PARLIAMENTARY AWAAZ

Monsoon session of Parliament from July 17 to August 11

The monsoon session of Parliament will commence on 17th of next month, and will continue till 11th of August. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh met last evening and recommended the dates to President Pranab Mukherjee. Parliament may not function on the first day of the session on account … Continue reading Monsoon session of Parliament from July 17 to August 11

Parliamentary panel summons EC officials over electoral reforms

A Parliamentary committee has summoned senior officials of the Election Commission to discuss issues related to the Electoral Reforms. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice headed by Congress leader Anand Sharma is scheduled to meet on tomorrow over the issue of electoral reforms. Last week, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi … Continue reading Parliamentary panel summons EC officials over electoral reforms

Rajya Sabha Foundation Day Celebrated

The Upper House i.e. the Council of States is popularly known as the Rajya Sabha was constituted on 3 April 1952. Since that day 3rd April bears a special significance for Rajya Sabha. To commemorate this day, every year, Rajya Sabha Secretariat celebrates this day as the Foundation Day. To make this day memorable this … Continue reading Rajya Sabha Foundation Day Celebrated

Parliament adjourned sine die; passes several important Bills

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi The Budget session of Parliament concluded today with both the Houses were adjourned sine die. This was a fruitful session on many account as both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed several important legislations including four bills related to Goods and Services Tax GST and held discussions on … Continue reading Parliament adjourned sine die; passes several important Bills

PM releases Speaker’s book ‘Matoshree’

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday released a book Matoshree authored by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The book covers the life and times of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar. After the release of the book, a play based on the book was staged in Balayogi Auditorium at Parliament House premises. The play … Continue reading PM releases Speaker’s book ‘Matoshree’

Lok Sabha passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Lok Sabha today passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 by a voice vote. All amendments moved by the opposition were negated. Stricter penalties are proposed in the bill for high risk offences like drunken driving, dangerous driving, overloading, non-adherence to safety norms by drivers. The bill provides for facilitating delivery of services to … Continue reading Lok Sabha passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over attacks by cow vigilante groups

Bisheshwar Mishra / AMN / New Delhi Rajya Sabha for the second day today, witnessed noisy scenes on the reported incidents of organized gangs attacking people who transport cows in trucks to attend animal festival in Rajasthan. As soon as the House met for the day, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue … Continue reading Uproar in Rajya Sabha over attacks by cow vigilante groups

Rajya Sabha expresses grave concern over atrocities of cow vigilantes

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Members in the Rajya Sabha today expressed deep concern over the killing of a Muslims man in Alwar district of Rajasthan allegedly by a mob of cow vigilantes. Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien asked the government to probe the matter and inform the House about the entire facts. “Let me know … Continue reading Rajya Sabha expresses grave concern over atrocities of cow vigilantes

Din in Rajya Sabha over EVM tampering

OUR CORRESPONDENT The Rajya Sabha today witnessed uproarious scenes, with the Congress-led opposition accusing the NDA government of indulging in rigging of the recently held Assembly elections through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh charged the ruling party with cheating in the polls. He suggested the use … Continue reading Din in Rajya Sabha over EVM tampering

President congratulates Parliament for new beginning in Financial Management

AMN President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Parliament for making a new beginning in Financial Management through passage of annual budget by 31st of March this year. He was referring to the decision of the government to club the Rail Budget with the General Budget. He said the government also preponed the date of presenting the … Continue reading President congratulates Parliament for new beginning in Financial Management

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