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CJI NV Ramana criticises Parliament’s functioning, says no proper debate on laws

As the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has criticised the functioning of the Parliament as far as the passing of legislations is concerned, terming the situation as a “sorry state of affairs” in the absence of “proper debate” in the house. No clarity of laws “(There is) No...
Monsoon session closed: Rahul Gandhi leads protest march, says voice of 60% population crushed

Monsoon session closed: Rahul Gandhi leads protest march, says voice of 60% population crushed

New Delhi: Opposition leaders in the Parliament, led by Rahul Gandhi, took out a march on Thursday to protest the abrupt ending of the monsoon session on Wednesday, two days before its scheduled closure. The leaders took out the march from Parliament building to Vijay Chowk. Addressing the media, Rahul Gandhi said, “Today, we had...

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu breaks down over Parliament ruckus

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu was seen getting emotional as he spoke about the ruckus in the House on Tuesday. He was referring to Opposition MPs climbing on the table and throwing files around while protesting. All sacredness of this House was destroyed yesterday when some members sat on the tables and some...

Rahul Gandhi calls for unity among Opposition parties to take on govt

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi later cycled to the Parliament with other MPs as mark of protest against rising prices of fuel New Delhi: At the breakfast meeting of all leaders of Opposition on Tuesday, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi called for the Opposition to unite their forces and raise their voices against the government. Rahul Gandhi...

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day as Opposition continues protests

New Delhi: The second week of the ongoing monsoon session in the Lok Sabha ended several hours earlier, with the House being adjourned till 11 am on Monday over continuous disruptions by the Opposition leaders demanding a discussion on the Pegasus snooping row and other issues. Earlier last week, reports of the phone numbers of...

High fuel prices: Congress MP Ripun Bora cycles to Parliament to mark protest

Ripun Bora is a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam New Delhi: The ever-increasing fuel prices, both petrol and diesel, have been one of the points of heated debates and discussions across the country for past several days. The issue has been a major bone of contention in the Parliament as well, with the Opposition taking...

Amid Parliament disruptions, Lok Sabha passes two Bills before being adjourned for the day

New Delhi: The Parliament has been in a state of chaos since the start of the monsoon session last Monday. This week, the scene was no different. However, two Bills were passed without discussion without discussion amid the protests and the sloganeering by the Opposition leaders. The Bills that were passed are the Factoring Regulation...

In the Parliament: TMC MP Shantanu Sen suspended from RS; both Houses adjourned again

Shantanu Sen had snatched papers from Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday New Delhi: The monsoon session of the Parliament has so far failed to see a single day of uninterrupted work over several issues, with both Houses facing adjournments every day. It was no different on Friday. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were...

Several Adani Group companies facing SEBI, DRI probe, minister tells Parliament

Union minister of state for finance Pankaj Chaudhary on Monday informed the Parliament that several companies of the Adani Group are currently facing probe by market regulator—Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)—and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). The minister, however, clarified that the companies are not being probed by the Enforcement Directorate...

Day 1 of Parliament’s monsoon session: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned amid Opposition uproar

New Delhi: When the monsoon session of the Parliament kicked off on Monday morning, within minutes it was clear that it would be a stormy one. Relentless sloganeering led to adjournment of the Lok Sabha for a few hours. The Rajya Sabha was intially adjourned for an hour as a mark of respect to those...
19-day monsoon session of Parliament to begin today

19-day monsoon session of Parliament to begin today

New Delhi: The monsoon session of the Parliament will begin on Monday. It will conclude on August 13. During the session, the Opposition is likely to take up several issues like farmers’ agitation, inflation and alleged mismanagement of Covid-19. The monsoon session will continue for 19 working days and will conclude on August 13. Ahead...

Parliament’s 19-day monsoon session from July 19: Om Birla

New Delhi: The monsoon session of the Parliament will commence from July 19, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Monday. The session will continue for 19 business days, he said. The dates were planned in wake of declining number of Covid-19 cases, as also the possibility of a third wave later. It may be...