Winter Session

  • PM sets up committee to identify 'obsolete' laws within 3 months 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Moving ahead with his resolve to weed out archaic rules and procedures as part of reforms process, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday set up a committee to identify "obsolete" laws which he believes hamper governance by creating "avoidable confusion". The committee will submit its report in three months...
  • Last day of Parliament: Has the 15th Lok Sabha been the worst performing? February 21, 2014

    The 15th Lok Sabha which sat between 2009 and 2014 was marred by several disruptions and controversies, but as the last session of Parliament ended today ahead of the 2014 general elections, leaders across the political divide spoke in even tones. ...
  • Last day of 15th Lok Sabha a productive day February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The last day of the 15th Lok Sabha was by all means a productive day. It was the first occasion during the 13-day extended Winter Session when the House took up Question Hour. The Question Hour, which is generally regarded as very important as members could utilise it...
  • UPA to push anti-corruption bills on last day of Parliament February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost its electoral fortunes, the UPA government after managing to secure the passage of the Telangana Bill is mulling pushing through six anti-corruption bills on the last day of the extended winter session of Parliament on Friday. These bills are key to Congress Vice President...
  • Telangana 'is a promise': Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde February 7, 2014

    The Cabinet is likely to take the draft Telangana Bill up for discussion today. On agenda is giving Union Territory status to Hyderabad. ...
  • Live: Repeated disruptions in Parliament over Telangana February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Updates: 2.40 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after uproar over Telangana. 2.20 pm: Rajya Sabha resumes session. 12.05 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day. Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.20 pm after uproar over Telangana. 12.01 pm: Parliament resumes session, uproar continues. 11.40 am: Three notices for a no-confidence motion...
  • Repeated disruptions in Parliament on Telangana Bill on Day 2 February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Updates: 2.00 pm: Rajya Sabha resumes. Ruckus over Telangana Bill continues. 12.14 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day. A TDP and a Congress MP give notice for no-confidence motion against UPA government. 12.06 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.00 pm after ruckus over Telangana. 12.00 noon: Parliament resumes, uproar over...
  • A Billion Votes: Extended winter session begins, 39 bills at stake February 5, 2014

    The second half of Parliament's Winter Session began on Wednesday amidst the Telangana tangle. At stake are 39 bills and the reputation of the 15th Lok Sabha which is already going down in the records as one of the worst performing in the Indian history. ...
  • Watch: Protests in Rajya Sabha as Sibal mentions 2002 riots during debate February 5, 2014

    The Congress was attacked on all fronts on Wednesday as Parliament reconvened for the Winter Session. The death of the Arunachal Pradesh student, the Telangana Bill, the multi-million chopper deal and the Prevention of Communal Violence Bill were all used by the Opposition to launch scathing attacks on the government. ...
  • Telangana: TDP chief alleges Congress conspiracy, to meet Modi today February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As Parliament witnessed stormy scenes on the Telangana Bill on Day 1 of its Winter session, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu alleged a Congress conspiracy in Andhra Pradesh. "There is match-fixing between the Congress, Jagan Mohan Reddy (YSR Congress) and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. The nation has to understand the...
  • Telangana, Taniam death, chopper deal, communal violence rock LS, RS on Day 1 February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress was attacked on all fronts on Wednesday as Parliament reconvened for the Winter Session. The death of the Arunachal Pradesh student, the Telangana Bill, the multi-million chopper deal and the Prevention of Communal Violence Bill were all used by the Opposition to launch scathing attacks on...
  • Winter session: 39 bills at stake as Parliament faces Telangana tangle February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The second half of Parliament's Winter Session is all set to begin on Wednesday amidst the Telangana tangle. At stake are 39 bills and the reputation of the 15th Lok Sabha which is already going down in the records as one of the worst performing in the Indian...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • The Last Word: Will Parliament's last session be a wash out? February 4, 2014

    Ahead of extended winter session of Parliament, there are indications that the session could be a wash out. At an all-party meeting, Opposition parties have already warned that they will not let key bills pass without a discussion. They have also asked the Congress to reign in its own MPs...
  • Resumed Winter session of Parliament from February 5 to 21 January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: An extension of the winter session of Parliament will be held from February 5 to 21, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said today. The decision was taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. The vote on a temporary budget will take place on February 17. ...
  • Parliament passes Lokpal Bill, Anna celebrates January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India is finally on the verge of a strong anti-corruption ombudsman with the Lok Sabha passing the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 by a voice vote on Tuesday even as the Samajwadi Party walked out in protest against the legislation. The Bill was passed after a brief debate...
  • How Lok Sabha passed the Lokpal Bill January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: 1:22 pm: As soon as the Lok Sabha passed the Bill, Anna celebrated at his fast venue along with former IPS officer Kiran Bedi. Anna thanked the select committee for bringing changes in the Lokpal Bill and making it stronger. He also thanked the Members of Parliament saying they have...
  • After Rajya Sabha clearance, Lokpal Bill set for Lok Sabha test today December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lokpal Bill is set to enter the Lok Sabha on Wednesday after it was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. A four-hour debate has been fixed by the Lok Sabha Speaker for the Lokpal Bill. This comes after a rare moment of camaraderie when the Congress-led UPA...
  • In the end, it was the UPA who brought Lokpal Bill: Kamal Nath January 6, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath thanked all political parties for reaching a consensus on the Lokpal Bill. However, when asked as to who should be given the credit, he said it was the UPA government who brought the Bill. ...
  • Lokpal Bill: Who said what in Rajya Sabha December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: 6:00 pm: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the passing of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill a "landmark step" and thanked all the leaders for supporting it. 5:50 pm: Social activist Anna Hazare thanked the Rajya Sabha for passing the Lokpal Bill. He hopes that the Lokpal Bill will be...
  • Rahul replies to Anna, asks ministers to ensure Lokpal is passed December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi replied to anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's letter on the Lokpal Bill saying the government was committed to the Bill. Anna had written to Rahul thanking him for his commitment to get the Lokpal Bill passed. "Thanks to your 15th December letter. It was very...
  • Rajya Sabha Chairperson calls all-party meet to break Lokpal deadlock December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairperson Hamid Ansari has called an-all party meet on Monday at 4 pm in an attempt to break the deadlock over the Lokpal Bill. The government has said that all efforts are on to ensure the Lokpal Bill is passed in the current session. Parliamentary Affairs Minister...
  • Parliament adjourned after condoling the death of Sis Ram Ola December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliament was adjourned for the day on Monday after paying tributes to Union Minister Sis Ram Ola, who died on Sunday after prolonged illness. As soon as the Lok Sabha met, Speaker Meira Kumar made obituary references to Ola and former member Somnath Rath. Kumar...
  • Lokpal Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha, discussion stalled by SP December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Lokpal Bill was tabled by the government in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, but could not be passed due to continuous disruptions leading to the House being adjourned till Monday. This came as the Samajwadi Party demanded a discussion on price rise. MoS PMO V Narayanasamy tabled...
  • No debate on Lokpal today as Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday after uproar December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: 3:33 pm: Even as the Rajya Sabha Chairperson asked V Narayanasamy to initiate discussion on the Lokpal Bill, the Samajwadi Party MPs entered the well of the House and demanded a discussion on price rise. 2:33 pm: Seemandhra MPs have rushed to the well of the Rajya Sabha with...
  • Lokpal Bill likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The focus is back on the Lokpal Bill after days of adjournments in Parliament. The Bill will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. On Thursday, BJP leaders of opposition Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley accused the government of stalling the Bill. Swaraj said that if supplementary...
  • Lokpal Bill may be tabled in Parliament on Friday December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is likely to table the much-awaited Lokpal Bill in Parliament on Friday. While the Samajwadi Party will oppose the Bill, the NCP has said that it will support it. Earlier the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill was stalled in the Rajya Sabha in 2011. This comes as anti-corruption activist Anna...
  • No plans to curtail Parliament session: Kamal Nath December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: There are no plans to curtail Parliament's winter session, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath even though the first five days have seen zero work. Nath said that Lokpal Bill remains the top priority even as both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been repeatedly disrupted due to...
  • Only eight days left for winter session to end, no work done yet December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be no work in Parliament, which was disrupted for the fifth straight day on Wednesday. On one hand, the Seemandhra MPs have put the government in an embarrassing position by moving a no-confidence motion against it while on the other hand with Anna Hazare's fast,...
  • BJP accuses Chacko of changing contents of dissent note on 2G report December 10, 2013

    Parliament was adjourned on the day four of winter session as the Bharatiya Janata Party objected to the Joint Parliamentary Committee report on 2G being tabled. The Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman declined the BJP's demand to allow discussion on the report. BJP leader Arun Jaitley accused the JPC chairman of...