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LS Speaker Voices Concern Over 'Continuous Disruption' In Legislatures, Fake News Menace

Dec 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Calling obstruction of proceedings ethically and constitutionally wrong, he said it was even more disturbing when such disruptions are pre-planned.

Parliament: Lok Sabha Adjourned Till 2pm Amid Opposition Protests Over Lakhimpur Kheri Violence

Dec 21, 2021 PTI

Parliament: The opposition in Lok Sabha demanded sacking of Union Minister for Home Affair Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra is one of the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Vijay Diwas 50th Anniversary: Parliament Lauds India’s Armed Forces

Vijay Diwas 50th anniversary marks India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, which lead to the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan.

Lok Sabha Adjourns Till 3pm Amid Oppn Protests

Nov 30, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

For the second straight day, Lok Sabha proceedings were disrupted on Tuesday amid Opposition protests over various issues. As the House reconvened at 2 pm, there were protest from the members of the opposition. In less than two minutes, A Raja who was chairing the proceeding, adjourned the House till 3 pm.

No Consensus On Anti-Defection Law: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

The Presiding Officers of the various state assemblies and legislative councils failed to reach a consensus on anti-law defection law.

17 November, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Pitches For 'One Nation, One Legislative Platform'

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With Parliament often witnessing disruptions over a variety of issues, Modi said the conduct of lawmakers should be in line with Indian values. Traditions and systems of the Houses should be inherently Indian, he said.

10 October, 2021

Parliament Committees Reconstituted, Chairmen From Congress Retained

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BJP member Jual Oram will retain the chairmanship of the Committee on Defence, in which Congress leader Rahul Gandhi continues to be a member.

28 August, 2021

Lok Sabha Speaker Birla Visits Pangong Lake Near LAC

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the chemistry between locals and the defence personel makes this area totally secure.

09 August, 2021

3 Bills Passed In Parliament Amid Unrelenting Protests Over Pegasus Snooping Row

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The government move didn’t go well with Congress party, which accused it of “violating” constitutional and democratic norms.

08 August, 2021

Government Has Made Mockery Of Democracy: Shashi Tharoor

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Congress leader Tharoor hit back at PM Modi’s remark that Opposition is insulting Parliament.

05 August, 2021

‘Govt Violating Rules By Transacting Business When House Is Not In Order': RSP MP

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MP NK Premachandran said that the passing of important Bills such as ‘Denationalization of General Insurance Sector, Tribunal Reforms Bill, Essential Defence Service Bill, amidst pandemonium violates rules, conventions, and precedents.

24 March, 2021

From Aamir Khan To Imran Khan, Five Famous People Who Tested Covid-19 Positive Recently

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The latest addition to the list is Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. The 56-year-old actor’s spokesperson confirmed that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

21 March, 2021

LS Speaker Om Birla Tests Positive For Covid-19, Admitted To AIIMS

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'He is stable and all his parameters are normal,' the All India Institute of Medical Sciences said in a statement.

20 January, 2021

All MPs To Undergo RT-PCR Tests For Covid-19 Before Budget Session: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

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The Budget session will commence from January 29

13 January, 2021

All Parliaments Should Respect Each Others’ Sovereignty: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

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Birla’s remarks come days after the UK Parliament held a debate on the theme—‘India: Persecution of Minority Groups’

05 December, 2020

PM Modi To Lay Foundation Stone For New Parliament Building On Dec 10


The new Parliament building is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 971 crore.

03 March, 2020

Discussion On Delhi Riots After Holi, Says LS Speaker Amid Opposition Uproar


Amid the din in which BJP and Congress members tried to shove each other, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House for the day.

02 March, 2020

Ruckus In Parliament Over Delhi Riots; Congress MPs Raise Slogans, Demand Amit Shah's Resignation


Congress members demanded resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah and sought an answer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the riots in northeast Delhi.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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