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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...

‘Khela Hobe’ at Parliament: Saga of adjournments continues in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: After initially being adjourned till 11.30 am and then 12.30 pm, the Lok Sabha was once again adjourned till 2 pm on Thursday as the Opposition continued to raise slogans in the House. Placards and banners, too, were displayed. Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said they only want discussion on Pegasus snooping issues,...

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...

Disruptions in Parliament continue; Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned thrice in a day

New Delhi: The Parliament continued to see disruptions on Monday. After initial adjournment, the Lok Sabha was once again adjourned till 2.45 pm following protests over the Pegasus snooping row and the farm laws. Earlier in the day, both Houses of the Parliament had been adjourned initially till 12 noon and then for the second...

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut compares Pegasus row to Hiroshima bombing

Mumbai: Even as the Pegasus snooping row has been triggering intense debates and discussions, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday questioned who had funded the alleged snooping by the spyware in the country. Raut went ahead to compare the row with Hiroshima atomic bombing, saying that people had died in Hiroshima, while the Pegasus...

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...

Ruckus continues in Parliament; both Houses adjourned

New Delhi: The trend of adjournments that started on Day 1 of the monsoon session of the Parliament continues. In fact, since the start of this session, neither House has been able to have an entire day free of interruptions as the Opposition seeks to corner the ruling government on various issues. On Thursday, both...
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...

Piyush Goyal to become the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha

With Thaawarchand Gehlot becoming the new Governor of Karnataka, Union minister Piyush Goyal, who was so far serving as the deputy leader of Rajya Sabha, has been chosen for the position of the Leader of the House. The development comes ahead of the monsoon session of the Parliament that will begin July 19 and continue...

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...

BJP loyalist Swapan Dasgupta renominated to Rajya Sabha after losing Bengal election

BJP loyalist Swapan Dasgupta has been renominated to the Rajya Sabha by the Union government. A notification in this regard has been issued by President Ram Nath Kovind. Notably, Dasgupta had resigned from the Rajya Sabha in March hours after the Trinamool Congress objected to him contesting the West Bengal Assembly election on a BJP...

AAP to move SC against amendment bill that provides more power to LG

After the Rajya Sabha passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which provides more powers to the Lieutenant Governor, AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has termed the development as a “sad day” for democracy. Notably, the bill was passed amid chaos and massive protest by the Opposition....