World listens when India speaks, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in US

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla interacted with members of the Indian diaspora and Indian students studying in the United States on Saturday and said the voice of the country reverberates around the world as its democracy is the most dynamic and vibrant. On his arrival in Boston, Birla visited the Harvard University … Read more

Over 47 hrs lost in Rajya Sabha due to interruptions; 4 govt bills passed

Due to face-offs between the Opposition and the government, over 47 hours were lost while the business was conducted for more than 35 hours in the 257th session of Rajya Sabha that had commenced on July 18. The House had 16 sittings. However, more than 47 hours were lost due to interruptions, … Read more

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla flags off ‘Har Ghar Tiranga yatra’ in Delhi

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla flagged off “Har Ghar Tiranga yatra” in the national capital on Saturday. “Our ancestors fought for freedom, we are celebrating 75th year of Independence. We aim to take our country forward as per the dreams of those who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s freedom,” LS Speaker … Read more

School drop-out rate decreasing across all levels: Govt informs Lok Sabha

School drop-out rate is continuously decreasing in the country at all levels of education, including primary, upper primary and secondary, the government informed Lok Sabha on Friday. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said this in reply to a written question on whether there was an increase in school drop-out … Read more

Monsoon Session: Bill to strengthen antitrust watchdog tabled in Lok Sabha

The Competition (Amendment) Bill, which seeks structural changes in the governing structure of the Compe­tition Commission of India (CCI), was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Rao Inderjit Singh introduced the Bill seeking substantive provisions to allow the CCI to address the needs of new-age markets. The … Read more

Govt to move ‘The Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022’ in Rajya Sabha

The government will move ‘The Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022′ in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday for consideration and passing. Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju will move the Bill to amend the ‘Family Courts Act, 1984′, as passed by the Lok Sabha. Union minister Narayan Rane to move the motion to … Read more

Monsoon session: Lok Sabha withdraws suspension of four Congress MPs

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday revoked the suspension of four Congress members, after party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said it was not the intention of the opposition to hurt the chair. The Congress members were suspended last Monday for the rest of the session for protesting and carrying placards inside … Read more

Productivity just 27% in Rajya Sabha monsoon session’s 1st week: Officials

The Rajya Sabha has reported productivity of 26.90 per cent in the first week of the ongoing monsoon session, officials said Saturday. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat said the upper house transacted business only for 1 hour and 16 minutes during the first three days of the week, while it … Read more