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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...

President Kovind says govt will respect suspension of farm laws ordered by SC

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that the government will respect the order of the Supreme Court whereby the top court has suspended the three farm laws. He said this during a joint session of the parliament on the first day of the budget session. He said that the farm laws, which are being...

Now, farmers plan march to Parliament on Budget Day

After securing permission for tractor rally on Republic Day, albeit with riders, the farmers protesting against the farm laws passed by the Centre said that they will carry out a march towards Parliament on Budget Day. Farmer leader Darshan Pal on Monday said that different farmers unions will head towards the Parliament on February 1....

Sanjay Raut says Centre cancelled parliament’s winter session to avoid debate on farmers’ protest

Days after the Centre decided to cancel the winter session of parliament, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday took a dig at the Centre saying the session was cancelled to avoid discussion on the ongoing farmers’ protest against the contentious farm laws. Sanjay Raut also questioned the need for the Central Vista project when...

No winter session of parliament due to COVID-19: Centre

Putting an end to all speculations, the Union government has clarified that there will be no winter session of the parliament due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary had earlier written a letter to the government demanding that the winter session of the parliament be held to discuss the ongoing farmers’...

SC slams Centre for going ahead with central vista project amid pendency of cases

The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Union government for going ahead with the central vista project despite the pendency of cases related to it in the top court. Notably, PM Modi is supposed to perform the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for a new parliament building to be built at an estimated cost of Rs...

PM Modi takes a dig at Congress, says “not even 100 left in parliament”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at the Congress for not having even 100 members in the Parliament. PM Modi was speaking at an election rally in Forbesganj in Bihar. PM Modi said that the Congress is in such a state that it does not have 100 members of Parliament, even if...

Parliament building unsafe, need new building: CPWD tells SC

The existing Parliament building is structurally unsafe,. cramped and inadequate, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has informed the. Supreme Court. A new Parliament building that reflects indigenous technology, knowledge. and expertise is required to be built next to it, it said. CPWD has submitted that the Constitution. has frozen the number of seats in...

Parliament gears up for monsoon session amid growing COVID-19 cases

The Lok Sabha Secretariat on Friday issued guidelines on holding meetings of parliamentary standing committees with the physical presence of members in Parliament House with some restrictions, as the government explores the possibility of convening the monsoon session in August-end or September amid the coronavirus pandemic. In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, chairpersons of...