Demand in LS for declaring Tamil classic as national scripture

An AIADMK member on Thursday demanded in Lok Sabha that Thirukkural, a Tamil classic written by saint Thiruvalluvar, be declared a "national scripture", saying such a decision will add to the pride of country.

Govt in talks with Lanka to find solution on fishermen issue

Government is steadfastly working in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders in finding a long-term solution to the Tamil fishermen issue, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Bill in LS to amend Lokpal and Lokyuktas Act

 A bill seeking to amend Lokpal and Lokyuktas Act to include Leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha in a panel, which will select chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body, was introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Bill to legalise e-rickshaws passed in Lok Sabha

 The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to legalize e-rickshaws by bringing them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act.

615 drugs under control regime, more steps in offing: Govt

Informing that 615 essential drugs have been brought under price control mechanism, government on Thursday told the Lok Sabha that the costs of medicines have reduced over the last six months and more steps are in the offing to check prices.

Lok Sabha compliments ISRO scientists

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Thursday complimented scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful launch of the country's heaviest launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III from Sriharikota.

Government pushing bills without following norms: Congress

The Congress on Thursday accused the government of pushing through bills without following established norms.

Govt takes special steps for expanding Panchayati Raj Institutes

Government has taken a special initiative for expanding the outreach and enhancing the quality of training for Panchayati Raj Institutes, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Two skill development programmes for assured placements: Govt

New Delhi Government is running two skill development programmes for rural unemployed youth under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) with assured jobs, including placements abroad, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

MNREGA bill to be taken up in Lok Sabha today

The bill on amending the MNREGA will be taken up in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Conversion logjam in Rajya Sabha: As it happened on Thursday
Conversion logjam in Rajya Sabha: As it happened on Thursday

Rajya Sabha has now been adjourned for the day.

Bill to regularise e-rickshaws gets wide support in Lok Sabha

A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for drivers plying these battery-operated vehicles drew wide support in Lok Sabha today even as some opposition members demanded that it be sent to the Standing Committee for wider consultations.

MNREGA bill to be taken up in Lok Sabha on Thursday

 The bill on amending the MNREGA will be taken up in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday after the opposition complained that discussion on the issue was getting postponed.

NDMA formulates draft national school safety policy guidelines

The draft national school safety policy guidelines have been formulated by the National Disaster Management Authority, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Advanced Heavy Water Reactor likely to be functional by 2020

New Delhi; The indigenously-developed Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) is likely to be functional by 2020, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Govt concerned over China-Pakistan nuke deal: Sushma Swaraj

Expressing concern over the nuclear deal between China and Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the government has raised the issue with China and asserted that it is "well prepared" to safeguard national interests.

Akali Dal, Congress MPs clash in Lok Sabha

An Akali Dal member in Lok Sabha on Wednesday accused a Congress MP from Punjab of misleading the House over reported moves of the state government to construct a memorial in the Golden Temple, leading to a verbal spat between the two sides.

Survey reveals 82% works under MPLADS in rural areas: Govt

As much as 82 percent of the works under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) were sanctioned in the rural areas as per a sample survey, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha condemns Peshawar school attack

The Lok Sabha observed a brief silence and condemns the Peshawar school attack in Pakistan

Uproar in LS over schools being told to remain open on Christmas

Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed uproar over the reported move to keep schools open on Christmas with several opposition parties accusing government of "misleading" the House and implementing Sangh Parivar agenda, evoking a sharp attack on the Gandhi family from treasury benches.