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The argument Covid-19 did not permit the session is specious. For a start, Parliament’s earlier functioning disproves it. The monsoon session was held in September when daily cases crossed 95,000. So how can a situation when the increase has reduced to under 25,000 be a credible reason for not holding the winter session?(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Parliament should sit more often

UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:36 PM IST
The bigger moral argument rests on the belief Parliament is special. It represents our nation. It speaks for us and symbolises our resolve. So if the temple of our democracy ducks the challenge of functioning in a time of the virus what’s the example it sets for the rest of us and what’s the message it sends to the world beyond our borders?
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal leading the march from Amritsar to Chandigarh on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal leading the march from Amritsar to Chandigarh on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Akalis lead farmer marches from Punjab to Chandigarh, want guaranteed MSP

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Sukhbir, Harsimrat and Chandumajra lead kisan marches from Akal Takht in Amritsar, Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo and Takht Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib, respectively, to Chandigarh for handing over memorandum, addressed to the President, to Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore, appealing for a special session of Parliament to amend recent farm laws
Jharkhand, July 03 (ANI): Deserted view of Jharia mining area during second day of coal strike against the privatization of coal mines, in Dhanbad on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Jharkhand, July 03 (ANI): Deserted view of Jharia mining area during second day of coal strike against the privatization of coal mines, in Dhanbad on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

680 projects in wildlife rich and protected areas were cleared in past 5 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:47 AM IST
All 48 members of the National Board for Wildlife, which comes under the Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, have never met during the last five years
A total of 42 bills are pending before Parliament.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
A total of 42 bills are pending before Parliament.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

A look at key bills listed for debate in budget session of Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Even as the leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad (in photo), slammed the government, the chief whip of the Congress in the same House, Bhubaneswar Kalita, resigned, protesting, in principle, against the party’s stance(ANI)
Even as the leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad (in photo), slammed the government, the chief whip of the Congress in the same House, Bhubaneswar Kalita, resigned, protesting, in principle, against the party’s stance(ANI)

The abdication of the Opposition

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 08:25 PM IST
By failing to fulfil their responsibility in Parliament, non-NDA parties have let down democracy
A report drafted by Sam Pitroda on the revival plan of the Congress is expected to be discussed at the Congress Working Committee(HT Photo)
A report drafted by Sam Pitroda on the revival plan of the Congress is expected to be discussed at the Congress Working Committee(HT Photo)

In Sam Pitroda blueprint for Cong revival, an HR dept and a CTO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 11:33 AM IST
Congress s communications in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala confirmed that the CWC, the Congress’s highest decision-making body, would meet after the current session of parliament.
The government is slated to introduce The Code of Wages Bill, 2019 in the current session of Parliament, aimed at rationalising minimum wages in step with proposals made out in the Survey.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The government is slated to introduce The Code of Wages Bill, 2019 in the current session of Parliament, aimed at rationalising minimum wages in step with proposals made out in the Survey.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Budget 2019: Wage system revamp key to more inclusive growth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Minimum wages, a welfare feature of most advanced and developing economies, are floor wages benchmarked to inflation and designed to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first major speech in the 17th Lok Sabha revealed both his political and governance approach, and the legacy he is focused on creating in this term in office(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first major speech in the 17th Lok Sabha revealed both his political and governance approach, and the legacy he is focused on creating in this term in office(PTI)

PM’s Lok Sabha speech: Modi’s message is clear

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:38 PM IST
That the Opposition is not willing to learn from its mistakes
India will implement more reforms to boost economic growth, including higher spending in farm sector and easing collateral-free loans to small businesses, President Ramnath Kovind told lawmakers(Twitter/ANI)
India will implement more reforms to boost economic growth, including higher spending in farm sector and easing collateral-free loans to small businesses, President Ramnath Kovind told lawmakers(Twitter/ANI)

India to unleash more reforms to boost economic growth

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 01:02 PM IST
President Ramnath Kovind addressed the joint session of parliament, ahead of the annual budget when he spoke about India’s economic growth.
Congress Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said: “On triple talaq, we have raised some fundamental points.”(PTI File Photo)
Congress Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said: “On triple talaq, we have raised some fundamental points.”(PTI File Photo)

Will oppose Bill on triple talaq, says Congress

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Congress member Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s remark came a day after the government said it will introduce a Bill in the coming session of Parliament against triple talaq to make it an offence punishable.
Ardern has promised to reform New Zealand gun laws that allowed the gunman to legally purchase the weapons he used in the attack on two Christchurch mosques, including semi-automatic rifles.(Bloomberg)
Ardern has promised to reform New Zealand gun laws that allowed the gunman to legally purchase the weapons he used in the attack on two Christchurch mosques, including semi-automatic rifles.(Bloomberg)

New Zealand’s Ardern vows never to speak killer’s name

Christchurch, New Zealand | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 05:29 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Tuesday never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative “as salaam alaikum” message of peace to Muslims.
Mumbai.India-Feb - 28,2019: Children stand with a painting of Abhinandan Vardhaman a day before his release from Pakistan at Lalbaug in Dadar ,Mumbai,India,on Thursday,Feb 28th , 2019.(Photo by )(Hemanshi Kamani/HT Photo)
Mumbai.India-Feb - 28,2019: Children stand with a painting of Abhinandan Vardhaman a day before his release from Pakistan at Lalbaug in Dadar ,Mumbai,India,on Thursday,Feb 28th , 2019.(Photo by )(Hemanshi Kamani/HT Photo)

‘Release of Indian pilot by Pakistan would be very much welcomed step’: UN

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 12:03 PM IST
In a surprise announcement during a joint session of Parliament, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Thursday that captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released on Friday as a gesture of peace.
Farmers take part in a march organised by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) organisation and Communist Party of India (Marxist) in New Delhi on November 29, 2018, as they call for pro-farmer legislation in the Indian parliament.(AFP)
Farmers take part in a march organised by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) organisation and Communist Party of India (Marxist) in New Delhi on November 29, 2018, as they call for pro-farmer legislation in the Indian parliament.(AFP)

Government has failed to check rising input costs, claim farmers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 07:57 AM IST
Farmers’ march: Thousands of farmers have pitched tents in the capital to demand a session of Parliament devoted exclusively to agriculture. They also want passage of two farmer-oriented private member’s bills endorsed by 21 Opposition parties in the Parliament.
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
MPs stand for the national anthem in the Lok Sabha on the last day of the monsoon session of Parliament, New Delhi, August 10, 2018(PTI)
MPs stand for the national anthem in the Lok Sabha on the last day of the monsoon session of Parliament, New Delhi, August 10, 2018(PTI)

Let the Monsoon session not be an aberration but the norm

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 12:36 PM IST
It should make every democrat happy, for it reflects that legislators across political lines did what they are expected to by deliberating on national issues and passing laws. But it should also worry every democrat, for it reveals that a full-fledged functioning session is not the norm — but the exception — and parliament often witnesses more disruption than legislative business.
Till date, no judge has been impeached in India, though a few have faced motions for their removal over corruption charges.(Picture for representation)
Till date, no judge has been impeached in India, though a few have faced motions for their removal over corruption charges.(Picture for representation)

Opposition moves to remove Chief Justice: How and when can a judge be removed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:30 PM IST
A judge can be removed on two grounds — proved misbehaviour or incapacity — by an order of the President.
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