into consideration and passed.Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal is likely to move that the Bill to amend the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Act, 2005 be taken into consideration in the Lok Sabha and be passed thereafter. Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Shashi Tharoor and TMC’s Saugata Roy will move a resolution against the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 (No. 9 of 2019) and also against the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Follow highlights here:

New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the Budget Session in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the Budget Session in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Parliament session highlights- ‘This is not Emergency that we throw anyone in jail,’ PM responds to Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:22 PM IST

In the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied on motion of thanks on President’s address on Tuesday. On Monday, Pratap Sarangi, a first-time lawmaker from Odisha, opened the debate to thank the President for his speech in the joint sitting of both Houses last week. He blasted the Opposition for questioning the surgical strikes and forging an adulterated (“maha milawati”) alliance even as Congress members protested that the minister was only busy praising the PM and not talking about the President’s speech. Also read: ‘Thus far and no further’: PM Modi’s sharp warning to Congress in Lok SabhaCongress’s floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was “addicted to compliments” and claimed the BJP falsely accused Sonia and Rahul Gandhi but failed to send the two top Congress leaders to jail. Also read: Old acrimony on show in new Parliament sessionThe tone and substance of the debate at this early stage in the life of the 17th Lok Sabha indicated that politics would continue be severely polarised, and that parties are already looking at future elections with an eye on key social constituencies.Read updates here:

Leader of Congress in LokSabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI / Twitter)
Leader of Congress in LokSabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI / Twitter)

Parliament session highlights- ‘Compliment addicted’: Congress leader takes a jibe at NDA govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 09:20 PM IST

Both the Houses of Parliament took up the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address on Monday. President Ram Nath Kovind had addressed the joint sitting of both Houses on June 20.Newly appointed BJP working president J P Nadda opened the debate in the Rajya Sabha, while Union minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi led the charge in the Lok Sabha. The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 were introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The Parliament session will continue till 26th of July.Also read: Amit Shah’s maiden bill in Parliament today on J-K quotas

The bill was sent to a parliamentary committee, and lapsed with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The government has already said it is committed to bringing the bill before Parliament again.(HT Photo)
The bill was sent to a parliamentary committee, and lapsed with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The government has already said it is committed to bringing the bill before Parliament again.(HT Photo)

Transgender rights bill might be reintroduced this Parliament session, say MPs

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 05:46 AM IST
The transgender rights bill, originally introduced in 2016, triggered a controversy with many activists saying the legislation hurt the community and didn’t address key issues such as violence, employment, education and separate quotas.
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses join session of Parliament on Thursday.(ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses join session of Parliament on Thursday.(ANI)

‘Clear mandate in polls’: President Ram Nath Kovind in address to joint Parliament session

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 01:17 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind said the government has hit the ground running and taken many decisions to improve the lives of people in the 21 days after oath.
PM Modi, defence minister Rajnath Singh and union home minister Amit Shah leaving the Parliament house after all-party meet on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/ HT photo)
PM Modi, defence minister Rajnath Singh and union home minister Amit Shah leaving the Parliament house after all-party meet on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/ HT photo)

Parliament Session 2019 highlights: PM Modi to constitute a committee on ‘one nation, one poll’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 08:05 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met leaders of various political parties on Wednesday, having representation in Parliament to explore possibilities of holding Lok Sabha and assembly elections together amid no show by various opposition parties.Modi had invited the heads of all political parties which have at least one member either in the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha for the meeting to discuss several issues, including the “one nation, one election” idea, celebration of 75 years of Independence in 2022 and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year.Among the notable absentees were Congress president Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee, BSP supremo Mayawati, SP president Akhilesh Yadav, DMK’s M K Stalin, TDP chief K Chandrashekhar Rao, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal. Highlights of proceedings on day 3:

(ANI/Twitter)
(ANI/Twitter)

Lok Sabha session highlights: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi meets Opposition members

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 08:44 PM IST

BJP’s Rajasthan leader Om Birla has been nominated as Lok Sabha’s Speaker on Day 2 of Budget Session today. Leader of the House and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who took oath as Members of the 17th Lok Sabha that commenced on Monday.As soon as the House met, the Members stood in silence for a few minutes as per the convention “to mark the solemn occasion of the first sitting of the 17th Lok Sabha”.Highlights:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media on the first day of new parliament session in New Delhi on Monday.(Ajay Aggarwal/ HT photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media on the first day of new parliament session in New Delhi on Monday.(Ajay Aggarwal/ HT photo)

Your words matter, not numbers, PM tells Opposition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 09:59 PM IST
The BJP led NDA has 353 MPs in the lower house of Parliament that has a total strength of 545. The BJP alone has 302 MPs, while the second largest party in the house, the Congress has 52 MPs.
A French Rafale fighter jet Rafale lands on the "Charles de Gaulle" aircraft carrier on February 7, 2019 in the Mediterranean sea.(AFP File Photo)
A French Rafale fighter jet Rafale lands on the "Charles de Gaulle" aircraft carrier on February 7, 2019 in the Mediterranean sea.(AFP File Photo)

CAG submits Rafale audit report to President, to reach Parliament soon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja and Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 10:35 PM IST
The submission of the report comes a day after the Congress demanded that the top auditor Rajiv Mehrishi should recuse himself from auditing the deal as he was the finance secretary when the deal was negotiated.
Farmers march during a protest rally demanding loan waivers and the transfer of forest lands to villagers who have farmed there for decades, Mumbai, November 22(REUTERS)
Farmers march during a protest rally demanding loan waivers and the transfer of forest lands to villagers who have farmed there for decades, Mumbai, November 22(REUTERS)

The demand for a special Parliament session on the agrarian crisis makes sense

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 12:12 PM IST
Political parties should come clear on what they think is the best way to address the farm crisis
The Parliament House at Sansad Marg in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
The Parliament House at Sansad Marg in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Parliament Highlights: Country, not govt loses most due to House disruptions, says Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 08:29 AM IST

The row over the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) continued to rock both houses of Parliament on Wednesday.The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned for the day after it was briefly adjourned minutes after it begun as chairman Venkaiah Naidu asked BJP president Amit Shah to conclude his statement on the draft NRC.Here are the highlights:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens to a speaker during Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentray committee meeting at Parliament in New Delhi on July 31.(AFP Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens to a speaker during Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentray committee meeting at Parliament in New Delhi on July 31.(AFP Photo)

Allowed to expose Oppn’s hollowness: PM Modi ‘thankful’ to Congress over no-trust vote

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the first BJP parliamentary party meeting in the ongoing Monsoon Session.
Opposition party leaders during a meeting in the Parliament Library, ahead of the Monsoon Session which begins on July 18, in New Delhi on July 16.(PTI Photo)
Opposition party leaders during a meeting in the Parliament Library, ahead of the Monsoon Session which begins on July 18, in New Delhi on July 16.(PTI Photo)

Opposition leaders meet to plan joint strategy ahead of monsoon session

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 08:23 PM IST
Leaders of Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Trinamool Congess, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, RJD, DMK, CPI(M), CPI, JD(S), RSP, IUML, and KC-M attended the meeting.
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