Reconvening Monsoon Session: Venkaiah Naidu meets Rajnath Singh

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the latter`s official residence here on Tuesday to discuss about a special session of Parliament to pass the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.

SC asks Centre about steps taken to make hate crime punishable

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to apprise it of steps it has taken to make hate crimes and racial violence punishable under the Indian Penal Code.

BJP launches country-wide onslaught to 'expose' Congress

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday unleashed a country-wide onslaught against the Congress as it held over 28 press conferences, including many by Union ministers and chief ministers, to "expose" the opposition party for stalling Parliament "without a cause".

To target Opposition, govt 'pressured' Lok Sabha Speaker to allow Lalit Modi debate: Congress

Congress on Friday claimed it was government "pressure" on the Lok Sabha Speaker which saw her allow a discussion on the Lalit Modi controversy through an adjournment motion after she had rejected that very demand by opposition parties for four weeks during the Monsoon Session.

Shiv Sena takes a dig at Rahul; slams Cong for wasting Parliament session

The Shiv Sena on Friday accused the Congress of derailing the monsoon session of Parliament over the Lalit Modi issue and sought to tell party vice president Rahul Gandhi that if issuing interpol 'notices' could have served the purpose, then many terrorists and criminals staying in Pakistan would have been brought to India long back.

GST Bill will 'definitely' be passed: Prakash Javadekar

A day after Parliament was adjourned sine die, the government on Friday came down heavily on the Congress, blaming it for the near washout of the Monsoon Session and asserted that the GST Bill will "definitely" be passed.

Desperate Congress wants power to remain concentrated with one family: PM Narendra Modi
Desperate Congress wants power to remain concentrated with one family: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lambasted the Congress for continuous disruption in the Parliament, which led to almost complete washout of the Monsoon Session, saying that the grand old party has become desperate.

Stormy Monsoon Session comes to an end

The Monsoon Session of Parliament, which was a virtual washout, came to an end on Thursday, capping the stormy developments it witnessed during the entire four weeks since it began on July 21.

NDA marches to 'Save Democracy'

MPs from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies marched here on Thursday against repeated disruptions in Parliament.

Sushma highlighting other issues to sideline her own case: Congress

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday accused External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of talking about issues that were as old as 30 to 35 years, rather than focusing on her own prevailing issue.

''No point'' in extending Monsoon Session, says Congress

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Thursday said the Monsoon Session of Parliament should not be extended as most of the MPs would like to participate in the Independence Day celebrations in their respective constituencies.

CCPA meet ends; govt keeps option of reconvening Monsoon Session open

Keen to ensure passage of GST bill, the government is keeping open the option of reconvening the session with the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Thursday deciding not to recommend immediate prorogation of the Houses after they are adjourned sine die.

Where was India Inc's concern when BJP wiped out Parl sessions: Manish Tewari

Raising questions over India Inc's online petition to 'Let Parliament function', Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday asked where the corporate sector's concern was when BJP wiped out session after session for 10 years during the previous UPA government's rule.

Top industrialists, 16K people sign online petition urging MPs to 'debate, legislate'
Top industrialists, 16K people sign online petition urging MPs to 'debate, legislate'

In an unprecedented move, over 16,000 people, including country’s top industrialists have signed a petition urging the parliamentarians to allow the temple of democracy to function, debate and legislate.

Congress throws ball in govt's court over functioning of Parliament

Congress on Saturday threw the ball in the government's court on the issue of smooth functioning of Parliament next week in the Monsoon Session which largely remained paralysed over Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues, saying if it was interested in its running, then it will reach out to the Opposition.

184 farmers commited suicide in Karnataka in last 3 months: Govt

As many as 184 farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka in the last three months mainly due to debt burden, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Parliament canteen subsidy debate continues

As the debate on the subsidy given to the MPs canteen in Parliament House complex continues, an online petition urging the government to do away with the concession is getting the backing of people, with over one-and-half lakh people having signed it so far.

Parliament passes Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill

A bill to reduce the workload of the Delhi High Court by enhancing the pecuniary jurisdiction of civil suits from the existing Rs 20 lakh to Rs 2 crore was passed by Parliament on Wednesday.

'Obstructionist' Opposition continues protest, RS adjourned

A united Opposition continued its agitation on Wednesday against the suspension of 25 Congress MPs by the Lok Sabha Speaker for ''willfully'' disrupting proceedings in Parliament. A number of parties have, meanwhile, requested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to review her decision to suspend Congress lawmakers for five days, amid intense speculation that she might revoke her order.

Consent, social impact clauses to impede land acquisition: CII

Restoring the consent clause and social impact assessment in the Land Bill for infrastructure verticals including affordable housing, rural electrification and industrial corridors will make the process of acquiring land highly "cumbersome and time consuming", CII on Tuesday said.