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The decision to put off the three-day session was taken at an all-party meeting held here in evening, an official said.(ANI file photo)

Madhya Pradesh Assembly’s winter session put off due to Covid-19

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:12 AM IST
“The three-day session has been postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. The three days (of the session which will be now washed out) will be added in the Budget session, which would be a lengthy one,” Legislative Assembly’s Principal Secretary AP Singh told reporters.
Minister of parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi during a media briefing on January 8, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)
Minister of parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi during a media briefing on January 8, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)

Only Congress has an issue with no Winter Session: Pralhad Joshi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:37 AM IST
Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said many people have suggested not to go for session as there is a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. The government because, of the extraordinary situation, are calling it (next session) in January, he said.
The state government is also considering holding the budget session in Nagpur and Mumbai, in two parts, so as to fulfil a condition in the Nagpur pact that at least one session of the state legislature should be held in the second capital of the state every year.(HT)
The state government is also considering holding the budget session in Nagpur and Mumbai, in two parts, so as to fulfil a condition in the Nagpur pact that at least one session of the state legislature should be held in the second capital of the state every year.(HT)

Maharashtra’s winter session likely to be curtailed to two days

PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 09:35 PM IST
After the Parliament cancelled its winter session, the Maharashtra legislature, too, is expected to either cancel its winter session or hold it for just two days, down from the traditional duration of two weeks
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Bill will be introduced in Parliament during the current Winter Session.(PIB/Twitter)
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Bill will be introduced in Parliament during the current Winter Session.(PIB/Twitter)

Bill on framework for personal data protection gets Cabinet nod

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 01:09 PM IST
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Bill will be introduced in Parliament during the current Winter Session.
The government has brought in two bills not on its stated legislative agenda - on the SPG and merger of UTs(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
The government has brought in two bills not on its stated legislative agenda - on the SPG and merger of UTs(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)

Decoding the winter session so far | Opinion

By Chakshu Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 07:47 PM IST
Ten days remain. The government has 30 bills to pass, including the citizenship amendment bill
Sonia Gandhi and her two children will now be provided Z-plus security by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).(PTI file photo)
Sonia Gandhi and her two children will now be provided Z-plus security by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).(PTI file photo)

‘They aren’t normal protectees’: Congress protests withdrawal of Gandhis’ SPG cover

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 07:22 AM IST
Raising the issue in Lok Sabha, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the family faces threat to life and their SPG security should not have been withdrawn.
PM Modi’s gesture to compliment the two opposition parties started and ended with the NCP and BJD.(ANI Photo)
PM Modi’s gesture to compliment the two opposition parties started and ended with the NCP and BJD.(ANI Photo)

In PM Modi’s Rajya Sabha speech, a surprise praise for 2 opposition parties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:05 AM IST
PM Modi’s decision to commend the NCP comes against the backdrop of an effort by Sharad Pawar’s party to form the government in Maharashtra in alliance with the Shiv Sena and Congress.
Speaking in the House during a special discussion marking 250 sessions of Rajya Sabha, he said the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Biju Janata Dal have wonderfully adhered to parliamentary norms.(ANI Photo/Screengrab)
Speaking in the House during a special discussion marking 250 sessions of Rajya Sabha, he said the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Biju Janata Dal have wonderfully adhered to parliamentary norms.(ANI Photo/Screengrab)

People’s hearts can be won without rushing to well of House: PM at RS session

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 03:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Rajya Sabha is about checks and balances. “This is absolutely essential ... here is also a difference between checking and clogging,” he said.
Political leaders are attending an all-party meeting called by Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi on Sunday,(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Political leaders are attending an all-party meeting called by Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi on Sunday,(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Ahead of Parliament’s winter session, leaders attend all-party meeting to thrash agenda

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 08:10 PM IST
This is the second all-party meeting after Saturday when political leaders discussed issues they wished to debate on during the Parliament session. Saturday’s meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Parliament’s winter session is scheduled to be held from November 18 to December 13.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Parliament’s winter session is scheduled to be held from November 18 to December 13.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Opposition to press government over jobs, economy in Winter Session

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 01:49 AM IST
The Congress’s floor leader Adhir Chowdhury earlier said that their “main focus will be on the bread and butter issues, the way the BJP has mismanaged the economy and shrinking job opportunities”.
The winter session of Parliament will begin from November 18 and continue till December 13, 2019.(AP File)
The winter session of Parliament will begin from November 18 and continue till December 13, 2019.(AP File)

Parliament’s winter session to commence from November 18

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 06:52 PM IST
The winter session would commence in the backdrop of the opposition’s criticism of the government’s handling of the economy as India stares at an economic slowdown.
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) on Wednesday met at defence minister Rajnath Singh’s residence to discuss the possible schedule for Parliament’s winter session.(AP File Photo)
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) on Wednesday met at defence minister Rajnath Singh’s residence to discuss the possible schedule for Parliament’s winter session.(AP File Photo)

Winter session of parliament likely from mid-November

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 05:58 AM IST
An official said that the CCPA would brief the Prime Minister about the outcome of meeting before the dates for the session are made public.
The last session of Parliament before the next Lok Sabha election will take place from January 31 to February 13, during which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will present an interim budget and give the final push to some key pending bills.(PTI)
The last session of Parliament before the next Lok Sabha election will take place from January 31 to February 13, during which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will present an interim budget and give the final push to some key pending bills.(PTI)

Four bills, Rafale debate highlights of Parliament’s Winter Session

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2019 12:00 AM IST
The Winter Session of Parliament came to an end Wednesday after both Houses passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill to reserve 10% of government jobs and university seats for the poor.
(PTI)
(PTI)

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘Victory for social justice,’ PM Modi tweets after Parliament clears quota bill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 11:27 PM IST

Rajya Sabha members have a busy day ahead as key bills come up for passage today, the last day of the winter session. The session has been extended by a day as the government seeks to pass a constitution amendment bill to provide quota for poorer sections among the general category, a bill on the Citizenship Act and one on instant triple talaq.

The stage is set for a confrontation between the government and the Opposition in the second week of the winter session. The first week was all but lost to din and disruptions as different parties were adamant on their demands.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The stage is set for a confrontation between the government and the Opposition in the second week of the winter session. The first week was all but lost to din and disruptions as different parties were adamant on their demands.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Amid ongoing Rafale row, Centre to push triple talaq bill in House

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 08:27 AM IST
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 tops the government’s legislative agenda and will be brought to replace an ordinance that it had promulgated after failing to get the bill passed in Rajya Sabha during Monsoon session this year.
A view of Parliament House Building during the Parliament Winter Session in New Delhi on December 12.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of Parliament House Building during the Parliament Winter Session in New Delhi on December 12.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Government may not amend opposing clauses in Motor Vehicle Bill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 06:29 PM IST
Ministry officials said they won’t negotiate with states on clauses which have been opposed.
prime Minister Narendra Modi walks into parliament for the winter session.(Arvind Yadav/HT)
prime Minister Narendra Modi walks into parliament for the winter session.(Arvind Yadav/HT)

PM Modi asks opposition to use parliament for debate

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 01:10 PM IST
PM Modi had made a similar point at the all party meeting yesterday when he asked the opposition to “debate and discuss”.
(L to R) Leader of opposition of Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, attend an all-party meeting, ahead of the Winter Session of Assembly, at Parliament Library Building in New Delhi, India on Monday, December 10, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
(L to R) Leader of opposition of Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, attend an all-party meeting, ahead of the Winter Session of Assembly, at Parliament Library Building in New Delhi, India on Monday, December 10, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

PM Narendra Modi says disruptions hurt all; Opposition ask for JPC on Rafale deal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2018 11:56 PM IST
The Winter session of the Parliament would commence as all eyes would be on the results of the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana, which would be announced on Tuesday.
The Winter Session of Parliament beginning Tuesday is likely to witness a united opposition piling up pressure on the government on a plethora of issues like the exit of the RBI Governor, rumblings in the CBI and Rafale deal, while parties like Shiv Sena are set to make a renewed pitch for Ram temple in Ayodhya.(HT File PHOTO)
The Winter Session of Parliament beginning Tuesday is likely to witness a united opposition piling up pressure on the government on a plethora of issues like the exit of the RBI Governor, rumblings in the CBI and Rafale deal, while parties like Shiv Sena are set to make a renewed pitch for Ram temple in Ayodhya.(HT File PHOTO)

Goverment-Opposition face off expected as winter session of Parliament begins today

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 01:45 AM IST
Over a dozen opposition parties, barring the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP), held a meeting separately with a larger goal to forge a “mahagathbandhan” (grand alliance) to take on the Narendra Modi-led NDA in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The unity by the opposition parties is likely to reflect inside Parliament as well.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah during the party's Central Election Committee meeting for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan, at party headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah during the party's Central Election Committee meeting for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan, at party headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)

Ahead of crucial winter session, PM Narendra Modi to hold key meet with allies, party leaders today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:19 AM IST
Among other issues, the BJP-led government is under pressure from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and other Sangh Parivar affiliates to bring in a legislation during the session for the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Passage of a bill to make instant triple talaq illegal and a punitive offence will be one of the priorities of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the winter session of Parliament .(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Passage of a bill to make instant triple talaq illegal and a punitive offence will be one of the priorities of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the winter session of Parliament .(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Govt looks to push triple talaq bill in Parliament, braces for Opposition offensive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 08:01 AM IST
The beginning of the winter session will also coincide with the counting of votes in elections to the Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram assemblies.
The government holding the winter session of Uttarakhand assembly in Dehradun has drawn a sharp criticism from the Congress.(HT File)
The government holding the winter session of Uttarakhand assembly in Dehradun has drawn a sharp criticism from the Congress.(HT File)

Uttarakhand assembly’s winter session likely to be stormy

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 03:24 PM IST
The winter session of Uttarakhand assembly begins on December 4. The Congress is preparing to corner the BJP government in the state on its ‘failure to resolve all pressing issues’ such as development, law and order and the state’s pemanent capital.
Sushma Swaraj was replying to a query about NRI husbands abandoning their wives.(PTI)
Sushma Swaraj was replying to a query about NRI husbands abandoning their wives.(PTI)

Centre to bring bill to prevent NRI husbands from abandoning their wives

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 07:01 PM IST
The government would bring a bill in the coming winter session of the Parliament as part of its efforts to check the menace of NRI husbands abandoning their wives, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.
Vijay Kumar Choudhary, assembly speaker(HT File Photo)
Vijay Kumar Choudhary, assembly speaker(HT File Photo)

Speaker urges parties not to disrupt question hour during winter session

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 09:55 AM IST
At the all-party meeting on Friday, Choudhary sought cooperation from all the leaders to ensure smooth running of the House
NParliament will hold its Winter Session, widely seen as the government’s best chance of pushing key bills including the legislation making instant triple talaq a punishable offence, from December 11 to January 8. )(HT File Photo)
NParliament will hold its Winter Session, widely seen as the government’s best chance of pushing key bills including the legislation making instant triple talaq a punishable offence, from December 11 to January 8. )(HT File Photo)

Triple talaq to top agenda during Parliament’s Winter Session

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2018 10:56 PM IST
The Winter session of the Parliament before the next Lok Sabha polls will take place amid a raging debate on the Rafale jet fighter deal with France and an agrarian crisis the Opposition is expected to use to target the Narendra Modi government.
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