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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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Pakistan's opposition parties unite to rally against PM Imran Khan [Video]

Pakistan's opposition parties unite to rally against PM Imran Khan

A group of 11 major opposition parties in Pakistan have joined hands to raise their protest against the ruling Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). A large number of people..

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Pro-presidential parties dominate Kyrgyzstan parliamentary vote [Video]

Pro-presidential parties dominate Kyrgyzstan parliamentary vote

Several opposition parties reject preliminary results showing four parties crossing the threshold to get representation in Parliament.

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Misbehaviour of parliamentarians with RS Deputy Speaker is political hooliganism: Hardeep Singh Puri [Video]

Misbehaviour of parliamentarians with RS Deputy Speaker is political hooliganism: Hardeep Singh Puri

While addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, Union Ministre Hardeep Singh Puri talked about the misbehaviour of parliamentarians with the Deputy Speaker. He said that whatever happened on..

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Ministers have held crisis talks with Tory MPs in an effort to ward off a revolt over coronavirus laws [Video]

Ministers have held crisis talks with Tory MPs in an effort to ward off a revolt over coronavirus laws

Boris Johnson is under pressure to give Parliament the opportunity to debateand vote on future restrictions, with more than 50 Tory MPs signalling theycould rebel on the matter.

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Opposition against Farm Bills only for political gains, says Bhilwara farmers [Video]

Opposition against Farm Bills only for political gains, says Bhilwara farmers

Farmers of Rajasthan's Bhilwara took a sigh of relief after the Farm Bills were passed by the Parliament. They hailed the bills in one voice and supported them with open arms. Bhilwara farmers also..

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Several farmers of Hisar welcome agriculture reform bills [Video]

Several farmers of Hisar welcome agriculture reform bills

Several farmers of Hisar, welcomed the new agriculture reform bills passed in the Parliament. Farmers believe bill will be beneficial. So far, Rajya Sabha has passed two of the three agriculture reform..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:24Published
Watch: Farmer groups hold ‘rail roko’ in Punjab; BJP & Congress trade charges [Video]

Watch: Farmer groups hold ‘rail roko’ in Punjab; BJP & Congress trade charges

Farmer groups in Punjab have started their three day long ‘rail roko’ agitation against the three agriculture bills. Farmers were seen gathering on railway tracks as part of their protests. Special..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 04:12Published
Farm Bills: 'Opposition's politics directionless', says Prakash Javadekar [Video]

Farm Bills: 'Opposition's politics directionless', says Prakash Javadekar

Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar slammed the opposition over their way of opposing the new farm Bills in Parliament and outside the houses. "Opposition politics become..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:58Published
Govt to blame for 'hungama': Opposition on Parliament ruckus after Prez meet [Video]

Govt to blame for 'hungama': Opposition on Parliament ruckus after Prez meet

Opposition parties tried to corner the government over farm bills by meeting the President of India. Opposition leaders urged President Ram Nath Kovind to not give assent to controversial bills. The..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 05:08Published
Monsoon session ends amid suspensions & boycotts; upset Oppn meets President [Video]

Monsoon session ends amid suspensions & boycotts; upset Oppn meets President

The monsoon session of the Parliament, held under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, is ending earlier than planned amid a surge in infections. But rather than the unprecedented precautions and..

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Modi Govt committed to implementing Swaminathan Commission report: Smriti Irani [Video]

Modi Govt committed to implementing Swaminathan Commission report: Smriti Irani

While speaking to ANI in the national capital on September 23, the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani spoke on agriculture reform bills recently passed in Parliament. She said,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:09Published
Watch: Opposition MPs stage protest against agriculture bills in Parliament [Video]

Watch: Opposition MPs stage protest against agriculture bills in Parliament

Opposition MPs protested in parliament premises against the agriculture bills. They held demonstrations in front of the Gandhi statue in parliament. They also took out a march from Gandhi statue..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:51Published
Watch: Harivansh breaks fast; Athawale demands ‘suspension law’ for unruly MPs [Video]

Watch: Harivansh breaks fast; Athawale demands ‘suspension law’ for unruly MPs

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh broke his one-day fast against the ruckus in Rajya Sabha on Sunday during the passage of the contentious agriculture bills. Eight MPs from different..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:18Published
Sukhbir Badal: Voice vote shows govt unwilling to listen, inside or outside parliament [Video]

Sukhbir Badal: Voice vote shows govt unwilling to listen, inside or outside parliament

Amid massive uproar by opposition members, the Rajya Sabha on September 20 passed the Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:46Published
‘Sushant case not suicide’: BJP’s Rupa Ganguly protests against Bollywood [Video]

‘Sushant case not suicide’: BJP’s Rupa Ganguly protests against Bollywood

BJP MP Rupa Ganguly protested outside Parliament against the alleged malpractices in the industry. She held posters slamming the industry and said that the industry was pushing people towards drugs...

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:53Published
Suspended MPs stage protest in Parliament premises over their suspension [Video]

Suspended MPs stage protest in Parliament premises over their suspension

Opposition parties' MPs along with the suspended MPs staged protest in the Parliament premises on September 21. The protest was against the suspension of eight MPs by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:29Published
BJP MP Rupa Ganguly stages protest against malpractices in Bollywood [Video]

BJP MP Rupa Ganguly stages protest against malpractices in Bollywood

BJP MP Rupa Ganguly staged protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the Parliament premises on September 21. Ganguly was protesting against the drug abuse in the Bollywood industry and the 'Me..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:43Published

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