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    Monsoon session: Modi emerges stronger

    After defeating the united Opposition sponsored ‘no confidence motion’ on the floor of the Lok Sabha with more than comfortable margin, now the Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA managed to win the post of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha and proved that its sway continues in both Houses of the Parliament. This has come as a much-needed confidence in the BJP camp with the big 2019 election just eight months away. Prime

  • Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha takes up for discussion bill to restore SC/ST Act provisions

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday took up for discussion the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest. The amendment bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot last week.

  • Monsoon session 2018: Lok Sabha takes up Anti-Trafficking Bill

    New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday moved the Anti-Trafficking Bill in the Lok Sabha which seeks to protect and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking and prosecute the offenders. The Minister for Women and Child Development introduced the bill for discussion in the Lower House calling it a “path-breaking step”.

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    No-Confidence Motion: The debate and its aftermath

    What did we gain from the 12-hour debate on the No-Trust Motion, if anything at all? To begin with, if the debate helps to normalise the functioning of Parliament sans the daily shouting matches, defiance of the Chair, forced adjournments et al, it would be no small achievement. Whether it comes true, we will know in the remaining part of the monsoon session. The debate also spotlighted the fault lines among the

  • Day after hugging PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi says ‘only Love and Compassion can build a nation’

    New Delhi: A day after creating a splash in the Lok Sabha by hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said that only way to build a nation was by harnessing love and compassion of people. He said yesterday’s debate in Parliament on the no-confidence motion was about the prime minister using “hate, fear and anger” in the hearts of some people to build

  • Move over Priya Varrier, Rahul Gandhi’s hug and wink is the new internet sesation

    New Delhi: Twitterverse exploded as Congress President Rahul Gandhi hugged and winked at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a raging debate on No-Confidence Motion between the ruling National Democratic Alliance and the Opposition. Veteran journalist Barkha Dutt tweeted that the trend of Nudge and wink is of the past, and now it is all about hug and wink. She wrote, “Instead of Nudge Nudge Wink

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    No-confidence motion in Lok Sabha: Shatrughan Sinha will vote against no-trust tomorrow

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha who is known for making anti-government remarks, will vote against the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) no-confidence motion. On the first day of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament on Wednesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepted TDP’s no-confidence motion and scheduled it for discussion on Friday.

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    FIR against aircraft owners if they refused advice, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Nagpur: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that an FIR would be registered against the owners of the aircraft which crashed in Mumbai last month if they were found to have forced the pilot to conduct a test flight despite adverse opinion. Fadnavis was replying to a question by Congress’s Vijay Wadettiwar in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

  • Parliament Monsoon session: No-confidence motion set for Friday, BJP remains unperturbed

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will hold discussions on the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) no-confidence motion against the centre over the Andhra Pradesh special status row on Friday. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said during the first day of the Monsoon Session on Wednesday that the discussion will be followed by voting on the same.

  • Parliament Monsoon session: Lok Sabha proceedings begin on stormy note      

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha proceedings began on a stormy note on the first day of the Monsoon Session today, with members from the TDP and the SP trooping into the Well as they sought to raise various issues. As soon as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took up the Question Hour, members from Opposition parties, including the Congress wanted to raise various issues, creating a din.

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