#MonsoonSession

Lucknow, Aug 19 (PTI) Indirectly suggesting that opposition leaders focus just on wooing Muslims, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said they would rather wear “topis” ...

New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI) On an average, more than one bill per day was passed by Rajya Sabha during the just-concluded Monsoon Session despite "highest disruption" since 2014, the government said ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Electricity Bill was first introduced in 2003. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The Electricity Amendment Bill which seeks to de-license power distribution
  • Mamata Banerjee described the bill as 'anti-poor'
  • The power distribution sector in India is largely controlled by state-owned companies

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was giving a statement on the Pegasus snooping controversy. (Photo credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, was forced to cut short his statement
  • The upper house was adjourned till tomorrow
  • Lok Sabha was also adjourned till Friday

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Farmers and their supporters during their ongoing protest. New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Three farm laws were passed in the monsoon session back in September 2020
  • These allow private farms to enter the agricultural market
  • Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting for over a month now

.Delhi, India
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait and farmers raise slogans ahead of a protest march towards Parliament against three farm laws. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • Farmers will travel to Jantar Mantar from the Singhu border in buses with police escort
  • A farm union leader said they will hold peaceful demonstrations at Jantar Mantar
  • The monsoon session of Parliament started on Monday and is scheduled to end on August 13

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw speaks in the Lok Sabha, on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Monday. (LSTV/PTI Photo)

  • IT Minister has trashed reports of use of Pegasus software on Indians
  • His name figured in the second set of revelations by a group of media websites
  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is on the list

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Ashwini Vaishnaw was inducted into PM Narendra Modi's ministry in a major reshuffle on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/

  • Similar claims were made about the use of Pegasus on WhatsApp in the past, said Vaishnaw
  • He called the allegations, an attempt to impune the image of Indian democracy
  • He made the statement during the first day of parliament's monsoon session

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Modi speaks ahead of the start of the Monsoon session of the Parliament. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • PM Modi also asked opposition parties to allow the government to respond peacefully
  • "This will boost the democracy, strengthen people's trust," he said
  • He said the government wants "meaningful discussions" over the COVID-19 pandemic 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Ministers arrive to attend an all-party meeting, a day before the monsoon session of Parliament begins (Photo credit: PTI /Arun Sharma)

  • The Monsoon session of Parliament will start on July 19 and end on August 31
  • 31 bills, including two finance bills, are scheduled to be taken up at the session
  • The government chaired an all-party meetinga day ahead of the Monsoon session