Monday, Nov 29, 2021

Rajya Sabha

Mayor And Deputy Mayor May Not Contest In Kolkata Municipal Corporation Polls

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"It is time to bring the second generation of party leaders to the fore. It should start from the corporation and municipality elections. In that case, giving ticket to Firhad Hakim's daughter Priyadarshini instead of him will not be unexpected," a senior Trinamool Congress leader said.

Congress Working Committee Meeting On October 16

Oct 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said the party will hold deliberations over country’s political situation and organisational elections.

Union Minister L Murugan Elected Unopposed To Rajya Sabha From Madhya Pradesh

The BJP leader L Murugan was elected unopposed after main opposition party Congress didn’t field a candidate against him.

Sarbananda Sonowal Files Nomination For RS Polls

Sep 21, 2021 Outlook Correspondent

Sonowal had won the last assembly election from Majuli. He was subsequently inducted in the union cabinet in July necessitating his election from the Rajya Sabha.

Election Commission Announces Dates For Bypolls To Seven Rajya Sabha Seats In Six States

EC issued notification for RS seats in the states of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh.

13 August, 2021

Rajya Sabha Clashes: Opposition MPs Dragged Marshals, Choked Necks, Says Report

Outlook Web Bureau

The report has named Opposition MPs for allegedly indulging in unruly behaviour and clashing with the security personnel

12 August, 2021

Monsoon Session: Strict Action Should Be Taken Against 'Misbehaving' Opposition MPs, Says Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

Piyush Goyal said that the Opposition's approach of 'my way or highway is highly condemnable' and the country also condemns such attitude.

11 August, 2021

Venkaiah Naidu Says He 'Couldn't Sleep' Due To Opposition Protests, Breaks Down In Parliament

Outlook Web Desk

'I am distressed by the way this sacredness has been destroyed yesterday. While some members sat on the Table, some others climbed on the Table of the House, perhaps to be more visible with acts of sacrilege.', said Naidu

10 August, 2021

PM Modi Directs Parliamentary Affairs Minister To Submit Names Of Members Absent In Rajya Sabha

Outlook Web Desk

The statutory resolution demanded that the Tribunals Reforms Bill be send to the select committee of the House, however, it got negated.

05 August, 2021

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Set Up Air Quality Management Commission In NCR And Adjoining Areas

Outlook Web Desk

Replying on the bill, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said,'We will be accountable to Parliament through this bill (on the issue of air pollution). It is the responsibility of central government to deal with air pollution.'

04 August, 2021

RS Passes Limited Liability Partnership Amendment Bill To Make Doing Business Easier

Outlook Web Desk

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman moved the bill for consideration and passage. The bill was introduced in the House last week.


01 August, 2021

Monsoon Session: Rajya Sabha Lost 40 Working Hours, Productivity Was 21.60% In First 2 Weeks

Outlook Web Desk

During its nine sittings in the first two weeks, the Upper House could have only 1 hour 38 minutes of Question Hour and only 1 hour 24 minutes for legislative business, officials said

19 July, 2021

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses Adjourned Till 11 am Tomorrow

Outlook Web Bureau

As the disruptions continued despite repeated pleas by the Chair to maintain decorum, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.

19 July, 2021

Pegasus Spying: Shiv Sena Demands Clarification From PM Modi, Amit Shah

Outlook Web Bureau

Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said Pegasus spying issue shows the country's 'government and administration is weak.'

18 July, 2021

Disruptions Don’t Help Opposition, Says RJD's Manoj Jha Ahead Of Monsoon Session

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Prof. Manoj Kumar Jha, Rajya Sabha MP from Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), speaks on the follies of disrupting Parliamentary proceedings and why trust deficit among Opposition parties remains the biggest challenge to their coming together against the BJP.

18 July, 2021

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury To Continue As Congress Floor Leader, Sonia Gandhi Sets Up Parliament Groups

Outlook Web Bureau

There were strong rumours that Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari or Kodikunnil Suresh would be appointed as the floor leader.

14 July, 2021

Two-time BJP MP Piyush Goyal To Be Leader Of House In Rajya Sabha

Outlook Web Bureau

Union minister Piyush Goyal will be replacing Thawar Chand Gahlot, who resigned from the post before the Union Cabinet expansion, which took place on July 7.


23 March, 2021

Parliament Extends Time Given To Union Government To Frame CAA Rules

Outlook Web Bureau

The Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have granted time till April 9 and July 9 respectively to the government to frame the new rules.

Photo Gallery

A health worker disinfects Kanyakumari S.P office after a few office staff tested positive for the coronavirus, in Kanyakumari district.

PTI Photo

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperon Rakesh Tikait speaks during a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' to mark one year of the farmers' agitation, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates the 150 metric ton per day Milk Powder Plant and Automatic Robotic Storage and Retrieval System of Amulfed Dairy, in Gandhinagar.

PTI Photo

Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrive for the BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Smriti Irani, Locket Chatterjee and Ranjanben Dhananjay Bhatt arrive to attend BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

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Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh