Winter Session

Disabled may get 5 percent quota in colleges from next session

Disabled may get 5 percent quota in colleges from next session

Under the newly-enacted Act, the government has increased the types of disabilities from the existing seven to 21.

Jan 03, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
BJD MP Jay Panda to return part of his salary, daily allowance proportional to time lost in Lok Sabha

BJD MP Jay Panda to return part of his salary, daily allowance proportional to time lost in Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha could function only for 15.75 percent and lost 92 hours while Rajya Sabha worked for 20.61 percent and lost about 86 hours during Winter Session.

Dec 18, 2016, 17:02 PM IST
Winter Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid noisy protests

Winter Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid noisy protests

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Thursday following noisy exchanges between the opposition and the treasury benches over the AgustaWestland helicopter deal.

Dec 15, 2016, 16:34 PM IST
Parliament's Winter session on verge of washout over demonetisation

Parliament's Winter session on verge of washout over demonetisation

The Opposition, led by Congress, said demonetisation along with vagaries of weather had hit the farmers and demanded farm loan waiver to give relief to them.

Dec 15, 2016, 16:02 PM IST

Winter Session headed for washout as Govt-Opposition showdown continues in Parliament

Both Houses of Parliament were on Thursday adjourned till tomorrow as fireworks continued over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's alleged attack on PM Narendra Modi yesterday. 

Dec 15, 2016, 14:11 PM IST
BJP MP Hansraj Ahir mocks Rahul Gandhi, says nobody takes him seriously because he himself is not serious

BJP MP Hansraj Ahir mocks Rahul Gandhi, says nobody takes him seriously because he himself is not serious

Mocking Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, BJP MP Hansraj Ahir on Thursday said that nobody takes him seriously because he himself is not serious at all.

Dec 15, 2016, 13:32 PM IST
Rajya Sabha passes Disability Bill, first legislative action in Winter Session

Rajya Sabha passes Disability Bill, first legislative action in Winter Session

For the first time since the Winter session began on November 16, Rajya Sabha on Wednesday saw a legislative action as it passed the Disabilities Bill.

Dec 14, 2016, 20:16 PM IST
Parliament logjam: President Pranab Mukherjee expresses strong displeasure, says disruption unacceptable

Parliament logjam: President Pranab Mukherjee expresses strong displeasure, says disruption unacceptable

Expressing strong displeasure over the ongoing parliamentary logjam, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said  that disruption of Parliament is totally unacceptable.

Dec 08, 2016, 18:47 PM IST
Parliament security breach: Bhagwant Mann to be suspended from Winter Session

Parliament security breach: Bhagwant Mann to be suspended from Winter Session

Bhagwant Mann had triggered a controversy in July by live-streaming on social media the security arrangements at the Parliament House complex.

Dec 08, 2016, 15:56 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi asks BJP MPs to campaign against black money, tell people to embrace cashless economy

PM Narendra Modi asks BJP MPs to campaign against black money, tell people to embrace cashless economy

With an aim to reduce problems faced by people due to demonetisation, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked BJP MPs to campaign against black money.

Dec 07, 2016, 16:49 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi meets senior ministers in Parliament over note ban row

PM Narendra Modi meets senior ministers in Parliament over note ban row

The government is deciding on a floor strategy to counter the Opposition over the demonetisation issue in Parliament.

Nov 28, 2016, 10:39 AM IST
Winter session begins in Bihar Assembly

Winter session begins in Bihar Assembly

It is likely to be a stormy one, as the opposition is set to take on the Nitish Kumar-led government.

Nov 25, 2016, 13:33 PM IST
Demonetisation: As Parliament logjam continues, PM Modi holds Cabinet meet; may announce new deposit scheme

Demonetisation: As Parliament logjam continues, PM Modi holds Cabinet meet; may announce new deposit scheme

Amid uproar and adjournments in Parliament over demonetisation move, PM Narendra Modi held Cabinet meet at 8 PM on Thursday.

Nov 24, 2016, 17:34 PM IST
Winter Session: Yet another day of washout in Parliament

Winter Session: Yet another day of washout in Parliament

Parliament on Tuesday saw yet another day of washout with an aggressive opposition raking up a fresh demand for Rs 10 lakh compensation to the kin of each of those who died due to problems post demonetisation besides pressing for presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the debate on the issue.

Nov 22, 2016, 19:36 PM IST

Disruptions continue in Jharkhand Assembly over amendments in land acts

The third working day of Jharkhand Assembly's winter session was also a wash out due to disruptions over the BJP government's move to amend two land acts formulated to protect the land rights of the tribals and indigenous people of the state.

Nov 21, 2016, 17:26 PM IST

Parliament winter session: Strong protest by Opposition against note ban on first day

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Nov 17, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

Demonetisation debate in Rajya Sabha: As it happened on Wednesday

The first day of the Parliament's Winter Session witnessed the Congress-led Opposition attacking the Narendra Modi-led NDA government over its decision to ban old currency notes of Rs 500 and 1000, and demanding an immediate rollback.

 

Nov 16, 2016, 16:50 PM IST

Lok Sabha pays tributes to departed members, world leaders

After Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read out obituary references, members stood in silence for a few moments and the House adjourned for the day. 

Nov 16, 2016, 11:57 AM IST

Pending legislations to GST rollout high on government agenda

The government on Tuesday listed its legislative agenda for the Winter Session of Parliament, beginning from Wednesday, which includes passage of pending legislation for rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the surrogacy regulation bill.

Nov 15, 2016, 22:08 PM IST
Ahead of Parliament's Winter Session, PM Modi urges all parties to cooperate on issues of black money, corruption

Ahead of Parliament's Winter Session, PM Modi urges all parties to cooperate on issues of black money, corruption

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday urged all parties should show support in national interest.

Nov 15, 2016, 19:05 PM IST