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Winter Session of Parliament

Historic bills passed aside, Winter Session of Parliament sees productivity fall by half

Winter Session of Parliament in 2017/18 saw 13 bills being passed by both Houses. The 2018/19 Winter Session saw five bills being passed.

Jan 10, 2019, 18:28 PM IST

People laughing at us, image of Parliament hit: Venkaiah Naidu on ruckus in Rajya Sabha

The Parliament's winter session has seen adjournments galore as the opposition has faced off against the government over a number of issues.

Jan 02, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

National interest must prevail over party: Modi

His remarks came ahead of the commencement of the winter session of Parliament.

Dec 11, 2018, 12:26 PM IST

Hope for discussions and constructive debates in Winter Session of Parliament: PM Narendra Modi

"Our efforts are that discussions are held on all issues."

Dec 11, 2018, 10:46 AM IST

Parliament Winter session to be held from December 11 to January 8

The next Winter Session of Parliament will be held from December 11, 2018 to January 7, 2019. 

Nov 14, 2018, 18:14 PM IST

Dushyant Chautala rides tractor to Parliament, courts trouble

As the Winter Session of Parliament begins, Lok Sabha MP Dushyant Chautala on Friday rode a tractor to reach Parliament.

Dec 15, 2017, 12:31 PM IST

Winter Session of Parliament from Dec 15 to Jan 5; Government appeals to Opposition for cooperation

Sonia Gandhi had attacked PM Modi and his government, accusing them of sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds by "locking the temple of democracy".

Nov 24, 2017, 10:50 AM IST

Cabinet Committee will mull dates for Winter session soon: Ananth Kumar

Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the Centre of sabotaging the winter session of Parliament on flimsy grounds.

Nov 21, 2017, 12:05 PM IST

Arun Jaitley refutes Sonia Gandhi's charge of govt sabotaging Parliament session

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said Parliament sessions were often rescheduled to ensure they did not overlap with elections and claimed the Congress had done so too in the past.

Nov 20, 2017, 14:57 PM IST

Winter session of Parliament schedule: Government to soon fix dates

The government is not "running away" from Parliament and will soon take a decision on dates for its winter session, Union minister and senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal on Friday said.

Nov 17, 2017, 21:41 PM IST

Parliament's Winter Session adjourned sine die after repeated disruptions

The winter session, which began on November 16, witnessed repeated adjournments due to opposition protests over demonetisation and other issues.

Dec 16, 2016, 18:52 PM IST

Both houses of Parliament stare at least productive session in 6 years

Demonetisation of Rs 500, and Rs, 1000 notes weighed heavily on the month-long Winter Session of Parliament in 2016.

Dec 16, 2016, 03:17 AM IST

Jitendra Singh lauds nation for trusting PM Narendra Modi's historic demonetisation move

Minister of State in the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Wednesday hailed demonetisation as a "historic" decision and expressed his gratitude to the common man for imposing their conviction in Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite the initial inconvenience.

Nov 16, 2016, 14:33 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi says thank you after journalists praise him for demonatisation move

"Thank you bhaiyya," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, acknowledging a group of journalists who congratulated him for the demonetisation decision of his government.

Nov 14, 2016, 19:10 PM IST

Government expects Motor Vehicles Bill passage in Winter Session of Parliament

Government expects the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016, to be cleared by Parliament in the upcoming Winter Session, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

Oct 25, 2016, 15:37 PM IST

Answers to parliamentary questions to be put online on time

All replies to starred questions will henceforth be uploaded on the website '' by around 10 am on the day questions related to a specific department or ministry are asked.

Oct 06, 2016, 15:53 PM IST

Government may advance Parliament session to get GST laws approved

 Eager to meet the April 1 target to roll out the landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government may advance Winter Session of Parliament by a fortnight to get supporting legislations passed, leaving sufficient time for implementation of the new indirect tax regime.

Aug 28, 2016, 13:22 PM IST

DNA: Salaries of MPs to double, will get Rs 2.8 lakh

Even as disruptions shadowed the Winter Session of Parliament, lawmakers are looking ahead to a 100 percent salary hike which may come in the next Budget, government sources said on Thursday.

Dec 28, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

Govt to push for passage of GST, real estate bills next week

The government's main focus will be on the passage of the key GST Bill, officially known as The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, as passed by the Lok Sabha and as reported by a Select Committee of Rajya Sabha.

Dec 05, 2015, 14:35 PM IST

GST Bill: 10 Key facts you need to know

The GST subsumes various central indirect taxes including the central excise duty, countervailing duty, service tax, etc.

Nov 27, 2015, 15:13 PM IST