Amit Shah admitted to AIIMS for complete check up before Parliament session

“Union Home Minister Amit Shah was discharged from AIIMS after post-Covid care on August 30. As per advice given at discharge, he has now been admitted for a complete medical checkup before the parliament session for 1-2 days,” the hospital’s media and protocol division said in a statement.

Safe session: On monsoon session of Parliament

The executive branch has expanded its power globally, in the wake of the pandemic, and not rarely, using it as a facade for aggrandisement. The attenuation of Parliament, overshadowed by a strong executive, has been a concern in India even before the pandemic. In ensuring executive accountability and voicing people’s concerns, Parliament’s role was found […]

PM Narendra Modi: Parliament will send message to soldiers guarding our borders that country stands behind them

Earlier, PM Modi thanked all MPs for choosing the path of duty, by consenting to attend the Parliament’s monsoon session, even during the coronavirus crisis. He had also urged all parliamentarians and others to follow all COVID-19 related guidelines to ensure safety. He had also expressed the hope that the COVID-19 vaccine would soon be […]

Parliament monsoon session: MPs should send our message the whole country is with the soldiers, says Narendra Modi

Addressing the media ahead of the monsoon session, the Prime Minister said that the pandemic is still around but the MPs chose the path to duty. “I congratulate them and express gratitude to them. This time Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will be held at different times in a day. It will be held on […]

TMC MPs aged over 65 yrs likely to skip Parliament

Hectic preparations are underway for the session with several first-time measures being taken because of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as testing of MPs, staggered seating arrangements in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha and use of both chambers and galleries to accommodate the members.

Only paper ballots for voting in Parliament’s monsoon session

“Members will be supplied with ‘ayes’/‘noes’ printed slips at their seats for recording their votes. ‘ayes’ slips are printed on one side in green and ‘noes’ on its reverse in red, both in English and Hindi languages,” said the notice.

Jan Lokpal Bill and Parliament

Article 34 of the Convention requires the states to consider corruption a relevant factor in legal proceedings to annul or rescind a contract, withdraw a concession or other similar instrument, or take any other remedial action. It would be crystal clear to any constitutional jurist that even if the Jan Lokpal Bill had not been […]

COVID-19: Senior MPs keen on skipping Parliament

Some 15 members of Parliament from Tamil Nadu, who are above 65 years of age, are yet to inform Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla or the Lok Sabha secretariat if they will attend the monsoon session of Parliament which begins on September 14.

Sonia Gandhi to miss monsoon session of Parliament, to travel outside India for medical check-up

The ongoing pandemic has raised concerns among leaders across party lines who have decided to skip the parliament. Two days before the session is expected to begin, India reported globally the highest ever recorded cases of Covid-19 — 97,570 —in a span of 24 hours. India reported another 1,201 deaths Saturday, bringing total deaths to […]

Parliament’s Monsoon session to begin tomorrow, 47 items to be taken up during 18 sittings — Read here

The session will see other measures like seating MPs in a staggered way in chambers of both Houses, as well as galleries to maintain physical distancing norms, the introduction of mobile app for registering of MPs’ attendance and seats separated with poly-carbon sheets in the House.