Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

Winter Session Of Parliament

Only One Woman In 31 Member Parliamentary Panel For Marriage(Amendment) Bill

Jan 02, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, piloted by the Women and Child Development Ministry, seeks to increase the legal age of marriage from 18 to 21.

22 Farm Bodies In Punjab Announce Political Front, To Contest State Polls

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Talking to reporters here, farmer leader Harmeet Singh Kadian said the Samyukt Samaj Morcha has been set up for fighting the Punjab polls due early next year.

Ramesh, Cong Leaders Casting Aspersions On RS Chairman 'A Disfavour To Truth, Democracy': Joshi

Joshi's remarks came after opposition members, including leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, said that Naidu could not do anything to resolve the differences between the opposition and the government.

Fadnavis Advises CM Uddhav Thackeray To Delegate Responsibilities To Colleagues If He Cannot Attend State Assembly Sessions

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

While chief minister Thackeray, 61, who is recuperating after a cervical spine surgery, did not attend the first day of the winter session here on Wednesday, his son and minister Aaditya Thackeray said his father was well and would come to the House whenever needed.

Five-day MP Assembly Session To Begin From Monday

Earlier, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Narottam Mishra said the government will present several bills, including Madhya Pradesh Damage to Public and Private Property Recovery Bill 2021, in the Assembly during this session.

15 December, 2021

MoS Ajay Mishra Should Be Sacked If BJP Has Any Morality Left: Akhilesh Yadav

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"The government is filling the coffers of the rich by targeting the poor," he alleged and accused the BJP governments at the Centre and in the state of being anti-poor and anti-farmers.

06 December, 2021

Govt Says It Has No Plans To Boost The Cryptocurrency Sector

Outlook Money Team

During the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, the Finance Ministry mentioned that government doesn’t gather any data related to crypto and the proposed CBDC wouldn’t have volatility like private cryptocurrencies.

03 December, 2021

‘Christian Missionaries More Dangerous Than Naxals’: BJP MP

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BJP’s Raigarh MP Gomati Sai, while raising the issue of alleged religious conversion in Chhattisgarh said tribal people in the state were lured by Christian missionaries for conversion.

01 December, 2021

Deputy Leader Naqvi Says "Opposition Should Come Out Of 'Hangover Of Feudal Arrogance', Accept Mistake"

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The government has stoutly defended the suspension of the 12 opposition members and demanded that all those guilty of disrupting the House in the Monsoon Session should not only apologise to the Chair for questioning him, but also to the House and the nation.

01 December, 2021

Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till Noon As Opposition Protests Suspension Of MPs

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Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu expressed dismay at their conduct, and said the suspended MPs have shown no remorse, and there was no question of revoking their suspension.

30 November, 2021

Lok Sabha Introduces Bill Seeking To Clarify When Supreme Court And High Court Judges Will Get Additional Pension

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Accordingly, the additional quantum of pension to retired judges of the high courts and the Supreme Court is being sanctioned on completing the age of 80 years, 85 years, 90 years, 95 years and 100 years, as the case may be.


28 November, 2021

Parliament Winter Session To Begin With Farm Laws Repeal Bill Tomorrow

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The Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 will be introduced on the first day of the Parliament Winter Session on Monday. PM Narendra Modi had announced that the contentious farm laws will be repealed.

28 November, 2021

Farm Laws Repeal: Parliament Winter Session Likely To Begin On Stormy Note

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The ruling BJP and main opposition party Congress have issued whips to their MPs to be present on the day, while the later has also demanded a resolution for the farmers who died during the protests against the three laws.

27 November, 2021

Farm Laws Repeal: Govt To Introduce Bill On First Day Of Parliament Winter Session

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The winter session of Parliament will start from Monday, and on the first day of it, new bill to repeal contentious three farm laws will be introduced.

26 November, 2021

Delhi Assembly Suspends 1, Marshals Out 2 BJP MLAs

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The Delhi Assembly on Friday suspended BJP MLA Jitender Mahajan from its one-day special session and also marshalled out BJP legislators Anil Bajpai and Mohan Singh Bisht for allegedly disrupting the proceedings of the House.

21 November, 2021

Farm Laws Repeal: Union Cabinet To Take Up Bills For Withdrawal Approval

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The Union cabinet will be take up the bills for approval of the withdrawal of three farm laws on Wednesday.

28 December, 2020

Madhya Pradesh Assembly's Winter Session Cancelled After 61 Staff, 5 MLA's Test Covid Positive


The three days of the winter session will be added in the Budget session instead


15 December, 2020

Decimation Of Parliamentary Democracy Complete: Cong On Axed Parliament Session


Universities can hold exams, rallies can be held, then why not winter session of Parliament, ask Congress members

Photo Gallery

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

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

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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