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Parliament clears women's Bill
Feb 02, 2012

Parliament clears women's Bill

Senate's recent decision to pass the 'National Commission on the Status of Women Bill, 2012' was a step forward for the women's rights movement in Pakistan.

Parliament Street: A road that leads nowhere?
Dec 17, 2016

Parliament Street: A road that leads nowhere?

It is often suggested that the live telecast of parliamentary proceedings, far from informing public debate on policy decision making, has pushed MPs to act or speak in a manner that sends the appropriate message to a mass audience outside, and always keeps the viewer in his or her drawing room in mind.

An analysis of maternal health condition across parliamentary constituencies in India
May 06, 2019

An analysis of maternal health condition across parliamentary constituencies in India

The data reveals clear inequality in maternal health across parliamentary constituencies in terms of maternal mortality rate and the uptake of service

Bangladesh: The search for a parliamentary opposition
Jan 29, 2019

Bangladesh: The search for a parliamentary opposition

The absence of a strong, credible opposition in Bangladesh’s new parliament will limit the scope for some much-needed debate.

Bills in Parliament: Will the Winter Session stop the Dry Spells?
Nov 24, 2011

Bills in Parliament: Will the Winter Session stop the Dry Spells?

The winter session of the Parliament, which has just commenced, is of critical significance to the country and its economy. While some may link the importance of this session to the much awaited Lokpal bill.

British Parliament deadlock leaves Brexit in purgatory
Oct 25, 2019

British Parliament deadlock leaves Brexit in purgatory

Boris Johnson has succeeded in breaking the logjam in British Parliament on the deal by presenting a solution which has now much greater traction than ever before. However, that’s just not enough in overseeing Brexit.

European Parliamentary elections 2019 — Challenging the status quo
Jun 11, 2019

European Parliamentary elections 2019 — Challenging the status quo

It was an erratic poll for populists and right-wing nationalists alike, but they extended their power in Europe’s capital nations.

Europe’s divided vote for change — 5 lessons from the EU parliamentary elections
May 28, 2019

Europe’s divided vote for change — 5 lessons from the EU parliamentary elections

2019 European parliamentary elections have been a boost for democracy in Europe.

Has the Indian Parliament stood the test of time?
Aug 15, 2022

Has the Indian Parliament stood the test of time?

Despite the decline in reputation in recent times, the Indian Parliament continues to reflect the deepening of democracy.

Historic support to PM Prachanda in the Parliament: Will he give a new direction to Nepal?
Jan 16, 2023

Historic support to PM Prachanda in the Parliament: Will he give a new direction to Nepal?

A period of instability continues to loom large over Nepal as, despite the overwhelming support garnered by PM Prachanda, it won’t translate into re

How to secure equal representation in Parliament?
Jul 29, 2015

How to secure equal representation in Parliament?

The loopholes and technicalities of the Women's Reservation Bill should be open to scrutiny, but the Bill and its purpose must not be forgotten. Perhaps the revival of the debate over the bill could be an opportunity for PM Modi to demonstrate his party's focus on gender equality.

India: From confrontation to limited cooperation in Parliament?
Aug 30, 2013

India: From confrontation to limited cooperation in Parliament?

After complete washouts of several sessions of Parliament, including the previous budget session, the ongoing Monsoon session has surprised many.

India: Parliament returns to old habits
Apr 26, 2013

India: Parliament returns to old habits

When the Budget session of Parliament began on February 21, people in general and industry in particular were hoping that the political class would ensure that the two Houses conducted the necessary parliamentary business to bring back the national economy and governance on to the rails.

India: Parliament session facing washout?
Jul 31, 2015

India: Parliament session facing washout?

The twenty-four days long Monsoon session of Parliament, which began on July 21, looks like facing a total washout as the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress-led opposition seem to be in no mood to relent from their respective publically stated positions.

India: Parliament under pressure - to work
Aug 12, 2011

India: Parliament under pressure - to work

The monsoon session of Parliament began on Monday August 1, 2011. The eigth session of the 15th Lok Sabha (Lower House) and the 223rd session of Rajya Sabha (Upper House) are expected to produce more legislative business compared to the performance of the two Houses in the recent past.

India: Will Assembly polls herald early elections to Parliament?
Mar 23, 2012

India: Will Assembly polls herald early elections to Parliament?

Are national parties on decline? Can a non-Congress, non-BJP coalition come to power in New Delhi after the next General Elections due in 2014? Or even before, if a political crisis or coalition-accident leads to mid-term elections?

Key trends from the European Parliament Elections 2024
Jun 17, 2024

Key trends from the European Parliament Elections 2024

Despite the war in Europe, economic challenges, global trade tensions, and farmer protests, the 2024 election saw the centre retain control in the Eur

Maldives: Advantage MDP, but possibilities still in parliament polls
Feb 26, 2019

Maldives: Advantage MDP, but possibilities still in parliament polls

The MDP did not seem to suffer from poll fatigue, even months after the presidential elections as a high number of them voted in the MDP primaries, to

Maldives: Yameen camp’s efforts to take ‘India Out’ campaign to Parliament fails
Oct 20, 2020

Maldives: Yameen camp’s efforts to take ‘India Out’ campaign to Parliament fails

While there is greater cohesion in the government’s response to India-centric development agreements, it is also seeking to keep the China relations

Need to strengthen parliamentary dimension of BRICS structure: Russian Speaker
Mar 05, 2015

Need to strengthen parliamentary dimension of BRICS structure: Russian Speaker

Noting that BRICS have a significant future, Duma Chairman Sergey Naryshkin has highlighted the need to democratise BRICS as much as possible and to promote the parliamentary dimension of the structure.

Nepal: Supreme Court’s verdict on dissolution of Parliament and the emerging situation
Feb 26, 2021

Nepal: Supreme Court’s verdict on dissolution of Parliament and the emerging situation

The entire course of national politics has changed with the advent of the Supreme Court’s verdict.

President, parliament, and impeachment: A persistent struggle in the Maldives’ politics
Feb 02, 2024

President, parliament, and impeachment: A persistent struggle in the Maldives’ politics

It seems that the ongoing struggle between the Parliament and the President will continue, paving the way for more uncertainty and instability in Mald

South Asia Weekly | Volume IX; Issue 47 | Parliament impeaches 7 cabinet ministers
Nov 21, 2016

South Asia Weekly | Volume IX; Issue 47 | Parliament impeaches 7 cabinet ministers

Afghan parliament impeached seven cabinet ministers in four days, including foreign affairs minister Salahuddin Rabbani & other round ups from South Asia

The DPJ and the Parliamentary Stalemate in Japan
Feb 09, 2011

The DPJ and the Parliamentary Stalemate in Japan

The Democratic Party of Japan ( DPJ ) has been in power for about a year and a half. Despite scoring a landslide victory in the House of Representatives election in August 2009, the ruling party has failed to cash in on this great opportunity.

What does Maldives’ parliament elections mean for India and China?
Apr 29, 2024

What does Maldives’ parliament elections mean for India and China?

With this electoral victory, Muizzu is more politically stable, incentivising him to tone down his anti-India rhetoric and reconcile with Delhi while

Why not Parliament oversight on Judges' appointment?
Jul 31, 2014

Why not Parliament oversight on Judges' appointment?

Without having to do away with the collegium per se, the new scheme could involve its choice going to Parliament, through the Executive, for a joint committee of both Houses holding public hearings, the American way, before the President appoints the person.

Women’s Representation in India’s Parliament: Measuring Progress, Analysing Obstacles
Jul 17, 2023

Women’s Representation in India’s Parliament: Measuring Progress, Analysing Obstacles

Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary democracies in the world. As the country completes 75 years of independence, this paper gives a historical account of the progress in women’s representation in Parliament over the past decades. It co

2019 European elections: The advent of European power?
Jun 03, 2019

2019 European elections: The advent of European power?

The pro-European majority has spoken, and it will be majoritarian in the Parliament.

70 Policies — Minimum Wages Act, 1948
Aug 01, 2018

70 Policies — Minimum Wages Act, 1948

Through the Minimum Wages Act, the Parliament declared that governments — not economic agents — would decide the amount of wages paid.

A comparison between Lokpal Bills
Dec 01, 2011

A comparison between Lokpal Bills

Even as the debate on the Lokpal Bill hots up with the draft Lokpal Bill of the Government likely to come up before the Parliament during the ongoing session, we present below a shorter comparative analysis of the different Lokpal Bills.

A new 'incline' in India's Sri Lanka policy?
Mar 20, 2012

A new 'incline' in India's Sri Lanka policy?

With the UNHRC vote only days away, it was not a total give-away by India. The Prime Minister's statement in the Parliament implied that the tinkered second draft of the US Resolution too did not meet Indian expectations.

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370
Oct 16, 2020

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370

This paper outlines the responses of the US Congress and European Union (EU) parliament to the Indian government’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and the surrounding events, including the communications lockdown in Kashmir. It notes contrasting responses: the US Congress showed a binary reaction of moderate and extreme calls to action, and the EU parliament honed a more expansive approach to address India’s apparent “democrat

A stable government at the Centre after long!
May 17, 2014

A stable government at the Centre after long!

For the first time in 30 years, Elections-2014 has thrown up a decisive Parliament. The Treasury Bench does not have to do number-crunching all the time, to push policy initiatives, legislative initiatives and even budgets - which have more often than not been passed in the midst of din and dust.

Azadi March in Pakistan - Nawaz Sharif vs Army?
Aug 22, 2014

Azadi March in Pakistan - Nawaz Sharif vs Army?

The synchronised protest marches undertaken by Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and cleric Tahir-ul Qadri, chairman of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), culminated in a combined sit-in outside the Parliament building in Islamabad.

Back to the era of simultaneous polls?
Jun 24, 2015

Back to the era of simultaneous polls?

The Parliamentary Standing Committee's (on Personnel, Public Grievances, and Law & Order) decision to consider the possibility of recommending 'concurrent' or 'simultaneous' elections to the Lok Sabha and all State Assemblies across the country is a suggestion worth serious consideration, like very many other aspects of electoral reforms.

Bangla MPs hope Modi Govt will take bilateral relations to a different level
Nov 22, 2014

Bangla MPs hope Modi Govt will take bilateral relations to a different level

A delegation of visiting Members of Parliament from Bangladesh, taking part in an interaction with academics, media-persons and ORF faculty, hoped that the new government in India would take the relations between the two countries to a different level.

Bangladesh still struggling to establish fully functional democracy
Nov 12, 2014

Bangladesh still struggling to establish fully functional democracy

Bangladesh's journey of democracy did not have a healthy start and it is still struggling with establishing a fully functioning democracy as is seen by the presence of confrontational politics and the dysfunctional parliament, according to former Bangladesh Major General Muniruzzaman.

Bangladesh: Election-2014, an assessment
Jan 24, 2014

Bangladesh: Election-2014, an assessment

On 5 January, parliamentary elections were held in Bangladesh. They were boycotted by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 18 party alliance, allowing the Awami League to win the election with two thirds majority and with very little opposition.