Parliament

Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom

In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries.The term is similar to the idea of a senate, synod or congress, and is commonly used in countries that are current or former monarchies, a form of government with a monarch as the head. Some contexts restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems, although it is also used to describe the legislature in some presidential systems, even where it is not in the official name.

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The Bill was already passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday.
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Congress leaders could move court if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passed by Parliament as some in the party are "itching to" challenge it legally, party..
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Over 900 prominent Indian scientists and scholars wrote an open letter against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on..
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The Congress will strongly oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament as it is against the country's Constitution and its secular ethos, the party's..
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The government told the Parliament on Friday that it has formulated a scheme to set up 1,023 fast track special courts (FTSCs) for expeditious trial and disposal..
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Parliament should review mercy petitions, the President said.
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The cost of the subsidy to provide cheap food to the MPs in Parliament canteen was Rs 17 crore.
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Chidambaram, who walked out of jail on Wednesday night, joined other Congress MPs voicing their protest against the steep hike in onion prices and said he was..
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Congress leaders P Chidambaram, who is out on bail after 106 days in jail, Adhir Chowdhury, Gaurav Gogoi and others protested at the Parliament premises on..
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The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has created strong resentment in the northeastern states, is set to be tabled in Parliament with the Union..
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Speaking after P Chidambaram was granted bail by the SC, his son Karti Chidambaram said, "I am very happy that he is going to be back home, I am relieved. He..
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Last week, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that a "robust" and "balanced" data protection law will soon be tabled in the Parliament.
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"I am very happy that he is going to be back home, I am relieved. He will also be attending Parliament session tomorrow," Karti said. Delhi's Rouse Avenue court..
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Following Modi cabinet's nod, the citizenship bill is expected to be introduced by the Home Minister in the current winter session, probably in the last week.
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The incident occurred at around 1:25 PM when Singh's convoy was approaching the Parliament.
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The Congress on Tuesday attacked the government over high onion prices and accused the BJP members in Parliament of creating a ruckus in order to prevent a..
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The Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill which seeks to merge two Union Territories - Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli - into one unit. The Rajya Sabha..
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The Congress has alleged that the amendment was brought for the purpose to remove the SPG security of the members of the Gandhi family.
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The incident in Telangana caused a major uproar in the Parliament.
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The incident in Telangana caused a major uproar in the Parliament.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The incident in Telangana caused a major uproar in the Parliament.
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The issue of absenteeism among BJP MPs from Parliament was raised at the parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, with Rajnath Singh underlining PM Narendra..
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Parliament's standing committee on information technology has sought suggestions from the public on the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill that is under its..
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It has been a busy time in the Lok Sabha with our elected representatives to the Parliament accusing each other of being an 'intruder' in the country
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Death penalty for rapists, lynching of convicts in public and castration of those convicted were among the demands made in Rajya Sabha on Monday as MPs expressed..
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Iraq's parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, following weeks of violent anti-government protests that have..
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