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Parliament: Legislative body of government
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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Watch: Highway blockade, tractor rally, dharna by farmers; PM Modi defends bills [Video]

Watch: Highway blockade, tractor rally, dharna by farmers; PM Modi defends bills

Mega protests by farmers were seen on the day the Parliament's Upper House cleared two of three contentious agriculture-related bills. The Rajya Sabha passed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce..

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Amaravati capital land scam: YSRCP MPs continue protest in Parliament premises for 2nd day [Video]

Amaravati capital land scam: YSRCP MPs continue protest in Parliament premises for 2nd day

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party MPs continued demonstration in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament premises over the demand of CBI inquiry into Amaravati capital land and FIBER NET scam..

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Centre is a 'no data government': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury [Video]

Centre is a 'no data government': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

During Lok Sabha session, Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called Centre a 'no data government'. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, "Government told the Parliament that it didn't maintain any data on..

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Face-off between BJP, Congress in Lok Sabha over PM Cares Fund [Video]

Face-off between BJP, Congress in Lok Sabha over PM Cares Fund

A war of words broke out between the BJP and Congress over PM CARES Fund in the lower house of Parliament on September 18. Manish Tewari of the Congress said since the trust has the name of the..

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Farmers continue protest against 3 agri bills; BJP appeals: 'Will boost income' [Video]

Farmers continue protest against 3 agri bills; BJP appeals: 'Will boost income'

As farmers in many parts of India continued their protest against 3 agriculture-related bills in Parliament, Jagat Prakash Nadda, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, tried to allay fears. He said..

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Watch: Opposition parties protest in Parliament premises over GST dues [Video]

Watch: Opposition parties protest in Parliament premises over GST dues

Several opposition parties protested outside the Parliament over GST payments to states. Members of Parliaments from Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Rashtriya..

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The agriculture bills will rapidly increase price of farmers' produce: BJP [Video]

The agriculture bills will rapidly increase price of farmers' produce: BJP

BJP national president, JP Nadda on September 16 said the three agriculture bills, which the central government wants to pass in the Parliament, will rapidly increase the price of produce of the..

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Delhi riots: Facebook's refusal to appear before Delhi committee is attempt to conceal facts, says Raghav Chadha [Video]

Delhi riots: Facebook's refusal to appear before Delhi committee is attempt to conceal facts, says Raghav Chadha

Delhi Assembly's Peace and Harmony Committee Chief Raghav Chadha said, "We had summoned Facebook India VP and MD Ajit Mohan over its role in Delhi riots. In reply, Facebook has asked to withdraw summon..

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Covid update: 1,500 crore vaccine doses; onion export ban; Oct-Nov warning [Video]

Covid update: 1,500 crore vaccine doses; onion export ban; Oct-Nov warning

From the CEO of the world's largest vaccine manufacturer commenting on the possible timeline of the final vaccine reaching every person on the planet, to the World Health Organisation warning that the..

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His unbiased role in Parliament strengthens democracy: PM Modi on new RS Dy Chairman [Video]

His unbiased role in Parliament strengthens democracy: PM Modi on new RS Dy Chairman

Harivansh Singh had been chosen as the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha on September 14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him by saying, "The respect I hold for Harivansh ji, each member of..

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Watch: Harivansh Singh re-elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha [Video]

Watch: Harivansh Singh re-elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

Harivansh Singh had been chosen as the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha on September 14. BJP Rajya Sabha MP JP Nadda moved the motion to elect NDA candidate Harivansh as the Deputy Chairman of the..

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Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha MPs pay tribute to former president Pranab Mukherjee and others [Video]

Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha MPs pay tribute to former president Pranab Mukherjee and others

The fourth session of 17th Lok Sabha began on September 14 during the Parliament's monsoon session. This is first Parliament session amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All safety measures have been taken to..

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Watch: PM Modi asks MPs to send message of support to Army; Tharoor responds [Video]

Watch: PM Modi asks MPs to send message of support to Army; Tharoor responds

PM Modi asked all parliamentarians send a message of support to the army soldiers who are guarding the border in tough terrains. Ahead of the parliament session, PM Modi said this session needs to send..

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We're with Army but Govt should accountable to Parliament over Indo-China border issue: Shashi Tharoor [Video]

We're with Army but Govt should accountable to Parliament over Indo-China border issue: Shashi Tharoor

Politicos arrived at Parliament to attend the Monsoon Session which began on September 14. Speaking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message to MPs to stand by the Indian Army, Congress leader Shashi..

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There's corona and there's duty, MPs chose duty: PM Modi ahead of Monsson Session [Video]

There's corona and there's duty, MPs chose duty: PM Modi ahead of Monsson Session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Parliament premises ahead of the commencement of monsoon session on September 14. The fourth session of 17th Lok Sabha and 252nd session of Rajya Sabha is..

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